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1988 American League (MLB)

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  • 1988 American League Awards
    AwardWinners
    AL Comeback Player of the YearStorm Davis
    American League Cy Young AwardFrank Viola
    American League Gold GloveMark Langston Pitcher, Bob Boone Catcher, Don Mattingly First Base, Harold Reynolds Second Base, Gary Gaetti Third Base, Tony Fernandez Shortstop, Gary Pettis Outfielder, Kirby Puckett Outfielder, Devon White Outfielder
    American League Most Valuable PlayerJose Canseco
    AL Player of the MonthDave Winfield April, Carney Lansford May, Mike Greenwell June, Chili Davis July, Kent Hrbek August, Jose Canseco September
    American League Player of the WeekGeorge Bell April 4-April 10, Greg Swindell April 11-April 17, Johnny Ray April 18-April 24, Kent Hrbek April 25-May 1, Alvin Davis May 2-May 8, Roger Clemens May 9-May 15, Kurt Stillwell May 16-May 22, Greg Gagne May 30-June 5, Eddie Murray June 6-June 12, Mike Witt June 13-June 19, Mike Greenwell June 20-June 26, Pat Sheridan June 27-July 3, Don Mattingly July 11-July 17, Roger Clemens July 25-July 31, Wally Joyner July 25-July 31, Harold Reynolds August 1-August 7, Dan Gladden August 8-August 14, Carlton Fisk August 15-August 21, Wade Boggs August 22-August 28, George Bell August 29-September 4, Dwight Evans September 5-September 11, Mike Moore September 12-September 18, Mark Langston September 19-September 25
    AL Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the YearDennis Eckersley
    AL Silver Slugger AwardCarlton Fisk C, George Brett 1B, Julio Franco 2B, Wade Boggs 3B, Alan Trammell SS, Jose Canseco OF, Kirby Puckett OF, Mike Greenwell OF, Paul Molitor DH
    AL Pitcher of the MonthDave Stewart April, Frank Viola May, Mark Gubicza June, Roger Clemens July, Mark Langston August, Bruce Hurst September
    1988 Batting Leaders
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Robin Yount162
    2Cal Ripken161
    3Eddie Murray161
    4Chili Davis158
    5Harold Baines158
    6Harold Reynolds158
    7Jose Canseco158
    8Kelly Gruber158
    9Kirby Puckett158
    10Mike Greenwell158
    At Bats
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Kirby Puckett657
    2Tony Fernandez648
    3Joe Carter621
    4Robin Yount621
    5Ruben Sierra615
    6George Bell614
    7Julio Franco613
    8Marty Barrett612
    9Jose Canseco610
    10Paul Molitor609
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Wade Boggs128
    2Jose Canseco120
    3Rickey Henderson118
    4Paul Molitor115
    5Kirby Puckett109
    6Dave Henderson100
    7Fred McGriff100
    8Dave Winfield96
    9Dwight Evans96
    10Don Mattingly94
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Kirby Puckett234
    2Wade Boggs214
    3Mike Greenwell192
    4Paul Molitor190
    5Robin Yount190
    6Jose Canseco187
    7Don Mattingly186
    8Julio Franco186
    9Tony Fernandez186
    10Johnny Ray184
    Doubles
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Wade Boggs45
    2George Brett42
    3Johnny Ray42
    4Kirby Puckett42
    5Tony Fernandez41
    6Harold Baines39
    7Mike Greenwell39
    8Danny Tartabull38
    9Dave Henderson38
    10Robin Yount38
    Triples
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Harold Reynolds11
    2Robin Yount11
    3Willie Wilson11
    4Mike Greenwell8
    5Dwight Evans7
    6Johnny Ray7
    7Lloyd Moseby7
    8Ozzie Guillen7
    9Cecil Espy6
    10Dan Gladden6
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jose Canseco42
    2Fred McGriff34
    3Mark McGwire32
    4Eddie Murray28
    5Gary Gaetti28
    6Jack Clark27
    7Joe Carter27
    8Cory Snyder26
    9Danny Tartabull26
