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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
Roster Continuity 63.64% 14/28
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: Did not qualify
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: Frank White
First Base Coach: Mitchell Page
Hitting Coach: Greg Luzinski
Hitting Coach: Tom Poquette
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
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1997 Kansas City Royals season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    17Kevin AppierP6-2200R-R291989KCA: 1987-1-9MLB--
    41Tim BelcherP6-3225R-R351987NYA: 1984-1-1MLB--
    28Jay BellSS-2B6-0182R-R311986MIN: 1984-1-8MLB--
    39Yamil BenitezLF-RF6-2195R-R251995Not draftedMLB--
    57Brian BevilP6-4225R-R251996KCA: 1990-30-817MLB--
    27Ricky BonesP6-0202R-R281991Not draftedMLB--
    58Hector CarrascoP6-2220R-R271994Not draftedMLB--
    45Larry CasianP6-0175R-L311990MIN: 1987-6-139MLB--
    38Jim ConverseP5-9180L-R251993SEA: 1990-16-431MLB--
    14,16Scott Cooper3B-1B6-3200L-R291990BOS: 1986-3-69MLB--
    18Johnny DamonLF6-2190L-L231995KCA: 1992-1-35MLB-Free Agent
    44Chili DavisOF6-3210B-R371981SFN: 1977-11-270MLB--
    52Roland De La MazaP6-2195R-R251997CLE: 1993-15-419MLB--
    24Jermaine DyeRF6-5220R-R231996ATL: 1993-17-488MLB--
    26Sal FasanoC6-2230R-R251996KCA: 1993-37-1029MLB--
    42Tom GoodwinCF-LF6-1175L-R281991LAN: 1989-1-22MLB--
    43Shane HalterSS-3B6-0180R-R271997KCA: 1991-5-132MLB--
    33Chris HaneyP6-3210L-L281991MON: 1990-2-51MLB--
    2Jed Hansen2B6-1195R-R241997KCA: 1994-2-50MLB--
    6David HowardSS-2B6-0175B-R301991KCA: 1986-32-774MLB--
    45Jason JacomeP6-1185L-L261994NYN: 1991-12-329MLB--
    7Jeff King3B-1B6-1188R-R321989PIT: 1986-1-1MLB--
    36Ryan LongRF-LF6-2215R-R241997KCA: 1991-2-45MLB--
    15Mike MacFarlaneC6-1210R-R331987KCA: 1985-4-97MLB--
    36Felix MartinezSS6-0180B-R231997OAK: 1993-29-825MLB--
    56Allen McDillP6-0155L-L251997NYN: 1992-20-553MLB--
    21Jeff MontgomeryP5-11175R-R351987CIN: 1983-9-212MLB--
    31Rod MyersCF-LF6-1190L-L241996KCA: 1991-13-340MLB--
    22Jon NunnallyRF-CF5-10190L-R251995CLE: 1992-3-70MLB--
    30Jose OffermanSS-2B6-0190B-R281990Not draftedMLB--
    48Gregg OlsonP6-4208R-R301988BAL: 1988-1-4MLB--
    16Dean Palmer3B6-1210R-R281989TEX: 1986-3-59MLB--
    12Craig Paquette3B-LF6-0190R-R281993OAK: 1989-8-218MLB--
    52Mike PerezP6-0187R-R321990SLN: 1986-12-312MLB--
    35Hipolito PichardoP6-1195R-R271992UDFAMLB--
    34Jim PittsleyP6-7220R-R231995KCA: 1992-1-17MLB--
    1Bip Roberts2B-LF5-7165B-R331986PIT: 1982-1-13MLB--
    50Jose RosadoP6-0185L-L221996KCA: 1994-12-331MLB--
    53Glendon RuschP6-1200L-L221997KCA: 1993-17-469MLB--
    49Jose SantiagoP6-3215R-R221997KCA: 1994-70-1627MLB--
    46Scott ServiceP6-6240R-R301988Not draftedMLB--
    2Tim SpehrC6-2200R-R301991KCA: 1988-5-127MLB--
    63Andy StewartC5-11205R-R261997Not draftedMLB--
    22Larry Sutton1B-RF6-0185L-L271997KCA: 1992-21-582MLB--
    29Mike Sweeney1B-C6-2215R-R231995KCA: 1991-10-262MLB--
    51Randy VeresP6-3210R-R311989MIL: 1985-1-2MLB--
    31Joe Vitiello1B-LF6-3230R-R271995KCA: 1991-1-7MLB--
    57Jamie WalkerP6-2190L-L251997HOU: 1992-10-265MLB--
    56Matt WhisenantP6-3215R-L261997PHI: 1989-18-456MLB--
    46Mike WilliamsP6-2204R-R281992PHI: 1990-14-374MLB--
    49Mitch WilliamsP6-4205L-L321986SDN: 1982-8-187MLB--

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