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The 2001 Major League Baseball season, the first of the 21st century, finished with the Arizona Diamondbacks defeating the New York Yankees in seven games, for the World Series championship. The September 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. pushed the end of the regular-season from September 30 to October 7. Because of the attack, the World Series was not completed until November 4. The 2001 World Series was the first World Series to end in November.

2001 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 1 – November 4, 2001
Draft
Top draft pickJoe Mauer
Picked byMinnesota Twins
Season MVPAL: Ichiro Suzuki (SEA)
NL: Barry Bonds (SF)
League Postseason
AL championsNew York Yankees
  AL runners-upSeattle Mariners
NL championsArizona Diamondbacks
  NL runners-upAtlanta Braves
World Series
ChampionsArizona Diamondbacks
  Runners-upNew York Yankees
World Series MVPRandy Johnson and Curt Schilling (ARI)
MLB seasons

This season was memorable for the Seattle Mariners equaling the Major League regular season record of 116 wins, Barry Bonds breaking Mark McGwire's single-season home run record, and baseball's patriotic return after a week's worth of games being postponed due to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Contents

Major league baseball final standingsEdit

PostseasonEdit

BracketEdit

  Division Series
(ALDS, NLDS)
League Championship Series
(NLCS, ALCS)
World Series
                           
  1 Seattle 3  
3 Cleveland 2  
  1 Seattle 1  
American League
  2 NY Yankees 4  
2 NY Yankees 3
  4 Oakland 2  
    AL2 NY Yankees 3
  NL2 Arizona 4
  1 Houston 0  
3 Atlanta 3  
  3 Atlanta 1
National League
  2 Arizona 4  
2 Arizona 3
  4 St. Louis 2  

League Division SeriesEdit

American LeagueEdit

(1) Seattle Mariners over (3) Cleveland Indians, 3–2
Game Date Score Series
(SEA-CLE)
Location
1 October 9 Indians 5, Mariners 0 0–1 Safeco Field
2 October 11 Mariners 5, Indians 1 1–1 Safeco Field
3 October 13 Indians 17, Mariners 2 1–2 Jacobs Field
4 October 14 Mariners 6, Indians 2 2–2 Jacobs Field
5 October 15 Mariners 3, Indians 1 3–2 Safeco Field
(2) New York Yankees over (4) Oakland Athletics, 3–2
Game Date Score Series
(NYY-OAK)
Location
1 October 10 Athletics 5, Yankees 3 0–1 Yankee Stadium
2 October 11 Athletics 2, Yankees 0 0–2 Yankee Stadium
3 October 13 Yankees 1, Athletics 0 1–2 Network Associates Coliseum
4 October 14 Yankees 9, Athletics 2 2–2 Network Associates Coliseum
5 October 15 Yankees 5, Athletics 3 3–2 Yankee Stadium

National LeagueEdit

(2) Arizona Diamondbacks over (4) St. Louis Cardinals, 3–2
Game Date Score Series
(ARI-STL)
Location
1 October 9 Diamondbacks 1, Cardinals 0 1-0 Bank One Ballpark
2 October 10 Cardinals 4, Diamondbacks 1 1–1 Bank One Ballpark
3 October 12 Diamondbacks 5, Cardinals 3 2–1 Busch Stadium
4 October 13 Cardinals 4, Diamondbacks 1 2–2 Busch Stadium
5 October 14 Diamondbacks 2, Cardinals 1 3–2 Bank One Ballpark
(3) Atlanta Braves over (1) Houston Astros, 3–0
Game Date Score Series
(HOU-ATL)
Location
1 October 9 Braves 7, Astros 4 0–1 Enron Field
2 October 10 Braves 1, Astros 0 0–2 Enron Field
3 October 12 Braves 6, Astros 2 0-3 Turner Field

League Championship SeriesEdit

American LeagueEdit

2001 American League Championship Series
(2) New York Yankees over (1) Seattle Mariners, 4–1
ALCS MVP: Andy Pettitte, P, NYY
Game Date Score Series
(NYY-SEA)
Location
1 October 17 Yankees 4, Mariners 2 1–0 Safeco Field
2 October 18 Yankees 3, Mariners 2 2–0 Safeco Field
3 October 20 Mariners 14, Yankees 3 2–1 Yankee Stadium
4 October 21 Yankees 3, Mariners 1 3–1 Yankee Stadium
5 October 22 Yankees 12, Mariners 3 4–1 Yankee Stadium

