1982 Toronto Blue Jays season

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1982 Toronto Blue Jays
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Labatt Breweries,
Imperial Trust,
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Manager(s) Bobby Cox
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.

Offseason[edit]

  • 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.[1]
  • November 27, 1981: Danny Ainge was released by the Blue Jays.[2]
  • 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.[3]
  • March 25, 1982: Phil Huffman was traded by the Blue Jays to the Kansas City Royals for Rance Mulliniks.[4]

Regular season[edit]

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).[5] On July 30, 1982, Paul Godfrey sold the first ceremonial beer at Exhibition Stadium to William Turner, a fan from London, Ontario.[5]

Opening Day Lineup[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


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1982 Toronto Blue Jays
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game log[edit]

1982 Game Log

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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

Pos. Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
C Whitt, ErnieErnie Whitt 105 284 28 74 14 2 11 42 .261 3
1B Upshaw, WillieWillie Upshaw 160 580 77 155 25 7 21 75 .267 8
2B Garcia, DamasoDamaso Garcia 147 597 89 185 32 3 5 42 .310 54
3B Iorg, GarthGarth Iorg 129 417 45 119 20 5 1 36 .285 3
SS Griffin, AlfredoAlfredo Griffin 162 539 57 130 20 8 1 48 .241 10
LF Bonnell, BarryBarry Bonnell 140 437 59 128 26 3 6 49 .293 14
CF Moseby, LloydLloyd Moseby 147 487 51 115 20 9 9 52 .236 11
RF Barfield, JesseJesse Barfield 139 394 54 97 13 2 18 58 .246 1
DH Nordhagen, WayneWayne Nordhagen 72 185 12 50 6 0 1 20 .270 0

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Mulliniks, RanceRance Mulliniks 112 311 32 76 25 0 4 35 .244 3
Powell, HoskenHosken Powell 112 265 43 73 13 4 3 26 .275 4
Martinez, BuckBuck Martinez 96 260 26 63 17 0 10 37 .242 1
Woods, AlAl Woods 85 201 20 47 11 1 3 24 .234 1
Johnson, TonyTony Johnson 70 98 17 23 2 1 3 14 .235 3
Revering, DaveDave Revering 55 135 15 29 6 0 5 18 .215 0
Roberts, LeonLeon Roberts 40 105 6 24 4 0 1 5 .229 1
Adams, GlennGlenn Adams 30 66 2 17 4 0 1 11 .258 0
Velez, OttoOtto Velez 28 52 4 10 1 0 1 5 .192 1
Mayberry, JohnJohn Mayberry 17 33 7 9 0 0 2 3 .273 0
Petralli, GenoGeno Petralli 16 44 3 16 2 0 0 1 .364 0
Baker, DaveDave Baker 9 20 3 5 1 0 0 2 .250 0
Hernandez, PedroPedro Hernandez 8 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Davis, DickDick Davis 3 7 0 2 0 0 0 2 .286 0

Pitching[edit]

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

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP R ER BB K
Stieb, DaveDave Stieb 17 14 3.25 38 38 0 288.1 116 104 75 141
Clancy, JimJim Clancy 16 14 3.71 40 40 0 266.2 122 110 77 139
Leal, LuisLuis Leal 12 15 3.93 38 38 0 249.2 113 109 79 111
McLaughlin, JoeyJoey McLaughlin 8 6 3.21 44 0 8 70.0 27 25 30 49
Murray, DaleDale Murray 8 7 3.16 56 0 11 111.0 48 39 32 60
Jackson, Roy LeeRoy Lee Jackson 8 8 3.06 48 2 6 97.0 37 33 31 71
Gott, JimJim Gott 5 10 4.43 30 23 0 136.0 76 67 66 82
Schrom, KenKen Schrom 1 0 5.87 6 0 0 15.1 11 10 15 8
Garvin, JerryJerry Garvin 1 1 7.25 32 4 0 58.1 48 47 26 35
Geisel, DaveDave Geisel 1 1 3.98 16 2 0 31.2 15 14 17 22
Bomback, MarkMark Bomback 1 5 6.03 16 8 0 59.2 44 40 25 22
Senteney, SteveSteve Senteney 0 0 4.91 11 0 0 22.0 16 12 6 20
Eichhorn, MarkMark Eichhorn 0 3 5.45 7 7 0 38.0 28 23 14 16
Totals 78 84 3.95 162 162 25 1443.0 701 633 493 776

Award winners[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse Chiefs International League Jim Beauchamp
AA Knoxville Blue Jays Southern League Larry Hardy
A Kinston Eagles Carolina League John McLaren
A Florence Blue Jays South Atlantic League Dennis Holmberg
Rookie GCL Blue Jays Gulf Coast League Héctor Torres
Rookie Medicine Hat Blue Jays Pioneer League Duane Larson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Medicine Hat[12]

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References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1981 Toronto Blue Jays season
1982 Toronto Blue Jays Season
1982
Succeeded by
1983 Toronto Blue Jays season