1983 Pittsburgh Pirates
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Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record84–78 (.519)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)John W. Galbreath
Warner Communications
General manager(s)Harding "Pete" Peterson
Manager(s)Chuck Tanner
Local televisionKDKA-TV
(Lanny Frattare, Jim Rooker, John Sanders)
HSE
(Steve Blass, Bob Prince, Willie Stargell)
Local radioKDKA-AM
(Lanny Frattare, Jim Rooker)
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The 1983 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 102nd season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; their 97th in the National League. This was their 14th season at Three Rivers Stadium. The Pirates finished second in the National League East with a record of 84–78.

Regular season

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 90 72 0.556 50–31 40–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 84 78 0.519 6 41–40 43–38
Montreal Expos 82 80 0.506 8 46–35 36–45
St. Louis Cardinals 79 83 0.488 11 44–37 35–46
Chicago Cubs 71 91 0.438 19 43–38 28–53
New York Mets 68 94 0.420 22 41–41 27–53

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 5–7 12–6 11–7 7–11 7–5 8–4 7–5 6–6 9–9 9–9 7–5
Chicago 7–5 4–8 5–7 6–6 7–11 9–9 5–13 9–9 5–7 4–8 10–8
Cincinnati 6–12 8–4 5–13 7–11 4–8 7–5 6–6 6–6 9–9 10–8 6–6
Houston 7–11 7–5 13–5 6–12 8–4 9–3 4–8 6–6 11–7 12–6 2–10
Los Angeles 11–7 6–6 11–7 12–6 7–5 7–5 11–1 6–6 6–12–1 5–13 9–3
Montreal 5–7 11–7 8–4 4–8 5–7 8–10 8–10–1 8–10 8–4 8–4 9–9
New York 4–8 9–9 5–7 3–9 5–7 10–8 6–12 9–9 6–6 5–7 6–12
Philadelphia 5-7 13–5 6–6 8–4 1–11 10–8–1 12–6 11–7 5–7 5–7 14–4
Pittsburgh 6–6 9–9 6–6 6–6 6–6 10–8 9–9 7–11 9–3 6–6 10–8
San Diego 9–9 7–5 9–9 7–11 12–6–1 4–8 6–6 7–5 3–9 11–7 6–6
San Francisco 9–9 8–4 8–10 6–12 13–5 4–8 7–5 7–5 6–6 7–11 4–8
St. Louis 5–7 8–10 6–6 10–2 3–9 9–9 12–6 4–14 8–10 6–6 8–4


