2001 Boston Red Sox season

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2001 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) JRY Trust
General manager(s) Dan Duquette
Manager(s) Jimy Williams
Joe Kerrigan
Local television WFXT
(Sean McDonough, Jerry Remy)
(Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy)
Local radio WEEI
(Jerry Trupiano, Joe Castiglione)
(Adrian Garcia Marquez, Bobby Serano and J.P. Villaman)
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The 2001 Boston Red Sox season involved the Red Sox finishing 2nd in the American League East with a record of 82 wins and 79 losses.


  • November 16, 2000: Chris Stynes was traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the Boston Red Sox for Michael Coleman and Donnie Sadler.[1]
  • 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[edit]

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

Season standings[edit]

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


  • 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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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


2001 Boston Red Sox
Pitchers Catchers



Designated hitter



Player stats[edit]


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

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Carl Everett 102 409 105 .257 14 58

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA
Relief pitchers[edit]
Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system[edit]

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



  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. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007