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1988 Kansas City Royals season

1988 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Ewing Kauffman
Manager(s) John Wathan
Local television WDAF-TV
(Paul Splittorff, Denny Trease)
Local radio WIBW (AM)
(Denny Matthews, Fred White)
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The 1988 Kansas City Royals season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Royals finishing 3rd in the American League West with a record of 84 wins and 77 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

  • On Opening Day, the Royals faced the [2]

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB
Oakland Athletics 104 58 .642 --
Minnesota Twins 91 71 .562 13
Kansas City Royals 84 77 .522 19½
California Angels 75 87 .463 29
Chicago White Sox 71 90 .441 32½
Texas Rangers 70 91 .435 33½
Seattle Mariners 68 93 .422 35½

Notable transactions

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
1B George Brett 157 589 180 .306 24 103
2B Frank White 150 537 126 .235 8 58
CF Willie Wilson 147 591 155 .262 1 37
RF Danny Tartabull 146 507 139 .274 26 102
DH Bill Buckner 89 242 62 .256 3 34

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Pat Tabler 89 301 93 .309 1 49
Larry Owen 37 81 17 .210 1 3
Steve Balboni 21 63 9 .143 2 5
Luis de los Santos 11 22 2 .091 0 1
Rey Palacios 5 11 1 .091 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Mark Gubicza 35 269.2 20 8 2.70 183
Charlie Leibrandt 35 243 13 12 3.19 125
Bret Saberhagen 35 260.2 14 16 3.80 171
Floyd Bannister 31 189.1 12 13 4.33 113

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ted Power 22 80.1 5 6 5.94 44
Tom Gordon 5 15.2 0 2 5.17 18
José DeJesús 2 2.2 0 1 27.00 2

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Steve Farr 62 5 4 20 2.50 72
Jeff Montgomery 45 7 2 1 3.45 47
Gene Garber 26 0 4 6 3.58 20
Dan Quisenberry 20 0 1 1 3.55 9
Israel Sánchez 19 3 2 1 4.54 14
Bud Black 17 2 1 0 4.91 19
Mark Lee 4 0 0 0 3.60 0

Awards and records

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Royals American Association Glenn Ezell
AA Memphis Chicks Southern League Sal Rende
A Baseball City Royals Florida State League Luis Silverio
A Appleton Foxes Midwest League Brian Poldberg
Short-Season A Eugene Emeralds Northwest League Paul Kirsch
Rookie GCL Royals Gulf Coast League Carlos Tosca
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References

  1. ^ Melido Pérez page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ SI.com - Statitudes - Statitudes: Opening Day 2002, By the Numbers - Sunday March 30, 2003 01:50 AM
  3. ^ Bill Buckner page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Steve Balboni page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Bob Hamelin page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Kerwin Moore page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Bud Black page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Mark Lee page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ a b Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.95, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  10. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997
  • 1988 Kansas City Royals team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1988 Kansas City Royals team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
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