1988 Milwaukee Brewers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Bud Selig
General manager(s)Harry Dalton
Manager(s)Tom Trebelhorn
Local televisionWVTV
(Jim Paschke, Mike Hegan)
Local radioWTMJ (AM)
(Bob Uecker, Pat Hughes)
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The 1988 Milwaukee Brewers season involved the Brewers finishing 3rd in the American League East with a record of 87 wins and 75 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 89 73 0.549 53–28 36–45
Detroit Tigers 88 74 0.543 1 50–31 38–43
Milwaukee Brewers 87 75 0.537 2 47–34 40–41
Toronto Blue Jays 87 75 0.537 2 45–36 42–39
New York Yankees 85 76 0.528 46–34 39–42
Cleveland Indians 78 84 0.481 11 44–37 34–47
Baltimore Orioles 54 107 0.335 34½ 34–46 20–61

Record vs. opponents


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 Milwaukee Brewers
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 B. J. Surhoff 139 493 121 .245 5 38
1B Greg Brock 115 364 77 .212 6 50
2B Jim Gantner 155 539 149 .276 0 47
SS Dale Sveum 129 467 113 .242 9 51
3B Paul Molitor 154 609 190 .312 13 60
LF Jeffrey Leonard 94 374 88 .235 8 44
CF Robin Yount 162 621 190 .306 13 91
RF Rob Deer 135 492 124 .252 23 85
DH Joey Meyer 103 327 86 .263 11 45

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
Glenn Braggs 72 272 71 .261 10 42
Ernest Riles 41 127 32 .252 1 9
Bill Schroeder 41 122 19 .156 5 10
Charlie O'Brien 40 118 26 .220 2 9
Darryl Hamilton 44 103 19 .184 1 11
Jim Adduci 44 94 25 .266 1 15
Billy Jo Robidoux 33 91 23 .253 0 5
Juan Castillo 54 90 20 .222 0 2
Mike Felder 50 81 14 .173 0 5
Gary Sheffield 24 80 19 .238 4 12
Mike Young 8 14 0 .000 0 0
Steve Kiefer 7 10 3 .300 1 1

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
Teddy Higuera 31 227.1 16 9 2.45 192
Bill Wegman 32 199 13 13 4.12 84
Don August 24 148.1 13 7 3.09 66
Mike Birkbeck 23 124 10 8 4.72 64
Tom Filer 19 101.2 5 8 4.43 39

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
Chris Bosio 38 182 7 15 3.36 84
Juan Nieves 25 110.1 7 5 4.08 73

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
Chuck Crim 70 7 6 9 2.91 58
Dan Plesac 50 1 2 30 2.41 52
Paul Mirabella 38 2 2 4 1.65 33
Odell Jones 28 5 0 1 4.35 48
Mark Clear 25 1 0 0 2.79 26
Dave Stapleton 6 0 0 0 5.93 6
Mark Knudson 5 0 0 0 1.13 7

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

The Brewers' farm system consisted of six minor league affiliates in 1988.[9] The AZL Brewers won the Arizona League championship.[10]

Level Team League Manager
Triple-A Denver Zephyrs American Association Duffy Dyer
Double-A El Paso Diablos Texas League Dave Machemer
Class A Stockton Ports California League Dave Huppert
Class A Beloit Brewers Midwest League Gomer Hodge
Rookie AZL Brewers Arizona League Alex Taveras
Rookie Helena Brewers Pioneer League Dusty Rhodes

Notes

  1. ^ "Bryan Clutterbuck: Career Statistics". Baseball Reference. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  2. ^ Bill Mooneyham at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ "Ronn Reynolds Stats".
  4. ^ SI.com – Statitudes: Opening Day 2002, By the Numbers – Sunday March 30, 2003 01:50 AM
  5. ^ a b Washingtonpost.com: The 1988 Orioles: And the Losing Goes On
  6. ^ Pat Listach at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Mike Ignasiak at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Ernest Riles at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ "1988 Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Affiliates". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
  10. ^ "1988 Arizona League Standings". Stats Crew. Retrieved December 9, 2020.

References