1988 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1988 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 85–75 (.531)
Divisional place 2nd
Other information
Owner(s) Pittsburgh Associates
General manager(s) Syd Thrift
Larry Doughty
Manager(s) Jim Leyland
Local television KDKA-TV
Jim Rooker
John Sanders
Lanny Frattare
Steve Blass
KBL
Jim Rooker
Lanny Frattare
Steve Blass
Local radio KDKA
Jim Rooker
Lanny Frattare
Steve Blass
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The 1988 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 107th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 102nd in the National League. The Pirates finished second in the National League East with a record of 85–75.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Mets 100 60 0.625 56–24 44–36
Pittsburgh Pirates 85 75 0.531 15 43–38 42–37
Montreal Expos 81 81 0.500 20 43–38 38–43
Chicago Cubs 77 85 0.475 24 39–42 38–43
St. Louis Cardinals 76 86 0.469 25 41–40 35–46
Philadelphia Phillies 65 96 0.404 35½ 38–42 27–54


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1988 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 5–7 5–13 5–13 4–14 4–8 4–8 6–6 5–5 8–10 5–13 3–9
Chicago 7–5 6–6 7–5 4–8–1 9–9 9–9 8–10 7–11 8–4 5–7 7–11
Cincinnati 13–5 6–6 9–9 7–11 5–7 4–7 9–3 7–5 10–8 11–7 6–6
Houston 13–5 5–7 9–9 9–9 6–6 5–7 8–4 8–4 6–12 7–11 6–6
Los Angeles 14–4 8–4–1 11–7 9–9 8–4 1–10 11–1 6–6 7–11 12–6 7–5
Montreal 8–4 9–9 7–5 6–6 4–8 6–12 9–9–1 8–10 4–8 7–5 13–5
New York 8–4 9–9 7–4 7–5 10–1 12–6 10–8 12–6 7–5 4–8 14–4
Philadelphia 6-6 10–8 3–9 4–8 1–11 9–9–1 8–10 7–11 4–7 7–5 6–12
Pittsburgh 5–5 11–7 5–7 4–8 6–6 10–8 6–12 11–7 8–4 8–4 11–7
San Diego 10–8 4–8 8–10 12–6 11–7 8–4 5–7 7–4 4–8 8–10 6–6
San Francisco 13–5 7–5 7–11 11–7 6–12 5–7 8–4 5–7 4–8 10–8 7–5
St. Louis 9–3 11–7 6–6 6–6 5–7 5–13 4–14 12–6 7–11 6–6 5–7

Game Log[edit]

1988 Game Log (85–75)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Roster[edit]

1988 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Opening Day starters[edit]

  • LF – Barry Bonds
  • 2B – José Lind
  • CF – Andy Van Slyke
  • 3B – Bobby Bonilla
  • RF – Darnell Coles
  • 1B – Randy Milligan
  •  C – Mike LaValliere
  • SS – Al Pedrique
  •  P – Mike Dunne

Player stats[edit]

Batting
Pitching

Awards and honors[edit]

1988 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons American Association Rocky Bridges
AA Harrisburg Senators Eastern League Dave Trembley
A Salem Buccaneers Carolina League Jay Ward
A Augusta Pirates South Atlantic League Jeff Cox and Woody Huyke
Short-Season A Watertown Pirates New York-Penn League Stan Cliburn
Rookie Princeton Pirates Appalachian League Jim Thrift
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Julio Garcia

References[edit]