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1982 Major League Baseball season

This article is about the 1982 Major League Baseball season only. For information on all of baseball, see 1982 in baseball.
1982 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration April 5, 1982 – October 20, 1982
Regular season
Season MVP AL: Robin Yount (MIL)
NL: Dale Murphy (ATL)
League postseason
AL champions Milwaukee Brewers
  AL runners-up California Angels
NL champions St. Louis Cardinals
  NL runners-up Atlanta Braves
World Series
World Series champions St. Louis Cardinals
World Series MVP Darrell Porter (STL)
MLB seasons

The 1982 Major League Baseball season. Making up for their playoff miss of the year before, the St. Louis Cardinals won their ninth World Series championship, defeating the Milwaukee Brewers, four games to three.

Awards and honors

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
Al Oliver MON
Wins LaMarr Hoyt CHW 19 Steve Carlton PHI 23
ERA Rick Sutcliffe CLE 2.96 Steve Rogers MON 2.40
SO Floyd Bannister SEA 209 Steve Carlton PHI 286
SV Dan Quisenberry KCR 35 Bruce Sutter STL 36
SB Rickey Henderson OAK 130 Tim Raines MON 78

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 Montreal 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


On May 6, 1982, Gaylord Perry of the Seattle Mariners became the 15th pitcher to win 300 games when Seattle defeated the NY Yankees 7–3 at the Kingdome.

On October 3, the San Francisco Giants eliminated the defending World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers from playoff contention in favor of the Atlanta Braves. This was one of the few times a defending champion was eliminated on the final day of the regular season.



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