1988 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record85–75 (.531)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)Pittsburgh Associates
General manager(s)Syd Thrift
Larry Doughty
Manager(s)Jim Leyland
Local televisionKDKA-TV
(Steve Blass, Lanny Frattare, Jim Rooker, John Sanders)
KBL
(Steve Blass, Lanny Frattare, Jim Rooker, John Sanders)
Local radioKDKA-AM
(Steve Blass, Lanny Frattare, Jim Rooker, John Sanders)
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The 1988 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 107th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 102nd in the National League. This was their 19th season at Three Rivers Stadium. The Pirates finished second in the National League East with a record of 85–75.

Offseason

Regular season

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

Game log

1988 Game Log: 85–75 (Home: 43–38; Away: 42–37)
April: 16–6 (Home: 8–1; Away: 8–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 5 @ Phillies 5–3 Dunne Rawley Robinson 46,394 1–0
2 April 6 @ Phillies 5–6 (14) Maddux Kipper 15,532 1–1
3 April 8 @ Cardinals 4–3 Fisher Cox Robinson 51,647 2–1
4 April 9 @ Cardinals 0–3 Mathews Walk Worrell 36,542 2–2
5 April 10 @ Cardinals 5–3 (11) Kipper Worrell Gott 31,968 3–2
6 April 11 Phillies 5–1 Drabek Gross 54,089 4–2
7 April 13 Phillies 7–0 Fisher Ruffin 9,825 5–2
8 April 14 Phillies 4–2 Walk Carman Robinson 6,222 6–2
9 April 15 @ Cubs 0–6 Sutcliffe Smiley 35,084 6–3
10 April 16 @ Cubs 4–0 Drabek Maddux 30,564 7–3
11 April 17 @ Cubs 12–7 Robinson Schiraldi 29,562 8–3
12 April 19 Cardinals 3–0 Fisher Cox 5,048 9–3
13 April 20 Cardinals 8–1 Walk Mathews 15,522 10–3
14 April 21 Cardinals 3–9 O'Neal Smiley 6,833 10–4
15 April 22 Cubs 8–4 Drabek Lancaster 16,250 11–4
16 April 23 Cubs 5–4 Gott Gossage 20,214 12–4
17 April 24 Cubs 4–2 Walk Sutcliffe Robinson 19,934 13–4
18 April 26 @ Giants 2–0 Smiley Reuschel Gott 11,738 14–4
19 April 27 @ Giants 4–6 Dravecky Drabek Price 10,137 14–5
20 April 28 @ Giants 2–1 (10) Robinson Lefferts Gott 10,520 15–5
21 April 29 @ Padres 3–6 Hawkins Palacios Davis 16,185 15–6
22 April 30 @ Padres 5–1 Walk Grant 24,357 16–6
May: 14–14 (Home: 10–6; Away: 4–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
23 May 1 @ Padres 4–2 Smiley Show Gott 21,694 17–6
24 May 2 @ Dodgers 3–6 Orosco Drabek 26,821 17–7
25 May 3 @ Dodgers 6–14 Belcher Dunne 26,943 17–8
26 May 4 @ Dodgers 5–8 Hershiser Palacios 30,423 17–9
27 May 6 Padres 4–1 (12) Jones Davis 25,045 18–9
28 May 7 Padres 2–3 Show Gott 24,555 18–10
29 May 8 Padres 6–2 Drabek Jones 20,756 19–10
30 May 9 Giants 6–8 Robinson Robinson Lefferts 6,388 19–11
31 May 10 Giants 6–2 Palacios Downs Gott 9,275 20–11
32 May 11 Dodgers 2–1 (11) Medvin Pena 26,367 21–11
33 May 12 Dodgers 7–4 Smiley Hershiser 11,072 22–11
34 May 13 Reds 6–5 Robinson Murphy 31,705 23–11
35 May 14 Reds 3–5 Soto Dunne Franco 28,059 23–12
