1981 Philadelphia Phillies season

The Philadelphia Phillies' 1981 season was a season in American baseball.

1981 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Bill Giles
General manager(s)Paul Owens
Manager(s)Dallas Green
Local televisionWPHL-TV
PRISM
Local radioKYW
(Harry Kalas, Richie Ashburn, Andy Musser, Chris Wheeler, Tim McCarver)
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Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 59 43 0.578 32–21 27–22
Montreal Expos 60 48 0.556 2 38–18 22–30
Philadelphia Phillies 59 48 0.551 36–19 23–29
Pittsburgh Pirates 46 56 0.451 13 22–28 24–28
New York Mets 41 62 0.398 18½ 24–27 17–35
Chicago Cubs 38 65 0.369 21½ 27–30 11–35
NL East
First Half Standings
W L Pct.
Philadelphia Phillies 34 21 .618
St. Louis Cardinals 30 20 .600
Montreal Expos 30 25 .545
Pittsburgh Pirates 25 23 .521
New York Mets 17 34 .333
Chicago Cubs 15 37 .288
NL East
Second Half Standings
W L Pct.
Montreal Expos 30 23 .566
St. Louis Cardinals 29 23 .558
Philadelphia Phillies 25 27 .481
New York Mets 24 28 .462
Chicago Cubs 23 28 .451
Pittsburgh Pirates 21 33 .389

Record vs. opponents

1981 National League Records

Sources: [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 3–2–1 6–5 4–8 7–7 3–7 3–3 4–5 2–3 9–6 5–7 4–3
Chicago 2–3–1 1–5 1–6 6–4 4–7 5–8–1 2–10 4–10 3–3 5–5 5–4–1
Cincinnati 5–6 5–1 8–4 8–8 5–4 7–3 5–2 4–2 10–2 9–5 0–5
Houston 8–4 6–1 4–8 4–8 5–2 6–3 4–6 2–4 11–3 9–6 2–4
Los Angeles 7–7 4–6 8–8 8–4 5–2 5–1 3–3 5–1 6–5 7–5 5–5
Montreal 7–3 7–4 4–5 2–5 2–5 9–3 7–4 10–3 4–2 2–5 6–9
New York 3–3 8–5–1 3–7 3–6 1–5 3–9 7–7 3–6–1 2–5 2–4 6–5
Philadelphia 5-4 10–2 2–5 6–4 3–3 4–7 7–7 7–5 4–2 4–3 7–6
Pittsburgh 3–2 10–4 2–4 4–2 1–5 3–10 6–3–1 5–7 6–4 3–7 3–8
San Diego 6–9 3–3 2–10 3–11 5–6 2–4 5–2 2–4 4–6 6–7 3–7
San Francisco 7–5 5–5 5–9 6–9 5–7 5–2 4–2 3–4 7–3 7–6 2–3
St. Louis 3–4 4–5–1 5–0 4–2 5–5 9–6 5–6 6–7 8–3 7–3 3–2

Notable transactions

1981 Game Log

Legend
  Phillies win
  Phillies loss
  Postponement
Bold Phillies team member

Roster

1981 Philadelphia Phillies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Dick Davis 45 96 32 .333 2 19
Del Unser 62 59 9 .153 0 6
George Vukovich 20 26 10 .385 1 4
John Vukovich 11 1 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Steve Carlton 24 190 13 4 2.42 179

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Dan Larson 5 28 3 0 4.18 15

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Warren Brusstar 14 0 1 0 4.38 8
Jerry Reed 4 0 1 0 7.71 5

1981 National League Division Series

Montreal Expos vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Montreal wins series, 3-2.

Game Score Date
1 Montreal 3, Philadelphia 1 October 7
2 Montreal 3, Philadelphia 1 October 8
3 Philadelphia 6, Montreal 2 October 9
4 Philadelphia 6, Montreal 5 (10 innings) October 10
5 Montreal 3, Philadelphia 0 October 11

1981 Postseason Game Log

Legend
  Phillies win
  Phillies loss
  Postponement
Bold Phillies team member

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Oklahoma City 89ers American Association Jim Snyder
AA Reading Phillies Eastern League Ron Clark
A Peninsula Pilots Carolina League Bill Dancy
A Spartanburg Traders South Atlantic League Tom Harmon
A-Short Season Bend Phillies Northwest League P. J. Carey
Rookie Helena Phillies Pioneer League Roly de Armas

Notes

  1. ^ Rick Schu at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ George Bell at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Del Unser at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Dick Davis at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Steve Carlton | The Baseball Page
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ Vince Coleman at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Mike LaValliere at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ a b "1981 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". Baseball-Reference.com.
  10. ^ "For the Record: National League". The Milwaukee Sentinel. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. May 2, 1981. p. 6, part 2. Retrieved November 21, 2014.
  11. ^ "In The Majors". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. September 16, 1981. p. D3. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  12. ^ "Scoreboard". The Montreal Gazette. Montreal, Quebec. September 28, 1981. p. 46. Retrieved November 21, 2014.

References

  • 1981 Philadelphia Phillies season at Baseball Reference
  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.
1981 Game Log[9]
First Half: 34–21; Second Half: 25–27; Overall Record: 59–48
1981 Postseason Game Log[9]
Overall Record: 2–3
AL East
AL West
NL East
NL West
Franchise
Ballparks
Culture
Lore
Rivalries
Important figures
Retired numbers
Key personnel
World Series
championships
(2)
NL pennants (7)
Divisionchampionships (11)
Minor league
affiliates
Broadcasting

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