59-48 (.551)
3rd 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 Bob Lemon
Gene Michael
General Manager Gene Michael
Team Owner George Steinbrenner
Ballpark Yankee Stadium II
Attendance 1,614,353
Average 31,654

1981 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
2 52 John Elway OF
3 64 Scott Bradley C
3 77 Phil Lombardi C
4 103 Eric Plunk P
5 129 Dennis Lubert P

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