1986 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Ewing Kauffman
General manager(s)John Schuerholz
Manager(s)Dick Howser and Mike Ferraro
Local televisionWDAF-TV
(Denny Matthews, Denny Trease, Fred White)
Local radioWIBW (AM)
(Denny Matthews, Fred White)
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The 1986 Kansas City Royals season the 18th season in Royals franchise history, and they entered the season as the defending World Series champions. It involved the Royals finishing 3rd in the American League West with a record of 76 wins and 86 losses.

Regular season

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
California Angels 92 70 0.568 50–32 42–38
Texas Rangers 87 75 0.537 5 51–30 36–45
Kansas City Royals 76 86 0.469 16 45–36 31–50
Oakland Athletics 76 86 0.469 16 47–36 29–50
Chicago White Sox 72 90 0.444 20 41–40 31–50
Minnesota Twins 71 91 0.438 21 43–38 28–53
Seattle Mariners 67 95 0.414 25 41–41 26–54

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 6–6 9–3 4–9 1–12 6–6 6–7 8–4 5–8 5–7 6–6 5–7 8–5
Boston 9–4 5–7 7–5 10–3 7–6 6–6 6–6 10–2 5–8 7–5 8–4 8–4 7–6
California 6–6 7–5 7–6 6–6 7–5 8–5 5–7 7–6 7–5 10–3 8–5 8–5 6–6
Chicago 3–9 5–7 6–7 5–7 6–6 7–6 5–7 6–7 6–6 7–6 8–5 2–11 6–6
Cleveland 9–4 3–10 6–6 7–5 4–9 8–4 8–5 6–6 5–8 10–2 9–3 6–6 3–10–1
Detroit 12–1 6–7 5–7 6–6 9–4 5–7 8–5 7–5 6–7 6–6 6–6 7–5 4–9
Kansas City 6–6 6–6 5–8 6–7 4–8 7–5 6–6 6–7 4–8 8–5 5–8 8–5 5–7
Milwaukee 7–6 6–6 7–5 7–5 5–8 5–8 6–6 4–8 8–5 5–7 6–6 4–8 7–6
Minnesota 4–8 2–10 6–7 7–6 6–6 5–7 7–6 8–4 4–8 6–7 6–7 6–7 4–8
New York 8–5 8–5 5–7 6–6 8–5 7–6 8–4 5–8 8–4 5–7 8–4 7–5 7–6
Oakland 7–5 5–7 3–10 6–7 2–10 6–6 5–8 7–5 7–6 7–5 10–3 3–10 8–4
Seattle 6–6 4–8 5–8 5–8 3–9 6–6 8–5 6–6 7–6 4–8 3–10 4–9 6–6
Texas 7–5 4–8 5–8 11–2 6–6 5–7 5–8 8–4 7–6 5–7 10–3 9–4 5–7
Toronto 5–8 6–7 6–6 6–6 10–3–1 9–4 7–5 6–7 8–4 6–7 4–8 6–6 7–5


Notable transactions

Notable events

Roster

1986 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 Jim Sundberg 140 429 91 .212 12 42
1B Steve Balboni 138 512 117 .229 29 88
2B Frank White 151 566 154 .272 22 84
SS Ángel Salazar 117 298 73 .245 0 24
3B George Brett 124 441 128 .290 16 73
LF Lonnie Smith 134 508 146 .287 8 44
CF Willie Wilson 156 631 170 .269 9 44
RF Darryl Motley 72 217 44 .203 7 20
DH Jorge Orta 106 336 93 .277 9 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
Rudy Law 87 307 80 .261 1 36
Hal McRae 112 278 70 .252 7 37
Jamie Quirk 80 219 47 .215 8 26
Mike Kingery 62 209 54 .258 3 14
Buddy Biancalana 100 190 46 .242 2 8
Greg Pryor 63 112 19 .170 0 7
Kevin Seitzer 28 96 31 .323 2 11
Bo Jackson 25 82 17 .207 2 9
Lynn Jones 67 47 6 .128 0 1
Rondin Johnson 11 31 8 .258 0 2
Bill Pecota 12 29 6 .207 0 2
Mike Brewer 12 18 3 .167 0 0
Terry Bell 8 3 0 .000 0 0
Dwight Taylor 4 2 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
Charlie Leibrandt 35 231.1 14 11 4.09 108
Dennis Leonard 33 192.2 8 13 4.44 114
Danny Jackson 32 186.0 11 12 3.20 115
Mark Gubicza 35 180.2 12 6 3.64 118
Bret Saberhagen 30 156.0 7 12 4.15 112
Scott Bankhead 24 121.0 8 9 4.61 94

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
Alan Hargesheimer 5 13.0 0 1 6.23 4

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 62 3 7 12 2.77 36
Bud Black 56 5 10 9 3.20 68
Steve Farr 56 8 4 8 3.13 83
David Cone 11 0 0 0 5.56 21
Mark Huismann 10 0 1 1 4.15 13
Steve Shields 3 0 0 0 2.08 2

Awards and honors

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Royals American Association John Boles and Frank Funk
AA Memphis Chicks Southern League Tommy Jones
A Fort Myers Royals Florida State League Duane Gustavson
A-Short Season Eugene Emeralds Northwest League Ed Napoleon
Rookie GCL Royals Gulf Coast League Luis Silverio

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References

  1. ^ "Joe Beckwith Stats".
  2. ^ Mark Huismann at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Bo Jackson at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Torey Lovullo at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Jacob Brumfield at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ "Hutch Award | Baseball Almanac".
  7. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997