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1982 Oakland Athletics season

1982 Oakland Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Oakland, California (since 1968)
  • Results
    Record 68–94 (.420)
    Other information
    Owner(s) Walter A. Haas, Jr.
    Manager(s) Billy Martin
    Local television KBHK
    (Bill King, Harmon Killebrew, Lon Simmons)
    Local radio KSFO
    (Bill King, Lon Simmons, Wayne Hagin)
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    The Oakland Athletics' 1982 season involved the A's finishing fifth in the American League West with a record of 68 wins and 94 losses.

    The 1982 Athletics are remembered mainly for the exploits of star left fielder Rickey Henderson. Henderson, in his fourth major league season, stole an MLB-record 130 bases over the course of the year. Henderson broke the record, previously held by Lou Brock, by swiping his 119th base of the season on August 27 against the Milwaukee Brewers. Henderson's record has not been approached since.

    The season also marked the end of manager Billy Martin's tenure with the Athletics. Martin was unceremoniously fired at season's end, despite having led the A's to the ALCS only one season prior. He was replaced by Steve Boros.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    In the first fifty games of the season, Rickey Henderson had stolen 49 bases. By the All-Star break, Henderson had 84 steals.[5]

    • October 3, 1982: Joe Rudi hit a home run in the last at-bat of his career.[6]

    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

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1982 Oakland Athletics
    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 Heath, MikeMike Heath 101 318 77 .242 3 39
    1B Meyer, DanDan Meyer 120 383 92 .240 8 59
    2B Lopes, DaveyDavey Lopes 128 450 109 .242 11 42
    3B Gross, WayneWayne Gross 129 386 97 .251 9 41
    SS Stanley, FredFred Stanley 101 228 44 .193 2 17
    LF Henderson, RickeyRickey Henderson 149 536 143 .267 10 51
    CF Murphy, DwayneDwayne Murphy 151 543 129 .238 27 94
    RF Armas, TonyTony Armas 138 536 125 .233 28 89
    DH Burroughs, JeffJeff Burroughs 113 285 79 .277 16 48

    Other batters

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    Johnson, CliffCliff Johnson 73 214 51 .238 7 31
    Rudi, JoeJoe Rudi 71 193 41 .212 5 18
    Moore, KelvinKelvin Moore 21 67 15 .224 2 6
    Picciolo, RobRob Picciolo 18 49 11 .224 0 3
    Bosetti, RickRick Bosetti 6 15 3 .200 0 0
    Bell, KevinKevin Bell 4 9 3 .333 0 0

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Langford, RickRick Langford 32 237.1 11 16 4.21 79

    Other pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Hanna, PrestonPreston Hanna 23 48.1 0 4 5.59 32

    Relief pitchers

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Kinney, DennisDennis Kinney 3 0 0 0 8.31 0

    Farm system

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    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: West Haven, Modesto

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