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1982 Kansas City Royals season


1982 Kansas City Royals season

1982 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Ewing Kauffman
Manager(s) Dick Howser
Local television WDAF-TV
(Al Wisk, Denny Trease)
Local radio WIBW (AM)
(Denny Matthews, Fred White)
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The 1982 Kansas City Royals season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Royals finishing 2nd in the American League West with a record of 90 wins and 72 losses.


  • Offseason 1
  • Regular season 2
    • Season standings 2.1
    • Opening Day Starters 2.2
    • Notable transactions 2.3
      • Draft Picks 2.3.1
    • Roster 2.4
  • Player stats 3
    • Batting 3.1
      • Starters by position 3.1.1
      • Other batters 3.1.2
    • Pitching 3.2
      • Starting pitchers 3.2.1
      • Other pitchers 3.2.2
      • Relief pitchers 3.2.3
  • Farm system 4
  • Notes 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Regular season

In 1982, Royals pitcher Gaylord Perry became one of the very few pitchers to be suspended for doctoring the ball.[8]

Season standings

AL West Wins Losses Win % GB
California Angels 93   69 .574    --
Kansas City Royals 90   72 .556   3.0
Chicago White Sox 87   75 .537   6.0
Seattle Mariners 76   86 .469 17.0
Oakland Athletics 68   94 .420 25,0
Texas Rangers 64   98 .395 29.0
Minnesota Twins 60 102 .370 33.0

Opening Day Starters

Notable transactions

Draft Picks


Player stats


Starters by position

Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
3B George Brett 144 552 166 .301 21 82
DH Hal McRae 159 613 189 .308 27 133

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Bombo Rivera 5 10 1 .100 0 0
Tim Ireland 7 7 1 .143 0 0


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bud Black 22 88.1 4 6 4.58 40

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Royals American Association Joe Sparks
AA Jacksonville Suns Southern League Gene Lamont
A Fort Myers Royals Florida State League Rick Mathews
A Charleston Royals South Atlantic League Roy Tanner
Rookie GCL Royals Gulf Coast League Joe Jones
Rookie Butte Copper Kings Pioneer League Tommy Jones


  1. ^ Bud Black page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Clint Hurdle page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^
  4. ^ Ken Phelps page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^
  6. ^ Rance Mulliniks page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Vida Blue page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^
  9. ^ Will Clark page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Bret Saberhagen page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Andy Stankiewicz page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Cecil Fielder page at Baseball Reference


  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America.  

External links

  • 1982 Kansas City Royals team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1982 Kansas City Royals team page at
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