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Amos Otis

Inducted 1986
Outfielder 1970-1983

A complete player and gifted performer, Otis excelled in every facet of the game. He was named Royals Player of the Year three times and was selected to five All-Star teams. Known as one of his era's best center fielders, he won three Gold Gloves for defensive excellence. In 1976, he led the league with 40 doubles and helped the Royals capture their first American League West title. Otis became a clear Kansas City fan favorite throughout his 14-year career and finished among the Royals all-time leaders in hits (1,977), home runs (193), runs scored (1,074), stolen bases (340) and games played (1,891).

  • POSITION: Outfielder
  • BATS: Right
  • THROWS: Right
  • HEIGHT: 5'11
  • WEIGHT: 165
  • BORN: April 26, 1947 in Mobile, Ala.
  • HOW ACQUIRED: Traded by the New York Mets with Bob Johnson to the Kansas City Royals for Joe Foy in 1969.
  • SIGNED: Drafted in the 5th round of the 1965 amateur draft
  • DEBUT: September 6, 1967
  • FINAL GAME: August 5, 1984
Royals Career Statistics
G AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG
1891 7050 1074 1977 193 992 739 953 340 .280 .347 .433