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1981 Batting Debuts

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    Shooty Babitt1981-04-09OAKMIN72b22.031Box | PBP4-1---11-1------R
    1977- 25- 623-OAK
    Steve Balboni1981-04-22NYADET81b24.096Box | PBP221-1-1--11-----R
    1978-  2-  52-NYA
    Chris Bando1981-08-13CLEMIL4c25.190Box | PBP1---------------B
    1978-  2-  36-CLE
    Jesse Barfield1981-09-03TORCHA7rf21.309Box | PBP4-1---11--------R
    1977-  9- 233-TOR
    Juan Bonilla1981-04-09SDNSFN82b26.056Box | PBP5-2---1---------R
    1977- 24- 606-NYA
    Mark Bradley1981-09-03LANSLN9ph24.273Box | PBP1---------------R
    1975-  1-  24-LAN
    Bob Brenly1981-08-14SFNCIN7c27.170Box | PBP5-1-------1-----R
    1976-  0-   0-SFN
    Darrell Brown1981-04-11DETTOR3pr-lf25.164Box | PBP11--------1-----B
    1977-  3-  57-DET
    Scott Brown1981-08-11CINLAN9p24.345Box | PBP1---------1-----R
    1975-  4-  94-CIN
    Tom Brunansky1981-04-09CALSEA7lf20.231Box | PBP411----1--------R
    1978-  1-  14-CAL
    Brett Butler1981-08-20ATLNYN1lf24.066Box | PBP4211--1---------L
    1979- 23- 573-ATL
    Marty Castillo1981-08-19DETMIN83b24.215Box | PBP4---------2-----R
    1978-  5- 116-DET
    Chili Davis1981-04-10SFNSDN2ph21.083Box | PBP1---------1-----B
    1977- 11- 270-SFN
    Jody Davis1981-04-21CHNSLN8c24.159Box | PBP3---------1-----R
    1976-  3-  62-NYN
    Dan Duran1981-04-17TEXNYA9ph27.032Box | PBP1-1-------------L
    1973- 30- 646-TEX
    Joe Edelen1981-04-18SLNCIN9p25.214Box | PBP1---------1-----R
    1973-  1-  12-SLN
    Dave Engle1981-04-14MINSEA1ph-rf24.135Box | PBP---------1------R
    1978-  3-  66-CAL
    Neil Fiala1981-09-03SLNLAN5ph25.009Box | PBP1---------------L
    1977- 32- 720-SLN
    Scott Fletcher1981-04-25CHNPHI22b22.269Box | PBP4-1-------------R
    1979-  1-   6-CHN
    Terry Francona1981-08-19MONHOU9ph22.119Box | PBP1---------------L
    1980-  1-  22-MON
    Mark Funderburk1981-09-04MINMIL4lf24.111Box | PBP------1------1--R
    1976- 16- 370-MIN
    Gary Gaetti1981-09-20MINTEX73b23.032Box | PBP311--12---1-----R
    1979-  1-  11-MIN
    Danny Garcia1981-04-26KCAMIL8ph26.362Box | PBP1---------------L
    1975- 11- 249-KCA
    Ron Gardenhire1981-09-01NYNHOU8pr-2b23.312Box | PBP1---------------R
    1979-  6- 132-NYN
    Mike Gates1981-05-06MONSDN9ph-2b24.227Box | PBP211-1-1---1-----L
    1979-  7- 166-MON
    Player NameGame DateTeamOppLnPosAgeBoxscoreABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPBaDraft Info
    Brian Giles1981-09-12NYNSLN9ph21.137Box | PBP------------1---R
    1978-  3-  55-NYN
    David Green1981-09-04SLNLAN5ph-cf20.273Box | PBP2---------------R
    1978-  0-   0-MIL
    Doug Gwosdz1981-08-17SDNSLN7ph-c21.057Box | PBP1---------------R
    1978-  2-  40-SDN
    Mel Hall1981-09-03CHNSFN9ph20.352Box | PBP1---------------L
    1978-  2-  39-CHN
    Greg Harris1981-05-20NYNSFN9p25.199Box | PBP2---------2-----R
    1976-  7- 130-NYN
    Dave Henderson1981-04-09SEACAL2cf22.262Box | PBP4---------------R
    1977-  1-  26-SEA
    Dave Hostetler1981-09-15MONSLN9ph25.171Box | PBP1---------------R
