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1983 Kansas City Royals

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1982 / 1984

79-83, Finished 2nd in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Dick Howser (79-83)
GM: John Schuerholz, Scouting Dir: Dick Balderson
Scored 696 runs, Allowed 767 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 74-88

Ballparks: Royals Stadium · Attendance: 1,963,875 (6th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 100 · one-year: Batting - 101, Pitching - 102

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1982 / 1984 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 28 L R 6' 3" 220 Oct 14, 1954 6 125 115 125 113 0 0 113 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 10 0 2.1
Mike Armstrong 29 R R 6' 3" 193 Mar 7, 1954 4 58 0 0 58 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4
Buddy Biancalana 23 B R 5' 11" 160 Feb 2, 1960 2 6 5 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Buddy Black 26 L L 6' 2" 180 Jun 30, 1957 3 24 24 0 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.4
Vida Blue 33 B L 6' 0" 189 Jul 28, 1949 15 19 14 0 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.7
George Brett HOF 30 L R 6' 0" 185 May 15, 1953 11 123 122 123 122 0 0 14 0 102 0 6 0 7 13 1 1 0 4.3 $1,000,000 All-Star
Bill Castro 31 R R 5' 11" 170 Mar 29, 1952 10 18 0 0 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.7
Onix Concepcion 25 R R 5' 6" 160 Oct 5, 1957 4 80 64 80 77 0 0 0 28 31 22 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 -0.6
Keith Creel 24 R R 6' 2" 180 Feb 4, 1959 2 25 10 0 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.9
Butch Davis 25 R R 6' 0" 185 Jun 19, 1958 1st 33 33 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 0 0 33 0 0 0 1.3
Cesar Geronimo 35 L L 6' 0" 165 Mar 11, 1948 15 38 21 38 35 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 5 23 37 0 6 3 -0.4
Larry Gura 35 B L 6' 0" 170 Nov 26, 1947 14 35 31 1 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.7 $265,000
Don Hood 33 L L 6' 2" 180 Oct 16, 1949 10 27 0 0 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.8
Mark Huismann 25 R R 6' 3" 195 May 11, 1958 1st 13 0 0 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Danny Jackson 21 R L 6' 0" 205 Jan 5, 1962 1st 4 3 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Ron Johnson 27 R R 6' 3" 215 Mar 23, 1956 2 9 7 9 9 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Dennis Leonard 32 R R 6' 1" 190 May 18, 1951 10 10 10 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2
Jerry Martin 34 R R 6' 1" 195 May 11, 1949 10 13 13 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 13 0 0 0 -0.3
Hal McRae 37 R R 5' 11" 180 Jul 10, 1945 15 157 155 157 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 156 2 0 2.1 $600,000
Darryl Motley 23 R R 5' 9" 196 Jan 21, 1960 2 19 17 19 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 14 20 1 1 1 0.2
Amos Otis 36 R R 5' 11" 165 Apr 26, 1947 16 98 96 98 96 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 55 41 96 1 2 0 -0.2 $637,500
Cliff Pastornicky 24 R R 5' 10" 170 Nov 18, 1958 1st 10 9 10 10 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4
Gaylord Perry HOF 44 R R 6' 4" 205 Sep 15, 1938 22 14 14 0 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5
Greg Pryor 33 R R 6' 0" 180 Oct 2, 1949 7 68 33 68 68 0 0 7 3 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 -0.3
Dan Quisenberry 30 R R 6' 2" 170 Feb 7, 1953 5 69 0 0 69 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.5 $700,000 All-Star
Eric Rasmussen 31 R R 6' 3" 205 Mar 22, 1952 8 11 9 0 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4
Steve Renko 38 R R 6' 5" 230 Dec 10, 1944 15 25 17 0 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 $350,000
Leon Roberts 32 R R 6' 3" 200 Jan 22, 1951 10 84 59 84 76 0 0 1 0 0 0 41 3 34 78 1 16 1 0.5
Pat Sheridan 25 L R 6' 3" 175 Dec 4, 1957 2 109 81 109 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 36 48 111 0 22 1 1.2
Joe Simpson 31 L L 6' 3" 175 Dec 31, 1951 9 91 30 89 86 2 0 54 0 0 0 5 17 18 40 1 2 26 -0.7
Don Slaught 24 R R 6' 1" 190 Sep 11, 1958 2 83 75 83 80 0 80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 1.2
Paul Splittorff 36 L L 6' 3" 205 Oct 8, 1946 14 27 27 0 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Bob Tufts 27 L L 6' 5" 215 Nov 2, 1955 3 6 0 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
U.L. Washington 29 B R 5' 11" 175 Oct 27, 1953 7 144 139 144 140 0 0 0 0 0 140 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 1.1
John Wathan 33 R R 6' 2" 205 Oct 4, 1949 8 128 119 128 128 0 92 36 0 0 0 3 0 8 11 0 6 2 -0.2
Frank White 32 R R 5' 11" 165 Sep 4, 1950 11 146 142 146 145 0 0 0 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.6
Frank Wills 24 R R 6' 2" 200 Oct 26, 1958 1st 6 4 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4
Willie Wilson 27 B R 6' 3" 190 Jul 9, 1955 8 137 132 137 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 64 75 0 139 0 3 1 1.6 All-Star
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.

1982 / 1984 Roster (40-man)