1988 Texas Rangers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Eddie Chiles
General manager(s)Tom Grieve
Manager(s)Bobby Valentine
Local televisionKTVT
(Bob Carpenter, Steve Busby)
HSE
(Bob Carpenter, Norm Hitzges, Merle Harmon)
Local radioWBAP
(Eric Nadel, Mark Holtz )
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The Texas Rangers 1988 season involved the Rangers finishing 6th in the American League West with a record of 70 wins and 91 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

Opening Day starters

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Oakland Athletics 104 58 0.642 54–27 50–31
Minnesota Twins 91 71 0.562 13 47–34 44–37
Kansas City Royals 84 77 0.522 19½ 44–36 40–41
California Angels 75 87 0.463 29 35–46 40–41
Chicago White Sox 71 90 0.441 32½ 40–41 31–49
Texas Rangers 70 91 0.435 33½ 38–43 32–48
Seattle Mariners 68 93 0.422 35½ 37–44 31–49

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


Detailed records

American League
Opponent Total Home Away RS RA
American League West
California Angels 5–8 3–4 2–4 45 50
Chicago White Sox 5–8 2–4 3–4 63 62
Kansas City Royals 6–7 4–3 2–4 65 83
Minnesota Twins 6–7 2–4 4–3 48 70
Oakland Athletics 5–8 3–4 2–4 52 64
Seattle Mariners 7–6 3–3 4–2 52 42
Texas Rangers
Total 34–44 17–22 17–22 325 371
American League East
Baltimore Orioles 6–6 4–2 2–4 59 49
Boston Red Sox 4–8 2–4 2–4 37 60
Cleveland Indians 6–6 3–3 3–3 43 39
Detroit Tigers 4–8 2–4 2–4 30 38
Milwaukee Brewers 4–8 2–4 2–4 37 50
New York Yankees 6–5 4–2 2–3 47 63
Toronto Blue Jays 6–6 4–2 2–4 59 65
Total 36–47 21–21 15–26 312 364

