Missed Playoffs
59-46 (.562)
2nd place in AL East

Due to a mid-season players' strike, the season was divided into a first half and a second half. The division winner of each half played each other in a five-game divisional series. The Cincinnati Reds, despite having the best overall record during the season, finished 2nd in both halves, so did not qualify for the post-season.

Manager Earl Weaver
General Manager Hank Peters
Team Owner Edward Bennett Williams
Ballpark Memorial Stadium
Attendance 1,024,247
Average 18,623

1981 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
3 76 Jeff Lackie P
4 102 David Ledbetter P-1B
5 128 Dave Falcone 1B
6 154 John Mitcheltree P
7 180 Mark Butler P

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