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1988 Pacific Coast League season

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The 1988 Pacific Coast League season was the 85th in the league's history, and ended with the Las Vegas Stars winning their second league championship in three years. The Stars defeated the Vancouver Canadians once again in the championship finals.

This was the first season for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.

Contents

[edit] Final first-half standings

Playoff teams in bold.

North Division W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Vancouver Canadians 42 29 .592 - Terry Bevington Chicago White Sox
Portland Beavers 37 33 .529 Jim Shellenback Minnesota Twins
Calgary Cannons 33 38 .465 9 Bill Plummer Seattle Mariners
Tacoma Tigers 31 41 .431 11½ Brad Fischer Oakland Athletics
Edmonton Trappers 29 41 .408 12½ Tom Kotchman California Angels
South Division W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Las Vegas Stars 41 29 .586 - Steve Smith San Diego Padres
Albuquerque Dukes 38 33 .535 Terry Collins Los Angeles Dodgers
Tucson Toros 38 34 .528 4 Bob Didier Houston Astros
Phoenix Firebirds 34 38 .472 8 Wendell Kim San Francisco Giants
Colorado Springs Sky Sox 32 38 .457 9 Steve Swisher Cleveland Indians

[edit] Final second-half standings

Playoff teams in bold.

North Division W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Vancouver Canadians 43 28 .606 - Terry Bevington Chicago White Sox
Portland Beavers 39 33 .542 Jim Shellenback Minnesota Twins
Calgary Cannons 35 36 .493 8 Bill Plummer/Marty Martinez Seattle Mariners
Edmonton Trappers 32 38 .457 11½ Tom Kotchman California Angels
Tacoma Tigers 31 41 .431 12½ Brad Fischer Oakland Athletics
South Division W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Albuquerque Dukes 48 23 .676 - Terry Collins Los Angeles Dodgers
Las Vegas Stars 33 37 .528 14½ Steve Smith San Diego Padres
Phoenix Firebirds 33 38 .465 15 Wendell Kim San Francisco Giants
Colorado Springs Sky Sox 30 39 .435 17 Steve Swisher Cleveland Indians
Tucson Toros 30 41 .423 18 Bob Didier Houston Astros

[edit] Overall standings

W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Albuquerque Dukes 86 56 .606 - Terry Collins Los Angeles Dodgers
Vancouver Canadians 85 57 .599 1 Terry Bevington Chicago White Sox
Portland Beavers 76 66 .535 10 Jim Shellenback Minnesota Twins
Las Vegas Stars 74 66 .529 11 Steve Smith San Diego Padres
Calgary Cannons 68 74 .479 18 Bill Plummer/Marty Martinez Seattle Mariners
Tucson Toros 68 75 .476 18½ Bob Didier Houston Astros
Phoenix Firebirds 67 76 .469 19½ Wendell Kim San Francisco Giants
Colorado Springs Sky Sox 62 77 .446 22½ Steve Swisher Cleveland Indians
Edmonton Trappers 61 80 .433 24½ Tom Kotchman California Angels
Tacoma Tigers 62 82 .431 25 Brad Fischer Oakland Athletics

[edit] Playoffs

  First Round Championship Finals
                 
N1  Vancouver Canadians 3  
N2  Portland Beavers 0  
    N1  Vancouver Canadians 1
  S1  Las Vegas Stars 3
S1  Las Vegas Stars 3
S2  Albuquerque Dukes 0  

[edit] First Round

Vancouver vs. Portland
Date Away Home
September 7 Vancouver 3 Portland 2
10 innings
September 8 Vancouver 12 Portland 8
10 innings
September 9 Portland 0 Vancouver 2
Vancouver wins series 3-0
Las Vegas vs. Albuquerque
Date Away Home
September 7 Las Vegas 3 Albuquerque 1
September 8 Las Vegas 4 Albuquerque 1
September 9 Albuquerque 4 Las Vegas 6
Las Vegas wins series 3-0

[edit] Championship Finals

Vancouver vs. Las Vegas
Date Away Home
September 12 Vancouver 4 Las Vegas 10
September 13 Vancouver 12 Las Vegas 6
September 14 Las Vegas 6 Vancouver 4
10 innings
September 15 Las Vegas 4 Vancouver 0
Las Vegas wins series 3-1


[edit] League Leaders

[edit] Batting

[edit] Pitching

[edit] All-Star Team

[edit] References

The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Lloyd Johnson and Miles Wolff, editors. Baseball America, 1993.

1989 Baseball Almanac

1988 PCL - The Baseball Cube

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