1982 Milwaukee Brewers season

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1982 Milwaukee Brewers
1982 AL East Champions
1982 American League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Bud Selig
Manager(s) Buck Rodgers and Harvey Kuenn
Local television WVTV
(Mike Hegan, Steve Shannon)
Local radio WISN (AM)
(Bob Uecker, Dwayne Mosley, Kevin Young)
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The 1982 Milwaukee Brewers season resulted in the team winning its first and only American League Championship.

Offseason[edit]

  • October 23, 1981: Rickey Keeton was traded by the Brewers to the Houston Astros for Pete Ladd.[1]
  • January 12, 1982: Tom Pagnozzi was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 24th round of the 1982 amateur draft, but did not sign.[2]
  • February 26, 1982: John Flinn was released by the Brewers.[3]

Regular season[edit]

  • August 27, 1982: Against the Brewers, Rickey Henderson broke Lou Brock's record for most stolen bases in one season. Doc Medich was on the mound when Henderson broke the record.[4]
  • September 24, 1982: Robin Yount had 6 RBIs in a game against the Baltimore Orioles.
  • Paul Molitor’s 136 runs not only led the American League, but they were the most scored in the league since 1949.
  • Robin Yount became the first shortstop in American League history to lead the league in slugging percentage. He would go on to lead the league in hits, doubles, and total bases as he was voted the American League Most Valuable Player.

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


Notable transactions[edit]

  • May 14, 1982: Rob Picciolo was traded by the Oakland Athletics to the Milwaukee Brewers for Mike Warren and John Evans (minors).[5]
  • June 7, 1982: Dale Sveum was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1st round (25th pick) of the 1982 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 1982.[6]
  • August 30, 1982: The Brewers traded players to be named later and cash to the Houston Astros for Don Sutton. The Brewers completed the trade by sending Kevin Bass, Frank DiPino, and Mike Madden to the Astros on September 3.[7]

Roster[edit]

1982 Milwaukee Brewers
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 Simmons, TedTed Simmons 137 539 145 .269 23 97
1B Cooper, CecilCecil Cooper 155 654 205 .313 32 121
2B Gantner, JimJim Gantner 132 447 132 .295 4 43
3B Molitor, PaulPaul Molitor 160 666 201 .302 19 71
SS Yount, RobinRobin Yount 156 635 210 .331 29 114
LF Oglivie, BenBen Oglivie 159 602 147 .244 34 102
CF Thomas, GormanGorman Thomas 158 567 139 .245 39 112
RF Moore, CharlieCharlie Moore 133 456 116 .254 6 45

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
Howell, RoyRoy Howell 98 300 78 .260 4 38
Money, DonDon Money 96 275 78 .284 16 55
Edwards, MarshallMarshall Edwards 69 178 44 .247 2 14
Romero, EdEd Romero 52 144 36 .250 1 7
Brouhard, MarkMark Brouhard 40 108 29 .269 4 10
Yost, NedNed Yost 40 98 27 .276 1 8
Picciolo, RobRob Picciolo 22 21 6 .286 0 1
Bass, KevinKevin Bass 18 9 0 .000 0 0
Hisle, LarryLarry Hisle 9 31 4 .129 2 5
Skube, BobBob Skube 4 3 2 .667 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting 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
Caldwell, MikeMike Caldwell 35 258 17 13 3.91 75
Vuckovich, PetePete Vuckovich 30 223 2/3 18 6 3.34 105
Haas, MooseMoose Haas 32 193 1/3 11 8 4.47 104
McClure, BobBob McClure 34 172 2/3 12 7 4.22 99
Lerch, RandyRandy Lerch 21 108 2/3 8 7 4.97 33
Sutton, DonDon Sutton 7 54 2/3 4 1 3.29 36

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
Slaton, JimJim Slaton 39 117 2/3 10 6 3.29 59
Augustine, JerryJerry Augustine 20 62 1 3 5.08 22
Medich, DocDoc Medich 10 63 5 4 5.00 36

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Fingers, RollieRollie Fingers 50 5 6 29 2.60 71
Bernard, DwightDwight Bernard 47 3 1 6 3.76 45
Easterly, JamieJamie Easterly 28 0 2 2 4.70 16
Ladd, PetePete Ladd 16 1 3 3 4.00 12
Jones, DougDoug Jones 4 0 0 0 10.13 1
Porter, ChuckChuck Porter 3 0 0 0 4.91 3

Postseason[edit]

ALCS[edit]

Game 1, October 5[edit]

Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Milwaukee 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 2
California 1 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 X 8 10 0
W: Tommy John (1-0)   L: Mike Caldwell (0-1)   S: None
HR: MILGorman Thomas (1)  CALFred Lynn (1)
Pitchers: MIL – Caldwell, Slaton (4), Ladd (7), Bernard (8)  CAL – John
Attendance: 64,406

