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Kansas City Royals Team History & Encyclopedia

Played As

  • Kansas City Royals (3528-3785 W-L, 1969 - 2014) - 1 World Championship, 2 Pennants, and 8 Playoff Appearances

Retired Numbers

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All-Time Top 20 by WAR

Photo of George Brett Photo of Kevin Appier Photo of Amos Otis Photo of Willie Wilson Photo of Bret Saberhagen Photo of Mark Gubicza Photo of Frank White Photo of Alex Gordon Photo of Hal McRae Photo of Zack Greinke
Photo of Dennis Leonard Photo of Dan Quisenberry Photo of Carlos Beltran Photo of Paul Splittorff Photo of Mike Sweeney Photo of Charlie Leibrandt Photo of Jeff Montgomery Photo of John Mayberry Photo of Freddie Patek Photo of Larry Gura

Franchise History

Rk Year Tm Lg G W L Ties W-L% pythW-L% Finish GB Playoffs R RA BatAge PAge #Bat #P Top Player Managers
1 2014 Kansas City Royals AL Central 162 89 73 0 .549 .519 2nd of 5 1.0 Lost WS (4-3) 651 624 28.3 28.9 48 23 A.Gordon (6.6) N.Yost (89-73)
2 2013 Kansas City Royals AL Central 162 86 76 0 .531 .534 3rd of 5 7.0 648 601 27.0 28.9 43 20 S.Perez (4.3) N.Yost (86-76)
3 2012 Kansas City Royals AL Central 162 72 90 0 .444 .455 3rd of 5 16.0 676 746 26.1 27.3 46 25 A.Gordon (6.3) N.Yost (72-90)
4 2011 Kansas City Royals AL Central 162 71 91 0 .438 .480 4th of 5 24.0 730 762 25.8 26.4 42 23 A.Gordon (7.2) N.Yost (71-91)
5 2010 Kansas City Royals AL Central 162 67 95 0 .414 .399 5th of 5 27.0 676 845 28.8 27.5 46 25 J.Soria (3.7) T.Hillman (12-23) and N.Yost (55-72)
6 2009 Kansas City Royals AL Central 162 65 97 0 .401 .407 4th of 5 21.5 686 842 27.8 28.7 43 23 Z.Greinke (10.4) T.Hillman (65-97)
7 2008 Kansas City Royals AL Central 162 75 87 0 .463 .444 4th of 5 13.5 691 781 28.0 27.6 43 25 Z.Greinke (5.4) T.Hillman (75-87)
8 2007 Kansas City Royals AL Central 162 69 93 0 .426 .456 5th of 5 27.0 706 778 27.9 27.1 45 23 G.Meche (4.1) B.Bell (69-93)
9 2006 Kansas City Royals AL Central 162 62 100 0 .383 .388 5th of 5 34.0 757 971 29.6 27.7 55 31 M.Teahen (3.7) B.Bell (62-100)
10 2005 Kansas City Royals AL Central 162 56 106 0 .346 .371 5th of 5 43.0 701 935 27.9 25.7 46 22 D.DeJesus (4.4) T.Pena (8-25), B.Schaefer (5-12) and B.Bell (43-69)
11 2004 Kansas City Royals AL Central 162 58 104 0 .358 .397 5th of 5 34.0 720 905 28.9 27.4 58 25 Z.Greinke (3.7) T.Pena (58-104)
12 2003 Kansas City Royals AL Central 162 83 79 0 .512 .483 3rd of 5 7.0 836 867 29.2 28.0 53 29 D.May (5.9) T.Pena (83-79)
13 2002 Kansas City Royals AL Central 162 62 100 0 .383 .414 4th of 5 32.5 737 891 29.2 27.8 52 26 P.Byrd (5.5) T.Muser (8-15), J.Mizerock (5-8) and T.Pena (49-77)
14 2001 Kansas City Royals AL Central 162 65 97 0 .401 .426 5th of 5 26.0 729 858 28.2 27.3 44 19 C.Beltran (6.4) T.Muser (65-97)
15 2000 Kansas City Royals AL Central 162 77 85 0 .475 .474 4th of 5 18.0 879 930 27.5 25.8 44 24 J.Damon (6.1) T.Muser (77-85)
16 1999 Kansas City Royals AL Central 161 64 97 0 .398 .467 4th of 5 32.5 856 921 27.0 26.9 50 27 J.Damon (5.4) T.Muser (64-97)
17 1998 Kansas City Royals AL Central 161 72 89 0 .447 .396 3rd of 5 16.5 714 899 28.7 28.8 51 22 J.Offerman (5.3) T.Muser (72-89)
18 1997 Kansas City Royals AL Central 161 67 94 0 .416 .457 5th of 5 19.0 747 820 28.8 27.6 51 25 K.Appier (5.5) B.Boone (36-46) and T.Muser (31-48)
19 1996 Kansas City Royals AL Central 161 75 86 0 .466 .476 5th of 5 24.0 746 786 27.2 29.0 40 19 K.Appier (6.1) B.Boone (75-86)
20 1995 Kansas City Royals AL Central 144 70 74 0 .486 .457 2nd of 5 30.0 629 691 29.1 28.0 51 21 K.Appier (4.6) B.Boone (70-74)
