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1988 Seattle Mariners season

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Owner(s)  George Argyros
Local television  KIRO-TV 11
General manager(s)  Dick Balderson, Woody Woodward
Manager(s)  Dick Williams, Jim Snyder
Local radio  KIRO 710 AM (Dave Niehaus, Rick Rizzs, Joe Simpson)

The Seattle Mariners 1988 season was their 12th since the franchise creation, and ended the season finishing 7th in the American League West, finishing with a record of 68-93.

Contents

Offseason

  • 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.
  • Regular season

  • 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 QuiƱones
  • Harold Reynolds
  • Steve Trout
  • Dave Valle
  • Glenn Wilson
  • Notable transactions

  • 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

  • Batters:
  • Greg Briley (June 27)
  • Bill McGuire (Aug 2)
  • Pitchers:
  • Erik Hanson (Sep 5)
  • Mike Schooler (June 10)
  • Terry Taylor (Aug 19)
  • Starters by position

    Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

    Farm system

    AZL club affiliation shared with Boston Red Sox

    References

    1988 Seattle Mariners season Wikipedia


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