Missed Playoffs
41-69 (.373)
6th place in NL 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 Frank Howard
General Manager Jack McKeon
Team Owner Ray Kroc
Ballpark Jack Murphy Stadium
Attendance 519,161
Average 9,439

1981 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
1 6 Kevin McReynolds OF
1 26 Frank Castro C
2 32 Bill Long P
3 58 Tony Gwynn OF
4 83 Scott Thompson OF

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