1981 Chicago Cubs Roster

The 1981 Chicago Cubs team roster seen on this page includes every player who appeared in a game during the 1981 season. It is a comprehensive team roster and player names are sorted by the fielding position where the most number of games were played during the regular season. Every player's name links to their career statistics.

Below the main roster you will find in the Fast Facts section: a 1981 Chicago Cubs Opening Day starters list, a 1981 Chicago Cubs salary list, a 1981 Chicago Cubs uniform number breakdown and a 1981 Chicago Cubs primary starters list. These team rosters are presented only when and where the data is available.

"I was very relaxed (when switching back from contacts to glasses) and confident of what the pitchers were throwing at me." - Leon Durham
1981 Chicago Cubs


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Complete Roster

6-04
180
Right
Right
1950-03-05
5-08
175
Left
Left
1952-01-07
6-01
210
Right
Right
1956-07-13
6-03
180
Right
Right
1950-10-24
6-03
210
Left
Left
1955-01-18
6-05
197
Right
Right
1957-06-26
6-03
180
Left
Left
1954-11-14
6-03
205
Right
Right
1955-11-26
6-02
185
Left
Left
1951-07-29
6-05
205
Right
Right
1952-01-21
6-04
210
Right
Left
1956-05-28
6-02
195
Right
Left
1950-03-27
6-03
235
Right
Right
1949-05-16
6-06
225
Right
Right
1957-12-04
6-04
213
Right
Right
1947-05-14
5-11
180
Right
Both
1952-08-19
6-03
210
Right
Right
1956-11-12
6-03
210
Right
Right
1952-02-16
6-00
195
Right
Right
1957-10-24
6-00
185
Left
Left
1949-12-14
5-11
170
Right
Right
1953-04-02
5-11
175
Right
Right
1953-01-09
6-01
180
Right
Right
1951-02-08
5-11
173
Right
Right
1958-07-30
6-00
185
Right
Right
1951-06-24
5-10
169
Right
Right
1954-04-30
6-02
200
Right
Right
1958-02-02
5-09
170
Right
Right
1950-01-13
6-00
180
Right
Right
1957-03-14
6-01
190
Right
Right
1946-03-15
6-02
210
Left
Left
1957-07-31
6-01
205
Left
Left
1960-09-16
6-02
190
Right
Right
1952-11-18
6-02
185
Right
Right
1955-09-30
6-00
180
Left
Left
1945-10-27
5-10
175
Right
Right
1949-02-18
6-03
195
Left
Left
1955-12-07
6-00
185
Right
Left
1955-12-31
6-04
225
Left
Left
1955-02-12


The 1981 Chicago Cubs played 103 games during the regular season, won 38 games, lost 65 games, and finished in sixth position. They played their home games at Wrigley Field (Park Factors: 104/106) where 565,637 fans witnessed their 1981 Cubs finish the season with a .369 winning percentage.

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a unique set of rosters not easily found on the Internet. Included, where data is available, is a 1981 Chicago Cubs Opening Day starters list, a 1981 Chicago Cubs salary list, a 1981 Chicago Cubs uniform number breakdown and a 1981 Chicago Cubs primary starters list:


1981 Chicago Cubs
Salaries

Rick Reuschel $350,000.00
Willie Hernandez $65,000.00
Bill Caudill $32,500.00
Jody Davis $32,500.00
Leon Durham $32,500.00
Scott Fletcher $32,500.00
Mike Griffin $32,500.00
Mel Hall $32,500.00
Bill Hayes $32,500.00
Jay Howell $32,500.00
Gene Krug $32,500.00
Carlos Lezcano $32,500.00
Randy Martz $32,500.00
Lee Smith $32,500.00
Joe Strain $32,500.00
Pat Tabler $32,500.00
Jim Tracy $32,500.00
Ty Waller $32,500.00

Did you know that a 1981 Chicago Cubs Schedule is available and it includes dates of every game played, scores of every game played, a cumulative record, and many hard to find splits (Monthly Splits, Team vs Team Splits & Score Related Splits)?

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