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).