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1981 Oakland Athletics (MLB)

+ Starting Pitcher Log
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W-L Record: 64-45 .587
Rank: th in American League West
Run Differential: 458-403 + 55
Roster Continuity 80.33% 7/26
Manager(s): Billy Martin
General Manager: Billy Martin
Location: Oakland, California
Ballpark: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 1,304,052 7/26
Playoffs: Lost ALCS (Yankees)
Top Draft Pick: Tim Pyznarski (#15) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: George Mitterwald
First Base Coach: Lee Walls
First Base Coach: Jackie Moore
Pitching Coach: Art Fowler
Third Base Coach: Clete Boyer

#1 Draft Picks

Bob Owchinko (#5), Bo McLaughlin (#14)
American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
6445.587--
5748.5435.0
5452.5098.5
5053.48511.0
5159.46413.5
4465.40420.0
4168.37623.0
  • A complete listing of starting pitchers and boxscore results for the selected team and season.
  • A Quality start (QS) is defined as pitching 6 or more innings with 3 or least earned runs.
  • Game Score (Gsc) was derived by Bill James was created to provide a more precise measure of a pitcher's start. See calculation
  • #AprilGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    11981-04-09W 5-1 @MINMike NorrisW1-0Q111219196110432003770 1.001.11-------15111.4
    21981-04-10W 6-3 @MINRick LangfordW1-0Q1115611995330340003466 3.000.89-------1591.7
    31981-04-11W 3-0 @MINMatt KeoughW1-0Q111049996000461003677 0.001.11-------9110.8
    41981-04-12W 1-0 @MINSteve McCattyW1-0Q11785793000130003083 0.000.44-------13111.2
    51981-04-13W 3-2 @CALBrian Kingman-0-0-1151485.13110560012458 1.801.60-------450.8
    61981-04-14W 5-2 @CALMike NorrisW2-0Q221229294220860003869 1.501.22-------7160.4
    71981-04-15W 5-3 @CALRick LangfordW2-0Q22157120910330280003861 3.001.11-------1091.1
    81981-04-16W 5-1 @CALMatt KeoughW2-0Q2210510095110141003376 0.500.894040.000009140.6
    91981-04-17W 16-1 vs SEASteve McCattyW2-0Q22795894111130003277 0.500.50-------9150.6
    101981-04-18W 8-0 vs SEABrian KingmanW1-0Q22524996000040003279 0.641.00-------4180.2
    111981-04-19W 6-1 vs SEAMike NorrisW3-0Q331239365110130022660 1.501.17-------780.9
    121981-04-19L 2-3 vs SEARick LangfordL2-1Q3315812196331320003562 3.001.07-------14101.4
    131981-04-20W 3-0 vs MINMatt KeoughW3-0Q3310610195000161003282 0.330.81-------8120.7
    141981-04-21W 4-3 vs MINSteve McCattyW3-0Q338059106332340003869 1.290.64-------12130.9
    151981-04-22W 2-1 vs MINBrian KingmanW2-0Q33535087110150003168 0.821.00-------8100.8
    161981-04-24W 6-2 @SEAMike NorrisW4-0Q441249495222451103670 1.641.12-------9130.7
    171981-04-25W 7-4 @SEARick LangfordW3-1-44159122910441340004052 3.251.17-------12111.1
    181981-04-26W 9-4 @SEAMatt KeoughW4-0Q4410710296431280003667 1.000.83-------10101.0
    191981-04-27L 2-3 vs CALSteve McCattyL3-1Q44816098331240003761 1.700.76-------8150.5
    201981-04-28L 1-3 vs CALBrian KingmanL2-1-4454515.17221300002442 1.291.14-------951.8
    211981-04-29W 6-4 vs CALMike NorrisW5-0-551259595442461113663 2.141.10-------9110.8
    #MayGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    221981-05-01W 8-6 vs NYARick LangfordW4-1Q5516012378332410003246 3.351.26-------1181.4
    231981-05-02W 6-3 vs NYAMatt KeoughW5-0Q551081038.27321750004056 1.200.98-------6150.4
    241981-05-03L 2-3 vs NYASteve McCattyL3-2Q5582619.26331640004161 1.910.85-------12140.9
    251981-05-03L 0-2 vs NYABrian KingmanL2-2Q55555278221250003056 1.541.20-------790.8
    261981-05-05W 6-2 vs DETMike NorrisW6-0Q661269698220250013866 2.121.10-------13121.1
    271981-05-06L 2-3 vs DETRick LangfordL4-2Q6616112495320830004162 3.121.29-------1882.3
    281981-05-07W 5-3 vs DETMatt Keough-5-0-661091042.18331110001724 1.721.13-------340.8
