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1997 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 67-94 .416
Rank: 5th in American League Central
Run Differential: 747-820 -73
Manager(s): Tony Muser, Bob Boone
General Manager: Herk Robinson
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Ballpark: Kauffman Stadium
Payroll: $ 31,225,000 21/28
Attendance: 1,517,638 22/28
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Dan Reichert (#7) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Jamie Quirk
Bullpen Coach: Guy Hansen
First Base Coach: Mitchell Page
First Base Coach: Frank White
Hitting Coach: Tom Poquette
Hitting Coach: Greg Luzinski
Pitching Coach: Bruce Kison
Third Base Coach: Rich Dauer

#1 Draft Picks

Jeff King (#1), Gregg Olson (#4), Joe Vitiello (#7), Jay Bell (#8), Kevin Appier (#9), Jim Pittsley (#17), Tom Goodwin (#22), Johnny Damon (#35)
American League Central Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8675.534--
8081.4976.0
7883.4848.0
6894.42018.5
6794.41619.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
17Kevin AppierP296000000000500000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
41Tim BelcherP356000000000100001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
28Jay BellSS3157389167
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9210671101423913.291.364.461825.169.300.3171.4227.3264656
39Yamil BenitezLF-RF251912251
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2122104910202.267.303.440743.173.225.3214.9023.984203
14,16Scott Cooper3B291591232
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1511173220224.201.275.308583.107.214.2301.8853.049180
18Johnny DamonCF-LF2347270130
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481610427032613.275.334.386720.110.212.3091.6759.0182521
44Chili DavisDH3747771133
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20
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030
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906385961160415.279.385.509894.231.415.2901.1315.9243566
24Jermaine DyeRF232632662
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2221175110116.236.281.369650.133.202.2673.0037.697282
26Sal FasanoC253848
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10011200001.211.231.342573.132.158.28012.0038.01339
42Tom GoodwinCF2836751100
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2234101951201115.272.307.346653.074.191.3112.68183.5127398
43Shane Halter2B-RF271231634
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1043102820401.276.331.382713.106.195.3442.8061.547137
2Jed Hansen2B24941129
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1432132910212.309.389.426815.117.266.4312.2394.040110
6David Howard2B301622439
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1322103111311.241.283.321604.080.142.2903.10162.052176
7Jeff King1B3254384129
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1121658996241129.238.339.451790.214.398.2341.0819.4245645
36Ryan LongRF24922
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0002000310000.222.222.222444.000.000.333----29
15Mike MacFarlaneC332573461
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3502244763314.237.301.401702.163.249.2611.9632.1103285
36Felix MartinezSS233137
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03006800101.226.351.323674.097.290.3041.33--1038
31Rod MyersLF-RF241011426
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940172210202.257.364.386750.129.337.3121.2950.539120
22Jon NunnallyRF252987
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4005700000.241.353.414767.172.345.2861.4029.01234
30Jose Offerman2B2842459126
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39910416403605.297.359.394753.097.191.3461.56212.0167471
16Dean Palmer3B281872352
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3112155020023.278.328.487815.209.283.3313.3320.891204
12Craig Paquette3B282522658
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33221057201213.230.258.393651.163.202.2655.7031.599265
34Jim PittsleyP23201
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000000100000.500.5001.0001500.500.5001.000----22
1Bip RobertsLF3334644107
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36153215312136.309.346.379725.069.165.3592.52346.0131371
50Jose RosadoP222000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
53Glendon RuschP223000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
2Tim SpehrC303536
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20021210000.171.216.257473.086.143.2276.0035.0937
63Andy StewartC26812
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000000000001.250.250.375625.125.125.250----38
22Larry Sutton1B2769920
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80051200100.290.338.406744.116.188.3272.4034.52875
29Mike SweeneyC232403058
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3132173360128.242.290.362652.121.196.2521.9434.387260
31Joe VitielloRF-LF271301131
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1800143721002.238.312.400712.162.269.2952.6426.052144
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BBBABIP
46Mike Williams026.4310000411420111018100012.0012.860.645.146.431.25-1.727
38Jim Converse003.6030001054222530001.807.203.609.005.400.60-.400
52Roland De La Maza004.5010000021111111001.004.504.504.504.501.00.000
33Chris Haney124.328300102429161215161021.3610.440.361.805.763.20-1.647
45Jason Jacome009.00700000613772530002.5716.712.576.433.860.60--
21Jeff Montgomery143.5155000371459532423918485001.208.081.372.757.322.67-.772
52Mike Perez203.60160004020158828171011.156.750.903.607.652.12-.684
34Jim Pittsley585.462121000011212072681554523061.559.641.214.344.180.96-1.567
51Randy Veres403.3424000713536171347284031.239.261.031.807.204.00-1.000
57Jamie Walker335.445000015043462826620242031.539.631.264.195.021.20-1.333
56Matt Whisenant102.842400030191576012163031.427.110.005.687.581.33-.938
45Larry Casian025.0032000602632151556161001.4110.671.672.005.332.67--
57Brian Bevil126.75180001111616131219132011.569.000.565.067.311.44-1.071
41Tim Belcher13125.033232310021324212811931701137151.4610.231.312.964.771.61-1.465
49Jose Santiago001.8040003047210210011.8012.600.003.601.800.50-7.000
53Glendon Rusch695.513027100017020611110428521160171.5210.911.482.756.142.23-1.236
50Jose Rosado9124.703333200020320811710626731294241.389.221.153.245.721.77-1.174
56Allen McDill0013.5030001043661820012.756.752.2518.004.500.25-.667
58Hector Carrasco165.402800011034292121416308001.297.461.034.117.711.87--
27Ricky Bones476.00211110207810259521025361051.6311.771.152.884.151.44-2.000
17Kevin Appier9133.39343441002352159689247419614141.228.200.922.827.472.65-.868
46Scott Service034.76120001017179915190001.299.000.532.6510.063.80-.800
48Gregg Olson433.003400013141391814317281011.338.360.643.646.001.65-1.161
35Hipolito Pichardo354.2247000261149512423724342111.539.371.294.416.241.42-1.073
49Mitch Williams0110.297000406118827102002.5714.142.579.0012.861.43-.750


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