1988 Philadelphia Phillies season

1988 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Bill Giles
General manager(s) Woody Woodward, Lee Thomas
Manager(s) Lee Elia
Local television WTAF
(Harry Kalas, Richie Ashburn, Andy Musser, Chris Wheeler)
(Andy Musser, Chris Wheeler, Garry Maddox)
Local radio WCAU
(Harry Kalas, Richie Ashburn, Andy Musser, Chris Wheeler)
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The 1988 Philadelphia Phillies season was a season in Major League Baseball. The Phillies finished sixth in the National League East with a record of 65 wins and 96 losses.


Regular season

The Phillies were scheduled to play the Cubs in the first night game at Wrigley Field on August 8, 1988. The game began before an announced crowd of 39,008. The Cubs were leading 3 to 1 and coming to bat in the bottom of the fourth when the rain delay began. The umpires called the game after waiting two hours, ten minutes.[3] The Cubs' first official night game came the following night against the Mets.

Montreal Expos pitcher Pascual Pérez threw a five-inning rain-shortened no-hitter against the Phillies on September 24, 1988. It was the first no-hitter in Veterans Stadium history. Perez allowed one walk, and another Phillies baserunner reached on an error. Umpire Harry Wendelstedt waved off the game after a 90-minute rain delay after the game was stopped by a steady rain with one out in the top of the sixth.[4] However, due to a statistical rule change in 1991, no-hitters must last at least nine innings to count. As a result of the retroactive application of the new rule, this game and thirty-five others are no longer considered no-hitters.

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Mets 10060 0.625 56–24 44–36
Pittsburgh Pirates 8575 0.531 15 43–38 42–37
Montreal Expos 8181 0.500 20 43–38 38–43
Chicago Cubs 7785 0.475 24 39–42 38–43
St. Louis Cardinals 7686 0.469 25 41–40 35–46
Philadelphia Phillies 6596 0.404 35½ 38–42 27–54

Record vs. opponents

1988 National League Records

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

1988 Game Log

 Phillies win
 Phillies loss
 Phillies tie
BoldPhillies team member
1988 Game Log[8]
Overall Record: 65–96–1


1988 Philadelphia Phillies
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats


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
LFPhil Bradley154569150.2641156
CFMilt Thompson122378109.288233

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
Mike Young7514633.226114
Luis Aguayo499724.24735
Jackie Gutiérrez337719.24709
Tom Barrett365411.20403
John Russell224912.24524
Keith Miller47488.16706
Shane Turner18356.17101


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
Don Carman36201.110194.29116
David Palmer22129794.4785

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
Bruce Ruffin55144.16104.4381

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
Steve Bedrosian5766283.7561
Greg Harris664612.3671
Wally Ritchie190003.128
Salomé Barojas60008.311
Jeff Calhoun300015.431

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Maine Phillies International League George Culver
AA Reading Phillies Eastern League Bill Dancy
A Clearwater Phillies Florida State League Granny Hamner
A Spartanburg Phillies South Atlantic League Mel Roberts
A-Short Season Batavia Clippers New York–Penn League Don McCormack
Rookie Martinsville Phillies Appalachian League Roly de Armas

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Spartanburg[9]


  1. Phil Bradley at Baseball Reference
  2. Rick Schu at Baseball Reference
  3. "Rain halts night debut for Cubs". Toledo Blade. August 9, 1988. p. 17. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  4. Bob Ford (September 25, 1988). "Perez Blanks The Phils On 5-inning No-hitter". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved September 13, 2011.
  5. Greg Harris at Baseball Reference
  6. Tim Mauser at Baseball Reference
  7. "Luis Aguayo". Baseball Reference. Archived from the original on June 14, 2010. Retrieved June 21, 2010.
  8. "1988 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". Baseball-Reference.com.
  9. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007


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