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Detroit Tigers

1981 Detroit Tigers Roster

American League (AL)
Team Record: 60-49
Finished 3rd in the AL's East Division

Manager: Sparky Anderson (60-49)

1981 Detroit Tigers Statistics
1981 Detroit Tigers Roster

The Detroit Tigers of the American League ended the season with a record of 60 wins and 49 losses, finishing third in the AL's East Division. Sparky Anderson served as manager.


Regular Season Runs Scored: 427
Regular Season Runs Scored Against: 404

DateGameResHomeRoadRecord
April 9, 1981Toronto Blue Jays 2 at Detroit Tigers 6W1-00-01-0
April 11, 1981Toronto Blue Jays 2 at Detroit Tigers 6W2-00-02-0
April 12, 1981Toronto Blue Jays 6 at Detroit Tigers 2L2-10-02-1
April 14, 1981Detroit Tigers 6 at Kansas City Royals 5W2-11-03-1
April 15, 1981Detroit Tigers 4 at Kansas City Royals 0W2-12-04-1
April 16, 1981Detroit Tigers 2 at Toronto Blue Jays 0W2-13-05-1
April 17, 1981Detroit Tigers 8 at Toronto Blue Jays 5W2-14-06-1
April 18, 1981Detroit Tigers 4 at Toronto Blue Jays 3W2-15-07-1
April 19, 1981Detroit Tigers 1 at Toronto Blue Jays 9L2-15-17-2
April 20, 1981Detroit Tigers 2 at New York Yankees 6L2-15-27-3
April 21, 1981Detroit Tigers 0 at New York Yankees 2L2-15-37-4
April 22, 1981Detroit Tigers 2 at New York Yankees 7L2-15-47-5
April 24, 1981Chicago White Sox 3 at Detroit Tigers 2L2-25-47-6
April 25, 1981Chicago White Sox 4 at Detroit Tigers 0L2-35-47-7
April 26, 1981Chicago White Sox 5 at Detroit Tigers 4L2-45-47-8
April 27, 1981New York Yankees 3 at Detroit Tigers 1L2-55-47-9
April 28, 1981New York Yankees 4 at Detroit Tigers 1L2-65-47-10
April 29, 1981New York Yankees 3 at Detroit Tigers 2L2-75-47-11
April 30, 1981Detroit Tigers 2 at Seattle Mariners 0W2-76-48-11
May 1, 1981Detroit Tigers 7 at Seattle Mariners 3W2-77-49-11
May 2, 1981Detroit Tigers 1 at Seattle Mariners 3L2-77-59-12
May 3, 1981Detroit Tigers 8 at Seattle Mariners 5W2-78-510-12
May 5, 1981Detroit Tigers 2 at Oakland Athletics 6L2-78-610-13
May 6, 1981Detroit Tigers 3 at Oakland Athletics 2W2-79-611-13
May 7, 1981Detroit Tigers 3 at Oakland Athletics 5L2-79-711-14
May 8, 1981Detroit Tigers 6 at California Angels 1W2-710-712-14
May 9, 1981Detroit Tigers 1 at California Angels 15L2-710-812-15
May 10, 1981Detroit Tigers 3 at California Angels 4L2-710-912-16
May 12, 1981Seattle Mariners 2 at Detroit Tigers 6W3-710-913-16
May 13, 1981Seattle Mariners 0 at Detroit Tigers 1W4-710-914-16
May 15, 1981California Angels 1 at Detroit Tigers 5W5-710-915-16
May 16, 1981California Angels 5 at Detroit Tigers 7W6-710-916-16
May 17, 1981California Angels 7 at Detroit Tigers 1L6-810-916-17
May 18, 1981Texas Rangers 13 at Detroit Tigers 5L6-910-916-18
May 19, 1981Texas Rangers 1 at Detroit Tigers 14W7-910-917-18
May 20, 1981Texas Rangers 4 at Detroit Tigers 8W8-910-918-18
May 22, 1981Baltimore Orioles 4 at Detroit Tigers 2L8-1010-918-19
May 23, 1981Baltimore Orioles 9 at Detroit Tigers 2L8-1110-918-20
May 24, 1981Baltimore Orioles 2 at Detroit Tigers 8W9-1110-919-20
May 24, 1981Baltimore Orioles 3 at Detroit Tigers 5W10-1110-920-20
May 25, 1981Detroit Tigers 12 at Milwaukee Brewers 3W10-1111-921-20
May 26, 1981Detroit Tigers 3 at Milwaukee Brewers 7L10-1111-1021-21
May 27, 1981Detroit Tigers 1 at Milwaukee Brewers 5L10-1111-1121-22
May 28, 1981Detroit Tigers 1 at Milwaukee Brewers 7L10-1111-1221-23
May 29, 1981Detroit Tigers 5 at Baltimore Orioles 6L10-1111-1321-24
May 30, 1981Detroit Tigers 4 at Baltimore Orioles 1W10-1112-1322-24
May 31, 1981Detroit Tigers 5 at Baltimore Orioles 4W10-1113-1323-24
June 1, 1981Milwaukee Brewers 3 at Detroit Tigers 4W11-1113-1324-24
June 2, 1981Milwaukee Brewers 5 at Detroit Tigers 2L11-1213-1324-25
June 3, 1981Milwaukee Brewers 1 at Detroit Tigers 4W12-1213-1325-25
June 5, 1981Minnesota Twins 0 at Detroit Tigers 2W13-1213-1326-25
June 6, 1981Minnesota Twins 1 at Detroit Tigers 5W14-1213-1327-25
June 7, 1981Minnesota Twins 0 at Detroit Tigers 3W15-1213-1328-25
