1989 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Ewing Kauffman
General manager(s)John Schuerholz
Manager(s)John Wathan
Local televisionWDAF-TV
(Paul Splittorff, Denny Trease)
Local radioWIBW (AM)
(Denny Matthews, Fred White)
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The 1989 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 92 wins and 70 losses. The Royals' record was tied for the third best in baseball, but in the pre-wild card era, the team did not qualify for the post-season.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Oakland Athletics 99 63 0.611 54–27 45–36
Kansas City Royals 92 70 0.568 7 55–26 37–44
California Angels 91 71 0.562 8 52–29 39–42
Texas Rangers 83 79 0.512 16 45–36 38–43
Minnesota Twins 80 82 0.494 19 45–36 35–46
Seattle Mariners 73 89 0.451 26 40–41 33–48
Chicago White Sox 69 92 0.429 29½ 35–45 34–47

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


Transactions

Roster

1989 Kansas City Royals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

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 Bob Boone 131 405 111 .274 1 43
1B George Brett 124 457 129 .282 12 80
2B Frank White 135 418 107 .256 2 36
3B Kevin Seitzer 160 597 168 .281 4 48
SS Kurt Stillwell 130 463 121 .261 7 54
LF Bo Jackson 135 515 132 .256 32 105
CF Willie Wilson 112 383 97 .253 3 43
RF Danny Tartabull 133 441 118 .268 18 62
DH Pat Tabler 123 390 101 .259 2 42

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Jim Eisenreich 134 475 139 .293 9 59
Brad Wellman 103 178 41 .230 2 12
Bill Buckner 79 176 38 .216 1 16
Mike Macfarlane 69 157 35 .223 2 19
Matt Winters 42 107 25 .234 2 9
Gary Thurman 72 87 17 .195 0 5
Luis de los Santos 28 87 22 .253 0 6
Bill Pecota 65 83 17 .205 3 5
Rey Palacios 55 47 8 .170 1 8
Jeff Schulz 7 9 2 .222 0 1

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bret Saberhagen 36 262⅓ 23 6 2.16 193
Mark Gubicza 36 255 15 11 3.04 173
Charlie Leibrandt 33 161 5 11 5.14 73
Floyd Bannister 14 75⅓ 4 1 4.66 35
Stan Clarke 2 7 0 2 15.43 2

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Tom Gordon 49 163 17 9 3.64 153
Luis Aquino 34 141⅓ 6 8 3.50 68
Larry McWilliams 8 32⅔ 2 2 4.13 24
Kevin Appier 6 21⅔ 1 4 9.14 10
José DeJesús 3 8 0 0 4.50 2

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Jeff Montgomery 63 7 3 18 1.37 94
Steve Farr 51 2 5 18 4.12 56
Terry Leach 30 5 6 0 4.15 34
Steve Crawford 25 3 1 0 2.83 33
Rick Luecken 19 2 1 1 3.42 16
Jerry Don Gleaton 15 0 0 0 5.65 9
Bob Buchanan 2 0 0 0 16.20 3

Awards and honors

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Royals American Association Sal Rende
AA Memphis Chicks Southern League Jeff Cox
A Baseball City Royals Florida State League Luis Silverio
A Appleton Foxes Midwest League Brian Poldberg
A-Short Season Eugene Emeralds Northwest League P. K. Kirsch
Rookie GCL Royals Gulf Coast League Carlos Tosca

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References

  1. ^ Bob Boone at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Bill Buckner at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ "Mauro Gozzo Stats".
  4. ^ Daryl Smith at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ 3 Pitch Inning
  6. ^ Posnanski, Joe (May 30, 2007). "Between the Seams: Recalling Bo Jackson's days in baseball". Kansas City Star. Archived from the original on May 8, 2009. Retrieved April 8, 2009.
  7. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.99, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  8. ^ "Brent Mayne Stats".
  9. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997