    10Bo Jackson25
    Runs Batted In (RBIs)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jose Canseco124
    2Kirby Puckett121
    3Mike Greenwell119
    4Dwight Evans111
    5Dave Winfield107
    6George Brett103
    7Danny Tartabull102
    8Mark McGwire99
    9Joe Carter98
    10George Bell97
    Stolen Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Rickey Henderson93
    2Gary Pettis44
    3Paul Molitor41
    4Jose Canseco40
    5Harold Reynolds35
    6Willie Wilson35
    7Cecil Espy33
    8Oddibe McDowell33
    9Lloyd Moseby31
    10Carney Lansford29
    Caught Stealing
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Harold Reynolds29
    2Jose Canseco16
    3Ozzie Guillen13
    4Rickey Henderson13
    5Julio Franco11
    6Cecil Espy10
    7Chili Davis10
    8Gary Pettis10
    9Oddibe McDowell10
    10Paul Molitor10
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Wade Boggs125
    2Jack Clark113
    3Cal Ripken102
    4Alvin Davis95
    5Mike Greenwell87
    6Darrell Evans84
    7George Brett82
    8Rickey Henderson82
    9Brian Downing81
    10Fred McGriff79
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Pete Incaviglia153
    2Rob Deer153
    3Fred McGriff149
    4Bo Jackson146
    5Jack Clark141
    6Jack Howell130
    7Jose Canseco128
    8Dale Sveum122
    9Danny Tartabull119
    10Chili Davis118
    Hit by Pitch
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Gene Larkin15
    2Brian Downing14
    3Don Baylor12
    4Scott Fletcher12
    5Jose Canseco10
    6Dave Valle9
    7Dick Schofield9
    8Mike Greenwell9
    9Randy Bush9
    10Walt Weiss9
    Intentional Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mike Greenwell18
    2Wade Boggs18
    3Greg Brock16
    4George Brett15
    5Chili Davis14
    6Don Mattingly14
    7Harold Baines14
    8Randy Bush14
    9Wally Joyner14
    10Alvin Davis13
    Sacrifice Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Marty Barrett20
    2Jim Gantner18
    3Fred Manrique16
    4Scott Fletcher15
    5Steve Lyons15
    6B.J. Surhoff11
    7Dick Schofield11
    8Greg Gagne11
    9Jody Reed11
    10Glenn Hubbard10
    Sacrifice Flies
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Cal Ripken10
    2Chili Davis10
    3Kirby Puckett9
    4Don Mattingly8
    5George Bell8
    6Johnny Ray8
    7Marty Barrett8
    8Mel Hall8
    9Pete O'Brien8
    10Ruben Sierra8
    Ground into Double Plays
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Wade Boggs23
    2George Bell21
    3Harold Baines21
    4Robin Yount21
    5Eddie Murray20
    6Kelly Gruber20
    7Dave Winfield19
    8Chet Lemon18
    9Jim Rice18
    10Carney Lansford17
    Total Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Kirby Puckett358
    2Jose Canseco347
    3Mike Greenwell313
    4George Brett300
    5Joe Carter297
    6Dave Winfield296
    7Fred McGriff296
    8Robin Yount289
    9Eddie Murray286
    10Wade Boggs286
    Plate Appearances
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Wade Boggs719
    2Jose Canseco705
    3Tony Fernandez704
    4Robin Yount696
    5Mike Greenwell693
    6Kirby Puckett691
    7Paul Molitor690
    8Cal Ripken689
    9Marty Barrett687
    10Eddie Murray681
    Batting Average
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Wade Boggs.366
    2Kirby Puckett.356
    3Mike Greenwell.325
    4Dave Winfield.322
    5Kent Hrbek.312
    6Paul Molitor.312
    7Alan Trammell.311
    8Don Mattingly.311
    9Jose Canseco.307
    10George Brett.306
    On-Base Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Wade Boggs.476
    2Mike Greenwell.416
    3Alvin Davis.412
    4Dave Winfield.398
    5Rickey Henderson.394
    6Jose Canseco.391
    7George Brett.389
