1981 Boston Red Sox

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Season Overview

59-49 Missed Playoffs
Record Outcome

1981 Boston Red Sox

What was the record of the 1981 Boston Red Sox?

The Boston Red Sox finished the regular season with a 59-49 record. They went 30-23 at home and 29-26 on the road.

What division did the 1981 Boston Red Sox play in?

The 1981 Boston Red Sox played in the East Division of the American League.

What was the division record of the 1981 Boston Red Sox?

During the regular season, the 1981 Boston Red Sox went 28-19 against their AL East opponents.

What was the 1981 Boston Red Sox record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Run Differential
Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 100% +14
Detroit Tigers 6-1 85.7% +11
Cleveland Indians 7-6 53.8% +1
Baltimore Orioles 2-2 50% -2
New York Yankees 3-3 50% -2
Milwaukee Brewers 6-7 46.2% +13

What was the 1981 Boston Red Sox record by month?

Among qualifying months, the 1981 Boston Red Sox had their best month in May, when they went 18-12 and had a 60% win percentage. Their worst month was April, when they went 7-9 and had a 43.8% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Run Differential
April 7-9 43.8% -24
May 18-12 60% +22
June 5-5 50% +4
August 11-9 55.0% +13
September 16-13 55.2% +22
October 2-1 66.7% +1

Did the 1981 Boston Red Sox make the Postseason?

No, the Red Sox didn't make the Postseason in 1981.

What was the run differential for the 1981 Boston Red Sox?

The Boston Red Sox finished the regular season with a run differential of +38. Based on their run differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Red Sox could have been expected to have about 57.8 wins, or a 58-50 record in the regular season.

How did the 1981 Boston Red Sox perform in one-run games?

In one-run games, or games that went into extra innings, the 1981 Boston Red Sox went 17-15.

How did the 1981 Boston Red Sox perform in extra inning games?

During the regular season, the 1981 Boston Red Sox went 7-7 in extra inning games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1981 Boston Red Sox?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1981 Boston Red Sox was a 6 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1981 Boston Red Sox?

The longest losing streak that the Boston Red Sox had during the 1981 regular season was 7 games, which happened once during the season.

