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1981 OAKLAND ATHLETICS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Oakland,CA
Team Record:  64-45   .587
Result:   th in American League - West Division
Manager(s):  Billy Martin
General Manager:   Billy Martin
Stadium:  Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance:  1,304,052
Playoffs:  Lost ALCS (Yankees)

Oakland Athletics affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Jim Nettles (34)
Youngest Player:  Dave Beard (21)
Longest Tenure:  Mike Norris (7)
Top Hitter:  Rickey Henderson (2)
Top Pitcher:  Steve McCatty (2)
Top Draft Pick:  Tim Pyznarski (#15)

Roster Continuity:  80.33%
American League Standings
WestWLPctGB
Oakland6445.587--
Texas5748.5435.0
Chi White Sox5452.5098.5
KC Royals5053.48511.0
California5159.46413.5
Seattle4465.40420.0
Minnesota4168.37623.0

TEAM INFORMATION
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttOAK PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1981-04-09@ MIN1W  5-11-0142,658Mike NorrisJerry KoosmanMike NorrisJerry Koosman 514
1981-04-10@ MIN2W  6-32-024,552Rick LangfordRoger EricksonRick LangfordRoger Erickson 1147
1981-04-11@ MIN3W  3-03-025,536Matt KeoughAlbert WilliamsMatt KeoughAlbert Williams 14410
1981-04-12@ MIN4W  1-04-015,699Steve McCattyPete RedfernSteve McCattyPete Redfern 15411
1981-04-13@ CAL5W  3-25-0138,076Brian KingmanBill TraversJeff JonesLuis Sanchez 18612
1981-04-14@ CAL6W  5-26-0126,483Mike NorrisGeoff ZahnMike NorrisGeoff Zahn 23815
1981-04-15@ CAL7W  5-37-0127,371Rick LangfordJesse JeffersonRick LangfordAndy Hassler 281117
1981-04-16@ CAL8W  5-18-0127,697Matt KeoughMike WittMatt KeoughMike Witt 331221
1981-04-17vs SEA9W  16-19-0150,255 Steve McCattyFloyd BannisterSteve McCattyFloyd Bannister 491336
1981-04-18vs SEA10W  8-010-0120,131 Brian KingmanKen ClayBrian KingmanKen Clay 571344
1981-04-19vs SEA11W  6-111-110 Mike NorrisGlenn AbbottMike NorrisGlenn Abbott 631449
1981-04-19vs SEA12L  2-311-1129,834 Rick LangfordMike ParrottBryan ClarkRick LangfordDick Drago651748
1981-04-20vs MIN13W  3-012-1122,141 Matt KeoughJerry KoosmanMatt KeoughJerry Koosman 681751
1981-04-21vs MIN14W  4-313-1110,939 Steve McCattyRoger EricksonSteve McCattyDoug Corbett 722052
1981-04-22vs MIN15W  2-114-1116,573 Brian KingmanAlbert WilliamsBrian KingmanAlbert WilliamsJeff Jones742153
1981-04-24@ SEA16W  6-215-1117,554Mike NorrisGlenn AbbottMike NorrisGlenn Abbott 802357
1981-04-25@ SEA17W  7-416-1117,388Rick LangfordJerry GleatonRick LangfordJerry Gleaton 872760
1981-04-26@ SEA18W  9-417-1115,562Matt KeoughMike ParrottMatt KeoughMike Parrott 963165
1981-04-27vs CAL19L  2-317-2141,760 Steve McCattyKen ForschKen ForschSteve McCatty 983464
1981-04-28vs CAL20L  1-317-3115,400 Brian KingmanSteve RenkoSteve RenkoBrian KingmanLuis Sanchez993762
1981-04-29vs CAL21W  6-418-3115,220 Mike NorrisGeoff ZahnMike NorrisGeoff Zahn 1054164
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttOAK PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1981-05-01vs NYA22W  8-619-3144,105 Rick LangfordTom UnderwoodRick LangfordTom UnderwoodJeff Jones1134766
