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1988 Atlanta Braves season

1988 Atlanta Braves
Major league affiliations
1988 information
Owner(s) Ted Turner
General manager(s) Bobby Cox
Manager(s) Chuck Tanner, Russ Nixon
Local television WTBS
Superstation WTBS
Local radio WSB
(Ernie Johnson, Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Billy Sample)
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Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L GB Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 94 67 -- .584
Cincinnati Reds 87 74 7.0 .540
San Diego Padres 83 78 11.0 .516
San Francisco Giants 83 79 11.5 .512
Houston Astros 82 80 12.5 .506
Atlanta Braves 54 106 39.5 .338

Notable transactions

  • May 17, 1988: Jerry Royster was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves. [3]
  • May 20, 1988: Melvin Nieves was signed by the Braves as an amateur free agent.[4]
  • June 1, 1988: 1988 Major League Baseball Draft
    • Steve Avery was drafted by the Braves in the 1st round (3rd pick). Player signed June 30, 1988.[5]
    • Turk Wendell was drafted by the Braves in the 5th round. Player signed June 4, 1988.[6]
  • July 28, 1988: Ken Griffey, Sr. was released by the Braves.[1]


1988 Atlanta Braves
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
C Virgil, Jr., OzzieOzzie Virgil, Jr. 107 320 82 .256 9 31
1B Perry, GeraldGerald Perry 141 547 164 .300 8 74
2B Gant, RonRon Gant 146 563 146 .259 19 60
3B Oberkfell, KenKen Oberkfell 120 422 117 .277 3 40
SS Thomas, AndrésAndrés Thomas 153 606 153 .252 13 68
LF James, DionDion James 132 386 99 .256 3 60
CF Blocker, TerryTerry Blocker 66 198 42 .212 2 10
RF Murphy, DaleDale Murphy 156 592 134 .226 24 77

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
Griffey, KenKen Griffey 69 193 48 .249 2 19
Runge, PaulPaul Runge 52 76 16 .211 0 7
Davis, JodyJody Davis 2 8 2 .250 1 3


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Smith, PetePete Smith 32 195.1 7 15 3.69 124

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Eichelberger, JuanJuan Eichelberger 20 2 0 0 3.86 13

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Braves International League Jim Beauchamp
AA Greenville Braves Southern League Russ Nixon and Buddy Bailey
A Durham Bulls Carolina League Buddy Bailey and Grady Little
A Burlington Braves Midwest League Grady Little and Rick Albert
A Sumter Braves South Atlantic League Ned Yost
Rookie Pulaski Braves Appalachian League Cloyd Boyer
Rookie GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Pedro González
Rookie Idaho Falls Braves Pioneer League Jim Procopio

Awards and honors


  • 1988 Atlanta Braves season at Baseball Reference
  • Atlanta Braves on Baseball Almanac
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