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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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Contents

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

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. opponentsEdit

1984 American League Records

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

[10] [11] [12] [13] [14]

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 transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

1984 Kansas City Royals roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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 battersEdit

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

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

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 pitchersEdit

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 pitchersEdit

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

ALCSEdit

Game 1Edit

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 2Edit

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 3Edit

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 systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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

BibliographyEdit

  • 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 linksEdit