2001 Toronto Blue Jays season

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2001 Toronto Blue Jays
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Rogers, CEO Paul Godfrey, General Manager Gord Ash
Manager(s) Buck Martinez
Local television CBC Television
(Brian Williams, John Cerutti)
The Sports Network
(Dan Shulman, Pat Tabler)
CTV Sportsnet
(Rob Faulds, Jerry Howarth)
Local radio CHUM (AM)
(Jerry Howarth, Tom Cheek, Gary Matthews)
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The 2001 Toronto Blue Jays was the franchise's twenty-fifth season of Major League Baseball. It resulted in the Blue Jays finishing third in the American League East with a record of 80 wins and 82 losses.


  • December 8, 2000: Dan Plesac was signed as a free agent by the Blue Jays.[1]
  • December 19, 2000: Izzy Molina was signed as a free agent by the Blue Jays.[2]

Regular season[edit]

  • August 17, 2001: Jeff Frye became the second Blue Jay in history to hit for the cycle. He achieved the feat against the Texas Rangers.

Opening Day starters[3][edit]

  • Tony Batista
  • Jose Cruz, Jr.
  • Carlos Delgado
  • Darrin Fletcher
  • Homer Bush
  • Brad Fullmer
  • Alex Gonzalez
  • Esteban Loaiza
  • Raúl Mondesí
  • Shannon Stewart

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 95 65 .594 --
Boston Red Sox 82 79 .509 13.5
Toronto Blue Jays 80 82 .494 16.0
Baltimore Orioles 63 98 .391 32.5
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 62 100 .383 34.0


  • June 5, 2001: Gabe Gross was drafted by the Blue Jays in the 1st round (15th pick) of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft. Player signed July 1, 2001.[4]
  • June 8, 2001: Tony Fernández was signed as a free agent by the Blue Jays.[5]
  • June 25, 2001: Tony Batista was selected off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles from the Toronto Blue Jays.[6]

2001 Draft picks[edit]

Source [7]

The 2002 MLB Draft was held in June 2001.

Round Pick Player Position College/School Nationality
1 15 Gabe Gross OF Auburn University United States
2 59 Brandon League RHP St. Louis High School (Honolulu, HI) United States
3 91 Tyrell Godwin OF East Bladen High School United States
4 121 Chris Sheffield RHP University of Miami United States
5 151 Mike Rouse SS California State University, Fullerton United States
6 181 Lee Delfino SS East Carolina University United States
7 211 Jason Colson RHP Winthrop University United States
8 241 Sean Grimes LHP Saunders Secondary School Canada
9 271 Luke Hetherington OF Kentwood High School United States
10 301 Ryan Costello LHP Montclair State University United States


2001 Toronto Blue Jays
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Game log[edit]

2001 Game Log

Player stats[edit]


Starters by position[edit]

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

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Other batters[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
Luis Lopez 41 119 29 .244 3 10


Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Award winners[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse SkyChiefs International League Omar Malavé
AA Tennessee Smokies Southern League Rocket Wheeler
A Dunedin Blue Jays Florida State League Marty Pevey
A Charleston Alley Cats South Atlantic League Rolando Pino
Short-Season A Auburn Doubledays New York-Penn League Paul Elliott
Rookie Medicine Hat Blue Jays Pioneer League Tom Bradley



  1. ^ Dan Plesac page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Izzy Molina page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/TOR/TOR200104010.shtml
  4. ^ Gabe Gross page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Tony Fernández page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/batisto01.shtml
  7. ^ "Feature: 2001 Free Agent Draft Pick Compensation". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved September 2, 2014. 
  8. ^ Blue Jays All-Stars | bluejays.com: History
  9. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2000 Toronto Blue Jays season
2001 Toronto Blue Jays Season
Succeeded by
2002 Toronto Blue Jays season