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1988 Oakland Athletics season

1988 Oakland Athletics
1988 AL West Champions
1988 AL Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Oakland, California (since 1968)
  • Results
    Record 104–58 (.642)
    Other information
    Owner(s) Walter A. Haas, Jr.
    General manager(s) Sandy Alderson
    Manager(s) Tony LaRussa
    Local television KPIX/KICU-TV
    (Monte Moore, Ray Fosse)
    Local radio KSFO
    (Bill King, Lon Simmons, Ray Fosse)
    KNTA
    (Amaury Pi-Gonzalez, Evilio Mendoza)
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    The Oakland Athletics' 1988 season involved the A's winning their first American League West title since 1981, with a record of 104 wins and 58 losses. In 1988, the elephant was restored as the symbol of the Athletics and currently adorns the left sleeve of home and road uniforms. The elephant was retired as team mascot in 1963 by then-owner Charles O. Finley in favor of a Missouri mule. The A's defeated the Boston Red Sox in the ALCS, but lost the World Series to the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games, including a dramatic, classic walk-off home run by the Dodgers' Kirk Gibson in game one.

    1988 was the first of 3 straight years the A's would represent the AL in the World Series

    Offseason

    Regular season

    José Canseco led the American League with 42 Home Runs, 124 RBIs and a .569 slugging percentage. Canseco became the first member of the Athletics to have three straight 100 RBI seasons.

    • July 3, 1988: José Canseco had 3 home runs and 6 RBIs in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

    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 Oakland Athletics
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    = Indicates team leader

    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
    RF José Canseco 158 610 187 .307 42 124
    CF Dave Henderson 146 507 154 .304 24 94
    3B Carney Lansford 150 556 155 .279 7 57
    1B Mark McGwire 155 550 143 .260 32 99
    C Ron Hassey 107 323 83 .257 7 45
    2B Glenn Hubbard 105 294 75 .255 3 33
    SS Walt Weiss 147 452 113 .250 3 39
    DH Don Baylor 92 264 58 .220 7 34
    LF Luis Polonia 84 288 84 .292 2 27

    Other batters

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    Stan Javier 125 397 102 .257 2 35
    Dave Parker 101 377 97 .257 12 55

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Bob Welch 36 244.2 17 9 3.64 158

    Other pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO

    Relief pitchers

    Player G W L SV ERA SO

    ALCS

    Game 1

    October 5, Fenway Park

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Oakland 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 6 0
    Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 0
    W: Rick Honeycutt (1-0)   L: Bruce Hurst (0-1)  S: Dennis Eckersley (1)
    HR: OAKJosé Canseco (1)

    Game 2

    October 6, Fenway Park

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Oakland 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 4 10 1
    Boston 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 4 1
    W: Gene Nelson (1-0)   L: Lee Smith (0-1)  S: Dennis Eckersley (2)
    HR: OAKJosé Canseco (2)   BOSRich Gedman (1)

    Game 3

    October 8, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Boston 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 12 0
    Oakland 0 4 2 0 1 0 1 2 X 10 15 1
    W: Gene Nelson (2-0)   L: Mike Boddicker (0-1)  S: Dennis Eckersley (3)
    HR: OAKMark McGwire (1)  Carney Lansford (1)  Ron Hassey (1)  Dave Henderson (1)  BOSMike Greenwell (1)

    Game 4

    October 9, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Boston 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 0
    Oakland 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 X 4 10 1
    W: Dave Stewart (1-0)   L: Bruce Hurst (0-2)  S: Dennis Eckersley (4)
    HR: OAKJosé Canseco (3)

    World series

    Main article: 1988 World Series
    NL Los Angeles Dodgers (4) vs. AL Oakland Athletics (1)
    Game Score Date Location Attendance Time of Game
    1 A's – 4, Dodgers – 5 October 15 Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles) 55,983 3:04
    2 A's – 0, Dodgers – 6 October 16 Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles) 56,051 2:30
    3 Dodgers – 1, A's – 2 October 18 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland) 49,316 3:21
    4 Dodgers – 4, A's – 3 October 19 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland) 49,317 3:05
    5 Dodgers – 5, A's – 2 October 20 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland) 49,317 2:51

    Awards and honors

    All-Star Game

    Farm system

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    References

    1. ^ Brian Harper page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Jerry Willard page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ Ron Hassey page at Baseball Reference
    4. ^ Gary Lavelle page at Baseball Reference
    5. ^ Dave Parker page at Baseball Reference
    6. ^ Jesse Orosco page at Baseball Reference
    7. ^ Dave Henderson page at Baseball Reference
    8. ^ Rick Rodriguez page at Baseball Reference
    9. ^ Glenn Hubbard page at Baseball Reference
    10. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/bordiri01.shtml
    11. ^ Don Baylor page at Baseball Reference
    12. ^ Tony Phillips page at Baseball Reference
    13. ^ Mickey Tettleton page at Baseball Reference
    14. ^ Darren Lewis page at Baseball Reference