1983 Chicago White Sox
American League West Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
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Owner(s)Jerry Reinsdorf
General manager(s)Roland Hemond
Manager(s)Tony La Russa
Local televisionWFLD
Sportsvision
(Don Drysdale, Early Wynn, Ken Harrelson, Lorn Brown, Joe McConnell, Ken Wilson)
Local radioWMAQ (AM)
(Early Wynn, Joe McConnell, Lorn Brown)
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The 1983 Chicago White Sox season was a season in American baseball. It involved the White Sox winning the American League West championship on September 17. It marked their first postseason appearance since the 1959 World Series. It was the city of Chicago's first baseball championship of any kind (division, league, or world), since the White Sox themselves reached the World Series twenty-four years earlier.

After the White Sox went through a winning streak around the All-Star break, Texas Rangers manager Doug Rader said the White Sox "...weren't playing well. They're winning ugly."[1] This phrase became a rallying cry for the team, and they are often referred to as the "winning ugly" team (and their uniforms as the "winning ugly" uniforms).

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.

Tony LaRussa was named American League Manager of the Year.

Opening Day lineup

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Sox 99 63 0.611 55–26 44–37
Kansas City Royals 79 83 0.488 20 45–36 34–47
Texas Rangers 77 85 0.475 22 44–37 33–48
Oakland Athletics 74 88 0.457 25 42–39 32–49
California Angels 70 92 0.432 29 35–46 35–46
Minnesota Twins 70 92 0.432 29 37–44 33–48
Seattle Mariners 60 102 0.370 39 30–51 30–51

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 8–5 7–5 7–5 6–7 5–8 8–4 11–2 8–4 6–7 8–4 8–4 9–3 7–6
Boston 5–8 6–6 6–6 7–6 4–9 5–7 4–9 5–7 7–6 8–4 7–5 7–5 7–6
California 5–7 6–6 3–10 8–4 4–8 6–7 6–6 6–7 5–7 5–8 6–7 6–7 4–8
Chicago 5–7 6–6 10–3 8–4 8–4 9–4 4–8 8–5 8–4 8–5 12–1 8–5 5–7
Cleveland 7–6 6–7 4–8 4–8 5–8 7–5 3–10 6–6 6–7 7–5 8–4 3–9 4–9
Detroit 8–5 9–4 8–4 4–8 8–5 7–5 6–7 9–3 5–8 6–6 8–4 8–4 6–7
Kansas City 4–8 7–5 7–6 4–9 5–7 5–7 6–6 6–7 6–6 7–6 8–5 8–5–1 6–6
Milwaukee 2–11 9–4 6–6 8–4 10–3 7–6 6–6 8–4 4–9 6–6 5–7 8–4 8–5
Minnesota 4–8 7–5 7–6 5–8 6–6 3–9 7–6 4–8 4–8 4–9 9–4 5–8 5–7
New York 7–6 6–7 7–5 4–8 7–6 8–5 6–6 9–4 8–4 8–4 7–5 7–5 7–6
Oakland 4–8 4–8 8–5 5–8 5–7 6–6 6–7 6–6 9–4 4–8 9–4 2–11 6–6
Seattle 4–8 5–7 7–6 1–12 4–8 4–8 5–8 7–5 4–9 5–7 4–9 6–7 4–8
Texas 3–9 5–7 7–6 5–8 9–3 4–8 5–8–1 4–8 8–5 5–7 11–2 7–6 4–8
Toronto 6–7 6–7 8–4 7–5 9–4 7–6 6–6 5–8 7–5 6–7 6–6 8–4 8–4


Notable transactions

Roster

1983 Chicago White Sox
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Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game log

