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The 1982 League Leaders

The 1982 League Leaders

Year
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NL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
162 Garvey LA                 731 Raines MON                657 Buckner CHI               
162 Matthews PHI              720 Rose PHI                  647 Raines MON                
162 Murphy ATL                709 Buckner CHI               647 Ray PIT                   
162 Ray PIT                   706 Moreno PIT                645 Moreno PIT                
162 Rose PHI                                                                              

R                             H                             2B                            
120 L. Smith STL              204 Oliver MON                43  Oliver MON                
113 Murphy ATL                201 Buckner CHI               42  Kennedy SD                
108 Schmidt PHI               183 Dawson MON                37  Dawson MON                
107 Dawson MON                182 Ray PIT                   36  Knight HOU                
                              182 L. Smith STL                                            

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
10  Thon HOU                  37  Kingman NY                109 Murphy ATL                
9   Moreno PIT                36  Murphy ATL                109 Oliver MON                
9   Puhl HOU                  35  Schmidt PHI               105 Buckner CHI               
9   Wilson NY                 32  Guerrero LA               104 Hendrick STL              
                              32  Horner ATL                                              

BB                            IBB                           SO                            
107 Schmidt PHI               19  Hernandez STL             156 Kingman NY                
101 Thompson PIT              17  Schmidt PHI               134 Murphy ATL                
100 Hernandez STL             16  Guerrero LA               131 Schmidt PHI               
93  Murphy ATL                16  Madlock PIT               123 Foster NY                 

HBP                           SH                            SF                            
9   L. Smith STL              20  Hubbard ATL               14  Hendrick STL              
8   Dawson MON                16  Ramirez ATL               13  Knight HOU                
8   Youngblood NY-MON         16  Reuss LA                  13  Madlock PIT               
7   Rose PHI                  16  Sanderson MON             12  Hernandez STL             

SB                            CS                            GDP                           
78  Raines MON                26  Moreno PIT                23  Matthews PHI              
68  L. Smith STL              26  L. Smith STL              20  Clark SF                  
60  Moreno PIT                20  Richards SD               20  Concepcion CIN            
58  Wilson NY                 19  S. Sax LA                 20  Diaz PHI                  

BAVG                          OBP                           SLG                           
.331 Oliver MON               .403 Schmidt PHI              .547 Schmidt PHI              
.319 Madlock PIT              .400 Morgan SF                .536 Guerrero LA              
.312 Durham CHI               .397 Hernandez STL            .521 Durham CHI               
.307 L. Smith STL             .392 Oliver MON               .514 Oliver MON               

Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       Low SLG                       
.204 Kingman NY               .274 Salazar SD               .305 Bowa CHI                 
.239 DeJesus PHI              .279 Templeton SD             .313 DeJesus PHI              
.242 Salazar SD               .285 Kingman NY               .314 O. Smith STL             
.245 Moreno PIT               .292 Moreno PIT               .315 Moreno PIT               

BFW                           
6.9 Carter MON                
6.5 Schmidt PHI               
4.8 O. Smith STL              
4.3 Guerrero LA               
4.3 Thon HOU                  

AL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
162 Evans BOS                 751 Molitor MIL               666 Molitor MIL               
162 Griffin TOR               727 Evans BOS                 654 Cooper MIL                
162 Harrah CLE                725 Downing CAL               636 Remy BOS                  
161 Baines CHI                716 Remy BOS                  635 Yount MIL                 
161 Thornton CLE                                                                          

R                             H                             2B                            
136 Molitor MIL               210 Yount MIL                 46  McRae KC                  
129 Yount MIL                 205 Cooper MIL                46  Yount MIL                 
122 Evans BOS                 201 Molitor MIL               45  White KC                  
119 Henderson OAK             194 Wilson KC                 42  DeCinces CAL              

