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1970 Kansas City Royals season

1970 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Ewing Kauffman
Manager(s) Charlie Metro and Bob Lemon
Local television KMBC-TV
Local radio KMBZ
(Buddy Blattner, Denny Matthews)
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The 1970 Kansas City Royals season involved the Royals finishing fourth in the American League West with a record of 65 wins and 97 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL West W L GB Pct.
Minnesota Twins 98 64 0 .605
Oakland Athletics 89 73 9.0 .549
California Angels 86 76 12.0 .531
Kansas City Royals 65 97 33.0 .401
Milwaukee Brewers 65 97 33.0 .401
Chicago White Sox 56 106 42.0 .346

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
CF Otis, AmosAmos Otis 159 620 176 .284 11 58

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

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

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
Johnson, BobBob Johnson 40 214 8 13 3.07 206
Bunker, WallyWally Bunker 24 121.2 2 11 4.22 59
Nelson, RogerRoger Nelson 4 9 0 2 10.00 3

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
Abernathy, TedTed Abernathy 36 9 3 12 2.59 49

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Royals American Association Jack McKeon
AA Elmira Pioneers Eastern League Harry Malmberg
A San Jose Bees California League Buddy Peterson
A Waterloo Hawks Midwest League Steve Boros
Rookie Kingsport Royals Appalachian League Owen Friend
Rookie Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Dave Pavlesic

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Omaha

Elmira affiliation shared with San Diego Padres

Notes

  1. ^ Amos Otis page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Greg Minton page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Tom Matchick page at Baseball Reference

References

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