Regular season

1983 game log: 99–63 (Home: 55–26; Away: 44–37)
April: 8–10 (Home: 4–3 ; Away: 4–7)
# Date Opponent Time (CT) Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
1 April 4 @ Rangers 7:35 pm 3–5 Butcher (1–0) Hoyt (0–1) 13,140 0–1 L1
2 April 5 @ Rangers 7:35 pm 1–4 Matlack (1–0) Bannister (0–1) Jones (1) 6,342 0–2 L2
3 April 6 @ Rangers 7:35 pm 1–4 Honeycutt (1–0) Dotson (0–1) Tobik (1) 6,912 0–3 L3
4 April 8 @ Tigers 12:35 pm 6–3 Lamp (1–0) Wilcox (0–1) Koosman (1) 51,350 1–3 W1
April 9 @ Tigers 12:35 pm Postponed (Rain, makeup date on August 8)
5 April 10 @ Tigers 12:35 pm 7–5 Hoyt (1–1) Morris (1–1) Hickey (1) 9,980 2–3 W2
6 April 12 Orioles 1:15 pm 8–10 Stewart (1–1) Lamp (1–1) 38,306 2–4 L1
7 April 14 Orioles 1:15 pm 12–11 Barojas (1–0) Welchel (0–1) Hickey (2) 13,622 3–4 W1
8 April 15 Tigers 7:30 pm 0–6 Wilcox (1–1) Hoyt (1–2) 19,483 3–5 L1
9 April 16 Tigers 1:15 pm 3–1 Bannister (1–1) Bailey (1–1) Tidrow (1) 18,302 4–5 W1
10 April 17 Tigers 1:15 pm 6–1 Lamp (2–1) Ujdur (0–2) 14,729 5–5 W2
11 April 19 Yankees 7:30 pm 13–3 Dotson (1–1) Howell (0–1) 14,730 6–5 W3
12 April 20 Yankees 7:30 pm 4–6 Righetti (3–0) Hoyt (1–3) 11,916 6–6 L1
13 April 22 @ Indians 1:05 pm 1–5 Blyleven (1–3) Bannister (1–2) 5,393 6–7 L2
14 April 23 @ Indians 1:05 pm 3–6 Barker (3–1) Lamp (2–2) 10,688 6–8 L3
15 April 24 @ Indians 1:05 pm 9–3 Dotson (2–1) Sutcliffe (2–1) 6,274 7–8 W1
16 April 26 @ Brewers 7:00 pm 3–4 Slaton (2–0) Hickey (0–1) 19,558 7–9 L1
17 April 27 @ Brewers 7:00 pm 2–6 Tellmann (2–0) Bannister (1–3) Gibson (1) 16,375 7–10 L2
18 April 29 @ Blue Jays 6:30 pm 9–3 Dotson (3–1) Leal (0–3) Tidrow (2) 13,212 8–10 W1
April 30 @ Blue Jays 12:30 pm Postponed (Rain, makeup date on July 26)
May: 12–15 (Home: 8–7 ; Away: 4–8)
# Date Opponent Time (CT) Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
19 May 1 @ Blue Jays 12:30 pm 0–8 Steib (4–2) Bannister (1–4) 18,769 8–11 L1
20 May 2 Brewers 7:30 pm 4–8 Slaton (3–0) Hoyt (1–4) 12,568 8–12 L2
21 May 3 Brewers 7:30 pm 7–6 Dotson (4–1) Porter (0–1) Hickey (3) 13,113 9–12 W1
22 May 4 Brewers 7:30 pm 3–2 Lamp (3–2) McClure (0–5) Hickey (4) 17,097 10–12 W2
23 May 6 Indians 7:30 pm 8–3 Koosman (1–0) Sorensen (2–4) 20,912 11–12 W3
24 May 7 Indians 1:15 pm 4–3 Hoyt (2–4) Eichelberger (0–1) Hickey (5) 18,245 12–12 W4
25 May 8 Indians 1:15 pm 6–13 Blyleven (3–3) Dotson (4–2) 12,960 12–13 L1
26 May 9 Blue Jays 7:30 pm 1–6 Leal (2–3) Burns (0–1) 9,848 12–14 L2
