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1988 Toronto Blue Jays season

The 1988 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's twelfth season of Major League Baseball. It resulted in the Blue Jays finishing third in the American League East with a record of 87 wins and 75 losses. This was the team's last full season at Exhibition Stadium before moving to their new home in June of the following year.

Offseason

Regular season

  • April 4, 1988: George Bell set a record for the most home runs hit on Opening Day, with three.[4] Bell accomplished this in a game versus the Kansas City Royals.
  • September 24 and 30, 1988: Dave Stieb had two consecutive no-hitters broken up in the ninth inning with two outs and two strikes.

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB
Boston Red Sox 89 73 .549    --
Detroit Tigers 88 74 .543   1.0
Milwaukee Brewers 87 75 .537   2.0
Toronto Blue Jays 87 75 .537   2.0
New York Yankees 85 76 .528   3.5
Cleveland Indians 78 84 .481 11.0
Baltimore Orioles 54 107 .335 34.5


Notable transactions

  • June 1, 1988: David Weathers was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 3rd round of the 1988 amateur draft. Player signed June 4, 1988.

Roster

1988 Toronto Blue Jays
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game log

1988 Game Log

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

= Indicates team leader
Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Whitt, ErnieErnie Whitt 127 398 100 .251 16 70
1B McGriff, FredFred McGriff 154 536 151 .282 34 82
2B Lee, ManuelManuel Lee 116 381 111 .291 2 38
3B Gruber, KellyKelly Gruber 158 569 158 .278 16 81
SS Fernández, TonyTony Fernández 154 648 186 .287 5 70
LF Bell, GeorgeGeorge Bell 156 614 165 .269 24 97
CF Moseby, LloydLloyd Moseby 128 472 113 .239 10 42
RF Barfield, JesseJesse Barfield 137 468 114 .244 18 56
DH Mulliniks, RanceRance Mulliniks 119 337 101 .300 12 48

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Liriano, NelsonNelson Liriano 99 276 73 .264 3 23
Leach, RickRick Leach 87 199 55 .276 0 23
Fielder, CecilCecil Fielder 74 174 40 .230 9 23
Borders, PatPat Borders 56 154 42 .273 5 21
Campusano, SilSil Campusano 73 132 41 .218 2 12
Beníquez, JuanJuan Beníquez 27 58 17 .293 1 8
Ducey, RobRob Ducey 27 54 17 .315 0 6
Butera, SalSal Butera 23 60 14 .233 1 6
Infante, AlexisAlexis Infante 19 15 3 .200 0 0
Thornton, LouLou Thornton 11 2 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Flanagan, MikeMike Flanagan 34 211 13 13 4.18 99
Stieb, DaveDave Stieb 32 207⅓ 16 8 3.04 147
Clancy, JimJim Clancy 36 196⅓ 11 13 4.49 118
Key, JimmyJimmy Key 21 131⅓ 12 5 3.29 65
Stottlemyre, ToddTodd Stottlemyre 28 98 4 8 5.69 67
Musselman, JeffJeff Musselman 15 85 8 5 3.18 39

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Cerutti, JohnJohn Cerutti 46 123⅔ 6 7 3.13 65
Núñez, JoséJosé Núñez 13 29⅓ 0 1 3.07 18

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Henke, TomTom Henke 52 4 4 25 2.91 66
Ward, DuaneDuane Ward 64 9 3 15 3.30 91
Wells, DavidDavid Wells 41 3 5 4 4.62 56
Eichhorn, MarkMark Eichhorn 37 0 3 1 4.19 28
Castillo, TonyTony Castillo 14 1 0 0 3.00 14
Wills, FrankFrank Wills 10 0 0 0 5.23 19
Bair, DougDoug Bair 10 0 0 0 4.05 8
Ross, MarkMark Ross 3 0 0 0 4.91 4

Awards and records

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse Chiefs International League Bob Bailor
AA Knoxville Blue Jays Southern League Barry Foote
A Dunedin Blue Jays Florida State League Doug Ault
A Myrtle Beach Blue Jays South Atlantic League Richie Hebner
Short-Season A St. Catharines Blue Jays New York-Penn League Eddie Dennis
Rookie Medicine Hat Blue Jays Pioneer League Rocket Wheeler
[6]

References

External links

  • 1988 Toronto Blue Jays team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1988 Toronto Blue Jays team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
Preceded by
1987 Toronto Blue Jays season
1988 Toronto Blue Jays Season
1988
Succeeded by
1989 Toronto Blue Jays season
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