1981 San Diego Padres season
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player stats
- 4 Awards and honors
- 5 Farm system
- 6 References
- 7 External links
- December 8, 1980: Rollie Fingers, Bob Shirley, Gene Tenace and a player to be named later were traded by the Padres to the St. Louis Cardinals for Terry Kennedy, Steve Swisher, Mike Phillips, John Littlefield, John Urrea, Kim Seaman, and Al Olmsted. The Padres completed the deal by sending Bob Geren to the Cardinals on December 10.
- December 8, 1980: Chuck Baker was traded by the Padres to the Minnesota Twins for Dave Edwards.
- December 8, 1980: Mario Ramírez was selected by the Padres from the New York Mets in the rule 5 draft.
- December 15, 1980: Randy Jones was traded by the Padres to the New York Mets for John Pacella and José Moreno.
- December 15, 1980: Rick Sweet was purchased from the Padres by the Seattle Mariners.
- January 13, 1981: Eric Bullock was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1981 amateur draft (Secondary Phase), but did not sign.
- March 27, 1981: Tony Phillips, Kevin Bell and Eric Mustad (minors) was traded by the Padres to the Oakland Athletics for Bob Lacey and Roy Moretti (minors).
- March 27, 1981: Eric Rasmussen was released by the Padres.
Opening Day Starters
| NL West
First Half Standings
|Los Angeles Dodgers||36||21||.632|
|San Francisco Giants||27||32||.458|
|San Diego Padres||23||33||.411|
| NL West
Second Half Standings
|San Francisco Giants||29||23||.558|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||27||26||.509|
|San Diego Padres||18||36||.333|
- June 8, 1981: 1981 Major League Baseball Draft
- Kevin McReynolds was drafted by the Padres in the 1st round (6th pick).
- Tony Gwynn was drafted by the Padres in the 3rd round. Player signed June 16, 1981.
- Greg Booker was drafted by the Padres in the 10th round.
- John Kruk was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 3rd round of the Secondary Phase.
|1981 San Diego Padres|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
Awards and honors
- Ozzie Smith, SS, Gold Glove Award
- Ozzie Smith, National League Leader Games Played (110)
- Ozzie Smith, National League Leader At-Bats (450)
|AAA||Hawaii Islanders||Pacific Coast League||Doug Rader|
|AA||Amarillo Gold Sox||Texas League||Eddie Watt|
|A||Reno Silver Sox||California League||Jack Maloof|
|A||Salem Redbirds||Carolina League||Glenn Ezell|
|Short-Season A||Walla Walla Padres||Northwest League||Bill Bryk|
|Rookie||GCL Padres||Gulf Coast League||Jim Zerilla|
- 1981 San Diego Padres team page at Baseball Reference
- 1981 San Diego Padres team page at Baseball Almanac
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