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1981 NL Division Series (3-2): Los Angeles Dodgers (63-47) over Houston Astros (61-49)

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 Astrodome (Houston Astros)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Los Angeles Dodgers          0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0     1  2  0
    Houston Astros               0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  2     3  8  0

    PITCHERS: LAD - Valenzuela, Stewart (9)
              HOU - Ryan

               WP - Nolan Ryan
	       LP - Dave Stewart
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: LAD - Garvey
              HOU - Ashby

  ATTENDANCE: 44,836

Game 2 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Wednesday, October 7, 1981 at Astrodome (Houston Astros)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9   10 11     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -     -  -  -
    Los Angeles Dodgers          0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0     0  9  1
    Houston Astros               0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1     1  9  0

    PITCHERS: LAD - Reuss, Howe (10), Stewart (11), Forster (11), Niedenfuer (11)
              HOU - Niekro, Smith (9), Sambito (11)

               WP - Joe Sambito
	       LP - Dave Stewart
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: LAD - none
              HOU - none

  ATTENDANCE: 42,398

Game 3 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Friday, October 9, 1981 at Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles Dodgers)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Houston Astros               0  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0     1  3  2
    Los Angeles Dodgers          3  0  0    0  0  0    0  3  x     6 10  0

    PITCHERS: HOU - Knepper, LaCorte (6), Sambito (8), Smith (8)
              LAD - Hooton, Howe (8), Welch (9)

               WP - Burt Hooton
	       LP - Bob Knepper
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: HOU - Howe
              LAD - Garvey

  ATTENDANCE: 46,820

Game 4 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Saturday, October 10, 1981 at Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles Dodgers)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Houston Astros               0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1     1  4  0
    Los Angeles Dodgers          0  0  0    0  1  0    1  0  x     2  4  0

    PITCHERS: HOU - Ruhle
              LAD - Valenzuela

               WP - Fernando Valenzuela
	       LP - Vern Ruhle
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: HOU - none
              LAD - Guerrero

  ATTENDANCE: 55,983

Game 5 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Sunday, October 11, 1981 at Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles Dodgers)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Houston Astros               0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0     0  5  3
    Los Angeles Dodgers          0  0  0    0  0  3    1  0  x     4  7  2

    PITCHERS: HOU - Ryan, Smith (7), LaCorte (7)
              LAD - Reuss

               WP - Jerry Reuss
	       LP - Nolan Ryan
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: HOU - none
              LAD - none

  ATTENDANCE: 55,979

Series Batting Stats

Los Angeles Dodgers 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
Dusty Baker 5 18 2 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 .167 .250 .222 .472 0 0 0 103 400 48 128 9 49 10 .320 .808
Terry Forster 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000
Steve Garvey 5 19 4 7 0 1 2 4 0 2 .368 .368 .789 1.158 0 0 0 110 431 63 122 10 64 3 .283 .732
Pedro Guerrero 5 17 1 3 1 0 1 1 2 4 .176 .263 .412 .675 1 0 1 98 347 46 104 12 48 5 .300 .829
Burt Hooton 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 23 42 3 8 0 3 0 .190 .523
Steve Howe 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 41 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500
Jay Johnstone 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 61 83 8 17 3 6 0 .205 .616
Ken Landreaux 5 20 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 .200 .200 .250 .450 0 0 0 99 390 48 98 7 41 18 .251 .664
Davey Lopes 5 20 1 4 1 0 0 0 3 7 .200 .304 .250 .554 1 0 0 58 214 35 44 5 17 20 .206 .574
Mike Marshall 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 14 25 2 5 0 1 0 .200 .579
Rick Monday 5 14 1 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .214 .313 .214 .527 0 0 0 66 130 24 41 11 25 1 .315 1.031
Tom Niedenfuer 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jerry Reuss 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 22 51 3 10 0 3 0 .196 .392
Bill Russell 5 16 1 4 1 0 0 3 3 1 .250 .368 .313 .681 0 0 2 82 262 20 61 0 22 2 .233 .567
Steve Sax 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 119 15 33 2 9 5 .277 .662
Mike Scioscia 4 13 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 .154 .214 .154 .368 0 0 0 93 290 27 80 2 29 0 .276 .685
Reggie Smith 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 41 35 5 7 1 8 0 .200 .632
Dave Stewart 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 5 2 2 0 1 0 .400 1.300
Derrel Thomas 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 80 218 25 54 4 24 7 .248 .644
Fernando Valenzuela 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 25 64 3 16 0 7 0 .250 .543
Bob Welch 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 45 3 10 0 2 0 .222 .506
Steve Yeager 2 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .400 .400 .600 1.000 0 0 0 42 86 5 18 3 7 0 .209 .598
Totals 62 162 13 32 6 1 3 13 13 34 .198 .256 .302 .558 2 0 110 3751 450 984 82 73 .262 .697

