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1981 New York Yankees (MLB)

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W-L Record: 59-48 .551
Rank: th in American League East
Run Differential: 421-343 + 78
Roster Continuity 79.38% 9/26
Manager(s): Gene Michael, Bob Lemon
General Manager: Gene Michael (1981-09-07), Bill Bergesch
Location: Bronx, New York
Ballpark: Yankee Stadium I
Attendance: 1,614,353 3/26
Playoffs: Lost World Series (Dodgers)
Top Draft Pick: John Elway (#52) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Clyde King
Assistant Coach: Jerry Walker
Bench Coach: Joe Altobelli
Bullpen Coach: Dom Scala
Bullpen Coach: Jeff Torborg
First Base Coach: Yogi Berra
Hitting Coach: Charlie Lau
Pitching Coach: Stan Williams
Third Base Coach: Mike Ferraro

#1 Draft Picks

Reggie Jackson (#2), Barry Foote (#3), Dave Winfield (#4), Rick Cerone (#7)
American League East Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1981 New York Yankees season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    66Steve Balboni1B6-3235R-R241981NYA: 1978-2-52MLB--
    43Doug BirdP6-4180R-R311973SE1: 1969-8-152MLB--
    13Bobby BrownOF6-1205B-R271979BAL: 1972-11-264MLB--
    35,56Bill CastroP5-11170R-R271974UDFAMLB--
    10Rick CeroneC5-11185R-R271975CLE: 1975-1-7MLB--
    39Ron DavisP6-4207R-R251978CHN: 1976-3-56MLB--
    20Bucky DentSS5-11181R-R291973SLN: 1970-1-6MLB--
    23Barry FooteC6-3210R-R291973MON: 1970-1-3MLB--
    43George FrazierP6-5205R-R261978MIL: 1976-9-196MLB--
    17Oscar GambleOF5-11165L-R311969CHN: 1968-16-363MLB--
    54Rich GossageP6-3217R-R291972CHA: 1970-9-204MLB--
    52Mike GriffinP6-5197R-R241979TEX: 1976-3-60MLB--
    49Ron GuidryP5-11160L-L301975NYA: 1971-3-67MLB--
    44Reggie JacksonOF6-0200L-L351967KC1: 1966-1-2MLB--
    25Tommy JohnP6-3185R-L381963Not draftedMLB--
    34Dave LaRocheP6-2200L-L331970CAL: 1967-5-86MLB--
    45Rudy MayP6-3207L-L361965Not draftedMLB--
    58Andy McGaffiganP6-3195R-R241981NYA: 1978-6-156MLB--
    18Larry Milbourne2B-SS6-0165B-R301974Not draftedMLB--
    22Jerry MumphreyOF6-2185B-R281974SLN: 1971-4-81MLB--
    2Bobby MurcerOF5-11180L-R351965Not draftedMLB--
    46,55Gene NelsonP6-0174R-R201981TEX: 1978-30-690MLB--
    9Graig Nettles3B6-0185L-R361967MIN: 1965-4-74MLB--
    26Johnny OatesC5-11185L-R351970BAL: 1967-1-10MLB--
    56Mike PattersonOF5-10170L-R231981Not draftedMLB--
    14Lou PiniellaOF6-2199R-R371964Not draftedMLB--
    30Willie Randolph2B5-11171R-R261975PIT: 1972-7-167MLB--
    36Rick ReuschelP6-3235R-R321972CHN: 1970-3-67MLB--
    12Dave Revering1B6-4210L-R281978CIN: 1971-7-172MLB--
    19Dave RighettiP6-4210L-L221979TEX: 1977-1-9MLB--
    55Andre RobertsonSS-2B5-10160R-R231981TOR: 1979-4-81MLB--
    27Aurelio Rodriguez3B5-10180R-R331967Not draftedMLB--
    12Jim Spencer1B6-2195L-L331968SE1: 1969-42-909MLB--
    38Tom UnderwoodP5-11170R-L271974PHI: 1972-2-27MLB--
    28Bob Watson1B-OF6-2205R-R351966CHN: 1970-15-362MLB--
    58Dave WehrmeisterP6-4195R-R281976SDN: 1973-1-3MLB--
    24Dennis Werth1B-OF6-1200R-R281979NYA: 1974-19-437MLB--
    31Dave WinfieldRF6-6220R-R291973SDN: 1973-1-4MLB--

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