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1981 Minor League Standings

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  • Standings below are by league, sorted by level from AAA to Rookie. There are also 2 Top 10 lists that span all of Minor League Baseball.
  • Note that the several full season minor leagues split the season in 2 and have standings for the 1st and 2nd halves. The winners of divisions in both halves will meet in the playoffs. TBC displays the aggregate standings and does not track the split season.
  • Minor League Standings are available since 1977.
  • Playoff teams are in bold
  • American Association (AAA)1981PREV - NEXTTop

    East
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    143Evansville TripletsS - R - F1367363.537--Jim LeylandBosse Field113,167
    279Springfield RedbirdsS - R - F1366670.4857.0Tommy ThompsonLanphier Park120,537
    396Indianapolis IndiansS - R - F1366274.45611.0Jim BeauchampBush Stadium205,220
    4126Iowa OaksS - R - F1355382.39319.5Roy Hartsfield, Randy HundleySec Taylor Stadium124,371
    West
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    124Omaha RoyalsS - R - F1367957.581--Joe SparksJohnny Rosenblatt Stadium196,924
    229Denver BearsS - R - F1367660.5593.0Felipe AlouMile High Stadium555,806
    365Oklahoma City 89ersS - R - F1366967.50710.0Jim SnyderAll Sports Stadium191,502
    481Wichita AerosS - R - F1356570.48113.5Rich DonnellyLawrence-Dumont Stadium122,371

    International League (AAA)1981PREV - NEXTTop

    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    110Columbus ClippersS - R - F1398851.633--Frank VerdiCooper Stadium527,124
    218Richmond BravesS - R - F1398356.5975.0Eddie HaasParker Field218,208
    368Tidewater TidesS - R - F1387068.50717.5Jack AkerMet Park135,001
    474Rochester Red WingsS - R - F1396970.49619.0Doc EdwardsSilver Stadium349,341
    580Charleston CharliesS - R - F1396772.48221.0Cal Emery, Frank LucchesiWalt Powell Park99,537
    682Pawtucket Red SoxS - R - F1406773.47921.5Joe MorganMcCoy Stadium191,859
    7106Syracuse ChiefsS - R - F1406080.42928.5Bob HumphreysMacArthur Stadium198,097
    8129Toledo Mud HensS - R - F1405387.37935.5Cal ErmerLucas County Stadium170,359

    Pacific Coast League (AAA)1981PREV - NEXTTop

    Northern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    128Tacoma TigersS - R - F1397861.561--Edward NottleCheney Stadium244,083
    247Hawaii IslandersS - R - F1377265.5265.0Doug RaderAloha Stadium157,918
    348Portland BeaversS - R - F1377265.5265.0Pete WardCivic Stadium192,214
    495Edmonton TrappersS - R - F1366274.45614.5Gordy LundJohn Ducey Park187,501
    5109Vancouver CanadiansS - R - F1325676.42418.5Lee SigmanNat Bailey Stadium127,161
    6117Spokane IndiansS - R - F1405684.40022.5Rene Lachemann, Ken PapeAvista Stadium22,705
    Southern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    11Albuquerque DukesS - R - F1329438.712--Del CrandallAlbuquerque Sports Stadium244,464
    249Phoenix GiantsS - R - F1326963.52325.0Rocky BridgesPhoenix Municipal Stadium240,832
    390Salt Lake GullsS - R - F1346371.47032.0Moose StubingDerks Field205,353
    4114Tucson TorosS - R - F1395782.41040.5Jimmy JohnsonHi Corbett Field188,488

    Eastern League (AA)1981PREV - NEXTTop

    Northern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    113Glens Falls White SoxS - R - F1358352.615--Jim MahoneyEast Field Stadium101,567
    275Holyoke MillersS - R - F1386870.49316.5Jim SaulMackenzie Stadium80,117
    3100Lynn SailorsS - R - F1386276.44922.5Bobby FloydFraser Field38,468
    4115Buffalo BisonsS - R - F1375681.40928.0Johnny LiponWar Memorial Stadium83,464
    Southern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    125Bristol Red SoxS - R - F1377958.577--Tony TorchiaMuzzy Field77,066
    237Reading PhilliesS - R - F1397663.5474.0Ron ClarkReading Municipal Memorial Stadium117,050
    358West Haven A'sS - R - F1387167.5148.5Bob DidierQuigley Stadium55,552
    4121Waterbury RedsS - R - F1385583.39924.5George SchergerMunicipal Stadium67,609

