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2707 - 3B/1B ('73-93) - HOFer led AL in avg. 3x, 3,154 career hits
2324 - 2B ('73-90) - 5x AS & 8x GG mustered only 85 OPS+ over 18 years
1891 - CF ('70-83) - 'A.O.' spent 14 of 17 ML seasons w/ KC, led AL in 2B in '70, '76, SB in '71
1837 - DH/OF ('73-87) - father of 614, led AL in 2B in '77 & '82, OBP in '76, Mgr KC ('91-94), TB ('01-02)
1787 - OF ('76-90) 705 ABs in '80 were a record until '07, 668 SB & 147 3B w/ KC/OAK/CH
1282 - 1B/DH ('95-07) - 5x AS for KC, former C's back forced him to DH, played '09-10 for SEA/PHI
1245 - SS ('71-79) - 'The Flea', 3x AS for KC, led AL in SB in '77
1055 - DH/1B ('07-present) 'Country Breakfast' made R. Cano a KC villain after HR derby snub in '12
1019 - 3B ('95-96, '99-04) traded 12/13/96 to PIT for 307 & 153(#2), rejoined KC after stops in PIT/DET
916 - LF/3B - ('07-present) Nebraska native was 2nd overall pick in '05; flourished after shift to LF (3x GG, 1x AS)
897 - 1B ('72-77) slugger's best years were in KC in between HOU/TOR, son of same name played OF for PHI in '09
890 - C ('87-94, '96-97) 11 years w/ KC interrupted w/ 1 ill-fated yr in BOS, led KC in HR in '92 (17) & '93 (20)
880 - 2B ('70-77) CAL Mgr. in '88, 5x AS (4x w/ KC, 1 w/ PHI), traded by PHI to STL in Curt Flood deal
876 - OF ('03-10) Brooklyn native; CF/LF led KC in H in '07, '08
860 - C ('76-85) KC Mgr. ('87-91) set record for SB by a C in '82 w/ 36, 105 career SB
812 - OF ('74-79) finished 2nd in AL MVP in '77 (312 avg, 23 HR, 112 RBI), traded to CAL for 511(#2)
803 - OF ('95-00) annoying caveman w/ BOS, traded to OAK for 627, 117, 116(#3), among others
795 - OF ('98-04) '99 AL ROY, hit 20+ HR, 100+ RBI 5x w/ KC, 3 w/ NYM; traded to HOU, KC received 676 & 584
757 - SS ('77-84) those aren't initials, best known for the toothpick protruding from his mouth
741 - 3B ('86-91) heir apparent to 2707, led AL in H in '87 (2nd in AL ROY)
700 - LF ('69-73) '69 AL ROY, won WS as MGR for CIN in '90, Mgr. NYY/CIN/SEA/TB/CHC
686 - P ('88-99) traded from CIN to KC for Van Snider in swindle, KC's all-time save leader (304)
676 - 3B/OF ('05-09) never lived up to Moneyball (.331 career), traded to CHW for C. Getz & J. Fields
664 - C ('90-95, '02-03) only C to win gm as P (w/ COL in '00), KC's 1st-round pick in '89
657 - RF (87-91) acquired from SEA, 6th all-time in KC HR (124), AS in '91 left as FA to NYY in '92
650 - OF ('87-92) overcame Tourette syndrome, won '97 WS w/ FLA, lost '93 WS w/ PHI
627 - SS ('01-07) '03 AL ROY never sniffed .287 avg, 17 HR, or 21 SB again, IF w/ NYY/NYM in '09
614 - CF ('90-94) impatient son of 1837 played for KC/CHC/NYM, led NL in ABs in '95 for CHC
613 - OF ('69-73) acquired in KC's first trade, KC's first HR leader (14 in '69), prone to on-field fights
606 -3B ('69-74) defensive 3B's names rhyme, joined KC in expansion draft in between stints in CAL
