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1977 Kansas City Royals  (1976)  (1978)
111-51, 1st in AL Western Division
Scored 928 runs, Allowed 656 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 108-54
Defensive Efficiency Rating: .689
Park Factor: Batting - 99 / Pitching - 98 (over 100 favors batters)
Pyth2 W-L: 98-64   (What is this?)

Actual W-L record in MLB: 102-60
Manager(s): Gary Dewing

Team Batting (ordered by runs created)    Glossary        Team Schedule and Splits            Photos Batting Splits     Pitching Splits
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 Pos Player               Ag   G   AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS  BB   SO    BA   OBP   SLG   RC  RC/27  Defense  Diff
+---+--------------------+--+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+---------+----+
 3B *George Brett         24  151  618  109  187  34   9  26  113   3   2   41   33  .303  .345  .513  109   6.6  3e25      -47  
 DH  Hal McRae            31  158  589   88  174  53   8  20  112   6   2   49   40  .295  .362  .514  108   6.7             -4  
 OF  Al Cowens            25  162  655  101  188  27   8  24  106   6   3   32   79  .287  .330  .463   97   5.3  1(-4)e6   -93  
 OF  Amos Otis            30  148  506  103  134  26   9  18   75  24   6   92   89  .265  .375  .458   93   6.3  1(-4)e4    58  
 C  *Darrell Porter       25  138  451   82  137  28   2  18   76   4   1   58   71  .304  .381  .494   88   7.3  3(-1)e10   71  
 SS #Larry Bowa           31  157  676   97  203  13   7   2   60  44  10   30   39  .300  .328  .349   83   4.5  1e14       24  
 1B *Ron Fairly           38  115  385   70  104  17   7  25   76   0   0   51   64  .270  .351  .545   77   6.9  3e22       70  
 OF *Bake McBride         28   95  336   68   94  21   4  12   59  37  12   21   36  .280  .325  .473   49   4.9  2(+1)e4   -86  
 2B  Frank White          26  142  484   68  121  17   3   5   56  33   9   22   70  .250  .285  .329   48   3.2  1e10      -12  
 OF *Lou Brock            38   71  276   50   87  14   7   1   31  16   8   18   37  .315  .362  .428   40   5.3  4(+1)e16  119  
 C   John Wathan          27   40  122   16   44   8   5   3   25   2   0    7   11  .361  .395  .582   27   9.4  4(+2)e1   160  
 1B  Earl Williams        28   72  244   26   63  12   0   7   37   1   0   12   40  .258  .304  .393   27   3.8  4e11       19  
 OF  Joe Zdeb             24   37  132   14   41   6   0   0   16   1   0   14   18  .311  .377  .356   18   4.9  2(+1)e10   13  
 UT  Ted Martinez         29   24   92   12   28   3   1   0   13   4   0    2   14  .304  .316  .359   11   4.5            -14  
 2B #Larry Lintz          27   24   38   10    5   1   0   0    5   9   4   14   14  .132  .365  .158    4   3.0  3e7        23  
 OF #Willie Wilson        21   28   33   10   10   3   0   0    4  16   8    1    8  .303  .324  .394    1   1.0  1(+1)e14   -8  
 OF *Tom Shopay           32   12   11    1    3   2   0   0    2   0   1    0    2  .273  .273  .455    0   2.5  2(-1)e4   179  
 1B *Willie Aikens        22    2    1    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000  .000  .000    0    .0  4e30     -519  
 PR  Randy Elliott        26    1    0    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000  .000  .000    0     ?           -682  
 PR #Matt Alexander       30    8    0    3    0   0   0   0    0   6   1    0    0  .000  .000  .000    0    .0           -566  
+---+--------------------+--+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+---------+----+
             Average age: 28                                                                           887                    7

