1988 Starting Lineup Baseball Figures

1988 Kenner Starting Lineup Figures. Below is a complete checklist of all players in the inaugural 1988 version. Click on the player name to bring up a photo of all the starting lineups they’ve had.

Best places to buy and sell Kenner Starting Lineups is on eBay and Amazon.

The concept of the figures started in 1986 when former NFL player Pat McInally was tasked to come up with some ideas for toy maker Kenner. McInally’s first idea was to make some 3-D baseball cards, but Kenner didn’t take to it. Eventually the idea to make figures of sports heroes was hatched and the Kenner executives loved the concept.

McInally, a Harvard graduate, was able to help get licensing for the toys because he knew key people involved with the NFL and MLB. Within a week, McInally had secured licensing agreements from all three major U.S. sports, something that would be unheard of today.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How many were made of each figure?
Kenner, and later Hasbro, had a policy not to release information concerning quantities produced for any of their products. Collectors of Starting Lineup figures have often speculated about the quantities.

How did Kenner decide which players to produce?
They utilized an internal group of sports fans who picked players on each team. Kenner had to begin producing the figures 12 months in advance which is why some players were missed during a key season.

1988 Kenner Eddie Murray Starting Lineup  
Atlanta Braves   Milwaukee Brewers
Dale Murphy   B.J. Surhoff
Ken Griffey Sr.   Paul Molitor
Ken Oberkfell   Rob Deer
Ozzie Virgil   Robin Yount
Zane Smith   Ted Higuera
Baltimore Orioles   Minnesota Twins
Eddie Murray   Frank Viola
Cal Ripken Jr.   Gary Gaetti
Fred Lynn   Jeff Reardon
Mike Boddicker   Kent Hrbek
Terry Kennedy   Kirby Puckett
      Tom Brunansky
Boston Red Sox  
Dwight Evans   Montreal Expos
Ellis Burks   Tim Raines
Jim Rice      
Roger Clemens   New York Mets
Wade Boggs   Darryl Strawberry
      Dwight Gooden
California Angels Gary Carter
Brian Downing   Howard Johnson
Devon White   Keith Hernandez
Donnie Moore   Kevin McReynolds
Mike Witt   Len Dykstra
Wally Joyner    
      New York Yankees
Chicago Cubs   Dave Righetti
Andre Dawson   Dave Winfield
Jody Davis   Don Mattingly
Leon Durham   Jack Clark
Rick Sutcliffe   Rickey Henderson
Ryne Sandberg   Willie Randolph
Shawon Dunston    
      Oakland A’s
Chicago White Sox Carney Lansford
Carlton Fisk   Dave Parker
Gary Redus   Jose Canseco
Greg Walker   Mark McGwire
Harold Baines    
Ozzie Guillen   Philadelphia Phillies
      Juan Samuel
Cincinnati Reds Mike Schmidt
Buddy Bell   Shane Rawley
Eric Davis     Steve Bedrosian
John Franco   Von Hayes
Kal Daniels    
Pete Rose   Pittsburgh Pirates
      Andy Van Slyke
Cleveland Indians Barry Bonds
Joe Carter   Bobby Bonilla
Mel Hall Mike Dunne
Cory Snyder   Sid Bream
Pat Tabler    
Julio Franco   St. Louis Cardinals
      Ozzie Smith
Detroit Tigers Todd Worrell
Alan Trammell   Tom Herr
Jack Morris   Vince Coleman
Lou Whitaker   Willie McGee
Matt Nokes    
Willie Hernandez   San Diego Padres
      Benito Santiago
Houston Astros   Chris Brown
Alan Ashby   John Kruk
Billy Hatcher   Tony Gwynn
Glenn Davis    
Kevin Bass   San Francisco Giants
Mike Scott   Candy Maldonado
Nolan Ryan   Jeffrey Leonard
      Rick Reuschel
Kansas City Royals   Will Clark
Bret Saberhagen    
Dan Quisenberry   Seattle Mariners
Danny Tartabull   Alvin Davis
George Brett   Jim Presley
Kevin Seitzer   Ken Phelps
      Mark Langston
Los Angeles Dodgers  
Fernando Valenzuela Texas Rangers
Franklin Stubbs   Charlie Hough
Mike Marshall   Larry Parrish
Pedro Guerrero   Pete Incaviglia
Steve Sax     Pete O’Brien
      Ruben Sierra
      Toronto Blue Jays
      George Bell

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