27 May 11 Blue Jays 7:30 pm 1–3 (10) Steib (6–2) Hoyt (2–5) 18,844 12–15 L3
28 May 13 @ Yankees 7:00 pm 1–3 Righetti (5–1) Dotson (4–3) Gossage (3) 22,104 12–16 L4
29 May 14 @ Yankees 12:20 pm 5–8 Shirley (2–2) Burns (0–2) Gossage (4) 30,031 12–17 L5
30 May 15 @ Yankees 1:00 pm 7–3 Bannister (2–4) Rawley (4–3) Barojas (1) 31,321 13–17 W1
May 16 @ Orioles 6:35 pm Postponed (Rain, makeup date on May 17)
31 May 17 @ Orioles 4:35 pm 2–7 Stoddard (2–0) Hoyt (2–6) N/A 13–18 L1
32 May 17 @ Orioles 8:26 pm 0–5 Boddicker (1–0) Lamp (3–3) 14,314 13–19 L2
33 May 18 @ Orioles 6:35 pm 0–1 Martinez (2–1) Dotson (4–4) 12,582 13–20 L3
34 May 20 @ Royals 7:35 pm 9–6 Burns (1–2) Blue (0–3) Barojas (2) 20,027 14–20 W1
35 May 21 @ Royals 1:20 pm 4–8 Renko (3–3) Bannister (2–5) 28,792 14–21 L1
36 May 22 @ Royals 1:35 pm 11–3 Hoyt (3–6) Gura (4–5) 31,210 15–21 W1
37 May 23 Red Sox 7:30 pm 4–6 Brown (4–3) Dotson (4–5) 16,582 15–22 L1
38 May 24 Red Sox 7:30 pm 14–4 Koosman (2–0) Bird (1–2) Tidrow (3) 14,680 16–22 W1
39 May 25 Red Sox 7:30 pm 0–2 Hurst (4–2) Lamp (3–4) 18,798 16–23 L1
40 May 26 Rangers 7:30 pm 1–3 Honeycutt (6–3) Bannister (2–6) Jones (6) 17,232 16–24 L2
41 May 27 Rangers 7:30 pm 3–2 Hoyt (4–6) Tanana (1–1) 17,527 17–24 W1
42 May 28 Rangers 3:05 pm 8–3 Dotson (5–5) Hough (2–5) Tidrow (4) 18,197 18–24 W2
43 May 29 Rangers 1:15 pm 8–3 Koosman (3–0) Smithson (3–3) 23,239 19–24 W3
44 May 30 @ Red Sox 1:05 pm 6–4 Burns (2–2) Hurst (4–3) Barojas (3) 20,023 20–24 W4
45 May 31 @ Red Sox 6:35 pm 1–2 Ojeda (3–1) Bannister (2–7) Stanley (10) 15,135 20–25 L1
June: 18–10 (Home: 12–5 ; Away: 6–5)
# Date Opponent Time (CT) Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
46 June 1 @ Red Sox 6:35 pm 8–3 Hoyt (5–6) Tudor (3–3) 17,751 21–25 W1
47 June 2 Royals 7:30 pm 6–3 Agosto (1–0) Gura (4–7) 17,710 22–25 W2
48 June 3 Royals 7:30 pm 2–0 Koosman (4–0) Creel (0–1) 19,533 23–25 W3
49 June 4 Royals 5:55 pm 1–7 Splittorff (3–1) Burns (2–3) 34,260 23–26 L1
50 June 5 Royals 11:30 am 5–7 Quisenberry (2–1) Hickey (0–2) N/A 23–27 L2
51 June 5 Royals 3:18 pm 5–2 Hoyt (6–6) Armstrong (2–3) Agosto (1) 31,377 24–27 W1
52 June 7 @ Angels 9:30 pm 12–11 (10) Tidrow (1–0)
53 June 8 @ Angels 9:30 pm 4–7 Koosman (4–1)
54 June 9 @ Angels 9:30 pm 2–3 Lamp (3–5)
55 June 10 @ Athletics 9:35 pm 1–2 (16) Tidrow (1–1)
56 June 11 @ Athletics 3:05 pm 4–5 Hoyt (6–7)
57 June 12 @ Athletics 2:35 pm 12–10 (11) Tidrow (2–1)
58 June 12 @ Athletics 7:21 pm 8–1 Koosman (5–1)
59 June 13 Angels 7:30 pm 4–7
