1992-1993 Australian Baseball League
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The 1992-1993 season was the fourth for the Australian Baseball League. For the third year in a row, the second-place team in the regular season won the pennant.
The Melbourne Monarchs took the title with a 2-0 final series against the Perth Heat. The Monarchs were a new franchise in the league but manager Jon Deeble guided them to a title. Don Lemon (6-4, 2.26) and Barry Parisotto (8-4, 2.05, 4th in ERA) were the top arms in the finals. In game two, Lemon tossed a no-hitter for the first 7 innings to wind up with a combined 3-hit, 1-0 win. In game one, Parisotto set an ABL record with 11 strikeouts in a 14-2 rout. Lemon split regular season MVP honors. Ross Jones (13 Sv) was named the league's top relief pitcher.
Perth was led by Graeme Lloyd, who had his third strong year in a row in the ABL. He was 8-1 with a 1.48 ERA and walked only 4 while striking out 57 in 61 IP. Lloyd led the league in ERA. Perth also featured Rick Krivda (8-1, 2.32), a former US Olympic performer and former big-leaguer Greg Jelks (.378, 12 HR), the runner-up in average. Jelks was named to the All-Star team at shortstop.
The manager of the year was Phil Dale of the Waverley Reds; Dale also pitched, going 3-5 with 7 saves and a 2.47 ERA, 9th-best. Waverley also had pitcher of the year Carlos Reyes (9-1, 2.02, a league-best 74 K).
- Perth Heat, 30-18
- Melbourne Monarchs, 28-19
- Sydney Blues, 25-19
- Waverley Reds, 26-21
- Brisbane Bandits, 25-21
- Gold Coast Dolphins, 19-26
- Adelaide Giants, 19-27
- Melbourne Bushrangers, 13-34
Playoffs: Perth def. Waverley, 2 games to 0. Melbourne Monarchs def. Sydney, 2 games to 1. Melbourne Monarchs def. Perth, 2 games to 0.