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1981 World Series (4-2): Los Angeles Dodgers (63-47) over New York Yankees (59-48)

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WS: LAD-NYY / ALCS: NYY-OAK / NLCS: LAD-MON / Div. Series: NYY-MIL / OAK-KCR / MON-PHI / LAD-HOU
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Series Games

Game 1 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  October 20, 1981 at Yankee Stad (New York Yankees)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Los Angeles Dodgers          0  0  0    0  1  0    0  2  0     3  5  0
    New York Yankees             3  0  1    1  0  0    0  0  x     5  6  0

    PITCHERS: LAD - Reuss, Castillo (3), Goltz (4), Niedenfuer (5), Stewart (8)
              NYY - Guidry, Davis (8), Gossage (8)

               WP - Ron Guidry
	       LP - Jerry Reuss
             SAVE - Rich Gossage

   HOME RUNS: LAD - Yeager
              NYY - Watson

  ATTENDANCE: 56,470

Game 2 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  October 21, 1981 at Yankee Stad (New York Yankees)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Los Angeles Dodgers          0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0     0  4  2
    New York Yankees             0  0  0    0  1  0    0  2  x     3  6  1

    PITCHERS: LAD - Hooton, Forster (7), Howe (8), Stewart (8)
              NYY - John, Gossage (8)

               WP - Tommy John
	       LP - Burt Hooton
             SAVE - Rich Gossage

   HOME RUNS: LAD - none
              NYY - none

  ATTENDANCE: 56,505

Game 3 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  October 23, 1981 at Dodger Stad (Los Angeles Dodgers)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    New York Yankees             0  2  2    0  0  0    0  0  0     4  9  0
    Los Angeles Dodgers          3  0  0    0  2  0    0  0  x     5 11  1

    PITCHERS: NYY - Righetti, Frazier (3), May (5), Davis (8)
              LAD - Valenzuela

               WP - Fernando Valenzuela
	       LP - George Frazier
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: NYY - Cerone, Watson
              LAD - Cey

  ATTENDANCE: 56,236

Game 4 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  October 24, 1981 at Dodger Stad (Los Angeles Dodgers)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    New York Yankees             2  1  1    0  0  2    0  1  0     7 13  1
    Los Angeles Dodgers          0  0  2    0  1  3    2  0  x     8 14  2

    PITCHERS: NYY - Reuschel, May (4), Davis (5), Frazier (6), John (7)
              LAD - Welch, Goltz (1), Forster (4), Niedenfuer (5), Howe (7)

               WP - Steve Howe
	       LP - George Frazier
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: NYY - Jackson, Randolph
              LAD - Johnstone

  ATTENDANCE: 56,242

Game 5 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  October 25, 1981 at Dodger Stad (Los Angeles Dodgers)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    New York Yankees             0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0     1  5  0
    Los Angeles Dodgers          0  0  0    0  0  0    2  0  x     2  4  3

    PITCHERS: NYY - Guidry, Gossage (8)
              LAD - Reuss

               WP - Jerry Reuss
	       LP - Ron Guidry
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: NYY - none
              LAD - Guerrero, Yeager

  ATTENDANCE: 56,115

Game 6 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  October 28, 1981 at Yankee Stad (New York Yankees)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Los Angeles Dodgers          0  0  0    1  3  4    0  1  0     9 13  1
    New York Yankees             0  0  1    0  0  1    0  0  0     2  7  2

    PITCHERS: LAD - Hooton, Howe (6)
              NYY - John, Frazier (5), Davis (6), Reuschel (6), May (7), LaRoche (9)

