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1981 Oakland Athletics (MLB)

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W-L Record: 64-45 .587
Rank: th in American League West
Run Differential: 458-403 + 55
Roster Continuity 80.33% 7/26
Manager(s): Billy Martin
General Manager: Billy Martin
Location: Oakland, California
Ballpark: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 1,304,052 7/26
Playoffs: Lost ALCS (Yankees)
Top Draft Pick: Tim Pyznarski (#15) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: George Mitterwald
First Base Coach: Lee Walls
First Base Coach: Jackie Moore
Pitching Coach: Art Fowler
Third Base Coach: Clete Boyer

#1 Draft Picks

Bob Owchinko (#5), Bo McLaughlin (#14)
American League West Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1981 Oakland Athletics season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    20Tony ArmasCF-OF6-1224R-R271976Not draftedMLB--
    3Shooty Babitt2B5-8174R-R221981OAK: 1977-25-623MLB--
    55Dave BeardP6-5215L-R211980OAK: 1977-6-147MLB--
    28Rich BordiP6-7220R-R221980OAK: 1980-3-56MLB--
    7Rick BosettiOF5-11185R-R271976PHI: 1973-7-114MLB--
    13,15Mark BudaskaOF6-0180B-L281978Not draftedMLB--
    16Mike DavisOF6-3185L-L221980OAK: 1977-3-69MLB--
    18Brian Doyle2B-SS5-10160L-R261978TEX: 1972-4-76MLB--
    14Keith Drumright2B5-10170L-R261978CHN: 1976-4-79MLB--
    23Ed FigueroaP6-1190R-R321974Not draftedMLB--
    10Wayne Gross3B6-2210L-R291976OAK: 1973-9-215MLB--
    2Mike HeathC5-11190R-R261978NYA: 1973-2-37MLB--
    60Dave HeaverloP6-1210R-R301975SFN: 1973-1-23MLB--
    35Rickey HendersonLF-OF5-10190R-L221979OAK: 1976-4-96MLB--
    25Tim HosleyC5-10195R-R341970Not draftedMLB--
    44Cliff Johnson1B-C6-4225R-R331972HOU: 1966-5-83MLB--
    38Jeff JonesP6-3210R-R241980OAK: 1977-13-329MLB--
    27Matt KeoughP6-3190R-R251977OAK: 1973-7-167MLB--
    50Brian KingmanP6-2200R-R261979CAL: 1973-12-271MLB--
    9Mickey Klutts3B5-11189R-R261976NYA: 1972-4-86MLB--
    22Rick LangfordP6-0180R-R291976UDFAMLB--
    54Steve McCattyP6-3205R-R271977Not draftedMLB--
    39Dave McKay2B-3B6-1195B-R311975Not draftedMLB--
    34Bo McLaughlinP6-5210R-R271976HOU: 1975-1-14MLB--
    32Craig MinettoP6-0185L-L271978LAN: 1973-3-60MLB--
    26Kelvin Moore1B6-1195R-L231981OAK: 1978-6-134MLB--
    21Dwayne MurphyOF6-1185L-R261978OAK: 1973-15-359MLB--
    29Jim NettlesOF6-0186L-L341970MIN: 1968-4-76MLB--
    5Jeff NewmanC-1B6-2218R-R321976CLE: 1970-26-608MLB--
    17Mike NorrisP6-2175R-R261975OAK: 1973-1-24MLB--
    51Bob OwchinkoP6-2195L-L261976SDN: 1976-1-5MLB--
    6Mitchell PageOF6-2205L-R291977PIT: 1973-3-72MLB--
    47Mike PattersonOF5-10170L-R231981Not draftedMLB--
    8Rob PiccioloSS-2B6-2185R-R281977OAK: 1975-1-4MLB--
    13Dave Revering1B6-4210L-R281978CIN: 1971-7-172MLB--
    15Jimmy SextonSS5-10175R-R291977Not draftedMLB--
    12Jim Spencer1B6-2195L-L331968SE1: 1969-42-909MLB--
    11Fred StanleySS-2B5-10167R-R331969HOU: 1966-8-143MLB--
    31Tom UnderwoodP5-11170R-L271974PHI: 1972-2-27MLB--

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