Game log

1983 Game Log: 84–78 (Home: 41–40; Away: 43–38)
April: 8–9 (Home: 3–7; Away: 5–2)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 5 @ Cardinals 7–1 Candelaria (1–0) Forsch 43,509 1–0
2 April 7 @ Astros 3–2 Scurry (1–0) Knepper 7,741 2–0
3 April 8 @ Astros 5–3 Scurry (2–0) DiPino Bibby (1) 10,862 3–0
4 April 9 @ Astros 1–0 McWilliams (1–0) Niekro 13,856 4–0
5 April 10 @ Astros 10–8 Bibby (1–0) Solano Scurry (1) 7,668 5–0
6 April 12 Cardinals 3–4 (10) Sutter Bibby (1–1) Rasmussen 46,869 5–1
7 April 13 Cardinals 1–9 Andujar Tunnell (0–1) 4,126 5–2
8 April 16 Cubs 5–6 Hernandez McWilliams (1–1) Smith 5,494 5–3
9 April 17 Cubs 7–0 Candelaria (2–0) Trout Rhoden (1) 14,285 6–3
10 April 20 @ Mets 0–6 Seaver McWilliams (1–2) 6–4
11 April 20 @ Mets 5–7 Diaz Tekulve (0–1) Allen 4,041 6–5
12 April 22 Dodgers 2–4 Reuss Rhoden (0–1) Pena 8,846 6–6
13 April 23 Dodgers 2–3 Welch Candelaria (2–1) Howe 8,187 6–7
14 April 26 Giants 3–0 McWilliams (2–2) Breining 7,103 7–7
15 April 27 Giants 2–3 Laskey Rhoden (0–2) Minton 5,267 7–8
16 April 30 Padres 4–8 Hawkins Candelaria (2–2) 7–9
17 April 30 Padres 2–1 McWilliams (3–2) DeLeon Scurry (2) 19,593 8–9
May: 10–15 (Home: 5–5; Away: 5–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
18 May 2 @ Dodgers 5–1 Rhoden (1–2) Reuss 39,765 9–9
19 May 3 @ Dodgers 4–5 Pena Bibby (1–2) Howe 34,624 9–10
20 May 4 @ Dodgers 2–3 Niedenfuer Sarmiento (0–1) 35,757 9–11
21 May 6 @ Giants 1–2 McGaffigan Candelaria (2–3) Lavelle 16,476 9–12
22 May 7 @ Giants 1–5 Breining Rhoden (1–3) 10,874 9–13
23 May 8 @ Giants 1–12 Laskey Bibby (1–3) 19,123 9–14
24 May 9 @ Padres 5–3 (14) Sarmiento (1–1) Couchee 17,885 10–14
25 May 10 @ Padres 1–4 Hawkins Scurry (2–1) 9,965 10–15
26 May 12 Mets 6–2 Candelaria (3–3) Torrez 7,944 11–15
27 May 13 Mets 2–1 Tekulve (1–1) Diaz 11,000 12–15
28 May 14 Mets 2–6 Allen McWilliams (3–3) Orosco 8,931 12–16
29 May 16 Mets 4–11 Lynch Bibby (1–4) Swan 1,970 12–17
30 May 17 Reds 1–2 Soto Candelaria (3–4) 5,207 12–18
31 May 18 Reds 2–1 Rhoden (2–3) Berenyi 6,402 13–18
32 May 20 Astros 4–3 McWilliams (4–3) Knepper Tekulve (1) 13,643 14–18
33 May 21 Astros 4–6 LaCoss Niemann (0–1) DiPino 8,804 14–19
34 May 23 @ Braves 3–6 Falcone Rhoden (2–4) Moore 16,743 14–20
35 May 24 @ Braves 6–5 McWilliams (5–3) Camp 17,447 15–20
36 May 25 @ Braves 0–6 McMurtry Bibby (1–5) 15,034 15–21
37 May 26 @ Reds 6–4 Tunnell (1–1) Puleo Tekulve (2) 10,018 16–21
38 May 27 @ Reds 0–9 Soto Candelaria (3–5) 13,224 16–22
39 May 28 @ Reds 3–4 Hayes Scurry (2–2) Scherrer 23,994 16–23
40 May 29 @ Reds 8–5 McWilliams (6–3) Scherrer Sarmiento (1) 13,394 17–23
41 May 30 Braves 8–6 Bibby (2–5) McMurtry Tekulve (3) 12,211 18–23
42 May 31 Braves 2–10 Niekro Tunnell (1–2) Bedrosian 5,262 18–24
June: 14–15 (Home: 7–5; Away: 7–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
43 June 1 Braves 3–6 Perez Candelaria (3–6) Garber 6,255 18–25
44 June 2 @ Cubs 2–3 Trout Rhoden (2–5) Smith 6,589 18–26
45 June 3 @ Cubs 3–9 Ruthven Scurry (2–3) 6,213 18–27
