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1988 AL Pitching Leaders

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Pennant Winner: Oakland Athletics

AL Most Valuable Player: Jose Canseco

AL Cy Young: Frank Viola

AL Rookie of the Year: Walt Weiss

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AL Pitching Leaders

    Wins Above Replacement--all 1. Boggs • BOS 8.3 2. Gubicza • KCR 7.8 3. Puckett • MIN 7.8 4. Viola • MIN 7.7 5. Greenwell • BOS 7.5 6. Higuera • MIL 7.4 7. Canseco • OAK 7.3 8. Clemens • BOS 7.1 9. Henderson • NYY 6.3 10. Henderson • OAK 6.3 WAR for Pitchers 1. Gubicza • KCR 7.8 2. Viola • MIN 7.7 3. Higuera • MIL 7.4 4. Clemens • BOS 7.1 5. Swindell • CLE 6.0 6. Candiotti • CLE 5.7 7. Langston • SEA 5.7 8. Anderson • MIN 5.2 9. Leibrandt • KCR 5.2 10. Stewart • OAK 4.5 Earned Run Average 1. Anderson • MIN 2.45 2. Higuera • MIL 2.45 3. Viola • MIN 2.64 4. Gubicza • KCR 2.70 5. Clemens • BOS 2.93 6. Robinson • DET 2.98 7. Stieb • TOR 3.04 8. Leibrandt • KCR 3.19 9. Swindell • CLE 3.20 10. Stewart • OAK 3.23 Wins 1. Viola • MIN 24 2. Stewart • OAK 21 3. Gubicza • KCR 20 4. Swindell • CLE 18 Hurst • BOS 18 Clemens • BOS 18 7. Welch • OAK 17 8. Stieb • TOR 16 Anderson • MIN 16 Davis • OAK 16 Higuera • MIL 16 Win-Loss % 1. Viola • MIN .774 2. Hurst • BOS .750 3. Gubicza • KCR .714 4. Key • TOR .706 5. Davis • OAK .696 6. Robinson • DET .684 7. Stieb • TOR .667 8. Welch • OAK .654 9. Candelaria • NYY .650 August • MIL .650 Walks & Hits per IP 1. Higuera • MIL 0.999 2. Clemens • BOS 1.057 3. Robinson • DET 1.122 4. Moore • SEA 1.133 5. Viola • MIN 1.136 6. Stieb • TOR 1.138 7. Swindell • CLE 1.153 8. Anderson • MIN 1.166 9. Gubicza • KCR 1.187 10. Reuss • CHW 1.235 Hits per 9 IP 1. Robinson • DET 6.331 2. Higuera • MIL 6.651 3. Stieb • TOR 6.815 4. Witt • TEX 6.918 5. Hough • TEX 7.214 6. Clemens • BOS 7.398 7. Langston • SEA 7.645 8. Moore • SEA 7.714 9. Stewart • OAK 7.836 10. Guzman • TEX 7.839 Bases On Balls per 9 IP 1. Anderson • MIN 1.646 2. Swindell • CLE 1.674 3. Alexander • DET 1.808 4. Bosio • MIL 1.879 5. Viola • MIN 1.903 6. Saberhagen • KCR 2.037 7. Clemens • BOS 2.114 8. Reuss • CHW 2.115 9. Clancy • TOR 2.155 10. Candiotti • CLE 2.202 Strikeouts per 9 IP 1. Clemens • BOS 9.921 2. Langston • SEA 8.093 3. Witt • TEX 7.641 4. Higuera • MIL 7.601 5. Moore • SEA 7.163 6. Hurst • BOS 6.895 7. Guzman • TEX 6.837 8. Viola • MIN 6.803 9. Swindell • CLE 6.694 10. Morris • DET 6.434 Games Played 1. Crim • MIL 70 2. Thigpen • CHW 68 3. Williams • TEX 67 4. Henneman • DET 65 5. Ward • TOR 64 Smith • BOS 64 7. Guante • 2TM 63 Hernandez • DET 63 Reardon • MIN 63 10. Farr • KCR 62 Jackson • SEA 62 Saves 1. Eckersley • OAK 45 2. Reardon • MIN 42 3. Jones • CLE 37 4. Thigpen • CHW 34 5. Plesac • MIL 30 6. Smith • BOS 29 7. Henke • TOR 25 Righetti • NYY 25 9. Henneman • DET 22 10. Farr • KCR 20 Innings Pitched 1. Stewart • OAK 275.2 2. Gubicza • KCR 269.2 3. Clemens • BOS 264.0 4. Langston • SEA 261.1 5. Saberhagen • KCR 260.2 6. Viola • MIN 255.1 7. Hough • TEX 252.0 8. Witt • CAL 249.2 9. Welch • OAK 244.2 10. Leibrandt • KCR 243.0 Strikeouts 1. Clemens • BOS 291 2. Langston • SEA 235 3. Viola • MIN 193 4. Stewart • OAK 192 