    Southern League (AA)1981PREV - NEXTTop

    Eastern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    133Orlando TwinsS - R - F1427963.556--Tom KellyTinker Field69,391
    256Charlotte O'sS - R - F1437469.5175.5Mark WileyCrockett Park204,546
    373Savannah BravesS - R - F1407070.5008.0Andy GilbertGrayson Stadium104,254
    493Jacksonville SunsS - R - F1426577.45814.0Gene LamontSam W. Wolfson Baseball Park126,384
    5101Columbus AstrosS - R - F1416378.44715.5Matt GalanteGolden Park109,135
    Western
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    127Nashville SoundsS - R - F1438162.566--Stump MerrillHerschel Greer Stadium550,676
    241Memphis ChicksS - R - F1437766.5384.0Larry BearnarthTim McCarver Stadium307,007
    371Birmingham BaronsS - R - F1417170.5049.0Roy MajtykaHoover Metropolitan Stadium220,219
    486Chattanooga LookoutsS - R - F1426775.47213.5Woody SmithEngel Stadium140,917
    5104Knoxville Blue JaysS - R - F1436380.44118.0Larry Hardy, Duane LarsonBill Meyer Stadium70,807

    Texas League (AA)1981PREV - NEXTTop

    Eastern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    139Tulsa DrillersS - R - F663630.545--Tom BurgessRobert B. Sutton155,845
    291Shreveport CaptainsS - R - F693237.4645.5Jack MullSPAR Stadium46,930
    3108Jackson MetsS - R - F682939.4268.0Davey JohnsonSmith-Wills Stadium112,511
    4122Arkansas TravelersS - R - F682741.39710.0Gaylen PittsRay Winder Field202,604
    Western
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    112Amarillo Gold SoxS - R - F684226.618--Eddie WattPotter County Memorial Stadium89,476
    222San Antonio DodgersS - R - F684028.5882.0Don LeJohnV.J. Keefe Memorial Stadium134,668
    342Midland CubsS - R - F673631.5375.5George Enright, Roy HartsfieldCubs Stadium105,294
    4110El Paso DiablosS - R - F662838.42413.0Tony MuserDudley Field210,398

    California League (A+)1981PREV - NEXTTop

    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    111Visalia OaksS - R - F1408753.621--Dick PhillipsRecreation Park44,576
    223Reno Silver SoxS - R - F1398158.5835.5Jack MaloofMoana Stadium100,947
    352Lodi DodgersS - R - F1407367.52114.0Terry CollinsLawrence Park61,271
    476Stockton PortsS - R - F1396871.48918.5Duane EspyBilly Hebert Field106,170
    578Modesto A'sS - R - F1386771.48619.0Keith LieppmanDel Webb Field65,675
    687Redwood PioneersS - R - F1406674.47121.0Chris CannizzaroRohnert Park Stadium66,466
    799Fresno GiantsS - R - F1406377.45024.0Wayne CatoEuless Ballpark89,666
    8128San Jose MissionsS - R - F1405387.37934.0Fred HatfieldSan Jose Municipal Stadium99,701

    Carolina League (A+)1981PREV - NEXTTop

    Northern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    167Hagerstown SunsS - R - F1387068.507--Grady LittleMunicipal Stadium145,335
    269Lynchburg MetsS - R - F1407169.5071.0Gene DusanLynchburg City Stadium51,960
    388Salem RedbirdsS - R - F1406674.4715.0Glenn EzellSalem Municipal Stadium72,125
    497Alexandria DukesS - R - F1376275.4537.5Michael ToomeyMunicipal Stadium40,659
    Southern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    151Peninsula PilotsS - R - F1367165.522--Bill DancyWar Memorial Stadium66,261
    255Winston-Salem Red SoxS - R - F1397267.5181.5Buddy HunterErnie Shore Field72,132
    359Kinston EaglesS - R - F1407268.5142.0John McLarenGrainger Stadium40,183
    466Durham BullsS - R - F1387068.5072.0Al GallagherDurham Athletic Park151,905

    Florida State League (A+)1981PREV - NEXTTop

    Northern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    121Tampa TarponsS - R - F1337954.594--Jim LettAl Lopez Field61,758
    250St. Petersburg CardinalsS - R - F1326963.5239.5Nick LeyvaAl Lang Field116,477
    354Lakeland TigersS - R - F1336964.51910.0Ted BrazellJoker Marchant Stadium43,490
    470Daytona AstrosS - R - F1356867.50412.0Carlos AlfonsoJackie Robinson Ballpark70,194
    5102Winter Haven Red SoxS - R - F1396277.44620.0Rac SliderChain of Lakes Park21,133
    Southern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    115Fort Lauderdale YankeesS - R - F1348153.604--Doug HolmquistFort Lauderdale Stadium56,507
    235Fort Myers RoyalsS - R - F1307258.5547.0Brian MurphyTerry Park Ballfield59,150
    384West Palm Beach ExposS - R - F1366571.47817.0Bob BaileyWest Palm Beach Municipal Stadium165,656
    492Vero Beach DodgersS - R - F1366373.46319.0Paul Popovich, John Shoemaker, Stan WasiakHolman Stadium91,732
    5133Miami OriolesS - R - F1364492.32438.0Minnie MendozaMiami Stadium46,885

