1988 Bristol Tigers Roster

Appalachian League (AL) - Class: R
Team Record: 46-27
Finished 2nd in the AL's South Division
Manager: Rick Magnante (46-27)
Affiliation: Detroit Tigers
Location: Bristol, Virginia
Ballpark: DeVault Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 20,224, Avg. 554
1988 Bristol Tigers Statistics

Playoffs - Kingsport Mets 1 game, Bristol Tigers 0 - One-game playoff for South title.

The Bristol Tigers of the Appalachian League ended the 1988 season with a record of 46 wins and 27 losses, finishing second in the league's South Division.

The Tigers topped the league with 456 runs, fueled by 62 home runs. Bristol allowed 311 runs. Mickey Delas and Tom Aldrich paced the squad with 10 home runs apiece. Tom Aldrich drove in 49 runs and topped all regular batters by hitting .338. Rusty Meacham paced the team with 9 wins and a team-best 1.44 ERA, tops among qualifying pitchers.

Players from the 1988 Bristol Tigers who spent time in the Majors during their careers included Rich Rowland, Rusty Meacham, Kurt Knudsen, Rico Brogna, Rudy Pemberton and John Kiely.

Rick Magnante served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Tom AldrichRRFebruary 2, 19656'2"230
Marcos BetancesRDecember 8, 19676'1"166
Doug BiggsLLOctober 3, 19686'0"160
Tim BraderLJuly 9, 19675'11"180
Rico BrognaLLApril 18, 19706'2"205Turners Falls, MA US
Benny CastilloRRJuly 15, 19666'1"192Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional DO
Mike DavidsonRRSeptember 2, 19666'3"190Lansing, MI US
Mickey DelasRRJanuary 21, 19676'4"220
Juan EstevezSRJune 12, 19695'10"185
Ed FermRRSeptember 16, 19686'3"200
Bobby FrassaRRFebruary 2, 19675'11"180
Chris GollehonRRMay 13, 19706'2"185Fort Walton Beach, FL US
Jim HayesRROctober 5, 19686'3"180
Francisco HenriquezRROctober 4, 19696'1"153
Beau HillRRJune 12, 19665'11"167
Ron HowardSRMarch 15, 19675'11"170Downey, CA US
Mike JonesRRMarch 7, 19666'2"195Oklahoma City, OK US
John KielyRROctober 4, 19646'3"210Boston, MA US
Kurt KnudsenRRFebruary 20, 19676'2"185Arlington Heights, IL US
Mike KollerRROctober 20, 19686'1"170
Carlos MaldonadoRRFebruary 3, 19715'10"170Caguas, PR
Rusty MeachamRRJanuary 27, 19686'3"155Stuart, FL US
Paul NozlingLLApril 13, 19676'6"220
Freddy PadillaRRJanuary 23, 19706'2"163
Rudy PembertonRRDecember 17, 19696'1"185San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris DO
Mike RendinaLLSeptember 28, 19706'4"215La Mesa, CA US
Brett RoachRRMarch 1, 19666'1"195
Jose Rojas
Julio RosaRRApril 13, 19696'3"170Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional DO
Rich RowlandRRFebruary 25, 19646'1"210Cloverdale, CA US
Blaine RudolphRRAugust 2, 19676'0"185
Kurt SheaRRSeptember 4, 19686'5"188
Eric ShoupRRApril 20, 19666'3"205
Tookie SpannRRFebruary 18, 19676'2"200New Orleans, LA US
Bob ThomasROctober 31, 19656'1"200
Duane WalkerRRMarch 14, 19666'2"190

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.

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