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1981 Chicago Cubs (MLB)

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W-L Record: 38-65 .369
Rank: th in National League East
Run Differential: 370-483 -113
Manager(s): Joey Amalfitano
General Manager: Bob Kennedy, Dallas Green
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Ballpark: Wrigley Field
Attendance: 565,637 22/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Joe Carter (#2) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Peanuts Lowrey
Bullpen Coach: Jack Hiatt
First Base Coach: Gene Clines
Hitting Coach: Billy Williams
Pitching Coach: Les Moss
Third Base Coach: Cookie Rojas

#1 Draft Picks

Barry Foote (#3), Scot Thompson (#7), Randy Martz (#12), Leon Durham (#15), Pat Tabler (#16)
National League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
5943.578--
6048.5563.0
5948.5512.5
4656.45113.0
4162.39818.5
3865.36921.5
Full League Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1981 Chicago Cubs season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    47Doug BirdP6-4180R-R311973SE1: 1969-8-152MLB--
    9Tim BlackwellC5-11180B-R281974BOS: 1970-13-304MLB--
    25Bobby BondsOF6-1190R-R351968UDFAMLB--
    22Bill Buckner1B-OF6-0185L-L311969LAN: 1968-2-25MLB--
    35Doug CapillaP5-8175L-L291976SFN: 1970-25-593MLB--
    36Bill CaudillP6-1210R-R241979SLN: 1974-8-181MLB--
    27Hector CruzOF-3B5-11170R-R281973ARI: 1998-11-343MLB--
    7Jody DavisC6-3210R-R241981NYN: 1976-3-62MLB--
    11Ivan DeJesusSS5-11175R-R281974UDFAMLB--
    15Steve Dillard2B-3B6-1180R-R301975BOS: 1972-2-40MLB--
    10Leon Durham1B-OF6-2210L-L231980SLN: 1976-1-15MLB--
    49Rawly EastwickP6-3180R-R301974CIN: 1969-3-62MLB--
    20Scott FletcherSS-2B5-11173R-R221981CHN: 1979-1-6MLB--
    8Barry FooteC6-3210R-R291973MON: 1970-1-3MLB--
    40Dave GeiselP6-3210L-L261978CHN: 1973-5-112MLB--
    50Mike GriffinP6-5197R-R241979TEX: 1976-3-60MLB--
    32Mel HallLF-OF6-1185L-L201981CHN: 1978-2-39MLB--
    28Steve HendersonOF6-2190R-R281977CIN: 1974-5-119MLB--
    38Willie HernandezP6-3180L-L261977UDFAMLB--
    45Jay HowellP6-3220R-R251980CIN: 1976-31-668MLB--
    37Ken KravecP6-2185L-L291975CHA: 1973-3-69MLB--
    47Gene Krug1B6-4225L-L261981CHN: 1977-29-689MLB--
    39Mike KrukowP6-5205R-R291976CHN: 1973-8-184MLB--
    30Carlos LezcanoOF6-2185R-R251980UDFAMLB--
    33Mike LumOF-1B6-0180L-L351967UDFAMLB--
    34Randy MartzP6-4210L-R251980CHN: 1977-1-12MLB--
    40Lynn McGlothenP6-2195L-R311972BOS: 1968-3-60MLB--
    24Jerry MoralesOF5-10175R-R321969UDFAMLB--
    55Ken Reitz3B6-0185R-R301972SLN: 1969-31-730MLB--
    48Rick ReuschelP6-3235R-R321972CHN: 1970-3-67MLB--
    46Lee SmithP6-5220R-R231980CHN: 1975-2-28MLB--
    17Joe Strain2B5-10169R-R271979UDFAMLB--
    19Pat Tabler1B-OF6-2200R-R231981NYA: 1976-1-16MLB--
    25,29Scot ThompsonOF-1B6-3195L-L251978CHN: 1974-1-7MLB--
    41Dick TidrowP6-4213R-R341972CLE: 1967-4-76MLB--
    23Jim TracyOF6-3205L-R251980CHN: 1977-4-88MLB--
    18Mike Tyson2B5-9170R-R311972SLN: 1970-3-60MLB--
    21Tye Waller3B-OF6-0180R-R241980SLN: 1977-4-82MLB--


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