2003 Kansas City Royals season

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2003 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) David Glass
Manager(s) Tony Pena
Local television KMCI
Royals Sports Television Network
(Paul Splittorff, Bob Davis)
Local radio KMBZ
(Denny Matthews, Ryan Lefebvre, Fred White)
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The 2003 Kansas City Royals season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Royals finishing third in the American League Central, with a record of 83 wins and 79 losses. It was the only winning season for the franchise between 1994 and 2012.

2003 was a hopeful and promising winning season ("We Believe" was the slogan) for the Royals, and the team spent 93 days in first place in the AL Central. But the team faded down the stretch, falling out of first place for the last time on August 31, and missed the playoffs.

Offseason[edit]

  • October 15, 2002: AJ Hinch was released by the Kansas City Royals.[1]
  • December 18, 2002: Buddy Carlyle was signed as a Free Agent with the Kansas City Royals.[2]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Minnesota Twins 90 72 0.556 48–33 42–39
Chicago White Sox 86 76 0.531 4 51–30 35–46
Kansas City Royals 83 79 0.512 7 40–40 43–39
Cleveland Indians 68 94 0.420 22 38–43 30–51
Detroit Tigers 43 119 0.265 47 23–58 20–61


Roster[edit]

2003 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

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

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

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Royals Pacific Coast League Mike Jirschele
AA Wichita Wranglers Texas League Keith Bodie
A Wilmington Blue Rocks Carolina League Billy Gardner, Jr.
A Burlington Bees Midwest League Joe Szekely
Rookie AZL Royals Blue Arizona League Kevin Boles
Rookie AZL Royals Gold Arizona League Lloyd Simmons

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: AZL Royals Blue[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/hincha.01.shtml
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/carlybu01.shtml
  3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

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