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The 1983 season of the American League was the eighty-third season of the league.

Contents

[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
Eastern Division
1 Baltimore Orioles 162 98 64 0 .605 -.- 799 (4.93) 652 (4.02) 0.269 0.340 0.421 3.63 0.981
2 Detroit Tigers 162 92 70 0 .568 6.0 789 (4.87) 679 (4.19) 0.274 0.334 0.427 3.80 0.980
3 New York Yankees 162 91 71 0 .562 7.0 770 (4.75) 703 (4.34) 0.273 0.335 0.416 3.86 0.978
4 Toronto Blue Jays 162 89 73 0 .549 9.0 795 (4.91) 726 (4.48) 0.277 0.338 0.436 4.12 0.981
5 Milwaukee Brewers 162 87 75 0 .537 11.0 764 (4.72) 708 (4.37) 0.277 0.333 0.418 4.02 0.982
6 Boston Red Sox 162 78 84 0 .481 20.0 724 (4.47) 775 (4.78) 0.270 0.334 0.409 4.34 0.979
7 Cleveland Indians 162 70 92 0 .432 28.0 704 (4.35) 785 (4.85) 0.265 0.338 0.369 4.43 0.980
Western Division
1 Chicago White Sox 162 99 63 0 .611 -.- 800 (4.94) 650 (4.01) 0.262 0.327 0.413 3.67 0.981
2 Kansas City Royals 163 79 83 1 .485 20.0 696 (4.27) 767 (4.71) 0.271 0.319 0.397 4.25 0.974
3 Texas Rangers 163 77 85 1 .472 22.0 639 (3.92) 609 (3.74) 0.255 0.309 0.366 3.31 0.982
4 Oakland Athletics 162 74 88 0 .457 25.0 708 (4.37) 782 (4.83) 0.262 0.326 0.381 4.34 0.974
5 California Angels 162 70 92 0 .432 29.0 722 (4.46) 779 (4.81) 0.260 0.321 0.393 4.31 0.977
6 Minnesota Twins 162 70 92 0 .432 29.0 709 (4.38) 822 (5.07) 0.261 0.318 0.401 4.66 0.981
7 Seattle Mariners 162 60 102 0 .370 39.0 558 (3.44) 740 (4.57) 0.240 0.300 0.360 4.12 0.979

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Alfredo Griffin
Cal Ripken
George Wright
Toronto Blue Jays
Baltimore Orioles
162
At Bats Cal Ripken Baltimore Orioles 663
Runs Scored Cal Ripken Baltimore Orioles 121
Hits Cal Ripken Baltimore Orioles 211
Doubles Cal Ripken Baltimore Orioles 47
Triples Robin Yount Milwaukee Brewers 10
Home Runs Jim Rice Boston Red Sox 39
Total Bases Jim Rice Boston Red Sox 344
Runs Batted In Cecil Cooper
Jim Rice
Milwaukee Brewers
Boston Red Sox
126
Stolen Bases Rickey Henderson Oakland Athletics 108
Caught Stealing Rickey Henderson Oakland Athletics 19
Walks Rickey Henderson Oakland Athletics 103
Intentional Base-on-Balls Ken Singleton Baltimore Orioles 19
Hit by Pitch Chet Lemon Detroit Tigers 20
Strikeouts Ron Kittle Chicago White Sox 150
Sacrifice Hits Alan Trammell Detroit Tigers 15
Sacrifice Flies Lance Parrish Detroit Tigers 13
Grounded into Double Plays Tony Armas
Jim Rice
Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox
31
Batting Average Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox 0.361
On-Base Percentage Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox 0.444
Slugging Percentage George Brett Kansas City Royals 0.562
On-Base plus Slugging George Brett Kansas City Royals 0.947
On-Base plus Slugging Plus George Brett Kansas City Royals 158

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins La Marr Hoyt Chicago White Sox 24
Losses Larry Gura Kansas City Royals 18
Win-Loss Percentage Moose Haas Milwaukee Brewers 0.812
Appearances Dan Quisenberry Kansas City Royals 69
Games Started Dan Petry Detroit Tigers 38
Complete Games Ron Guidry New York Yankees 21
Shutouts Mike Boddicker Baltimore Orioles 5
Games Finished Dan Quisenberry Kansas City Royals 62
Saves Dan Quisenberry Kansas City Royals 45
Innings Pitched Jack Morris Detroit Tigers 293.2
Batters Faced Jack Morris Detroit Tigers 1204
Hits Allowed Tommy John California Angels 287
Home Runs Allowed Dan Petry Detroit Tigers 37
Base-on-Balls Allowed Richard Dotson Chicago White Sox 106
Intentional Base-on-Balls Luis Sanchez California Angels 14
Hit Batsmen Dave Stieb Toronto Blue Jays 14
Strikeouts Jack Morris Detroit Tigers 232
Wild Pitches Jack Morris Detroit Tigers 18
Balks Bob McClure Milwaukee Brewers 6
Runs Allowed Frank Viola Minnesota Twins 141
Earned Runs Allowed Frank Viola Minnesota Twins 128
Earned Run Average Rick Honeycutt Texas Rangers 2.42
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
La Marr Hoyt Chicago White Sox 1.024

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League won the fifty-fourth midsummer classic at Comiskey Park in Chicago, IL on Wednesday, July 6, 1983 by a score of 13 to 3. The league's manager was Harvey Kuenn.

[edit] Postseason

The American League Championship Series, featured Baltimore Orioles, the Eastern Division winner, and the Chicago White Sox, the Western Division winner. The Orioles defeated the White Sox, 3 games to 1.

In the World Series, the American League champion Baltimore Orioles defeated the National League's Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 1.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Cal Ripken (ripkeca01), a shortstop with the Baltimore Orioles. In the award's voting, he had 322 out of a possible 392 points and 15 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was La Marr Hoyt of the Chicago White Sox. In the award's voting, he had 116 out of a possible 140 points and 17 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Ron Kittle, an outfielder with the Chicago White Sox. In the award's voting, he had 104 out of a possible 140 points and 15 first place votes.

[edit] Gold Gloves

The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.

Position Player Team
P Ron Guidry New York Yankees
C Lance Parrish Detroit Tigers
1B Eddie Murray Baltimore Orioles
2B Lou Whitaker Detroit Tigers
3B Buddy Bell Texas Rangers
SS Alan Trammell Detroit Tigers
OF Dwight Evans Boston Red Sox
Dave Winfield New York Yankees
Dwayne Murphy Oakland Athletics

[edit] Silver Sluggers

The following players won the Silver Slugger Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.

Position Player Team
C Lance Parrish Detroit Tigers
1B Eddie Murray Baltimore Orioles
2B Lou Whitaker Detroit Tigers
3B Wade Boggs Boston Red Sox
SS Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore Orioles
OF Lloyd Moseby Toronto Blue Jays
Jim Rice Boston Red Sox
Dave Winfield New York Yankees
DH Don Baylor New York Yankees

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The fortieth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on August 1 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Baltimore Orioles lost to the St. Louis Cardinals of the National League by a score of 4 to 1.

[edit] Notable events

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