- November 3, 2000: Buddy Carlyle was purchased by Hanshin Tigers (Japan Central) from the San Diego Padres.
- December 10, 2000: Ernie Young was signed as a Free Agent with the San Diego Padres.
- December 15, 2000: Adam Riggs was signed as a Free Agent with the San Diego Padres.
- January 12, 2001: Heathcliff Slocumb was released by the San Diego Padres.
- March 19, 2001: Rickey Henderson signed as a Free Agent with the San Diego Padres.
- March 28, 2001: Mark Kotsay was traded by the Florida Marlins with Cesar Crespo to the San Diego Padres for Matt Clement, Eric Owens, and Omar Ortiz (minors).
Regular season 
Rickey Henderson 
- During the 2001 season, Rickey Henderson broke two major league records and reached a career milestone. He broke Babe Ruth's all-time record for walks, Ty Cobb's all-time record for runs (doing so with a home run), and on the final day of the season, he had his 3,000th career hit. That final game was also Padre legend Tony Gwynn's last major league game, and is the only time in Major League History in which 2 teammates had 3,000 hits each. Rickey had originally wanted to sit that game out so as not to detract from the occasion, but Gwynn insisted that Henderson play.
At the age of 42, his last substantial major league season, Henderson finished the year with 25 stolen bases, ninth in the NL. It also marked Rickey Henderson's 23rd consecutive season in which he'd stolen more than 20 bases.
Opening Day starters 
Season standings 
Player stats 
Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
Other batters 
Starting pitchers 
Other pitchers 
Relief pitchers 
Award winners 
2001 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
Farm system 
LEAGUE CO-CHAMPIONS: Lake Elsinore
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