2001 Houston Astros season

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2001 Houston Astros
2001 NL Central Champions
Major League affiliations
Record 93–69 (.574)
Divisional place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) Drayton McLane, Jr.
General manager(s) Gerry Hunsicker
Manager(s) Larry Dierker
Local television KNWS-TV
FSN Southwest
(Bill Brown, Jim Deshaies, Bill Worrell)
Local radio KTRH
(Milo Hamilton, Alan Ashby)
(Francisco Ernesto Ruiz, Alex Trevino)
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The Houston Astros' 2001 season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Houston Astros winning the National League Central.


  • January 2, 2001: Charlie Hayes was signed as a Free Agent with the Houston Astros.[1]
  • January 3, 2001: Kent Bottenfield was signed as a Free Agent with the Houston Astros.[2]

Regular season[edit]

  • June 8, 2001 - The first interleague game between the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers took place at The Ballpark at Arlington. The rivalry would be known as the Lone Star Series. The Astros won the game by a score of 5-4.[3] The team that would win the most games between the two in a season would be awarded the Silver Boot.
  • October 4, 2001: Barry Bonds hits his 70th Home Run of the season off Houston pitcher Wilfredo Rodriguez, to tie Mark McGwire's single season home run record.[4]


NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Houston Astros 93 69 0.574 44–37 49–32
St. Louis Cardinals 93 69 0.574 54–28 39–41
Chicago Cubs 88 74 0.543 5 48–33 40–41
Milwaukee Brewers 68 94 0.420 25 36–45 32–49
Cincinnati Reds 66 96 0.407 27 27–54 39–42
Pittsburgh Pirates 62 100 0.383 31 38–43 24–57


  • June 5, 2001: Kirk Saarloos was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 3rd round of the 2001 amateur draft. Player signed June 24, 2001.[5]
  • July 9, 2001: Charlie Hayes was released by the Houston Astros.[1]


2001 Houston Astros
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



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


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

National League Divisional Playoffs[edit]

Houston Astros vs. Atlanta Braves[edit]

Atlanta wins the series, 3-0

Game Home Score Visitor Score Date Series
1 Houston 4 Atlanta 7 October 9 1-0 (ATL)
2 Houston 0 Atlanta 1 October 10 2-0 (ATL)
3 Atlanta 6 Houston 2 October 12 3-0 (ATL)

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA New Orleans Zephyrs Pacific Coast League Tony Peña
AA Round Rock Express Texas League Jackie Moore
A Michigan Battle Cats Midwest League John Massarelli
A Lexington Legends South Atlantic League Joe Cannon
Short-Season A Pittsfield Astros New York–Penn League Iván DeJesús
Rookie Martinsville Astros Appalachian League Jorge Orta



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