1988 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1988 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Pittsburgh Associates
General manager(s) Syd Thrift
Larry Doughty
Manager(s) Jim Leyland
Local television KDKA-TV
Jim Rooker
John Sanders
Lanny Frattare
Steve Blass
KBL
Jim Rooker
Lanny Frattare
Steve Blass
Local radio KDKA
Jim Rooker
Lanny Frattare
Steve Blass
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The 1988 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 107th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 102nd in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Pirates finished second in the National League East with a record of 85–75.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Opening Day starters[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB
New York Mets 100 60 .625 --
Pittsburgh Pirates 85 75 .531 15
Montreal Expos 81 81 .500 20
Chicago Cubs 77 85 .475 24
St. Louis Cardinals 76 86 .469 25
Philadelphia Phillies 65 96 .404 35.5

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1988 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

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
LF Barry Bonds 144 538 152 .283 24 58
CF Andy Van Slyke 154 587 169 .288 25 100
RF R. J. Reynolds 130 323 80 .248 6 51
C Mike LaValliere 120 352 92 .261 2 47
1B Sid Bream 148 462 122 .264 10 65
3B Bobby Bonilla 159 584 160 .274 24 100
SS Rafael Belliard 122 286 61 .213 0 11
2B José Lind 154 611 160 .262 2 49

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
Randy Milligan 40 82 18 .220 3 8
Mike Diaz 47 74 17 .230 0 5
Orestes Destrade 36 47 7 .149 1 3
Dave Hostetler 6 8 2 .250 0 0
Darnell Coles 68 211 49 .232 5 36
John Cangelosi 75 118 30 .254 0 8
Al Pedrique 50 128 23 .180 0 4
Glenn Wilson 37 126 34 .270 2 15
Junior Ortiz 49 118 33 .280 2 18
Félix Fermín 43 87 24 .276 0 2
Gary Redus 30 71 14 .197 2 4
Tom Prince 29 74 13 .176 0 6
Ken Oberkfell 20 54 12 .222 0 2
Denny Gonzalez 24 32 6 .188 0 1
Benny Distefano 16 29 10 .345 1 6
Tommy Gregg 14 15 3 .200 1 3
Rubén Rodríguez 2 5 1 .200 0 1

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Doug Drabek 33 219.1 15 7 3.08 127
Bob Walk 32 212.2 12 10 2.71 81
John Smiley 34 205 13 11 3.25 129
Mike Dunne 30 170 7 11 3.92 70
Brian Fisher 33 146.1 8 10 4.61 66

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Randy Kramer 5 10 1 2 5.40 7
Dave LaPoint 8 52 4 2 2.77 19
Scott Medvin 17 27.2 3 0 4.88 16
Vicente Palacios 7 24.1 1 2 6.66 15
Rick Reed 2 12 1 0 3.00 6
Morris Madden 5 5.2 0 0 0.00 3
Miguel Garcia 1 2 0 0 4.50 2
John Cangelosi 1 2 0 0 0.00 0

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Jim Gott 67 6 6 34 3.49 76
Jeff Robinson 75 11 5 9 3.03 87
Bob Kipper 50 2 6 0 3.74 39
Barry Jones 42 1 1 2 3.04 31
Dave Rucker 31 0 2 0 4.76 16

Awards and honors[edit]

1988 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons American Association Rocky Bridges
AA Harrisburg Senators Eastern League Dave Trembley
A Salem Buccaneers Carolina League Jay Ward
A Augusta Pirates South Atlantic League Jeff Cox and Woody Huyke
Short-Season A Watertown Pirates New York-Penn League Stan Cliburn
Rookie Princeton Pirates Appalachian League Jim Thrift
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Julio Garcia

References[edit]