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1998 Kansas City Royals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 72-89 .447
Rank: 3rd in American League Central
Run Differential: 714-898 -184
Manager(s): Tony Muser
General Manager: Herk Robinson
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Ballpark: Kauffman Stadium
Payroll: $ 32,912,500 21/30
Attendance: 1,494,875 25/30
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Jeff Austin (#4) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Jamie Quirk
Bullpen Coach: Tom Burgmeier
First Base Coach: Frank White
Hitting Coach: Tom Poquette
Pitching Coach: Bruce Kison
Third Base Coach: Rich Dauer

#1 Draft Picks

Jeff King (#1), Joe Vitiello (#7), Kevin Appier (#9), Shane Mack (#11), Dee Brown (#14), Jim Pittsley (#17), Brian Barber (#22), Jermaine Allensworth (#34), Johnny Damon (#35)
American League Central Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8973.549--
8082.4949.0
7289.44716.5
7092.43219.0
6597.40124.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
18Johnny DamonCF24642104178
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10
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18
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662612588444334.277.339.439778.162.274.2951.4535.7282710
30Jose Offerman2B29607102191
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28
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13
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7
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664512899651267.315.403.438841.124.325.3611.0886.7266709
16Dean Palmer3B2957284159
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27
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2
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34
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11982481346301318.278.333.510843.233.327.3002.7916.8292639
7Jeff King1B3348683128
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17
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1
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24
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9310242732101010.263.319.451770.187.290.2611.7420.3219540
23Hal Morris1B-LF3347250146
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27
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2
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1
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40103252164715.309.350.381731.072.142.3401.63472.0180516
22Larry SuttonRF-LF283102976
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2
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5
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4233294633455.245.311.352663.106.200.2691.5962.0109351
19Jeff ConineLF-RF323093079
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26
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08
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4330266821068.256.312.417729.162.256.2972.6238.6129343
29Mike SweeneyC242823273
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18
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08
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3523243821217.259.320.408728.149.230.2741.5835.3115311
6Terry PendletonDH-3B372371761
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03
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2910154901022.257.299.338637.080.148.3103.2779.080254
26Sal FasanoC262162149
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08
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31101056161324.227.307.384691.157.208.2665.6027.083247
24Jermaine DyeRF242142450
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5
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1
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5
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2322114612048.234.270.336606.103.154.2694.1842.872230
31Shane MackLF-DH342073058
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6
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2982153660016.280.345.449794.169.271.3132.4034.593229
32Mendy LopezSS232061850
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1552124010516.243.286.325611.083.155.2953.33206.067225
4Shane HalterSS282041745
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12
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02
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1325123810723.221.265.309574.088.132.2593.17102.063226
3Luis RiveraSS34891422
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0071171700201.247.302.292594.045.124.3062.43--2698
14Felix MartinezSS2485711
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053152110401.129.187.165352.035.118.1724.20--1495
46Jermaine AllensworthCF26731515
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5
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0037091740500.205.326.274600.068.288.2681.89--2091
36Carlos BeltranCF21581216
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073031210012.276.317.466783.190.293.3404.00--2763
15Jeremy GiambiLF-DH2358613
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80111900013.224.343.397740.172.345.2290.8229.02370
12Ernie YoungRF2853210
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3212910003.189.232.302534.113.170.2094.5053.01656
8Scott Leius3B324628
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0004001600002.174.191.174365.000.022.2006.00--847
43Carlos Febles2B2225510
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02214700000.400.483.6001083.200.400.5561.75--1529
2Tim SpehrC312556
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2008320101.240.457.440897.200.520.2380.3825.01136
51Chris HatcherLF291501
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0001001700000.067.125.067192.000.067.1257.00--116
15Mike MacFarlaneC341111
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0000000200000.091.091.091182.000.000.111----111
15Chris TurnerC299000000000410001.000.100.000100.000.000.000----010
44Joe VitielloDH28701
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0000001200000.143.250.143393.000.143.2002.00--18
41Tim BelcherP36511
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0000000200100.200.200.200400.000.000.333----16
52Hector OrtizC284100000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
27Dee BrownDH-RF203200000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
2Jed Hansen2B253000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000-----03
53Glendon RuschP233000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
35Hipolito PichardoP282000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
34Jim PittsleyP242000000000200100.000.000.0000.000.000-----03
28Pat RappP302000000000100100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
50Jose RosadoP23201
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0000000000001.500.500.5001000.000.000.500----12
49Ricky BonesP291000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
48Scott ServiceP311000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals171255467141459274401346861355047598460244565118.263.318.399717.136.237.2952.0741.422156131
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
41Tim Belcher3614144.273434200023424712711137731306171.379.501.422.815.001.78
28Pat Rapp3012135.313232110018820811711124107132140101.689.961.155.126.321.23
50Jose Rosado238114.68382521111741801069125571356151.359.261.292.936.942.37
53Glendon Rusch236155.86292411211541911041012250941041.5511.091.282.905.461.88
35Hipolito Pichardo28785.142718002111212673641143552041.5110.130.883.464.421.28
33Chris Haney29667.05331200209712578761836514151.6611.601.673.344.731.42
48Scott Service31643.4773000264827035327349510191.257.590.763.6910.302.79
34Jim Pittsley24116.6239200110688856501337446021.8411.651.724.905.821.19
56Matt Whisenant27214.877000023260613733333459031.549.000.444.876.641.36
21Jeff Montgomery36254.9856000543656583531822540121.439.321.293.548.682.45
49Ricky Bones29223.063200012153491818424382011.388.320.684.086.451.58
44Brian Barber25246.0088000042452828513244011.389.641.072.795.141.85
47Brian Bevil26316.303900010040472928422476031.7310.580.904.9510.582.14
57Jamie Walker260110.066200201730201953150021.9415.882.651.597.945.00
17Kevin Appier30127.80330000152113133591011.7312.601.803.005.401.80
37Jeff Suppan23000.694100201291111120000.776.230.690.698.3112.00
45Bart Evans27002.0080003097321070000.787.001.000.007.00--
51Danny Rios25016.4350001079851661012.1411.571.297.717.711.00
55Allen McDill260010.5070001069773230001.8313.504.503.004.501.50
46Jose Santiago23009.0020002024220020002.0018.000.000.009.00--
55Tim Byrdak24004.5030000015111010002.5022.504.500.004.50--
4Shane Halter28000.0010001011000000001.009.000.000.000.00--
Pitching Totals72895.16549161631554614361590898824196568999725601.509.971.233.566.261.76


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