    1978-  4-  87-MON
    Mike Howard1981-09-12NYNSLN5rf23.163Box | PBP2-11------------B
    1976-  6- 139-LAN
    Kent Hrbek1981-08-24MINNYA81b21.094Box | PBP512--12---1-----L
    1978- 17- 432-MIN
    Brook Jacoby1981-09-13ATLSDN2ph21.294Box | PBP1-1---1---------R
    1979-  7- 153-ATL
    Bob Johnson1981-09-01TEXTOR6c22.032Box | PBP1---------1-----R
    1977-  9- 217-TEX
    Wallace Johnson1981-09-08MONPHI9ph24.257Box | PBP1---------------B
    1979-  6- 140-MON
    Gene Krug1981-04-29CHNSLN9ph26.076Box | PBP1-1-------------L
    1977- 29- 689-CHN
    Tim Laudner1981-08-28MINDET8c23.082Box | PBP312--12--1------R
    1979-  3-  63-MIN
    Tim Leary1981-04-12NYNCHN9p22.110Box | PBP1---------------R
    1979-  1-   2-NYN
    Rufino Linares1981-04-10ATLCIN6lf30.041Box | PBP4--------------1R
    1973-  0-   0-ATL
    Larry Littleton1981-04-12CLEMIL2ph-cf27.009Box | PBP1---------------R
    1976-  1-   6-PIT
    Bob Long1981-09-02PITLAN9p26.295Box | PBP1---------1-1---R
    1976- 24- 565-PIT
    Jim Maler1981-09-03SEABOS4ph23.018Box | PBP4-21-----1------R
    1978-  1-   5-SEA
    Fred Manrique1981-08-23TORCHA1ss19.291Box | PBP2---------------R
    1978-  0-   0-TOR
    Mike Marshall1981-09-07LANSFN4pr-1b21.238Box | PBP3111------------R
    1978-  6- 151-LAN
    Len Matuszek1981-09-03PHICIN9ph26.341Box | PBP1111------------L
    1976-  5- 113-PHI
    Vance McHenry1981-08-13SEAMIN5ph-ss25.033Box | PBP1-1---1---------R
    1978- 11- 266-SEA
    Kelvin Moore1981-08-28OAKBOS51b23.336Box | PBP4-1-------1----1R
    1978-  6- 134-OAK
    Darryl Motley1981-08-10KCABAL6rf21.201Box | PBP5-1-------------R
    1978-  2-  51-KCA
    Player NameGame DateTeamOppLnPosAgeBoxscoreABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPBaDraft Info
    Larry Owen1981-08-14ATLLAN9c26.075Box | PBP1---------1-----R
    1977- 17- 420-ATL
    Mike Patterson1981-04-15OAKCAL9ph23.079Box | PBP1---------------L
    1975-  0-   0-OAK
    Joe Pittman1981-04-25HOUCIN8ph27.114Box | PBP1-1-------------R
    1975-  5- 110-HOU
    Bob Porter1981-05-13ATLPIT9ph21.295Box | PBP1-1---1---------L
    1977-  3-  56-ATL
    Jeff Ransom1981-09-05SFNCHN7ph-c20.298Box | PBP1---------------R
    1978-  5- 111-SFN
    Johnny Ray1981-09-02PITLAN2ph-2b24.185Box | PBP1---------------B
    1979- 12- 294-HOU
    Andre Robertson1981-09-03NYAKCA9ss23.336Box | PBP3-21------------R
    1979-  4-  81-TOR
    Pat Rooney1981-09-09MONPHI5ph23.285Box | PBP1---------1-----R
    1978- 20- 500-MON
    Willie Royster1981-09-03BALOAK8c27.145Box | PBP2---------2-----R
    1972- 22- 525-BAL
    Paul Runge1981-09-25ATLCIN8ss23.127Box | PBP1---------1-----R
    1979-  9- 212-ATL
    Orlando Sanchez1981-05-06SLNATL9c24.241Box | PBP1---------------L
    1974-  0-   0-NYN
    Steve Sax1981-08-18LANCHN82b21.201Box | PBP4-1-------1-----R
    1978-  9- 229-LAN
    Dave Schmidt1981-04-28BOSTEX7c24.127Box | PBP1---------1-----R
    1975-  2-  39-BOS
    Chris Smith1981-05-14MONLAN9ph23.300Box | PBP1---------1-----B
    1978- 11- 280-TEX
    Ken Smith1981-09-22ATLHOU7ph23.222Box | PBP1---------------L
