1974 Kansas City Royals season

1974 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Ewing Kauffman
General manager(s) Cedric Tallis, Joe Burke
Manager(s) Jack McKeon
Local television KBMA
Local radio KMBZ
(Buddy Blattner, Denny Matthews, Fred White)
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The 1974 Kansas City Royals season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Royals finishing fifth in the American League West with a record of 77 wins and 85 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

Notable transactions

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Oakland Athletics 9072 0.556 49–32 41–40
Texas Rangers 8476 0.525 5 42–38 42–38
Minnesota Twins 8280 0.506 8 48–33 34–47
Chicago White Sox 8080 0.500 9 46–34 34–46
Kansas City Royals 7785 0.475 13 40–41 37–44
California Angels 6894 0.420 22 36–45 32–49

Record vs. opponents

1974 American League Records

Sources:
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK TEX
Baltimore 10–87–55–712–614–48–48–106–611–76–64–8
Boston 8–104–88–49–911–74–810–86–611–78–45–7
California 5–78–410–8–13–95–78–103–98–103–96–129–9
Chicago 7–54–88–10–18–47–511–78–47–11–14–87–119–7–1
Cleveland 6–129–99–34–89–98–410–86–67–115–74–8
Detroit 4–147–117–55–79–97–59–93–911–75–75–7
Kansas City 4–88–410–87–114–85–711–18–104–88–108–10
Milwaukee 10–88–109–34–88–109–91–116–69–95–77–5
Minnesota 6–66–610–811–7–16–69–310–86–64–85–139–9
New York 7–117–119–38–411–77–118–49–98–47–58–4
Oakland 6–64–812–611–77–57–510–87–513–55–78–10
Texas 8–47–59–97–9–18–47–510–85–79–94–810–8

Roster

1974 Kansas City Royals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
3BGeorge Brett133457129.282247

[9]

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
Paul Schaal12346.17614
Richie Scheinblum368315.18102

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
Steve Busby38292.122143.39198
Bruce Dal Canton31175.18103.1396
Nelson Briles17103574.0241

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
Marty Pattin25117.1373.9950

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
Doug Bird5576102.7362
Lindy McDaniel381413.4647

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Royals American Association Harry Malmberg
AA Jacksonville Suns Southern League Billy Gardner
A San Jose Bees California League Steve Boros
A Waterloo Royals Midwest League John Sullivan
Rookie GCL Royals Gulf Coast League Bill Scripture
Rookie GCL Royals Academy Gulf Coast League Billy Goodman

Notes

  1. Dick Drago at Baseball Reference
  2. Lou Piniella at Baseball Reference
  3. Mark Souza at Baseball Reference
  4. Paul Schaal at Baseball Reference
  5. Willie Wilson at Baseball Reference
  6. Scott Sanderson at Baseball Reference
  7. Doug Corbett at Baseball Reference
  8. 1 2 Orlando Cepeda at Baseball Reference
  9. 1974 Kansas City Royals Statistics and Roster Baseball-Reference.com

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3. 
  • 1974 Kansas City Royals at Baseball Reference
  • 1974 Kansas City Royals at Baseball Almanac
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