1982 Season News

The largest crowd ever to see a baseball game in the state of Minnesota (52,279) turned out for the inaugural game at the brand-new indoor Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. The Seattle Mariners put a damper on the festivities though after beating the Twins 11-7.

On Saturday, July 31st, Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Manny Trillo misplayed a Bill Buckner grounder in the seventh during a 2-0 win over the Chicago Cubs. The error ended Trillo's "e-free" streak at eighty-nine games and four-hundred seventy-nine consecutive chances stopping him just two games short of Joe Morgan's record of ninety-one.

Veteran first baseman Willie Stargell's number eight (8) was officially retired by the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 6th, better known as "Willie Stargell Day" at Three Rivers Stadium. "Pops" twice led the National League in home runs, with a career high forty-eight in 1971 and his four-hundred seventy-five home runs were fifteenth all-time when he retired following the season. After his playing career, he went on to coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1985, and the Atlanta Braves from 1986-88.

Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson became the twelfth and thirteenth players elected to the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA in their first year of eligibility. Aaron fell just nine votes shy of becoming the first-ever unanimous selection and his 97.8 election percentage was second only to Ty Cobb's 98.2 percent in the Hall's 1936 inaugural election.

An up-and-coming shortstop / third baseman named Cal Ripken, Jr. finished his debut season with a .264 average as well as twenty-eight home runs for the Baltimore Orioles and was named American League Rookie of the Year.
1982 American League East
Team Record GB
Milwaukee Brewers 95-67 -
Baltimore Orioles 94-68 1.0
Boston Red Sox 89-73 6.0
Detroit Tigers 83-79 12.0
New York Yankees 79-83 16.0
Cleveland Indians 78-84 17.0
Toronto Blue Jays 78-84 17.0
1982 American League West
Team Record GB
California Angels 93-69 -
Kansas City Royals 90-72 3.0
Chicago White Sox 87-75 6.0
Seattle Mariners 76-86 17.0
Oakland Athletics 68-94 25.0
Texas Rangers 64-98 29.0
Minnesota Twins 60-102 33.0
1982 National League East
Team Record GB
St. Louis Cardinals 92-70 -
Philadelphia Phillies 89-73 3.0
Montreal Expos 86-76 6.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 84-78 8.0
Chicago Cubs 73-89 19.0
New York Mets 65-97 27.0
1982 National League West
Team Record GB
Atlanta Braves 89-73 -
Los Angeles Dodgers 88-74 1.0
San Francisco Giants 87-75 2.0
San Diego Padres 81-81 8.0
Houston Astros 77-85 12.0
Cincinnati Reds 61-101 28.0
American League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Milwaukee Brewers 95 67 0.586 891 5.50 717 4.43 216 152 0.279 0.335 0.455 3.98 511 717 0.980 185
Baltimore Orioles 94 68 0.580 774 4.78 687 4.24 179 147 0.266 0.341 0.419 3.99 488 719 0.984 140
California Angels 93 69 0.574 814 5.02 670 4.14 186 124 0.274 0.347 0.433 3.82 482 728 0.983 171
Kansas City Royals 90 72 0.556 784 4.84 717 4.43 132 163 0.285 0.337 0.428 4.08 471 650 0.979 140
Boston Red Sox 89 73 0.549 753 4.65 713 4.40 136 155 0.274 0.339 0.407 4.03 478 816 0.981 172
Chicago White Sox 87 75 0.537 786 4.85 710 4.38 136 99 0.273 0.337 0.413 3.87 460 753 0.976 173
Detroit Tigers 83 79 0.512 729 4.50 685 4.23 177 172 0.266 0.323 0.418 3.80 554 740 0.982 165
New York Yankees 79 83 0.488 709 4.38 716 4.42 161 113 0.256 0.328 0.398 3.99 491 939 0.979 158
Cleveland Indians 78 84 0.481 683 4.22 748 4.62 109 122 0.262 0.340 0.373 4.11 589 882 0.980 129
Toronto Blue Jays 78 84 0.481 651 4.02 701 4.33 106 147 0.262 0.313 0.383 3.95 493 776 0.978 146
Seattle Mariners 76 86 0.469 651 4.02 712 4.40 130 173 0.254 0.310 0.381 3.88 547 1002 0.978 158
Oakland Athletics 68 94 0.420 691 4.27 819 5.06 149 177 0.236 0.310 0.367 4.54 648 697 0.974 140
Texas Rangers 64 98 0.395 590 3.64 749 4.62 115 128 0.249 0.306 0.359 4.28 483 690 0.981 169
Minnesota Twins 60 102 0.370 657 4.06 819 5.06 148 208 0.257 0.316 0.396 4.72 643 812 0.982 162
National League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
St. Louis Cardinals 92 70 0.568 685 4.23 609 3.76 67 94 0.264 0.333 0.364 3.37 502 689 0.981 169
Atlanta Braves 89 73 0.549 739 4.56 702 4.33 146 126 0.256 0.324 0.383 3.82 502 813 0.979 186
Philadelphia Phillies 89 73 0.549 664 4.10 654 4.04 112 86 0.260 0.323 0.376 3.61 472 1002 0.981 138
Los Angeles Dodgers 88 74 0.543 691 4.27 612 3.78 138 81 0.264 0.327 0.388 3.26 468 932 0.979 131
San Francisco Giants 87 75 0.537 673 4.15 687 4.24 133 109 0.253 0.328 0.376 3.64 466 810 0.973 125
Montreal Expos 86 76 0.531 697 4.30 616 3.80 133 110 0.262 0.323 0.396 3.31 448 936 0.980 117
Pittsburgh Pirates 84 78 0.519 724 4.47 696 4.30 134 118 0.273 0.327 0.408 3.81 521 933 0.977 133
San Diego Padres 81 81 0.500 675 4.17 658 4.06 81 139 0.257 0.310 0.359 3.52 502 765 0.976 142
Houston Astros 77 85 0.475 569 3.51 620 3.83 74 87 0.247 0.302 0.349 3.42 479 899 0.978 154
Chicago Cubs 73 89 0.451 676 4.17 709 4.38 102 125 0.260 0.316 0.375 3.92 452 764 0.979 110
New York Mets 65 97 0.401 609 3.76 723 4.46 97 119 0.247 0.305 0.350 3.88 582 759 0.972 134
Cincinnati Reds 61 101 0.377 545 3.36 661 4.08 82 105 0.251 0.310 0.350 3.66 570 998 0.980 158