1982 Baseball Season Highlights
- St. Louis Cardinals win their first National League flag since 1968.
- Brewers become the second American League expansion team in three years to win its first flag.
- Cards sweep Braves in 1982 League Championship Series.
- Angels lose 1982 League Championship Series after leading two games to none -- they are the first club to suffer this fate.
- Cards win the 1982 World Series in seven games.
- Brewer Paul Molitor gets World Series record five hits in opener.
- Joaquin Andujar leads Cards with two Series victories.
- Braves win the National League West by 1 game when LA is beaten 5-3 by Giants on the last day of the season.
- Orioles could force playoff in the American League East by sweeping Milwaukee on season's final weekend, but lose to Brewers on Sunday 10-2.
- Steve Carlton wins his record fourth Cy Young Award.
- Milwaukee's Pete Vuckovich wins a controversial Cy Young vote in the American League.
- Atlanta's Dale Murphy is named 1982 National League MVP.
Robin Yount was named the
American League's Most
Valuable Player in 1982.
- Milwaukee's Robin Yount is named 1982 American League MVP.
- Braves open the 1982 baseball season with 13 consecutive wins, a National League record.
- Steve Carlton tops the major league in wins (23), innings (296), CGs (19), Ks (286), and shutouts (six).
- Harvey Kuenn takes over a 23-24 Brewers team and manages it to the pennant.
- Oakland's Rickey Henderson steals a major league record 130 bases.
- Reggie Jackson's tumultuous tenure with the Yankees ends, as he signs with the Angels.
- Billy Martin is fired as A's manager after team tumbles to 68-94 record.
- Rollie Fingers becomes first player in history to collect 300 saves.
- National League wins its eleventh straight All-Star Game, 4-1 at Montreal.
- Baltimore's Cal Ripken is named 1982 American League Rookie of the Year.
- Dodger Steve Sax is named 1982 National League Rookie of the Year.
- Phillie Garry Maddox wins last of eight consecutive GGs as a National League outfielder.
- Joel Youngblood gets hits for two different teams in two different cities in the same day as he's traded from Mets to Expos.
- Metrodome opens on April 6, Mariners vs. Twins.
- Royal Hal McRae tops majors with 133 RBI, most RBI ever by a designated hitter.
- Gaylord Perry wins 300th game on May 6.
- In August, Perry is ejected for the only time in his career for throwing a spitball.
- Royal John Wathan sets a major league record for catchers with 36 stolen bases.
- Montreal's Al Oliver leads National League in BA (.331), hits (204), and doubles (43), and ties in RBI (109).
- Mike Schmidt leads National League in walks (107), OBP (.407), and SA (.547).
- Yount leads American League in hits (210), total bases (367), runs produced (214), and SA (.578), and ties in doubles (46).
- New York's Dave Kingman leads National League with 37 homers.
- Kingman's .204 BA is lowest since 1901 by a first baseman in 400 or more at-bats.
- Willie Wilson tops American League in batting (.332) and triples (15).
- Angel Reggie Jackson and Brewer Gorman Thomas tie for American League homer lead with 39.
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