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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 

 

1
584 36
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
301 88
Bret Saberhagen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Bret Saberhagen Pitcher

3
259 77
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
280 76
Frank White is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Frank White Second baseman

5
235 57
Dan Quisenberry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Dan Quisenberry Relief pitcher, Pitcher

6
403 106
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
273 52
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Salvador Pérez Catcher

8
199 69
Hal McRae is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Hal McRae Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

9
291 92
Eric Hosmer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
mkeith.peel added Eric Hosmer Designated hitter, First baseman

10
172 66
Amos Otis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Amos Otis Outfielder, Center fielder

11
244 113
Alex Gordon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Alex Gordon Left fielder, Third baseman

12
170 71
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
172 74
Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Carlos Beltrán Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

14
180 82
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Zack Greinke Pitcher

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

15
208 61
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

16
194 55
Mike Moustakas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Mike Moustakas Third baseman

17
115 41
Kevin Appier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Kevin Appier Pitcher

18
111 33
Jeff Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Jeff Montgomery Pitcher

19
104 56
Mark Gubicza is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Mark Gubicza Pitcher

20
119 53
John Mayberry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
John Mayberry Right fielder, Outfielder

21
99 38
Dennis Leonard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Dennis Leonard Pitcher

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22
94 55
Kevin Seitzer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Kevin Seitzer Third baseman

23
111 47
David Cone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
David Cone Starting pitcher, Pitcher

24
104 32
Paul Splittorff is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Paul Splittorff Pitcher

25
103 61
Darrell Porter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Darrell Porter Catcher

26
103 20
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
95 32
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
78 40
Freddie Patek is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Freddie Patek Shortstop

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

29
77 42
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
92 49
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
76 45
Johnny Damon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Johnny Damon Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

32
63 23
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 21
Kelvin Herrera is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added Kelvin Herrera Pitcher

34
91 81
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
67 21
Danny Duffy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added Danny Duffy Pitcher

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36
69 46
Tom Gordon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Tom Gordon Relief pitcher, Pitcher

37
73 35
Steve Busby is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Steve Busby Pitcher

38
76 33
Yordano Ventura is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added Yordano Ventura Pitcher

39
67 34
Larry Gura is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Larry Gura Pitcher

40
60 28
Charlie Leibrandt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time

41
56 20
Cookie Rojas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Cookie Rojas Outfielder, Second baseman

42
50 42
Joakim Soria is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Joakim Soria Relief pitcher

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

43
50 22
Danny Jackson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Danny Jackson Pitcher

44
44 25
Bud Black is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Bud Black Pitcher

45
55 46
Brian McRae is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Brian McRae Outfielder, Center fielder

46
54 32
Mike Macfarlane is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Mike Macfarlane Catcher

47
73 50
James Shields is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
James Shields Pitcher

48
44 22
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
53 37
Joe Randa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joe Randa Third baseman

50
50 22
Al Cowens is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Al Cowens Right fielder, Outfielder