October 18, 1983

American League awards [1983]



Billy Martin created an incident, challenging the amount of pine tar on George Brett’s bat. Don Sutton reached 3,000 strikeouts. Dave Righetti and Mike Warren threw a no-hitters. Fred Lynn hit the first grand slam in All-Star Game history, ending the American League’s 12-game losing streak.

Babe Ruth Award | Cal Ripken, Orioles. 27 home runs, 102 RBIs, .318 batting average, .371 on-base percentage, .517 slugging percentage, 121 runs, 211 hits, 47 doubles.

2. Wade Boggs, Red Sox
3. Robin Yount, Brewers
4. Eddie Murray, Orioles
5. Rickey, Athletics

Walter Johnson Award | Dave Stieb, Blue Jays. 17-12, 3.04 ERA, 187 strikeouts and 93 walks in 278 innings, 14 complete games, 14 HBPs. | A Rare Bird: The Natural

2. Dan Quisenberry, Royals
3. Scott McGregor, Orioles

Jackie Robinson Award | Mike Boddicker, Orioles. 16-8, 2.77 ERA, 120 strikeouts and 52 walks in 179 innings, 10 complete games, five shutouts. | He Has Returned to His Roots

Pee Wee Reese Award | Carlton Fisk, White Sox. 26 home runs, 86 RBIs, .289 batting average, .355 on-base percentage, .518 slugging percentage.

Connie Mack Award | Tony LaRussa, White Sox. 99-63, .611. LaRussa led the White Sox to their first division title — by 20 games.

2. Bobby Cox, Blue Jays
3. Sparky Anderson, Tigers



Catcher | Carlton Fisk, White Sox. 26 home runs, 86 RBIs, .289 batting average, .355 on-base percentage, .518 slugging percentage. 2. Lance Parish, Tigers. Best fielder | Parish

First base | Eddie Murray, Orioles. 33 home runs, 111 RBIs, .306 batting average, .393 on-base percentage, .538 slugging percentage, 115 runs. Best fielder | Murray

Second base | Lou Whitaker, Tigers. 12 home runs, 72 RBIs, .320 batting average, .380 on-base percentage, .457 slugging percentage, 206 hits, 40 doubles. Best fielder | Frank White, Royals.

Third base | Wade Boggs, Red Sox. 5 home runs, 74 RBIs, .361 batting average, .444 on-base percentage, .486 slugging percentage, 100 runs, 210 hits, 44 doubles. Best fielder | Gary Gaetti, Twins. | He Never Boggs Down

Shortstop | Cal Ripken, Orioles. 27 home runs, 102 RBIs, .318 batting average, .371 on-base percentage, .517 slugging percentage, 121 runs, 211 hits, 47 doubles. Best fielder | Ripken

2. Robin Yount, Brewers
3. Alan Trammell, Tigers

Left field | Rickey Henderson, Athletics. 9 home runs, 48 RBIs, .292 batting average, .414 on-base percentage, .421 slugging percentage, 105 runs, 103 walks, 108 stolen bases. 2. Jim Rice, Red Sox.

Center field | Lloyd Moseby, Blue Jays. 18 home runs, 81 RBIs, .315 batting average, .376 on-base percentage, .499 slugging percentage, 104 runs. 2. Chet Lemon, Tigers. Best fielder | George Wright, Rangers.

Right field | Harold Baines, White Sox. 20 home runs, 99 RBIs, .280 batting average, .333 on-base percentage, .443 slugging percentage.

Designated hitter | Don Baylor, Yankees. 21 home runs, 85 RBIs, .303 batting average, .361 on-base percentage, .494 slugging percentage.



