The following are the baseball events of the year 1982 throughout the world.
Major League Baseball
- World Series: St. Louis Cardinals over Milwaukee Brewers (4-3); Darrell Porter, MVP
- All-Star Game, July 13 at Olympic Stadium: National League, 4-1; Dave Concepción, MVP
- Caribbean World Series: Leones del Caracas (Venezuela)
- College World Series: Miami (Fla.)
- Japan Series: Seibu Lions over Chunichi Dragons (4-3)
- Little League World Series: Kirkland National, Kirkland, Washington
Awards and honors
- Most Valuable Player
- Cy Young Award
- Rookie of the Year
MLB Statistical Leaders
Major League Baseball final standings
|3rd||Boston Red Sox||89||73||.549||6.0|
|5th||New York Yankees||79||83||.488||16.0|
|6th||Toronto Blue Jays||78||84||.481||17.0|
|2nd||Kansas City Royals||90||72||.556||3.0|
|3rd||Chicago White Sox||87||75||.537||6.0|
|1st||St. Louis Cardinals||92||70||.568||--|
|6th||New York Mets||65||97||.401||27.0|
|2nd||Los Angeles Dodgers||88||74||.543||1.0|
|3rd||San Francisco Giants||87||75||.537||2.0|
|4th||San Diego Padres||81||81||.500||8.0|
- January 13 - Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson become the 12th and 13th players elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America in their first year of eligibility. Aaron fall nine votes shy of becoming the first-ever unanimous selection, and his 97.8 election percentage is second only to Ty Cobb's 98.2 percent in the inaugural 1936 election. Kaline is the 10th player to be elected in his first year of eligibility, while Snider is making his 11th appearance on the ballot.
- March 10 - Former N.Y. Giants shortstop Travis Jackson and former baseball commissioner Happy Chandler are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Special Veterans Committee. Jackson hit .291 in 15 seasons between the 1920s and '30s, while Chandler was the second commissioner and oversaw – and encouraged – the dismantling of the color barrier in 1947.
- July 13 - At Montreal's Olympic Stadium, in the first All-Star Game held outside the United States, Cincinnati Reds shortstop Dave Concepción hits a two-run home run in the second inning to spark the National League to a 4-1 win over the American League. It's the NL's 11th straight victory and 19th in the last 20 contests. Concepción wins the MVP honors.
- September 5 - Roy Smalley of the New York Yankees hits a pair of three-run home runs, one from each side of the plate, as New York beats the Kansas City Royals 18-7.
- September 6 - Veteran first baseman Willie Stargell, whose jersey #8 is retired, is saluted by 38,000 fans on his day at Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium. The 41-year-old slugger delivers a pinch single in the Pirates' 6-1 win over the Mets.
- October 21 - The St. Louis Cardinals win the 1982 World Series over the Milwaukee Brewers in seven games. Catcher Darrell Porter is selected the Series MVP.
- 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
- February 17 - Nestor Chylak, 59, American League umpire from 1954 to 1978 who worked in five World Series and six All-Star games
- 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 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 first Negro Leaguer elected to Hall of Fame
- 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 32 due to an intense fear of flying
- 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
- 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
- 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