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1981 New York YankeesSeason Roster
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Graig Nettles played for the 1981 New York Yankees
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameYankees
LocationBronx,New York
Record59-48 (3rd in American League East)League Rank4thMLB Rank9th
BallparkYankee Stadium I
ManagerBob Lemon,Gene MichaelGeneral ManagerGene Michael
CoachesJoe Altobelli (Bench Coach), Yogi Berra (First Base Coach), Mike Ferraro (Third Base Coach), Clyde King (Assistant Coach), Charlie Lau (Hitting Coach), Dom Scala (Bullpen Coach), Jeff Torborg (Bullpen Coach), Jerry Walker (Assistant Coach), Stan Williams (Pitching Coach)
PlayoffsLost World Series (Dodgers)
#1 Draft PickJohn Elway (#52)
Attendance1,614,353 (Rank: 3rd)
Minor League AffiliatesColumbus Clippers (AAA) 88-51 ... Nashville Sounds (AA) 81-62 ... Fort Lauderdale Yankees (A+) 81-53 ... Greensboro Hornets (A) 98-43 ... Oneonta Yankees (A-) 48-25 ... Gulf Coast Yankees (Rk) 30-29 ... Paintsville Yankees (Rk) 46-24 ...
Years Available1901-2019

Team History -- 1981 Statistics -- 1981 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1981 New York Yankees.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1981 baseball season.

1981 New York Yankees Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
66Steve Balboni1B6-3 235 R-R 1957-01-16 24Brockton,Massachusetts MLB1977-19931981-1993Manchester Memorial (Manchester,NH)Eckerd Col
1978- 2-  52-NYA
 
43Doug BirdP6-4 180 R-R 1950-03-05 31Corona,California MLB1969-19831973-1983Pomona (Pomona,CA)Mount San Antonio Col
1969- 8- 152-SE1
 
13Bobby BrownOF6-1 205 B-R 1954-05-24 27Norfolk,Virginia MLB1972-19851979-1985Northampton (Eastville,VA)
1972-11- 264-BAL
 
35,56Bill CastroP5-11 170 R-R 1953-12-13 27Santiago,Dom Rep MLB1971-19831974-1983  
1970-   UDFA-MIL
 
10Rick CeroneC5-11 185 R-R 1954-05-19 27Newark,New Jersey MLB1974-19921975-1992Essex Catholic (East Orange,NJ)Seton Hall U.
1975- 1-   7-CLE
 
39Ron DavisP6-4 207 R-R 1955-08-06 25Houston,Texas MLB1975-19901978-1988Milby (Houston,TX)Blinn Col
1976- 3-  56-CHN
 
20Bucky DentSS5-11 181 R-R 1951-11-25 29Savannah,Georgia MLB1970-19841973-1984Hialeah (Hialeah,FL)Miami-Dade Col
1970- 1-   6-SLN
 
23Barry FooteC6-3 210 R-R 1952-02-16 29Smithfield,North Carolina MLB1970-19821973-1982Smithfield-Selma (Smithfield,NC)
1970- 1-   3-MON
 
43George FrazierP6-5 205 R-R 1954-10-13 26Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1976-19871978-1987Hillcrest (Springfield,MO)Oklahoma
1976- 9- 196-MIL
 
17Oscar GambleOF-DH5-11 165 L-R 1949-12-20 31Ramer,Alabama MLB1968-19851969-1985Carver (Montgomery,AL)
1968-16- 363-CHN
 
54Rich GossageP6-3 217 R-R 1951-07-05 29Colorado Springs,Colorado MLB1970-19941972-1994Roy J. Wasson (Colorado Springs,CO)Colorado St-Pueblo
1970- 9- 204-CHA
 
52Mike GriffinP6-5 197 R-R 1957-06-26 24Colusa,California MLB1977-19891979-1989Woodland (Woodland,CA)
1976- 3-  60-TEX
 
49Ron GuidryP5-11 160 L-L 1950-08-28 30Lafayette,Louisiana MLB1969-19891975-1988Carencro (Lafayette,LA)UL Lafayette
1971- 3-  67-NYA
 
44Reggie JacksonOF-DH6-0 200 L-L 1946-05-18 35Wynecote,Pennsylvania MLB1966-19871967-1987Cheltenham (Cheltenham,PA)Arizona St
1966- 1-   2-KC1
 
25Tommy JohnP6-3 185 R-L 1943-05-22 38Terre Haute,Indiana MLB1961-19891963-1989Gerstmeyer (Terre Haute,IN)Indiana St
1961-   UDFA-CLE
 
34Dave LaRocheP6-2 200 L-L 1948-05-14 33Colorado Springs,Colorado MLB1968-19831970-1983West Torrance (Torrance,CA)
1967- 5-  86-CAL
 
