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1983 Major League Baseball Free Agents

Notes players granted free agency between Oct 1 and Dec 31 of 1983. Signings are for signings within six months of free agency being granted. Free Agents are listed below the signings

Rk Name Date To Team From Team Age WAR Yrs G AB R H HR RBI SB BB BA OBP SLG OPS W L ERA WHIP G GS SV IP H HR BB SO
1 Bob Lacey 1984-05-11 San Francisco Giants CAL 30 4.0 6 250 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 26 3.65 1.339 250 1 22 399.2 409 44 126 225
2 Oscar Gamble 1984-04-17 New York Yankees NYY 34 23.0 15 1460 4229 619 1142 186 619 46 551 .270 .358 .459 .817
3 Ruppert Jones 1984-04-10 Detroit Tigers SDP 29 15.2 8 916 3226 453 815 89 398 122 372 .253 .329 .403 .732
4 Mark Wagner 1984-04-07 Oakland Athletics TEX 30 1.0 8 332 756 73 185 3 59 6 54 .245 .297 .298 .594
5 Gene Richards 1984-03-28 San Francisco Giants SDP 30 18.8 7 939 3414 484 994 26 251 242 338 .291 .357 .387 .744
6 Art Howe 1984-03-21 St. Louis Cardinals HOU 37 14.2 9 798 2484 251 652 41 281 10 257 .262 .331 .384 .716
7 Jerry Martin 1984-03-17 New York Mets KCR 35 3.1 10 967 2561 331 652 82 340 38 201 .255 .310 .414 .725
8 Jim Lewis 1984-02-21 Seattle Mariners MIN 28 -0.7 3 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.00 2.286 9 0 0 21.0 37 6 11 8
9 Enos Cabell 1984-02-20 Houston Astros DET 34 9.2 12 1337 4904 634 1350 48 487 211 194 .275 .304 .370 .674
10 J.R. Richard 1984-02-17 Houston Astros HOU 34 22.3 12
11 Jerry Koosman 1984-02-15 Philadelphia Phillies CHW 41 51.1 17 557 807 33 98 2 39 1 31 .121 .156 .146 .302 202 190 3.33 1.251 557 475 17 3516.0 3296 268 1104 2359
12 Rod Allen 1984-02-14 Detroit Tigers SEA 24 -0.3 1 11 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333
13 Jim Bibby 1984-02-07 Texas Rangers PIT 39 19.4 11 333 209 15 31 5 17 0 13 .148 .208 .249 .457 111 101 3.75 1.324 332 239 8 1706.1 1546 130 713 1073
14 Tom Underwood 1984-02-07 Baltimore Orioles OAK 30 10.2 10 343 154 10 18 0 16 0 10 .117 .169 .130 .299 85 87 3.90 1.391 342 202 17 1514.1 1476 122 631 909
15 Rob Picciolo 1984-02-06 California Angels MIL 31 -1.2 7 572 1407 155 329 15 92 6 23 .234 .247 .314 .561
16 Derrel Thomas 1984-02-02 Montreal Expos LAD 33 6.8 13 1412 4313 540 1078 39 336 138 422 .250 .319 .333 .652
17 Butch Benton 1984-01-30 Philadelphia Phillies MON 26 -0.4 3 20 32 1 4 0 3 0 2 .125 .222 .125 .347
18 Steve Henderson 1984-01-26 Seattle Mariners SEA 31 11.1 7 792 2780 372 788 52 345 76 311 .283 .356 .418 .774
19 Paul Mirabella 1984-01-23 Seattle Mariners PHI 30 -1.3 6 104 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 19 5.08 1.617 104 30 4 248.0 272 23 129 122
20 Lary Sorensen 1984-01-23 Oakland Athletics CLE 28 15.7 7 220 46 1 3 0 0 0 0 .065 .085 .087 .172 81 79 4.01 1.332 220 206 2 1406.1 1554 110 319 442