    8Kevin Seitzer.388
    9Kent Hrbek.387
    10Paul Molitor.384
    Slugging Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jose Canseco.569
    2Fred McGriff.552
    3Gary Gaetti.551
    4Kirby Puckett.545
    5Mike Greenwell.531
    6Dave Winfield.530
    7Dave Henderson.525
    8Kent Hrbek.520
    9Danny Tartabull.515
    10George Brett.509
    OPS (OBP + SLG)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Wade Boggs966
    2Jose Canseco960
    3Mike Greenwell947
    4Dave Winfield928
    5Fred McGriff928
    6Kirby Puckett920
    7Kent Hrbek907
    8Gary Gaetti904
    9George Brett898
    10Dave Henderson888
    BB/SO
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Wade Boggs3.676
    2Mike Greenwell2.289
    3Scott Fletcher1.824
    4Alvin Davis1.792
    5George Brett1.608
    6Rickey Henderson1.519
    7Cal Ripken1.478
    8Don Mattingly1.414
    9Paul Molitor1.315
    10Brian Downing1.286
    1988 Pitching Leaders
    Wins
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frank Viola24
    2Dave Stewart21
    3Mark Gubicza20
    4Bruce Hurst18
    5Greg Swindell18
    6Roger Clemens18
    7Bob Welch17
    8Allan Anderson16
    9Dave Stieb16
    10Storm Davis16
    Losses
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bert Blyleven17
    2Bret Saberhagen16
    3Charlie Hough16
    4Mike Witt16
    5Walt Terrell16
    6Chris Bosio15
    7Chuck Finley15
    8Jay Tibbs15
    9Jose Bautista15
    10Mike Moore15
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Chuck Crim70
    2Bobby Thigpen68
    3Mitch Williams67
    4Mike Henneman65
    5Duane Ward64
    6Lee Smith64
    7Jeff Reardon63
    8Willie Hernandez63
    9Mike Jackson62
    10Steve Farr62
    Games Started
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dave Stewart37
    2Bob Welch36
    3Bret Saberhagen35
    4Charlie Leibrandt35
    5Frank Viola35
    6Mark Gubicza35
    7Mark Langston35
    8Roger Clemens35
    9Charlie Hough34
    10Doyle Alexander34
    Complete Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dave Stewart14
    2Roger Clemens14
    3Bobby Witt13
    4Greg Swindell12
    5Mike Witt12
    6Tom Candiotti11
    7Walt Terrell11
    8Charlie Hough10
    9Jack Morris10
    10Bret Saberhagen9
    Shutouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Roger Clemens8
    2Dave Stieb4
    3Greg Swindell4
    4Mark Gubicza4
    5Mark Langston3
    6Mike Moore3
    7Paul Kilgus3
    8Bob Welch2
    9Bobby Witt2
    10Charlie Leibrandt2
    Games Finished
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bobby Thigpen59
    2Jeff Reardon58
    3Lee Smith57
    4Dennis Eckersley53
    5Mike Henneman51
    6Mitch Williams51
    7Steve Farr49
    8Dan Plesac48
    9Doug Jones46
    10Tom Henke44
    Saves
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dennis Eckersley45
    2Jeff Reardon42
    3Doug Jones37
    4Bobby Thigpen34
    5Dan Plesac30
    6Lee Smith29
    7Dave Righetti25
    8Tom Henke25
    9Mike Henneman22
    10Steve Farr20
    Innings Pitched
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dave Stewart275.2
    2Mark Gubicza269.2
    3Roger Clemens264
    4Mark Langston261.1
    5Bret Saberhagen260.2
    6Frank Viola255.1
    7Charlie Hough252
    8Mike Witt249.2
    9Bob Welch244.2
    10Charlie Leibrandt243
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bret Saberhagen271
    2Mike Witt263
    3Doyle Alexander260
    4Charlie Leibrandt244
    5Bert Blyleven240
    6Dave Stewart240
    7Bob Welch237
    8Mark Gubicza237
    9Frank Viola236
    10Greg Swindell234
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mike Witt130
    2Willie Fraser129
    3Bert Blyleven128
    4Bret Saberhagen122
    5Doyle Alexander122
