Missed Playoffs
59-49 (.546)
5th 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 Ralph Houk
General Manager Haywood Sullivan
Team Owner Edward G. LeRoux, Jr.
Haywood C. Sullivan
Jean R. Yawkey Trust
Ballpark Fenway Park
Attendance 1,060,379
Average 20,007

1981 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
1 19 Steve Lyons SS-OF
1 25 Kevin Burrel OF
2 45 Chris Howard 2B
3 70 Rob Woodward P
4 96 Todd Benzinger 1B

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