1982 New York Yankees season

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1982 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) George Steinbrenner
Manager(s) Gene Michael
Bob Lemon
Clyde King
Local television

WPIX

(Phil Rizzuto, Frank Messer, Bill White)
SportsChannel NY
(Mel Allen, Fran Healy, others from WPIX)
Local radio WABC (AM)
(Frank Messer, Phil Rizzuto, Bill White, John Gordon)
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The New York Yankees' 1982 season was the 80th season for the Yankees. The team finished in fifth place in the American League Eastern Division with a record of 79-83, finishing 16 games behind the AL Champion Milwaukee Brewers. As a result, the Yankees endured their first losing season since going 80-82 in 1973, the team's final season at the original Yankee Stadium before the 1976 renovations. The Yankees were managed by Gene Michael, Bob Lemon, and Clyde King. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • April 27, 1982, Reggie Jackson returned to Yankee Stadium with the Angels. He broke out of a terrible season-starting slump to hit a home run off former teammate Ron Guidry. The at-bat began with Yankee fans, angry at Steinbrenner for letting Jackson get away, starting the "Reg-GIE!" chant, and ended it with the fans chanting "Steinbrenner sucks!" By the time of Jackson's election to the Hall of Fame, Steinbrenner had begun to say that letting him go was the biggest mistake he has made as Yankee owner.
  • September 5, 1982: Roy Smalley hit home runs from both sides of plate for New York Yankees.
  • Future NFL Hall of Famer John Elway played baseball for the New York Yankees' Oneonta single-A farm club in 1982. Elway posted a .318 average and knocked in a team-high 24 runs with no errors in 42 games.[7]

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


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

  • April 1, 1982: Bill Caudill was acquired by the Yankees from the Chicago Cubs to complete an earlier deal (the Cubs sent players to be named later to the Yankees for Pat Tabler) made on August 19, 1981.[8]

Draft picks[edit]

Roster[edit]

1982 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

[19]

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Cerone, RickRick Cerone 89 300 29 68 .227 5 28 0
1B Mayberry, JohnJohn Mayberry 69 215 20 45 .209 8 27 0
2B Randolph, WillieWillie Randolph 144 553 85 155 .280 3 36 16
3B Nettles, GraigGraig Nettles 122 405 47 94 .232 18 55 1
SS Smalley, RoyRoy Smalley 142 486 55 125 .257 20 67 0
LF Winfield, DaveDave Winfield 140 539 84 151 .280 37 106 5
CF Mumphrey, JerryJerry Mumphrey 123 477 76 143 .300 9 68 11
RF Griffey, KenKen Griffey 127 484 70 134 .277 12 54 10
DH Gamble, OscarOscar Gamble 108 316 49 86 .272 18 57 6

[20]

Other batters[edit]

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

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
Collins, DaveDave Collins 111 348 41 88 .253 3 25 13
Piniella, LouLou Piniella 102 261 33 80 .307 6 37 0
Wynegar, ButchButch Wynegar 63 191 27 56 .293 3 20 0
Dent, BuckyBucky Dent 59 160 11 27 .169 0 9 0
Murcer, BobbyBobby Murcer 65 141 12 32 .227 7 30 2
Mazzilli, LeeLee Mazzilli 37 128 20 34 .266 6 17 2
Robertson, AndreAndre Robertson 44 118 16 26 .220 2 9 0
Balboni, SteveSteve Balboni 33 107 8 20 .187 2 4 0
Hobson, ButchButch Hobson 30 58 2 10 .172 0 3 0
Foote, BarryBarry Foote 17 48 4 7 .146 0 2 0
Revering, DaveDave Revering 14 40 2 6 .150 0 2 0
Evans, BarryBarry Evans 17 31 2 8 .258 0 2 0
Milbourne, LarryLarry Milbourne 14 27 2 4 .148 0 0 0
Scott, RodneyRodney Scott 10 26 5 5 .192 0 0 2
Watson, BobBob Watson 7 17 3 4 .235 0 3 0
Patterson, MikeMike Patterson 11 16 3 3 .188 1 1 1
Mattingly, DonDon Mattingly 7 12 0 2 .167 0 1 0
Ramos, BobbyBobby Ramos 4 11 1 1 .091 1 2 0
Rodriguez, EdwinEdwin Rodriguez 3 9 2 3 .333 0 1 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
Guidry, RonRon Guidry 34 222 14 8 3.81 162
John, TommyTommy John 30 186.2 10 10 3.66 54
Erickson, RogerRoger Erickson 16 70.2 4 5 4.46 37

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
Rawley, ShaneShane Rawley 47 164 11 10 4.06 111
Alexander, DoyleDoyle Alexander 16 66.2 1 7 6.08 26

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
Frazier, GeorgeGeorge Frazier 63 4 4 1 3.47 69
Gossage, GooseGoose Gossage 56 4 5 30 2.23 102
Lewis, JimJim Lewis 1 0 0 0 54.00 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Clippers International League Frank Verdi
AA Nashville Sounds Southern League Johnny Oates
A Fort Lauderdale Yankees Florida State League Stump Merrill
A Greensboro Hornets South Atlantic League Doug Holmquist
Short-Season A Oneonta Yankees New York-Penn League Ken Berry
Rookie Paintsville Yankees Appalachian League Mike Notaro
Rookie GCL Yankees Gulf Coast League Carlos Tosca

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Nashville, Fort Lauderdale, Greensboro, GCL Yankees[21]

Notes[edit]

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