1983 Major League Baseball season

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1983 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 4 – October 16, 1983
Number of games162
Number of teams26
Draft
Top draft pickTim Belcher
Picked byMinnesota Twins
Regular season
Season MVPAL: Cal Ripken, Jr. (BAL)
NL: Dale Murphy (ATL)
League postseason
AL championsBaltimore Orioles
  AL runners-upChicago White Sox
NL championsPhiladelphia Phillies
  NL runners-upLos Angeles Dodgers
World Series
ChampionsBaltimore Orioles
  Runners-upPhiladelphia Phillies
World Series MVPRick Dempsey (BAL)
MLB seasons

The 1983 Major League Baseball season ended with the Baltimore Orioles defeating the Philadelphia Phillies in the fifth game of the World Series. Rick Dempsey was named MVP of the Series. The All-Star Game was held on July 6 at Comiskey Park; the American League won by a score of 13–3, with California Angels outfielder Fred Lynn being named MVP.

Awards and honors[edit]

MLB statistical leaders[edit]

Statistic American League National League
AVG Wade Boggs BOS .361 Bill Madlock PIT .323
HR Jim Rice BOS 39 Mike Schmidt PHI 40
RBI Cecil Cooper MIL
Jim Rice BOS
126 Dale Murphy ATL 121
Wins LaMarr Hoyt CHW 24 John Denny PHI 19
ERA Rick Honeycutt TEX 2.42 Atlee Hammaker SF 2.25
SO Jack Morris DET 232 Steve Carlton PHI 275
SV Dan Quisenberry KC 45 Lee Smith CHC 29
SB Rickey Henderson OAK 108 Tim Raines MTL 90

Standings[edit]

Postseason[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  League Championship Series
(ALCS, NLCS)
World Series
                 
East Baltimore 3  
West Chi White Sox 1  
    AL Baltimore 4
  NL Philadelphia 1
East Philadelphia 3
West Los Angeles 1  

Home Field Attendance[edit]

Team Name Wins Home attendance Per Game
Los Angeles Dodgers[1] 91 3.4% 3,510,313 -2.7% 43,879
California Angels[2] 70 -24.7% 2,555,016 -9.0% 31,543
Milwaukee Brewers[3] 87 -8.4% 2,397,131 21.1% 29,594
Montreal Expos[4] 82 -4.7% 2,320,651 0.1% 28,650
St. Louis Cardinals[5] 79 -14.1% 2,317,914 9.8% 28,616
New York Yankees[6] 91 15.2% 2,257,976 10.6% 27,876
Chicago White Sox[7] 99 13.8% 2,132,821 36.0% 26,331
Philadelphia Phillies[8] 90 1.1% 2,128,339 -10.4% 25,955
Atlanta Braves[9] 88 -1.1% 2,119,935 17.6% 26,499
Baltimore Orioles[10] 98 4.3% 2,042,071 26.6% 25,211
Kansas City Royals[11] 79 -12.2% 1,963,875 -14.0% 23,950
Toronto Blue Jays[12] 89 14.1% 1,930,415 51.3% 23,832
Detroit Tigers[13] 92 10.8% 1,829,636 11.8% 22,588
Boston Red Sox[14] 78 -12.4% 1,782,285 -8.6% 22,004
San Diego Padres[15] 81 0.0% 1,539,815 -4.2% 18,778
Chicago Cubs[16] 71 -2.7% 1,479,717 18.4% 18,268
Texas Rangers[17] 77 20.3% 1,363,469 18.1% 16,833
Houston Astros[18] 85 10.4% 1,351,962 -13.3% 16,487
Oakland Athletics[19] 74 8.8% 1,294,941 -25.4% 15,987
San Francisco Giants[20] 79 -9.2% 1,251,530 4.2% 15,451
Pittsburgh Pirates[21] 84 0.0% 1,225,916 19.7% 15,135
Cincinnati Reds[22] 74 21.3% 1,190,419 -10.3% 14,697
New York Mets[23] 68 4.6% 1,112,774 -15.9% 13,570
Minnesota Twins[24] 70 16.7% 858,939 -6.8% 10,604
Seattle Mariners[25] 60 -21.1% 813,537 -24.0% 10,044
Cleveland Indians[26] 70 -10.3% 768,941 -26.3% 9,493

Television coverage[edit]

Network Day of week Announcers
ABC Monday nights
Sunday afternoons
Al Michaels, Howard Cosell, Earl Weaver, Don Drysdale, Steve Stone
NBC Saturday afternoons Vin Scully, Joe Garagiola, Bob Costas, Tony Kubek
USA Thursday nights Eddie Doucette, Nelson Briles, Monte Moore, Wes Parker

Significant events[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Los Angeles Dodgers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  2. ^ "Los Angeles Angels Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  3. ^ "Milwaukee Brewers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  4. ^ "Washington Nationals Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  5. ^ "St. Louis Cardinals Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  6. ^ "New York Yankees Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  7. ^ "Chicago White Sox Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  8. ^ "Oakland Athletics Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  9. ^ "Atlanta Braves Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  10. ^ "Baltimore Orioles Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  11. ^ "Kansas City Royals Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  12. ^ "Toronto Blue Jays Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  13. ^ "Detroit Tigers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  14. ^ "Boston Red Sox Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  15. ^ "San Diego Padres Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  16. ^ "Chicago Cubs Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  17. ^ "Texas Rangers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  18. ^ "Cleveland Indians Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  19. ^ "Oakland Athletics Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  20. ^ "San Francisco Giants Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  21. ^ "Pittsburgh Pirates Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  22. ^ "Cincinnati Reds Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  23. ^ "New York Mets Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  24. ^ "Minnesota Twins Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  25. ^ "Seattle Mariners Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  26. ^ "Cleveland Indians Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  27. ^ Pellowski, Michael J (2007). The Little Giant Book of Baseball Facts. United States: Sterling Publishing Co. pp. 352. ISBN 9781402742736.
  28. ^ 'Rangers Rout A's 16–4 in 15-Inning Marathon'; The Greenville News, July 5, 1983, p. 18
  29. ^ "Retrosheet Boxscore: Texas Rangers 16, Oakland Athletics 4". www.retrosheet.org.

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