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1982 St. Louis Cardinals season

This article is about the Major League Baseball team. For the National Football League team, see 1982 St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) season.

1982 St. Louis Cardinals
1982 NL East Champions
1982 NL Champions
1982 World Series Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • St. Louis, Missouri (since 1882)
  • Results
    Record 92–70 (.568)
    Divisional place 1st
    Other information
    Owner(s) August "Gussie" Busch
    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 year'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 defeated the National League West champion Atlanta Braves in three straight games to claim their first NL pennant since 1968. 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

    Template:1982 NL Central standings

    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 Sanchez 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

    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 Porter, DarrellDarrell Porter 120 373 86 .231 12 48
    1B Hernandez, KeithKeith Hernandez 160 579 173 .299 7 94
    2B Herr, TomTom Herr 135 493 131 .266 0 36
    3B Oberkfell, KenKen Oberkfell 137 470 136 .289 2 34
    SS Smith, OzzieOzzie Smith 140 488 121 .248 2 43
    LF Smith, LonnieLonnie Smith 156 592 182 .307 8 69
    CF McGee, WillieWillie McGee 123 422 125 .296 4 56
    RF Hendrick, GeorgeGeorge Hendrick 136 515 145 .282 19 104

    Other batters

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    González, JulioJulio González 42 87 21 .241 1 7
    Braun, SteveSteve Braun 58 62 17 .274 0 4

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Andújar, JoaquínJoaquín Andújar 38 265.2 15 10 2.47 137
    Forsch, BobBob Forsch 36 233 15 9 3.48 69
    Mura, SteveSteve Mura 35 184.1 12 11 4.05 84

    Other pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Rasmussen, EricEric Rasmussen 8 18.1 1 2 4.42 15

    Relief pitchers

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Sutter, BruceBruce Sutter 70 9 8 36 2.90 61
    Bair, DougDoug Bair 63 5 3 8 2.55 68
    Kaat, JimJim Kaat 63 5 3 2 4.08 35

    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

    Main article: 1982 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

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