1982 Oakland Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record68–94 (.420)
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Walter A. Haas, Jr.
General manager(s)Billy Martin
Manager(s)Billy Martin
Local televisionKBHK
(Bill King, Harmon Killebrew, Lon Simmons)
Local radioKSFO
(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]

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
California Angels 93 69 0.574 52–29 41–40
Kansas City Royals 90 72 0.556 3 56–25 34–47
Chicago White Sox 87 75 0.537 6 49–31 38–44
Seattle Mariners 76 86 0.469 17 42–39 34–47
Oakland Athletics 68 94 0.420 25 36–45 32–49
Texas Rangers 64 98 0.395 29 38–43 26–55
Minnesota Twins 60 102 0.370 33 37–44 23–58

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 4–9 7–5 5–7 6–7 7–6 4–8 9–4–1 8–4 11–2 7–5 7–5 9–3 10–3
Boston 9–4 7–5 4–8 6–7 8–5 6–6 4–9 6–6 7–6 8–4 7–5 10–2 7–6
California 5–7 5–7 8–5 8–4 5–7 7–6 6–6 7–6 7–5 9–4 10–3 8–5 8–4
Chicago 7–5 8–4 5–8 6–6 9–3 3–10 3–9 7–6 8–4 9–4 6–7 8–5 8–4
Cleveland 7–6 7–6 4–8 6–6 6–7 2–10 7–6 8–4 4–9 4–8 9–3 7–5 7–6
Detroit 6–7 5–8 7–5 3–9 7–6 6–6 3–10 9–3 8–5 9–3 6–6 8–4 6–7
Kansas City 8–4 6–6 6–7 10–3 10–2 6–6 7–5 7–6 5–7 7–6 7–6 7–6 4–8
Milwaukee 4–9–1 9–4 6–6 9–3 6–7 10–3 5–7 7–5 8–5 7–5 8–4 7–5 9–4
Minnesota 4–8 6–6 6–7 6–7 4–8 3–9 6–7 5–7 2–10 3–10 5–8 5–8 5–7
New York 2–11 6–7 5–7 4–8 9–4 5–8 7–5 5–8 10–2 7–5 6–6 7–5 6–7
Oakland 5–7 4–8 4–9 4–9 8–4 3–9 6–7 5–7 10–3 5–7 6–7 5–8 3–9
Seattle 5–7 5–7 3–10 7–6 3–9 6–6 6–7 4–8 8–5 6–6 7–6 9–4 7–5
Texas 3–9 2–10 5–8 5–8 5–7 4–8 6–7 5–7 8–5 5–7 8–5 4–9 4–8
Toronto 3–10 6–7 4–8 4–8 6–7 7–6 8–4 4–9 7–5 7–6 9–3 5–7 8–4


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 Mike Heath 101 318 77 .242 3 39
1B Dan Meyer 120 383 92 .240 8 59
2B Davey Lopes 128 450 109 .242 11 42
3B Wayne Gross 129 386 97 .251 9 41
SS Fred Stanley 101 228 44 .193 2 17
LF Rickey Henderson 149 536 143 .267 10 51
CF Dwayne Murphy 151 543 129 .238 27 94
RF Tony Armas 138 536 125 .233 28 89
DH Jeff Burroughs 113 285 79 .277 16 48

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
Jeff Newman 72 251 50 .199 6 30
Cliff Johnson 73 214 51 .238 7 31
Dave McKay 78 212 42 .198 4 17
Joe Rudi 71 193 41 .212 5 18
Mickey Klutts 55 157 28 .178 0 14
Jimmy Sexton 69 139 34 .245 2 14
Jim Spencer 33 101 17 .168 2 5
Tony Phillips 40 81 17 .210 0 8
Mitchell Page 31 78 20 .256 4 7
Mike Davis 23 75 30 .400 1 10
Bob Kearney 22 71 12 .169 0 5
Kelvin Moore 21 67 15 .224 2 6
Danny Goodwin 17 52 11 .212 2 8
Rob Picciolo 18 49 11 .224 0 3
Darrell Brown 8 18 6 .333 0 3
Rick Bosetti 6 15 3 .200 0 0
Kevin Bell 4 9 3 .333 0 0

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
Rick Langford 32 237.1 11 16 4.21 79
Matt Keough 34 209.1 11 18 5.72 75
Mike Norris 28 166.1 7 11 4.76 83
Steve McCatty 21 128.2 6 3 3.99 66
Brian Kingman 23 122.2 4 12 4.48 46
Tim Conroy 5 25.1 2 2 3.55 17
Chris Codiroli 3 16.2 1 2 4.32 5

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
Tom Underwood 56 153.0 10 6 3.29 79
Steve Baker 5 25.2 1 1 4.56 14

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
Dave Beard 54 10 9 11 3.44 73
Bob Owchinko 54 2 4 3 5.21 67
Preston Hanna 23 0 4 0 5.59 32
Bo McLaughlin 21 0 4 0 4.84 27
Jeff Jones 18 3 1 0 5.11 18
John D'Acquisto 11 0 1 0 5.29 7
Fernando Arroyo 10 0 0 0 5.24 9
Dennis Kinney 3 0 0 0 8.31 0

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tacoma Tigers Pacific Coast League Ed Nottle
AA West Haven A's Eastern League Bob Didier
A Modesto A's California League Pete Whisenant
A Madison Muskies Midwest League Brad Fischer
A-Short Season Medford A's Northwest League Dennis Rogers
Rookie Idaho Falls A's Pioneer League Keith Lieppman

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: West Haven, Modesto

References

  1. ^ Joe Rudi page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Rich Bordi page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Dennis Kinney page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Craig Minetto page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Baseball's Top 100: The Game's Greatest Records, p.52, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7
  6. ^ Home Run in Last At Bat by Baseball Almanac
  7. ^ Rob Picciolo page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Phil Stephenson page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Charlie O'Brien page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Jeff Kaiser page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Jim Eppard page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ José Canseco page at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ "Jim Spencer Stats".
  14. ^ Preston Hanna page at Baseball Reference
  15. ^ Rick Bosetti page at Baseball Reference