1982 Los Angeles Dodgers season

The 1982 Los Angeles Dodgers entered the season as the defending World Series champions. They would remain in contention until the final day of the regular season, when the San Francisco Giants would knock them out of the National League West division race, in a season that saw the Atlanta Braves reach the playoffs instead. The Dodgers finished second in the National League West at 88–74, becoming the fifth team since 1969 to miss the playoffs one year after winning the World Series. This was the final L.A. season for longtime cornerstones Steve Garvey and Ron Cey, who would move on to new teams next season. The Dodgers did welcome new second baseman Steve Sax, who won the Rookie of the Year Award.

1982 Los Angeles Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Peter O'Malley
General manager(s)Al Campanis
Manager(s)Tommy Lasorda
Local televisionKTTV (11)
Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett, Ross Porter
ONTV
Geoff Witcher, Al Downing
Local radioKABC
Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett, Ross Porter
KTNQ
Jaime Jarrín, René Cárdenas
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Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 89 73 0.549 42–39 47–34
Los Angeles Dodgers 88 74 0.543 1 43–38 45–36
San Francisco Giants 87 75 0.537 2 45–36 42–39
San Diego Padres 81 81 0.500 8 43–38 38–43
Houston Astros 77 85 0.475 12 43–38 34–47
Cincinnati Reds 61 101 0.377 28 33–48 28–53

Record vs. opponents

1982 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 8–4 14–4 10–8 7–11 5–7 9–3 6–6 4–8 11–7 8–10 7–5
Chicago 4–8 6–6 9–3 5–7 6–12 9–9 9–9 9–9 4–8 6–6 6–12
Cincinnati 4–14 6–6 7–11 7–11 4–8 7–5 5–7 4–8 6–12 6–12 5–7
Houston 8–10 3–9 11–7 7–11 4–8 8–4 7–5 9–3 9–9 5–13 6–6
Los Angeles 11–7 7–5 11–7 11–7 8–4 6–6 4–8 5–7 9–9 9–9 7–5
Montreal 7–5 12–6 8–4 8–4 4–8 11–7 8–10 7–11 7–5 4–8 10–8
New York 3–9 9–9 5–7 4–8 6–6 7–11 7–11 8–10 6–6 4–8 6–12
Philadelphia 6-6 9–9 7–5 5–7 8–4 10–8 11–7 9–9 7–5 10–2 7–11
Pittsburgh 8–4 9–9 8–4 3–9 7–5 11–7 10–8 9–9 6–6 6–6 7–11
San Diego 7–11 8–4 12–6 9–9 9–9 5–7 6–6 5–7 6–6 10–8 4–8
San Francisco 10–8 6–6 12–6 13–5 9–9 8–4 8–4 2–10 6–6 8–10 5–7
St. Louis 5–7 12–6 7–5 6–6 5–7 8–10 12–6 11–7 11–7 8–4 7–5

Opening day lineup

Opening Day starters
Name Position
Steve Sax Second baseman
Ken Landreaux Center fielder
Dusty Baker Left fielder
Steve Garvey First baseman
Ron Cey Third baseman
Pedro Guerrero Right fielder
Steve Yeager Catcher
Bill Russell Shortstop
Jerry Reuss Starting pitcher

Notable transactions

Roster

1982 Los Angeles Dodgers
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
1B Steve Garvey 162 625 176 .282 16 86

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League Del Crandall
AA San Antonio Dodgers Texas League Don LeJohn
High A Lodi Dodgers California League Rick Ollar
High A Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League Terry Collins
Rookie Lethbridge Dodgers Pioneer League Gary LaRocque

Teams in BOLD won League Championships

Major League Baseball Draft

The Dodgers drafted 32 players in the June draft and 12 in the January draft. Of those, only four players would eventually play in the Major Leagues.

The first selection in the June draft was first baseman Franklin Stubbs of Virginia Tech. He would spend 10 seasons in the Majors, including 6 with the Dodgers but only hit .232 during that span.

