1983 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1983 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
Warner Communications
General manager(s) Harding "Pete" Peterson
Manager(s) Chuck Tanner
Local television KDKA-TV
Lanny Frattare, Jim Rooker, John Sanders
Bob Prince, Steve Blass, Willie Stargell
Local radio KDKA
Lanny Frattare, Jim Rooker
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The 1983 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 102nd season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 97th in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Pirates finished second in the National League East with a record of 84–78.


Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB
Philadelphia Phillies 90 72 .556 --
Pittsburgh Pirates 84 78 .519 6
Montreal Expos 82 80 .506 8
St. Louis Cardinals 79 83 .488 11
Chicago Cubs 71 91 .438 19
New York Mets 68 94 .420 22

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

  • May 2, 1983: Bob Owchinko was signed as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates.[2]
  • June 6, 1983: 1983 Major League Baseball Draft
    • Stan Fansler was drafted by the Pirates in the 2nd round.[3]
    • John Smiley was drafted by the Pirates in the 12th round. Player signed June 10, 1983.[4]
    • Steve Carter was Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 21st round of the 1983 amateur draft, but did not sign.[5]
  • June 11, 1983: Félix Fermín was signed as an amateur free agent by the Pirates.[6]


1983 Pittsburgh Pirates
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Player stats[edit]


Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
1B Thompson, JasonJason Thompson 152 517 134 .259 18 76

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Mazzilli, LeeLee Mazzilli 109 246 59 .240 5 24
Diloné, MiguelMiguel Diloné 7 0 0 ---- 0 0


Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Tunnell, LeeLee Tunnell 35 177.2 11 6 3.65 95
DeLeón, JoséJosé DeLeón 15 108 7 3 2.83 118

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bibby, JimJim Bibby 29 78 5 12 6.69 44

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Awards and honors[edit]

1983 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Hawaii Islanders Pacific Coast League Tom Trebelhorn
AA Lynn Pirates Eastern League Tommy Sandt
A Alexandria Dukes Carolina League Johnny Lipon
A Greenwood Pirates South Atlantic League Joe Frisina
Short-Season A Watertown Pirates New York-Penn League Bill Bryk
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke