BLUE JAYS FANS



1981 Season

FAN RATING
50%
Based on 20 fan votes.
DISLIKELIKE
1981 Season1981 Season
Division: AL East (23.5 GB)
Record: 37-69-0 (.349)
Pythagorean W-L: 37-69 (.346)
Finish: 7th of 7
Manager: B.Mattick (37-69)
Attendance: 755,083 (-85% vs. 1980)
Avg. Ticket $: $N/A
Batters Age: 25.8 – Pitchers Age: 25.8
Payroll: $1,452,100 (+25% vs. 1980)
Cost($)/Win: $39,246 (+126% vs. 1980)
Total Player WAR: 7.2 (-213% vs. 1980)

1981 FlowFlow Comparison: 1981 to 1980 & 1979
1981 Flow – Team record above/below .500, W/L streak and run differentual per game.
1981 Flow – 1981 compared to 1980, 1979.
Standings
AL East G W L W-L% GB RF RA DIFF
1. Milwaukee Brewers 109 62 47 .569 0.0 493 459 34
2. Baltimore Orioles 105 59 46 .562 0.0 429 437 -8
3. New York Yankees 107 59 48 .551 0.0 421 343 78
4. Detroit Tigers 109 60 49 .550 0.0 427 404 23
5. Boston Red Sox 108 59 49 .546 0.0 519 481 38
6. Cleveland Indians 103 52 51 .505 0.0 431 442 -11
7. Toronto Blue Jays 106 37 69 .349 0.0 329 466 -137
  UNIFORM NUMBERS
 

Manrique

Ainge

Griffin

Whitmer

Garcia

Macha

Bonnell

Mayberry

Bell

Whitt

Martinez

Moseby

Iorg

Clancy

Velez

Woods

Bosetti

Willis

Jackson

Upshaw

Barfield

Berenguer

Beamon

Murray

Cox

Garvin

Stieb

Espinosa

Todd

Mirabella

Wells

Bomback

Barlow

Leal

McLaughlin

Awards & Honours
1981 Dave Stieb
MLB All-Star
Blue Jays Debuts
1981-09-03  Jesse Barfield made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Chicago White Sox.
1981-09-09  Charlie Beamon made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Minnesota Twins.
1981-04-09  George Bell made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Detroit Tigers.
1981-08-11  Juan Berenguer made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Detroit Tigers.
1981-04-19  Mark Bomback made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Detroit Tigers.
1981-09-09  Ted Cox made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Minnesota Twins.
1981-09-23  Nino Espinosa made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Oakland Athletics.
1981-04-09  Roy Lee Jackson made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Detroit Tigers.
1981-04-16  Ken Macha made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Detroit Tigers.
1981-08-23  Fred Manrique made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Chicago White Sox.
1981-05-11  Buck Martinez made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Boston Red Sox.
1981-09-07  Dale Murray made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Minnesota Twins.
1981-08-10  Greg Wells made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Detroit Tigers.
1981-04-20  Dan Whitmer made his first Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Milwaukee Brewers.
Blue Jays Departures
1981-09-22  Danny Ainge made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Oakland Athletics.
1981-06-08  Mike Barlow made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Chicago White Sox.
1981-09-22  Charlie Beamon made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Oakland Athletics.
1981-10-02  Juan Berenguer made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Seattle Mariners.
1981-06-05  Rick Bosetti made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Texas Rangers.
1981-10-04  Ted Cox made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Seattle Mariners.
1981-09-23  Nino Espinosa made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Oakland Athletics.
1981-09-30  Ken Macha made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Oakland Athletics.
1981-09-25  Paul Mirabella made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the California Angels.
1981-10-04  Jackson Todd made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Seattle Mariners.
1981-10-04  Greg Wells made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Seattle Mariners.
1981-05-10  Dan Whitmer made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Boston Red Sox.
1981-06-11  Mike Willis made his final Blue Jays appearance – vs. the Kansas City Royals.
RESULTS
The 1981 Blue Jays went 37-69-0 (.349). Here is a summary of their game results. For every individual game and box scores, visit the 1981 Box Scores page.
 
