1982 California Angels season
|1982 California Angels|
|1982 AL West Champions|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Buzzie Bavasi|
(Ron Fairly, Bob Starr, Don Drysdale, Joe Buttitta)
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- December 6, 1981: Bob Boone was purchased by the Angels from the Philadelphia Phillies.
- December 7, 1981: José Moreno was selected by the Angels from the San Diego Padres in the rule 5 draft.
- December 8, 1981: Dave Smith was selected by the Angels from the New York Mets in the minor league draft.
- December 11, 1981: Brian Harper was traded by the Angels to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Tim Foli.
- January 22, 1982: Reggie Jackson was signed as a free agent by the California Angels.
- January 28, 1982: Dan Ford was traded by the California Angels to the Baltimore Orioles for Doug DeCinces and Jeff Schneider.
- April 27, 1982: Reggie Jackson returned to Yankee Stadium with the Angels. He broke out of a terrible season-starting slump to hit a home run off former teammate Ron Guidry. The at-bat began with Yankee fans, angry at owner George Steinbrenner for letting Jackson get away, starting the "Reg-GIE!" chant, and ended it with the fans chanting "Steinbrenner sucks!" By the time of Jackson's election to the Hall of Fame, Steinbrenner had begun to say that letting him go was the biggest mistake he has made as Yankee owner.
|Kansas City Royals||90||72||0.556||3||56–25||34–47|
|Chicago White Sox||87||75||0.537||6||49–31||38–44|
Record vs. opponents
1982 American League Records
- April 11, 1982: Ron Jackson was signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.
- May 12, 1982: Tom Brunansky, Mike Walters, and $400,000 were traded by the Angels to the Minnesota Twins for Doug Corbett and Rob Wilfong.
- August 2, 1982: Luis Tiant was purchased by the Angels from Tabasco of the Mexican League.
- August 31, 1982: The Angels traded a player to be named later to the New York Yankees for Tommy John. The Angels completed the trade by sending Dennis Rasmussen to the Yankees on November 24.
|1982 California Angels|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
Game 1, October 5
|W: Tommy John (1-0) L: Mike Caldwell (0-1) S: None|
|HR: MIL – Gorman Thomas (1) CAL – Fred Lynn (1)|
|Pitchers: MIL – Caldwell, Slaton (4), Ladd (7), Bernard (8) CAL – John|
Game 2, October 6
|W: Bruce Kison (1-0) L: Pete Vuckovich (0-1) S: None|
|HR: MIL – Paul Molitor (1) CAL – Reggie Jackson (1)|
|Pitchers: MIL – Vuckovich CAL – Kison|
Game 3, October 8
|W: Don Sutton (1-0) L: Geoff Zahn (0-1) S: Pete Ladd (1)|
|HR: CAL – Bob Boone (1) MIL – Paul Molitor (2)|
|Pitchers: CAL – Zahn, Witt (4), Hassler (7) MIL – Sutton, Ladd (8)|
Game 4, October 9
|W: Moose Haas (1-0) L: Tommy John (0-1) S: Jim Slaton (1)|
|HR: CAL – Don Baylor (1) MIL – Mark Brouhard (1)|
|Pitchers: CAL – John, Goltz (4), Sanchez (8) MIL – Haas, Slaton (8)|
Game 5, October 10
|W: Bob McClure (1-0) L: Luis Sánchez (0-1) S: Pete Ladd (2)|
|HR: CAL – None MIL – Ben Oglivie (1)|
|Pitchers: CAL – Kison, Sanchez (6), Hassler (7) MIL – Vuckovich, McClure (7), Ladd (9)|
Awards and honors
- Fred Lynn, American League Championship Series Most Valuable Player
- Reggie Jackson OF, American League Leader Home Runs (39)
- Rod Carew
- Bobby Grich (Starting 2B)
- Reggie Jackson(Starting RF)
- Fred Lynn (Starting CF)
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Salem
- Bob Boone at Baseball Reference
- Jose Moreno at Baseball Reference
- Dave Smith at Baseball Reference
- Brian Harper at Baseball Reference
- Reggie Jackson at Baseball Reference
- Doug Corbett at Baseball Reference
- Luis Tiant at Baseball Reference
- Tommy John at Baseball Reference
- Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.