1982 St. Louis Cardinals season

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1982 St. Louis Cardinals
1982 NL East Champions
1982 NL Champions
1982 World Series Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 92–70 (.568)
Divisional place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) August "Gussie" Busch
General manager(s) Whitey Herzog, Joe McDonald
Manager(s) Whitey Herzog
Local television KSDK
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Jay Randolph)
Local radio KMOX
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Dan Kelly)
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The St. Louis Cardinals' 1982 season was the team's 101st season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 91st season in the National League. Making up for the previous season's near-miss, the Cardinals went 92—70 during the season and won their first-ever National League East Division title by three games over the Philadelphia Phillies. They achieved their first postseason appearance since 1968 and defeated the National League West champion Atlanta Braves in three straight games to claim the NL pennant. From there, they went on to win the World Series in seven games over the American League champion Milwaukee Brewers. It was the Cardinals' first World Championship since 1967, and their last until they opened the current Busch Stadium in 2006.

Offseason

Regular season

First baseman Keith Hernandez and shortstop Ozzie Smith won Gold Gloves this year.

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 92 70 0.568 46–35 46–35
Philadelphia Phillies 89 73 0.549 3 51–30 38–43
Montreal Expos 86 76 0.531 6 40–41 46–35
Pittsburgh Pirates 84 78 0.519 8 42–39 42–39
Chicago Cubs 73 89 0.451 19 38–43 35–46
New York Mets 65 97 0.401 27 33–48 32–49


Record vs. opponents

1982 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 8–4 14–4 10–8 7–11 5–7 9–3 6–6 4–8 11–7 8–10 7–5
Chicago 4–8 6–6 9–3 5–7 6–12 9–9 9–9 9–9 4–8 6–6 6–12
Cincinnati 4–14 6–6 7–11 7–11 4–8 7–5 5–7 4–8 6–12 6–12 5–7
Houston 8–10 3–9 11–7 7–11 4–8 8–4 7–5 9–3 9–9 5–13 6–6
Los Angeles 11–7 7–5 11–7 11–7 8–4 6–6 4–8 5–7 9–9 9–9 7–5
Montreal 7–5 12–6 8–4 8–4 4–8 11–7 8–10 7–11 7–5 4–8 10–8
New York 3–9 9–9 5–7 4–8 6–6 7–11 7–11 8–10 6–6 4–8 6–12
Philadelphia 6-6 9–9 7–5 5–7 8–4 10–8 11–7 9–9 7–5 10–2 7–11
Pittsburgh 8–4 9–9 8–4 3–9 7–5 11–7 10–8 9–9 6–6 6–6 7–11
San Diego 7–11 8–4 12–6 9–9 9–9 5–7 6–6 5–7 6–6 10–8 4–8
San Francisco 10–8 6–6 12–6 13–5 9–9 8–4 8–4 2–10 6–6 8–10 5–7
St. Louis 5–7 12–6 7–5 6–6 5–7 8–10 12–6 11–7 11–7 8–4 7–5


Opening Day lineup

[7]

Notable games

  • May 30, 1982: The Cardinals rally twice in their last at-bat in a thrilling 6—5 victory over the San Diego Padres at Busch Memorial Stadium. St. Louis trailed 3-0 entering the bottom of the ninth when Keith Hernandez led off with a single to left field. Hernandez took second on a single by George Hendrick and scored on Lonnie Smith's RBI double. After a Mike Ramsey ground out, Julio González reached on Padre third baseman Luis Salazar's error, allowing Hendrick to score and cutting the deficit to 3—2, and two batters later, Smith scored on Tom Herr's sacrifice fly to tie the game. After San Diego tacked on an additional two runs off Bruce Sutter in the top of the tenth inning, the Cardinals rallied again in the bottom half. Padres reliever Gary Lucas retired Orlando Sánchez and Hernandez to start the inning, but allowed a two-out single to Hendrick. Lonnie Smith then doubled Hendrick home to bring St. Louis back within 5—4, and Ramsey's subsequent RBI single tied the game. After Julio Gonzalez was hit by a pitch, Dane Iorg lined a single into center field, scoring Ramsey with the winning run.[8]

Notable transactions

Roster

1982 St. Louis Cardinals roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game log

1982 regular season game log: 92–70 (Home: 46–35; Away: 46–35)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Cardinals team member

Postseason game log

1982 Postseason game log: 7–3 (Home: 6–1; Away: 2–2)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Cardinals team member

