1982 Detroit Tigers season

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1982 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John Fetzer
Manager(s) Sparky Anderson
Local television WDIV-TV
(George Kell, Al Kaline)
ONTV
(Larry Adderley, Hank Aguirre, Norm Cash)
Local radio WJR
(Ernie Harwell, Paul Carey)
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The 1982 Detroit Tigers finished in fourth place in the American League East with a record of 83-79 (.512), 12 games behind the Brewers. The Tigers outscored their opponents 729 to 685. The Tigers drew 1,636,058 fans to Tiger Stadium in 1982, ranking 7th of the 14 teams in the American League.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Team Wins Losses Win % GB
Milwaukee Brewers 95 67 .586 0
Baltimore Orioles 94 68 .580 1.0
Boston Red Sox 89 73 .549 6.0
Detroit Tigers 83 79 .512 12.0
New York Yankees 79 83 .488 16.0
Cleveland Indians 79 83 .488 16.0
Toronto Blue Jays 78 84 .481 17.0


Roster[edit]

1982 Detroit Tigers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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
C Lance Parrish 133 486 138 .284 32 87
1B Enos Cabell 125 464 121 .261 2 37
2B Lou Whitaker 152 560 160 .286 15 65
3B Tom Brookens 140 398 92 .231 9 58
SS Alan Trammell 157 489 126 .258 9 57
LF Larry Herndon 157 614 179 .292 23 88
RF Chet Lemon 125 436 116 .266 19 52
CF Glenn Wilson 84 322 94 .292 12 34
DH Mike Ivie 80 259 60 .232 14 38

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Kirk Gibson 69 266 74 .278 8 35
Rick Leach 82 218 52 .239 3 12
Jerry Turner 85 210 52 .248 8 27
John Wockenfuss 70 193 58 .301 8 32
Richie Hebner 68 179 49 .274 8 18
Howard Johnson 54 155 49 .316 4 14
Lynn Jones 58 139 31 .223 0 14

Note: pitchers' batting statistics not included

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jack Morris 37 266.1 17 16 4.06 135
Dan Petry 35 246 15 9 3.22 132
Milt Wilcox 29 193.2 12 10 3.62 112
Jerry Ujdur 25 178 10 10 3.69 86

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Pat Underwood 33 99 4 8 4.73 43
Larry Pashnick 28 94.1 4 4 4.01 19

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W= Wins; L= Losses; SV = Saves; GF = Games Finished; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV GF ERA SO
Dave Tobik 51 4 9 9 31 3.56 63
Elías Sosa 38 3 3 4 27 4.43 24
Kevin Saucier 31 3 1 5 14 3.12 23
Dave Rucker 27 5 6 0 8 3.38 31
Aurelio López 19 3 1 3 9 5.27 26

Award winners and league leaders[edit]

Larry Herndon

  • #2 in MLB in triples (13)
  • #5 in AL in outs (470)
  • #8 in MLB in times grounded into double plays (20)

Chet Lemon

  • MLB leader in times hit by pitch (15)

Jack Morris

  • #2 in AL in complete games (17)
  • #2 in MLB in home runs allowed (37)
  • #2 in MLB in earned runs allowed (120)
  • #2 in AL in wild pitches (10)
  • #2 in AL in batters faced (1107)
  • #3 in AL in innings pitched (266-1/3)
  • #4 in AL in shutouts (3)
  • #4 in AL in losses (16)
  • #5 in AL in wins (17)
  • #5 in AL in games started (37)
  • #8 in MLB in bases on balls allowed (96)

Lance Parrish

  • AL Silver Slugger Award, catcher
  • AL All Star Team, catcher
  • Tiger of the Year Award, by Detroit baseball writers
  • #4 in AL in at bats per home run (15.2)
  • #5 in AL in home runs (32)
  • #10 in MLB in slugging percentage (.529)

Dan Petry

  • #4 in AL in ERA (3.22)
  • #4 in AL in bases on balls allowed (100)
  • #5 in AL in wild pitches (9)

Jerry Ujdur

  • #2 in AL in hits allowed per 9 innings pitched (7.58)

Milt Wilcox

  • #3 in AL in hit batsmen (7)

Players ranking among top 100 all time at position[edit]

The following members of the 1982 Detroit Tigers are among the Top 100 of all time at their position, as ranked by The Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract:

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Evansville Triplets American Association Roy Majtyka
AA Birmingham Barons Southern League Eddie Brinkman
A Lakeland Tigers Florida State League Bruce Kimm
A Macon Peaches South Atlantic League Ted Brazell
Rookie Bristol Tigers Appalachian League Boots Day

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