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
". . . 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
 Further Reading
- 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.
- 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.