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1982 in baseball

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The following are the baseball events of the year 1982 throughout the world.


Major League Baseball

  League Championship Series World Series
East Milwaukee Brewers 3  
West California Angels 2  
    AL Milwaukee Brewers 3
  NL St. Louis Cardinals 4
East St. Louis Cardinals 3
West Atlanta Braves 0  

Other champions

Awards and honors

MLB statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Willie Wilson KCR .332 Al Oliver MON .331
HR Reggie Jackson CAL
Gorman Thomas MIL
39 Dave Kingman NYM 37
RBI Hal McRae KCR 133 Dale Murphy ATL 109
Wins LaMarr Hoyt CHW 22 Steve Carlton PHI 23
ERA Rick Sutcliffe CLE 2.96 Steve Rogers MON 2.40

Major league baseball final standings



















  • January 6 – Wally Post, 52, right fielder, most notably with the Cincinnati Reds, known for his home run power.
  • January 15 – Red Smith, 76, sportswriter who won a Pulitzer Prize and was described by Ernest Hemingway as "the most important force in American sportswriting".
  • January 18 – Bob Addie, 71, sportswriter for Washington, D.C. newspapers for nearly 40 years who covered both Senators franchises.
  • January 18 – Johnny Tobin, 61, third baseman for the 1945 Boston Red Sox.
  • January 24 – Ben Shields, 78, pitcher who played from 1924 to 1931 for the Yankees, Red Sox and Phillies.
  • February 8 – Eddie Turchin, 64, infielder with the 1943 Cleveland Indians.
  • February 12 – Dale Alderson, 63, pitcher for the Chicago Cubs in the mid-1940s.
  • February 17 – Nestor Chylak, 59, American League umpire from 1954 to 1978 who worked in five World Series and six All-Star games.
  • April 9 – Francisco Barrios, 28, pitcher for the Chicago White Sox from 1974 to 1981.
  • May 9 – John Smith, 75, first baseman for the 1931 Boston Red Sox.
  • May 11 – Dave Malarcher, 87, infielder and manager in the Negro Leagues who led the Chicago American Giants to World Series titles in 1926–27 and the Indianapolis ABC's to a 1933 pennant.
  • May 17 – Dixie Walker, 71, five-time All-Star outfielder who batted .306 lifetime and gained his greatest popularity with the Dodgers; NL batting champion in 1944.
  • June 7 – Lou DiMuro, 51, AL umpire since 1963 who worked two World Series, three ALCS and four All-Star Games.
  • June 8 – Satchel Paige, 75, Hall of Fame pitcher in the Negro Leagues, mainly with the Kansas City Monarchs, who was black baseball's biggest star for much of his career; won 28 major league games after debuting at age 42; in 1971 became the second Negro Leaguer elected to Hall of Fame, behind Jackie Robinson who was elected in 1962.
  • June 27 – Eddie Morgan, 77, outfielder/first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals and Brooklyn Dodgers, who hit a pinch-hit home run in his first major league at-bat.
  • July 6 – Indian Bob Johnson, 76, 8-time All-Star left fielder with the Philadelphia Athletics who had eight 100-RBI seasons and scored 100 runs six times.
  • July 14 – Jackie Jensen, 55, All-Star right fielder who starred for the Boston Red Sox, winning the AL's 1958 MVP award and leading the league in RBI three times, but retired at 34 due to an intense fear of flying.
  • July 20 – Grover Froese, 66, American League umpire.
  • July 22 – Lloyd Waner, 76, Hall of Fame center fielder who played in the Pittsburgh Pirates outfield next to his brother Paul; a career .316 hitter who led the NL in hits, runs and triples once each, his 1967 Hall election made them the first brothers to be inducted.
  • August 8 – Al Gould, 89, pitcher for two seasons with the Cleveland Indians, 1916–17.
  • August 20 – Hank Johnson, 76, pitcher for the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Athletics and Cincinnati Reds, who had several victorious seasons as a Yankee in the 1930s.
  • August 22 – Ebba St. Claire, 61, catcher for the Boston/Milwaukee Braves and NY Giants from 1951 to 1954.
  • September 5 – Tom Hurd, 58, pitched from 1954 through 1956 for the Boston Red Sox.
  • September 7 – Ken Boyer, 51, 7-time All-Star third baseman with the St. Louis Cardinals who won the NL's 1964 MVP award and five Gold Gloves; batted .300 five times and had eight 90-RBI seasons.
  • September 29 – Monty Stratton, 70, All-Star pitcher for the Chicago White Sox who attempted to make a baseball comeback after a hunting accident cost him a leg, inspiring an Oscar-winning movie.
  • October 26 – Bud Podbielan, 58, pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians between 1949 and 1959.
  • November 3 – Ray Fisher, 95, pitcher for the Yankees and Reds who started Game 3 of the 1919 World Series; coached at Michigan for 38 years, winning the 1953 College World Series.
  • November 6 – Al Baker, 76, pitcher for the Boston Red Sox in the 1930s.
  • November 12 – Cass Michaels, 56, All-Star second baseman for the White Sox, Senators, Browns and Athletics whose career ended prematurely when he was hit by a pitch in the head in 1954.
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