Missed Playoffs
59-43 (.578)
1st 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 Whitey Herzog
General Manager Whitey Herzog
Team Owner Gussie Busch
Ballpark Busch Stadium II
Attendance 1,010,247
Average 19,061

1981 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
1 8 Bobby Meacham SS
3 60 Tom Nieto C
4 85 Cult Ford 2B
5 111 Jeff Lauck OF-1B
6 137 Reggie Williams OF

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