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1988 Kansas City Royals

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1987 / 1989

84-77, Finished 3rd in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: John Wathan (84-77)
GM: John Schuerholz, Scouting Dir: Art Stewart
Scored 704 runs, Allowed 648 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 87-74

Ballparks: Royals Stadium · Attendance: 2,350,181 (5th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 101, Pitching - 101 · one-year: Batting - 103, Pitching - 103

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1987 / 1989 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
Rick Anderson 31 R R 6' 0" 175 Nov 29, 1956 3 7 3 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Luis Aquino 24 R R 6' 0" 155 May 19, 1964 2 7 5 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Steve Balboni 31 R R 6' 3" 225 Jan 16, 1957 8 21 16 21 13 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 -0.9 $350,000
Floyd Bannister 33 L L 6' 1" 190 Jun 10, 1955 12 31 31 0 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 $900,000
Buddy Black 31 L L 6' 2" 180 Jun 30, 1957 8 17 0 0 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 $635,000
Thad Bosley 31 L L 6' 3" 175 Sep 17, 1956 12 15 4 15 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 6 4 8 0 -0.2 $400,000
George Brett HOF 35 L R 6' 0" 185 May 15, 1953 16 157 157 157 124 0 0 124 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 33 0 0 5.2 $2,305,000 All-Star
Bill Buckner 38 L L 6' 0" 185 Dec 14, 1949 20 89 59 89 21 0 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 28 0 -1.0
Nick Capra 30 R R 5' 8" 165 Mar 8, 1958 4 14 6 14 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 2 11 1 1 5 -0.4
Jose de Jesus 23 R R 6' 5" 175 Jan 6, 1965 1st 2 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5
Luis de los Santos 21 R R 6' 5" 205 Dec 29, 1966 1st 11 6 11 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 -0.3
Jim Eisenreich 29 L L 5' 11" 180 Apr 18, 1959 5 82 45 82 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 15 21 66 13 10 6 -0.5 $90,000
Steve Farr 31 R R 5' 10" 198 Dec 12, 1956 5 62 1 0 62 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.8 $225,000
Gene Garber 40 R R 5' 10" 175 Nov 13, 1947 19 26 0 0 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 $500,000
Jerry Don Gleaton 30 L L 6' 3" 205 Sep 14, 1957 8 42 0 0 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 $120,000
Tom Gordon 20 R R 5' 9" 160 Nov 18, 1967 1st 5 2 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Mark Gubicza 25 R R 6' 6" 215 Aug 14, 1962 5 35 35 0 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.8 $635,000 All-Star
Ed Hearn 27 R R 6' 3" 215 Aug 23, 1960 3 7 4 7 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 -0.2 $80,000
Bo Jackson 25 R R 6' 1" 220 Nov 30, 1962 3 124 120 124 121 0 0 0 0 0 0 103 5 15 123 2 1 0 1.7 $383,000
Mark Lee 23 L L 6' 3" 198 Jul 20, 1964 1st 4 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Charlie Leibrandt 31 R L 6' 3" 195 Oct 4, 1956 9 35 35 0 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.2 $1,250,000
Mike Macfarlane 24 R R 6' 1" 200 Apr 12, 1964 2 70 63 70 67 0 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0.4 $62,500
Scotti Madison 28 B R 5' 11" 185 Sep 12, 1959 4 16 7 16 8 0 4 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 4 6 1 -0.1 $65,000
Jeff Montgomery 26 R R 5' 11" 170 Jan 7, 1962 2 45 0 1 45 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 $63,500
Dave Owen 30 B R 6' 2" 170 Apr 25, 1958 4 7 2 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Larry Owen 33 R R 5' 11" 185 May 31, 1955 6 37 31 37 37 0 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 $110,000
Rey Palacios 25 R R 5' 10" 190 Nov 8, 1962 1st 5 2 5 4 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 -0.2
Bill Pecota 28 R R 6' 2" 195 Feb 16, 1960 3 90 49 90 80 0 1 11 3 21 41 3 0 6 9 4 3 19 0.6 $65,000
Ted Power 33 R R 6' 4" 215 Jan 31, 1955 8 22 12 0 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.6 $575,000
Jamie Quirk 33 L R 6' 4" 190 Oct 22, 1954 14 84 60 84 81 0 79 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0.9 $335,000
Dan Quisenberry 35 R R 6' 2" 170 Feb 7, 1953 10 20 0 0 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 $1,562,350
Bret Saberhagen 24 R R 6' 1" 160 Apr 11, 1964 5 35 35 0 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.8 $1,100,000
Israel Sanchez 24 L L 5' 9" 170 Aug 20, 1963 1st 19 1 0 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Kevin Seitzer 26 R R 5' 11" 180 Mar 26, 1962 3 149 148 149 147 0 0 0 0 147 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 4.2 $175,000
Kurt Stillwell 23 B R 5' 11" 165 Jun 4, 1965 3 128 121 128 124 0 0 0 0 0 124 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 2.7 $137,500 All-Star
Pat Tabler 30 R R 6' 3" 175 Feb 2, 1958 8 89 80 89 42 0 0 7 0 1 0 28 0 9 37 40 8 0 0.9
Danny Tartabull 25 R R 6' 1" 185 Oct 30, 1962 5 146 142 146 130 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 130 130 13 4 0 3.3 $330,000
Gary Thurman 23 R R 5' 10" 170 Nov 12, 1964 2 35 17 35 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 11 0 33 1 1 8 -0.7 $62,500
Brad Wellman 28 R R 6' 0" 170 Aug 17, 1959 7 71 27 71 60 0 0 0 46 4 15 0 0 0 0 3 2 14 0.3 $125,000
Frank White 37 R R 5' 11" 165 Sep 4, 1950 16 150 142 150 148 0 0 0 148 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 1 0.5 $825,000
Willie Wilson 32 B R 6' 3" 190 Jul 9, 1955 13 147 141 147 142 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 142 0 142 0 4 1 0.3 $1,383,712
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.

1987 / 1989 Roster (40-man)