June 14 Angels 6:30 pm Postponed (Rain, makeup date on September 8)
60 June 15 Angels 7:30 pm 5–2 Hoyt (7–7)
61 June 17 Athletics 7:30 pm 6–3
62 June 18 Athletics 12:20 pm 1–3
63 June 19 Athletics 1:15 pm 1–0
64 June 20 Mariners 7:30 pm 7–3 Hoyt (8–7)
65 June 21 Mariners 7:30 pm 4–2
66 June 22 Mariners 7:30 pm 6–3 Koosman (6–1)
67 June 23 Twins 1:15 pm 8–6 Lamp (1)
68 June 24 Twins 7:30 pm 1–5
69 June 25 Twins 7:30 pm 8–3 Hoyt (9–7)
70 June 26 Twins 1:15 pm 9–7
71 June 27 @ Mariners 9:35 pm 7–4 Lamp (4–5)
72 June 28 @ Mariners 9:35 pm 2–6
73 June 29 @ Mariners 2:35 pm 5–3
July: 15–13 (Home: 7–6 ; Away: 8–7)
# Date Opponent Time (CT) Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
74 July 1 @ Twins 7:35 pm 3–6
75 July 2 @ Twins 7:35 pm 4–2
76 July 3 @ Twins 1:15 pm 3–4
77 July 4 @ Twins 12:15 pm 12–6 Lamp (5–5)
July 6 54th All-Star Game in Chicago, IL
78 July 8 Brewers 7:30 pm 3–4 McClure (5–7) Hoyt (9–9) Augustine (1) 36,415 40–38 L1
79 July 9 Brewers 1:15 pm 8–3 Koosman (7–1) Sutton (6–5) 27,770 41–38 W1
80 July 10 Brewers 1:15 pm 9–12 Slaton (8–3) Barojas (1–2) Ladd (5) 28,988 41–39 L1
81 July 11 Indians 7:30 pm 9–2 Burns (5–5) Barker (6–9) 18,473 42–39 W1
82 July 12 Indians 7:30 pm 8–0 Bannister (4–9) Sorensen (4–8) 16,799 43–39 W2
83 July 13 Indians 7:30 pm 5–1 Hoyt (10–9) Blyleven (6–9) 22,700 44–39 W3
84 July 14 Blue Jays 7:30 pm 0–8 Leal (10–5) Koosman (7–2) 17,883 44–40 L1
85 July 15 Blue Jays 7:30 pm 2–3 McLaughlin (2–2) Dotson (8–6) 28,288 44–41 L2
86 July 16 Blue Jays 5:55 pm 5–7 McLaughlin (3–2) Agosto (1–1) Moffitt (9) 34,243 44–42 L3
87 July 17 Blue Jays 1:15 pm 3–2 Bannister (5–9) Alexander (0–3) Lamp (2) 30,140 45–42 W1
88 July 18 @ Indians 7:15 pm 5–3 Hoyt (11–9) Eichelberger (3–10) Barojas (9) 6,339 46–42 W2
89 July 19 @ Indians 6:35 pm 4–5 Sutcliffe (12–4) Tidrow (2–2) 5,933 46–43 L1
90 July 20 @ Indians 6:35 pm 8–2 Dotson (9–6) Heaton (5–3) 6,296 47–43 W1
91 July 21 @ Brewers 7:30 pm 6–7 Ladd (2–2) Agosto (1–2) Slaton (4) 29,609 47–44 L1
92 July 22 @ Brewers 7:30 pm 2–1 Bannister (6–9) Porter (2–5) Lamp (3) 44,167 48–44 W1
93 July 23 @ Brewers 7:30 pm 7–8 McClure (7–7) Hoyt (11–10) Ladd (9) 52,795 48–45 L1
94 July 24 @ Brewers 1:30 pm 7–8 Ladd (3–2) Tidrow (2–3) 46,171 48–46 L2
95 July 25 @ Blue Jays 6:30 pm 7–4 Dotson (10–6) Steib (11–9) Lamp (4) 24,394 49–46 W1
96 July 26 @ Blue Jays 4:30 pm 4–6 Gott (6–8) Burns (5–6) McLaughlin (8) N/A 49–47 L1
97 July 26 @ Blue Jays 7:31 pm 4–3 Bannister (7–9) Alexander (0–4) Lamp (5) 33,554 50–47 W1
