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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
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
28Jay BellSS31 57389167
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9210671101423913.291.368.461829.169.300.3171.4227.3264660
7Jeff King1B32 54384129
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30
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28
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1121658996241129.238.341.451792.214.398.2341.0819.4245647
44Chili DavisDH37 47771133
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030
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906385961160415.279.386.509895.231.415.2901.1315.9243567
18Johnny DamonCF-LF23 47270130
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8
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481610427032613.275.338.386724.110.212.3091.6759.0182524
30Jose Offerman2B28 42459126
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6
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39910416403605.297.359.394753.097.191.3461.56212.0167471
42Tom GoodwinCF28 36751100
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4
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2234101951201115.272.311.346657.074.191.3112.68183.5127400
1Bip RobertsLF33 34644107
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36153215312136.309.348.379727.069.165.3592.52346.0131372
24Jermaine DyeRF23 2632662
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2221175110116.236.284.369653.133.202.2673.0037.697283
15Mike MacFarlaneC33 2573461
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8
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3502244763314.237.316.401717.163.249.2611.9632.1103291
12Craig Paquette3B28 2522658
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33221057201213.230.263.393656.163.202.2655.7031.599267
29Mike SweeneyC23 2403058
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8
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07
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3132173360128.242.306.363669.121.196.2521.9434.387266
39Yamil BenitezLF-RF25 1912251
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2122104910202.267.307.440747.173.225.3214.9023.984204
16Dean Palmer3B28 1872352
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3112155020023.278.335.487822.209.283.3313.3320.891206
6David Howard2B30 1622439
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1322103111311.241.287.321608.080.142.2903.10162.052177
14,16Scott Cooper3B29 1591232
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1511173220224.201.283.308591.107.214.2301.8853.049182
31Joe VitielloRF-LF27 1301131
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1800143721002.238.322.400722.162.269.2952.6426.052146
43Shane Halter2B-RF27 1231634
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1043102820401.276.341.382723.106.195.3442.8061.547139
31Rod MyersLF-RF24 1011426
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940172210202.257.370.386756.129.337.3121.2950.539121
2Jed Hansen2B24 941129
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1432132910212.309.394.426820.117.266.4312.2394.040111
22Larry Sutton1B27 69920
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80051200100.290.338.406744.116.188.3272.4034.52875
26Sal FasanoC25 3848
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10011200001.211.231.342573.132.158.28012.0038.01339
2Tim SpehrC30 3536
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20021210000.171.237.257494.086.143.2276.0035.0938
36Felix MartinezSS23 3137
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03006800101.226.351.323674.097.290.3041.33--1038
22Jon NunnallyRF25 2987
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4005700000.241.353.414767.172.345.2861.4029.01234
36Ryan LongRF24 922
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0002000310000.222.300.222522.000.000.333----210
63Andy StewartC26 812
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000000000001.250.250.375625.125.125.250----38
17Kevin AppierP29 6000000000500000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
41Tim BelcherP35 6000000000100001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
53Glendon RuschP22 3000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
34Jim PittsleyP23 201
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000000100000.500.5001.0001500.500.5001.000----22
50Jose RosadoP22 2000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
Batting Totals1766559974714782563515871113066561106142345142108.264.329.407736.143.255.2991.8935.422786253
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
17Kevin Appier29 9133.39343441002352159689247419614141.228.200.922.827.472.65
41Tim Belcher35 13125.033232310021324212811931701137151.4610.231.312.964.771.61
50Jose Rosado22 9124.703333200020320811710626731294241.389.221.153.245.721.77
53Glendon Rusch22 695.513027100017020611110428521160171.5210.911.482.756.142.23
34Jim Pittsley23 585.462121000011212072681554523061.559.641.214.344.180.96
27Ricky Bones28 476.00211110207810259521025361051.6311.771.152.884.151.44
21Jeff Montgomery35 143.5155000371459532423918485001.208.081.372.757.322.67
35Hipolito Pichardo27 354.2247000261149512423724342111.539.371.294.416.241.42
57Jamie Walker25 335.445000015043462826620242031.539.631.264.195.021.20
48Gregg Olson30 433.003400013141391814317281011.338.360.643.646.001.65
51Randy Veres31 403.3424000713536171347284031.239.261.031.807.204.00
58Hector Carrasco27 165.402800011034292121416308001.297.461.034.117.711.88
45Larry Casian31 025.0032000602632151556161001.4110.671.672.005.332.67
33Chris Haney28 124.328300102429161215161021.3610.440.361.805.763.20
52Mike Perez32 203.60160004020158828171011.156.750.903.607.652.13
56Matt Whisenant26 102.842400030191576012163031.427.110.005.687.581.33
46Scott Service30 034.76120001017179915190001.299.000.532.6510.063.80
57Brian Bevil25 126.75180001111616131219132011.569.000.565.067.311.44
46Mike Williams28 026.4310000411420111018100012.0012.860.645.146.431.25
45Jason Jacome26 009.00700000613772530002.5716.712.576.433.860.60
49Mitch Williams32 0110.297000406118827102002.5714.142.579.0012.861.43
38Jim Converse25 003.6030001054222530001.807.203.609.005.400.60
49Jose Santiago22 001.8040003047210210011.8012.600.003.601.800.50
56Allen McDill25 0013.5030001043661820012.756.752.2518.004.500.25
52Roland De La Maza25 004.5010000021111111001.004.504.504.504.501.00
Pitching Totals67944.715541611121502914431530820755186531961626491.439.541.163.315.991.81


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