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1981 American League Awards, All-Stars and Other Leaders

League Awards

Batting stats are G BA/OBP/SLG Pitching stats are W-L ERA, SO.

Award-Winners Complete Voting Results

Most Valuable Player Award

Rollie Fingers
MIL 6-3 (28 SV), 1.04, 61 SO

Cy Young Award

Rollie Fingers
MIL 6-3 (28 SV), 1.04, 61 SO

Rookie of the Year Award

Dave Righetti
NYY 8-4, 2.05, 89 SO
Batting Champion
  (highest BA as recognized at time) (List of Winners)
Carney Lansford
BOS 102 G .336/.389/.439
ERA Pitching Champion
  (lowest ERA as recognized at time) (List of Winners)
Steve McCatty
OAK 14-7, 2.33, 91 SO

Rolaids Reliever of the Year

Rollie Fingers
MIL 6-3 (28 SV), 1.04, 61 SO


Graig Nettles - S

TSN Pitcher of the Year

Jack Morris
DET 14-7, 3.05, 97 SO

Gold Glove Winners (history)

PitcherMike Norris
CatcherJim Sundberg
First BaseMike Squires
Second BaseFrank White
Third BaseBuddy Bell
ShortstopAlan Trammell
OutfieldDwight Evans, Rickey Henderson and Dwayne Murphy

Silver Slugger Winners (history)

CatcherCarlton Fisk CHW 96 G .263/.354/.361
First BaseCecil Cooper MIL 106 G .320/.363/.495
Second BaseBobby Grich CAL 100 G .304/.378/.543
Third BaseCarney Lansford BOS 102 G .336/.389/.439
ShortstopRick Burleson CAL 109 G .293/.357/.372
OutfieldDwight Evans BOS 108 G .296/.415/.522
Rickey Henderson OAK 108 G .319/.408/.437
Dave Winfield NYY 105 G .294/.360/.464

League All-Stars

All Star Directory · (* - indicates they played)
Box Score and Play-by-Play

P. Jack Morris (DET)
C. Carlton Fisk (CHW)
1B. Rod Carew (CAL)
2B. Willie Randolph (NYY)
3B. George Brett (KCR)
SS. Bucky Dent (NYY)
LF. Ken Singleton (BAL)
CF. Dave Winfield (NYY)
RF. Reggie Jackson (NYY)

Tony Armas* (OAK)
Len Barker* (CLE)
Buddy Bell* (TEX)
Rick Burleson* (CAL)
Britt Burns (CHW)
Doug Corbett (MIN)
Ron Davis* (NYY)
Bo Diaz* (CLE)
Dwight Evans* (BOS)
Rollie Fingers* (MIL)
Ken Forsch* (CAL)
Rich Gossage (NYY)
Fred Lynn* (CAL)
Scott McGregor (BAL)
Eddie Murray* (BAL)
Mike Norris* (OAK)
Al Oliver* (TEX)
Tom Paciorek* (SEA)
Ted Simmons* (MIL)
Dave Stieb* (TOR)
Gorman Thomas* (MIL)
Frank White* (KCR)

AL Other Leaders

Glossary · Hold mouse over statistic name to see description

For batting rate stats, generally a minimum of 3.1 Plate Appearances/G, 1.0 IP/G, 0.67 Gm and Chances/Team Game (fielding), 0.2 SB att/Team Game (catchers), and 0.1 SB att/Team Game (baserunners only since 1951), and 0.1 decision/G for single-season leaderboards generally needed for rate statistics. For pitcher fielding the minimums are reduced by a third. For LF, CF, RF fielding stats, we only have reliable data since 1954, so all leaders are since 1954. Explanation of min. requirements