1983 Beaumont Golden Gators Roster

Texas League (TL) - Class: AA
Team Record: 68-68
Finished 2nd in the TL's West Division
Manager: Jack Maloof (68-68)
Affiliation: San Diego Padres
Location: Beaumont, Texas
Ballpark: Vincent-Beck Stadium
Attendance: 129,214, Avg. 1,900
1983 Beaumont Golden Gators Statistics

Playoffs - Beaumont Golden Gators 2 games, El Paso Diablos 1
Finals - Beaumont Golden Gators 3 games, Jackson Mets 0

The Beaumont Golden Gators of the Texas League ended the 1983 season with a record of 68 wins and 68 losses, finishing second in the league's West Division.

The Golden Gators scored 793 runs and surrendered 774 runs. Mark Gillaspie led Beaumont with 24 home runs, while Pat Casey walloped 20 or more as well. Mark Gillaspie accounted for 122 RBI. John Kruk topped all regular batters with a .341 average. Jim Leopold and Walt Vanderbush paced the team with 9 wins each, and Bob Patterson recorded a 4.03 ERA, best among hurlers with significant time on the mound.

Members of the 1983 Beaumont Golden Gators who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Jim Steels, Mark Williamson, Ed Vosberg, Mike Martin, Byron McLaughlin, Mark Parent, Bob Patterson, Bill Long, John Kruk, Ozzie Guillen, Ray Hayward and George Stablein.

Jack Maloof served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Steve BensonRRMarch 10, 19575'10"156
Pat CaseyRRMarch 17, 19596'1"200McMinnville, OR US
Frank CastroRRJuly 10, 19605'11"185La Habana, La Habana CU
Jim CoffmanRRFebruary 10, 19586'1"180
Steve GarciaLROctober 25, 19605'10"160
William GerhardtR5'9"175
Mark GillaspieSRApril 18, 19596'2"185
Ozzie GuillenLRJanuary 20, 19645'11"150Ocumare del Tuy, Miranda VE
Willie HardwickRRAugust 15, 19596'2"175Oakland, CA US
Ray HaywardLLApril 27, 19616'1"190Enid, OK US
Tony IncavigliaRR6'0"190
Jerry JohnsonRRJune 3, 19585'8"180
Steve JohnsonSRJanuary 30, 19616'3"173
Randy KaczmarskiRR5'10"175
Marty KainRAugust 25, 19585'11"185Long Beach, CA US
John KrukLLFebruary 9, 19615'10"170Charleston, WV US
Jim LeopoldRMay 17, 19596'0"175
Bill LongRRFebruary 29, 19606'0"185Cincinnati, OH US
Mike MartinLRDecember 3, 19586'2"193Portland, OR US
Byron McLaughlinRRSeptember 29, 19556'1"175Van Nuys, CA US
Steve MurrayRR6'0"185
James OberbrunerRRMarch 21, 19586'4"210
Mark ParentRRSeptember 16, 19616'5"215Ashland, OR US
Bob PattersonRLMay 16, 19596'2"185Jacksonville, FL US
Lawrence PottRR6'3"210
Daniel PurpuraRR5'10"160
Frank RicciRRNovember 3, 19576'3"205Toledo, OH US
Jeff RonkRR5'11"170
Steve SchefskyR6'3"190
Wes SmithR6'0"175
George StableinRROctober 29, 19576'4"185Inglewood, CA US
Jim SteelsLLMay 30, 19615'10"185Jackson, MS US
Kevin TowersRNovember 11, 19616'1"185
Walt VanderbushRAugust 14, 19586'2"185East Stroudsburg, PA US
Ed VosbergLLSeptember 28, 19616'1"190Tucson, AZ US
Mark WilliamsonRRJuly 21, 19596'0"155Corpus Christi, TX US

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.

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