1983 Major League Baseball season

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1983 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
DurationApril 4 – October 16, 1983
Top draft pickTim Belcher
Picked byMinnesota Twins
Regular season
Season MVPAL: Cal Ripken, Jr. (BAL)
NL: Dale Murphy (ATL)
League postseason
AL championsBaltimore Orioles
  AL runners-upChicago White Sox
NL championsPhiladelphia Phillies
  NL runners-upLos Angeles Dodgers
World Series
ChampionsBaltimore Orioles
  Runners-upPhiladelphia Phillies
Finals MVPRick Dempsey (BAL)
MLB seasons

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[edit]

MLB statistical leaders[edit]

Statistic American League National League
AVG Wade Boggs BOS .361 Bill Madlock PIT .323
HR Jim Rice BOS 39 Mike Schmidt PHI 40
RBI Cecil Cooper MIL
Jim Rice BOS
126 Dale Murphy ATL 121
Wins LaMarr Hoyt CHW 24 John Denny PHI 19
ERA Rick Honeycutt TEX 2.42 Atlee Hammaker SF 2.25
SO Jack Morris DET 232 Steve Carlton PHI 275
SV Dan Quisenberry KC 45 Lee Smith CHC 29
SB Rickey Henderson OAK 108 Tim Raines MTL 90

Major league baseball final standings[edit]


  League Championship Series
World Series
East Baltimore 3  
West Chicago Sox 1  
    AL Baltimore 4
  NL Philadelphia 1
East Philadelphia 3
West Los Angeles 1  

All-Star game[edit]

Television coverage[edit]

Network Day of week Announcers
ABC Monday nights
Sunday afternoons
Al Michaels, Howard Cosell, Earl Weaver, Don Drysdale, Steve Stone
NBC Saturday afternoons Vin Scully, Joe Garagiola, Bob Costas, Tony Kubek
USA Thursday nights Eddie Doucette, Nelson Briles, Monte Moore, Wes Parker

Significant events[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Pellowski, Michael J (2007). The Little Giant Book of Baseball Facts. United States: Sterling Publishing Co. pp. 352. ISBN 9781402742736.
  2. ^ 'Rangers Rout A's 16–4 in 15-Inning Marathon'; The Greenville News, July 5, 1983, p. 18
  3. ^ "Retrosheet Boxscore: Texas Rangers 16, Oakland Athletics 4". www.retrosheet.org.