64-45 (.587)
1st 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 Billy Martin
General Manager Billy Martin
Team Owner Walter A. Haas, Jr.
Ballpark Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance 1,304,052
Average 23,287

1981 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
1 15 Tim Pyznarski 3B-OF
2 33 Mike Gallego 2B
2 41 Rick Rodriguez P
3 66 John Hotchkiss 3B
4 92 Curt Young P

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