1982 St. Louis Cardinals
World Series Champions
National League Champions
National League East Champions
LeagueNational League
DivisionEast
BallparkBusch Memorial Stadium
CitySt. Louis, Missouri
Record92–70 (.568)
Divisional place1st
OwnersAugust "Gussie" Busch
General managersWhitey Herzog, Joe McDonald
ManagersWhitey Herzog
TelevisionKSDK
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Jay Randolph)
RadioKMOX
(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 season's near-miss, the Cardinals went 92–70 during the season and won their first-ever National League East title by three games over the Philadelphia Phillies. They achieved their first postseason appearance since 1968 and defeated the National League West champion Atlanta Braves in three straight games to claim the NL pennant. 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

NL East
Team W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 92 70 .568 46‍–‍35 46‍–‍35
Philadelphia Phillies 89 73 .549 3 51‍–‍30 38‍–‍43
Montreal Expos 86 76 .531 6 40‍–‍41 46‍–‍35
Pittsburgh Pirates 84 78 .519 8 42‍–‍39 42‍–‍39
Chicago Cubs 73 89 .451 19 38‍–‍43 35‍–‍46
New York Mets 65 97 .401 27 33‍–‍48 32‍–‍49

Record vs. opponents


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

[7]

Notable games

Notable transactions

Roster

1982 St. Louis Cardinals roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game log

1982 St. Louis Cardinals Game Log, 92–70 (.568)
April: 14–7 (.667) (Home: 6–3 ; Away: 8–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Record Box / L10
10 April 16 Phillies 3–2 7–3 W6
11 April 17 Phillies 6–0 8–3 W7
12 April 18 Phillies 6–5 (11) 9–3 W8
15 April 23 @ Phillies 9–2 12–3 W11
16 April 24 @ Phillies 7–4 13–3 W12
17 April 25 @ Phillies 4–8 13–4 L1
May: 17–11 (.607) (Home: 8–4 ; Away: 9–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Record Box / L10
28 May 7 Braves 3–6 (10) 18–10 L1
29 May 8 Braves 8–7 19–10 W1
30 May 9 Braves 0–3 19–11 L1
33 May 13 @ Braves 10–9 21–12 W2
34 May 14 @ Braves 1–2 21–13 L1
35 May 15 @ Braves 7–6 (10) 22–13 W1
36 May 16 @ Braves 2–5 22–14 L1
40 May 21 @ Dodgers 6–3 25–15 W2
41 May 22 @ Dodgers 2–3 25–16 L1
42 May 23 @ Dodgers 0–5 25–17 L2
43 May 24 @ Giants 6–0 26–17 W1
44 May 25 @ Giants 8–3 27–17 W2
45 May 26 @ Giants 8–4 28–17 W3
49 May 31 Giants 11–6 31–18 W2
June: 12–16 (.429) (Home: 7–9 ; Away: 5–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Record Box / L10
50 June 1 Giants 3–4 (11) 31–19 L1
51 June 2 Giants 1–0 32–19 W1
52 June 4 Dodgers 5–2 33–19 W2
53 June 5 Dodgers 2–6 33–20 L1
54 June 6 Dodgers 3–5 33–21 L2
55 June 7 @ Expos 2–3 33–22 L3
56 June 8 @ Expos 5–4 (12) 34–22 W1
57 June 9 @ Expos 5–1 34–23 L1
60 June 14 Expos 2–1 36–24 W1
61 June 15 Expos 3–2 (11) 37–24 W2
62 June 16 Expos 3–8 37–25 L1
67 June 21 Phillies 7–5 39–28 W1
68 June 22 Phillies 3–2 40–28 W2
69 June 23 Phillies 1–7 40–29 L1
70 June 24 Phillies 2–10 40–30 L2
75 June 28 @ Phillies 0–1 42–33 L2
76 June 29 @ Phillies 15–3 43–33 W1
77 June 30 @ Phillies 3–6 43–34 L1
July: 15–10 (.600) (Home: 10–5 ; Away: 5–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Record Box / L10
83 July 7 @ Braves 2–3 46–37 L1
84 July 8 @ Braves 5–2 47–37 W1
92 July 19 Braves 1–4 51–41 L1
93 July 20 Braves 6–8 51–42 L2
94 July 21 Braves 8–0 52–42 W1
100 July 29 @ Expos 3–4 (10) 57–43 L1
101 July 30 @ Expos 4–5 (11) 57–44 L2
102 July 31 @ Expos 10–1 58–44 W1
August: 17–12 (.586) (Home: 8–8 ; Away: 9–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Record Box / L10
103 August 1 @ Expos 4–5 58–45 L1
108 August 6 Expos 3–5 60–48 L1
109 August 7 Expos 9–5 61–48 W1
110 August 8 Expos 1–2 61–49 L1
121 August 20 Giants 7–8 69–52 L2
122 August 21 Giants 7–6 70–52 W1
123 August 22 Giants 5–4 (12) 71–52 W2
124 August 23 Dodgers 11–3 72–52 W3
125 August 24 Dodgers 2–5 72–53 L1
126 August 25 Dodgers 3–11 72–54 L2
130 August 30 @ Dodgers 3–2 75–55 W1
131 August 31 @ Dodgers 1–4 75–56 L1
September: 16–13 (.552) (Home: 7–6 ; Away: 9–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Record Box / L10
132 September 1 @ Dodgers 6–5 (13) 76–56 W1
133 September 3 @ Giants 2–3 (10) 76–57 L1
134 September 4 @ Giants 4–5 76–58 L2
135 September 5 @ Giants 1–5 76–59 L3
136 September 6 Expos 1–0 77–59 W1
137 September 7 Expos 4–7 77–60 L1
138 September 8 Expos 1–0 78–60 W1
142 September 13 @ Phillies 0–2 79–63 L2
143 September 14 @ Phillies 2–0 80–63 W1
144 September 15 @ Phillies 8–0 81–63 W2
150 September 20 Phillies 4–1 87–63 W8
151 September 21 Phillies 2–5 87–64 L1
157 September 27 @ Expos 4–2 91–66 W1
158 September 28 @ Expos 4–5 (10) 91–67 L1
October: 1–1 (.500) (Home: 0–0 ; Away: 1–1)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Record Box / L10
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Cardinals team member

