2001 Boston Red Sox season

The 2001 Boston Red Sox season was the 101st season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished second in the American League East with a record of 82 wins and 79 losses, 13½ games behind the New York Yankees. The Red Sox did not qualify for the postseason, as the AL wild card was the Oakland Athletics who had finished second in the American League West with a record of 102–60.

2001 Boston Red Sox
Bosb
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record82–79 (.509)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)JRY Trust
General manager(s)Dan Duquette
Manager(s)Jimy Williams
Joe Kerrigan
Local televisionWFXT
(Sean McDonough, Jerry Remy)
NESN
(Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy)
Local radioWEEI
(Jerry Trupiano, Joe Castiglione)
WRCA
(Adrian García Márquez, Bobby Serano and J. P. Villaman)
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Offseason

  • November 16, 2000: Chris Stynes was traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the Boston Red Sox for Michael Coleman and Donnie Sadler.[1]
  • December 2000: Manny Ramirez signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.
  • January 11, 2001: David Cone signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[2]
  • January 19, 2001: Craig Grebeck was signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[3]

Regular season

Green Monster 2001
The Red Sox hosting a home game against the season's eventual NL East Division Champions Atlanta Braves in July 2001.

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 95 65 0.594 51–28 44–37
Boston Red Sox 82 79 0.509 13½ 41–40 41–39
Toronto Blue Jays 80 82 0.494 16 40–42 40–40
Baltimore Orioles 63 98 0.391 32½ 30–50 33–48
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 62 100 0.383 34 37–44 25–56

Record vs. opponents

2001 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team ANA BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL 
Anaheim 4–5 4–3 6–3 5–4 5–4 5–4 3–6 4–3 6–14 4–15 7–2 7–12 5–4 10–8
Baltimore 5–4 9–10 3–4 1–5 4–2 5–2 3–3 5–13 2–7 1–8 10–9 2–7 7–12 6–12
Boston 3–4 10–9 3–3 3–6 4–5 3–3 3–3 5–13 4–5 3–6 14–5 5–2 12–7 10–8
Chicago 3–6 4–3 3–3 10–9 13–6 14–5 5–14 1–5 1–8 2–7 5–2 7–2 3–3 12–6
Cleveland 4–5 5–1 6–3 9–10 13–6 11–8 14–5 4–5 4–3 2–5 5–1 5–4 2–4 7–11
Detroit 4–5 2–4 5–4 6–13 6–13 8–11 4–15 4–5 1–6 2–5 4–2 8–1 2–4 10–8
Kansas City 4–5 2–5 3–3 5–14 8–11 11–8 6–13 0–6 3–6 3–6 4–2 4–5 4–3 8–10
Minnesota 6–3 3–3 3–3 14–5 5–14 15–4 13–6 4–2 5–4 1–8 1–6 4–5 2–5 9–9
New York 3–4 13–5 13–5 5–1 5–4 5–4 6–0 2–4 3–6 3–6 13–6 3–4 11–8 10–8
Oakland 14–6 7–2 5–4 8–1 3–4 6–1 6–3 4–5 6–3 9–10 7–2 9–10 6–3 12–6
Seattle 15–4 8–1 6–3 7–2 5–2 5–2 6–3 8–1 6–3 10–9 7–2 15–5 6–3 12–6
Tampa Bay 2–7 9–10 5–14 2–5 1–5 2–4 2–4 6–1 6–13 2–7 2–7 4–5 9–10 10–8
Texas 12–7 7–2 2–5 2–7 4–5 1–8 5–4 5–4 4–3 10–9 5–15 5–4 3–6 8–10
Toronto 4–5 12–7 7–12 3–3 4–2 4–2 3–4 5–2 8–11 3–6 3–6 10–9 6–3 8–10

Transactions

  • April 18, 2001: Bill Pulsipher was signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[4]
  • June 5, 2001: Kevin Youkilis was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 8th round of the 2001 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 2001.[5]
  • June 12, 2001: Justin Duchscherer was traded by the Boston Red Sox to the Texas Rangers for Doug Mirabelli.[6]
  • July 2, 2001: Joe Oliver was signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[7]
  • July 31, 2001: Ugueth Urbina was traded by the Montreal Expos to the Boston Red Sox for Tomokazu Ohka and Rich Rundles (minors).[8]
  • August 23, 2001: Bill Pulsipher was selected off waivers by the Chicago White Sox from the Boston Red Sox.[4]

Famous Firsts involving the Red Sox

  • Monday, August 6, 2001 – Scott Hatteberg became the first player to hit into a triple play and hit a grand slam during the same game.[9][10]
  • Sunday, September 2, 2001 – This was the first day in Major League history where the final score in four games was 1-0: Yankees 1 vs. Red Sox 0, Padres 1 vs. Diamondbacks 0, Astros 1 vs. Brewers 0, and Blue Jays 1 vs. Tigers 0.[9]

