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1977 Kansas City Royals season

1977 Kansas City Royals
1977 AL West Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Kansas City, Missouri (since 1969)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Ewing Kauffman
    Manager(s) Whitey Herzog
    Local television KBMA
    Local radio WIBW (AM)
    (Denny Matthews, Fred White)
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    The 1977 Kansas City Royals season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Royals finishing first in the American League West with a record of 102 wins and 60 losses. They went on to lose the 1977 American League Championship Series to the New York Yankees, 3 games to 2.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    AL West W L GB Pct.
    Kansas City Royals 102 60 -- .630
    Texas Rangers 94 68 8 .580
    Chicago White Sox 90 72 12 .556
    Minnesota Twins 84 77 17.5 .522
    California Angels 74 88 28 .457
    Seattle Mariners 64 98 38 .395
    Oakland Athletics 63 98 38.5 .391


    Opening Day starters

    Notable transactions

    • May 27, 1977: Tim Ireland was signed as a free agent by the Royals.[4]

    Roster

    1977 Kansas City Royals
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    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
    C Porter, DarrellDarrell Porter 130 425 117 .275 16 60
    1B Mayberry, JohnJohn Mayberry 153 543 125 .230 23 82
    2B White, FrankFrank White 152 474 116 .245 5 50
    3B Brett, GeorgeGeorge Brett 139 564 176 .312 22 88
    SS Patek, FreddieFreddie Patek 154 497 130 .262 5 60
    CF Otis, AmosAmos Otis 142 478 120 .251 17 78
    RF Cowens, AlAl Cowens 162 606 189 .312 23 112
    DH McRae, HalHal McRae 162 641 191 .298 21 92

    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
    LaCock, PetePete LaCock 88 218 66 .303 3 29
    Zdeb, JoeJoe Zdeb 105 195 58 .297 2 23
    Nelson, DaveDave Nelson 27 48 9 .188 0 4
    Wilson, WillieWillie Wilson 13 34 11 .324 0 1
    Washington, U LU L Washington 10 20 4 .200 0 1

    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
    Leonard, DennisDennis Leonard 38 292.2 20 12 3.04 244
    Colborn, JimJim Colborn 36 239 18 14 3.62 103
    Splittorff, PaulPaul Splittorff 37 229 16 6 3.69 99
    Hassler, AndyAndy Hassler 29 156.1 9 6 4.20 83

    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
    Pattin, MartyMarty Pattin 31 128.1 10 13 3.58 55

    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
    Bird, DougDoug Bird 53 11 4 14 3.88 83
    Gura, LarryLarry Gura 52 8 5 10 3.13 46
    Littell, MarkMark Littell 48 8 4 12 3.58 55
    Hall, TomTom Hall 6 0 0 0 3.52 10
    Throop, GeorgeGeorge Throop 4 0 0 1 3.38 1
    Lance, GaryGary Lance 1 0 1 0 4.50 0

    ALCS

    Game 1

    October 5: Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Kansas City 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 9 0
    New York 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 0
    W: Paul Splittorff (1-0)  L: Don Gullett (0-1)  
    HRs: KCHal McRae (1), John Mayberry (1), Al Cowens (1) NYYThurman Munson (1)

    Game 2

    October 6: Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Kansas City 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 1
    New York 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 - 6 10 0
    W: Ron Guidry (1-0)  L: Andy Hassler (0-1)  
    HRs: KC – none; NYYCliff Johnson (1)

    Game 3

    October 7: Royals Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    New York 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 4 1
    Kansas City 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 1 - 6 12 1
    W: Dennis Leonard (1-0)  L: Mike Torrez (0-1)  
    HRs: NYY – none; KC – none

    Game 4

    October 8: Royals Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    New York 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 13 0
    Kansas City 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 2
    W: Sparky Lyle (1-0)  L: Larry Gura (0-1)  
    HRs: NYY – none; KC – none

    Game 5

    October 9: Royals Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    New York 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 10 0
    Kansas City 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 1
    W: Sparky Lyle (2-0)  L: Dennis Leonard (1-1)  
    HRs: NYY – none; KC – none

    Farm system

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    Notes

    References

    • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3. 

    External links