1988 Detroit Tigers season

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1988 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Tom Monaghan
General manager(s)Bill Lajoie
Manager(s)Sparky Anderson
Local televisionWDIV-TV
(George Kell, Al Kaline)
PASS
(Larry Osterman, Jim Northrup)
Local radioWJR
(Ernie Harwell, Paul Carey)
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The Detroit Tigers' 1988 season was a season in American baseball. The Tigers, fresh off of losing the American League pennant to Minnesota, were attempting to repeat as American League East champions after winning the division on the final day of the previous season. The Tigers hit five grand slams, the most in MLB in 1988.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 89 73 0.549 53–28 36–45
Detroit Tigers 88 74 0.543 1 50–31 38–43
Milwaukee Brewers 87 75 0.537 2 47–34 40–41
Toronto Blue Jays 87 75 0.537 2 45–36 42–39
New York Yankees 85 76 0.528 46–34 39–42
Cleveland Indians 78 84 0.481 11 44–37 34–47
Baltimore Orioles 54 107 0.335 34½ 34–46 20–61


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1988 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 4–9 5–7 4–7 4–9 5–8 0–12 4–9 3–9 3–10 4–8 7–5 6–6 5–8
Boston 9–4 8–4 7–5 8–5 6–7 6–6 10–3 7–5 9–4 3–9 6–6 8–4 2–11
California 7–5 4–8 9–4 8–4 5–7 5–8 3–9 4–9 6–6 4–9 6–7 8–5 6–6
Chicago 7–4 5–7 4–9 3–9 3–9 7–6 6–6 4–9 3–9 5–8 9–4 8–5 7–5
Cleveland 9–4 5–8 4–8 9–3 4–9 6–6 9–4 5–7 6–7 4–8 5–7 6–6 6–7
Detroit 8–5 7–6 7–5 9–3 9–4 8–4 5–8 1–11 8–5 4–8 9–3 8–4 5–8
Kansas City 12–0 6–6 8–5 6–7 6–6 4–8 3–9 7–6 6–6 8–5 7–5 7–6 4–8
Milwaukee 9–4 3–10 9–3 6–6 4–9 8–5 9–3 7–5 6–7 3–9 8–4 8–4 7–6
Minnesota 9–3 5–7 9–4 9–4 7–5 11–1 6–7 5–7 3–9 5–8 8–5 7–6 7–5
New York 10–3 4–9 6–6 9–3 7–6 5–8 6–6 7–6 9–3 6–6 5–7 5–6 6–7
Oakland 8–4 9–3 9–4 8–5 8–4 8–4 5–8 9–3 8–5 6–6 9–4 8–5 9–3
Seattle 5–7 6–6 7–6 4–9 7–5 3–9 5–7 4–8 5–8 7–5 4–9 6–7 5–7
Texas 6–6 4–8 5–8 5–8 6–6 4–8 6–7 4–8 6–7 6–5 5–8 7–6 6–6
Toronto 8–5 11–2 6–6 5–7 7–6 8–5 8–4 6–7 5–7 7–6 3–9 7–5 6–6


Notable transactions[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Roster[edit]

1988 Detroit Tigers
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
C Matt Nokes 122 382 96 .251 16 53
1B Ray Knight 105 299 65 .217 3 33
2B Lou Whitaker 115 403 111 .275 12 55
3B Tom Brookens 136 441 107 .243 5 38
SS Alan Trammell 128 466 145 .311 15 69
LF Pat Sheridan 127 347 88 .254 11 47
CF Gary Pettis 129 458 96 .210 3 36
RF Chet Lemon 144 512 135 .264 17 64
DH Darrell Evans 144 437 91 .208 22 64

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
Billy Beane 6 6 1 .167 0 1
Iván DeJesús 7 17 3 .176 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jeff Robinson 24 172 13 6 2.98 114

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ted Power 4 18.2 1 1 5.79 13

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Willie Hernández 63 6 5 10 3.06 59
Mark Huismann 5 1 0 0 5.06 6

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Pat Corrales
AA Glens Falls Tigers Eastern League John Wockenfuss
A Lakeland Tigers Florida State League Johnny Lipon
A Fayetteville Generals South Atlantic League Leon Roberts
Rookie Bristol Tigers Appalachian League Rick Magnante

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Batting Event Finder: 1988, All Teams, Home Runs, With Runners on 123". Baseball Reference. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  2. ^ Dickie Noles at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Mark Huismann at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Billy Beane at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Mark Lee at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Fred Lynn at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Rico Brogna at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Dave Haas at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball". Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997

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