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1980 Kansas City Royals

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1979 / 1981

97-65, Finished 1st in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Jim Frey (97-65)
GM: Joe Burke, Scouting Dir: John Schuerholz
Scored 809 runs, Allowed 694 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 92-70

Ballparks: Royals Stadium · Attendance: 2,288,714 (3rd of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 99 · one-year: Batting - 98, Pitching - 97


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1979 / 1981 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
Willie Aikens 25 L R 6' 3" 220 Oct 14, 1954 3 151 150 151 138 0 0 138 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 1.5
German Barranca 23 L R 6' 0" 160 Oct 19, 1956 2 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0.1
Steve Braun 32 L R 5' 10" 180 May 8, 1948 10 14 3 14 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 5 1 11 0 -0.8
George Brett HOF 27 L R 6' 0" 185 May 15, 1953 8 117 113 117 113 0 0 1 0 112 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 9.4 $140,000 All-Star
Ken Brett 31 L L 6' 0" 190 Sep 18, 1948 13 8 0 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.7
Steve Busby 30 R R 6' 2" 205 Sep 29, 1949 8 11 6 0 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5
Jose Cardenal 36 R R 5' 10" 150 Oct 7, 1943 18 25 16 25 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 19 23 0 6 0 -0.2
Manny Castillo 23 B R 5' 9" 160 Apr 1, 1957 1st 7 2 7 4 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0.1
Dave Chalk 29 R R 5' 10" 175 Aug 30, 1950 8 69 46 69 52 0 0 0 17 34 1 0 0 0 0 6 17 1 -0.0
Craig Chamberlain 23 R R 6' 1" 190 Feb 2, 1957 2 5 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4
Gary Christenson 27 L L 6' 5" 200 May 5, 1953 2 24 0 0 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.8
Onix Concepcion 22 R R 5' 6" 160 Oct 5, 1957 1st 12 4 12 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 -0.4
Bob Detherage 25 R R 6' 0" 180 Sep 20, 1954 1st 20 9 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 11 22 0 0 3 -0.1
Rawly Eastwick 29 R R 6' 3" 180 Oct 24, 1950 7 14 0 0 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2 $220,000
Rich Gale 26 R R 6' 7" 225 Jan 19, 1954 3 32 28 0 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.2
Larry Gura 32 B L 6' 0" 170 Nov 26, 1947 11 36 36 0 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.2 $265,000 All-Star
Clint Hurdle 22 L R 6' 3" 195 Jul 30, 1957 4 130 109 130 126 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 125 126 0 9 1 1.5
Mike Jones 20 L L 6' 6" 215 Jul 30, 1959 1st 3 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4
Pete LaCock 28 L L 6' 2" 200 Jan 17, 1952 9 114 35 114 103 0 0 86 0 0 0 26 0 5 31 0 15 7 -1.3
Dennis Leonard 29 R R 6' 1" 190 May 18, 1951 7 38 38 0 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.7 $200,000
Renie Martin 24 R R 6' 4" 190 Aug 30, 1955 2 32 20 0 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.6
Hal McRae 34 R R 5' 11" 180 Jul 10, 1945 12 124 119 124 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 9 110 5 0 2.7
Rance Mulliniks 24 L R 5' 11" 162 Jan 15, 1956 4 36 14 36 32 0 0 0 14 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 -0.1
Amos Otis 33 R R 5' 11" 165 Apr 26, 1947 13 107 104 107 105 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 105 0 105 0 2 0 1.4
Marty Pattin 37 R R 5' 11" 180 Apr 6, 1943 13 37 0 0 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6
Ken Phelps 25 L L 6' 1" 209 Aug 6, 1954 1st 3 1 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.1
Darrell Porter 28 L R 6' 0" 193 Jan 17, 1952 10 118 112 118 81 0 81 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 4 1 2.4 All-Star
Jamie Quirk 25 L R 6' 4" 190 Oct 22, 1954 6 62 39 62 51 0 15 1 0 28 0 3 0 6 9 1 14 2 0.3
Dan Quisenberry 27 R R 6' 2" 170 Feb 7, 1953 2 75 0 0 75 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.5
Paul Splittorff 33 L L 6' 3" 205 Oct 8, 1946 11 34 33 0 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.6
Jerry Terrell 33 R R 5' 11" 165 Jul 13, 1946 8 23 3 22 14 1 0 3 3 0 0 6 0 1 7 1 1 11 -0.0
Rusty Torres 31 B R 5' 10" 175 Sep 30, 1948 9 51 17 51 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 7 22 44 1 1 17 -0.2
Jeff Twitty 22 L L 6' 2" 185 Nov 10, 1957 1st 13 0 0 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.6
U.L. Washington 26 B R 5' 11" 175 Oct 27, 1953 4 153 146 153 152 0 0 0 0 0 152 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 2.3
John Wathan 30 R R 6' 2" 205 Oct 4, 1949 5 126 114 126 120 0 77 12 0 0 0 19 0 17 36 0 11 0 2.6
Frank White 29 R R 5' 11" 165 Sep 4, 1950 8 154 145 154 153 0 0 0 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1.9
Willie Wilson 24 B R 6' 3" 190 Jul 9, 1955 5 161 157 161 159 0 0 0 0 0 0 102 63 0 165 0 3 0 8.4
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.

1979 / 1981 Roster (40-man)