Houston Astros 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
Alan Ashby 3 9 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 .111 .273 .444 .717 0 0 0 83 255 20 69 4 33 0 .271 .725
Cesar Cedeno 4 14 0 3 1 0 0 0 2 2 .214 .313 .286 .598 2 2 1 82 306 42 83 5 34 12 .271 .704
Jose Cruz 5 20 0 6 1 0 0 0 1 3 .300 .333 .350 .683 1 0 1 107 409 53 109 13 55 5 .267 .745
Kiko Garcia 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 48 136 9 37 0 15 2 .272 .655
Phil Garner 5 18 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 3 .111 .238 .111 .349 0 0 1 *87 294 35 73 1 26 10 .248 .636
Art Howe 5 16 1 3 0 0 1 1 2 1 .188 .278 .375 .653 0 0 0 103 361 43 107 3 36 1 .296 .770
Bob Knepper 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 22 47 3 7 1 3 0 .149 .422
Frank LaCorte 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 3 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .667
Joe Niekro 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 24 51 1 9 0 6 0 .176 .404
Joe Pittman 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 52 135 11 38 0 7 4 .281 .674
Terry Puhl 5 21 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 .190 .190 .238 .429 1 0 0 96 350 43 88 3 28 22 .251 .670
Luis Pujols 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 40 117 5 28 1 14 1 .239 .605
Craig Reynolds 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 87 323 43 84 4 31 3 .260 .688
Dave Roberts 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 27 54 4 13 1 5 1 .241 .623
Vern Ruhle 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 20 24 1 6 0 3 0 .250 .692
Nolan Ryan 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .400 .250 .650 0 0 0 21 51 3 11 0 1 0 .216 .521
Joe Sambito 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 49 5 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000
Tony Scott 5 20 0 3 0 0 0 2 1 6 .150 .190 .150 .340 0 1 0 *100 401 49 106 4 39 18 .264 .660
Billy Smith 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000
Dave Smith 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 8 0 2 0 0 0 .250 .500
Harry Spilman 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 *51 58 9 14 0 4 0 .241 .560
Dickie Thon 4 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .182 .250 .182 .432 0 0 1 49 95 13 26 0 3 6 .274 .673
Denny Walling 3 6 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 1 65 158 23 37 5 23 2 .234 .713
Gary Woods 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 54 110 10 23 0 12 2 .209 .540
Totals 63 162 6 29 3 0 2 6 13 24 .179 .240 .235 .475 4 3 110 3693 394 948 45 81 .257 .673

Los Angeles Dodgers 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
Terry Forster 1 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 21 0 4.11 0 1 0 30.2 37 15 17 1.696
Burt Hooton 1 1 1.29 1 0 0 0 7.0 3 1 1 3 2 0.857 23 23 2.28 11 6 0 142.1 124 33 74 1.103
Steve Howe 2 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0.500 41 0 2.50 5 3 8 54.0 51 18 32 1.278
Tom Niedenfuer 1 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0.1 1 0 0 1 1 6.000 17 0 3.81 3 1 2 26.0 25 6 12 1.192
Jerry Reuss 2 2 0.00 1 0 0 1 18.0 10 0 0 5 7 0.833 22 22 2.30 10 4 0 152.2 138 27 51 1.081
Dave Stewart 2 0 40.50 0 2 0 0 0.2 4 3 3 0 1 6.000 32 0 2.49 4 3 6 43.1 40 14 29 1.246
Fernando Valenzuela 2 2 1.06 1 0 0 1 17.0 10 2 2 3 10 0.765 25 25 2.48 13 7 0 192.1 140 61 180 1.045
Bob Welch 1 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 1.000 23 23 3.44 9 5 0 141.1 141 41 88 1.288
Totals 12 5 1.17 3 2 0 2 46.1 29 6 6 13 24 0.906 110 110 3.006 63 47 997.0 904 302 603 1.210

Houston Astros 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
Bob Knepper 1 1 5.40 0 1 0 0 5.0 6 3 3 2 4 1.600 22 22 2.18 9 5 0 156.2 128 38 75 1.060
Frank LaCorte 2 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 3.2 2 0 0 1 5 0.818 37 0 3.64 4 2 5 42.0 41 21 40 1.476
Joe Niekro 1 1 0.00 0 0 0 0 8.0 7 0 0 3 4 1.250 24 24 2.82 9 9 0 166.0 150 47 77 1.187
Vern Ruhle 1 1 2.25 0 1 0 1 8.0 4 2 2 2 1 0.750 20 15 2.91 4 6 1 102.0 97 20 39 1.147
Nolan Ryan 2 2 1.80 1 1 0 1 15.0 6 4 3 3 14 0.600 21 21 1.69 11 5 0 149.0 99 68 140 1.121
Joe Sambito 2 0 16.20 1 0 0 0 1.2 5 3 3 2 2 4.200 49 0 1.84 5 5 10 63.2 43 22 41 1.021
Billy Smith 1 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 10 1 3.05 1 1 1 20.2 20 3 3 1.113
Dave Smith 2 0 3.86 0 0 0 0 2.1 2 1 1 0 4 0.857 42 0 2.76 5 3 8 75.0 54 23 52 1.027
Totals 12 5 2.45 2 3 0 2 44.0 32 13 12 13 34 1.023 110 110 2.664 61 49 990.0 842 300 610 1.154

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

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