1984 Kansas City Royals season

The 1984 Kansas City Royals season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Royals finishing 1st in the American League West with a record of 84 wins and 78 losses. However, they would lose to the Detroit Tigers in 3 Games in the ALCS. The Tigers would go on to the World Series and defeat the San Diego Padres in 5 Games.

1984 Kansas City Royals
1984 AL West Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Ewing Kauffman
General manager(s)John Schuerholz
Manager(s)Dick Howser
Local televisionWDAF-TV
(Denny Matthews, Denny Trease, Fred White)
Sports Time
(Phil Stone, Dwayne Mosley)
Local radioWIBW (AM)
(Denny Matthews, Fred White)
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Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Kansas City Royals 84 78 0.519 44–37 40–41
California Angels 81 81 0.500 3 37–44 44–37
Minnesota Twins 81 81 0.500 3 47–34 34–47
Oakland Athletics 77 85 0.475 7 44–37 33–48
Chicago White Sox 74 88 0.457 10 43–38 31–50
Seattle Mariners 74 88 0.457 10 42–39 32–49
Texas Rangers 69 92 0.429 14½ 34–46 35–46

Record vs. opponents

1984 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

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Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 6–7 8–4 7–5 7–6 7–6 5–7 7–6 5–7 5–8 6–6 9–3 9–3 4–9
Boston 7–6 9–3 7–5 10–3 7–6 3–9 9–4 6–6 7–6 7–5 4–8 5–7 5–8
California 4–8 3–9 8–5 8–4 4–8 6–7 8–4 4–9 8–4 7–6 9–4 5–8 7–5
Chicago 5–7 5–7 5–8 8–4 4–8 5–8 7–5 8–5 7–5 6–7 5–8 5–8 4–8
Cleveland 6–7 3–10 4–8 4–8 4–9 6–6 9–4 7–5 2–11 7–5 8–4 9–3 6–7–1
Detroit 6–7 6–7 8–4 8–4 9–4 7–5 11–2 9–3 7–6 9–3 6–6 10–2 8–5
Kansas City 7–5 9–3 7–6 8–5 6–6 5–7 6–6 6–7 5–7 5–8 9–4 6–7 5–7
Milwaukee 6–7 4–9 4–8 5–7 4–9 2–11 6–6 5–7 6–7 4–8 6–6 5–6 10–3
Minnesota 7–5 6–6 9–4 5–8 5–7 3–9 7–6 7–5 8–4 8–5 7–6 8–5 1–11
New York 8–5 6–7 4–8 5–7 11–2 6–7 7–5 7–6 4–8 8–4 7–5 6–6 8–5
Oakland 6–6 5–7 6–7 7–6 5–7 3–9 8–5 8–4 5–8 4–8 8–5 8–5 4–8
Seattle 3–9 8–4 4–9 8–5 4–8 6–6 4–9 6–6 6–7 5–7 5–8 10–3 5–7
Texas 3–9 7–5 8–5 8–5 3–9 2–10 7–6 6–5 5–8 6–6 5–8 3–10 6–6
Toronto 9–4 8–5 5–7 8–4 7–6–1 5–8 7–5 3–10 11–1 5–8 8–4 7–5 6–6

Notable transactions

Roster

1984 Kansas City Royals roster
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
C Don Slaught 124 409 108 .264 4 42
1B Steve Balboni 126 438 107 .244 28 77
2B Frank White 129 479 130 .271 17 56
SS Onix Concepcion 90 287 81 .282 1 23
3B George Brett 104 377 107 .284 13 69
LF Darryl Motley 146 522 148 .284 15 70
CF Willie Wilson 128 541 163 .301 2 44
RF Pat Sheridan 138 481 136 .283 8 53
DH Hal McRae 106 317 96 .303 3 42

