|1983 World Series... Orioles vs Phillies |
Meeting on the baseball field for the first time ever the Baltimore Orioles faced off against the Philadelphia Phillies in the '83 World Series. Both teams had new managers at the helm. The Orioles' manager Joe Altobelli took over a team built by longtime Oriole manager Earl Weaver; while the Phillies by general manager Paul Owens, who replaced Pat Corrales with himself in mid-season.
Both manager started their mound-stalwarts in the Series' opener and the end-result was a pitcher's duel. Phillies' ace John Denny surrendered a first inning homer to Jim Dwyer in the first inning, but then with late-inning help from Al Holland blanked Baltimore thereafter. Joe Morgan, the Phils' Hall of Fame second baseman, lined a two-out homer in the 5th inning off Baltimore's starter Scott McGregor, and two innings later outfielder Garry Maddox crashed a game winning home run for a 2-1 Phillies win.
However, after losing the Series' opener the Orioles regrouped and swept the final four games.
In Game 2 - Oriole starter Mike Boddicker scattered just three singles, no walks in pacing Baltimore to a 4-1 victory. John Lowenstein led the Oriole attack with a game-tying solo homer in the 5th.
Game 3 - Philadelphia jumped off to a 2-0 lead on leadoff homers in the 2nd and 3rd innings by Gary Mathews and Joe Morgan. But the Orioles tagged Hall of Fame starter Steve Carlton for a run in the 6th and drove him from the mound after they scored the tying run an inning later. Carlton suffered the loss when the base runner he left on scored the winning run from second on an error by Phillies' shortstop Ivan DeJesus.
Game 4 - Baltimore topped the Phillies by a score of 5-4. Trailing 5-3 in the ninth, the Phillies scored with two-outs to draw within one run of a tie, but Joe Morgan lined out to end the game.
Game 5 - Paced by two home runs by first baseman Eddie Murray and one by catcher Rick Dempsey, the Orioles captured the World Crown by the score of 5-0. Scott McGregor hurled a complete game five-hitter, blanking the big bats of Philadelphia. Baseballhistorian.com - 1983 World Series
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