61-49 (.555)
3rd 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 Bill Virdon
General Manager Al Rosen
Team Owner John McMullen
Ballpark Astrodome
Attendance 1,321,282
Average 25,907

1981 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
3 75 Curtis Burke OF
4 101 Ben Snyder P
5 127 Steve McAllister SS
6 153 Mike Rubel 1B
7 179 Gary Blaylock 3B

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