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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
631 39
George Brett is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

2
322 90
Bret Saberhagen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher

3
277 80
Willie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

4
301 80
Frank White is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Second baseman

5
441 113
Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

6
251 60
Dan Quisenberry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

7
296 56
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Catcher

8
215 72
Hal McRae is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

9
310 101
Eric Hosmer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
mkeith.peel added Designated hitter, First baseman

10
188 68
Amos Otis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

11
184 76
Mike Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Designated hitter, Catcher, First baseman

12
259 118
Alex Gordon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Left fielder, Third baseman

13
230 61
Lorenzo Cain is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
mkeith.peel added Center fielder

14
185 79
Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

15
193 86
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher

16
207 58
Mike Moustakas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Third baseman

17
125 44
Kevin Appier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher

18
121 36
Jeff Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher

19
110 40
Dennis Leonard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher

20
111 60
Mark Gubicza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher

21
127 55
John Mayberry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

22
103 59
Kevin Seitzer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Third baseman

23
118 50
David Cone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

24
117 33
Paul Splittorff is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher

25
112 63
Darrell Porter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Catcher

26
117 21
Wade Davis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added Pitcher

27
103 34
Greg Holland is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
mkeith.peel added Pitcher

28
85 42
Freddie Patek is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Shortstop

29
83 47
Johnny Damon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

30
71 26
Danny Tartabull is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Right fielder

31
83 46
Jermaine Dye is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

32
99 54
Alcides Escobar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Infielder, Shortstop

33
99 84
Billy Butler is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

34
76 48
Tom Gordon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

35
71 24
Kelvin Herrera is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added Pitcher

36
74 23
Danny Duffy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added Pitcher

37
87 35
Yordano Ventura is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added Pitcher

38
78 38
Steve Busby is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher

39
73 38
Larry Gura is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher

40
69 30
Charlie Leibrandt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time

41
51 27
Bud Black is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

42
61 22
Cookie Rojas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Outfielder, Second baseman

43
78 52
James Shields is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher

44
54 25
Danny Jackson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

45
60 50
Brian McRae is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

46
53 47
Joakim Soria is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher

47
58 40
Joe Randa is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Third baseman

48
59 36
Mike Macfarlane is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Catcher

49
56 25
Al Cowens is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder

50
54 30
Kendrys Morales is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added Designated hitter, First baseman - Designated hitter/First baseman