Month By Month Results
March No Games April 7-12-0 (.368)
Best streak: 2 Wins
May 9-20-0 (.310)
Best streak: 4 Wins
June 0-10-0 (.000)
Best streak: 0 Wins
July No Games August 9-10-0 (.474)
Best streak: 4 Wins
September 11-15-0 (.423)
Best streak: 3 Wins
October 1-2-0 (.333)
Best streak: 1 Wins
Record at Home Vs Opponents (17-36-0, .321)
Baltimore Orioles 1-2-0 (.333) Boston Red Sox 0-4-0 (.000)
California Angels 3-3-0 (.500) Chicago White Sox 2-4-0 (.333)
Cleveland Indians 1-1-0 (.500) Detroit Tigers 1-3-0 (.250)
Kansas City Royals 1-4-0 (.200) Milwaukee Brewers 2-5-0 (.286)
Minnesota Twins 1-2-0 (.333) New York Yankees 1-1-0 (.500)
Oakland Athletics 2-4-0 (.333) Seattle Mariners 2-1-0 (.667)
Texas Rangers 0-2-0 (.000)
Record Away Vs Opponents (20-33-0, .377)
@ Baltimore Orioles 1-3-0 (.250) @ California Angels 3-3-0 (.500)
@ Chicago White Sox 3-3-0 (.500) @ Cleveland Indians 1-3-0 (.250)
@ Detroit Tigers 3-3-0 (.500) @ Kansas City Royals 2-1-0 (.667)
@ Milwaukee Brewers 2-1-0 (.667) @ Minnesota Twins 0-3-0 (.000)
@ New York Yankees 2-1-0 (.667) @ Oakland Athletics 0-6-0 (.000)
@ Seattle Mariners 1-2-0 (.333) @ Texas Rangers 2-4-0 (.333)

Top 10 Attended Games
 
# Date Home Away Fans
1981#4  1981-04-13 Toronto Blue Jays 5 New York Yankees 1 25,112
1981#65  1981-08-16 Toronto Blue Jays 0 Milwaukee Brewers 2 24,472
1981#48  1981-05-31 Toronto Blue Jays 5 Oakland Athletics 6 24,079
1981#47  1981-05-30 Toronto Blue Jays 6 Oakland Athletics 5 21,046
1981#95  1981-09-20 Toronto Blue Jays 6 California Angels 3 20,575
1981#57  1981-06-10 Toronto Blue Jays 4 Kansas City Royals 7 19,098
1981#70  1981-08-22 Toronto Blue Jays 0 Chicago White Sox 8 19,080
1981#76  1981-08-29 Toronto Blue Jays 0 Kansas City Royals 2 19,055
1981#36  1981-05-18 Toronto Blue Jays 2 Chicago White Sox 7 18,652
1981#27  1981-05-10 Toronto Blue Jays 5 Boston Red Sox 9 17,411

 

1981 Team Stats + Franchise Ranking | Go To Team Stats
TEAM BATTING R/G R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS DP
1981 3.10 329 797 137 23 61 314 66 57 284 556 .226 .286 .330 .617 105
FRANCHISE RANK 47th 46th 46th 46th 32nd 47th 46th 35th 39th 46th 2nd 47th 47th 47th 47th 27th
vs. 1980 43rd 41st 32nd 41st 3rd 40th 41st 34th 43rd 41st 9th 36th 44th 43rd 43rd 44th

 

TEAM PITCHING RA/G ERA CG tSHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP K/9 HR/9 E DP F%
1981 4.40 3.81 20 4 18 953.1 908 466 404 72 377 451 1.348 4.26 0.68 105 102 .975
FRANCHISE RANK 20th 10th 8th 42nd 45th 46th 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 47th 21st 46th 2nd 27th 46th 46th
vs. 1980 28th 23rd 5th 28th 41st 3rd 40th 31st 27th 9th 46th 44th 39th 45th 6th 44th 1st 42nd

 

 

