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1983 Baltimore Orioles season

 

1983 Baltimore Orioles season

The 1983 Baltimore Orioles season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Orioles finishing 1st in the American League East with a record of 98 wins and 64 losses. The season culminated with the winning of the 1983 World Series over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Offseason

  • October 19, 1982: Don Stanhouse was released by the Orioles.[1]
  • January 15, 1983: Joe Nolan was signed as a Free Agent with the Baltimore Orioles.[2]
  • February 3, 1983: Aurelio Rodriguez was signed as a Free Agent with the Baltimore Orioles.[3]

Regular season

Season standings

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


Opening Day starters

Notable transactions

  • June 30, 1983: Todd Cruz was purchased by the Orioles from the Seattle Mariners.[5]
  • August 13, 1983: Aurelio Rodriguez was released by the Baltimore Orioles.[3]

Roster

1983 Baltimore Orioles roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In; Avg. = Batting Average; SB= Stolen Bases

Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Dempsey, RickRick Dempsey 128 347 33 80 .231 4 32 1
1B Murray, EddieEddie Murray 156 582 115 178 .306 33 111 5
2B Dauer, RichRich Dauer 140 459 49 108 .235 5 41 1
3B Cruz, ToddTodd Cruz 81 221 16 46 .208 3 27 3
SS Ripken, CalCal Ripken 162 663 121 211 .318 27 102 0
LF Lowenstein, JohnJohn Lowenstein 122 310 52 87 .281 15 60 2
CF Bumbry, AlAl Bumbry 124 378 63 104 .275 3 31 12
RF Ford, DanDan Ford 103 407 63 114 .280 9 55 9
DH Singleton, KenKen Singleton 151 507 52 140 .276 18 84 0
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Other batters

Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In; Avg. = Batting Average; SB= Stolen Bases

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
Shelby, JohnJohn Shelby 126 325 52 84 .258 5 27 15
Roenicke, GaryGary Roenicke 115 323 45 84 .260 19 64 2
Dwyer, JimJim Dwyer 100 196 37 56 .286 8 38 1
Nolan, JoeJoe Nolan 73 184 25 51 .277 5 24 0
Sakata, LennLenn Sakata 66 134 23 34 .254 3 12 8
Hernández, LeoLeo Hernández 64 203 21 50 .246 6 26 1
Ayala, BennyBenny Ayala 47 104 12 23 .221 4 13 0
Rodríguez, AurelioAurelio Rodríguez 45 67 0 8 .119 0 2 0
Gulliver, GlennGlenn Gulliver 23 47 5 10 .213 0 2 0
Landrum, TitoTito Landrum 26 42 8 13 .310 1 4 0
Young, MikeMike Young 25 36 5 6 .167 0 2 1
Stefero, JohnJohn Stefero 9 11 2 5 .455 0 4 0
Bonner, BobbyBobby Bonner 6 0 0 0 ---- 0 0 0
Huppert, DaveDave Huppert 2 0 0 0 ---- 0 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA BB SO
McGregor, ScottScott McGregor 36 260 18 7 3.18 45 86
Davis, StormStorm Davis 34 200.1 13 7 3.59 64 125
Martínez, DennisDennis Martínez 32 153 7 16 5.53 45 71
Boddicker, MikeMike Boddicker 27 179 16 8 2.77 52 120
Flanagan, MikeMike Flanagan 20 125.1 12 4 3.30 31 50
Palmer, JimJim Palmer 14 76.2 5 4 4.23 19 34
Ramirez, AllanAllan Ramirez 11 57 4 4 3.47 30 20

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA BB SO
Swaggerty, BillBill Swaggerty 7 21.2 1 1 2.91 6 7
Mirabella, PaulPaul Mirabella 3 9.2 0 0 5.59 4 7

Relief pitchers

Player G IP W L SV ERA BB SO
Martinez, TippyTippy Martinez 65 103.1 9 3 21 2.35 37 81
Stewart, SammySammy Stewart 58 144.1 9 4 7 3.62 67 95
Welchel, DonDon Welchel 11 26.2 0 2 0 5.40 10 16

Postseason

ALCS

Summary

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Chicago - 2, Baltimore - 1 October 5 Memorial Stadium 51,289
2 Chicago - 0, Baltimore - 4 October 6 Memorial Stadium 52,347
3 Baltimore - 11, Chicago - 1 October 7 Comiskey Park 46,635
4 Baltimore - 3, Chicago - 0 October 8 Comiskey Park 45,477

World Series

Main article: 1983 World Series
AL Baltimore Orioles (4) vs. NL Philadelphia Phillies (1)
Game Score Date Location Attendance Time of Game
1 Phillies – 2, Orioles – 1 October 11 Memorial Stadium (Baltimore) 52,204 2:22
2 Phillies – 1, Orioles – 4 October 12 Memorial Stadium (Baltimore) 52,132 2:27
3 Orioles – 3, Phillies – 2 October 14 Veterans Stadium (Philadelphia) 65,792 2:35
4 Orioles – 5, Phillies – 4 October 15 Veterans Stadium (Philadelphia) 66,947 2:50
5 Orioles – 5, Phillies – 0 October 16 Veterans Stadium (Philadelphia) 67,064 2:21

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

League leaders

  • Cal Ripken, Jr. – American League Leader in At-Bats (663)
  • Cal Ripken, Jr. – American League Leader in Hits (211)
  • Cal Ripken, Jr. – American League Leader Runs Scored (121)
  • Cal Ripken, Jr. – American League Leader Doubles (47)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Lance Nichols
AA Charlotte O's Southern League Grady Little
A Hagerstown Suns Carolina League John Hart
Short-Season A Newark Orioles New York–Penn League Art Mazmanian
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Greg Biagini

Notes

References

  • 1983 Baltimore Orioles team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1983 Baltimore Orioles season at baseball-almanac.com
Preceded by
Milwaukee Brewers
1982
AL East Championship Season
1983
Succeeded by
Detroit Tigers
1984
Preceded by
Milwaukee Brewers
1982
American League Championship
1983
Succeeded by
Detroit Tigers
1984

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