1981 Kansas City Royals

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1981 Kansas City Royals / Franchise: Kansas City Royals / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 50-53, Finished 4th in AL Western Division (1981 AL)

Managed by Jim Frey (30-40) and Dick Howser (20-13)

Coaches: Bill Connors, Gordon MacKenzie, Jose Martinez, Rick Renick and Jimmie Schaffer

Ballpark: Royals Stadium

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

Due to the split season schedule brought on by the player's strike, the 1981 Kansas City Royals became the only sub-.500 club in baseball history to make the postseason. They were, however, swept by the Oakland Athletics in the Division Series.

Awards and Honors[edit]

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NL East Division Series (3-2) Expos over Phillies

NL West Division Series (3-2) Dodgers over Astros

NL Championship Series (3-2) Dodgers over Expos

World Series (4-2) Dodgers over Yankees

AL Championship Series (3-0) Yankees over Athletics

AL East Division Series (3-2) Yankees over Brewers

AL West Division Series (3-0) Athletics over Royals