KC Players of the 1970s: Where Are They Now?
Outfield – Amos Otis
Traded to the KC Royals a year after their inception, Amos Otis quickly became of the biggest stars for the Royals in the 1970s. He appeared in five all-star games, won three gold gloves, and ended up in the Royals Hall of Fame.
After leaving in the KC Royals in 1983, Otis spent one more year in the majors. He played the 1984 season with the Pittsburgh Pirates, but only batting .165 in 40 games.
Otis now lives in Las Vegas.
Outfield – Hal McRae
Before the later part of his career in which he played designated hitter, Hal McRae played the outfield for the KC Royals.
One of the better hitters in the history of the franchise, McRae wasn’t just know for his on-field accomplishments. Concluding his career, McRae spent time as a coach in the KC Royals and Montreal Expos organizations. This later helped him land a position as manager of the KC Royals.
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McRae didn’t have the success he had as a player during his managerial tenures with the Kansas City Royals and Tampa Bay Rays, compelling a winning percentage of .458.
As for other than managing, McRae spent time as a hitting coach for the Reds, Phillies, Rays, and Cardinals. He stepped away from the game in 2009.
McRae is currently retired, calling Florida his home.