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1981 National 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
Philadelphia Phillies PHI 34 21 .618 --
St. Louis Cardinals STL 30 20 .600 --
Montreal Expos MON 30 25 .545 --
Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 25 23 .521 --
New York Mets NYM 17 34 .333 --
Chicago Cubs CHC 15 37 .288 --

West Division

Tm W L W-L% GB
Los Angeles Dodgers LAD 36 21 .632 --
Cincinnati Reds CIN 35 21 .625 --
Houston Astros HOU 28 29 .491 --
Atlanta Braves ATL 25 29 .463 --
San Francisco Giants SFG 27 32 .458 --
San Diego Padres SDP 23 33 .411 --

2nd Half Standings

East Division

Tm W L W-L% GB
Montreal Expos MON 30 23 .566 --
St. Louis Cardinals STL 29 23 .558 --
Philadelphia Phillies PHI 25 27 .481 --
New York Mets NYM 24 28 .462 --
Chicago Cubs CHC 23 28 .451 --
Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 21 33 .389 --

West Division

Tm W L W-L% GB
Houston Astros HOU 33 20 .623 --
Cincinnati Reds CIN 31 21 .596 --
San Francisco Giants SFG 29 23 .558 --
Los Angeles Dodgers LAD 27 26 .509 --
Atlanta Braves ATL 25 27 .481 --
San Diego Padres SDP 18 36 .333 --

Overall Standings

East Division

Tm W L W-L% GB
St. Louis Cardinals STL 59 43 .578 --
Montreal Expos MON 60 48 .556 2.0
Philadelphia Phillies PHI 59 48 .551 2.5
Pittsburgh Pirates PIT 46 56 .451 13.0
New York Mets NYM 41 62 .398 18.5
Chicago Cubs CHC 38 65 .369 21.5

West Division

Tm W L W-L% GB
Cincinnati Reds CIN 66 42 .611 --
Los Angeles Dodgers LAD 63 47 .573 4.0
Houston Astros HOU 61 49 .555 6.0
San Francisco Giants SFG 56 55 .505 11.5
Atlanta Braves ATL 50 56 .472 15.0
San Diego Padres SDP 41 69 .373 26.0
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 STL 59 43 .578 --- 4.5 4.0 0.5 -0.1 0.4 56-46 3 32-27 27-16 32-21 27-22 9-6 17-14 45-28 14-15 32-22 27-21
2 MON 60 48 .556 2.0 2.0 4.1 3.6 0.5 -0.1 0.4 60-48 0 39-23 21-25 38-18 22-30 6-5 24-16 52-37 8-11 23-33 37-15
3 PHI 59 48 .551 2.5 3.0 4.6 4.4 0.2 -0.1 0.1 55-52 4 35-27 24-21 36-19 23-29 4-7 15-18 48-43 11-5 26-28 33-20
4 PIT 46 56 .451 13.0 34.5 4.0 4.1 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 49-53 -3 27-32 19-24 22-28 24-28 6-9 19-20 32-42 14-14 21-43 25-13
5 NYM 41 62 .398 18.5 56.5 3.3 4.1 -0.8 0.0 -0.8 41-62 0 27-32 14-30 24-27 17-35 6-1 14-12 31-55 10-7 25-43 16-19
6 CHC 38 65 .369 21.5 71.5 3.5 4.6 -1.1 0.1 -1.0 39-64 -1 20-39 18-26 27-30 11-35 5-8 16-20 31-53 7-12 24-41 14-24
Avg 50 53 .485 4.0 4.1 50-54 30-30 20-23 29-23 20-29 6-6 17-16 39-43 10-10 25-35 25-18
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 CIN 66 42 .611 --- 4.3 4.1 0.2 0.0 0.3 57-51 9 26-17 40-25 32-22 34-20 5-4 23-10 51-32 15-10 35-28 31-14
2 LAD 63 47 .573 4.0 4.0 4.1 3.2 0.9 0.0 0.8 67-43 -4 27-18 36-29 33-23 30-24 8-7 16-21 56-40 7-7 36-27 27-20
3 HOU 61 49 .554 6.0 8.0 3.6 3.0 0.6 0.0 0.5 64-46 -3 25-20 36-29 31-20 30-29 5-7 21-19 44-33 17-16 28-34 33-15
4 SFG 56 55 .504 11.5 24.5 3.8 3.7 0.1 0.0 0.1 57-54 -1 26-19 30-36 29-24 27-31 7-7 13-18 44-46 12-9 26-34 30-21
5 ATL 50 56 .472 15.0 38.5 3.7 3.9 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 50-56 0 19-23 31-33 22-27 28-29 10-4 18-10 39-48 11-8 33-42 17-14
6 SDP 41 69 .373 26.0 93.5 3.5 4.1 -0.7 0.1 -0.5 46-64 -5 19-26 22-43 20-35 21-34 5-11 12-30 30-53 11-16 23-49 18-20
Avg 56 53 .515 3.8 3.7 56-52 23-20 32-32 27-25 28-27 6-6 17-18 44-42 12-11 30-35 26-17
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 CIN 66 42 .611 --- 4.3 4.1 0.2 0.0 0.3 57-51 9 26-17 40-25 32-22 34-20 5-4 23-10 51-32 15-10 35-28 31-14
2 STL 59 43 .578 --- 4.5 4.0 0.5 -0.1 0.4 56-46 3 32-27 27-16 32-21 27-22 9-6 17-14 45-28 14-15 32-22 27-21
3 LAD 63 47 .573 4.0 11.5 4.1 3.2 0.9 0.0 0.8 67-43 -4 27-18 36-29 33-23 30-24 8-7 16-21 56-40 7-7 36-27 27-20
4 MON 60 48 .556 2.0 4.0 4.1 3.6 0.5 -0.1 0.4 60-48 0 39-23 21-25 38-18 22-30 6-5 24-16 52-37 8-11 23-33 37-15
5 HOU 61 49 .554 6.0 21.5 3.6 3.0 0.6 0.0 0.5 64-46 -3 25-20 36-29 31-20 30-29 5-7 21-19 44-33 17-16 28-34 33-15
6 PHI 59 48 .551 2.5 5.5 4.6 4.4 0.2 -0.1 0.1 55-52 4 35-27 24-21 36-19 23-29 4-7 15-18 48-43 11-5 26-28 33-20
7 SFG 56 55 .504 11.5 54.5 3.8 3.7 0.1 0.0 0.1 57-54 -1 26-19 30-36 29-24 27-31 7-7 13-18 44-46 12-9 26-34 30-21
8 ATL 50 56 .472 15.0 81.0 3.7 3.9 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 50-56 0 19-23 31-33 22-27 28-29 10-4 18-10 39-48 11-8 33-42 17-14
9 PIT 46 56 .451 13.0 65.0 4.0 4.1 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 49-53 -3 27-32 19-24 22-28 24-28 6-9 19-20 32-42 14-14 21-43 25-13
10 NYM 41 62 .398 18.5 112.5 3.3 4.1 -0.8 0.0 -0.8 41-62 0 27-32 14-30 24-27 17-35 6-1 14-12 31-55 10-7 25-43 16-19
11 CHC 38 65 .369 21.5 142.5 3.5 4.6 -1.1 0.1 -1.0 39-64 -1 20-39 18-26 27-30 11-35 5-8 16-20 31-53 7-12 24-41 14-24
12 SDP 41 69 .373 26.0 192.0 3.5 4.1 -0.7 0.1 -0.5 46-64 -5 19-26 22-43 20-35 21-34 5-11 12-30 30-53 11-16 23-49 18-20
Avg 53 53 .500 3.9 3.9 53-53 26-25 26-28 28-24 24-28 6-6 17-17 41-42 11-10 27-35 25-18

