More 1983 Baseball Season Highlights
Below are more highlights from the 1983 baseball season, including the year's Gold Glove winners and Hall of Fame inductees.
- Dale Murphy leads the National League in RBI (121) and SA (.540).
- Cal Ripken tops the major league in hits (211) and doubles (47); leads American League in runs (121).
- Atlee Hammaker of Giants paces majors with 2.25 ERA.
- The Hall of Fame inducts Brooks Robinson, Juan Marichal, George Kell, and Walter Alston.
- Phil Niekro wins the last of his five Gold Gloves for National League pitchers.
- Detroit's Lance Parrish wins the first of his three consecutive Gold Gloves as the American League's top fielding catcher.
Detroit's Lou Whitaker wins the first of his three consecutive Gold
Gloves as the American League's best fielding second baseman.
- Alan Trammell joins keystone mate Whitaker by winning the Gold Glove at shortstop.
- Cubs second baseman Ryne Sandberg wins his first Gold Glove.
- Oakland's Dwayne Murphy wins the fourth of six consecutive Gold Gloves as an American League outfielder.
Phillie Pete Rose is first the first sacker since the dead-ball era to play
a full season for a pennant winner without hitting a home run.
St. Louis ships Keith Hernandez to Mets for Neil Allen and Rick Ownbey
-- a trade which will help New York to a World Crown.
- Braves send Rick Behenna, Brook Jacoby, Brett Butler, and $150,000 to Cleveland for Len Barker.
- White Sox trade Pat Tabler to Cleveland for Jerry Dybzinski.
- Cleveland sends Rick Manning and Rick Waits to Milwaukee for Gorman Thomas and two other players.
- LaMarr Hoyt sets a White Sox record when he wins 13 games in a row.
- Pittsburgh's Dale Berra reaches base a major league season record seven times on catcher's interference.
- Chicago's Harold Baines sets a new American League record with 22 game-winning RBI.
- Mets' Rusty Staub sets a new major league record when he has 81 at-bats as a pinch hitter.
- Earl Averill dies.
- Andre Dawson paces National League in total bases (341) and ties for lead in hits (189).
- Butler of the Braves leads majors with 13 triples.
- Milwaukee's Cecil Cooper leads American League in runs produced (202).
- George Brett leads the major league with a .563 SA.
- Robin Yount paces American League with ten triples.
- Rickey Henderson leads American League in walks (103) and is second in OBP (.415).
- Steve Carlton leads National League in Ks (275) and innings (284).
Cincinnati's Mario Soto leads National League with 18 CGs, is
second in wins with 17, and also second in innings with 274.
- Ranger Rick Honeycutt wins American League ERA crown (2.42).
- Chicago's Lee Smith tops the National League with 29 saves.
Montreal's Steve Rogers paces National League with five shutouts;
American League leader Mike Boddicker of the O's also has five.
- Jack Morris leads American League in Ks (232) and innings (294), wins 20 for Tigers.
- Ron Guidry wins 21 games and tops the major league with 21 CGs.
Hoyt tops majors in fewest walks issued per game at 1.07 -- which is the lowest
total in the American League since Tiny Bonham's 0.96 in 1942.
- Blue Jays break .500 for first time with an 89-73 record.
- Reds improve by 13 games over 1982 showing, but still finish last in the National League West for the second consecutive year.
- Phils win National League flag despite having the oldest team in majors and posting a sub-par BA (.249) and FA (.976).