2001 St. Louis Cardinals season

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2001 St. Louis Cardinals
NL Wildcard
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record93–69 (.574)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)William DeWitt, Jr.
General manager(s)Walt Jocketty
Manager(s)Tony La Russa
Local televisionFox Sports Midwest
KPLR
(Al Hrabosky, Bob Carpenter, Dan McLaughlin, Joe Buck)
Local radioKMOX
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Joe Buck, Dan McLaughlin)
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2001 St. Louis Cardinals
NL Wildcard
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record93–69 (.574)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)William DeWitt, Jr.
General manager(s)Walt Jocketty
Manager(s)Tony La Russa
Local televisionFox Sports Midwest
KPLR
(Al Hrabosky, Bob Carpenter, Dan McLaughlin, Joe Buck)
Local radioKMOX
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Joe Buck, Dan McLaughlin)
Previous season     Next season
Mark McGwire belting his 564th of his career home run (moving him ahead of Reggie Jackson for sixth all-time home run leader) during a July 2001 game against the Detroit Tigers.
A lineup card for a 2001 spring training game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves.

The St. Louis Cardinals 2001 season was the team's 120th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 110th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 93-69 during the season and finished tied for first in the National League Central division with the Houston Astros. Both the Cardinals and Astros finished five games ahead of the third-place Chicago Cubs. The Astros were declared the NL Central champion in the playoffs due to a better head-to-head record, and the Cardinals were seeded as the wild-card.[1] In the playoffs the Cardinals lost to the eventual World Champion Arizona Diamondbacks 3 games to 2 in the NLDS.

Third baseman/Outfielder Albert Pujols won the Rookie of the Year Award this year, batting .329, with 37 home runs and 130 RBIs. Second baseman Fernando Viña and outfielder Jim Edmonds won Gold Gloves in 2001.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Albert Pujols made his major league debut on April 2 against the Colorado Rockies.[5] He appeared in three at-bats and collected one hit.[6]

On September 3, Bud Smith became the ninth Cardinal and eighteenth rookie to hurl a no-hitter.

Season standings[edit]

Central DivisionWLGBPct.
Houston Astros9369--.574
St. Louis Cardinals9369--.574
Chicago Cubs88745.543
Milwaukee Brewers689425.420
Cincinnati Reds669627.407
Pittsburgh Pirates6210031.346

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

2001 St. Louis Cardinals
Roster
PitchersCatchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[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

PosPlayerGABHAvg.HRRBI

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

PlayerGABHAvg.HRRBI

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

PlayerGIPWLERASO

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

PlayerGIPWLERASO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

PlayerGWLSVERASO

NLDS[edit]

Arizona wins the series, 3-2

GameHomeScoreVisitorScoreDateSeries
1Arizona1St. Louis0October1-0 (AZ)
2Arizona1St. Louis4October 101-1
3St. Louis3Arizona5October 122-1 (AZ)
4St. Louis4Arizona1October 132-2
5Arizona2St. Louis1October 143-2 (AZ)

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

LevelTeamLeagueManager
AAAMemphis RedbirdsPacific Coast LeagueGaylen Pitts
AANew Haven RavensEastern LeagueDanny Sheaffer
APotomac CannonsCarolina LeagueJoe Cunningham, Jr.
APeoria ChiefsMidwest LeagueJoe Hall
Short-Season ANew Jersey CardinalsNew York–Penn LeagueBrian Rupp
RookieJohnson City CardinalsAppalachian LeagueChris Maloney

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ankiel throws two hitless innings". ESPN.com. Associated Press. September 19, 2004. Archived from the original on October 9, 2011. "There may be another reason for La Russa's stance. St. Louis finished tied with Houston in 2001, but the Astros won the division based on head-to-head record while the Cardinals won the wild-card berth. Still, St. Louis tried to claim it was division co-champion, a position the commissioner's office rejected." 
  2. ^ a b Quinton McCracken Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ Bobby Bonilla Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ a b John Mabry Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/p/pujolal01.shtml
  6. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=200104020COL
  7. ^ Danny Haren 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

External links[edit]

Preceded by
St. Louis Cardinals
2000
NL Central Championship Season
shared with Houston Astros

2001
Succeeded by
St. Louis Cardinals
2002
Preceded by
New York Mets
2000
NL Wild Card
2001
Succeeded by
San Francisco Giants
2002