1970 Kansas City Royals Roster

American League (AL)
Team Record: 65-97
Finished 4th in the AL's West Division
Attendance: 692,986, Avg. 9,625
Ballpark: Municipal Stadium II
Manager: Charlie Metro (19-33)
Manager: Bob Lemon (46-64)
Location: Kansas City, Kansas
1970 Kansas City Royals Statistics
1970 Kansas City Royals Results

The Kansas City Royals of the American League ended the 1970 season with a record of 65 wins and 97 losses, finishing fourth in the AL's West Division.

The Royals scored 611 runs, worst in the league, and yielded 705 runs. Bob Oliver led Kansas City with 27 home runs, and Ed Kirkpatrick walloped 20 or more also. Bob Oliver drove in 99 runs. Lou Piniella paced hitters with significant playing time by connecting at a .301 clip. Jim Rooker topped the squad with 10 wins, while Bob Johnson recorded a 3.07 ERA, best among regularly-used pitchers.

Charlie Metro and Bob Lemon coached the team.

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Player Pos. Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Ted AbernathyPRRMarch 6, 19336'4"215Stanley, NC USA
Jerry Adair2BRRDecember 17, 19366'0"175Sand Springs, OK USA
Luis Alcaraz2BRRJune 20, 19415'9"165Humacao, P.R.
Wally BunkerPRRJanuary 25, 19456'2"197Seattle, WA USA
Tom BurgmeierPLLAugust 2, 19435'11"185St. Paul, MN USA
Bill ButlerPLLMarch 12, 19476'2"210Hyattsville, MD USA
Jim CampanisCRRFebruary 9, 19446'0"195New York, NY USA
Moe DrabowskyPRRJuly 21, 19356'3"190Ozanna, Poland
Dick DragoPRRJune 25, 19456'1"190Toledo, OH USA
Mike Fiore1BLLOctober 11, 19446'0"175Brooklyn, NY USA
Al FitzmorrisPBRMarch 21, 19466'2"190Buffalo, NY USA
Bobby FloydSSRROctober 20, 19436'1"180Hawthorne, CA USA
Mike HedlundPRRAugust 11, 19466'1"182Dallas, TX USA
Jackie HernandezSSRRSeptember 11, 19405'11"165Central Tinguaro, Matanzas Cuba
Bob JohnsonPLRApril 25, 19436'4"220Aurora, IL USA
Pat KellyRFLLJuly 30, 19446'1"185Philadelphia, PA USA
Joe KeoughOFLLJanuary 7, 19466'0"185Pomona, CA USA
Ed KirkpatrickCLROctober 8, 19445'11"195Spokane, WA USA
Buck MartinezCRRNovember 7, 19485'10"190Redding, CA USA
Tommy MatchickSSLRSeptember 7, 19436'1"173Hazleton, PA USA
Aurelio MonteagudoPRRNovember 19, 19435'11"180Caibarien, Cuba
Dave MoreheadPRRSeptember 5, 19436'1"185San Diego, CA USA
Roger NelsonPRRJune 7, 19446'3"200Altadena, CA USA
Don O'RileyPRRMarch 12, 19456'3"205Topeka, KS USA
Bob Oliver1BRRFebruary 8, 19436'3"205Shreveport, LA USA
Amos OtisCFRRApril 26, 19475'11"165Mobile, AL USA
Lou PiniellaLFRRAugust 28, 19436'0"182Tampa, FL USA
Ellie RodriguezCRRMay 24, 19465'11"185Fajardo, P.R.
Cookie Rojas2BRRMarch 6, 19395'10"160La Habana, La Habana Cuba
Jim RookerPRLSeptember 23, 19426'0"195Lakeview, OR USA
Paul Schaal3BRRMarch 3, 19435'11"165Pittsburgh, PA USA
Rich SeversonSSRRJanuary 18, 19456'0"174Artesia, CA USA
Billy Sorrell3BLROctober 14, 19406'0"190Morehead, KY USA
Paul SplittorffPLLOctober 8, 19466'3"205Evansville, IN USA
George SpriggsRFLRMay 22, 19375'11"175Jewell, MD USA
Hawk TaylorCRRApril 3, 19396'1"187Metropolis, IL USA
Ken WrightPRRSeptember 4, 19466'2"210Pensacola, FL USA
Jim YorkPRRAugust 27, 19476'3"200Maywood, CA USA


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