Season Information
Team Name
1981 New York Yankees
American League
W-L Record
59-48 (.551)   GBL: -0
Rankings (Div/Lg/MLB)
0 / 4 / 9
Runs For/Against
421 / 343   Diff: +78
Lost World Series (Dodgers)
Playoff Series
Lost World Series (Dodgers)
Playoff Series
ALDS vs MIL (W 3-2) ... ALCS vs OAK (W 3-0) ... WS vs LAN (L 4-2)
General Manager(s)
Spring Training W-L
Not available
Spring Ballpark
Top Draft Pick
John Elway (2-52)
Attendance Rank
Payroll (usd$)
Payroll Rank
Years Active
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1981 MLB Franchise and Minor League Affiliates

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YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionLevelGWLWPctGBLRfRaDiffRankLgRankAttendanceAtt RankManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1981New York YankeesAmerican LeagueEastMLB1075948.551042134378041,614,3533Gene Michael, Bob LemonYankee Stadium ILost World Series (Dodgers)
1981Columbus ClippersInternational League-AAA1398851.633073860413411527,1241Frank VerdiCooper StadiumLeague Champions
1981Nashville SoundsSouthern LeagueWesternAA1438162.566074457417011550,6761Stump MerrillHerschel Greer StadiumLost in Finals
1981Fort Lauderdale YankeesFlorida State LeagueSouthernA+1348153.60405794211581156,5077Doug HolmquistFort Lauderdale StadiumLost in Semi-Finals
1981Greensboro HornetsSouth Atlantic LeagueNorthernA1419843.695078855023811260,3402Bob SchaeferWorld War Memorial StadiumLeague Champions
1981Oneonta YankeesNew York-Penn LeagueEasternA-734825.6580409326831139,0754Art MazmanianDamaschke FieldLeague Champions
1981Gulf Coast YankeesGulf Coast League-Rk593029.50811.526025467700Carlos ToscaYankee Complexdnq
1981Paintsville YankeesAppalachian League-Rk704624.65704263171091121,5204Mike EasomPaul G. Fyffe Fielddnq
8 record(s)
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. League Abbreviation or name of league Division League division, geographically (usually) grouping of teams within a league Level Level of the team in terms of MLB, minor league level, Independent or College division G Games Played (or Pitched) W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) GBL Games behind leader. ((Team A Wins-Team B Wins) + (Team A Losses-Team B Losses))/2 RF Runs For RA Runs Against Diff Run Differential. RF-RA Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL Attendance Number of people paying for tickets for games Att Rank Attendance rank within the league Manager Manager(s) for this team Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season Playoffs Playoff participation description.

Organizational Roster for 1981 New York Yankees

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    Jesus Alcala2B-SSRR18AOneonta Yankees (A-), Gulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Tucker Ashford3B-2BRR26MLBColumbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Boyce BaileyPRR20AGulf Coast Yankees (Rk), Paintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    David Bailey1BRR0AGreensboro Hornets (A)---
    Steve Balboni1BRR24MLBNew York Yankees (MLB), Columbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Dave BanesSSRR22AAFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Brad BennettOFLL22A+Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Mark BersanoPRR22AAGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Doug BirdPRR31MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)CHN, CHN
    Mark Blaser3BRR20AAGulf Coast Yankees (Rk), Paintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Bob Bomerito3BRR22AGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Pat BoneOFBR20A-Oneonta Yankees (A-), Paintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Paul BorisPRR25MLBColumbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Rod BoxbergerPRR23AANashville Sounds (AA)---
    Scott BradleyCLR21MLBOneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Marshall Brant1BRR25MLBColumbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Reggie BrattonPRR20RkPaintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Robert BrooksPRR0AOneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Bobby BrownOFBR27MLBNew York Yankees (MLB), Columbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Mike BrowningPRR21AAAFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Mike BruhertPRR30MLBColumbus Clippers (AAA)TEX
    Dave BuffamoyerCRR23A+Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Brian ButterfieldIFRR23AAAFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Ben CallahanPRR24MLBFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Pat CallahanCRR25AAAColumbus Clippers (AAA), Nashville Sounds (AA)---
    Mark CartwrightPRR20AAGreensboro Hornets (A)---
    Bill CastroPRR27MLBNew York Yankees (MLB), Columbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Rick CeroneCRR27MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Nate ChapmanOFLL27AAAColumbus Clippers (AAA), Nashville Sounds (AA)---
