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MLB Debuts1981 Season
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Mark Mercer made his MLB debut in 1981
Listing of all players who made their Major League debut during the 1981 season. The list is organized by hitters and pitchers and includes basic biographical information and statistics.

Batting Debuts -- Pitching Debuts


1981 Batting Debuts

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Player NamePosDateBoxAgeHt Wt B-T BornDate Place Draft InformationABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSO
Shooty Babitt2B1981-04-09box - pbp22.0315-8 174 R-R 1959-03-09 Oakland,California
1977-25- 623-OAK
4-1---11-1-
Steve Balboni1B1981-04-22box - pbp24.0966-3 235 R-R 1957-01-16 Brockton,Massachusetts
1978- 2-  52-NYA
221-1-1--11
Chris BandoC1981-08-13box - pbp25.1916-0 195 B-R 1956-02-04 Cleveland,Ohio
1978- 2-  36-CLE
1----------
Jesse BarfieldRF-OF1981-09-03box - pbp21.3106-1 205 R-R 1959-10-29 Joliet,Illinois
1977- 9- 233-TOR
4-1---11---
George BellLF-OF1981-04-09box - pbp21.1716-1 190 R-R 1959-10-21 San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep
1978-   UDFA-PHI
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Juan Bonilla2B1981-04-09box - pbp26.0565-9 170 R-R 1955-02-12 Santurce,Puerto Rico
1977-24- 606-NYA
5-2---1----
Mark BradleyOF1981-09-03box - pbp24.2746-1 180 R-R 1956-12-03 Elizabethtown,Kentucky
1975- 1-  24-LAN
1----------
Bob BrenlyC1981-08-14box - pbp27.1706-2 205 R-R 1954-02-25 Coshocton,Ohio
1976-   UDFA-SFN
5-1-------1
Darrell BrownOF1981-04-11box - pbp25.1656-0 184 B-R 1955-10-29 Oklahoma City,Oklahoma
1977- 3-  57-DET
11--------1
Glenn BrummerC1981-05-25box - pbp26.1836-0 200 R-R 1954-11-23 Olney,Illinois
1974-   UDFA-SLN
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Tom BrunanskyOF1981-04-09box - pbp20.2326-4 216 R-R 1960-08-20 Covina,California
1978- 1-  14-CAL
411----1---
Brett ButlerCF-OF1981-08-20box - pbp24.0665-10 160 L-L 1957-06-15 Los Angeles,California
1979-23- 573-ATL
4211--1----
Chili DavisOF1981-04-10box - pbp21.0846-3 210 B-R 1960-01-17 Kingston,Jamaica
1977-11- 270-SFN
1---------1
Jody DavisC1981-04-21box - pbp24.1606-3 210 R-R 1956-11-12 Gainesville,Georgia
1976- 3-  62-NYN
3---------1
Dan DuranOF1981-04-17box - pbp27.0325-11 190 L-L 1954-03-16 Palo Alto,California
1973-30- 646-TEX
1-1--------
Marshall EdwardsOF1981-04-11box - pbp28.2275-9 157 L-L 1952-08-27 Fort Lewis,Washington
1974-   UDFA-BAL
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Dave EngleC-OF1981-04-14box - pbp24.1356-3 216 R-R 1956-11-30 San Diego,California
1978- 3-  66-CAL
---------1-
Neil FialaIF1981-09-03box - pbp25.0106-1 185 L-R 1956-08-24 St. Louis,Missouri
1977-32- 720-SLN
1----------
Dan FirovaC1981-09-01box - pbp24.3206-0 185 R-R 1956-10-16 Refugio,Texas
1980- 2-  39-SEA
