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1983 Baltimore Orioles season

1983 Baltimore Orioles
1983 AL East Champions
1983 AL Champions
1983 World Series Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Baltimore (since 1954)
  • Results
    Record 98–64 (.605)
    Divisional place 1st
    Other information
    Owner(s) Edward Bennett Williams
    Manager(s) Joe Altobelli
    Local television WMAR-TV
    (Chuck Thompson, Brooks Robinson)
    Super TV
    (Rex Barney,Ted Patterson)
    Local radio WFBR
    (Jon Miller, Tom Marr)
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    The 1983 Baltimore Orioles season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Orioles finishing 1st in the American League East with a record of 98 wins and 64 losses. The season culminated with the winning of the 1983 World Series over the Philadelphia Phillies.

    Offseason

    • October 19, 1982: Don Stanhouse was released by the Orioles.[1]
    • January 15, 1983: Joe Nolan was signed as a Free Agent with the Baltimore Orioles.[2]
    • February 3, 1983: Aurelio Rodriguez was signed as a Free Agent with the Baltimore Orioles.[3]

    Regular season

    Season standings

    Team Wins Losses Win % GB
    Baltimore Orioles 98 64 .605 0
    Detroit Tigers 92 70 .568 6.0
    New York Yankees 91 71 .562 7.0
    Toronto Blue Jays 89 73 .549 9.0
    Milwaukee Brewers 87 75 .537 11.0
    Boston Red Sox 78 84 .481 20.0
    Cleveland Indians 70 92 .432 28.0


    Opening Day starters

    Notable transactions

    • June 30, 1983: Todd Cruz was purchased by the Orioles from the Seattle Mariners.[5]
    • August 13, 1983: Aurelio Rodriguez was released by the Baltimore Orioles.[3]

    Roster

    1983 Baltimore Orioles roster
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In; Avg. = Batting Average; SB= Stolen Bases

    Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
    C Dempsey, RickRick Dempsey 128 347 33 80 .231 4 32 1
    1B Murray, EddieEddie Murray 156 582 115 178 .306 33 111 5
    2B Dauer, RichRich Dauer 140 459 49 108 .235 5 41 1
    3B Cruz, ToddTodd Cruz 81 221 16 46 .208 3 27 3
    SS Ripken, CalCal Ripken 162 663 121 211 .318 27 102 0
    LF Lowenstein, JohnJohn Lowenstein 122 310 52 87 .281 15 60 2
    CF Bumbry, AlAl Bumbry 124 378 63 104 .275 3 31 12
    RF Ford, DanDan Ford 103 407 63 114 .280 9 55 9
    DH Singleton, KenKen Singleton 151 507 52 140 .276 18 84 0
    [6]

    Other batters

    Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In; Avg. = Batting Average; SB= Stolen Bases

    Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
    Shelby, JohnJohn Shelby 126 325 52 84 .258 5 27 15
    Roenicke, GaryGary Roenicke 115 323 45 84 .260 19 64 2
    Dwyer, JimJim Dwyer 100 196 37 56 .286 8 38 1
    Nolan, JoeJoe Nolan 73 184 25 51 .277 5 24 0
    Sakata, LennLenn Sakata 66 134 23 34 .254 3 12 8
    Hernández, LeoLeo Hernández 64 203 21 50 .246 6 26 1
    Ayala, BennyBenny Ayala 47 104 12 23 .221 4 13 0
    Rodríguez, AurelioAurelio Rodríguez 45 67 0 8 .119 0 2 0
    Gulliver, GlennGlenn Gulliver 23 47 5 10 .213 0 2 0
    Landrum, TitoTito Landrum 26 42 8 13 .310 1 4 0
    Young, MikeMike Young 25 36 5 6 .167 0 2 1
    Stefero, JohnJohn Stefero 9 11 2 5 .455 0 4 0
    Bonner, BobbyBobby Bonner 6 0 0 0 ---- 0 0 0
    Huppert, DaveDave Huppert 2 0 0 0 ---- 0 0 0

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA BB SO
    McGregor, ScottScott McGregor 36 260 18 7 3.18 45 86
    Davis, StormStorm Davis 34 200.1 13 7 3.59 64 125
    Martínez, DennisDennis Martínez 32 153 7 16 5.53 45 71
    Boddicker, MikeMike Boddicker 27 179 16 8 2.77 52 120
    Flanagan, MikeMike Flanagan 20 125.1 12 4 3.30 31 50
    Palmer, JimJim Palmer 14 76.2 5 4 4.23 19 34
    Ramirez, AllanAllan Ramirez 11 57 4 4 3.47 30 20

    Other pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA BB SO
    Swaggerty, BillBill Swaggerty 7 21.2 1 1 2.91 6 7
    Mirabella, PaulPaul Mirabella 3 9.2 0 0 5.59 4 7

    Relief pitchers

    Player G IP W L SV ERA BB SO
    Martinez, TippyTippy Martinez 65 103.1 9 3 21 2.35 37 81
    Stewart, SammySammy Stewart 58 144.1 9 4 7 3.62 67 95
    Stoddard, TimTim Stoddard 47 57.2 4 3 9 6.09 29 50
    Welchel, DonDon Welchel 11 26.2 0 2 0 5.40 10 16

    Postseason

    ALCS

    Summary

    Game Score Date Location Attendance
    1 Chicago - 2, Baltimore - 1 October 5 Memorial Stadium 51,289
    2 Chicago - 0, Baltimore - 4 October 6 Memorial Stadium 52,347
    3 Baltimore - 11, Chicago - 1 October 7 Comiskey Park 46,635
    4 Baltimore - 3, Chicago - 0 October 8 Comiskey Park 45,477

    World Series

    Main article: 1983 World Series
    AL Baltimore Orioles (4) vs. NL Philadelphia Phillies (1)
    Game Score Date Location Attendance Time of Game
    1 Phillies – 2, Orioles – 1 October 11 Memorial Stadium (Baltimore) 52,204 2:22
    2 Phillies – 1, Orioles – 4 October 12 Memorial Stadium (Baltimore) 52,132 2:27
    3 Orioles – 3, Phillies – 2 October 14 Veterans Stadium (Philadelphia) 65,792 2:35
    4 Orioles – 5, Phillies – 4 October 15 Veterans Stadium (Philadelphia) 66,947 2:50
    5 Orioles – 5, Phillies – 0 October 16 Veterans Stadium (Philadelphia) 67,064 2:21

    Awards and honors

    All-Star Game

    League leaders

    • Cal Ripken, Jr. – American League Leader in At-Bats (663)
    • Cal Ripken, Jr. – American League Leader in Hits (211)
    • Cal Ripken, Jr. – American League Leader Runs Scored (121)
    • Cal Ripken, Jr. – American League Leader Doubles (47)

    Farm system

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    Notes

    References

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