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
15  Wilson KC                 39  Reggie Jackson CAL        133 McRae KC                  
13  Herndon DET               39  Thomas MIL                121 Cooper MIL                
12  Yount MIL                 37  Winfield NY               116 Thornton CLE              
10  Mumphrey NY               34  Oglivie MIL               114 Yount MIL                 

BB                            IBB                           SO                            
116 Henderson OAK             18  Murray BAL                156 Reggie Jackson CAL        
112 Evans BOS                 18  Thornton CLE              143 Thomas MIL                
109 Thornton CLE              14  Brett KC                  138 Martin KC                 
101 Hargrove CLE              13  Oglivie MIL               128 Armas OAK                 

HBP                           SH                            SF                            
15  Lemon DET                 26  Foli CAL                  13  Gaetti MIN                
12  Harrah CLE                23  Boone CAL                 10  Yount MIL                 
9   Paciorek CHI              18  Remy BOS                  9   4 players                 
9   Roenicke BAL              16  3 players                                               

SB                            CS                            GDP                           
130 Henderson OAK             42  Henderson OAK             29  Rice BOS                  
54  Garcia TOR                20  Garcia TOR                26  Wathan KC                 
46  J. Cruz SEA               17  Carew CAL                 24  Singleton BAL             
41  Molitor MIL               14  LeFlore CHI               24  Stapleton BOS             
                              14  Simpson SEA                                             

BAVG                          OBP                           SLG                           
.332 Wilson KC                .402 Evans BOS                .578 Yount MIL                
.331 Yount MIL                .398 Harrah CLE               .560 Winfield NY              
.319 Carew CAL                .398 Henderson OAK            .549 Murray BAL               
.316 Murray BAL               .396 Carew CAL                .548 DeCinces CAL             

Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       Low SLG                       
.209 Hoffman BOS              .246 T. Cruz SEA              .308 Foli CAL                 
.230 T. Cruz SEA              .262 Hoffman BOS              .311 Hoffman BOS              
.230 Gaetti MIN               .269 Griffin TOR              .313 Mitchell MIN             
.233 Armas OAK                .273 Foli CAL                 .314 Griffin TOR              

BFW                           
7.3 Yount MIL                 
5.9 DeCinces CAL              
5.7 Bell TEX                  
4.3 Grich CAL                 

NL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
85  Tekulve PIT               38  Carlton PHI               19  Carlton PHI               
78  Minton SF                 37  Andujar STL               18  Valenzuela LA             
76  Scurry PIT                37  Reuss LA                  16  Niekro HOU                
75  Hernandez CHI             37  Valenzuela LA             14  Rogers MON                
75  Reardon MON                                                                           

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
6   Carlton PHI               66  Minton SF                 36  Sutter STL                
5   Andujar STL               64  Tekulve PIT               30  Garber ATL                
5   Niekro HOU                58  Sutter STL                30  Minton SF                 
4   3 players                 56  Garber ATL                26  Reardon MON               

W                             L                             IP                            
23  Carlton PHI               18  Berenyi CIN               295.2 Carlton PHI             
19  Rogers MON                15  Jenkins CHI               285   Valenzuela LA           
19  Valenzuela LA             15  Knepper HOU               277   Rogers MON              
18  Reuss LA                  14  Many players              270   Niekro HOU              

H                             HR                            R                             
253 Carlton PHI               26  Bird CHI                  123 D. Robinson PIT           
247 Valenzuela LA             26  D. Robinson PIT           119 Bird CHI                  
245 Rogers MON                25  Gullickson MON            115 Rhoden PIT                
239 Rhoden PIT                24  Falcone NY                114 Carlton PHI               
                              24  Sanderson MON                                           

ER                            BB                            IB                            
109 Bird CHI                  109 Ryan HOU                  23  Tekulve PIT               
108 D. Robinson PIT           103 D. Robinson PIT           17  Minton SF                 
106 Rhoden PIT                96  Berenyi CIN               16  Garber ATL                
102 Carlton PHI               90  Puleo NY                  14  Kern CIN                  

