1981 New York Mets Roster

The 1981 New York Mets 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 New York Mets Opening Day starters list, a 1981 New York Mets salary list, a 1981 New York Mets uniform number breakdown and a 1981 New York Mets primary starters list. These team rosters are presented only when and where the data is available.

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"It is the team (Mets) for every guy who has to get out of bed in the morning and go to work for short money on a job he does not like." - Jimmy Breslin

1981 New York Mets

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Complete Roster

6-02
190
Right
Right
1958-01-24
6-00
185
Right
Right
1953-03-22
6-02
185
Left
Left
1953-10-01
6-00
175
Both
Both
1955-11-02
6-05
200
Right
Right
1953-03-31
6-00
178
Left
Right
1950-01-12
6-00
215
Right
Right
1954-03-13
6-03
205
Right
Right
1958-12-23
6-06
230
Right
Right
1956-02-25
5-10
180
Right
Right
1943-01-15
6-01
195
Right
Right
1946-05-29
6-02
205
Left
Right
1957-04-21
6-03
200
Right
Right
1955-02-07
6-01
195
Right
Right
1955-10-01
6-02
197
Left
Left
1944-09-11
6-03
215
Right
Right
1955-04-26
6-01
180
Left
Left
1955-05-01
6-03
215
Right
Right
1950-11-30
6-05
180
Right
Right
1952-04-24
6-01
185
Right
Left
1949-06-22
6-00
185
Right
Right
1951-08-21
5-11
170
Right
Right
1957-08-26
5-09
160
Right
Both
1959-09-22
5-11
170
Right
Right
1951-07-10
6-00
200
Right
Right
1956-09-24
6-00
180
Right
Left
1950-07-21
5-11
165
Right
Right
1951-04-18
6-00
175
Right
Right
1957-10-24
6-01
165
Right
Right
1960-04-27
6-00
195
Left
Left
1948-08-16
6-06
210
Right
Right
1948-12-21
6-02
200
Right
Left
1944-04-01
6-00
168
Right
Right
1949-12-24
6-02
185
Right
Both
1958-04-02
6-01
185
Right
Both
1955-03-25
6-04
207
Right
Right
1954-07-30
5-10
170
Right
Both
1956-02-09
6-00
180
Right
Right
1951-08-28
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baseball almanac fast facts

The 1981 New York Mets played 103 games during the regular season, won 41 games, lost 62 games, and finished in fifth position. They played their home games at Shea Stadium (Park Factors: 98/100) where 704,244 fans witnessed their 1981 Mets finish the season with a .398 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 New York Mets Opening Day starters list, a 1981 New York Mets salary list, a 1981 New York Mets uniform number breakdown and a 1981 New York Mets primary starters list:

1981 New York Mets
Salaries

Mike Jorgensen $800,000.00
Rusty Staub $333,333.00
Joel Youngblood $316,667.00
Mike Marshall $300,000.00
Dave Kingman $275,000.00
Frank Taveras $195,000.00
Doug Flynn $170,000.00
Neil Allen $32,500.00
Wally Backman $32,500.00
Hubie Brooks $32,500.00
Ron Gardenhire $32,500.00
Brian Giles $32,500.00
Greg Harris $32,500.00
Mike Howard $32,500.00
Terry Leach $32,500.00
Tim Leary $32,500.00
Ed Lynch $32,500.00
Jesse Orosco $32,500.00
Charlie Puleo $32,500.00
Jeff Reardon $32,500.00
Mike Scott $32,500.00
Ray Searage $32,500.00
Mookie Wilson $32,500.00

Did you know that a 1981 New York Mets 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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