    Clay ChristiansenPRR23MLBFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Greg CochranPRR27AAAColumbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Dave ColemanOFRR30MLBColumbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Joe CollinsPLL0A+Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+), Greensboro Hornets (A)---
    Amaury CorpaPRR0RkGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Randy Craig1BBR21AAFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    James D'AloiaSSRR22A+Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+), Greensboro Hornets (A), Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Ed Darling1BBR19AGreensboro Hornets (A), Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Ron DavisPRR25MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Brian DayettOFRR24MLBNashville Sounds (AA)---
    George DeMariaPRR20A+Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Todd Demeter1BRR19AAGreensboro Hornets (A)---
    Roberto DennisOFRR22A+Greensboro Hornets (A), Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Bucky DentSSRR29MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Charles DespauxOFRR0A-Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Orestes Destrade1BBR19MLBPaintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Harold DeWittPRR22A-Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Tom Dodd3BRR22MLBFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+), Greensboro Hornets (A)---
    Dennis DonovanOFRR22A-Oneonta Yankees (A-), Gulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Charles DoughertyPRL21A+Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Logan EasleyPRR19MLBPaintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Tom EchstenkamperOFRR22A+Greensboro Hornets (A)---
    Guy ElstonPRR21AAANashville Sounds (AA), Paintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Juan EspinoCRR25MLBColumbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Charles FarmerCRR0RkGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Herb FaulandPLL22A+Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Trent FerrinPRR20A-Gulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Tom FilerPRR24MLBColumbus Clippers (AAA)CHN, CHN
    Randy FilkinsOFRR23A+Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+), Greensboro Hornets (A)---
    Pete FilsonPBL22MLBNashville Sounds (AA), Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Steve FincherPLL18APaintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Wilfredo FloresPLL0AGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Ray FontenotPLL23MLBFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+), Greensboro Hornets (A)---
    Barry FooteCRR29MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)CHN
    Michael FosterPLL22AGreensboro Hornets (A)---
    George FrazierPRR26MLBNew York Yankees (MLB), Columbus Clippers (AAA)SLN
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Greg GagneSSRR19MLBGreensboro Hornets (A)---
    Matt GallegosSSBR21AAPaintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Oscar GambleOFLR31MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Mike GatlinOFLR20A-Gulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Huey GaydenOFLL22AAFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Brent Gjesdal3BRR20AAPaintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    George GohdeCRR22RkGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Joaquin GonzalezCRR0A+Gulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Rich GossagePRR29MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Mike GriffinPRR24MLBNew York Yankees (MLB), Columbus Clippers (AAA)CHN, CHN
    Trent GroveSS-2BLR20APaintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Randy GuerraIFLL24AANashville Sounds (AA), Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Ron GuidryPLL30MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Brad GuldenCLR25MLBColumbus Clippers (AAA)SEA
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Dan HanggieSS-3BBR22AANashville Sounds (AA), Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Wayne Harer1B-OFBL29AAAColumbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Johnny HawkinsCBR20AAAPaintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Robert HelsomOFLR22AAGreensboro Hornets (A)---
    Ralph Hench3BRR22AAFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Chuck HernandezPLL20AAGreensboro Hornets (A), Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Henry HerreraPRR19A-Oneonta Yankees (A-), Gulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Tom Howser2BRR23A+Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+), Greensboro Hornets (A)---
