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1979 Kansas City Royals season

1979 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Kansas City, Missouri (since 1969)
  • 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

    1979 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 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

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    Notes

    References