1994 Kansas City Royals season

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1994 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) David Glass
Manager(s) Hal McRae
Local television KSMO-TV
(Paul Splittorff, Dave Armstrong)
Local radio WIBW (AM)
(Denny Matthews, Fred White)
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The 1994 Kansas City Royals season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Royals finishing 3rd in the American League Central with a record of 64 wins and 51 losses. The season was cut short by the 1994 player's strike. The season marked the Royals' alignment into the new American League Central division.

Offseason[edit]

  • December 16, 1993: Gary Gaetti signed as a Free Agent with the Kansas City Royals.[1]
  • January 5, 1994: Kevin McReynolds was traded by the Kansas City Royals to the New York Mets for Vince Coleman and cash.[2]
  • January 27, 1994: Steve Balboni was signed as a Free Agent with the Kansas City Royals.[3]

Regular season[edit]

Thanks to the pitching prowess of Kevin Appier, Tom Gordon and 1994 AL Cy Young Award winner David Cone, and the hitting power of AL Rookie of the Year Bob Hamelin, the Royals had compiled a 64-51 record through 115 games. They had scored 574 runs (4.99 per game) and allowed 532 runs (4.63 per game). The Royals were in the thick of the 1994 AL Wildcard race, trailing the Baltimore Orioles by 0.5 games and the Cleveland Indians by 3 games.[4]

Royals' pitchers struggled with control during the regular season, as they combined for 60 wild pitches (the most in the Majors) through the Royals' 115 games. Royals hitters were very active on the basepaths, as they led the Majors in stolen bases, with 140, and times caught stealing, with 62.[5]

Opening Day starters[edit]

  • Vince Coleman
  • Brian McRae
  • Wally Joyner
  • Mike Macfarlane
  • Gary Gaetti
  • Bob Hamelin
  • Dave Henderson
  • Greg Gagne
  • Jose Lind [6]

Season Standings[edit]

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Sox 67 46 0.593 34–19 33–27
Cleveland Indians 66 47 0.584 1 35–16 31–31
Kansas City Royals 64 51 0.557 4 35–24 29–27
Minnesota Twins 53 60 0.469 14 32–27 21–33
Milwaukee Brewers 53 62 0.461 15 24–32 29–30


Division leaders W L Pct.
New York Yankees 70 43 0.619
Chicago White Sox 67 46 0.593
Texas Rangers 52 62 0.456


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Cleveland Indians 66 47 0.584 +2½
Baltimore Orioles 63 49 0.562
Kansas City Royals 64 51 0.557 ½
Toronto Blue Jays 55 60 0.478
Boston Red Sox 54 61 0.470 10½
Minnesota Twins 53 60 0.469 10½
Detroit Tigers 53 62 0.461 11½
Milwaukee Brewers 53 62 0.461 11½
Oakland Athletics 51 63 0.447 13
Seattle Mariners 49 63 0.438 14
California Angels 47 68 0.409 17½


Transactions[edit]

  • June 2, 1994: Matt Treanor was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 4th round of the 1994 amateur draft. Player signed June 4, 1994.[7]
  • July 18, 1994: Mike Jeffcoat was signed as a Free Agent with the Kansas City Royals.[8]
  • August 5, 1994: Mike Jeffcoat was released by the Kansas City Royals.[8]

Roster[edit]

1994 Kansas City Royals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

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 R H HR RBI Avg. SB
C Mike Macfarlane 92 314 53 80 14 47 .255 1
1B Wally Joyner 97 363 52 113 8 57 .311 3
2B José Lind 85 290 34 78 1 31 .269 9
3B Gary Gaetti 90 327 53 94 12 57 .287 0
SS Greg Gagne 107 375 39 97 7 51 .259 10
LF Vince Coleman 104 438 61 105 2 33 .240 50
CF Brian McRae 114 436 71 119 4 40 .273 28
RF Félix José 99 366 56 111 11 55 .303 10
DH Bob Hamelin 101 312 64 88 24 65 .282 4

[9]

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB R H HR RBI Avg. SB
Dave Henderson 56 198 27 49 5 31 .247 2
Terry Shumpert 64 183 28 44 8 24 .240 18
Brent Mayne 46 144 19 37 2 20 .257 1
David Howard 46 83 9 19 1 13 .229 3
Hubie Brooks 34 61 5 14 1 14 .230 1
Keith Miller 5 15 1 2 0 0 .133 0
Kevin Koslofski 2 4 2 1 0 0 .250 0
Tom Goodwin 2 2 0 0 0 0 .000 0

[9]

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

[9]

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

[9]

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO

[9]

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Royals American Association Jeff Cox
AA Memphis Chicks Southern League Ron Johnson
A Wilmington Blue Rocks Carolina League Mike Jirschele
A Rockford Royals Midwest League John Mizerock
Short-Season A Eugene Emeralds Northwest League Brian Poldberg
Rookie GCL Royals Gulf Coast League Bob Herold

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Wilmington[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gary Gaetti Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ Kevin McReynolds Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ Steve Balboni Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/AL/1994.shtml
  5. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/1994.shtml
  6. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/BAL/BAL199404040.shtml
  7. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/t/treanma01.shtml
  8. ^ a b http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/jeffcmi01.shtml
  9. ^ a b c d e 1994 Kansas City Royals Statistics and Roster - Baseball-Reference.com
  10. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997