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1997 KANSAS CITY ROYALS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Kansas City,MO
Team Record:  67-94   .416
Result:   5th in American League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Tony Muser, Bob Boone
General Manager:   Herk Robinson
Stadium:  Kauffman Stadium
Attendance:  1,517,638
Payroll:  $31,225,000
Playoffs:  -

Kansas City Royals affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Chili Davis (37)
Youngest Player:  Jose Rosado (22)
Longest Tenure:  Jeff Montgomery (10)
Top Hitter:  Jeff King (26)
Top Pitcher:  Kevin Appier (7)
Top Draft Pick:  Dan Reichert (#7)

Roster Continuity:  63.64%
Top Prospect:   Glendon Rusch
American League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
Cleveland8675.534--
Chi White Sox8081.4976.0
Milwaukee7883.4848.0
Minnesota6894.42018.5
KC Royals6794.41619.0


PITCHING STATISTICS
PitcherGameSeasonResultDecisionIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
Jamie Walker1997-04-021997L  4-2 @ BALL 0.21110000003117464%10-11st career game
Glendon Rusch1997-04-061997W  12-2 @ MINW 842001400029113694461%11-01st career win, 1st career game
Jamie Walker1997-04-071997W  6-5 vs BALW 0.1000001000163350%31-11st career win
Mitch Williams1997-04-201997L  11-1 vs ANA  2644001000123427779%61245-57Threw 79% strikes
Tim Belcher1997-05-131997W  9-0 vs BOSWSHO920002400130110634757%303114-104Complete game/Shutout, 2-hitter
Allen McDill1997-05-151997W  10-9 vs DET  1.1233121000723111248%10-01st career game
Kevin Appier1997-05-261997L  2-1 vs OAK  9510011000034142984469%23399-6810 Strikeouts
Randy Veres1997-06-011997W  6-2 @ TEXSv 3.14000020001344331175%1299-13Threw 75% strikes
Kevin Appier1997-06-051997L  6-3 vs TEX  9433251100035143935065%23599-6911 Strikeouts
Jim Pittsley1997-06-071997W  10-4 vs TEXW 74331260002697643366%81-41st career win
Jose Santiago1997-06-071997W  10-4 vs TEX  0.1000000000132167%10-01st career game
Mike Williams1997-06-081997W  4-2 vs TEXSv 0.20000010002660100%10413-261st career save
Kevin Appier1997-06-151997W  8-1 @ PITW 52000100001756391770%237100-70100th career win
Ricky Bones1997-06-261997W  4-3 vs MIL  2.121100000082318578%17651-63Threw 78% strikes
Mike Perez1997-07-161997L  11-3 @ OAK  1.2133114001832161650%30123-16Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
Mike Perez1997-08-011997L  10-3 vs BOS  230000100082620677%30723-16Threw 77% strikes
Jose Rosado1997-08-221997L  5-3 vs TORL 710552040003187672077%4316-16Threw 77% strikes
Matt Whisenant1997-08-261997W  5-4 @ BALW 0.2000000000121150%151-01st career win
Brian Bevil1997-09-131997W  3-1 @ ANASv 10000000003129375%171-21st career save
Kevin Appier1997-09-211997W  1-0 vs CLE  7400011000025119813868%255104-7710 Strikeouts
Roland De La Maza1997-09-261997L  7-2 @ CHA  2111111100932181456%10-01st career game


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