Heavyweights: 2003
by Ken Arneson
2006-01-18 17:05

The Seattle Mariners were the dominant heavyweight of 2003. The won 32 title bouts, twice as many as their nearest rival, the Oakland A’s. All 32 victories came in the first half of the year.

The year was a bit unusual, in that there were two separate pivot games. The NL grabbed the crown on June 29, when the Padres beat the Mariners, 8-6. However, due to a makeup interleague game, the AL was able to grab the crown back on September 1, when the Red Sox beat the Phillies, 13-9.

That unusual fact helped create another unusual fact: the Devil Rays ended the regular season as champions. That sure sounds strange, doesn’t it?

2003 Heavyweight of the Year: Seattle Mariners
Final 2003 Regular Season Champ: Tampa Bay Devil Rays

2003 Heavyweight Standings

 W  L Team
32 16 SEA
16 14 OAK
14  6 BOS
12  8 NYA
12 10 SDN
12 13 LAN
8  5 CHN
6  6 MIN
6 13 ANA
5  6 PHI
5  7 NYN
5  8 SLN
4  1 COL
4  3 SFN
4  7 TBA
3  3 MON
3  4 PIT
3  6 TEX
3  6 CLE
2  4 ATL
2  7 DET
1  3 BAL
1  3 HOU
1  4 CHA
0  1 TOR
Game Log
20030330: TEX 6, ANA 3.  Champ: TEX.
20030401: TEX 0, ANA 10.  Champ: ANA.
20030402: TEX 5, ANA 11.  Champ: ANA.
20030404: ANA 3, OAK 7.  Champ: OAK.
20030405: ANA 2, OAK 4.  Champ: OAK.
20030406: ANA 6, OAK 7.  Champ: OAK.
20030408: OAK 2, TEX 1.  Champ: OAK.
20030409: OAK 13, TEX 5.  Champ: OAK.
20030410: OAK 4, TEX 5.  Champ: TEX.
20030411: TEX 4, SEA 2.  Champ: TEX.
20030412: TEX 4, SEA 13.  Champ: SEA.
20030413: TEX 3, SEA 4.  Champ: SEA.
20030414: OAK 3, SEA 4.  Champ: SEA.
20030415: OAK 3, SEA 5.  Champ: SEA.
20030416: OAK 4, SEA 1.  Champ: OAK.
20030417: OAK 3, SEA 4.  Champ: SEA.
20030418: SEA 8, ANA 2.  Champ: SEA.
20030419: SEA 6, ANA 7.  Champ: ANA.
20030420: SEA 7, ANA 6.  Champ: SEA.
20030422: CLE 5, SEA 8.  Champ: SEA.
20030423: CLE 0, SEA 4.  Champ: SEA.
20030424: CLE 2, SEA 4.  Champ: SEA.
20030425: DET 0, SEA 6.  Champ: SEA.
20030426: DET 6, SEA 4.  Champ: DET.
20030427: DET 3, SEA 4.  Champ: SEA.
20030429: SEA 6, NYA 0.  Champ: SEA.
20030430: SEA 5, NYA 8.  Champ: NYA.
20030501: SEA 1, NYA 2.  Champ: NYA.
20030502: OAK 3, NYA 5.  Champ: NYA.
20030503: OAK 5, NYA 3.  Champ: OAK.
20030504: OAK 2, NYA 0.  Champ: OAK.
20030506: CHA 0, OAK 6.  Champ: OAK.
20030507: CHA 8, OAK 4.  Champ: CHA.
20030508: CHA 5, OAK 8.  Champ: OAK.
20030509: NYA 2, OAK 7.  Champ: OAK.
20030510: NYA 5, OAK 2.  Champ: NYA.
20030511: NYA 2, OAK 5.  Champ: OAK.
