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


Champions

Major League Baseball

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 La Marr Hoyt CWS 22 Steve Carlton PHI 23
ERA Rick Sutcliffe CLE 2.96 Steve Rogers MON 2.40

Major League Baseball final standings

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
East Division
1st Milwaukee Brewers 95   67 .586    --
2nd Baltimore Orioles 94   68 .580   1.0
3rd Boston Red Sox 89   73 .549   6.0
4th Detroit Tigers 83   79 .512 12.0
5th New York Yankees 79   83 .488 16.0
6th Cleveland Indians 78   84 .481 17.0
6th Toronto Blue Jays 78   84 .481 17.0
West Division
1st California Angels 93   69 .574    --
2nd Kansas City Royals 90   72 .556   3.0
3rd Chicago White Sox 87   75 .537   6.0
4th Seattle Mariners 76   86 .469 17.0
5th Oakland Athletics 68   94 .420 25,0
6th Texas Rangers 64   98 .395 29.0
7th Minnesota Twins 60 102 .370 33.0


National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
East Division
1st St. Louis Cardinals 92   70 .568    --
2nd Philadelphia Phillies 89   73 .549   3.0
3rd Montréal Expos 86   76 .531   6.0
4th Pittsburgh Pirates 84   78 .519   8.0
5th Chicago Cubs 73   89 .451 19.0
6th New York Mets 65   97 .401 27.0
West Division
1st Atlanta Braves 89   73 .549    --
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
5th Houston Astros 77   85 .475 12.0
6th Cincinnati Reds 61 101 .377 28.0

Events

  • 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.

Births

Deaths

  • 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

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