October 12, 1981 | Herm Weiskopf
This was the year in which the national pastime became the national part-time, victim of a seven-week strike that split the season into ill-conceived Parts I and II. No team led its division for both halves, though...
November 02, 1981 | Ron Fimrite
December 14, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Tom Lasorda, Dodger manager, after the firing of Laker Coach Paul Westhead: "I got nervous the other day when a friend said he saw Fernando Valenzuela in a restaurant with Magic Johnson."
December 28, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Ken Hayes, Oral Roberts' basketball coach, after his team trailed Oklahoma State by 13 at halftime, then lost 77-75: "We just dug ourselves into a 10-foot hole, then dug out nine feet, 11 inches."
January 25, 1982 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum