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1978 Kansas City Royals  (1977)  (1979)
88-74, 1st in AL Western Division
Scored 787 runs, Allowed 653 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 96-66
Defensive Efficiency Rating: .723
Park Factor: Batting - 103 / Pitching - 102 (over 100 favors batters)
Pyth2 W-L: 94-68   (What is this?)

Actual W-L record in MLB: 92-70
Manager(s): Gary Dewing (79-67), Rob Tomlinson (9-7)

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
+---+--------------------+--+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+---------+----+
 OF  Amos Otis            31  140  473   88  157  34   6  24   86  46  16   58   57  .332  .409  .581  115   9.1  2(-4)e3    86  
 3B *George Brett         25  134  520   86  161  54   5  16   82  39   7   37   28  .310  .350  .525  100   7.2  2e21       66  
 SS #Larry Bowa           32  156  690   98  200  30   5   5   52  39   7   18   38  .290  .306  .370   82   4.4  1e10      -13  
 OF  Al Cowens            26  141  527   71  159  25   8   8   75  26   6   26   62  .302  .345  .425   79   5.5  2(-4)e4    64  
 C  *Darrell Porter       26  154  569   60  138  35   1  18   93   4   1   69   85  .243  .324  .402   75   4.5  2(-1)e2   -76  
 1B *Clint Hurdle         20  139  463   56  130  28   5   9   56   2   5   56   89  .281  .356  .421   69   5.3  4e22       31  
 2B  Frank White          27  153  505   61  137  19   4  12   77  28  20   30   76  .271  .312  .396   62   4.1  1e19       -8  
 DH  Hal McRae            32  159  603   73  142  29   4  12   59  23  14   34   65  .235  .285  .357   60   3.3           -116  
 OF  Bobby Bonds          32  104  303   52   73   7   1  17   47  28  12   45   69  .241  .337  .439   46   5.0  2(-3)e11  -58  
 UT  Ron Jackson          25   79  247   38   76  14   9   4   26   4   2   16   24  .308  .361  .486   43   6.4             89  
 OF *Bake McBride         29  112  415   56   93  17   2   7   47  31  11   25   60  .224  .274  .325   37   2.9  2(+1)e1  -108  
 OF #Willie Wilson        22   63  140   25   31   5   0   0   16  53  14   17   26  .221  .306  .257   14   3.1  2(0)e11     6  
 OF  Joe Zdeb             25   11   28    3    9   2   0   0    3   0   0    3    7  .321  .375  .393    4   6.2  2(+1)e16  166  
 UT  John Wathan          28   38   69    4   14   1   0   1    6   1   1    2   10  .203  .222  .261    3   1.8           -232  
 2B  Jimmy Sexton         26    2    6    1    3   0   0   0    0   0   0    2    0  .500  .625  .500    2  19.8  4e71      554  
 2B #U L Washington       24    7   23    3    6   0   0   0    1   3   1    1    4  .261  .292  .261    1   2.3  4e12      -56  
 PR #Miguel Dilone        23   40   26   12    5   0   0   0    3  18  13    1    1  .192  .214  .192   -3  -2.8           -159  
+---+--------------------+--+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+---------+----+
             Average age: 27                                                                           797                   -9

     * - 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 *Larry Gura           30  22   7  .759  32  32  10   0   0   0   5  237.2  218   84   75  23   59   89  2.84  105   4.0   58  
  P  Dennis Leonard       27  19  16  .543  38  38  22   0   0   0   2  312.0  313  136  127  32   76  171  3.66  146   4.2  -12  
  P *Paul Splittorff      31  17  14  .548  35  35  14   0   0   0   2  271.0  265  122  107  28   53   73  3.55  125   4.1   13  
  P  Mark Lemongello      22  11   5  .688  21  20   7   1   0   0   0  149.0  138   73   66  12   62   51  3.99   71   4.3  -28  
  P  Rich Gale            24   8  11  .421  25  25   6   0   0   0   1  177.0  156   87   73   7  103   68  3.71   74   3.7  -36  
  P *Tug McGraw           33   5   8  .385  46   0   0  36  13  10   0   67.2   80   29   27   7   15   40  3.59   39   5.2   84  
  P  Doug Bird            28   3   3  .500  41   2   1  18   5   1   0   81.2   93   49   42  11   19   43  4.63   46   5.1   -6  
  P  Mark Fidrych         23   1   0 1.000   2   2   1   0   0   0   1   15.2   12    6    6   2    1    7  3.45    3   2.2    9  
  P *Steve Mingori        34   1   2  .333  14   0   0   8   4   4   0   17.1   16    6    6   1    4    4  3.12    6   3.1  -34  
  P  Paul Hartzell        24   1   6  .143  22   8   4  11   7   0   0   79.2   97   39   37   4   19   24  4.18   45   5.2   13  
  P  Randy McGilberry     24   0   0  .000  13   0   0   8   0   0   0   28.1   26   11   11   3   22   11  3.49   17   5.5    0  
  P  Rawly Eastwick       27   0   2  .000  16   0   0  15   3   0   0   21.1   24   11   11   3   10    5  4.64   13   5.8  155  
+---+--------------------+--+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+-----+----+-----+----+
             Average age: 27                                                                                      696          8

     * - 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       1348 153 154  636   70   6   5  .992  54  34
 John Wathan           110   9  21   45    5   3   1  .943   3   3
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---

First Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Clint Hurdle 1115 130 133 1196 81 21 102 .984 10.31 Ron Jackson 289 29 44 290 21 0 39 1.000 9.67 John Wathan 53 3 14 60 1 0 3 1.000 10.36 Al Cowens 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 9.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Second Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Frank White 1348 148 153 463 419 17 115 .981 5.89 U L Washington 62 7 7 21 19 0 5 1.000 5.81 Joe Zdeb 30 5 6 11 9 1 4 .952 6.00 Jimmy Sexton 17 2 2 7 5 0 0 1.000 6.35 Al Cowens 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1.000 18.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Third Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- George Brett 1091 122 126 135 285 11 24 .974 3.46 Ron Jackson 276 31 32 21 60 0 3 1.000 2.64 Clint Hurdle 40 4 4 4 15 2 1 .905 4.28 Miguel Dilone 32 3 5 3 7 1 0 .909 2.81 Joe Zdeb 19 2 3 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.47 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Shortstop Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Larry Bowa 1393 155 155 362 495 6 105 .993 5.54 George Brett 65 7 7 17 21 2 6 .950 5.23 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

 Left Field            Inn  GS  G   PO    A   E   DP   FP    RF
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----
 Al Cowens            1150 133 133  250    4   8   0  .969  1.99
 Bake McBride           98   7  25   15    1   1   0  .941  1.47
 Willie Wilson          87   8  12   21    1   0   0 1.000  2.28
 Bobby Bonds            60   7   7   14    0   0   0 1.000  2.10
 Hal McRae              24   3   3    4    1   0   0 1.000  1.88
 Miguel Dilone          23   2   3    7    0   0   0 1.000  2.74
 Joe Zdeb               17   2   2    4    0   0   0 1.000  2.12
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Center Field Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Amos Otis 1166 129 135 321 12 2 3 .994 2.57 Willie Wilson 285 32 33 73 3 1 1 .987 2.40 Bake McBride 8 1 1 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.38 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Right Field Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Bake McBride 804 93 100 177 7 0 1 1.000 2.06 Bobby Bonds 642 68 87 141 3 4 1 .973 2.02 Al Cowens 9 1 1 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 Willie Wilson 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

1978 Draft


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