1981 Milwaukee Brewers season

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1981 Milwaukee Brewers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Bud Selig
Manager(s) Buck Rodgers
Local television WVTV
(Kent Derdivanis, Mike Hegan, Steve Shannon)
SelecTV
(Joe Castiglione, Tom Collins)
Local radio WISN (AM)
(Lorn Brown, Bob Uecker)
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The Milwaukee Brewers' 1981 season involved the Brewers' finishing 1st in American League East during the second half of the split schedule with an overall record of 62 wins and 47 losses. They proceeded to lose to the New York Yankees in the ALDS. Rollie Fingers became the first relief pitcher in the history of the American League to win the MVP Award.1

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL East
First Half standings
Wins Losses Win % GB
New York Yankees 34 22 .607
Baltimore Orioles 31 23 .574 2.0
Milwaukee Brewers 31 25 .554 3.0
Detroit Tigers 31 26 .544 3.5
Boston Red Sox 30 26 .536 4.0
Cleveland Indians 26 24 .520 5.0
Toronto Blue Jays 16 42 .276 19.0
AL East
Second Half standings
Wins Losses Win % GB
Milwaukee Brewers 31 22 .585
Boston Red Sox 29 23 .558 1.5
Detroit Tigers 29 23 .558 1.5
Baltimore Orioles 28 23 .549 2.0
Cleveland Indians 26 27 .491 5.0
New York Yankees 25 26 .490 5.0
Toronto Blue Jays 21 27 .438 7.5


Notable transactions

Roster

1981 Milwaukee Brewers roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
C Simmons, TedTed Simmons 100 380 82 .216 14 61

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
Molitor, PaulPaul Molitor 64 251 67 .267 2 19
Bosley, ThadThad Bosley 42 105 24 .229 0 3

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Caldwell, MikeMike Caldwell 24 144.1 11 9 3.93 41
Vuckovich, PetePete Vuckovich 24 149.2 14 4 3.55 84

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Augustine, JerryJerry Augustine 27 61.1 2 2 4.26 26

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Fingers, RollieRollie Fingers 47 6 3 28 1.04 61
Cleveland, ReggieReggie Cleveland 35 2 3 1 5.15 18
Keeton, RickeyRickey Keeton 17 1 0 0 5.09 9
Bernard, DwightDwight Bernard 6 0 0 0 3.60 1
Porter, ChuckChuck Porter 3 0 0 0 4.15 1

ALDS

New York wins series, 3-2.

Game Score Date
1 New York 5, Milwaukee 3 October 7
2 New York 3, Milwaukee 0 October 8
3 Milwaukee 5, New York 3 October 9
4 Milwaukee 2, New York 1 October 10
5 New York 7, Milwaukee 3 October 11

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Vancouver Canadians Pacific Coast League Lee Sigman
AA El Paso Diablos Texas League Tony Muser
A Stockton Ports California League Duane Espy
A Burlington Bees Midwest League Terry Bevington
Rookie Butte Copper Kings Pioneer League Ken Richardson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Butte

Notes

References








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