Game 2, October 6[edit]

Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Milwaukee 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 5 0
California 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 x 4 6 0
W: Bruce Kison (1-0)   L: Pete Vuckovich (0-1)   S: None
HR: MILPaul Molitor (1)  CALReggie Jackson (1)
Pitchers: MIL – Vuckovich  CAL – Kison
Attendance: 64,179

Game 3, October 8[edit]

Milwaukee County Stadium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
California 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 8 0
Milwaukee 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 5 6 0
W: Don Sutton (1-0)   L: Geoff Zahn (0-1)   S: Pete Ladd (1)
HR: CALBob Boone (1)  MILPaul Molitor (2)
Pitchers: CAL – Zahn, Witt (4), Hassler (7)  MIL – Sutton, Ladd (8)
Attendance: 50,135

Game 4, October 9[edit]

Milwaukee County Stadium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
California 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 5 5 3
Milwaukee 0 3 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 9 9 2
W: Moose Haas (1-0)   L: Tommy John (0-1)   S: Jim Slaton (1)
HR: CALDon Baylor (1)  MILMark Brouhard (1)
Pitchers: CAL – John, Goltz (4), Sanchez (8)  MIL – Haas, Slaton (8)
Attendance: 51,003

Game 5, October 10[edit]

Milwaukee County Stadium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
California 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 11 1
Milwaukee 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 x 4 6 4
W: Bob McClure (1-0)   L: Luis Sánchez (0-1)   S: Pete Ladd (1)
HR: CAL – None  MILBen Oglivie (1)
Pitchers: CAL – Kison, Sanchez (6), Hassler (7)  MIL – Vuckovich, McClure (7), Ladd (9)
Attendance: 54,968

Game 5 proved to be the most dramatic of the series. The Angels got a quick 1-0 lead in the first on a double by Brian Downing and a single by Fred Lynn. But Milwaukee tied the game in the bottom of the inning when Paul Molitor doubled and eventually came home on a sacrifice fly by Ted Simmons. The Angels made it 2-1 in the third on an RBI single from Fred Lynn, and stretched the lead to 3-1 in the fourth on a run-scoring single from Bob Boone. Milwaukee cut the lead to 3-2 in the bottom of the fourth on Ben Oglivie’s homer. The score remained unchanged until the bottom of the seventh, when disaster struck the Angels. Milwaukee loaded the bases on two singles and a walk. Cecil Cooper then cracked the series-winning hit, a two-run single that put the Brewers ahead 4-3. The Milwaukee bullpen kept the Angels off the board in the final two innings, and the Brewers took home the franchise’s first American League pennant.

1982 World Series[edit]

Main article: 1982 World Series

Though the teams had never met, the cities had an existing commercial rivalry in the beer market, as St. Louis is the home of Anheuser Busch while Milwaukee is the home of Miller Brewing. This led to the Series being nicknamed the "Suds Series".

Paul Molitor set a World Series record with his fifth hit in the 9th inning of Game 1. Robin Yount would set another record in the 7th inning of Game 5 by becoming the first player in Series history to have two four-hit games in one Series.

Cardinals catcher Darrell Porter was given the Series MVP award. Brewers pitcher Mike Caldwell, who won two games, would have been a strong candidate, as well as Molitor. Paul Molitor would eventually win the Series MVP Award 11 years later as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays. As it was, the winning team won the MVP. The only player on the losing team to win the MVP was Bobby Richardson of the 1960 New York Yankees.

Both participants are currently in the NL Central, due to the transfer of the Brewers from the American League to the National League in 1998. This raises the possibility of the Brewers eventually playing a World Series in two different leagues.

Game 1[edit]

October 12, 1982 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Milwaukee Brewers 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 4 10 17 0
St. Louis Cardinals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
W: Mike Caldwell (1-0)   L: Bob Forsch (0-1)
HR: MIL Ted Simmons (1)

Game 2[edit]

October 13, 1982 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Milwaukee Brewers 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 10 1
St. Louis Cardinals 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 X 5 8 0
W: Bruce Sutter (1-0)   L: Bob McClure (0-1)
HR: MIL Ted Simmons (2)

Game 3[edit]

October 15, 1982 at Milwaukee County Stadium in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis Cardinals 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 6 6 1
Milwaukee Brewers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 5 3
W: Joaquín Andújar (1-0)   S: Bruce Sutter (1)   L: Pete Vuckovich (0-1)
HR: STL Willie McGee 2, (2)    MIL Cecil Cooper (1)