1981 Leaders | Go To Player Stats
BATTING AVG OPS% HITS HOME RUNS RBI’s
.248 – Mayberry .812 – Mayberry 88 – Moseby 17 – Mayberry 43 – Mayberry
WINS WHIP ERA STRIKEOUTS SAVES
11 – Stieb 1.138 – Stieb 2.61 – Jackson 89 – Stieb 10 – McLaughlin
MOST APPEARANCES BY POSITION
Woods (77)
Moseby (80)
Bonnell (41)
Griffin (97)
Garcia (62)
Ainge (77)
Stieb (25)
Clancy (22)
Leal (29)
Todd (21)
Bomback (20)
Mayberry (80)
DH) Velez (74)
Whitt (72)


POSITION PLAYERS / STATS
  G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB SH SF IBB HBP GDP
Griffin 101 388 30 81 19 6 0 21 8 12 17 38 .209 .243 .289 .531 112 6 2 1 1 6
Moseby 100 378 36 88 16 2 9 43 11 8 24 86 .233 .278 .357 .635 135 5 4 3 1 4
Mayberry 94 290 34 72 6 1 17 43 1 1 44 45 .248 .360 .452 .812 131 0 2 4 8 7
Woods 85 288 20 71 15 0 1 21 3 4 19 31 .247 .291 .309 .600 89 8 2 5 0 7
Garcia 64 250 24 63 8 1 1 13 13 3 9 32 .252 .277 .304 .581 76 3 1 1 0 6
Ainge 86 246 20 46 6 2 0 14 8 5 23 41 .187 .258 .228 .486 56 4 1 1 1 5
Velez 80 240 32 51 9 2 11 28 0 3 55 60 .213 .363 .404 .768 97 2 2 3 3 5
Bonnell 66 227 21 50 7 4 4 28 4 3 12 25 .220 .263 .339 .602 77 3 0 0 1 8
Iorg 70 215 17 52 11 0 0 10 2 3 7 31 .242 .269 .293 .562 63 2 0 1 1 3
Whitt 74 195 16 46 9 0 1 16 5 2 20 30 .236 .307 .297 .604 58 7 0 3 0 2
  G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB SH SF IBB HBP GDP
Bell 60 163 19 38 2 1 5 12 3 2 5 27 .233 .256 .350 .606 57 0 0 1 0 1
Martinez 45 128 13 29 8 1 4 21 1 0 11 16 .227 .287 .398 .685 51 3 3 0 1 6
Upshaw 61 111 15 19 3 1 4 10 2 1 11 16 .171 .252 .324 .576 36 0 0 0 1 1
Barfield 25 95 7 22 3 2 2 9 4 3 4 19 .232 .270 .368 .638 35 0 0 0 1 4
Macha 37 85 4 17 2 0 0 6 1 1 8 15 .200 .266 .224 .489 19 0 1 0 0 2
Wells 32 73 7 18 5 0 0 5 0 2 5 12 .247 .295 .315 .610 23 0 0 0 0 2
Cox 16 50 6 15 4 0 2 9 0 1 5 10 .300 .364 .500 .864 25 0 0 0 0 0
Bosetti 25 47 5 11 2 0 0 4 0 2 2 6 .234 .265 .277 .542 13 1 0 0 0 2
Manrique 14 28 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 12 .143 .172 .143 .315 4 0 0 0 1 0
Beamon 8 15 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .200 .294 .267 .561 4 0 0 0 0 0
  G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB SH SF IBB HBP GDP
Whitmer 7 9 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .111 .200 .222 .422 2 0 0 0 0 1

 