Notes

  1. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/b/belanma01.shtml
  2. ^ 1982 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase
  3. ^ 1982 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB January Draft-Secondary Phase
  4. ^ 1982 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
  5. ^ 1982 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB June Draft-Secondary Phase

References

External links

1982 Draft Picks

January draft

[2]

Round Name Position School Signed Career span Highest level
1 Michael Kolb RHP Sacramento City College Yes 1982–1983 Rookie
2 William Wilson LHP San Jacinto College No
Cardinals-1984
1984 Rookie
3 Mike Kolovitz RHP Triton College No
Mariners-1987
1985–1988 A
4 Joey Aragon SS Citrus College No
Twins-1984
1984–1988 AA
5 Jerald Phillips C Taft College No
6 Michael Pinckard RHP Cerritos College Yes 1982 Rookie
7 Bill Geivett 3B Sacramento City College No
Angels-1985
1985–1988 AA
8 Riley Epps C McLennan Community College No
Rangers-1984
1984–1986 A
9 Gregory Wallace C Coastal Bend College No 1986 A

January Secondary phase

[3]

Round Name Position School Signed Career span Highest level
1 Henry Gatewood C Sacramento City College Yes 1982–1988 AA
2 Derril Lewis LHP San Bernardino Valley College No
3 Bart Elbin RHP Louisburg College No

June draft

[4]

Round Name Position School Signed Career span Highest level
1 Franklin Stubbs 1B Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Yes 1982–1995 MLB
2 Richard Flores SS Coachella Valley High School Yes 1982–1985 A
3 Ken Howell RHP Tuskegee University Yes 1982–1994 MLB
4 Ronald McCormack RHP Liberty High School No
Kansas City Royals-1983
1983–1987 A
5 Bill White 1B The Citadel Yes 1982–1985 AA
6 Brian Innis RHP University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign Yes 1982–1985 AA
7 Timothy Hill OF Elk Grove High School Yes 1982–1985 A
8 Joe Vavra SS University of Wisconsin–Stout Yes 1982–1986 AAA
9 Richard Jenings 3B Fenwick High School No
10 Ronald Burns RHP Eastern Washington University Yes 1982–1983 A
11 John Diehl OF Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Yes 1982–1983 A
12 Steven Gehrke RHP University of Nebraska–Lincoln No
Giants-1983
1983 Rookie
13 Reggie Williams OF Southern University and A&M College Yes 1982–1991 MLB
14 Gary Newsom 2B Georgia Institute of Technology Yes 1982–1987 AAA
15 Brian Piper RHP University of Texas at El Paso Yes 1982–1985 AA
16 Mark Mangione SS University of Kentucky Yes 1982 Rookie
17 Richard Medina LHP Lewis–Clark State College No
Orioles-1983
1983 A-
18 Gregory Clark OF Yes 1982 Rookie
19 Tim Meeks RHP Santa Rosa Junior College Yes 1982–1991 AAA
20 Bill Scudder RHP San Francisco State University Yes 1982–1985 AAA
21 Edward Williams 2B California State University, Los Angeles Yes 1982–1984 A
22 Jerald Cain OF Zion-Benton Township High School Yes 1982–1984 A
23 Michael Gentle LHP University of North Alabama Yes 1982–1985 A
24 Kurt Beamesderfer C Troy High School No
Orioles-1984
1984–1987 AA
25 Joseph Wesley 3B Silver Creek High School Yes 1982–1984 A-
26 Stan Van Muyden RHP Elk Grove High School No
27 Gordon Hershiser RHP Wylie E. Groves High School No
Dodgers-1987
1987–1990 AA
28 Kirk Vucsko RHP Lewis University Yes 1982 A
29 Jeff Hamilton SS Flint Carman High School Yes 1983–1992 MLB

June secondary phase

[5]

Round Name Position School Signed Career span Highest level
1 Don Smith RHP Arizona State University Yes 1982–1985 AAA
2 Matt Rowe RHP College of Marin No
Braves-1984
1984–1986 A
3 Jim O'Dell OF Lewis–Clark State College No
Astros-1983
1983–1988 AA
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