BLUE JAYS FANS



1988 Season

FAN RATING
52%
Based on 23 fan votes.
DISLIKELIKE
1988 Season1988 Season
Division: AL East (2.0 GB)
Record: 87-75-0 (.537)
Pythagorean W-L: 89-73 (.552)
Finish: 3rd of 7
Manager: J.Williams (87-75)
Attendance: 2,595,175 (-7% vs. 1987)
Avg. Ticket $: $N/A
Batters Age: 27.4 – Pitchers Age: 28.9
Payroll: $12,421,225 (+10% vs. 1987)
Cost($)/Win: $142,773 (+21% vs. 1987)
Total Player WAR: 39.5 (-33% vs. 1987)

1988 FlowFlow Comparison: 1988 to 1987 & 1986
1988 Flow – Team record above/below .500, W/L streak and run differentual per game.
1988 Flow – 1988 compared to 1987, 1986.
Standings
AL East G W L W-L% GB RF RA DIFF
1. Boston Red Sox 162 89 73 .549 0.0 813 689 124
2. Detroit Tigers 162 88 74 .543 1.0 703 658 45
3. Toronto Blue Jays 162 87 75 .537 2.0 763 680 83
4. Milwaukee Brewers 162 87 75 .537 2.0 682 616 66
5. New York Yankees 161 85 76 .528 3.5 772 748 24
6. Cleveland Indians 162 78 84 .481 11.0 666 731 -65
7. Baltimore Orioles 161 54 107 .335 34.5 550 789 -239
  UNIFORM NUMBERS
 

Fernandez

Liriano

Lee

Mulliniks

Campusano

Leach

Borders

Bell

Whitt

Musselman

Infante

Moseby

Stottlemyre

Gruber

Clancy

McGriff

Ducey

Ross

Beniquez

Key

Fielder

Butera

Castillo

Thornton

Barfield

Ward

Wells

Stieb

Eichhorn

Bair

Wills

Nunez

Flanagan

Henke

Cerutti

Awards & Honours
1988 Tony Fernandez
AL Gold Glove
1988 Dave Stieb
MLB All-Star
Blue Jays Debuts
1988-07-30  Doug Bair made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the New York Yankees.
1988-04-06  Pat Borders made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Kansas City Royals.
1988-07-17  Sal Butera made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Oakland Athletics.
1988-04-04  Sil Campusano made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Kansas City Royals.
1988-08-14  Tony Castillo made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Kansas City Royals.
1988-05-07  Alexis Infante made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the California Angels.
1988-06-12  Mark Ross made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Boston Red Sox.
1988-04-06  Todd Stottlemyre made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Kansas City Royals.
1988-07-20  Frank Wills made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the California Angels.
Blue Jays Departures
1988-09-20  Doug Bair made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Boston Red Sox.
1988-05-30  Juan Beniquez made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Milwaukee Brewers.
1988-09-26  Sal Butera made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Boston Red Sox.
1988-10-02  Sil Campusano made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Baltimore Orioles.
1988-10-01  Jim Clancy made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Baltimore Orioles.
1988-10-01  Cecil Fielder made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Baltimore Orioles.
1988-10-02  Rick Leach made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Baltimore Orioles.
1988-06-17  Mark Ross made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Detroit Tigers.
1988-08-13  Lou Thornton made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Kansas City Royals.
Injuries
1988-08-04: Pat Borders
Transferred to 21-day DL
1988-08-04: Pat Borders
Placed on 15-day DL
1988-08-02: Lloyd Moseby
Placed on 15-day DL
1988-06-06: Jose Nunez
Placed on 15-day DL
1988-05-16: Jesse Barfield
Placed on 15-day DL with sore left wrist
1988-05-16: Jimmy Key
Transferred to 21-day DL
1988-05-12: Manuel Lee
Placed on 15-day DL
1988-05-02: Jimmy Key
Placed on 15-day DL (date approximate)
1988-04-12: Rance Mulliniks
Placed on 15-day DL with strained left knee
1988-03-23: Jeff Musselman
Placed on 21-day DL
1988-03-23: Matt Stark
Placed on 21-day DL
RESULTS
The 1988 Blue Jays went 87-75-0 (.537). Here is a summary of their game results. For every individual game and box scores, visit the 1988 Box Scores page.
 
