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1981 American League Standings and Head-to-Head

Postseason

Due to an extended player strike in the middle of the 1981 season. The season was divided into two halves with the first and second half champs facing each other in a divisional round prior to the league championship series.

1st Half Standings

East Division

Tm W L W-L% GB
New York Yankees NYY 34 22 .607 --
Baltimore Orioles BAL 31 23 .574 --
Milwaukee Brewers MIL 31 25 .554 --
Detroit Tigers DET 31 26 .544 --
Boston Red Sox BOS 30 26 .536 --
Cleveland Indians CLE 26 24 .520 --
Toronto Blue Jays TOR 16 42 .276 --

West Division

Tm W L W-L% GB
Oakland Athletics OAK 37 23 .617 --
Texas Rangers TEX 33 22 .600 --
Chicago White Sox CHW 31 22 .585 --
California Angels CAL 31 29 .517 --
Kansas City Royals KCR 20 30 .400 --
Seattle Mariners SEA 21 36 .368 --
Minnesota Twins MIN 17 39 .304 --

2nd Half Standings

East Division

Tm W L W-L% GB
Milwaukee Brewers MIL 31 22 .585 --
Boston Red Sox BOS 29 23 .558 --
Detroit Tigers DET 29 23 .558 --
Baltimore Orioles BAL 28 23 .549 --
Cleveland Indians CLE 26 27 .491 --
New York Yankees NYY 25 26 .490 --
Toronto Blue Jays TOR 21 27 .438 --

West Division

Tm W L W-L% GB
Kansas City Royals KCR 30 23 .566 --
Oakland Athletics OAK 27 22 .551 --
Texas Rangers TEX 24 26 .480 --
Minnesota Twins MIN 24 29 .453 --
Seattle Mariners SEA 23 29 .442 --
Chicago White Sox CHW 23 30 .434 --
California Angels CAL 20 30 .400 --

Overall Standings

East Division

Tm W L W-L% GB
Milwaukee Brewers MIL 62 47 .569 --
Baltimore Orioles BAL 59 46 .562 1.0
Detroit Tigers DET 60 49 .550 2.0
New York Yankees NYY 59 48 .551 2.0
Boston Red Sox BOS 59 49 .546 2.5
Cleveland Indians CLE 52 51 .505 7.0
Toronto Blue Jays TOR 37 69 .349 23.5

