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1988 Kansas City Royals season

1988 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Kansas City, Missouri (since 1969)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Ewing Kauffman
    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

    Regular season

    Season standings

    AL West W L Pct. GB
    Oakland Athletics 104 58 .642 --
    Minnesota Twins 91 71 .562 13
    Kansas City Royals 84 77 .522 19½
    California Angels 75 87 .463 29
    Chicago White Sox 71 90 .441 32½
    Texas Rangers 70 91 .435 33½
    Seattle Mariners 68 93 .422 35½

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1988 Kansas City Royals
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders 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 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

    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

    Starting pitchers

    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

    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

    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

    Farm system

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    References

    1. ^ Melido Pérez page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ SI.com - Statitudes - Statitudes: Opening Day 2002, By the Numbers - Sunday March 30, 2003 01:50 AM
    3. ^ Bill Buckner page at Baseball Reference
    4. ^ Steve Balboni page at Baseball Reference
    5. ^ Bob Hamelin page at Baseball Reference
    6. ^ Kerwin Moore page at Baseball Reference
    7. ^ Bud Black page at Baseball Reference
    8. ^ Mark Lee page 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, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
    10. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997