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1981 AL Division Series (3-0): Oakland Athletics (64-45) over Kansas City Royals (50-53)

WS: LAD-NYY / ALCS: NYY-OAK / NLCS: LAD-MON / Div. Series: NYY-MIL / OAK-KCR / MON-PHI / LAD-HOU

Series Games

Game 1 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Tuesday, October 6, 1981 at Royals Stadium (Kansas City Royals)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Oakland Athletics            0  0  0    3  0  0    0  1  0     4  8  2
    Kansas City Royals           0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0     0  4  1

    PITCHERS: OAK - Norris
              KCR - Leonard, Martin (9)

               WP - Mike Norris
	       LP - Dennis Leonard
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: OAK - Gross, Murphy
              KCR - none

  ATTENDANCE: 40,592

Game 2 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Wednesday, October 7, 1981 at Royals Stadium (Kansas City Royals)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Oakland Athletics            1  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0     2 10  1
    Kansas City Royals           0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0     1  6  0

    PITCHERS: OAK - McCatty
              KCR - Jones, Quisenberry (9)

               WP - Steve McCatty
	       LP - Mike Jones
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: OAK - none
              KCR - none

  ATTENDANCE: 40,274

Game 3 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Friday, October 9, 1981 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland Athletics)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Kansas City Royals           0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0     1 10  3
    Oakland Athletics            1  0  1    2  0  0    0  0  x     4  7  0

    PITCHERS: KCR - Gura, Martin (4)
              OAK - Langford, Underwood (8), Beard (8)

               WP - Rick Langford
	       LP - Larry Gura
             SAVE - Dave Beard

   HOME RUNS: KCR - none
              OAK - McKay

  ATTENDANCE: 40,002

Series Batting Stats

Oakland Athletics Batting

* indicates player was with multiple teams
Playoff Series Stats Regular Season Stats
Name G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SB CS E G AB R H HR RBI SB BA OPS
Tony Armas 3 11 1 6 2 0 0 3 1 1 .545 .583 .727 1.311 0 0 1 109 440 51 115 22 76 5 .261 .774
Dave Beard 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rick Bosetti 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *34 66 9 13 0 5 0 .197 .481
Keith Drumright 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 0 0 31 86 8 25 0 11 0 .291 .644
Wayne Gross 2 5 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 .400 .400 1.000 1.400 0 0 0 82 243 29 50 10 31 2 .206 .670
Mike Heath 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 84 301 26 71 8 30 3 .236 .615
Rickey Henderson 3 11 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .182 .308 .182 .490 2 1 0 108 423 89 135 6 35 56 .319 .845
Cliff Johnson 2 7 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .286 .429 .714 0 0 84 273 40 71 17 59 5 .260 .805
Mickey Klutts 2 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .143 .286 0 0 0 15 46 9 17 5 11 0 .370 1.091
Rick Langford 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0
Steve McCatty 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dave McKay 3 11 1 3 0 0 1 1 1 1 .273 .333 .545 .879 0 0 1 79 224 25 59 4 21 4 .263 .688
Kelvin Moore 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 14 47 5 12 1 3 1 .255 .689
Dwayne Murphy 3 11 4 6 1 0 1 2 1 1 .545 .583 .909 1.492 0 1 0 107 390 58 98 15 60 10 .251 .777
Jeff Newman 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 68 216 17 50 3 15 0 .231 .589
Mike Norris 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 23 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rob Picciolo 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 82 179 23 48 4 13 0 .268 .687
Jim Spencer 1 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750 0 0 0 *79 234 20 44 4 13 1 .188 .521
Fred Stanley 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .143 .000 .143 0 0 0 66 145 15 28 0 7 2 .193 .489
Tom Underwood 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *25 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 35 99 10 25 5 0 3 9 6 10 .253 .295 .394 .689 2 2 109 3677 458 910 104 98 .247 .691

