2001 Major League Baseball season

2001 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration April 1 – November 4, 2001
Draft
Top draft pick Joe Mauer
Picked by Minnesota Twins
Season MVP AL: Ichiro Suzuki (SEA)
NL: Barry Bonds (SF)
League Postseason
AL champions New York Yankees
  AL runners-up Seattle Mariners
NL champions Arizona Diamondbacks
  NL runners-up Atlanta Braves
World Series
Champions Arizona Diamondbacks
  Runners-up New York Yankees
World Series MVP Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling (ARI)

The 2001 Major League Baseball season, the first of the 21st century, finished with the Arizona Diamondbacks defeating the New York Yankees in seven games, for the 2001 World Series. The September 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. pushed the end of the regular-season from September 30 to October 7. Because of the tragedy, the World Series was not completed until November 4th. The 2001 World Series was the first World Series to end in November since 1989.

This season was memorable for the Seattle Mariners equaling the Major League regular season record of 116 wins, Barry Bonds breaking Mark McGwire's single-season home run record, and baseball's patriotic return after a week's worth of games being postponed due to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Major league baseball final standings

Postseason

Bracket

  Division Series
(ALDS, NLDS)
League Championship Series
(NLCS, ALCS)
World Series
                           
  1 Seattle 3  
3 Cleveland 2  
  1 Seattle 1  
American League
  2 NY Yankees 4  
2 NY Yankees 3
  4 Oakland 2  
    AL2 NY Yankees 3
  NL2 Arizona 4
  1 Houston 0  
3 Atlanta 3  
  3 Atlanta 1
National League
  2 Arizona 4  
2 Arizona 3
  4 St. Louis 2  

League Division Series

American League

(1) Seattle Mariners over (3) Cleveland Indians, 3–2
GameDateScoreSeries
(SEA-CLE)
Location
1October 9Indians 5, Mariners 00–1Safeco Field
2October 11Mariners 5, Indians 11–1Safeco Field
3October 13Indians 17, Mariners 21–2Jacobs Field
4October 14Mariners 6, Indians 22–2Jacobs Field
5October 15Mariners 3, Indians 13–2Safeco Field
(2) New York Yankees over (4) Oakland Athletics, 3–2
GameDateScoreSeries
(NYY-OAK)
Location
1October 10Athletics 5, Yankees 30–1Yankee Stadium
2October 11Athletics 2, Yankees 00–2Yankee Stadium
3October 13Yankees 1, Athletics 01–2Network Associates Coliseum
4October 14Yankees 9, Athletics 22–2Network Associates Coliseum
5October 15Yankees 5, Athletics 33–2Yankee Stadium

National League

(2) Arizona Diamondbacks over (4) St. Louis Cardinals, 3–2
GameDateScoreSeries
(ARI-STL)
Location
1October 9Diamondbacks 1, Cardinals 01-0Bank One Ballpark
2October 10Cardinals 4, Diamondbacks 11–1Bank One Ballpark
3October 12Diamondbacks 5, Cardinals 32–1Busch Stadium
4October 13Cardinals 4, Diamondbacks 12–2Busch Stadium
5October 14Diamondbacks 2, Cardinals 13–2Bank One Ballpark
(3) Atlanta Braves over (1) Houston Astros, 3–0
GameDateScoreSeries
(HOU-ATL)
Location
1October 9Braves 7, Astros 40–1Enron Field
2October 10Braves 1, Astros 00–2Enron Field
3October 12Braves 6, Astros 20-3Turner Field

League Championship Series

American League

2001 American League Championship Series
(2) New York Yankees over (1) Seattle Mariners, 4–1
ALCS MVP: Andy Pettitte, P, NYY
GameDateScoreSeries
(NYY-SEA)
Location
1October 17Yankees 4, Mariners 21–0Safeco Field
2October 18Yankees 3, Mariners 22–0Safeco Field
3October 20Mariners 14, Yankees 32–1Yankee Stadium
4October 21Yankees 3, Mariners 13–1Yankee Stadium
5October 22Yankees 12, Mariners 34–1Yankee Stadium

National League

2001 National League Championship Series
(2) Arizona Diamondbacks over (3) Atlanta Braves, 4–1
NLCS MVP: Craig Counsell, SS, ARI
GameDateScoreSeries
(ARI-ATL)
Location
1October 16Diamondbacks 2, Braves 01–0Bank One Ballpark
2October 17Braves 8, Diamondbacks 11–1Bank One Ballpark
3October 19Diamondbacks 5, Braves 12–1Turner Field
4October 20Diamondbacks 11, Braves 43–1Turner Field
5October 21Diamondbacks 3, Braves 24–1Turner Field

World Series

2001 World Series
(NL2) Arizona Diamondbacks over (AL2) New York Yankees, 4–3
World Series Co-MVPs: Randy Johnson/Curt Schilling, P, Arizona
GameDateScoreSeries
(ARI-NYY)
LocationAttendanceTime
1October 27Diamondbacks 9, Yankees 11–0Bank One Ballpark49,6462:44
2October 28Diamondbacks 4, Yankees 02–0Bank One Ballpark49,6462:35
3October 30Yankees 2, Diamondbacks 12–1Yankee Stadium55,8203:26
4October 31Yankees 4, Diamondbacks 3
(10 innings)
2–2Yankee Stadium55,8633:31
5November 1Yankees 3, Diamondbacks 2
(12 innings)
2–3Yankee Stadium56,0184:15
6November 3Diamondbacks 15, Yankees 23–3Bank One Ballpark49,7073:33
7November 4Diamondbacks 3, Yankees 24–3Bank One Ballpark49,5893:20

