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1988 Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)

+ Defensive Lineups
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W-L Record: 85-75 .531
Rank: 2nd in National League East
Run Differential: 651-616 + 35
Roster Continuity 73.81% 14/26
Manager(s): Jim Leyland
General Manager: Syd Thrift (1988-10-04), Larry Doughty (1988-11-16), Larry Doughty
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ballpark: Three Rivers Stadium
Payroll: $ 7,627,500 23/26
Attendance: 1,866,713 17/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Austin Manahan (#13) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Rich Donnelly
Pitching Coach: Ray Miller
Third Base Coach: Gene Lamont

#1 Draft Picks

Barry Bonds (#6), Andy Van Slyke (#6), Darnell Coles (#6), Mike Dunne (#7), Bob Kipper (#8), Glenn Wilson (#18)
National League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10060.625--
8575.53115.0
8181.50020.0
7785.47524.0
7686.46925.0
6596.40435.5
  • These are starting defensive lineups by date for the 1988 season.
  • The # next to each player indicates the # of times at that position for this team/season. Bold indicates a player's first start at that position.
  • Total starts by position are at the bottom of this page.
  • Filter on a selection of players to see a team's win-loss record for that combinaton.
  • #AprilGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    11988-04-05W 5-3 @PHI
    21988-04-06L 5-6 @PHI
    31988-04-08W 4-3 @SLN
    41988-04-09L 0-3 @SLN
    51988-04-10W 5-3 @SLN
    61988-04-11W 5-1 PHI
    71988-04-13W 7-0 PHI
    81988-04-14W 4-2 PHI
    91988-04-15L 0-6 @CHN
    101988-04-16W 4-0 @CHN
    111988-04-17W 12-7 @CHN
    121988-04-19W 3-0 SLN
    131988-04-20W 8-1 SLN
    141988-04-21L 3-9 SLN
    151988-04-22W 8-4 CHN
    161988-04-23W 5-4 CHN
    171988-04-24W 4-2 CHN
    181988-04-26W 2-0 @SFN
    191988-04-27L 4-6 @SFN
    201988-04-28W 2-1 @SFN
    211988-04-29L 3-6 @SDN
    221988-04-30W 5-1 @SDN
    #MayGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    231988-05-01W 4-2 @SDN
    241988-05-02L 3-6 @LAN
    251988-05-03L 6-14 @LAN
    261988-05-04L 5-8 @LAN
    271988-05-06W 4-1 SDN
    281988-05-07L 2-3 SDN
    291988-05-08W 6-2 SDN
    301988-05-09L 6-8 SFN
    311988-05-10W 6-2 SFN
    321988-05-11W 2-1 LAN
    331988-05-12W 7-4 LAN
    341988-05-13W 6-5 CIN
    351988-05-14L 3-5 CIN
    361988-05-15L 6-7 CIN
    371988-05-16L 2-9 @HOU
    381988-05-17L 2-3 @HOU
    391988-05-18L 2-4 @HOU
    401988-05-20W 10-3 ATL
    411988-05-21W 7-3 ATL
    421988-05-22L 4-6 ATL
    431988-05-23L 0-3 HOU
    441988-05-24W 5-4 HOU
    451988-05-25W 4-3 HOU
    461988-05-27L 3-5 @CIN
    471988-05-28W 5-2 @CIN
    481988-05-29W 4-2 @CIN
    491988-05-30W 14-2 @ATL
    501988-05-31L 1-11 @ATL
    #JuneGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    511988-06-01L 2-14 @ATL
    521988-06-02L 3-7 MON
    531988-06-03W 2-1 MON
    541988-06-04L 3-7 MON
    551988-06-05L 2-3 MON
    561988-06-07L 5-8 CHN
    571988-06-08W 5-1 CHN
    581988-06-09W 4-3 CHN
    591988-06-10L 10-12 PHI
    601988-06-11W 8-2 PHI
    611988-06-12L 4-5 PHI
    621988-06-13W 8-0 @CHN
    631988-06-14W 6-3 @CHN
    641988-06-15L 4-7 @CHN
    651988-06-17L 3-7 SLN
    661988-06-18L 3-6 SLN
    671988-06-19W 3-2 SLN
    681988-06-20W 8-5 @NYN
    691988-06-21L 0-9 @NYN
    701988-06-22L 0-3 @NYN
    711988-06-23W 6-4 @MON
    721988-06-24W 5-3 @MON
    731988-06-25W 5-1 @MON
    741988-06-26W 3-0 @MON
    751988-06-27W 2-1 NYN
