November 3, 1983

Battle of the Network Stars XV



Winner | ABC

2. CBS
3. NBC

Swimming relay | CBS

William Devane
Rosalind Chao
Charles Frank
Ana Alicia
Billy Moses

2. ABC
3. NBC

Kayak relay | CBS, 3:53.59

Joan Van Ark
Charles Frank
Ana Alicia
Billy Moses

2. ABC
3. NBC

3-on-3 football | CBS

Quarterback | William Devane, CBS
Touchdowns | Billy Moses 2, Ana Alicia 2

2. ABC
3. NBC

Baseball dunk | NBC

2. CBS
3. ABC

Leading scorer (women) | Martha Smith, CBS
Leading scorer (women) | Cynthia Sikes, NBC







Obstacle course | CBS

2. NBC
3. ABC

Best time (men) | Billy Moses, CBS, 18.86
Best time (women) | Melinda Culea, NBC, 24.38

Tandem bike relay | ABC, 2:10.88*

Ben Murphy / Shari Belafonte-Harper
Geoffrey Scott / Heather Locklear
Daniel Hugh Kelly / Jill Whelan

2. CBS
3. NBC

Running relay | ABC

William Shatner
Heather Thomas
Daniel Hugh Kelly
Geoffrey Scott
Heather Locklear
Ben Murphy

2. CBS
3. NBC

Tug of War | ABC beat CBS

Geoffrey Scott
Daniel Hugh Kelly
Shari Belafonte Harper
Jill Whelan
Ben Murphy

All-Battle team | Billy Moses, CBS

Daniel Hugh Kelly, ABC
Ben Murphy, ABC
William Devane, CBS
Ana Alicia, CBS
Melinda Culea, NBC
Jill Whelan, ABC
Shari Belafonte Harper, ABC

Injury
Edward Albert, NBC (knee)

* record

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 28, 1983

1983 NL All-Star voting

CATCHER | 1. Gary Carter, Montreal, 1,547,843.

2. Darrell Porter, St. Louis, 925,367.

FIRST BASE | 1. Al Oliver, Montreal, 879,078.

2. Steve Garvey, San Diego, 760,100. 3. Keith Hernandez, New York. 4. Pete Rose, Philadelphia.

SECOND BASE | 1. Steve Sax, Los Angeles, 1,019,881.

2. Joe Morgan, Philadelphia, 668,192.

THIRD BASE | 1. Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia, 1,154,647.

2. Tim Wallach, Montreal, 552,026.

SHORTSTOP | 1. Ozzie Smith, St. Louis, 1,389,063.

2. Dave Concepcion, Cincinnati, 512,902.

OUTFIELD | 1. Dale Murphy, Atlanta, 1,452,341. 2. Andre Dawson, Montreal, 1,354,870. 3. Tim Raines, Montreal, 884,595.

4. Willie McGree, St. Louis, 870,469.

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

May 4, 1983

Battle of the Network Stars XIV



Winner | ABC

2. CBS
3. NBC

Swimming relay | CBS, 1:26.90

Ted Shackelford
Denise Miller
John Beck
Audrey Landers
Billy Moses

2. ABC
3. NBC

Kayak relay | ABC

Geoffrey Scott
Randi Oakes
Heather Locklear
John James

2. NBC
3. CBS

3-on-3 football | ABC

Quarterback | Scott Baio

2. NBC
3. CBS

Baseball dunk | ABC (sudden death)

2. CBS
3. NBC

Leading scorer (men) | Billy Moses, CBS
Leading scorer (women) | Randi Oakes, ABC





Obstacle course | ABC

Best time (men) | Scott Baio, ABC, 17.76
Best time (women) | Randi Oakes, ABC, 25.45

Tandem bike relay | CBS

Billy Moses / Tracy Nelson
Ted Shackelford / Danielle Brisebois
Tom Wopat / Audrey Landers

2. ABC
3. NBC

Running relay | ABC, 1:58.20

John James
Lisa Eilbacher
Geoffrey Scott
Heather Locklear
Randi Oakes
Scott Baio

2. CBS
3. NBC

ABC clinched the title by winning the running relay.

Tug of War | CBS beat NBC, 17 seconds

Tom Wopat
Danielle Brisebois
Billy Moses
Tracy Nelson
John Beck

CBS and NBC competed in the Tug of War for second place.

All-Battle team | Scott Baio, ABC

Randi Oakes, ABC
Billy Moses, CBS
Geoffrey Scott, ABC
John Beck, CBS
Heather Locklear, ABC
Audrey Landers, CBS

Injuries
Adrian Zmed, ABC (ankle)
Lisa Eilbacher, ABC (knee)