West Division

Tm W L W-L% GB
Oakland Athletics OAK 64 45 .587 --
Texas Rangers TEX 57 48 .543 5.0
Chicago White Sox CHW 54 52 .509 8.5
Kansas City Royals KCR 50 53 .485 11.0
California Angels CAL 51 59 .464 13.5
Seattle Mariners SEA 44 65 .404 20.0
Minnesota Twins MIN 41 68 .376 23.0
Rk Tm W L W-L% GB GBsum R RA Rdiff SOS SRS pythWL Luck vEast vWest Home Road ExInn 1Run vRHP vLHP ≥.500 <.500
1 MIL 62 47 .569 --- 4.5 4.2 0.3 -0.1 0.3 58-51 4 34-23 28-24 28-21 34-26 6-4 17-13 47-29 15-18 37-30 25-17
2 BAL 59 46 .562 1.0 1.0 4.1 4.2 -0.1 0.1 0.0 52-53 7 26-23 33-23 33-22 26-24 5-4 21-7 41-33 18-13 33-33 26-13
3 DET 60 49 .550 2.0 3.0 3.9 3.7 0.2 0.0 0.2 57-52 3 27-32 33-17 32-23 28-26 4-4 18-15 29-23 31-26 34-36 26-13
4 NYY 59 48 .551 2.0 3.0 3.9 3.2 0.7 0.0 0.7 63-44 -4 26-26 33-22 32-19 27-29 5-1 12-21 33-22 26-26 40-35 19-13
5 BOS 59 49 .546 2.5 5.0 4.8 4.5 0.4 0.0 0.4 58-50 1 28-19 31-30 30-23 29-26 7-7 14-15 51-32 8-17 39-34 20-15
6 CLE 52 51 .505 7.0 27.5 4.2 4.3 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 50-53 2 23-29 29-22 25-29 27-22 5-5 11-13 28-33 24-18 29-33 23-18
7 TOR 37 69 .349 23.5 126.5 3.1 4.4 -1.3 0.1 -1.2 37-69 0 15-27 22-42 17-36 20-33 1-8 10-17 23-39 14-30 24-50 13-19
Avg 55 51 .519 4.1 4.1 53-53 25-25 29-25 28-24 27-26 4-4 14-14 36-30 19-21 33-35 21-15
Rk Tm W L W-L% GB GBsum R RA Rdiff SOS SRS pythWL Luck vEast vWest Home Road ExInn 1Run vRHP vLHP ≥.500 <.500
1 OAK 64 45 .587 --- 4.2 3.7 0.5 -0.1 0.4 61-48 3 29-28 35-17 35-21 29-24 10-2 21-11 38-27 26-18 29-35 35-10
2 TEX 57 48 .543 5.0 5.0 4.3 3.7 0.6 -0.1 0.5 60-45 -3 27-27 30-21 32-24 25-24 4-4 13-15 30-36 27-12 27-31 30-17
3 CHW 54 52 .509 8.5 12.0 4.5 4.0 0.5 0.0 0.5 59-47 -5 31-29 23-23 25-24 29-28 3-3 14-15 42-39 12-13 33-34 21-18
4 KCR 50 53 .485 11.0 19.5 3.9 3.9 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 51-52 -1 23-33 27-20 19-28 31-25 2-5 15-19 31-34 19-19 24-39 26-14
5 CAL 51 59 .464 13.5 29.5 4.3 4.1 0.2 -0.1 0.1 57-53 -6 32-27 19-32 26-28 25-31 4-4 10-13 35-41 16-18 36-40 15-19
6 SEA 44 65 .404 20.0 62.0 3.9 4.7 -0.9 0.0 -0.8 45-64 -1 18-33 26-32 20-37 24-28 6-5 16-11 30-44 14-21 24-47 20-18
7 MIN 41 68 .376 23.0 80.0 3.4 4.4 -1.0 0.1 -0.9 42-67 -1 20-32 21-36 24-36 17-32 2-8 15-22 24-50 17-18 26-49 15-19
Avg 51 55 .481 4.1 4.1 53-53 25-29 25-25 25-28 25-27 4-4 14-15 32-38 18-17 28-39 23-16
Rk Tm W L W-L% GB GBsum R RA Rdiff SOS SRS pythWL Luck vEast vWest Home Road ExInn 1Run vRHP vLHP ≥.500 <.500
1 OAK 64 45 .587 --- 4.2 3.7 0.5 -0.1 0.4 61-48 3 29-28 35-17 35-21 29-24 10-2 21-11 38-27 26-18 29-35 35-10
2 MIL 62 47 .569 --- 4.5 4.2 0.3 -0.1 0.3 58-51 4 34-23 28-24 28-21 34-26 6-4 17-13 47-29 15-18 37-30 25-17
3 BAL 59 46 .562 1.0 2.0 4.1 4.2 -0.1 0.1 0.0 52-53 7 26-23 33-23 33-22 26-24 5-4 21-7 41-33 18-13 33-33 26-13
4 NYY 59 48 .551 2.0 5.0 3.9 3.2 0.7 0.0 0.7 63-44 -4 26-26 33-22 32-19 27-29 5-1 12-21 33-22 26-26 40-35 19-13
5 DET 60 49 .550 2.0 5.0 3.9 3.7 0.2 0.0 0.2 57-52 3 27-32 33-17 32-23 28-26 4-4 18-15 29-23 31-26 34-36 26-13
6 BOS 59 49 .546 2.5 7.5 4.8 4.5 0.4 0.0 0.4 58-50 1 28-19 31-30 30-23 29-26 7-7 14-15 51-32 8-17 39-34 20-15
7 TEX 57 48 .543 5.0 22.5 4.3 3.7 0.6 -0.1 0.5 60-45 -3 27-27 30-21 32-24 25-24 4-4 13-15 30-36 27-12 27-31 30-17
8 CHW 54 52 .509 8.5 48.5 4.5 4.0 0.5 0.0 0.5 59-47 -5 31-29 23-23 25-24 29-28 3-3 14-15 42-39 12-13 33-34 21-18
9 CLE 52 51 .505 7.0 36.5 4.2 4.3 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 50-53 2 23-29 29-22 25-29 27-22 5-5 11-13 28-33 24-18 29-33 23-18
10 KCR 50 53 .485 11.0 71.0 3.9 3.9 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 51-52 -1 23-33 27-20 19-28 31-25 2-5 15-19 31-34 19-19 24-39 26-14
11 CAL 51 59 .464 13.5 96.0 4.3 4.1 0.2 -0.1 0.1 57-53 -6 32-27 19-32 26-28 25-31 4-4 10-13 35-41 16-18 36-40 15-19
12 SEA 44 65 .404 20.0 167.5 3.9 4.7 -0.9 0.0 -0.8 45-64 -1 18-33 26-32 20-37 24-28 6-5 16-11 30-44 14-21 24-47 20-18
13 MIN 41 68 .376 23.0 203.5 3.4 4.4 -1.0 0.1 -0.9 42-67 -1 20-32 21-36 24-36 17-32 2-8 15-22 24-50 17-18 26-49 15-19
14 TOR 37 69 .349 23.5 210.0 3.1 4.4 -1.3 0.1 -1.2 37-69 0 15-27 22-42 17-36 20-33 1-8 10-17 23-39 14-30 24-50 13-19
Avg 53 53 .500 4.1 4.1 53-53 25-27 27-25 27-26 26-27 4-4 14-14 34-34 19-19 31-37 22-15

