1982 Baseball Season


More 1982 Baseball Season Highlights

Below are more highlights from the 1982 baseball season, including the year's big trades and Hall of Fame inductees.

  • Boston's Bob Stanley sets an American League record by pitching 168 innings in relief.

  • Terry Felton leaves baseball with an 0-16 lifetime record -- worst mark ever.

  • The Hall of Fame inducts Hank Aaron, Frank Robinson, Travis Jackson, and Happy Chandler.

  • Ron Guidry wins first of five consecutive Gold Gloves awarded to American League pitchers.

  • KC's Frank White wins sixth consecutive Gold Glove as American League second baseman; he also bats a career-high .298.

  • Yankee Dave Winfield wins first of four consecutive Gold Gloves as an American League outfielder after having won two Gold Gloves in the National League.

  • California sends Tom Brunansky, Mike Walters, and $400,000 to Twins for Doug Corbett and Rob Wilfong.

  • Texas trades Oliver to Montreal for Larry Parrish and Dave Hostetler.

  • Oakland sends Tony Armas and Jeff Newman to Boston for Carney Lansford and two other players.

  • Mets trade Lee Mazzilli to Texas for Walt Terrell and Ron Darling.

  • Mets re-acquire Tom Seaver from Reds for three players.

  • Phils deal Ryne Sandberg and Larry Bowa to Cubs for Ivan DeJesus.

  • Phils deal Julio Franco, Manny Trillo, and three other players to Cleveland for Von Hayes.

  • For the first time in history, Yankees' home opener is canceled by a blizzard.

  • Brewers hit an American League record 1.57 homers per game on the road.

  • Cal Ripken sets O's record for most homers by a rookie (32).

  • Lloyd Waner dies.

  • Satchel Paige dies.

  • Trillo sets a new record for second basemen when he handles 479 consecutive chances without an error.

  • Robin Yount sets records for American League shortstops with a .578 SA and 367 total bases.

  • In a game vs. Omaha, Denver draws 65,666 -- a minor league record.

  • 1982 American League Championship Series is the first time in major league history that two expansion teams oppose each other in postseason.

  • Oakland's Jimmy Sexton sets an American League record for most stolen bases in a season without being caught (16).

  • Mark Belanger leaves majors with 389 RBI in 2,016 games -- the worst ratio in history by a player with ten or more years in the majors.

  • Willie Stargell retires after 21 years with the Pirates, a club record.

  • Padre Joe Lefebvre goes 6-for-8 in a 16-inning game on Sept. 13.

  • Cardinal Lonnie Smith tops National League in runs (120), is fourth in hits (182) and BA (.307).

  • Dickie Thon of Houston leads National League in triples (ten).

  • Montreal's Tim Raines tops National League in steals (78) while Smith finishes second (68).

  • Murphy tops National League in runs produced (186) and is second in homers (36).

  • Montreal's Steve Rogers leads the National League in ERA (2.40) and is second in wins (19).

  • Phil Niekro has the top win pct. in National League (.810).

  • Vuckovich and Jim Palmer tie for the best win pct. in American League (.750).

  • Molitor tops the majors with 136 runs.

  • Boston's Dwight Evans tops American League in OBP (.403), is second in walks (112).

  • Toronto's Dave Stieb leads American League in innings (288) and CGs (19).

  • Floyd Bannister is the first Mariners pitcher to top the American League in Ks (209).

  • With 19 wins, LaMarr Hoyt is first White Sox hurler to top the American League in that department since 1973.

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