    761988-06-28L 2-5 NYN
    771988-06-29L 7-8 NYN
    #JulyGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    781988-07-01W 5-2 @SFN
    791988-07-02L 1-2 @SFN
    801988-07-03L 0-4 @SFN
    811988-07-04L 3-4 @SDN
    821988-07-05W 3-2 @SDN
    831988-07-07W 2-0 @SDN
    841988-07-08W 4-3 @LAN
    851988-07-09W 8-2 @LAN
    861988-07-10W 7-2 @LAN
    871988-07-14W 9-2 SFN
    881988-07-15W 8-5 SFN
    891988-07-16W 10-1 SFN
    901988-07-17W 5-4 SFN
    911988-07-19L 2-6 SDN
    921988-07-19W 9-5 SDN
    931988-07-20W 3-2 SDN
    941988-07-21W 3-2 LAN
    951988-07-22L 2-4 LAN
    961988-07-23L 2-6 LAN
    971988-07-24L 1-2 LAN
    981988-07-25L 1-5 @SLN
    991988-07-26W 2-1 @SLN
    1001988-07-27W 3-2 @SLN
    1011988-07-29L 0-1 @NYN
    1021988-07-30L 0-3 @NYN
    1031988-07-31L 1-2 @NYN
    #AugustGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1041988-08-01W 7-2 @NYN
    1051988-08-02W 3-2 MON
    1061988-08-03L 4-6 MON
    1071988-08-04L 2-3 MON
    1081988-08-05L 2-3 NYN
    1091988-08-06L 3-5 NYN
    1101988-08-07L 2-6 NYN
    1111988-08-08W 1-0 NYN
    1121988-08-09W 10-8 @MON
    1131988-08-10L 4-5 @MON
    1141988-08-11W 6-1 @MON
    1151988-08-12L 1-9 @PHI
    1161988-08-12L 4-6 @PHI
    1171988-08-13W 10-4 @PHI
    1181988-08-14W 9-8 @PHI
    1191988-08-15L 3-4 ATL
    1201988-08-16W 4-2 ATL
    1211988-08-17W 2-1 ATL
    1221988-08-19L 1-5 HOU
    1231988-08-20W 2-1 HOU
    1241988-08-21L 1-2 HOU
    1251988-08-22L 0-2 CIN
    1261988-08-23W 2-0 CIN
    1271988-08-24L 2-6 CIN
    1281988-08-26L 0-2 @HOU
    1291988-08-27L 1-3 @HOU
    1301988-08-28W 4-3 @HOU
    1311988-08-29W 8-1 @CIN
    1321988-08-30L 4-6 @CIN
    1331988-08-31L 1-4 @CIN
    #SeptemberGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1341988-09-02L 1-2 @ATL
    1351988-09-05L 5-7 NYN
    1361988-09-06W 3-2 NYN
    1371988-09-07W 5-4 MON
    1381988-09-08L 4-5 MON
    1391988-09-09W 5-2 PHI
    1401988-09-10W 5-1 PHI
    1411988-09-11L 4-7 PHI
    1421988-09-12L 2-3 @NYN
    1431988-09-13W 1-0 @NYN
    1441988-09-14W 4-1 @MON
    1451988-09-15L 4-9 @MON
    1461988-09-16W 7-5 @PHI
    1471988-09-17W 7-2 @PHI
    1481988-09-18L 5-6 @PHI
    1491988-09-19W 5-4 @SLN
    1501988-09-20W 5-1 @SLN
    1511988-09-21W 5-0 @SLN
    1521988-09-23L 3-5 CHN
    1531988-09-24L 1-2 CHN
    1541988-09-25W 7-4 CHN
    1551988-09-26L 1-7 SLN
    1561988-09-27W 3-2 SLN
    1571988-09-28L 1-2 SLN
    1581988-09-30W 10-9 @CHN
    #OctoberGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1591988-10-01L 7-9 @CHN
    1601988-10-02L 4-8 @CHN
    Total Starts by PositionCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    Win-Loss Record with lineups above:

    85-75
    Mike LaValliere 105
    Junior Ortiz 33
    Tom Prince 21
    Ruben Rodriguez 1
    Sid Bream 119
    Randy Milligan 23
    Orestes Destrade 6
    Mike Diaz 5
    Benny Distefano 5
    Dave Hostetler 1
    Ken Oberkfell 1
    Jose Lind 145
    Ken Oberkfell 10
    Denny Gonzalez 4
    Rafael Belliard 1
    Bobby Bonilla 157
    Ken Oberkfell 2
    Darnell Coles 1
    Rafael Belliard 92
    Al Pedrique 35
    Felix Fermin 32
    Denny Gonzalez 1
    Barry Bonds 129
    Gary Redus 10
    John Cangelosi 8
    R.J. Reynolds 7
    Mike Diaz 5
    Tommy Gregg 1
    Andy Van Slyke 148
    John Cangelosi 9
    Glenn Wilson 2
    R.J. Reynolds 1
    R.J. Reynolds 60
    Darnell Coles 54
    Glenn Wilson 30
    Gary Redus 7
    Mike Diaz 6
    Tommy Gregg 1
    John Cangelosi 1
    Benny Distefano 1


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