1983 March

3rd  Steve Carlton agrees to a 4-year, $4.15 million contract with the Phillies that will make him the highest-paid pitcher in baseball history.

10th  Walter Alston, who managed the Dodgers to 4 World Championships, and George Kell, who hit .306 over 15 ML seasons, are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Special Veterans Committee.

15th  Cy Young Award winner Pete Vuckovich is found to have a torn rotator cuff in his pitching shoulder that will sideline him for almost the entire 1983 season.

24th  The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee agrees to stage a 6-team exhibition baseball tournament as part of the 1984 Summer Olympics to be held in Los Angeles.