1988 Atlanta Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record54–106 (.338)
Divisional place6th
Other information
Owner(s)Ted Turner
General manager(s)Bobby Cox
Manager(s)Chuck Tanner, Russ Nixon
Local televisionWTBS
Superstation WTBS
Local radioWSB
(Ernie Johnson, Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Billy Sample)
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The 1988 Atlanta Braves season was the 118th in franchise history and their 23rd in Atlanta.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

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. opponents


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 transactions

Roster

1988 Atlanta Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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 Ozzie Virgil, Jr. 107 320 82 .256 9 31
1B Gerald Perry 141 547 164 .300 8 74
2B Ron Gant 146 563 146 .259 19 60
3B Ken Oberkfell 120 422 117 .277 3 40
SS Andrés Thomas 153 606 153 .252 13 68
LF Dion James 132 386 99 .256 3 60
CF Terry Blocker 66 198 42 .212 2 10
RF Dale 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
Bruce Benedict 90 236 57 .242 0 19
Albert Hall 85 231 57 .247 1 15
Ken Griffey 69 193 48 .249 2 19
Lonnie Smith 43 114 27 .237 3 9
Gary Roenicke 49 114 26 .228 1 7
Ted Simmons 78 107 21 .196 2 11
Jerry Royster 68 102 18 .176 0 1
Jim Morrison 51 92 14 .152 2 13
Paul Runge 52 76 16 .211 0 7
Jeff Blauser 18 67 16 .239 2 7
Dámaso García 21 60 7 .117 1 4
Mark Lemke 16 58 13 .224 0 2
Tommy Gregg 11 29 10 .345 0 4
Jody Davis 2 8 2 .250 1 3

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Rick Mahler 39 249.0 9 16 3.69 131
Tom Glavine 34 195.1 7 17 4.56 84
Pete Smith 32 195.1 7 15 3.69 124
Zane Smith 23 140.1 5 10 4.30 59
John Smoltz 12 64.0 2 7 5.48 37
Kevin Blankenship 2 10.2 0 1 3.38 5

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Kevin Coffman 18 67.0 2 6 5.78 24
Germán Jiménez 15 55.2 1 6 5.01 26

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Paul Assenmacher 64 8 7 5 3.06 71
Jose Alvarez 60 5 6 3 2.99 81
Charlie Puleo 53 5 5 1 3.47 70
Bruce Sutter 38 1 4 14 4.76 40
Jim Acker 21 0 4 0 4.71 25
Juan Eichelberger 20 2 0 0 3.86 13
Joe Boever 16 0 2 1 1.77 7
Ed Olwine 16 0 0 1 6.75 5
Chuck Cary 7 0 0 0 6.48 7
Gary Eave 5 0 0 0 9.00 0
Jim Morrison 3 0 0 0 0.00 1

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

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

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Awards and honors

References

  1. ^ a b Ken Griffey at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ a b Graig Nettles at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ "Ed Whited: Career Statistics". Baseball Reference. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  4. ^ "Jerry Royster Stats".
  5. ^ Melvin Nieves at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Steve Avery at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Turk Wendell at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997