1988 St. Louis Cardinals season

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1988 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 76–86 (.469)
Divisional place 5th
Other information
Owner(s) August "Gussie" Busch
General manager(s) Dal Maxvill
Manager(s) Whitey Herzog
Local television KPLR-TV
(Al Hrabosky, Ken Wilson)
Cardinal Cable Network
(Al Hrabosky, Ken Wilson)
Local radio KMOX
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon)
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The 1988 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 107th season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 97th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 76-86 during the season and finished 5th in the National League East division.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Shortstop Ozzie Smith won a Gold Glove this year.

Opening Day starters[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


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1988 St. Louis Cardinals
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
SS Smith, OzzieOzzie Smith 153 575 155 .270 3 51
LF Coleman, VinceVince Coleman 153 616 160 .260 3 38
CF McGee, WillieWillie McGee 137 562 164 .292 3 50

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
Walling, DennyDenny Walling 19 58 13 .224 0 1
Lindeman, JimJim Lindeman 17 43 9 .209 2 7

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
DeLeón, JoséJosé DeLeón 34 225.1 13 10 3.67 208

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Forsch, BobBob Forsch 30 108.2 9 4 3.73 40

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Peters, SteveSteve Peters 44 3 3 0 6.40 30

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Ozzie Smith, Shortstop, National League Gold Glove

League leaders[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Redbirds American Association Mike Jorgensen
AA Arkansas Travelers Texas League Jim Riggleman, Darold Knowles and Gaylen Pitts
A St. Petersburg Cardinals Florida State League Dave Bialas
A Springfield Cardinals Midwest League Mark DeJohn
A Savannah Cardinals South Atlantic League Keith Champion
A-Short Season Hamilton Redbirds New York–Penn League Dan Radison
Rookie Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Gaylen Pitts and Jorge Aranzamendi

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Doug DeCinces at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Lance Johnson at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Mark Clark at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Bob Forsch at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Stolen Bases Single Season National League Leaders by Baseball Almanac
  6. ^ "Joe Magrane career statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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