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Paul Splittorff

Inducted 1987
Pitcher 1970-1984

With steady performance and reliability, Splittorff became an integral pitching mainstay on the Royals first championship teams. He was the 1973 Royals Pitcher of the Year after becoming the franchise's first 20-game winner. From 1972 to 1980, he averaged nearly 15 wins and 220 innings a year and helped lead the Royals to four postseason appearances. He was part of Kansas City's first draft class in 1968 before the franchise had ever played a game, making him a true original Royal. Splittorff finished his career as the Royals all-time leader in wins (166), games started (392), and innings pitched (2,554.2).

  • POSITION: Pitcher
  • BATS: Left
  • THROWS: Left
  • HEIGHT: 6'3
  • WEIGHT: 205
  • BORN: October 8, 1946 in Evansville, Ind.
  • HOW ACQUIRED: Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 25th round of the 1968 amateur draft.
  • SIGNED: 1968
  • DEBUT: September 23, 1970
  • FINAL GAME: June 26, 1984
Royals Career Statistics
W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO WHIP
166 143 3.81 429 392 88 17 1 2554.2 2644 1243 1082 780 1057 1.34