36 May 15 Reds 6–7 (12) Franco Jones 33,789 23–13
37 May 16 @ Astros 2–9 Deshaies Walk 13,570 23–14
38 May 17 @ Astros 2–3 Scott Smiley Smith 15,000 23–15
39 May 18 @ Astros 2–4 Ryan Drabek Smith 19,259 23–16
40 May 20 Braves 10–3 Dunne Glavine 18,880 24–16
41 May 21 Braves 7–3 Fisher Coffman 21,211 25–16
42 May 22 Braves 4–6 Mahler Walk Sutter 32,683 25–17
43 May 23 Astros 0–3 Scott Smiley 7,480 25–18
44 May 24 Astros 5–4 Gott Andersen 8,200 26–18
45 May 25 Astros 4–3 Dunne Andujar Robinson 8,108 27–18
46 May 27 @ Reds 3–5 Pacillo Fisher Franco 29,445 27–19
47 May 28 @ Reds 5–2 Walk Browning Robinson 42,232 28–19
48 May 29 @ Reds 4–2 Smiley Rasmussen Gott 30,660 29–19
49 May 30 @ Braves 14–2 Drabek Smith 6,893 30–19
50 May 31 @ Braves 1–11 Glavine Dunne 4,483 30–20
June: 13–14 (Home: 6–10; Away: 7–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
51 June 1 @ Braves 2–14 Mahler Fisher 6,059 30–21
52 June 2 Expos 3–7 Heaton Walk Hesketh 11,070 30–22
53 June 3 Expos 2–1 Smiley Dopson 19,162 31–22
54 June 4 Expos 3–7 Martinez Drabek McClure 30,669 31–23
55 June 5 Expos 2–3 Smith Dunne Parrett 36,305 31–24
56 June 7 Cubs 5–8 Maddux Fisher Gossage 9,287 31–25
57 June 8 Cubs 5–1 Walk Schiraldi 22,220 32–25
58 June 9 Cubs 4–3 Gott DiPino 8,200 33–25
59 June 10 Phillies 10–12 Harris Robinson Bedrosian 20,001 33–26
60 June 11 Phillies 8–2 Dunne Palmer 19,926 34–26
61 June 12 Phillies 4–5 Gross Fisher Bedrosian 36,134 34–27
62 June 13 @ Cubs 8–0 Walk Schiraldi 27,142 35–27
63 June 14 @ Cubs 6–3 Smiley Moyer Robinson 28,077 36–27
64 June 15 @ Cubs 4–7 Perry Gott Gossage 26,126 36–28
65 June 17 Cardinals 3–7 Magrane Dunne 30,267 36–29
66 June 18 Cardinals 3–6 Tudor Fisher Terry 36,682 36–30
67 June 19 Cardinals 3–2 Walk McWilliams Gott 27,656 37–30
68 June 20 @ Mets 8–5 Smiley Ojeda Robinson 42,413 38–30
69 June 21 @ Mets 0–9 Darling Drabek 45,225 38–31
70 June 22 @ Mets 0–3 Gooden Dunne Myers 41,816 38–32
71 June 23 @ Expos 6–4 Robinson Parrett Gott 14,839 39–32
72 June 24 @ Expos 5–3 (10) Gott McClure Jones 15,781 40–32
73 June 25 @ Expos 5–1 Smiley Holman 17,777 41–32
74 June 26 @ Expos 3–0 (10) Robinson Burke 26,593 42–32
75 June 27 Mets 2–1 Dunne Gooden Gott 41,489 43–32
76 June 28 Mets 2–5 Fernandez Fisher McDowell 45,011 43–33
77 June 29 Mets 7–8 (11) McDowell Kipper 41,217 43–34
July: 15–11 (Home: 7–4; Away: 8–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
78 July 1 @ Giants 5–2 (10) Robinson Hammaker 39,484 44–34
79 July 2 @ Giants 1–2 LaCoss Rucker Garrelts 22,355 44–35
80 July 3 @ Giants 0–4 Downs Dunne 25,463 44–36
81 July 4 @ Padres 3–4 (10) Davis Gott 35,406 44–37
82 July 5 @ Padres 3–2 Walk Jones Jones 10,415 45–37
83 July 7 @ Padres 2–0 Smiley Hawkins Gott 16,076 46–37
84 July 8 @ Dodgers 4–3 Drabek Leary Gott 40,690 47–37
85 July 9 @ Dodgers 8–2 Dunne Hillegas 46,662 48–37
86 July 10 @ Dodgers 7–2 Walk Hershiser 43,014 49–37