Starting rotation |

1. Dave Stieb, Blue Jays
17-12, 3.04 ERA, 187 strikeouts and 93 walks in 278 innings, 14 complete games, 14 HBPs.

2. Scott McGregor, Orioles. 18-7, 3.18 ERA, 86 strikeouts and 45 walks in 260 innings, 12 complete games.

3. Richard Dotson, White Sox. 22-7, 3.23 ERA, 137 strikeouts and 106 walks in 240 innings.

4. Ron Guidry, Yankees. 21-9, 3.42 ERA, 156 strikeouts and 60 walks in 250.1 innings, 21 complete games.

5. Jack Morris, Tigers. 20-13, 3.34 ERA, 232 strikeouts and 83 walks in 293.2 innings, 20 complete games, 18 wild pitches.

Reliever | Dan Quisenberry, Royals. 5-3, 1.94 ERA, 45 saves, 48 strikeouts and 11 walks in 139 innings. 2. Bob Stanley, Red Sox. | Special Delivery from Down Under



— Kevin Brewer

October 4, 1983

National League awards [1983]



Nolan Ryan retired Brad Mills for his 3,509th strikeout, breaking Walter Johnson’s all-time record. Steve Carlton won his 300th game. Steve Garvey dislocated his thumb, ending his National League record 1,207 consecutive games played streak. Bob Forsch threw a no-hitter.

Babe Ruth Award | Mike Schmidt, Phillies. 40 home runs, 109 RBIs, .255 batting average, .399 on-base percentage, .524 slugging percentage, 104 runs, 128 walks.

2. Dale Murphy, Atlanta
3. Dickie Thon, Astros
4. Pedro Guerrero, Dodgers
5. Jose Cruz, Astros

Walter Johnson Award | Mario Soto, Reds. 17-13, 2.70 ERA, 242 strikeouts and 95 walks in 273.2 innings, 18 complete games. 2. John Denny, Phillies.

Jackie Robinson Award | Bill Doran, Astros. 8 home runs, 39 RBIs, .271 batting average, .371 on-base percentage, .364 slugging percentage. 2. Craig McMurtry, Atlanta.

Pee Wee Reese Award | Joe Morgan, Phillies. 16 home runs, 59 RBIs, .230 batting average, .370 on-base percentage, .403 slugging percentage.

Connie Mack Award | Paul Owens, Phillies. 47-30 [.610]

2. Tommy Lasorda, Dodgers
3. Joe Torre, Atlanta



Catcher | Gary Carter, Expos. 17 home runs, 79 RBIs, .270 batting average, .336 on-base percentage, .444 slugging percentage, 37 doubles. Best fielder | Carter

First base | Darrell Evans, Giants. 30 home runs, 82 RBIs, .277 batting average, .378 on-base percentage, .516 slugging percentage. 2. Keith Hernandez, Cardinals-Mets. Best fielder | Bill Buckner, Cubs.

Second base | Bill Doran, Astros. 8 home runs, 39 RBIs, .271 batting average, .371 on-base percentage, .364 slugging percentage. 2. Johnny Ray, Pirates. Best fielder | Ray

Third base | Mike Schmidt, Phillies. 40 home runs, 109 RBIs, .255 batting average, .399 on-base percentage, .524 slugging percentage, 104 runs, 128 walks. 2. Pedro Guerrero, Dodgers. Best fielder | Schmidt

Shortstop | Dickie Thon, Astros. 20 home runs, 79 RBIs, .286 batting average, .341 on-base percentage, .457 slugging percentage, 34 stolen bases. Best fielder | Dale Berra, Pirates.

Left field | Jose Cruz, Astros. 14 home runs, 92 RBIs, .318 batting average, .385 on-base percentage, .463 slugging percentage, 189 hits, 30 stolen bases. 2. Tim Raines, Expos.

Center field | Dale Murphy, Atlanta. 36 home runs, 121 RBIs, .302 batting average, .393 on-base percentage, .540 slugging percentage, 131 runs, 30 stolen bases. 2. Andre Dawson, Expos. Best fielder | Eddie Milner, Reds.

