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1981 American League (MLB)

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  • An organized section of a full season review with standings, team totals, awards, leaderboards, player registers and more.
  • Playoff teams are in bold.
  • East Division Standings
    RankTeam NameTeamGPWLPctGBLManager(s)BallparkPayrollAttendanceBest OPSBest WHIP
    Milwaukee Brewers1096247.569--Buck Rodgers$0Cecil Cooper (858)Randy Lerch (1.61)
    Baltimore Orioles1055946.5622.0Earl Weaver$0Eddie Murray (895)Steve Stone (1.45)
    New York Yankees*1075948.5512.0Bob Lemon, Gene Michael$0Dave Winfield (824)Tommy John (1.24)
    Detroit Tigers1096049.5502.0Sparky Anderson$0Steve Kemp (809)Dan Schatzeder (1.45)
    Boston Red Sox1085949.5462.5Ralph Houk$0Dwight Evans (937)Mark Clear (1.57)
    Cleveland Indians1035251.5057.0Dave Garcia$0Mike Hargrove (825)Wayne Garland (1.84)
    Toronto Blue Jays1063769.34923.5Bobby Mattick$0John Mayberry (812)Jim Clancy (1.52)
    West Division Standings
    RankTeam NameTeamGPWLPctGBLManager(s)BallparkPayrollAttendanceBest OPSBest WHIP
    Oakland Athletics1096445.587--Billy Martin$0Rickey Henderson (845)Jeff Jones (1.49)
    Texas Rangers1055748.5435.0Don Zimmer$0Buddy Bell (792)Fergie Jenkins (1.53)
    Chicago White Sox1065452.5098.5Tony LaRussa$0Chet Lemon (875)Ross Baumgarten (1.39)
    Kansas City Royals1035053.48511.0Jim Frey, Dick Howser$0George Brett (846)Jim Wright (1.50)
    California Angels1105159.46413.5Gene Mauch, Jim Fregosi$0Bobby Grich (921)Andy Hassler (1.40)
    Seattle Mariners1094465.40420.0Maury Wills, Rene Lachemann$0Tom Paciorek (888)Bryan Clark (1.58)
    Minnesota Twins1094168.37623.0Johnny Goryl, Billy Gardner$0John Castino (697)Don Cooper (1.60)
    Playoffs Summary
    TeamPlayoff Notes
    Milwaukee BrewersLost ALCS (Yankees)
    New York YankeesLost World Series (Dodgers)
    Oakland AthleticsLost ALCS (Yankees)
    Kansas City RoyalsLost in 1st Round (Athletics)
    1981 American League Batting Totals
    TeamWLGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTB
    Baltimore Orioles594610535164298831651188408413440445415292624110.251.326.3797051334
    Boston Red Sox594910838205191052168179049232313785201318373398.275.338.3997371524
    California Angels51591103688476944134169743944333935712923513097.256.325.3807051401
    Chicago White Sox54521063615476982135277643886443225184316483690.272.328.3877151399
    Cleveland Indians525110335074319221502139397119373433791331464391.263.325.3516761231
    Detroit Tigers60491093600427922148296540361374045001833503798.256.328.3676951323
    Kansas City Royals505310335603979521692961381100533014191734283584.267.322.3837051362
    Milwaukee Brewers62471093743493961173209647539363004612935354583.257.308.3916991462
    Minnesota Twins41681093676378884147364735934272754971128362795.240.291.3386291244
    New York Yankees59481073529421889148221004034730391434730402799.252.324.3917151381
    Oakland Athletics644510936774589101192610443098473426471626463275.247.309.3796881393
    Seattle Mariners446510937804269501481389406100503295532724412470.251.309.3686771391
    Texas Rangers57481053581452968178154941846412953962140363984.270.323.3696921323
    Toronto Blue Jays37691063521329797137236131466572845562023441872.226.283.3306131163
    1981 American League Pitching Totals
    TeamWLERAGCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9
    Baltimore Orioles59463.7010525723940883429386884044541.378.450.843.874.35
    Boston Red Sox59493.83108194249871052519420903785201.459.590.823.454.74
    California Angels51593.7111027519971944476400973935711.388.750.903.645.29
    Chicago White Sox54523.5010620623941982476366763225181.399.400.733.084.96
    Cleveland Indians52513.8810333913931922431401393433791.368.910.383.323.66
    Detroit Tigers60493.5410933622969922427381654045001.378.560.603.754.64
    Kansas City Royals50533.5610324424922952397365613014191.369.290.602.944.09
    Milwaukee Brewers62473.9110911135986961493428963004611.288.770.882.744.21
    Minnesota Twins41683.9810913222980884378433472754971.188.120.432.534.57
    New York Yankees59482.90107160309488894213051003914341.358.440.953.714.12
    Oakland Athletics64453.301096011109939104583641043426471.268.250.943.105.86
    Seattle Mariners44654.2410910223997950426470893295531.288.570.802.974.99
    Texas Rangers57483.40105231018940968452355492953961.349.260.472.823.79
    Toronto Blue Jays37693.8110620218953797329404612845561.137.520.582.685.25


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