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1982 Baseball


Pete Rose sets record with his 13,941st plate appearance.

World Series – St. Louis Cardinals won 4 games to 3 over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Series MVP was Cardinals catcher Darrell Porter.

 

1982 Football


1983 Super Bowl XVII
Date Played: January 30, 1983
Teams: Washington Redskins vs. Miami Dolphins
Winner: REDSKINS
Final Score: 27-17
Location: Pasadena, California
Game MVP: Washington Running Back John Riggins.
Half Time Show: Los Angeles Super Drill Team.
Commercials: 30 second commercial was $400000. Ford had several

 

Strike – First regular season strike by NFL players ends on November 16 after 57 days.


1982 Basketball


NBA highest scoring game: San Antonio beat Milwaukee 171-166 (3 OT)

 

1982 Hockey


Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton Oilers

Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton Oilers

Stanley Cup – New York Islanders win 4-0 over the Vancouver Canucks

World Hockey Championship – Men's champion: Soviet Union defeated Czechoslovakia



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Athletes of the Year 1982

 

Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year – Wayne Gretzky, NHL ice hockey

Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year – Mary Decker, Track and field

1982 ABC's Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year: Wayne Gretzky, Hockey Player

Professional Sports 1982

 

1982 Boxing


Howard Cossell calls his last fight after being disgusted by Larry Holmes-Tex Cobb mismatch


Larry Holmes defeats Gerry Cooney for the WBC Heavyweight title. Cooney, a white challenger, was dubbed "The White Hope" in what built up to be a very racially toned fight: see Larry Holmes vs. Gerry Cooney.

 

1982 Golf


Masters Tournament - Craig Stadler
U.S. Open - Tom Watson
British Open - Tom Watson
PGA Championship - Raymond Floyd
PGA Tour money leader - Craig Stadler - $446,462
Senior PGA Tour money leader - Miller Barber - $106,890

LPGA Championship - Jan Stephenson
U.S. Women's Open - Janet Anderson
Classique Peter Jackson Classic - Sandra Haynie
LPGA Tour money leader - JoAnne Carner - $310,400

 

1882 Grand Slam Tennis


Australian Open - Johan Kriek
French Open - Mats Wilander
Wimbledon championships - Jimmy Connors
US Open - Jimmy Connors

Australian Open - Chris Evert
French Open - Martina Navratilova
Wimbledon championships - Martina Navratilova
US Open - Chris Evert

Davis Cup – United States won 4-1 over France in world tennis.


1982 Horseracing


Kentucky Derby – Gato Del Sol
Preakness Stakes – Aloma's Ruler
Belmont Stakes – Conquistador Cielo

 

College Sports 1982

Football 1982


Sugar Bowl: #2 Penn St. 27, #1 Georgia 23
Orange Bowl: #3 Nebraska 21, #13 LSU 20
Cotton Bowl Classic: #4 SMU 7, #6 Pittsburgh 3
Rose Bowl: #5 UCLA 24, #19 Michigan 14

 

Basketball 1982


Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant ends his career with Alabama (323 wins)

 

  

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