    Midwest League (A)1981PREV - NEXTTop

    Northern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    19Wausau TimbersS - R - F1328448.636--Bill PlummerAthletic Park58,116
    219Waterloo IndiansS - R - F1368155.5965.0Gomer HodgeMunicipal Stadium80,355
    363Wisconsin Rapids TwinsS - R - F1336865.51116.5Ken StaplesWitter Field43,509
    4116Appleton FoxesS - R - F1345480.40331.0Sam EwingGoodland Field66,780
    Southern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    126Quad Cities CubsS - R - F1357758.570--Rich MoralesJohn O'Donnell Stadium134,142
    277Cedar Rapids RedsS - R - F1336568.48911.0Randy DavidsonVeterans Field89,824
    3118Burlington BeesS - R - F1355481.40023.0Terry BevingtonCommunity Field62,127
    4125Clinton GiantsS - R - F1325280.39423.5Wendell KimRiverview Stadium67,940

    South Atlantic League (A)1981PREV - NEXTTop

    Northern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    12Greensboro HornetsS - R - F1419843.695--Bob SchaeferWorld War Memorial Stadium260,340
    253Asheville TouristsS - R - F1427468.52124.5Tom RobsonMcCormick Field70,957
    372Spartanburg PhilliesS - R - F1417170.50427.0Tom HarmonDuncan Park43,404
    485Gastonia CardinalsS - R - F1446876.47231.5Joseph RigoliSims Legion Park806,869
    5111Shelby MetsS - R - F1425983.41539.5Dan MonzonVeterans Field51,324
    Southern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    136Greenwood PiratesS - R - F1447965.549--Joe FrisinaLegion Stadium20,740
    246Charleston (sc) RoyalsS - R - F1427567.5283.0Rick MathewsCollege Park83,934
    383Florence Blue JaysS - R - F1386672.47810.0Dennis HolmbergRed Wolfe Stadium74,645
    4105Macon PeachesS - R - F1416279.44015.5Tom KotchmanLuther Williams Field72,557
    5120Anderson BravesS - R - F1435786.39921.5Sonny JacksonAnderson Memorial Stadium34,349

    New York-Penn League (A-)1981PREV - NEXTTop

    Eastern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    14Oneonta YankeesS - R - F734825.658--Art MazmanianDamaschke Field39,075
    232Utica Blue SoxS - R - F703931.5577.5Jim GattisDonovan Stadium at Murnane Field19,146
    3103Little Falls MetsS - R - F703139.44315.5Richard MillerLittle Falls Veterans Memorial Park23,516
    4132Elmira PioneersS - R - F732548.34223.0Dick BerardinoDunn Field49,556
    Western
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    17Jamestown ExposS - R - F744826.649--Pat DaughertyCollege Stadium44,931
    220Erie CardinalsS - R - F744430.5954.0Sonny RobertsAinsworth Field76,063
    338Geneva CubsS - R - F754134.5477.5Bob HartsfieldMcDonough Park24,403
    4135Batavia TrojansS - R - F751659.21332.5Dave OliverDwyer Stadium24,841

    Northwest League (A-)1981PREV - NEXTTop

    Northern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    130Bellingham MarinersS - R - F703931.557--Jeff ScottJoe Martin Field21,390
    2113Walla Walla PadresS - R - F702941.41410.0Greg RiddochBorleske Stadium19,719
    3136Bend PhilliesS - R - F17031139.18258.0P.J. CareyVince Genna Stadium28,909
    Southern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    117Medford A'sS - R - F704228.600--Bradley FischerMiles Field54,243
    262Salem SenatorsS - R - F703634.5146.0Rick IngallsChemeketa Community College Field30,174
    389Eugene EmeraldsS - R - F703337.4719.0Bill BrykCivic Stadium85,073

