1988 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)George Steinbrenner
General manager(s)Lou Piniella, Bob Quinn
Manager(s)Billy Martin, Lou Piniella
Local televisionWPIX
(Phil Rizzuto, Bill White)
SportsChannel NY
(Ken Harrelson, Bobby Murcer, Mickey Mantle)
Local radioWABC (AM)
(Hank Greenwald, Tommy Hutton)
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The 1988 New York Yankees season was the 86th season for the Yankees. The team finished with a record of 85–76, finishing in fifth place, 3.5 games behind the Boston Red Sox. New York was managed by Lou Piniella and Billy Martin, with the latter managing the team for the fifth and final time. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium.

Offseason

Regular season

Opening Day starters

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 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game log

Regular season

1988 regular season game log: 85–76 (Home: 46–34; Away: 39–42)
April: 16–7 (Home: 9–4; Away: 7–3)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
GB
1 April 5 1:10 pm EDT Twins W 8–0 55,802 1–0 W1
2 April 6 1:10 pm EDT Twins W 5–3 32,756 2–0 W2
April 7 Twins Postponed (Rain) (Makeup date: August 5)
3 April 8 7:35 pm EDT Brewers W 6–4 20,927 3–0 W3
4 April 9 7:36 pm EDT Brewers W 4–1 27,021 4–0 W4
5 April 10 1:36 pm EDT Brewers W 7–6 36,214 5–0 W5
6 April 11 1:45 pm EDT @ Blue Jays L 9–17 45,185 5–1 L1
7 April 12 7:36 pm EDT @ Blue Jays W 12–3 24,116 6–1 W1
8 April 13 7:35 pm EDT @ Blue Jays W 5–1 24,105 7–1 W2
9 April 14 12:36 pm EDT @ Blue Jays W 7–3 24,524 8–1 W3
10 April 15 2:35 pm EDT @ Brewers W 7–1 55,887 9–1 W4
11 April 16 4:08 pm EDT @ Brewers L 2–9 24,972 9–2 L1
12 April 17 2:30 pm EDT @ Brewers L 3–6 22,199 9–3 L2
13 April 18 8:09 pm EDT @ Twins W 18–5 30,442 10–3 W1
14 April 19 8:05 pm EDT @ Twins W 7–6 23,724 11–3 W2
15 April 20 8:05 pm EDT @ Twins W 7–6 (10) 22,369 12–3 W3
16 April 22 7:39 pm EDT Blue Jays L 4–6 (12) 33,314 12–4 L1
17 April 23 7:38 pm EDT Blue Jays L 2–3 24,046 12–5 L2
18 April 24 1:38 pm EDT Blue Jays W 5–3 52,073 13–5 W1
May: 17–9 (Home: 7–4; Away: 10–5)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
GB
June: 12–15 (Home: 7–6; Away: 5–9)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
GB
July: 15–11 (Home: 8–5; Away: 7–6)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
GB
August: 9–20 (Home: 6–11; Away: 3–9)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
GB
September: 16–12 (Home: 9–4; Away: 7–8)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
GB
October: 0–2 (Home: 0–0; Away: 0–2)
# Date Time (ET) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
GB
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Yankees team member

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 Don Slaught 97 322 91 .283 9 43
1B Don Mattingly 144 599 186 .311 18 88
2B Willie Randolph 110 404 93 .230 2 34
3B Mike Pagliarulo 125 444 96 .216 15 67
SS Rafael Santana 148 480 115 .240 4 38
LF Rickey Henderson 140 554 169 .305 6 50
CF Claudell Washington 126 455 140 .308 11 64
RF Dave Winfield 149 559 180 .322 25 107
DH Jack Clark 150 496 120 .242 27 93

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
Joel Skinner 88 251 57 .227 4 23
Gary Ward 91 231 52 .225 4 24
Luis Aguayo 50 140 35 .250 3 8
Bob Meacham 47 115 25 .217 0 7
Randy Velarde 48 115 20 .174 5 12
Ken Phelps 45 107 24 .224 10 22
José Cruz 38 80 16 .200 1 7
Roberto Kelly 38 77 19 .247 1 7
Jay Buhner 25 69 13 .188 3 13
Wayne Tolleson 21 59 15 .254 0 5
Hal Morris 15 20 2 .100 0 0
Bob Geren 10 10 1 .100 0 0
Álvaro Espinoza 3 3 0 .000 0 0
Chris Chambliss 1 1 0 .000 0 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
Rick Rhoden 30 197.0 12 12 4.29 94
Tommy John 35 176.1 9 8 4.49 81
Richard Dotson 32 171.0 12 9 5.00 77
John Candelaria 25 157.0 13 7 3.38 121
Al Leiter 14 57.1 4 4 3.92 60
Ron Guidry 12 56.0 2 3 4.18 32
Dave Eiland 3 12.2 0 0 6.39 7

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
Charles Hudson 28 106.1 6 6 4.49 58
Scott Nielsen 7 19.2 1 2 6.86 4
Pat Clements 6 8.1 0 0 6.48 3

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
Dave Righetti 60 5 4 25 3.52 70
Cecilio Guante 56 5 6 11 2.88 61
Neil Allen 41 5 3 0 3.84 61
Steve Shields 39 5 5 0 4.37 55
Tim Stoddard 28 2 2 3 6.38 33
Lee Guetterman 20 1 2 0 4.65 15
Hipólito Peña 16 1 1 0 3.14 10
Dale Mohorcic 13 2 2 1 2.78 19

Awards and records

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Clippers International League Bucky Dent
AA Albany-Colonie Yankees Eastern League Tommy Jones and Stump Merrill
A Prince William Cannons Carolina League Wally Moon and Gene Tenace
A Fort Lauderdale Yankees Florida State League Buck Showalter
A-Short Season Oneonta Yankees New York–Penn League Gary Allenson
Rookie GCL Yankees Gulf Coast League Brian Butterfield

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Albany-Colonie, Oneonta, GCL Yankees[16]

References

  1. ^ "Lenn Sakata Stats".
  2. ^ Rafael Santana page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ "Rich Bordi Stats".
  4. ^ Steve Trout page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ John Candelaria page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Hipólito Peña page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Rick Cerone page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ "Jerry Royster Stats".
  9. ^ a b Chris Chambliss page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Andy Cook page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ "Frank Seminara Stats".
  12. ^ Deion Sanders page at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ "Luis Aguayo". Baseball Reference. Archived from the original on June 14, 2010. Retrieved June 21, 2010.
  14. ^ Ken Phelps page at Baseball Reference
  15. ^ Dale Mohorcic page at Baseball Reference
  16. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007