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

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