2001 Arizona Diamondbacks season

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2001 Arizona Diamondbacks
World Series Champions
National League Champions
National League West Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Jerry Colangelo
Manager(s) Bob Brenly
Local television Fox Sports Net Arizona
KTVK (3TV)
(Thom Brennaman, Rod Allen, Greg Schulte, Jim Traber, Joe Garagiola)
Local radio KTAR (620 AM)
(Thom Brennaman, Rod Allen, Greg Schulte, Jim Traber, Jeff Munn)
KSUN (Spanish)
(Richard Saenz, Oscar Soria, Miguel Quintana)
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks, in their fourth year of existence, looked to improve on their 2000 season. They had to contend in what was a strong National League West Division.

Arizona had the best one-two pitching combination in the majors: Curt Schilling and Randy Johnson, who combined for 43 victories. Outfielder Luis Gonzalez slugged 57 home runs. They finished the regular season with a record of 92-70, which was good enough for the division title.

In the playoffs, they won their NLDS matchup vs. St. Louis on a walk-off hit by Tony Womack. They defeated the Braves in five games in the NLCS. In the World Series, they won a dramatic seven-game series against the New York Yankees on a walk-off hit by Gonzalez, against Yankees closer Mariano Rivera. The Arizona Diamondbacks became the fastest expansion franchise in Major League Baseball history to win a World Series title in just their fourth season.

Offseason[edit]

  • November 2, 2000: Ken Huckaby was signed as a free agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks.[1]
  • December 8, 2000: Mark Grace signed as a free agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks.[2]
  • December 15, 2000: Midre Cummings was signed as a free agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks.[3]
  • March 8, 2001: Mike Mohler was signed as a Free Agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks.[4]

Spring training[edit]

The 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks held their 4th Spring Training at Tucson Electric Park in Tucson, Arizona.

Regular season[edit]

  • Randy Johnson recorded 20 strikeouts in nine innings against the Cincinnati Reds on May 8, 2001.[5] Johnson shares the record with Roger Clemens and Kerry Wood.
  • On July 19, 2001, Johnson set another record when the previous night's game against the San Diego Padres was delayed by two electrical explosions that knocked out a light tower in Qualcomm Stadium. When the game resumed the following day, Johnson replaced original starter Curt Schilling in the top of the third inning. He pitched the next seven innings, and struck out 16 Padres.[5] Johnson set a new record for strikeouts in a relief appearance, a record that was set 88 years previously by Walter Johnson, who struck out 15 batters in 1113 innings on July 25, 1913.[5]
  • Johnson went on to win 20 games for the second time in his career while striking out over 300 hitters for the fourth consecutive year. On October 2, 2001, Randy Johnson earned his 200th career win.[5]

Opening Day starters[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Arizona Diamondbacks 92 70 0.568 48–33 44–37
San Francisco Giants 90 72 0.556 2 49–32 41–40
Los Angeles Dodgers 86 76 0.531 6 44–37 42–39
San Diego Padres 79 83 0.488 13 35–46 44–37
Colorado Rockies 73 89 0.451 19 41–40 32–49


Notable transactions[edit]

  • June 5, 2001: Dan Uggla was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 11th round of the 2001 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 2001.[7]
  • June 5, 2001: Ian Kinsler was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 26th round of the 2001 amateur draft, but did not sign.[8]

Roster[edit]

2001 Arizona Diamondbacks
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game log[edit]

Legend
Diamondbacks Win Diamondbacks Loss Game Postponed
2001 Regular Season Game Log (92–70) (Home: 48–33; Road: 44–37)

Notes:

a All times in Mountain Standard Time.

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

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

Pos. Player G AB H HR RBI Avg.
C Damian Miller 123 380 103 13 47 .271
1B Mark Grace 145 476 142 15 78 .298
2B Jay Bell 129 428 106 13 46 .248
3B Matt Williams 106 408 112 16 65 .275
SS Tony Womack 125 481 128 3 30 .266
LF Luis Gonzalez 162 609 198 57 142 .325
CF Steve Finley 140 495 136 14 73 .275
RF Reggie Sanders 126 441 116 33 90 .263

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Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H HR RBI Avg.
Craig Counsell 141 458 126 4 38 .275
Danny Bautista 100 222 67 5 26 .302
David Dellucci 115 217 60 10 40 .276
Erubiel Durazo 92 175 47 12 38 .269

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Curt Schilling 35 256.7 22 6 2.98 293
Randy Johnson 35 249.7 21 6 2.49 372
Brian Anderson 29 133.3 4 9 5.20 55
Robert Ellis 19 92.0 6 5 5.77 41
Albie Lopez 13 81.0 4 7 4.00 69

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Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bobby Witt 14 43.3 4 1 4.78 31
Relief pitchers[edit]
Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Byung-Hyun Kim 78 98.0 5 6 19 2.94 113
Greg Swindell 64 53.7 2 6 2 4.53 42

Post season[edit]

