1983 Major League Baseball season

1983 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration April 4 – October 16, 1983
Top draft pick Tim Belcher
Picked by Minnesota Twins
Regular season
Season MVP AL: Cal Ripken, Jr. (BAL)
NL: Dale Murphy (ATL)
League postseason
AL champions Baltimore Orioles
  AL runners-up Chicago White Sox
NL champions Philadelphia Phillies
  NL runners-up Los Angeles Dodgers
World Series
Champions Baltimore Orioles
  Runners-up Philadelphia Phillies
Finals MVP Rick Dempsey (BAL)

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

MLB statistical leaders

Statistic American League National League
AVGWade Boggs BOS.361Bill Madlock PIT.323
HRJim Rice BOS39Mike Schmidt PHI40
RBICecil Cooper MIL
Jim Rice BOS
126Dale Murphy ATL121
WinsLaMarr Hoyt CHW24John Denny PHI19
ERARick Honeycutt TEX2.42Atlee Hammaker SF2.25
SOJack Morris DET232Steve Carlton PHI275
SVDan Quisenberry KC45Lee Smith CHC29
SBRickey Henderson OAK108Tim Raines MTL90

Major league baseball final standings


  League Championship Series
World Series
East Baltimore 3  
West Chicago (A.L.) 1  
    AL Baltimore 4
  NL Philadelphia 1
East Philadelphia 3
West Los Angeles 1  

All-Star game

Significant events


  1. Pellowski, Michael J (2007). The Little Giant Book of Baseball Facts. United States: Sterling Publishing Co. p. 352. ISBN 9781402742736.
  2. 'Rangers Rout A's 16–4 in 15-Inning Marathon'; The Greenville News, July 5, 1983, p. 18
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