Home FieldMetropolitan Stadium
469,090 attendance
8,607 average
ManagerJohnny Goryl
Billy Gardner
General Manager Calvin Griffith
Owner Calvin Griffith


1981 Season Note

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, thefore not qualifying for the post-season.

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1981 Standings

41-68 (.376) 7th place

AL West W L Pct GB
x Athletics 64 45 .587 -
Rangers 57 48 .543 5.0
White Sox 54 52 .509 8.5
x Royals 50 53 .485 11.0
Angels 51 59 .464 13.5
Mariners 44 65 .404 20.0
Twins 41 68 .376 23.0

1981 Draft Picks

1 / 11 Mike Sodders 3B
2 / 37 Frank Viola P
3 / 55 John Marzano OF
3 / 56 Curt Wardle P
5 / 114 Dave Meier SS
9 / 209 Steve Davis OF
9 / 218 Steve Lombardozzi SS
13 / 266 Ralph Bryant OF




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