Robert Kevin Appier
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 195 lb.
- School Antelope Valley Junior College
- High School Antelope Valley High School
- Debut June 4, 1989
- Final Game April 23, 2004
- Born December 6, 1967 in Lancaster, CA USA
He set a Kansas City Royals record in 1993 for most consecutive scoreless innings (33). That year, he won six games in a row twice. With his motion being described as "herky-jerky", Appier had an 11-2 record by late June 1995. He threw a fastball, splitter and slider. On April 26, 1995, Kevin was pulled from a game by manager Bob Boone, despite the fact that he was throwing a no-hitter. After the game, Boone stated that since it was Opening Day, he had no interest in letting his pitcher throw too many pitches.
In 2011, Kevin was inducted into the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame. In 13 seasons with the Royals (two stints comprising his first 11 seasons and parts of his final 2 seasons), he was 115-92 with a 3.49 ERA and 1,458 strikeouts in 287 games (275 starts); good for 47.1 bWAR.
- 1990 Topps All-Star Rookie Team
- AL All-Star (1995)
- AL ERA Leader (1993)
- 15 Wins Seasons: 5 (1992, 1993, 1995, 1999 & 2000)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 8 (1991-1993, 1995-1997, 1999 & 2001)
- 200 Strikeouts Seasons: 1 (1996)
- Won a World Series with the Anaheim Angels in 2002