Friday, June 4, 2010

1982 San Diego Padres

Much improved over 1981 and on their way to a World Series appearance in 1984, the 1982 Padres ended with a .500 record. Hall-of-Famer and longtime Padre Tony Gwynn made his debut on this team.

Terry Kennedy, the team's catcher, led the team in all of the triple crown categories. He was also one run scored behind the team leader and was ranked in the top 3 in OBP. Some consideration goes to one of the greatest baseball names ever, Sixto Lezcano and Garry Templeton.

Cy Young
Tim Lollar led the team in wins and strikeouts. Although there isn't really anyone close to Lollar for best pitcher, this team featured a bullpen full of pitchers with sub 3.00 ERA's. Most of that bullpen would become the starting rotation in 1984.

Rookie Card of the Year
Longtime Padre pitcher, Eric Show, who pitched with the Padres until 1990 has his rookie card in the 1982 Topps Traded set.

Most Interesting Non-Topps card
There were no cards of players in Padres uniforms in either the Donruss or Fleer set that wasn't in the Topps set. Luis DeLeon pitched exclusively for the Padres in 1982, but is shown on a Donruss card in a Cardinals uniform, so I will use that card here. Gary Lucas is listed as the closer on the checklist below, but that was because he led the team with 16 saves. DeLeon, could probably also be considered the Padres closer for '82, he finished more games and seemed to convert more opportunities (less losses), but only had 15 saves.

__ TO 65 C Terry Kennedy SDP
__ TO 192 1B Broderick Perkins SDP
__ TO 249 2B Tim Flannery SDP
__ TO 662 3B Luis Salazar SDP
__ TT 119 SS Garry Templeton SDP
__ TO 708 LF Gene Richards SDP
__ TO 511 CF Ruppert Jones SDP
__ TT 63 RF Sixto Lezcano SDP

OF Alan Wiggins
__ TO 434 3B Joe Lefebvre SDP

Starting Pitchers
__ TO 587 SP Tim Lollar SDP
__ TT 74 SP John Montefusco SDP
__ TO 614 SP Juan Eichelberger SDP
__ TO 376 SP Chris Welsh SDP
__ TO 219 SP John Curtis SDP

Relief Pitchers
__ TO 120 CL Gary Lucas SDP
__ DO 588 RP Luis DeLeon STL
__ TT 106 RP Eric Show SDP

RP Dave Dravecky

RP Floyd Chiffer

SP Andy Hawkins

Other Players

CF Tony Gwynn
__ TO 464 2B Juan Bonilla SDP
__ TT 6 1B Kurt Bevacqua SDP
__ TT 90 2B Joe Pittman SDP
__ TO 764 C Steve Swisher SDP
__ TO 151 UT Dave Edwards SDP

UT Rick Lancellotti

1B Randy Bass

1B Joe Lansford

IF Mario Ramirez

C Ron Tingley

C Doug Gwosdz

OF George Hinshaw
__ FL 195 IF Jerry Manuel MON
__ TO 407 RP Danny Boone SDP
__ TO 146 RP Mike Griffin CHC
__ TO 330 RP Rick Wise SDP


MG Dick Williams

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