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This is a list of the greatest Kansas City Royals ever. The 1970s and 1980s were some of the best years in the history of the Kansas City Royals. Established in 1969, the Royals quickly became a powerhouse, making the playoffs in seven of ten seasons between 1976 and 1985. The Royals played in two World Series and won their only championship in a 7-game triumphant over interstate rivals the St. Louis Cardinals. Those teams featured some of the greatest Royals of all time . 

George Brett is the only player to represent the Kansas City Royals in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Spending 21 years manning third base, Brett is in an elite group of players to accumulate 3,000 hits, 300 home runs, and a career .300 batting average. The other players in this group are Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Stan Musial, all of whom are considered the greatest players in baseball history. To date, Brett is the only player in MLB history to win a batting title in three different decades.

Traditionally, the Royals have had outstanding pitching. Bret Saberhagen, David Cone, Mark Gubicza, and Dan Quisenberry are among the best pitchers who have played for the Royals. Saberhagen won the American League Cy Young in 1985 and 1989.

This is the list of the greatest Kansas City Royals of All Time. If you believe that someone is missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote and rerank who you think should be considered the greatest Kansas City Royals of All Time 

 
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1
434 20
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
George Brett Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

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2
227 60
Bret Saberhagen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Bret Saberhagen Pitcher

3
188 55
Willie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Willie Wilson Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

4
173 38
Dan Quisenberry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Dan Quisenberry Relief pitcher, Pitcher

5
205 55
Frank White is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Frank White Second baseman

6
296 73
Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Bo Jackson Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

7
175 30
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Salvador Pérez Catcher

8
206 55
Eric Hosmer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
mkeith.peel added Eric Hosmer Designated hitter, First baseman

9
154 57
Hal McRae is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Hal McRae Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

10
193 75
Alex Gordon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Alex Gordon Left fielder, Third baseman

11
140 35
Mike Moustakas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Mike Moustakas Third baseman

12
126 52
Amos Otis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Amos Otis Outfielder, Center fielder

13
121 54
Mike Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Mike Sweeney Designated hitter, Catcher, First baseman

14
133 59
Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Carlos Beltrán Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

15
156 46
Lorenzo Cain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
mkeith.peel added Lorenzo Cain Center fielder

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16
141 66
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Zack Greinke Pitcher

17
91 31
Kevin Appier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Kevin Appier Pitcher

18
79 23
Jeff Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Jeff Montgomery Pitcher

19
82 43
Mark Gubicza is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Mark Gubicza Pitcher

20
83 44
Kevin Seitzer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Kevin Seitzer Third baseman

21
95 41
John Mayberry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
John Mayberry Right fielder, Outfielder

22
71 27
Dennis Leonard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Dennis Leonard Pitcher

23
91 37
David Cone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
David Cone Starting pitcher, Pitcher

24
83 47
Darrell Porter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Darrell Porter Catcher

25
77 25
Paul Splittorff is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Paul Splittorff Pitcher

26
68 12
Wade Davis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added Wade Davis Pitcher

27
75 25
Greg Holland is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
mkeith.peel added Greg Holland Pitcher

28
64 29
Jermaine Dye is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Jermaine Dye Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

29
61 29
Alcides Escobar is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Alcides Escobar Infielder, Shortstop

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30
46 15
Danny Tartabull is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Danny Tartabull Right fielder

31
53 30
Freddie Patek is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Freddie Patek Shortstop

32
53 31
Tom Gordon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Tom Gordon Relief pitcher, Pitcher

33
52 34
Johnny Damon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Johnny Damon Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

34
69 63
Billy Butler is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Billy Butler Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

35
48 16
Yordano Ventura is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added Yordano Ventura Pitcher

36
39 8
Danny Duffy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added Danny Duffy Pitcher

37
39 23
Joakim Soria is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Joakim Soria Relief pitcher

38
42 14
Kelvin Herrera is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added Kelvin Herrera Pitcher

39
36 14
Bud Black is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Bud Black Pitcher

40
48 20
Charlie Leibrandt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time

41
49 25
Larry Gura is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Larry Gura Pitcher

42
51 28
Steve Busby is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Steve Busby Pitcher

43
63 36
James Shields is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
James Shields Pitcher

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44
40 14
Cookie Rojas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Cookie Rojas Outfielder, Second baseman

45
31 13
Raul Ibanez is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added Raul Ibanez Outfielder

46
34 15
Willie Aikens is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added Willie Aikens Designated hitter, First baseman

47
34 15
Danny Jackson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Danny Jackson Pitcher

48
38 16
Al Cowens is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Al Cowens Right fielder, Outfielder

49
35 18
Kendrys Morales is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added Kendrys Morales Designated hitter, First baseman - Designated hitter/First baseman

50
35 17
Edinson Volquez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
txmcvf added Edinson Volquez Starting pitcher, Pitcher