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1984 Kansas City Royals season

 

1984 Kansas City Royals season

1984 Kansas City Royals
1984 AL West Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Ewing Kauffman
Manager(s) Dick Howser
Local television WDAF-TV
(Denny Matthews, Denny Trease, Fred White)
Sports Time
(Phil Stone, Dwayne Mosley)
Local radio WIBW (AM)
(Denny Matthews, Fred White)
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The 1984 Kansas City Royals season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Royals finishing 1st in the American League West with a record of 84 wins and 78 losses.

Contents

  • Offseason 1
  • Regular season 2
    • Season standings 2.1
    • Notable transactions 2.2
    • Roster 2.3
  • Player stats 3
    • Batting 3.1
      • Starters by position 3.1.1
      • Other batters 3.1.2
    • Pitching 3.2
      • Starting pitchers 3.2.1
      • Other pitchers 3.2.2
      • Relief pitchers 3.2.3
  • ALCS 4
    • Game 1 4.1
    • Game 2 4.2
    • Game 3 4.3
  • Farm system 5
  • Notes 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Offseason

  • October 17, 1983: Eric Rasmussen was released by the Royals.[1]
  • December 8, 1983: Mike Armstrong and Duane Dewey (minors) were traded by the Royals to the New York Yankees for Steve Balboni and Roger Erickson.[2]
  • December 8, 1983: Joe Beckwith was traded by the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Kansas City Royals for Joe Szekeley (minors), John Serritella (minors) and José Torres (minors).[3]
  • January 17, 1984: Steve Carter was Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 2nd round of the 1984 amateur draft (January Secondary), but did not sign.[4]
  • March 31, 1984: Don Werner and Derek Botelho were traded by the Royals to the Chicago Cubs for Alan Hargesheimer.[5]

Regular season

Season standings

Team Wins Losses Win % GB
Kansas City Royals   84 78 .519    --
California Angels   81 81 .500   3.0
Minnesota Twins   81 81 .500   3.0
Oakland Athletics   77 85 .475   7.0
Chicago White Sox   74 88 .457 10.0
Seattle Mariners   74 88 .457 10.0
Texas Rangers   69 92 .429 14.5

Notable transactions

  • May 10, 1984: St. Louis Cardinals.[7]

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
1B Steve Balboni 126 438 107 .244 28 77

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Dave Leeper 4 6 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bud Black 35 257 17 12 3.12 140

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Mark Huismann 13 2 1 0 5.58 20

ALCS

Game 1

October 2, Royals Stadium
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 8 14 0
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 1
W: Jack Morris (1-0)  L: Bud Black (0-1)  
HRs: DETLarry Herndon (1)  Alan Trammell (1)  Lance Parrish (1)

Game 2

October 3, Royals Stadium
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Detroit 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 8 1
Kansas City 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 10 3
W: Aurelio López (1-0)  L: Dan Quisenberry (0-1)  
HRs: DETKirk Gibson (1)

Game 3

October 5, Tiger Stadium
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
Detroit 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 1 3 0
W: Milt Wilcox (1-0)  L: Charlie Leibrandt (0-1)  S:Willie Hernández (1)
HRs: None

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Royals American Association Gene Lamont
AA Memphis Chicks Southern League Rick Mathews
A Fort Myers Royals Florida State League Tommy Jones
A Charleston Royals South Atlantic League Duane Gustavson
Short-Season A Eugene Emeralds Northwest League Dave Roberts

Notes

  1. ^ Eric Rasmussen page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Steve Balboni page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/beckwjo01.shtml
  4. ^ http: Steve Carter was//www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cartest01.shtml
  5. ^ Alan Hargesheimer page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Baseball Almanac - Box Score of 500th Home Run by Reggie Jackson
  7. ^ Dane Iorg page at Baseball Reference

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America.  

External links

  • 1984 Kansas City Royals team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1984 Kansas City Royals team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
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