Notable trades 1981

Houston Astros acquire Date Pittsburgh Pirates acquire
Phil Garner
August 31, 1981
2 players to be named later (Kevin Houston Randy Niemann)
Johnny Ray
Houston Astros acquire Date St-Louis Cardinals acquire
Tony Scott
June 7, 1981
Joaquin Andujar
Chicago Cubs acquire Date Texas Rangers acquire
Bobby Bonds
June 4, 1981
cash
Montreal Expos acquire Date New York Mets acquire
Dan Norman
Jeff Reardon
May 29, 1981
Ellis Valentine
Los Angeles Angels acquire Date Houston Astros acquire
Ken Forsch
April 1, 1981
Dickie Sr. Thon
Los Angeles Angels acquire Date Pittsburgh Pirates acquire
Ed Ott
Mickey Mahler
April 1, 1981
Jason Thompson
New York Mets acquire Date Kansas City Royals acquire
John Skinner
Marvell Wynne
March 31, 1981
Juan Berenguer
Philadelphia Phillies acquire Date Chicago White Sox acquire
cash
March 30, 1981
Greg Luzinski
Los Angeles Dodgers acquire Date Minnesota Twins acquire
Ken Landreaux
March 30, 1981
Matt Reeves
Mickey Hatcher
Atlanta Braves acquire Date Philadelphia Phillies acquire
Bob Walk
March 25, 1981
Gary Sr. Matthews
Atlanta Braves acquire Date Seattle Mariners acquire
Carlos Diaz
March 7, 1981
Jeff Burroughs
Chicago Cubs acquire Date New York Mets acquire
cash
Steve Henderson
February 28, 1981
Dave Kingman
St-Louis Cardinals acquire Date San Diego Padres acquire
Ozzie Smith
Steve Mura
Player to be named later (Al Olmsted)
February 10, 1981
Gary Templeton
Sixto Lezcano
Player to be named later (Luis Deleon)
Los Angeles Angels acquire Date Boston Red Sox acquire
Fred Lynn
Steve Renko
January 23, 1981
Frank Tanana
Jim Dorsey
Joe Rudi
Atlanta Braves acquire Date San Francisco Giants acquire
Craig Landis
John Montefusco
December 12, 1980
Doyle Alexander
Milwaukee Brewers acquire Date St-Louis Cardinals acquire
Pete Vuckovich
Rollie Fingers
Ted Simmons
December 12, 1980
Dave LaPoint
David Green
Lary Sorensen
Sixto Lezcano
Seattle Mariners acquire Date Texas Rangers acquire
Brian Allard
Jerry Gleaton
Ken Clay
Richie Zisk
Rick Auerbach
December 12, 1980
Larry Cox
Leon Roberts
Mario Mendoza
Rick Honeycutt
Willie Horton
Los Angeles Angels acquire Date Boston Red Sox acquire
Butch Hobson
Rick Burleson
December 10, 1980
Carney Lansford
Mark Clear
Rick Miller
Cleveland Indians acquire Date Pittsburgh Pirates acquire
Bert Blyleven
Manny Sanguillen
December 9, 1980
Bob Owchinko
Gary Alexander
Rafael Vasquez
Victor Cruz
St-Louis Cardinals acquire Date Chicago Cubs acquire
Bruce Sutter
December 9, 1980
Ken Reitz
Leon Durham
Ty Waller