NLDS[edit]

Arizona wins the series, 3-2

Game Home Score Visitor Score Date Series
1 Arizona 1 St. Louis 0 October 1-0 (AZ)
2 Arizona 1 St. Louis 4 October 10 1-1
3 St. Louis 3 Arizona 5 October 12 2-1 (AZ)
4 St. Louis 4 Arizona 1 October 13 2-2
5 Arizona 2 St. Louis 1 October 14 3-2 (AZ)

NLCS[edit]

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(ATL-ARI)

Attendance
1 October 16 Atlanta 0 Arizona 2 0-1 37,729
2 October 17 Atlanta 8 Arizona 1 1-1 49,334
3 October 19 Arizona 5 Atlanta 1 1-2 41,624
4 October 20 Arizona 11 Atlanta 4 1-3 42,291
5 October 21 Arizona 3 Atlanta 2 1-4 35,652
Arizona wins series 4–1 and advances to the World Series

World series[edit]

Main article: 2001 World Series

Game 1[edit]

October 27, 2001 at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix, Arizona

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
Arizona 1 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 x 9 10 0
WP: Curt Schilling (1-0)   LP: Mike Mussina (0-1)
Home runs:
NYY: None
ARI: Craig Counsell (1), Luis Gonzalez (1)

Game 2[edit]

October 28, 2001 at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix, Arizona

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Arizona 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 x 4 5 0
WP: Randy Johnson (1-0)   LP: Andy Pettitte (0-1)
Home runs:
NYY: None
ARI: Matt Williams (1)

Game 3[edit]

October 30, 2001 at Yankee Stadium in New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Arizona 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3
New York 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 x 2 7 1
WP: Roger Clemens (1-0)   LP: Brian Anderson (0-1)   Sv: Mariano Rivera (1)
Home runs:
ARI: None
NYY: Jorge Posada (1)

Game 4[edit]

October 31, 2001 at Yankee Stadium in New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Arizona 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 6 0
New York 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 7 0
WP: Mariano Rivera (1-0)   LP: Byung-Hyun Kim (0-1)
Home runs:
ARI: Mark Grace (1)
NYY: Shane Spencer (1), Tino Martinez (1), Derek Jeter (1)

Game 5[edit]

November 1, 2001 at Yankee Stadium in New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Arizona 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 9 1
WP: Sterling Hitchcock (1-0)   LP: Albie Lopez (0-1)
Home runs:
ARI: Steve Finley (1), Rod Barajas (1)
NYY: Scott Brosius (1)

Game 6[edit]

November 3, 2001 at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix, Arizona

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 7 1
Arizona 1 3 8 3 0 0 0 0 x 15 22 0
WP: Randy Johnson (2-0)   LP: Andy Pettitte (0-2)

Game 7[edit]

November 4, 2001 at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix, Arizona

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 6 3
Arizona 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 11 0
WP: Randy Johnson (3-0)   LP: Mariano Rivera (1-1)
Home runs:
NYY: Alfonso Soriano (1)
ARI: None

Game log[edit]

Legend
Diamondbacks Win Diamondbacks Loss Game Postponed
2001 Post Season Game Log

Notes:

a All times in Mountain Standard Time.

Game times[edit]