98 July 27 @ Blue Jays 6:30 pm 11–3 Hoyt (12–10) Leal (10–9) 36,012 51–47 W2
99 July 29 Yankees 7:30 pm 7–2 Koosman (8–2) Guidry (12–6) 40,455 52–47 W3
100 July 30 Yankees 7:30 pm 5–1 Dotson (11–6) Rawley (9–9) 46,219 53–47 W4
101 July 31 Yankees 1:15 pm 6–12 (11) Gossage (9–4) Lamp (5–6) 40,778 53–48 L1
August: 22–9 (Home: 10–4 ; Away: 12–5)
# Date Opponent Time (CT) Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
102 August 1 Yankees 7:15 pm 4–1 Boddicker (7–5) Fontenot (3–1) 44,812 54–48 W1
103 August 2 Tigers 7:30 pm 7–5 Hoyt (13–10) Petry (11–7) Lamp (6) 30,611 55–48 W2
104 August 3 Tigers 7:30 pm 3–6 Morris (12–8) Koosman (8–3) 26,687 55–49 L1
105 August 4 Tigers 7:30 pm 4–2 Dotson (12–6) Bair (3–3) Lamp (7) 38,695 56–49 W1
106 August 5 @ Orioles 7:05 pm 4–5 Boddicker (8–5) Lamp (5–7) 39,544 56–50 L1
107 August 6 @ Orioles 6:35 pm 6–4 Bannister (9–9) Martínez (6–14) Barojas (10) 32,769 57–50 W1
108 August 7 @ Orioles 1:05 pm 4–3 Hoyt (14–10) Flanagan (6–1) Lamp (8) 24,384 58–50 W2
109 August 8 @ Tigers 4:05 pm 5–4 Burns (6–6) Berenguer (5–3) Barojas (11) TBA G2 59–50 W3
110 August 8 @ Tigers 7:12 pm 2–7 Morris (13–8) Koosman (8–4) 42,337 59–51 L1
111 August 9 @ Tigers 6:35 pm 6–5 Lamp (6–7) López (7–5) 23,465 60–51 W1
August 10 @ Tigers 6:35 pm Postponed (Rain, makeup date on August 25)
112 August 11 Orioles 7:30 pm 9–3 Bannister (10–9) Ramirez (4–3) 31,810 61–51 W2
113 August 12 Orioles 7:30 pm 2–1 Hoyt (15–10) Flanagan (6–2) 45,588 61–52 W3
114 August 13 Orioles 7:30 pm 2–5 Stewart (5–3) Koosman (8–5) Martinez (12) 36,232 62–52 L1
115 August 14 Orioles 1:15 pm 1–2 McGregor (15–5) Dotson (12–7) Stoddard (5) 37,846 62–53 L2
116 August 15 @ Yankees 7:00 pm 1–0 Burns (7–6) Righetti (13–4) 30,206 63–53 W1
117 August 16 @ Yankees 7:00 pm 5–3 Bannister (11–9) Fontenot (4–2) Lamp (9) 26,989 64–53 W2
118 August 17 @ Yankees 7:00 pm 7–5 (13) Barojas (2–2) Murray (2–4) 30,274 65–53 W3
119 August 19 @ Rangers 5:35 pm 3–2 (10) Dotson (13–7) Cruz (0–2) Agosto (6) TBA G2 66–53 W4
120 August 19 @ Rangers 8:53 pm 6–1 Koosman (9–5) Hough (10–11) Tidrow (6) 21,946 67–53 W5
121 August 20 @ Rangers 7:35 pm 1–6 Stewart (1–0) Burns (7–7) Henke (1) 21,232 67–54 L1
122 August 21 @ Rangers 7:35 pm 3–1 Bannister (12–9) Butcher (4–4) Barojas (12) 11,861 68–54 W1
123 August 22 @ Royals 7:35 pm 3–1 Hoyt (16–10) Splittorff (9–6) 31,479 69–54 W2
124 August 23 @ Royals 7:35 pm 2–10 Renko (6–10) Koosman (9–6) 18,767 69–55 L1