Head-to-Head Records

Read across for wins and down the columns for losses
     |CHC MON NYM PHI PIT STL|ATL CIN HOU LAD SDP SFG 
+----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
  CHC| --   4   5   2   4   5|  2   1   1   6   3   5
  MON|  7  --   9   7  10   6|  7   4   2   2   4   2
  NYM|  8   3  --   7   3   6|  3   3   3   1   2   2
  PHI| 10   4   7  --   7   7|  5   2   6   3   4   4
  PIT| 10   3   6   5  --   3|  3   2   4   1   6   3
  STL|  4   9   5   6   8  --|  3   5   4   5   7   3
+----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
  ATL|  3   3   3   4   2   4| --   6   4   7   9   5
  CIN|  5   5   7   5   4   0|  5  --   8   8  10   9
  HOU|  6   5   6   4   2   2|  8   4  --   4  11   9
  LAD|  4   5   5   3   5   5|  7   8   8  --   6   7
  SDP|  3   2   5   2   4   3|  6   2   3   5  --   6
  SFG|  5   5   4   3   7   2|  7   5   6   5   7  --
+----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
     |CHC MON NYM PHI PIT STL|ATL CIN HOU LAD SDP SFG 

Head-to-Head Run Scoring

Read across for runs scored and down the columns for runs allowed
     |CHC MON NYM PHI PIT STL|ATL CIN HOU LAD SDP SFG 
+----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
  CHC| --  33  49  53  53  34| 28  17  11  28  29  35
  MON| 57  --  50  57  52  48| 52  45  18  22  21  21
  NYM| 50  38  --  69  26  47| 20  24  16  16  22  20
  PHI| 65  53  60  --  53  75| 39  25  46  19  33  23
  PIT| 85  32  46  43  --  39| 20  22  21  22  46  31
  STL| 31  59  41  69  63  --| 28  38  31  37  47  20
+----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
  ATL| 25  27  19  42  11  40| --  46  30  49  57  49
  CIN| 32  37  38  36  23  22| 39  --  42  69  66  60
  HOU| 33  28  39  34  18  28| 37  35  --  26  52  64
  LAD| 38  37  31  16  41  34| 48  84  38  --  35  48
  SDP| 30  24  32  27  37  35| 59  38  27  30  --  43
  SFG| 37  26  27  26  48  15| 46  66  51  38  47  --
+----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
     |CHC MON NYM PHI PIT STL|ATL CIN HOU LAD SDP SFG