1981 New York Mets season

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1981 New York Mets
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Fred Wilpon and Nelson Doubleday, Jr.
General manager(s) Frank Cashen
Manager(s) Joe Torre
Local television WOR-TV
Local radio WMCA
(Ralph Kiner, Bob Murphy, Steve Albert, Art Shamsky)
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The New York Mets' 1981 season was the 20th regular season for the Mets. They went 41–62 and finished in fifth place in the National League East. They were managed by Joe Torre. They played home games at Shea Stadium. The season is remembered for a summer strike that cut the season in half.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East
First Half standings
Wins Losses Win % GB
Philadelphia Phillies 34 21 .618
St. Louis Cardinals 30 20 .600 1.5
Montreal Expos 30 25 .545 4.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 25 23 .521 5.5
New York Mets 17 34 .333 15.0
Chicago Cubs 15 37 .288 17.5
NL East
Second Half standings
Wins Losses Win % GB
Montreal Expos 30 23 .566
St. Louis Cardinals 29 23 .558 0.5
Philadelphia Phillies 25 27 .481 4.5
New York Mets 24 28 .462 5.5
Chicago Cubs 23 28 .451 6.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 21 33 .389 9.5



Notable Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1981 New York Mets roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
RF Ellis Valentine 48 169 35 .207 5 21

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Rusty Staub 70 161 51 .317 5 21
Alex Treviño 56 149 39 .262 0 10

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Randy Jones 13 59.1 1 8 4.85 14

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Mike Marshall 20 3 2 0 2.61 8
Jeff Reardon 18 1 0 2 3.45 28

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tidewater Tides International League Jack Aker
AA Jackson Mets Texas League Davey Johnson
A Lynchburg Mets Carolina League Gene Dusan
A Shelby Mets South Atlantic League Dan Monzon
Short-Season A Little Falls Mets New York-Penn League Rich Miller
Rookie Kingsport Mets Appalachian League Al Jackson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Jackson

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3. 

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