Mobile Site You Are Here > Home > Teams > Franchise Encyclopedia > 1982 Roster (40-man)

1982 Kansas City Royals

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1981 / 1983

90-72, Finished 2nd in AL West (Schedule and Results)
View League Standings and Leaders
Manager: Dick Howser (90-72)
GM: John Schuerholz (Promoted Oct. 1981), Scouting Dir: Dick Balderson
Scored 784 runs, Allowed 717 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 88-74

Ballparks: Royals Stadium · Attendance: 2,284,464 (2nd of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 100 · one-year: Batting - 100, Pitching - 99

BaseballAmerica.com: Franchise Executives
BR Bullpen: Find or enter more info for this team (what's this?)


1981 / 1983 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
Willie Aikens 27 L R 6' 3" 220 Oct 14, 1954 5 134 122 134 128 0 0 128 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 1.6 $375,000
Mike Armstrong 28 R R 6' 3" 193 Mar 7, 1954 3 52 0 0 52 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.5
Buddy Biancalana 22 B R 5' 11" 160 Feb 2, 1960 1st 3 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Buddy Black 25 L L 6' 2" 180 Jun 30, 1957 2 23 14 1 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.2
Vida Blue 32 B L 6' 0" 189 Jul 28, 1949 14 31 31 0 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.7
Derek Botelho 25 R R 6' 2" 180 Aug 2, 1956 1st 8 4 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
George Brett HOF 29 L R 6' 0" 185 May 15, 1953 10 144 143 144 144 0 0 0 0 134 0 12 0 0 12 0 0 0 6.0 $1,000,000 All-Star
Bill Castro 30 R R 5' 11" 170 Mar 29, 1952 9 21 4 0 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6
Onix Concepcion 24 R R 5' 6" 160 Oct 5, 1957 3 74 53 74 69 0 0 0 26 0 45 0 0 0 0 1 4 6 -0.4
Keith Creel 23 R R 6' 2" 180 Feb 4, 1959 1st 9 6 0 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4
Dave Frost 29 R R 6' 6" 235 Nov 17, 1952 6 21 14 0 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.7
Cesar Geronimo 34 L L 6' 0" 165 Mar 11, 1948 14 53 25 53 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 32 3 45 1 10 3 0.8
Larry Gura 34 B L 6' 0" 170 Nov 26, 1947 13 37 37 0 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 $265,000
Steve Hammond 25 L R 6' 2" 190 May 9, 1957 1st 46 31 46 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 35 37 1 11 0 -0.2
Kelly Heath 24 R R 5' 7" 155 Sep 4, 1957 1st 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0
Don Hood 32 L L 6' 2" 180 Oct 16, 1949 9 30 3 0 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4
Tim Ireland 29 B R 6' 0" 180 Mar 14, 1953 2 7 2 7 7 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 -0.0
Grant Jackson 39 B L 6' 0" 180 Sep 28, 1942 18 20 0 0 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.7
Ron Johnson 26 R R 6' 3" 215 Mar 23, 1956 1st 8 4 8 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.1
Dennis Leonard 31 R R 6' 1" 190 May 18, 1951 9 21 21 0 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.6
Jerry Martin 33 R R 6' 1" 195 May 11, 1949 9 147 140 147 142 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 2 134 148 3 7 0 1.7
Lee May 39 R R 6' 3" 195 Mar 23, 1943 18 42 28 42 32 0 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 13 0 0.6
Hal McRae 36 R R 5' 11" 180 Jul 10, 1945 14 159 159 159 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 158 0 0 4.2 All-Star
Amos Otis 35 R R 5' 11" 165 Apr 26, 1947 15 125 124 125 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 125 0 125 0 1 0 0.8 $637,500
Tom Poquette 30 L R 5' 10" 175 Oct 30, 1951 7 24 14 24 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 3 23 0 3 0 -0.7
Greg Pryor 32 R R 6' 0" 180 Oct 2, 1949 6 73 43 73 72 0 0 14 14 40 7 0 0 0 0 0 3 11 0.6
Jamie Quirk 27 L R 6' 4" 190 Oct 22, 1954 8 36 17 36 36 0 29 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 7 1 -0.1 $115,000
Dan Quisenberry 29 R R 6' 2" 170 Feb 7, 1953 4 72 0 0 72 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.4 $300,000 All-Star
Bombo Rivera 29 R R 5' 10" 187 Aug 2, 1952 6 5 2 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 1 2 -0.2
Mark Ryal 21 L L 6' 1" 185 Aug 28, 1960 1st 6 4 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 5 0 1 0 -0.3
Don Slaught 23 R R 6' 1" 190 Sep 11, 1958 1st 43 32 43 43 0 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6
Paul Splittorff 35 L L 6' 3" 205 Oct 8, 1946 13 29 28 0 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2
Bob Tufts 26 L L 6' 5" 215 Nov 2, 1955 2 10 0 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
U.L. Washington 28 B R 5' 11" 175 Oct 27, 1953 6 119 114 119 117 0 0 0 0 0 117 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 3.0
John Wathan 32 R R 6' 2" 205 Oct 4, 1949 7 121 118 121 121 0 120 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.1
Dennis Werth 29 R R 6' 1" 200 Dec 29, 1952 4 41 4 41 37 0 2 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 20 -0.1
Frank White 31 R R 5' 11" 165 Sep 4, 1950 10 145 143 145 144 0 0 0 144 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.7 All-Star
Willie Wilson 26 B R 6' 3" 190 Jul 9, 1955 7 136 135 136 135 0 0 0 0 0 0 118 20 0 138 0 1 0 6.3 All-Star
Jim Wright 27 R R 6' 5" 205 Mar 3, 1955 2 7 0 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -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.

1981 / 1983 Roster (40-man)