584 - C ('04-09) led KC in HR in '07, acquired in 3-team deal involving 795, AS w/ TOR in '10
582 - C ('75-76, '78-83, '85-88) leads all players whose last names begin w/ Q in G, won '85 WS w/ KC, lost '90 WS
573 - P ('79-88) submarine thrower dominated for KC (2.76 ERA, 238 svs), died of brain tumor at age 45
566 - 1B ('84-88) 36 HR in '85 are KC record, began & ended career w/ NYY
555 - C ('77-80) 4x AS 1 w/ MIL, 3 w/ KC, cocaine ruined career and ultimately killed him in '02
547 - IF ('91-97) started 123 G @ SS in '96, UTIL w/ no bat (57 career OPS+), left to STL as FA in '97
547 - RF ('97-01) acquired from ATL for 232 & 418, '00 AS w/ KC & '06 w/ CHW, 2005 WS MVP w/ CHW
524 - SS ('88-91) rocket-armed SS was AS in '88, acquired from CIN for 119 & 233
518 - 1B ('92-95) BYU alum was surprise inclusion in Mitchell Report, power waned after leaving CAL, 2nd in '86 AL ROY vote to J. Canseco
511 - 1B ('80-83) clubbed 4 HR in '80 WS, middle name is Mays, traded to TOR while in prison for cocaine
511 - SS ('11-present) slick fielder acquired from MIL for 210 & 247
511 - OF ('86-90) he knew at least two sports, but sadly not how to avoid debilitating hip injuries; 1989 ASG MVP
506 - 2B ('98-03) promising rookie season (.747 OPS) fell off rapidly, entire career spent w/ KC
479 - 1B ('11-present) - 3rd in ROY vote in '11 after .293/.334/.465 season
452 - 1B/OF ('77-80) NSFW name, son of Hollywood Squares host Peter Marshall
445 - UTIL ('86-91) lends his name to Baseball Prospectus' projections
429 - P ('70-84) KC broadcaster since '88, all-time KC leader in W & GS
426 - OF ('72-76) lousy but persistent base thief (89 SB, 68 CS), traded to MIL w/ 582 for 555
422 - OF/1B ('69-72) led KC in HR in '70, traded to CAL for Tom Murphy
418 - OF ('95-96, '02-03) 1st-round pick turned journeyman w/ stints in ATL/CIN/SF, among others; traded to ATL w/ 232 for 547
415 - IF ('96-98) defensively-inept one-time LAD SS has penchant for violence, suspended from Atl. Lg. for assaulting pitcher; Caribbean Lg. for punching umpire
410 - OF ('05-07) resurrected in KC after 4-yr. absence from MLB, Baird's beloved led KC in RBI in '05-06
409 - 3B ('11-present) - 'Moose' started hot in '12 after disappointing 85 OPS+ in '11
402 - OF ('81, '83-86) hit 17 HR in '85, .364 in '85 WS, hit GW HR in Gm. 7
398 - LF/1B ('01-03) C turned LF leads all players with last name beginning in I in HR, made 1st ASG in '09 w/PHI
390 - IF ('82-86) reserve 3B's father George played in NFL (BAL), acquired from CHW for Jeff Schattinger
389 - SS ('80-85) cousin of 250(#1), shares last name w/ 9x AS SS for CIN
386 - SS ('93-95) won '87 & '91 WS w/ MIN, 2 inside-the-park HR in 1 Gm for MIN in '86
382 - P ('84-96) 2x AS ('88-89), 2nd all-time KC P in L, IP, & SO; post-KC career lasted 2 G in ANA
377 - SS ('99-01) heir apparent to Shawon Dunston in CHC hit only 15 HR in 5246 career PA, 3 w/ KC
