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1979 Kansas City Royals  (1978)  (1980)
89-73, 2nd in AL Western Division
Scored 894 runs, Allowed 749 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 95-67
Defensive Efficiency Rating: .702
Park Factor: Batting - 97 / Pitching - 96 (over 100 favors batters)
Pyth2 W-L: 91-71   (What is this?)

Actual W-L record in MLB: 85-77
Manager(s): Thomas Toney

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         26  162  677  123  227  44  23  30  143   7   4   50   49  .335  .374  .601  153   8.7  2e34       37  
 C  *Darrell Porter       27  160  580  101  177  35   7  28  124   1   1  109   89  .305  .416  .534  137   8.6  2(-2)e6    46  
 OF #Willie Wilson        23  146  622  117  210  16  11  12   91  57  11   29  108  .338  .374  .457  114   6.8  1(-1)e7    60  
 OF  Amos Otis            32  151  607   97  172  16   0  26  105  11   4   50  100  .283  .334  .438   89   5.2  2(-4)e3   -40  
 1B *Willie Aikens        24  116  378   65  102  14   0  23   71   1   2   57   84  .270  .365  .489   71   6.8  4e6       -15  
 SS #Larry Bowa           33  161  580   70  140  18  11   0   50  14   5   60   25  .241  .312  .310   59   3.4  1e7        -7  
 OF *Lou Brock            40  110  422   71  129  11   4   5   35  18   4   25   42  .306  .349  .386   57   5.0  4(+1)e14   -4  
 2B  Frank White          28  134  500   60  135  24   3  14   72  14   2   16   58  .270  .290  .414   55   3.8  1e16        2  
 OF  Al Cowens            27   91  325   52   87   6   3   7   30   4   4   23   28  .268  .325  .369   37   4.1  2(-4)e5   -59  
 OF *Bake McBride         30   45  169   31   55   3   6   4   19   8   3   13   29  .325  .385  .485   33   7.4  2(+1)e5   132  
 DH *Jay Johnstone        33   68  206   20   66   7   1   0   28   2   2   17   21  .320  .367  .364   27   4.8             62  
 3B #U L Washington       25   59  204   16   62  13   3   0   21   4   2    7   35  .304  .325  .397   25   4.6  4e37       65  
 DH  Hal McRae            33   63  207   28   50  20   0   5   30   1   1   15   28  .242  .296  .411   24   4.0           -109  
 2B  Dave Rosello         29   39  102   18   28   8   1   4   20   0   0   13   28  .275  .350  .490   18   6.1  4e19      111  
 DH  Rico Carty           39   31  111   10   27   4   0   3   13   0   0   17    6  .243  .341  .360   14   4.5            -11  
 OF *Clint Hurdle         21   24   60    6   13   2   1   1    7   0   0    4    9  .217  .284  .333    5   3.2  4(-1)e12 -112  
 1B  Enos Cabell          29   29   88    7   18   6   0   1    8   4   0    3   11  .205  .232  .307    5   1.8  2e6      -129  
 C   John Wathan          29   19   20    2    5   1   0   0    0   0   0    0    5  .250  .250  .300    1   2.7  4(+2)e1    21  
 SS  Todd Cruz            23    2    0    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000  .000  .000    0     ?  3e20     -538  
+---+--------------------+--+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+---------+----+
             Average age: 29                                                                           932                    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           31  16   9  .640  34  33   4   0   0   0   1  215.0  198  102   94  24   72   79  3.93   98   4.1  -50  
  P  Jim Slaton           29  15   9  .625  32  32   0   0   0   0   0  186.0  224  102   92  17   60   72  4.45  109   5.3   37  
  P  Dennis Leonard       28  12  15  .444  34  33   5   1   0   1   1  230.2  233  127  108  44   64  137  4.21  122   4.7   16  
  P *Paul Splittorff      32  10  10  .500  33  32   1   1   0   0   0  198.2  231  107   95  27   64   75  4.30  117   5.3   19  
  P  Ed Farmer            29   9   8  .529  63   0   0  43  17   3   0   95.0   62   29   27   3   45   71  2.56   25   2.4 -104  
  P  Dan Quisenberry      26   6   1  .857  28   0   0  10   3   3   0   52.1   54   17   10   4   12   12  1.72   22   3.6  -68  
  P *Andy Hassler         27   6   4  .600  47   7   0  15   3   3   0   84.1   81   46   42   4   44   59  4.48   40   4.3  -11  
  P *Ken Brett            30   5   1  .833  44   0   0  17   3   0   0   48.0   53   25   22   3   18   10  4.12   28   5.4   47  
  P *Al Hrabosky          29   5   1  .833  48   0   0  19   2   3   0   69.2   60   14   13   2   25   48  1.68   25   3.3 -165  
  P  Craig Chamberlain    22   3   5  .375  13  11   0   0   0   0   0   67.2   79   42   40   6   23   33  5.32   38   5.2   40  
  P  Eduardo Rodriguez    27   1   1  .500  43   0   0  19   4   3   0   79.1   97   53   42  11   41   34  4.76   58   6.6   40  
  P  Rich Gale            25   1   8  .111  20  14   0   2   0   0   0   80.2  103   61   55  12   44   39  6.14   64   7.1   48  
  P  Renie Martin         23   0   0  .000  29   0   0  13   0   0   0   34.0   32   13   13   2   15   24  3.44   17   4.4   54  
  P *Tug McGraw           34   0   1  .000  25   0   0  12   3   3   0   32.0   25   11   11   3   17   22  3.09   12   3.4 -119  
+---+--------------------+--+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+-----+----+-----+----+
             Average age: 28                                                                                      781         -6