Right field | Jack Clark, Giants. 20 home runs, 66 RBIs, .268 batting average, .361 on-base percentage, .441 slugging percentage.



Starting rotation |

1. Mario Soto, Reds.
17-13, 2.70 ERA, 242 strikeouts and 95 walks in 273.2 innings, 18 complete games.

2. John Denny, Phillies. 19-6, 2.37 ERA, 139 strikeouts and 53 walks in 242.2 innings.

3. Steve Carlton, Phillies. 15-16, 3.11 ERA, 275 strikeouts and 84 walks in 283.2 innings, 13 wild pitches.

4. Craig McMurtry, Atlanta. 15-9, 3.08 ERA, 105 strikeouts and 88 walks in 224.2 innings, 13 complete games.

5. Rick Rhoden, Pirates. 13-13, 3.09 ERA, 153 strikeouts and 68 walks in 244.1 innings.

Reliever | Lee Smith, Cubs. 4-10, 1.65 ERA, 29 saves, 91 strikeouts and 41 walks in 103.1 innings.
— Kevin Brewer

June 1, 1983

NBA awards [1982-83]



Marvin Gaye sang the national anthem at the All-Star Game in Los Angeles, and Moses Malone predicted a “fo-fo-fo” playoffs sweep for the Philadelphia 76ers, who lost just one postseason game on their way to the championship.



Player of the Year | Moses Malone [76ers] 24.5 points, 15.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 50.2 2-point shooting, 76.1 free throw shooting, 2.0 blocks. 2. Larry Bird [Celtics] 3. Magic Johnson [Lakers] 4. Alex English [Nuggets]

Rookie of the Year | Terry Cummings [Clippers] 23.7 points, 10.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 52.3 2-point shooting, 70.9 free throw shooting. Age [21]

Coach of the Year | Billy Cunningham [76ers] 65-17

First team
Forward | Larry Bird [Celtics] 23.6 points, 11.0 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 51.6 2-point shooting, 84.0 free throw shooting. Age [26]

Forward | Alex English [Nuggets] 28.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 51.9 2-point shooting, 82.9 free throw shooting. Age [29]



Center | Moses Malone [76ers] 24.5 points, 15.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 50.2 2-point shooting, 76.1 free throw shooting, 2.0 blocks. Age [27]

Point guard | Magic Johnson [Lakers] 16.8 points, 8.6 rebounds, 10.5 assists, 56.0 2-point shooting, 80.0 free throw shooting. Age [23]

Guard | Sidney Moncrief [Bucks] 22.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 52.8 2-point shooting, 82.6 free throw shooting. Age [25]



Second team
Forward | Julius Erving [76ers] 21.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 51.8 2-point shooting, 75.9 free throw shooting. Age [32]

Forward | Marques Johnson [Bucks] 21.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 51.4 2-point shooting, 73.5 free throw shooting. Age [26]

Center | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar [Lakers] 21.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 58.9 2-point shooting, 74.9 free throw shooting, 2.2 blocks. Age [37]

Guard | George Gervin [Spurs] 26.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 49.0 2-point shooting, 85.3 free throw shooting. Age [30]

Point guard | Gus Williams [SuperSonics] 20.0 points, 2.6 rebounds, 8.0 assists, 49.1 2-point shooting, 75.1 free throw shooting, 2.3 steals. Age [29]

Honorable mention
Forward | Kiki Vandeweghe [Nuggets] 26.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 55.6 2-point shooting, 87.5 free throw shooting. Age [24]

Center | Robert Parish [Celtics] 19.3 points, 10.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 55.1 2-point shooting, 69.8 free throw shooting. Age [29]

Center | Artis Gilmore [Spurs] 18.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 63.0 2-point shooting, 74.0 free throw shooting, 2.3 blocks. Age [33]

Forward | Terry Cummings [Clippers] 23.7 points, 10.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 52.3 2-point shooting, 70.9 free throw shooting. Age [21]
— Kevin Brewer