Month By Month Results
March No Games April 9-13-0 (.409)
Best streak: 5 Wins
May 13-16-0 (.448)
Best streak: 2 Wins
June 17-11-0 (.607)
Best streak: 6 Wins
July 12-14-0 (.462)
Best streak: 3 Wins
August 14-14-0 (.500)
Best streak: 6 Wins
September 20-7-0 (.741)
Best streak: 6 Wins
October 2-0-0 (1.000)
Best streak: 6 Wins
Record at Home Vs Opponents (45-36-0, .556)
Baltimore Orioles 6-1-0 (.857) Boston Red Sox 4-2-0 (.667)
California Angels 2-4-0 (.333) Chicago White Sox 4-2-0 (.667)
Cleveland Indians 5-2-0 (.714) Detroit Tigers 4-2-0 (.667)
Kansas City Royals 4-2-0 (.667) Milwaukee Brewers 3-3-0 (.500)
Minnesota Twins 3-3-0 (.500) New York Yankees 2-5-0 (.286)
Oakland Athletics 0-6-0 (.000) Seattle Mariners 4-2-0 (.667)
Texas Rangers 4-2-0 (.667)
Record Away Vs Opponents (42-39-0, .519)
@ Baltimore Orioles 2-4-0 (.333) @ Boston Red Sox 7-0-0 (1.000)
@ California Angels 4-2-0 (.667) @ Chicago White Sox 1-5-0 (.167)
@ Cleveland Indians 2-4-0 (.333) @ Detroit Tigers 4-3-0 (.571)
@ Kansas City Royals 4-2-0 (.667) @ Milwaukee Brewers 3-4-0 (.429)
@ Minnesota Twins 2-4-0 (.333) @ New York Yankees 5-1-0 (.833)
@ Oakland Athletics 3-3-0 (.500) @ Seattle Mariners 3-3-0 (.500)
@ Texas Rangers 2-4-0 (.333)

Top 10 Attended Games
 
# Date Home Away Fans
1988#65  1988-06-15 Toronto Blue Jays 15 Cleveland Indians 3 45,472
1988#104  1988-07-30 Toronto Blue Jays 1 New York Yankees 3 45,457
1988#76  1988-06-26 Toronto Blue Jays 4 Detroit Tigers 1 45,278
1988#7  1988-04-11 Toronto Blue Jays 17 New York Yankees 9 45,185
1988#75  1988-06-25 Toronto Blue Jays 2 Detroit Tigers 7 45,091
1988#103  1988-07-29 Toronto Blue Jays 7 New York Yankees 1 42,453
1988#48  1988-05-28 Toronto Blue Jays 2 Chicago White Sox 3 42,420
1988#49  1988-05-29 Toronto Blue Jays 4 Chicago White Sox 2 42,057
1988#105  1988-07-31 Toronto Blue Jays 3 New York Yankees 6 41,401
1988#74  1988-06-24 Toronto Blue Jays 6 Detroit Tigers 3 40,533

 

1988 Team Stats + Franchise Ranking | Go To Team Stats
TEAM BATTING R/G R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS DP
1988 4.71 763 1491 271 47 158 706 107 36 521 935 .268 .332 .419 .751 110
FRANCHISE RANK 23rd 20th 11th 32nd 6th 30th 24th 20th 23rd 19th 18th 13th 13th 27th 23rd 31st
vs. 1987 6th 7th 10th 26th 16th 10th 7th 12th 30th 7th 21st 9th 10th 9th 9th 35th

 

TEAM PITCHING RA/G ERA CG tSHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP K/9 HR/9 E DP F%
1988 4.20 3.80 16 17 47 1449.0 1404 680 611 143 528 904 1.333 5.61 0.89 110 170 .982
FRANCHISE RANK 12th 8th 14th 1st 6th 16th 17th 15th 12th 11th 25th 33rd 18th 36th 10th 31st 7th 29th
vs. 1987 5th 5th 11th 30th 16th 12th 7th 8th 8th 22nd 34th 20th 12th 22nd 18th 35th 25th 25th

 

 

1988 Leaders | Go To Player Stats
BATTING AVG OPS% HITS HOME RUNS RBI’s
.300 – Mulliniks .928 – McGriff 186 – Fernandez 34 – McGriff 97 – Bell
WINS WHIP ERA STRIKEOUTS SAVES
16 – Stieb 1.138 – Stieb 2.88 – Henke 147 – Stieb 25 – Henke
MOST APPEARANCES BY POSITION
Bell (149)
Moseby (117)
Barfield (132)
Fernandez (154)
Lee (98)
Gruber (156)
Flanagan (34)
Clancy (36)
Stieb (32)
Key (21)
Stottlemyre (28)
McGriff (153)
DH) Mulliniks (107)
Whitt (123)