21 1994 Kansas City Royals AL Central 115 64 51 0 .557 .535 3rd of 5 4.0 574 532 29.9 28.0 31 15 D.Cone (6.8) H.McRae (64-51)
22 1993 Kansas City Royals AL West 162 84 78 0 .519 .487 3rd of 7 10.0 675 694 30.0 27.4 43 20 K.Appier (9.3) H.McRae (84-78)
23 1992 Kansas City Royals AL West 162 72 90 0 .444 .459 5th of 7 24.0 610 667 28.9 27.1 42 22 K.Appier (8.1) H.McRae (72-90)
24 1991 Kansas City Royals AL West 162 82 80 0 .506 .503 6th of 7 13.0 727 722 28.6 27.6 45 19 B.Saberhagen (5.1) J.Wathan (15-22), B.Schaefer (1-0) and H.McRae (66-58)
25 1990 Kansas City Royals AL West 161 75 86 0 .466 .499 6th of 7 27.5 707 709 29.7 27.3 46 23 K.Appier (5.3) J.Wathan (75-86)
26 1989 Kansas City Royals AL West 162 92 70 0 .568 .538 2nd of 7 7.0 690 635 30.3 27.7 36 17 B.Saberhagen (9.7) J.Wathan (92-70)
27 1988 Kansas City Royals AL West 161 84 77 0 .522 .538 3rd of 7 19.5 704 648 29.5 29.0 41 17 M.Gubicza (7.8) J.Wathan (84-77)
28 1987 Kansas City Royals AL West 162 83 79 0 .512 .516 2nd of 7 2.0 715 691 29.3 27.4 38 15 B.Saberhagen (8.0) B.Gardner (62-64) and J.Wathan (21-15)
29 1986 Kansas City Royals AL West 162 76 86 0 .469 .487 3rd of 7 16.0 654 673 30.8 27.3 36 13 F.White (4.0) D.Howser (40-48) and M.Ferraro (36-38)
30 1985 Kansas City Royals AL West 162 91 71 0 .562 .533 1st of 7 -- Won WS (4-3) 687 639 30.7 26.1 35 14 G.Brett (8.3) D.Howser (91-71)
31 1984 Kansas City Royals AL West 162 84 78 0 .519 .491 1st of 7 -- Lost ALCS (3-0) 673 686 29.4 26.9 36 13 B.Black (4.7) D.Howser (84-78)
32 1983 Kansas City Royals AL West 163 79 83 1 .488 .456 2nd of 7 20.0 696 767 30.3 32.2 38 18 D.Quisenberry (5.5) D.Howser (79-83)
33 1982 Kansas City Royals AL West 162 90 72 0 .556 .541 2nd of 7 3.0 784 717 30.4 30.9 39 15 W.Wilson (6.3) D.Howser (90-72)
34 1981 Kansas City Royals AL West 103 50 53 0 .485 .491 4th of 7 11.0 Lost LDS (3-0) 397 405 29.2 28.8 35 13 W.Wilson (4.1) J.Frey (30-40) and D.Howser (20-13)
35 1980 Kansas City Royals AL West 162 97 65 0 .599 .570 1st of 7 -- Lost WS (4-2) 809 694 27.7 29.1 37 15 G.Brett (9.4) J.Frey (97-65)
36 1979 Kansas City Royals AL West 162 85 77 0 .525 .519 2nd of 7 3.0 851 816 27.9 28.9 38 17 G.Brett (8.6) W.Herzog (85-77)
37 1978 Kansas City Royals AL West 162 92 70 0 .568 .572 1st of 7 -- Lost ALCS (3-1) 743 634 27.3 28.7 38 15 A.Otis (7.4) W.Herzog (92-70)
38 1977 Kansas City Royals AL West 162 102 60 0 .630 .605 1st of 7 -- Lost ALCS (3-2) 822 651 27.6 28.4 33 13 G.Brett (7.6) W.Herzog (102-60)
39 1976 Kansas City Royals AL West 162 90 72 0 .556 .570 1st of 6 -- Lost ALCS (3-2) 713 611 27.1 27.6 37 17 G.Brett (7.5) W.Herzog (90-72)
40 1975 Kansas City Royals AL West 162 91 71 0 .562 .541 2nd of 6 7.0 710 649 28.1 28.1 32 14 J.Mayberry (7.2) J.McKeon (50-46) and W.Herzog (41-25)
41 1974 Kansas City Royals AL West 162 77 85 0 .475 .503 5th of 6 13.0 667 662 27.5 28.6 34 13 S.Busby (6.6) J.McKeon (77-85)
42 1973 Kansas City Royals AL West 162 88 74 0 .543 .502 2nd of 6 6.0 755 752 27.6 25.9 39 16 J.Mayberry (5.2) J.McKeon (88-74)
43 1972 Kansas City Royals AL West 154 76 78 0 .494 .528 4th of 6 16.5 580 545 27.7 27.4 34 15 J.Mayberry (4.9) B.Lemon (76-78)
44 1971 Kansas City Royals AL West 161 85 76 0 .528 .529 2nd of 6 16.0 603 566 27.2 26.7 35 16 A.Otis (5.3) B.Lemon (85-76)
45 1970 Kansas City Royals AL West 162 65 97 0 .401 .435 4th of 6 33.0 611 705 26.4 26.2 38 17 B.Johnson (4.3) C.Metro (19-33) and B.Lemon (46-64)
46 1969 Kansas City Royals AL West 163 69 93 1 .426 .427 4th of 6 28.0 586 688 25.7 25.2 39 16 W.Bunker (4.2) J.Gordon (69-93)