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1988 Pittsburgh Pirates season

1988 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (since 1882)
  • 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 Major League Baseball (MLB). The Pirates finished second in the National League East with a record of 85–75.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Opening Day starters

    Season standings

    NL East W L Pct. GB
    New York Mets 100 60 .625 --
    Pittsburgh Pirates 85 75 .531 15
    Montreal Expos 81 81 .500 20
    Chicago Cubs 77 85 .475 24
    St. Louis Cardinals 76 86 .469 25
    Philadelphia Phillies 65 96 .404 35.5

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1988 Pittsburgh Pirates
    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
    LF Barry Bonds 144 538 152 .283 24 58
    CF Andy Van Slyke 154 587 169 .288 25 100
    RF R. J. Reynolds 130 323 80 .248 6 51
    C Mike LaValliere 120 352 92 .261 2 47
    1B Sid Bream 148 462 122 .264 10 65
    3B Bobby Bonilla 159 584 160 .274 24 100
    SS Rafael Belliard 122 286 61 .213 0 11
    2B José Lind 154 611 160 .262 2 49

    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
    Randy Milligan 40 82 18 .220 3 8
    Mike Diaz 47 74 17 .230 0 5
    Orestes Destrade 36 47 7 .149 1 3
    Dave Hostetler 6 8 2 .250 0 0
    Darnell Coles 68 211 49 .232 5 36
    John Cangelosi 75 118 30 .254 0 8
    Al Pedrique 50 128 23 .180 0 4
    Glenn Wilson 37 126 34 .270 2 15
    Junior Ortiz 49 118 33 .280 2 18
    Félix Fermín 43 87 24 .276 0 2
    Gary Redus 30 71 14 .197 2 4
    Tom Prince 29 74 13 .176 0 6
    Ken Oberkfell 20 54 12 .222 0 2
    Denny Gonzalez 24 32 6 .188 0 1
    Benny Distefano 16 29 10 .345 1 6
    Tommy Gregg 14 15 3 .200 1 3
    Rubén Rodríguez 2 5 1 .200 0 1

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Doug Drabek 33 219.1 15 7 3.08 127
    Bob Walk 32 212.2 12 10 2.71 81
    John Smiley 34 205 13 11 3.25 129
    Mike Dunne 30 170 7 11 3.92 70
    Brian Fisher 33 146.1 8 10 4.61 66

    Other pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Randy Kramer 5 10 1 2 5.40 7
    Dave LaPoint 8 52 4 2 2.77 19
    Scott Medvin 17 27.2 3 0 4.88 16
    Vicente Palacios 7 24.1 1 2 6.66 15
    Rick Reed 2 12 1 0 3.00 6
    Morris Madden 5 5.2 0 0 0.00 3
    Miguel Garcia 1 2 0 0 4.50 2
    John Cangelosi 1 2 0 0 0.00 0

    Relief pitchers

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Jim Gott 67 6 6 34 3.49 76
    Jeff Robinson 75 11 5 9 3.03 87
    Bob Kipper 50 2 6 0 3.74 39
    Barry Jones 42 1 1 2 3.04 31
    Dave Rucker 31 0 2 0 4.76 16

    Awards and honors

    1988 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

    Farm system

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