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Encyclopedia > 1981 American League Championship Series

The 1981 American League Championship Series was a best-of-five series between the New York Yankees and the Oakland Athletics. Due to a strike-shortened season, each team had to win two playoff series to reach the World Series. Oakland had swept the Kansas City Royals 3 games to none and the Yankees had beaten the Milwaukee Brewers 3 games to 2 in the Division Series. The Yankees swept the Athletics 3 games to none in the Series and moved on to the 1981 World Series, where they would lose to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The following are the baseball events of the year 1981 throughout the world. ... In Major League Baseball, the American League Championship Series (ALCS), played in October, is a playoff round that determines the winner of the American League pennant. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927 â€¢ 1923 AL Pennants (39) 2003 â€¢ 2001 â€¢ 2000... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) West Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (9) 1989 â€¢ 1974 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1972 1930 â€¢ 1929 â€¢ 1913 â€¢ 1911 1910 AL Pennants (15) 1990 â€¢ 1989 â€¢ 1988 â€¢ 1974 1973 â€¢ 1972 â€¢ 1931 â€¢ 1930 1929 â€¢ 1914 â€¢ 1913 â€¢ 1911 1910 â€¢ 1905 â€¢ 1902 West Division titles (13) [1... The 1981 baseball strike was the fifth work stoppage in Major League Baseball history. ... Established 1969 League American League Division Central Division Ballpark Kauffman Stadium Capacity 40,625 Current uniform The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998-present) Central Division (1998-present) Current uniform Ballpark Miller Park (2001-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (0) None AL Pennants (1) 1982 Central Division titles (0) None AL East Division Champs (1) [1] 1982 Wild card berths (0... 1981 World Series Logo The 1981 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, marking their third meeting in the Series in five years. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890-present) West Division (1969-present) Current uniform Ballpark Dodger Stadium (1962-present) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1955 NL Pennants (21) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1978 â€¢ 1977 1974 â€¢ 1966 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1955 â€¢ 1953 1952 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 â€¢ 1941...


Managers: Bob Lemon, New York; Billy Martin, Oakland Robert Granville Lemon (September 22, 1920 - January 11, 2000) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Alfred Manuel Billy Martin, (May 16, 1928 - December 25, 1989), was a former Major League Baseball player and manager, including being the manager of the New York Yankees five different times and won three league championships and one World Series as manager of them. ...


Umpires: Nick Bremigan, Russ Goetz, Jerry Neudecker, Marty Springstead, Durwood Merrill, Vic Voltaggio Durwood Merrill (born Mar. ...


Series MVP: Graig Nettles, New York Graig Nettles (born August 20, 1944 in San Diego, California) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and left-handed batter who played for the Minnesota Twins (1967-69), Cleveland Indians (1970-72), New York Yankees (1973-83), San Diego Padres (1984-86), Atlanta Braves (1987) and Montreal Expos...


Television: NBC (Joe Garagiola and Tony Kubek announcing) NBC, (Formerly an acronym for the National Broadcasting Company until 2004), is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Joseph Henry Garagiola, Sr. ... Anthony Christopher Kubek (born October 12, 1936 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a retired American baseball player and television broadcaster. ...

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Summary

New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics

Yankees win the Series, 3-0

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Oakland - 1, New York - 3 October 13 Yankee Stadium 55,740
2 Oakland - 3, New York - 13 October 14 Yankee Stadium 48,497
3 New York - 4, Oakland - 0 October 15 Oakland Coliseum 47,302

October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years). ... Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ... October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in Leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ... October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years). ... McAfee Coliseum is a stadium located in Oakland, California that is used for football and baseball games. ...

Game Summaries

Game 1

October 13, Yankee Stadium October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years). ... Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 1
New York 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 3 7 1
W: Tommy John (1-0)  L: Mike Norris (0-1)  SV: Goose Gossage (1)
HRs: None

Thomas Edward John Jr. ... Mike Norris can refer to different people: Mike Norris, the U.S. baseball player. ... Richard Michael Goose Gossage (born July 5, 1951 in Colorado Springs, Colorado) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played 21 seasons for nine different teams before retiring in 1994. ...

Game 2

October 14, Yankee Stadium October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in Leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 11 1
New York 1 0 0 7 0 1 4 0 X 13 19 0
W: George Frazier (1-0)  L: Steve McCatty (0-1)  
HRs: NYYLou Piniella (1), Graig Nettles (1)

Lou Piniella, as manager of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, August 28, 2005. ... Graig Nettles (born August 20, 1944 in San Diego, California) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and left-handed batter who played for the Minnesota Twins (1967-69), Cleveland Indians (1970-72), New York Yankees (1973-83), San Diego Padres (1984-86), Atlanta Braves (1987) and Montreal Expos...

=Game 3

October 15, Oakland Coliseum October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years). ... McAfee Coliseum is a stadium located in Oakland, California, United States that is used for football and baseball games. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 4 10 0
Oakland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
W: Dave Righetti (1-0)  L: Matt Keough (0-1)  
HRs: None

David Allan Righetti (born November 28, 1958 in San Jose, California), nicknamed Rags, is an American former left-handed pitcher, and current pitching coach, in Major League Baseball. ...

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American League logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... In Major League Baseball, the American League Championship Series (ALCS), played in October, is a playoff round that determines the winner of the American League pennant. ... The 1969 American League Championship Series was the first ALCS held after Major League Baseball adopted the two-division format that season. ... The 1970 American League Championship Series was a match-up between the Eastern Division Champion Baltimore Orioles and the Western Division Champion Minnesota Twins. ... The 1971 American League Championship Series was a matchup between the Eastern Division Champion Baltimore Orioles and the Western Division Champion Oakland Athletics. ... The 1972 American League Championship Series took place between October 7 and October 12 of 1972. ... The 1973 American League Championship Series took place between October 6 and October 11, 1973. ... 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The 1979 American League Championship Series was a best-of-five series that pitted the Eastern Division Champion Baltimore Orioles against the Western Division Champion California Angels. ... The 97-65 Kansas City Royals faced the team that defeated them three straight years in the ALCS from 1976-1978, the 103-59 New York Yankees. ... The 1982 American League Championship Series was played between the Milwaukee Brewers and the California Angels from October 5 to October 10, 1982. ... The 1983 American League Championship Series was played between the Chicago White Sox and the Baltimore Orioles from October 5, 1983 to October 8, 1983. ... The 1984 American League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals. ... The 1985 American League Championship Series was played between the Kansas City Royals and the Toronto Blue Jays from October 8 to October 16, 1985. ... 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The 1994 baseball strike resulted in the cancellation of the World Series for the first time in 90 years. ... The 1995 American League Championship Series (ALCS), the second round of the 1995 American League playoffs, matched the Central Division champion Cleveland Indians against the Western Division champion Seattle Mariners. ... The 1996 American League Championship Series (ALCS), the second round of the 1996 American League playoffs, matched the Eastern Division champion New York Yankees against the Wild Card champion Baltimore Orioles. ... The 1997 American League Championship Series pitted the Cleveland Indians, who won coming back against the New York Yankees in the 1997 AL Division Series, and the Baltimore Orioles, who went wire-to-wire and beat the Seattle Mariners in the Division Series. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... New York Yankees vs. ... The 2003 American League Championship Series was played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees from October 8 to October 16, 2003. ... The 2004 American League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. ... The 2005 American League Championship Series (ALCS), the second round of the 2005 American League playoffs, matched the Central Division champion Chicago White Sox against the Western Division champion Los Angeles Angels. ... The 2006 American League Championship Series (ALCS), is the second round of the 2006 American League playoffs. ...


 
 

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