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1981 Chicago White Sox
Major league affiliations
1981 information
Owner(s) Jerry Reinsdorf
Manager(s) Tony La Russa
Local television WGN-TV
(Harry Caray, Jimmy Piersall, Lou Brock)
Local radio WBBM (AM)
(Harry Caray, Joe McConnell, Rich King)

The 1981 Chicago White Sox season was the White Sox's 81st season in the major leagues, and their 82nd season overall. They finished with a record 54-52, good enough for 3rd place in the American League West, 8.5 games behind the 1st place Oakland Athletics. However, due to a player's strike, the Athletics would play the 50-53 Kansas City Royals, who had finished behind the White Sox.

Owner Bill Veeck attempted to sell the club to Ed DeBartolo, but the offer was turned down by the other owners.[1] Veeck was then forced to sell to a different investment group headed by Jerry Reinsdorf and Eddie Einhorn. [1]



Regular season


Season standings

AL West
First Half Standings
W L Pct.
Oakland Athletics 37 23 .617
Texas Rangers 33 22 .600
Chicago White Sox 31 22 .585
California Angels 31 29 .517
Kansas City Royals 20 30 .400
Seattle Mariners 21 36 .368
Minnesota Twins 17 39 .304
AL West
Second Half Standings
W L Pct.
Kansas City Royals 30 23 .566
Oakland Athletics 27 22 .551
Texas Rangers 24 26 .480
Minnesota Twins 24 29 .453
Seattle Mariners 23 29 .442
Chicago White Sox 23 30 .434
California Angels 20 30 .400

Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions


1981 Chicago White Sox
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Player stats


Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Fisk, CarltonCarlton Fisk 96 338 89 .263 7 45

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Nordhagen, WayneWayne Nordhagen 65 208 64 .308 6 33


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Lamp, DennisDennis Lamp 27 127 7 6 2.41 71

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Agosto, JuanJuan Agosto 2 0 0 0 4.76 3

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Edmonton Trappers Pacific Coast League Gordon Lund
AA Glens Falls White Sox Eastern League Jim Mahoney
A Appleton Foxes Midwest League Sam Ewing
Rookie GCL White Sox Gulf Coast League John Boles





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