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1970: Recap | Opening Day Roster/Transactions | Debuts

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1970 Royals Yearbook

1970 KANSAS CITY ROYALS

Record: 65-97 4th Place (33 games back)

Managers: Charlie Metro (19-33) & Bob Lemon (46-64)

Coaches: Dan Carnevale, Harry Dunlop, Bob Lemon, Joe Schultz, George Strickland

 

Month Player of the Month Pitcher of the Month
April Amos Otis/Bob Oliver Bill Butler
May Joe Keough Al Fitzmorris
June Amos Otis Dick Drago
July Bob Oliver Ted Abernathy
August Paul Schaal Bob Johnson
September Lou Piniella Bob Johnson

1970 Topps #567 Bob Oliver

Batting Statistics
Player Name Age G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA
Amos Otis 23 159 620 91 176 36 9 11 58 33 2 68 67 .284
Bob Oliver 27 160 612 83 159 24 6 27 99 3 3 42 126 .260
Lou Piniella 27 144 542 54 163 24 5 11 88 3 6 35 42 .301
Pat Kelly 26 136 452 56 106 16 1 6 38 34 16 76 105 .235
Ed Kirkpatrick 25 134 424 59 97 17 2 18 62 4 4 55 65 .229
Cookie Rojas 31 98 384 36 100 13 3 2 28 3 7 20 29 .260
Paul Schaal 27 124 380 50 102 12 3 5 35 7 4 43 39 .268
Rich Severson 25 77 240 22 60 11 1 1 22 0 0 16 33 .250
Jackie Hernandez 29 83 238 14 55 4 1 2 10 1 3 15 50 .231
Ellie Rodriguez 24 80 231 25 52 8 2 1 15 2 1 27 35 .225
Joe Keough 24 57 183 28 59 6 2 4 21 1 1 23 18 .322
Tom Matchick 26 55 158 11 31 3 2 0 11 0 0 5 23 .196
Bill Sorrell 29 57 135 12 36 2 0 4 14 1 0 10 13 .267
George Spriggs 29 51 130 12 27 2 3 1 7 4 3 14 32 .208
Luis Alcaraz 29 35 120 10 20 5 1 1 14 0 0 4 13 .167
Dick Drago 25 35 76 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 44 .053
Mike Fiore 25 25 72 6 13 2 0 0 4 1 1 13 24 .181
Jim Rooker 27 41 70 12 14 4 0 1 13 0 0 2 35 .200
Bob Johnson 27 40 57 2 6 1 0 0 3 0 0 6 34 .105
Hawk Taylor 31 57 55 3 9 3 0 0 6 0 0 6 16 .164
Jim Campanis 26 31 54 6 7 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 14 .130
Bill Butler 23 25 44 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 31 .045
Bobby Floyd 26 14 43 5 14 4 0 0 9 0 1 4 9 .326
Dave Morehead 27 28 36 1 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 15 .167
Wally Bunker 25 24 31 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 13 .065
Al Fitzmorris 24 45 31 5 9 4 0 0 5 0 0 3 9 .290
Jerry Adair 33 7 27 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 3 .148
Ted Abernathy 37 36 14 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 .214
Tom Burgmeier 27 42 14 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .143
Buck Martinez 21 6 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .111
Moe Drabowsky 35 24 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250
Mike Hedlund 24 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000
Ken Wright 23 47 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Don O'Riley 25 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Aurelio Monteagudo 26 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Paul Splittorff 23 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Jim York 23 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Roger Nelson 26 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 ---

 

Pitching Statistics

Player Name

Age W L ERA G GS CG SV IP H R ER HR BB SO
Dick Drago 25 9 15 3.75 35 34 7 0 240.0 239 110 100 20 72 127
Bob Johnson 27 8 13 3.07 40 26 10 4 214.0 178 82 73 18 82 206
Jim Rooker 27 10 15 3.54 38 29 6 1 203.2 190 99 80 11 102 117
Bill Butler 23 4 12 3.77 25 25 2 0 140.2 117 66 59 17 87 75
Wally Bunker 25 2 11 4.22 24 15 2 0 121.2 109 63 57 16 50 59
Dave Morehead 27 3 5 3.62 28 17 1 1 121.2 121 64 49 9 62 69
Al Fitzmorris 24 8 5 4.44 43 11 2 1 117.2 112 60 58 14 52 47
Tom Burgmeier 27 6 6 3.16 41 0 0 1 68.1 59 31 24 6 23 43
Ted Abernathy 37 9 3 2.59 36 0 0 12 55.2 41 23 16 3 38 49
Ken Wright 23 1 2 5.23 47 0 0 3 53.1 49 33 31 2 29 30
Moe Drabowsky 35 1 2 3.28 24 0 0 2 35.2 28 13 13 3 12 38
Aurelio Monteagudo 26 1 1 2.96 21 0 0 0 27.1 20 11 9 2 9 18
Don O'Riley 25 0 0 5.40 9 2 0 0 23.1 26 15 14 5 9 13
Mike Hedlund 24 2 3 7.20 9 0 0 0 15.0 18 13 12 6 7 5
Roger Nelson 26 0 2 10.00 4 2 0 0 9.0 18 10 10 3 0 3
Paul Splittorff 23 0 1 7.27 2 1 0 0 8.2 16 9 7 1 5 10
Jim York 23 1 1 3.38 4 0 0 0 8.0 5 3 3 2 2 6
 
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