20030513: OAK 3, DET 1.  Champ: OAK.
20030514: OAK 1, DET 2.  Champ: DET.
20030515: OAK 11, DET 2.  Champ: OAK.
20030516: OAK 2, CLE 3.  Champ: CLE.
20030517: OAK 2, CLE 4.  Champ: CLE.
20030518: OAK 8, CLE 5.  Champ: OAK.
20030520: MIN 1, OAK 4.  Champ: OAK.
20030521: MIN 4, OAK 3.  Champ: MIN.
20030522: MIN 6, OAK 5.  Champ: MIN.
20030523: MIN 2, SEA 5.  Champ: SEA.
20030524: MIN 7, SEA 2.  Champ: MIN.
20030525: MIN 3, SEA 1.  Champ: MIN.
20030527: OAK 3, MIN 4.  Champ: MIN.
20030528: OAK 5, MIN 6.  Champ: MIN.
20030529: SEA 10, MIN 6.  Champ: SEA.
20030530: SEA 6, MIN 0.  Champ: SEA.
20030531: SEA 5, MIN 2.  Champ: SEA.
20030601: SEA 9, MIN 5.  Champ: SEA.
20030603: SEA 4, PHI 0.  Champ: SEA.
20030604: SEA 7, PHI 2.  Champ: SEA.
20030605: SEA 5, PHI 4.  Champ: SEA.
20030606: SEA 2, NYN 3.  Champ: NYN.
20030608: SEA 13, NYN 1.  Champ: SEA.
20030608: SEA 7, NYN 0.  Champ: SEA.
20030610: MON 7, SEA 3.  Champ: MON.
20030611: MON 3, SEA 1.  Champ: MON.
20030612: MON 0, SEA 1.  Champ: SEA.
20030613: ATL 1, SEA 2.  Champ: SEA.
20030614: ATL 3, SEA 1.  Champ: ATL.
20030615: ATL 1, SEA 2.  Champ: SEA.
20030616: ANA 3, SEA 6.  Champ: SEA.
20030617: ANA 4, SEA 8.  Champ: SEA.
20030618: ANA 0, SEA 2.  Champ: SEA.
20030619: ANA 2, SEA 0.  Champ: ANA.
20030620: ANA 2, LAN 5.  Champ: LAN.
20030621: ANA 2, LAN 4.  Champ: LAN.
20030622: ANA 6, LAN 3.  Champ: ANA.
20030624: SEA 6, ANA 4.  Champ: SEA.
20030625: SEA 3, ANA 6.  Champ: ANA.
20030626: SEA 10, ANA 6.  Champ: SEA.
20030627: SDN 2, SEA 8.  Champ: SEA.
20030628: SDN 6, SEA 0.  Champ: SDN.
20030629: SDN 8, SEA 6.  Champ: SDN. (Pivot #1)
20030701: SDN 7, LAN 1.  Champ: SDN.
20030702: SDN 4, LAN 3.  Champ: SDN.
20030703: SDN 7, LAN 4.  Champ: SDN.
20030704: SFN 8, SDN 6.  Champ: SFN.
20030705: SFN 2, SDN 5.  Champ: SDN.
20030706: SFN 3, SDN 2.  Champ: SFN.
20030707: SLN 1, SFN 5.  Champ: SFN.
20030708: SLN 3, SFN 8.  Champ: SFN.
20030709: SFN 7, COL 11.  Champ: COL.
20030710: SFN 3, COL 11.  Champ: COL.
20030711: LAN 6, COL 7.  Champ: COL.
20030712: LAN 3, COL 5.  Champ: COL.
20030713: LAN 9, COL 3.  Champ: LAN.
20030717: SLN 3, LAN 6.  Champ: LAN.
20030718: SLN 5, LAN 8.  Champ: LAN.
20030719: SLN 3, LAN 1.  Champ: SLN.
20030720: SLN 10, LAN 7.  Champ: SLN.
20030721: SLN 4, SDN 5.  Champ: SDN.
20030722: SLN 2, SDN 3.  Champ: SDN.
20030723: SLN 8, SDN 4.  Champ: SLN.
20030725: PIT 10, SLN 5.  Champ: PIT.
20030726: PIT 8, SLN 13.  Champ: SLN.
20030727: PIT 3, SLN 4.  Champ: SLN.
