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
- 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.
To learn more about baseball, see:
- 1981 Baseball Season
- 1983 Baseball Season
- Baseball History
- How Baseball Works
- How the Baseball Hall of Fame Works
- How Minor League Baseball Teams Work
- Babe Ruth