63-47 (.573)
2nd 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 Tom Lasorda
General Manager Al Campanis
Team Owner Peter O'Malley
Ballpark Dodger Stadium
Attendance 2,381,292
Average 42,523

1981 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
1 22 David Anderson SS
2 48 Sid Bream 1B
2 50 Lemmie Miller OF
3 73 Sid Fernandez P
4 99 Steve Boncore OF

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