1983 New York Yankees season


1983 New York Yankees season

MLB yearly infobox
name = New York Yankees
season = 1983
misc =

current league = American League
y1 = 1901
division = Eastern Division
y2 = 1969
Uniform logo =
ballpark = Yankee Stadium
y4 = 1976
city = New York City, New York
y5 = 1903
owners = George Steinbrenner
managers = Billy Martin
television = WPIX(Frank Messer, Phil Rizzuto, Bill White, Bobby Murcer)
radio = WABC (AM)
(Frank Messer, Phil Rizzuto, Bill White, John Gordon)|
The New York Yankees' 1983 season was the 81st season for the Yankees. The team finished in third place in the American League Eastern Division with a record of 91-71, finishing 7 games behind the Baltimore Orioles. New York was managed by Billy Martin. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium.

Awards and Honors

Ron Guidry and Dave Winfield represented the Yankees at the 1983 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

Gold Gloves were awarded to pitcher, Guidry and outfielder, Winfield.

Winfield also won the Silver Slugger Award.

Offseason

*December 1, 1982: Don Baylor was signed as a free agent by the Yankees. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/baylodo01.shtml Don Baylor page at Baseball Reference] ]
* December 9, 1982: Dave Collins, Mike Morgan, Fred McGriff and cash were traded by the Yankees to the Toronto Blue Jays for Dale Murray and Tom Dodd. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/mcgrifr01.shtml Fred McGriff page at Baseball Reference] ]
* December 22, 1982: Lee Mazzilli was traded by the New York Yankees to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Tim Burke, Don Aubin (minors), John Holland (minors), and Jose Rivera (minors). [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/mazzile01.shtml Lee Mazzilli page at Baseball Reference] ]
*January 11, 1983: Ozzie Canseco was drafted by the Yankees in the 2nd round of the 1983 amateur draft. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/canseoz01.shtml Ozzie Canseco page at Baseball Reference] ]
*February 24, 1983: Bert Campaneris was signed as a free agent by the Yankees. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/campabe01.shtml Bert Campaneris page at Baseball Reference] ]
*March 24, 1983: John Mayberry was released by the Yankees. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/maybejo01.shtml John Mayberry page at Baseball Reference] ]

Regular Season

* July 4, 1983Dave Righetti threw a no-hitter versus the Boston Red Sox [ [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FCI/is_8_61/ai_88575159 BoxScore: New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox July 4, 1983 - baseball game statistics - Brief Article - Statistical Data Included | Baseball Digest | Find Articles at BNET ] ]

* On August 4, by|1983, Winfield, while warming up before the 5th inning of a game at Toronto's Exhibition Stadium, accidentally killed a seagull with a thrown ball. He doffed his cap in mock sorrow. Fans responded by hurling obscenities and improvised missiles. After the game, he was brought to the Ontario Provincial Police station on charges of cruelty to animals and was forced to post a $500 bond before being released. Quipped Yankees manager Billy Martin, "It's the first time he's hit the cutoff man." The charges were dropped the following day. [cite news
first = Gross
last = Jane
title = Winfield charges will be dropped
publisher = The New York Times
page = 1.29
date = 1983-08-06
] For years afterward Winfield's appearances in Toronto were greeted with loud choruses of boos, but he later became a fan favorite.

eason standings

Transactions

*May 31, 1983: Doyle Alexander was released by the Yankees. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/a/alexado01.shtml Doyle Alexander page at Baseball Reference] ]
*June 9, 1983: Rick Reuschel was released by the Yankees. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/reuscri01.shtml Rick Reuschel page at Baseball Reference] ]
*June 15, 1983: Ben Callahan, Marshall Brant and cash were traded by the Yankees to the Oakland Athletics for Matt Keough. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/k/keougma02.shtml Matt Keough page at Baseball Reference] ]
*June 17, 1983: Dave Wehrmeister was traded by the Yankees to the Philadelphia Phillies for Jim Rasmussen (minors) and Kelly Faulk (minors). [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/w/wehrmda01.shtml Dave Wehrmeister page at Baseball Reference] ]

Roster

Pitching

Starting pitchers

References

External links

* [http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1983.shtml 1983 New York Yankees]
* [http://baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1983&t=NYA 1983 New York Yankees team page at www.baseball-almanac.com]


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