1979 Kansas City Royals season

1979 Kansas City Royals season

1979 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Ewing Kauffman
Manager(s) Whitey Herzog
Local television KBMA
(Steve Shannon, Dave Nelson)
Local radio WIBW (AM)
(Denny Matthews, Fred White)
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The 1979 Kansas City Royals season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Royals finishing second in the American League West with a record of 85 wins and 77 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL West W L GB Pct.
California Angels 88 74 -- .543
Kansas City Royals 85 77 3 .525
Texas Rangers 83 79 5 .512
Minnesota Twins 82 80 6 .506
Chicago White Sox 73 87 14 .456
Seattle Mariners 67 95 21 .414
Oakland Athletics 54 108 34 .333

Notable transactions

Roster

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
2B White, FrankFrank White 127 467 124 .266 10 48
3B Brett, GeorgeGeorge Brett 154 645 212 .329 23 107
SS Patek, FreddieFreddie Patek 106 306 77 .252 1 37
LF Wilson, WillieWillie Wilson 154 588 185 .315 6 49

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Washington, U LU L Washington 101 268 68 .254 2 25
Scott, GeorgeGeorge Scott 44 146 39 .267 1 20
Cruz, ToddTodd Cruz 55 118 24 .203 2 15
Braun, SteveSteve Braun 58 116 31 .267 4 10
Terrell, JerryJerry Terrell 31 40 12 .300 1 2
Barranca, GermánGermán Barranca 5 5 3 .600 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Player G IP W L ERA SO
Gura, LarryLarry Gura 39 233.2 13 12 4.47 85
Gale, RichRich Gale 34 181.2 9 10 5.65 103
Chamberlain, CraigCraig Chamberlain 10 69.2 4 4 3.75 30

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Player G IP W L ERA SO
Busby, SteveSteve Busby 22 94.1 6 6 3.63 45

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Player G W L SV ERA SO
Rodríguez, EduardoEduardo Rodríguez 29 4 1 2 4.84 26
Paschall, BillBill Paschall 7 0 1 0 6.59 3
Christenson, GaryGary Christenson 6 0 0 0 3.38 4
Eaton, CraigCraig Eaton 5 0 0 0 2.70 4
Throop, GeorgeGeorge Throop 4 0 0 0 13.50 1
Terrell, JerryJerry Terrell 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Royals American Association Gordon Mackenzie
AA Jacksonville Suns Southern League Joe Jones
A Fort Myers Royals Florida State League Gene Lamont
Rookie GCL Royals Blue Gulf Coast League Brian Murphy
Rookie GCL Royals Gold Gulf Coast League José Martínez

Notes

  1. ^ Mike Bielecki page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Eduardo Rodríguez page on Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Todd Cruz page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Keith Drumright page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Atlee Hammaker page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/draft/index.cgi?year_ID=1979&round=4&draft_type=junreg
  7. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/draft/index.cgi?year_ID=1979&round=18&draft_type=junreg

References