1970 Kansas City Royals season

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1970 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Ewing Kauffman
Manager(s) Charlie Metro and Bob Lemon
Local television KMBC-TV
Local radio KMBZ
(Buddy Blattner, Denny Matthews)
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The 1970 Kansas City Royals season involved the Royals finishing fourth in the American League West with a record of 65 wins and 97 losses.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L GB Pct.
Minnesota Twins 98 64 0 .605
Oakland Athletics 89 73 9.0 .549
California Angels 86 76 12.0 .531
Kansas City Royals 65 97 33.0 .401
Milwaukee Brewers 65 97 33.0 .401
Chicago White Sox 56 106 42.0 .346

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1970 Kansas City Royals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
CF Otis, AmosAmos Otis 159 620 176 .284 11 58

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Johnson, BobBob Johnson 40 214 8 13 3.07 206
Bunker, WallyWally Bunker 24 121.2 2 11 4.22 59
Nelson, RogerRoger Nelson 4 9 0 2 10.00 3

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Abernathy, TedTed Abernathy 36 9 3 12 2.59 49

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Royals American Association Jack McKeon
AA Elmira Pioneers Eastern League Harry Malmberg
A San Jose Bees California League Buddy Peterson
A Waterloo Hawks Midwest League Steve Boros
Rookie Kingsport Royals Appalachian League Owen Friend
Rookie Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Dave Pavlesic

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Omaha

Elmira affiliation shared with San Diego Padres

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