1988 Cleveland Indians season

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1988 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Richard Jacobs
General manager(s) Hank Peters
Manager(s) Doc Edwards
Local television WUAB
Local radio WWWE
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The 1988 Cleveland Indians season was the 88th season for the franchise. The team, managed by Doc Edwards, finished sixth in the American League East.

Despite its mediocre season, the team had a significant legacy in Major League Baseball in the 21st century. Twenty-five years later, five of the 30 MLB managers at the start of the 2013 season were alumni of the 1988 Indians:[1]

The team also had players who became MLB Broadcasters, coaches, and front office executives:

Offseason[edit]

  • January 15, 1988: Rick Rodriguez was signed as a free agent by the Indians.[2]
  • January 19, 1988: John Moses was signed as a free agent by the Indians.[3]
  • January 19, 1988: Greg Harris was signed as a free agent by the Indians.[4]
  • February 3, 1988: Doug Piatt was signed as an amateur free agent by the Indians.[5]
  • February 9, 1988: Dan Schatzeder was signed as a free agent by the Indians.[6]
  • February 22, 1988: Chris Codiroli was signed as a free agent by the Indians.[7]
  • February 28, 1988: Terry Francona was signed as a free agent by the Indians.[8]
  • March 17, 1988: Mark Huismann was released by the Indians.[9]
  • March 24, 1988: Greg Harris was released by the Indians.[4]
  • March 25, 1988: Willie Upshaw was purchased by the Indians from the Toronto Blue Jays.[10]
  • March 29, 1988: John Moses was released by the Indians.[3]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB
Boston Red Sox 89 73 .549    --
Detroit Tigers 88 74 .543   1.0
Milwaukee Brewers 87 75 .537   2.0
Toronto Blue Jays 87 75 .537   2.0
New York Yankees 85 76 .528   3.5
Cleveland Indians 78 84 .481 11.0
Baltimore Orioles 54 107 .335 34.5


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1988 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Statisics[edit]

Batting[edit]

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Allanson, AndyAndy Allanson 133 434 44 114 11 0 5 50 .263 5
Allen, RodRod Allen 5 11 1 1 1 0 0 0 .091 0
Bando, ChrisChris Bando 32 72 6 9 1 0 1 8 .125 0
Bell, JayJay Bell 73 211 23 46 5 1 2 21 .218 4
Carter, JoeJoe Carter 157 621 85 168 36 6 27 98 .271 27
Castillo, CarmeloCarmelo Castillo 66 176 12 48 8 0 4 14 .273 6
Clark, DaveDave Clark 63 156 11 41 4 1 3 18 .263 0
Firova, DanDan Firova 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Franco, JulioJulio Franco 152 613 88 186 23 6 10 54 .303 25
Francona, TerryTerry Francona 62 212 24 66 8 0 1 12 .311 0
Hall, MelMel Hall 150 515 69 144 32 4 6 71 .280 7
Jacoby, BrookBrook Jacoby 152 552 59 133 25 0 9 49 .241 2
Jimenez, HoustonHouston Jimenez 9 21 1 1 0 0 0 1 .048 0
Jordan, ScottScott Jordan 7 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 .111 0
Kittle, RonRon Kittle 75 225 31 58 8 0 18 43 .258 0
Lampkin, TomTom Lampkin 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Medina, LuisLuis Medina 16 51 10 13 0 0 6 8 .255 0
Ramos, DomingoDomingo Ramos 22 46 7 12 1 0 0 5 .261 0
Snyder, CoryCory Snyder 142 511 71 139 24 3 26 75 .272 5
Tabler, PatPat Tabler 41 143 16 32 5 1 1 17 .224 1
Tingley, RonRon Tingley 9 24 1 4 0 0 1 2 .167 0
Upshaw, WillieWillie Upshaw 149 493 58 121 22 3 11 50 .245 12
Washington, RonRon Washington 69 223 30 57 14 2 2 21 .256 3
Williams, EddieEddie Williams 10 21 3 4 0 0 0 1 .190 0
Williams, ReggieReggie Williams 11 31 7 7 2 0 1 3 .226 0
Zuvella, PaulPaul Zuvella 51 130 9 30 5 1 0 7 .231 0
Totals 162 5505 666 1435 235 28 134 629 .261 97

Pitching[edit]

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP R ER BB K
Bailes, ScottScott Bailes 9 14 4.90 37 21 0 145.0 89 79 46 53
Black, BudBud Black 2 3 5.03 16 7 1 59.0 35 33 23 44
Candiotti, TomTom Candiotti 14 8 3.28 31 31 0 216.2 86 79 53 137
Codiroli, ChrisChris Codiroli 0 4 9.31 14 2 1 19.1 22 20 10 12
Dedmon, JeffJeff Dedmon 1 0 4.54 21 0 1 33.2 20 17 21 17
Farrell, JohnJohn Farrell 14 10 4.24 31 30 0 210.1 106 99 67 92
Gordon, DonDon Gordon 3 4 4.40 38 0 1 59.1 33 29 19 20
Havens, BradBrad Havens 2 3 3.14 28 0 1 57.1 22 20 17 30
Jones, DougDoug Jones 3 4 2.27 51 0 37 83.1 26 21 16 72
Kaiser, JeffJeff Kaiser 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 2.2 0 0 1 0
Laskey, BillBill Laskey 1 0 5.18 17 0 1 24.1 16 14 6 17
Nichols, RodRod Nichols 1 7 5.06 11 10 0 69.1 41 39 23 31
Perlman, JonJon Perlman 0 2 5.49 10 0 0 19.2 12 12 11 10
Rodriguez, RickRick Rodriguez 1 2 7.09 10 5 0 33.0 28 26 17 9
Schatzeder, DanDan Schatzeder 0 2 9.56 15 0 3 16.0 19 17 2 10
Swindell, GregGreg Swindell 18 14 3.20 33 33 0 242.0 97 86 45 180
Walker, MikeMike Walker 0 1 7.27 3 1 0 8.2 7 7 10 7
Yett, RichRich Yett 9 6 4.62 23 22 0 134.1 72 69 55 71
Totals 78 84 4.16 162 162 46 1434.0 731 663 442 812

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League Steve Swisher
AA Williamsport Bills Eastern League Mike Hargrove
A Kinston Indians Carolina League Glenn Adams
A Waterloo Indians Midwest League Ken Bolek
Rookie Burlington Indians Appalachian League Mike Bucci
Rookie GCL Indians Gulf Coast League Billy Williams

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Kinston[14]

References[edit]