Missed Playoffs
57-48 (.543)
2nd 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 Don Zimmer
General Manager Eddie Robinson
Team Owner Eddie Chiles
Ballpark Arlington Stadium
Attendance 850,076
Average 15,180

1981 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
1 9 Ron Darling P
1 24 Al Lachowicz P
2 30 Chuckie Canady OF
3 61 Brendan Hennessy 3B
4 86 Doug Davis OF

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