# Date Opponent Time Network TV Local Radio Network Radio
1 NLDS October 9 Cardinals 5:15 PM MST Fox Family KTAR-AM ESPN Radio
2 NLDS October 10 Cardinals 1:20 PM MST Fox Family KTAR-AM ESPN Radio
3 NLDS October 12 @ Cardinals 5:15 PM MST Fox Family KTAR-AM ESPN Radio
4 NLDS October 13 @ Cardinals 10:15 AM MST Fox Family KTAR-AM ESPN Radio
5 NLDS October 14 Cardinals 4:50 PM MST Fox KTAR-AM ESPN Radio
1 NLCS October 16 Braves 5:20 PM MST Fox KTAR-AM ESPN Radio
2 NLCS October 17 Braves 5:20 PM MST Fox KTAR-AM ESPN Radio
3 NLCS October 19 @ Braves 5:20 PM MST Fox KTAR-AM ESPN Radio
4 NLCS October 20 @ Braves 4:50 PM MST Fox KTAR-AM ESPN Radio
5 NLCS October 21 @ Braves 4:50 PM MST Fox KTAR-AM ESPN Radio
1 WS October 27 Yankees 4:30 PM MST Fox KTAR-AM ESPN Radio
2 WS October 28 Yankees 5:30 PM MST Fox KTAR-AM ESPN Radio
3 WS October 30 @ Yankees 6:00 PM MST Fox KTAR-AM ESPN Radio
4 WS October 31 @ Yankees 6:00 PM MST Fox KTAR-AM ESPN Radio
5 WS November 1 @ Yankees 6:00 PM MST Fox KTAR-AM ESPN Radio
6 WS November 3 Yankees 5:30 PM MST Fox KTAR-AM ESPN Radio
7 WS November 4 Yankees 5:30 PM MST Fox KTAR-AM ESPN Radio
Umpires[edit]
# Date Opponent Home Plate First Base Second Base Third Base Left Field Right Field
1 NLDS October 9 St. Louis Randy Marsh John Hirschbeck Larry Young Tim Tschida Dale Scott Alfonso Márquez
2 NLDS October 10 St. Louis John Hirschbeck Larry Young Tim Tschida Dale Scott Alfonso Márquez Randy Marsh
3 NLDS October 12 @ St. Louis Mike Winters Brian Gorman Jim Joyce Mike Everitt Bruce Froemming Chuck Meriwether
4 NLDS October 13 @ St. Louis Brian Gorman Jim Joyce Mike Everitt Bruce Froemming Chuck Meriwether Mike Winters
5 NLDS October 14 St. Louis Jim Joyce Mike Everitt Bruce Froemming Chuck Meriwether Mike Winters Brian Gorman
1 NLCS October 16 Atlanta Jerry Crawford Jeff Kellogg Angel Hernandez Mike Reilly Gerry Davis Tim McClelland
2 NLCS October 17 Atlanta Jeff Kellogg Angel Hernandez Mike Reilly Gerry Davis Tim McClelland Jerry Crawford
3 NLCS October 19 @ Atlanta Angel Hernandez Mike Reilly Gerry Davis Tim McClelland Jerry Crawford Jeff Kellogg
4 NLCS October 20 @ Atlanta Mike Reilly Gerry Davis Tim McClelland Jerry Crawford Jeff Kellogg Angel Hernandez
5 NLCS October 21 @ Atlanta Gerry Davis Tim McClelland Jerry Crawford Jeff Kellogg Angel Hernandez Mike Reilly
1 WS October 27 New York (AL) Steve Rippley Mark Hirschbeck Dale Scott Ed Rapuano Jim Joyce Dana DeMuth
2 WS October 28 New York (AL) Mark Hirschbeck Dale Scott Ed Rapuano Jim Joyce Dana DeMuth Steve Rippley
3 WS October 30 @ New York (AL) Dale Scott Ed Rapuano Jim Joyce Dana DeMuth Steve Rippley Mark Hirschbeck
4 WS October 31 @ New York (AL) Ed Rapuano Jim Joyce Dana DeMuth Steve Rippley Mark Hirschbeck Dale Scott
5 WS November 1 @ New York (AL) Jim Joyce Dana DeMuth Steve Rippley Mark Hirschbeck Dale Scott Ed Rapuano
6 WS November 3 New York (AL) Dana DeMuth Steve Rippley Mark Hirschbeck Dale Scott Ed Rapuano Jim Joyce
7 WS November 4 New York (AL) Steve Rippley Mark Hirschbeck Dale Scott Ed Rapuano Jim Joyce Dana DeMuth

Awards and honors[edit]

2001 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

League leaders[edit]

Luis Gonzalez

  • #3 in NL in home runs (57)
  • #3 in NL in RBI (142)
  • #3 in NL in slugging percentage (.688)
  • #4 in NL in runs scored (128)

Randy Johnson

  • Led MLB in ERA (2.49)
  • Led MLB in strikeouts (372)
  • #3 in NL in wins (21)

Curt Schilling

  • Led MLB in wins (22)
  • Led NL in complete games (6)
  • #2 in NL in ERA (2.98)
  • #2 in NL in strikeouts (293)

Media[edit]

Local TV[edit]

Channel Play-by-play #1 Play-by-play #2 Color commentators
KTVK-TV Thom Brennaman or Greg Schulte Greg Schulte or Joe Garagiola Rod Allen and Jim Traber

Local Cable TV[edit]

Cable Channel Play-by-play #1 Play-by-play #2 Color commentators
Fox Sports Net Arizona Thom Brennaman or Greg Schulte Greg Schulte or Joe Garagiola Rod Allen and Jim Traber

Local Radio[edit]

Flagship station Play-by-play #1 Play-by-play #2 Color commentators
KTAR-AM Thom Brennaman or Greg Schulte Greg Schulte or Jeff Munn Rod Allen and Jim Traber

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tucson Sidewinders Pacific Coast League Tom Spencer
AA El Paso Diablos Texas League Al Pedrique
A Lancaster JetHawks California League Scott Coolbaugh
A South Bend Silver Hawks Midwest League Steve Scarsone
Short-Season A Yakima Bears Northwest League Greg Lonigro
Rookie Missoula Osprey Pioneer League Chip Hale

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ken Huckaby Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ Mark Grace Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/cummimi01.shtml
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/mohlemi01.shtml
  5. ^ a b c d The Ballplayers - Randy Johnson | BaseballLibrary.com
  6. ^ 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks Roster by Baseball Almanac
  7. ^ Dan Uggla Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/k/kinslia01.shtml
  9. ^ a b http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/ARI/2001.shtml
  10. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/awards/aw_hut.shtml
  11. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

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