Tag: 1982

1982 – Ray Knight slaps a bases-loaded single then Jose Cruz follows with a three-run blast to snap a 3-3 tie in the eighth and claim an 8-3 victory over Philadelphia. Knight drives in four altogether. 

1982 – Ray Knight slaps a bases-loaded single then Jose Cruz follows with a three-run blast to snap a 3-3 tie in the eighth and claim an 8-3 victory over Philadelphia. Knight drives in four altogether. 

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1982 – Nolan Ryan fans eleven Mets in 5-2/3rds innings during an 8-3 victory. Mike LaCoss and Dave Smith strike out three each to total 17 Ks, one short of Don Wilson’s club record. Dave Kingman whiffs five times, once with the bases loaded. Terry Puhl socks a home run and Phil Garner drives in three to pace the offense. 

1982 – Nolan Ryan fans eleven Mets in 5-2/3rds innings during an 8-3 victory. Mike LaCoss and Dave Smith strike out three each to total 17 Ks, one short of Don Wilson’s club record. Dave Kingman whiffs five times, once with the bases loaded. Terry Puhl socks a home run and Phil Garner drives in three to pace the offense. 

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1982 – Michael Bourn is born in Houston, TX. A key piece in the deal that sent Brad Lidge to Philadelphia, Bourn bats .271 with 193 steals in four seasons with the Astros (2008-2011), twice winning the NL stolen base title before a trade sent him to Atlanta. 

1982 – Michael Bourn is born in Houston, TX. A key piece in the deal that sent Brad Lidge to Philadelphia, Bourn bats .271 with 193 steals in four seasons with the Astros (2008-2011), twice winning the NL stolen base title before a trade sent him to Atlanta. 

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1982 – The big news in Houston is the free agent signing of outfielder Omar Moreno from Pittsburgh. Little noticed is a second deal sending first baseman Danny Heep to the New York Mets for pitcher Mike Scott. The righthander brings a 14-27 record with him from New York. 

1982 – The big news in Houston is the free agent signing of outfielder Omar Moreno from Pittsburgh. Little noticed is a second deal sending first baseman Danny Heep to the New York Mets for pitcher Mike Scott. The righthander brings a 14-27 record with him from New York. 

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1982 – Judge Roy Hofheinz dies in Houston at age 70 of a heart attack. A former state representative, Harris County Judge and Mayor of Houston before setting his sights on baseball, Hofheinz starts out owning just 1% of the Houston Sports Association but eventually retains control and builds other entities such as an amusement park, a hotel and an exhibition hall to his “Astrodomain”. Poor health and poor investments cause him to sell his ownership in 1975. 

1982 – Judge Roy Hofheinz dies in Houston at age 70 of a heart attack. A former state representative, Harris County Judge and Mayor of Houston before setting his sights on baseball, Hofheinz starts out owning just 1% of the Houston Sports Association but eventually retains control and builds other entities such as an amusement park, a hotel and an exhibition hall to his “Astrodomain”. Poor health and poor investments cause him to sell his ownership in 1975. 

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1982 – Astros hand the Reds their 100th loss of the season, the first time in their storied 114-year history. Starter Frank DiPino has the honors with a 4-2 victory. Harry Spilman gets the key hit, a two-run single in the four-run fourth. Astros would win the next day to finish with a 77-85 campaign, in fifth place ahead of only Cincinnati. 

1982 – Astros hand the Reds their 100th loss of the season, the first time in their storied 114-year history. Starter Frank DiPino has the honors with a 4-2 victory. Harry Spilman gets the key hit, a two-run single in the four-run fourth. Astros would win the next day to finish with a 77-85 campaign, in fifth place ahead of only Cincinnati. 

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1982 – Nolan Ryan takes a no-hitter against the Mets into the eighth inning, eventually winning a two-hit shutout, 4-0. He strikes out nine along the way. Ron Hodges breaks up history with a single. Tony Scott drives in two of the four runs. 

1982 – Nolan Ryan takes a no-hitter against the Mets into the eighth inning, eventually winning a two-hit shutout, 4-0. He strikes out nine along the way. Ron Hodges breaks up history with a single. Tony Scott drives in two of the four runs. 

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1982 – On most nights, handing Philly’s Steve Carlton six runs is like giving Tiger Woods a ten handicap but Houston rallies to tie this one, 6-6, to go into extra innings. Danny Heep slides past Bo Diaz with the winning run in the 11th on Denny Walling’s single. 