POSITION PLAYERS / STATS
  G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB SH SF IBB HBP GDP
Fernandez 154 648 76 186 41 4 5 70 15 5 45 65 .287 .335 .386 .721 250 3 4 3 4 9
Bell 156 614 78 165 27 5 24 97 4 2 34 66 .269 .304 .446 .751 274 0 8 5 1 21
Gruber 158 569 75 158 33 5 16 81 23 5 38 92 .278 .328 .438 .766 249 5 4 1 7 20
McGriff 154 536 100 151 35 4 34 82 6 1 79 149 .282 .376 .552 .928 296 0 4 3 4 15
Moseby 128 472 77 113 17 7 10 42 31 8 70 93 .239 .343 .369 .712 174 1 3 6 6 8
Barfield 137 468 62 114 21 5 18 56 7 3 41 108 .244 .302 .425 .728 199 4 6 6 1 10
Whitt 127 398 63 100 11 2 16 70 4 2 61 38 .251 .348 .410 .757 163 2 6 4 1 9
Lee 116 381 38 111 16 3 2 38 3 3 26 64 .291 .333 .365 .698 139 4 4 1 0 13
Mulliniks 119 337 49 101 21 1 12 48 1 0 56 57 .300 .395 .475 .870 160 2 4 3 0 10
Liriano 99 276 36 73 6 2 3 23 12 5 11 40 .264 .297 .333 .630 92 5 1 0 2 4
  G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB SH SF IBB HBP GDP
Leach 87 199 21 55 13 1 0 23 0 1 18 27 .276 .336 .352 .688 70 0 0 3 0 8
Fielder 74 174 24 40 6 1 9 23 0 1 14 53 .230 .289 .431 .721 75 0 1 0 1 6
Borders 56 154 15 42 6 3 5 21 0 0 3 24 .273 .285 .448 .733 69 2 1 0 0 5
Campusano 73 142 14 31 10 2 2 12 0 0 9 33 .218 .282 .359 .641 51 2 1 0 4 0
Butera 23 60 3 14 2 1 1 6 0 0 1 9 .233 .246 .350 .596 21 1 0 0 0 1
Beniquez 27 58 9 17 2 0 1 8 0 0 8 6 .293 .373 .379 .752 22 1 1 0 0 4
Ducey 27 54 15 17 4 1 0 6 1 0 5 7 .315 .361 .426 .787 23 2 2 0 0 1
Infante 19 15 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .200 .294 .200 .494 3 0 0 0 0 1
Thornton 11 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

PITCHERS / STATS
W L % G GS CG SHO GF SV IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WP BF IBB BK ERA WHIP
Stieb 16 8 .667 32 31 8 4 1 0 207.1 157 76 70 15 79 147 13 4 844 0 5 3.04 1.138
Clancy 11 13 .458 36 31 4 0 5 1 196.1 207 106 98 26 47 118 9 7 827 3 0 4.49 1.294
Key 12 5 .706 21 21 2 2 0 0 131.1 127 55 48 13 30 65 5 1 551 2 0 3.29 1.195
Cerutti 6 7 .462 46 12 0 0 11 1 123.2 120 56 43 12 42 65 3 7 524 6 3 3.13 1.310
Ward 9 3 .750 64 0 0 0 32 15 111.2 101 46 41 5 60 91 5 10 487 8 3 3.30 1.442
Stottlemyre 4 8 .333 28 16 0 0 2 0 98.0 109 70 62 15 46 67 4 2 443 5 3 5.66 1.582
Musselman 8 5 .615 15 15 0 0 0 0 85.0 80 34 30 4 30 39 3 1 354 2 2 3.15 1.294
Henke 4 4 .500 52 0 0 0 44 25 68.0 60 23 22 6 24 66 2 0 285 3 0 2.88 1.235
Eichhorn 0 3 .000 37 0 0 0 17 1 66.2 79 32 31 3 27 28 6 3 302 4 6 4.19 1.590
Wells 3 5 .375 41 0 0 0 15 4 64.1 65 36 33 12 31 56 2 6 279 9 2 4.62 1.492
W L % G GS CG SHO GF SV IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WP BF IBB BK ERA WHIP
Nunez 0 1 .000 13 2 0 0 3 0 29.1 28 11 10 3 17 18 1 2 127 3 1 3.07 1.534
Wills 0 0 nan 10 0 0 0 4 0 20.2 22 12 12 2 6 19 0 1 89 2 0 5.23 1.355
Castillo 1 0 1.000 14 0 0 0 6 0 15.0 10 5 5 2 2 14 0 0 54 0 0 2.87 0.800
Bair 0 0 nan 10 0 0 0 4 0 13.1 14 6 6 2 3 8 0 1 55 0 0 4.05 1.275
Ross 0 0 nan 3 0 0 0 2 0 7.1 5 6 4 0 4 4 0 0 32 1 0 4.91 1.227

 

