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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 

 
list ordered by

1
419 18
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
219 58
Bret Saberhagen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Bret Saberhagen Pitcher

3
199 50
Frank White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Frank White Second baseman

4
280 69
Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Bo Jackson Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

5
182 49
Willie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Willie Wilson Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

6
167 35
Dan Quisenberry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Dan Quisenberry Relief pitcher, Pitcher

7
161 27
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Salvador Pérez Catcher

8
194 51
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
151 53
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
184 69
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
124 47
Amos Otis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Amos Otis Outfielder, Center fielder

12
116 49
Mike Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Mike Sweeney Designated hitter, Catcher, First baseman

13
132 32
Mike Moustakas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Mike Moustakas Third baseman

14
89 28
Kevin Appier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Kevin Appier Pitcher

15
149 43
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
127 57
Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Carlos Beltrán Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

17
136 64
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Zack Greinke Pitcher

18
76 20
Jeff Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Jeff Montgomery Pitcher

19
82 40
Kevin Seitzer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Kevin Seitzer Third baseman

20
80 40
Mark Gubicza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Mark Gubicza Pitcher

21
92 37
John Mayberry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
John Mayberry Right fielder, Outfielder

22
70 24
Dennis Leonard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Dennis Leonard Pitcher

23
89 35
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 44
Darrell Porter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Darrell Porter Catcher

25
76 22
Paul Splittorff is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Paul Splittorff Pitcher

26
63 26
Jermaine Dye is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Jermaine Dye Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

27
70 24
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
61 11
Wade Davis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added Wade Davis Pitcher

29
58 26
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
52 27
Tom Gordon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Tom Gordon Relief pitcher, Pitcher

31
52 27
Freddie Patek is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Freddie Patek Shortstop

32
42 15
Danny Tartabull is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Danny Tartabull Right fielder

33
67 59
Billy Butler is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Billy Butler Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

34
50 32
Johnny Damon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Johnny Damon Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

35
48 22
Larry Gura is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Larry Gura Pitcher

36
47 18
Charlie Leibrandt is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time

37
43 15
Yordano Ventura is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added Yordano Ventura Pitcher

38
34 7
Danny Duffy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added Danny Duffy Pitcher

39
35 22
Joakim Soria is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Joakim Soria Relief pitcher

40
34 13
Bud Black is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Bud Black Pitcher

41
62 34
James Shields is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
James Shields Pitcher

42
36 12
Kelvin Herrera is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added Kelvin Herrera Pitcher

43
49 26
Steve Busby is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Steve Busby Pitcher

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44
38 11
Cookie Rojas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Cookie Rojas Outfielder, Second baseman

45
30 11
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
33 12
Danny Jackson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Danny Jackson Pitcher

47
37 13
Al Cowens is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Al Cowens Right fielder, Outfielder

48
34 14
Edinson Volquez is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
txmcvf added Edinson Volquez Starting pitcher, Pitcher

49
32 13
Willie Aikens is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added Willie Aikens Designated hitter, First baseman

50
40 28
Joe Randa is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joe Randa Third baseman