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The 1983 World Series matched the American League champion Baltimore Orioles against the National League champion Philadelphia Phillies, with the Orioles winning four games to one.

Managers: Joe Altobelli (Baltimore), Paul Owens (Philadelphia)

Umpires: Marty Springstead (AL), Ed Vargo (NL), Al Clark (AL), Frank Pulli (NL), Steve Palermo (AL), Dutch Rennert (NL)

MVP: Rick Dempsey (Baltimore)

Television: ABC (Al Michaels, Howard Cosell and Earl Weaver announcing)

Game 1

October 11, 1983 at Memorial Stadium (Baltimore Orioles)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Philadelphia Phillies        0  0  0    0  0  1    0  1  0     2  5  0
    Baltimore Orioles            1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0     1  5  1

    PITCHERS: PHI - Denny, Holland (8)
              BAL - McGregor, Stewart (9), T. Martinez (9)

               WP - Denny
	       LP - McGregor
             SAVE - Holland

   HOME RUNS: PHI - Morgan, Maddox
              BAL - Dwyer

  ATTENDANCE: 52,204

Game 2

October 12, 1983 at Memorial Stadium (Baltimore Orioles)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Philadelphia Phillies        0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0     1  3  0
    Baltimore Orioles            0  0  0    0  3  0    1  0  X     4  9  1

    PITCHERS: PHI - Hudson, Hernandez (5), Andersen (6), Reed (8)
              BAL - Boddicker

               WP - Boddicker
	       LP - Hudson
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: PHI - none
              BAL - Lowenstein

  ATTENDANCE: 52,132

Game 3

October 14, 1983 at Veterans Stadium (Philadelphia Phillies)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Baltimore Orioles            0  0  0    0  0  1    2  0  0     3  6  1
    Philadelphia Phillies        0  1  1    0  0  0    0  0  0     2  8  2

    PITCHERS: BAL - Flanagan, Palmer (5), Stewart (7), T. Martinez (9)
              PHI - Carlton, Holland (7)

               WP - Palmer
	       LP - Carlton
             SAVE - T. Martinez

   HOME RUNS: BAL - Ford
              PHI - Matthews, Morgan

  ATTENDANCE: 65,792

Game 4

October 15, 1983 at Veterans Stadium (Philadelphia Phillies)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Baltimore Orioles            0  0  0    2  0  2    1  0  0     5 10  1
    Philadelphia Phillies        0  0  0    1  2  0    0  0  1     4 10  0

    PITCHERS: BAL - Davis, Stewart (6), T. Martinez (8)
              PHI - Denny, Hernandez (6), Reed (6), Andersen (8)

               WP - Davis
	       LP - Denny
             SAVE - T. Martinez

   HOME RUNS: BAL - none
              PHI - none

  ATTENDANCE: 66,947

Game 5

October 16, 1983 at Veterans Stadium (Philadelphia Phillies)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Baltimore Orioles            0  1  1    2  1  0    0  0  0     5  5  0
    Philadelphia Phillies        0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0     0  5  1

    PITCHERS: BAL - McGregor
              PHI - Hudson, Bystrom (5), Hernandez (6), Reed (9)

               WP - McGregor
	       LP - Hudson
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: BAL - Murray (2), Dempsey
              PHI - none

  ATTENDANCE: 67,064

See also MLB.com's coverage of the fifth game

Trivia

  • The top of the 7th inning of Game 1 was delayed due to ABC's Howard Cosell's interview with President Reagan. Some observers believe that the delay ultimately made Orioles pitcher Scott McGregor cold to the point of him giving up a decisive home run to Garry Maddox. McGregor would eventually redeem himself as he was the winning pitcher (in a complete game) in the clinching Game 5. Ronald Reagan's visit by the way, visit marked the 12th time that a Chief Executive had attended a World Series game.
  • This was the last World Series that Bowie Kuhn presided over as commissioner.
  • Former Orioles manager Earl Weaver served as a color commentator for ABC's World Series coverage (teaming with Al Michaels and Howard Cosell).
  • The 1983 Phillies had the lowest overall batting average for a World Series team since the 1974 Oakland Athletics.
  • The 1983 Philies were nicknamed the "Wheeze Kids" because they had four players who were at least 40 years old. Prior to the 1983 World Series, no team had ever had more than two.
  • Joe Morgan, at the age of 40, hit a home run off Scott McGregor in Game 1 becoming the second-oldest man to hit a home run in the World Series. Enos Slaughter was just a few months older than Morgan when he hit one for the New York Yankees in 1956.
  • The Orioles' loss in Game 1 marked the first time in six World Series that they had lost the first game.
  • Steve Carlton became the first 300-game winner to pitch in a World Series in 55 years (Grover Cleveland Alexander was the last).
  • Future Hall of Famers Eddie Murray and Cal Ripken, Jr. batted .161 with exactly one RBI between them during the World Series.
  • The crowd of 66,947 in Veterans Stadium, was the biggest for the World Series since Game 3 in New York in 1964.
  • When the Phillies benched Pete Rose in favor of Tony Pérez in Game 3, it ended a streak in which Rose played every inning of his 59 previous postseason games.
  • Eddie Murray's towering homer in the final game banged off his own name on the Philly scoreboard.
  • Pitcher Larry Andersen was the only person to play for the Phillies in the 1983 World Series and the 1993 World Series against Toronto.

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