1981-05-02vs NYA23W  6-320-3148,179 Matt KeoughRon GuidryMatt KeoughRon GuidryBob Owchinko1195069
1981-05-03vs NYA24L  2-320-510 Steve McCattyRudy MayRon DavisSteve McCatty 1215368
1981-05-03vs NYA25L  0-220-5148,592 Brian KingmanTommy JohnTommy JohnBrian KingmanRich Gossage1215566
1981-05-05vs DET26W  6-221-5118,925 Mike NorrisDave RozemaMike NorrisDave Rozema 1275770
1981-05-06vs DET27L  2-321-6115,763 Rick LangfordMilt WilcoxMilt WilcoxRick Langford 1296069
1981-05-07vs DET28W  5-322-6115,902 Matt KeoughDan PetryJeff JonesDan PetryBo McLaughlin1346371
1981-05-08vs MIL29W  2-023-6128,708 Steve McCattyMike CaldwellSteve McCattyMike Caldwell 1366373
1981-05-09vs MIL30W  6-524-6127,308 Brian KingmanJim SlatonBob OwchinkoRandy Lerch 1426874
1981-05-10vs MIL31L  5-1324-7128,581 Mike NorrisPete VuckovichPete VuckovichMike NorrisJerry Augustine1478166
1981-05-12@ NYA32L  1-424-8130,959Rick LangfordRon GuidryRon GuidryRick LangfordRich Gossage1488563
1981-05-13@ NYA33W  5-425-8135,419Matt KeoughTommy JohnMatt KeoughTommy JohnBob Owchinko1538964
1981-05-14@ NYA34L  5-925-9135,761Mike NorrisRudy MayRich GossageJeff Jones 1589860
1981-05-15@ MIL35L  0-325-10129,667Steve McCattyPete VuckovichPete VuckovichSteve McCattyRollie Fingers15810157
1981-05-16@ MIL36L  5-625-11133,937Brian KingmanRandy LerchReggie ClevelandBob OwchinkoRollie Fingers16310756
1981-05-17@ MIL37L  2-625-12133,142Rick LangfordMoose HaasMoose HaasRick Langford 16511352
1981-05-18@ BAL38L  1-525-13123,428Matt KeoughScott McGregorScott McGregorMatt Keough 16611848
1981-05-19@ BAL39L  5-625-14114,689Mike NorrisMike FlanaganMike FlanaganMike NorrisTippy Martinez17112447
1981-05-20@ BOS40L  3-525-15123,007Steve McCattySteve CrawfordBob StanleySteve McCattyTom Burgmeier17412945
1981-05-21@ BOS41L  0-325-16123,145Brian KingmanDennis EckersleyDennis EckersleyBrian Kingman 17413242
1981-05-22vs TOR42W  6-226-16113,426 Rick LangfordDave StiebRick LangfordDave Stieb 18013446
1981-05-23vs TOR43W  3-227-16127,147 Matt KeoughMark BombackJeff JonesLuis Leal 18313647
1981-05-24vs TOR44W  6-529-1610 Tom UnderwoodJim ClancyBob OwchinkoJoey McLaughlin 18914148
1981-05-24vs TOR45W  5-029-16132,985 Mike NorrisJerry GarvinMike NorrisJerry Garvin 19414153
1981-05-25vs CHA46W  5-230-16140,689 Steve McCattyRichard DotsonSteve McCattyRichard Dotson 19914356
1981-05-26vs CHA47L  1-430-17126,371 Brian KingmanBritt BurnsBritt BurnsBrian Kingman 20014753
1981-05-27vs CHA48L  0-330-18117,621 Rick LangfordRoss BaumgartenRoss BaumgartenRick LangfordLaMarr Hoyt20015050
1981-05-29@ TOR49L  3-630-19116,509Matt KeoughJim ClancyJim ClancyMatt KeoughRoy Lee Jackson20315647
1981-05-30@ TOR50L  5-630-20221,046Mike NorrisMark BombackLuis LealMike NorrisJoey McLaughlin20816246
1981-05-31@ TOR51W  6-531-20124,079Tom UnderwoodJackson ToddBob OwchinkoJoey McLaughlin 21416747