45Rudy MayP6-3 207 L-L 1944-07-18 36Coffeyville,Kansas MLB1963-19831965-1983Castlemont (Oakland,CA)
1962-   UDFA-MIN
 
58Andy McGaffiganP6-3 195 R-R 1956-10-25 24West Palm Beach,Florida MLB1978-19911981-1991Twin Lakes (West Palm Beach,FL)Florida So.Col, Palm Beach St
1978- 6- 156-NYA
 
18Larry MilbourneSS6-0 165 B-R 1951-02-14 30Port Norris,New Jersey MLB1969-19851974-1984  
1969-   UDFA-BAL
 
22Jerry MumphreyOF6-2 185 B-R 1952-09-09 28Tyler,Texas MLB1971-19881974-1988Chapel Hill (Tyler,TX)
1971- 4-  81-SLN
 
2Bobby MurcerDH5-11 180 L-R 1946-05-20 35Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1964-19851965-1983Southeast (Oklahoma City,OK)
1964-   UDFA-NYA
 
46,55Gene NelsonP6-0 174 R-R 1960-12-03 20Tampa,Florida MLB1978-19931981-1993Pasco (Dade City,FL)
1978-30- 690-TEX
 
9Graig Nettles3B6-0 185 L-R 1944-08-20 36San Diego,California MLB1966-19881967-1988San Diego (San Diego,CA)San Diego St
1965- 4-  74-MIN
 
26Johnny OatesC5-11 185 L-R 1946-01-21 35Sylva,North Carolina MLB1967-19811970-1981Prince George (Prince George,VA)Virginia Tech
1967- 1-  10-BAL
 
56Mike PattersonOF5-10 170 L-R 1958-01-26 23Santa Monica,California MLB1975-19841981-1982Dorsey (Los Angeles,CA)
1975-   UDFA-OAK
 
14Lou PiniellaOF-DH6-2 199 R-R 1943-08-28 37Tampa,Florida MLB1963-19841964-1984Jesuit (Tampa,FL)Tampa
1962-   UDFA-CLE
 
30Willie Randolph2B5-11 171 R-R 1954-07-06 26Holly Hill,South Carolina MLB1972-19921975-1992Tilden (Brooklyn,NY)
1972- 7- 167-PIT
 
36Rick ReuschelP6-3 235 R-R 1949-05-16 32Quincy,Illinois MLB1970-19911972-1991Camp Point Central (Camp Point,IL)Western Illinois U.
1970- 3-  67-CHN
 
12Dave Revering1B6-4 210 L-R 1953-02-12 28Roseville,California MLB1971-19821978-1982Bella Vista (Fair Oaks,CA)
1971- 7- 172-CIN
 
19Dave RighettiP6-4 210 L-L 1958-11-28 22San Jose,California MLB1977-19951979-1995Pioneer (San Jose,CA)San Jose City Col
1977- 1-   9-TEX
 
55Andre RobertsonSS5-10 160 R-R 1957-10-02 23Orange,Texas MLB1979-19891981-1985West Orange-Stark (Orange,TX)Texas
1979- 4-  81-TOR
 
27Aurelio Rodriguez3B5-10 180 R-R 1947-12-28 33Cananea,Mexico MLB1965-19831967-1983  
1966-   UDFA-CAL
 
12Jim Spencer1B6-2 195 L-L 1947-07-30 33Hanover,Pennsylvania MLB1965-19821968-1982Andover (Linthicum,MD)
1969-42- 909-SE1
 
38Tom UnderwoodP5-11 170 R-L 1953-12-22 27Kokomo,Indiana MLB1973-19851974-1984Kokomo (Kokomo,IN)
1972- 2-  27-PHI
 
28Bob Watson1B6-2 205 R-R 1946-04-10 35Los Angeles,California MLB1965-19841966-1984Fremont (Los Angeles,CA)
1970-15- 362-CHN
 
58Dave WehrmeisterP6-4 195 R-R 1952-11-09 28Berwyn,Illinois MLB1973-19861976-1985Lyons Township (LaGrange,IL)Truman St
1973- 1-   3-SDN
 
24Dennis Werth1B6-1 200 R-R 1952-12-29 28Lincoln,Illinois MLB1974-19841979-1982Mount Pulaski (Mount Pulaski,IL)So.Illinois U.-Edwardsville
1974-19- 437-NYA
 
31Dave WinfieldOF6-6 220 R-R 1951-10-03 29St. Paul,Minnesota MLB1971-19951973-1995St. Paul Central (St. Paul,MN)Minnesota
1973- 1-   4-SDN
 
38 Players