46 June 4 @ Cubs 2–5 Jenkins Bibby (2–6) Campbell 30,110 18–28
47 June 5 @ Cubs 1–3 Lefferts Tunnell (1–3) Smith 22,649 18–29
48 June 7 @ Expos 3–2 Candelaria (4–6) Lea Tekulve (4) 31,730 19–29
49 June 8 @ Expos 4–5 Gullickson Rhoden (2–6) Reardon 16,200 19–30
50 June 9 @ Expos 6–3 McWilliams (7–3) Rogers 34,313 20–30
51 June 10 @ Phillies 4–3 (12) Tekulve (2–1) Farmer 31,092 21–30
52 June 11 @ Phillies 7–9 Carlton Scurry (2–4) Holland 34,820 21–31
53 June 12 @ Phillies 4–5 (11) Reed Scurry (2–5) 37,154 21–32
54 June 13 Expos 4–3 Rhoden (3–6) Gullickson Tekulve (5) 8,229 22–32
55 June 14 Expos 3–7 Rogers McWilliams (7–4) Reardon 9,588 22–33
56 June 15 Expos 4–7 Burris Bibby (2–7) Reardon 11,809 22–34
57 June 17 Phillies 2–1 Candelaria (5–6) Denny Tekulve (6) 19,814 23–34
58 June 18 Phillies 4–6 Bystrom Rhoden (3–7) 26,662 23–35
59 June 19 Phillies 2–14 Hudson McWilliams (7–5) 19,369 23–36
60 June 20 Cubs 5–4 (10) Tekulve (3–1) Campbell 24–36
61 June 20 Cubs 6–5 (13) Robinson (1–0) Campbell 5,839 25–36
62 June 21 Cubs 8–4 Rhoden (4–7) Noles 6,363 26–36
63 June 22 Cubs 5–2 Candelaria (6–6) Rainey Guante (1) 8,666 27–36
64 June 23 Cubs 5–2 McWilliams (8–5) Trout 8,296 28–36
65 June 24 @ Cardinals 8–2 Bibby (3–7) LaPoint Sarmiento (2) 39,475 29–36
66 June 25 @ Cardinals 10–3 Tunnell (2–3) Hagen 29,567 30–36
67 June 26 @ Cardinals 5–0 Rhoden (5–7) Allen 32,306 31–36
68 June 27 @ Cardinals 6–1 Guante (1–0) Andujar 23,286 32–36
69 June 28 @ Cubs 7–8 (11) Lefferts Tekulve (3–2) 11,832 32–37
70 June 29 @ Cubs 0–5 Ruthven Bibby (3–8) 28,504 32–38
71 June 30 @ Cubs 3–4 Smith Sarmiento (1–2) 17,261 32–39
July: 22–10 (Home: 10–7; Away: 12–3)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
72 July 1 Cardinals 6–13 Andujar Robinson (1–1) 26,019 32–40
73 July 2 Cardinals 3–1 Candelaria (7–6) LaPoint 27,446 33–40
74 July 3 Cardinals 3–4 Forsch Sarmiento (1–3) Sutter 14,469 33–41
75 July 4 Cardinals 7–2 Rhoden (6–7) Hagen 34–41
76 July 4 Cardinals 4–11 Allen Bibby (3–9) 22,185 34–42
77 July 8 @ Dodgers 4–3 Candelaria (8–6) Reuss Tekulve (7) 41,397 35–42
78 July 9 @ Dodgers 3–0 McWilliams (9–5) Pena 46,046 36–42
79 July 10 @ Dodgers 3–10 Hooton Rhoden (6–8) Howe 42,480 36–43
80 July 11 @ Giants 3–2 Sarmiento (2–3) Breining Scurry (3) 18,429 37–43
81 July 12 @ Giants 6–2 Tunnell (3–3) Laskey Guante (2) 7,789 38–43
82 July 13 @ Giants 7–6 Sarmiento (3–3) Minton Tekulve (8) 14,316 39–43
83 July 14 @ Padres 8–6 Guante (2–0) Montefusco Bibby (2) 17,001 40–43
84 July 15 @ Padres 4–2 Tekulve (4–2) Thurmond 15,601 41–43
85 July 16 @ Padres 3–2 Robinson (2–1) Whitson Tekulve (9) 26,414 42–43
86 July 17 @ Padres 4–3 Tunnell (4–3) Show Tekulve (10) 17,897 43–43
87 July 19 Dodgers 4–1 Candelaria (9–6) Reuss Scurry (4) 44–43
88 July 19 Dodgers 2–3 (11) Howe Sarmiento (3–4) Niedenfuer 31,304 44–44
89 July 20 Dodgers 7–3 Rhoden (7–8) Hooton 16,561 45–44
90 July 21 Dodgers 5–4 Tekulve (5–2) Howe 16,351 46–44
91 July 22 Giants 3–5 Barr Scurry (2–6) Minton 23,834 46–45
92 July 23 Giants 5–2 DeLeon (1–0) Martin Scurry (5) 14,585 47–45
