1982 Seattle Mariners
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record76–86 (.469)
Divisional place4th
Other information
Owner(s)George Argyros
General manager(s)Dan O'Brien, Sr.
Manager(s)Rene Lachemann
Local televisionKSTW-TV 11
Local radioKVI 570 AM
(Dave Niehaus, Ken Wilson,
Wes Stock)
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The Seattle Mariners 1982 season was their sixth since the franchise creation, and the team finished fourth in the American League West with a record of 76–86 (.469).

During their first decade, this was the Mariners' best season, their best previous total was 67 wins in 1979.[1] Slightly past the season's midpoint on July 8, their record was 45–38 (.542), just three games behind division-leading Kansas City.[2][3] Seattle was at .500 (59–59) on August 17, but then dropped seven straight,[4] and closed the season at home with six consecutive losses.[5]

Home attendance at the Kingdome was 1.07 million, twelfth in the league; it was the first time over a million in five years, since the debut season of 1977.

This was Rene Lachemann's only full year as manager with Seattle; previously the manager at its Class AAA affiliate in Spokane. He took over the major league club in early May 1981, initially on an interim basis, succeeding Maury Wills.[6][7] Lachemann signed a three-year contract in October 1981,[7][8] and another during the season in 1982, then was relieved of his duties in late June 1983.[9][10]

Offseason

Regular season

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

1982 American League Records

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


Opening Day starters

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Notable transactions

Draft picks

Roster

1982 Seattle Mariners roster
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 Rick Sweet 88 258 66 .256 4 24
2B Julio Cruz 154 549 133 .242 8 49
3B Manny Castillo 138 506 130 .257 3 49
SS Todd Cruz 136 492 113 .230 16 57

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Gary Gray 80 269 69 .257 7 29
Bobby Brown 79 245 59 .241 4 17
Paul Serna 65 169 38 .225 3 8
Jim Essian 48 153 42 .275 3 20
Dan Firova 3 5 0 .000 0 0
Vance McHenry 3 1 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Floyd Bannister 35 247 12 13 3.43 209
Gaylord Perry 32 216.2 10 12 4.40 116
Gene Nelson 22 122.2 6 9 4.62 71
Bob Stoddard 9 67.1 3 3 2.41 24

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Rich Bordi 7 13 0 2 8.31 10

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Bill Caudill 70 12 9 26 2.35 111
Mike Stanton 56 2 4 7 4.16 49
Larry Andersen 40 0 0 1 5.99 32

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Salt Lake City Gulls Pacific Coast League Bobby Floyd
AA Lynn Sailors Eastern League Mickey Bowers
A Bakersfield Mariners California League Ken Pape
A Wausau Timbers Midwest League R. J. Harrison
A-Short Season Bellingham Mariners Northwest League Jeff Scott

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Notes

  1. ^ "Lach says M's must sign trio". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. October 6, 1982. p. 26.
  2. ^ "Another All-Star effort". Spokane Chronicle. (Washington). UPI. July 9, 1982. p. 13.
  3. ^ "Standings: American League". Spokane Chronicle. (Washington). July 9, 1982. p. 15.
  4. ^ "'Inspector' solves case for Mariners". Spokane Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. August 27, 1982. p. 14.
  5. ^ "Blue Jays, 5-2". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). October 4, 1982. p. 3B.
  6. ^ Blanchette, John (May 7, 1981). "Wills fired, M's turn to 'Lach'". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 25.
  7. ^ a b "M's pilot to remain with ship". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. October 6, 1981. p. 21.
  8. ^ "Lachemann gets three-year contract". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. October 6, 1982. p. 3C.
  9. ^ "Lach, Cruz, Perry cut by Mariners". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. June 26, 1983. p. 1B.
  10. ^ "Seattle fires Lachemann, drops Perry and Cruz". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). wire service reports. June 26, 1983. p. 7C.
  11. ^ Bud Black page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Rich Bordi page at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ Todd Cruz page at Baseball Reference
  14. ^ Gaylord Perry page at Baseball Reference
  15. ^ 1982 Seattle Mariners Roster by Baseball Almanac
  16. ^ Bill Caudill page at Baseball Reference
  17. ^ Dick Drago page at Baseball Reference
  18. ^ Randy Stein page at Baseball Reference
  19. ^ Mike Stanton page at Baseball Reference
  20. ^ Rick Sweet page at Baseball Reference
  21. ^ Dave Revering page at Baseball Reference
  22. ^ Spike Owen page at Baseball Reference
  23. ^ Lance Johnson page at Baseball Reference
  24. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References