Higuera • MIL 192 6. Gubicza • KCR 183 7. Moore • SEA 182 8. Swindell • CLE 180 9. Hough • TEX 174 10. Saberhagen • KCR 171 Games Started 1. Stewart • OAK 37 2. Welch • OAK 36 3. Viola • MIN 35 Langston • SEA 35 Leibrandt • KCR 35 Boddicker • 2TM 35 Saberhagen • KCR 35 Gubicza • KCR 35 Clemens • BOS 35 10. Hough • TEX 34 Morris • DET 34 Witt • CAL 34 Flanagan • TOR 34 Alexander • DET 34 Complete Games 1. Clemens • BOS 14 Stewart • OAK 14 3. Witt • TEX 13 4. Witt • CAL 12 Swindell • CLE 12 6. Terrell • DET 11 Candiotti • CLE 11 8. Hough • TEX 10 Morris • DET 10 10. Saberhagen • KCR 9 Moore • SEA 9 Langston • SEA 9 Bosio • MIL 9 Shutouts 1. Clemens • BOS 8 2. Swindell • CLE 4 Gubicza • KCR 4 Stieb • TOR 4 5. Kilgus • TEX 3 Moore • SEA 3 Langston • SEA 3 8. Welch • OAK 2 Morris • DET 2 Bailes • CLE 2 Witt • CAL 2 Leibrandt • KCR 2 Guzman • TEX 2 Robinson • DET 2 Key • TOR 2 McCaskill • CAL 2 Candelaria • NYY 2 Stewart • OAK 2 Viola • MIN 2 Power • 2TM 2 Witt • TEX 2 Home Runs 1. Fraser • CAL 33 2. Langston • SEA 32 3. Alexander • DET 30 4. Dotson • NYY 27 5. Clancy • TOR 26 Perez • CHW 26 7. Smithson • BOS 25 Boyd • BOS 25 Tanana • DET 25 10. Moore • SEA 24 Wegman • MIL 24 Bases on Balls 1. Hough • TEX 126 2. Stewart • OAK 110 Langston • SEA 110 4. Witt • TEX 101 5. Davis • OAK 91 6. Witt • CAL 87 7. Gubicza • KCR 83 Morris • DET 83 9. Finley • CAL 82 Guzman • TEX 82 Hits 1. Saberhagen • KCR 271 2. Witt • CAL 263 3. Alexander • DET 260 4. Leibrandt • KCR 244 5. Blyleven • MIN 240 Stewart • OAK 240 7. Welch • OAK 237 Gubicza • KCR 237 9. Viola • MIN 236 10. Swindell • CLE 234 Boddicker • 2TM 234 Strikeouts / Base On Balls 1. Clemens • BOS 4.694 2. Swindell • CLE 4.000 3. Viola • MIN 3.574 4. Higuera • MIL 3.254 5. Saberhagen • KCR 2.898 6. Moore • SEA 2.889 7. Blyleven • MIN 2.843 8. Alexander • DET 2.739 9. Candiotti • CLE 2.585 10. Hurst • BOS 2.554 Home Runs per 9 IP 1. Gubicza • KCR 0.367 2. Stewart • OAK 0.457 3. Witt • CAL 0.505 4. Swift • SEA 0.515 5. John • NYY 0.561 6. Clemens • BOS 0.580 7. Higuera • MIL 0.594 8. Saberhagen • KCR 0.622 9. Anderson • MIN 0.623 10. Candiotti • CLE 0.623 Losses 1. Blyleven • MIN 17 2. Witt • CAL 16 Saberhagen • KCR 16 Terrell • DET 16 Hough • TEX 16 6. Bautista • BAL 15 Boddicker • 2TM 15 Tibbs • BAL 15 Kilgus • TEX 15 Moore • SEA 15 Finley • CAL 15 Bosio • MIL 15 Earned Runs 1. Blyleven • MIN 125 2. Fraser • CAL 117 3. Witt • CAL 115 4. Saberhagen • KCR 110 Alexander • DET 110 6. Morris • DET 103 7. Stewart • OAK 99 Welch • OAK 99 Farrell • CLE 99 10. Clancy • TOR 98 Flanagan • TOR 98 Wild Pitches 1. Davis • OAK 16 Witt • TEX 16 3. Stewart • OAK 14 4. Perez • CHW 13 McCaskill • CAL 13 6. Gubicza • KCR 12 Fraser • CAL 12 8. McDowell • CHW 11 Morris • DET 11 10. Leibrandt • KCR 10 Guzman • TEX 10 Ward • TOR 10 Toliver • MIN 10 Hough • TEX 10 Hit By Pitch 1. Blyleven • MIN 16 2. Boddicker • 2TM 14 3. Stieb • TOR 13 4. Hough • TEX 12 5. Welch • OAK 10 Kilgus • TEX 10 7. Clancy • TOR 9 Farrell • CLE 9 Fraser • CAL 9 10. Rhoden • NYY 8 Swift • SEA 8 Mohorcic • 2TM 8 Batters Faced 1. Stewart • OAK 1,156 2. Gubicza • KCR 1,111 3. Saberhagen • KCR 1,089 4. Witt • CAL 1,080 5. Langston • SEA 1,078 6. Hough • TEX 1,067 7. Clemens • BOS 1,063 8. Welch • OAK 1,034 9. Viola • MIN 1,031 10. Leibrandt • KCR 1,002 Games Finished 1. Thigpen • CHW 59 2. Reardon • MIN 58 3. Smith • BOS 57 4. Eckersley • OAK 53 5. Williams • TEX 51 Henneman • DET 51 7. Farr • KCR 49 8. Plesac • MIL 48 9. Jones • CLE 46 10. Henke • TOR 44 Adjusted ERA+ 1. Anderson • MIN 166 2. Higuera • MIL 162 3. Viola • MIN 154 4. Gubicza • KCR 149 5. Clemens • BOS 141 6. Stieb • TOR 128 7. Robinson • DET 128 8. Swindell • CLE 128 9. Leibrandt • KCR 126 10. Langston • SEA 125 Fielding Independent Pitching 1. Clemens • BOS 2.17 2. Higuera • MIL 2.80 3. Swindell • CLE 2.82 4. Gubicza • KCR 2.93 5. Viola • MIN 2.95 6. Saberhagen • KCR 3.08 7. Candiotti • CLE 3.22 8. Stewart • OAK 3.27 9. Moore • SEA 3.41 10. Hurst • BOS 3.42 Adj. Pitching Runs 1. Viola • MIN 41 2. Higuera • MIL 40 3. Gubicza • KCR 37 4. Clemens • BOS 35 5. Anderson • MIN 32 6. Langston • SEA 23 7. Swindell • CLE 23 8. Leibrandt • KCR 21 9. Stieb • TOR 21 10. Henneman • DET 20 Adj. Pitching Wins 1. Viola • MIN 4.4 2. Higuera • MIL 4.4 3. Gubicza • KCR 4.0 4. Clemens • BOS 3.8 5. Anderson • MIN 3.4 6. Langston • SEA 2.4 7. Swindell • CLE 2.4 8. Leibrandt • KCR 2.2 Stieb • TOR 2.2 10. Candiotti • CLE 2.1 Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24) 1. Higuera • MIL 43.31 2. Viola • MIN 43.04 3. Clemens • BOS 39.97 4. Gubicza • KCR 36.17 5. Anderson • MIN 31.92 6. Stieb • TOR 26.59 7. Candiotti • CLE 22.69 8. Robinson • DET 21.94 9. Leibrandt • KCR 20.72 10. Stewart • OAK 20.14 Win Probability Added (WPA) 1. Higuera • MIL 5.2 2. Viola • MIN 5.2 3. Jones • CLE 4.9 4. Clemens • BOS 4.3 5. Eckersley • OAK 3.2 6. Anderson • MIN 3.1 7. Leibrandt • KCR 2.6 8. Gubicza • KCR 2.6 9. Righetti • NYY 2.6 10. Harvey • CAL 2.5 Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI) 1. Higuera • MIL 5.4 2. Clemens • BOS 4.6 3. Gubicza • KCR 3.3 4. Viola • MIN 3.1 5. Swindell • CLE 3.0 6. Stieb • TOR 2.6 7. Anderson • MIN 2.3 8. Eckersley • OAK 2.2 9. Stewart • OAK 2.1 10. Robinson • DET 2.1 Base-Out Wins Saved (REW) 1. Higuera • MIL 4.8 2. Viola • MIN 4.6 3. Clemens • BOS 4.2 4. Gubicza • KCR 3.9 5. Anderson • MIN 3.4 6. Stieb • TOR 2.9 7. Robinson • DET 2.4 8. Candiotti • CLE 2.4 9. Leibrandt • KCR 2.2 10. Stewart • OAK 2.2

    A ** by the stat's value indicates the player had fewer than the required number of at bats or plate appearances for the BA, OBP, SLG or OPS title that year. In order to rank the player, the necessary number of hitless at bats were added to the player's season total. The value printed here is their actual value and not the value used to rank them, therefore some numbers may appear out of order.

    For batting rate stats, generally a minimum of 3.1 Plate Appearances/G, 1.0 IP/G, 0.67 Gm and Chances/Team Game (fielding), 0.2 SB att/Team Game (catchers), and 0.1 SB att/Team Game (baserunners only since 1951), and 0.1 decision/G for single-season leaderboards generally needed for rate statistics. For pitcher fielding the minimums are reduced by a third. For LF, CF, RF fielding stats, we only have reliable data since 1908, so all leaders are since 1908. Explanation of min. requirements

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