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1984 Kansas City Royals

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1983 / 1985

84-78, Finished 1st in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Dick Howser (84-78)
GM: John Schuerholz, Scouting Dir: Dick Balderson
Scored 673 runs, Allowed 686 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 80-82

Ballparks: Royals Stadium · Attendance: 1,810,018 (7th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 100 · one-year: Batting - 99, Pitching - 99

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1983 / 1985 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
Tucker Ashford 29 R R 6' 1" 195 Dec 4, 1954 7 9 4 9 9 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Steve Balboni 27 R R 6' 3" 225 Jan 16, 1957 4 126 124 126 125 0 0 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.1
Joe Beckwith 29 L R 6' 3" 200 Jan 28, 1955 5 49 1 0 49 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.4
Buddy Biancalana 24 B R 5' 11" 160 Feb 2, 1960 3 66 42 66 62 0 0 0 29 0 33 0 0 0 0 3 2 9 -0.3
Buddy Black 27 L L 6' 2" 180 Jun 30, 1957 4 35 35 0 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.7
George Brett HOF 31 L R 6' 0" 185 May 15, 1953 12 104 101 104 101 0 0 0 0 101 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.8 $1,000,000 All-Star
Onix Concepcion 26 R R 5' 6" 160 Oct 5, 1957 5 90 83 90 89 0 0 0 6 2 85 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2.2
Butch Davis 26 R R 6' 0" 185 Jun 19, 1958 2 41 30 41 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 1 1 36 2 5 2 -1.1
Bucky Dent 32 R R 5' 9" 170 Nov 25, 1951 12 11 3 11 11 0 0 0 0 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -0.0
Mark Gubicza 21 R R 6' 6" 215 Aug 14, 1962 1st 29 29 0 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.7
Larry Gura 36 B L 6' 0" 170 Nov 26, 1947 15 31 25 0 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.8
Mark Huismann 26 R R 6' 3" 195 May 11, 1958 2 38 0 0 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Dane Iorg 34 L R 6' 0" 180 May 11, 1950 8 78 61 78 63 0 0 43 0 1 0 18 0 4 22 4 15 0 -0.2
Danny Jackson 22 R L 6' 0" 205 Jan 5, 1962 2 15 11 0 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Lynn Jones 31 R R 5' 9" 175 Jan 1, 1953 6 47 24 47 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 7 29 49 0 9 3 -0.2
Mike Jones 24 L L 6' 6" 215 Jul 30, 1959 3 23 12 0 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Dave Leeper 24 L L 5' 11" 170 Oct 30, 1959 1st 4 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 1 1 -0.2
Charlie Leibrandt 27 R L 6' 3" 195 Oct 4, 1956 5 23 23 0 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.6
Hal McRae 38 R R 5' 11" 180 Jul 10, 1945 16 106 81 106 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 94 25 0 0.4 $600,000
Darryl Motley 24 R R 5' 9" 196 Jan 21, 1960 3 146 127 146 139 0 0 0 0 0 0 105 3 45 153 0 11 1 2.7
Jorge Orta 33 L R 5' 10" 170 Nov 26, 1950 13 122 103 122 27 0 0 0 1 0 0 14 0 12 26 83 18 0 1.7 $250,000
Greg Pryor 34 R R 6' 0" 180 Oct 2, 1949 8 123 72 123 120 0 0 2 22 107 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 9 0.6
Luis Pujols 28 R R 6' 2" 175 Nov 18, 1955 8 4 1 4 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.0
Dan Quisenberry 31 R R 6' 2" 170 Feb 7, 1953 6 72 0 0 72 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.4 $750,000 All-Star
Leon Roberts 33 R R 6' 3" 200 Jan 22, 1951 11 29 10 28 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 7 17 3 14 1 -0.0
Bret Saberhagen 20 R R 6' 1" 160 Apr 11, 1964 1st 39 18 1 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.5
Orlando Sanchez 27 L R 6' 1" 195 Sep 7, 1956 4 10 0 10 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 -0.1
Jim Scranton 24 R R 6' 0" 175 Apr 5, 1960 1st 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.0
Pat Sheridan 26 L R 6' 3" 175 Dec 4, 1957 3 138 120 138 134 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 101 136 0 10 0 1.8
Don Slaught 25 R R 6' 1" 190 Sep 11, 1958 3 124 112 124 123 0 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 1.2
Paul Splittorff 37 L L 6' 3" 205 Oct 8, 1946 15 12 3 0 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.0
U.L. Washington 30 B R 5' 11" 175 Oct 27, 1953 8 63 54 63 61 0 0 0 0 0 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.2
John Wathan 34 R R 6' 2" 205 Oct 4, 1949 9 97 51 97 90 0 58 34 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 4 13 -0.9
Frank White 33 R R 5' 11" 165 Sep 4, 1950 12 129 126 129 129 0 0 0 129 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.1
Frank Wills 25 R R 6' 2" 200 Oct 26, 1958 2 10 5 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0
Willie Wilson 28 B R 6' 3" 190 Jul 9, 1955 9 128 128 128 128 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 128 0 128 0 0 0 4.2
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.

1983 / 1985 Roster (40-man)