SO                            2B                            3B                            
286 Carlton PHI               49  Carlton PHI               13  Gale SF                   
274 Soto CIN                  49  Soto CIN                  9   Krukow PHI                
245 Ryan HOU                  48  Rhoden PIT                9   Laskey SF                 
199 Valenzuela LA             47  Forsch STL                8   5 players                 
                              47  Sanderson MON                                           

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
8   Ryan HOU                  19  Niekro HOU                9   Carlton PHI               
7   Andujar STL               18  Ryan HOU                  6   Noles CHI                 
6   4 players                 17  D. Robinson PIT           4   Hammaker SF               
                              16  Berenyi CIN               4   Smith HOU                 

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
2.40 Rogers MON               5.14 Bird CHI                 3.9 Minton SF                 
2.47 Niekro HOU               4.87 Walk ATL                 3.7 Rogers MON                
2.47 Andujar STL              4.47 Puleo NY                 3.2 Garber ATL                
2.79 Soto CIN                 4.45 Knepper HOU              2.9 Andujar STL               
                                                            2.9 DeLeon SD                 

AL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
78  Vande Berg SEA            40  Clancy TOR                19  Stieb TOR                 
76  T. Martinez BAL           39  D. Martinez BAL           17  Morris DET                
72  Quisenberry KC            38  Leal TOR                  15  Langford OAK              
70  Caudill SEA               38  Stieb TOR                 14  Hoyt CHI                  

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
5   Stieb TOR                 68  Quisenberry KC            35  Quisenberry KC            
4   Forsch CAL                64  Caudill SEA               30  Gossage NY                
4   Zahn CAL                  54  Spillner CLE              29  Fingers MIL               
3   Many players              53  Davis MIN                 26  Caudill SEA               

W                             L                             IP                            
19  Hoyt CHI                  18  Keough OAK                288.1 Stieb TOR               
18  Gura KC                   18  Tanana TEX                266.2 Clancy TOR              
18  Vuckovich MIL             17  Honeycutt TEX             266.1 Morris DET              
18  Zahn CAL                  16  Langford OAK              258   Caldwell MIL            
                              16  Morris DET                                              

H                             HR                            R                             
271 Stieb TOR                 38  Keough OAK                144 Keough OAK                
269 Caldwell MIL              37  Morris DET                131 Morris DET                
265 Langford OAK              33  Langford OAK              130 Sorensen CLE              
262 D. Martinez BAL           32  Bannister SEA             126 McGregor BAL              
                              32  Havens MIN                                              

ER                            BB                            IB                            
133 Keough OAK                108 Righetti NY               12  Davis MIN                 
120 Morris DET                102 Vuckovich MIL             10  Tanana TEX                
118 D. Martinez BAL           101 Keough OAK                9   Comer TEX                 
118 Sorensen CLE              100 Petry DET                 8   3 players                 

SO                            2B                            3B                            
209 Bannister SEA             51  Hoyt CHI                  13  John NY-CAL               
187 Barker CLE                48  Zahn CAL                  12  Medich TEX-MIL            
163 Righetti NY               46  Guidry NY                 11  Castillo MIN              
162 Guidry NY                 46  Gura KC                   10  Barker CLE                
                              46  Leal TOR                                                

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
11  Forsch CAL                13  Perry SEA                 7   Black KC                  
8   Tudor BOS                 10  Barker CLE                5   Barojas CHI               
7   Many players              10  Keough OAK                5   McClure MIL               
                              10  Morris DET                5   Righetti NY               

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
2.96 Sutcliffe CLE            5.72 Keough OAK               4.2 Caudill SEA               
3.10 Stanley BOS              5.61 Sorensen CLE             4.2 Quisenberry KC            
3.13 Palmer BAL               5.27 Honeycutt TEX            4.1 Spillner CLE              
3.22 Petry DET                5.23 Torrez BOS               3.9 Stieb TOR                 

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References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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