1988 Seattle Mariners season
|1988 Seattle Mariners|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Dick Balderson, Woody Woodward|
|Manager(s)||Dick Williams, Jim Snyder|
|Local television||KIRO-TV 11|
KIRO 710 AM|
(Dave Niehaus, Rick Rizzs, Joe Simpson)
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- December 9, 1987: Phil Bradley and Tim Fortugno were traded by the Mariners to the Philadelphia Phillies for Glenn Wilson, Mike Jackson, and Dave Brundage (minors).
- December 21, 1987: John Moses was released by the Mariners.
- December 22, 1987: Lee Guetterman, Clay Parker, and Wade Taylor were traded by the Mariners to the New York Yankees for Steve Trout and Henry Cotto.
- January 19, 1988: John Rabb was signed as a free agent by the Mariners.
- Mark Langston became the ace of the pitching staff as he led the club in wins (15) and strikeouts (235).
Opening Day starters
- Mickey Brantley
- Alvin Davis
- Mike Kingery
- Ken Phelps
- Jim Presley
- Rey Quiñones
- Harold Reynolds
- Steve Trout
- Dave Valle
- Glenn Wilson
|Kansas City Royals||84||77||0.522||19½||44–36||40–41|
|Chicago White Sox||71||90||0.441||32½||40–41||31–49|
Record vs. opponents
1988 American League Records
- May 23, 1988: John Christensen was released by the Mariners.
- June 1, 1988: Steve Balboni was signed as a free agent by the Mariners.
- June 1, 1988: Greg Pirkl was drafted by the Mariners in the 2nd round of the 1988 Major League Baseball Draft. Player signed June 6, 1988.
- July 21, 1988: Ken Phelps was traded by the Mariners to the New York Yankees for Jay Buhner, Rich Balabon (minors) and a player to be named later. The Yankees completed the deal by sending Troy Evers (minors) to the Mariners on October 12.
- July 22, 1988: Glenn Wilson was traded by the Mariners to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Darnell Coles.
- July 24, 1998: Joe Oliver was signed as a free agent by the Mariners.
Major League debuts
- Greg Briley (June 27)
- Bill McGuire (Aug 2)
|1988 Seattle Mariners|
|= Indicates team leader|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
|C||Bradley, ScottScott Bradley||103||335||86||.257||4||33|
|1B||Davis, AlvinAlvin Davis||140||478||141||.295||18||69|
|2B||Reynolds, HaroldHarold Reynolds||158||598||169||.283||4||41|
|3B||Presley, JimJim Presley||150||544||125||.230||14||62|
|SS||Quiñones, ReyRey Quiñones||140||499||124||.248||12||52|
|LF||Brantley, MickeyMickey Brantley||149||577||152||.263||15||56|
|CF||Cotto, HenryHenry Cotto||133||386||100||.259||8||33|
|RF||Wilson, GlennGlenn Wilson||78||284||71||.250||3||17|
|DH||Phelps, KenKen Phelps||72||190||54||.284||14||32|
|Rentería, RickRick Rentería||31||88||18||.205||0||6|
|Rabb, JohnJohn Rabb||9||14||5||.357||0||4|
|Langston, MarkMark Langston||35||261⅓||15||11||3.34||235|
|Moore, MikeMike Moore||37||228⅔||9||15||3.78||182|
|Swift, BillBill Swift||38||174⅔||8||12||4.59||47|
|Bankhead, ScottScott Bankhead||21||135||7||9||3.07||102|
|Campbell, MikeMike Campbell||20||114⅔||6||10||5.89||63|
|Trout, SteveSteve Trout||15||56⅓||4||7||7.83||14|
|Hanson, ErikErik Hanson||6||41⅔||2||3||3.24||36|
|Taylor, TerryTerry Taylor||5||23||0||1||6.26||9|
|Schooler, MikeMike Schooler||40||5||8||15||3.54||54|
|Jackson, MikeMike Jackson||62||6||5||4||2.63||76|
See also: Minor League Baseball
|AAA||Calgary Cannons||Pacific Coast League||Bill Plummer and Marty Martínez|
|AA||Vermont Mariners||Eastern League||Rich Morales|
|A||San Bernardino Spirit||California League||Ralph Dick|
|A||Wausau Timbers||Midwest League||Rick Sweet|
|A-Short Season||Bellingham Mariners||Northwest League||P. J. Carey|
|Rookie||AZL Mariners/Red Sox||Arizona League||Mike Verdi and Myron Pines|
AZL club affiliation shared with Boston Red Sox
- Phil Bradley page at Baseball Reference
- John Moses page at Baseball Reference
- Steve Trout page at Baseball Reference
- John Rabb page at Baseball Reference
- 1988 Seattle Mariners Roster by Baseball Almanac
- John Christensen page at Baseball Reference
- Steve Balboni page at Baseball Reference
- Greg Pirkl page at Baseball Reference
- Ken Phelps page at Baseball Reference
- Darnell Coles page at Baseball Reference
- Joe Oliver page at Baseball Reference
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007