For the fourth time in five seasons, Kansas City and New York squared off to determine the American League Champion. The Royals, after taking the initial 2 games of the series in Kansas City, stunned a Yankee Stadium crowd by edging New York, 4-2, in Game 3 to complete a convincing sweep of the 1980 rematch. Kansas City's first pennant was secured when George Brett blasted a three-run homer into the upper deck off Rich Gossage in the seventh inning of the final contest.
|Game 1 at Kansas City Wednesday, Oct. 8|
|GUIDRY, Davis (4), Underwood (8) and Cerone; GURA and Porter. HR: Cerone, Piniella, Brett. T-3:00 A-42,598.|
|Game 2 at Kansas City Thursday, Oct. 9|
|MAY and Cerone; LEONARD, Quisenberry (9) and Porter. HR: Nettles. T-2:51 A-42,633.|
|Game 3 at New York Friday, Oct. 10|
|Splittorff, QUISENBERRY (6) and Porter; John, GOSSAGE (7), Underwood (8) and Cerone. HR: F. White, Brett. T-2:59 A-56,588 (141,819).|