PITCHERS / STATS
W L % G GS CG SHO GF SV IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WP BF IBB BK ERA WHIP
Stieb 11 10 .524 25 25 11 2 0 0 183.2 148 70 65 10 61 89 11 1 748 2 2 3.19 1.138
Leal 7 13 .350 29 19 3 0 4 1 129.2 127 63 53 8 44 71 5 8 562 5 1 3.68 1.319
Clancy 6 12 .333 22 22 2 0 0 0 125.0 126 77 68 12 64 56 5 12 556 0 0 4.87 1.520
Todd 2 7 .222 21 13 3 0 1 0 97.2 94 51 43 10 31 41 4 3 415 2 0 3.96 1.280
Bomback 5 5 .500 20 11 0 0 3 0 90.1 84 42 39 6 35 33 1 6 377 2 1 3.89 1.317
Berenguer 2 9 .182 12 11 1 0 0 0 71.0 62 41 34 7 35 29 3 1 308 1 0 4.29 1.366
Jackson 1 2 .333 39 0 0 0 21 7 62.0 65 23 18 5 25 27 1 5 266 7 0 2.60 1.452
McLaughlin 1 5 .167 40 0 0 0 26 10 60.0 55 24 19 2 21 38 0 1 249 2 0 2.83 1.267
Garvin 1 2 .333 35 4 0 0 11 0 53.0 46 20 20 3 23 25 0 3 221 4 0 3.38 1.302
Willis 0 4 .000 20 0 0 0 4 0 35.0 43 25 23 6 20 16 1 0 168 1 0 5.86 1.800
W L % G GS CG SHO GF SV IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WP BF IBB BK ERA WHIP
Murray 1 0 1.000 11 0 0 0 7 0 15.1 12 2 2 0 5 12 0 1 62 0 0 1.17 1.109
Barlow 0 0 nan 12 0 0 0 7 0 15.0 22 11 7 1 6 5 4 0 78 1 0 4.11 1.867
Mirabella 0 0 nan 8 1 0 0 1 0 14.2 20 16 12 2 7 9 1 0 73 0 0 7.36 1.841
Espinosa 0 0 nan 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 5.40 4.000

 

10 Most Valuable Players
  RBat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR
Mayberry 9 1 -1 -3 -5 0 0 12 12 1.1 0.500 0.500 1.6 -1.0 15
Velez 6 0 0 0 -7 -1 0 10 10 0.9 0.499 0.499 1.0 -0.8 10
Barfield -2 -2 0 7 -1 2 0 3 5 0.5 0.509 0.501 -0.2 0.7 -1
Moseby -12 -2 1 5 0 -8 -1 14 6 0.4 0.491 0.494 -0.1 0.5 0
Iorg -11 0 1 5 2 -4 -1 8 4 0.3 0.494 0.497 -0.2 0.7 -1
Cox 2 0 0 -1 0 2 0 2 3 0.3 0.510 0.501 0.5 -0.1 4
Whitt -9 0 1 0 4 -4 -1 8 3 0.2 0.494 0.497 0.3 0.5 3
Bell -6 1 1 4 -3 -3 0 6 3 0.2 0.494 0.498 -0.2 0.1 -1
Martinez -2 0 -1 -3 3 -4 0 5 1 0.1 0.491 0.497 0.4 0.0 4
Wells -1 -1 0 0 -1 -2 0 3 0 0.0 0.492 0.498 -0.1 -0.1 0

 

