1979 Kansas City Royals Roster

The 1979 Kansas City Royals team roster seen on this page includes every player who appeared in a game during the 1979 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 1979 Kansas City Royals Opening Day starters list, a 1979 Kansas City Royals salary list, a 1979 Kansas City Royals uniform number breakdown and a 1979 Kansas City Royals primary starters list. These team rosters are presented only when and where the data is available.

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"Kansas City has great, enthusiastic fans - except those who call you up and threaten to kill you." - Rangers thirdbaseman Buddy Bell (1979)

1979 Kansas City Royals

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Complete Roster

6-02
205
Right
Right
1949-09-29
6-01
190
Right
Right
1957-02-02
6-05
200
Left
Left
1953-05-05
5-11
175
Right
Right
1954-09-07
6-07
225
Right
Right
1954-01-19
6-01
185
Left
Both
1947-11-26
5-11
185
Left
Right
1949-07-21
6-01
190
Right
Right
1951-05-08
6-04
190
Right
Right
1955-08-30
5-10
170
Left
Left
1944-02-29
6-00
175
Right
Right
1954-04-22
5-11
180
Right
Right
1943-04-06
6-02
180
Right
Right
1953-02-07
6-00
185
Right
Right
1952-03-06
6-03
210
Left
Left
1946-10-08
6-07
205
Right
Right
1950-11-24
6-00
185
Right
Right
1955-06-03
6-00
193
Right
Left
1952-01-17
6-04
200
Right
Left
1954-10-22
6-00
160
Right
Left
1956-10-19
6-00
200
Right
Left
1953-05-15
6-00
175
Right
Right
1955-11-23
6-03
210
Left
Left
1952-01-17
5-05
148
Right
Right
1944-10-09
6-02
215
Right
Right
1944-03-23
6-00
170
Right
Right
1946-07-13
5-11
175
Right
Both
1953-10-27
6-02
205
Right
Right
1949-10-04
5-11
170
Right
Right
1950-09-04
5-10
180
Right
Left
1948-05-08
6-02
200
Right
Right
1951-10-25
6-03
195
Right
Left
1957-07-30
6-00
186
Left
Left
1947-03-02
5-11
166
Right
Right
1947-04-26
5-10
175
Right
Left
1951-10-30
6-03
195
Right
Both
1955-07-09
5-11
185
Right
Right
1953-06-27
5-11
180
Right
Right
1945-07-10
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The 1979 Kansas City Royals played 162 games during the regular season, won 85 games, lost 77 games, and finished in second position. They played their home games at Royals Stadium (Park Factors: 102/101) where 2,261,845 fans witnessed their 1979 Royals finish the season with a .525 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 1979 Kansas City Royals Opening Day starters list, a 1979 Kansas City Royals salary list, a 1979 Kansas City Royals uniform number breakdown and a 1979 Kansas City Royals primary starters list:

1979 Kansas City Royals
Salaries

Freddie Patek $200,000.00
George Brett $140,000.00
Larry Gura $125,000.00
Darrell Porter $80,000.00
Steve Busby $28,000.00
Willie Wilson $26,100.00
German Barranca $21,000.00
Craig Chamberlain $21,000.00
Gary Christenson $21,000.00
Todd Cruz $21,000.00
Craig Eaton $21,000.00
Rich Gale $21,000.00
Jim Gaudet $21,000.00
Clint Hurdle $21,000.00
Renie Martin $21,000.00
Bill Paschall $21,000.00
Dan Quisenberry $21,000.00
U.L. Washington $21,000.00
Joe Zdeb $21,000.00

Did you know that a 1979 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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