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The 1982 season of the American League was the eighty-second season of the league.

Contents

[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
Eastern Division
1 Milwaukee Brewers 163 95 67 1 .583 -.- 891 (5.47) 717 (4.40) 0.279 0.335 0.455 3.98 0.980
2 Baltimore Orioles 163 94 68 1 .577 1.0 774 (4.75) 687 (4.21) 0.266 0.341 0.419 3.99 0.984
3 Boston Red Sox 162 89 73 0 .549 6.0 753 (4.65) 713 (4.40) 0.274 0.339 0.407 4.03 0.981
4 Detroit Tigers 162 83 79 0 .512 12.0 729 (4.50) 685 (4.23) 0.266 0.323 0.418 3.80 0.982
5 New York Yankees 162 79 83 0 .488 16.0 709 (4.38) 716 (4.42) 0.256 0.328 0.398 3.99 0.979
6 Toronto Blue Jays 162 78 84 0 .481 17.0 651 (4.02) 701 (4.33) 0.262 0.313 0.383 3.95 0.978
7 Cleveland Indians 162 78 84 0 .481 17.0 683 (4.22) 748 (4.62) 0.262 0.340 0.373 4.11 0.980
Western Division
1 California Angels 162 93 69 0 .574 -.- 814 (5.02) 670 (4.14) 0.274 0.347 0.433 3.82 0.983
2 Kansas City Royals 162 90 72 0 .556 3.0 784 (4.84) 717 (4.43) 0.285 0.337 0.428 4.08 0.979
3 Chicago White Sox 162 87 75 0 .537 6.0 786 (4.85) 710 (4.38) 0.273 0.337 0.413 3.87 0.976
4 Seattle Mariners 162 76 86 0 .469 17.0 651 (4.02) 712 (4.40) 0.254 0.310 0.381 3.88 0.978
5 Oakland Athletics 162 68 94 0 .420 25.0 691 (4.27) 819 (5.06) 0.236 0.310 0.367 4.54 0.974
6 Texas Rangers 162 64 98 0 .395 29.0 590 (3.64) 749 (4.62) 0.249 0.306 0.359 4.28 0.981
7 Minnesota Twins 162 60 102 0 .370 33.0 657 (4.06) 819 (5.06) 0.257 0.316 0.396 4.72 0.982

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Dwight Evans
Alfredo Griffin
Toby Harrah
Boston Red Sox
Toronto Blue Jays
Cleveland Indians
162
At Bats Paul Molitor Milwaukee Brewers 666
Runs Scored Paul Molitor Milwaukee Brewers 136
Hits Robin Yount Milwaukee Brewers 210
Doubles Hal McRae
Robin Yount
Kansas City Royals
Milwaukee Brewers
46
Triples Willie Wilson Kansas City Royals 15
Home Runs Reggie Jackson
Gorman Thomas
California Angels
Milwaukee Brewers
39
Total Bases Robin Yount Milwaukee Brewers 367
Runs Batted In Hal McRae Kansas City Royals 133
Stolen Bases Rickey Henderson Oakland Athletics 130
Caught Stealing Rickey Henderson Oakland Athletics 42
Walks Rickey Henderson Oakland Athletics 116
Intentional Base-on-Balls Eddie Murray
Andre Thornton
Baltimore Orioles
Cleveland Indians
18
Hit by Pitch Chet Lemon Detroit Tigers 15
Strikeouts Reggie Jackson California Angels 156
Sacrifice Hits Tim Foli California Angels 26
Sacrifice Flies Gary Gaetti Minnesota Twins 13
Grounded into Double Plays Jim Rice Boston Red Sox 29
Batting Average Willie Wilson Kansas City Royals 0.332
On-Base Percentage Dwight Evans Boston Red Sox 0.402
Slugging Percentage Robin Yount Milwaukee Brewers 0.578
On-Base plus Slugging Robin Yount Milwaukee Brewers 0.957
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Robin Yount Milwaukee Brewers 166

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins La Marr Hoyt Chicago White Sox 19
Losses Matt Keough
Frank Tanana
Oakland Athletics
Texas Rangers
18
Win-Loss Percentage Jim Palmer
Pete Vuckovich
Baltimore Orioles
Milwaukee Brewers
0.750
Appearances Ed Vande Berg Seattle Mariners 78
Games Started Jim Clancy Toronto Blue Jays 40
Complete Games Dave Stieb Toronto Blue Jays 19
Shutouts Dave Stieb Toronto Blue Jays 5
Games Finished Dan Quisenberry Kansas City Royals 68
Saves Dan Quisenberry Kansas City Royals 35
Innings Pitched Dave Stieb Toronto Blue Jays 288.1
Batters Faced Dave Stieb Toronto Blue Jays 1187
Hits Allowed Dave Stieb Toronto Blue Jays 271
Home Runs Allowed Matt Keough Oakland Athletics 38
Base-on-Balls Allowed Dave Righetti New York Yankees 108
Intentional Base-on-Balls Ron Davis Minnesota Twins 12
Hit Batsmen Ken Forsch California Angels 11
Strikeouts Floyd Bannister Seattle Mariners 209
Wild Pitches Gaylord Perry Seattle Mariners 13
Balks Bud Black Kansas City Royals 7
Runs Allowed Matt Keough Oakland Athletics 144
Earned Runs Allowed Matt Keough Oakland Athletics 133
Earned Run Average Rick Sutcliffe Cleveland Indians 2.96
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Jim Palmer Baltimore Orioles 1.137

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League lost the fifty-third midsummer classic at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, QC on Tuesday, July 13, 1982 by a score of 4 to 1. The league's manager was Billy Martin.

[edit] Postseason

The American League Championship Series, featured Milwaukee Brewers, the Eastern Division winner, and the California Angels, the Western Division winner. The Brewers defeated the Angels, 3 games to 2.

In the World Series, the American League champion Milwaukee Brewers were defeated by the National League's St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Robin Yount, a shortstop with the Milwaukee Brewers. In the award's voting, he had 385 out of a possible 392 points and 27 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Pete Vuckovich of the Milwaukee Brewers. In the award's voting, he had 87 out of a possible 140 points and 14 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Cal Ripken (ripkeca01), a shortstop with the Baltimore Orioles. In the award's voting, he had 132 out of a possible 140 points and 24 first place votes.

[edit] Gold Gloves

The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.

Position Player Team
P Ron Guidry New York Yankees
C Bob Boone California Angels
1B Eddie Murray Baltimore Orioles
2B Frank White Kansas City Royals
3B Buddy Bell Texas Rangers
SS Robin Yount Milwaukee Brewers
OF Dwight Evans Boston Red Sox
Dave Winfield New York Yankees
Dwayne Murphy Oakland Athletics

[edit] Silver Sluggers

The following players won the Silver Slugger Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.

Position Player Team
C Lance Parrish Detroit Tigers
1B Cecil Cooper Milwaukee Brewers
2B Damaso Garcia Toronto Blue Jays
3B Doug DeCinces California Angels
SS Robin Yount Milwaukee Brewers
OF Reggie Jackson California Angels
Willie Wilson Kansas City Royals
Dave Winfield New York Yankees
DH Hal McRae Kansas City Royals

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The thirty-ninth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on August 2 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The game ended in a 4 - 4 tie between the Chicago White Sox of the American League and New York Mets of the National League. The game was called after eight innings due to rain.

[edit] Notable events

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