Missed Playoffs
38-65 (.369)
6th place in NL 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 Joey Amalfitano
General Manager Bob Kennedy
Herman Franks
Team Owner Tribune Company
Ballpark Wrigley Field
Attendance 565,637
Average 9,752

1981 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
1 2 Joe Carter OF
1 16 Vance Lovelace P
2 28 Darrin Jackson OF
3 54 Mitch Cook P
4 79 Randy Whisler SS

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