1982 Oakland Athletics season
Although a disappointing season standings-wise, a major highlight of the 1982 campaign for the A's was left fielder Rickey Henderson breaking the record for most stolen bases in a season with 130. Henderson broke the record, previously held by Lou Brock, by swiping his 119th base of the season on August 27 against the Milwaukee Brewers.
- December 4, 1981: Joe Rudi was signed as a free agent by the Athletics.
- December 9, 1981: Rich Bordi was traded by the Athletics to the Seattle Mariners for Dan Meyer.
- February 7, 1982: Dennis Kinney was signed as a free agent by the Athletics.
- February 24, 1982: Craig Minetto was traded by the Athletics to the Baltimore Orioles for Allen Edwards (minors).
In the first fifty games of the season, Rickey Henderson had stolen 49 bases. By the All-Star break, Henderson had 84 steals.
- October 3, 1982: Joe Rudi hit a home run in the last at-bat of his career.
|AL West||Wins||Losses||Win %||GB|
|Kansas City Royals||90||72||.556||3.0|
|Chicago White Sox||87||75||.537||6.0|
- May 14, 1982: Rob Picciolo was traded by the Athletics to the Milwaukee Brewers for Mike Warren and John Evans (minors).
- June 7, 1982: 1982 Major League Baseball Draft
- Phil Stephenson was drafted by the Athletics in the 3rd round.
- Charlie O'Brien was drafted by the Athletics in the 5th round.
- Jeff Kaiser was drafted by the Athletics in the 10th round.
- Jim Eppard was drafted by the Athletics in the 13th round.
- José Canseco was drafted by the Athletics in the 15th round. Canseco signed on June 17, 1982.
- June 28, 1982: Jim Spencer was released by the Oakland Athletics.
- July 15, 1982: Preston Hanna was signed as a free agent by the Athletics.
- September 6, 1982: Rick Bosetti was released by the Athletics.
|1982 Oakland Athletics|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
|C||Heath, MikeMike Heath||101||318||77||.242||3||39|
|1B||Meyer, DanDan Meyer||120||383||92||.240||8||59|
|2B||Lopes, DaveyDavey Lopes||128||450||109||.242||11||42|
|3B||Gross, WayneWayne Gross||129||386||97||.251||9||41|
|SS||Stanley, FredFred Stanley||101||228||44||.193||2||17|
|LF||Henderson, RickeyRickey Henderson||149||536||143||.267||10||51|
|CF||Murphy, DwayneDwayne Murphy||151||543||129||.238||27||94|
|RF||Armas, TonyTony Armas||138||536||125||.233||28||89|
|DH||Burroughs, JeffJeff Burroughs||113||285||79||.277||16||48|
|Johnson, CliffCliff Johnson||73||214||51||.238||7||31|
|Rudi, JoeJoe Rudi||71||193||41||.212||5||18|
|Moore, KelvinKelvin Moore||21||67||15||.224||2||6|
|Picciolo, RobRob Picciolo||18||49||11||.224||0||3|
|Bosetti, RickRick Bosetti||6||15||3||.200||0||0|
|Bell, KevinKevin Bell||4||9||3||.333||0||0|
|Langford, RickRick Langford||32||237.1||11||16||4.21||79|
|Hanna, PrestonPreston Hanna||23||48.1||0||4||5.59||32|
|Kinney, DennisDennis Kinney||3||0||0||0||8.31||0|
|AAA||Tacoma Tigers||Pacific Coast League||Ed Nottle|
|AA||West Haven A's||Eastern League||Bob Didier|
|A||Modesto A's||California League||Pete Whisenant|
|A||Madison Muskies||Midwest League||Brad Fischer|
|Short-Season A||Medford A's||Northwest League||Dennis Rogers|
|Rookie||Idaho Falls A's||Pioneer League||Keith Lieppman|
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: West Haven, Modesto
- 1982 Oakland Athletics team page at Baseball Reference
- 1982 Oakland Athletics team page at www.baseball-almanac.com