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Scott FletcherSS-2B1981-04-25box - pbp22.2695-11 173 R-R 1958-07-30 Fort Walton Beach,Florida
1979- 1-   6-CHN
4-1--------
Terry Francona1B-OF1981-08-19box - pbp22.1196-1 190 L-L 1959-04-22 Aberdeen,South Dakota
1980- 1-  22-MON
1----------
Mark FunderburkOF1981-09-04box - pbp24.1116-4 228 R-R 1957-05-16 Charlotte,North Carolina
1976-16- 370-MIN
------1----
Gary Gaetti3B1981-09-20box - pbp23.0326-0 205 R-R 1958-08-19 Centralia,Illinois
1979- 1-  11-MIN
311--12---1
Danny GarciaOF-1B1981-04-26box - pbp26.3626-1 182 L-L 1954-04-29 Brooklyn,New York
1975-11- 249-KCA
1----------
Ron GardenhireSS1981-09-01box - pbp23.3126-0 180 R-R 1957-10-24 Butzbach,Germany
1979- 6- 132-NYN
1----------
Mike Gates2B1981-05-06box - pbp24.2286-0 165 L-R 1956-09-20 Culver City,California
1979- 7- 166-MON
211-1-1---1
Brian Giles2B-SS1981-09-12box - pbp21.1386-1 165 R-R 1960-04-27 Manhattan,Kansas
1978- 3-  55-NYN
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David Green1B1981-09-04box - pbp20.2746-3 170 R-R 1960-12-04 Managua,Nicaragua
1978-   UDFA-MIL
2----------
Doug GwosdzC1981-08-17box - pbp21.0585-11 185 R-R 1960-06-20 Houston,Texas
1978- 2-  40-SDN
1----------
Albert HallCF-OF1981-09-12box - pbp22.1895-11 155 B-R 1959-03-07 Birmingham,Alabama
1977- 6- 134-ATL
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Mel HallLF-OF1981-09-03box - pbp20.3526-1 185 L-L 1960-09-16 Lyons,New York
1978- 2-  39-CHN
1----------
Von HayesOF-1B1981-04-14box - pbp22.2266-5 186 L-R 1958-08-31 Stockton,California
1979- 7- 163-CLE
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Dave HendersonCF-OF1981-04-09box - pbp22.2626-2 220 R-R 1958-07-21 Merced,California
1977- 1-  26-SEA
4----------
Dave Hostetler1B1981-09-15box - pbp25.1726-4 215 R-R 1956-03-27 Pasadena,California
1978- 4-  87-MON
1----------
Mike HowardOF1981-09-12box - pbp23.1636-2 185 B-R 1958-04-02 Seattle,Washington
1976- 6- 139-LAN
2-11-------
Kent Hrbek1B1981-08-24box - pbp21.0956-4 260 L-R 1960-05-21 Minneapolis,Minnesota
1978-17- 432-MIN
512--12---1
Tim Ireland2B-1B1981-09-20box - pbp28.1906-0 180 R-R 1953-03-14 Oakland,California
1973-25- 563-MON
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Brook Jacoby3B1981-09-13box - pbp21.2955-11 195 R-R 1959-11-23 Philadelphia,Pennsylvania
1979- 7- 153-ATL
1-1---1----
Tony JohnsonOF1981-09-27box - pbp25.0966-3 145 R-R 1956-06-23 Memphis,Tennessee
1977-26- 631-MON
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Wallace Johnson1B-2B1981-09-08box - pbp24.2575-11 173 B-R 1956-12-25 Gary,Indiana
1979- 6- 140-MON
1----------
Gene Krug1B1981-04-29box - pbp26.0766-4 225 L-L 1955-02-12 Garden City,Kansas
1977-29- 689-CHN
1-1--------
Tim LaudnerC1981-08-28box - pbp23.0826-3 212 R-R 1958-06-07 Mason City,Iowa
1979- 3-  63-MIN
312--12--1-
Rick Leach1B-OF1981-04-30box - pbp23.3616-0 195 L-L 1957-05-04 Ann Arbor,Michigan
1979- 1-  13-DET
