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1988 Philadelphia Phillies season

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]

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB
New York Mets 100 60 .625 --
Pittsburgh Pirates 85 75 .531 15
Montreal Expos 81 81 .500 20
Chicago Cubs 77 85 .475 24
St. Louis Cardinals 76 86 .469 25
Philadelphia Phillies 65 96 .404 35.5

Notable transactions


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
LF Bradley, PhilPhil Bradley 154 569 150 .264 11 56
CF Thompson, MiltMilt Thompson 122 378 109 .288 2 33

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
Young, MikeMike Young 75 146 33 .226 1 14
Aguayo, LuisLuis Aguayo 49 97 24 .247 3 5
Gutiérrez, JackieJackie Gutiérrez 33 77 19 .247 0 9
Barrett, TomTom Barrett 36 54 11 .204 0 3
Russell, JohnJohn Russell 22 49 12 .245 2 4
Miller, KeithKeith Miller 47 48 8 .167 0 6
Turner, ShaneShane Turner 18 35 6 .171 0 1


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
Carman, DonDon Carman 36 201.1 10 19 4.29 116
Palmer, DavidDavid Palmer 22 129 7 9 4.47 85

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
Ruffin, BruceBruce Ruffin 55 144.1 6 10 4.43 81

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
Bedrosian, SteveSteve Bedrosian 57 6 6 28 3.75 61
Harris, GregGreg Harris 66 4 6 1 2.36 71
Ritchie, WallyWally Ritchie 19 0 0 0 3.12 8
Barojas, SaloméSalomé Barojas 6 0 0 0 8.31 1
Calhoun, JeffJeff Calhoun 3 0 0 0 15.43 1

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
Short-Season A Batavia Clippers New York-Penn League Don McCormack
Rookie Martinsville Phillies Appalachian League Roly de Armas
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Spartanburg[8]



  • 1988 Philadelphia Phillies season at Baseball Reference
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