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 Darrell Porter 120 373 86 .231 12 48
1B Keith Hernandez 160 579 173 .299 7 94
2B Tom Herr 135 493 131 .266 0 36
3B Ken Oberkfell 137 470 136 .289 2 34
SS Ozzie Smith 140 488 121 .248 2 43
LF Lonnie Smith 156 592 182 .307 8 69
CF Willie McGee 123 422 125 .296 4 56
RF George Hendrick 136 515 145 .282 19 104

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
Mike Ramsey 112 256 59 .230 1 21
Dane Iorg 102 238 70 .294 0 34
David Green 76 166 47 .283 2 23
Gene Tenace 66 124 32 .258 7 18
Julio González 42 87 21 .241 1 7
Tito Landrum 79 72 20 .278 2 14
Glenn Brummer 35 64 15 .234 0 8
Steve Braun 58 62 17 .274 0 4
Orlando Sánchez 26 37 7 .189 0 3
Kelly Paris 12 29 3 .103 0 1
Gene Roof 11 15 4 .267 0 2

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
Joaquín Andújar 38 265.2 15 10 2.47 137
Bob Forsch 36 233.0 15 9 3.48 69
Steve Mura 35 184.1 12 11 4.05 84
John Stuper 23 136.2 9 7 3.36 53

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
Dave LaPoint 42 152.2 9 3 3.42 81
John Martin 24 66.0 4 5 4.23 21
Andy Rincon 11 40.0 2 3 4.73 11
Eric Rasmussen 8 18.1 1 2 4.42 15

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
Bruce Sutter 70 9 8 36 2.90 61
Doug Bair 63 5 3 8 2.55 68
Jim Kaat 63 5 3 2 4.08 35
Jeff Lahti 33 5 4 0 3.81 22
Jeff Keener 19 1 1 0 1.61 25
Mark Littell 16 0 1 0 5.23 7

Postseason

Game log

1982 Postseason (7–3)
National League Championship Series (3–0)
Game Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Record
October 6 Braves Postponed (rain) (Makeup date: October 7)
1 October 7 Braves 7–0 Forsch (1–0) Pérez (0–1) 1–0
October 8 Braves Postponed (rain) (Makeup date: October 9)
2 October 9 Braves 4–3 Sutter (1–0) Garber (0–1) 2–0
3 October 10 @ Braves 6–2 Andújar (1–0) Camp (0–1) Sutter (1) 3–0
World Series (4–3)
Game Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Record
1 October 12 Brewers 0–10 Caldwell (1–0) Forsch (0–1) 0–1
2 October 13 Brewers 5–4 Sutter (1–0) McClure (0–1) 1–1
3 October 15 @ Brewers 6–2 Andújar (1–0) Vuckovich (0–1) Sutter (1) 2–1
4 October 16 @ Brewers 5–7 Slaton (1–0) Bair (0–1) McClure (1) 2–2
5 October 17 @ Brewers 4–6 Caldwell (2–0) Forsch (0–2) McClure (2) 2–3
6 October 19 Brewers 13–1 Stuper (1–0) Sutton (0–1) 3–3
7 October 20 Brewers 6–3 Andújar (2–0) McClure (0–2) Sutter (2) 4–3

NLCS

Main article: 1982 National League Championship Series

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

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Redbirds American Association Joe Frazier
AA Arkansas Travelers Texas League Gaylen Pitts and Nick Leyva
A St. Petersburg Cardinals Florida State League Nick Leyva and Gaylen Pitts
A Springfield Cardinals Midwest League Dave Bialas
A Gastonia Cardinals South Atlantic League Lloyd Merritt
A-Short Season Erie Cardinals New York–Penn League Joe Rigoli
Rookie Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Rich Hacker

References

  1. ^ Willie McGee at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Jeff Little at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ "Lonnie Smith to Card, Diaz to Phils in 3-team deal". St. Petersburg Times. November 20, 1981. p. 6C. Retrieved January 5, 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ Silvio Martínez at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Ozzie Smith at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Joaquín Andújar at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Retrosheet Boxscore: St. Louis Cardinals 14, Houston Astros 3
  8. ^ May 30, 1982 San Diego Padres at St. Louis Cardinals Play by Play and Box Score
  9. ^ Terry Pendleton at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Vince Coleman at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Joe Boever at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Eric Rasmussen at Baseball Reference