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The following are the baseball events of the year 1983 throughout the world.  

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ChampionsEdit

Major League BaseballEdit

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

Other championsEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

MLB Statistical LeadersEdit

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Wade Boggs .361 Bill Madlock .323
HR Jim Rice 39 Mike Schmidt 40
RBI Cecil Cooper & Jim Rice 126 Dale Murphy 121
Wins La Marr Hoyt 24 John Denny 19
ERA Rick Honeycutt 2.42 Atlee Hammaker 2.25

Major League Baseball final standings Edit

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
East Division
1st Baltimore Orioles 98   64 .605    --
2nd Detroit Tigers 92   70 .568   6.0
3rd New York Yankees 91   71 .562   7.0
4th Toronto Blue Jays 89   73 .549   9.0
5th Milwaukee Brewers 87   75 .537 11.0
6th Boston Red Sox 78   84 .481 20.0
7th Cleveland Indians 70   92 .432 28.0
West Division
1st Chicago White Sox 99   63 .611    --
2nd Kansas City Royals 79   83 .488 20.0
3rd Texas Rangers 77   85 .475 22.0
4th Oakland Athletics 74   88 .457 25.0
5th California Angels 70   92 .432 29.0
5th Minnesota Twins 70   92 .432 29.0
7th Seattle Mariners 60 102 .370 39.0


National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
East Division
1st Philadelphia Phillies 90   72 .556    --
2nd Pittsburgh Pirates 84   78 .519   6.0
3rd Montréal Expos 82   80 .506   8.0
4th St. Louis Cardinals 79   83 .488 11.0
5th Chicago Cubs 71   91 .438 19.0
6th New York Mets 68   94 .420 22.0
West Division
1st Los Angeles Dodgers 91   71 .562    --
2nd Atlanta Braves 88   74 .543   3.0
3rd Houston Astros 85   77 .525   6.0
4th San Diego Padres 81   81 .500 10.0
5th San Francisco Giants 79   83 .488 12.0
6th Cincinnati Reds 74   88 .457 17.0

EventsEdit

  • July 24 - In the game now known as the Pine Tar Game, George Brett hits an apparent go-ahead 2-run home run off of Goose Gossage in the ninth inning of a game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. However, Yankees manager Billy Martin challenges that Brett's bat had more than the 18 inches of pine tar allowed, and home plate umpire Tim McClelland upholds Martin's challenge. After being called out and having the home run nullified, Brett goes ballistic and charges out of the dugout after McClelland. The AL president's office later upholds the Kansas City Royals protest, restoring the home run, and the game is completed on August 18, with the Royals winning 5-4.

MoviesEdit

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

  • January 9 - Stan Spence, 67, four-time All-Star outfielder who played for the Boston Red Sox, Washington Senators and St. Louis Browns
  • January 26 - Chet Laabs, 70, All-Star outfielder for the St. Louis Browns who hit two home runs in 1944's final game to clinch the Browns' only pennant
  • February 9 - Jackie Hayes, 76, second baseman for the Washington Senators and Chicago White Sox
  • April 12 - Carl Morton, 39, pitcher with the Montréal Expos and Atlanta Braves who was the NL Rookie of the Year in 1970
  • April 17 - Dutch Leonard, 74, 5-time All-Star pitcher who employed the knuckleball in earning 191 wins over 20 seasons
  • April 25 - Carlos Paula, 55, first black player in Washington Senators history
  • July 7 - Vic Wertz, 58, All-Star right fielder and first baseman for five AL teams who had five 100-RBI seasons, but was best remembered for the fly ball caught spectacularly by Willie Mays in the 1954 World Series
  • August 16 - Earl Averill, 81, Hall of Fame center fielder for the Cleveland Indians who batted .318 lifetime and had five 100-RBI seasons; his line drive off Dizzy Dean's foot in the 1937 All-Star game led to the end of Dean's career
  • October 18 - Willie Jones, 58, All-Star third baseman for the Phillies who led the NL in fielding five times and in putouts seven times
  • November 15 - Charlie Grimm, 85, first baseman and manager of the Chicago Cubs who batted .300 five times and led the Cubs to three NL pennants
  • November 18 - Hilton Smith, 76, pitcher for the Negro Leagues' Kansas City Monarchs who was known for his outstanding curveball

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