Missed Playoffs
54-52 (.509)
3rd place in AL West

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 Tony LaRussa
General Manager Roland Hemond
Team Owner Jerry Reinsdorf
Ballpark Comiskey Park I
Attendance 946,651
Average 19,319

1981 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
1 7 Daryl Boston P-OF
3 59 Bill Babcock P
4 84 Craig Smajstrla SS
5 110 Greg McClain 3B-OF
6 136 Max Diaz 3B-P

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