1981 Kansas City Royals Statistics

American League (AL)
Team Record: 50-53
Finished 4th in the AL's West Division
Attendance: 1,279,440, Avg. 27,222
Ballpark: Royals Stadium
Won Division
American League West Division Series - Lost to Oakland Athletics 3-0
Manager: Jim Frey (30-40)
Manager: Dick Howser (20-13)
Location: Kansas City, Kansas
1981 Kansas City Royals Roster
1981 Kansas City Royals Results

The Kansas City Royals of the American League ended the 1981 season with a record of 50 wins and 53 losses, finishing fourth in the AL's West Division.

The Royals plated 397 runs and yielded 405 runs. Willie Aikens paced Kansas City with 17 home runs Amos Otis recorded 57 runs batted in. George Brett led hitters with significant playing time by connecting at a .314 clip. Dennis Leonard topped the squad with 13 wins, while Larry Gura recorded a 2.72 ERA, tops among regularly-used pitchers.

Jim Frey and Dick Howser coached the team. The 1981 Kansas City Royals qualified for the playoffs as a division winner.

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Pitching:

Player W L W% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF
Dennis Leonard1311.5422.9926260920201.7202796715415107315837
Larry Gura118.5792.72232301220172.313961521135061403680
Mike Jones63.6673.211211000075.7743027728029201323
Rich Gale66.5005.4019152200101.710763611438047200440
Paul Splittorff55.5004.362115110099.011148481223448120419
Renie Martin45.4442.772901200461.7552519229725002264
Jim Wright23.4003.46174700052.0572120521727200230
Ken Brett11.5004.182201400232.335161521447100144
Atlee Hammaker13.2505.54106200039.0442424212111010169
Dan Quisenberry14.2001.7340035001862.3591612115820100254
Jeff Schattinger000.001000003.0200010120014
Bill Paschall004.502020002.021100010017
Juan Berenguer04.0008.6983400019.722211941602020197
Totals5053.4853.562301037924424922.39094053657527336404204133878

Batting:

Player GP PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB DP HBP SH SF IBB
Willie Wilson102465439541331071323481842.303.335.364.70016054313
George Brett89379347421092776431462723.314.361.484.84616871047
Hal McRae10143338938106232736343433.272.330.396.726154112353
Amos Otis99417372491002239571673159.269.321.417.73815572391
Willie Aikens10141934945931601753006247.266.377.458.8361601130512
Frank White943903643591171938421950.250.285.376.661137100430
U. L. Washington98384339407719122910104143.227.310.307.61610460311
John Wathan893303012476931191161923.252.298.312.6119492531
Cesar Geronimo59133118142902213611116.246.305.331.6363930222
Darryl Motley421351251529402813715.232.276.312.5883921110
Clint Hurdle288976122531415001310.329.427.553.9804220003
Jamie Quirk461071008257001002617.250.299.320.6193251001
Jerry Grote22625641731191032.304.344.446.7912511110
Lee May265855316300801314.291.328.345.6731920000
Dave Chalk27564921130050142.224.283.286.5691410300
Rance Mulliniks24464461030050127.227.261.295.5561320000
Ken Phelps21232213010100113.136.174.227.401500000
Danny Garcia1214144200000002.143.143.143.286200000
Pat Sheridan3110000000001.000.000.000.000000000
Bill Paschall2000000000000000000
Jeff Schattinger1000000000000000000
Paul Splittorff21000000000000000000
Dan Quisenberry40000000000000000000
Renie Martin29000000000000000000
Juan Berenguer8000000000000000000
Ken Brett22000000000000000000
Onix Concepcion2000000000000000000
Rich Gale19000000000000000000
Larry Gura23000000000000000000
Atlee Hammaker10000000000000000000
Tim Ireland4001000000100000000
Mike Jones12000000000000000000
Greg Keatley2000000000000000000
Dennis Leonard26000000000000000000
Jim Wright17000000000000000000
Totals132139413560397952169296138110053301419.267.325.383.70713628417283534


Fielding:

Player Pos GP GS Inn. PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS%
Willie Aikens1B9996854.384456779.9929.4819.0910000
Lee May1B8758.0632081.0001.0868.1250000
Tim Ireland1B404.030001.0006.750.7500000
Ken Phelps1B203.041001.00015.0002.5000000
Danny Garcia1B202.010001.0004.500.5000000
John Wathan1B101.010001.0009.0001.0000000
Frank White2B9393824.3226263670.9885.3395.2580000
Dave Chalk2B10657.01019021.0004.5792.9000000
Rance Mulliniks2B10440.0141334.9006.0752.7000000
Jamie Quirk2B101.001001.0009.0001.0000000
George Brett3B8887758.374170147.9462.8962.7730000
Dave Chalk3B14774.091213.9552.5541.5000000
Jamie Quirk3B8662.051331.8572.6132.2500000
Rance Mulliniks3B5328.04511.9002.8931.8000000
John WathanC7368615.33002671.9794.7684.46620451828.6
Jerry GroteC2220171.0876001.0004.8954.2270014422.2
Jamie QuirkC2215134.058911.9854.5003.0455013423.5
Greg KeatleyC202.010001.0004.500.5000000
Willie WilsonOF101100884.32991443.9873.1853.0990000
Amos OtisOF9797870.3294621.9933.1023.0930000
Cesar GeronimoOF5731315.796120.9802.7661.7020000
Darryl MotleyOF3936309.388331.9682.6482.3330000
Clint HurdleOF2826200.0591001.0002.7002.1430000
John WathanOF1613115.0152001.0001.3301.0630000
Danny GarciaOF6234.360001.0001.5731.0000000
Hal McRaeOF4431.010010.9092.9032.5000000
Pat SheridanOF305.020001.0003.600.6670000
Jamie QuirkOF102.00000.000.0000000
Dennis LeonardP2626201.71331031.0001.9641.6920000
Larry GuraP2323172.3930041.0002.0371.6960000
Rich GaleP1915101.76811.9331.239.7370000
Paul SplittorffP211599.0222021.0002.1821.1430000
Mike JonesP121175.7314001.0002.0221.4170000
Dan QuisenberryP40062.382311.9694.476.7750000
Renie MartinP29061.731522.9002.627.6210000
Jim WrightP17452.026001.0001.385.4710000
Atlee HammakerP10639.014011.0001.154.5000000
Ken BrettP22032.356011.0003.062.5000000
Juan BerenguerP8319.70000.000.0000000
Jeff SchattingerP103.00000.000.0000000
Bill PaschallP202.00000.000.0000000
U. L. WashingtonSS9897868.01352971258.9734.4794.4080000
Rance MulliniksSS7651.372114.9664.9094.0000000
Dave ChalkSS102.00000.000.0000000
Onix ConcepcionSS101.00000.000.0000000
Totals11539278301.02767110072259.9824.1933.35470722626.5

Postseason - Pitching:

Player Rnd W L W% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF
Renie MartinAWDIV000.002020005.3100020200019
Dan QuisenberryAWDIV000.001010001.010000000004
Dennis LeonardAWDIV01.0001.131100008.0741210300032
Mike JonesAWDIV01.0002.251100008.0922000200033
Larry GuraAWDIV01.0007.361100003.7743130300020
Totals03.0002.0863300026.02510636010000108

Postseason - Batting:

Player Rnd GP PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB DP HBP SH SF IBB
Willie WilsonAWDIV313130400010000.308.308.308.615400000
Willie AikensAWDIV31290300000032.333.500.333.833300000
John WathanAWDIV311101300000011.300.364.300.664300000
Clint HurdleAWDIV312110300000011.273.333.273.606300000
U. L. WashingtonAWDIV31090200000001.222.222.222.444200100
Frank WhiteAWDIV312111200000011.182.250.182.432200000
George BrettAWDIV312120200000000.167.167.167.333200000
Hal McRaeAWDIV312110110000011.091.167.182.348200000
Amos OtisAWDIV312120000010004.000.000.000.000020000
Dan QuisenberryAWDIV1000000000000000000
Lee MayAWDIV1000000000000000000
Renie MartinAWDIV2000000000000000000
Dennis LeonardAWDIV1000000000000000000
Mike JonesAWDIV1000000000000000000
Larry GuraAWDIV1000000000000000000
Cesar GeronimoAWDIV1000000000000000000
Totals3510698220100200711.204.257.214.4712120100

Postseason - Fielding:

Player Rnd Pos GP GS Inn. PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G
Willie AikensAWDIV1B3325.0281011.0001.4409.667
Lee MayAWDIV1B101.020001.00018.0002.000
Frank WhiteAWDIV2B3326.05611.9173.8083.667
George BrettAWDIV3B3326.01610.8752.4232.333
John WathanAWDIVC3326.011410.9385.1925.000
Amos OtisAWDIVCF3326.0120001.0004.1544.000
Willie WilsonAWDIVLF3326.060001.0002.0772.000
Dennis LeonardAWDIVP118.001001.0001.1251.000
Mike JonesAWDIVP118.00000.000.000
Renie MartinAWDIVP205.310001.0001.688.500
Larry GuraAWDIVP113.70000.000.000
Dan QuisenberryAWDIVP101.00000.000.000
Clint HurdleAWDIVRF3326.060001.0002.0772.000
U. L. WashingtonAWDIVSS3326.061111.9445.8855.667
Totals3127234.0782943.9644.1153.452




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