1981 MLB Postseason – Wikipedia

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1980 Primary League Baseball playoffs

The 1981 MLB Postseason used to be the playoff event of Primary League Baseball for the 1981 season. The season had a gamers’ strike, which lasted from June 12 to July 31, and break up the season into two halves. Groups that gained their department in each and every part of the season complicated to the playoffs. Groups confronted each and every different in a League Department Collection for the primary time ever, a spherical of the postseason that might now not go back till 1995. The winners of the LDS would transfer directly to the League Championship Collection to resolve the pennant winners that face each and every different within the Global Collection.

The 4 groups from ultimate 12 months’s postseason – the New York Yankees, Houston Astros, protecting American League champion Kansas Town Royals, in addition to the protecting Global Collection champion Philadelphia Phillies, all returned to the postseason. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Athletics additionally seemed, and the Milwaukee Brewers made their first ever postseason look. This postseason used to be additionally the primary to function a staff from outdoor america, the Montreal Expos, who made their sole look within the postseason this 12 months; the staff would now not go back to the postseason once more till 2012, when they moved to Washington D.C. to change into the Washington Nationals.

The postseason started on October 6, 1981, and ended on October 28, 1981, with the Dodgers defeating the Yankees in 6 video games within the 1981 Global Collection. It used to be the 5th identify for the Dodgers total and their first since 1965.

Playoff seeds[edit]

American League[edit]

  1. New York Yankees – 59-48, Clinched AL East (1st Part)[2]
  2. Milwaukee Brewers – 62-47, Clinched AL East (2d Part)[3]
  3. Oakland Athletics – 64-45, Clinched AL West (1st Part)[4]
  4. Kansas Town Royals – 50-53, Clinched AL West (2d part)[5]

Nationwide League[edit]

  1. Philadelphia Phillies – 59-48, Clinched NL East (1st part)[6]
  2. Montreal Expos – 60-48, Clinched NL East (2d part)[7]
  3. Los Angeles Dodgers – 63-47, Clinched NL West (1st part)[8]
  4. Houston Astros – 61-49, Clinched NL West (2d part)[9]

Playoff bracket[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Department Collection
(ALDS, NLDS)
League Championship Collection
(ALCS, NLCS)
Global Collection
                           
  E1 NY Yankees 3  
E2 Milwaukee 2  
  E1 NY Yankees 3  
American League
  W1 Oakland 0  
W1 Oakland 3
  W2 Kansas Town 0  
    AL NY Yankees 2
  NL Los Angeles 4
  E1 Philadelphia 2  
E2 Montreal 3  
  E2 Montreal 2
Nationwide League
  W1 Los Angeles 3  
W1 Los Angeles 3
  W2 Houston 2  

NOTE: Because of the strike in mid-season, the season used to be divided into a primary part and a 2nd part. The department winner of the primary part (denoted E1, W1) performed the department winner of the second one part (denoted E2, W2).

American League Department Collection[edit]

Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas Town Royals[edit]

Oakland gained the collection, 3–0.

Recreation Date Ranking Location Time Attendance 
1 October 6 Oakland Athletics – 4, Kansas Town Royals – 0 Royals Stadium 2:35 40,592[10] 
2 October 7 Oakland Athletics – 2, Kansas Town Royals – 1 Royals Stadium 2:50 40,274[11] 
3 October 9 Kansas Town Royals – 1, Oakland Athletics – 4 Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum 2:59 40,002[12]

This used to be the primary postseason assembly between the Athletics and Royals. The Athletics swept the Royals to go back to the ALCS for the primary time since 1975. Those two groups would meet once more within the 2014 AL Wild Card, which the Royals gained 9-8 in 12 innings.

New York Yankees vs. Milwaukee Brewers[edit]

New York gained the collection, 3–2.

Recreation Date Ranking Location Time Attendance 
1 October 7 New York Yankees – 5, Milwaukee Brewers – 3 County Stadium 2:57 35,064[13] 
2 October 8 New York Yankees – 3, Milwaukee Brewers – 0 County Stadium 2:20 26,395[14] 
3 October 9 Milwaukee Brewers – 5, New York Yankees – 3 Yankee Stadium 2:39 56,411[15] 
4 October 10 Milwaukee Brewers – 2, New York Yankees – 1 Yankee Stadium 2:34 52,077[16] 
5 October 11 Milwaukee Brewers – 3, New York Yankees – 7 Yankee Stadium 2:47 47,505[17]

This used to be the one postseason assembly between those two groups. The Yankees fended off a chain comeback via the Brewers to win the collection in 5 video games to advance to the ALCS for the second one 12 months in a row. The Brewers would go back to the postseason the very subsequent 12 months, profitable the ALCS en path to the Global Collection.

Nationwide League Department Collection[edit]

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Houston Astros[edit]

Los Angeles gained the collection, 3–2.

Recreation Date Ranking Location Time Attendance 
1 October 6 Los Angeles Dodgers – 1, Houston Astros – 3 Astrodome 2:22[18] 44,836[19] 
2 October 7 Los Angeles Dodgers – 0, Houston Astros – 1 (11 innings) Astrodome 3:39 42,398[20] 
3 October 9 Houston Astros – 1, Los Angeles Dodgers – 6 Dodger Stadium 2:35[21] 46,820[22] 
4 October 10 Houston Astros – 1, Los Angeles Dodgers – 2 Dodger Stadium 2:00[23] 55,983[24] 
5 October 11 Houston Astros – 0, Los Angeles Dodgers – 4 Dodger Stadium 2:52 55,979[25]

This used to be the primary postseason assembly between the Dodgers and Astros. The Dodgers rallied from an 0-2 collection hollow to defeat the Astros in 5 video games, and complicated to the NLCS for the primary time since 1978. The Astros would now not go back to the postseason once more till 1986, the place they fell to the eventual champion New York Mets in six video games.

