1982 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Ewing Kauffman
General manager(s)John Schuerholz
Manager(s)Dick Howser
Local televisionWDAF-TV
(Al Wisk, Denny Trease)
Local radioWIBW (AM)
(Denny Matthews, Fred White)
< Previous season     Next season >

The 1982 Kansas City Royals season was their 14th in Major League Baseball. The Royals finished second in the American League West at 90-72, three games behind the California Angels in the first full season as manager for Dick Howser. Hal McRae led the team with 27 home runs and led the American League in runs batted in (133, a single-season franchise record) and doubles (46). Dan Quisenberry's 35 saves was also tops in the American League.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
California Angels 93 69 0.574 52–29 41–40
Kansas City Royals 90 72 0.556 3 56–25 34–47
Chicago White Sox 87 75 0.537 6 49–31 38–44
Seattle Mariners 76 86 0.469 17 42–39 34–47
Oakland Athletics 68 94 0.420 25 36–45 32–49
Texas Rangers 64 98 0.395 29 38–43 26–55
Minnesota Twins 60 102 0.370 33 37–44 23–58

Record vs. opponents


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 4–9 7–5 5–7 6–7 7–6 4–8 9–4–1 8–4 11–2 7–5 7–5 9–3 10–3
Boston 9–4 7–5 4–8 6–7 8–5 6–6 4–9 6–6 7–6 8–4 7–5 10–2 7–6
California 5–7 5–7 8–5 8–4 5–7 7–6 6–6 7–6 7–5 9–4 10–3 8–5 8–4
Chicago 7–5 8–4 5–8 6–6 9–3 3–10 3–9 7–6 8–4 9–4 6–7 8–5 8–4
Cleveland 7–6 7–6 4–8 6–6 6–7 2–10 7–6 8–4 4–9 4–8 9–3 7–5 7–6
Detroit 6–7 5–8 7–5 3–9 7–6 6–6 3–10 9–3 8–5 9–3 6–6 8–4 6–7
Kansas City 8–4 6–6 6–7 10–3 10–2 6–6 7–5 7–6 5–7 7–6 7–6 7–6 4–8
Milwaukee 4–9–1 9–4 6–6 9–3 6–7 10–3 5–7 7–5 8–5 7–5 8–4 7–5 9–4
Minnesota 4–8 6–6 6–7 6–7 4–8 3–9 6–7 5–7 2–10 3–10 5–8 5–8 5–7
New York 2–11 6–7 5–7 4–8 9–4 5–8 7–5 5–8 10–2 7–5 6–6 7–5 6–7
Oakland 5–7 4–8 4–9 4–9 8–4 3–9 6–7 5–7 10–3 5–7 6–7 5–8 3–9
Seattle 5–7 5–7 3–10 7–6 3–9 6–6 6–7 4–8 8–5 6–6 7–6 9–4 7–5
Texas 3–9 2–10 5–8 5–8 5–7 4–8 6–7 5–7 8–5 5–7 8–5 4–9 4–8
Toronto 3–10 6–7 4–8 4–8 6–7 7–6 8–4 4–9 7–5 7–6 9–3 5–7 8–4


Opening Day Starters

This section is empty. You can help by adding to it. (February 2011)

Notable transactions

Draft picks

Roster

1982 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 John Wathan 121 448 121 .270 3 51
1B Willie Aikens 134 466 131 .281 17 74
2B Frank White 145 524 156 .298 11 56
SS U L Washington 119 437 125 .286 10 60
3B George Brett 144 552 166 .301 21 82
LF Willie Wilson 136 585 194 .332 3 46
CF Amos Otis 125 475 136 .286 11 88
RF Jerry Martin 147 519 138 .266 15 65
DH Hal McRae 159 613 189 .308 27 133

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
Onix Concepción 74 205 48 .234 0 15
Greg Pryor 73 152 41 .270 2 12
César Gerónimo 53 119 32 .269 4 23
Steve Hammond 46 126 29 .230 1 11
Don Slaught 43 115 32 .278 3 8
Lee May 42 91 28 .308 3 12
Jamie Quirk 36 78 18 .231 1 5
Tom Poquette 24 62 9 .145 0 3
Dennis Werth 41 15 2 .133 0 2
Ron Johnson 8 14 4 .286 0 0
Mark Ryal 6 13 1 .077 0 0
Bombo Rivera 5 10 1 .100 0 0
Tim Ireland 7 7 1 .143 0 0
Buddy Biancalana 3 2 1 .500 0 0
Kelly Heath 1 1 0 .000 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
Larry Gura 37 248 18 12 4.03 98
Vida Blue 31 181.0 13 12 3.78 103
Paul Splittorff 29 162.0 10 10 4.28 74
Dennis Leonard 21 130.2 10 6 5.10 58

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
Bud Black 22 88.1 4 6 4.58 40
Dave Frost 21 81.2 6 6 5.51 26
Bill Castro 21 75.2 3 2 3.45 37
Keith Creel 9 41.2 1 4 5.40 13
Derek Botelho 8 24.0 2 1 4.13 12

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
Dan Quisenberry 72 9 7 35 2.57 46
Mike Armstrong 52 5 5 6 3.20 75
Don Hood 30 4 0 1 3.51 31
Grant Jackson 20 3 1 0 5.17 15
Bob Tufts 10 2 0 2 4.50 13
Jim Wright 7 0 0 0 5.32 9

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Royals American Association Joe Sparks
AA Jacksonville Suns Southern League Gene Lamont
A Fort Myers Royals Florida State League Rick Mathews
A Charleston Royals South Atlantic League Roy Tanner
Rookie GCL Royals Gulf Coast League Joe Jones
Rookie Butte Copper Kings Pioneer League Tommy Jones

Notes

  1. ^ Bud Black at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Clint Hurdle at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ "Jerry Martin Stats".
  4. ^ Ken Phelps at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ "Dennis Littlejohn Stats".
  6. ^ Rance Mulliniks at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Blue traded to Royals
  8. ^ Will Clark at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Bret Saberhagen at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Andy Stankiewicz at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Cecil Fielder at Baseball Reference

References