List of Kansas City Royals team records

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Single Season Records[edit]

Batting[edit]

  • Batting Average: George Brett, .390 (1980)
  • On-base percentage: George Brett, .454 (1980)
  • Slugging Percentage: George Brett, .664 (1980)
  • OPS: George Brett, 1.118 (1980)
  • At Bats: Willie Wilson, 705 (1980)
  • Runs: Johnny Damon, 136 (2000)
  • Hits: Willie Wilson, 230 (1980)
  • Total Bases: George Brett, 363 (1979)
  • Doubles: Hal McRae, 54 (1977)
  • Triples: Willie Wilson, 21 (1985)
  • Home Runs: Steve Balboni, 36 (1985)
  • RBI: Mike Sweeney, 144 (2000)
  • Walks: John Mayberry, 122 (1973)
  • Strikeouts: Bo Jackson, 172 (1989)
  • Stolen Bases: Willie Wilson, 83 (1979)
  • Singles: Willie Wilson, 184 (1980)
  • Runs Created: George Brett, 142 (1985)
  • Extra-Base Hits: Hal McRae, 86 (1977)
  • Times on Base: Mike Sweeney, 292 (2000)
  • Sacrifice Hits: Tom Goodwin, 21 (1996)
  • Intentional Walks: George Brett, 31 (1985)
  • Grounded into Double Plays: Billy Butler, 32 (2010)
  • At Bats per Strikeout: George Brett, 23.5 (1977)
  • At Bats per Home Run: Bob Hamelin, 13.0 (1994)
  • Outs: Carlos Beltrán, 504 (1999)

Most times Hit By Pitch: David DeJesus, 23 (2007)

Pitching[edit]

  • ERA: Roger Nelson, 2.08 (1972)
  • Wins: Bret Saberhagen, 23 (1989)
  • Losses: Paul Splittorff and Darrell May, 19 (1974, 2004)
  • Won-Loss %: Larry Gura, .800 (1978)
  • Saves: Greg Holland 47 2013
  • WHIP: Roger Nelson, .871 (1972)
  • Hits Allowed/9IP: Roger Nelson, 6.23 (1972)
  • Walks/9IP: Doug Bird, 1.41 (1976)
  • Strikeouts/9IP: Kevin Appier, 8.82 (1996)
  • Games: Dan Quisenberry, 84 (1985)
  • Innings: Dennis Leonard, 294 ⅔ (1978)
  • Strikeouts: Dennis Leonard, 244 (1977)
  • Games Started: Dennis Leonard, 40 (1978)
  • Complete Games: Dennis Leonard, 21 (1977)
  • Shutouts: Roger Nelson, 6 (1972)
  • Home Runs Allowed: Darrell May, 38 (2004)
  • Walks Allowed: Mark Gubicza, 120 (1987)
  • Hits Allowed: Steve Busby, 284 (1974)
  • Strikeout to Walk: Bret Saberhagen, 4.49 (1989)
  • Earned Runs Allowed: José Lima, 131 (2005)
  • Wild Pitches: Dan Reichert, 18 (2000)
  • Batters Faced: Steve Busby, 1,220 (1974)
  • Games Finished: Dan Quisenberry, 76 (1985)

Career Records[edit]

Batting[edit]

  • Batting Average: George Brett, .305
  • On-base percentage: Kevin Seitzer, .380
  • Slugging Percentage: Danny Tartabull, .518
  • OPS: Danny Tartabull, .894
  • Games: George Brett, 2,707
  • At Bats: George Brett, 10,349
  • Runs: George Brett, 1,583
  • Hits: George Brett, 3,154
  • Total Bases: George Brett, 5,044
  • Doubles: George Brett, 665
  • Triples: George Brett, 137
  • Home Runs: George Brett, 317
  • RBI: George Brett, 1,595
  • Walks: George Brett, 1,096
  • Strikeouts: Frank White, 1,035
  • Stolen Bases: Willie Wilson, 612
  • Singles: George Brett, 2,035
  • Runs Created: George Brett, 1,892
  • Extra-Base Hits: George Brett, 1,119
  • Times on Base: George Brett, 4,283
  • Hit By Pitch: Mike Macfarlane, 78
  • Sacrifice Hits: Frank White, 101
  • Sacrifice Flies: George Brett, 120
  • Intentional Walks: George Brett, 229
  • Grounded into Double Plays: George Brett, 235
  • At Bats per Strikeout: Cookie Rojas, 13.0
  • At Bats per Home Run: Steve Balboni, 16.8
  • Outs: George Brett, 7,673

Pitching[edit]

