1982 New York Yankees season

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1982 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) George Steinbrenner
General manager(s) Bill Bergesch
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 6, 1982, Opening Day vs. the Texas Rangers was snowed out, as a blizzard brought more than a foot of snow to New York; additional games were also postponed due to snow.[7] The team would finally start their season on April 11, with a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox.[8]
  • 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 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.[9]

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Milwaukee Brewers 95 67 0.586 48–34 47–33
Baltimore Orioles 94 68 0.580 1 53–28 41–40
Boston Red Sox 89 73 0.549 6 49–32 40–41
Detroit Tigers 83 79 0.512 12 47–34 36–45
New York Yankees 79 83 0.488 16 42–39 37–44
Cleveland Indians 78 84 0.481 17 41–40 37–44
Toronto Blue Jays 78 84 0.481 17 44–37 34–47


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1982 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 4–9 7–5 5–7 6–7 7–6 4–8 9–4–1 8–4 11–2 7–5 7–5 9–3 10–3
Boston 9–4 7–5 4–8 6–7 8–5 6–6 4–9 6–6 7–6 8–4 7–5 10–2 7–6
California 5–7 5–7 8–5 8–4 5–7 7–6 6–6 7–6 7–5 9–4 10–3 8–5 8–4
Chicago 7–5 8–4 5–8 6–6 9–3 3–10 3–9 7–6 8–4 9–4 6–7 8–5 8–4
Cleveland 7–6 7–6 4–8 6–6 6–7 2–10 7–6 8–4 4–9 4–8 9–3 7–5 7–6
Detroit 6–7 5–8 7–5 3–9 7–6 6–6 3–10 9–3 8–5 9–3 6–6 8–4 6–7
Kansas City 8–4 6–6 6–7 10–3 10–2 6–6 7–5 7–6 5–7 7–6 7–6 7–6 4–8
Milwaukee 4–9–1 9–4 6–6 9–3 6–7 10–3 5–7 7–5 8–5 7–5 8–4 7–5 9–4
Minnesota 4–8 6–6 6–7 6–7 4–8 3–9 6–7 5–7 2–10 3–10 5–8 5–8 5–7
New York 2–11 6–7 5–7 4–8 9–4 5–8 7–5 5–8 10–2 7–5 6–6 7–5 6–7
Oakland 5–7 4–8 4–9 4–9 8–4 3–9 6–7 5–7 10–3 5–7 6–7 5–8 3–9
Seattle 5–7 5–7 3–10 7–6 3–9 6–6 6–7 4–8 8–5 6–6 7–6 9–4 7–5
Texas 3–9 2–10 5–8 5–8 5–7 4–8 6–7 5–7 8–5 5–7 8–5 4–9 4–8
Toronto 3–10 6–7 4–8 4–8 6–7 7–6 8–4 4–9 7–5 7–6 9–3 5–7 8–4


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Roster[edit]

1982 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

[21]

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 Rick Cerone 89 300 29 68 .227 5 28 0
1B John Mayberry 69 215 20 45 .209 8 27 0
2B Willie Randolph 144 553 85 155 .280 3 36 16
3B Graig Nettles 122 405 47 94 .232 18 55 1
SS Roy Smalley 142 486 55 125 .257 20 67 0
LF Dave Winfield 140 539 84 151 .280 37 106 5
CF Jerry Mumphrey 123 477 76 143 .300 9 68 11
RF Ken Griffey 127 484 70 134 .277 12 54 10
DH Oscar Gamble 108 316 49 86 .272 18 57 6

[22]

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
Dave Collins 111 348 41 88 .253 3 25 13
Lou Piniella 102 261 33 80 .307 6 37 0
Butch Wynegar 63 191 27 56 .293 3 20 0
Bucky Dent 59 160 11 27 .169 0 9 0
Bobby Murcer 65 141 12 32 .227 7 30 2
Lee Mazzilli 37 128 20 34 .266 6 17 2
Andre Robertson 44 118 16 26 .220 2 9 0
Steve Balboni 33 107 8 20 .187 2 4 0
Butch Hobson 30 58 2 10 .172 0 3 0
Barry Foote 17 48 4 7 .146 0 2 0
Dave Revering 14 40 2 6 .150 0 2 0
Barry Evans 17 31 2 8 .258 0 2 0
Larry Milbourne 14 27 2 4 .148 0 0 0
Rodney Scott 10 26 5 5 .192 0 0 2
Bob Watson 7 17 3 4 .235 0 3 0
Mike Patterson 11 16 3 3 .188 1 1 1
Don Mattingly 7 12 0 2 .167 0 1 0
Bobby Ramos 4 11 1 1 .091 1 2 0
Edwin 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
Ron Guidry 34 222 14 8 3.81 162
Tommy John 30 186.2 10 10 3.66 54
Roger 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
Shane Rawley 47 164 11 10 4.06 111
Doyle 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
George Frazier 63 4 4 1 3.47 69
Goose Gossage 56 4 5 30 2.23 102
Jim 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
A-Short Season 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[23]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Eric Soderholm Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ Willie McGee page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Ken Griffey page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ "Aurelio Rodriguez Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  5. ^ Barry Evans page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Doyle Alexander page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Chass, Murray (April 8, 2003). "ON BASEBALL; Snow in the Bronx Has Set Yanks Adrift". The New York Times. Retrieved June 7, 2018. 
  8. ^ "The 1982 New York Yankees Regular Season Game Log". Retrosheet. Retrieved June 7, 2018. 
  9. ^ "John Elway Facts". Broncosstats.tripod.com. June 28, 1960. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b Bill Caudill page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Bobby Ramos page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Bob Watson page at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ John Mayberry page at Baseball Reference
  14. ^ Lee Mazzilli page at Baseball Reference
  15. ^ Tommy John page at Baseball Reference
  16. ^ Bo Jackson page at Baseball Reference
  17. ^ Dan Pasqua page at Baseball Reference
  18. ^ B. J. Surhoff page at Baseball Reference
  19. ^ Jim Deshaies page at Baseball Reference
  20. ^ Mike York page at Baseball Reference
  21. ^ 1982 New York Yankees Roster by Baseball Almanac
  22. ^ "1982 New York Yankees Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Archived from the original on July 15, 2012. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  23. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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