87 July 14 Giants 9–2 Fisher Reuschel 28,325 50–37
88 July 15 Giants 8–5 Kipper Downs Gott 28,315 51–37
89 July 16 Giants 10–1 Drabek LaCoss 28,997 52–37
90 July 17 Giants 5–4 Robinson Price Gott 25,512 53–37
91 July 19 Padres 2–6 Jones Smiley 53–38
92 July 19 Padres 9–5 Fisher Hawkins 15,847 54–38
93 July 20 Padres 3–2 Walk Rasmussen Gott 24,575 55–38
94 July 21 Dodgers 3–2 Drabek Hershiser Gott 27,510 56–38
95 July 22 Dodgers 2–4 Belcher Dunne Howell 44,888 56–39
96 July 23 Dodgers 2–6 Leary Smiley 35,817 56–40
97 July 24 Dodgers 1–2 Hillegas Fisher Howell 35,677 56–41
98 July 25 @ Cardinals 1–5 Tudor Walk 30,763 56–42
99 July 26 @ Cardinals 2–1 Drabek Cox Gott 32,735 57–42
100 July 27 @ Cardinals 3–2 (10) Robinson Dayley Gott 31,618 58–42
101 July 29 @ Mets 0–1 Ojeda Smiley 49,584 58–43
102 July 30 @ Mets 0–3 Fernandez Fisher Myers 50,815 58–44
103 July 31 @ Mets 1–2 Darling Walk 46,917 58–45
August: 13–17 (Home: 6–10; Away: 7–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
104 August 1 @ Mets 7–2 Drabek Gooden 52,231 59–45
105 August 2 Expos 3–2 (10) Gott Heaton 12,296 60–45
106 August 3 Expos 4–6 Perez Smiley Burke 16,099 60–46
107 August 4 Expos 2–3 Dopson Fisher Burke 17,726 60–47
108 August 5 Mets 2–3 Darling Walk Myers 39,925 60–48
109 August 6 Mets 3–5 McClure Gott McDowell 48,272 60–49
110 August 7 Mets 2–6 Cone Kipper 44,931 60–50
111 August 8 Mets 1–0 Reed Ojeda Gott 38,307 61–50
112 August 9 @ Expos 10–8 Fisher Dopson Gott 37,681 62–50
113 August 10 @ Expos 4–5 Martinez Walk Burke 29,196 62–51
114 August 11 @ Expos 6–1 Drabek Holman Gott 33,599 63–51
115 August 12 @ Phillies 1–9 Gross Dunne 63–52
116 August 12 @ Phillies 4–6 Bedrosian Kipper 37,673 63–53
117 August 13 @ Phillies 10–4 Robinson Harris 35,432 64–53
118 August 14 @ Phillies 9–8 Gott Bedrosian 36,468 65–53
119 August 15 Braves 3–4 Puleo Walk Olwine 12,112 65–54
120 August 16 Braves 4–2 Drabek Smith Gott 13,994 66–54
121 August 17 Braves 2–1 LaPoint Glavine Gott 33,164 67–54
122 August 19 Astros 1–5 Darwin Dunne 26,352 67–55
123 August 20 Astros 2–1 Smiley Ryan Gott 23,183 68–55
124 August 21 Astros 1–2 (14) Agosto Kipper 38,290 68–56
125 August 22 Reds 0–2 Jackson Drabek 17,540 68–57
126 August 23 Reds 2–0 LaPoint Charlton Gott 13,406 69–57
127 August 24 Reds 2–6 Browning Dunne 24,660 69–58
128 August 26 @ Astros 0–2 Deshaies Smiley 27,650 69–59
129 August 27 @ Astros 1–3 Meads Walk Agosto 25,993 69–60
130 August 28 @ Astros 4–3 Drabek Darwin Gott 20,368 70–60
131 August 29 @ Reds 8–1 LaPoint Brown 19,519 71–60
132 August 30 @ Reds 4–6 Jackson Fisher Franco 17,429 71–61
133 August 31 @ Reds 1–4 Charlton Gott Franco 18,586 71–62
September: 14–11 (Home: 6–7; Away: 8–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
134 September 2 @ Braves 1–2 Assenmacher Gott 7,938 71–63
135 September 5 Mets 5–7 Cone Robinson Myers 38,876 71–64
136 September 6 Mets 3–2 Smiley Ojeda Gott 21,296 72–64