125 August 24 @ Royals 7:35 pm 4–3 (10) Dotson (14–7) Quisenberry (5–3) Lamp (10) 19,056 70–55 W1
126 August 25 @ Tigers 6:35 pm 1–10 Berenguer (7–4) Burns (7–8) 29,028 70–56 L1
127 August 26 Red Sox 7:30 pm 1–3 Hurst (10–10) Bannister (12–10) Stanley (25) 36,161 70–57 L2
128 August 27 Red Sox 5:55 pm 2–1 Hoyt (17–10) Ojeda (6–7) 43,556 71–57 W1
129 August 28 Red Sox 1:15 pm 6–2 Koosman (10–6) Boyd (3–4) Lamp (11) 33,419 72–57 W2
130 August 29 Rangers 7:30 pm 2–1 Dotson (15–7) Smithson (7–13) 33,987 73–57 W3
131 August 30 Rangers 7:30 pm 5–0 Burns (8–8) Stewart (1–1) Tidrow (7) 26,666 74–57 W4
132 August 31 Royals 7:30 pm 7–3 Bannister (13–10) Gura (10–16) 31,346 75–57 W5
September: 22–6 (Home: 14–1 ; Away: 8–5)
# Date Opponent Time (CT) Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
133 September 1 Royals 7:30 pm 12–0 Hoyt (18–10) Black (8–5) 30,852 76–57 W6
134 September 2 @ Red Sox 6:35 pm 1–5 Boyd (4–4) Koosman (10–7) 24,572 76–58 L1
135 September 3 @ Red Sox 1:15 pm 9–6 Dotson (16–7) Tudor (10–10) 21,904 77–58 W1
136 September 4 @ Red Sox 1:05 pm 2–6 Hurst (4–3) Burns (8–9) 21,696 77–59 L1
137 September 5 Athletics 1:15 pm 11–1
138 September 6 Athletics 7:30 pm 7–6 Lamp (12)
139 September 7 Athletics 7:30 pm 8–7 (10)
140 September 8 Angels 7:30 pm 8–5
141 September 9 Angels 7:30 pm 11–0
142 September 10 Angels 7:30 pm 7–6 (12)
143 September 11 Angels 5:55 pm 5–4 (10)
144 September 13 @ Twins 7:35 pm 5–1
145 September 14 @ Twins 7:35 pm 0–1
146 September 15 Mariners 7:30 pm 12–0 (7)
147 September 16 Mariners 7:30 pm 7–0
148 September 17 Mariners 7:30 pm 4–3 Lamp (7–7)
149 September 18 Mariners 1:15 pm 6–0
150 September 19 Twins 7:30 pm 5–7
September 20 Twins 7:30 pm Postponed (Rain, makeup date on September 21)
151 September 21 Twins 4:00 pm 2–1
152 September 21 Twins 6:43 pm 7–6
153 September 22 @ Angels 9:30 pm 3–2 Koosman (11–7)
154 September 23 @ Angels 9:30 pm 2–1
155 September 24 @ Angels 3:00 pm 2–0
156 September 25 @ Angels 3:00 pm 8–5 Lamp (13)
157 September 27 @ Athletics 9:35 pm 4–5
158 September 28 @ Athletics 2:15 pm 5–3 Lamp (14)
159 September 29 @ Athletics 9:35 pm 0–3
160 September 30 @ Mariners 9:35 pm 9–4
October: 2–0 (Home: 0–0 ; Away: 2–0)
# Date Opponent Time (CT) Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
161 October 1 @ Mariners 9:35 pm 9–3 Koosman (1)
162 October 2 @ Mariners 3:35 pm 3–0 Lamp (15)
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = White Sox team member

