41-68 (.376)
7th 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 Johnny Goryl (11-25)
Billy Gardner (30-43)
General Manager Calvin Griffith
Team Owner Calvin Griffith
Ballpark Metropolitan Stadium
Attendance 469,090 total
7,690 per game

1981 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
1 11 Mike Sodders 3B
2 37 Frank Viola P
2 51 Craig Henderson P
3 55 John Marzano OF
3 56 Curt Wardle P

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