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1981 New York Yankees (MLB)

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Nickname:
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
  • Complete listing of games for the 1981 New York Yankees. Boxscores are available for all games.
  • The Playoffs column indicates whether a team was in the playoffs as of that date.
  • 1981 New York Yankees Game Log
    AprilGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    1NYAvs TEXW10-31-0244Yes--1037 
    2NYAvs TEXW5-12-0444Yes0.515411 
    3NYAvs TEXL4-62-1345Yes0.519109
    4NYA@ TORL1-52-24814No120155
    5NYA@ TORW6-33-2248Yes126188
    6NYA@ TEXW2-14-2236Yes1.528199
    7NYA@ TEXL4-64-3359Yes2.532257 
    8NYA@ TEXL0-44-45810No2.532293 
    9NYAvs DETW6-25-44611No1.538317 
    10NYAvs DETW2-06-44610No0.540319
    11NYAvs DETW7-27-4236Yes--473314 
    12NYAvs TORW4-28-4246Yes0.5513516
    13NYAvs TORL2-78-5138Yes--534211 
    14NYAvs TORL1-28-64610No0.5544410 
    15NYA@ DETW3-19-6359Yes--574512
    16NYA@ DETW4-110-6248Yes0.5614615 
    17NYA@ DETW3-211-6137Yes--644816
    MayGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    18NYA@ OAKL6-811-7248Yes0.5705614
    19NYA@ OAKL3-611-8248Yes1.5736211
    20NYA@ OAKW3-213-8237Yes--786414 
    21NYA@ OAKW2-013-8237Yes--786414
    22NYA@ CALW4-214-8237Yes0.5826616
    23NYA@ CALL2-614-9348Yes--847212
    24NYA@ CALW5-215-9237Yes--897415
    25NYA@ CALL1-215-10248Yes--907614
    26NYA@ SEAL2-315-11248Yes--927913 
    27NYA@ SEAL5-615-123610No1978512 
    28NYA@ SEAW5-216-12359Yes11028715
    29NYAvs OAKW4-117-12237Yes0.51068818
    30NYAvs OAKL4-517-13359Yes1.51109317
    31NYAvs OAKW9-518-13358Yes11199821 
    32NYAvs SEAW7-519-13347Yes0.512610323
    33NYAvs SEAL0-119-14348Yes212610422
    34NYAvs KCAW2-120-14348Yes1.512810523
    35NYAvs KCAW6-521-14347Yes1.513411024
    36NYAvs KCAW5-422-14347Yes1.513911425 
    37NYAvs CLEL3-722-15347Yes214212121 
    38NYAvs CLEW3-223-15347Yes214512322
    39NYAvs CLEL5-1223-16358Yes1.515013515 
    40NYA@ BALL1-1023-17369No2.51511456 
    41NYA@ BALL4-623-184710No3.51551514 
    42NYA@ BALL5-623-195813No4.51601573 
    43NYA@ CLEW5-224-194712No4.51651596
    44NYA@ CLEW1-025-193611No3.51661597
    45NYA@ CLEL2-725-204712No3.51681662 
    JuneGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    46NYA@ CLEW5-326-203610No31731694
    47NYAvs BALW5-327-20369No21781726 
    48NYAvs BALW2-028-20246Yes11801728 
    49NYAvs BALW12-329-20234Yes--19217517 
    50NYAvs CHAW6-530-20233Yes--19818018 
    51NYAvs CHAW2-031-20112Yes--20018020
    52NYAvs CHAW3-132-20112Yes--20318122
    53NYA@ KCAW8-333-20112Yes--21118427 
    54NYA@ KCAW8-534-20112Yes--21918930
    55NYA@ CHAL5-634-21114Yes--22419529
    56NYA@ CHAL2-334-22125Yes--22619828
    AugustGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    57NYAvs TEXW2-035-22113Yes--22819830
    58NYAvs TEXL0-135-23125Yes--22819929
    59NYAvs TEXW5-436-23112Yes--23320330
    60NYA@ DETW3-037-23112Yes--23620333
    61NYA@ DETL0-137-24124Yes--23620432
    62NYA@ DETL5-837-25124Yes--24121229
    63NYA@ DETL4-537-26136Yes--24521728 
    64NYAvs CHAL1-437-27148Yes--24622125
    65NYAvs CHAW4-038-27136Yes--25022129
    66NYAvs CHAL5-638-28147Yes--25522728
    67NYAvs KCAL0-438-293610No0.525523124 
    68NYAvs KCAW5-039-29259Yes0.526023129
    69NYAvs KCAW8-040-29248Yes0.526823137 
    70NYAvs MINL2-340-303610No0.527023436 
    71NYAvs MINL0-340-313610No1.527023733
    72NYAvs MINW3-241-313610No0.527323934 
    73NYA@ CHAL1-341-323610No1.527424232 
    74NYA@ CHAW6-142-32258Yes0.528024337 
    75NYA@ CHAW12-243-32258Yes0.529224547 
    76NYA@ CHAW5-144-32125Yes--29724651 
    77NYA@ MINW7-045-32125Yes--30424658 
    SeptemberGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    78NYA@ MINW11-646-32124Yes--31525263 
    79NYA@ MINL3-446-33114Yes--31825662 
    80NYA@ KCAL2-346-34236Yes0.532025961
    81NYA@ KCAW4-047-34125Yes--32425965
    82NYA@ KCAW2-148-34113Yes--32626066
    83NYA@ KCAW6-149-34113Yes--33226171 
    84NYAvs MILW4-250-34112Yes--33626373
    85NYAvs MILW5-251-35112Yes--34427074 
    86NYAvs MILL3-551-35112Yes--34427074
    87NYAvs BOSW4-152-35112Yes--34827177
    88NYAvs BOSL1-252-36113Yes--34927376
    89NYAvs BOSW10-653-36112Yes--35927980 
    90NYA@ MILW10-254-36112Yes--36928188 
    91NYA@ MILL1-254-37113Yes--37028387
    92NYA@ MILL2-354-38114Yes--37228686
    93NYA@ BOSW6-455-38113Yes--37829088 
    94NYA@ BOSL5-855-39113Yes--38329885
    95NYA@ BOSL1-455-40113Yes--38430282
    96NYAvs CLEL0-555-41125Yes--38430777 
    97NYAvs CLEL4-655-42236Yes138831375
    98NYAvs CLEW6-156-42124Yes--39431480 
    99NYAvs BALL1-556-43235Yes0.539531976 
    100NYAvs BALL0-156-44567No0.539532075 
    101NYAvs BALW6-457-44235Yes0.540132477 
    102NYAvs BALW5-258-44124Yes--40632680 
    103NYA@ CLEL2-658-45237Yes0.540833276 
    104NYA@ CLEL2-358-46348Yes0.541033575 
    OctoberGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    105NYA@ BALW9-059-46236Yes141933584 
    106NYA@ BALL0-359-47348Yes241933881 
    107NYA@ BALL2-559-48349Yes242134378


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