1982 Toronto Blue Jays season
|1982 Toronto Blue Jays
|Major league affiliations|
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
|Local television||CTV Television Network
(Don Chevrier, Tony Kubek, Fergie Olver)
|Local radio||CJCL (AM)
(Jerry Howarth, Tom Cheek)
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The 1982 Toronto Blue Jays season was the franchise's sixth season of Major League Baseball. It resulted in the Blue Jays finishing sixth in the American League East with a record of 78 wins and 84 losses. Bobby Cox became the third field manager in team history.
Dave Stieb established himself as one of the top pitchers in the American League, as he led the AL with 19 complete games and 5 shutouts.
- November 17, 1981: Aurelio Rodríguez was traded by the New York Yankees to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player to be named later. The Toronto Blue Jays sent Mike Lebo (minors) (December 9, 1981) to the New York Yankees to complete the trade.
- November 27, 1981: Danny Ainge was released by the Blue Jays.
- December 28, 1981: Paul Mirabella was traded by the Blue Jays to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later. The Cubs completed the deal by sending Dave Geisel to the Blue Jays on March 25.
- March 25, 1982: Phil Huffman was traded by the Blue Jays to the Kansas City Royals for Rance Mulliniks.
Regular season 
One of the key events of the season was that the Toronto Blue Jays sold its first beer. Exhibition Stadium was the only stadium in the major leagues that did not sell beer. The Ontario Legislature reached a decision on July 7, 1982. Dr. Robert Elgie, the minister of Consumer and Commercial Relations announced that beer would be sold on a trial basis at Exhibition Stadium (along with Hamilton's Ivor Wynne Stadium and Ottawa's Lansdowne Park). On July 30, 1982, Paul Godfrey sold the first ceremonial beer at Exhibition Stadium to William Turner, a fan from London, Ontario.
Opening Day Lineup 
- Jesse Barfield
- Mark Bomback
- Dámaso García
- Alfredo Griffin
- John Mayberry
- Lloyd Moseby
- Rance Mulliniks
- Willie Upshaw
- Ernie Whitt
- Al Woods
Season standings 
|Boston Red Sox||89||73||.549||6.0|
|New York Yankees||79||83||.488||16.0|
|Toronto Blue Jays||78||84||.481||17.0|
Notable transactions 
- April 2, 1982: Aurelio Rodríguez was traded by the Blue Jays to the Chicago White Sox for Wayne Nordhagen.
- May 5, 1982: John Mayberry was traded by the Blue Jays to the New York Yankees for Dave Revering, Tom Dodd, and Jeff Reynolds (minors).
- June 7, 1982: 1982 Major League Baseball Draft
- June 15, 1982: Wayne Nordhagen was traded by the Blue Jays to the Philadelphia Phillies for Dick Davis.
- June 22, 1982: Dick Davis was traded by the Blue Jays to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later. The Pirates completed the deal by sending Wayne Nordhagen to the Blue Jays on June 25.
|1982 Toronto Blue Jays|
Game log 
|1982 Game Log|
Player stats 
Starters by position 
Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases
Other batters 
Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts
|Roy Lee Jackson||8||8||3.06||48||2||6||97.0||37||33||31||71|
Award winners 
- Jim Clancy, American League All-Star Selection, Reserve
- Dámaso García, 2B, Silver Slugger Award
- Dave Stieb, The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year Award
- Dave Stieb, American League Leader, 19 Complete Games
- Dave Stieb, American League Leader, 5 Shutouts
Farm system 
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Medicine Hat
- Danny Ainge page at Baseball Reference
- Dave Geisel page at Baseball Reference
- Rance Mulliniks page at Baseball Reference
- Diamond Dreams: 20 Years of Blue Jays Baseball, Stephen Brunt, p.184, Penguin Books, ISBN 0-14-023978-2
- Wayne Nordhagen page at Baseball Reference
- John Mayberry page at Baseball Reference
- Jimmy Key page at Baseball Reference
- Mike Henneman page at Baseball Reference
- Dick Davis page at Baseball Reference
- Blue Jays All-Stars | bluejays.com: History
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007
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- 1982 Toronto Blue Jays team page at Baseball Reference
- 1982 Toronto Blue Jays team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
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