     * - 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       1431 160 160  799   52  13   7  .985  46  25
 John Wathan            42   2  14   24    2   0   0 1.000   5   2
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---

First Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Willie Aikens 898 97 113 936 64 5 114 .995 10.02 George Brett 566 65 65 560 40 17 55 .972 9.54 Enos Cabell 4 0 2 4 0 0 0 1.000 9.00 Jay Johnstone 3 0 2 4 0 0 2 1.000 12.00 John Wathan 2 0 2 2 0 0 1 1.000 9.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Second Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Frank White 1180 129 133 394 399 14 126 .983 6.05 Dave Rosello 283 33 38 91 87 3 22 .983 5.66 U L Washington 10 0 6 5 1 1 1 .857 5.40 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Third Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- George Brett 894 97 109 101 199 29 27 .912 3.02 U L Washington 362 41 41 33 65 12 7 .891 2.44 Enos Cabell 211 24 26 27 42 3 7 .958 2.94 Clint Hurdle 6 0 4 0 2 0 0 1.000 3.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Shortstop Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Larry Bowa 1451 161 161 291 546 9 127 .989 5.19 U L Washington 16 1 8 2 10 1 3 .923 6.75 Dave Rosello 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 1.000 6.00 Todd Cruz 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 6.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

 Left Field            Inn  GS  G   PO    A   E   DP   FP    RF
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----
 Lou Brock             810  89  99  149    1   9   0  .943  1.67
 Al Cowens             361  41  42   74    1   3   0  .962  1.87
 Willie Wilson         227  24  29   56    3   2   0  .967  2.34
 Bake McBride           65   7   7    7    0   0   0 1.000  0.97
 Jay Johnstone          10   1   2    2    0   0   0 1.000  1.80
 Clint Hurdle            1   0   1    0    0   0   0  .000  0.00
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Center Field Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Amos Otis 1315 143 147 403 20 0 1 1.000 2.89 Willie Wilson 158 19 19 46 5 0 0 1.000 2.91 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Right Field Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Willie Wilson 918 100 103 202 8 7 2 .968 2.06 Bake McBride 284 32 32 64 1 0 1 1.000 2.06 Al Cowens 220 24 31 61 3 0 2 1.000 2.62 Clint Hurdle 49 6 6 10 1 1 0 .917 2.02 Lou Brock 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

1979 Draft


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