1988 Houston Astros season

1988 Houston Astros
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 82–80 (.506)
Divisional place 5th
Other information
Owner(s) John McMullen
General manager(s) Bill Wood
Manager(s) Hal Lanier
Local television KTXH
HSE
Local radio KTRH
(Bill Brown, Milo Hamilton, Larry Dierker, Bruce Gietzen, Bill Worrell)
KBUC
(Orlando Sánchez-Diago, Rolando Becerra)
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The Houston Astros' 1988 season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Houston Astros attempting to win the National League West.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 9467 0.584 45–36 49–31
Cincinnati Reds 8774 0.540 7 45–35 42–39
San Diego Padres 8378 0.516 11 47–34 36–44
San Francisco Giants 8379 0.512 11½ 45–36 38–43
Houston Astros 8280 0.506 12½ 44–37 38–43
Atlanta Braves 54106 0.338 39½ 28–51 26–55

Record vs. opponents

1988 National League Records

Sources:
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 5–75–135–134–144–84–86–65–58–105–133–9
Chicago 7–56–67–54–8–19–99–98–107–118–45–77–11
Cincinnati 13–56–69–97–115–74–79–37–510–811–76–6
Houston 13–55–79–99–96–65–78–48–46–127–116–6
Los Angeles 14–48–4–111–79–98–41–1011–16–67–1112–67–5
Montreal 8–49–97–56–64–86–129–9–18–104–87–513–5
New York 8–49–97–47–510–112–610–812–67–54–814–4
Philadelphia 6-610–83–94–81–119–9–18–107–114–77–56–12
Pittsburgh 5–511–75–74–86–610–86–1211–78–48–411–7
San Diego 10–84–88–1012–611–78–45–77–44–88–106–6
San Francisco 13–57–57–1111–76–125–78–45–74–810–87–5
St. Louis 9–311–76–66–65–75–134–1412–67–116–65–7

Notable transactions

Draft picks

Miscellaneous

This roster of pitchers had 8 career no-hitters with 5 (at the time) by Nolan Ryan, 2 by Bob Forsch, and 1 by Mike Scott.

Roster

1988 Houston Astros
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
CAlan Ashby7322754.238733
1BGlenn Davis152561152.2713099
2BBill Doran132480119.248753
3BBuddy Bell7426968.253737
SSRafael Ramírez155566156.276659
LFBilly Hatcher145530142.268752
CFGerald Young149576148.257037
RFKevin Bass157541138.2551472

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
Denny Walling6517643.244120
Mark Bailey8233.13000

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

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
Joaquín Andújar2378.2254.0035

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
Ernie Camacho130317.6413
Rocky Childress111006.1724

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tucson Toros Pacific Coast League Bob Didier
AA Columbus Astros Southern League Tom Weidenbauer
A Osceola Astros Florida State League Keith Bodie
A Asheville Tourists South Atlantic League Gary Tuck and Jim Coveney
A-Short Season Auburn Astros New York–Penn League Frank Cacciatore
Rookie GCL Astros Gulf Coast League Julio Linares

References

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