20030728: PIT 3, SLN 0.  Champ: PIT.
20030729: SDN 8, PIT 7.  Champ: SDN.
20030730: SDN 2, PIT 7.  Champ: PIT.
20030731: SDN 10, PIT 7.  Champ: SDN.
20030801: SDN 0, PHI 6.  Champ: PHI.
20030802: SDN 6, PHI 4.  Champ: SDN.
20030802: SDN 4, PHI 10.  Champ: PHI.
20030803: SDN 5, PHI 2.  Champ: SDN.
20030805: CHN 3, SDN 0.  Champ: CHN.
20030806: CHN 3, SDN 2.  Champ: CHN.
20030807: CHN 9, SDN 3.  Champ: CHN.
20030808: CHN 1, LAN 3.  Champ: LAN.
20030809: CHN 1, LAN 6.  Champ: LAN.
20030810: CHN 3, LAN 1.  Champ: CHN.
20030811: HOU 3, CHN 1.  Champ: HOU.
20030812: HOU 0, CHN 3.  Champ: CHN.
20030813: HOU 4, CHN 6.  Champ: CHN.
20030814: HOU 1, CHN 7.  Champ: CHN.
20030815: LAN 1, CHN 2.  Champ: CHN.
20030816: LAN 10, CHN 5.  Champ: LAN.
20030817: LAN 3, CHN 0.  Champ: LAN.
20030819: MON 7, LAN 5.  Champ: MON.
20030820: MON 1, LAN 4.  Champ: LAN.
20030821: MON 1, LAN 2.  Champ: LAN.
20030822: NYN 1, LAN 2.  Champ: LAN.
20030823: NYN 4, LAN 0.  Champ: NYN.
20030824: NYN 2, LAN 1.  Champ: NYN.
20030826: NYN 6, ATL 5.  Champ: NYN.
20030827: NYN 1, ATL 4.  Champ: ATL.
20030828: NYN 3, ATL 1.  Champ: NYN.
20030829: PHI 7, NYN 0.  Champ: PHI.
20030830: PHI 4, NYN 2.  Champ: PHI.
20030831: PHI 4, NYN 1.  Champ: PHI.
20030901: BOS 13, PHI 9.  Champ: BOS.  (Pivot #2)
20030902: BOS 2, CHA 1.  Champ: BOS.
20030903: BOS 5, CHA 4.  Champ: BOS.
20030905: BOS 9, NYA 3.  Champ: BOS.
20030906: BOS 11, NYA 0.  Champ: BOS.
20030907: BOS 1, NYA 3.  Champ: NYA.
20030908: TOR 3, NYA 9.  Champ: NYA.
20030909: DET 2, NYA 4.  Champ: NYA.
20030910: DET 5, NYA 15.  Champ: NYA.
20030911: DET 2, NYA 5.  Champ: NYA.
20030912: TBA 4, NYA 10.  Champ: NYA.
20030913: TBA 5, NYA 6.  Champ: NYA.
20030913: TBA 3, NYA 6.  Champ: NYA.
20030914: TBA 5, NYA 2.  Champ: TBA.
20030915: TBA 2, BOS 8.  Champ: BOS.
20030916: TBA 2, BOS 3.  Champ: BOS.
20030917: TBA 7, BOS 0.  Champ: TBA.
20030918: TBA 3, BOS 4.  Champ: BOS.
20030919: BOS 2, CLE 0.  Champ: BOS.
20030920: BOS 4, CLE 13.  Champ: CLE.
20030921: BOS 2, CLE 0.  Champ: BOS.
20030922: BAL 5, BOS 7.  Champ: BOS.
20030923: BAL 5, BOS 6.  Champ: BOS.
20030924: BAL 7, BOS 3.  Champ: BAL.
20030925: BAL 3, BOS 14.  Champ: BOS.
20030926: BOS 7, TBA 2.  Champ: BOS.
20030927: BOS 4, TBA 5.  Champ: TBA.
20030928: BOS 1, TBA 3.  Champ: TBA.

Comments: 1
1.   Jon Weisman
2006-01-18 20:42

1.  Mercy - that's quite a replay.

I'd like to see some 19th century bouts.

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