Notable transactions

Roster

1988 Texas Rangers roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game log

1988 Game Log 70–91 (Home: 38–43; Away: 32–48)
April: 8–13 (Home: 4–7; Away: 4–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Record Streak
1 April 4 Indians 4–3 1–0 W1
2 April 6 Indians 1–5 1–1 L1
3 April 7 Indians 1–4 1–2 L2
4 April 8 Red Sox 0–4 1–3 L3
5 April 9 Red Sox 1–2 1–4 L4
6 April 10 Red Sox 4–1 2–4 W1
7 April 12 @ Tigers 1–4 2–5 L1
8 April 14 @ Tigers 2–1 3–5 W1
9 April 15 @ Red Sox 3–2 (10) 4–5 W2
10 April 16 @ Red Sox 2–0 5–5 W3
11 April 17 @ Red Sox 2–15 5–6 L1
12 April 18 @ Red Sox 3–4 5–7 L2
13 April 19 @ Indians 3–0 6–7 W1
14 April 20 @ Indians 1–2 6–8 L1
15 April 22 Tigers 3–5 6–9 L2
16 April 23 Tigers 6–7 6–10 L3
17 April 24 Tigers 4–2 7–10 W1
18 April 26 Brewers 3–1 8–10 W2
19 April 27 Brewers 3–4 8–11 L1
20 April 29 @ Yankees 1–2 8–12 L2
21 April 30 @ Yankees 3–15 8–13 L3
May: 17–11 (Home: 11–5; Away: 6–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Record Streak
22 May 1 @ Yankees 5–1 9–13 W1
23 May 2 @ Orioles 4–9 9–14 L1
24 May 3 @ Orioles 4–2 10–14 W1
25 May 4 @ Brewers 5–6 10–15 L1
26 May 5 @ Brewers 1–9 10–16 L2
27 May 6 Yankees 7–6 11–16 W1
28 May 7 Yankees 3–2 12–16 W2
29 May 8 Yankees 10–8 13–16 W3
30 May 10 Orioles 13–5 14–16 W4
31 May 11 Orioles 8–0 15–16 W5
32 May 12 Orioles 2–1 16–16 W6
33 May 13 Royals 2–1 17–16 W7
34 May 14 Royals 6–3 18–16 W8
35 May 15 Royals 4–5 18–17 L1
36 May 16 Royals 6–7 18–18 L2
37 May 17 @ Blue Jays 7–6 (14) 19–18 W1
38 May 18 @ Blue Jays 4–0 20–18 W2
- May 20 Twins Postponed (rain); Makeup: May 22
39 May 21 Twins 3–0 21–18 W3
40 May 22 Twins 5–15 21–19 L1
41 May 22 Twins 2–4 21–20 L2
42 May 24 Blue Jays 2–13 21–21 L3
43 May 25 Blue Jays 5–1 22–21 W1
44 May 26 Blue Jays 8–7 23–21 W2
45 May 27 @ Royals 3–2 24–21 W3
46 May 28 @ Royals 6–8 24–22 L1
47 May 29 @ Royals 1–12 24–23 L2
48 May 30 @ Twins 6–1 25–23 W1
49 May 31 @ Twins 6–8 25–24 L1
June: 12–15 (Home: 4–7; Away: 6–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Record Streak
50 June 1 @ Twins 1–7 25–25 L2
51 June 2 @ White Sox 10–2 26–25 W1
52 June 3 @ White Sox 9–3 27–25 W2
53 June 4 @ White Sox 8–10 27–26 L1
54 June 5 @ White Sox 4–5 27–27 L2
55 June 6 Angels 6–4 28–27 W1
56 June 7 Angels 0–1 28–28 L1
57 June 8 Angels 2–5 28–29 L2
58 June 9 Athletics 5–2 29–29 W1
59 June 10 Athletics 6–7 29–30 L1
60 June 11 Athletics 4–13 29–31 L2
61 June 12 Athletics 3–2 30–31 W1
62 June 14 @ Angels 0–3 30–32 L1
63 June 15 @ Angels 6–3 (10) 31–32 W1
64 June 16 @ Angels 0–3 31–33 L1
65 June 17 @ Athletics 6–7 (14) 31–34 L2
66 June 18 @ Athletics 1–2 (13) 31–35 L3
67 June 19 @ Athletics 5–4 (11)</smsll> 32–35 W1
68 June 20 Mariners 4–3 33–35 W2
69 June 21 Mariners 6–0 34–35 W3
70 June 22 Mariners 2–3 (10) 34–36 L1
71 June 24 White Sox 5–2 35–36 W1
72 June 25 White Sox 5–10 35–37 L1
73 June 26 White Sox 5–7 35–38 L2
74 June 27 @ Mariners 3–6 35–39 L3
75 June 28 @ Mariners 6–0 36–39 W1
76 June 29 @ Mariners 1–0 (12) 37–39 W2
July: 9–18 (Home: 4–9; Away: 5–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Record Streak
77 July 1 Orioles 1–7 37–40 L1
78 July 2 Orioles 4–7 37–41 L2
79 July 3 Orioles 13–1 38–41 W1
80 July 4 Yankees 2–13 38–42 L1
81 July 5 Yankees 3–5 38–43 L2
82 July 6 Yankees 4–2 39–43 W1
83 July 7 @ Orioles 0–6 39–44 L1
84 July 8 @ Orioles 8–5 40–44 W1
85 July 9 @ Orioles 1–4 40–45 L1
86 July 10 @ Orioles 1–2 40–46 L2
87 July 14 Brewers 2–6 40–47 L3
88 July 15 Brewers 2–4 40–48 L4
89 July 16 Brewers 3–4 40–49 L5
90 July 17 Brewers 3–0 41–49 W1
91 July 18 @ Yankees 2–7 41–50 L1
92 July 19 @ Yankees 7–2 42–51 W1
93 July 21 @ Brewers 1–6 42–51 L1
94 July 22 @ Brewers 1–2 42–52 L2
95 July 23 @ Brewers 7–4 43–52 W1
96 July 24 @ Brewers 6–4 44–52 W2
97 July 25 Red Sox 0–2 44–53 L1
98 July 26 Red Sox 9–8 45–53 W1
99 July 27 Red Sox 7–10 45–54 L1
100 July 29 @ Tigers 2–3 45–55 L2
101 July 29 @ Tigers 2–1 46–55 W1
102 July 30 @ Tigers 0–3 46–56 L1
103 July 31 @ Tigers 1–5 46–57 L2
August: 14–14 (Home: 8–7; Away: 6–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Record Streak
104 August 2 @ Red Sox 2–7 46–58 L3
105 August 3 @ Red Sox 4–5 47–59 L4
106 August 5 Indians 8–4 47–59 W1
107 August 6 Indians 3–5 47–60 L1
108 August 7 Indians 2–0 48–60 W1
109 August 8 Tigers 2–3 48–61 L1
110 August 9 Tigers 6–2 49–61 W1
111 August 10 Tigers 1–2 49–62 L1
112 August 11 @ Indians 5–4 50–62 W1
113 August 12 @ Indians 3–6 50–63 L1
114 August 13 @ Indians 12–3 51–63 W1
115 August 14 @ Indians 0–3 51–64 L1
116 August 15 @ Royals 3–12 51–65 L2
117 August 16 @ Royals 5–4 52–65 W1
118 August 17 @ Royals 6–9 52–66 L1
119 August 18 @ Twins 4–2 53–66 W1
120 August 19 @ Twins 5–0 54–66 W2
121 August 20 @ Twins 3–2 55–66 W3
122 August 21 @ Twins 2–12 55–67 L1
123 August 22 Royals 9–5 56–67 W1
124 August 23 Royals 7–11 56–68 L1
125 August 24 Royals 7–4 57–68 W1
126 August 26 Blue Jays 5–1 58–68 W2
127 August 27 Blue Jays 5–3 59–68 W3
128 August 28 Blue Jays 5–6 (11) 59–69 L1
129 August 29 Twins 2–3 59–70 L2
130 August 30 Twins 8–6 60–70 W1
131 August 31 Twins 1–10 60–71 L1
September: 9–17 (Home: 5–8; Away: 4–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Record Streak
132 September 1 @ Blue Jays 1–5 60–72 L2
133 September 2 @ Blue Jays 6–7 60–73 L3
134 September 3 @ Blue Jays 4–7 60–74 L4
135 September 4 @ Blue Jays 7–9 60–75 L5
136 September 5 Athletics 4–11 60–76 L6
137 September 6 Athletics 3–1 61–76 W1
138 September 7 Athletics 3–6 61–77 L1
139 September 8 Angels 3–4 61–78 L2
140 September 9 Angels 3–5 61–79 L3
141 September 10 Angels 3–2 (17) 62–79 W1
142 September 11 Angels 8–3 63–79 W2
143 September 13 @ Athletics 1–2 63–80 L1
144 September 14 @ Athletics 9–1 64–80 W1
145 September 15 @ Athletics 2–6 64–81 L1
146 September 16 @ Angels 2–7 64–82 L2
147 September 17 @ Angels 7–4 65–82 W1
148 September 18 @ Angels 5–6 65–83 L1
149 September 19 White Sox 3–7 65–84 L2
150 September 20 White Sox 4–1 66–84 W1
151 September 21 White Sox 1–6 66–85 L1
152 September 23 Mariners 3–2 (10) 67–85 W1
153 September 24 Mariners 0–3 67–86 L1
154 September 25 Mariners 5–8 67–87 L2
155 September 26 @ White Sox 5–3 68–87 W1
156 September 27 @ White Sox 2–3 68–88 L1
157 September 28 @ White Sox 2–3 68–89 L2
158 September 29 @ Mariners 1–5 68–90 L3
159 September 30 @ Mariners 11–6 69–90 W1
October: 1–1 (Home: 0–0; Away: 1–1)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Record Streak
160 October 1 @ Mariners 3–4 (11) 70–90 L1
161 October 2 @ Mariners 7–2 71–90 W1
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Rangers 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 Geno Petralli 129 351 99 .282 7 36
1B Pete O'Brien 156 547 149 .272 16 71
2B Curt Wilkerson 117 338 99 .293 0 28
SS Scott Fletcher 140 515 142 .276 0 47
3B Steve Buechele 155 503 126 .250 16 58
LF Pete Incaviglia 116 418 104 .249 22 54
CF Oddibe McDowell 120 437 108 .247 6 37
RF Rubén Sierra 156 615 156 .254 23 91
DH Larry Parrish 68 248 47 .190 7 26