375 - CF ('94-97) speedy 1st-round pick by LAD in '89; 150 SB w/ KC
361 - C ('69-71, '73-77) his name's John, his voice you'd recognize from XM/BAL/ESPN broadcaster & TOR Mgr
360 - RF ('11-13) Frenchy was SI cover boy in '05, ATL sent him to NYM in '09
360 - CF ('06, '08-12) alliterative CF led AL in CF assists (10) in '09, has hit career-high 4 HR in '10
359 - OF ('77-81) 'can't miss' prospect missed after SI cover; COL's winningest MGR ('02-09)
359 - DH ('84-87) wasn't actually safe in Gm 6 of '85 WS; STL fans still hate Don Denkinger
356 - OF ('73, '76-79, '82) hit 10 3B in rookie yr., traded to BOS in '79 for George Scott
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340 - DH/OF ('08-'10) 3-yr, $36 million for .720 OPS & DH-only defense
336 - 2B ('06-08) former MON/LAD SS/2B has longest last name in KC history, led NL in 2B in '97 (54)
332 - 2B ('10-13) 2nd on KC w/ 21 SB in '11, traded from CHW for 676
330 - OF ('04-06) hefty OF/1B leads played born in New Brunswick in career HR, won WS in '08, in case of emergency use him
328 - OF ('81, '83-87) spectacled OF won '85 WS, lost '87 WS w/ DET, '89 WS w/ SF; traded from DET to SF for Tracy Jones
325 - OF ('87-92) proficient base thief (16 SB, 0 CS in '89), only mustered .597 career OPS w/ KC/DET/SEA/NYM
317 - IF ('08-10) acquired from ARI for B.Buckner; traded 7/22/10 to LAA
316 - UTIL ('06-08) defensively-inept UTIL hit well in '06 (.880 OPS), fell off in '07 (.727 OPS)
312 - P ('74-83, '85-86) KC's all-time leader in CG & SHO, notched 20 W in '77, led AL in GS 3x ('78, '80-81)
310 - P ('76-85) AS in '80, traded to KC from NYY for 304, led AL in L in '83
309 - 3B ('94-95) slugger hit 360 HR, 'The Rat' hit 201 w/ MIN from '81-90, 2x AS ('88-89)
307 - 1B ('97-99) 1st pick of '86 draft (PIT) played 3B/1B there, traded to KC w/ 153(#2) for 1019 et al.
304 - C ('69, '74-76) not the lead singer of Travis, nor a Jesuit saint, but was NYM broadcaster ('94-06)
302 - OF ('85-87) 'Skates' was AS in '82 for STL; won 3 WS in '80s, w/ PHI, STL & KC
301 - SS/2B ('08-11) surprise star in '08 (.325 avg), uncle Ramon played IF for BOS ('77)/PHI ('79-81)
298 - P ('07-11) - 'the Mexicutioner' added in Rule 5 draft in '07, AS in '08, '10
293 - SS ('82-87) started 35 G in '85 regular season, all 14 postseason G
293 - OF ('99-02) 2nd in HR by player w/ last names starting w/ Q (45)
293 - OF/1B ('69-72) nephew Matt pitched w/ OAK & led AL in L ('82), brother Marty was OF w/ BOS/CIN
292 - P ('73-78) aptly, balls flew off him in '82 when he led NL in HR allowed, went 49-36 for KC
290 - C ('11-present) defensive standout and AS in '13 had 79 RBI in '13
289 - RP ('85-90) RH & his moustache had stints closing for KC ('88-89), NYY ('91-93) & CLE ('94)
287 - SS ('07-09) achieved historical futility w/ the bat (.398 OPS in '08), is now RP in BOS org.
