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The 1988 San Diego Padres season was the 20th season in franchise history. Tony Gwynn set a National League record by having the lowest batting average (.313) to win a batting title.[1]

1988 San Diego Padres
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Joan Kroc
General manager(s)Jack McKeon
Manager(s)Larry Bowa, Jack McKeon
Local televisionKUSI-TV
SD Cable Sports Net
(Dave Campbell, Jerry Coleman, Bob Chandler, Ted Leitner)
Local radioKFMB (AM)
(Dave Campbell, Jerry Coleman)
XEXX
(Gustavo Lopez, Mario Thomas Zapiain, Eduardo Ortega)
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Contents

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Team president Chub Feeney resigned after giving the finger to fans carrying a sign reading "SCRUB CHUB" on Fan Appreciation Night.[4]

Opening Day startersEdit

Season standingsEdit

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 94 67 0.584 45–36 49–31
Cincinnati Reds 87 74 0.540 7 45–35 42–39
San Diego Padres 83 78 0.516 11 47–34 36–44
San Francisco Giants 83 79 0.512 11½ 45–36 38–43
Houston Astros 82 80 0.506 12½ 44–37 38–43
Atlanta Braves 54 106 0.338 39½ 28–51 26–55

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1988 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 5–7 5–13 5–13 4–14 4–8 4–8 6–6 5–5 8–10 5–13 3–9
Chicago 7–5 6–6 7–5 4–8–1 9–9 9–9 8–10 7–11 8–4 5–7 7–11
Cincinnati 13–5 6–6 9–9 7–11 5–7 4–7 9–3 7–5 10–8 11–7 6–6
Houston 13–5 5–7 9–9 9–9 6–6 5–7 8–4 8–4 6–12 7–11 6–6
Los Angeles 14–4 8–4–1 11–7 9–9 8–4 1–10 11–1 6–6 7–11 12–6 7–5
Montreal 8–4 9–9 7–5 6–6 4–8 6–12 9–9–1 8–10 4–8 7–5 13–5
New York 8–4 9–9 7–4 7–5 10–1 12–6 10–8 12–6 7–5 4–8 14–4
Philadelphia 6-6 10–8 3–9 4–8 1–11 9–9–1 8–10 7–11 4–7 7–5 6–12
Pittsburgh 5–5 11–7 5–7 4–8 6–6 10–8 6–12 11–7 8–4 8–4 11–7
San Diego 10–8 4–8 8–10 12–6 11–7 8–4 5–7 7–4 4–8 8–10 6–6
San Francisco 13–5 7–5 7–11 11–7 6–12 5–7 8–4 5–7 4–8 10–8 7–5
St. Louis 9–3 11–7 6–6 6–6 5–7 5–13 4–14 12–6 7–11 6–6 5–7


Notable transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

1988 San Diego Padres
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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 Benito Santiago 139 492 122 .248 10 46
1B Keith Moreland 143 511 131 .256 5 64
2B Roberto Alomar 143 545 145 .266 9 41
SS Garry Templeton 110 362 90 .249 3 36
3B Chris Brown 80 247 58 .235 2 19
LF Carmelo Martinez 121 365 86 .236 18 65
CF Marvell Wynne 128 333 88 .264 11 42
RF Tony Gwynn 133 521 163 .313 7 70

Other battersEdit

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Mark Parent 41 118 23 .195 6 15
Shawn Abner 37 83 15 .181 2 5
Rob Nelson 7 21 4 .190 1 3
Jerald Clark 6 15 3 .200 0 3
Bip Roberts 5 9 3 .333 0 0

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Andy Hawkins 33 218 14 11 3.35 91
Ed Whitson 34 205 13 11 3.77 118

Other pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Greg W. Harris 3 18 2 0 1.50 15

Relief pitchersEdit

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Greg Booker 34 2 2 0 3.39 43
Candy Sierra 15 0 1 0 5.70 20

Award winnersEdit

  • Tony Gwynn, National League Batting Champion, .313

1988 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.191, David Nemec and Scott latow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ Rodney McCray at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Rich Gossage at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Wulf, Steve (April 5, 1989). "All My Padres". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on July 9, 2012. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  5. ^ Andy Benes at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Candy Sierra at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External linksEdit