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1969 Kansas City Royals

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1970

69-93, Finished 4th in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Joe Gordon (69-93)
GM: Cedric Tallis, Farm Dir: Lou Gorman, Scouting Dir: Charlie Metro
Scored 586 runs, Allowed 688 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 69-93

Ballparks: Municipal Stadium · Attendance: 902,414 (7th of 12)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 101 · one-year: Batting - 102, Pitching - 103

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1970 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Jerry Adair 32 R R 6' 0" 175 Dec 17, 1936 12 126 113 126 118 0 0 0 109 1 8 0 0 0 0 9 0 -0.6 $44,000
Luis Alcaraz 28 R R 5' 9" 165 Jun 20, 1941 3 22 21 22 22 0 0 0 19 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.4 $10,000
Wally Bunker 24 R R 6' 2" 197 Jan 25, 1945 7 35 31 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.2 $18,000
Tom Burgmeier 25 L L 5' 11" 185 Aug 2, 1943 2 47 0 47 32 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 16 -0.2 $15,000
Bill Butler 22 L L 6' 2" 210 Mar 12, 1947 1st 34 29 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 $7,200
Jim Campanis 25 R R 6' 0" 195 Feb 9, 1944 4 30 21 30 26 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 -0.8 $14,000
Galen Cisco 33 R R 6' 0" 200 Mar 7, 1936 7 15 0 15 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Jerry Cram 21 R R 6' 0" 180 Dec 9, 1947 1st 5 2 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 $600
Moe Drabowsky 33 R R 6' 3" 190 Jul 21, 1935 14 52 0 52 52 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.1 $36,000
Dick Drago 24 R R 6' 1" 190 Jun 25, 1945 1st 41 26 41 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.5 $8,000
Mike Fiore 24 L L 6' 0" 175 Oct 11, 1944 2 107 95 107 99 0 0 92 0 0 0 3 9 2 14 12 0 2.9 $10,000
Al Fitzmorris 23 B R 6' 2" 190 Mar 21, 1946 1st 7 0 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 $6,000
Joe Foy 26 R R 6' 0" 215 Feb 21, 1943 4 145 143 145 144 0 0 16 4 112 5 2 13 1 16 1 0 1.6 $25,000
Billy Harris 25 L R 6' 0" 175 Nov 24, 1943 2 5 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0.0 $10,000
Chuck Harrison 28 R R 5' 10" 185 Apr 25, 1941 4 75 50 75 55 0 0 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 -1.1
Fran Healy 22 R R 6' 5" 220 Sep 6, 1946 1st 6 3 6 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.1
Mike Hedlund 22 R R 6' 1" 182 Aug 11, 1946 3 34 16 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.8 $7,200
Jackie Hernandez 28 R R 5' 11" 165 Sep 11, 1940 5 145 139 145 144 0 0 0 0 0 144 0 0 0 0 0 3 -1.2 $15,000
Steve Jones 28 L L 5' 10" 175 Apr 22, 1941 3 20 4 20 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -0.1 $12,000
Pat Kelly 24 L L 6' 1" 185 Jul 30, 1944 3 112 106 112 107 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 47 61 107 4 2 2.4 $11,000
Joe Keough 23 L L 6' 0" 185 Jan 7, 1946 2 70 35 70 50 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 26 21 49 23 6 -0.9 $10,000
Ed Kirkpatrick 24 L R 5' 11" 195 Oct 8, 1944 8 120 78 120 92 0 9 2 1 2 0 30 24 33 82 39 1 3.1 $23,000
Buck Martinez 20 R R 5' 10" 190 Nov 7, 1948 1st 72 47 72 56 0 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 18 0 -0.3 $4,200
Dave Morehead 26 R R 6' 1" 185 Sep 5, 1942 7 21 2 21 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3 $25,000
Roger Nelson 25 R R 6' 3" 200 Jun 7, 1944 3 29 29 29 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.5 $17,500
Scott Northey 22 R R 6' 0" 175 Oct 15, 1946 1st 20 16 20 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 18 0 3 0.3 $5,100
Don O'Riley 24 R R 6' 3" 205 Mar 12, 1945 1st 19 0 19 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -1.4 $5,400
Bob Oliver 26 R R 6' 3" 205 Feb 8, 1943 2 118 102 118 112 0 0 12 0 8 0 9 48 45 98 7 6 -0.5 $11,000
Dennis Paepke 24 R R 6' 0" 202 Apr 17, 1945 1st 12 7 12 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 -0.2 $10,000
Lou Piniella 25 R R 6' 0" 182 Aug 28, 1943 3 135 125 135 129 0 0 0 0 0 0 126 4 0 129 9 0 2.0
Fred Rico 24 R R 5' 10" 180 Jul 4, 1944 1st 12 9 12 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 9 1 1 0.4 $6,000
Juan Rios 26 R R 6' 3" 185 Jul 14, 1942 1st 87 43 87 77 0 0 0 47 4 31 0 0 0 0 15 8 -1.0 $6,500
Ellie Rodriguez 23 R R 5' 11" 185 May 24, 1946 2 95 83 95 90 0 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0.7 $12,000 All-Star
Jim Rooker 26 R L 6' 0" 195 Sep 23, 1942 2 35 22 35 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 2.3 $15,000
Paul Schaal 26 R R 5' 11" 165 Mar 3, 1943 6 61 55 61 60 0 0 0 6 49 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.4 $18,000
George Spriggs 32 L R 5' 11" 175 May 22, 1937 4 23 4 23 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 6 16 3 0.0 $11,000
Hawk Taylor 30 R R 6' 1" 187 Apr 3, 1939 10 64 9 64 23 0 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 16 18 52 0 0.1
Dave Wickersham 33 R R 6' 3" 188 Sep 27, 1935 10 34 0 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2 $25,000
Chris Zachary 25 L R 6' 2" 200 Feb 19, 1944 6 8 2 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

1970 Roster (40-man)