137 September 7 Expos 5–4 Drabek Smith Gott 16,494 73–64
138 September 8 Expos 4–5 Perez Robinson Hesketh 11,289 73–65
139 September 9 Phillies 5–2 Dunne Sebra Gott 15,446 74–65
140 September 10 Phillies 5–1 LaPoint Rawley 27,804 75–65
141 September 11 Phillies 4–7 Freeman Smiley 18,132 75–66
142 September 12 @ Mets 2–3 Myers Robinson 39,576 75–67
143 September 13 @ Mets 1–0 Walk Gooden Gott 36,633 76–67
144 September 14 @ Expos 4–1 (12) Fisher Burke 10,886 77–67
145 September 15 @ Expos 4–9 Johnson LaPoint McGaffigan 9,494 77–68
146 September 16 @ Phillies 7–5 Robinson Harris Gott 17,446 78–68
147 September 17 @ Phillies 7–2 Drabek Carman Robinson 14,528 79–68
148 September 18 @ Phillies 5–6 (10) Bedrosian Kramer 21,282 79–69
149 September 19 @ Cardinals 5–4 Robinson Dayley Gott 19,683 80–69
150 September 20 @ Cardinals 5–1 Medvin Terry Gott 27,441 81–69
151 September 21 @ Cardinals 5–0 Smiley DeLeon 28,350 82–69
152 September 23 Cubs 3–5 (10) Moyer Kipper 19,552 82–70
153 September 24 Cubs 1–2 Gossage Rucker DiPino 16,161 82–71
154 September 25 Cubs 7–4 Kramer Sutcliffe Gott 23,095 83–71
155 September 26 Cardinals 1–7 DeLeon LaPoint 9,044 83–72
156 September 27 Cardinals 3–2 Smiley Hill Gott 8,994 84–72
157 September 28 Cardinals 1–2 Magrane Drabek 21,004 84–73
158 September 30 @ Cubs 10–9 (10) Medvin Gossage Fisher 9,805 85–73
October: 0–2 (Home: 0–0; Away: 0–2)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
159 October 1 @ Cubs 7–9 Blankenship Kramer Schiraldi 21,433 85–74
160 October 2 @ Cubs 4–8 Moyer Smiley 22,909 85–75
Legend:        = Win        = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Record vs. opponents

1988 National League Records

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


Detailed records

Roster

1988 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Barry Bonds LF
José Lind 2B
Andy Van Slyke CF
Bobby Bonilla 3B
Darnell Coles RF
Randy Milligan 1B
Mike LaValliere C
Al Pedrique SS
Mike Dunne SP

Player stats

Batting
Pitching

Awards and honors

1988 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons American Association Rocky Bridges
AA Harrisburg Senators Eastern League Dave Trembley
A Salem Buccaneers Carolina League Jay Ward
A Augusta Pirates South Atlantic League Jeff Cox and Woody Huyke
A-Short Season Watertown Pirates New York–Penn League Stan Cliburn
Rookie Princeton Pirates Appalachian League Jim Thrift
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Julio Garcia

References

  1. ^ From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. ^ Dave Hostetler at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Randy Milligan at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Hipólito Peña at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Mike Bielecki at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  7. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.