1983 Toronto Blue Jays season
|1983 Toronto Blue Jays|
|Major League affiliations|
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
|General manager(s)||Pat Gillick|
(Don Chevrier, Tony Kubek, Fergie Olver)
(Jerry Howarth, Tom Cheek)
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The 1983 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's seventh season of Major League Baseball. It resulted in the Blue Jays finishing fourth in the American League East with a record of 89 wins and 73 losses. It was the franchise's first winning season, and it started a streak of 11 consecutive winning seasons. It was the team's first season to use the song "OK Blue Jays" in the seventh-inning stretch.
- Willie Upshaw became the first Blue Jay to get over 100 RBIs with 104
- On August 4, 1983, New York Yankee Dave Winfield, while warming up before the 5th inning of a game at Toronto's Exhibition Stadium, accidentally killed a seagull with a thrown ball. He doffed his cap in mock sorrow. Fans responded by hurling obscenities and improvised missiles. After the game, he was brought to the Ontario Provincial Police station on charges of cruelty to animals and was forced to post a $500 bond before being released. Quipped Yankees manager Billy Martin, "It's the first time he's hit the cutoff man." The charges were dropped the following day. For years afterward Winfield's appearances in Toronto were greeted with loud choruses of boos, but he later became a fan favorite when he joined the team in 1992.
Opening Day starters
|New York Yankees||91||71||0.562||7||51–30||40–41|
|Toronto Blue Jays||89||73||0.549||9||48–33||41–40|
|Boston Red Sox||78||84||0.481||20||38–43||40–41|
Record vs. opponents
1983 American League Records
- February 5, 1983: Leon Roberts was traded by the Blue Jays to the Kansas City Royals for Cecil Fielder.
- June 6, 1983: Webster Garrison was drafted by the Blue Jays in the 2nd round of the 1983 amateur draft. Player signed August 21, 1983.
- June 21, 1983: Doyle Alexander was signed as a free agent by the Blue Jays.
|1983 Toronto Blue Jays|
|1983 Game Log|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases
Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts
Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; IP = Innings pitched; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts
Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts
|Roy Lee Jackson||49||92||8||3||7||4.50||48||46||41||48|
- Lloyd Moseby, Player of the Month Award, August
- Lloyd Moseby, Silver Slugger Award
- Dave Stieb, Pitcher of the Month Award, May
- Dave Stieb, Starting Pitcher
- Fred McGriff at Baseball Reference
- Jane, Gross (August 6, 1983). "Winfield charges will be dropped". The New York Times. p. 1.29.
- Cecil Fielder at Baseball Reference
- Webster Garrison at Baseball Reference
- Doyle Alexander at Baseball Reference
- Blue Jays All-Stars | bluejays.com: History
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007
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