Kansas City Royals Batting

* indicates player was with multiple teams
Playoff Series Stats Regular Season Stats
Name G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SB CS E G AB R H HR RBI SB BA OPS
Willie Aikens 3 9 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 .333 .500 .333 .833 0 0 0 101 349 45 93 17 53 0 .266 .836
George Brett 3 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 0 0 1 89 347 42 109 6 43 14 .314 .846
Cesar Geronimo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59 118 14 29 2 13 6 .246 .636
Larry Gura 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clint Hurdle 3 11 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .273 .333 .273 .606 0 0 0 28 76 12 25 4 15 0 .329 .980
Mike Jones 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dennis Leonard 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 0
Renie Martin 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lee May 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 55 3 16 0 8 0 .291 .673
Hal McRae 3 11 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .091 .167 .182 .348 0 0 101 389 38 106 7 36 3 .272 .726
Amos Otis 3 12 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 99 372 49 100 9 57 16 .269 .738
Dan Quisenberry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 0 0 0 0 0 0
U.L. Washington 3 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .222 .222 .444 0 0 1 98 339 40 77 2 29 10 .227 .616
John Wathan 3 10 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .300 .364 .300 .664 0 0 1 89 301 24 76 1 19 11 .252 .611
Frank White 3 11 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .182 .250 .182 .432 0 0 1 94 364 35 91 9 38 4 .250 .661
Willie Wilson 3 13 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 .308 .308 .308 .615 0 0 0 102 439 54 133 1 32 34 .303 .700
Totals 35 98 2 20 1 0 0 2 7 11 .204 .257 .214 .471 0 0 103 3560 397 952 61 100 .267 .707

Oakland Athletics Pitching

* indicates player was with multiple teams
Playoff Series Stats Regular Season Stats
Name G GS ERA W L SV CG IP H R ER BB SO WHIP G GS ERA W L SV IP H BB SO WHIP
Dave Beard 1 0 0.00 0 0 1 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0.000 8 0 2.77 1 1 3 13.0 9 4 15 1.000
Rick Langford 1 1 1.23 1 0 0 0 7.1 10 1 1 0 3 1.364 24 24 2.99 12 10 0 195.1 190 58 84 1.270
Steve McCatty 1 1 1.00 1 0 0 1 9.0 6 1 1 4 3 1.111 22 22 2.33 14 7 0 185.2 140 61 91 1.083
Mike Norris 1 1 0.00 1 0 0 1 9.0 4 0 0 3 2 0.778 23 23 3.75 12 9 0 172.2 145 63 78 1.205
Tom Underwood 1 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 *25 11 3.66 4 6 1 83.2 69 38 75 1.279
Totals 5 3 0.67 3 0 1 2 27.0 20 2 2 7 11 1.000 109 109 3.299 64 45 993.0 883 370 505 1.262

Kansas City Royals Pitching

* indicates player was with multiple teams
Playoff Series Stats Regular Season Stats
Name G GS ERA W L SV CG IP H R ER BB SO WHIP G GS ERA W L SV IP H BB SO WHIP
Larry Gura 1 1 7.36 0 1 0 0 3.2 7 4 3 3 3 2.727 23 23 2.72 11 8 0 172.1 139 35 61 1.010
Mike Jones 1 1 2.25 0 1 0 0 8.0 9 2 2 0 2 1.125 12 11 3.21 6 3 0 75.2 74 28 29 1.348
Dennis Leonard 1 1 1.13 0 1 0 0 8.0 7 4 1 1 3 1.000 26 26 2.99 13 11 0 201.2 202 41 107 1.205
Renie Martin 2 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 5.1 1 0 0 2 2 0.563 29 0 2.77 4 5 4 61.2 55 29 25 1.362
Dan Quisenberry 1 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 40 0 1.73 1 4 18 62.1 59 15 20 1.187
Totals 6 3 2.08 0 3 0 0 26.0 25 10 6 6 10 1.192 103 103 3.562 50 53 922.1 909 273 404 1.282

WS: LAD-NYY / ALCS: NYY-OAK / NLCS: LAD-MON / Div. Series: NYY-MIL / OAK-KCR / MON-PHI / LAD-HOU

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