1988 San Diego Padres season

1988 San Diego Padres season

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

Offseason

Regular season

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

Opening Day starters

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

Roster

1988 San Diego Padres
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

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
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

Other batters

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

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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 pitchers

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

Relief pitchers

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 winners

  • Tony Gwynn, National League Batting Champion, .313

1988 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Las Vegas Stars Pacific Coast League Steve Smith
AA Wichita Pilots Texas League Pat Kelly
A Riverside Red Wave California League Tony Torchia
A Charleston Rainbows South Atlantic League Jack Krol
Short-Season A Spokane Indians Northwest League Steve Lubratich
Rookie AZL Padres Arizona League Jaime Moreno
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Las Vegas, Riverside, Spokane[7]

References

External links

  • 1988 San Diego Padres team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1988 San Diego Padres team page at Baseball Almanac