    291981-05-08W 2-0 vs MILSteve McCattyW4-2Q66836294000360003482 1.610.84-------7150.5
    301981-05-09W 6-5 vs MILBrian Kingman-2-2-6656537.17442170003053 2.141.19-------690.7
    311981-05-10L 5-13 vs MILMike NorrisL6-1-771279727661110101414 3.061.2146271958.700150414.0
    321981-05-12L 1-4 @NYARick LangfordL4-3-7716212585441250003159 3.301.23-------1271.7
    331981-05-13W 5-4 @NYAMatt KeoughW6-0-771101057.25441240003153 2.131.09-------5150.3
    341981-05-14L 5-9 @NYAMike Norris-6-1-88128986.110551351003134 3.511.31-------942.3
    351981-05-15L 0-3 @MILSteve McCattyL4-3-7784634.28330220002334 1.950.9575472862.6701272100.2
    361981-05-16L 5-6 @MILBrian Kingman-2-2Q77575467510221002846 2.061.23-------7100.7
    371981-05-17L 2-6 @MILRick LangfordL4-4Q8816312688610420003650 3.041.26-------13111.2
    381981-05-18L 1-5 @BALMatt KeoughL6-1-8811110688540550003548 2.431.16-------981.1
    391981-05-19L 5-6 @BALMike NorrisL6-2-9912999810661421123936 3.901.36-------5180.3
    401981-05-20L 3-5 @BOSSteve McCattyL4-4-8885646.27551220002938 2.420.99-------6120.5
    411981-05-21L 0-3 @BOSBrian KingmanL2-3Q88585588331160003159 2.251.21-------790.8
    421981-05-22W 6-2 vs TORRick LangfordW5-4Q9916412798220050003568 2.921.22-------4180.2
    431981-05-23W 3-2 vs TORMatt Keough-6-1Q9911210785220150003068 2.411.11-------5140.4
    441981-05-24W 6-5 vs TORTom Underwood-1-4-10722017384441460103160 4.391.29-------981.1
    451981-05-24W 5-0 vs TORMike NorrisW7-2Q101013010094000040003283 3.431.25-------11130.8
    461981-05-25W 5-2 vs CHASteve McCattyW5-4Q99866596221360003470 2.370.99-------5140.4
    471981-05-26L 1-4 vs CHABrian KingmanL2-4-99595676440251012852 2.571.21-------690.7
    481981-05-27L 0-3 vs CHARick LangfordL5-5Q1010165128910320170003863 2.831.22-------1591.7
    491981-05-29L 3-6 @TORMatt KeoughL6-2-101011310888661540003541 2.851.16-------7120.6
    501981-05-30L 5-6 @TORMike NorrisL7-3Q111113110185623451003457 3.321.24-------10101.0
    511981-05-31W 6-5 @TORTom Underwood-1-4-1182211744.26530430112533 4.601.40-------741.8
    #JuneGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    521981-06-02W 6-2 @CHASteve McCattyW6-4Q1010876697220350013767 2.331.00-------6150.4
    531981-06-03W 8-3 @CHABrian KingmanW3-4Q1010605797332130013563 2.631.17-------6170.4
    541981-06-04L 2-4 @CHARick LangfordL5-6Q111116612988430450003653 2.871.24-------1381.6
    551981-06-05L 1-4 vs BOSMatt KeoughL6-3-1111114109910442141003754 2.971.17-------8140.6
    561981-06-06W 6-2 vs BOSMike NorrisW8-3Q121213210277220531013253 3.261.27-------790.8
    571981-06-07W 4-3 vs BOSTom Underwood-1-4-12922217555210250102454 4.321.40-------661.0
    581981-06-09W 4-2 vs BALSteve McCattyW7-4Q1111886796220430003766 2.301.01-------8160.5
    591981-06-09W 3-2 vs BALBrian Kingman-3-4-1111615847220310002138 2.721.24-------190.1
    601981-06-10L 1-3 vs BALRick LangfordL5-7Q1212167130910330430003954 2.881.27-------12101.2
    #AugustGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    611981-08-10L 2-6 @MINRick LangfordL5-8-13131681314.18650120002325 3.201.31-------480.5
    621981-08-11W 6-5 @MINMike NorrisW9-3-131313310353330120001950 3.381.25-------1033.3
    631981-08-12L 3-4 @MINMatt Keough-6-3-12121151105.26220100002446 3.001.18-------5120.4
    641981-08-14W 4-2 vs CALSteve McCattyW8-4Q12128968105221270003579 2.250.98-------12111.1
    651981-08-15W 8-7 vs CALBrian Kingman-3-4-121262594.16332420002336 2.931.30-------832.7
    661981-08-16W 7-6 vs CALRick LangfordW6-8Q141416913299610320003754 3.031.31-------1682.0
    671981-08-18W 3-2 vs BOSMike Norris-9-3Q1414134104117110120004180 3.111.20-------17141.2
    681981-08-19W 4-2 vs BOSMatt KeoughW7-3Q131311611198220120003564 2.911.17-------9150.6
    691981-08-20L 4-6 vs BOSSteve McCattyL8-5-131390697.28551550003641 2.491.03-------8100.8
