1988 Cincinnati Reds season

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1988 Cincinnati Reds
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Marge Schott
General manager(s) Murray Cook
Manager(s) Pete Rose
Local television WLWT
(Jay Randolph, Johnny Bench)
Local radio WLW
(Marty Brennaman, Joe Nuxhall)
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The Cincinnati Reds' 1988 season was a season in American baseball. It consisted of the Cincinnati Reds attempting to win the National League West. Led by manager Pete Rose, the Reds had a record of 87 wins and 74 losses, finishing seven games back of the eventual world champion Los Angeles Dodgers. The 1988 season would be Pete Rose's last full season as Reds manager.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

During the season, Danny Jackson became the last pitcher to win at least 20 games in one season for the Reds in the 20th Century.[2]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 94 67 -- .584
Cincinnati Reds 87 74 7.0 .540
San Diego Padres 83 78 11.0 .516
San Francisco Giants 83 79 11.5 .512
Houston Astros 82 80 12.5 .506
Atlanta Braves 54 106 39.5 .338

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1988 Cincinnati Reds
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

All-Star Game[edit]

The 1988 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 59th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 12, 1988 at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, the home of the Cincinnati Reds of the National League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 2-1.

The Perfect Game[edit]

Tom Browning pitching a perfect game on September 16, 1988 against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Scorecard[edit]

September 16, 1988, Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 X 1 3 0
W: Tom Browning (16-5)  L: Tim Belcher (10-5)  
Attendance: 16,591, Time: 1:51

Batting[edit]

Los Angeles Dodgers AB R H RBI Cincinnati Reds AB R H RBI
Griffin, ss 3 0 0 0 Larkin, ss 3 1 1 0
Hatcher, 1b 3 0 0 0 Sabo, 3b 3 0 1 0
Gibson, lf 3 0 0 0 Daniels, lf 3 0 0 0
Gonzalez, lf 0 0 0 0 Davis, cf 2 0 0 0
Marshall, rf 3 0 0 0 O’Neill, rf 3 0 0 0
Shelby, cf 3 0 0 0 Esasky, 1b 3 0 0 0
Hamilton, 3b 3 0 0 0 Reed, c 3 0 0 0
Dempsey, c 3 0 0 0 Oester, 2b 3 0 1 0
Sax, 2b 3 0 0 0 Browning, p 3 0 0 0
Belcher, p 2 0 0 0 None 0 0 0 0
Woodson, ph 1 0 0 0 None 0 0 0 0
Totals 27 0 0 0 Totals 26 1 3 0

Pitching[edit]

Los Angeles Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO Cincinnati Reds IP H R ER BB SO
Belcher, L (10-5) 8.0 3 1 0 1 7 Browning, W (16-5) 9.0 0 0 0 0 7

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Danny Jackson 35 261 23 8 2.73 161
Mario Soto 14 87 3 7 4.66 34

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Nashville Sounds American Association Jack Lind, Wayne Garland, Jim Hoff,
George Scherger and Frank Lucchesi
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern League Tom Runnells
A Cedar Rapids Reds Midwest League Dave Miley
A Greensboro Hornets South Atlantic League Marc Bombard
Rookie GCL Reds Gulf Coast League Sam Mejias
Rookie Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Dave Keller

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Chattanooga, Cedar Rapids[10]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dave Parker page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.98, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  3. ^ Guy Hoffman page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Skeeter Barnes page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Paul Byrd page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Mario Soto page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Max Venable page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Tracy Jones page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Ken Griffey page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007
  11. ^ "Hutch Award". Baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012.