1988 Kansas City Royals Roster

The 1988 Kansas City Royals team roster seen on this page includes every player who appeared in a game during the 1988 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 1988 Kansas City Royals Opening Day starters list, a 1988 Kansas City Royals salary list, a 1988 Kansas City Royals uniform number breakdown and a 1988 Kansas City Royals primary starters list. These team rosters are presented only when and where the data is available.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"I can't trade myself. I can't release myself. I can only be like a St. Bernard and just hang." - Royals reliever Dan Quisenberry (1988)

1988 Kansas City Royals

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Complete Roster

6-00
175
Right
Right
1956-11-29
6-01
195
Right
Right
1964-05-19
6-01
195
Left
Left
1955-06-10
6-02
180
Left
Left
1957-06-30
6-05
195
Right
Right
1965-01-06
5-11
200
Right
Right
1956-12-12
5-10
175
Right
Right
1947-11-13
6-03
210
Left
Left
1957-09-14
5-09
180
Right
Right
1967-11-18
6-05
220
Right
Right
1962-08-14
6-03
198
Left
Left
1964-07-20
6-03
200
Left
Right
1956-10-04
5-11
180
Right
Right
1962-01-07
6-04
225
Right
Right
1955-01-31
6-02
180
Right
Right
1953-02-07
6-01
195
Right
Right
1964-04-11
5-09
170
Left
Left
1963-08-20
6-03
215
Right
Right
1960-08-23
6-01
205
Right
Right
1964-04-12
5-11
195
Right
Both
1959-09-12
5-11
185
Right
Right
1955-05-31
5-10
190
Right
Right
1962-11-08
6-04
200
Right
Left
1954-10-22
6-03
225
Right
Right
1957-01-16
6-00
200
Right
Left
1953-05-15
6-05
205
Right
Right
1966-12-29
6-02
170
Right
Both
1958-04-25
6-02
190
Right
Right
1960-02-16
5-11
190
Right
Right
1962-03-26
5-11
175
Right
Both
1965-06-04
6-00
170
Right
Right
1959-08-17
5-11
170
Right
Right
1950-09-04
6-03
175
Left
Left
1956-09-17
5-08
165
Right
Right
1958-03-08
5-11
195
Left
Left
1959-04-18
6-01
225
Right
Right
1962-11-30
6-01
205
Right
Right
1962-10-30
5-10
175
Right
Right
1964-11-12
6-03
195
Right
Both
1955-07-09
6-00
185
Left
Left
1949-12-14
6-02
200
Right
Right
1958-02-02
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The 1988 Kansas City Royals played 161 games during the regular season, won 84 games, lost 77 games, and finished in third position. They played their home games at Royals Stadium (Park Factors: 101/101) where 2,350,181 fans witnessed their 1988 Royals finish the season with a .522 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 1988 Kansas City Royals Opening Day starters list, a 1988 Kansas City Royals salary list, a 1988 Kansas City Royals uniform number breakdown and a 1988 Kansas City Royals primary starters list:

1988 Kansas City Royals
Salaries

George Brett $2,305,000.00
Dan Quisenberry $1,562,350.00
Willie Wilson $1,383,712.00
Charlie Leibrandt $1,250,000.00
Bret Saberhagen $1,100,000.00
Floyd Bannister $900,000.00
Frank White $825,000.00
Bud Black $635,000.00
Mark Gubicza $635,000.00
Ted Power $575,000.00
Gene Garber $500,000.00
Thad Bosley $400,000.00
Bo Jackson $383,000.00
Steve Balboni $350,000.00
Jamie Quirk $335,000.00
Danny Tartabull $330,000.00
Steve Farr $225,000.00
Kevin Seitzer $175,000.00
Kurt Stillwell $137,500.00
Brad Wellman $125,000.00
Larry Owen $110,000.00
Jim Eisenreich $90,000.00
Ed Hearn $80,000.00
Scotti Madison $65,000.00
Bill Pecota $65,000.00
Rick Anderson $62,500.00
Luis Aquino $62,500.00
Mike Macfarlane $62,500.00
Jeff Montgomery $62,500.00
Gary Thurman $62,500.00

Did you know that a 1988 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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