1983 Birmingham Barons Statistics

Southern League (SL) - Class: AA
Team Record: 91-54
Finished 1st in the SL's West Division
Manager: Roy Majtyka (91-54)
Affiliation: Detroit Tigers
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Ballpark: Rickwood Field
Attendance: 241,253, Avg. 3,328
1983 Birmingham Barons Roster

Playoffs - Birmingham Barons 3 games, Nashville Sounds 2
Finals - Birmingham Barons 3 games, Jacksonville Suns 1

The Birmingham Barons of the Southern League ended the 1983 season with a record of 91 wins and 54 losses, finishing first in the league's West Division.

The Barons paced the league with 765 runs. Birmingham allowed 610 runs. George Foussianes powered the team with 22 home runs and recorded 81 runs batted in. Stan Younger led all qualifying hitters on the roster by connecting at a .309 clip. Don Heinkel topped the squad with 19 wins, while Roger Mason recorded a 2.07 ERA, tops among regular hurlers.

Players from the 1983 Birmingham Barons who spent time in the Majors during their careers included Bryan Kelly, Don Heinkel, Jeff Schattinger, Bruce Robbins, Nelson Simmons, Chuck Cary, Doug Baker, Roger Mason, Bob Melvin, Dwight Lowry, Rich Monteleone, Colin Ward, Carl Willis, Keith Comstock, Don Gordon and Scott Earl.

Roy Majtyka served as manager.


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Pitching:

Player W L W% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF
Don Heinkel196.7603.39303001320207.3212877826572113539
Keith Comstock123.8003.21371412431145.7130585214630136205
Colin Ward103.7694.1226260410150.71398169111091712010
Don Gordon95.6433.42432302110102.71045039823450112
Roger Mason74.6362.0617170410126.711645291043083713
Troy Dixon76.5384.074031900795.09550436573715010
Scott Tabor65.5453.1531919216111.31014539643467421
Chuck Cary68.4293.6117170510104.710350421442069413
Bruce Robbins46.4005.121616011082.7975547657044206
Carl Willis31.7503.98140800220.3169907013002
Randy Harvey32.6004.131711000328.3291413415317000
Jon Furman21.6676.9491700111.7131092705003
Jeff Schattinger101.0001.236040007.32110812100
Rich Monteleone11.5007.2033000015.02512124609000
Bryan Kelly12.3334.6844000025.0231713222020100
Dan Williams000.002010001.71000004000
Ted Davis005.7473100026.7371917616113000
Kenny Baker009.001010001.03110000000
Ernie Moya0012.001100003.05440402101
Alex Garcia01.00054.001000000.32220000000
Totals9154.6283.693221471123511301267.0125361051911957919789358550

Batting:

Player GP PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB DP HBP SH SF IBB
Stan Younger1315835309116424445443184372.309.359.392.7522080732
Greg Norman134547460611383121280477148.300.390.454.8452093490
Scott Earl144622529961382210106036157384.261.350.397.74721021352
Raul Tovar131496461581331411460452860.289.335.393.7271814301
George Foussianes1385624521061223142281319897.270.405.502.9072277141
Nelson Simmons118460404571101711164245283.272.354.401.7551621036
Doug Baker146550452721091835511456551.241.352.327.679148131821
Kenny Baker103444363711031741367797127.284.393.460.8531670199
Bob Melvin7830928543821421056031854.288.330.456.7861302042
Dwight Lowry90325288427792944323234.267.341.406.7471171223
Mark Smith762882602669203328261631.265.317.400.7171044711
Raymond Borucki67187162174890119011916.296.366.370.736600422
Dan Williams2273621213203131097.210.315.387.702241012
Pedro Chavez20584971110031057.224.291.245.536120310
Dom Fucci11342723000210712.111.294.111.40530000
Totals14205569481176513262304610968712176609686.276.358.411.7691975038634832


Fielding:

Player Pos GP PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS%
Greg Norman1B98840731667.9839.316
George Foussianes1B4731019428.9887.000
Dan Williams1B9621026.9738.000
Dom Fucci1B9801113.9889.000
Bob Melvin1B5384061.0008.400
Pedro Chavez1B180001.0008.000
Scott Earl2B1433184163186.9595.133
Raymond Borucki2B1122270121.0004.455
Pedro Chavez2B21320.6672.000
Bob Melvin2B101001.0001.000
George Foussianes3B102662042319.9222.647
Raymond Borucki3B51368638.9762.392
Pedro Chavez3B15133253.9003.000
Dwight LowryC844245164.9885.6554
Bob MelvinC663662520.9955.9243
Raul TovarOF130250882.9701.985
Kenny BakerOF1032131242.9832.184
Nelson SimmonsOF10217411141.9301.814
Mark SmithOF6499330.9711.594
Stan YoungerOF5995810.9901.746
Don GordonP4332732.909.698
Troy DixonP4061121.895.425
Keith ComstockP3751620.913.568
Scott TaborP3192232.9121.000
Don HeinkelP30193213.9811.700
Colin WardP26133111.9781.692
Roger MasonP17161121.9311.588
Randy HarveyP1711001.000.118
Chuck CaryP1741720.9131.235
Bruce RobbinsP1631842.8401.312
Carl WillisP141510.857.429
Jon FurmanP92411.857.667
Ted DavisP733001.000.857
Jeff SchattingerP621001.000.500
Bryan KellyP41120.500.500
Rich MonteleoneP30000.000
Dan WilliamsP20000.000
Ernie MoyaP10000.000
Alex GarciaP10000.000
Kenny BakerP10000.000
Doug BakerSS1462384822788.9644.932
Scott EarlSS77812.9382.143
Pedro ChavezSS212001.0001.500
Totals158738011690178360.9693.460900

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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