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1987 Kansas City Royals season

1987 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Ewing Kauffman
Manager(s) Billy Gardner and John Wathan
Local television WDAF-TV
(Denny Matthews, Denny Trease, Fred White)
Local radio WIBW (AM)
(Denny Matthews, Fred White)
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The 1987 Kansas City Royals season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Royals finishing 2nd in the American League West with a record of 83 wins and 79 losses.


Regular season

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB
Minnesota Twins 85 77 .525 --
Kansas City Royals 83 79 .512 2
Oakland Athletics 81 81 .500 4
Seattle Mariners 78 84 .481 7
Chicago White Sox 77 85 .475 8
Texas Rangers 75 87 .463 10
California Angels 75 87 .463 10

Notable transactions


Player stats


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 Jamie Quirk 109 296 70 .236 5 33
1B George Brett 115 427 124 .290 22 78
2B Frank White 154 563 138 .245 17 78
3B Kevin Seitzer 161 641 207 .323 15 83
SS Ángel Salazar 116 317 65 .205 2 21
LF Bo Jackson 116 396 93 .235 22 53
CF Willie Wilson 146 610 170 .279 4 30
RF Danny Tartabull 158 582 180 .309 34 101
DH Steve Balboni 121 386 80 .207 24 60

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Larry Owen 76 164 31 .189 5 14


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Danny Jackson 36 224 9 18 4.02 152

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Royals American Association John Wathan and Frank Funk
AA Memphis Chicks Southern League Bob Schaefer
A Fort Myers Royals Florida State League Jerry Terrell
A Appleton Foxes Midwest League Ken Berry
Short-Season A Eugene Emeralds Northwest League Rick Mathews
Rookie GCL Royals Gulf Coast League Luis Silverio


  1. ^ Danny Tartabull page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Alan Hargesheimer page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^
  4. ^ David Cone page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Jim Sundberg page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Larry Owen page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Bret Barberie page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997
  • 1987 Kansas City Royals team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1987 Kansas City Royals team page at
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