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1975 Kansas City Royals

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1974 / 1976

91-71, Finished 2nd in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Jack McKeon (50-46) and Whitey Herzog (41-25)
GM: Joe Burke, Scouting Dir: Lou Gorman
Scored 710 runs, Allowed 649 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 88-74

Ballparks: Royals Stadium · Attendance: 1,151,836 (4th of 12)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 103, Pitching - 102 · one-year: Batting - 103, Pitching - 102

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1974 / 1976 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Doug Bird 25 R R 6' 4" 180 Mar 5, 1950 3 51 4 3 51 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.7
George Brett HOF 22 L R 6' 0" 185 May 15, 1953 3 159 159 159 159 0 0 0 0 159 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.8
Nelson Briles 31 R R 5' 11" 195 Aug 5, 1943 11 24 16 0 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5
Steve Busby 25 R R 6' 2" 205 Sep 29, 1949 4 34 34 0 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.1 All-Star
Al Cowens 23 R R 6' 1" 197 Oct 25, 1951 2 120 83 120 111 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 36 64 122 3 11 8 1.9
Bruce Dal Canton 34 R R 6' 2" 205 Jun 15, 1941 9 4 2 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.7
Al Fitzmorris 29 B R 6' 2" 190 Mar 21, 1946 7 35 35 0 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.1
Fran Healy 28 R R 6' 5" 220 Sep 6, 1946 6 56 51 56 51 0 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 0.1
Harmon Killebrew HOF 39 R R 6' 0" 195 Jun 29, 1936 22 106 87 106 6 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 92 19 0 -0.1
Dennis Leonard 24 R R 6' 1" 190 May 18, 1951 2 32 30 0 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.7
Mark Littell 22 L R 6' 3" 210 Jan 17, 1953 2 7 3 1 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Buck Martinez 26 R R 5' 10" 190 Nov 7, 1948 6 80 70 80 79 0 79 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.5
Gary Martz 24 R R 6' 4" 210 Jan 10, 1951 1st 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0.0
John Mayberry 26 L L 6' 3" 215 Feb 18, 1949 8 156 156 156 131 0 0 131 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 0 0 7.2
Bob McClure 23 R L 5' 11" 170 Apr 29, 1952 1st 12 0 0 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.1
Lindy McDaniel 39 R R 6' 3" 195 Dec 13, 1935 21 40 0 1 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Hal McRae 29 R R 5' 11" 180 Jul 10, 1945 7 126 126 126 114 0 0 0 0 1 0 114 0 1 115 12 0 0 1.9 All-Star
Steve Mingori 31 L L 5' 10" 165 Feb 29, 1944 6 36 0 2 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.7
Amos Otis 28 R R 5' 11" 165 Apr 26, 1947 8 132 121 132 130 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 130 0 130 0 4 1 2.7
Freddie Patek 30 R R 5' 5" 148 Oct 9, 1944 8 136 133 136 136 0 0 0 0 0 136 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1.5
Marty Pattin 32 R R 5' 11" 180 Apr 6, 1943 8 45 15 3 44 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2.0
Vada Pinson 36 L L 5' 11" 170 Aug 11, 1938 18 103 77 103 85 0 0 4 0 0 0 12 13 60 85 5 20 2 -0.7 $68,000
Jamie Quirk 20 L R 6' 4" 190 Oct 22, 1954 1st 14 11 14 12 0 0 0 0 2 0 10 0 0 10 1 3 0 -0.2
Cookie Rojas 36 R R 5' 10" 160 Mar 6, 1939 14 120 105 120 116 0 0 0 116 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 2 -0.4 $67,500
Ray Sadecki 34 L L 5' 11" 180 Dec 26, 1940 16 5 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Rodney Scott 21 B R 6' 0" 160 Oct 16, 1953 1st 48 3 48 17 0 0 0 9 0 8 0 0 0 0 23 1 35 -0.3
Tony Solaita 28 L L 6' 0" 210 Jan 15, 1947 3 93 64 93 35 0 0 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 24 0 2.3
Paul Splittorff 28 L L 6' 3" 205 Oct 8, 1946 6 35 23 1 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.9
Bob Stinson 29 B R 5' 11" 180 Oct 11, 1945 7 63 43 63 61 0 59 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 4 6 1.4
George Throop 24 R R 6' 7" 205 Nov 24, 1950 1st 7 0 1 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Frank White 24 R R 5' 11" 165 Sep 4, 1950 3 111 85 111 107 0 0 0 68 4 42 0 0 0 0 2 1 7 1.5
Jim Wohlford 24 R R 5' 11" 175 Feb 28, 1951 4 116 84 116 103 0 0 0 0 0 0 43 0 67 110 4 17 11 -0.3
Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH 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.

1974 / 1976 Roster (40-man)