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1981 Cincinnati Reds (MLB)

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W-L Record: 66-42 .611
Rank: th in National League West
Run Differential: 464-440 + 24
Roster Continuity 89.26% 2/26
Manager(s): John McNamara
General Manager: Dick Wagner
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Ballpark: Riverfront Stadium
Attendance: 1,093,730 10/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Lanell Culver (#42) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Ron Plaza
Bullpen Coach: Harry Dunlop
First Base Coach: Russ Nixon
Pitching Coach: Bill Fischer

#1 Draft Picks

Junior Kennedy (#10), Joe Edelen (#12)
National League West 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 Cincinnati Reds season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    40Doug BairP6-0180R-R311976PIT: 1971-2-46MLB--
    12German Barranca2B6-0160L-R241979Not draftedMLB--
    5Johnny BenchC6-1208R-R331967CIN: 1965-2-36MLB--
    38Bruce BerenyiP6-3215R-R261980CIN: 1976-1-3MLB--
    33Larry BiittnerOF-1B6-2205L-L351970WS2: 1968-10-212MLB--
    53Scott BrownP6-2220R-R241981CIN: 1975-4-94MLB--
    29Dave CollinsOF5-11175B-L281975KCA: 1972-1-9MLB--
    37Geoff CombeP6-2185R-R251980Not draftedMLB--
    13Dave ConcepcionSS6-1180R-R331970Not draftedMLB--
    22Dan Driessen1B5-11190L-R291973Not draftedMLB--
    40Joe EdelenP6-0165R-R251981SLN: 1973-1-12MLB--
    19Neil FialaIF6-1185L-R241981SLN: 1977-32-720MLB--
    15George FosterOF6-1185R-R321969SFN: 1968-3-55MLB--
    30Ken GriffeyOF6-0210L-L311973CIN: 1969-29-682MLB--
    21Paul HouseholderOF6-0180B-R221980CIN: 1976-2-47MLB--
    47Tom HumeP6-1185R-R281977CIN: 1972-1-16MLB--
    26Junior Kennedy2B6-0185R-R301974BAL: 1968-1-10MLB--
    25Ray Knight3B-1B6-2185R-R281974CIN: 1970-10-238MLB--
    51Mike LaCossP6-4200R-R251978CIN: 1974-3-71MLB--
    7Rafael Landestoy2B-SS5-10165B-R281977Not draftedMLB--
    44Charlie LeibrandtP6-3200R-L241979CIN: 1978-9-225MLB--
    28Sam MejiasOF6-0170R-R291976Not draftedMLB--
    20Eddie MilnerOF5-11173L-L261980CIN: 1976-21-503MLB--
    31Paul MoskauP6-2210R-R271977CIN: 1975-3-70MLB--
    17Joe NolanC6-0190L-R301972NYN: 1969-2-28MLB--
    9Mike O'BerryC6-2195R-R271979BOS: 1975-22-516MLB--
    16Ron Oester2B6-2195B-R251978CIN: 1974-9-215MLB--
    35Frank PastoreP6-2205R-R231979CIN: 1975-2-46MLB--
    49Joe PriceP6-4210R-L241980CIN: 1977-4-102MLB--
    41Tom SeaverP6-1206R-R361967ATL: 1966-1-19MLB--
    36Mario SotoP6-0185R-R241977Not draftedMLB--
    12Harry Spilman1B6-1190L-R261978Not draftedMLB--
    23Mike VailOF6-0185R-R291975SLN: 1971-4-85MLB--

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