The Mets 1981 season was their 20th season. The season was cut in half due to a summer strike called the 1981 Major League Baseball strike. So the season had two halfs. They were led by Joe Torre. They played at Shea Stadium.
First Half standings
|St. Louis Cardinals||30||20||.600||4.0|
|New York Mets||17||34||.333||17.0|
Second Half standings
|St. Louis Cardinals||29||23||.558||1.0|
|New York Mets||24||28||.462||6.0|