On November 9, 1983 — University of Alabama first baseman Dave Magadan, who led the NCAA with a .535 batting average last season, wins the Golden Spikes Award as the outstanding amateur baseball player in the United States. The Tampa, Florida native, who was selected by the Mets in the second round of the draft in June, hit .535 in NCAA play for the CWS runner-up Crimson Tide. Magadan will play for ten major league clubs in a span of 16 years.
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