93 July 24 Giants 3–1 Scurry (3–6) Krukow Tekulve (11) 48–45
94 July 24 Giants 5–8 (11) Minton Scurry (3–7) McGaffigan 39,660 48–46
95 July 25 Padres 6–3 Rhoden (8–8) Dravecky Guante (3) 12,161 49–46
96 July 26 Padres 1–6 Thurmond Robinson (2–2) DeLeon 49–47
97 July 26 Padres 10–5 Tunnell (5–3) Whitson 20,660 50–47
98 July 27 Padres 10–1 DeLeon (2–0) Show 18,793 51–47
99 July 28 @ Mets 6–2 McWilliams (10–5) Swan Scurry (6) 12,233 52–47
100 July 29 @ Mets 2–1 Candelaria (10–6) Seaver Guante (4) 14,306 53–47
101 July 30 @ Mets 6–3 Scurry (4–7) Lynch Sarmiento (3) 17,721 54–47
102 July 31 @ Mets 6–7 (12) Orosco Bibby (3–10) 54–48
103 July 31 @ Mets 0–1 (12) Orosco Sarmiento (3–5) 17,591 54–49
August: 14–14 (Home: 8–11; Away: 6–3)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
104 August 2 Phillies 10–3 McWilliams (11–5) Gross 25,130 55–49
105 August 3 Phillies 7–2 Candelaria (11–6) Bystrom Tekulve (12) 23,070 56–49
106 August 4 Phillies 1–5 Hudson Rhoden (8–9) Holland 20,574 56–50
107 August 5 Expos 1–7 Gullickson DeLeon (2–1) 33,089 56–51
108 August 6 Expos 3–7 Smith Tunnell (5–4) 24,561 56–52
109 August 7 Expos 0–6 Rogers McWilliams (11–6) 29,187 56–53
110 August 8 @ Phillies 5–14 Hudson Candelaria (11–7) 38,080 56–54
111 August 9 @ Phillies 3–1 Tekulve (6–2) Holland 37,719 57–54
112 August 10 @ Phillies 2–4 Carlton DeLeon (2–2) Holland 38,705 57–55
113 August 12 @ Expos 6–3 McWilliams (12–6) Rogers Guante (5) 45,862 58–55
114 August 13 @ Expos 2–0 Candelaria (12–7) Smith Tekulve (13) 38,658 59–55
115 August 14 @ Expos 5–3 Rhoden (9–9) Schatzeder Tekulve (14) 50,062 60–55
116 August 15 Mets 4–2 DeLeon (3–2) Torrez Tekulve (15) 15,053 61–55
117 August 16 Mets 3–1 Tunnell (6–4) Swan Guante (6) 12,061 62–55
118 August 18 Reds 5–6 Hume Tekulve (6–3) Hayes 18,007 62–56
119 August 19 Reds 1–2 Soto Rhoden (9–10) 15,995 62–57
120 August 20 Reds 4–0 DeLeon (4–2) Berenyi 44,481 63–57
121 August 21 Reds 4–6 Scherrer Guante (2–1) 24,635 63–58
122 August 23 Astros 5–6 Ruhle Tekulve (6–4) DiPino 63–59
123 August 23 Astros 1–2 Niekro Tunnell (6–5) Dawley 17,484 63–60
124 August 24 Astros 4–10 Madden Rhoden (9–11) LaCoss 14,279 63–61
125 August 25 Astros 5–3 DeLeon (5–2) Knepper Scurry (7) 11,019 64–61
126 August 26 Braves 9–1 McWilliams (13–6) Perez 23,772 65–61
127 August 27 Braves 2–0 Tunnell (7–5) Dayley 22,811 66–61
128 August 28 Braves 1–2 Falcone Candelaria (12–8) Forster 26,193 66–62
129 August 29 @ Reds 2–1 Rhoden (10–11) Soto Tekulve (16) 11,173 67–62
130 August 30 @ Reds 5–3 DeLeon (6–2) Russell Tekulve (17) 10,160 68–62
131 August 31 @ Astros 1–4 Niekro Scurry (4–8) 12,347 68–63
September: 15–14 (Home: 8–5; Away: 7–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
132 September 1 @ Astros 0–3 Ryan Guante (2–2) DiPino 7,645 68–64
133 September 2 @ Braves 4–1 Candelaria (13–8) Dayley Tekulve (18) 23,998 69–64
134 September 3 @ Braves 6–2 Bibby (4–10) Bedrosian Guante (7) 31,233 70–64
135 September 4 @ Braves 5–6 Forster Bibby (4–11) Bedrosian 24,610 70–65