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Jorge Orta 122 403 120 .298 9 50
Greg Pryor 123 270 71 .263 4 25
Dane Iorg 78 235 60 .255 5 30
John Wathan 97 171 31 .181 2 10
UL Washington 63 170 38 .224 1 10
Buddy Biancalana 66 134 26 .194 2 9
Butch Davis 41 116 17 .147 2 12
Lynn Jones 47 103 31 .301 1 10
Leon Roberts 28 45 10 .222 0 3
Tucker Ashford 9 13 2 .154 0 0
Bucky Dent 11 9 3 .333 0 1
Orlando Sanchez 10 10 1 .100 0 2
Dave Leeper 4 6 0 .000 0 0
Luis Pujols 4 5 1 .200 0 1
Jim Scranton 2 2 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bud Black 35 257 17 12 3.12 140
Mark Gubicza 29 189 10 14 4.05 111
Larry Gura 31 168.2 12 9 5.18 68
Charlie Leibrandt 23 143.2 11 7 3.63 53

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bret Saberhagen 38 157.2 10 11 3.48 73
Mike Jones 23 81 2 3 4.89 43
Danny Jackson 15 76 2 6 4.26 40
Paul Splittorff 12 28 1 3 7.71 4
Frank Wills 10 37 2 3 5.11 21

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Dan Quisenberry 72 6 3 44 2.64 41
Joe Beckwith 49 8 4 2 3.40 75
Mark Huismann 13 2 1 0 5.58 20

ALCS

Game 1

October 2, Royals Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 8 14 0
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 1
W: Jack Morris (1-0)  L: Bud Black (0-1)  
HRs: DETLarry Herndon (1)  Alan Trammell (1)  Lance Parrish (1)

Game 2

October 3, Royals Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Detroit 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 8 1
Kansas City 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 10 3
W: Aurelio López (1-0)  L: Dan Quisenberry (0-1)  
HRs: DETKirk Gibson (1)

Game 3

October 5, Tiger Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
Detroit 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 1 3 0
W: Milt Wilcox (1-0)  L: Charlie Leibrandt (0-1)  S:Willie Hernández (1)
HRs: None

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Royals American Association Gene Lamont
AA Memphis Chicks Southern League Rick Mathews
A Fort Myers Royals Florida State League Tommy Jones
A Charleston Royals South Atlantic League Duane Gustavson
A-Short Season Eugene Emeralds Northwest League Dave Roberts

References

  1. ^ Eric Rasmussen at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Steve Balboni at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ "Joe Beckwith Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  4. ^ http: Steve Carter was//www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cartest01.shtml
  5. ^ Alan Hargesheimer at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ "Baseball Almanac - Box Score of 500th Home Run by Reggie Jackson". www.baseball-almanac.com.
  7. ^ Dane Iorg at Baseball-Reference

Bibliography

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

External links

List of Kansas City Royals managers

The Kansas City Royals are a franchise based in Kansas City, Missouri. They are members of the Central division of Major League Baseball's American League. The Royals franchise was formed in 1969.

There have been 19 managers for the Royals. Joe Gordon became the first manager of the Kansas City Royals in 1969, serving for one season. Bob Lemon became the first manager who held the title of manager for the Royals for more than one season. Ned Yost has managed more games than any other Royals manager and as many seasons as Dick Howser and Tony Muser. Whitey Herzog, Jim Frey, Howser, and Ned Yost are the only managers to have led the Royals into the playoffs. Three Royals managers—Gordon, Lemon, and Herzog—have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame;In 1970, Gordon was replaced with Charlie Metro. The Royals made their first playoff appearance under Herzog. Four managers have led the Royals into the postseason. Dick Howser led the Royals to their first World Series Championship in 1985. Ned Yost led the Royals into two World Series appearances, in the 2014 World Series, and a Win in the 2015 World Series. Frey, led the Royals to One world series appearance in the 1980 World Series. The highest winning percentage of any manager who managed at least one season was Herzog, with a percentage of .574. The lowest percentage was Bob Schaefer in 2005, although he managed for only 17 games. The lowest percentage of a manager with at least one season with the Royals was Buddy Bell, the manager from 2005 through the 2007 season with a percentage of .399.

The highest win total for a Royals manager is held by Yost, who also holds the record for losses. Tony Peña became the first Royals manager to win the Manager of the Year award, in 2003. The current manager of the Royals is Ned Yost. He was hired on May 13, 2010 after Trey Hillman was fired.

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