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A high-level summary of the 1988 Major League Baseball Season. The page includes standings, team totals and leaderboards. There is a lot more information on the season in various sub-sections such as the player register, team pages and boxscore-related pages.
Season Information
Season
1988
World Series Champions
Runner Up
Most Valuable Players
Cy Young Winners
Rookies of the Year
Managers of the Year
#1 Draft Pick
Andy Benes (San Diego Padres)
All-Star Game
Cincinnati,Ohio
Teams
26
Players
Attendance
Payroll
$294,880,320
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1988 Major League Baseball Standings

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  • Playoff Team
  • American League East
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    135Boston Red SoxT - S - R - L1628973.549--813689124Lost ALCS (Athletics)2,464,8517$ 15,544,5923Lou GormanJohn McNamara, Joe MorganFenway Park
    246Detroit TigersT - S - R - L1628874.5431.070365845dnq2,081,16212$ 15,597,0712Bill LajoieSparky AndersonTiger Stadium
    358Toronto Blue JaysT - S - R - L1628775.5372.076368083dnq2,595,1756$ 11,673,7255Pat GillickJimy WilliamsExhibition Stadium
    469Milwaukee BrewersT - S - R - L1628775.5372.068261666dnq1,923,23816$ 10,214,0009Harry DaltonTom TrebelhornCounty Stadium
    5711New York YankeesT - S - R - L1618576.5283.577274824dnq2,633,7015$ 18,909,1521Lou Piniella, Bob QuinnLou Piniella, Billy MartinYankee Stadium I
    6917Cleveland IndiansT - S - R - L1627884.48111.0666731-65dnq1,411,61023$ 7,819,50011Hank PetersDoc EdwardsCleveland Stadium
    71426Baltimore OriolesT - S - R - L16154107.33534.5550789-239dnq1,660,73819$ 9,995,40410Roland HemondFrank Robinson, Cal RipkenMemorial Stadium
    American League West
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    111Oakland AthleticsT - S - R - L16210458.642--800620180Lost World Series (Dodgers)2,287,33510$ 11,380,1837Sandy AldersonTony La RussaOakland-Alameda County Coliseum
    224Minnesota TwinsT - S - R - L1629171.56213.075967287dnq3,030,6722$ 12,154,8004Andy MacPhailTom KellyHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
    3812Kansas City RoyalsT - S - R - L1618477.52219.570464856dnq2,350,1818$ 11,558,8736John SchuerholzJohn WathanRoyals Stadium
    41020California AngelsT - S - R - L1627587.46329.0714771-57dnq2,340,9259$ 10,932,3888Mike PortCookie Rojas, Moose StubingAnaheim Stadium
    51121Chicago White SoxT - S - R - L1617190.44132.5631757-126dnq1,115,74924$ 5,906,95214Larry HimesJim FregosiComiskey Park
    61222Texas RangersT - S - R - L1617091.43533.5637735-98dnq1,581,90120$ 6,008,00013Tom GrieveBobby ValentineArlington Stadium
    71323Seattle MarinersT - S - R - L1616893.42235.5664744-80dnq1,022,39825$ 6,545,95012Dick BaldersonJim Snyder, Dick WilliamsThe Kingdome
    National League East
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    112New York MetsT - S - R - L16010060.625--703532171Lost NLCS (Dodgers)3,055,4451$ 15,502,7141Frank CashenDavey JohnsonShea Stadium
    2410Pittsburgh PiratesT - S - R - L1608575.53115.065161635dnq1,866,71317$ 7,627,50012Syd ThriftJim LeylandThree Rivers Stadium
    3816Montreal ExposT - S - R - L1628181.50020.062859236dnq1,478,65922$ 8,852,33310Bill StonemanBuck RodgersOlympic Stadium
    4918Chicago CubsT - S - R - L1627785.47524.0660694-34dnq2,089,03411$ 12,339,8336Jim FreyDon ZimmerWrigley Field
    51019St. Louis CardinalsT - S - R - L1627686.46925.0578633-55dnq2,892,7994$ 14,000,0003Dal MaxvillWhitey HerzogBusch Stadium II
    61124Philadelphia PhilliesT - S - R - L1616596.40435.5597734-137dnq1,990,04114$ 12,998,0005Woody WoodwardLee Elia, John VukovichVeterans Stadium
    National League West
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    123Los Angeles DodgersT - S - R - L1619467.584--62854484Won World Series (Athletics)2,980,2623$ 15,462,5152Fred ClaireTom LasordaDodger Stadium
    237Cincinnati RedsT - S - R - L1618774.5407.064159645dnq2,072,52813$ 8,368,83311Murray CookPete Rose, Tommy HelmsRiverfront Stadium
    3513San Diego PadresT - S - R - L1618378.51611.059458311dnq1,506,89621$ 9,878,1689Jack McKeonJack McKeon, Larry BowaJack Murphy Stadium
    4614San Francisco GiantsT - S - R - L1628379.51211.567062644dnq1,785,29718$ 12,188,0007Al RosenRoger CraigCandlestick Park
    5715Houston AstrosT - S - R - L1628280.50612.5617631-14dnq1,933,50515$ 13,454,6674Bill WoodHal LanierAstrodome
    61225Atlanta BravesT - S - R - L16054106.33839.5555741-186dnq848,08926$ 9,967,1678Bobby CoxRuss Nixon, Chuck TannerAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium
    26 record(s)
    Glossary:
    Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL MLBRank Rank in all of Major League Baseball for the season Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. G Games Played (or Pitched) W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) GBL Games behind leader. ((Team A Wins-Team B Wins) + (Team A Losses-Team B Losses))/2 RF Runs For RA Runs Against Diff Run Differential. RF-RA Playoffs Playoff participation description. Attendance Number of people paying for tickets for games Att Rank Attendance rank within the league Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season