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The 1983 season of the National League was the one hundred eighth 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 Philadelphia Phillies 163 90 72 1 .552 -.- 696 (4.27) 635 (3.90) 0.249 0.328 0.373 3.34 0.976
2 Pittsburgh Pirates 162 84 78 0 .519 6.0 659 (4.07) 648 (4.00) 0.264 0.325 0.383 3.55 0.981
3 Montreal Expos 163 82 80 1 .503 8.0 677 (4.15) 646 (3.96) 0.264 0.325 0.386 3.58 0.981
4 St. Louis Cardinals 162 79 83 0 .488 11.0 679 (4.19) 710 (4.38) 0.270 0.335 0.384 3.79 0.976
5 Chicago Cubs 162 71 91 0 .438 19.0 701 (4.33) 719 (4.44) 0.261 0.319 0.401 4.08 0.982
6 New York Mets 162 68 94 0 .420 22.0 575 (3.55) 680 (4.20) 0.241 0.298 0.344 3.68 0.976
Western Division
1 Los Angeles Dodgers 163 91 71 1 .558 -.- 654 (4.01) 609 (3.74) 0.250 0.318 0.379 3.10 0.974
2 Atlanta Braves 162 88 74 0 .543 3.0 746 (4.60) 640 (3.95) 0.272 0.342 0.400 3.67 0.978
3 Houston Astros 162 85 77 0 .525 6.0 643 (3.97) 646 (3.99) 0.257 0.320 0.375 3.45 0.977
4 San Diego Padres 163 81 81 1 .497 10.0 653 (4.01) 653 (4.01) 0.250 0.311 0.351 3.62 0.979
5 San Francisco Giants 162 79 83 0 .488 12.0 687 (4.24) 697 (4.30) 0.247 0.324 0.375 3.70 0.973
6 Cincinnati Reds 162 74 88 0 .457 17.0 623 (3.85) 710 (4.38) 0.239 0.314 0.356 3.98 0.981

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Dale Murphy Atlanta Braves 162
At Bats Mookie Wilson New York Mets 638
Runs Scored Tim Raines Montreal Expos 133
Hits Jose Cruz
Andre Dawson
Houston Astros
Montreal Expos
189
Doubles Bill Buckner
Al Oliver
Johnny Ray
Chicago Cubs
Montreal Expos
Pittsburgh Pirates
38
Triples Brett Butler Atlanta Braves 13
Home Runs Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies 40
Total Bases Andre Dawson Montreal Expos 341
Runs Batted In Dale Murphy Atlanta Braves 121
Stolen Bases Tim Raines Montreal Expos 90
Caught Stealing Steve Sax Los Angeles Dodgers 30
Walks Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies 128
Intentional Base-on-Balls Dale Berra Pittsburgh Pirates 19
Hit by Pitch Andre Dawson
Lonnie Smith
Montreal Expos
St. Louis Cardinals
9
Strikeouts Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies 148
Sacrifice Hits Steve Rogers Montreal Expos 20
Sacrifice Flies Andre Dawson Montreal Expos 18
Grounded into Double Plays Dave Concepcion
Al Oliver
Cincinnati Reds
Montreal Expos
21
Batting Average Bill Madlock Pittsburgh Pirates 0.323
On-Base Percentage Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies 0.399
Slugging Percentage Dale Murphy Atlanta Braves 0.540
On-Base plus Slugging Dale Murphy Atlanta Braves 0.933
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies 156

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins John Denny Philadelphia Phillies 19
Losses Mike Torrez New York Mets 17
Win-Loss Percentage John Denny Philadelphia Phillies 0.760
Appearances Bill Campbell Chicago Cubs 82
Games Started Joe Niekro Houston Astros 38
Complete Games Mario Soto Cincinnati Reds 18
Shutouts Steve Rogers Montreal Expos 5
Games Finished Lee Smith
Kent Tekulve
Chicago Cubs
Pittsburgh Pirates
56
Saves Lee Smith Chicago Cubs 29
Innings Pitched Steve Carlton Philadelphia Phillies 283.2
Batters Faced Steve Carlton Philadelphia Phillies 1183
Hits Allowed Steve Carlton Philadelphia Phillies 277
Home Runs Allowed Mario Soto Cincinnati Reds 28
Base-on-Balls Allowed Mike Torrez New York Mets 113
Intentional Base-on-Balls Bill Campbell Chicago Cubs 18
Hit Batsmen Marty Bystrom Philadelphia Phillies 7
Strikeouts Steve Carlton Philadelphia Phillies 275
Wild Pitches Joe Niekro Houston Astros 14
Balks Steve Carlton Philadelphia Phillies 9
Runs Allowed Fernando Valenzuela Los Angeles Dodgers 122
Earned Runs Allowed Mike Torrez New York Mets 108
Earned Run Average Atlee Hammaker San Francisco Giants 2.25
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Atlee Hammaker San Francisco Giants 1.039

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League lost 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 Whitey Herzog.

[edit] Postseason

The National League Championship Series, featured Philadelphia Phillies, the Eastern Division winner, and the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Western Division winner. The Phillies defeated the Dodgers, 3 games to 1.

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

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Dale Murphy, an outfielder with the Atlanta Braves. In the award's voting, he had 318 out of a possible 336 points and 21 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was John Denny of the Philadelphia Phillies. In the award's voting, he had 103 out of a possible 120 points and 20 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Darryl Strawberry, an outfielder with the New York Mets. In the award's voting, he had 106 out of a possible 120 points and 18 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 Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves
C Tony Peña Pittsburgh Pirates
1B Keith Hernandez St. Louis Cardinals/New York Mets
2B Ryne Sandberg Chicago Cubs
3B Ozzie Smith St. Louis Cardinals
SS Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies
OF Andre Dawson Montréal Expos
Dale Murphy Atlanta Braves
Willie McGee St. Louis Cardinals

[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 Terry Kennedy San Diego Padres
1B George Hendrick St. Louis Cardinals
2B Johnny Ray Pittsburgh Pirates
3B Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies
SS Dickie Thon Houston Astros
OF Jose Cruz Sr. Houston Astros
Andre Dawson Montreal Expos
Dale Murphy Atlanta Braves
P Fernando Valenzuela Los Angeles Dodgers

[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 National League's St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Baltimore Orioles of the American League by a score of 4 to 1.

[edit] Notable events

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