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1982-1983 Cuban National League

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The 1982-1983 season was the twenty-second season of Cuba's national baseball system.

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[edit] Serie Nacional

The 22nd Serie Nacional was won by Villa Clara led by manager Eduardo Luis Martín. The team finishes the season with a record of 41 – 8 (.837), the best record for any team in Cuban National League history, including Series Selectivas. The club finished seven games ahead of Citricultores and Camagüey, who were tied for second place. This differential is the largest in serie history up to that time.

At the age of 16, infielder Omar Linares makes his début with Vegueros – one of the youngest players in the history of the league. The future star appears in only 27 games, batting .247 with 19 hits, 12 runs scored, 4 runs batted in, and no home runs.

The champion's ace was José Riviera who went 6 – 0 with the second-lowest ERA in serie history at 0.63; 4 earned runs in 57 innings. Vegueros pitcher Rogelio García wins his sixth strikeout crown in the past seven years.

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates Serie Nacional champion
Team G W L WPCT GB
Villa Clara 49 41 8 0.837 -.-
Citricultores 51 35 16 0.686 7.0
Camagüey 51 35 16 0.686 7.0
Industriales 47 31 16 0.660 9.0
Vegueros 51 33 18 0.647 9.0
Henequeneros 48 28 20 0.583 12.5
Forestales 49 25 24 0.510 16.0
Ciego de Ávila 51 25 26 0.490 17.0
Santiago de Cuba 49 24 25 0.490 17.0
La Habana 49 23 26 0.469 18.0
Guantánamo 51 22 29 0.431 20.0
Cienfuegos 48 20 28 0.417 20.5
Sancti Spíritus 51 21 30 0.412 21.0
Granma 51 19 32 0.373 23.0
Isla de la Juventud 51 19 32 0.373 23.0
Metropolitanos 49 16 33 0.327 25.0
Holguín 49 16 33 0.327 25.0
Las Tunas 51 15 36 0.294 27.0

[edit] All-Star Game

The eighth Juego de las Estrellas (All-Star Game) was held in Havana. In the game, Occidentales defeated Oriente by a score of 4 to 0. Occidentales had 8 hits to Oriente's 6, while both teams had 0 errors. The winning pitcher was Félix Pino and the losing pitcher was Omar Carrero.

[edit] Leaders

Bold indicates either wooden bat record or aluminum bat record (1976-1977 to 1998-1999), Italics indicate Serie Nacional record

[edit] Batting

Stat Leader Team Number Notes
Batting Average Juan Hernández Forestales .367 58 hits in 158 at-bats
Runs Scored Víctor Mesa Villa Clara 39
Base Hits Óscar Rodríguez Guantánamo 71
Doubles Alejo O'Reilly Villa Clara 15
Triples Pedro L. Rodríguez
Antonio Pacheco
La Habana
Santiago de Cuba
6
Home Runs Lázaro Junco Citricultores 15
Runs Batted In Alejo O'Reilly
Lázaro Junco
Villa Clara
Citricultores
38 Leader in less at-bats (176)
200 at-bats
Base-on-Balls Alejo O'Reilly
Luis G. Casanova
Villa Clara
Vegueros
34
Intentional Base-on-Balls Luis G. Casanova Vegueros 10
Hit-by-Pitch Lázaro Junco Citricultores 9
Strikeouts Leonel Moa
Reinaldo Fernández
Camagüey
Camagüey
45
Sacrifice Hit Roberto Rodríguez
Alexis Griffin
Villa Clara
Las Tunas
8
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Sacrifice Fly Rolando Verde
Pablo Hernández
Arturo Sánchez
Adolfo Borrell
Miguel Rojas
José Méndez
Luis Jova
Industriales
Citricultores
Henequeneros
Cienfuegos
Sancti Spíritus
Sancti Spíritus
Villa Clara
3
Stolen Bases Víctor Mesa Villa Clara 21

[edit] Pitching

Stat Leader Team Number Notes
Wins Jorge L. Valdés Henequeneros 10
Win-Loss Percentage José Riveira Villa Clara 1.000 6 - 0
Earned Run Average José Riveira Villa Clara 0.63 4 ER in 57 IP
Innings Pitched Félix Núñez Las Tunas 136.0
Games Pitched Andrés Sanabria
Luis Batista
Alberto Cabreja
Industriales
Henequeneros
Holguín
18
Games Started Félix Núñez Las Tunas 15
Games Relieved Andrés Sanabria Industriales 17
Complete Games Félix Núñez Las Tunas 14
Shutouts Anselmo Martínez Citricultores 6
Hits Allowed Amaury Mercader Las Tunas 117
Strikeouts Rogelio García Vegueros 119
Base-on-Balls José M. Montoya Guantánamo 52
Intentional Base-on-Balls Alberto Cabreja Holguín 8
Hit Batters José M. Pedroso
Gilberto Ferrales
La Habana
Las Tunas
10

[edit] Award Winners

The Most Valuable Player (Jugadores más Valiosos) was Lázaro Junco a outfielder with Citricultores. The Most Valuable Pitcher (Lanzadores más Valiosos) was José Riveira of Villa Clara. Rafael Gómez Mena of Industriales was the Series' Rookie of the Year (Novatos del Año).

[edit] Series Selectivas

The ninth Series Selectivas was won by Las Villas, managed by the Eduardo Martín.

[edit] Standings

Team G W L WPCT GB
Las Villas 60 42 18 0.700 -.-
Orientales 60 33 27 0.550 9.0
Matanzas 60 31 29 0.517 11.0
Habana 60 30 30 0.500 12.0
Pinar del Río 60 25 35 0.417 17.0
Camagüeyanos 60 19 41 0.317 23.0

[edit] Leaders

[edit] Batting

[edit] Pitching

[edit] Sources

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