1984 Kansas City Royals Season
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1984 Kansas City Royals Season

1984 Kansas City Royals
1984 AL West Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Ewing Kauffman
General manager(s)John Schuerholz
Manager(s)Dick Howser
Local televisionWDAF-TV
(Denny Matthews, Denny Trease, Fred White)
Sports Time
(Phil Stone, Dwayne Mosley)
Local radioWIBW (AM)
(Denny Matthews, Fred White)
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The 1984 Kansas City Royals season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Royals finishing 1st in the American League West with a record of 84 wins and 78 losses. However, they would lose to the Detroit Tigers in 3 Games in the ALCS. The Tigers would go on to the World Series and defeat the San Diego Padres in 5 Games.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Kansas City Royals 84 78 0.519 -- 44-37 40-41
California Angels 81 81 0.500 3 37-44 44-37
Minnesota Twins 81 81 0.500 3 47-34 34-47
Oakland Athletics 77 85 0.475 7 44-37 33-48
Chicago White Sox 74 88 0.457 10 43-38 31-50
Seattle Mariners 74 88 0.457 10 42-39 32-49
Texas Rangers 69 92 0.429 14½ 34-46 35-46

Record vs. opponents

1984 American League Records

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


Notable transactions

Roster

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 Don Slaught 124 409 108 .264 4 42
1B Steve Balboni 126 438 107 .244 28 77
2B Frank White 129 479 130 .271 17 56
SS Onix Concepcion 90 287 81 .282 1 23
3B George Brett 104 377 107 .284 13 69
LF Darryl Motley 146 522 148 .284 15 70
CF Willie Wilson 128 541 163 .301 2 44
RF Pat Sheridan 138 481 136 .283 8 53
DH Hal McRae 106 317 96 .303 3 42

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Jorge Orta 122 403 120 .298 9 50
Greg Pryor 123 270 71 .263 4 25
Dane Iorg 78 235 60 .255 5 30
John Wathan 97 171 31 .181 2 10
UL Washington 63 170 38 .224 1 10
Buddy Biancalana 66 134 26 .194 2 9
Butch Davis 41 116 17 .147 2 12
Lynn Jones 47 103 31 .301 1 10
Leon Roberts 28 45 10 .222 0 3
Tucker Ashford 9 13 2 .154 0 0
Bucky Dent 11 9 3 .333 0 1
Orlando Sanchez 10 10 1 .100 0 2
Dave Leeper 4 6 0 .000 0 0
Luis Pujols 4 5 1 .200 0 1
Jim Scranton 2 2 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bud Black 35 257 17 12 3.12 140
Mark Gubicza 29 189 10 14 4.05 111
Larry Gura 31 168.2 12 9 5.18 68
Charlie Leibrandt 23 143.2 11 7 3.63 53

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bret Saberhagen 38 157.2 10 11 3.48 73
Mike Jones 23 81 2 3 4.89 43
Danny Jackson 15 76 2 6 4.26 40
Paul Splittorff 12 28 1 3 7.71 4
Frank Wills 10 37 2 3 5.11 21

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Dan Quisenberry 72 6 3 44 2.64 41
Joe Beckwith 49 8 4 2 3.40 75
Mark Huismann 13 2 1 0 5.58 20

ALCS

Game 1

October 2, Royals Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 8 14 0
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 1
W: Jack Morris (1-0)  L: Bud Black (0-1)  
HRs: DET - Larry Herndon (1)  Alan Trammell (1)  Lance Parrish (1)

Game 2

October 3, Royals Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Detroit 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 8 1
Kansas City 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 10 3
W: Aurelio López (1-0)  L: Dan Quisenberry (0-1)  
HRs: DET - Kirk Gibson (1)

Game 3

October 5, Tiger Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
Detroit 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 1 3 0
W: Milt Wilcox (1-0)  L: Charlie Leibrandt (0-1)  S:Willie Hernández (1)
HRs: None

Farm system

References

  1. ^ Eric Rasmussen at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Steve Balboni at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ "Joe Beckwith Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  4. ^ http: Steve Carter was//www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cartest01.shtml
  5. ^ Alan Hargesheimer at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ "Baseball Almanac - Box Score of 500th Home Run by Reggie Jackson". www.baseball-almanac.com.
  7. ^ Dane Iorg at Baseball-Reference

Bibliography

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.

External links


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