1988 Texas Rangers season

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1988 Texas Rangers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Eddie Chiles
General manager(s) Tom Grieve
Manager(s) Bobby Valentine
Local television KTVT
(Bob Carpenter, Steve Busby)
HSE
(Bob Carpenter, Norm Hitzges, Merle Harmon)
Local radio WBAP
(Eric Nadel, Mark Holtz )
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The Texas Rangers 1988 season involved the Rangers finishing 6th in the American League west with a record of 80 wins and 91 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

Opening Day starters

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Oakland Athletics 104 58 0.642 54–27 50–31
Minnesota Twins 91 71 0.562 13 47–34 44–37
Kansas City Royals 84 77 0.522 19½ 44–36 40–41
California Angels 75 87 0.463 29 35–46 40–41
Chicago White Sox 71 90 0.441 32½ 40–41 31–49
Texas Rangers 70 91 0.435 33½ 38–43 32–48
Seattle Mariners 68 93 0.422 35½ 37–44 31–49


Record vs. opponents

1988 American League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]

Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 4–9 5–7 4–7 4–9 5–8 0–12 4–9 3–9 3–10 4–8 7–5 6–6 5–8
Boston 9–4 8–4 7–5 8–5 6–7 6–6 10–3 7–5 9–4 3–9 6–6 8–4 2–11
California 7–5 4–8 9–4 8–4 5–7 5–8 3–9 4–9 6–6 4–9 6–7 8–5 6–6
Chicago 7–4 5–7 4–9 3–9 3–9 7–6 6–6 4–9 3–9 5–8 9–4 8–5 7–5
Cleveland 9–4 5–8 4–8 9–3 4–9 6–6 9–4 5–7 6–7 4–8 5–7 6–6 6–7
Detroit 8–5 7–6 7–5 9–3 9–4 8–4 5–8 1–11 8–5 4–8 9–3 8–4 5–8
Kansas City 12–0 6–6 8–5 6–7 6–6 4–8 3–9 7–6 6–6 8–5 7–5 7–6 4–8
Milwaukee 9–4 3–10 9–3 6–6 4–9 8–5 9–3 7–5 6–7 3–9 8–4 8–4 7–6
Minnesota 9–3 5–7 9–4 9–4 7–5 11–1 6–7 5–7 3–9 5–8 8–5 7–6 7–5
New York 10–3 4–9 6–6 9–3 7–6 5–8 6–6 7–6 9–3 6–6 5–7 5–6 6–7
Oakland 8–4 9–3 9–4 8–5 8–4 8–4 5–8 9–3 8–5 6–6 9–4 8–5 9–3
Seattle 5–7 6–6 7–6 4–9 7–5 3–9 5–7 4–8 5–8 7–5 4–9 6–7 5–7
Texas 6–6 4–8 5–8 5–8 6–6 4–8 6–7 4–8 6–7 6–5 5–8 7–6 6–6
Toronto 8–5 11–2 6–6 5–7 7–6 8–5 8–4 6–7 5–7 7–6 3–9 7–5 6–6


Notable transactions

Roster

1988 Texas Rangers roster
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
RF Rubén Sierra 156 615 156 .254 23 91

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Jerry Browne 73 214 49 .229 1 17

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Guy Hoffman 11 0 0 0 5.24 9

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Oklahoma City 89ers American Association Toby Harrah
AA Tulsa Drillers Texas League Jim Skaalen
A Charlotte Rangers Florida State League Bobby Jones
A Gastonia Rangers South Atlantic League Orlando Gómez
Rookie GCL Rangers Gulf Coast League Chino Cadahia
Rookie Butte Copper Kings Pioneer League Bump Wills

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Tulsa

References

  1. http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/garbeba01.shtml
  2. http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/harrigr01.shtml
  3. Robbie Wine at Baseball Reference
  4. 1988 Texas Rangers Roster by Baseball Almanac
  5. Guy Hoffman at Baseball Reference
  6. Jim Sundberg at Baseball Reference
  7. Iván Rodríguez at Baseball Reference
  8. Cecilio Guante at Baseball Reference
  9. Jack Daugherty at Baseball Reference
  • 1988 Texas Rangers at Baseball Reference
  • 1988 Texas Rangers at Baseball Almanac
  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (2007). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (3rd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-17-6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>