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1987 Kansas City Royals

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1986 / 1988

83-79, Finished 2nd in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Billy Gardner (62-64) and John Wathan (21-15)
GM: John Schuerholz, Scouting Dir: Art Stewart
Scored 715 runs, Allowed 691 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 84-78

Ballparks: Royals Stadium · Attendance: 2,392,471 (4th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 102, Pitching - 102 · one-year: Batting - 104, Pitching - 104

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1986 / 1988 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
Rick Anderson 30 R R 6' 0" 175 Nov 29, 1956 2 6 2 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.9
Steve Balboni 30 R R 6' 3" 225 Jan 16, 1957 7 121 104 121 55 0 0 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 52 16 1 -0.9 $625,000
Juan Beniquez 37 R R 5' 11" 150 May 13, 1950 16 57 40 57 34 0 0 6 0 6 0 17 2 4 23 15 9 2 -1.6
Buddy Biancalana 27 B R 5' 11" 160 Feb 2, 1960 6 37 12 37 34 0 0 0 12 0 22 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 -0.4
Buddy Black 30 L L 6' 2" 180 Jun 30, 1957 7 29 18 0 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 $600,000
Thad Bosley 30 L L 6' 3" 175 Sep 17, 1956 11 80 24 80 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 14 28 13 49 1 -0.2 $457,500
George Brett HOF 34 L R 6' 0" 185 May 15, 1953 15 115 115 115 94 0 0 83 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 0 2.7 $2,055,000 All-Star
John Davis 24 R R 6' 7" 215 Jan 5, 1963 1st 27 0 0 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.8 $62,500
Jim Eisenreich 28 L L 5' 11" 180 Apr 18, 1959 4 44 25 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 19 0 0.0 $72,500
Steve Farr 30 R R 5' 10" 198 Dec 12, 1956 4 47 0 0 47 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.9
Gene Garber 39 R R 5' 10" 175 Nov 13, 1947 18 13 0 0 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5
Jerry Don Gleaton 29 L L 6' 3" 205 Sep 14, 1957 7 48 0 0 48 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 $95,000
Mark Gubicza 24 R R 6' 6" 215 Aug 14, 1962 4 35 35 0 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 $450,000
Dave Gumpert 29 R R 6' 1" 190 May 5, 1958 5 8 0 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Ed Hearn 26 R R 6' 3" 215 Aug 23, 1960 2 6 5 6 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.2 $76,000
Bo Jackson 24 R R 6' 1" 220 Nov 30, 1962 2 116 108 116 113 0 0 0 0 0 0 95 21 3 119 1 3 4 -0.1 $330,000
Danny Jackson 25 R L 6' 0" 205 Jan 5, 1962 5 36 34 0 35 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.7 $225,000
Ross Jones 27 R R 6' 2" 185 Jan 14, 1960 3 39 36 39 39 0 0 0 3 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 $65,000
Charlie Leibrandt 30 R L 6' 3" 195 Oct 4, 1956 8 35 35 0 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.1 $850,000
Mike Macfarlane 23 R R 6' 1" 200 Apr 12, 1964 1st 8 7 8 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Scotti Madison 27 B R 5' 11" 185 Sep 12, 1959 3 7 4 7 6 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.2
Hal McRae 41 R R 5' 11" 180 Jul 10, 1945 19 18 6 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 12 0 0.2 $110,000
Jorge Orta 36 L R 5' 10" 170 Nov 26, 1950 16 21 11 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 10 0 -0.3 $125,000
Larry Owen 32 R R 5' 11" 185 May 31, 1955 5 76 59 76 76 0 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 $100,000
Bill Pecota 27 R R 6' 2" 195 Feb 16, 1960 2 66 39 66 62 0 0 0 15 17 36 0 0 0 0 1 8 5 1.0 $62,500
Melido Perez 21 R R 6' 4" 180 Feb 15, 1966 1st 3 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4
Jamie Quirk 32 L R 6' 4" 190 Oct 22, 1954 13 109 88 109 108 0 108 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 -0.2 $200,000
Dan Quisenberry 34 R R 6' 2" 170 Feb 7, 1953 9 47 0 0 47 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.8 $1,262,350
Bret Saberhagen 23 R R 6' 1" 160 Apr 11, 1964 4 33 33 0 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.0 $740,000 All-Star
Angel Salazar 25 R R 6' 0" 180 Nov 4, 1961 4 116 94 116 116 0 0 0 0 0 116 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -0.6 $100,000
Kevin Seitzer 25 R R 5' 11" 180 Mar 26, 1962 2 161 161 161 160 0 0 24 0 141 0 3 0 0 3 1 0 0 5.5 $62,500 All-Star
Bob Shirley 33 R L 5' 11" 180 Jun 25, 1954 11 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Lonnie Smith 31 R R 5' 9" 170 Dec 22, 1955 10 48 45 48 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 0 0 32 15 1 2 -0.2 $500,000
Bob Stoddard 30 R R 6' 1" 190 Mar 8, 1957 7 17 2 0 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 $65,000
Danny Tartabull 24 R R 6' 1" 185 Oct 30, 1962 4 158 155 158 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 149 149 6 3 0 2.2 $145,000
Gary Thurman 22 R R 5' 10" 170 Nov 12, 1964 1st 27 25 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 6 0 28 0 0 0 0.3 $62,500
Frank White 36 R R 5' 11" 165 Sep 4, 1950 15 154 151 154 152 0 0 0 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.8 $875,000
Willie Wilson 31 B R 6' 3" 190 Jul 9, 1955 12 146 144 146 143 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 143 0 143 2 1 1 1.8 $1,389,706
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.

1986 / 1988 Roster (40-man)