136 September 5 @ Cardinals 4–7 LaPoint Scurry (4–9) 70–66
137 September 5 @ Cardinals 6–7 (10) Allen Guante (2–3) 39,687 70–67
138 September 6 @ Cardinals 5–0 Tunnell (8–5) Stuper 23,604 71–67
139 September 7 @ Cardinals 2–5 Cox Rhoden (10–12) Sutter 25,981 71–68
140 September 9 Phillies 3–4 (13) Hernandez Bibby (4–12) 24,304 71–69
141 September 10 Phillies 6–5 (10) Tekulve (7–4) Holland 26,246 72–69
142 September 11 Phillies 3–5 Reed Guante (2–4) 19,130 72–70
143 September 12 Cardinals 7–5 Tunnell (9–5) Cox Sarmiento (4) 10,458 73–70
144 September 13 Cardinals 6–0 Rhoden (11–12) Andujar 9,771 74–70
145 September 14 Cubs 6–3 Candelaria (14–8) Trout 16,329 75–70
146 September 15 Cubs 8–4 McWilliams (14–6) Rainey 7,943 76–70
147 September 16 Expos 9–0 DeLeon (7–2) Lea 13,057 77–70
148 September 17 Expos 5–4 (13) Bibby (5–12) Dixon 29,748 78–70
149 September 18 Expos 2–5 Sanderson Rhoden (11–13) James 25,738 78–71
150 September 19 @ Mets 4–5 (10) Diaz Tekulve (7–5) 6,381 78–72
151 September 20 @ Mets 4–0 McWilliams (15–6) Lynch 3,112 79–72
152 September 21 @ Cubs 6–7 Jenkins Guante (2–5) Smith 3,029 79–73
153 September 22 @ Cubs 8–2 Tunnell (10–5) Reuschel 3,426 80–73
154 September 23 @ Expos 10–1 Rhoden (12–13) Sanderson 37,115 81–73
155 September 24 @ Expos 1–0 Candelaria (15–8) Smith Guante (8) 43,359 82–73
156 September 25 @ Expos 3–5 Gullickson McWilliams (15–7) Reardon 37,602 82–74
157 September 27 Mets 3–4 Torrez DeLeon (7–3) Sisk 10,913 82–75
158 September 28 Mets 2–4 Darling Tunnell (10–6) 8,672 82–76
159 September 29 Mets 4–2 Rhoden (13–13) Holman Guante (9) 7,677 83–76
160 September 30 @ Phillies 1–2 Denny McWilliams (15–8) Holland 26,685 83–77
October: 1–1 (Home: 0–0; Away: 1–1)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
161 October 1 @ Phillies 3–5 Altamirano Guante (2–6) Carman 34,763 83–78
162 October 2 @ Phillies 4–0 Tunnell (11–6) Hudson 33,284 84–78
Legend:        = Win        = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Roster

1983 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day Starters
# Name Position
17 Lee Lacy LF
11 Lee Mazzilli CF
5 Bill Madlock 3B
30 Jason Thompson 1B
39 Dave Parker RF
3 Johnny Ray 2B
6 Tony Peña C
4 Dale Berra SS
45 John Candelaria SP

Player stats

Batting
Pitching

Awards and honors

1983 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Transactions

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Hawaii Islanders Pacific Coast League Tom Trebelhorn
AA Lynn Pirates Eastern League Tommy Sandt
A Alexandria Dukes Carolina League Johnny Lipon
A Greenwood Pirates South Atlantic League Joe Frisina
A-Short Season Watertown Pirates New York–Penn League Bill Bryk
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

Notes

  1. ^ From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Side in 1907.
  2. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  3. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.

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