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1983 American League Championship Series
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Baltimore Orioles Chicago White Sox
98-64 in the American League 99-63 in the American League


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[edit] Introduction

The 1983 American League Championship Series pitted the Baltimore Orioles against the Chicago White Sox. The Orioles, who narrowly missed the playoffs in 1982, were managed by first-year skipper Joe Altobelli. Their offense was led by shortstop Cal Ripken Jr., the American League Most Valuable Player, and first baseman Eddie Murray, the MVP runner-up. The Baltimore pitching staff of Scott McGregor, Mike Boddicker, Mike Flanagan, and Storm Davis was quite solid and led the AL in shutouts.

The Sox, meanwhile, ran away with their division, winning the AL West by 20 games. Carlton Fisk, Greg Luzinski, and Ron Kittle, the American League Rookie of the Year, provided the club's offensive firepower. The Chicago rotation was anchored by a pair of 20-game winners, Richard Dotson and Cy Young Award winner La Marr Hoyt. Entering the series, most agreed the teams were fairly evenly matched.

[edit] Umpires

[edit] Results

[edit] Game 1

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
White Sox 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 7 0
Orioles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 1
WP: La Marr Hoyt (1-0), LP: Scott McGregor (0-1)
Home Runs: - none
  • Attendance: 51,289

Game 1 was played in Baltimore and pitted La Marr Hoyt against Scott McGregor. The Sox won, 2-1, as their ace pitched eight shutout innings before finally giving up a run in the 9th.

[edit] Game 2

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
White Sox 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
Orioles 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 X 4 6 0
WP: Mike Boddicker (1-0), LP: Floyd Bannister (0-1)
Home Runs: BAL - Gary Roenicke (1)
  • Attendance: 52,347

In Game 2, the story was different, as Mike Boddicker dominated the Sox. He struck out 14 and only allowed 5 hits as the O's won, 4-0, to even up the series.

[edit] Game 3

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Orioles 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 11 8 0
White Sox 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 1
WP: Mike Flanagan (1-0), LP: Richard Dotson (0-1), SV: Sammy Stewart (1)
Home Runs: BAL - Eddie Murray (1)
  • Attendance: 46,635

The teams went to Chicago for Game 3, but the Orioles were dominant. They took advantage of 9 walks by Sox pitchers and won 11-1.

[edit] Game 4

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Orioles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 9 0
White Sox 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
WP: Tippy Martinez (1-0), LP: Britt Burns (0-1)
Home Runs: BAL - Tito Landrum (1)
  • Attendance: 45,477

Game 4 was a classic pitcher's duel. Baltimore's Storm Davis and Tippy Martinez held the Sox scoreless through nine innings, and Chicago's Britt Burns matched the feat. Finally, outfielder Tito Landrum homered off Burns in the top of the 10th inning, and the Orioles went on to win the game, 3-0, to take the series.

[edit] Aftermath

The Orioles went on to play the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series, and Baltimore was victorious in five games.

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