               WP - Burt Hooton
	       LP - George Frazier
             SAVE - Steve Howe

   HOME RUNS: LAD - Guerrero
              NYY - Randolph

  ATTENDANCE: 56,513

Series MVP - Ron Cey, Pedro Guerrero, and Steve Yeager

Series Batting Stats

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Los Angeles Dodgers

                                          SERIES STATS                   |      REGULAR SEASON       
 Player              G  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO  BA    OBP   SLG  SB |  AB  H  HR  BA     OPS  SB
+-------------------+-+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+---+----+---+--+-----+-----+---+
 Dusty Baker         6  24  3  4  0  0  0   1  1  6  .167  .192  .167  0 | 400 128  9  .320  .808  10
 Bobby Castillo      1   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |   9   4  0  .444 1.111   0
 Ron Cey             6  20  3  7  0  0  1   6  3  3  .350  .458  .500  0 | 312  90 13  .288  .846   0
*Terry Forster       2   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |   2   0  0  .000  .000   0
 Steve Garvey        6  24  3 10  1  0  0   0  2  5  .417  .462  .458  0 | 431 122 10  .283  .733   3
 Dave Goltz          2   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |  17   1  0  .059  .217   0
 Pedro Guerrero      6  21  2  7  1  1  2   7  2  6  .333  .417  .762  0 | 347 104 12  .300  .829   5
 Burt Hooton         2   4  1  0  0  0  0   0  1  3  .000  .200  .000  0 |  42   8  0  .190  .523   0
*Steve Howe          3   2  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  2  .000  .000  .000  0 |   1   0  0  .000  .500   0
*Jay Johnstone       3   3  1  2  0  0  1   3  0  0  .667  .667 1.667  0 |  83  17  3  .205  .616   0
*Ken Landreaux       5   6  1  1  1  0  0   0  0  2  .167  .167  .333  1 | 390  98  7  .251  .664  18
 Davey Lopes         6  22  6  5  1  0  0   2  4  3  .227  .346  .273  4 | 214  44  5  .206  .574  20
*Rick Monday         5  13  1  3  1  0  0   0  3  6  .231  .375  .308  0 | 130  41 11  .315 1.031   1
 Tom Niedenfuer      2   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |   0   0  0               0
*Jerry Reuss         2   3  0  0  0  0  0   0  1  2  .000  .250  .000  0 |  51  10  0  .196  .392   0
 Bill Russell        6  25  1  6  0  0  0   2  0  1  .240  .240  .240  1 | 262  61  0  .233  .566   2
 Steve Sax           2   1  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  .000  .000  .000  0 | 119  33  2  .277  .662   5
*Mike Scioscia       3   4  1  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  .250  .400  .250  0 | 290  80  2  .276  .684   0
#Reggie Smith        2   2  0  1  0  0  0   0  0  1  .500  .500  .500  0 |  35   7  1  .200  .632   0
 Dave Stewart        2   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |   5   2  0  .400 1.300   0
#Derrel Thomas       5   7  2  0  0  0  0   1  1  2  .000  .125  .000  0 | 218  54  4  .248  .643   7
*Fernando Valenzuela 1   3  0  0  0  0  0   0  1  0  .000  .250  .000  0 |  64  16  0  .250  .543   0
 Bob Welch           1   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |  45  10  0  .222  .506   0
 Steve Yeager        6  14  2  4  1  0  2   4  0  2  .286  .267  .786  0 |  86  18  3  .209  .598   0
+-------------------+-+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+---+----+---+--+-----+-----+---+
 Total               6 198 27 51  6  1  6  26 20 44  .258  .329  .389  6 |         82  .262  .696  73

    * - bats left-handed, # - switch hits, ? - unknown, else - bats right-handed

A + before season totals indicates the player was with multiple teams this year.

New York Yankees

                                          SERIES STATS                   |      REGULAR SEASON       
 Player              G  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO  BA    OBP   SLG  SB |  AB  H  HR  BA     OPS  SB
+-------------------+-+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+---+----+---+--+-----+-----+---+
#Bobby Brown         4   1  1  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  .000  .000  .000  0 |  62  14  0  .226  .521   4
 Rick Cerone         6  21  2  4  1  0  1   3  4  2  .190  .320  .381  0 | 234  57  2  .244  .618   0
 Ron Davis           4   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |   0   0  0               0
 Barry Foote         1   1  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  .000  .000  .000  0 |+147  26  6  .177  .560   0
 George Frazier      3   2  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  .000  .000  .000  0 |   0   0  0               0
*Oscar Gamble        3   6  1  2  0  0  0   1  1  0  .333  .429  .333  0 | 189  45 10  .238  .796   0
 Rich Gossage        3   1  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  .000  .000  .000  0 |   0   0  0               0
*Ron Guidry          2   5  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  3  .000  .000  .000  0 |   0   0  0               0
*Reggie Jackson      3  12  3  4  1  0  1   1  2  3  .333  .429  .667  0 | 334  79 15  .237  .758   0
 Tommy John          3   2  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  .000  .000  .000  0 |   0   0  0               0
*Dave LaRoche        1   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |   0   0  0               0
*Rudy May            3   1  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  .000  .000  .000  0 |   0   0  0               0
#Larry Milbourne     6  20  2  5  2  0  0   3  4  0  .250  .375  .350  0 | 163  51  1  .313  .750   2
#Jerry Mumphrey      5  15  2  3  0  0  0   0  3  2  .200  .333  .200  1 | 319  98  6  .307  .783  14
*Bobby Murcer        4   3  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  .000  .000  .000  0 | 117  31  6  .265  .801   0
*Graig Nettles       3  10  1  4  1  0  0   0  1  1  .400  .455  .500  0 | 349  85 15  .244  .731   0
 Lou Piniella        6  16  2  7  1  0  0   3  0  1  .438  .438  .500  1 | 159  44  5  .277  .759   0
 Willie Randolph     6  18  5  4  1  1  2   3  9  0  .222  .464  .722  1 | 357  83  2  .232  .641  14
 Rick Reuschel       2   2  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  .000  .000  .000  0 |+ 25   2  0  .080  .195   0
*Dave Righetti       1   1  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  .000  .000  .000  0 |   0   0  0               0
 Andre Robertson     1   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |  19   5  0  .263  .579   1
 Aurelio Rodriguez   4  12  1  5  0  0  0   0  1  2  .417  .462  .417  0 |  52  18  2  .346  .870   0
 Bob Watson          6  22  2  7  1  0  2   7  3  0  .318  .385  .636  0 | 156  33  6  .212  .702   0
 Dave Winfield       6  22  0  1  0  0  0   1  5  4  .045  .222  .045  1 | 388 114 13  .294  .824  11
+-------------------+-+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+---+----+---+--+-----+-----+---+
 Total               6 193 22 46  8  1  6  22 33 24  .238  .346  .383  4 |        100  .252  .718  47

