1982 Chicago Cubs season
|1982 Chicago Cubs|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Dallas Green|
(Harry Caray, Lou Boudreau, Milo Hamilton)
(Milo Hamilton, Vince Lloyd, Lou Boudreau, Harry Caray)
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The 1982 Chicago Cubs season was the 111th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 107th in the National League and the 67th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished fifth in the National League East with a record of 73-89, 19 games behind the eventual National League and 1982 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals. For the first time in more than a half-of-a-century, the Cubs were not owned by a member of the Wrigley family. Instead, it was the first-full season for the Cubs under the ownership of the Tribune Company.
November 15, 1981: Steve Macko, a promising prospect passes away after a short bout with testicular cancer.
- December 8, 1981: Mike Krukow and cash were traded by the Cubs to the Philadelphia Phillies for Dickie Noles, Dan Larson and Keith Moreland.
- December 28, 1981: The Cubs traded a player to be named later to the Toronto Blue Jays for Paul Mirabella. The Cubs completed the deal by sending Dave Geisel to the Blue Jays on March 25.
- January 27, 1982: Iván DeJesús was traded by the Cubs to the Philadelphia Phillies for Larry Bowa and Ryne Sandberg.
- March 15, 1982: Mike Tyson was released by the Chicago Cubs.
- March 26, 1982: Paul Mirabella, a player to be named later, and cash were traded by the Cubs to the Texas Rangers for Bump Wills. The Cubs completed the trade by sending Paul Semall (minors) to the Rangers on April 21.
|St. Louis Cardinals||92||70||0.568||—||46–35||46–35|
|New York Mets||65||97||0.401||27||33–48||32–49|
Record vs. opponents
1982 National League Records
- April 1, 1982: Bill Caudill was sent by the Cubs to the New York Yankees to partially complete an earlier deal (the Chicago Cubs sent players to be named later to the Yankees for Pat Tabler) made on August 19, 1981.
- April 9, 1982: Randy Stein was signed as a free agent by the Cubs.
- June 7, 1982: Gary Varsho was drafted by the Cubs in the 5th round of the 1982 Major League Baseball Draft. Player signed June 12, 1982.
- August 2, 1982: The Chicago Cubs sent Jay Howell to the New York Yankees to complete the August 19, 1981 trade noted above.
|1982 Chicago Cubs|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
|SS||Bowa, LarryLarry Bowa||142||499||123||.246||0||29|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
|Moreland, KeithKeith Moreland||138||476||124||.261||15||68|
|Bird, DougDoug Bird||35||191||9||14||5.14||71|
|Noles, DickieDickie Noles||31||171||10||13||4.42||85|
|Larson, DanDan Larson||12||0||4||0||5.67||22|
|Stein, RandyRandy Stein||6||0||0||0||3.48||6|
- Dickie Noles page at Baseball Reference
- Dave Geisel page at Baseball Reference
- Ryne Sandberg page at Baseball Reference
- Bump Wills page at Baseball Reference
- Bill Caudill page at Baseball Reference
- Randy Stein page at Baseball Reference
- Gary Varsho page at Baseball Reference
- 1982 Chicago Cubs season 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.