Head-to-Head Records

Read across for wins and down the columns for losses
     |BAL BOS CLE DET MIL NYY TOR|CAL CHW KCR MIN OAK SEA TEX 
+----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
  BAL| --   2   4   6   2   7   5|  6   3   5   6   7   4   2
  BOS|  2  --   7   6   6   3   4|  2   5   3   2   7   9   3
  CLE|  2   6  --   1   3   7   4|  5   5   4   2   3   8   2
  DET|  7   1   5  --   5   3   6|  3   3   3   9   1   5   9
  MIL|  4   7   6   8  --   3   6|  3   1   5   9   4   2   4
  NYY|  6   3   5   7   3  --   2|  2   7  10   3   4   2   5
  TOR|  2   0   2   4   4   3  --|  6   5   3   1   2   3   2
+----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
  CAL|  6   4   7   3   4   2   6| --   6   0   3   2   6   2
  CHW|  6   4   2   3   4   5   7|  7  --   2   2   7   3   2
  KCR|  3   3   4   2   4   2   5|  6   0  --   9   3   6   3
  MIN|  0   5   1   3   3   3   5|  3   4   4  --   2   3   5
  OAK|  5   5   2   2   2   3  10|  8   6   3   8  --   6   4
  SEA|  2   3   4   1   2   3   3|  4   3   7   6   1  --   5
  TEX|  1   6   2   3   5   4   6|  4   4   4   8   2   8  --
+----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
     |BAL BOS CLE DET MIL NYY TOR|CAL CHW KCR MIN OAK SEA TEX 

Head-to-Head Run Scoring

Read across for runs scored and down the columns for runs allowed
     |BAL BOS CLE DET MIL NYY TOR|CAL CHW KCR MIN OAK SEA TEX 
+----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
  BAL| --  19  42  46  22  48  34| 39  37  21  34  46  27  14
  BOS| 17  --  64  30  76  25  30| 24  46  26  25  55  72  29
  CLE| 27  63  --  30  32  54  13| 37  27  26  14  21  72  15
  DET| 63  19  38  --  44  22  40| 23  16  17  50   8  25  62
  MIL| 30  63  40  56  --  16  40| 32  19  40  70  33  15  39
  NYY| 52  27  38  37  25  --  14| 12  52  56  26  31  19  32
  TOR| 15  16  12  40  32  19  --| 47  40  35  10  31  13  19
+----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
  CAL| 58  28  53  33  36  12  58| --  48  13  28  33  45  31
  CHW| 48  38  22  18  35  32  61| 70  --  12  30  61  23  26
  KCR| 28  25  33  18  26  27  45| 29   5  --  50  21  65  25
  MIN| 16  41  10  25  43  18  21| 23  33  43  --  23  38  44
  OAK| 44  46  25  13  20  27  55| 46  52  23  35  --  54  18
  SEA| 27  41  45  13  22  17  21| 39  26  61  64  15  --  35
  TEX| 12  55  20  45  46  26  34| 32  22  32  50  25  53  --
+----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
     |BAL BOS CLE DET MIL NYY TOR|CAL CHW KCR MIN OAK SEA TEX