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45* STEVE BALBONI (Franchise player #0201 - 1984-01)

Position: 1B-DH

Steve Balboni

Stephen Charles Balboni
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 225 lb.

College: Eckerd College

Born: June 16, 1957 in Brockton, MA

Acquired: December 8, 1983: Traded by the New York Yankees with Roger Erickson to the Kansas City Royals for Mike Armstrong and Duane Dewey

Released: May 27, 1988 (Signed by the Seattle Mariners on June 1, 1988)

MLB Debut: April 22, 1981
Final MLB Game: October 2, 1993
Royals Debut: April 3, 1984
Final Royals Game:
May 22, 1988
 

Awards & Achievements
Royals Player of the Month: June 1984, September 1984, April 1985, July 1986
Holds Royals Single Season record for Home Runs (36 in 1985)
 
Statistics with the Royals (led team in bold)
Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA
1984 126 438 58 107 23 2 28 77 0 0 45 139 .244
1985 160 600 74 146 28 2 36 88 1 1 52 166 .243
1986 138 512 54 117 25 1 29 88 0 0 43 146 .229
1987 121 386 44 80 11 1 24 60 0 0 34 97 .207
1988 21 63 2 9 2 0 2 5 0 0 1 20 .143
w/Royals 566 1999 232 459 89 6 119 318 1 1 175 568 .230
Career 960 3120 351 714 127 11 181 495 1 2 273 856 .229

For complete stats, go to Baseball-Reference.com's Steve Balboni page

* Wore #18 in 1984
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