1995 Kansas City Royals season

1995 Kansas City Royals season

1995 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) David Glass
Manager(s) Bob Boone
Local television KSMO-TV
(Paul Splittorff, Dave Armstrong)
Local radio WIBW (AM)
(Denny Matthews, Fred White)
 < Previous season     Next season  >

The 1995 Kansas City Royals season was a season in American baseball. During this season, the Royals finished second in the American League Central, with a record of 70 wins and 74 losses.

Although the 1995 Royals had a losing record and finished 30 games behind the Cleveland Indians, the second-place finish in 1995 is tied with the 2014 team as the highest finish for the franchise in the American League Central since the Royals joined that division in 1994.

Contents

  • Regular season 1
    • Season standings 1.1
    • Notable transactions 1.2
    • Roster 1.3
  • Player stats 2
    • Batting 2.1
      • Starters by position 2.1.1
      • Other batters 2.1.2
    • Pitching 2.2
      • Starting pitchers 2.2.1
      • Other pitchers 2.2.2
      • Relief pitchers 2.2.3
  • Farm system 3
  • References 4

Regular season

Season standings

Team W L Pct % GB
Cleveland Indians 100 44 .694 --
Kansas City Royals 70 74 .486 30.0
Chicago White Sox 68 76 .472 32.0
Milwaukee Brewers 65 79 .451 35.0
Minnesota Twins 56 88 .389 44.0


Notable transactions

  • April 5, 1995: Brian McRae was traded by the Kansas City Royals to the Chicago Cubs for Derek Wallace and Geno Morones (minors).[1]
  • April 6, 1995: David Cone was traded by the Kansas City Royals to the Toronto Blue Jays for Chris Stynes, David Sinnes (minors), and Tony Medrano (minors).[2]
  • April 19, 1995: Felix Jose was signed as a Free Agent with the Kansas City Royals.[3]
  • April 25, 1995: Doug Linton was signed as a Free Agent with the Kansas City Royals.[4]
  • April 26, 1995: Vince Coleman signed as a free agent with the Kansas City Royals.[5]
  • May 14, 1995: Felix Jose was released by the Kansas City Royals.[3]
  • June 29, 1995: Kevin Elster was signed as a Free Agent with the Kansas City Royals.[6]
  • July 3, 1995: Kevin Elster was released by the Kansas City Royals.[6]
  • August 15, 1995: Vince Coleman was traded by the Kansas City Royals to the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named later. The Seattle Mariners sent Jim Converse (August 18, 1995) to the Kansas City Royals to complete the trade.[5]
  • September 8, 1995: Juan Samuel was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the Kansas City Royals for a player to be named later. The Kansas City Royals sent Phil Hiatt (September 14, 1995) to the Detroit Tigers to complete the trade.[7]

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

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

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

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

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

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Royals American Association Mike Jirschele
AA Wichita Wranglers Texas League Ron Johnson
A Wilmington Blue Rocks Carolina League John Mizerock
A Springfield Sultans Midwest League Brian Poldberg
Short-Season A Spokane Indians Northwest League Al Pedrique
Rookie GCL Royals Gulf Coast League Bob Herold
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: GCL Royals[8]

References

  1. ^ Brian McRae Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ David Cone Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ a b http://www.baseball-reference.com/j/josefe01.shtml
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lintodo01.shtml
  5. ^ a b Vince Coleman Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ a b http://www.baseball-reference.com/e/elsteke01.shtml
  7. ^ Juan Samuel Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997
  • 1995 Kansas City Royals team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1995 Kansas City Royals team page at www.baseball-almanac.com