1983 Oklahoma City 89ers Roster

American Association (AA) - Class: AAA
Team Record: 66-68
Finished 2nd in the AA's West Division
Manager: Tom Burgess (66-68)
Affiliation: Texas Rangers
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Ballpark: All Sports Stadium
Attendance: 226,079, Avg. 3,374
1983 Oklahoma City 89ers Statistics

Playoffs - Louisville Redbirds 3 games, Oklahoma City 89ers 2

The Oklahoma City 89ers of the American Association ended the 1983 season with a record of 66 wins and 68 losses, finishing second in the league's West Division.

The 89ers plated 608 runs and allowed 672 runs. Nick Capra paced Oklahoma City with 13 home runs Pete Mackanin drove in 91 runs. Tom Dunbar led all regular batters by connecting at a .281 clip. Tom Henke and Ron Musselman topped the team with 9 wins each, while Al Lachowicz recorded a 2.97 ERA, leading hurlers with significant time on the mound.

Players from the 1983 Oklahoma City 89ers who spent time in the Majors during their careers included Ron Musselman, Bob Jones, Tom Dunbar, Steve Buechele, Joe Strain, Terry Bogener, Mike Griffin, Curt Wilkerson, Víctor Cruz, Donnie Scott, Glen Cook, Mike Mason, Mark Mercer, Rick Lancellotti, Tom Henke, Dave Rajsich, Mike Richardt, Jim Farr, Pete Mackanin, Al Lachowicz, Nick Capra, Don Werner, Dave Tobik, Tony Fossas, Dan Boitano and Vance McHenry.

Tom Burgess served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Terry BogenerLLSeptember 28, 19556'0"193Hannibal, MO US
Dan BoitanoRRMarch 22, 19536'0"185Sacramento, CA US
Steve BuecheleRRSeptember 26, 19616'2"190Lancaster, CA US
Nick CapraRRMarch 8, 19585'8"165Denver, CO US
Glen CookRRSeptember 8, 19595'11"180Buffalo, NY US
Tracy CowgerRRJuly 22, 19565'10"175
Víctor CruzRRDecember 24, 19575'9"174Rancho Viejo, La Vega DO
Ted DavisRRSeptember 16, 19586'5"196Cheverly, MD US
Tom DunbarLLNovember 24, 19596'2"192Graniteville, SC US
Jim FarrRRMay 18, 19566'1"195Waverly, NY US
Tony FossasLLSeptember 23, 19576'0"195La Habana, La Habana CU
George GomezRRApril 19, 19595'10"165
Mike GriffinRRJune 26, 19576'4"195Colusa, CA US
Tom HenkeRRDecember 21, 19576'5"215Kansas City, MO US
Mike JirscheleRRMarch 3, 19595'11"185Clintonville, WI US
Bob JonesLLOctober 11, 19496'2"195Elkton, MD US
Al LachowiczRRSeptember 6, 19606'3"198Pittsburgh, PA US
Rick LancellottiLLJuly 5, 19566'3"195Providence, RI US
Pete MackaninRRAugust 1, 19516'2"190Chicago, IL US
Mike MasonLLNovember 21, 19586'2"205Fairbault, MN US
Vance McHenryRRJuly 10, 19565'9"165Chico, CA US
Brad MengwasserROctober 2, 19586'1"180
Mark MercerLLMay 22, 19546'5"220Fort Bragg, NC US
Dan MurphyLLMay 26, 19586'1"175
Ron MusselmanRRNovember 11, 19546'2"185Wilmington, NC US
Dave RajsichLLSeptember 28, 19516'5"175Youngstown, OH US
Mike RichardtRRMay 24, 19586'0"170North Hollywood, CA US
Mike RubelRRJanuary 9, 19606'4"215
Donnie ScottSRAugust 16, 19615'11"185Dunedin, FL US
Paul SemallRRJuly 16, 19556'4"200Cleveland, OH US
Dave StockstillLROctober 4, 19576'0"180Springfield, MO US
Joe StrainRRApril 30, 19545'10"169Denver, CO US
Dave TobikRRMarch 2, 19536'1"190Euclid, OH US
Don WernerRRMarch 8, 19536'1"175Appleton, WI US
Curt WilkersonSRApril 26, 19615'9"158Petersburg, VA US
Mitch ZwolenskyRRDecember 29, 19596'2"200

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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