1983 Toronto Blue Jays season

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1983 Toronto Blue Jays
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Labatt Breweries,
Imperial Trust,
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Manager(s) Bobby Cox
Local television CFTO-TV
(Don Chevrier, Tony Kubek, Fergie Olver)
Local radio CJCL (AM)
(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.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • 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.[3] 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[edit]

Season standings[edit]

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


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1983 Toronto Blue Jays
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game log[edit]

1983 Game Log

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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

Pos Player G AB R H 2B 3B Avg. HR RBI SB
C Whitt, ErnieErnie Whitt 123 344 53 88 15 2 .256 17 56 1
1B Upshaw, WillieWillie Upshaw 160 579 99 177 26 7 .306 27 104 10
2B García, DámasoDámaso García 131 525 84 161 23 6 .307 3 38 31
3B Mulliniks, RanceRance Mulliniks 129 364 54 100 34 3 .275 10 49 0
SS Griffin, AlfredoAlfredo Griffin 162 528 62 132 22 9 .250 4 47 8
LF Collins, DaveDave Collins 118 402 55 109 12 4 .271 1 34 31
CF Moseby, LloydLloyd Moseby 151 539 104 170 31 7 .315 18 81 27
RF Barfield, JesseJesse Barfield 128 388 58 98 13 3 .253 27 68 2
DH Johnson, CliffCliff Johnson 142 407 59 108 23 1 .265 22 76 0

Other batters[edit]

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

Player G AB R H 2B 3B Avg. HR RBI SB
Iorg, GarthGarth Iorg 122 375 40 103 22 5 .275 2 39 7
Bonnell, BarryBarry Bonnell 121 377 49 120 21 3 .318 10 54 10
Orta, JorgeJorge Orta 103 245 30 58 6 3 .237 10 38 1
Martinez, BuckBuck Martinez 88 221 27 56 14 0 .253 10 33 0
Bell, GeorgeGeorge Bell 39 112 5 30 5 4 .268 2 17 1
Powell, HoskenHosken Powell 40 83 6 14 0 0 .169 1 7 2
Klutts, MickeyMickey Klutts 22 43 3 11 0 0 .256 3 5 0
Fernández, TonyTony Fernández 15 34 5 9 1 1 .265 0 2 0
Webster, MitchMitch Webster 11 11 2 2 0 0 .182 0 0 0
Petralli, GenoGeno Petralli 6 4 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G GS IP W L ERA R ER BB K
Stieb, DaveDave Stieb 36 36 278 17 12 3.04 105 94 93 187
Clancy, JimJim Clancy 34 34 223 15 11 3.91 115 97 61 99
Leal, LuisLuis Leal 35 35 217.1 13 12 4.31 113 104 65 116
Gott, JimJim Gott 34 30 176.2 9 14 4.74 103 93 68 121
Alexander, DoyleDoyle Alexander 17 15 116.2 7 6 3.93 55 51 26 46
Williams, MattMatt Williams 4 3 8 1 1 14.63 13 13 7 5

Other pitchers[edit]

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

Player G GS IP W L SV ERA R ER BB K
Acker, JimJim Acker 38 5 97.2 5 1 1 4.33 52 47 38 44
Morgan, MikeMike Morgan 16 4 45.1 0 3 0 5.16 26 26 21 22

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G W L SV ERA IP R ER BB K
McLaughlin, JoeyJoey McLaughlin 50 64.2 7 4 9 4.45 33 32 37 47
Jackson, Roy LeeRoy Lee Jackson 49 92 8 3 7 4.50 48 46 41 48
Geisel, DaveDave Geisel 47 52.1 0 3 5 4.64 28 27 31 50
Moffitt, RandyRandy Moffitt 45 57.1 6 2 10 3.77 27 24 24 38
Clarke, StanStan Clarke 10 11 1 1 0 3.27 4 4 5 7
Cooper, DonDon Cooper 4 5.1 0 0 0 6.75 4 4 0 5

Award winners[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse Chiefs International League Jim Beauchamp
AA Knoxville Blue Jays Southern League John McLaren
A Kinston Blue Jays Carolina League Ron Clark and Doug Ault
A Florence Blue Jays South Atlantic League Dennis Holmberg
Rookie GCL Blue Jays Gulf Coast League Epy Guerrero
Rookie Medicine Hat Blue Jays Pioneer League Duane Larson

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Fred McGriff page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/k/kluttmi01.shtml
  3. ^ Jane, Gross (August 6, 1983). "Winfield charges will be dropped". The New York Times. p. 1.29. 
  4. ^ Cecil Fielder page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Webster Garrison page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Doyle Alexander page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Blue Jays All-Stars | bluejays.com: History
  8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1982 Toronto Blue Jays season
1983 Toronto Blue Jays Season
1983
Succeeded by
1984 Toronto Blue Jays season