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Rufino LinaresOF1981-04-10box - pbp30.0416-0 170 R-R 1951-02-28 San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep
1973-   UDFA-ATL
4----------
Rick LisiOF1981-05-09box - pbp25.0536-0 175 R-R 1956-03-17 Halifax,Nova Scotia
1974-13- 290-TEX
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Larry LittletonOF1981-04-12box - pbp27.0096-1 185 R-R 1954-04-03 Charlotte,North Carolina
1976- 1-   6-PIT
1----------
Steve Lubratich3B-SS1981-09-27box - pbp26.1496-0 170 R-R 1955-05-01 Oakland,California
1977-   UDFA-CAL
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Candy MaldonadoRF-LF1981-09-07box - pbp21.0026-0 195 R-R 1960-09-05 Humacao,Puerto Rico
1978-   UDFA-LAN
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Jim Maler1B1981-09-03box - pbp23.0186-4 230 R-R 1958-08-16 New York,New York
1978- 1-   5-SEA
4-21-----1-
Fred Manrique2B-SS1981-08-23box - pbp19.2916-1 175 R-R 1961-11-05 Bolivar,Venezuela
1978-   UDFA-TOR
2----------
Mike MarshallOF1981-09-07box - pbp21.2396-5 220 R-R 1960-01-12 Libertyville,Illinois
1978- 6- 151-LAN
3111-------
Len Matuszek1B-OF1981-09-03box - pbp26.3416-2 195 L-R 1954-09-27 Toledo,Ohio
1976- 5- 113-PHI
1111-------
Vance McHenrySS1981-08-13box - pbp25.0345-9 165 R-R 1956-07-10 Chico,California
1978-11- 266-SEA
1-1---1----
Kelvin Moore1B1981-08-28box - pbp23.3366-1 195 R-L 1957-09-26 LeRoy,Alabama
1978- 6- 134-OAK
4-1-------1
Darryl MotleyOF1981-08-10box - pbp21.2025-9 196 R-R 1960-01-21 Muskogee,Oklahoma
1978- 2-  51-KCA
5-1--------
Larry OwenC1981-08-14box - pbp26.0755-11 185 R-R 1955-05-31 Cleveland,Ohio
1977-17- 420-ATL
1---------1
Casey ParsonsOF1981-05-31box - pbp27.0476-1 180 L-R 1954-04-14 Wenatchee,Washington
1976-   UDFA-SFN
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Mike PattersonOF1981-04-15box - pbp23.0795-10 170 L-R 1958-01-26 Santa Monica,California
1975-   UDFA-OAK
1----------
Bert PenaSS1981-09-14box - pbp22.0655-11 165 R-R 1959-07-11 Santurce,Puerto Rico
1977-   UDFA-HOU
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Joe Pittman2B-SS1981-04-25box - pbp27.1146-1 180 R-R 1954-01-01 Houston,Texas
1975- 5- 110-HOU
1-1--------
Bob PorterOF1981-05-13box - pbp21.2965-10 180 L-L 1959-07-22 Yuma,Arizona
1977- 3-  56-ATL
1-1---1----
Jeff RansomC1981-09-05box - pbp20.2985-11 185 R-R 1960-11-11 Fresno,California
1978- 5- 111-SFN
1----------
Johnny Ray2B1981-09-02box - pbp24.1855-11 175 B-R 1957-03-01 Chouteau,Oklahoma
1979-12- 294-HOU
1----------
Cal RipkenSS-3B1981-08-10box - pbp20.3516-4 220 R-R 1960-08-24 Havre de Grace,Maryland
1978- 2-  48-BAL
-1---------
Andre RobertsonSS-2B1981-09-03box - pbp23.3365-10 160 R-R 1957-10-02 Orange,Texas
1979- 4-  81-TOR
3-21-------
Ron RoenickeOF1981-09-02box - pbp25.0146-0 180 B-L 1956-08-19 Covina,California
1977- 1-  17-LAN
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Gene RoofOF1981-09-03box - pbp23.2336-2 180 B-R 1958-01-13 Paducah,Kentucky