21 Steve Comer 1984-01-19 Cleveland Indians PHI 30 3.9 6 154 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 40 29 3.82 1.419 154 63 13 584.1 616 46 213 206
22 Miguel Dilone 1984-01-19 Montreal Expos PIT 29 1.5 10 634 1701 268 457 5 112 223 115 .269 .317 .336 .652
23 Jamie Easterly 1984-01-17 Cleveland Indians CLE 31 -0.1 9 218 62 2 10 0 3 0 1 .161 .175 .210 .384 15 28 4.89 1.670 216 28 12 394.0 440 29 218 219
24 Ted Simmons 1984-01-16 Milwaukee Brewers MIL 34 52.4 16 1954 7244 930 2116 222 1195 15 720 .292 .355 .453 .808
25 Scot Thompson 1984-01-12 San Francisco Giants CHC 28 -4.3 6 408 885 92 226 4 69 12 62 .255 .303 .331 .634
26 Dave Tomlin 1984-01-12 Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 35 -0.6 11 401 34 6 5 0 1 0 5 .147 .256 .147 .403 25 12 3.80 1.438 401 1 12 500.0 529 31 190 272
27 Dennis Lamp 1984-01-10 Toronto Blue Jays CHW 31 13.6 7 247 200 6 33 0 7 0 6 .165 .189 .180 .369 53 62 3.83 1.377 247 150 20 1089.2 1178 68 323 447
28 Julio Cruz 1984-01-08 Chicago White Sox CHW 29 14.7 7 841 3001 449 733 18 202 314 359 .244 .325 .307 .633
29 Rich Gossage HOF 1984-01-06 San Diego Padres NYY 32 34.8 12 569 39 0 5 0 2 0 1 .128 .150 .154 .304 81 73 2.85 1.219 568 37 206 1236.1 988 74 519 1076
30 Richie Hebner 1984-01-05 Chicago Cubs PIT 36 32.6 16 1781 5943 843 1641 198 860 37 670 .276 .353 .440 .793
31 Milt Wilcox 1983-12-29 Detroit Tigers DET 34 12.9 13 343 62 3 11 0 5 0 2 .177 .203 .210 .413 101 94 4.02 1.357 340 232 6 1728.1 1683 174 662 972
32 Doug Bair 1983-12-23 Detroit Tigers DET 34 6.0 8 396 45 2 4 1 4 0 0 .089 .089 .156 .244 42 34 3.50 1.379 396 1 72 601.0 552 55 277 469
33 Kent Tekulve 1983-12-22 Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 37 18.4 10 647 101 5 9 0 2 0 4 .089 .124 .089 .213 67 52 2.63 1.227 647 0 145 926.0 807 36 329 512
34 Manny Trillo 1983-12-20 San Francisco Giants MON 33 8.9 11 1275 4529 450 1202 44 451 52 336 .265 .318 .347 .665
35 Denny Walling 1983-12-20 Houston Astros HOU 30 4.2 9 567 1157 152 312 18 160 24 150 .270 .352 .381 .733
36 Amos Otis 1983-12-19 Pittsburgh Pirates KCR 37 43.4 16 1958 7202 1086 2004 193 997 341 750 .278 .345 .428 .773
37 Dan Schatzeder 1983-12-19 Montreal Expos MON 29 7.8 7 216 125 9 28 2 19 1 9 .224 .274 .296 .570 42 42 3.76 1.284 213 88 3 747.2 684 70 276 384
38 Darrell Evans 1983-12-17 Detroit Tigers SFG 37 45.7 15 1853 6348 956 1607 262 910 86 1127 .253 .365 .427 .792
39 Frank LaCorte 1983-12-08 California Angels HOU 32 -3.0 9 242 77 2 8 0 5 0 1 .104 .114 .117 .231 22 42 4.88 1.452 240 31 26 460.2 424 40 245 359
40 Mike O'Berry 1983-12-07 New York Yankees CAL 30 0.3 5 164 323 33 60 3 22 0 37 .186 .269 .245 .514
41 Dave Parker 1983-12-07 Cincinnati Reds PIT 33 34.6 11 1301 4848 728 1479 166 758 123 346 .305 .353 .494 .848
42 Lynn Jones 1983-12-06 Kansas City Royals DET 31 0.8 5 303 645 85 170 6 71 12 55 .264 .321 .336 .658
