1981 Cleveland Indians season

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The 1981 Major League Baseball regular season started Saturday, April 11, and ended Monday, October 5. Managed by Dave Garcia, the Indians had 52 wins and 51 losses, giving them a winning percentage of .505. The Indians finished sixth in the American League East. Home games were played at Cleveland Stadium.

1981 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Steve O'Neill
General manager(s) Phil Seghi
Manager(s) Dave Garcia
Local television WUAB
Local radio WWWE
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Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • May 15, 1981: Len Barker pitched a perfect game against the Toronto Blue Jays. It was the tenth perfect game ever pitched, is one of only seventeen in the history of the major leagues, and remains the last no-hitter thrown by an Indian.[3] In that season he also was selected an All-Star.

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Milwaukee Brewers 62 47 0.569 28–21 34–26
Baltimore Orioles 59 46 0.562 1 33–22 26–24
New York Yankees 59 48 0.551 2 32–19 27–29
Detroit Tigers 60 49 0.550 2 32–23 28–26
Boston Red Sox 59 49 0.546 30–23 29–26
Cleveland Indians 52 51 0.505 7 25–29 27–22
Toronto Blue Jays 37 69 0.349 23½ 17–36 20–33


AL East
First Half Standings
W L Pct.
New York Yankees 34 22 .607
Baltimore Orioles 31 23 .574
Milwaukee Brewers 31 25 .554
Detroit Tigers 31 26 .544
Boston Red Sox 30 26 .536
Cleveland Indians 26 24 .520
Toronto Blue Jays 16 42 .276
AL East
Second Half Standings
W L Pct.
Milwaukee Brewers 31 22 .585
Boston Red Sox 29 23 .558
Detroit Tigers 29 23 .558
Baltimore Orioles 28 23 .549
Cleveland Indians 26 27 .491
New York Yankees 25 26 .490
Toronto Blue Jays 21 27 .438

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1981 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 2–2 6–6 3–6 4–2 6–7 5–3 2–4 6–0 7–6 7–5 4–2 2–1 5–2
Boston 2–2 2–4 5–4 7–6 6–1 3–3 6–7 2–5 3–3 7–5 9–3 3–6 4–0
California 6–6 4–2 6–7 7–5 3–3 0–6 4–3 3–3 2–2 2–8 6–4 2–4 6–6
Chicago 6–3 4–5 7–6 2–5 3–3 2–0 4–1 2–4 5–7 7–6 3–3 2–4 7–5
Cleveland 2–4 6–7 5–7 5–2 1–5 4–4 3–6 2–1 7–5 3–2 8–4 2–2 4–2
Detroit 7–6 1–6 3–3 3–3 5–1 3–2 5–8 9–3 3–7 1–2 5–1 9–3 6–4
Kansas City 3–5 3–3 6–0 0–2 4–4 2–3 4–5 9–4 2–10 3–3 6–7 3–4 5–3
Milwaukee 4–2 7–6 3–4 1–4 6–3 8–5 5–4 9–3 3–3 4–2 2–2 4–5 6–4
Minnesota 0–6 5–2 3–3 4–2 1–2 3–9 4–9 3–9 3–3 2–8 3–6–1 5–8 5–1
New York 6–7 3–3 2–2 7–5 5–7 7–3 10–2 3–3 3–3 4–3 2–3 5–4 2–3
Oakland 5–7 5–7 8–2 6–7 2–3 2–1 3–3 2–4 8–2 3–4 6–1 4–2 10–2
Seattle 2–4 3–9 4–6 3–3 4–8 1–5 7–6 2–2 6–3–1 3–2 1–6 5–8 3–3
Texas 1–2 6–3 4–2 4–2 2–2 3–9 4–3 5–4 8–5 4–5 2–4 8–5 6–2
Toronto 2–5 0–4 6–6 5–7 2–4 4–6 3–5 4–6 1–5 3–2 2–10 3–3 2–6


Roster[edit]

1981 Cleveland Indians roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Chris Bando 21 47 3 10 3 0 0 6 .213 0
Alan Bannister 68 232 36 61 11 1 1 17 .263 16
Joe Charboneau 48 138 14 29 7 1 4 18 .210 1
Bo Díaz 63 182 25 57 19 0 7 38 .313 2
Miguel Dilone 72 269 33 78 5 5 0 19 .290 29
Jerry Dybzinski 48 57 10 17 0 0 0 6 .298 7
Mike Fischlin 22 43 3 10 1 0 0 5 .233 3
Mike Hargrove 94 322 43 102 21 0 2 49 .317 5
Toby Harrah 103 361 64 105 12 4 5 44 .291 12
Ron Hassey 61 190 8 44 4 0 1 25 .232 0
Von Hayes 43 109 21 28 8 2 1 17 .257 8
Pat Kelly 48 75 8 16 4 0 1 16 .213 2
Duane Kuiper 72 206 15 53 6 0 0 14 .257 1
Larry Littleton 26 23 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Rick Manning 103 360 47 88 15 3 4 33 .244 25
Jorge Orta 88 338 50 92 14 3 5 34 .272 4
Karl Pagel 14 15 3 4 0 2 1 4 .267 0
Ron Pruitt 5 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Dave Rosello 43 84 11 20 4 0 1 7 .238 0
Andre Thornton 69 226 22 54 12 0 6 30 .239 3
Tom Veryzer 75 221 13 54 4 0 0 14 .244 1
Totals 103 3507 431 922 150 21 39 397 .263 119

Pitching[edit]

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP R ER BB K
Len Barker 8 7 3.91 22 22 0 154.1 72 67 46 127
Bert Blyleven 11 7 2.88 20 20 0 159.1 52 51 40 107
Tom Brennan 2 2 3.17 7 6 0 48.1 20 17 14 15
John Denny 10 6 3.15 19 19 0 145.2 62 51 66 94
Wayne Garland 3 7 5.79 12 10 0 56.0 40 36 14 15
Ed Glynn 0 0 1.17 4 0 0 7.2 1 1 4 4
Bob Lacey 0 0 7.59 14 0 0 21.1 20 18 3 11
Dennis Lewallyn 0 0 5.40 7 0 0 13.1 8 8 2 11
Sid Monge 3 5 4.34 31 0 4 58.0 31 28 21 41
Dan Spillner 4 4 3.14 32 5 7 97.1 41 34 39 59
Mike Stanton 3 3 4.36 24 0 2 43.1 21 21 18 34
Rick Waits 8 10 4.92 22 21 0 126.1 74 69 44 51
Totals 52 51 3.88 103 103 13 931.0 442 401 311 569

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Charleston Charlies International League Cal Emery and Frank Lucchesi
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern League Woody Smith
A Waterloo Indians Midwest League Gomer Hodge
A-Short Season Batavia Trojans New York–Penn League Dave Oliver

[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dan Spillner at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Bert Blyleven at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Chronological list of no-hitters at Retrosheet
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

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