MLB statistical leaders

Statistic American League National League
AVGIchiro Suzuki SEA.350Larry Walker COL.350
HRAlex Rodriguez TEX52Barry Bonds SF73
RBIBret Boone SEA141Sammy Sosa CHC160
WinsMark Mulder OAK21Matt Morris STL
Curt Schilling ARI
22
ERAFreddy García SEA3.05Randy Johnson ARI2.49
SOHideo Nomo BOS220Randy Johnson ARI372
SVMariano Rivera NYY50Robb Nen SF45
SBIchiro Suzuki SEA56Juan Pierre COL
Jimmy Rollins PHI
46

Managers

American League

Team Manager Comments
Anaheim Angels Mike Scioscia
Baltimore Orioles Mike Hargrove
Boston Red Sox Jimy Williams Replaced during the season by Joe Kerrigan
Chicago White Sox Jerry Manuel
Cleveland Indians Charlie Manuel
Detroit Tigers Phil Garner
Kansas City Royals Tony Muser
Minnesota Twins Tom Kelly
New York Yankees Joe Torre Won the American League pennant
Oakland Athletics Art Howe
Seattle Mariners± Lou Piniella
Tampa Bay Devil Rays Larry Rothschild Replaced during the season by Hal McRae
Texas Rangers Johnny Oates Replaced during the season by Jerry Narron
Toronto Blue Jays Buck Martinez

National League

Team Manager Comments
Arizona Diamondbacks Bob Brenly Won the World Series
Atlanta Braves Bobby Cox
Chicago Cubs Don Baylor
Cincinnati Reds Bob Boone
Colorado Rockies Buddy Bell
Florida Marlins John Boles Jr. Replaced during the season by Tony Pérez
Houston Astros Larry Dierker
Los Angeles Dodgers Jim Tracy
Milwaukee Brewers Davey Lopes
Montreal Expos Felipe Alou Replaced during the season by Jeff Torborg
New York Mets Bobby Valentine
Philadelphia Phillies Larry Bowa
Pittsburgh Pirates Lloyd McClendon
St. Louis Cardinals Tony La Russa
San Diego Padres Bruce Bochy
San Francisco Giants Dusty Baker

±hosted the MLB All Star Game

Awards

Baseball Writers' Association of America Awards
BBWAA AwardNational LeagueAmerican League
Rookie of the YearAlbert Pujols (STL)Ichiro Suzuki (SEA)
Cy Young AwardRandy Johnson (ARI)Roger Clemens (NYY)
Manager of the YearLarry Bowa (PHI)Lou Piniella (SEA)
Most Valuable PlayerBarry Bonds (SF)Ichiro Suzuki (SEA)
Gold Glove Awards
PositionNational LeagueAmerican League
PitcherGreg Maddux (ATL)Mike Mussina (NYY)
CatcherBrad Ausmus (HOU)Iván Rodríguez (TEX)
1st BaseTodd Helton (COL)Doug Mientkiewicz (MIN)
2nd BaseFernando Viña (STL)Roberto Alomar (CLE)
3rd BaseScott Rolen (PHI)Eric Chavez (OAK)
ShortstopOrlando Cabrera (MTL)Omar Vizquel (CLE)
OutfieldJim Edmonds (STL)
Andruw Jones (ATL)
Larry Walker (COL)
Mike Cameron (SEA)
Torii Hunter (MIN)
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA)
Silver Slugger Awards
PositionNational LeagueAmerican League
Pitcher/Designated HitterMike Hampton (COL)Edgar Martínez (SEA)
CatcherMike Piazza (NYM)Jorge Posada (NYY)
1st BaseTodd Helton (COL)Jason Giambi (OAK)
2nd BaseJeff Kent (SF)Bret Boone (SEA)
3rd BaseAlbert Pujols (STL)Troy Glaus (ANA)
ShortstopRich Aurilia (SF)Alex Rodriguez (TEX)
OutfieldBarry Bonds (SF)
Luis Gonzalez (ARI)
Sammy Sosa (CHC)
Juan González (CLE)
Manny Ramirez (BOS)
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA)

Other awards

Player of the Month

MonthAmerican LeagueNational League
April Manny RamirezLuis Gonzalez
May Jason GiambiBarry Bonds
June Mike SweeneyLuis Gonzalez
July Jim ThomeJeff Bagwell
August Jermaine DyeSammy Sosa
September Eric ChavezBarry Bonds

Pitcher of the Month

MonthAmerican LeagueNational League
April Brad RadkeWade Miller
May Pedro MartínezCurt Schilling
June Roger ClemensGreg Maddux
July Mark MulderGreg Maddux
August Barry ZitoJavier Vázquez
September Barry ZitoWoody Williams

Rookie of the Month

MonthAmerican LeagueNational League
April Ichiro SuzukiAlbert Pujols
May Ichiro SuzukiAlbert Pujols
June Ichiro SuzukiBen Sheets
July CC SabathiaPedro Feliz
August Ichiro SuzukiRoy Oswalt
September Ichiro SuzukiBud Smith

All-Star game

See also

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