1981 was a great year for the Dodgers. The Lasorda regime was in place with many of the young players he coached in the minors up in LA doing some damage. On top of that, a crushing defeat to the Yankees in the 1977 & 1978 World Series made them hungry for another shot. So hungry, in fact, they came out the victors while facing their old nemesis. As you know, the 1981 team won it's first championship since 1965.
Here is the 1981 Dodgers Police set. Since it was such a magical year and my represents some of my earliest memories as a young Dodger fan I am posting both the front and backs of the entire set for you to enjoy. Besides, this year they put in some very helpful tip for young kids worth sharing. This will be broken up into several different post over the next week, so stay tuned.
Here is the 1981 Dodger coaching staff.
Tommy wasn't always so large. Here he is- only a bit portly.
Here is one instance of a player who was on the 1980 team, but not on the 1981 team. Rudy Law spent most of the year in Albuquerque.