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



The Kansas City Royals had a hall of fame player manage their franchise on one occasion. Do you know which manager that was (click the link to find the answer)?
During the 1989 season the Kansas City Royals , who had an 84-77 record, had their largest attendance when 2,477,700 fans attended home games.
On April 8, 1985 , the Kansas City Royals (vs the Toronto Blue Jays ) had an Opening Day team record 41,086 fans attend the home opener.
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