1976-12- 279-SLN
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Pat RooneyOF1981-09-09box - pbp23.2856-1 190 R-R 1957-11-28 Chicago,Illinois
1978-20- 500-MON
1---------1
Willie RoysterC1981-09-03box - pbp27.1455-11 180 R-R 1954-04-11 Clarksville,Virginia
1972-22- 525-BAL
2---------2
Paul Runge3B-2B1981-09-25box - pbp23.1276-0 175 R-R 1958-05-21 Kingston,New York
1979- 9- 212-ATL
1---------1
Orlando SanchezC1981-05-06box - pbp24.2416-1 195 L-R 1956-09-07 Canovanas,Puerto Rico
1974-   UDFA-NYN
1----------
Ryne Sandberg2B1981-09-02box - pbp21.3506-2 180 R-R 1959-09-18 Spokane,Washington
1978-20- 511-PHI
-1---------
Steve Sax2B1981-08-18box - pbp21.2025-11 182 R-R 1960-01-29 Sacramento,California
1978- 9- 229-LAN
4-1-------1
Dave SchmidtC1981-04-28box - pbp24.1276-1 190 R-R 1956-12-22 Mesa,Arizona
1975- 2-  39-BOS
1---------1
Daryl Sconiers1B1981-09-13box - pbp22.3456-2 195 L-L 1958-10-03 San Bernardino,California
1977- 3-  59-CAL
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Paul SernaSS-2B1981-09-01box - pbp22.2895-8 170 R-R 1958-11-16 El Centro,California
1980-   UDFA-SEA
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John ShelbyOF1981-09-15box - pbp23.2046-1 175 B-R 1958-02-23 Lexington,Kentucky
1977- 1-  19-BAL
-1---------
Pat SheridanOF1981-09-16box - pbp23.2866-3 175 L-R 1957-12-04 Ann Arbor,Michigan
1979- 3-  73-KCA
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Matt SinatroC1981-09-22box - pbp21.1845-9 175 R-R 1960-03-22 West Hartford,Connecticut
1978- 2-  27-ATL
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Chris Smith1B-OF1981-05-14box - pbp23.3006-0 185 B-R 1957-07-18 Torrance,California
1978-11- 280-TEX
1---------1
Ken Smith1B1981-09-22box - pbp23.2226-1 195 L-R 1958-02-12 Youngstown,Ohio
1979-16- 398-HOU
1----------
Ray SmithC1981-04-09box - pbp25.2046-1 185 R-R 1955-09-18 Glendale,California
1973-22- 507-CAL
2-1--------
Pat Tabler1B-OF1981-08-21box - pbp23.2006-2 200 R-R 1958-02-02 Hamilton,Ohio
1976- 1-  16-NYA
4-1--------
Wayne TollesonSS-2B1981-09-01box - pbp25.3455-9 160 B-R 1955-09-22 Spartanburg,South Carolina
1978- 8- 202-TEX
21---------
Tim TolmanOF-1B1981-09-09box - pbp25.1426-0 195 R-R 1956-04-20 Santa Monica,California
1978-12- 297-HOU
1----------
Greg Wells1B1981-08-10box - pbp27.1076-5 218 R-R 1954-04-25 McIntosh,Alabama
1976-   UDFA-PIT
1-1---1-1--
Tom WieghausC1981-10-04box - pbp24.2456-0 195 R-R 1957-02-01 Chicago Heights,Illinois
1978-10- 243-MON
1----------
Alan Wiggins2B-OF1981-09-04box - pbp23.1996-2 160 B-R 1958-02-17 Los Angeles,California
1977- 1-   7-CAL
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Dallas WilliamsOF1981-09-19box - pbp23.2035-11 165 L-L 1958-02-28 Brooklyn,New York
1976- 1-  20-BAL
1----------

1981 Pitching Debuts

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Player NamePosDateBoxAgeHt Wt B-T BornDate Place Draft InformationIPHRERHRBBSO