The Brewers bats were initially stymied by Cardinals starter Joaquin Andújar, while rookie Willie McGee shocked everyone with two home runs off Brewers ace Pete Vuckovich, helping give the Cardinals a 5-0 lead. In a scary moment, Andújar was knocked out of the game when Cecil Cooper hit a line drive that hit Andújar in the leg, though the injury turned out to not be very serious. With bullpen ace Bruce Sutter pitching in relief, the Brewers attempted a comeback in the 8th inning. With two out, Cecil Cooper hit a 2-run homer to put Milwaukee on the board. The Brewers then got two base-runners, with Gorman Thomas representing the tying run. Thomas hit a deep fly ball to right-center field, but McGee, becoming the star of the game, made a leaping grab to rob Thomas of a potential game-tying home run. The Cardinals scored an insurance run in the 9th, and Sutter closed out the Brewers for the 6-2 Cardinals win and giving St. Louis a 2-1 Series lead.

Game 4[edit]

October 16, 1982 at Milwaukee County Stadium in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis Cardinals 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 8 1
Milwaukee Brewers 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 X 7 10 2
W: Jim Slaton (1-0)   S: Bob McClure (1)   L: Doug Bair (0-1)

The Cardinals pounced early on Brewers starter Moose Haas, scoring 3 runs in the second and had a 5-1 lead going into the seventh inning. From there, the Brewers bats suddenly came alive. Jim Gantner started the scoring with an RBI double. After a Paul Moliter walk, Robin Yount followed with a bases-loaded 2-run single to put the Brewers within 1 run. Cecil Cooper then scored Moliter with an infield hit to tie the game. 3 batters later, with two outs, Gorman Thomas hit a 2-run double to give the Brewers the lead. Bob McClure then finished the Cardinals off for the save, giving the Brewers a crucial Game 4 win, tying the Series 2-2.

Game 5[edit]

October 17, 1982 at Milwaukee County Stadium in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis Cardinals 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 15 2
Milwaukee Brewers 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 X 6 11 1
W: Mike Caldwell (2-0)   S: Bob McClure (2)   L: Bob Forsch (0-2)
HR: MIL Robin Yount (1)

Game 6[edit]

October 19, 1982 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Milwaukee Brewers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4
St. Louis Cardinals 0 2 0 3 2 6 0 0 X 13 12 1
W: John Stuper (1-0)   L: Don Sutton (0-1)
HR: STL Darrell Porter (1)    Keith Hernandez (1)

Game 7[edit]

October 20, 1982 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Milwaukee Brewers 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 7 0
St. Louis Cardinals 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 2 X 6 15 1
W: Joaquín Andújar (2-0)   S: Bruce Sutter (2)  L: Bob McClure (0-2)
HR: MIL Ben Oglivie (1)

Joaquín Andújar and Pete Vuckovich opposed each other once again. The game was scoreless until the bottom of the fourth when the Cardinals scored first on a Lonnie Smith RBI single. Ben Oglivie tied it for the Brew Crew in the fifth with a solo homer, and they took a 3-1 lead in the sixth when Jim Gantner scored on an error and Cecil Cooper hit a sacrifice fly.

But, in the bottom of the sixth, Vuckovich began to run into trouble. With one out, Ozzie Smith singled and Lonnie Smith doubled him to third. Brewers manager Harvey Kuenn then pulled Vuckovich in favor of Bob McClure, who intentionally walked pinch-hitter Gene Tenace to load the bases. Keith Hernandez then tied the game with a two-run single. George Hendrick then gave the Cardinals the lead with an RBI single.

The Cardinals punctuated the scoring with two runs in the eighth on RBI singles by Series MVP Darrell Porter and Steve Braun. Andujar pitched seven strong innings and Bruce Sutter pitched the eighth and ninth for his second save.

Composite box[edit]

1982 World Series (4-3): St. Louis Cardinals (N.L.) over Milwaukee Brewers (A.L.)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis Cardinals 1 5 3 4 5 12 3 3 3 39 67 7
Milwaukee Brewers 3 1 3 1 5 4 7 4 5 33 64 11
Total Attendance: 384,570   Average Attendance: 54,939
Winning Player’s Share: – $43,280,   Losing Player’s Share – $31,935 * Includes Playoffs and World Series

Awards and honors[edit]

League leaders[edit]

*= Tied with Reggie Jackson

All-Stars[edit]

All-Star Game

Starters

Reserves

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Vancouver Canadians Pacific Coast League Dick Phillips
AA El Paso Diablos Texas League Tony Muser
A Stockton Ports California League Duane Espy
A Beloit Brewers Midwest League Terry Bevington
Rookie Pikeville Brewers Appalachian League Tim Nordbrook

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
New York Yankees
1981
AL East Championship Season
1982
Succeeded by
Baltimore Orioles
1983
Preceded by
New York Yankees
1981
American League Championship
1982
Succeeded by
Baltimore Orioles
1983