    701981-08-21L 2-4 vs BALBrian KingmanL3-5-131363602.27440001001422 3.251.34-------431.3
    711981-08-22W 2-0 vs BALRick LangfordW7-8Q151517013395000140003380 2.811.26-------12111.1
    721981-08-23L 4-7 vs BALMike NorrisL9-4-151513510557663210002328 3.461.22-------670.9
    731981-08-24W 16-4 vs CLEMatt KeoughW8-3-141411711298440320003654 3.001.17-------5180.3
    741981-08-25L 0-2 vs CLESteve McCattyL8-6Q14149170910220330003759 2.451.06-------1291.3
    751981-08-27L 5-6 @BOSRick Langford-7-8Q16161711346.18330230002845 2.861.27-------981.1
    761981-08-28L 5-12 @BOSMike NorrisL9-5-16161361062.2587041101179 3.911.27-------441.0
    771981-08-29L 6-7 @BOSMatt KeoughL8-4-15151181136.111551100002929 3.201.20-------1362.2
    781981-08-30W 5-3 @BOSSteve McCattyW9-6Q1515927194331540003666 2.491.05-------10130.8
    791981-08-31W 5-3 @CLERick LangfordW8-8Q17171721356.19321220012944 2.871.30-------1061.7
    #SeptemberGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    801981-09-02L 0-2 @CLEMike NorrisL9-6Q171713710786220220003162 3.801.25-------1391.4
    811981-09-02L 4-10 @CLEMatt KeoughL8-5Q161611911466330510002844 3.271.23-------890.9
    821981-09-03W 10-0 @BALSteve McCattyW10-6Q1616937297000480003877 2.331.06-------7120.6
    831981-09-04W 5-4 @BALBrian Kingman-3-5-161466616.27441220002942 3.601.40-------7110.6
    841981-09-05L 3-5 @BALRick LangfordL8-9-1818173136810553220003442 3.021.31-------8120.7
    851981-09-06L 4-8 @BALEd Figueroa-0-0-1119917944220310001944 4.501.75-------380.4
    861981-09-07W 2-1 vs TEXMike NorrisW10-6Q181813810897111230003470 3.611.23-------10130.8
    871981-09-08W 3-0 vs TEXSteve McCattyW11-6Q1717947393000070003088 2.191.02-------7130.5
    881981-09-09L 4-9 vs TEXRick Langford-8-9Q19191741376.18220130002850 3.021.32-------790.8
    891981-09-11W 6-1 vs KCAMatt KeoughW9-5Q171712011593111211003076 3.111.19-------10150.7
    901981-09-12L 0-4 vs KCAMike NorrisL10-7-19191391098.18440311103548 3.661.24-------10130.8
    911981-09-13L 5-6 vs KCASteve McCatty-11-6-181895746.111540220013132 2.341.06-------690.7
    921981-09-14W 5-2 @TEXRick LangfordW9-9Q202017513897220120003566 2.961.29-------14111.3
    931981-09-15L 2-12 @TEXBrian KingmanL3-6-171567624.18550100012225 3.871.42-------2100.2
    941981-09-16W 2-1 @TEXMike NorrisW11-7Q202014011095110150003177 3.501.21-------9110.8
    951981-09-18W 10-5 @CHASteve McCattyW12-6-191996755.26330120002244 2.421.07-------490.4
    961981-09-19W 2-1 @CHARick LangfordW10-9Q212117613997111341003670 2.861.28-------8140.6
    971981-09-20L 3-11 @CHAMike NorrisL11-8-21211411116.110881351013222 3.811.24-------670.9
    981981-09-22W 3-2 @TORTom Underwood-3-6Q231023317666220450002653 4.011.35-------741.8
    991981-09-22W 4-2 @TORSteve McCattyW13-6Q2020977693221450003274 2.401.05-------9110.8
    1001981-09-23W 6-0 @TORRick LangfordW11-9Q222217714095000260013481 2.721.26-------8120.7
    1011981-09-25L 2-6 vs CHAMike NorrisL11-9-222214211288662342013443 3.951.24-------8100.8
    1021981-09-26W 5-1 vs CHASteve McCattyW14-6Q2121987799111250003668 2.331.06-------4170.2
    1031981-09-27L 3-10 vs CHAMatt KeoughL9-6-18181211160.1344220000618 3.381.23-------010.0
    1041981-09-27L 5-9 vs CHARick LangfordL11-10-2323178141711883120013324 3.001.27-------1171.6
    1051981-09-29W 5-1 vs TORTom UnderwoodW4-6Q2411234177941112100003383 3.691.28-------890.9
    1061981-09-30W 3-0 vs TORMike NorrisW12-9Q232314311393000141003184 3.751.20-------11120.9
    #OctoberGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    1071981-10-02L 0-3 @KCASteve McCattyL14-7Q2222997889320310003652 2.321.08-------10130.8
    1081981-10-03W 8-4 @KCARick LangfordW12-10Q2424179142910431130003855 3.001.27-------1682.0
    1091981-10-04W 4-3 @KCAMatt KeoughW10-6Q19191221177.17330020202953 3.411.21-------2180.1


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