In 2017, after becoming a member of the American League, the Astros would meet the Dodgers once more within the 2017 Global Collection, which the Astros gained in seven video games for his or her first Global Collection identify.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Montreal Expos[edit]

Montreal gained the collection, 3–2.

Recreation Date Ranking Location Time Attendance 
1 October 7 Philadelphia Phillies – 1, Montreal Expos – 3 Olympic Stadium 2:30 34,237[26] 
2 October 8 Philadelphia Phillies – 1, Montreal Expos – 3 Olympic Stadium 2:31 45,896[27] 
3 October 9 Montreal Expos – 2, Philadelphia Phillies – 6 Veterans Stadium 2:45 36,835[28] 
4 October 10 Montreal Expos – 5, Philadelphia Phillies – 6 (10 innings) Veterans Stadium 2:48 38,818[29] 
5 October 11 Montreal Expos – 3, Philadelphia Phillies – 0 Veterans Stadium 2:15 47,384[30]

This used to be the one postseason assembly between those two groups. In what could be their most effective playoff collection win in Montreal, the Expos fended off a overdue collection comeback via the protecting champion Phillies to win the collection in 5 video games and advance to the NLCS. This will be the ultimate postseason look via the Expos till 2012, however because the Washington Nationals. It might even be the ultimate collection win via the Expos/Nationals franchise till 2019.

American League Championship Collection[edit]

Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees[edit]

New York gained the collection, 3–0.

Recreation Date Ranking Location Time Attendance 
1 October 13 Oakland Athletics – 1, New York Yankees – 3 Yankee Stadium (I) 2:52 55,740[31] 
2 October 14 Oakland Athletics – 3, New York Yankees – 13 Yankee Stadium (I) 3:08 48,497[32] 
3 October 15 New York Yankees – 4, Oakland Athletics – 0 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 3:19 47,302[33]

This used to be the primary postseason assembly between the Yankees and Athletics. The Yankees swept the collection 3-0, and returned to the Global Collection for the fourth time in six years. Each groups would face each and every different once more within the 2000 and 2001 ALDS, and the Yankees would win each collection.

Nationwide League Championship Collection[edit]

Montreal Expos vs. Los Angeles Dodgers[edit]

Los Angeles gained the collection, 3–2.

Recreation Date Ranking Location Time Attendance 
1 October 13 Montreal Expos – 1, Los Angeles Dodgers – 5 Dodger Stadium 2:47 51,273[34] 
2 October 14 Montreal Expos – 3, Los Angeles Dodgers – 0 Dodger Stadium 2:48 53,463[35] 
3 October 16 Los Angeles Dodgers – 1, Montreal Expos – 4 Olympic Stadium 2:27 54,372[36] 
4 October 17 Los Angeles Dodgers – 7, Montreal Expos – 1 Olympic Stadium 3:14 54,499[37] 
5 October 19 Los Angeles Dodgers – 2, Montreal Expos – 1 Olympic Stadium 2:41 36,491[38]

This used to be the primary postseason assembly between those two groups. The Dodgers overcame a 1-2 collection deficit to defeat the Expos in 5 video games, capped off via a ninth-inning house run in Recreation 5 via Rick Monday in what has ever since been known as “Blue Monday” via Expos enthusiasts. The Dodgers returned to the Global Collection for the 3rd time in 5 years.

This will be the ultimate look within the NLCS via the Expos/Nationals franchise till 2019, the place they swept the St. Louis Cardinals en path to the franchise’s first Global Collection identify.

1981 Global Collection[edit]

New York Yankees (AL) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)[edit]

Los Angeles gained the collection, 4-2.

Recreation Date Ranking Location Time Attendance 
1 October 20 Los Angeles Dodgers – 3, New York Yankees – 5 Yankee Stadium 2:32 56,470[39] 
2 October 21 Los Angeles Dodgers – 0, New York Yankees – 3 Yankee Stadium 2:29 56,505[40] 
3 October 23 New York Yankees – 4, Los Angeles Dodgers – 5 Dodger Stadium 3:04 56,236[41] 
4 October 24 New York Yankees – 7, Los Angeles Dodgers – 8 Dodger Stadium 3:32 56,242[42] 
5 October 25 New York Yankees – 1, Los Angeles Dodgers – 2 Dodger Stadium 2:19 56,115[43] 
6 October 28 Los Angeles Dodgers – 9, New York Yankees – 2 Yankee Stadium 3:09 56,513[44]

: postponed from October 27 because of rain

Within the 11th and most up-to-date Global Collection matchup that includes the Dodgers-Yankees contention, the Dodgers knocked off the Yankees in six video games to seize their first Global Collection identify since 1965. The Dodgers would make another look within the Global Collection later this decade, the place they knocked off the Oakland Athletics in 5 video games.

This will be the ultimate postseason look via the Yankees till 1995.

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