2001 Boston Red Sox season

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2001 Boston Red Sox
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Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) JRY Trust
General manager(s) Dan Duquette
Manager(s) Jimy Williams
Joe Kerrigan
Local television WFXT
(Sean McDonough, Jerry Remy)
NESN
(Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy)
Local radio WEEI
(Jerry Trupiano, Joe Castiglione)
WRCA
(Adrian García Márquez, Bobby Serano and J. P. Villaman)
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The 2001 Boston Red Sox season was the 101st season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished second in the American League East with a record of 82 wins and 79 losses, 13½ games behind the New York Yankees. The Red Sox did not qualify for the postseason, as the AL wild card was the Oakland Athletics who had finished second in the American League West with a record of 102–60.

Offseason[edit]

  • November 16, 2000: Chris Stynes was traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the Boston Red Sox for Michael Coleman and Donnie Sadler.[1]
  • December 2000: Manny Ramirez signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.
  • 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


Record vs. opponents[edit]

2001 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team ANA BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL 
Anaheim 4–5 4–3 6–3 5–4 5–4 5–4 3–6 4–3 6–14 4–15 7–2 7–12 5–4 10–8
Baltimore 5–4 9–10 3–4 1–5 4–2 5–2 3–3 5–13 2–7 1–8 10–9 2–7 7–12 6–12
Boston 3–4 10–9 3–3 3–6 4–5 3–3 3–3 5–13 4–5 3–6 14–5 5–2 12–7 10–8
Chicago 3–6 4–3 3–3 10–9 13–6 14–5 5–14 1–5 1–8 2–7 5–2 7–2 3–3 12–6
Cleveland 4–5 5–1 6–3 9–10 13–6 11–8 14–5 4–5 4–3 2–5 5–1 5–4 2–4 7–11
Detroit 4–5 2–4 5–4 6–13 6–13 8–11 4–15 4–5 1–6 2–5 4–2 8–1 2–4 10–8
Kansas City 4–5 2–5 3–3 5–14 8–11 11–8 6–13 0–6 3–6 3–6 4–2 4–5 4–3 8–10
Minnesota 6–3 3–3 3–3 14–5 5–14 15–4 13–6 4–2 5–4 1–8 1–6 4–5 2–5 9–9
New York 3–4 13–5 13–5 5–1 5–4 5–4 6–0 2–4 3–6 3–6 13–6 3–4 11–8 10–8
Oakland 14–6 7–2 5–4 8–1 3–4 6–1 6–3 4–5 6–3 9–10 7–2 9–10 6–3 12–6
Seattle 15–4 8–1 6–3 7–2 5–2 5–2 6–3 8–1 6–3 10–9 7–2 15–5 6–3 12–6
Tampa Bay 2–7 9–10 5–14 2–5 1–5 2–4 2–4 6–1 6–13 2–7 2–7 4–5 9–10 10–8
Texas 12–7 7–2 2–5 2–7 4–5 1–8 5–4 5–4 4–3 10–9 5–15 5–4 3–6 8–10
Toronto 4–5 12–7 7–12 3–3 4–2 4–2 3–4 5–2 8–11 3–6 3–6 10–9 6–3 8–10


Transactions[edit]

  • 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

Roster[edit]

2001 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Designated hitter

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[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
Scott Hatteberg 94 278 68 .245 3 25
Brian Daubach 122 407 107 .263 22 71
Jose Offerman 128 524 140 .267 9 49
Mike Lansing 106 352 88 .250 8 34
Shea Hillenbrand 139 468 123 .263 12 49
Troy O'Leary 104 341 82 .240 13 50
Carl Everett 102 409 105 .257 14 58
Trot Nixon 148 535 150 .280 27 88
Manny Ramirez 142 529 162 .306 41 125

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Hideo Nomo 33 198.0 13 10 4.50 220
Frank Castillo 26 136.2 10 9 4.21 89
David Cone 25 135.2 9 7 4.31 115
Pedro Martínez 18 116.2 7 3 2.39 163
Tomo Ohka 12 52.1 2 5 6.19 37

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA
Relief pitchers[edit]
Player G W L SV ERA SO
Derek Lowe 67 5 10 24 3.53 82
Tim Wakefield 45 9 12 3 3.90 148
Rolando Arrojo 41 5 4 5 3.48 78
Rod Beck 68 6 4 6 3.90 63
Rich Garces 62 6 1 1 3.90 51

Farm system[edit]

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

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