    Rex Hudler2B-LFRR20MLBFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    John Hughes1BRR20A+Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Daryl HumphreyPRR19AGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Mike IsherwoodCRR19AAPaintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Reggie JacksonOFLL35MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Gregory JewettOFRR0A-Oneonta Yankees (A-), Gulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Tommy JohnPRL38MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Jeff JonesPLL23RkGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Tom JonesOFLR21A+Paintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Tim JordanOFLL22A+Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Curt KaufmanPRR23MLBNashville Sounds (AA)---
    Gary KemptonCRR22A+Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Frank KneuerCRR21AAAGreensboro Hornets (A)---
    Timothy KnightOFLL23AAANashville Sounds (AA), Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Larry KuhnPRR23AGreensboro Hornets (A)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Dave LaRochePLL33MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Dan LeddukePRR23AANashville Sounds (AA)---
    Chris LeinPRR22AAFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Jim LewisPRR25MLBColumbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Tim LewisPLL0AAAColumbus Clippers (AAA), Nashville Sounds (AA)---
    Bill LindseyCRR21MLBPaintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Michael LiveseyP---L0A-Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Phil LombardiC-OFRR18MLBGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    John Lucido2BRR19A+Gulf Coast Yankees (Rk), Paintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Bob MarianoIFLR24AANashville Sounds (AA), Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Jeffrey MarksPLL18RkGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Kenneth MartinPRR19AGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Marty MasonPRR23AAGreensboro Hornets (A)---
    Victor MataOFRR20MLBGreensboro Hornets (A)---
    Carlos MatosOFRR21AGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Don Mattingly1BLL20MLBNashville Sounds (AA)---
    Rudy MayPLL36MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Howard Maynor3BRR20A-Gulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Andy McGaffiganPRR24MLBNew York Yankees (MLB), Columbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Willie McGeeRF-CFBR22MLBNashville Sounds (AA)---
    Fred McGriff1BLL17MLBGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Derwin McNealyOFLL21AAAOneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Pedro MedinaIFBR17A+Gulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Mark MendezPRR22A+Greensboro Hornets (A)---
    Larry MikesellPLL22AOneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Larry Milbourne2B-SSBR30MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    John MillhollandSSLR21AGreensboro Hornets (A)---
    Paul MitchellPRR30MLBColumbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Mike MorganPRR21MLBNashville Sounds (AA)---
    Bruce Morrison1BRR22A+Oneonta Yankees (A-), Gulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Jerry MumphreyOFBR28MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Bobby MurcerOFLR35MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Gene NelsonPRR20MLBNew York Yankees (MLB), Columbus Clippers (AAA), Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Graig Nettles3BLR36MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    David NiemiecPRR19AOneonta Yankees (A-), Paintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Otis NixonCF-OFBR22MLBNashville Sounds (AA)---
    John NurthenPRR23A+Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Daniel O'ReganOFLR20A-Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Shane O'SheaIFBR19AGulf Coast Yankees (Rk), Paintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Johnny OatesCLR35MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Ed OlwinePLL23MLBGreensboro Hornets (A)---
    David OtersenOFLL0RkGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    John PacellaPRR24MLBColumbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Mike Pagliarulo3BLR21MLBOneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Meade PalmerOFLR0RkGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Gil PattersonPRR25MLBFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Mike PattersonOFLR23MLBNew York Yankees (MLB), Columbus Clippers (AAA)OAK
    Bill PeltolaPRR22AGreensboro Hornets (A), Gulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Joe PernaOFLL21RkPaintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Erik PetersonIFRR23AANashville Sounds (AA)---
    Lou PiniellaOFRR37MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Dan PlanteCRR21AAAGreensboro Hornets (A)---
    Eric PlunkPRR17MLBGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Brian PoldbergCRR24AAANashville Sounds (AA)---
