1994 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)David Glass
General manager(s)Herk Robinson
Manager(s)Hal McRae
Local televisionKSMO-TV
(Paul Splittorff, Dave Armstrong)
Local radioWIBW (AM)
(Denny Matthews, Fred White)
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The 1994 Kansas City Royals season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Royals finishing 3rd in the American League Central with a record of 64 wins and 51 losses. The season was cut short by the 1994 player's strike. The season marked the Royals' alignment into the new American League Central division.

Offseason

Regular season

Thanks to the pitching prowess of Kevin Appier, Tom Gordon and 1994 AL Cy Young Award winner David Cone, and the hitting power of AL Rookie of the Year Bob Hamelin, the Royals had compiled a 64-51 record through 115 games. They had scored 574 runs (4.99 per game) and allowed 532 runs (4.63 per game). The Royals were in the thick of the 1994 AL Wildcard race, trailing the Baltimore Orioles by 0.5 games and the Cleveland Indians by 3 games.[5]

Royals' pitchers struggled with control during the regular season, as they combined for 60 wild pitches (the most in the Majors) through the Royals' 115 games. Royals hitters were very active on the basepaths, as they led the Majors in stolen bases, with 140, and times caught stealing, with 62.[6]

Opening Day starters

Season standings

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Sox 67 46 0.593 34–19 33–27
Cleveland Indians 66 47 0.584 1 35–16 31–31
Kansas City Royals 64 51 0.557 4 35–24 29–27
Minnesota Twins 53 60 0.469 14 32–27 21–33
Milwaukee Brewers 53 62 0.461 15 24–32 29–30
Division leaders W L Pct.
New York Yankees 70 43 0.619
Chicago White Sox 67 46 0.593
Texas Rangers 52 62 0.456
W L Pct.
Cleveland Indians 66 47 0.584
Baltimore Orioles 63 49 0.562
Kansas City Royals 64 51 0.557
Toronto Blue Jays 55 60 0.478
Boston Red Sox 54 61 0.470
Minnesota Twins 53 60 0.469
Detroit Tigers 53 62 0.461
Milwaukee Brewers 53 62 0.461
Oakland Athletics 51 63 0.447
Seattle Mariners 49 63 0.438
California Angels 47 68 0.409

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 4–2 8–4 2–4 4–6 3–4 4–1 7–3 4–5 4–6 7–5 4–6 3–3 7–2
Boston 2–4 7–5 2–4 3–7 4–2 4–2 5–5 1–8 3–7 9–3 6–6 1–5 7–3
California 4–8 5–7 5–5 0–5 3–4 6–4 3–3 3–3 4–8 3–6 2–7 6–4 3–4
Chicago 4–2 4–2 5–5 7–5 8–4 3–7 9–3 2–4 4–2 6–3 9–1 4–5 2–3
Cleveland 6–4 7–3 5–0 5–7 8–2 1–4 5–2 9–3 0–9 6–0 3–2 5–7 6–4
Detroit 4–3 2–4 4–3 4–8 2–8 4–8 6–4 3–3 3–3 5–4 6–3 5–7 5–4
Kansas City 1–4 2–4 4–6 7–3 4–1 8–4 5–7 6–4 4–2 7–3 6–4 4–3 6–6
Milwaukee 3–7 5–5 3–3 3–9 2–5 4–6 7–5 6–6 2–7 4–1 4–2 3–3 7–3
Minnesota 5–4 8–1 3–3 4–2 3–9 3–3 4–6 6–6 4–5 2–5 3–3 4–5 4–8
New York 6–4 7–3 8–4 2–4 9–0 3–3 2–4 7–2 5–4 7–5 8–4 3–2 3–4
Oakland 5–7 3–9 6–3 3–6 0–6 4–5 3–7 1–4 5–2 5–7 4–3 7–3 5–1
Seattle 4–6 6–6 7–2 1–9 2–3 3–6 4–6 2–4 3–3 4–8 3–4 9–1 1–5
Texas 3–3 5–1 4–6 5–4 7–5 7–5 3–4 3–3 5–4 2–3 3–7 1–9 4–8
Toronto 2–7 3–7 4–3 3–2 4–6 4–5 6–6 3–7 8–4 4–3 1–5 5–1 8–4


Transactions

Roster

1994 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 R H HR RBI Avg. SB
C Mike Macfarlane 92 314 53 80 14 47 .255 1
1B Wally Joyner 97 363 52 113 8 57 .311 3
2B José Lind 85 290 34 78 1 31 .269 9
3B Gary Gaetti 90 327 53 94 12 57 .287 0
SS Greg Gagne 107 375 39 97 7 51 .259 10
LF Vince Coleman 104 438 61 105 2 33 .240 50
CF Brian McRae 114 436 71 119 4 40 .273 28
RF Félix José 99 366 56 111 11 55 .303 10
DH Bob Hamelin 101 312 64 88 24 65 .282 4

[10]

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; Avg. = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H HR RBI Avg. SB
Dave Henderson 56 198 27 49 5 31 .247 2
Terry Shumpert 64 183 28 44 8 24 .240 18
Brent Mayne 46 144 19 37 2 20 .257 1
David Howard 46 83 9 19 1 13 .229 3
Hubie Brooks 34 61 5 14 1 14 .230 1
Keith Miller 5 15 1 2 0 0 .133 0
Kevin Koslofski 2 4 2 1 0 0 .250 0
Tom Goodwin 2 2 0 0 0 0 .000 0

[10]

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
David Cone 23 171.2 16 5 2.94 132
Tom Gordon 24 155.1 11 7 4.35 126
Kevin Appier 23 155.0 7 6 3.83 145
Mark Gubicza 22 130.0 7 9 4.50 59
Bob Milacki 10 55.2 0 5 6.14 17
Chris Haney 6 28.1 2 2 7.31 18
José DeJesús 5 26.2 3 1 4.73 12
Jeff Granger 2 9.1 0 1 6.75 3

[10]

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

[10]

N/A

Relief pitchers

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

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Billy Brewer 50 38.2 4 1 3 2.56 25
Hipolito Pichardo 45 67.2 5 3 3 4.92 36
Jeff Montgomery 42 44.2 2 3 27 4.03 50
Stan Belinda 37 49.0 2 2 1 5.14 37
Rusty Meacham 36 50.2 3 3 4 3.73 36
Mike Magnante 36 47.0 2 3 0 4.60 21
David Howard 1 2.0 0 0 0 4.50 0

[10]

Awards and honors

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Royals American Association Jeff Cox
AA Memphis Chicks Southern League Ron Johnson
A Wilmington Blue Rocks Carolina League Mike Jirschele
A Rockford Royals Midwest League John Mizerock
A-Short Season Eugene Emeralds Northwest League Brian Poldberg
Rookie GCL Royals Gulf Coast League Bob Herold

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Wilmington[11]

References

  1. ^ Gary Gaetti Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ Kevin McReynolds Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ Steve Balboni Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ Dave Henderson Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ "1994 American League Season Summary".
  6. ^ "1994 Major League Baseball Season Summary".
  7. ^ "Kansas City Royals at Baltimore Orioles Box Score, April 4, 1994".
  8. ^ "Matt Treanor Stats".
  9. ^ a b "Mike Jeffcoat Stats".
  10. ^ a b c d e 1994 Kansas City Royals Statistics and Roster Baseball-Reference.com
  11. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997