1970 Kansas City Royals season

1970 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Ewing Kauffman
General manager(s) Cedric Tallis
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 Pct. GB Home Road
Minnesota Twins 9864 0.605 51–30 47–34
Oakland Athletics 8973 0.549 9 49–32 40–41
California Angels 8676 0.531 12 43–38 43–38
Kansas City Royals 6597 0.401 33 35–44 30–53
Milwaukee Brewers 6597 0.401 33 38–42 27–55
Chicago White Sox 56106 0.346 42 31–53 25–53

Record vs. opponents

1970 American League Records

Sources:
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK WSH
Baltimore 13–57–59–314–411–712–07–55–711–77–512–6
Boston 5–135–78–412–69–97–55–77–510–87–512–6
California 5–77–512–66–66–610–812–68–105–78–107–5
Chicago 3–94–86–126–66–67–117–116–125–72–164–8
Cleveland 4–146–126–66–67–118–47–56–68–107–511–7
Detroit 7–119–96–66–611–76–68–44–87–116–69–9
Kansas City 0–125–78–1011–74–86–612–65–131–117–116–6
Milwaukee 5–77–56–1211–75–74–86–125–133–9–18–105–7
Minnesota 7–55–710–812–66–68–413–513–55–713–56–6
New York 7–118–107–57–510–811–711–19–3–17–56–610–8
Oakland 5–75–710–816–25–76–611–710–85–136–610–2
Washington 6–126–125–78–47–119–96–67–56–68–102–10

Notable transactions

Roster

1970 Kansas City Royals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

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
CFAmos Otis159620176.2841158

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
Bob Johnson402148133.07206
Wally Bunker24121.22114.2259
Roger Nelson490210.003

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
Ted Abernathy3693122.5949

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

References


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