Missed Playoffs
51-59 (.464)
5th 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 Gene Mauch
Jim Fregosi
General Manager Buzzie Bavasi
Team Owner Gene Autry
Ballpark Anaheim Stadium
Attendance 1,441,545
Average 26,695

1981 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
1 3 Dick Schofield SS
6 132 Devon White 3B
7 158 Lonnie Garza SS
8 184 Joe Meyer 1B
9 210 Rick Turner C

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