Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

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.

To learn more about baseball, see: