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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.

1982 Toronto Blue Jays
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record78–84 (.481)
Divisional place6th
Other information
Owner(s)Labatt Breweries,
Imperial Trust,
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
General manager(s)Pat Gillick
Manager(s)Bobby Cox
Local televisionCTV Television Network
(Don Chevrier, Tony Kubek, Fergie Olver)
Local radioCJCL (AM)
(Jerry Howarth, Tom Cheek)
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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.

Contents

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

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 LineupEdit

Season standingsEdit

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. opponentsEdit

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


Notable transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

1982 Toronto Blue Jays
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game logEdit

1982 Game Log

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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 Ernie Whitt 105 284 28 74 14 2 11 42 .261 3
1B Willie Upshaw 160 580 77 155 25 7 21 75 .267 8
2B Damaso Garcia 147 597 89 185 32 3 5 42 .310 54
3B Garth Iorg 129 417 45 119 20 5 1 36 .285 3
SS Alfredo Griffin 162 539 57 130 20 8 1 48 .241 10
LF Barry Bonnell 140 437 59 128 26 3 6 49 .293 14
CF Lloyd Moseby 147 487 51 115 20 9 9 52 .236 11
RF Jesse Barfield 139 394 54 97 13 2 18 58 .246 1
DH Wayne Nordhagen 72 185 12 50 6 0 1 20 .270 0

Other battersEdit

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Rance Mulliniks 112 311 32 76 25 0 4 35 .244 3
Hosken Powell 112 265 43 73 13 4 3 26 .275 4
Buck Martinez 96 260 26 63 17 0 10 37 .242 1
Al Woods 85 201 20 47 11 1 3 24 .234 1
Tony Johnson 70 98 17 23 2 1 3 14 .235 3
Dave Revering 55 135 15 29 6 0 5 18 .215 0
Leon Roberts 40 105 6 24 4 0 1 5 .229 1
Glenn Adams 30 66 2 17 4 0 1 11 .258 0
Otto Velez 28 52 4 10 1 0 1 5 .192 1
John Mayberry 17 33 7 9 0 0 2 3 .273 0
Geno Petralli 16 44 3 16 2 0 0 1 .364 0
Dave Baker 9 20 3 5 1 0 0 2 .250 0
Pedro Hernandez 8 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Dick Davis 3 7 0 2 0 0 0 2 .286 0

PitchingEdit

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
Dave Stieb 17 14 3.25 38 38 0 288.1 116 104 75 141
Jim Clancy 16 14 3.71 40 40 0 266.2 122 110 77 139
Luis Leal 12 15 3.93 38 38 0 249.2 113 109 79 111
Joey McLaughlin 8 6 3.21 44 0 8 70.0 27 25 30 49
Dale Murray 8 7 3.16 56 0 11 111.0 48 39 32 60
Roy Lee Jackson 8 8 3.06 48 2 6 97.0 37 33 31 71
Jim Gott 5 10 4.43 30 23 0 136.0 76 67 66 82
Ken Schrom 1 0 5.87 6 0 0 15.1 11 10 15 8
Jerry Garvin 1 1 7.25 32 4 0 58.1 48 47 26 35
Dave Geisel 1 1 3.98 16 2 0 31.2 15 14 17 22
Mark Bomback 1 5 6.03 16 8 0 59.2 44 40 25 22
Steve Senteney 0 0 4.91 11 0 0 22.0 16 12 6 20
Mark 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 winnersEdit

Farm systemEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Aurelio Rodriguez Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  2. ^ Danny Ainge at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Dave Geisel at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Rance Mulliniks at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ a b Diamond Dreams: 20 Years of Blue Jays Baseball, Stephen Brunt, p.184, Penguin Books, ISBN 0-14-023978-2
  6. ^ Wayne Nordhagen at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ John Mayberry at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Jimmy Key at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Mike Henneman at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ a b Dick Davis at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Blue Jays All-Stars | bluejays.com: History
  12. ^ 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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1981 Toronto Blue Jays season
1982 Toronto Blue Jays Season
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Succeeded by
1983 Toronto Blue Jays season