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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

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
17Kevin AppierPMLB6-2200RightRight12/6/196729Lancaster,California198719KC

41Tim BelcherPMLB6-3225RightRight10/19/196135Mount Gilead,Ohio198411NYY
28Jay BellSS-2BMLB6-0182RightRight12/11/196531Valparaiso,Florida198418MIN
39Yamil BenitezLF-RFMLB6-2195RightRight5/10/197225San Juan,Puerto Rico1989UDFA MTL
57Brian BevilPMLB6-4225RightRight9/5/197125Houston,Texas199030800KC
27Ricky BonesPMLB6-0202RightRight4/7/196928Salinas,Puerto Rico1986UDFA SD
58Hector CarrascoPMLB6-2220RightRight10/22/196927San Pedro de Macoris,Dominican Republic1988UDFA NYM
45Larry CasianPMLB6-0175RightLeft10/28/196531Lynwood,California19876139MIN
38Jim ConversePMLB5-9180LeftRight8/17/197125San Francisco,California199016417SEA
14,16Scott Cooper3B-1BMLB6-3200LeftRight10/13/196729St. Louis,Missouri1986369BOS
18Johnny DamonLFMLB6-2190LeftLeft11/5/197323Fort Riley,Kansas1992135KC
44Chili DavisOFMLB6-3210BothRight1/17/196037Kingston,Jamaica197711270SF
52Roland De La MazaPMLB6-2195RightRight11/9/197125Granada Hills,California199315419CLE
24Jermaine DyeRFMLB6-5220RightRight1/28/197423Vacaville,California199317488ATL
26Sal FasanoCMLB6-2230RightRight8/10/197125Chicago,Illinois1993371029KC
42Tom GoodwinCF-LFMLB6-1175LeftRight7/27/196828Fresno,California1989122LAD
43Shane HalterSS-3BMLB6-0180RightRight11/8/196927La Plata,Maryland19915133KC
33Chris HaneyPMLB6-3210LeftLeft11/16/196828Baltimore,Maryland1990264MTL
2Jed Hansen2BMLB6-1195RightRight8/19/197224Tacoma,Washington1994250KC
6David HowardSS-2BMLB6-0175BothRight2/26/196730Sarasota,Florida198632774KC
45Jason JacomePMLB6-1185LeftLeft11/24/197026Tulsa,Oklahoma199112330NYM
7Jeff King3B-1BMLB6-1188RightRight12/26/196432Marion,Indiana198611PIT
36Ryan LongRF-LFMLB6-2215RightRight2/3/197324Houston,Texas1991269KC
15Mike MacFarlaneCMLB6-1210RightRight4/12/196433Stockton,California1985497KC
36Felix MartinezSSMLB6-0180BothRight5/18/197423Nagua,Dominican Republic199329825OAK
56Allen McDillPMLB6-0155LeftLeft8/23/197125Greenville,Mississippi199220553NYM
21Jeff MontgomeryPMLB5-11175RightRight1/7/196235Wellston,Ohio19839212CIN
31Rod MyersCF-LFMLB6-1190LeftLeft1/14/197324Conroe,Texas199113341KC
22Jon NunnallyRF-CFMLB5-10190LeftRight11/9/197125Pelham,North Carolina1992370CLE
30Jose OffermanSS-2BMLB6-0190BothRight11/8/196828San Pedro de Macoris,Dominican Republic1986UDFA LAD
48Gregg OlsonPMLB6-4208RightRight10/11/196630Scribner,Nebraska198814BAL
16Dean Palmer3BMLB6-1210RightRight12/27/196828Tallahassee,Florida1986359TEX
12Craig Paquette3B-LFMLB6-0190RightRight3/8/196928Long Beach,California19898216OAK
52Mike PerezPMLB6-0187RightRight10/19/196432Yauco,Puerto Rico1998411241ATL
35Hipolito PichardoPMLB6-1195RightRight8/22/196927Esperanza,Dominican Republic1987UDFA KC
34Jim PittsleyPMLB6-7220RightRight4/3/197423DuBois,Pennsylvania1992117KC
1Bip Roberts2B-LFMLB5-7165BothRight10/27/196333Berkeley,California1982113PIT
50Jose RosadoPMLB6-0185LeftLeft11/9/197422Jersey City,New Jersey199412331KC
53Glendon RuschPMLB6-1200LeftLeft11/7/197422Seattle,Washington199317469KC
49Jose SantiagoPMLB6-3215RightRight11/5/197422Fajardo,Puerto Rico1994701627KC
46Scott ServicePMLB6-6240RightRight2/26/196730Cincinnati,Ohio1985UDFA PHI
2Tim SpehrCMLB6-2200RightRight7/2/196630Excelsior Springs,Missouri19885127KC
63Andy StewartCMLB5-11205RightRight12/5/197026Oshawa,Ontario1989UDFA KC
22Larry Sutton1B-RFMLB6-0185LeftLeft5/14/197027West Covina,California199221582KC
29Mike Sweeney1B-CMLB6-2215RightRight7/22/197323Orange,California199110263KC
51Randy VeresPMLB6-3210RightRight11/25/196531Sacramento,California198512MIL
31Joe Vitiello1B-LFMLB6-3230RightRight4/11/197027Cambridge,Massachusetts199117KC
57Jamie WalkerPMLB6-2190LeftLeft7/1/197125McMinnville,Tennessee199210265HOU
56Matt WhisenantPMLB6-3215RightLeft6/8/197126Los Angeles,California198918454PHI
46Mike WilliamsPMLB6-2204RightRight7/29/196828Radford,Virginia199014362PHI
49Mitch WilliamsPMLB6-4205LeftLeft11/17/196432Santa Ana,California19828187SD
Team PersonnelPosition 
Allard BairdNational Scouting Crosschecker 
Bob BooneManager 
Tom BurgmeierVideo Scouting Coordinator 
Jerry CramMinor League Pitching Coordinator 
Rich DauerThird Base Coach 
Bob DavisBroadcaster 
Guy HansenBullpen Coach 
Bob HegmanScout 
Gail HenleyScout 
Dave HerreraScout 
Gary JohnsonScout 
Bruce KisonPitching Coach 
Mark LittellRoving Minor League Pitching Instructor 
Andres LopezScout 
Greg LuzinskiHitting Coach 
Denny MatthewsBroadcaster 
Jeff McKayScout 
Tony MuserManager 
Mitchell PageFirst Base Coach 
Cliff PastornickyScout 
Brian PoldbergMinor League Catching Coordinator 
Tom PoquetteHitting Coach 
Bill PriceScout 
Jamie QuirkBench Coach 
Johnny RamosScout 
Herk RobinsonGeneral Manager 
Luis SilverioLatin American Coordinator 
Greg SmithScout 
Paul SplittorffBroadcaster 
Gerald TurnerScout 
John WathanBroadcaster 
Frank WhiteFirst Base Coach 
Fred WhiteBroadcaster 
Dennis WoodyScout 


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