  • ERA: Dan Quisenberry, 2.55
  • Wins: Paul Splittorff, 166
  • Won-Loss%: Al Fitzmorris, .593
  • WHIP: Bret Saberhagen, 1.134
  • Hits Allowed/9IP: Jeff Montgomery, 8.05
  • Walks/9IP: Dan Quisenberry, 1.36
  • Strikeouts/9IP: Tom Gordon, 7.82
  • Games: Jeff Montgomery, 686
  • Saves: Jeff Montgomery, 304
  • Innings: Paul Splittorff, 2,554 ⅔
  • Strikeouts: Kevin Appier, 1,458
  • Games Started: Paul Splittorff, 392
  • Complete Games: Dennis Leonard, 103
  • Shutouts: Dennis Leonard, 23
  • Home Runs Allowed: Dennis Leonard, 202
  • Walks Allowed: Mark Gubicza, 783
  • Hits Allowed: Paul Splittorff, 2,644
  • Strikeout to Walk: Bret Saberhagen, 3.30
  • Losses: Paul Splittorff, 143
  • Earned Runs Allowed: Paul Splittorff, 1,082
  • Wild Pitches: Mark Gubicza, 107
  • Hit Batsmen: Mark Gubicza, 58
  • Batters Faced: Paul Splittorff, 10,824
  • Games Finished: Jeff Montgomery, 543

Team Records[edit]

Batting[edit]

  • Highest team batting average: .288 in 2000
  • Lowest team batting average: .240 in 1969
  • Highest team slugging average: .436 in 1977
  • Highest team on-base percentage: .348 in 1999 and
  • Total Hits: 1,644 in 2000
  • Extra-base hits: 522 in 1977
  • Hits in a game: 26 vs. Detroit on September 9, 2004 (first game)
  • Most .300 hitters in a single season: 4 in 2000
  • Home runs: 168 in 1987
  • Most strikeouts: 1,091 in 2009

Pitching[edit]

  • Lowest team ERA: 3.21 in 1976
  • Highest team ERA: 5.65 in 2006
  • Most complete games: 54 in 1974
  • Fewest complete games: 2 in 2007, 2008, and 2011
  • Most strikeouts: 1,153 in 2009
  • Fewest strikeouts: 593 in 1983
  • Most walks: 693 in 2000
  • Fewest walks: 433 in 1984
  • Games no walks: 17 in 1992 and 1996
  • Most hits: 1,648 in 2006
  • Fewest hits: 1,301 in 1971
  • Most runs: 971 in 2006
  • Fewest runs: 566 in 1971
  • Most saves: 50 in 1984
  • Fewest saves: 17 in 1974

Single Game Records[edit]

Batting[edit]

Team[edit]

  • Most Hits: 26 on September 9, 2004
  • Runs Scored: 26 on September 9, 2004
  • Most Home Runs: 6 on July 14, 1991 and May 21, 2003
  • Most Total Bases: 37 on September 12, 1982
  • Walks Recorded: 15 on September 4, 1975
  • Most Strikeouts: 18 on August 25, 1998
  • Most Stolen Bases: 8 on August 1, 1998

Individual[edit]

  • Most Hits: 6 by Bob Oliver (1969), Kevin Seitzer (1987), and Joe Randa (2004)
  • Most Runs Scored: 6 by Joe Randa on September 9, 2004
  • Most Home Runs: 3 (7 times)
  • Most Walks: 5 by Alex Gordon on July 30, 2008
  • Most Strikeouts: 5 by Bo Jackson (1987), Greg Gagne (1993), and Bob Hamelin (1995)
  • Most Stolen Bases: 5 by Amos Otis on September 7, 1971

Pitching[edit]

Team[edit]

  • Most Pitchers Used: 8 on September 7, 1975
  • Most Strikeouts: 16 (6 times)
  • Most Walks: 14 (4 times)
  • Most Home Runs Allowed: 6 (8 times)
  • Most Hit Batsmen: 4 (5 times)

Individual[edit]

  • Most Strikeouts: 15 by Zack Greinke on August 25, 2009
  • Most Walks: 9 (3 times)
  • Most Home Runs Allowed: 5 by Sean O'Sullivan on May 28, 2011
  • Most Innings Pitched: 13 by Larry Gura on May 21, 1980

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Team by Team Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball, Workman Publishing, New York; 2006, Dennis Purdy
  2. ^ Royals Season Records, MLB Advanced Media, L.P., http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/kc/history/season_records.jsp
  3. ^ Royals Single Game Records, MLB Advanced Media, L.P., http://mlb.mlb.com/kc/history/single_game_records.jsp