    1979- 16- 398-HOU
    Ray Smith1981-04-09MINOAK9c25.203Box | PBP2-1-------------R
    1973- 22- 507-CAL
    Pat Tabler1981-08-21CHNSFN72b23.200Box | PBP4-1-------------R
    1976-  1-  16-NYA
    Wayne Tolleson1981-09-01TEXTOR9ph-ss25.344Box | PBP21--------------B
    1978-  8- 202-TEX
    Tim Tolman1981-09-09HOUATL9ph25.141Box | PBP1---------------R
    1978- 12- 297-HOU
    Greg Wells1981-08-10TORDET5ph-1b27.107Box | PBP1-1---1-1-------R
    1976-  0-   0-PIT
    Chris Welsh1981-04-12SDNSFN9p25.363Box | PBP11-------11-----L
    1977- 21- 536-NYA
    Tom Wieghaus1981-10-04MONNYN7c24.245Box | PBP1---------------R
    1978- 10- 243-MON
    Dallas Williams1981-09-19BALMIL2ph23.203Box | PBP1---------------L
    1976-  1-  20-BAL
    73 record(s)

    1981 Pitching Debuts

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    Juan Agosto1981-09-07CHASEA223.196Box | PBP-------55331-2--120------L
    1974-  0-   0-BOS
    Jose Alvarez1981-10-01ATLSFN425.171Box | PBP-----1-2-----2---6------R
    1978-  8- 183-ATL
    Howard Bailey1981-04-12DETTOR123.255Box | PBP-11----64441211--23------L
    1978-  0-   0-DET
    Steve Bedrosian1981-08-14ATLLAN223.251Box | PBP-------0.2--------13------R
    1978-  3-  53-ATL
    Bud Black1981-09-05SEABOS224.066Box | PBP--------1-----1--1------L
    1979- 17- 417-SEA
    Danny Boone1981-04-11SDNSFN227.087Box | PBP-------1.12---2--1-7------L
    1976-  2-  33-CAL
    Tom Brennan1981-09-05CLECAL128.310Box | PBP1-1----5.18222-2---24------R
    1974-  1-   4-CLE
    Scott Brown1981-08-11CINLAN324.345Box | PBP1------2.12--------9------R
    1975-  4-  94-CIN
    George Cappuzzello1981-05-31DETBAL127.136Box | PBP--1----1233131---8------L
    1972- 27- 623-DET
    Don Cooper1981-04-09MINOAK224.084Box | PBP-------0.1----2----3------R
    1978- 17- 442-NYA
    Luis DeLeon1981-09-06SLNLAN323.018Box | PBP-----1-1.21----1---6------R
    1977-  0-   0-SLN
    Frank DiPino1981-09-14MILNYA524.326Box | PBP-----1-1----12---4------L
    1977-  0-   0-MIL
    Joe Edelen1981-04-18SLNCIN325.214Box | PBP-----1-2.21----2---9------R
    1973-  1-  12-SLN
    Rick Engle1981-09-02MONCIN224.147Box | PBP-------2644-12---13------L
    1977-  0-   0-MON
    Steve Fireovid1981-09-06SDNPIT424.092Box | PBP-------2311--1---8------R
    1978-  7- 161-SDN
    Tom Gorman1981-09-02MONCIN323.260Box | PBP-------31---13---11------L
    1980-  4-  99-MON
    Atlee Hammaker1981-08-13KCABAL223.201Box | PBP-----1-44----2---17------L
    1979-  1-  21-KCA
    Greg Harris1981-05-20NYNSFN125.199Box | PBP--1----6422125---24------R
    1976-  7- 130-NYN
    Brad Havens1981-06-05MINDET122.200Box | PBP-11----6211124---21------L
    1977-  8- 189-CAL
    Kevin Hickey1981-04-14CHAMIL225.048Box | PBP-----1-1---------3------L
    1977-  0-   0-CHA
    John Hobbs1981-08-31MINNYA224.292Box | PBP-------2211-2----9------L
    1978-  7- 162-SEA
    Terry Leach1981-08-12NYNCHN227.152Box | PBP-------1322111---6------R
    1976-  7- 135-BOS
    Tim Leary1981-04-12NYNCHN122.110Box | PBP--1----2----131--7------R
    1979-  1-   2-NYN