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttOAK PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1981-06-02@ CHA52W  6-232-20140,045Steve McCattyRoss BaumgartenSteve McCattyRoss Baumgarten 22016951
1981-06-03@ CHA53W  8-333-20142,358Brian KingmanFrancisco BarriosBrian KingmanFrancisco Barrios 22817256
1981-06-04@ CHA54L  2-433-21137,706Rick LangfordRichard DotsonRichard DotsonRick LangfordEd Farmer23017654
1981-06-05vs BOS55L  1-433-22130,251 Matt KeoughFrank TananaFrank TananaMatt KeoughBill Campbell23118051
1981-06-06vs BOS56W  6-234-22140,122 Mike NorrisSteve CrawfordMike NorrisSteve Crawford 23718255
1981-06-07vs BOS57W  4-335-22127,384 Tom UnderwoodDennis EckersleyDave HeaverloMark Clear 24118556
1981-06-09vs BAL58W  4-237-2210 Steve McCattyJim PalmerSteve McCattyJim Palmer 24518758
1981-06-09vs BAL59W  3-237-22131,520 Brian KingmanScott McGregorJeff JonesSammy Stewart 24818959
1981-06-10vs BAL60L  1-337-23118,329 Rick LangfordMike FlanaganMike FlanaganRick LangfordTim Stoddard24919257
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttOAK PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1981-08-10@ MIN61L  2-637-24115,414Rick LangfordRoger EricksonRoger EricksonRick LangfordJerry Koosman25119853
1981-08-11@ MIN62W  6-538-2418,836Mike NorrisAlbert WilliamsMike NorrisAlbert WilliamsJeff Jones25720354
1981-08-12@ MIN63L  3-438-2519,624Matt KeoughPete RedfernDarrell JacksonBob OwchinkoDoug Corbett26020753
1981-08-14vs CAL64W  4-239-25123,804 Steve McCattySteve RenkoSteve McCattyDon Aase 26420955
1981-08-15vs CAL65W  8-740-25120,101 Brian KingmanGeoff ZahnTom UnderwoodMike Witt 27221656
1981-08-16vs CAL66W  7-641-25128,853 Rick LangfordKen ForschRick LangfordKen Forsch 27922257
1981-08-18vs BOS67W  3-242-25116,631 Mike NorrisMike TorrezBob OwchinkoBill Campbell 28222458
1981-08-19vs BOS68W  4-243-25115,134 Matt KeoughFrank TananaMatt KeoughFrank Tanana 28622660
1981-08-20vs BOS69L  4-643-26117,503 Steve McCattyDennis EckersleyDennis EckersleySteve McCattyMark Clear29023258
1981-08-21vs BAL70L  2-443-27121,208 Brian KingmanJim PalmerJim PalmerBrian KingmanTim Stoddard29223656
1981-08-22vs BAL71W  2-044-27126,438 Rick LangfordScott McGregorRick LangfordScott McGregor 29423658
1981-08-23vs BAL72L  4-744-28135,325 Mike NorrisMike FlanaganSammy StewartMike Norris 29824355
1981-08-24vs CLE73W  16-445-28130,139 Matt KeoughRick WaitsMatt KeoughRick Waits 31424767
1981-08-25vs CLE74L  0-245-29114,841 Steve McCattyLen BarkerLen BarkerSteve McCatty 31424965
1981-08-27@ BOS75L  5-645-30123,432Rick LangfordJohn TudorBob StanleyTom Underwood 31925564
1981-08-28@ BOS76L  5-1245-31125,356Mike NorrisBob OjedaBob OjedaMike Norris 32426757
1981-08-29@ BOS77L  6-745-32126,318Matt KeoughMike TorrezMike TorrezMatt Keough 33027456
1981-08-30@ BOS78W  5-346-32125,160Steve McCattyFrank TananaSteve McCattyFrank Tanana 33527758
1981-08-31@ CLE79W  5-347-3218,442Rick LangfordBert BlylevenRick LangfordBert BlylevenTom Underwood34028060
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttOAK PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1981-09-02@ CLE80L  0-247-3410Mike NorrisJohn DennyJohn DennyMike Norris 34028258