Juan AgostoP1981-09-07box - pbp23.1966-2 190 L-L 1958-02-23 Rio Piedras,Puerto Rico
1974-   UDFA-BOS
5.0533102
Jose AlvarezP1981-10-01box - pbp25.1725-11 175 R-R 1956-04-12 Tampa,Florida
1978- 8- 183-ATL
2.0000002
Howard BaileyP1981-04-12box - pbp23.2556-0 195 R-L 1957-07-31 Grand Haven,Michigan
1978-   UDFA-DET
6.0444121
Steve BedrosianP1981-08-14box - pbp23.2516-3 205 R-R 1957-12-06 Methuen,Massachusetts
1978- 3-  53-ATL
0.2000000
Bud BlackP1981-09-05box - pbp24.0676-2 185 L-L 1957-06-30 San Mateo,California
1979-17- 417-SEA
0.0100000
Danny BooneP1981-04-11box - pbp27.0875-8 150 L-L 1954-01-14 Long Beach,California
1976- 2-  32-SDN
1.1200020
Tom BrennanP1981-09-05box - pbp28.3106-1 180 R-R 1952-10-30 Chicago,Illinois
1974- 1-   4-CLE
5.1822202
Scott BrownP1981-08-11box - pbp24.3466-2 220 R-R 1956-08-30 DeQuincy,Louisiana
1975- 4-  94-CIN
2.1200000
George CappuzzelloP1981-05-31box - pbp27.1366-0 175 R-L 1954-01-15 Youngstown,Ohio
1972-27- 623-DET
1.0233131
Bryan ClarkP1981-04-11box - pbp24.2736-2 185 L-L 1956-07-12 Madera,California
1974-10- 227-PIT
0.0000000
Don CooperP1981-04-09box - pbp24.0846-1 185 R-R 1957-01-15 New York,New York
1978-17- 442-NYA
0.1000020
Luis DeLeonP1981-09-06box - pbp23.0186-1 153 R-R 1958-08-19 Ponce,Puerto Rico
1977-   UDFA-SLN
1.2100001
Frank DiPinoP1981-09-14box - pbp24.3276-0 180 L-L 1956-10-22 Syracuse,New York
1977-   UDFA-MIL
1.0000012
Joe EdelenP1981-04-18box - pbp25.2156-0 165 R-R 1955-09-16 Durant,Oklahoma
1973- 1-  12-SLN
2.2100002
Rick EngleP1981-09-02box - pbp24.1485-11 181 R-L 1957-04-07 Corbin,Kentucky
1977-   UDFA-MON
2.0644012
Steve FireovidP1981-09-06box - pbp24.0926-2 195 B-R 1957-06-06 Bryan,Ohio
1978- 7- 161-SDN
2.0311001
Tom GormanP1981-09-02box - pbp23.2606-4 200 L-L 1957-12-16 Portland,Oregon
1980- 4-  99-MON
3.0100013
Atlee HammakerP1981-08-13box - pbp23.2016-2 200 B-L 1958-01-24 Carmel,California
1979- 1-  21-KCA
4.0400002
Greg HarrisP1981-05-20box - pbp25.2006-0 165 R-R 1955-11-02 Lynwood,California
1976- 7- 130-NYN
6.0422125
Brad HavensP1981-06-05box - pbp22.2006-1 196 L-L 1958-11-17 Highland Park,Michigan
1977- 8- 189-CAL
6.0211124
Kevin HickeyP1981-04-14box - pbp25.0496-1 200 L-L 1956-02-25 Chicago,Illinois
1977-   UDFA-CHA
1.0000000
John HobbsP1981-08-31box - pbp24.2936-3 190 R-L 1956-11-11 Philadelphia,Pennsylvania
1978- 7- 162-SEA
2.0211020
Bob JohnsonP1981-09-01box - pbp22.0326-3 195 R-R 1959-07-31 Dallas,Texas
1977- 3-  53-TEX
0.0000000
Terry LeachP1981-08-12box - pbp27.1526-0 191 R-R 1954-03-13 Selma,Alabama
1976- 7- 135-BOS
1.0322111
Tim LearyP1981-04-12box - pbp22.1106-3 205 R-R 1958-12-23 Santa Monica,California
1979- 1-   2-NYN
2.0000013
Bob LongP1981-09-02box - pbp26.2956-3 178 R-R 1954-11-11 Jasper,Tennessee
1976-24- 565-PIT
4.2945012
Andy McGaffiganP1981-09-22box - pbp24.3326-3 195 R-R 1956-10-25 West Palm Beach,Florida
1978- 6- 156-NYA
3.0100030
