1988 Wichita Pilots Roster

Texas League (TL) - Class: AA
Team Record: 60-76
Finished 4th in the TL's West Division
Manager: Pat Kelly (60-76)
Affiliation: San Diego Padres
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Ballpark: Lawrence-Dumont Stadium
Attendance: 70,525, Avg. 1,037
1988 Wichita Pilots Statistics

The Wichita Pilots of the Texas League ended the 1988 season with a record of 60 wins and 76 losses, finishing fourth in the league's West Division.

The Pilots tallied 639 runs and allowed 671 runs. Chris Knabenshue, Bill Stevenson and Jeff Yurtin paced Wichita with 16 home runs apiece. Jeff Yurtin drove in 77 runs and topped all regular hitters by hitting .287, while Terry Gilmore led the squad with 11 wins, and Matt Maysey recorded a 3.71 ERA, leading hurlers with significant time on the mound.

Players from the 1988 Wichita Pilots who spent time in the Majors during their careers included Jim Tatum, Carlos Baerga, Jim Austin, Matt Maysey, Steve Luebber and Thomas Howard.

Pat Kelly served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Jim AustinRRDecember 7, 19636'2"200Farmville, VA US
Carlos BaergaSRNovember 4, 19685'11"165Santurce, PR
Mike BassoRRJuly 18, 19646'2"195Dallas, TX US
Eric BauerRLAugust 19, 19636'1"185
Kevin BrownLAugust 3, 19636'2"192
Jeff ChildersRFebruary 15, 19656'2"180
Craig CooperRRNovember 20, 19636'1"210Pensacola, FL US
Mike CostelloRAugust 28, 19626'2"230
Mike DebutchRRAugust 21, 19635'10"165
Rusty FordRFebruary 20, 19616'4"200Lufkin, TX US
Terry GilmoreRRJanuary 11, 19656'2"210Cortland, NY US
Greg HarrisLMay 6, 19646'1"185
Jeff HermannLROctober 8, 19636'5"220
Thomas HowardSRDecember 11, 19646'2"200Middletown, OH US
Pat JelksRRNovember 11, 19606'3"185
Chris KnabenshueLROctober 30, 19636'1"185Aurora, CA US
Jimmy LesterRRJune 24, 19636'2"180
Steve LuebberRRJuly 9, 19496'3"185Clinton, MO US
Matt MayseyRRJanuary 8, 19676'4"225Hamilton, ON CA
Mike MillsRJuly 5, 19616'1"180
Scott ParsonsRRJanuary 25, 19626'4"210Livingston, NJ US
Paul QuinzerRROctober 16, 19636'2"200
Jeff ReeceLFebruary 25, 19636'3"195
Pete RobertsLLMay 17, 19656'3"190
Bill StevensonLROctober 31, 19636'0"200
Jim TatumRROctober 9, 19676'2"200San Diego, CA US
Mark VerstandigLRAugust 11, 19656'3"200
Craig WileySRSeptember 4, 19635'11"170
Brian WoodLRJuly 29, 19656'2"200
Bill WronaRRJanuary 11, 19615'8"160
Jeff YurtinLRDecember 14, 19636'2"175Rancho Cordova, CA 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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