1981-09-02@ CLE81L  4-1047-3415,198Matt KeoughRick WaitsDan SpillnerMatt Keough 34429252
1981-09-03@ BAL82W  10-048-34114,915Steve McCattyJim PalmerSteve McCattyJim Palmer 35429262
1981-09-04@ BAL83W  5-449-34115,733Brian KingmanScott McGregorTom UnderwoodTim StoddardDave Beard35929663
1981-09-05@ BAL84L  3-549-35119,742Rick LangfordSteve StoneSteve StoneRick LangfordTippy Martinez36230161
1981-09-06@ BAL85L  4-849-36115,581Ed FigueroaDennis MartinezDennis MartinezBob Owchinko 36630957
1981-09-07vs TEX86W  2-150-36136,393 Mike NorrisRick HoneycuttMike NorrisRick Honeycutt 36831058
1981-09-08vs TEX87W  3-051-36117,469 Steve McCattyCharlie HoughSteve McCattyCharlie Hough 37131061
1981-09-09vs TEX88L  4-951-37111,655 Rick LangfordDoc MedichSteve ComerTom Underwood 37531956
1981-09-11vs KCA89W  6-152-37126,098 Matt KeoughAtlee HammakerMatt KeoughAtlee Hammaker 38132061
1981-09-12vs KCA90L  0-452-38133,493 Mike NorrisDennis LeonardDennis LeonardMike Norris 38132457
1981-09-13vs KCA91L  5-652-39128,701 Steve McCattyMike JonesPaul SplittorffDave Beard 38633056
1981-09-14@ TEX92W  5-253-3919,995Rick LangfordDoc MedichRick LangfordDoc Medich 39133259
1981-09-15@ TEX93L  2-1253-40111,829Brian KingmanCharlie HoughCharlie HoughBrian Kingman 39334449
1981-09-16@ TEX94W  2-154-4019,743Mike NorrisDanny DarwinMike NorrisDanny Darwin 39534550
1981-09-18@ CHA95W  10-555-40121,266Steve McCattySteve TroutSteve McCattySteve TroutDave Beard40535055
1981-09-19@ CHA96W  2-156-40113,213Rick LangfordDennis LampRick LangfordDennis Lamp 40735156
1981-09-20@ CHA97L  3-1156-41117,819Mike NorrisRichard DotsonRichard DotsonMike NorrisLaMarr Hoyt41036248
1981-09-22@ TOR98W  3-258-4110Tom UnderwoodDave StiebDave BeardLuis Leal 41336449
1981-09-22@ TOR99W  4-258-41115,542Steve McCattyJuan BerenguerSteve McCattyJuan Berenguer 41736651
1981-09-23@ TOR100W  6-059-41114,114Rick LangfordJim ClancyRick LangfordJim Clancy 42336657
1981-09-25vs CHA101L  2-659-42121,468 Mike NorrisRichard DotsonEd FarmerMike Norris 42537253
1981-09-26vs CHA102W  5-160-42121,171 Steve McCattyBritt BurnsSteve McCattyBritt Burns 43037357
1981-09-27vs CHA103L  5-960-4410 Rick LangfordRoss BaumgartenLaMarr HoytRick Langford 43538253
1981-09-27vs CHA104L  3-1060-44125,377 Matt KeoughJerry KoosmanJerry KoosmanMatt Keough 43839246
1981-09-29vs TOR105W  5-161-44110,998 Tom UnderwoodJim ClancyTom UnderwoodJim Clancy 44339350
1981-09-30vs TOR106W  3-062-44111,144 Mike NorrisLuis LealMike NorrisLuis Leal 44639353
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttOAK PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1981-10-02@ KCA107L  0-362-45123,781Steve McCattyDennis LeonardDennis LeonardSteve McCatty 44639650
1981-10-03@ KCA108W  8-463-45132,039Rick LangfordMike JonesRick LangfordMike Jones 45440054
1981-10-04@ KCA109W  4-364-45128,723Matt KeoughLarry GuraMatt KeoughLarry GuraDave Beard45840355


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