1982 – On most nights, handing Philly’s Steve Carlton six runs is like giving Tiger Woods a ten handicap but Houston rallies to tie this one, 6-6, to go into extra innings. Danny Heep slides past Bo Diaz with the winning run in the 11th on Denny Walling’s single. 

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1982 – Alan Ashby cracks two solo shots off John Montefusco to lift the Astros to a 4-3 victory in San Diego. Dickie Thon figures in both of the other tallies. Don Sutton wins his 11th of the season. 

1982 – Alan Ashby cracks two solo shots off John Montefusco to lift the Astros to a 4-3 victory in San Diego. Dickie Thon figures in both of the other tallies. Don Sutton wins his 11th of the season. 

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1982 – Bill Virdon is fired as manager. Bob Lillis replaces him, becoming the first ex-Astro to skipper the team. Virdon leaves as Houston’s winningest manager (544-522). Lillis’ debut is a 4-1 victory over San Diego. Phil Garner’s three-run homer is the difference.

1982 – Bill Virdon is fired as manager. Bob Lillis replaces him, becoming the first ex-Astro to skipper the team. Virdon leaves as Houston’s winningest manager (544-522). Lillis’ debut is a 4-1 victory over San Diego. Phil Garner’s three-run homer is the difference.

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1982 – Nolan Ryan tosses a one-hitter in silencing the Padres, 3-0. A rolling single by Terry Kennedy in the fifth is the lone hit. Terry Puhl leads the offense with three hits and Dickie Thon extends his hitting streak to 20 games. 

1982 – Nolan Ryan tosses a one-hitter in silencing the Padres, 3-0. A rolling single by Terry Kennedy in the fifth is the lone hit. Terry Puhl leads the offense with three hits and Dickie Thon extends his hitting streak to 20 games. 

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1982 – Nolan Ryan notches the 200th win of his career, a five-hitter for a 3-2 victory over Cincinnati.  Ryan strikes out 13. Ray Knight scores the winning run when Terry Puhl lines a drive off reliever Jim Kern that forces a wild throw from Ron Oester at second base. Knight hustles past third and beats the throw to the plate. 

1982 – Nolan Ryan notches the 200th win of his career, a five-hitter for a 3-2 victory over Cincinnati.  Ryan strikes out 13. Ray Knight scores the winning run when Terry Puhl lines a drive off reliever Jim Kern that forces a wild throw from Ron Oester at second base. Knight hustles past third and beats the throw to the plate. 

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1982 – Harry Spilman launches a tenth-inning bomb off Kent Tekulve to stab the Pirates, 4-3, at the Dome. Joe Niekro, for whom Spilman was pinch-hitting, goes the distance for the victory. Dickie Thon also homers. 

1982 – Harry Spilman launches a tenth-inning bomb off Kent Tekulve to stab the Pirates, 4-3, at the Dome. Joe Niekro, for whom Spilman was pinch-hitting, goes the distance for the victory. Dickie Thon also homers. 

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1982 – Joe Niekro gives up homers to Omar Moreno and Johnny Ray to start the game, then settles in for a 6-4 complete-game victory in rainy Pittsburgh.  Jose Cruz and Phil Garner bail Niekro out with a home run and three RBIs apiece. 

1982 – Joe Niekro gives up homers to Omar Moreno and Johnny Ray to start the game, then settles in for a 6-4 complete-game victory in rainy Pittsburgh.  Jose Cruz and Phil Garner bail Niekro out with a home run and three RBIs apiece. 

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1982 – Don Sutton notches his 250th career win, a 5-1 four-hit victory over the Cubs. It’s Sutton’s ninth of the year. Phil Garner drills a two-run shot and Jose Cruz plates the other two tallies. 

1982 – Don Sutton notches his 250th career win, a 5-1 four-hit victory over the Cubs. It’s Sutton’s ninth of the year. Phil Garner drills a two-run shot and Jose Cruz plates the other two tallies. 

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Major League Season Recap 1982

Major League Season Recap 1982 World Series – St. Louis Cardinals NL over Milwaukee Brewers AL 4 games to 3 World Series MVP – porteda02 Babe Ruth Award – Bruce Sutter ALCS Milwuakee Brewers (AL) over...

