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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
527 30
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

2
272 79
Bret Saberhagen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Bret Saberhagen Pitcher

3
252 68
Frank White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Frank White Second baseman

4
228 70
Willie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Willie Wilson Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

5
208 52
Dan Quisenberry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Dan Quisenberry Relief pitcher, Pitcher

6
358 96
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
237 43
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Salvador Pérez Catcher

8
263 76
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
182 65
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
225 101
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
155 64
Mike Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Mike Sweeney Designated hitter, Catcher, First baseman

12
155 61
Amos Otis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Amos Otis Outfielder, Center fielder

13
192 54
Lorenzo Cain is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
mkeith.peel added Lorenzo Cain Center fielder

14
177 47
Mike Moustakas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Mike Moustakas Third baseman

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15
157 70
Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Carlos Beltrán Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

16
109 38
Kevin Appier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Kevin Appier Pitcher

17
167 79
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Zack Greinke Pitcher

18
102 29
Jeff Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Jeff Montgomery Pitcher

19
100 50
Mark Gubicza is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Mark Gubicza Pitcher

20
93 34
Dennis Leonard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Dennis Leonard Pitcher

21
111 49
John Mayberry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
John Mayberry Right fielder, Outfielder

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

22
90 51
Kevin Seitzer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Kevin Seitzer Third baseman

23
104 46
David Cone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
David Cone Starting pitcher, Pitcher

24
97 28
Paul Splittorff is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Paul Splittorff Pitcher

25
99 56
Darrell Porter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Darrell Porter Catcher

26
91 17
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
87 31
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
70 36
Freddie Patek is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Freddie Patek Shortstop

The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time

29
72 38
Jermaine Dye is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Jermaine Dye Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

30
81 41
Alcides Escobar is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Alcides Escobar Infielder, Shortstop

31
57 21
Danny Tartabull is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Danny Tartabull Right fielder

32
59 15
Danny Duffy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added Danny Duffy Pitcher

33
65 39
Tom Gordon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Tom Gordon Relief pitcher, Pitcher

34
70 25
Yordano Ventura is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added Yordano Ventura Pitcher

35
67 42
Johnny Damon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Johnny Damon Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

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36
86 74
Billy Butler is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Billy Butler Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

37
59 19
Kelvin Herrera is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added Kelvin Herrera Pitcher

38
65 32
Steve Busby is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Steve Busby Pitcher

39
58 23
Charlie Leibrandt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time

40
60 30
Larry Gura is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Larry Gura Pitcher

41
53 17
Cookie Rojas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Cookie Rojas Outfielder, Second baseman

42
45 34
Joakim Soria is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Joakim Soria Relief pitcher

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43
41 20
Bud Black is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Bud Black Pitcher

44
51 28
Mike Macfarlane is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Mike Macfarlane Catcher

45
70 45
James Shields is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
James Shields Pitcher

46
43 19
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
44 19
Danny Jackson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Danny Jackson Pitcher

48
39 19
Raul Ibanez is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added Raul Ibanez Outfielder

49
49 34
Joe Randa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joe Randa Third baseman

50
43 21
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