Baseball The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time  

Ranker Baseball
Originally by
12.4k votes 1.2k voters 28k views 93 items

List Rules Please only rank the players based on their time with the Royals

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
647 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
329 92
Bret Saberhagen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher

3
309 82
Frank White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Second baseman

4
281 83
Willie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

5
255 61
Dan Quisenberry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

6
450 117
Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

7
305 59
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Catcher

8
222 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
315 105
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
193 69
Amos Otis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

11
188 77
Mike Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Designated hitter, Catcher, First baseman

12
267 122
Alex Gordon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Left fielder, Third baseman

13
235 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
186 82
Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

15
210 58
Mike Moustakas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Third baseman

16
195 90
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher

17
128 44
Kevin Appier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher

18
123 37
Jeff Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher

19
113 60
Mark Gubicza is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher

20
111 40
Dennis Leonard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher

21
128 55
John Mayberry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

22
104 59
Kevin Seitzer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Third baseman

23
118 33
Paul Splittorff is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher

24
120 52
David Cone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

25
113 63
Darrell Porter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Catcher