10 Most Valuable Players
  RBat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR
McGriff 39 0 -1 10 -8 39 4 21 61 6.2 0.527 0.525 5.1 0.3 51
Gruber 9 2 -2 16 3 29 3 21 50 5.2 0.520 0.519 3.4 2.1 34
Fernandez 1 2 0 8 10 21 2 22 44 4.4 0.515 0.514 3.6 1.9 36
Barfield -2 -2 -1 20 -5 11 1 18 29 2.9 0.509 0.507 0.8 1.7 9
Whitt 6 1 0 -2 7 12 1 16 28 2.8 0.510 0.508 3.0 0.6 30
Mulliniks 22 -1 -1 -2 -10 8 1 14 21 2.1 0.507 0.505 2.3 -1.2 23
Moseby 1 5 0 -6 1 1 0 19 19 1.9 0.501 0.501 2.6 -0.5 26
Lee 1 0 -1 -1 5 4 1 14 18 1.8 0.504 0.503 1.9 0.5 19
Borders -1 0 -1 2 2 2 0 5 8 0.8 0.504 0.501 0.5 0.5 6
Bell 4 2 -2 -11 -6 -14 -1 22 9 0.8 0.491 0.491 2.0 -1.8 20

 

10 Most Valuable Pitchers
  R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9Avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL%
Stieb 76 3.30 4.34 0.15 0.12 97.9 4.22 21 2.3 0.40 -0.2 4.1 40 0.573 0.514
Key 55 3.77 4.43 0.18 0.14 98.2 4.31 8 0.8 0.00 -0.1 2.0 20 0.540 0.505
Musselman 34 3.60 4.31 0.17 0.13 98.6 4.21 6 0.6 0.00 -0.1 1.4 14 0.541 0.504
Henke 23 3.04 4.46 0.15 -0.36 98.7 3.89 6 0.7 1.61 0.1 1.4 13 0.513 0.504
Flanagan 106 4.52 4.42 0.18 0.13 97.8 4.28 -6 -0.6 0.00 -0.1 1.2 14 0.482 0.496
Cerutti 56 4.08 4.36 0.18 0.00 97.8 4.10 0 0.0 1.08 -0.1 1.1 12 0.500 0.500
Ward 46 3.71 4.40 0.16 -0.36 98.4 3.82 1 0.1 1.39 -0.2 1.0 12 0.502 0.501
Nunez 11 3.38 4.36 0.16 -0.14 99.7 4.05 2 0.2 0.82 -0.1 0.5 5 0.518 0.501
Castillo 5 3.00 4.17 0.13 -0.34 98.1 3.63 1 0.1 0.85 0.0 0.2 2 0.508 0.501
Clancy 106 4.86 4.28 0.17 0.10 98.3 4.13 -16 -1.7 0.40 -0.1 0.1 2 0.454 0.490
Top 10 SalariesSalary Index
Player Salary $ Per Game Total as Blue Jay
1. George Bell 1,900,000 $12,179 $4,254,500
2. Jesse Barfield 1,400,000 $10,219 $4,366,000
3. Dave Stieb 950,000 $29,688 $5,501,302
4. Jim Clancy 900,000 $25,000 $3,071,000
5. Tony Fernandez 875,000 $5,682 $1,752,500
6. Lloyd Moseby 857,500 $6,699 $3,081,000
7. Ernie Whitt 750,000 $5,906 $2,944,000
8. Tom Henke 725,000 $13,942 $1,307,000
9. Rance Mulliniks 600,000 $5,042 $1,655,951
10. Mike Flanagan 550,000 $- $550,000
Amateur Draft Top 10 PicksDraft Index
Phase Rnd. # Player Signed Bonus Source School
June-Reg 1 25 Ed Sprague (3B) Yes 0.00 MM College Stanford
June-Reg 2 55 Tim Hodge (OF) Yes 0.00 MM HS Callaway (Jackson,MS)
June-Reg 3 82 Dave Weathers (P) Yes 0.00 MM College Motlow State CC
June-Reg 4 108 Eric Brooks (C) Yes 0.00 MM HS La Mirada (La Mirada,CA)
June-Reg 5 134 B.J. Parese (SS) Yes 0.00 MM HS Owasso (Owasso,OK)
June-Reg 6 160 Mike Ogliaruso (P) Yes 0.00 MM HS Countryside (Clearwater,FL)
June-Reg 7 186 Rob Montalvo (SS) Yes 0.00 MM HS Memorial (West New York,NJ)
June-Reg 8 212 Tim Pugh (P) No 0.00 MM College Oklahoma State
June-Reg 9 238 Brent Gilbert (P) No 0.00 MM College Blinn
June-Reg 10 264 Anthony Ward (P) Yes 0.00 MM College Oral Roberts