Thursday, December 22, 2016

1982 Season Coming Soon (Jan. 2017)

he 1982 Major League Baseball season. Making up for their playoff miss of the year before, the St. Louis Cardinals won their ninth World Series championship, defeating the Milwaukee Brewers, four games to three.
World Series:
Suds Series
The St. Louis-Milwaukee World Series played on another rivalry – Anheuser Busch / Miller Brewing – and became known playfully as the “Suds Series”. The series was a strong contrast – while Milwaukee hit 216 homers, St. Louis hit only 67. Paul Molitor opened the series with 5 hits in game 1, and the Brewers clobbered the Cards, 10-0. After that, the series lead changed hands 3 more times, as the Cards won the next 2, the Brewers won games 4 and 5, and the Cardinals drove off elimination by winning games 6 and 7. Darrell Porter was named MVP of the series, becoming only the 2nd player to win the LCS and WS MVP awards in the same season.

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

 American LeagueNational League
TypeNameStatNameStat
AVGWillie Wilson KC.332Al Oliver MTL.331
HRReggie Jackson CAL
Gorman Thomas MIL
39Dave Kingman NYM37
RBIHal McRae KC133Dale Murphy ATL
Al Oliver MTL
109
WinsLaMarr Hoyt CHW19Steve Carlton PHI23
ERARick Sutcliffe CLE2.96Steve Rogers MTL2.40
SOFloyd Bannister SEA209Steve Carlton PHI286
SVDan Quisenberry KC35Bruce Sutter STL36
SBRickey Henderson OAK130Tim Raines MTL78

All-Star game

Events