1981 Major League Baseball Season

Postseason
Series Result MVP
World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers (4) over New York Yankees (2) Ron Cey, Pedro Guerrero & Steve Yeager
NLCS: Los Angeles Dodgers (3) over Montreal Expos (2) Burt Hooton
ALCS: New York Yankees (3) over Oakland Athletics (0) Graig Nettles
NLDS: Los Angeles Dodgers (3) over Houston Astros (2)
NLDS: Montreal Expos (3) over Philadelphia Phillies (2)
ALDS: New York Yankees (3) over Milwaukee Brewers (2)
ALDS: Oakland Athletics (3) over Kansas City Royals (0)

National League Standings
East W L PCT GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 59 43 .578 32-21 27-22
Montreal Expos 60 48 .556 2 38-18 22-30
Philadelphia Phillies 59 48 .551 2.5 36-19 23-29
Pittsburgh Pirates 46 56 .451 13 22-28 24-28
New York Mets 41 62 .398 18.5 24-27 17-35
Chicago Cubs 38 65 .369 21.5 27-30 13089
West W L PCT GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 66 42 .611 32-22 34-20
Los Angeles Dodgers 63 47 .573 4 33-23 30-24
Houston Astros 61 49 .555 6 31-20 30-29
San Francisco Giants 56 55 .505 11.5 29-24 27-31
Atlanta Braves 50 56 .472 15 22-27 28-29
San Diego Padres 41 69 .373 26 20-35 21-34

National League Awards
Award Player
Most Valuable Player Mike Schmidt
Cy Young Fernando Valenzuela
Rookie of the Year Fernando Valenzuela
Reliever of the Year Bruce Sutter
American League Standings
East W L PCT GB Home Road
Milwaukee Brewers 62 47 .569 28-21 34-26
Baltimore Orioles 59 46 .562 1 33-22 26-24
New York Yankees 59 48 .551 2 32-19 27-29
Detroit Tigers 60 49 .55 2 32-23 28-26
Boston Red Sox 59 49 .546 2.5 30-23 29-26
Cleveland Indians 52 51 .505 7 25-29 27-22
Toronto Blue Jays 37 69 .349 23.5 17-36 20-33
West W L PCT GB Home Road
Oakland Athletics 64 45 .587 35-21 29-24
Texas Rangers 57 48 .543 5 32-24 25-24
Chicago White Sox 54 52 .509 8.5 25-24 29-28
Kansas City Royals 50 53 .485 11 19-28 31-25
California Angels 51 59 .464 13.5 26-28 25-31
Seattle Mariners 44 65 .404 20 20-37 24-28
Minnesota Twins 41 68 .376 23 24-36 17-32