1981 Boston Red Sox Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Apr 10, 1981 vs Chicago White Sox Loss 3 - 5
Sun, Apr 12, 1981 vs Chicago White Sox Win 5 - 4
Mon, Apr 13, 1981 vs Baltimore Orioles Loss 1 - 5
Wed, Apr 15, 1981 vs Baltimore Orioles Win 7 - 2
Fri, Apr 17, 1981 @ Chicago White Sox Win 8 - 5
Sat, Apr 18, 1981 @ Chicago White Sox Loss 1 - 2
Sun, Apr 19, 1981 @ Chicago White Sox Win 9 - 4
Mon, Apr 20, 1981 vs Texas Rangers Win 4 - 2
Tue, Apr 21, 1981 vs Texas Rangers Win 10 - 4
Wed, Apr 22, 1981 vs Texas Rangers Loss 8 - 16
Sat, Apr 25, 1981 @ Baltimore Orioles Loss 2 - 7
Sun, Apr 26, 1981 @ Baltimore Orioles Win 7 - 5
Mon, Apr 27, 1981 @ Texas Rangers Loss 0 - 10
Tue, Apr 28, 1981 @ Texas Rangers Loss 0 - 9
Wed, Apr 29, 1981 @ Texas Rangers Loss 0 - 5
Thu, Apr 30, 1981 vs Minnesota Twins Loss 4 - 8
Fri, May 1, 1981 vs Minnesota Twins Loss 1 - 6
Sat, May 2, 1981 vs Minnesota Twins Loss 2 - 11
Sun, May 3, 1981 vs Minnesota Twins Loss 1 - 3
Mon, May 4, 1981 @ Kansas City Royals Win 8 - 7 (12)
Tue, May 5, 1981 @ Kansas City Royals Loss 1 - 2
Wed, May 6, 1981 @ Kansas City Royals Win 3 - 1
Fri, May 8, 1981 @ Toronto Blue Jays Win 4 - 2
Sat, May 9, 1981 @ Toronto Blue Jays Win 10 - 3
Sun, May 10, 1981 @ Toronto Blue Jays Win 9 - 5 (10)
Mon, May 11, 1981 @ Toronto Blue Jays Win 7 - 6
Tue, May 12, 1981 @ Minnesota Twins Loss 3 - 4 (10)
Wed, May 13, 1981 @ Minnesota Twins Win 5 - 2
Thu, May 14, 1981 @ Minnesota Twins Win 9 - 7 (11)
Fri, May 15, 1981 vs Kansas City Royals Win 4 - 3
Sat, May 16, 1981 vs Kansas City Royals Loss 6 - 7
Sun, May 17, 1981 vs Kansas City Royals Loss 4 - 5
Mon, May 18, 1981 vs Seattle Mariners Win 8 - 5
Tue, May 19, 1981 vs Seattle Mariners Win 4 - 0
Wed, May 20, 1981 vs Oakland Athletics Win 5 - 3
Thu, May 21, 1981 vs Oakland Athletics Win 3 - 0
Fri, May 22, 1981 @ Milwaukee Brewers Win 7 - 3
Sat, May 23, 1981 @ Milwaukee Brewers Win 8 - 1
Sun, May 24, 1981 @ Milwaukee Brewers Loss 1 - 2 (14)
Sun, May 24, 1981 @ Milwaukee Brewers Loss 7 - 10
Mon, May 25, 1981 vs Cleveland Indians Win 8 - 7
Tue, May 26, 1981 vs Cleveland Indians Loss 2 - 5
Wed, May 27, 1981 vs Cleveland Indians Win 10 - 5
Fri, May 29, 1981 vs Milwaukee Brewers Loss 4 - 5
Sat, May 30, 1981 vs Milwaukee Brewers Win 7 - 6 (10)
Sun, May 31, 1981 vs Milwaukee Brewers Loss 2 - 5
Tue, Jun 2, 1981 @ Cleveland Indians Win 4 - 0
Wed, Jun 3, 1981 @ Cleveland Indians Loss 1 - 4
Thu, Jun 4, 1981 @ Cleveland Indians Win 6 - 5
Fri, Jun 5, 1981 @ Oakland Athletics Win 4 - 1
Sat, Jun 6, 1981 @ Oakland Athletics Loss 2 - 6
Sun, Jun 7, 1981 @ Oakland Athletics Loss 3 - 4 (11)
Mon, Jun 8, 1981 @ Seattle Mariners Loss 0 - 2
Tue, Jun 9, 1981 @ Seattle Mariners Win 10 - 1
Wed, Jun 10, 1981 @ Seattle Mariners Win 4 - 2
Thu, Jun 11, 1981 @ California Angels Loss 2 - 7
Mon, Aug 10, 1981 vs Chicago White Sox Loss 1 - 7
Tue, Aug 11, 1981 vs Chicago White Sox Loss 2 - 4
Wed, Aug 12, 1981 vs Chicago White Sox Win 8 - 1
Thu, Aug 13, 1981 vs Chicago White Sox Win 9 - 6
Fri, Aug 14, 1981 @ Texas Rangers Loss 2 - 3
Sat, Aug 15, 1981 @ Texas Rangers Win 5 - 3 (10)
Sun, Aug 16, 1981 @ Texas Rangers Loss 0 - 3
Tue, Aug 18, 1981 @ Oakland Athletics Loss 2 - 3 (15)
Wed, Aug 19, 1981 @ Oakland Athletics Loss 2 - 4
Thu, Aug 20, 1981 @ Oakland Athletics Win 6 - 4
Fri, Aug 21, 1981 @ Seattle Mariners Win 7 - 4
Sat, Aug 22, 1981 @ Seattle Mariners Win 5 - 3
Sun, Aug 23, 1981 @ Seattle Mariners Win 7 - 5
Mon, Aug 24, 1981 @ California Angels Loss 6 - 8
Tue, Aug 25, 1981 @ California Angels Loss 7 - 8 (10)
Thu, Aug 27, 1981 vs Oakland Athletics Win 6 - 5
Fri, Aug 28, 1981 vs Oakland Athletics Win 12 - 5
Sat, Aug 29, 1981 vs Oakland Athletics Win 7 - 6
Sun, Aug 30, 1981 vs Oakland Athletics Loss 3 - 5
Mon, Aug 31, 1981 vs California Angels Win 4 - 1
Tue, Sep 1, 1981 vs California Angels Loss 2 - 3
Wed, Sep 2, 1981 vs California Angels Win 3 - 1
Thu, Sep 3, 1981 vs Seattle Mariners Loss 7 - 8 (20)
Fri, Sep 4, 1981 vs Seattle Mariners Loss 2 - 5
Sat, Sep 5, 1981 vs Seattle Mariners Win 12 - 5
Sun, Sep 6, 1981 vs Seattle Mariners Win 6 - 1
Mon, Sep 7, 1981 @ Detroit Tigers Loss 1 - 3
Tue, Sep 8, 1981 @ Detroit Tigers Win 5 - 3
Wed, Sep 9, 1981 @ Detroit Tigers Win 6 - 5 (11)
Fri, Sep 11, 1981 @ New York Yankees Loss 1 - 4
Sat, Sep 12, 1981 @ New York Yankees Win 2 - 1
Sun, Sep 13, 1981 @ New York Yankees Loss 6 - 10
Mon, Sep 14, 1981 vs Detroit Tigers Win 5 - 2
Wed, Sep 16, 1981 vs Detroit Tigers Win 2 - 1 (10)
Wed, Sep 16, 1981 vs Detroit Tigers Win 5 - 4
Thu, Sep 17, 1981 vs Detroit Tigers Win 6 - 1
Fri, Sep 18, 1981 vs New York Yankees Loss 4 - 6
Sat, Sep 19, 1981 vs New York Yankees Win 8 - 5
Sun, Sep 20, 1981 vs New York Yankees Win 4 - 1
Mon, Sep 21, 1981 vs Milwaukee Brewers Win 9 - 3
Tue, Sep 22, 1981 vs Milwaukee Brewers Loss 8 - 10
Wed, Sep 23, 1981 vs Milwaukee Brewers Win 11 - 5
Thu, Sep 24, 1981 vs Cleveland Indians Loss 2 - 5
Fri, Sep 25, 1981 vs Cleveland Indians Win 5 - 4
Sat, Sep 26, 1981 vs Cleveland Indians Loss 5 - 7
Sun, Sep 27, 1981 vs Cleveland Indians Loss 7 - 8 (11)
Mon, Sep 28, 1981 @ Milwaukee Brewers Loss 0 - 1