Coordinates: 39°3′6.1″N 94°28′49.1″W / 39.051694°N 94.480306°W / 39.051694; -94.480306

1995 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)David Glass
General manager(s)Herk Robinson
Manager(s)Bob Boone
Local televisionKSMO-TV
(Paul Splittorff, Dave Armstrong)
Local radioWIBW (AM)
(Denny Matthews, Fred White)
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The 1995 Kansas City Royals season was a season in American baseball. During this season, the Royals finished second in the American League Central, with a record of 70 wins and 74 losses. This was the first of 17 losing seasons the Royals would suffer through 2012.

Although the 1995 Royals had a losing record and finished 30 games behind the Cleveland Indians, the second-place division finish in 1995 was the highest finish for the franchise in the American League Central from 1994, when the Royals joined that division, until the 2014 team also finished second and the 2015 team won the franchise's first Central Division championship.

Regular season

Season standings

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 100 44 0.694 54–18 46–26
Kansas City Royals 70 74 0.486 30 35–37 35–37
Chicago White Sox 68 76 0.472 32 38–34 30–42
Milwaukee Brewers 65 79 0.451 35 33–39 32–40
Minnesota Twins 56 88 0.389 44 29–43 27–45

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 9–4 6–1 2–10 8–5 4–5 7–5 3–6 6–7 5–7 6–7 4–1 7–6
Boston 9–4 11–3 5–3 6–7 8–5 3–2 8–4 5–4 5–8 8–4 7–5 3–4 8–5
California 4–9 3–11 10–2 3–2 6–2 5–7 5–2 8–5 7–5 6–7 7–6 6–7 8–2
Chicago 1–6 3–5 2–10 5–8 8–4 8–5 6–7 10–3 3–2–1 7–5 4–9 5–7 6–5
Cleveland 10–2 7–6 2–3 8–5 10–3 11–1 9–4 9–4 6–6 7–0 5–4 6–3 10–3
Detroit 5–8 5–8 2–6 4–8 3–10 3–4 8–5 7–5 5–8 2–3 5–5 4–8 7–6
Kansas City 5–4 2–3 7–5 5–8 1–11 4–3 10–2 6–7 3–7 5–8 7–5 8–6 7–5
Milwaukee 5–7 4–8 2–5 7–6 4–9 5–8 2–10 9–4 5–6 7–2 3–2 5–7 7–5
Minnesota 6–3 4–5 5–8 3–10 4–9 5–7 7–6 4–9 3–4 5–7 4–8 5–8 1–4
New York 7–6 8–5 5–7 2–3–1 6–6 8–5 7–3 6–5 4–3 4–9 4–9 6–3 12–1
Oakland 7–5 4–8 7–6 5–7 0–7 3–2 8–5 2–7 7–5 9–4 7–6 5–8 3–7
Seattle 7–6 5–7 6–7 9–4 4–5 5–5 5–7 2–3 8–4 9–4 6–7 10–3 3–4
Texas 1–4 4–3 7–6 7–5 3–6 8–4 6–8 7–5 8–5 3–6 8–5 3–10 9–3
Toronto 6–7 5–8 2–8 5–6 3–10 6–7 5–7 5–7 4–1 1–12 7–3 4–3 3–9


Notable transactions

Roster

1995 Kansas City Royals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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 Brent Mayne 110 307 77 .251 1 27
1B Wally Joyner 131 465 144 .310 12 83
2B Keith Lockhart 94 274 88 .321 6 33
SS Greg Gagne 120 430 110 .256 6 49
3B Gary Gaetti 137 514 134 .261 35 96
LF Vince Coleman 75 293 84 .287 4 20
CF Tom Goodwin 133 480 138 .288 4 28
RF Jon Nunnally 119 303 74 .244 14 42
DH Bob Hamelin 72 208 35 .168 7 25

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
David Howard 95 255 62 .243 0 19
Johnny Damon 47 188 53 .282 3 23
Michael Tucker 62 177 46 .260 4 17
Pat Borders 52 143 33 .231 4 13
Joe Vitiello 53 130 33 .254 7 21
Edgar Cáceres 55 117 28 .239 1 17
Phil Hiatt 52 113 23 .204 4 12
José Lind 29 97 26 .268 0 6
Joe Randa 34 70 12 .171 1 5
Chris James 26 58 18 .310 2 7
Henry Mercedes 23 43 11 .256 0 9
Les Norman 24 40 9 .225 0 4
Jeff Grotewold 15 36 10 .278 1 6
Chris Stynes 22 35 6 .171 0 2
Brent Cookson 22 35 5 .143 0 5
Juan Samuel 15 34 6 .176 2 5
Félix José 9 30 4 .133 0 1
Keith Miller 9 15 5 .333 1 3
Russ McGinnis 3 5 0 .000 0 0
Mike Sweeney 4 4 1 .250 0 0
José Mota 2 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
Mark Gubicza 33 213.1 12 14 3.75 81
Kevin Appier 31 201.1 15 10 3.89 185
Tom Gordon 31 189.0 12 12 4.43 119
Jason Jacome 15 84.0 4 6 5.36 39
Chris Haney 16 81.1 3 4 3.65 31
Tom Browning 2 10.0 0 2 8.10 3
Jim Pittsley 1 3.1 0 0 13.50 0

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
Melvin Bunch 13 40.0 1 3 5.63 19
Dave Fleming 9 32.0 0 1 3.66 14
Scott Anderson 6 25.1 1 0 5.33 6
Doug Linton 7 22.1 0 1 7.25 13
Dennis Rasmussen 5 10.0 0 1 9.00 6

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
Jeff Montgomery 54 2 3 31 3.43 49
Rusty Meacham 49 4 3 2 4.98 30
Billy Brewer 48 2 4 0 5.56 31
Hipólito Pichardo 44 8 4 1 4.36 43
Mike Magnante 28 1 1 0 4.23 28
Dilson Torres 24 1 2 0 6.09 28
Gregg Olson 20 3 3 3 3.26 21
Jim Converse 9 1 0 0 5.84 5
Rick Huisman 7 0 0 0 7.45 12

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Royals American Association Mike Jirschele
AA Wichita Wranglers Texas League Ron Johnson
A Wilmington Blue Rocks Carolina League John Mizerock
A Springfield Sultans Midwest League Brian Poldberg
A-Short Season Spokane Indians Northwest League Al Pedrique
Rookie GCL Royals Gulf Coast League Bob Herold

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: GCL Royals[8]

References

  1. ^ Brian McRae Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ David Cone Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ a b "Felix Jose Stats".
  4. ^ "Doug Linton Stats".
  5. ^ a b Vince Coleman Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ a b "Kevin Elster Stats".
  7. ^ Juan Samuel Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997