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1981 Philadelphia Phillies (MLB)

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W-L Record: 59-48 .551
Rank: th in National League East
Run Differential: 491-472 + 19
Roster Continuity 82.71% 4/26
Manager(s): Dallas Green
General Manager: Paul Owens
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ballpark: Veterans Stadium
Attendance: 1,638,752 2/26
Playoffs: Lost in 1st Round (Expos)
Top Draft Pick: Johnny Abrego (#20) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Bobby Wine
Bullpen Coach: Mike Ryan
First Base Coach: Ruben Amaro
Hitting Coach: Billy DeMars
Pitching Coach: Herman Starrette
Third Base Coach: Lee Elia

#1 Draft Picks

Larry Christenson (#3), Lonnie Smith (#3), Larry Christenson (#3), Dan Larson (#21)
National 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 Philadelphia Phillies season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    16Luis AguayoSS-2B5-9185R-R221980UDFAMLB--
    15Ramon Aviles2B-SS5-9155R-R291977Not draftedMLB--
    8Bob BooneC6-2207R-R331972PHI: 1969-6-126MLB--
    10Larry BowaSS5-10155B-R351970Not draftedMLB--
    40Warren BrusstarP6-3200R-R291977PHI: 1974-4-67MLB--
    50Marty BystromP6-5200R-R221980Not draftedMLB--
    32Steve CarltonP6-5210L-L361965Not draftedMLB--
    38Larry ChristensonP6-4215R-R271973PHI: 1972-1-3MLB--
    26Dick DavisOF6-3195R-R271977CLE: 1966-5-92MLB--
    43Mark DavisP6-4210L-L201980PHI: 1979-1-1MLB--
    22Bob DernierOF6-0165R-R241980CIN: 1977-12-205MLB--
    35Nino EspinosaP6-1192R-R271974Not draftedMLB--
    23Greg GrossOF5-11175L-L281973HOU: 1970-4-80MLB--
    49Dan LarsonP6-0180R-R261976SLN: 1972-1-21MLB--
    28Sparky LyleP6-1195L-L361967Not draftedMLB--
    31Garry MaddoxOF6-3184R-R311972SFN: 1968-2-38MLB--
    34Gary MatthewsOF6-3205R-R301972SLN: 1971-5-81MLB--
    24Len Matuszek1B-OF6-2195L-R261981PHI: 1976-5-113MLB--
    21Bake McBrideOF6-2190L-R321973SLN: 1970-37-811MLB--
    17Don McCormackC6-3205R-R251980PHI: 1974-4-75MLB--
    45Tug McGrawP6-0185R-L361965Not draftedMLB--
    6Keith MorelandOF-3B6-0200R-R271978PHI: 1975-7-156MLB--
    48Dickie NolesP6-2190R-R241979PHI: 1975-4-84MLB--
    30Mike ProlyP6-0185R-R301976SLN: 1972-9-213MLB--
    35Jerry ReedP6-1190R-R251981PHI: 1977-22-559MLB--
    42Ron ReedP6-6215R-R381966Not draftedMLB--
    14Pete RoseOF-1B5-11203B-R401963Not draftedMLB--
    44Dick RuthvenP6-3190R-R301973PHI: 1973-1-1MLB--
    37Ryne Sandberg2B6-2180R-R211981PHI: 1978-20-511MLB--
    20Mike Schmidt3B6-2203R-R311972PHI: 1971-2-30MLB--
    27Lonnie SmithLF-OF5-9170R-R251978PHI: 1974-1-3MLB--
    9Manny Trillo2B6-1164R-R301973Not draftedMLB--
    25Del UnserOF6-1180L-L361968PIT: 1966-4-59MLB--
    11Ozzie VirgilC6-0175R-R241980PHI: 1976-6-137MLB--
    29George VukovichOF6-0198L-R251980PHI: 1977-4-100MLB--
    18John Vukovich3B6-1190R-R331970PHI: 1966-1-10MLB--

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