1988 Pittsburgh Pirates season

1988 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 85–75 (.531)
Divisional place 2nd
Other information
Owner(s) Pittsburgh Associates
General manager(s) Syd Thrift
Larry Doughty
Manager(s) Jim Leyland
Local television KDKA-TV
(Steve Blass, Lanny Frattare, Jim Rooker, John Sanders)
KBL
(Steve Blass, Lanny Frattare, Jim Rooker)
Local radio KDKA-AM
(Steve Blass, Lanny Frattare, Jim Rooker)
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The 1988 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 107th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 102nd in the National League. This was their 19th season at Three Rivers Stadium. The Pirates finished second in the National League East with a record of 85–75.

Offseason

Regular season

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

Game log

1988 Game Log: 85–75 (Home: 43–38; Away: 42–37)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

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

Detailed records

Roster

1988 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day Starters
NamePosition
Barry BondsLF
José Lind2B
Andy Van SlykeCF
Bobby Bonilla3B
Darnell ColesRF
Randy Milligan1B
Mike LaValliereC
Al PedriqueSS
Mike DunneSP

Player stats

Batting
Pitching

Awards and honors

1988 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons American Association Rocky Bridges
AA Harrisburg Senators Eastern League Dave Trembley
A Salem Buccaneers Carolina League Jay Ward
A Augusta Pirates South Atlantic League Jeff Cox and Woody Huyke
A-Short Season Watertown Pirates New York–Penn League Stan Cliburn
Rookie Princeton Pirates Appalachian League Jim Thrift
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Julio Garcia

References

  1. From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. Dave Hostetler at Baseball Reference
  3. Randy Milligan at Baseball Reference
  4. Hipólito Peña at Baseball Reference
  5. Mike Bielecki at Baseball Reference
  6. "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  7. "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • 1988 Pittsburgh Pirates at Baseball Reference
  • 1988 Pittsburgh Pirates at Baseball Almanac
  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (2007). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (3rd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-17-6. 
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