    Joseph PortaleCRR23RkGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Kevin QuirkPRR22AGreensboro Hornets (A), Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Bob RafticePLL18AAGulf Coast Yankees (Rk), Paintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Alvaro Ramirez2BRR0RkGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Willie Randolph2BRR26MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Mike ReddishCRR22AAAOneonta Yankees (A-), Paintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Steve RenfroeOFRR0A-Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Scott RepassP---L20RkPaintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Rick ReuschelPRR32MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)CHN, CHN
    Dave Revering1BLR28MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)OAK
    Jeff Reynolds3BRR21AAAGreensboro Hornets (A)---
    Frank RicciPRR23AANashville Sounds (AA)---
    Dave RighettiPLL22MLBNew York Yankees (MLB), Columbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Jose RijoPRR16MLBGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Wesley RobbinsOF-2BRR24AANashville Sounds (AA), Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Andre RobertsonSS-2BRR23MLBNew York Yankees (MLB), Columbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Glenn RobertsonOFRR22A+Greensboro Hornets (A)---
    Bruce RobinsonCLR27MLBFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Aurelio Rodriguez3BRR33MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Efrain RodriguezOFRR0A-Oneonta Yankees (A-), Gulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Wilmer Rodriguez3B-2BRR18RkGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Jeff RudolphC-3BRR23A+Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Brian RyderPRR21AAAColumbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Steve Scafa2BBR21A-Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Dan Schmitz2BLR26AAAColumbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Dick ScottSSRR18MLBGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)PIT
    Kelly ScottPRR21AAAGreensboro Hornets (A)---
    Kevin ShannonCRR22AANashville Sounds (AA), Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Mark ShiflettPRL22AAOneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Buck Showalter1B-OFLL25AAAColumbus Clippers (AAA), Nashville Sounds (AA)---
    Mark SilvaPRR22AAAFort Lauderdale Yankees (A+), Paintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Roger SlaglePRR27MLBNashville Sounds (AA)---
    Garry SmithOFRL25AAAColumbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Keith SmithSSBR19MLBGreensboro Hornets (A), Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Ken SmithPRR22AANashville Sounds (AA), Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Scott SmithOFLL18RkGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Mike SpeeneySSRR18RkGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Jim Spencer1BLL33MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)OAK
    Dave StegmanOFRR27MLBColumbus Clippers (AAA)SDN
    Rick StenholmOFLL29AAAColumbus Clippers (AAA)---
    David SweederPLL0RkGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Steve SwinneyOFLR17RkGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Andy SwopePRR20APaintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Dave SzymczakPRR20AAGreensboro Hornets (A), Oneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Pat Tabler1B-OFRR23MLBColumbus Clippers (AAA)CHN
    Jeff TaylorCRR25AANashville Sounds (AA)---
    Steve TaylorPRR25AAAColumbus Clippers (AAA), Nashville Sounds (AA)HOU
    Rob TeegardenOFRR23AANashville Sounds (AA), Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Bob TewksburyPRR20MLBOneonta Yankees (A-)---
    Freddie ToliverPRR20MLBGreensboro Hornets (A)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Tom UnderwoodPRL27MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)OAK
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jeff VanderplasPLL21AGreensboro Hornets (A)---
    Matt Vejar3BLR0A+Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Rafael Villaman2B-SSBR20AANashville Sounds (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Bob Watson1B-OFRR35MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Dave WehrmeisterPRR28MLBNew York Yankees (MLB), Columbus Clippers (AAA)---
    Jamie WerlyPRR24AAANashville Sounds (AA)---
    Dennis Werth1B-OFRR28MLBNew York Yankees (MLB), Columbus Clippers (AAA), Nashville Sounds (AA)---
    Stefan WeverPRR23MLBNashville Sounds (AA), Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+)---
    Gary WexPRR23AAOneonta Yankees (A-)ATL
    Ted WilbornOFBR22MLBNashville Sounds (AA)---
    Billy Williams1BLL18RkGulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Stan WilliamsPRR22A+Oneonta Yankees (A-), Gulf Coast Yankees (Rk)---
    Dave WinfieldRFRR29MLBNew York Yankees (MLB)---
    Matt WintersRFLR21MLBGreensboro Hornets (A)---
    David WoodworthPLL21AAPaintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Greg ZuninoOFRR21A+Paintsville Yankees (Rk)---
    223 record(s)
    Player Name Name of the player. If not linked, then no profile on the site Pos Defensive Position Ba Bats Th Throws Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. HiLvl Highest Level Reached