1994 Kansas City Royals season
|1994 Kansas City Royals|
|Major League affiliations|
(Paul Splittorff, Dave Armstrong)
(Denny Matthews, Fred White)
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The 1994 Kansas City Royals season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Royals finishing 3rd in the American League Central with a record of 64 wins and 51 losses. The season was cut short by the 1994 player's strike. The season marked the Royals' alignment into the new American League Central division.
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player stats
- 4 Awards and honors
- 5 Farm system
- 6 References
- December 16, 1993: Gary Gaetti signed as a Free Agent with the Kansas City Royals.
- January 5, 1994: Kevin McReynolds was traded by the Kansas City Royals to the New York Mets for Vince Coleman and cash.
- January 27, 1994: Steve Balboni was signed as a Free Agent with the Kansas City Royals.
Thanks to the pitching prowess of Kevin Appier, Tom Gordon and 1994 AL Cy Young Award winner David Cone, and the hitting power of AL Rookie of the Year Bob Hamelin, the Royals had compiled a 64-51 record through 115 games. They had scored 574 runs (4.99 per game) and allowed 532 runs (4.63 per game). The Royals were in the thick of the 1994 AL Wildcard race, trailing the Baltimore Orioles by 0.5 games and the Cleveland Indians by 3 games.
Royals' pitchers struggled with control during the regular season, as they combined for 60 wild pitches (the most in the Majors) through the Royals' 115 games. Royals hitters were very active on the basepaths, as they led the Majors in stolen bases, with 140, and times caught stealing, with 62.
Opening Day starters
- Vince Coleman
- Brian McRae
- Wally Joyner
- Mike Macfarlane
- Gary Gaetti
- Bob Hamelin
- Dave Henderson
- Greg Gagne
- Jose Lind 
|Chicago White Sox||67||46||0.593||—||34–19||33–27|
|Kansas City Royals||64||51||0.557||4||35–24||29–27|
|New York Yankees||70||43||0.619|
|Chicago White Sox||67||46||0.593|
Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
|Kansas City Royals||64||51||0.557||½|
|Toronto Blue Jays||55||60||0.478||9½|
|Boston Red Sox||54||61||0.470||10½|
- June 2, 1994: Matt Treanor was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 4th round of the 1994 amateur draft. Player signed June 4, 1994.
- July 18, 1994: Mike Jeffcoat was signed as a Free Agent with the Kansas City Royals.
- August 5, 1994: Mike Jeffcoat was released by the Kansas City Royals.
|= Indicates team leader|
Starters by positionNote: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
Awards and honors
- Cy Young Award
- Rookie of the Year
- Gary Gaetti Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Kevin McReynolds Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Steve Balboni Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- 1994 Kansas City Royals Statistics and Roster - Baseball-Reference.com
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997
- 1994 Kansas City Royals team page at Baseball Reference
- 1994 Kansas City Royals team page at www.baseball-almanac.com