Postseason

1983 Postseason Game Log (1–3) (Home: 0–2; Away: 1–1)
American League Championship Series: 1–3 (Home: 0–2; Away 1–1)
# Date Opponent Stadium Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 October 5 @ Orioles 2–1 Hoyt (1–0) McGregor (0–1) Memorial Stadium 51,289 1–0
2 October 6 @ Orioles 0–4 Boddicker (1–0) Bannister (0–1) Memorial Stadium 52,347 1–1
3 October 7 Orioles 1–11 Flanagan (1–0) Dotson (0–1) Stewart (1) Comiskey Park 46,635 1–2
4 October 8 Orioles 0–3 (10) Martinez (1–0) Burns (0–1) Comiskey Park 45,577 1–3
* = Divisional Games


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 off of San Francisco's Atlee Hammaker. As of 2021, it is the only grand slam in All-Star Game history.

Player stats

Batting

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; BB = Base on balls; SO = Strikeouts; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
Harold Baines, RF,CF 156 596 76 167 33 2 20 99 49 85 .280 7
Tony Bernazard, 2B 59 233 30 61 16 2 2 26 17 45 .262 2
Julio Cruz, 2B 99 334 47 84 9 4 1 40 29 44 .251 24
Miguel Diloné, CF 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1
Jerry Dybzinski, SS 127 256 30 59 10 1 1 32 18 29 .230 11
Carlton Fisk, C 138 488 85 141 26 4 26 86 46 88 .289 9
Scott Fletcher, SS,2B 114 262 42 62 16 5 3 31 29 22 .237 5
Lorenzo Gray, 3B 41 78 18 14 3 0 1 4 8 16 .179 1
Jerry Hairston, OF,DH 101 126 17 37 9 1 5 22 23 16 .294 0
Marc Hill, C 58 133 11 30 6 0 1 11 9 24 .226 0
Tim Hulett, 2B 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 1
Ron Kittle, LF 145 520 75 132 19 3 35 100 39 150 .254 8
Rusty Kuntz, CF 28 42 6 11 1 0 0 1 6 13 .262 1
Rudy Law, CF 141 501 95 142 20 7 3 34 42 36 .283 77
Vance Law, 3B 145 408 55 99 21 5 4 42 51 56 .243 3
Greg Luzinski, DH 144 502 73 128 26 1 32 95 70 117 .255 2
Chris Nyman, 1B,DH 21 28 12 8 0 0 2 4 4 7 .286 2
Tom Paciorek, 1B,OF 115 420 65 129 32 3 9 63 25 58 .307 6
Casey Parsons, OF 8 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 .200 0
Aurelio Rodriguez, 3B 22 20 1 4 1 0 1 1 0 3 .200 0
Joel Skinner, C 6 11 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .273 0
Mike Squires, 1B 143 153 21 34 4 1 1 11 22 11 .222 3
Dave Stegman, OF 30 53 5 9 2 0 0 4 10 9 .170 0
Greg Walker, 1B,DH 118 307 32 83 16 3 10 55 58 57 .270 2
Team totals 162 5484 800 1439 270 42 157 762 527 888 .262 165

Pitching

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; HR = Home runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB K
Juan Agosto 2 2 4.10 39 0 7 41.2 41 20 19 2 12 29
Floyd Bannister 16 10 3.35 34 34 0 217.1 191 88 81 19 74 193
Salome Barojas 3 3 2.47 52 0 12 87.1 70 24 24 2 34 38
Britt Burns 10 11 3.58 29 26 0 173.2 165 79 69 14 57 115
Richard Dotson 22 7 3.23 35 35 0 240.0 209 92 86 19 107 137
Kevin Hickey 1 2 5.23 23 0 5 20.2 23 14 12 5 13 8
Guy Hoffman 1 0 7.50 11 0 0 6.0 14 5 5 1 2 2
LaMarr Hoyt 24 10 3.66 36 36 0 260.2 236 115 106 27 35 148
Al Jones 0 0 3.86 2 0 0 2.1 3 1 1 0 2 2
Jim Kern 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0.2 1 1 0 0 0 0
Jerry Koosman 11 7 4.77 37 24 2 169.2 176 96 90 19 55 90
Dennis Lamp 7 7 3.71 49 5 15 116.1 123 52 48 6 36 44
Randy Martz 0 0 3.60 1 1 0 5.0 4 2 2 0 4 1
Steve Mura 0 0 4.38 6 0 0 12.1 13 11 6 1 6 4
Dick Tidrow 2 4 4.22 50 1 7 91.2 86 50 43 13 42 66
Team totals 99 63 3.67 162 162 48 1445.1 1355 650 589 128 479 877

American League Championship Series

Main article: 1983 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

See also: Minor League Baseball

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
A-Short Season Niagara Falls Sox New York–Penn League Fred Nelson
Rookie GCL White Sox Gulf Coast League Steve Dillard

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Denver, Appleton

Notes

  1. ^ Evans, Sean. "The 25 Greatest Moments in White Sox History". Complex.com. Complex Media. Retrieved June 15, 2014.
  2. ^ Sparky Lyle page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Casey Parsons page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Damon Berryhill page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Steve Trout page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Pat Tabler page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Doug Drabek page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ "Aurelio Rodriguez Stats".

References