    Appalachian League (Rk)1981PREV - NEXTTop

    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    16Paintsville YankeesS - R - F704624.657--Mike EasomPaul G. Fyffe Field21,520
    216Elizabethton TwinsS - R - F704228.6004.0Fred WatersJoe O'Brien Field11,932
    360Bluefield OriolesS - R - F703634.51410.0Lance NicholsBowen Field21,525
    461Johnson City CardinalsS - R - F703634.51410.0Johnny LewisHoward Johnson Field32,035
    5112Bristol TigersS - R - F702941.41417.0Joe LewisDevault Memorial Stadium9,486
    6134Kingsport MetsS - R - F702149.30025.0Al JacksonDobyns-Bennett22,630

    Gulf Coast League (Rk)1981PREV - NEXTTop

    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    13GCL Royals Gold S - R - F644420.688--Roy Tanner0
    28Gulf Coast White SoxS - R - F644123.6413.0John Boles0
    334GCL Royals BlueS - R - F633528.5568.5Joe Jones0
    440GCL Astros OrangeS - R - F613328.5419.5Lyle Olsen0
    544Gulf Coast PiratesS - R - F603228.53310.0Woody HuykePirate City Stadium0
    657Gulf Coast RangersS - R - F623230.51611.0Andy Hancock0
    764Gulf Coast YankeesS - R - F593029.50811.5Carlos Tosca0
    898Gulf Coast BravesS - R - F622834.45215.0Pedro Gonzalez0
    9119Gulf Coast Blue JaysS - R - F652639.40018.5Rich Hacker0
    10123Gulf Coast CubsS - R - F632538.39718.5Hugh Yancy0
    11124Gulf Coast PadresS - R - F632538.39718.5Jim Zerilla0
    12131GCL Astros BlueS - R - F602238.36720.0Eric Swanson0

    Pioneer League (Rk)1981PREV - NEXTTop

    Northern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    15Calgary ExposS - R - F704624.657--J.R. MinerBurns Stadium38,748
    214Lethbridge DodgersS - R - F704327.6143.0Gary LaRocqueHenderson Stadium37,361
    345Medicine Hat Blue JaysS - R - F703733.5299.0Wayne GrahamAthletic Park33,109
    494Great Falls GiantsS - R - F703238.45714.0Ernie RodriguezCentene Stadium58,179
    Southern
    RankMinRankTeamOrgLinksGPWinsLossesPctGBLManagersBallparkAttendance
    131Butte Copper KingsS - R - F703931.557--Ken RichardsonAlumni Coliseum30,519
    2107Billings MustangsS - R - F703040.4299.0Jim HoffCobb Field79,018
    3127Idaho Falls AngelsS - R - F702743.38612.0Joe MaddonMcDermott Field33,283
    4130Helena PhilliesS - R - F702644.37113.0Roly De ArmasKindrick Field25,143

    1981 Rank by Organization

    RankTeamWinsLossesPct
    1New York Yankees396234.629
    2Los Angeles Dodgers270206.567
    3Montreal Expos266223.544
    4Oakland Athletics258227.532
    5Kansas City Royals291259.529
    6San Diego Padres290264.523
    7Minnesota Twins287268.517
    8Texas Rangers175168.510
    9Chicago Cubs207205.502
    10Seattle Mariners241239.502
    11Atlanta Braves280280.500
    12Detroit Tigers275276.499
    13St. Louis Cardinals274280.495
    14Chicago White Sox199206.491
    15Boston Red Sox305323.486
    16Pittsburgh Pirates269286.485
    17California Angels233249.483
    18Cincinnati Reds294316.482
    19Cleveland Indians231261.470
    20New York Mets260298.466
    21Toronto Blue Jays261300.465
    22San Francisco Giants216257.457
    23Houston Astros188227.453
    24Baltimore Orioles187231.447
    25Philadelphia Phillies318404.440
    26Milwaukee Brewers206266.436

    Top 25 Minor League Teams (Wpct)

    RankTeamLeagueWLPct
    1AlbuquerquePCL9438.712
    2GreensboroSAL9843.695
    3GCL Royals GoldGCL4420.688
    4OneontaNYPL4825.658
    5CalgaryPio4624.657
    6PaintsvilleApp4624.657
    7JamestownNYPL4826.649
    8Gulf Coast White SoxGCL4123.641
    9WausauMidw8448.636
    10ColumbusIL8851.633
    11VisaliaCalif8753.621
    12AmarilloTex4226.618
    13Glens FallsEast8352.615
    14LethbridgePio4327.614
    15Fort LauderdaleFSL8153.604
    16ElizabethtonApp4228.600
    17MedfordNwst4228.600
    18RichmondIL8356.597
    19WaterlooMidw8155.596
    20ErieNYPL4430.595
    21TampaFSL7954.594
    22San AntonioTex4028.588
    23RenoCalif8158.583
    24OmahaAmer7957.581
    25BristolEast7958.577


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