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1969 Kansas City Royals

Trades and Transactions

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 Trades and Transactions

Transactions listed are from October 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.

June 7, 1968

Drafted Lance Clemons in the 7th round of the 1968 amateur draft.

Drafted Monty Montgomery in the 9th round of the 1968 amateur draft.

Drafted Dane Iorg in the 16th round of the 1968 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Paul Splittorff in the 25th round of the 1968 amateur draft.

August 14, 1968

Purchased Galen Cisco from the Boston Red Sox.

September 8, 1968

Purchased Orlando Pena from the Seattle Pilots.

October 15, 1968

Drafted Roger Nelson from the Baltimore Orioles as the 1st pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Drafted Joe Foy from the Boston Red Sox as the 4th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Drafted Jim Rooker from the New York Yankees as the 6th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Drafted Joe Keough from the Oakland Athletics as the 8th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Drafted Steve Jones from the Washington Senators as the 10th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Drafted Jon Warden from the Detroit Tigers as the 12th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Drafted Ellie Rodriguez from the New York Yankees as the 13th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Drafted Dave Morehead from the Boston Red Sox as the 15th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Drafted Mike Fiore from the Baltimore Orioles as the 17th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Drafted Bob Oliver from the Minnesota Twins as the 19th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Drafted Bill Butler from the Detroit Tigers as the 22nd pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Drafted Steve Whitaker from the New York Yankees as the 23rd pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Drafted Wally Bunker from the Baltimore Orioles as the 25th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Drafted Paul Schaal from the California Angels as the 27th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Drafted Dick Drago from the Detroit Tigers as the 31st pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Drafted Pat Kelly from the Minnesota Twins as the 34th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Drafted Billy Harris from the Cleveland Indians as the 36th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Drafted Don O'Riley from the Oakland Athletics as the 38th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Drafted Al Fitzmorris from the Chicago White Sox as the 40th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Drafted Moe Drabowsky from the Baltimore Orioles as the 42nd pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Drafted Jackie Hernandez from the Minnesota Twins as the 43rd pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Drafted Mike Hedlund from the Cleveland Indians as the 45th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Drafted Tom Burgmeier from the California Angels as the 47th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Drafted Hoyt Wilhelm from the Chicago White Sox as the 49th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Drafted Jerry Adair from the Boston Red Sox as the 51st pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Drafted Jerry Cram from the Minnesota Twins as the 54th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Drafted Fran Healy from the Cleveland Indians as the 56th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Drafted Scott Northey from the Chicago White Sox as the 58th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Drafted Ike Brookens from the Washington Senators as the 60th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

October 16, 1968

Purchased George Spriggs from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

October 18, 1968

Purchased John Gelnar from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Purchased Chuck Harrison from the Atlanta Braves.

Purchased Dave Nicholson from the Atlanta Braves.

October 21, 1968

Purchased Luis Alcaraz from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Purchased Dave Wickersham from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Purchased Chris Zachary from the Houston Astros.

December 2, 1968

Drafted Fred Rico from the Baltimore Orioles in the 1968 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Hawk Taylor from the California Angels in the 1968 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Rich Severson from the Chicago White Sox in the 1968 minor league draft.

December 12, 1968

Traded Hoyt Wilhelm to the California Angels. Received Ed Kirkpatrick and Dennis Paepke.

December 15, 1968

Received Jim Campanis from the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a conditional deal.

Purchased Dennis Ribant from the Detroit Tigers.

December 16, 1968

Traded Johnny Jones (minors) to the Houston Astros. Received Mike Sinnerud (minors), Tommy Smith (minors) and Buck Martinez.

1969

Signed Norm Angelini as an amateur free agent.

Bill Faul received from the Cleveland Indians in an unknown transaction.

March 25, 1969

Purchased Juan Rios from the Montreal Expos.

March 29, 1969

Sold Dennis Ribant to the St. Louis Cardinals.

April 1, 1969 (Standings)

Traded John Gelnar and Steve Whitaker to the Seattle Pilots. Received Lou Piniella.

Bill Kelso received from the Cincinnati Reds in an unknown transaction. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

May 1, 1969 (Standings)

Signed Steve Boros as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

June 5, 1969 (Standings)

Drafted Doug Bird in the 3rd round of the 1969 amateur draft (June Secondary).

Drafted Al Autry in the 4th round of the 1969 amateur draft.

Drafted Keith Marshall in the 5th round of the 1969 amateur draft.

Drafted Eric Raich in the 12th round of the 1969 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Jim York in the 16th round of the 1969 amateur draft.

Drafted Frank Ortenzio in the 47th round of the 1969 amateur draft.

Drafted Al Cowens in the 75th round of the 1969 amateur draft.

June 14, 1969 (Standings)

Bill Kelso sent to the Minnesota Twins in an unknown transaction.

August 12, 1969 (Standings)

Purchased Billy Sorrell from the New York Mets.

October 21, 1969

Traded Dave Wickersham to the Atlanta Braves. Received Ron Tompkins.

December 1, 1969

Drafted Ken Wright from the Boston Red Sox in the 1969 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Aurelio Monteagudo from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1969 minor league draft.

December 3, 1969

Traded Joe Foy to the New York Mets. Received Bob Johnson and Amos Otis.

1970

Bill Faul sent to the San Francisco Giants in an unknown transaction.

Ron Tompkins sent to the Atlanta Braves in an unknown transaction.

January 7, 1970

Sold Aurelio Monteagudo to the San Diego Padres.

January 17, 1970

Drafted Greg Minton in the 3rd round of the 1970 amateur draft (January).

Drafted Jim Wohlford in the 3rd round of the 1970 amateur draft (January Secondary).

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1970 Trades and Transactions