Kansas City Royals award winners and league leaders

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This is a list of award winners and league leaders for the Kansas City Royals professional baseball team.

Regular-season awards[edit]

MVP Award[edit]

Cy Young Award[edit]

Rookie of the Year[edit]

Silver Slugger Award[edit]

Gold Glove Award[edit]

Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award[edit]

See explanatory note at Atlanta Braves.
Team (at all positions)
  • (2012)
  • (2013)
Left field (in MLB)
Centerfield (in MLB)

USA Today AL Top Rookie[edit]

Rolaids Relief Man of the Year[edit]

See footnote[1]

Dan Quisenberry has won more Relief Man of the Year awards than any other player in baseball history.

  • 1980: Dan Quisenberry
  • 1982: Dan Quisenberry
  • 1983: Dan Quisenberry
  • 1984: Dan Quisenberry
  • 1993: Jeff Montgomery

MLB "This Year in Baseball Awards"[edit]

Note: These awards are voted on by five groups for all of Major League Baseball (i.e., not one per league).
Note: These awards were renamed the "GIBBY Awards" (Greatness in Baseball Yearly) in 2010 and then the "Esurance MLB Awards" in 2015.

"Esurance MLB Awards" Best Major Leaguer, Postseason[edit]

MLB "GIBBY Awards" Best Closer[edit]

MLB "GIBBY Awards" Best Setup Man[edit]

MLB "GIBBY Awards" Best Executive[edit]

Baseball America All-Rookie Team[edit]

See: Baseball America#Baseball America All-Rookie Team

Topps All-Star Rookie teams[edit]

Manager of the Year[edit]

Postseason and all-star game awards[edit]

World Series MVP[edit]

American League Championship Series MVP[edit]

All-Star Game MVP[edit]

Team award[edit]

Other achievements[edit]

Baseball Hall of Fame[edit]

See: Kansas City Royals#Baseball Hall of Famers

DHL Hometown Heroes (2006)[edit]

  • George Brett — voted by MLB fans as the most outstanding player in the history of the franchise, based on on-field performance, leadership quality and character value

Ford C. Frick Award recipients[edit]

See: Kansas City Royals#Ford C. Frick Award recipients

Royals Hall of Fame[edit]

See: Kansas City Royals#Hall of Fame

Retired numbers[edit]

See: Kansas City Royals#Retired numbers

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Sporting News Sportsman of the Year[edit]

See: Sporting News#Sportsman of the Year

Missouri Sports Hall of Fame[edit]

See: Kansas City Royals#Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

Kansas City Sports Walk of Stars[edit]

See: Barney Allis Plaza

Season leaders[edit]

Batting champions[edit]

George Brett is the only person in baseball history to win a batting title in three different decades.

  • 1976: George Brett (.333)
  • 1980: George Brett (.390)
  • 1982: Willie Wilson (.332)
  • 1990: George Brett (.329)


Wins (pitcher)[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ MLB appears to have dropped the Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award as an official MLB award, after the 2006 season. Relief Man Award winners (1976-2006). Awards (The Official Site of MLB's Honors and Accolades). MLB Advanced Media, L.P. (MLB.com). Retrieved 2010-06-09. Established in 1976, it does not appear on the MLB.com awards page for the most recent completed season. 2010 Awards. MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2011-08-21. The MLB Delivery Man of the Year Award (initially sponsored by DHL) was first given in 2005 and does appear on the MLB.com awards page for the most recent completed season. Prior to both awards, in 1960, The Sporting News established its Fireman of the Year Award, to recognize the best closer from each league. In 2001, the award was broadened to include all relievers and was re-named The Sporting News Reliever of the Year Award. In 2002, MLB began its This Year in Baseball Awards (TYIB Awards) (for all of MLB, not for each league), including Pitcher of the Year and Setup Man of the Year. In 2004, a Closer of the Year category was added and "Pitcher of the Year" was re-named "Starting Pitcher of the Year". In or about 2000, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum began its Hilton Smith Legacy Award for "Relievers of the Year".
  2. ^ Eddy, Matt (October 21, 2011). "Infield, Pitching Staff Highlight 2011 Rookie Team". Baseball America. Retrieved 2011-11-08.