Missed Playoffs
44-65 (.404)
6th 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 Maury Wills
Rene Lachemann
General Manager Dan O'Brien
Team Owner George Argyros
Ballpark Kingdome
Attendance 636,276
Average 11,163

1981 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
1 1 Mike Moore P
2 27 Kevin Dukes P
2 35 Mark Langston P
3 53 Phil Bradley OF
4 78 Ricky Nelson OF

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