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The St. Louis Cardinals swap blue-ribbon prospects Bobby Meacham and Stan Javier to the New York Yankees for three minor leaguers – Bob Helsom, Marty Mason, and Steve Fincher – none of which will reach the majors. Some observers think this is a lagniappe to New York for sending Willie McGee to the Cardinals last year in exchange for pitcher Bob Sykes.

The St. Louis Cardinals swap blue-ribbon prospects Bobby Meacham and Stan Javier to the New York Yankees for three minor leaguers – Bob Helsom, Marty Mason, and Steve Fincher – none of which will reach the majors. Some observers think this is a lagniappe to New York for sending Willie McGee to the Cardinals last year in exchange for pitcher Bob Sykes.

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1982 – Free agent P Floyd Bannister, who led the American League with 209 strikeouts at Seattle last season, signs a 5-year contract with the White Sox for a reported $4.5 million. As compensation, the M’s will pick minor leaguer Danny Tartabull from the player pool on January 20th.

1982 – Free agent P Floyd Bannister, who led the American League with 209 strikeouts at Seattle last season, signs a 5-year contract with the White Sox for a reported $4.5 million. As compensation, the M’s will pick minor leaguer Danny Tartabull from the player pool on January 20th.

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The Phillies trade 2B Manny Trillo, OF George Vukovich, SS Julio Franco, catcher Jerry Willard, and pitcher Jay Baller to the Indians for 24-year-old OF Von Hayes. Hayes hit .250 with 14 home runs and 32 stolen bases for Cleveland last season and is considered a potential star.

The Phillies trade 2B Manny Trillo, OF George Vukovich, SS Julio Franco, catcher Jerry Willard, and pitcher Jay Baller to the Indians for 24-year-old OF Von Hayes. Hayes hit .250 with 14 home runs and 32 stolen bases for Cleveland last season and is considered a potential star.

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In what will turn out to be a pair of unwise deals, the Yankees sign free agent OF Steve Kemp to a five-year contract, and trade OF Dave Collins, pitcher Mike Morgan, and minor leaguer Fred McGriff to the Blue Jays for P Dale Murray and minor leaguer Tom Dodd.

In what will turn out to be a pair of unwise deals, the Yankees sign free agent OF Steve Kemp to a five-year contract, and trade OF Dave Collins, pitcher Mike Morgan, and minor leaguer Fred McGriff to the Blue Jays for P Dale Murray and minor leaguer Tom Dodd.

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The Red Sox trade 3B Carney Lansford‚ OF Garry Hancock‚ and a minor leaguer to Oakland for OF Tony Armas and C Jeff Newman. Lansford‚ who led the American League in hitting in 1981‚ is expendable with the emergence of Wade Boggs at 3B.

The Red Sox trade 3B Carney Lansford‚ OF Garry Hancock‚ and a minor leaguer to Oakland for OF Tony Armas and C Jeff Newman. Lansford‚ who led the American League in hitting in 1981‚ is expendable with the emergence of Wade Boggs at 3B.

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Tom Seaver’s trade back to New York from the Reds becomes complete when ‘Tom Terrific’ comes to contract terms with the Mets. Cincinnati obtains pitcher Charlie Puleo and two minor leaguers, Lloyd McClendon and Jason Felice, in exchange for the ‘Franchise.’

Tom Seaver’s trade back to New York from the Reds becomes complete when ‘Tom Terrific’ comes to contract terms with the Mets. Cincinnati obtains pitcher Charlie Puleo and two minor leaguers, Lloyd McClendon and Jason Felice, in exchange for the ‘Franchise.’

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1982 – Cal Ripken, Jr., who hit .264 with 28 home runs as a shortstop and third baseman for the Baltimore Orioles, is named American League Rookie of the Year. His consecutive games played streak is in its infancy at 118 games.

1982 – Cal Ripken, Jr., who hit .264 with 28 home runs as a shortstop and third baseman for the Baltimore Orioles, is named American League Rookie of the Year. His consecutive games played streak is in its infancy at 118 games.

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1982 – Second baseman Steve Sax of the Los Angeles Dodgers is named National League Rookie of the Year, becoming the fourth consecutive player from the Dodgers to win the award. Sax hit .282 and stole 49 bases as the replacement for Davey Lopes in the Dodgers’ infield.

1982 – Second baseman Steve Sax of the Los Angeles Dodgers is named National League Rookie of the Year, becoming the fourth consecutive player from the Dodgers to win the award. Sax hit .282 and stole 49 bases as the replacement for Davey Lopes in the Dodgers’ infield.

