1988 Cincinnati Reds season
|1988 Cincinnati Reds|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Murray Cook|
(Jay Randolph, Johnny Bench)
(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.
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player stats
- 4 Farm system
- 5 Awards and honors
- 6 References
- December 8, 1987: Dave Parker was traded by the Reds to the Oakland Athletics for José Rijo and Tim Birtsas.
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. It also marked the final season for Dave Concepción after 19 years with the club. 
|Los Angeles Dodgers||94||67||0.584||—||45–36||49–31|
|San Diego Padres||83||78||0.516||11||47–34||36–44|
|San Francisco Giants||83||79||0.512||11½||45–36||38–43|
Record vs. opponents
1988 National League Records
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- March 29, 1988: Guy Hoffman was released by the Reds.
- May 14, 1988: Skeeter Barnes was signed as a free agent by the Reds.
- June 1, 1988: Paul Byrd was drafted by the Reds in the 13th round of the 1988 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not sign.
- June 20, 1988: Mario Soto was released by the Reds.
- July 11, 1988: Max Venable was signed as a free agent by the Reds.
- July 13, 1988: Tracy Jones and Pat Pacillo were traded by the Reds to the Montreal Expos for Jeff Reed, Herm Winningham, and Randy St. Claire.
- August 2, 1988: Ken Griffey, Sr. was signed as a free agent by the Reds.
|1988 Cincinnati Reds|
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, 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
September 16, 1988, Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
|W: Tom Browning (16-5) L: Tim Belcher (10-5)|
|Attendance: 16,591, Time: 1:51|
|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|
|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|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Chattanooga, Cedar Rapids
Awards and honors
- Dave Parker page at Baseball Reference
- Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.98, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
- Guy Hoffman page at Baseball Reference
- Skeeter Barnes page at Baseball Reference
- Paul Byrd page at Baseball Reference
- Mario Soto page at Baseball Reference
- Max Venable page at Baseball Reference
- Tracy Jones page at Baseball Reference
- Ken Griffey page at Baseball Reference
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
- "Hutch Award". Baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012.