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1983 Chicago White Sox
American League West Champions
Major league affiliations
Location
1983 information
Owner(s) Jerry Reinsdorf
Manager(s) Tony LaRussa
Local television WFLD
Sportsvision
(Don Drysdale, Early Wynn, Ken Harrelson, Lorn Brown)
Local radio WMAQ (AM)
(Early Wynn, Joe McConnell, Lorn Brown)

The 1983 Chicago White Sox season was a season in American baseball. It involved the White Sox winning the American League West championship. It marked their first postseason appearance since the 1959 World Series.

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

Ron Kittle won the American League Rookie of the Year Award and set a club record for most home runs by a rookie. He missed the American League home run title by 3 home runs and finished third in the league. He would rank in ninth place in the American League for runs batted in. Kittle would manage to lead the league in strikeouts with 150.

LaMarr Hoyt won the American League Cy Young Award while fellow pitcher Floyd Bannister finished second in the American League in strikeouts. He also won 13 of 14 games after the All-Star Break.

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Opening Day lineup

Season standings

Team Wins Losses Win % GB
Chicago White Sox 99 63 .611 0
Kansas City Royals 79 83 .488 20.0
Texas Rangers 77 85 .475 22.0
Oakland Athletics 74 88 .457 25.0
California Angels 70 92 .432 29.0
Minnesota Twins 70 92 .432 29.0
Seattle Mariners 60 102 .370 39.0

Notable transactions

Roster

1983 Chicago White Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

All-Star game

The 54th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL) was held on July 6, 1983, at Comiskey Park. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 13-3. The game occurred exactly 50 years to the date of the first All-Star game. The game is best remembered for Fred Lynn's third inning grand slam. As of 2007, it is the only grand slam in All-Star Game history.

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Fisk, CarltonCarlton Fisk 138 488 141 .289 26 86
1B Paciorek, TomTom Paciorek 115 420 129 .307 9 63
2B Cruz, JulioJulio Cruz 99 334 84 .251 1 40
3B Law, VanceVance Law 143 408 99 .243 4 42
SS Dybzinski, JerryJerry Dybzinski 127 256 59 .230 1 32
LF Kittle, RonRon Kittle 145 520 132 .254 35 100
CF Law, RudyRudy Law 141 501 142 .283 3 33
RF Baines, HaroldHarold Baines 156 596 167 .280 20 99
DH Luzinski, GregGreg Luzinski 144 502 128 .255 32 95

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Walker, GregGreg Walker 118 307 83 .270 10 55
Fletcher, ScottScott Fletcher 114 262 62 .237 3 31
Bernazard, TonyTony Bernazard 59 233 61 .262 2 26
Squires, MikeMike Squires 143 153 34 .222 1 11
Hill, MarcMarc Hill 58 133 30 .226 1 11
Hairston, JerryJerry Hairston 101 126 37 .294 5 22
Rodríguez, AurelioAurelio Rodríguez 67 87 12 .138 1 3
Gray, LorenzoLorenzo Gray 41 78 14 .179 1 4
Stegman, DaveDave Stegman 29 53 9 .170 0 4
Kuntz, RustyRusty Kuntz 28 42 11 .262 0 1
Nyman, ChrisChris Nyman 21 28 8 .286 2 4
Skinner, JoelJoel Skinner 6 11 3 .273 0 1
Hulett, TimTim Hulett 6 5 1 .200 0 0
Parsons, CaseyCasey Parsons 8 5 1 .200 0 0
Diloné, MiguelMiguel Diloné 4 3 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Hoyt, LaMarrLaMarr Hoyt 36 260.2 24 10 3.66 148
Dotson, RichardRichard Dotson 35 240 22 7 3.23 137
Bannister, FloydFloyd Bannister 34 217 16 10 3.35 193
Burns, BrittBritt Burns 29 173.2 10 11 3.58 115
Martz, RandyRandy Martz 1 5 0 0 3.60 0

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Koosman, JerryJerry Koosman 37 169.2 11 7 4.77 90

Relief pitchers

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Barojas, SaloméSalomé Barojas 52 87.1 3 3 12 2.47 38
Lamp, DennisDennis Lamp 49 116.1 7 7 15 3.71 44
Tidrow, DickDick Tidrow 50 91.2 3 3 7 4.22 66
Hickey, KevinKevin Hickey 23 20.2 1 2 5 5.23 8
Hoffman, GuyGuy Hoffman 11 6 1 0 0 7.50 2
Mura, SteveSteve Mura 6 12.1 0 0 0 4.38 4
Jones, AlAl Jones 2 2.1 0 0 0 3.86 2
Kern, JimJim Kern 1 0.2 0 0 0 0.00 0

American League Championship Series

Summary

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Chicago - 2, Baltimore - 1 October 5 Memorial Stadium 51,289
2 Chicago - 0, Baltimore - 4 October 6 Memorial Stadium 52,347
3 Baltimore - 11, Chicago - 1 October 7 Comiskey Park 46,635
4 Baltimore - 3, Chicago - 0 October 8 Comiskey Park 45,477

Game One

October 5, Memorial Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 7 0
Baltimore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 1
W: LaMarr Hoyt (1-0)  L: Scott McGregor (0-1)  
HRs: None

Playing in their first postseason game since the 1959 World Series, the White Sox jumped out to a 1-0 series lead behind a complete-game victory by Hoyt, the American League Cy Young Award winner.

Game Two

October 6, Memorial Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
Baltimore 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 X 4 6 0
W: Mike Boddicker (1-0)  L: Floyd Bannister (0-1)  
HRs: BALGary Roenicke (1)

Game Three

October 7, Comiskey Park

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Baltimore 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 11 8 1
Chicago 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 1
W: Mike Flanagan (1-0)  L: Richard Dotson (0-1)  SV: Sammy Stewart (1)
HRs: BALEddie Murray (1)

Game Four

October 8, Comiskey Park

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Baltimore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 9 0
Chicago 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
W: Tippy Martinez (1-0)   L: Britt Burns (0-1)  
HRs: BALTito Landrum (1)

Award winners

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Denver Bears American Association Jim Mahoney
AA Glens Falls White Sox Eastern League Adrian Garrett
A Appleton Foxes Midwest League John Boles
Short-Season A Niagara Falls Sox New York-Penn League Fred Nelson
Rookie GCL White Sox Gulf Coast League Steve Dillard

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Denver, Appleton

Notes

References

Preceded by
California Angels
1982
AL West Championship Season
1983
Succeeded by
Kansas City Royals
1984

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