1981 Visalia Oaks Roster

California League (CL) - Class: A
Team Record: 87-53
Finished 1st in the CL
Manager: Dick Phillips (87-53)
Affiliation: Minnesota Twins
Location: Visalia, California
Ballpark: Recreation Park
Attendance: 44,576, Avg. 637
1981 Visalia Oaks Statistics

Playoffs - Visalia Oaks 2 games, Stockton Ports 1
Finals - Lodi Dodgers 3 games, Visalia Oaks 2

The Visalia Oaks of the California League ended the 1981 season with a record of 87 wins and 53 losses, finishing first in the CL.

The Oaks tallied 889 runs and allowed 672 runs. Kent Hrbek paced Visalia with 27 home runs, while Scotti Madison and James Christensen walloped 15 or more also. Kent Hrbek drove in 111 runs and topped all qualifying hitters on the roster with a .379 average. Paul Voigt led the team with 16 wins and a team-best 3.23 ERA, leading hurlers with significant time on the mound.

Players from the 1981 Visalia Oaks who spent time in the Majors during their careers included Jim Weaver, Kent Hrbek, Dave Meier, Jay Pettibone and Scotti Madison.

Dick Phillips served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Ken AnguloLLJune 30, 19585'11"185Huntington Park, CA US
Sam ArringtonRRFebruary 11, 19616'5"210Santa Maria, CA US
Rick AustinRRAugust 5, 19595'11"185Baudett, MN US
Barry BelangerLJune 17, 19596'0"180Woonsocket, RI US
Lyle BrackenridgeRR5'10"169
James ChristensenRROctober 6, 19575'9"155Downey, CA US
Kenneth FrancinguesR5'10"185
Kent HrbekLRMay 21, 19606'4"200Minneapolis, MN US
Kirby KruegerRJune 23, 19596'2"205
Joseph KubitRR6'3"195
Richard KyzerRRMay 13, 19596'0"170Arlington, TX US
Scotti MadisonSRSeptember 12, 19595'11"185Pensacola, FL US
Larry MaySRJuly 11, 19596'4"210Lodi, CA US
Dave MeierRRAugust 8, 19596'0"195Helena, MT US
Bob MulliganLLOctober 27, 19586'1"185Staten Island, NY US
Jay PettiboneRRJune 21, 19576'4"182Mount Clemens, MI US
Tony PillaRR5'9"160
Mathew ReevesLL6'2"180
Don RuzekRRJanuary 28, 19586'2"175
Eric SniderRR6'0"185
Raymond SteinLL6'2"187
Julio TiradoLLDecember 18, 19616'3"165
Michael TirellaL6'1"190
Paul VoigtRDecember 8, 19586'2"185
Jim WeaverLLOctober 10, 19596'3"190Kingston, NY US
Ron WilkinsonSR6'0"180
Kevin WilliamsRR6'0"165

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.

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