1972 Kansas City Royals Roster

The 1972 Kansas City Royals team roster seen on this page includes every player who appeared in a game during the 1972 season. It is a comprehensive team roster and player names are sorted by the fielding position where the most number of games were played during the regular season. Every player's name links to their career statistics.

Below the main roster you will find in the Fast Facts section: a 1972 Kansas City Royals Opening Day starters list, a 1972 Kansas City Royals salary list, a 1972 Kansas City Royals uniform number breakdown and a 1972 Kansas City Royals primary starters list. These team rosters are presented only when and where the data is available.

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1972 Kansas City Royals

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Complete Roster

6-04
215
Right
Right
1933-03-06
5-11
175
Left
Left
1947-09-24
5-11
185
Left
Left
1943-08-02
6-02
205
Right
Right
1949-09-29
6-02
205
Right
Right
1941-06-15
6-01
190
Right
Right
1945-06-25
6-02
190
Right
Both
1946-03-21
6-01
190
Right
Right
1946-08-11
6-03
190
Left
Left
1946-03-27
6-03
200
Right
Right
1946-09-01
6-03
185
Right
Right
1945-12-30
6-03
205
Right
Right
1944-06-07
6-00
201
Left
Right
1942-09-23
6-03
210
Left
Left
1946-10-08
6-02
210
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Right
1946-09-04
195
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Left
1944-10-08
6-02½
195
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Right
1943-12-14
6-00
202
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Right
1945-04-17
6-02
207
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Right
1944-01-20
6-00
181
Right
Right
1943-10-20
6-03
200
Right
Right
1938-04-05
5-10
200
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Left
1943-02-19
6-01
170
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Right
1938-10-18
6-03
220
Left
Left
1949-02-18
5-05
148
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Right
1944-10-09
5-10
170
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Right
1939-03-06
5-11
180
Right
Right
1943-03-03
5-11
175
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Right
1951-02-28
5-10
188
Left
Left
1944-12-18
6-00
185
Left
Left
1946-01-07
6-02
215
Right
Right
1943-02-08
5-11
166
Right
Right
1947-04-26
6-02
198
Right
Right
1943-08-28
6-01
180
Right
Both
1942-11-05
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The 1972 Kansas City Royals played 154 games during the regular season, won 76 games, lost 78 games, and finished in fourth position. They played their home games at Municipal Stadium (Park Factors: 100/99) where 707,656 fans witnessed their 1972 Royals finish the season with a .494 winning percentage.

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a unique set of rosters not easily found on the Internet. Included, where data is available, is a 1972 Kansas City Royals Opening Day starters list, a 1972 Kansas City Royals salary list, a 1972 Kansas City Royals uniform number breakdown and a 1972 Kansas City Royals primary starters list:

1972 Kansas City Royals
Salaries

Tom Murphy $34,000.00
Ron Hansen $29,500.00
Bob Oliver $27,500.00
Mike Hedlund $27,000.00
Bobby Knoop $26,000.00
Carl Taylor $20,000.00
Steve Hovley $17,500.00
John Mayberry $17,000.00
Roger Nelson $16,000.00
Richie Scheinblum $15,000.00
Norm Angelini $13,500.00
Steve Busby $13,500.00
Mike Jackson $13,500.00
Monty Montgomery $13,500.00
Paul Splittorff $13,500.00
Jim Wohlford $13,500.00
Ken Wright $13,500.00

Did you know that a 1972 Kansas City Royals Schedule is available and it includes dates of every game played, scores of every game played, a cumulative record, and many hard to find splits (Monthly Splits, Team vs Team Splits & Score Related Splits)?

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