1988 Season

World Series Champion

Los Angeles Dodgers

LA Dodgers over the Oakland A’s (4-1)

Playoffs

ALCS:  The A’s defeat the Red Sox (4-0)
NLCS: The Dodgers defeats the Mets (4-3)

National League Leaders

M.V.P.: Kirk Gibson (LAD)
Cy Young: Orel Hershiser (LAD)
Rookie of the Year: Chris Sabo (CIN)
Batting Title: Tony Gwynn (SDP), .313
Home Runs: Darryl Strawberry (NYM), 39
RBIs: Will Clark (SFG), 109
Wins: Hershiser (LAD) / Jackson (CIN), 25
ERA: Joe Magrane (STL), 2.18
Strikeouts: Nolan Ryan (HOU), 228
WAR: Orel Hershiser (LAD), 7.1

American League Leaders

M.V.P.: José Canseco (OAK)
Cy Young: Frank Viola (MIN)
Rookie of the Year: Walt Weiss (OAK)
Batting Title: Wade Boggs  (BOS), .366
Home Runs: José Canseco (OAK). 42
RBIs: José Canseco (OAK). 124
Wins: Frank Viola (MIN), 24
ERA: Allan Anderson (MIN), 2.45
Strikeouts: Roger Clemens (BOS), 291
WAR: Wade Boggs (BOS), 8.3

Highlights

40 Homeruns / Stolen Base:  José Canseco
Willie Stargell is elected to the Hall of Fame

National League

EAST W L W-L% GB
New York Mets
100 60 .625
Pittsburgh Pirates 85 75 .531 15.0
Montreal Expos 81 81 .500 20.0
Chicago Cubs 77 85 .475 24.0
St. Louis Cardinals 76 86 .469 25.0
Philadelphia Phillies 65 96 .404 35.5
WEST W L W-L% GB
Los Angeles Dodgers
94 67 .584
Cincinnati Reds 87 74 .540 7.0
San Diego Padres 83 78 .516 11.0
San Francisco Giants 83 79 .512 11.5
Houston Astros 82 80 .506 12.5
Atlanta Braves 54 106 .338 39.5

American League

EAST W L W-L% GB
Boston Red Sox
89 73 .549
Detroit Tigers 88 74 .543 1.0
Milwaukee Brewers 87 75 .537 2.0
Toronto Blue Jays 87 75 .537 2.0
New York Yankees 85 76 .528 3.5
Cleveland Indians 78 84 .481 11.0
Baltimore Orioles 54 107 .335 34.5
WEST W L W-L% GB
Oakland Athletics 104 58 .642
Minnesota Twins 91 71 .562 13.0
Kansas City Royals 84 77 .522 19.5
California Angels 75 87 .463 29.0
Chicago White Sox 71 90 .441 32.5
Texas Rangers 70 91 .435 33.5
Seattle Mariners 68 93 .422 35.5