MLB World Series

Season 35 Episode 6

Game 6 - Los Angeles at N.Y. Yankees (1981)

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 28, 1981 on FOX
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Game 6 - Los Angeles at N.Y. Yankees (1981)

Game 6 of the 1981 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York.
Final Score: Los Angeles 9 N.Y. Yankees 2
Los Angeles wins the 1981 World Series 4-2

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    Howard Cosell

    Howard Cosell

    Color Commentator

    Jim Palmer

    Jim Palmer

    Color Commentator

    Bob Uecker

    Bob Uecker

    Field Reporter

    Keith Jackson

    Keith Jackson

    Play-By-Play Announcer

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (8)

      • Final Score
        Los Angeles 9 N.Y. Yankees 2
        Los Angeles wins the 1981 World Series 4-2

      • The victory improved the Los Angeles Dodgers' franchise record in World Series to 5-12.
        The loss dropped the New York Yankees' franchise record in World Series to 22-11.

      • Total attendance for the six games was 338,081. The winning player's share was $38,118.87 and the losing player's share was $28,845.17.

      • Three Los Angeles Dodgers were named the 1981 World Series co-MVPs. They were third baseman Ron Cey, center-fielder Pedro Guerrero, and catcher Steve Yeager.

      • Game 6 was originally scheduled for Tuesday, October 27, but was postponed due to rain.

      • New York Yankees reliever George Frazier tied a World Series record by compiling three losses in the six games. He tied Chicago White Sox pitcher Lefty Williams, who intentionally lost his three starts in the 1919 Series.

      • Los Angeles third baseman Ron Cey left the game in the sixth inning suffering from blurred vision as a result of having being hit in the head by a 94-mph fastball from Rich Gossage in Game 5.

      • Los Angeles Davey Lopes set a World Series for most errors by a second baseman in a Series of any length with six miscues, including a record tying three in Game 5.

    • QUOTES (4)

      • New York's Bobby Murcer: I think we beat ourselves about 90 percent and they beat us about 10 percent. We just didn't play the kind of baseball we're capable of playing. We knew we had the best ball club all around. We played like it the first two games, but it's sad we didn't the rest of the way.

      • (on removing starter Tommy John for a pinch hitter in the bottom of the fourth of a 1-1 game)
        New York Manager Bob Lemon: I just wanted to get some runs and get to the seventh inning. I figured our bullpen could hold them. I sent up our best pinch hitter. I wanted a base hit and didn't get it, so I wasn't very smart.
        New York Manager Bob Lemon: We didn't get the middle pitching. Our bullpen wasn't up to its norm in three ballgames. Without them, we wouldn't have gotten here and we had to go with the guys that brought us.

      • Los Angeles Third Baseman Ron Cey: I guess this shows we don't have as many old players as they say.I was going to call us the Comeback Kids, but we're more like the Comeback Veterans.

      • Play-by-Play Announcer Keith Jackson: (calling the final play of the Series) Watson hits it high in the air for the center fielder Ken Landreaux, this should do it...and the Dodgers are the 1981 champions of baseball.

    • NOTES (3)

      • Howard Cosell - Pregame Host, Bob Uecker - Pregame Analysis & Trophy Presentation

      • Starting Lineups
        Los Angeles Dodgers
        Davey Lopes 2B
        Bill Russell SS
        Steve Garvey 1B
        Ron Cey 3B
        Dusty Baker LF
        Pedro Guerreo CF
        Rick Monday RF
        Steve Yeager C
        Burt Hooton P
        New York Yankees
        Willie Randolph 2B
        Jerry Mumphrey CF
        Dave Winfield LF
        Reggie Jackson RF
        Bob Watson 1B
        Graig Nettles 3B
        Rick Cerone C
        Larry Milbourne SS
        Tommy John P

      • Reserves
        Los Angeles Dodgers
        Bobby Castillo
        Terry Forster
        Dave Goltz
        Steve Howe
        Jay Johnstone
        Ken Landreaux
        Tom Niedenfuer
        Alejandro Pena
        Jerry Reuss
        Steve Sax
        Mike Scioscia
        Reggie Smith
        Dave Stewart
        Derrel Thomas
        Fernando Valenzuela
        Bob Welch
        New York Yankees
        Bobby Brown
        Ron Davis
        Barry Foote
        George Frazier
        Oscar Gamble
        Rich Gossage
        Ron Guidry
        Dave LaRoche
        Rudy May
        Bobby Murcer
        Lou Piniella
        Rick Reuschel
        Dave Revering
        Dave Righetti
        Andre Robertson
        Aurelio Rodriguez

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