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1978 Kansas City Royals season

1978 Kansas City Royals
1978 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
    (Steve Shannon)
    Local radio WIBW (AM)
    (Denny Matthews, Fred White)
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    The 1978 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 92 wins and 70 losses. The team went on to lose in the 1978 American League Championship Series to the New York Yankees, 3 games to 1.

    Regular season

    Season standings

    AL West W L GB Pct.
    Kansas City Royals 92 70 -- .568
    Texas Rangers 87 75 5 .537
    California Angels 87 75 5 .537
    Minnesota Twins 73 89 19 .451
    Chicago White Sox 71 90 20.5 .441
    Oakland Athletics 69 93 23 .426
    Seattle Mariners 56 104 35 .350

    Notable transactions

    Draft picks

    Roster

    1978 Kansas City Royals
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    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
    2B White, FrankFrank White 143 461 127 275 7 50
    3B Brett, GeorgeGeorge Brett 128 510 150 .294 9 62
    SS Patek, FreddieFreddie Patek 138 440 109 .248 2 46

    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 69 129 34 .264 0 9
    Quirk, JamieJamie Quirk 17 29 6 .207 0 2
    Silverio, LuisLuis Silverio 8 11 6 .545 0 3
    Cripe, DaveDave Cripe 7 13 2 .154 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 40 294.2 21 17 3.33 183
    Gura, LarryLarry Gura 35 221.2 16 4 2.72 81
    Gale, RichRich Gale 31 192.1 14 8 3.09 88
    Hassler, AndyAndy Hassler 11 58.1 1 4 4.32 26

    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
    Bird, DougDoug Bird 40 98.2 6 6 5.29 48
    Colborn, JimJim Colborn 8 28.1 1 2 4.76 8
    Busby, SteveSteve Busby 7 21.1 1 0 7.59 10

    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
    Foucault, SteveSteve Foucault 3 0 0 0 3.86 0
    Paschall, BillBill Paschall 2 0 1 1 3.38 5
    Throop, GeorgeGeorge Throop 1 1 0 0 0.00 2

    ALCS

    Game 1

    October 3: Royals Stadium

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    New York 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 3 0 7 16 0
    Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 2
    W: Jim Beattie (1-0)  L: Dennis Leonard (0-1)  S: Ken Clay (1)
    HRs: NYYReggie Jackson (1)

    Game 2

    October 4: Royals Stadium

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 4 12 1
    Kansas City 1 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 X 10 16 1
    W: Larry Gura (1-0)  L: Ed Figueroa (0-1)
    HRs: KCRFreddie Patek (1)

    Game 3

    October 6: Yankee Stadium

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Kansas City 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 5 10 1
    New York 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 X 6 10 0
    W: Goose Gossage (1-0)  L: Doug Bird (0-1)
    HRs: KCRGeorge Brett 3 (3)   NYYReggie Jackson (2) Thurman Munson (1)

    Game 4

    October 7: Yankee Stadium

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Kansas City 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0
    New York 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 X 2 4 0
    W: Ron Guidry (1-0)  L: Dennis Leonard (0-2)  S: Goose Gossage (1)
    HRs: NYYGraig Nettles (1) Roy White (1)

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Omaha

    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