1981 Los Angeles Dodgers

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1981 Los Angeles Dodgers / Franchise: Los Angeles Dodgers / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 63-47, Finished 2nd in NL Western Division (1981 NL)

World Series Champs

Managed by Tommy Lasorda

Coaches: Monty Basgall, Mark Cresse, Manny Mota, Danny Ozark and Ron Perranoski

Ballpark: Dodger Stadium

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

". . . we had five outfielders during their career that were All-Stars. All four infielders were multiple All-Stars, one catcher that became an All-Star, plus seven pitchers that were or became All-Stars." - Ron Cey, talking about the 1981 team

Between games 53 and 68, the 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers tied a major league record, by alternating wins and losses for 16 games. (The 1974 Phillies were the only other team to do this.)

Awards and Honors[edit]

Further Reading[edit]

  • Danny Gallagher: Blue Monday: The Expos, the Dodgers, and the Home Run That Changed Everything, Dundurn Press, Toronto, ON, 2018. ISBN 978-1-45974-187-4
  • Jeff Katz: Split Season: 1981: Fernandomania, the Bronx Zoo, and the Strike that Saved Baseball, Thomas Dunne Books, New York, NY, 2015. ISBN 978-1-2500-4521-8
  • Rick Monday and Ken Gurnick: Rick Monday's Tales from the Dodger Dugout, Sports Publishing LLC, Champaign, IL, 2006.
  • Erik Sherman: Daybreak at Chavez Ravine: Fernandomania and the Remaking of the Los Angeles Dodgers, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, 2023. ISBN 978-1-4962-3101-7
  • Jason Turbow: They Bled Blue: Fernandomania, Strike-Season Mayhem, and the Weirdest Championship Baseball Had Ever Seen: The 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York NY, 2019. ISBN 978-1328715531
  • Vic Wilson: "Fernandomania", in Jean Hastings Ardell and Andy McCue, ed.: Endless Seasons: Baseball in Southern California, The National Pastime, SABR, Number 41, 2011, pp. 94-96.

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NL East Division Series (3-2) Expos over Phillies

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NL Championship Series (3-2) Dodgers over Expos

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