287 - 1B ('88-90) traded from CLE for 216
287 - P ('89-99, '03-04) KC's all-time K leader, traded to NYM 7/31/99
284 - 2B ('90-94) Paducah, KY native became UTIL for BOS/CHC/COL/TB after stint in KC
281 - P ('92-98) started ('92-93, '98), briefly closed ('97), never really succeeded at either (4.48 ERA)
279 - SS ('09-10, '12) awful SS traded to MIL w/ 210, returned as UTIL
278 - 1B ('93-96) hefty 1B/DH won '94 AL ROY, was out of MLB after '98
275 - P ('88-95) 'Flash' has 138 W, 158 saves, namechecked in Stephen King title from '99
271 - 1B/DH ('01, '03-05) Nebraska alum was AS in '04, player for KC T-Bones in '09
264 - P ('73-79) KC native shined in '76 (5-5, 2.32 ERA, 10 saves)
264 - C ('09-12) backup notched .761 OPS in '09
263 - OF ('02-06) former Mexican Leaguer hit 15 HR in '03, 20 in rest of career
263 - OF ('98-04) first name is Dermal, perpetual Omaha Royal shares name with NBA Slam Dunk Champ
258 - OF ('06-08) if this 1-tool player could steal first, trading JP Howell for him would feel better
257 - RF ('93-95) traded from OAK to STL for W. McGee; traded from STL for 152(#2)
256 - CF/PR ('10-present) - 89 SB in 103 career attempts
255 - P ('84-91) 2x CY for KC ('85, '89), 2-0, 0.50 ERA in 18 IP in '85 WS
255 - IF ('03-04) 3x opening day SS w/ PHI ('98-00), played 2B for KC
255 - C ('85-86) 'Sunny Jim' was 3x AS w/ TEX ('74, '78) MIL ('84), 6x GG
251 - P - ('01-04) stole a corked bat from the umpires' dressing room, now best known for using steroids
250 - 2B ('93-95) 'Chico' won GG for PIT in '92, hit 9 HR in 4000 career PAs
250 - C ('82-84) sent to TEX in '85 in 4-team trade, also played for PIT
248 - RF ('69-70) AS in '73 was Andre Thornton's brother-in-law, shares name w/ '90s NYY 2B
246 - P ('69-76) won 31 G in '75-76, picked by TOR in expansion draft & sent to CLE for A.Ashby & D.Howard
244 - P ('75-80) 'Bulldog' SP/RP was traded to KC from BOS for 183
235 - P ('03-08) - LH pitched like a turkey as SP/RP (8.81 ERA in '08)
233 - SS ('86-87) lightweight SS mustered .527 OPS in 645 PAs w/ KC, traded to CIN w/ 119 for 524
232 - 2B/3B ('95-96) 30-yr old rookie for SD came to KC for 2nd season, traded to ATL where he spent 4 yrs
230 - 1B ('71-73) patient hitter racked up 160 BB to 83 SO, earned M.D./Ph.D ater leaving MLB
228 - SS ('69-70) KC's 1st SS was traded to PIT for 1245 &135 et al.
224 - 1B/OF ('07-08) rarely walks (.280 avg & .317 OBP w/ KC) or homers (10 in 708 KC ABs), signed w/ PHI for '10
224 - OF ('84-86) ordinarily punchless (.321 career SLG) former DET OF went 2 for 3 in '85 WS w/ 2B, 3B
220 - 1B ('74-76) only Samoa-born player in MLB history, slugger (16 HR in 231 AB in '75) was murdered in '90 in a land dispute
219 - OF ('92-93) former SD/NY LF traded to KC w/ 152(#2) & 157 for 445 & 255
218 - OF ('74-75) 2x AS CF for CIN ('59-60) had 2,757 career H, 256 HR, 305 SB
216 - P ('82-88) started pine tar game for KC, Mgr. SD ('07-present)
214 - P ('69-73) AS in '80 for BOS is current Omaha Royals pitching coach; 1.73 ERA in 88.1 IP in '71
214 - 1B ('00-02) fmr MIN 1st rd. pick/defensive 1B had career year for KC in '00 (.278, 12 HR, 53 RBI)
213 - P ('11-present) elfin LHRP struck out 93 in 69.2 IP in '12
212 - P ('10-present) plugged dike of closing role in '12 after trade of Broxton, AS in '13, 9th in CY vote after 47 save season for
210 - P ('04-10) '09 CY winner finished 4th in ROY vote at age 20; led AL in L in '05 (17)
209 - OF ('72-73) rookie season w/SEA in '69 documented in Ball Four; SEA traded him to OAK for Al Downing & Tito Francona
207 - IF ('01-02) former STL/BOS/TEX 2B ended career in KC, served as BOS 1B Coach '06-08
206 - P ('11-present) '11 AS, 2x 1st-rd pick turned down WAS, became setup man in KC
205 - DH/1B ('95-99) star in AAA (led Amer. Assn. in batting in '94) sputtered as KC's DH
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203 - CF ('11-present) took over leadoff role after joining KC in trade w/ MIL for 210, 279
203 - IF ('04-05, '06) noted Royals killer (.860 OPS) was traded away twice, to BOS for C.Ambres & to MIL for J. De la Rosa
201 - 3B ('97-98) former TEX slugger acquired for 375, made only ASG w/ KC in '98
198 - C ('08-09) impatient but powerful, led KC in HR '09 (23) despite splitting time w/ 584
197 - RF/SS ('09-10) astonishing lack of power as UTIL in SEA (1 extra-base hit out of 46 hits in '08), picked up 25 SB in KC
195 - 3B ('96-97) hit career-high 22 HR in '96 after stint in OAK, would later play for NYM/STL/DET
194 - SS ('01-02) only player in MLB history to test positive for steroids twice, the results didn't show on the field
194 - P ('84-89) lost Gm 1 of '91 WS, Gm 6 of '92 WS for ATL, Gm 2 of '85 WS for KC
190 - P ('07-present) 1st overall pick in '06. Whoops.
