1981 was an eventful year. The players went on strike from June 12th until August 10th. The MLB set up a playoff structure in which the 1st half division leader (Dodgers) would play the 2nd half leader (Astros) before facing the other division for the pennant. The Dodgers overcame an 0-2 deficit to beat the Astros in 5 games then overcame a 1-2 deficit to beat the Expos in 5 games.
The Yankees took the first two games in the Series only to see the Dodgers come from behind again to win it in 6 games. Cey, Guerrero and Yeager combined for 5 of the team's 6 homers and 17 of 26 RBIs. They also led the team in cheesy mustaches.