1988 Omaha Royals Roster

American Association (AA) - Class: AAA
Team Record: 81-61
1st in the AA's West Division
Manager: Glenn Ezell (81-61)
Affiliation: Kansas City Royals
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Ballpark: Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium
Attendance: 308,080, Avg. 4,339
1988 Omaha Royals Statistics

Playoffs - Indianapolis Indians 3 games, Omaha Royals 1

The Omaha Royals of the American Association ended the 1988 season with a record of 81 wins and 61 losses, first in the league's West Division.

The Royals scored 631 runs and surrendered 524 runs. Luis de los Santos recorded 87 runs batted in and topped all qualifying hitters on the roster with a .307 average. Steve Fireovid led the squad with 11 wins, while Luis Aquino recorded a 2.86 ERA, best among qualifying pitchers.

Rick Anderson, Luis Aquino, Buddy Biancalana, Dann Bilardello, Bob Buchanan, Nick Capra, Jose de Jesus, Luis de los Santos, Tom Dodd, Jim Eisenreich, Steve Fireovid, Jerry Don Gleaton, Tom Gordon, Alan Hargesheimer, Rondin Johnson, Rick Luecken, Mike Macfarlane, Scotti Madison, Jeff Montgomery, Dave Owen, Larry Owen, Israel Sanchez, Jeff Schulz, Bill Swaggerty, Rich Thompson, Gary Thurman and Don Welchel were all players from the 1988 Omaha Royals who played in the Majors during their careers.

Glenn Ezell served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Larry AckerLLOctober 4, 19606'3"195Meadeville, PA US
Mike LogginsSLDecember 21, 19635'8"160
Rick LueckenRRNovember 15, 19606'6"210McAllen, TX US
Mike MacfarlaneRRApril 12, 19646'1"200Stockton, CA US
Scotti MadisonSRSeptember 12, 19595'11"185Pensacola, FL US
Jeff MontgomeryRRJanuary 7, 19625'11"170Wellston, OH US
Angel MorrisRRApril 22, 19636'3"195
Tom MullenRJune 5, 19596'1"170
Dave OwenSRApril 25, 19586'2"170Cleburne, TX US
Larry OwenRRMay 31, 19555'11"185Cleveland, OH US
Israel SanchezLLAugust 20, 19635'9"170Falcon Lasvias, CU
Jeff SchulzLRJune 2, 19616'1"190Evansville, IN US
Bill SwaggertyRRDecember 5, 19566'2"186Sanford, FL US
Rich ThompsonRRNovember 1, 19586'3"225New York, NY US
Gary ThurmanRRNovember 12, 19645'10"170Indianapolis, IN US
Aguedo VasquezRRFebruary 5, 19675'9"160Puerto Plata, DO
Rondin JohnsonSRDecember 16, 19585'10"160Bremerton, WA US
Mike JirscheleRRMarch 3, 19595'11"185Clintonville, WI US
Alan HargesheimerRRNovember 21, 19546'3"195Chicago, IL US
Rick AndersonRRNovember 29, 19566'0"175Everett, WA US
Luis AquinoRRMay 19, 19646'0"155Santurce, PR
Buddy BiancalanaSRFebruary 2, 19605'11"160Greenbrae, CA US
Dann BilardelloRRMay 26, 19596'0"185Santa Cruz, CA US
Bob BuchananLLMay 3, 19616'1"185Ridley Park, PA US
Nick CapraRRMarch 8, 19585'8"165Denver, CO US
Jose CastroRRMay 5, 19585'9"155La Habana, La Habana CU
Joe CitariRRAugust 31, 19636'2"195
Jose de JesusRRJanuary 6, 19656'5"175Brooklyn, NY US
Luis de los SantosRRDecember 29, 19666'5"205San Cristobal, San Cristobal DO
Tom DoddRRAugust 15, 19586'0"190Portland, OR US
Jim EisenreichLLApril 18, 19595'11"180St. Cloud, MN US
Steve FireovidSRJune 6, 19576'2"195Bryan, OH US
Jerry Don GleatonLLSeptember 14, 19576'3"205Brownwood, TX US
Tom GordonRRNovember 18, 19675'9"160Sebring, FL US
Don WelchelRRFebruary 3, 19576'4"205Atlanta, TX 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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