MLB – April 1983 – This Week In Baseball – St Louis Cardinals Pitch 3 Shutouts In 1st Week Of Season

The St. Louis Cardinals 1983 season was the team’s 102nd season in St. Louis, Missouri….and the 92nd season in the National League. The Cardinals went 79-83 during the season and finished 4th in the National League East….which was eleven games behind the NL Champion Philadelphia Phillies. They were the first team in the Divisional play era to have a losing season one year…

MLB – 1983 – This Week In Baseball Salutes ChiSox P Jerry Koosman On 200th MLB Win At Age 40

Jerry Koosman is an American former professional baseball pitcher….who played in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox, and Philadelphia Phillies between 1967 and 1985….and is best known for being a member of the Miracle Mets team that won the 1969 World Series.  Mel Allen of This Week In Baseball salutes 40 year old Chicago White Sox pitcher Jerry Koosman on his 200th MLB victory in this video…

MLB – Aug 1983 – This Week In Baseball – Highlights Yanks Pitchers Ron Guidry + Shane Rawley Shine

Ron Guidry was nicknamed “Louisiana Lightning” and “Gator”….and is a former MLB left-handed pitcher….who played his entire 14-year career for the New York Yankees….in a career that began in 1975….wherein he was a member of Yankees World Series Championship teams in 1977 and 1978. Guidry won the AL Cy Young Award in 1978….after winning 25 games while losing only 3…..who also won five Gold…

MLB – September 1983 – This Week In Baseball – The Milwaukee Brew Crew Pitching Carries The Club

The 1983 Milwaukee Brewers season was guided by Manager Harvey Kuenn….and led by “Harvey’s Wall Bangers”….which included Robin Yount, Paul Molitor, Cecil Cooper and Gorman Thomas….with a pitching staff that included Hall of Famers Bob Gibson and Don Sutton….along with Moose Haas, Tom Candiotti and Pete Vukovich….in which all were  involved the Brewers finishing 5th in the American League East with a…

MLB – April 1983 – This Week In Baseball – Dodgers Go 9 – 0 To Kick Off 1983 Season With Mel Allen

It has always been interesting how at least one team in Major League Baseball gets off to a fast start on Opening Day of almost every season….and stays hot through the 1st dozen or so games….as the Dodgers did in 1983….as evidenced in this video herewith…. when Mel Allen highlights their fast start in his…

MLB – April 1983 – This Week In Baseball – Pirates P Jose DeLeon Has 2 Wins + 20 Ks To Start Career

José DeLeón is a Dominican former professional baseball right-handed pitcher….who played in Major League Baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies and Montreal Expos….over all or part of thirteen seasons from 1983 to 1995….during which time he was the National League strikeout leader in 1989….while with the Cardinals. In this video herewith…..Mel Allen of This Week In Baseball fame….showcases the start of Pirates rookie pitcher’s career…

MLB – April 1983 – This Week In Baseball – Mel Allen On Charlie Fox Taking Over As The Cubs Manager

Charlie Fox was an Major League Baseball manager….general manager….scout….coach…. and briefly a catcher….who as the manager of the National League West Division champion San Francisco Giants in 1971….was named “Manager of the Year” by The Sporting News magazine.  In April 1983….legendary baseball broadcaster Mel Allen showcased Fox taking over the reigns of the Chicago Cubs on his weekly This Week In Baseball program…..as seen…

MLB – 1982 – Intro To This Week In Baseball – With Mel Allen Making Comparisons To Farm Animals

Our favorite weekly baseball program during the decade of the 1980’s was This Week In Baseball with NY Yankee’s legendary announcer Mel Allen as the host….for there is no more recognizable voice to ever call an MLB game than Mel….as he could make you feel like you were right smack dab in the middle of the crowd…

MLB – 1982 – This Week In Baseball – Mets Mike Bailey Ties Alvin Dark Rookie Record For Straight Game With A Hit At 23

When an MLB player breaks into the league as a rookie….one of the hardest things to do is to have hitting consistency….mostly due to the fact that they are facing the best pitchers in the world on a nightly basis…..which is why Giants Alvin Dark rookie MLB record of 23 straight games in which he…