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A review of the 1988 MLB Playoffs. Coverage includes boxscores and play-by-play for games as well as series statistics.
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1988 Playoff-Related Award Winners

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Player NameTeam NameAward NamePosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
Orel HershiserLos Angeles DodgersWorld Series MVPP6-3192RR1958-09-16Buffalo,NY
1979- 17- 440-LAN
MLB1983-20001979-2000
Dennis EckersleyOakland AthleticsALCS Most Valuable PlayerP6-2190RR1954-10-03Oakland,CA
1972-  3-  50-CLE
MLB1975-19981972-1998
Orel HershiserLos Angeles DodgersNLCS Most Valuable PlayerP6-3192RR1958-09-16Buffalo,NY
1979- 17- 440-LAN
MLB1983-20001979-2000
3 record(s)

Playoff Teams for 1988

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Team NameLeagueDivisionWLWPctRankLgRankMLBRankManagerPlayoffs
Boston Red SoxALEast8973.549135John McNamara, Joe MorganLost ALCS (Athletics)
Oakland AthleticsALWest10458.642111Tony La RussaLost World Series (Dodgers)
New York MetsNLEast10060.625112Davey JohnsonLost NLCS (Dodgers)
Los Angeles DodgersNLWest9467.584123Tom LasordaWon World Series (Athletics)
4 record(s)

Playoff Series for 1988

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YearSeries LinkSeries NameWinning TeamLosing TeamResultList of Games
1988WSWorld SeriesLos Angeles DodgersOakland AthleticsLAN wins series 4-1Game 1, Game 2, Game 3, Game 4, Game 5
1988ALCSAmerican League Championship SeriesOakland AthleticsBoston Red SoxOAK wins series 4-0Game 1, Game 2, Game 3, Game 4
1988NLCSNational League Championship SeriesLos Angeles DodgersNew York MetsLAN wins series 4-3Game 1, Game 2, Game 3, Game 4, Game 5, Game 6, Game 7
3 record(s)