Mark MercerP1981-09-01box - pbp27.1026-5 220 L-L 1954-05-22 Fort Bragg,North Carolina
1973- 1-   1-PIT
3.0422023
Angel MorenoP1981-08-15box - pbp26.0705-9 165 L-L 1955-06-06 LaMendosa Soledad,Mexico
1981-   UDFA-CAL
0.0000010
Gene NelsonP1981-05-04box - pbp20.1526-0 174 R-R 1960-12-03 Tampa,Florida
1978-30- 690-TEX
6.0422124
Tom NiedenfuerP1981-08-15box - pbp22.0026-5 225 R-R 1959-08-13 St. Louis Park,Minnesota
1977-36- 762-LAN
1.0100011
Jack O'ConnorP1981-04-09box - pbp22.3116-3 215 L-L 1958-06-02 Twentynine Palms,California
1976- 9- 201-MON
1.1111110
Reggie PattersonP1981-08-13box - pbp22.2796-4 180 R-R 1958-11-07 Birmingham,Alabama
1979-   UDFA-CHA
1.2666120
Alejandro PenaP1981-08-13box - pbp22.0496-1 205 R-R 1959-06-25 Cambiaso,Dom Rep
1978-   UDFA-LAN
1.0000001
Chuck PorterP1981-09-14box - pbp25.2466-3 188 R-R 1956-01-12 Baltimore,Maryland
1976- 7- 150-CAL
1.0100000
Ted PowerP1981-09-09box - pbp26.2216-4 225 R-R 1955-01-31 Guthrie,Oklahoma
1976- 5- 115-LAN
3.0200013
Charlie PuleoP1981-09-16box - pbp26.2216-3 200 R-R 1955-02-07 Glen Ridge,New Jersey
1973-13- 307-DET
2.1100021
Jerry ReedP1981-09-11box - pbp25.3396-1 190 R-R 1955-10-08 Bryson City,North Carolina
1977-22- 559-PHI
2.0300002
Larry RothschildP1981-09-11box - pbp27.1836-2 185 R-R 1954-03-12 Chicago,Illinois
1975-   UDFA-CIN
0.1000010
Dave RuckerP1981-04-12box - pbp23.2236-1 190 L-L 1957-09-01 San Bernardino,California
1978-16- 402-DET
2.0100001
Luis SanchezP1981-04-10box - pbp27.2296-2 210 R-R 1953-08-24 Cariaco,Venezuela
1971-   UDFA-HOU
4.1310010
Jeff SchattingerP1981-09-21box - pbp25.3326-5 200 L-R 1955-10-25 Fresno,California
1979- 1-  21-KCA
3.0200011
Dave SchmidtP1981-05-01box - pbp24.0096-1 185 R-R 1957-04-22 Niles,Michigan
1979-26- 658-TEX
0.2100001
Jeff SchneiderP1981-08-12box - pbp28.2496-3 195 B-L 1952-12-06 Bremerton,Washington
1973- 2-  26-TEX
2.1654111
Ray SearageP1981-06-11box - pbp26.0416-1 180 L-L 1955-05-01 Freeport,New York
1976-22- 518-SLN
2.0300002
Eric ShowP1981-09-02box - pbp25.1066-1 190 R-R 1956-05-19 Riverside,California
1978-18- 447-SDN
2.0000011
Billy SmithP1981-06-09box - pbp26.2696-7 200 R-R 1954-09-13 La Marque,Texas
1977-14- 352-HOU
2.0322100
Bryn SmithP1981-09-08box - pbp26.0286-2 205 R-R 1955-08-11 Marietta,Georgia
1973-49- 741-SLN
0.2000000
Bob StoddardP1981-09-04box - pbp24.1806-1 200 R-R 1957-03-08 San Jose,California
1978-10- 240-SEA
6.2822114
Bob TuftsP1981-08-10box - pbp25.2826-5 215 L-L 1955-11-02 Medford,Massachusetts
1977-12- 296-SFN
1.0110001
Chris WelshP1981-04-12box - pbp25.3646-2 185 L-L 1955-04-14 Wilmington,Delaware
1977-21- 536-NYA
6.0744123
Len WhitehouseP1981-09-01box - pbp23.3565-11 175 L-L 1957-09-10 Burlington,Vermont
1976-   UDFA-TEX
1.2233111
Mike WittP1981-04-11box - pbp20.2656-7 192 R-R 1960-07-20 Fullerton,California
1978- 4-  92-CAL
4.1833111
Jim WrightP1981-04-22box - pbp26.0506-5 205 R-R 1955-03-03 St. Joseph,Missouri
1973- 5-  98-PHI
2.1400021