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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
626 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
319 89
Bret Saberhagen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher

3
275 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
299 80
Frank White is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Second baseman

5
436 112
Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

6
248 60
Dan Quisenberry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

7
293 56
Salvador Pérez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Catcher

8
214 71
Hal McRae is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

9
307 101
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
186 67
Amos Otis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

11
258 116
Alex Gordon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Left fielder, Third baseman

12
182 75
Mike Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Designated hitter, Catcher, First baseman

13
228 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
182 77
Carlos Beltrán is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

15
191 84
Zack Greinke is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher

16
204 58
Mike Moustakas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Third baseman

17
124 43
Kevin Appier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher

18
119 35
Jeff Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher

19
110 58
Mark Gubicza is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher

20
108 39
Dennis Leonard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher

21
126 54
John Mayberry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

22
101 58
Kevin Seitzer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Third baseman

23
116 50
David Cone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

24
113 33
Paul Splittorff is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher

25
110 62
Darrell Porter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Catcher

26
114 21
Wade Davis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added Pitcher

27
101 33
Greg Holland is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
mkeith.peel added Pitcher

28
84 42
Freddie Patek is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Shortstop

29
70 25
Danny Tartabull is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Right fielder

30
81 47
Johnny Damon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

31
82 45
Jermaine Dye is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

32
97 53
Alcides Escobar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Infielder, Shortstop

33
98 83
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
70 23
Kelvin Herrera is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added Pitcher

35
75 47
Tom Gordon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

36
85 35
Yordano Ventura is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added Pitcher

37
71 23
Danny Duffy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added Pitcher

38
78 37
Steve Busby is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher

39
73 37
Larry Gura is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher

40
69 29
Charlie Leibrandt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time

41
60 21
Cookie Rojas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Outfielder, Second baseman

42
49 27
Bud Black is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

43
54 24
Danny Jackson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

44
60 49
Brian McRae is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

45
53 46
Joakim Soria is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Relief pitcher

46
58 39
Joe Randa is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Third baseman

47
56 24
Al Cowens is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder

48
77 52
James Shields is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Pitcher

49
54 29
Kendrys Morales is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Joshua Kennedy added Designated hitter, First baseman - Designated hitter/First baseman

50
58 36
Mike Macfarlane is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Kansas City Royals of All Time
Catcher