Sunday, July 19, 2009

1982: All-Star Game Rosters

1982 All-Star Game
July 13,1982
Olympic Stadium

American League Starters

Catcher: Carlton Fisk(Chicago White Sox)

1982 Season stats: .261 BA/.336 OBP/14 HR/65 RBI

First Base: Rod Carew(California Angles)

1982 Season stats: .319 BA/.396 OBP/3 HR/44 RBI

Second Base: Bobby Grich

1982 Season stats: .261 BA/.371 OBP/19 HR/65 RBI
Shortstop: Robin Yount(Milwaukee Brewers)

1982 Season stats: .331 BA/.379 OBP/29 HR/114 RBI
Won the 1982 AL MVP award, he won two in his Carreer. Had the second highest batting average in 1982 was .001 points from leading.Did led the league in hits with 210.

Third Base: George Brett(Kansas City Royals)

1982 Season stats: .301 BA/.378 OBP/21 HR/82 RBI
Left Field: Ricky Henderson(Oakland A's)

1982 Season stats: .267 BA/.398 OBP/10 HR/51 RBI/130 SB/116 BB
Lead the league in stolen bases & walks. Almost broke Hugh Nicol single season Steals record of 138 Steals. Although Ricky did break single season steals by an MLB player, Nicol played in the American Association in 1887.

Center Field: Fred Lynn(California Angels)

1982 Season stats: .299 BA/.374 OBP/21 HR/86 RBI

Right Field: Reggie Jackson(California Angels)

1982 Season stats: .275 BA/.375 OBP/39 HR/101 RBI
Was tied with Gorman Thomas for the the Most Home Runs in the 82' season

Pitcher - Dennis Eckersley(Boston Red Sox)

1982 Season Stats 13-13/3.73 ERA/127 SO

Starting Pitcher - Pete Vuckovich
1982 Season Stats 18-6/3.34 ERA/105 SOPete won the AL Cy Young in the 1982 season. Pete Vuckovich had a good carrer but after tearing his rotater cuff he wasnt able to return to his Cy Young form. He only played 11 seasons.

Notable Reserve:

First Base- Cecil Cooper(Milwaukee Brewers)
1982 Season stats: .313 BA/.342 OBP/32 HR/121 RBI
Was 5th in the AL MVP voting and was a big part of the Brewers trip to the 1982 World Series.
First Base- Eddie Murray(Baltimore Orioles)

1982 Season stats: .316 BA/.391 OBP/32 HR/110 RBI
Was second in the AL MVP voting, but he did win a Gold Glove.He led the league in intentional walks

National League Starters
Catcher - - Gary Carter

1982 Season stats: .293 BA/.381 OBP/29 HR/97 RBI
One of the top catchers of the 80's Carter won a Silver Slugger & a Gold Glove in 1982.

First Base - Pete Rose

1982 Season stats: .271 BA/.345 OBP/3 HR/54 RBI
This is when Pete Rose was starting to decline as a player only played until 1986.

Second Base- Manny Trillo

1982 Season stats: .271 BA/.345 OBP/0 HR/39 RBI

Shortstop - Dave Concepcion

1982 Season stats: .287 BA/.337 OBP/5 HR/53 RBI
Won a silver slugger in 1982.
Third Base - Mike Schmidt

1982 Season stats: .280 BA/.403 OBP/35 HR/87 RBI/107 BB
Great season but compared to his last 2 MVP campaigns it was good but not a MVP season. Mike led the league in on-base percentage, walks, and slugging; also won a Gold Glove and a Silver Slugger.
Left Field - Tim Raines(Montreal Expos)

1982 Season stats: .277 BA/.353 OBP/4 HR/43RBI/78 SB
Led the leauge in steals with 78.

Center Field - Andre Dawson (Montreal Expos)

1982 Season stats: .301 BA/.343 OBP/23 HR/83RBI/39 SB
Right Field - Dale Murphy (Atlanta Braves)

1982 Season stats: .281 BA/.378 OBP/36 HR/109RBI
Dale was the NL MVP of the 1982 season. He also won a Gold Glove and a Silver Slugger.

Starting Pitcher: Steve Rogers (Montreal Expos)

1982 Season Stats 19-8/2.40 ERA/179 SO
Finished second in the Cy Young voting.
Starting Pitcher: Steve Carlton(Philadelphia Phillies)

1982 Season Stats 23-11/3.10 ERA/286 SO
Carlton won the NL Cy Young in 1982; his last of his 4 Cy young's. Led the leauge in games started,wins, complete games,shutouts,inning pitched, and strikeouts. This would be Steves last great pitching season of his carrer.