1981 New York Yankees Roster

The 1981 New York Yankees team roster seen on this page includes every player who appeared in a game during the 1981 season. It is a comprehensive team roster and player names are sorted by the fielding position where the most number of games were played during the regular season. Every player's name links to their career statistics.

Below the main roster you will find in the Fast Facts section: a 1981 New York Yankees Opening Day starters list, a 1981 New York Yankees salary list, a 1981 New York Yankees uniform number breakdown and a 1981 New York Yankees primary starters list. These team rosters are presented only when and where the data is available.

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1981 New York Yankees

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Complete Roster

6-04
180
Right
Right
1950-03-05
5-11
170
Right
Right
1952-03-29
6-04
207
Right
Right
1955-08-06
6-05
205
Right
Right
1954-10-13
6-03
217
Right
Right
1951-07-05
6-05
197
Right
Right
1957-06-26
5-11
162
Left
Left
1950-08-28
6-03
185
Left
Right
1943-05-22
6-02
200
Left
Left
1948-05-14
6-03
207
Left
Left
1944-07-18
6-03
195
Right
Right
1956-10-25
6-00
174
Right
Right
1960-12-03
6-03
235
Right
Right
1949-05-16
6-03
198
Left
Left
1958-11-28
5-11
170
Left
Right
1953-12-22
6-04
195
Right
Right
1952-11-09
5-11
192
Right
Right
1954-05-19
6-03
210
Right
Right
1952-02-16
5-11
188
Right
Left
1946-01-21
6-01
195
Right
Right
1954-12-04
6-03
225
Right
Right
1957-01-16
5-11
181
Right
Right
1951-11-25
6-00
165
Right
Both
1951-02-14
6-00
186
Right
Left
1944-08-20
5-11
166
Right
Right
1954-07-06
6-04
210
Right
Left
1953-02-12
5-10
160
Right
Right
1957-10-02
5-10
180
Right
Right
1947-12-28
6-02
195
Left
Left
1947-07-30
6-02
205
Right
Right
1946-04-10
6-01
200
Right
Right
1952-12-29
6-01
205
Right
Both
1954-05-24
5-11
165
Right
Left
1949-12-20
6-00
200
Left
Left
1946-05-18
6-02
185
Right
Both
1952-09-09
5-10
170
Right
Left
1958-01-26
6-02
198
Right
Right
1943-08-28
6-06
220
Right
Right
1951-10-03
5-11
180
Right
Left
1946-05-20
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The 1981 New York Yankees played 107 games during the regular season, won 59 games, lost 48 games, and finished in third position. They played their home games at Yankee Stadium (Park Factors: 99/98) where 1,614,353 fans witnessed their 1981 Yankees finish the season with a .551 winning percentage.

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a unique set of rosters not easily found on the Internet. Included, where data is available, is a 1981 New York Yankees Opening Day starters list, a 1981 New York Yankees salary list, a 1981 New York Yankees uniform number breakdown and a 1981 New York Yankees primary starters list:

1981 New York Yankees
Opening Day Starters

No Opening Day Information Available

1981 New York Yankees
Salaries

Dave Winfield $1,300,000.00
Tommy John $575,000.00
Bob Watson $570,000.00
Reggie Jackson $525,000.00
Goose Gossage $458,000.00
Bobby Murcer $320,000.00
Willie Randolph $245,000.00
Ron Guidry $233,791.00
Bucky Dent $225,000.00
Steve Balboni $32,500.00
Bobby Brown $32,500.00
Mike Griffin $32,500.00
Andy McGaffigan $32,500.00
Gene Nelson $32,500.00
Mike Patterson $32,500.00
Dave Righetti $32,500.00
Andre Robertson $32,500.00
Dennis Werth $32,500.00

Did you know that a 1981 New York Yankees Schedule is available and it includes dates of every game played, scores of every game played, a cumulative record, and many hard to find splits (Monthly Splits, Team vs Team Splits & Score Related Splits)?

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