June 8, 1981Detroit Tigers 1 at Texas Rangers 8L15-1213-1428-26
June 9, 1981Detroit Tigers 5 at Texas Rangers 0W15-1214-1429-26
June 10, 1981Detroit Tigers 4 at Minnesota Twins 2W15-1215-1430-26
June 11, 1981Detroit Tigers 7 at Minnesota Twins 2W15-1216-1431-26
August 10, 1981Toronto Blue Jays 3 at Detroit Tigers 4W16-1216-1432-26
August 11, 1981Toronto Blue Jays 6 at Detroit Tigers 4L16-1316-1432-27
August 12, 1981Toronto Blue Jays 4 at Detroit Tigers 3L16-1416-1432-28
August 13, 1981New York Yankees 3 at Detroit Tigers 0L16-1516-1432-29
August 14, 1981New York Yankees 0 at Detroit Tigers 1W17-1516-1433-29
August 15, 1981New York Yankees 5 at Detroit Tigers 8W18-1516-1434-29
August 16, 1981New York Yankees 4 at Detroit Tigers 5W19-1516-1435-29
August 17, 1981Minnesota Twins 2 at Detroit Tigers 12W20-1516-1436-29
August 18, 1981Minnesota Twins 0 at Detroit Tigers 3W21-1516-1437-29
August 19, 1981Minnesota Twins 0 at Detroit Tigers 4W22-1516-1438-29
August 21, 1981Texas Rangers 4 at Detroit Tigers 7W23-1516-1439-29
August 22, 1981Texas Rangers 0 at Detroit Tigers 2W24-1516-1440-29
August 23, 1981Texas Rangers 4 at Detroit Tigers 5W25-1516-1441-29
August 24, 1981Kansas City Royals 4 at Detroit Tigers 2L25-1616-1441-30
August 25, 1981Kansas City Royals 3 at Detroit Tigers 4W26-1616-1442-30
August 26, 1981Kansas City Royals 6 at Detroit Tigers 1L26-1716-1442-31
August 27, 1981Detroit Tigers 3 at Minnesota Twins 4L26-1716-1542-32
August 28, 1981Detroit Tigers 0 at Minnesota Twins 6L26-1716-1642-33
August 29, 1981Detroit Tigers 1 at Minnesota Twins 7L26-1716-1742-34
August 30, 1981Detroit Tigers 6 at Minnesota Twins 1W26-1717-1743-34
August 31, 1981Detroit Tigers 3 at Chicago White Sox 1W26-1718-1744-34
September 1, 1981Detroit Tigers 2 at Chicago White Sox 1W26-1719-1745-34
September 2, 1981Detroit Tigers 5 at Chicago White Sox 4W26-1720-1746-34
September 3, 1981Detroit Tigers 8 at Texas Rangers 5W26-1721-1747-34
September 4, 1981Detroit Tigers 2 at Texas Rangers 3L26-1721-1847-35
September 5, 1981Detroit Tigers 1 at Texas Rangers 0W26-1722-1848-35
September 6, 1981Detroit Tigers 4 at Texas Rangers 3W26-1723-1849-35
September 7, 1981Boston Red Sox 1 at Detroit Tigers 3W27-1723-1850-35
September 8, 1981Boston Red Sox 5 at Detroit Tigers 3L27-1823-1850-36
September 9, 1981Boston Red Sox 6 at Detroit Tigers 5L27-1923-1850-37
September 11, 1981Cleveland Indians 3 at Detroit Tigers 6W28-1923-1851-37
September 12, 1981Cleveland Indians 9 at Detroit Tigers 11W29-1923-1852-37
September 13, 1981Cleveland Indians 6 at Detroit Tigers 8W30-1923-1853-37
September 14, 1981Detroit Tigers 2 at Boston Red Sox 5L30-1923-1953-38
September 16, 1981Detroit Tigers 1 at Boston Red Sox 2L30-1923-2053-39
September 16, 1981Detroit Tigers 4 at Boston Red Sox 5L30-1923-2153-40
September 17, 1981Detroit Tigers 1 at Boston Red Sox 6L30-1923-2253-41
September 18, 1981Detroit Tigers 4 at Cleveland Indians 8L30-1923-2353-42
September 19, 1981Detroit Tigers 4 at Cleveland Indians 3W30-1924-2354-42
September 20, 1981Detroit Tigers 5 at Cleveland Indians 1W30-1925-2355-42
September 21, 1981Detroit Tigers 5 at Baltimore Orioles 1W30-1926-2356-42
September 22, 1981Detroit Tigers 6 at Baltimore Orioles 3W30-1927-2357-42
September 23, 1981Detroit Tigers 0 at Baltimore Orioles 1L30-1927-2457-43
September 25, 1981Milwaukee Brewers 8 at Detroit Tigers 6L30-2027-2457-44
September 26, 1981Milwaukee Brewers 4 at Detroit Tigers 3L30-2127-2457-45
September 27, 1981Milwaukee Brewers 1 at Detroit Tigers 2W31-2127-2458-45
September 28, 1981Baltimore Orioles 7 at Detroit Tigers 3L31-2227-2458-46
September 29, 1981Baltimore Orioles 0 at Detroit Tigers 14W32-2227-2459-46
October 1, 1981Baltimore Orioles 5 at Detroit Tigers 4L32-2327-2459-47
October 2, 1981Detroit Tigers 2 at Milwaukee Brewers 8L32-2327-2559-48
October 3, 1981Detroit Tigers 1 at Milwaukee Brewers 2L32-2327-2659-49
October 4, 1981Detroit Tigers 3 at Milwaukee Brewers 2W32-2328-2660-49