    Bob Long1981-09-02PITLAN126.295Box | PBP-11----4.2955-12---24------R
    1976- 24- 565-PIT
    Andy McGaffigan1981-09-22NYACLE224.332Box | PBP-------31---3--1-14------R
    1978-  6- 156-NYA
    Player NameGame DateTeamOppSeqAgeBoxscoreWLGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBkHBBFPitStrBalFouCalSwThDraft Info
    Mark Mercer1981-09-01TEXTOR327.102Box | PBP-------3422-23---15------L
    1973-  1-   1-PIT
    Angel Moreno1981-08-15CALOAK326.070Box | PBP------------1----1------L
    1981-  0-   0-CAL
    Gene Nelson1981-05-04NYACAL120.151Box | PBP1-1----6422124---23------R
    1978- 30- 690-TEX
    Tom Niedenfuer1981-08-15LANATL222.002Box | PBP-------11---11---5------R
    1977- 36- 762-LAN
    Jack O'Connor1981-04-09MINOAK322.311Box | PBP-----1-1.111111----6------L
    1976-  9- 201-MON
    Reggie Patterson1981-08-13CHABOS122.279Box | PBP-11----1.266612-1--13------R
    1979-  0-   0-CHA
    Alejandro Pena1981-08-13LANATL422.049Box | PBP-----1-1-----1---3------R
    1978-  0-   0-LAN
    Chuck Porter1981-09-14MILNYA425.245Box | PBP-------11--------4------R
    1976-  7- 150-CAL
    Ted Power1981-09-09LANSFN226.221Box | PBP-------32---13---12------R
    1976-  5- 115-LAN
    Charlie Puleo1981-09-16NYNPHI226.221Box | PBP-------2.11---21---9------R
    1973- 13- 307-DET
    Jerry Reed1981-09-11PHIPIT225.338Box | PBP-----1-23----2---9------R
    1977- 22- 559-PHI
    Larry Rothschild1981-09-11DETCLE227.183Box | PBP-------0.1----1----2------R
    1975-  0-   0-CIN
    Dave Rucker1981-04-12DETTOR323.223Box | PBP-----1-21----1---7------L
    1978- 16- 402-DET
    Luis Sanchez1981-04-10CALSEA227.229Box | PBP-------4.13---1----17------R
    1971-  0-   0-HOU
    Jeff Schattinger1981-09-21KCAMIN325.331Box | PBP-------32---11--214------R
    1979-  1-  21-KCA
    Dave Schmidt1981-05-01TEXKCA324.009Box | PBP-----1-0.21----1---3------R
    1979- 26- 658-TEX
    Jeff Schneider1981-08-12BALKCA328.249Box | PBP-----1-2.1644111---14------L
    1973-  2-  26-TEX
    Ray Searage1981-06-11NYNCIN226.041Box | PBP-----1-23----2---9------L
    1976- 22- 518-SLN
    Eric Show1981-09-02SDNCHN225.105Box | PBP-------2----11---7------R
    1978- 18- 447-SDN
    Billy Smith1981-06-09HOUPHI226.269Box | PBP-------23221-----9------R
    1977- 14- 352-HOU
    Bryn Smith1981-09-08MONPHI226.028Box | PBP-------0.2---------1------R
    1973- 49- 741-SLN
    Bob Stoddard1981-09-04SEABOS124.180Box | PBP1-1----6.2822114--130------R
    1978- 10- 240-SEA
    Bob Tufts1981-08-10SFNHOU225.281Box | PBP-------11----1---5------L
    1977- 12- 296-SFN
    Chris Welsh1981-04-12SDNSFN125.363Box | PBP--1----6744123---25------L
    1977- 21- 536-NYA
    Len Whitehouse1981-09-01TEXTOR223.356Box | PBP-------1.2233111---8------L
    1976-  0-   0-TEX
    Player NameGame DateTeamOppSeqAgeBoxscoreWLGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBkHBBFPitStrBalFouCalSwThDraft Info
    Mike Witt1981-04-11CALSEA120.265Box | PBP--1----4.1833111--122------R
    1978-  4-  92-CAL
    Jim Wright1981-04-22KCACLE226.050Box | PBP-----1-2.14---21---12------R
    1973-  5-  98-PHI
    52 record(s)