187 - 2B/LF ('96-97) Leon Joseph batted cleanup in 15 G in '96, despite hitting 0 HR that season
191 - P ('91-96) LHP bounced between SP & RP w/ KC, full-time RP in HOU/ANA/OAK from '97-02
184 - P ('02-06) situational LHP was first FA to sign in '08 offseason, moving from CIN to SF
183 - P ('69-73) 5th in CY in '71 (17-11, 2.98), blew lead in 9th inning of Gm 2 of '75 WS, allowed Hank Aaron's 755th HR w/ CAL,
181 - 1B/RF ('97-99) the consummate AAAA player led Korea in HR in '05 after stints in in STL/OAK/FLA
180 - OF ('77-79) next to last on KC's alphabetical roster, 383 PAs in 180 G
179 - OF ('95) famed firecracker hurler led NL in SB 6x ('85-90) for STL
175 - C ('69-70) KC's first AS at 23, his career was over at 30 after runs in MIL/CAL/LAD
174 - 2B/SS ('88-89) traded from KC to SF in '82 for Vida Blue, son Casey plays for MIN in NHL
171 - C ('89-90) KC Mgr '95-97, CIN Mgr. '01-03, his father & 2 sons played in MLB
170 - RF ('72, '74) only Jewish switch-hitter to bat .300 in MLB, AS in '72
168 - 1B ('88-89) 2,715 hits for longtime LAD/CHC 1B, remembered for a Mookie Wilson ground ball
167 - OF ('95-97) former CLE hitting coach was traded with C.Stynes to CIN for 153(#1) & H.Carrasco
167 - IF ('70-74) longtime minor league mgr. never played more than 61 G in a season in 7-yr career
167 - P ('72-76, '78-80) AS in '74-75, 3rd in ROY in '73, threw 1st 2 no-hitters in KC history; 22 W in '74
166 - P ('06-08) RHRP showed control w/ KC (50 BB in 214 IP), but surrendered 34 HR; currently w/ TBR
164 - C ('96-99, '01) journeyman backup couldn't hit .221 avg., but grew facial hair for OAK/CLE/PHI et al.
164 - P ('92-95) 10 W, 2.74 ERA in 64 G in '92, oxidized soon after (5.57 ERA in '93)
162 - P ('01-06) wild closer led KC ('03, '05) & WAS ('09) in saves; AS in '03
160 - RF ('82-83) one of 4 KC players to serve time in '83 for attempting to buy cocaine, retired from NYM in '84
160 - UTIL ('97-98) played all 9 positions in 1 gm w/ DET in '00
157 - 2B/UTIL ('92-95) 16 SB in '92; traded 12/11/91 from NYM w/ 152(#2) and 219
155 - CF ('11) 'the Melkman' hit .305 w/ 18 HR after trade from ATL, traded to SF 11/7/11
156 - P ('11-present) righty tops 100 MPH w/ fastball, but walked only 21 in 84.1 IP in '12 (2.35 ERA)
154 - OF ('95-97) cost-a KC plenty of outs w/ his bat (.289 OBP)
153 - P ('97-99) name could have been prefaced by HR delivery (13 in 75 IP) in '99; acquired from CIN for C.Stynes & 167(#1)
153 - SS ('97) longtime PIT SS was AS in '93 & '99 (w/ ARI), traded from PIT w/ 307 for 1019 et al.
