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1981 New York Yankees (MLB)

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W-L Record: 59-48 .551
Rank: th in American League East
Run Differential: 421-343 + 78
Manager(s): Gene Michael, Bob Lemon
General Manager: Gene Michael (1981-09-07), Bill Bergesch
Location: Bronx, New York
Ballpark: Yankee Stadium I
Attendance: 1,614,353 3/26
Playoffs: Lost World Series (Dodgers)
Top Draft Pick: John Elway (#52) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Jerry Walker
Assistant Coach: Clyde King
Bench Coach: Joe Altobelli
Bullpen Coach: Jeff Torborg
First Base Coach: Yogi Berra
Hitting Coach: Charlie Lau
Pitching Coach: Stan Williams
Third Base Coach: Mike Ferraro

#1 Draft Picks

Reggie Jackson (#2), Barry Foote (#3), Dave Winfield (#4), Rick Cerone (#7)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
6247.569--
5946.5622.0
5948.5512.0
6049.5502.0
5949.5462.5
5251.5057.0
3769.34923.5
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
31Dave WinfieldOF2938852114
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13
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681114341131713.294.360.464824.170.307.2960.9529.8180440
30Willie Randolph2B263575983
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3
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2
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241455724005310.232.336.305641.073.258.2430.42178.5109422
9Graig Nettles3B363494685
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15
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4602474914235.244.333.398731.155.284.2431.0423.3139402
44Reggie JacksonOF-DH353343379
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5403468212018.237.330.428758.192.320.2691.7822.3143382
22Jerry MumphreyOF283194498
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11
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5
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32149242701527.307.354.429783.122.213.3191.1353.2137350
10Rick CeroneC272342357
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21021224004410.244.276.342618.098.141.2592.00117.080254
20Bucky DentSS292272054
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2701191720821.238.300.379679.141.220.2290.8932.486258
17Oscar GambleOF-DH311892445
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2702352312024.238.357.439796.201.376.2220.6618.983227
18Larry MilbourneSS301632451
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122091412313.313.351.399750.086.153.3361.56163.065177
14Lou PiniellaOF-DH371591644
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180113904207.277.331.428759.151.226.2690.6931.868174
28Bob Watson1B351561533
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12002417020010.212.317.385702.173.327.2030.7126.060180
23Barry FooteC291251226
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06
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100082100407.208.256.384640.176.240.2042.6320.848137
12Dave Revering1B28119828
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701112005002.235.300.336636.101.185.2681.8259.540130
2Bobby MurcerDH351171431
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2400121501013.265.331.470801.205.308.2581.2519.555130
12Jim Spencer1B336369
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4009702003.143.250.270520.127.270.1300.7831.51772
13Bobby BrownOF2762514
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0064251500111.226.279.242521.016.129.2923.00--1569
24Dennis Werth1B285576
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00110121202404.109.269.127396.018.255.1401.00--771
27Aurelio Rodriguez3B3352418
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80021000101.346.370.500870.154.192.4005.0026.02655
26Johnny OatesC352645
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000002000000.192.250.231481.038.115.1920.00--628
55Andre RobertsonSS231915
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000110300000.263.263.316579.053.053.313----619
56Mike PattersonOF23922
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00000000000.222.222.667889.444.444.222----69
66Steve Balboni1B24722
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02001400000.286.375.7141089.429.571.6674.00--58
Batting Totals11593529421889148221004034730391434730402799.252.324.391715.139.255.2611.1135.313813987
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
45Rudy May366114.142722401114713771681041796021.208.330.612.494.801.93
25Tommy John38982.642020700014013550411039506231.248.680.642.513.211.28
49Ron Guidry301152.7623210010127100413912261046010.997.090.851.847.374.00
19Dave Righetti22842.0615152000105752524138891101.086.430.093.267.632.34
39Ron Davis25452.714300022673472222625831100.995.790.743.0810.233.32
36Rick Reuschel32442.661211301070752421410220001.209.510.511.272.792.20
43Doug Bird31512.72174003053581916516280001.409.850.852.724.751.75
34Dave LaRoche33412.492610014047381613316241011.157.280.573.064.601.50
54Rich Gossage29320.77320003020462264214481010.774.210.382.689.193.43
46,55Gene Nelson20314.8587000039402421523162011.629.231.155.313.690.70
38Tom Underwood27144.3696001032321716213290001.368.730.553.557.912.23
43George Frazier26011.611600093272675111171001.328.360.323.545.461.55
35,56Bill Castro27113.79110006019261382540001.6312.320.952.371.890.80
58Andy McGaffigan24002.5720000075321320101.146.431.293.862.570.67
58Dave Wehrmeister28005.1450002076440770001.867.710.009.009.001.00
52Mike Griffin24002.2520001045110040001.2511.250.000.009.00--
Pitching Totals59482.9026810716091309488273433056428760625591.187.850.612.725.752.11
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rick CeroneC693532631.9920.00
Barry FooteC342271413.9960.00
Johnny OatesC1049320.9630.00
Dennis WerthC3151001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bob Watson1B5036725142.9970.00
Dave Revering1B4427630224.9940.00
Jim Spencer1B25172170171.0000.00
Dennis Werth1B19829071.0000.00
Steve Balboni1B3141021.0000.00
Barry Foote1B140011.0000.00
Aurelio Rodriguez1B181021.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Willie Randolph2B932052681174.9770.00
Larry Milbourne2B143529210.9700.00
Andre Robertson2B327011.0000.00
Aurelio Rodriguez2B315011.0000.00
Tucker Ashford2B20000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Graig Nettles3B9763214814.9720.00
Aurelio Rodriguez3B20112821.9510.00
Larry Milbourne3B321011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bucky DentSS731042171049.9700.00
Larry MilbourneSS393791615.9550.00
Andre RobertsonSS8717021.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dave WinfieldOF102196130.9850.00
Jerry MumphreyOF79219580.9660.00
Reggie JacksonOF61111330.9740.00
Oscar GambleOF43770001.0000.00
Lou PiniellaOF3669211.9860.00
Bobby BrownOF2954230.9490.00
Dennis WerthOF871001.0000.00
Mike PattersonOF460001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ron DavisP437345001.0001.11
Rich GossageP32462711.9001.75
Rudy MayP27147112810.9752.38
Dave LaRocheP264754001.0001.72
Ron GuidryP231271317011.0002.13
Tommy JohnP201401127021.0002.44
Doug BirdP175367011.0002.20
George FrazierP16271410.8331.65
Dave RighettiP151056910.9371.28
Rick ReuschelP1270614001.0002.56
Bill CastroP111903001.0001.42
Tom UnderwoodP9322410.8571.68
Gene NelsonP8393610.9002.07
Dave WehrmeisterP5712001.0003.86
Mike GriffinP2402001.0004.39
Andy McGaffiganP270000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Oscar GambleDH33.0000.00
Reggie JacksonDH33.0000.00
Bobby MurcerDH33.0000.00
Lou PiniellaDH19.0000.00
Bob WatsonDH6.0000.00
Barry FooteDH4.0000.00
Graig NettlesDH4.0000.00
Dennis WerthDH4.0000.00
Larry MilbourneDH3.0000.00
Bobby BrownDH2.0000.00
Aurelio RodriguezDH2.0000.00
Steve BalboniDH1.0000.00
Dave WinfieldDH1.0000.00


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