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1982 – Center fielder Dale Murphy wins the National League MVP Award, becoming the first Braves player to be so honored since Hank Aaron in 1957, when the team played in Milwaukee. Murphy hit .281 with 36 home runs, 109 RBI, 113 runs, and 23 stolen bases.

1982 – Center fielder Dale Murphy wins the National League MVP Award, becoming the first Braves player to be so honored since Hank Aaron in 1957, when the team played in Milwaukee. Murphy hit .281 with 36 home runs, 109 RBI, 113 runs, and 23 stolen bases.

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Dale Murphy (.281, 36, 113) becomes the first Braves player to win the National League MVP since Hank Aaron won the award in 1957. The Atlanta outfielder will win the prestigious prize again next season, becoming only the fourth player to be honored in consecutive seasons.

Dale Murphy (.281, 36, 113) becomes the first Braves player to win the National League MVP since Hank Aaron won the award in 1957. The Atlanta outfielder will win the prestigious prize again next season, becoming only the fourth player to be honored in consecutive seasons.

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1982 – Joe Altobelli succeeds the retired Earl Weaver as Baltimore Orioles manager. Altobelli is the second Yankees coach to take a managing job this month, and will be the Orioles’ first new pilot since 1968.

1982 – Joe Altobelli succeeds the retired Earl Weaver as Baltimore Orioles manager. Altobelli is the second Yankees coach to take a managing job this month, and will be the Orioles’ first new pilot since 1968.

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The Orioles get their first new manager since 1968 when Joe Altobelli succeeds the retiring Baltimore skipper, Earl Weaver. The former San Francisco manager will compile a 212-167 (.559) record during his 2+ seasons with the team and will lead the club to a World Championship his first year in Baltimore.

The Orioles get their first new manager since 1968 when Joe Altobelli succeeds the retiring Baltimore skipper, Earl Weaver. The former San Francisco manager will compile a 212-167 (.559) record during his 2+ seasons with the team and will lead the club to a World Championship his first year in Baltimore.

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1982 – Pitcher Pete Vuckovich becomes the Milwaukee Brewers’ second consecutive Cy Young Award winner in the American League, edging Jim Palmer of the Baltimore Orioles. Vuckovich (18-6 with 105 strikeouts and a 3.34 ERA) posted a .750 winning percentage, the highest in the majors over the past two seasons.

1982 – Pitcher Pete Vuckovich becomes the Milwaukee Brewers’ second consecutive Cy Young Award winner in the American League, edging Jim Palmer of the Baltimore Orioles. Vuckovich (18-6 with 105 strikeouts and a 3.34 ERA) posted a .750 winning percentage, the highest in the majors over the past two seasons.

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Doug Rader becomes the twelfth manager in the Rangers’ twelve-year history when he replaces interim Darrell Johnson. The 38 year-old skipper, who managed the Padres’ Triple A club for the past three years, will compile a 155-200 (.437) record during his 2+ season with Texas.

Doug Rader becomes the twelfth manager in the Rangers’ twelve-year history when he replaces interim Darrell Johnson. The 38 year-old skipper, who managed the Padres’ Triple A club for the past three years, will compile a 155-200 (.437) record during his 2+ season with Texas.

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The National League owners block the re-election of Bowie Kuhn, thus ending his fourteen-year reign as baseball’s boss. Next year, the commissioner’s supporters will make a failed last-ditch effort to retain him, but he will be allowed to stay in his position to the end of the 1984 regular season, before being replaced by Peter Ueberroth.

The National League owners block the re-election of Bowie Kuhn, thus ending his fourteen-year reign as baseball’s boss. Next year, the commissioner’s supporters will make a failed last-ditch effort to retain him, but he will be allowed to stay in his position to the end of the 1984 regular season, before being replaced by Peter Ueberroth.

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The National League owners block the re-election of Bowie Kuhn, thus ending his fourteen-year reign as baseball’s boss. Next year, the commissioner’s supporters will make a failed last-ditch effort to retain him, but he will be allowed to stay in his position to the end of the 1984 regular season, before being replaced by Peter Ueberroth.

The National League owners block the re-election of Bowie Kuhn, thus ending his fourteen-year reign as baseball’s boss. Next year, the commissioner’s supporters will make a failed last-ditch effort to retain him, but he will be allowed to stay in his position to the end of the 1984 regular season, before being replaced by Peter Ueberroth.

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