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1978 Kansas City Royals

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1977 / 1979

92-70, Finished 1st in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Whitey Herzog (92-70)
GM: Joe Burke, Scouting Dir: John Schuerholz
Scored 743 runs, Allowed 634 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 93-69

Ballparks: Royals Stadium · Attendance: 2,255,493 (3rd of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 102, Pitching - 101 · one-year: Batting - 104, Pitching - 102

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1977 / 1979 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 DH PH PR WAR Salary
Randy Bass 24 L R 6' 1" 210 Mar 13, 1954 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -0.1
Doug Bird 28 R R 6' 4" 180 Mar 5, 1950 6 40 6 0 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2.1
Steve Braun 30 L R 5' 10" 180 May 8, 1948 8 64 33 64 43 0 0 0 0 11 0 32 1 0 33 0 29 0 0.7
George Brett HOF 25 L R 6' 0" 185 May 15, 1953 6 128 128 128 128 0 0 0 0 128 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.3 All-Star
Steve Busby 28 R R 6' 2" 205 Sep 29, 1949 6 7 5 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.6
Jim Colborn 32 R R 6' 0" 185 May 22, 1946 10 8 3 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Al Cowens 26 R R 6' 1" 197 Oct 25, 1951 5 132 128 132 129 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 16 119 135 2 3 1 1.9
Dave Cripe 27 R R 6' 0" 180 Apr 7, 1951 1st 7 2 7 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -0.2
Steve Foucault 28 L R 6' 0" 205 Oct 3, 1949 6 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Rich Gale 24 R R 6' 7" 225 Jan 19, 1954 1st 31 30 0 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Jim Gaudet 23 R R 6' 0" 185 Jun 3, 1955 1st 3 2 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0
Larry Gura 30 B L 6' 0" 170 Nov 26, 1947 9 35 26 0 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.5
Andy Hassler 26 L L 6' 5" 220 Oct 18, 1951 7 11 9 0 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5
Al Hrabosky 28 R L 5' 11" 185 Jul 21, 1949 9 58 0 0 58 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.8
Clint Hurdle 20 L R 6' 3" 195 Jul 30, 1957 2 133 118 133 123 0 0 52 0 1 0 41 0 42 83 1 11 0 1.2
Art Kusnyer 32 R R 6' 2" 197 Dec 19, 1945 6 9 3 9 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Pete LaCock 26 L L 6' 2" 200 Jan 17, 1952 7 118 80 118 106 0 0 106 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 0.9
Joe Lahoud 31 L L 6' 1" 198 Apr 14, 1947 11 13 1 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 12 0 -0.3
Dennis Leonard 27 R R 6' 1" 190 May 18, 1951 5 40 40 0 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 $200,000
Randy McGilberry 24 B R 6' 1" 195 Oct 29, 1953 2 18 0 0 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4
Hal McRae 32 R R 5' 11" 180 Jul 10, 1945 10 156 156 156 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 153 0 0 1.1
Steve Mingori 34 L L 5' 10" 165 Feb 29, 1944 9 45 0 0 45 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.8
Amos Otis 31 R R 5' 11" 165 Apr 26, 1947 11 141 134 141 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 136 0 136 1 5 1 7.4
Bill Paschall 24 R R 6' 0" 175 Apr 22, 1954 1st 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Freddie Patek 33 R R 5' 5" 148 Oct 9, 1944 11 138 134 138 138 0 0 0 0 0 138 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1.7 $166,667 All-Star
Marty Pattin 35 R R 5' 11" 180 Apr 6, 1943 11 32 5 0 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Tom Poquette 26 L R 5' 10" 175 Oct 30, 1951 4 80 54 80 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 49 0 16 65 1 24 0 1.2
Darrell Porter 26 L R 6' 0" 193 Jan 17, 1952 8 150 144 150 145 0 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 4.2 All-Star
Jamie Quirk 23 L R 6' 4" 190 Oct 22, 1954 4 17 6 17 11 0 0 0 0 10 2 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 -0.1
Luis Silverio 21 R R 5' 11" 165 Oct 23, 1956 1st 8 3 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 6 2 0 4 0.5
Paul Splittorff 31 L L 6' 3" 205 Oct 8, 1946 9 39 38 0 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.9
Jerry Terrell 31 R R 5' 11" 165 Jul 13, 1946 6 73 38 73 67 0 0 5 31 25 11 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 -0.7
George Throop 27 R R 6' 7" 205 Nov 24, 1950 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
U.L. Washington 24 B R 5' 11" 175 Oct 27, 1953 2 69 33 69 65 0 0 0 19 0 49 0 0 0 0 1 1 13 -0.5
John Wathan 28 R R 6' 2" 205 Oct 4, 1949 3 67 47 67 65 0 21 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 1.2
Frank White 27 R R 5' 11" 165 Sep 4, 1950 6 143 138 143 140 0 0 0 140 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 4.0 All-Star
Willie Wilson 22 B R 6' 3" 190 Jul 9, 1955 3 127 45 127 112 0 0 0 0 0 0 82 35 0 117 6 2 42 1.0
Joe Zdeb 25 R R 5' 11" 185 Jun 27, 1953 2 60 31 60 52 0 0 0 1 1 0 43 0 12 55 1 20 3 -0.6
Name 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.

1977 / 1979 Roster (40-man)