1988 Detroit Tigers Season
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1988 Detroit Tigers Season

1988 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Tom Monaghan
General manager(s)Bill Lajoie
Manager(s)Sparky Anderson
Local televisionWDIV-TV
(George Kell, Al Kaline)
PASS
(Larry Osterman, Jim Northrup)
Local radioWJR
(Ernie Harwell, Paul Carey)
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The Detroit Tigers' 1988 season was a season in American baseball. The Tigers, fresh off of losing the American League pennant to Minnesota Twins, were attempting to repeat as American League East champions after winning the division on the final day of the previous season. The Tigers hit five grand slams, the most in MLB in 1988.[1]

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 89 73 0.549 -- 53-28 36-45
Detroit Tigers 88 74 0.543 1 50-31 38-43
Milwaukee Brewers 87 75 0.537 2 47-34 40-41
Toronto Blue Jays 87 75 0.537 2 45-36 42-39
New York Yankees 85 76 0.528 46-34 39-42
Cleveland Indians 78 84 0.481 11 44-37 34-47
Baltimore Orioles 54 107 0.335 34½ 34-46 20-61

Record vs. opponents

1988 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore -- 4-9 5-7 4-7 4-9 5-8 0-12 4-9 3-9 3-10 4-8 7-5 6-6 5-8
Boston 9-4 -- 8-4 7-5 8-5 6-7 6-6 10-3 7-5 9-4 3-9 6-6 8-4 2-11
California 7-5 4-8 -- 9-4 8-4 5-7 5-8 3-9 4-9 6-6 4-9 6-7 8-5 6-6
Chicago 7-4 5-7 4-9 -- 3-9 3-9 7-6 6-6 4-9 3-9 5-8 9-4 8-5 7-5
Cleveland 9-4 5-8 4-8 9-3 -- 4-9 6-6 9-4 5-7 6-7 4-8 5-7 6-6 6-7
Detroit 8-5 7-6 7-5 9-3 9-4 -- 8-4 5-8 1-11 8-5 4-8 9-3 8-4 5-8
Kansas City 12-0 6-6 8-5 6-7 6-6 4-8 -- 3-9 7-6 6-6 8-5 7-5 7-6 4-8
Milwaukee 9-4 3-10 9-3 6-6 4-9 8-5 9-3 -- 7-5 6-7 3-9 8-4 8-4 7-6
Minnesota 9-3 5-7 9-4 9-4 7-5 11-1 6-7 5-7 -- 3-9 5-8 8-5 7-6 7-5
New York 10-3 4-9 6-6 9-3 7-6 5-8 6-6 7-6 9-3 -- 6-6 5-7 5-6 6-7
Oakland 8-4 9-3 9-4 8-5 8-4 8-4 5-8 9-3 8-5 6-6 -- 9-4 8-5 9-3
Seattle 5-7 6-6 7-6 4-9 7-5 3-9 5-7 4-8 5-8 7-5 4-9 -- 6-7 5-7
Texas 6-6 4-8 5-8 5-8 6-6 4-8 6-7 4-8 6-7 6-5 5-8 7-6 -- 6-6
Toronto 8-5 11-2 6-6 5-7 7-6 8-5 8-4 6-7 5-7 7-6 3-9 7-5 6-6 --


Notable transactions

Draft picks

Roster

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
C Matt Nokes 122 382 96 .251 16 53
1B Ray Knight 105 299 65 .217 3 33
2B Lou Whitaker 115 403 111 .275 12 55
3B Tom Brookens 136 441 107 .243 5 38
SS Alan Trammell 128 466 145 .311 15 69
LF Pat Sheridan 127 347 88 .254 11 47
CF Gary Pettis 129 458 96 .210 3 36
RF Chet Lemon 144 512 135 .264 17 64
DH Darrell Evans 144 437 91 .208 22 64

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
Luis Salazar 130 452 122 .270 12 62
Dave Bergman 116 289 85 .294 5 35
Mike Heath 86 219 54 .247 5 18
Jim Walewander 88 175 37 .211 0 6
Larry Herndon 76 174 39 .224 4 20
Dwayne Murphy 49 144 36 .250 4 19
Fred Lynn 27 90 20 .222 7 19
Jim Morrison 24 74 16 .216 0 6
Torey Lovullo 12 21 8 .381 1 2
Iván DeJesús 7 17 3 .176 0 0
Scott Lusader 16 16 1 .063 1 3
Billy Bean 10 11 2 .182 0 0
Billy Beane 6 6 1 .167 0 1
Chris Bando 1 0 0 --- 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jack Morris 34 235 15 13 3.94 168
Doyle Alexander 34 229 14 11 4.32 126
Walt Terrell 29 206.1 7 16 3.97 84
Frank Tanana 32 203 14 11 4.21 127
Jeff Robinson 24 172 13 6 2.98 114
Steve Searcy 2 8 0 2 5.63 5

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Eric King 23 68.2 4 1 3.41 45
Ted Power 4 18.2 1 1 5.79 13

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Mike Henneman 65 9 6 22 1.87 58
Willie Hernández 63 6 5 10 3.06 59
Paul Gibson 40 4 2 0 2.93 50
Don Heinkel 21 0 0 1 3.96 30
Mike Trujillo 6 0 0 0 5.11 5
Mark Huismann 5 1 0 0 5.06 6

Farm system

[9]

References

  1. ^ "Team Batting Event Finder: 1988, All Teams, Home Runs, With Runners on 123". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Dickie Noles at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Mark Huismann at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Billy Beane at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Mark Lee at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Fred Lynn at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Rico Brogna at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Dave Haas at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball". Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997

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