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1981 New York Mets season

1981 New York Mets
Major League affiliations
Location
  • New York, New York (since 1962)
  • 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

    Regular season

    Season standings

    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



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    Roster

    1981 New York Mets roster
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    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

    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

    Starting pitchers

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

    Other pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO

    Relief pitchers

    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

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    Notes

    References

    • 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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