1981 New York Yankees

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1981 New York Yankees

What was the record of the 1981 New York Yankees?

The New York Yankees finished the regular season with a 59-48 record. They went 32-19 at home and 27-29 on the road. Including the postseason, the New York Yankees went 67-54. Their final game was a loss in the World Series to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What division did the 1981 New York Yankees play in?

The 1981 New York Yankees played in the East Division of the American League.

What was the division record of the 1981 New York Yankees?

During the regular season, the 1981 New York Yankees went 26-26 against their AL East opponents.

Who won the AL East in 1981?

The Yankees won the AL East in the 1981 season with a 59-48 record. The Brewers finished 2 games ahead with a 62-47 record, but due to season specific rules they didn't win the division. The Orioles finished 1 games ahead with a 59-46 record, but due to season specific rules they didn't win the division. The Tigers finished with the same record but lost on a tiebreaker. The Red Sox finished with the same record but lost on a tiebreaker. The Indians finished 5 games back with a 52-51 record. The Blue Jays finished 21.5 games back with a 37-69 record.

What was the 1981 New York Yankees record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Run Differential
Detroit Tigers 7-3 70% +15
Milwaukee Brewers 3-3 50% +9
Boston Red Sox 3-3 50% +2
Baltimore Orioles 6-7 46.2% +4
Cleveland Indians 5-7 41.7% -16
Toronto Blue Jays 2-3 40% -5

What was the 1981 New York Yankees record by month?

Among qualifying months, the 1981 New York Yankees had their best month in June, when they went 9-2 and had a 81.8% win percentage. Their worst month was September, when they went 13-14 and had a 48.1% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Run Differential
April 11-6 64.7% +16
May 14-14 50% -14
June 9-2 81.8% +26
August 11-10 52.4% +30
September 13-14 48.1% +17
October 1-2 33.3% +3

Did the 1981 New York Yankees Win The World Series?

No. While the 1981 New York Yankees did play in the World Series, they lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What was the run differential for the 1981 New York Yankees?

The New York Yankees finished the regular season with a run differential of +78. Based on their run differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Yankees could have been expected to have about 63.4 wins, or a 63-44 record in the regular season.

How did the 1981 New York Yankees perform in one-run games?

In one-run games, or games that went into extra innings, the 1981 New York Yankees went 14-21.

How did the 1981 New York Yankees perform in extra inning games?

During the regular season, the 1981 New York Yankees went 5-1 in extra inning games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1981 New York Yankees?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1981 New York Yankees was a 9 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1981 New York Yankees?

The longest losing streak that the New York Yankees had during the 1981 regular season was 4 games, which occured 3 separate times.

1981 New York Yankees Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

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