    6Jack Morris115
    7Charlie Hough111
    8Dave Stewart111
    9Mark Langston108
    10Bob Welch107
    Earned Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bert Blyleven125
    2Willie Fraser117
    3Mike Witt115
    4Bret Saberhagen110
    5Doyle Alexander110
    6Jack Morris103
    7Bob Welch99
    8Dave Stewart99
    9John Farrell99
    10Jim Clancy98
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Willie Fraser33
    2Mark Langston32
    3Doyle Alexander30
    4Richard Dotson27
    5Jim Clancy26
    6Melido Perez26
    7Frank Tanana25
    8Mike Smithson25
    9Oil Can Boyd25
    10Bill Wegman24
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Charlie Hough126
    2Dave Stewart110
    3Mark Langston110
    4Bobby Witt101
    5Storm Davis91
    6Mike Witt87
    7Jack Morris83
    8Mark Gubicza83
    9Chuck Finley82
    10Jose Guzman82
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Roger Clemens291
    2Mark Langston235
    3Frank Viola193
    4Dave Stewart192
    5Teddy Higuera192
    6Mark Gubicza183
    7Mike Moore182
    8Greg Swindell180
    9Charlie Hough174
    10Bret Saberhagen171
    Wild Pitches
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bobby Witt16
    2Storm Davis16
    3Dave Stewart14
    4Kirk McCaskill13
    5Melido Perez13
    6Mark Gubicza12
    7Willie Fraser12
    8Jack McDowell11
    9Jack Morris11
    10Charlie Hough10
    Balks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dave Stewart16
    2Bob Welch13
    3John Candelaria12
    4Jose Guzman12
    5Jack Morris11
    6Mike Birkbeck11
    7Rod Scurry11
    8Charlie Hough10
    9Bobby Witt8
    10Chuck Finley8
    Earned Run Average (ERA)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Allan Anderson2.45
    2Teddy Higuera2.46
    3Frank Viola2.65
    4Mark Gubicza2.70
    5Roger Clemens2.93
    6Jeff Robinson2.98
    7Dave Stieb3.04
    8Charlie Leibrandt3.19
    9Greg Swindell3.20
    10Dave Stewart3.23
    WHIP (Walks-Hits per IP)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Teddy Higuera1.00
    2Roger Clemens1.06
    3Jeff Robinson1.12
    4Mike Moore1.13
    5Dave Stieb1.14
    6Frank Viola1.14
    7Greg Swindell1.15
    8Allan Anderson1.17
    9Mark Gubicza1.19
    10Dave LaPoint1.23
    Hits per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jeff Robinson6.33
    2Teddy Higuera6.66
    3Dave Stieb6.83
    4Bobby Witt6.93
    5Charlie Hough7.21
    6Roger Clemens7.40
    7Mark Langston7.66
    8Mike Moore7.70
    9Dave Stewart7.83
    10Jose Guzman7.83
    HR per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mark Gubicza0.37
    2Dave Stewart0.46
    3Mike Witt0.50
    4Bill Swift0.51
    5Dave LaPoint0.56
    6Tommy John0.56
    7Roger Clemens0.58
    8Teddy Higuera0.59
    9Allan Anderson0.62
    10Bret Saberhagen0.62
    BB per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Allan Anderson1.65
    2Greg Swindell1.67
    3Doyle Alexander1.81
    4Chris Bosio1.88
    5Frank Viola1.91
    6Bret Saberhagen2.03
    7Jerry Reuss2.11
    8Roger Clemens2.11
    9Jim Clancy2.16
    10Tom Candiotti2.20
    SO per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Roger Clemens9.92
    2Mark Langston8.10
    3Bobby Witt7.66
    4Teddy Higuera7.61
    5Mike Moore7.15
    6Bruce Hurst6.88
    7Jose Guzman6.83
    8Frank Viola6.81
    9Greg Swindell6.69
    10Jack Morris6.43
    SO/BB
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Roger Clemens4.694
    2Greg Swindell4.000
    3Frank Viola3.574
    4Teddy Higuera3.254
    5Bret Saberhagen2.898
    6Mike Moore2.889
    7Bert Blyleven2.843
    8Doyle Alexander2.739
    9Tom Candiotti2.585
    10Bruce Hurst2.554


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