Detailed records

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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 Darrell Porter 120 373 86 .231 12 48
1B Keith Hernandez 160 579 173 .299 7 94
2B Tom Herr 135 493 131 .266 0 36
3B Ken Oberkfell 137 470 136 .289 2 34
SS Ozzie Smith 140 488 121 .248 2 43
LF Lonnie Smith 156 592 182 .307 8 69
CF Willie McGee 123 422 125 .296 4 56
RF George Hendrick 136 515 145 .282 19 104

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Mike Ramsey 112 256 59 .230 1 21
Dane Iorg 102 238 70 .294 0 34
David Green 76 166 47 .283 2 23
Gene Tenace 66 124 32 .258 7 18
Julio González 42 87 21 .241 1 7
Tito Landrum 79 72 20 .278 2 14
Steve Braun 58 62 17 .274 0 4
Glenn Brummer 35 64 15 .234 0 8
Orlando Sánchez 26 37 7 .189 0 3
Kelly Paris 12 29 3 .103 0 1
Gene Roof 11 15 4 .267 0 2

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Joaquín Andújar 38 265.2 15 10 2.47 137
Bob Forsch 36 233 15 9 3.48 69
Steve Mura 35 184.1 12 11 4.05 84
John Stuper 23 136.2 9 7 3.36 53

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Dave LaPoint 42 152.2 9 3 3.42 81
John Martin 24 66 4 5 4.23 21
Andy Rincon 11 40 2 3 4.73 11
Eric Rasmussen 8 18.1 1 2 4.42 15

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Bruce Sutter 70 9 8 36 2.90 61
Doug Bair 63 5 3 8 2.55 68
Jim Kaat 63 5 3 2 4.08 35
Jeff Lahti 33 5 4 0 3.81 22
Jeff Keener 19 1 1 0 1.61 25
Mark Littell 16 0 1 0 5.23 7

Postseason

NLCS

Game 1

October 7, Busch Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
St. Louis 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 1 X 7 13 1
W: Bob Forsch (1-0)  L: Pascual Pérez (0-1)   SV: None
HRs: ATL – None   STL – None

Game 2

October 9, Busch Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 6 0
St. Louis 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 4 9 1
W: Bruce Sutter (1-0)  L: Gene Garber (0-1)   SV: None
HRs: ATL – None   STL – None

Game 3

October 10, Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 12 0
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 6 1
W: Joaquín Andújar (1-0)  L: Rick Camp (0-1)   SV: Bruce Sutter (1)
HRs: ATL – None   STLWillie McGee (1)

World Series

In Game 3, rookie outfielder Willie McGee hit two home runs, tying a World Series record for rookies.

NL St. Louis Cardinals (4) vs. AL Milwaukee Brewers (3)
Game Score Date Location Attendance Time of Game
1 Brewers – 10, Cardinals – 0 October 12 Busch Stadium (St Louis) 53,723 2:30
2 Brewers – 4, Cardinals – 5 October 13 Busch Stadium (St Louis) 53,723 2:54
3 Cardinals – 6, Brewers – 2 October 15 Milwaukee County Stadium (Milwaukee) 56,556 2:53
4 Cardinals – 5, Brewers – 7 October 16 Milwaukee County Stadium (Milwaukee) 56,560 3:04
5 Cardinals – 4, Brewers – 6 October 17 Milwaukee County Stadium (Milwaukee) 56,562 3:02
6 Brewers – 1, Cardinals – 13 October 19 Busch Stadium (St Louis) 53,723 2:21
7 Brewers – 3, Cardinals – 6 October 20 Busch Stadium (St Louis) 53,723 2:50

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Redbirds American Association Joe Frazier
AA Arkansas Travelers Texas League Gaylen Pitts and Nick Leyva
A St. Petersburg Cardinals Florida State League Nick Leyva and Gaylen Pitts
A Springfield Cardinals Midwest League Dave Bialas
A Gastonia Cardinals South Atlantic League Lloyd Merritt
A-Short Season Erie Cardinals New York–Penn League Joe Rigoli
Rookie Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Rich Hacker

References

  1. ^ Willie McGee at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Jeff Little at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ "Lonnie Smith to Card, Diaz to Phils in 3-team deal". St. Petersburg Times. November 20, 1981. p. 6C. Retrieved January 5, 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ Silvio Martínez at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Ozzie Smith at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Joaquín Andújar at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Retrosheet Boxscore: St. Louis Cardinals 14, Houston Astros 3
  8. ^ May 30, 1982 San Diego Padres at St. Louis Cardinals Play by Play and Box Score
  9. ^ Terry Pendleton at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Vince Coleman at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Joe Boever at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Eric Rasmussen at Baseball Reference

External links

  • 1982 St. Louis Cardinals
  • 1982 St. Louis Cardinals at Baseball Almanac
  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.
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