    * - bats left-handed, # - switch hits, ? - unknown, else - bats right-handed

A + before season totals indicates the player was with multiple teams this year.

Series Pitching Stats

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Los Angeles Dodgers

                        SERIES STATS                     |     REGULAR SEASON           
 Player              G  ERA   W-L SV CG  IP   H ER BB SO |  W-L   IP  ERA   WHIP  SO SV 
+-------------------+-+------+---+--+--+----+--+--+--+---+------+---+-----+-----+---+--+
*Jerry Reuss         2   3.86 1-1  0  1 11.7 10  5  3  8 | 10-4  153  2.30  1.08  51   
 Burt Hooton         2   1.59 1-1  0  0 11.3  8  2  9  3 | 11-6  142  2.28  1.10  74   
*Fernando Valenzuela 1   4.00 1-0  0  1  9.0  9  4  7  6 | 13-7  192  2.48  1.05 180   
*Steve Howe          3   3.86 1-0  1  0  7.0  7  3  1  4 |  5-3   54  2.50  1.28  32  8
 Tom Niedenfuer      2   0.00 0-0  0  0  5.0  3  0  1  0 |  3-1   26  3.81  1.19  12  2
 Dave Goltz          2   5.40 0-0  0  0  3.3  4  2  1  2 |  2-7   77  4.09  1.40  48  1
*Terry Forster       2   0.00 0-0  0  0  2.0  1  0  3  0 |  0-1   31  4.11  1.70  17   
 Dave Stewart        2   0.00 0-0  0  0  1.7  1  0  2  1 |  4-3   43  2.49  1.25  29  6
 Bobby Castillo      1   9.00 0-0  0  0  1.0  0  1  5  0 |  2-4   51  5.33  1.46  35  5
 Bob Welch           1    inf 0-0  0  0  0.0  3  2  1  0 |  9-5  141  3.44  1.29  88   
+-------------------+-+------+---+--+--+----+--+--+--+---+------+---+-----+-----+---+--+
 Total                   3.29 4-2  1  2 52.0 46 19 33 24 |            3.01 1.210   

    * - throws left-handed, ? - unknown, else - throws right-handed

A + before season totals indicates the player was with multiple teams this year.

New York Yankees

                        SERIES STATS                     |     REGULAR SEASON           
 Player              G  ERA   W-L SV CG  IP   H ER BB SO |  W-L   IP  ERA   WHIP  SO SV 
+-------------------+-+------+---+--+--+----+--+--+--+---+------+---+-----+-----+---+--+
*Ron Guidry          2   1.93 1-1  0  0 14.0  8  3  4 15 | 11-5  127  2.76  0.99 104   
*Tommy John          3   0.69 1-0  0  0 13.0 11  1  0  8 |  9-8  140  2.63  1.24  50   
*Rudy May            3   2.84 0-0  0  0  6.3  5  2  1  5 |  6-11 148  4.14  1.21  79  1
 Rich Gossage        3   0.00 0-0  2  0  5.0  2  0  2  5 |  3-2   47  0.77  0.77  48 20
 Rick Reuschel       2   4.91 0-0  0  0  3.7  7  2  3  2 |+ 8-11 156  3.11  1.25  75   
 George Frazier      3  17.18 0-3  0  0  3.7  9  7  3  2 |  0-1   28  1.63  1.34  17  3
 Ron Davis           4  23.14 0-0  0  0  2.3  4  6  5  4 |  4-5   73  2.71  0.99  83  6
*Dave Righetti       1  13.50 0-0  0  0  2.0  5  3  2  1 |  8-4  105  2.05  1.07  89   
*Dave LaRoche        1   0.00 0-0  0  0  1.0  0  0  0  2 |  4-1   47  2.49  1.15  24   
+-------------------+-+------+---+--+--+----+--+--+--+---+------+---+-----+-----+---+--+
 Total                   4.24 2-4  2  0 51.0 51 24 20 44 |            2.90 1.180   

    * - throws left-handed, ? - unknown, else - throws right-handed

A + before season totals indicates the player was with multiple teams this year.

WS: LAD-NYY / ALCS: NYY-OAK / NLCS: LAD-MON / Div. Series: NYY-MIL / OAK-KCR / MON-PHI / LAD-HOU

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