1988 Jackson Mets Roster

Texas League (TL) - Class: AA
Team Record: 61-75
Finished 4th in the TL's East Division
Manager: Tucker Ashford (61-75)
Affiliation: New York Mets
Location: Jackson, Mississippi
Ballpark: Smith-Wills Stadium
Attendance: 134,967, Avg. 1,985
1988 Jackson Mets Statistics

The Jackson Mets of the Texas League ended the 1988 season with a record of 61 wins and 75 losses, finishing fourth in the league's East Division.

The Mets plated 548 runs, worst in the circuit, and allowed 552 runs. Ron Gideon paced Jackson with 12 home runs Manny Salinas drove in 51 runs. Alan Hayden led hitters with significant playing time with a .297 average. Blaine Beatty topped the team with 16 wins, while Mickey Weston recorded a 2.23 ERA, leading hurlers with significant time on the mound.

Members of the 1988 Jackson Mets who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Shawn Barton, Craig Shipley, Bill Latham, Jeff Gardner, Kevin Tapani, Blaine Beatty, Rich Rodriguez, Brian Givens, Kevin Brown, Mickey Weston, Marcus Lawton, José Román and Chris Jelic.

Tucker Ashford served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Shawn BartonRLMay 14, 19636'3"195Los Angeles, CA US
Chris BayerRApril 9, 19646'2"195
Blaine BeattyLLApril 25, 19646'2"185Victoria, TX US
Kevin BrownLLMarch 5, 19666'1"185Oroville, CA US
Rick BrownRJune 1, 19646'3"200
Virgil ConleyLSeptember 26, 19616'1"165
Joaquin ContrerasSLApril 5, 19645'10"175Las Villas, CU
Mitch CookLRFebruary 13, 19636'2"192Wilmington, NC US
Angelo CuevasLLMarch 12, 19665'10"205New York, NY US
Mike DebutchRRAugust 21, 19635'10"165
Kurt DelucaRRJanuary 23, 19646'0"190Little Falls, NY US
Jeff GardnerLRFebruary 4, 19645'11"165Newport Beach, CA US
Dave GelattRRFebruary 24, 19635'10"155
Ron GideonLLJanuary 13, 19646'2"200Tyler, TX US
Brian GivensRLNovember 6, 19656'6"220Lompoc, CA US
Kyle HartshornRROctober 3, 19646'2"185
Alan HaydenLLJune 9, 19645'11"165
Dre JacasSRNovember 11, 19626'1"180
Chris JelicRRDecember 16, 19635'11"180Bethlehem, PA US
Geary JonesRRApril 27, 19646'3"210Truckee, CA US
Bill LathamLLAugust 29, 19606'2"190Birmingham, AL US
Marcus LawtonSRAugust 18, 19656'1"160Gulfport, MS US
Rick LundbladeRRNovember 30, 19626'5"230
Johnny MonellSROctober 31, 19655'10"180New York, NY US
Felix PerdomoSRSeptember 11, 19635'9"155
Rich RodriguezLLMarch 1, 19635'10"185Downey, CA US
José RománRRMay 21, 19636'0"175Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata DO
Miguel RomanRRJune 18, 19646'3"170
Manny SalinasLRNovember 11, 19636'1"175
Zoilo SanchezRRAugust 27, 19646'0"176
Mike SantiagoLMay 8, 19626'2"180
Craig ShipleyRRJanuary 7, 19636'1"175Parramatta, New South Wales AU
Kevin TapaniRRFebruary 18, 19646'0"180Des Moines, IA US
Juan VillanuevaRRJune 25, 19666'0"160
Todd WelbornRRNovember 10, 19636'2"215Guilford County, NC US
Mickey WestonRRMarch 26, 19616'1"180Flint, MI US

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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