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12 JOHN WATHAN (Franchise player #0108 - 1976-04)

Position: C-1B

John Wathan

John David Wathan
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 205 lb.

College: University of San Diego

Born: October 4, 1949 in Cedar Rapids, IA

Acquired: January 13, 1971: Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 1st Round (4th overall) of the 1971 Amateur Draft
MLB Debut: May 26, 1976
Final MLB Game: October 6, 1985
Royals Debut: May 26, 1976
Final Royals Game:
October 26, 1985 (World Series)
 

Awards & Achievements
Royals Player of the Month: April 1980
Set the season record for Stolen Bases by a catcher in 1982
 
Statistics with the Royals
Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA
1976 27 42 5 12 1 0 0 5 0 2 2 5 .286
1977 55 119 18 39 5 3 2 21 2 0 5 8 .328
1978 67 190 19 57 10 1 2 28 2 1 3 12 .300
1979 90 199 26 41 7 3 2 28 2 1 7 24 .206
1980 126 453 57 138 14 7 6 58 17 3 50 42 .305
1981 89 301 24 76 9 3 1 19 11 6 19 23 .252
1982 121 448 79 121 11 3 3 51 36 9 48 46 .270
1983 128 437 49 107 18 3 2 32 28 7 27 56 .245
1984 97 171 17 31 7 1 2 10 6 6 21 34 .181
1985 60 145 11 34 8 1 1 9 1 1 17 15 .234
Career 860 2505 305 656 90 25 21 261 105 36 199 265 .262

For complete stats, go to Baseball-Reference.com's John Wathan page

 
Notes
Coach for the Royals in 1986
Managed the Royals from 1987-91
Interim Manager of the California Angels in 1992
Father of former Royal Dusty Wathan and former Omaha Royals player Derek Wathan
 
 
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