1983 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1983 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 84–78 (.519)
Divisional place 2nd
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
HSE
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; their 97th in the National League. 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 Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 90 72 0.556 50–31 40–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 84 78 0.519 6 41–40 43–38
Montreal Expos 82 80 0.506 8 46–35 36–45
St. Louis Cardinals 79 83 0.488 11 44–37 35–46
Chicago Cubs 71 91 0.438 19 43–38 28–53
New York Mets 68 94 0.420 22 41–41 27–53


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1983 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 5–7 12–6 11–7 7–11 7–5 8–4 7–5 6–6 9–9 9–9 7–5
Chicago 7–5 4–8 5–7 6–6 7–11 9–9 5–13 9–9 5–7 4–8 10–8
Cincinnati 6–12 8–4 5–13 7–11 4–8 7–5 6–6 6–6 9–9 10–8 6–6
Houston 7–11 7–5 13–5 6–12 8–4 9–3 4–8 6–6 11–7 12–6 2–10
Los Angeles 11–7 6–6 11–7 12–6 7–5 7–5 11–1 6–6 6–12–1 5–13 9–3
Montreal 5–7 11–7 8–4 4–8 5–7 8–10 8–10–1 8–10 8–4 8–4 9–9
New York 4–8 9–9 5–7 3–9 5–7 10–8 6–12 9–9 6–6 5–7 6–12
Philadelphia 5-7 13–5 6–6 8–4 1–11 10–8–1 12–6 11–7 5–7 5–7 14–4
Pittsburgh 6–6 9–9 6–6 6–6 6–6 10–8 9–9 7–11 9–3 6–6 10–8
San Diego 9–9 7–5 9–9 7–11 12–6–1 4–8 6–6 7–5 3–9 11–7 6–6
San Francisco 9–9 8–4 8–10 6–12 13–5 4–8 7–5 7–5 6–6 7–11 4–8
St. Louis 5–7 8–10 6–6 10–2 3–9 9–9 12–6 4–14 8–10 6–6 8–4


Game Log[edit]

1983 Game Log (84–78)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Roster[edit]

1983 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Opening Day lineup[edit]

  • LF – Lee Lacy
  • CF – Lee Mazzilli
  • 3B – Bill Madlock
  • 1B – Jason Thompson
  • RF – Dave Parker
  • 2B – Johnny Ray
  •  C – Tony Peña
  • SS – Dale Berra
  •  P – John Candelaria

Player stats[edit]

Batting
Pitching

Awards and honors[edit]

1983 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Transactions[edit]

  • October 4, 1982 – Released Grant Jackson.
  • October 4, 1982 – Released Paul Moskau.
  • October 20, 1982 – Bob Long granted Free Agency.
  • November 10, 1982 – Omar Moreno granted Free Agency.
  • December 1, 1982 – Signed Gene Tenace as a free agent.
  • December 3, 1982 – Signed Jose Lind as an amateur free agent.
  • December 6, 1982 – Odell Jones drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 1982 rule 5 draft.
  • December 22, 1982 – Traded Jerry Aubin (minors), Bubba Holland (minors), Jose Rivera (minors) and Tim Burke to the New York Yankees. Received Lee Mazzilli.
  • January, 1982 – Signed Randy Jones as a free agent.
  • January, 1982 – Jim Smith sent to the Chicago White Sox in an unknown transaction.
  • January 11, 1983 – Drafted Rich Sauveur in the 11th round of the 1983 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.
  • January 11, 1983 – Drafted Tim Drummond in the 12th round of the 1983 amateur draft (January).
  • January 28, 1983 – Signed Nino Espinosa as a free agent.
  • March 8, 1983 – Signed Tom Hausman as a free agent.
  • March 27, 1983 – Released Randy Jones.
  • March 28, 1983 – Released Ross Baumgarten.
  • March 28, 1983 – Released Dick Davis.
  • March 28, 1983 – Released John Milner.
  • May 2, 1983 – Signed Bob Owchinko as a free agent.
  • June 6, 1983 – Drafted Stan Fansler in the 2nd round of the 1983 amateur draft.
  • June 6, 1983 – Drafted Rich Sauveur in the 5th round of the 1983 amateur draft (June Secondary). Player signed June 8, 1983.
  • June 6, 1983 – Drafted John Smiley in the 12th round of the 1983 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1983.
  • June 6, 1983 – Drafted Steve Carter in the 21st round of the 1983 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.
  • June 8, 1983 – Traded Steve Farr to the Cleveland Indians. Received John Malkin (minors).
  • June 11, 1983 – Signed Félix Fermín as an amateur free agent.
  • June 14, 1983 – Traded Arthur Ray (minors) and Junior Ortiz to the New York Mets. Received Steve Senteney and Marvell Wynne.
  • August 2, 1983 – Purchased Dave Tomlin from the Montreal Expos.
  • August 19, 1983 – Traded Steve Nicosia to the San Francisco Giants. Received Milt May and cash.
  • August 29, 1983 – Signed Jose Melendez as an amateur free agent.
  • September 1, 1983 – Purchased Alfonso Pulido from Mexico City Reds (Mexican).
  • September 7, 1983 – Traded Randy Niemann to the Chicago White Sox. Received Mike Maitland (minors) and Miguel Diloné.

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
A-Short Season Watertown Pirates New York–Penn League Bill Bryk
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates. 
  3. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates. 

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