Missed Playoffs
46-56 (.451)
4th 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 Chuck Tanner
General Manager Harding Peterson
Team Owner John Galbreath
Ballpark Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance 541,789
Average 10,623

1981 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
1 14 Jim Winn P
2 40 Lee Tunnell P
3 65 Craig Brown OF
4 91 Stacey Pettis OF
5 117 Leon Roberts SS-2B

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