1983 Baltimore Orioles season

1983 Baltimore Orioles
1983 AL East Champions
1983 AL Champions
1983 World Series Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 98–64 (.605)
Divisional place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) Edward Bennett Williams
General manager(s) Hank Peters
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

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 9864 0.605 50–31 48–33
Detroit Tigers 9270 0.568 6 48–33 44–37
New York Yankees 9171 0.562 7 51–30 40–41
Toronto Blue Jays 8973 0.549 9 48–33 41–40
Milwaukee Brewers 8775 0.537 11 52–29 35–46
Boston Red Sox 7884 0.481 20 38–43 40–41
Cleveland Indians 7092 0.432 28 36–45 34–47

Record vs. opponents

1983 American League Records

Sources:
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 8–57–57–56–75–88–411–28–46–78–48–49–37–6
Boston 5–86–66–67–64–95–74–95–77–68–47–57–57–6
California 5–76–63–108–44–86–76–66–75–75–86–76–74–8
Chicago 5–76–610–38–48–49–44–88–58–48–512–18–55–7
Cleveland 7–66–74–84–85–87–53–106–66–77–58–43–94–9
Detroit 8–59–48–44–88–57–56–79–35–86–68–48–46–7
Kansas City 4–87–57–64–95–75–76–66–76–67–68–58–5–16–6
Milwaukee 2–119–46–68–410–37–66–68–44–96–65–78–48–5
Minnesota 4–87–57–65–86–63–97–64–84–84–99–45–85–7
New York 7–66–77–54–87–68–56–69–48–48–47–57–57–6
Oakland 4–84–88–55–85–76–66–76–69–44–89–42–116–6
Seattle 4–85–77–61–124–84–85–87–54–95–74–96–74–8
Texas 3–95–77–65–89–34–85–8–14–88–55–711–27–64–8
Toronto 6–76–78–47–59–47–66–65–87–56–76–68–48–4

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
CRick Dempsey1283473380.2314321
1BEddie Murray156582115178.306331115
2BRich Dauer14045949108.2355411
3BTodd Cruz812211646.2083273
SSCal Ripken162663121211.318271020
LFJohn Lowenstein1223105287.28115602
CFAl Bumbry12437863104.27533112
RFDan Ford10340763114.2809559
DHKen Singleton15150752140.27618840

[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
John Shelby1263255284.25852715
Gary Roenicke1153234584.26019642
Jim Dwyer1001963756.2868381
Joe Nolan731842551.2775240
Lenn Sakata661342334.2543128
Leo Hernández642032150.2466261
Benny Ayala471041223.2214130
Aurelio Rodríguez456708.119020
Glenn Gulliver2347510.213020
Tito Landrum2642813.310140
Mike Young253656.167021
John Stefero91125.455040
Bobby Bonner6000----000
Dave Huppert2000----000

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA BB SO
Scott McGregor362601873.184586
Storm Davis34200.11373.5964125
Dennis Martínez321537165.534571
Mike Boddicker271791682.7752120
Mike Flanagan20125.11243.303150
Jim Palmer1476.2544.231934
Allan Ramirez1157443.473020

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA BB SO
Bill Swaggerty721.2112.9167
Paul Mirabella39.2005.5947

Relief pitchers

Player G IP W L SV ERA BB SO
Tippy Martinez65103.193212.353781
Sammy Stewart58144.19473.626795
Tim Stoddard4757.24396.092950
Dan Morogiello2237.20112.391015
Don Welchel1126.20205.401016

Postseason

ALCS

Summary

GameScoreDateLocationAttendance
1Chicago – 2, Baltimore – 1October 5Memorial Stadium51,289
2Chicago – 0, Baltimore – 4October 6Memorial Stadium52,347
3Baltimore – 11, Chicago – 1October 7Comiskey Park46,635
4Baltimore – 3, Chicago – 0October 8Comiskey Park45,477

World Series

AL Baltimore Orioles (4) vs. NL Philadelphia Phillies (1)

Game Score Date Location Attendance Time of Game
1Phillies – 2, Orioles – 1October 11Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)52,2042:22
2Phillies – 1, Orioles – 4October 12Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)52,1322:27
3Orioles – 3, Phillies – 2October 14Veterans Stadium (Philadelphia)65,7922:35
4Orioles – 5, Phillies – 4October 15Veterans Stadium (Philadelphia)66,9472:50
5Orioles – 5, Phillies – 0October 16Veterans Stadium (Philadelphia)67,0642:21

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

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Lance Nichols
AA Charlotte O's Southern League Grady Little
A Hagerstown Suns Carolina League John Hart
A-Short Season Newark Orioles New York–Penn League Art Mazmanian
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Greg Biagini

Notes

  1. Don Stanhouse at Baseball-Reference
  2. "Joe Nolan Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  3. 1 2 "Aurelio Rodriguez Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  4. Inc., Baseball Almanac,. "1983 Baltimore Orioles Roster by Baseball Almanac". www.baseball-almanac.com.
  5. Todd Curz at Baseball-Reference
  6. "1983 Baltimore Orioles Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.

References

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