Kansas City Royals Managers

Every Kansas City Royals Manager in Franchise History

This is a comprehensive analysis of managers for the Kansas City Royals organization. Win / loss statistics, winning percentage, position in division, and games behind the leader are also shown for each manager.

The year leads to the specific American League season in review; the manager(s) name leads to his career statistics; and the roster leads to a list of every player on the team during the year

"I'm not buddy buddy with the players. If they need a buddy, let them buy a dog." - Kansas City Royals Manager (1975-1979) Whitey Herzog
Kansas City Royals Managers
1969 - 2019

Kansas City Royals Managers & Finishes in Chronological Order

Year
Uniform #
Manager
Wins
Losses
WP
Finish
GB
Roster

6

69
93
.429
4 th
28

36

19
33
.365
4 th
33

2

46
64
.418

21

85
76
.528
2 nd
16

21

76
78
.494
4 th
16½

31

Jack McKeon

88
74
.543
2 nd
6

31

Jack McKeon

77
85
.475
5 th
13

31

Jack McKeon

50
46
.521
2 nd
7

24

41
25
.621

24

90
72
.556
1 st
+2½

24

102
60
.630
1 st
+8

24

92
70
.568
1 st
+5

24

85
77
.525
2 nd
3

41

Jim Frey

97
65
.599
1 st
+14

41

Jim Frey

30
30
.500
5 th / 1 st
11

21

20
13
.606

10

90
72
.556
2 nd
3

10

79
83
.488
2 nd
20

10

84
78
.519
1 st
+3

10

91
71
.562
1 st
+1

10

40
48
.455
3 rd
16

41

36
38
.486

14

62
64
.492
2 nd
2

12

21
15
.583

12

84
77
.522
3 rd
19½

12

92
70
.568
2 nd
7

12

75
86
.466
6 th
27½

12

15
22
.405
6 th
13

42

Bob Schaefer (1)

1
0
1.000

11

66
58
.532

11

72
90
.444
5 th
24

11

84
78
.519
3 rd
10

11

64
51
.557
3 rd
4

8

70
74
.486
2 nd
30

8

75
86
.466
5 th
24

8

36
46
.439
5 th
19

40

31
48
.392

40

72
89
.447
3 rd
16½

40

64
97
.398
4 th
32½

40

77
85
.475
4 th
18

40

65
97
.401
5 th
26

40

8
15
.348
4 th
32½

13

5
8
.385

6

49
77
.389

6

83

79

.512

3 rd

7

6

58

104

.358
5 th
34

6

8

25

.242

5 th

43

44

Bob Schaefer (1)

5

12

.294

25

43

69

.384

25

62
100
.383
5 th
34

25

69

93

.426

5 th

27

22

Trey Hillman

75

87

.463

4 th
13½
22
Trey Hillman
65
97
.401
4 th
21½
88
Trey Hillman
12
23
.343

5 th

27

3
65
72
.433
3
71
91
.438
4 th
24
3
72
90
.444
3 rd
16
3
86
76
.531
3 rd
7
3
89
73
.549
2 nd
1
3
95
67
.586
1 st
+12
3
81
81
.500
3 rd
13½
3
80
82
.494
3 rd
22
3
58
104
.358
5 th
33
2019

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2019
Year
Uniform #
Manager
Wins
Losses
WP
Finish
GB
Roster

Kansas City Royals Managers & Finishes | (1) = Interim Manager



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