62-47 (.569)
1st place in AL East

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 Buck Rodgers
General Manager Harry Dalton
Team Owner Bud Selig
Ballpark County Stadium
Attendance 874,292
Average 17,843

1981 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
2 47 Scott Roberts P
3 72 Dan Davidsmeler SS
4 98 Bruce Williams P
5 106 Collin Tanabe OF
5 124 Bill Wegman P

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