1988 Salem Buccaneers Roster

Carolina League (CL) - Class: A
Team Record: 73-66
Finished 2nd in the CL's North Division
Manager: Jay Ward (73-66)
Affiliation: Pittsburgh Pirates
Location: Salem, Virginia
Ballpark: Salem Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 119,966, Avg. 1,726
1988 Salem Buccaneers Statistics

Playoffs - Lynchburg Red Sox 2 games, Salem Buccaneers 1

The Salem Buccaneers of the Carolina League ended the 1988 season with a record of 73 wins and 66 losses, finishing second in the league's North Division.

The Buccaneers plated 708 runs and conceded 698 runs. Wes Chamberlain, Junior Vizcaino and Tony Longmire paced Salem with 11 home runs apiece. Junior Vizcaino accounted for 58 RBI. Julio Peguero led all regular hitters by hitting .261. Pete Murphy and Mike York topped the team with 9 wins each, while Pete Murphy recorded a 3.29 ERA, leading regular hurlers.

Players from the 1988 Salem Buccaneers who spent time in the Majors during their careers included Tony Longmire, Mike Walker, Orlando Merced, Mike York, Steve Carter, Wes Chamberlain, Carlos Garcia, Jose Melendez, Rick Reed, Tommy Shields, Bill Sampen, Scott Ruskin, Keith Shepherd, Stan Belinda and Julio Peguero.

Jay Ward served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Steve AdamsRRMay 14, 19646'4"200
Stan BelindaRRAugust 6, 19666'3"185Huntingdon, PA US
Steve BuckholzRRDecember 31, 19666'4"210San Francisco, CA US
Kevin BurdickRRFebruary 15, 19645'10"175Oklahoma City, OK US
Steve CarterLRDecember 3, 19646'4"201Charlottesville, VA US
Wes ChamberlainRRApril 13, 19666'2"210Chicago, IL US
Tony ChanceRROctober 26, 19646'1"210Charleston, WV US
Terry CrowleySRJanuary 2, 19686'0"175Staten Island, NY US
Ron DownsRRJuly 27, 19666'0"185
Chip DuncanRRJune 27, 19655'11"185Fort Myers, FL US
Oscar EscobarRRAugust 24, 19665'11"145
Joel ForrestLSeptember 20, 19656'4"215
Mike FortunaSRAugust 17, 19675'11"175
Carlos GarciaRROctober 15, 19676'1"185Tachira, VE
Andy HallRRNovember 24, 19646'4"190San Diego, CA US
Ed HartmanRRAugust 24, 19646'2"205Pittsburgh, PA US
Scott HenionRMarch 4, 19666'3"180
Tim KirkLLDecember 13, 19636'0"175Salisbury, NC US
Chris LeinRROctober 23, 19586'3"195Staten Island, NY US
Tony LongmireLRAugust 12, 19686'1"197Vallejo, CA US
John LoveRRDecember 16, 19625'10"170
Tim McKinleyRRSeptember 28, 19646'0"200
Tim McMillanRLFebruary 2, 19656'4"205
Jose MelendezRRSeptember 2, 19656'2"175Naguabo, PR
Orlando MercedSRNovember 2, 19666'0"180Hato Rey, PR
Steve MoserRRApril 26, 19645'9"180
Pete MurphyLROctober 28, 19646'2"190New York, NY US
Julio PegueroSRSeptember 7, 19686'0"160San Isidro, Distrito Nacional DO
Julio PerezRRJune 2, 19665'10"150
Keith RaisanenRRMay 18, 19656'1"185
Rick ReedRRAugust 16, 19646'0"195Huntington, WV US
Clyde ReichardRAugust 1, 19576'4"205
Keith RichardsonRRJanuary 24, 19676'4"215Statesboro, GA US
John RigosSRApril 29, 19626'1"190Hudson, NY US
Gilberto RocaRRFebruary 4, 19666'0"190Maturin, Monagas VE
Scott RungeRRSeptember 18, 19656'6"190
Scott RuskinRLJune 8, 19636'2"185Jacksonville, FL US
Bill SampenRRJanuary 18, 19636'1"185Lincoln, IL US
Butch SchlopyLSeptember 27, 19676'0"170
Keith ShepherdRRJanuary 21, 19686'2"205Wabash, IN US
Tommy ShieldsLRAugust 14, 19646'0"180Fairfax, VA US
Dave TakachLJanuary 8, 19636'1"180
Doug TorborgLLOctober 30, 19646'2"180
Junior VizcainoRRJanuary 6, 19656'5"215
Mike WalkerRRJune 23, 19656'3"205Houston, TX US
Ben WebbRRDecember 13, 19675'11"185Pensacola, FL US
Ed YacopinoSLSeptember 19, 19656'0"175Aliquippa, PA US
Mike YorkRRSeptember 6, 19646'1"187Oak Park, IL 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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