1988 San Diego Padres season

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1988 San Diego Padres
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Joan Kroc
Manager(s) Larry Bowa and Jack McKeon
Local television KUSI-TV
SD Cable Sports Net
(Dave Campbell, Jerry Coleman, Bob Chandler, Ted Leitner)
Local radio KFMB (AM)
(Dave Campbell, Jerry Coleman)
XEXX
(Gustavo Lopez, Mario Thomas Zapiain, Eduardo Ortega)
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The 1988 season was the 20th season in San Diego Padres history. Tony Gwynn set a National League record by having the lowest batting average (.313) to win a batting title.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Team president Chub Feeney resigned after giving the finger to fans carrying a sign reading "SCRUB CHUB" on Fan Appreciation Night.[4]

Opening Day starters[edit]

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 San Diego Padres
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
C Benito Santiago 139 492 122 .248 10 46
1B Keith Moreland 143 511 131 .256 5 64
2B Roberto Alomar 143 545 145 .266 9 41
SS Garry Templeton 110 362 90 .249 3 36

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Mark Parent 41 118 23 .195 6 15
Shawn Abner 37 83 15 .181 2 5
Rob Nelson 7 21 4 .190 1 3
Jerald Clark 6 15 3 .200 0 3
Bip Roberts 5 9 3 .333 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Andy Hawkins 33 218 14 11 3.35 91
Ed Whitson 34 205 13 11 3.77 118

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Greg W. Harris 3 18 2 0 1.50 15

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Greg Booker 34 2 2 0 3.39 43
Candy Sierra 15 0 1 0 5.70 20

Award winners[edit]

  • Tony Gwynn, National League Batting Champion, .313

1988 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Las Vegas Stars Pacific Coast League Steve Smith
AA Wichita Pilots Texas League Pat Kelly
A Riverside Red Wave California League Tony Torchia
A Charleston Rainbows South Atlantic League Jack Krol
Short-Season A Spokane Indians Northwest League Steve Lubratich
Rookie AZL Padres Arizona League Jaime Moreno

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Las Vegas, Riverside, Spokane[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.191, David Nemec and Scott latow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ Rodney McCray page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Rich Gossage page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Wulf, Steve (April 5, 1989). "All My Padres". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on July 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ Andy Benes page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Candy Sierra page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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