1982 California Angels season

1982 California Angels season

The California Angels 1982 season involved the Angels finishing 1st in the American League west with a record of 93 wins and 69 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

  • 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 owner George 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 has made as Yankee owner.

Season standings

AL West Wins Losses Win % GB
California Angels 93   69 .574    --
Kansas City Royals 90   72 .556   3.0
Chicago White Sox 87   75 .537   6.0
Seattle Mariners 76   86 .469 17.0
Oakland Athletics 68   94 .420 25,0
Texas Rangers 64   98 .395 29.0
Minnesota Twins 60 102 .370 33.0

Transactions

Roster

1982 California Angels
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

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 Bob Boone 143 472 121 .256 7 58
1B Rod Carew 138 523 167 .319 3 44
2B Bobby Grich 145 506 132 .261 19 65
3B Doug DeCinces 153 575 173 .301 30 97
SS Tim Foli 150 480 121 .252 3 56
LF Brian Downing 158 623 175 .281 28 84
CF Fred Lynn 138 472 141 .299 21 86
RF Reggie Jackson 153 530 146 .275 39 101
DH Don Baylor 157 608 160 .263 24 93

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Daryl Sconiers 12 13 2 .154 0 2
José Moreno 11 3 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Doug Corbett 33 1 7 8 5.05 37

ALCS

Game 1, October 5

Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Milwaukee 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 2
California 1 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 X 8 10 0
W: Tommy John (1-0)   L: Mike Caldwell (0-1)   S: None
HR: MILGorman Thomas (1)  CALFred Lynn (1)
Pitchers: MIL – Caldwell, Slaton (4), Ladd (7), Bernard (8)  CAL – John
Attendance: 64,406

Game 2, October 6

Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Milwaukee 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 5 0
California 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 x 4 6 0
W: Bruce Kison (1-0)   L: Pete Vuckovich (0-1)   S: None
HR: MILPaul Molitor (1)  CALReggie Jackson (1)
Pitchers: MIL – Vuckovich  CAL – Kison
Attendance: 64,179

Game 3, October 8

County Stadium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
California 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 8 0
Milwaukee 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 5 6 0
W: Don Sutton (1-0)   L: Geoff Zahn (0-1)   S: Pete Ladd (1)
HR: CALBob Boone (1)  MILPaul Molitor (2)
Pitchers: CAL – Zahn, Witt (4), Hassler (7)  MIL – Sutton, Ladd (8)
Attendance: 50,135

Game 4, October 9

County Stadium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
California 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 5 5 3
Milwaukee 0 3 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 9 9 2
W: Moose Haas (1-0)   L: Tommy John (0-1)   S: Jim Slaton (1)
HR: CALDon Baylor (1)  MILMark Brouhard (1)
Pitchers: CAL – John, Goltz (4), Sanchez (8)  MIL – Haas, Slaton (8)
Attendance: 51,003

Game 5, October 10

County Stadium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
California 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 11 1
Milwaukee 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 x 4 6 4
W: Bob McClure (1-0)   L: Luis Sánchez (0-1)   S: Pete Ladd (1)
HR: CAL – None  MILBen Oglivie (1)
Pitchers: CAL – Kison, Sanchez (6), Hassler (7)  MIL – Vuckovich, McClure (7), Ladd (9)
Attendance: 54,968

Awards and honors

  • Fred Lynn, American League Championship Series Most Valuable Player
  • Reggie Jackson, OF, American League Leader Home Runs (39)

All-Star Game

  • Rod Carew
  • Bobby Grich (Starting 2B)
  • Reggie Jackson (Starting RF)
  • Fred Lynn (Starting CF)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Spokane Indians Pacific Coast League Moose Stubing
AA Holyoke Millers Eastern League Jack Hiatt
A Redwood Pioneers California League Chris Cannizzaro
A Danville Suns Midwest League Gus Gil and Aurelio Monteagudo
Short-Season A Salem Angels Northwest League Joe Maddon

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Salem

Notes

References

External links

  • 1982 California Angels team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1982 California Angels team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
Preceded by
1981
California Angels seasons
1982
Succeeded by
1983
Preceded by
Oakland Athletics
1981
AL West Championship Season
1982
Succeeded by
Chicago White Sox
1983