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1988 Cleveland Indians season

1988 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Cleveland, Ohio (since 1901)
  • 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

    • 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

    Season standings

    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

    Roster

    1988 Cleveland Indians
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    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 Upshaw, WillieWillie Upshaw 149 493 121 .245 11 50

    Other batters

    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
    Francona, TerryTerry Francona 62 212 66 .311 1 12
    Tabler, PatPat Tabler 41 143 32 .224 1 17
    Medina, LuisLuis Medina 16 51 13 .255 6 8
    Williams, ReggieReggie Williams 11 31 7 .226 1 3
    Jiménez, HoustonHouston Jiménez 9 21 1 .048 0 1
    Firova, DanDan Firova 1 0 0 ---- 0 0

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

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

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Farrell, JohnJohn Farrell 31 210.1 14 10 4.24 92

    Other pitchers

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

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Bailes, ScottScott Bailes 37 145 9 14 4.90 53
    Black, BudBud Black 16 59 2 3 5.03 44
    Rodriguez, RickRick Rodriguez 10 33 1 2 7.09 9
    Codiroli, ChrisChris Codiroli 14 19.1 0 4 9.31 12

    Relief pitchers

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

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Schatzeder, DanDan Schatzeder 15 0 2 3 9.56 10
    Kaiser, JeffJeff Kaiser 3 0 0 0 0.00 0

    Awards and honors

    All-Star Game

    Farm system

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