1981 World Series Program.

I was checking the scoresheet from my 1981 World Series program.  Fernando Valenzuela pitched that game!  it was game three at Dodger Stadium.   

I had Jaime Jarrin sign it. 

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btw, the back of my shirt  says Scully” and it has a mike.




The program cost me $3 back  then.   

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the scoresheet.  Jaime always signs with his HOF year (1998).  Fernando signed above. 

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The final score was Dodgers 5, Yankees 4.   I always note the attendance in my scoresheets.  That day It was 56,236.   .  

The 1981 Yankees.  Note the ‘staches and hair. 

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The 1981 Dodgers.  Dave Stewart is here.  He is now Matt Kemp’s agent.   

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The 1981 NL All-Stars.  I miss the Expos and the Pirates unis.   Very colorful picture.  i counted six Dodgers and only one Giant (Vida Blue).    

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1981 AL All-Stars.  

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I can’t believe next year it will be 30th anniversary of that World Series.   It was a nice trip down memory lane.  


  1. crzblue2

    Yeah, Dave Stewart is Kemp’s agent. I thought it would be to the Dodgers advantage but there has been some friction between Stewart and the Dodgers management and also between Stewart and the media. Is ashame. I so hope Matt Kemp stays with the Dodgers.

  2. raysrenegade

    Got to admit, I am starting to see just how much you enjoy and treasure your Dodger Blue history. From the Hilda costume to having this piece of history….they should hire you as a team historian and tour guide.
    Great trip down memory lane, and I know this is just the tip of the iceberg.

    Rays Renegade


  3. crzblue2

    Ahh Yeah Cliff. I love my Dodger Blue history but I also love all the baseball history including minor league. Last night after “The Tenth Inning”, they had a special on the minor league baseball in Sacramento, CA. I just love all that stuff.
    funny that as our season is coming to an end, I was remembering my friend Erik and I dresssed as the Brooklyn Bum and Hilda Chester.

  4. devilabrit

    i saw the other day on MLBTV Vin was voted the number 1 all time announcer, not sure if it was an old show or not though… and if I had been here in ’81 I would have fit right in stasche and all.
    I also hear Matt Kemp is very happy with the new manager selection, was there friction with him and Torre?


    Phillies Outside

  5. crzblue2

    Vin is in a league of his own when it comes to broadcasting. His fellow broacasters agree. And yes, you would have fit right in with your stasche.
    In regards with Kemp, I wish the La Times writers would leave him alone.

  6. scofid

    I am sorry that this was a disappointing season for you, but I am so envious of your new manager. I’ve always harbored hopes that he’d return to New York to manage. You are getting a first class guy who’ll be a terrific manager. Donnie Baseball will make sure that he surrounds himself with a quality coaching staff, and I would not be fearful that he’s never managed at the major leagues. I know that I’ll be quietly rooting for the Dodgers next year (when I am not watching my team, of course).

  7. pagevalnat

    Damn, I looked at that Yankee yearbook and saw Aurelio Rodriguez listed. And to think, I remember him playing for the Senators back in the ’60s…before he was traded for (essentially) Denny McLain.
    Which reminds me, next year also marks 40 years from when the Senators were STOLEN from us by that rat b*a*s*t*a*r*d Bob Short (and hijacked to Texas).
    And I agree with Scott–Don Mattingly just MIGHT make a decent manager. (Of course, you might recall I wanted him here to run the Nats…darn it, THAT didn’t happen!! LMAO)
    Nasty Nats Live Here (and Everywhere)

  8. crzblue2

    Thanks Scott! I gotten enough time to get over the bad season and now that there are only three regular games left, I don’t want to miss them. Dodger Stadium is my second home and I will miss it in the offseason. OK, so you give me hope that Mattingly will be OK. Ethier way I always root for my boys in Dodger Blue. Good luck!
    Wow Gary. you saw Aurelio Rodriguez play in the 60’s with the Senators? Wow! Is amazing that next year will be 40 years since the Senators …left. Well at least Scott and you agree. The numbers were and are overwhelming against Mattingly. i want to give him the benefit of the doubt. He will be managing in the Fall League.

  9. crzblue2

    I hdad to look where the 1981 All-Star game was played. It was Cleveland Stadium. Fernando started that All-Star but Vida Blue got the win and Bruce Sutter the win. Rollie Fingers got the loss. That was fun looking at that

  10. crzblue2

    Yes, it sure is magical. It took me back to a magical team that not too many experts thought they could win it all. I am going to try to dig up more of my old programs.

  11. theheirloom

    That was perhaps the year we Losangelinos truly enjoyed our Dodgers (though others will argue otherwise). If it weren’t for Fernandomania, we wouldn’t have thought to see a championship in our backyard. The strike, split division champions, that All-Star game in Cleveland…what a year that was!

    The NLCS against Montreal was beyond memorable. Rick Monday got the Dodgers into the Series that afternoon in Stade Olympique. Beating the Yankees was sweet, nonetheless. Still – one person stood above all that year: Fernando.

    I wished I kept my World Series program form that season…


  12. crzblue2

    That homerun by Monday on a Monday was ….like you said beyond memorable. I remember I kept jumping up and down! After watching the replay, I felt just a tad bad for the Expos.
    We might have crosses our paths that year of Fernandomania at Dodger Stadium.

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