Opening Day Line Up

12 Chris Stynes 2B
  7 Trot Nixon RF
33 Jason Varitek C
24 Manny Ramírez DH
  2 Carl Everett CF
25 Troy O'Leary LF
29 Shea Hillenbrand  3B
23 Brian Daubach 1B
15 Craig Grebeck SS
45 Pedro Martínez P

Roster

2001 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Designated hitter

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In; SB = Stolen Bases

Starters by position

Pos. Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Scott Hatteberg 94 278 68 .245 3 25 1
1B Brian Daubach 122 407 107 .263 22 71 1
2B José Offerman 128 524 140 .267 9 49 5
SS Mike Lansing 106 352 88 .250 8 34 3
3B Shea Hillenbrand 139 468 123 .263 12 49 3
LF Troy O'Leary 104 341 82 .240 13 50 1
CF Carl Everett 102 409 105 .257 14 58 9
RF Trot Nixon 148 535 150 .280 27 88 7
DH Manny Ramirez 142 529 162 .306 41 125 0

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI SB
Dante Bichette 107 391 112 .286 12 49 2
Chris Stynes 96 361 101 .280 8 33 4
Jason Varitek 51 174 51 .293 7 25 0
Darren Lewis 82 164 46 .280 1 12 5
Doug Mirabelli 54 141 38 .270 9 26 0
Lou Merloni 52 146 39 .267 3 13 2
Nomar Garciaparra 27 83 24 .289 4 8 0
John Valentin 20 60 12 .200 1 5 0
Calvin Pickering 24 50 14 .280 3 7 0
Craig Grebeck 23 41 2 .049 0 2 0
Izzy Alcántara 14 38 10 .263 0 3 1
Morgan Burkhart 11 33 6 .182 1 4 0
James Lofton 8 26 5 .192 0 1 2
Ángel Santos 9 16 2 .125 0 1 0
Joe Oliver 5 12 3 .250 0 0 0
Marcus Jensen 1 4 1 .250 0 0 0

Pitching

Note: G = Games Pitched; GS = Games Started; IP = Innings Pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Starting pitchers

Player G GS IP W L ERA SO
Hideo Nomo 33 33 198.0 13 10 4.50 220
Frank Castillo 26 26 136.2 10 9 4.21 89
David Cone 25 25 135.2 9 7 4.31 115
Pedro Martínez 18 18 116.2 7 3 2.39 163
Tomo Ohka 12 11 52.1 2 5 6.19 37
Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Derek Lowe 67 91.2 5 10 24 3.53 82
Tim Wakefield 45 168.2 9 12 3 3.90 148
Rolando Arrojo 41 103.1 5 4 5 3.48 78
Rod Beck 68 80.2 6 4 6 3.90 63
Rich Garces 62 67.0 6 1 1 3.90 51
Ugueth Urbina 19 20.0 0 1 13 0.95 32
Player G GS IP W L SV ERA SO
Casey Fossum 13 7 44.1 3 2 0 4.87 26
Sun-woo Kim 20 2 41.2 0 2 0 5.83 27
Paxton Crawford 8 7 36.0 3 0 0 4.75 29
Hipólito Pichardo 30 0 34.2 2 1 0 4.93 17
Pete Schourek 33 0 30.1 1 5 0 4.45 20
Bill Pulsipher 23 0 22.0 0 0 0 5.32 16
Todd Erdos 10 0 16.1 0 0 0 4.96 7
Bret Saberhagen 3 3 15.0 1 2 0 6.00 10
Allen McDill 15 0 14.2 0 0 0 5.52 16
Willie Banks 5 0 10.2 0 0 0 0.84 10
Bryce Florie 7 0 8.2 0 1 0 11.42 7
Carlos Castillo 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 6.00 0

Game Log

Red Sox Win Red Sox Loss Game Postponed Clinched Playoff Spot Clinched Division

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Pawtucket Red Sox International League Gary Jones
AA Trenton Thunder Eastern League Billy Gardner Jr.
A-Advanced Sarasota Red Sox Florida State League Ron Johnson
A Augusta GreenJackets South Atlantic League Mike Boulanger
A-Short Season Lowell Spinners New York–Penn League Arnie Beyeler
Rookie GCL Red Sox Gulf Coast League John Sanders

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References

  1. ^ Chris Stynes Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ David Cone Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ Craig Grebeck Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ a b Bill Pulsipher Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ Kevin Youkilis Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ Justin Duchscherer Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
  7. ^ Joe Oliver Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ Ugueth Urbina Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
  9. ^ a b Baseball Almanac, Steroid Era Famous Firsts Retrieved January 25, 2013.
  10. ^ Box Score, Texas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox, August 6, 2001
  11. ^ "2001 Boston Red Sox Schedule". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  12. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

External links

2001 Boston Red Sox Season Game Log: 82–79 (Home: 41–40; Away: 41–39)

Reference:[11]

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