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1985 Kansas City Royals

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1984 / 1986

91-71, Finished 1st in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Dick Howser (91-71)
GM: John Schuerholz, Scouting Dir: Art Stewart
Scored 687 runs, Allowed 639 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 86-76

Ballparks: Royals Stadium · Attendance: 2,162,717 (5th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 99, Pitching - 99 · one-year: Batting - 101, Pitching - 101


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1984 / 1986 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
Steve Balboni 28 R R 6' 3" 225 Jan 16, 1957 5 160 159 160 160 0 0 160 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.1 $205,000
Joe Beckwith 30 L R 6' 3" 200 Jan 28, 1955 6 49 0 0 49 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 $358,000
Buddy Biancalana 25 B R 5' 11" 160 Feb 2, 1960 4 81 48 81 78 0 0 0 4 0 74 0 0 0 0 2 0 9 -0.1
Bud Black 28 L L 6' 2" 180 Jun 30, 1957 5 33 33 0 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.6 $465,000
George Brett HOF 32 L R 6' 0" 185 May 15, 1953 13 155 153 155 152 0 0 0 0 152 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 8.3 $1,000,000 All-Star
Onix Concepcion 27 R R 5' 6" 160 Oct 5, 1957 6 131 109 131 130 0 0 0 2 0 128 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 -0.8 $250,000
Steve Farr 28 R R 5' 10" 198 Dec 12, 1956 2 16 3 0 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6
Tony Ferreira 22 L L 6' 1" 160 Oct 4, 1962 1st 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Mark Gubicza 22 R R 6' 6" 215 Aug 14, 1962 2 29 28 0 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.3 $115,000
Larry Gura 37 B L 6' 0" 170 Nov 26, 1947 16 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4
Bob Hegman 27 R R 6' 1" 180 Feb 26, 1958 1st 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0
Mark Huismann 27 R R 6' 3" 195 May 11, 1958 3 9 0 0 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6
Dane Iorg 35 L R 6' 0" 180 May 11, 1950 9 64 33 64 35 0 0 2 0 1 0 13 0 19 32 2 30 0 -0.3 $241,667
Danny Jackson 23 R L 6' 0" 205 Jan 5, 1962 3 32 32 0 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.6 $95,000
Lynn Jones 32 R R 5' 9" 175 Jan 1, 1953 7 110 28 110 101 0 0 0 0 0 0 58 21 32 111 2 17 7 -1.0 $202,500
Mike Jones 25 L L 6' 6" 215 Jul 30, 1959 4 33 1 0 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2 $100,000
Mike LaCoss 29 R R 6' 5" 185 May 30, 1956 8 21 0 0 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Dave Leeper 25 L L 5' 11" 170 Oct 30, 1959 2 15 7 15 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 8 0 8 0 -1.0
Charlie Leibrandt 28 R L 6' 3" 195 Oct 4, 1956 6 33 33 0 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.7 $225,000
Dennis Leonard 34 R R 6' 1" 190 May 18, 1951 11 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 $871,429
Hal McRae 39 R R 5' 11" 180 Jul 10, 1945 17 112 82 112 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 105 30 0 0.7 $800,000
Omar Moreno 32 L L 6' 2" 180 Oct 24, 1952 11 24 16 24 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 8 21 0 6 0 0.0
Darryl Motley 25 R R 5' 9" 196 Jan 21, 1960 4 123 98 123 114 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 0 76 120 6 12 2 -0.5 $155,500
Jorge Orta 34 L R 5' 10" 170 Nov 26, 1950 14 110 74 110 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 85 36 0 -0.3 $450,000
Greg Pryor 35 R R 6' 0" 180 Oct 2, 1949 9 63 28 63 57 0 0 1 21 25 13 0 0 0 0 1 8 1 -0.6 $316,667
Jamie Quirk 30 L R 6' 4" 190 Oct 22, 1954 11 19 15 19 17 0 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0.2
Dan Quisenberry 32 R R 6' 2" 170 Feb 7, 1953 7 84 0 0 84 84 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.4 $975,000
Bret Saberhagen 21 R R 6' 1" 160 Apr 11, 1964 2 32 32 0 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.3 $150,000
Jim Scranton 25 R R 6' 0" 175 Apr 5, 1960 2 6 1 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Pat Sheridan 27 L R 6' 3" 175 Dec 4, 1957 4 78 53 78 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 69 69 1 12 3 0.3 $175,000
Lonnie Smith 29 R R 5' 9" 170 Dec 22, 1955 8 120 119 120 119 0 0 0 0 0 0 119 0 0 119 0 1 0 1.2
Jim Sundberg 34 R R 6' 0" 190 May 18, 1951 12 115 107 115 112 0 112 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1.0 $608,333
John Wathan 35 R R 6' 2" 205 Oct 4, 1949 10 60 41 60 54 0 49 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 9 0.7 $425,000
Frank White 34 R R 5' 11" 165 Sep 4, 1950 13 149 147 149 149 0 0 0 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2.5 $545,000
Willie Wilson 29 B R 6' 3" 190 Jul 9, 1955 10 141 140 141 140 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 140 0 140 0 0 1 2.1 $843,750
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.

1984 / 1986 Roster (40-man)