152 - C ('71, '72-73) good eye (54 BB/49 K w/KC), but bad bat (.625 OPS)
152 - 3B ('92) hype oustripped production for gloveless NYM prospect; 6th in '88 ROY, 3rd in '89!
151 - IF ('98-99, '03-04) began & ended his career in KC; hit 30 HR (10x his MLB-high) as Mex. League MVP in '06
150 - OF ('81-83) Gold Gloves in '74-77 as CF w/ CIN, 3,000th K victim for N.Ryan & B.Gibson
145 - 3B/1B ('69) 37 SB in '69, patient 3B joined KC after 3 yrs in BOS, traded to NYM for 1891
144 - P ('70-72) led KC in saves in '70-71; led NL in saves in '65 (31 w/CHC) & '67 (28 w/CIN)
144 - P ('93-95) lefty was dealt to LA 6/22/96, would have fit better in MIL
144 - P ('09-present) Panamanian was opening day starter in '12 joined KC was Panamanian lefty's 10th MLB team
142 - C ('75-76) 'Scrap Iron' became regular C in SEA in '77-78; traded 10/5/70 from LA to STL for Dick Allen
142 - OF ('84-85) 2-run PH single won Gm 6 of '85 WS, played '77-83 in STL, brother Garth played 2B/3B for TOR
142 - P ('97-99) traded from FLA to KC on 7/29/97 for Matt Treanor
141 - 3B ('10-11) broke into MLB w/ ATL at 19, signed w/ BAL before '12 season
140 - DH ('97) traded to KC from CAL for 382, was 3x AS ('84, '86 w/ SF, '94 w/ CAL), won 3 WS w/ MIN & NYY
138 - P ('98-02) opening day P for KC '00-02, MIL '09, won WS w/ STL ('06)
138 - UTIL ('73, '74) Lasorda would send limousine to make sure he was in the lineup against his team, homered in Gm 2 in '84 to give SD only WS victory
137 - OF ('05) - played 162 G w/ OAK in '01-02, traded from SD to KC for R. Bukvich & D. May
137- OF ('92-93) nephew Tony is OF for LAD; brother's a HOFer (3,141 H)
136 - OF ('78-80) patient, but punchless hitter (.271/.371/.367) played 15 yrs for MIN/SEA/KC/TOR/STL, won WS in '82 w/STL
135 - C ('71-73) caught Dock Ellis' LSD no-hitter w/ PIT
133 - 3B/OF ('93, '95) Mitchell report? .645 career OPS w/ KC/DET/LAD
133 - 2B ('69-70) held record w/ 89 consecutive errorless games at 2B; KC released 'Casper the Friendly Ghost' a week before daughter's death
133 - DH/1B ('90) led ATL in SB in '87-88, joined KC in trade for 194(#2) before leaving as FA to STL
133 - OF ('99-00) took 1st AB in FLA history (reached on error), but only lasted 14 more G w/ FLA
132 - OF ('91) HR in Gm 5 of '84 WS sealed win, HR in only AB of '88 WS is an all-time highlight
132 - P ('05-06) at 6'10', he's KC's tallest player; traded to CHW for 224(#1)
132 - 1B ('69-70) hit 12 HR in '69, shares name w/ '88 US Olympian OF
130 - 2B ('04-05) traded 7/19/06 to NYM for J.Keppinger; 3 3B in 152 ABs in '04
130 - 1B ('90, '92, '98) - 1994 ASG MVP, 2nd in all-time H for FLA, won '97 & '03 WS w/ FLA as LF/1B
129 - P ('11-present) no relation to Vince; righty notched 3-0 record, 0.61 ERA over 29.2 IP in '13
128 - P ('92-98) traded from MON to KC for Sean Berry, gave up W. Boggs' 3000th hit, father Larry played C for BAL/OAK/MIL
128 - 1B ('09) on-base & defensively challenged 1B cost KC Leo Nunez, mustered .698 OPS

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