59-48 (.551)
3rd 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 Dallas Green
General Manager Paul Owens
Team Owner Ruly Carpenter
Ballpark Veterans Stadium
Attendance 1,638,752
Average 29,795

1981 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
1 20 Johnny Abrego P
2 46 C.L. Penigar OF
3 71 Vin Soreca OF
4 97 Jerry Holtz SS
5 123 John Kanter SS-2B

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