Missed Playoffs
41-62 (.398)
5th place in NL 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 Joe Torre
General Manager Frank Cashen
Team Owner Doubleday & Co
Fred Wilpon
Ballpark Shea Stadium
Attendance 704,244
Average 13,543

1981 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
1 4 Terry Blocker OF
2 38 John Christensen OF
4 81 Dave Cochrane P-3B
5 107 Steve Phillips SS
6 133 Ken Harris SS-OF

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