1988 Kansas City Royals season

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1988 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Ewing Kauffman
General manager(s) John Schuerholz
Manager(s) John Wathan
Local television WDAF-TV
(Paul Splittorff, Denny Trease)
Local radio WIBW (AM)
(Denny Matthews, Fred White)
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The 1988 Kansas City Royals season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Royals finishing 3rd in the American League West with a record of 84 wins and 77 losses.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Oakland Athletics 104 58 0.642 54–27 50–31
Minnesota Twins 91 71 0.562 13 47–34 44–37
Kansas City Royals 84 77 0.522 19½ 44–36 40–41
California Angels 75 87 0.463 29 35–46 40–41
Chicago White Sox 71 90 0.441 32½ 40–41 31–49
Texas Rangers 70 91 0.435 33½ 38–43 32–48
Seattle Mariners 68 93 0.422 35½ 37–44 31–49


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]

Roster[edit]

1988 Kansas City Royals
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
1B George Brett 157 589 180 .306 24 103
2B Frank White 150 537 126 .235 8 58
CF Willie Wilson 147 591 155 .262 1 37
RF Danny Tartabull 146 507 139 .274 26 102
DH Bill Buckner 89 242 62 .256 3 34

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Pat Tabler 89 301 93 .309 1 49
Larry Owen 37 81 17 .210 1 3
Steve Balboni 21 63 9 .143 2 5
Luis de los Santos 11 22 2 .091 0 1
Rey Palacios 5 11 1 .091 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Mark Gubicza 35 269.2 20 8 2.70 183
Charlie Leibrandt 35 243 13 12 3.19 125
Bret Saberhagen 35 260.2 14 16 3.80 171
Floyd Bannister 31 189.1 12 13 4.33 113

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ted Power 22 80.1 5 6 5.94 44
Tom Gordon 5 15.2 0 2 5.17 18
José DeJesús 2 2.2 0 1 27.00 2

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Steve Farr 62 5 4 20 2.50 72
Jeff Montgomery 45 7 2 1 3.45 47
Gene Garber 26 0 4 6 3.58 20
Dan Quisenberry 20 0 1 1 3.55 9
Israel Sánchez 19 3 2 1 4.54 14
Bud Black 17 2 1 0 4.91 19
Mark Lee 4 0 0 0 3.60 0

Awards and records[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Royals American Association Glenn Ezell
AA Memphis Chicks Southern League Sal Rende
A Baseball City Royals Florida State League Luis Silverio
A Appleton Foxes Midwest League Brian Poldberg
A-Short Season Eugene Emeralds Northwest League Paul Kirsch
Rookie GCL Royals Gulf Coast League Carlos Tosca

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Mélido Pérez at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ SI.com – Statitudes – Statitudes: Opening Day 2002, By the Numbers – Sunday March 30, 2003 01:50 AM
  3. ^ Bill Buckner at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Steve Balboni at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Bob Hamelin at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Kerwin Moore at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Bud Black at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Mark Lee at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ a b Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.95, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  10. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997