1988 Montreal Expos
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record81-81
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)Charles Bronfman
General manager(s)Bill Stoneman, Dave Dombrowski
Manager(s)Buck Rodgers
Local televisionCBC Television
(Dave Van Horne, Jim Fanning)
The Sports Network
(Ken Singleton, Jim Hughson)
Télévision de Radio-Canada
(Claude Raymond, Raymond Lebrun)
Local radioCFCF (English)
(Dave Van Horne, Jim Fanning, Rich Griffin)
CKAC (French)
(Jacques Doucet, Rodger Brulotte)
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The 1988 Montreal Expos season was the 20th season in franchise history. The Expos finished in 3rd place at 81-81, 20 games behind the New York Mets.

Offseason

Spring training

The Expos held spring training at West Palm Beach Municipal Stadium in West Palm Beach, Florida – a facility they shared with the Atlanta Braves. It was their 12th season at the stadium; they had conducted spring training there from 1969 to 1972 and since 1981.

Regular season

Opening Day starters

Expos pitcher Pascual Pérez threw a five-inning rain-shortened no-hitter against the Phillies on September 24, 1988. It was the first no-hitter in Veterans Stadium history. Perez allowed one walk, and another Phillies baserunner reached on an error. Umpire Harry Wendelstedt waved off the game after a 90-minute rain delay after the game was stopped by a steady rain with one out in the top of the sixth.[8] However, due to a statistical rule change in 1991, no-hitters must last at least nine innings to count. As a result of the retroactive application of the new rule, this game and thirty-five others are no longer considered no-hitters.

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Mets 100 60 0.625 56–24 44–36
Pittsburgh Pirates 85 75 0.531 15 43–38 42–37
Montreal Expos 81 81 0.500 20 43–38 38–43
Chicago Cubs 77 85 0.475 24 39–42 38–43
St. Louis Cardinals 76 86 0.469 25 41–40 35–46
Philadelphia Phillies 65 96 0.404 35½ 38–42 27–54

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

Draft picks

Major League debuts

Roster

1988 Montreal Expos
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

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; SB = Stolen bases

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Nelson Santovenia 92 309 73 .236 8 41 2
1B Andrés Galarraga 157 609 184 .302 29 92 13
2B Tom Foley 127 377 100 .265 5 43 2
SS Luis Rivera 123 371 83 .224 4 30 3
3B Tim Wallach 159 592 152 .257 12 69 2
LF Tim Raines 109 429 116 .270 12 48 33
CF Mitch Webster 81 259 66 .255 2 13 12
RF Hubie Brooks 151 588 164 .279 20 90 7

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI SB
Otis Nixon 90 271 66 .244 0 15 46
Rex Hudler 77 216 59 .273 4 14 29
Dave Martinez 63 191 49 .257 2 12 16
Mike Fitzgerald 63 155 42 .271 5 23 2
Tracy Jones 53 141 47 .333 2 15 9
Jeff Reed 43 123 27 .220 0 9 1
Casey Candaele 36 116 20 .172 0 4 1
Wallace Johnson 86 94 29 .309 0 3 0
Graig Nettles 80 93 16 .172 1 14 0
Johnny Paredes 35 91 17 .187 1 10 5
Herm Winningham 47 90 21 .233 0 6 4
Jeff Huson 20 42 13 .310 0 3 2
Dave Engle 34 37 8 .216 0 1 0
Tom O'Malley 14 27 7 .259 0 2 0
Wilfredo Tejada 8 15 4 .267 0 2 0

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
Dennis Martínez 34 235.1 15 13 2.72 120
Bryn Smith 32 198.0 12 10 3.00 122
Pascual Pérez 27 188.0 12 8 2.44 131
John Dopson 26 168.2 3 11 3.04 101
Brian Holman 18 100.1 4 8 3.23 58
Floyd Youmans 14 84.0 3 6 3.21 54
Randy Johnson 4 26.0 4 0 2.42 25

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
Neal Heaton 32 97.1 3 10 4.99 43

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
Andy McGaffigan 63 6 0 4 2.76 71
Jeff Parrett 61 12 4 6 2.65 62
Tim Burke 61 3 5 18 3.40 42
Joe Hesketh 60 4 3 9 2.85 64
Bob McClure 19 1 3 2 6.16 12
Randy St. Claire 6 0 0 0 6.14 6
Mike Smith 5 0 0 1 3.12 4
Tim Barrett 4 0 0 1 5.79 5
Rich Sauveur 4 0 0 0 6.00 3

Award winners

1988 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians American Association Joe Sparks
AA Jacksonville Expos Southern League Tommy Thompson
A West Palm Beach Expos Florida State League Felipe Alou
A Rockford Expos Midwest League Alan Bannister
A-Short Season Jamestown Expos New York–Penn League Roger LaFrancois
Rookie GCL Expos Gulf Coast League Dave Jauss

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Indianapolis[16]

References

  1. ^ a b Dave Engle page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Bryn Smith page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Rex Hudler page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Dennis Martínez page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Otis Nixon page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Graig Nettles page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 28, 2012. Retrieved August 16, 2010.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ Bob Ford (September 25, 1988). "Perez Blanks The Phils On 5-inning No-hitter". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved September 13, 2011.
  9. ^ Tracy Jones page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Casey Candaele page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Jack Daugherty page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Marquis Grissom page at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ Bret Barberie page at Baseball Reference
  14. ^ "The Baseball Cube - Research Site for Pro + College Stats + draft".
  15. ^ "1988 All-Star Game Box Score, July 12".
  16. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007