1988 Seattle Mariners season

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1988 Seattle Mariners
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) George Argyros
Manager(s) Dick Williams and Jim Snyder
Local television KIRO-TV 11
Local radio KIRO 710 AM
(Dave Niehaus, Rick Rizzs, Joe Simpson)
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The Seattle Mariners 1988 season was their 12th since the franchise creation, and ended the season finishing 7th in the American League West, finishing with a record of 68-93.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • Mark Langston became the ace of the pitching staff as he led the club in wins (15) and strikeouts (235).

Opening Day starters[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L Pct. GB
Oakland Athletics 104 58 .642 --
Minnesota Twins 91 71 .562 13
Kansas City Royals 84 77 .522 19½
California Angels 75 87 .463 29
Chicago White Sox 71 90 .441 32½
Texas Rangers 70 91 .435 33½
Seattle Mariners 68 93 .422 35½

Notable transactions[edit]

Major League debuts[edit]

  • Batters:
    • Greg Briley (June 27)
    • Bill McGuire (Aug 2)
  • Pitchers:
    • Erik Hanson (Sep 5)
    • Mike Schooler (June 10)
    • Terry Taylor (Aug 19) [12]

Roster[edit]

1988 Seattle Mariners
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

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 Bradley, ScottScott Bradley 103 335 86 .257 4 33
1B Davis, AlvinAlvin Davis 140 478 141 .295 18 69
2B Reynolds, HaroldHarold Reynolds 158 598 169 .283 4 41
3B Presley, JimJim Presley 150 544 125 .230 14 62
SS Quiñones, ReyRey Quiñones 140 499 124 .248 12 52
LF Brantley, MickeyMickey Brantley 149 577 152 .263 15 56
CF Cotto, HenryHenry Cotto 133 386 100 .259 8 33
RF Wilson, GlennGlenn Wilson 78 284 71 .250 3 17
DH Phelps, KenKen Phelps 72 190 54 .284 14 32

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Renteria, RickRick Renteria 31 88 18 .205 0 6
Rabb, JohnJohn Rabb 9 14 5 .357 0 4

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Langston, MarkMark Langston 35 261⅓ 15 11 3.34 235
Moore, MikeMike Moore 37 228⅔ 9 15 3.78 182
Swift, BillBill Swift 38 174⅔ 8 12 4.59 47
Bankhead, ScottScott Bankhead 21 135 7 9 3.07 102
Campbell, MikeMike Campbell 20 114⅔ 6 10 5.89 63
Trout, SteveSteve Trout 15 56⅓ 4 7 7.83 14
Hanson, ErikErik Hanson 6 41⅔ 2 3 3.24 36
Taylor, TerryTerry Taylor 5 23 0 1 6.26 9

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Schooler, MikeMike Schooler 40 5 8 15 3.54 54
Jackson, MikeMike Jackson 62 6 5 4 2.63 76

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Calgary Cannons Pacific Coast League Bill Plummer and Marty Martínez
AA Vermont Mariners Eastern League Rich Morales
A San Bernardino Spirit California League Ralph Dick
A Wausau Timbers Midwest League Rick Sweet
Short-Season A Bellingham Mariners Northwest League P. J. Carey
Rookie AZL Mariners/Red Sox Arizona League Mike Verdi and Myron Pines

AZL club affiliation shared with Boston Red Sox[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phil Bradley page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ John Moses page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Steve Trout page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ John Rabb page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ 1988 Seattle Mariners Roster by Baseball Almanac
  6. ^ John Christensen page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Steve Balboni page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Greg Pirkl page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Ken Phelps page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Darnell Coles page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Joe Oliver page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ http://www.thebaseballcube.com/statistics/1988/26.shtml
  13. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External links[edit]