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1986 Kansas City Royals

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1985 / 1987

76-86, Finished 3rd in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Dick Howser (40-48) and Mike Ferraro (36-38)
GM: John Schuerholz
Scored 654 runs, Allowed 673 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 79-83

Ballparks: Royals Stadium · Attendance: 2,320,794 (3rd of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 101, Pitching - 101 · one-year: Batting - 99, Pitching - 99

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1985 / 1987 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 29 R R 6' 3" 225 Jan 16, 1957 6 138 136 138 137 0 0 137 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -0.5 $525,000
Scott Bankhead 22 R R 5' 10" 175 Jul 31, 1963 1st 24 17 0 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.7 $60,000
Terry Bell 23 R R 6' 0" 195 Oct 27, 1962 1st 8 0 8 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Buddy Biancalana 26 B R 5' 11" 160 Feb 2, 1960 5 100 67 100 99 0 0 0 12 0 89 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 -0.2 $165,000
Bud Black 29 L L 6' 2" 180 Jun 30, 1957 6 56 4 0 56 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 $645,000
George Brett HOF 33 L R 6' 0" 185 May 15, 1953 14 124 122 124 115 0 0 0 0 115 2 0 0 0 0 7 2 0 3.9 $1,471,429 All-Star
Mike Brewer 26 R R 6' 5" 190 Oct 24, 1959 1st 12 4 12 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 9 1 2 1 -0.2
David Cone 23 L R 6' 1" 180 Jan 2, 1963 1st 11 0 0 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1 $60,000
Steve Farr 29 R R 5' 10" 198 Dec 12, 1956 3 56 0 0 56 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.5 $85,000
Mark Gubicza 23 R R 6' 6" 215 Aug 14, 1962 3 35 24 0 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.4 $250,000
Alan Hargesheimer 31 R R 6' 3" 195 Nov 21, 1954 4 5 1 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1 $67,000
Mark Huismann 28 R R 6' 3" 195 May 11, 1958 4 10 0 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 $100,000
Bo Jackson 23 R R 6' 1" 220 Nov 30, 1962 1st 25 22 25 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 23 1 2 0 -0.8
Danny Jackson 24 R L 6' 0" 205 Jan 5, 1962 4 32 27 0 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.3 $175,000
Rondin Johnson 27 B R 5' 10" 160 Dec 16, 1958 1st 11 8 11 11 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1
Lynn Jones 33 R R 5' 9" 175 Jan 1, 1953 8 67 10 67 63 0 0 0 1 0 0 37 8 19 64 3 3 4 -0.8 $185,000
Mike Kingery 25 L L 6' 0" 180 Mar 29, 1961 1st 62 53 62 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 13 51 65 0 6 0 -0.3 $60,000
Rudy Law 29 L L 6' 1" 165 Oct 7, 1956 7 87 75 87 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 54 3 36 93 2 11 0 0.4 $360,000
Charlie Leibrandt 29 R L 6' 3" 195 Oct 4, 1956 7 35 34 0 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.3 $770,000
Dennis Leonard 35 R R 6' 1" 190 May 18, 1951 12 33 30 0 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.4 $883,333
Hal McRae 40 R R 5' 11" 180 Jul 10, 1945 18 112 58 112 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 75 54 0 -0.5 $650,000
Darryl Motley 26 R R 5' 9" 196 Jan 21, 1960 5 72 55 72 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 62 66 2 12 1 -1.5
Jorge Orta 35 L R 5' 10" 170 Nov 26, 1950 15 106 83 106 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 87 22 1 0.2 $450,000
Bill Pecota 26 R R 6' 2" 195 Feb 16, 1960 1st 12 9 12 12 0 0 0 0 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.3
Greg Pryor 36 R R 6' 0" 180 Oct 2, 1949 10 63 30 63 61 0 0 1 12 35 18 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 -0.7 $293,808
Jamie Quirk 31 L R 6' 4" 190 Oct 22, 1954 12 80 56 80 66 0 41 6 0 24 0 1 0 0 1 0 20 0 0.6 $150,000
Dan Quisenberry 33 R R 6' 2" 170 Feb 7, 1953 8 62 0 0 62 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.8 $925,000
Bret Saberhagen 22 R R 6' 1" 160 Apr 11, 1964 3 30 25 0 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 $925,000
Angel Salazar 24 R R 6' 0" 180 Nov 4, 1961 3 117 98 117 116 0 0 0 1 0 115 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 1.4 $75,000
Kevin Seitzer 24 R R 5' 11" 180 Mar 26, 1962 1st 28 27 28 28 0 0 22 0 3 0 5 0 0 5 0 1 0 1.0
Steve Shields 27 R R 6' 5" 220 Nov 30, 1958 2 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Lonnie Smith 30 R R 5' 9" 170 Dec 22, 1955 9 134 128 134 118 0 0 0 0 0 0 118 0 0 118 10 4 2 2.2 $1,000,000
Jim Sundberg 35 R R 6' 0" 190 May 18, 1951 13 140 124 140 134 0 134 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 1.1 $653,128
Dwight Taylor 26 L L 5' 9" 166 Mar 24, 1960 1st 4 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 3 -0.1
Frank White 35 R R 5' 11" 165 Sep 4, 1950 14 151 144 151 151 0 0 0 151 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 4.0 $485,000 All-Star
Willie Wilson 30 B R 6' 3" 190 Jul 9, 1955 11 156 149 156 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 155 0 155 0 6 0 1.9 $1,175,000
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.

1985 / 1987 Roster (40-man)