1988 San Francisco Giants season

1988 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Bob Lurie
General manager(s) Al Rosen
Manager(s) Roger Craig
Local television KTVU
(Duane Kuiper, Steve Physioc)
(Joe Morgan, Duane Kuiper)
Local radio KNBR
(Ron Fairly, Wayne Hagin)
(Tito Fuentes, Edgard Martinez)
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The 1988 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 106th season in Major League Baseball, their 31st season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 29th at Candlestick Park. The team finished in fourth place in the National League West with an 83-79 record, 11½ games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers.


Regular season

Opening Day starters

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

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 San Francisco Giants
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



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
CBob Melvin9227364.234827
1BWill Clark150529163.3083591
2BRobby Thompson138477126.264748
SSJosé Uribe141493124.252335
3BKevin Mitchell148505127.2511980
LFMike Aldrete139389104.267350
CFBrett Butler157568163.287643
RFCandy Maldonado142499127.2551268

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
Joel Youngblood8312331.252016
Francisco Meléndez23265.19203
Rusty Tillman441.25013
Mark Wasinger320.00000


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
Rick Reuschel3624519113.1292
Kelly Downs271681393.32118
Mike Krukow20124.2743.5475
Mike LaCoss19114.1773.6270

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
Scott Garrelts6598593.5886
Atlee Hammaker43144.2993.7365

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
Randy Bockus201104.7818

Award winners

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Phoenix Firebirds Pacific Coast League Wendell Kim
AA Shreveport Captains Texas League Jack Mull
A San Jose Giants California League Duane Espy
A Clinton Giants Midwest League Bill Evers
A-Short Season Everett Giants Northwest League Joe Strain
Rookie Pocatello Giants Pioneer League Jack Hiatt



  1. Brett Butler at Baseball Reference
  2. Joel Youngblood at Baseball Reference
  3. Phil Ouellette at Baseball Reference
  4. Atlee Hammaker at Baseball Reference
  5. http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1988&t=SFN
  6. Steve Decker at Baseball Reference
  7. Ernest Riles at Baseball Reference
  8. Mark Wasinger at Baseball Reference
  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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