1981 MLB Season in Review

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A high-level summary of the 1981 Major League Baseball Season. The page includes standings, team totals and leaderboards. There is a lot more information on the season in various sub-sections such as the player register, team pages and boxscore-related pages.
Season Information
World Series Champions
Runner Up
Most Valuable Players
Cy Young Winners
Rookies of the Year
Managers of the Year
#1 Draft Pick
Mike Moore (Seattle Mariners)
All-Star Game
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1981 Major League Baseball Standings

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  • Playoff Team
  • American League East
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    036Baltimore OriolesT - S - R - L1055946.562--429437-8dnq1,024,24712Hank PetersEarl WeaverMemorial Stadium
    0612Boston Red SoxT - S - R - L1085949.546--51948138dnq1,060,37911Haywood SullivanRalph HoukFenway Park
    0915Cleveland IndiansT - S - R - L1035251.505--431442-11dnq661,39519Phil SeghiDave GarciaCleveland Stadium
    0511Detroit TigersT - S - R - L1096049.550--42740423dnq1,149,1449Jim CampbellSparky AndersonTiger Stadium
    025Milwaukee BrewersT - S - R - L1096247.569--49345934Lost ALCS (Yankees)874,29215Harry DaltonBuck RodgersCounty Stadium
    049New York YankeesT - S - R - L1075948.551--42134378Lost World Series (Dodgers)1,614,3533Gene MichaelGene Michael, Bob LemonYankee Stadium I
    01426Toronto Blue JaysT - S - R - L1063769.349--329466-137dnq755,08317Pat GillickBobby MattickExhibition Stadium
    American League West
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    0814Chicago White SoxT - S - R - L1065452.509--47642353dnq946,65114Roland HemondTony La RussaComiskey Park
    01017Kansas City RoyalsT - S - R - L1035053.485--397405-8Lost in 1st Round (Athletics)1,279,4038Joe BurkeJim Frey, Dick HowserRoyals Stadium
    01323Minnesota TwinsT - S - R - L1094168.376--378486-108dnq469,09026Calvin GriffithBilly Gardner, Johnny GorylMetropolitan Stadium
    012Oakland AthleticsT - S - R - L1096445.587--45840355Lost ALCS (Yankees)1,304,0527Billy MartinBilly MartinOakland-Alameda County Coliseum
    01221Seattle MarinersT - S - R - L1094465.404--426521-95dnq636,27620Dan O'BrienRene Lachemann, Maury WillsThe Kingdome
    0713Texas RangersT - S - R - L1055748.543--45238963dnq850,07616Eddie RobinsonDon ZimmerArlington Stadium
    01119California AngelsT - S - R - L1105159.464--47645323dnq1,441,5455Buzzie BavasiGene Mauch, Jim FregosiAnaheim Stadium
    National League East
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    01225Chicago CubsT - S - R - L1033865.369--370483-113dnq565,63722Bob KennedyJoey AmalfitanoWrigley Field
    047Montreal ExposT - S - R - L1086048.556--44339449Lost NLCS (Dodgers)1,534,5644John McHaleDick Williams, Jim FanningOlympic Stadium
    01022New York MetsT - S - R - L1034162.398--348432-84dnq704,24418Frank CashenJoe TorreShea Stadium
    0610Philadelphia PhilliesT - S - R - L1075948.551--49147219Lost in 1st Round (Expos)1,638,7522Paul OwensDallas GreenVeterans Stadium
    0920Pittsburgh PiratesT - S - R - L1024656.451--407425-18dnq541,78923Hardy PetersonChuck TannerThree Rivers Stadium
    023St. Louis CardinalsT - S - R - L1025943.578--46441747dnq1,010,24713Whitey HerzogWhitey HerzogBusch Stadium II
    National League West
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    0818Atlanta BravesT - S - R - L1065056.472--395416-21dnq535,41824John MullenBobby CoxAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium
    011Cincinnati RedsT - S - R - L1086642.611--46444024dnq1,093,73010Dick WagnerJohn McNamaraRiverfront Stadium
    058Houston AstrosT - S - R - L1106149.555--39433163Lost in 1st Round (Dodgers)1,321,2826Al RosenBill VirdonAstrodome
    034Los Angeles DodgersT - S - R - L1106347.573--45035694Won World Series (Yankees)2,381,2921Al CampanisTom LasordaDodger Stadium
    01124San Diego PadresT - S - R - L1104169.373--382455-73dnq519,16125Jack McKeonFrank HowardJack Murphy Stadium
    0716San Francisco GiantsT - S - R - L1115655.505--42741413dnq632,27421Spec RichardsonFrank RobinsonCandlestick Park
    26 record(s)
    Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL MLBRank Rank in all of Major League Baseball for the season Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. G Games Played (or Pitched) W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) GBL Games behind leader. ((Team A Wins-Team B Wins) + (Team A Losses-Team B Losses))/2 RF Runs For RA Runs Against Diff Run Differential. RF-RA Playoffs Playoff participation description. Attendance Number of people paying for tickets for games Att Rank Attendance rank within the league Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season