66-42 (.611)
1st place in NL 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 John McNamara
General Manager Dick Wagner
Team Owner James Williams
William Williams
Ballpark Riverfront Stadium
Attendance 1,093,730 total
20,254 per game

1981 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
2 42 Lanell Culver OF
3 67 Delwyn Young SS
4 93 Paul O'Neill OF
5 119 Steve Padia C
6 145 Guy Findeison P
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