     * - bats left-handed, # - switch hits, otherwise bats right-handed

Team Pitching   Glossary
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     Player               Ag  W   L   Pct   G   GS  CG  GF  SV  BS SHO   IP     H    R   ER   HR  BB   SO   ERA   RC  RC/27  OPS
+---+--------------------+--+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+-----+----+-----+----+
  P  Dennis Leonard       26  27   7  .794  37  37  15   0   0   0   1  292.2  283  139  123  24  102  229  3.78  133   4.1   54  
  P *Paul Splittorff      30  18  11  .621  33  33   7   0   0   0   4  236.0  250   94   87  13   92  109  3.32  112   4.4  -45  
  P  Paul Hartzell        23  16   8  .667  28  27   8   1   1   0   3  198.2  206   89   70  15   37  104  3.17   84   3.7  -41  
  P *Andy Hassler         25  11   7  .611  28  23   2   5   0   1   1  153.2  182   83   68   7   67   81  3.98   87   5.2   -3  
  P  Mark Lemongello      21  10   6  .625  21  21   5   0   0   0   1  159.2  173   71   64  14   34   51  3.61   76   4.3  -47  
  P  Doug Bird            27   8   3  .727  34   5   0  15   2   3   0   80.1   88   46   40   8   27   56  4.48   45   5.1  -10  
  P *Larry Gura           29   5   2  .714  25   6   0  11   5   2   0   79.0   67   24   20   7   17   39  2.28   24   2.7 -124  
  P  Mark Fidrych         22   5   4  .556  10  10   6   0   0   0   1   80.1   81   30   27   1   12   56  3.02   28   3.2  -36  
  P *Steve Mingori        33   4   0 1.000  37   0   0  26  14   1   0   44.1   35   10   10   2   11   20  2.03   10   2.1 -109  
  P *Tug McGraw           32   4   1  .800  43   0   0  41  25   4   0   56.0   63   31   31   9   13   37  4.98   33   5.4  160  
  P  Mark Littell         24   2   0 1.000   2   0   0   2   0   1   0    4.0    3    0    0   0    0    2  0.00    0   1.0 -191  
  P  Bruce Dal Canton     35   1   1  .500  13   0   0   7   3   1   0   20.0   20   13   13   0   17    4  5.85   11   5.2   78  
  P  Rick Baldwin         24   0   1  .000  23   0   0  11   4   2   0   45.1   55   26   20   5   22   20  3.97   28   5.6   62  
+---+--------------------+--+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+-----+----+-----+----+
             Average age: 26                                                                                      677        -10

     * - throws left-handed, otherwise throws right-handed


Team Fielding   (completed seasons only)
 An asterisk after a player's name means his fielding stats are for multiple teams.

 Catchers              Inn  GS  G   PO    A   E   DP   FP  OSB OCS
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---
 Darrell Porter       1129 125 136  703   30   9   8  .988  31  10
 John Wathan           274  31  35  173    8   3   2  .984  19   6
 Earl Williams          47   6   7   29    2   0   0 1.000   4   1
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---

First Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Ron Fairly 930 109 114 915 78 12 102 .988 9.61 Earl Williams 494 51 64 467 44 1 64 .998 9.31 John Wathan 21 2 5 22 0 1 2 .957 9.43 Willie Aikens 5 0 2 3 0 0 1 1.000 5.40 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Second Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Frank White 1248 139 142 390 408 9 131 .989 5.75 Larry Lintz 132 15 15 38 38 0 9 1.000 5.18 Ted Martinez 70 8 8 18 30 1 3 .980 6.17 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Third Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- George Brett 1295 144 146 125 220 25 30 .932 2.40 Ted Martinez 93 11 11 8 14 2 4 .917 2.13 Joe Zdeb 62 7 7 5 5 0 1 1.000 1.45 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Shortstop Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Larry Bowa 1391 155 157 273 558 10 117 .988 5.38 George Brett 36 4 4 8 14 2 2 .917 5.50 Ted Martinez 22 3 3 6 14 1 3 .952 8.18 Matt Alexander 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1.000 9.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

 Left Field            Inn  GS  G   PO    A   E   DP   FP    RF
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----
 Bake McBride          599  65  71  127    7   2   2  .985  2.01
 Lou Brock             527  63  63   86    4   8   0  .918  1.54
 Joe Zdeb              223  27  27   49    1   4   1  .926  2.02
 Willie Wilson          37   2  10    7    0   0   0 1.000  1.70
 Tom Shopay             28   1  11    5    0   0   0 1.000  1.61
 Hal McRae              27   3   3    5    0   1   0  .833  1.67
 Al Cowens               9   1   1    2    0   0   0 1.000  2.00
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Center Field Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Amos Otis 1286 143 145 410 25 5 4 .989 3.04 Bake McBride 95 11 11 42 0 1 0 .977 3.98 Willie Wilson 34 4 4 10 1 0 0 1.000 2.91 Al Cowens 27 3 3 10 1 1 1 .917 3.67 Tom Shopay 8 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.12 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Right Field Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Al Cowens 1414 158 158 317 17 6 3 .982 2.13 Bake McBride 27 3 3 13 1 0 0 1.000 4.67 Lou Brock 9 1 1 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

1977 Draft


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