2001 New York Mets season

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2001 New York Mets
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Fred Wilpon
Manager(s) Bobby Valentine
Local television WPIX
(Tom Seaver, Gary Thorne)
Fox Sports New York
(Ralph Kiner, Fran Healy, Howie Rose)
Local radio WFAN
(Bob Murphy, Gary Cohen, Ed Coleman)
WADO (spanish)
(Juan Alicea, Billy Berroa)
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The Mets playing against the Cincinnati Reds during an April 2001 away game at Cinergy Field.

The New York Mets' 2001 season was the 40th regular season for the Mets. They went 82-80 and finished 3rd in the NL East. They were managed by Bobby Valentine. They played home games at Shea Stadium.


  • December 6, 2000: Turk Wendell was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.[1]
  • December 11, 2000: Tsuyoshi Shinjo was purchased by the New York Mets from the Hanshin Tigers (Japan Central).[2]
  • January 5, 2001: Jorge Velandia was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.[3]

Regular season[edit]

The Mets played the first game in New York after the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11.[4] The game was played on September 21 and it was a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves.[4]

Opening Day starters[edit]

  • Edgardo Alfonzo
  • Kevin Appier
  • Darryl Hamilton
  • Rey Ordonez
  • Jay Payton
  • Mike Piazza
  • Tsuyoshi Shinjo
  • Robin Ventura
  • Todd Zeile[5]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 88 74 0.543 40–41 48–33
Philadelphia Phillies 86 76 0.531 2 47–34 39–42
New York Mets 82 80 0.506 6 44–37 38–43
Florida Marlins 76 86 0.469 12 46–34 30–52
Montreal Expos 68 94 0.420 20 34–47 34–47

Notable transactions[edit]

  • May 9, 2001: Doug Linton was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.[6]
  • June 5, 2001: David Wright was drafted by the New York Mets in the 1st round (38th pick) of the 2001 amateur draft. Player signed July 12, 2001.[7]
  • July 25, 2001: Doug Linton was purchased by the LG Twins of Korea from the New York Mets.[6]
  • July 27, 2001: Turk Wendell was traded by the New York Mets with Dennis Cook to the Philadelphia Phillies for Bruce Chen and Adam Walker (minors).[1]


2001 New York Mets
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



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

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

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Norfolk Tides International League John Gibbons
AA Binghamton Mets Eastern League Howie Freiling
A St. Lucie Mets Florida State League Tony Tijerina
A Capital City Bombers South Atlantic League Ken Oberkfell
Short-Season A Brooklyn Cyclones New York-Penn League Edgar Alfonzo
Rookie Kingsport Mets Appalachian League Joey Cora



  1. ^ a b http://www.baseball-reference.com/w/wendetu01.shtml
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/shinjts01.shtml
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/v/velanjo01.shtml
  4. ^ a b Rubin, Adam (May 2, 2011). "Phillies crowd erupts in 'U-S-A' cheers". ESPNNewYork.com. Archived from the original on June 15, 2011. Retrieved May 2, 2011. 
  5. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=2001&t=NYN
  6. ^ a b http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lintodo01.shtml
  7. ^ David Wright Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

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