1981 Cedar Rapids Reds Roster

Midwest League (MWL) - Class: A
Team Record: 65-68
Finished 2nd in the MWL's South Division
Manager: Randy Davidson (65-68)
Affiliation: Cincinnati Reds
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Ballpark: Veterans Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 89,824, Avg. 1,351
1981 Cedar Rapids Reds Statistics

Playoffs - Quad Cities Cubs 2 games, Cedar Rapids Reds 1

The Cedar Rapids Reds of the Midwest League ended the 1981 season with a record of 65 wins and 68 losses, finishing second in the league's South Division.

The Reds led the league with just 540 runs allowed. Cedar Rapids scored 484 runs, worst in the league,. Jeff Jones paced the squad with 17 home runs Emil Drzayich drove in 59 runs. David Hall topped all regular batters by connecting at a .257 clip. Bob Buchanan and Ron Robinson paced the squad with 10 wins each, while Ron Robinson recorded a 2.24 ERA, tops among regular hurlers.

Players from the 1981 Cedar Rapids Reds who spent time in the Majors during their careers included Ron Robinson, Bob Buchanan, Brad Lesley, Jeff Jones, Kurt Kepshire and Scott Terry.

Randy Davidson served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Jeffery AdamsRRJuly 1, 19596'1"185
Mark BowdenLLOctober 10, 19606'0"175
Bob BuchananLLMay 3, 19616'1"185Ridley Park, PA US
Ray CorbettRRMarch 2, 19596'0"195
Emil DrzayichLLJanuary 31, 19556'4"220Steubenville, OH US
Scot EnderROctober 25, 19586'4"205
Larry FreeburgRJune 20, 19586'1"198
David HallRRJuly 22, 19596'0"185
Duke HindsRRJune 6, 19575'8"155
Dave HoenstineRRJuly 9, 19565'11"165
Chart HollenbachLMay 31, 19606'3"190
Larry JacksonRRSeptember 5, 19596'7"198
Jeff JonesRROctober 22, 19576'2"200Philadelphia, PA US
Kurt KepshireLRJuly 3, 19596'1"180Bridgeport, CT US
Brad LesleyRRSeptember 11, 19586'6"230Turlock, CA US
Steven LowreyRJanuary 17, 19596'4"195
Greg McKinneyLRMay 2, 19596'2"175
Dave MileyLRApril 3, 19626'2"190Tampa, FL US
Rick MylesLLApril 12, 19596'3"192Kokomo, IN US
Byron PeytonRR5'10"155
Carlos PorteRRSeptember 6, 19625'9"145
Mike RainesRApril 5, 19586'2"180
Ron RobinsonRRMarch 24, 19626'4"235Exeter, CA US
Mark RotheyLSeptember 9, 19595'10"160
Ken ScarpaceLLNovember 27, 19595'11"165
Dennis SeatsRRMarch 8, 19596'1"175
Mike SorelRRAugust 20, 19576'0"175
Scott TerryRRNovember 21, 19595'11"195Hobbs, NM US
Tom WesleyRRAugust 30, 19576'3"195West Blocton, AL US

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.

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