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1981 American League Most Valuable Player Award

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The winner of the 1981 American League Most Valuable Player Award was Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers.

[edit] Award Voting

† indicates playoff team
Player Team Points Points Share (Max Points) First Votes AB R H HR RBI SB BB SO AVG OBP SLG W - L SV IP H HR BB SO ERA
Rollie Fingers Milwaukee Brewers 319 0.814 (392) 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -.--- -.--- -.--- 6 - 3 28 78.0 55 3 13 61 1.04
Rickey Henderson Oakland Athletics 308 0.786 (392) 12 423 89 135 6 35 56 64 68 0.319 0.408 0.437 Did not pitch
Dwight Evans Boston Red Sox 140 0.357 (392) 0 412 84 122 22 71 3 85 85 0.296 0.415 0.522 Did not pitch
Tony Armas Oakland Athletics 139 0.355 (392) 1 440 51 115 22 76 5 19 115 0.261 0.294 0.480 Did not pitch
Eddie Murray Baltimore Orioles 137 0.349 (392) 0 378 57 111 22 78 2 40 43 0.294 0.360 0.534 Did not pitch
Carney Lansford Boston Red Sox 109 0.278 (392) 0 399 61 134 4 52 15 34 28 0.336 0.389 0.439 Did not pitch
Dave Winfield New York Yankees 98 0.250 (392) 0 388 52 114 13 68 11 43 41 0.294 0.360 0.464 Did not pitch
Cecil Cooper Milwaukee Brewers 96 0.245 (392) 0 416 70 133 12 60 5 28 30 0.320 0.363 0.495 Did not pitch
Rich Gossage New York Yankees 62 0.158 (392) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -.--- -.--- -.--- 3 - 2 20 46.2 22 2 14 48 0.77
Tom Paciorek Seattle Mariners 46 0.117 (392) 0 405 50 132 14 66 13 35 50 0.326 0.379 0.509 Did not pitch
Dwayne Murphy Oakland Athletics 45 0.115 (392) 0 390 58 98 15 60 10 73 91 0.251 0.369 0.408 Did not pitch
Kirk Gibson Detroit Tigers 40 0.102 (392) 0 290 41 95 9 40 17 18 64 0.328 0.369 0.479 Did not pitch
Steve McCatty Oakland Athletics 22 0.056 (392) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -.--- -.--- -.--- 14 - 7 0 185.2 140 12 61 91 2.33
Bobby Grich California Angels 19 0.048 (392) 0 352 56 107 22 61 2 40 71 0.304 0.378 0.543 Did not pitch
Jack Morris Detroit Tigers 17 0.043 (392) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -.--- -.--- -.--- 14 - 7 0 198.0 153 14 78 97 3.05
Al Oliver Texas Rangers 8 0.020 (392) 0 421 53 130 4 55 3 24 28 0.309 0.348 0.411 Did not pitch
Robin Yount Milwaukee Brewers 7 0.018 (392) 0 377 50 103 10 49 4 22 37 0.273 0.312 0.419 Did not pitch
Buddy Bell Texas Rangers 7 0.018 (392) 0 360 44 106 10 64 3 42 30 0.294 0.364 0.428 Did not pitch
Bill Almon Chicago White Sox 6 0.015 (392) 0 349 46 105 4 41 16 21 60 0.301 0.341 0.375 Did not pitch
Jerry Mumphrey New York Yankees 5 0.013 (392) 0 319 44 98 6 32 14 24 27 0.307 0.354 0.429 Did not pitch
Alan Trammell Detroit Tigers 4 0.010 (392) 0 392 52 101 2 31 10 49 31 0.258 0.342 0.327 Did not pitch
Mike Hargrove Cleveland Indians 4 0.010 (392) 0 322 43 102 2 49 5 60 16 0.317 0.424 0.401 Did not pitch
Dennis Martinez Baltimore Orioles 3 0.008 (392) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -.--- -.--- -.--- 14 - 5 0 179.0 173 10 62 88 3.32
Steve Kemp Detroit Tigers 3 0.008 (392) 0 372 52 103 9 49 9 70 48 0.277 0.389 0.419 Did not pitch
Ken Singleton Baltimore Orioles 3 0.008 (392) 0 363 48 101 13 49 0 61 59 0.278 0.380 0.435 Did not pitch
Greg Luzinski Chicago White Sox 3 0.008 (392) 0 378 55 100 21 62 0 58 80 0.265 0.365 0.476 Did not pitch
Dave Stieb Toronto Blue Jays 1 0.003 (392) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -.--- -.--- -.--- 11 - 10 0 183.2 148 10 61 89 3.19
George Brett Kansas City Royals 1 0.003 (392) 0 347 42 109 6 43 14 27 23 0.314 0.361 0.484 Did not pitch
Preceded by
1980
Most Valuable Player Award
National

1981
Succeeded by
1982
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