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
Cecil Espy 123 347 86 .248 2 39
Mike Stanley 94 249 57 .229 3 27
Jerry Browne 73 214 49 .229 1 17
Bob Brower 82 201 45 .224 1 11
Jeff Kunkel 55 154 35 .227 2 15
Jim Sundberg 38 91 26 .286 4 13
Barbaro Garbey 30 62 12 .194 0 5
Jim Steels 36 53 10 .189 0 5
Chad Kreuter 16 51 14 .275 1 5
Steve Kemp 16 36 8 .222 0 2
Kevin Reimer 12 25 3 .120 1 2
Larry See 13 23 3 .130 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
Charlie Hough 34 252.0 15 16 3.32 174
José Guzmán 30 206.2 11 13 3.70 157
Paul Kilgus 32 203.1 12 15 4.16 88
Jeff Russell 34 188.2 10 9 3.82 88
Bobby Witt 22 174.1 8 10 3.92 148
Ray Hayward 12 62.2 4 6 5.46 37
Kevin Brown 4 23.1 1 1 4.24 12

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
Mike Jeffcoat 5 10.0 0 2 11.70 5
Scott May 3 7.1 0 0 8.59 4

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
Mitch Williams 67 2 7 18 4.63 61
Dale Mohorcic 43 2 6 5 4.85 25
Craig McMurtry 32 3 3 3 2.25 35
Ed Vande Berg 26 2 2 2 4.14 18
José Cecena 22 0 0 1 8.71 10
Guy Hoffman 11 0 0 0 5.24 9
Dwayne Henry 11 0 0 1 8.71 10
DeWayne Vaughn 8 0 0 0 7.63 8
Cecilio Guante 7 0 0 1 1.93 4
Tony Fossas 5 0 0 0 4.76 0
Steve Wilson 3 0 0 0 5.87 1
Jeff Kunkel 1 0 0 0 0.00 1

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Oklahoma City 89ers American Association Toby Harrah
AA Tulsa Drillers Texas League Jim Skaalen
A Charlotte Rangers Florida State League Bobby Jones
A Gastonia Rangers South Atlantic League Orlando Gómez
Rookie GCL Rangers Gulf Coast League Chino Cadahia
Rookie Butte Copper Kings Pioneer League Bump Wills

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Tulsa

References

  1. ^ "Barbaro Garbey Stats".
  2. ^ "Greg Harris Stats".
  3. ^ Robbie Wine at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ 1988 Texas Rangers Roster by Baseball Almanac
  5. ^ Guy Hoffman at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Jim Sundberg at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Iván Rodríguez at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Cecilio Guante at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Jack Daugherty at Baseball Reference