10 Most Valuable Pitchers
  R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9Avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL%
Stieb 70 3.43 4.25 0.04 0.13 105.7 4.58 24 2.8 0.00 -0.1 4.4 39 0.614 0.518
Jackson 23 3.34 4.45 0.04 -0.36 104.4 4.22 6 0.7 1.67 0.1 1.4 11 0.518 0.504
Garvin 20 3.40 4.41 0.04 -0.16 104.2 4.39 6 0.7 1.24 0.0 1.2 10 0.519 0.504
Leal 63 4.37 4.32 0.04 0.04 102.8 4.43 1 0.1 1.92 -0.1 1.2 12 0.504 0.501
McLaughlin 24 3.60 4.29 0.04 -0.35 107.3 4.18 4 0.4 1.75 0.0 1.1 9 0.511 0.503
Bomback 42 4.18 4.25 0.04 0.02 104.7 4.43 2 0.3 0.76 -0.1 1.0 10 0.514 0.502
Todd 51 4.70 4.32 0.04 0.04 106.6 4.60 -1 -0.1 0.47 -0.1 0.7 7 0.495 0.499
Murray 2 1.17 4.02 0.04 -0.33 108.5 3.96 5 0.6 0.57 -0.1 0.6 6 0.550 0.503
Berenguer 41 5.20 4.14 0.04 0.12 107.7 4.54 -5 -0.5 1.68 0.0 0.1 1 0.454 0.497
Espinosa 1 9.00 4.45 0.08 -0.36 114.0 4.56 0 -0.1 0.02 0.0 0.0 0 0.448 0.500
Top 10 SalariesSalary Index
Player Salary $ Per Game Total as Blue Jay
1. John Mayberry 650,000 $6,915 $2,150,000
2. Al Woods 157,500 $1,853 $305,600
3. Alfredo Griffin 125,000 $1,238 $180,300
4. Dave Stieb 85,000 $3,400 $171,000
5. Ernie Whitt 55,000 $743 $134,000
6. Damaso Garcia 54,000 $844 $88,000
7. Ted Cox 33,100 $2,069 $33,100
8. Dan Whitmer 32,500 $4,643 $32,500
9. Jesse Barfield 32,500 $1,300 $32,500
10. George Bell 32,500 $542 $32,500
Amateur Draft Top 10 PicksDraft Index
Phase Rnd. # Player Signed Bonus Source School
June-Reg 1 5 Matt Williams (P) Yes 0.00 MM College Rice
June-Reg 1 21 John Cerutti (P) Yes 0.00 MM College Amherst
June-Reg 2 31 Bill Pinkham (C) Yes 0.00 MM College San Diego
June-Reg 3 57 Glenn Gallagher (P) Yes 0.00 MM College Clemson
June-Reg 4 82 Scott Pleis (C-IF) Yes 0.00 MM HS Wentzville (St. Louis,MO)
June-Reg 5 108 Jim Bishop (3B) Yes 0.00 MM HS Lynwood (Lynwood,CA)
June-Reg 6 134 Stan Clarke (P) Yes 0.00 MM College Pasco-Hernando CC
June-Reg 7 160 Jeff Kaiser (P) No 0.00 MM College Western Michigan
June-Reg 8 186 Alan Cockrell (RF) No 0.00 MM HS Parkwood (Joplin,MO)
June-Reg 9 212 Mark Poole (OF) Yes 0.00 MM College Oklahoma State
Phase Rnd. # Player Signed Bonus Source School
June-Sec 1 11 Mike Sharperson (3B-2B) Yes 0.00 MM College Georgia Perimeter College
June-Sec 2 36 Benny Distefano (1B-OF) No 0.00 MM College Alvin CC
June-Sec 3 58 Tim Arnsberg (P) No 0.00 MM College Merced College
June-Sec 4 70 Dave Eichhorn (P) No 0.00 MM College Cabrillo
June-Sec 5 75 Ken Galloway (P) No 0.00 MM College West Valley College
June-Sec 6 79 Mark Hoffman (P) Yes 0.00 MM College Chabot College
Phase Rnd. # Player Signed Bonus Source School
Jan-Reg 1 6 Ken Galloway (P) No 0.00 MM College West Valley College
Jan-Reg 2 32 Ricky Fagnani (P) Yes 0.00 MM College Westchester CC
Jan-Reg 3 58 Fred Mead (1B-OF) Yes 0.00 MM FA Connecticut
Jan-Reg 4 84 Mark Hoffman (P) No 0.00 MM College Chabot College
Jan-Reg 5 110 Scott Simmons (P) Yes 0.00 MM College Massasoit CC
Jan-Reg 6 136 Ed Augustine (P) No 0.00 MM College Seminole Florida
Jan-Reg 7 161 Dave Eichhorn (P) No 0.00 MM FA California
Jan-Reg 8 186 Jeffery Phillips (P) Yes 0.00 MM College Lake Michigan
Jan-Reg 9 204 Steve Stenquist (P) Yes 0.00 MM College Norwalk CC
Jan-Reg 10 222 Martin Pulley (C) Yes 0.00 MM College Eastern Illinois
Phase Rnd. # Player Signed Bonus Source School
Jan-Sec 1 12 Joey Pursell (P) Yes 0.00 MM College Tulane
Jan-Sec 2 38 Steve Reish (P) Yes 0.00 MM FA Indiana