2001 Los Angeles Dodgers season
|2001 Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Major League affiliations|
|Owner(s)||Fox Entertainment Group|
|General manager(s)||Kevin Malone and Dave Wallace|
|Local television||FSN West 2; KTLA(5)|
Jaime Jarrín, Pepe Yñiguez
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The 2001 season saw Jim Tracy take over as the Manager, after serving as the Bench coach the previous two seasons. The Dodgers won 86 games, finishing third in the Western Division of the National League, six games behind the eventual World Series champion Arizona Diamondbacks. This was their last season to be broadcast by KTLA (5).
Shawn Green had his best season, hitting a Dodger-record 49 home runs and also setting L.A. records for extra-base hits (84) and total bases (358). Paul Lo Duca became the full-time catcher and led the team with a .320 batting average and Jeff Shaw became the Dodgers all-time leader in saves, with 129.
- February 25, 2001: Acquired Marquis Grissom and Ruddy Lugo from the Milwaukee Brewers for Devon White
- March 13, 2001: Scott Service was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
- March 18, 2001: Acquired Gary Majewski, Andre Simpson and Orlando Rodriguez from the Chicago White Sox for Antonio Osuna and Carlos Ortega
- March 28, 2001: Traded Mike Judd to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for a player to be named later
- March 28, 2001: Ramón Martínez was released by the Dodgers.
|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|
Opening Day lineup
- April 1, 2001: Doug Linton was released.
- July 13, 2001: Acquired McKay Christensen from the Chicago White Sox for Wade Parrish
- July 26, 2001: Acquired James Baldwin and cash from the Chicago White Sox for Jeff Barry, Gary Majewski and Onan Masaoka
- July 31, 2001: Acquired Terry Mulholland from the Pittsburgh Pirates for Adrian Burnside and Mike Fetters
- July 31, 2001: Acquired Mike Trombley from the Baltimore Orioles for Kris Foster and Gerónimo Gil
2001 Los Angeles Dodgers
Starting Pitchers stats
|Chan Ho Park||36||35||234.0||15-11||3.50||91||218||2|
Relief Pitchers stats
|José Antonio Núñez||6||0||7.3||0-1||13.50||5||11||0|
|Paul Lo Duca||C/1B/LF/RF||125||460||.320||71||147||25||90||2|
- 2001 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
- NL Player of the Week
- Gary Sheffield (April 9–15)
Teams in BOLD won League Championships
Major League Baseball Draft
The Dodgers selected 49 players in this draft. Of those, only three of them would eventually play Major League baseball. They lost their first round pick this year to the Atlanta Braves as a result of their signing free agent pitcher Andy Ashby. The second round pick was right handed pitcher Billy Pilkington from Santiago High School in Garden Grove, California. He played four seasons in the minors and had a record of 30-21 and a 3.67 ERA in 19 games (17 starts) before he was released. This years draft class was so bad that only four players in the top 20 picks even reached AAA.
The only player that made the Majors for more than a cameo appearance was Edwin Jackson, selected in the sixth round as an outfielder out of Shaw High School in Columbus, Georgia. He was converted to a pitcher and made it to the Majors in 2003 with the Dodgers and was then traded in 2006. He was a 2009 All-Star with the Detroit Tigers and also pitched a no-hitter in 2010 while a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
|2001 Draft Picks|
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