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George “Who?” Lost 3 Games for the New York Yankees in the 1981 World Series?

1981 strike resulted in a strange situation in which the season was split into two halves.

The teams that won the first half of the season would meet the team that won the second half in a best-of-five playoff series with the winners playing another best-of-five series for the pennant.

The New York Yankees, under Gene Michael, won the first half to qualify for the playoffs. They played poorly in the second half, which did not please George Steinbrenner, who summarily told Michael that his services would no longer be required. Bob Lemon replaced Michael for the rest of the season.

Under Lemon, the Yankees went 11-14 to finish at 25-26, which placed them sixth in the seven team Eastern Division.  Since they had won the first half ...

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