Missed Playoffs
37-69 (.349)
7th place in AL 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 Bobby Mattick
General Manager Pat Gillick
Team Owner Imperial Trust
Labatt Breweries
Ballpark Exhibition Stadium
Attendance 755,083
Average 14,247

1981 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
1 5 Matt Williams P
1 21 John Cerutti P
2 31 Bill Pinkham C
3 57 Glenn Gallagher OF-P
4 82 Scott Pleis C-iF

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