43 Bert Roberge 1983-12-05 Chicago White Sox HOU 29 0.1 3 62 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 6 2 3.73 1.293 62 0 7 82.0 73 2 33 40
44 Ty Waller 1983-12-04 Houston Astros CHW 27 0.0 3 52 104 17 25 3 14 2 7 .240 .286 .365 .651
45 Kelly Heath 1983-12-02 New York Yankees KCR 26 -0.0 1
46 Rod Carew HOF 1983-11-22 California Angels CAL 38 79.7 17 2249 8543 1313 2832 87 945 344 914 .331 .395 .436 .832
47 Joe Cowley 1983-11-22 New York Yankees ATL 25 0.3 1 17 15 0 3 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 1 2 4.47 1.318 17 8 0 52.1 53 6 16 27
48 Marv Foley 1983-11-21 Texas Rangers CHW 30 -0.6 4 140 304 24 69 6 32 0 26 .227 .287 .313 .599
49 Dale Murray 1983-11-21 New York Yankees NYY 34 3.1 10 495 65 3 5 0 1 0 5 .077 .143 .077 .220 52 48 3.78 1.442 495 1 60 875.2 939 38 324 387
50 Joe DeSa 1983-11-16 Chicago White Sox STL 24 -0.1 1 7 11 0 3 0 0 0 0 .273 .273 .273 .545
51 Brad Gulden 1983-11-04 Cincinnati Reds NYY 28 -0.3 5 58 121 12 19 1 9 0 10 .157 .221 .231 .453
52 Ray Searage 1983-11-04 Milwaukee Brewers CLE 29 0.3 1 26 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 3.68 1.391 26 0 1 36.2 34 2 17 16
Rk Name Age From Team WAR G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS Pos
1 Bert Campaneris 42 NYY 53.0 2328 9625 8684 1181 2249 313 86 79 646 649 199 618 1142 .259 .311 .342 .653 SS-3B-OF-2B
2 Bake McBride 35 CLE 22.5 1071 4202 3853 548 1153 167 55 63 430 183 63 248 457 .299 .345 .420 .765 OF
3 Warren Cromartie 30 MON 15.5 1038 4170 3796 446 1063 222 30 60 371 49 34 310 385 .280 .335 .402 .737 OF-1B
4 Aurelio Rodriguez 36 CHW 15.2 2017 7085 6611 612 1570 287 46 124 648 35 31 324 943 .237 .275 .351 .626 3B
9 Jerry White 31 MON 3.0 621 1338 1172 154 300 50 9 20 106 57 28 146 171 .256 .340 .365 .705 OF
10 Ken Smith 26 ATL 0.3 83 63 56 8 15 2 0 1 5 1 0 7 19 .268 .349 .357 .706
11 Dave Schuler 30 KCR 0.2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Bob Tufts 28 CIN -0.4 27 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
13 Rich Murray 26 SFG -0.9 57 216 204 19 44 8 2 4 25 2 1 11 51 .216 .256 .333 .589 1B
14 Jay Loviglio 28 CHC -1.0 46 56 52 17 10 0 0 0 4 5 5 3 6 .192 .236 .192 .429
Rk Name Age From Team WAR W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF
1 Elias Sosa 34 SDP 9.3 59 51 .536 3.32 601 3 330 0 0 83 918.0 873 388 339 64 334 63 538 21 6 31 3880
2 Doug Bird 34 BOS 9.2 73 60 .549 3.99 432 100 199 8 3 60 1213.2 1273 590 538 122 296 56 680 22 4 23 5104
3 Randy Moffitt 35 TOR 6.0 43 52 .453 3.65 534 1 306 0 0 96 781.1 766 355 317 61 286 73 455 24 1 32 3380
4 Don Hood 34 KCR 5.3 34 35 .493 3.79 297 72 84 6 1 6 848.1 840 412 357 57 364 32 374 19 10 40 3651
5 Dave Schuler 30 KCR 0.2 0 1 .000 4.40 9 0 5 0 0 0 14.1 15 7 7 4 2 1 7 0 0 1 60
6 Bob Tufts 28 CIN -0.4 2 0 1.000 4.71 27 0 13 0 0 2 42.0 60 27 22 5 14 0 28 2 0 3 202
7 Dave Wehrmeister 31 PHI -2.6 2 7 .222 6.27 46 10 7 0 0 0 103.1 122 79 72 9 67 8 51 3 1 4 491