The year 1983 consisted of Sports Championship winners Baltimore Orioles (MLB), New York Islanders (NHL), Philadelphia 76ers (NBA), Washington Redskins (NFL)
World Series featured the Baltimore Orioles
and the Philadelphia Phillies
, two teams that had not faced each other in the World Series since the 1920
s. The Orioles, led by manager Joe Altobelli, had the best record in the American League and won the AL East division title. The Phillies, led by manager Pat Corrales, had the best record in the National League and won the NL East division title. After a thrilling seven-game series, the Orioles emerged victorious, winning four games to three. The Orioles were led by the hitting of Cal Ripken, Jr., Eddie Murray, and Rick Dempsey, while the Phillies were led by the pitching of Steve Carlton and John Denny. The Orioles won the decisive seventh game 5-0, with starter Scott McGregor pitching a complete-game shutout.
Stanley Cup Final was contested between the New York Islanders
and the Edmonton Oilers
. The Islanders had won the Stanley Cup the previous two years and were looking to become the first team in NHL
history to win three consecutive championships. The Oilers, led by Wayne Gretzky, had finished first in the regular season and were looking to win their first Stanley Cup. The Islanders won the series in four games, becoming the first team in NHL
history to win three consecutive championships. The Islanders were led by Mike Bossy, who scored the series-winning goal in Game 4. The Oilers were led by Gretzky, who had a goal and three assists in the series. The Islanders' victory marked the end of the Oilers' dynasty, as they would not win the Stanley Cup for another nine years.
The 1983 NBA
championship final series between the Philadelphia 76ers
and the Los Angeles Lakers
was a highly competitive series that went to six games. The 76ers were led by Julius Erving and Moses Malone, while the Lakers had Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The Lakers won the first two games at home to take a 2-0 lead, but the 76ers fought back to tie the series at 2-2. The Lakers then won the fifth game to take a 3-2 lead, but the 76ers managed to force a sixth game. In the sixth game, the 76ers pulled off a stunning victory, winning the series 4-2 to become the 1983 NBA
The 1983 NFL
Super Bowl game between the Washington Redskins
and Miami Dolphins
was a hard-fought battle. The Redskins were led by quarterback Joe Theismann and the Dolphins by quarterback Dan Marino. The Redskins jumped out to an early lead and led 17-10 at halftime. However, the Dolphins battled back in the second half and took the lead late in the fourth quarter. The Redskins were able to drive down the field and tie the game with a field goal. The game went into overtime and the Dolphins were able to score a field goal to win the game 27-17. It was a thrilling game and a memorable Super Bowl.