National LeagueEdit

2001 National League Championship Series
(2) Arizona Diamondbacks over (3) Atlanta Braves, 4–1
NLCS MVP: Craig Counsell, SS, ARI
Game Date Score Series
(ARI-ATL)
Location
1 October 16 Diamondbacks 2, Braves 0 1–0 Bank One Ballpark
2 October 17 Braves 8, Diamondbacks 1 1–1 Bank One Ballpark
3 October 19 Diamondbacks 5, Braves 1 2–1 Turner Field
4 October 20 Diamondbacks 11, Braves 4 3–1 Turner Field
5 October 21 Diamondbacks 3, Braves 2 4–1 Turner Field

World SeriesEdit

2001 World Series
(NL2) Arizona Diamondbacks over (AL2) New York Yankees, 4–3
World Series Co-MVPs: Randy Johnson/Curt Schilling, P, Arizona
Game Date Score Series
(ARI-NYY)
Location Attendance Time
1 October 27 Diamondbacks 9, Yankees 1 1–0 Bank One Ballpark 49,646 2:44
2 October 28 Diamondbacks 4, Yankees 0 2–0 Bank One Ballpark 49,646 2:35
3 October 30 Yankees 2, Diamondbacks 1 2–1 Yankee Stadium 55,820 3:26
4 October 31 Yankees 4, Diamondbacks 3
(10 innings)
2–2 Yankee Stadium 55,863 3:31
5 November 1 Yankees 3, Diamondbacks 2
(12 innings)
2–3 Yankee Stadium 56,018 4:15
6 November 3 Diamondbacks 15, Yankees 2 3–3 Bank One Ballpark 49,707 3:33
7 November 4 Diamondbacks 3, Yankees 2 4–3 Bank One Ballpark 49,589 3:20

MLB statistical leadersEdit

 
The Anaheim Angels hosting the season's eventual American League Champions New York Yankees in August 2001 at Edison Field.
Statistic American League National League
AVG Ichiro Suzuki SEA .350 Larry Walker COL .350
HR Alex Rodriguez TEX 52 Barry Bonds SF 73
RBI Bret Boone SEA 141 Sammy Sosa CHC 160
Wins Mark Mulder OAK 21 Matt Morris STL
Curt Schilling ARI
22
ERA Freddy García SEA 3.05 Randy Johnson ARI 2.49
SO Hideo Nomo BOS 220 Randy Johnson ARI 372
SV Mariano Rivera NYY 50 Robb Nen SF 45
SB Ichiro Suzuki SEA 56 Juan Pierre COL
Jimmy Rollins PHI
46

ManagersEdit

AwardsEdit

Baseball Writers' Association of America Awards
BBWAA Award National League American League
Rookie of the Year Albert Pujols (STL) Ichiro Suzuki (SEA)
Cy Young Award Randy Johnson (ARI) Roger Clemens (NYY)
Manager of the Year Larry Bowa (PHI) Lou Piniella (SEA)
Most Valuable Player Barry Bonds (SF) Ichiro Suzuki (SEA)
Gold Glove Awards
Position National League American League
Pitcher Greg Maddux (ATL) Mike Mussina (NYY)
Catcher Brad Ausmus (HOU) Iván Rodríguez (TEX)
1st Base Todd Helton (COL) Doug Mientkiewicz (MIN)
2nd Base Fernando Viña (STL) Roberto Alomar (CLE)
3rd Base Scott Rolen (PHI) Eric Chavez (OAK)
Shortstop Orlando Cabrera (MTL) Omar Vizquel (CLE)
Outfield Jim Edmonds (STL)
Andruw Jones (ATL)
Larry Walker (COL)
Mike Cameron (SEA)
Torii Hunter (MIN)
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA)
Silver Slugger Awards
Position National League American League
Pitcher/Designated Hitter Mike Hampton (COL) Edgar Martínez (SEA)
Catcher Mike Piazza (NYM) Jorge Posada (NYY)
1st Base Todd Helton (COL) Jason Giambi (OAK)
2nd Base Jeff Kent (SF) Bret Boone (SEA)
3rd Base Albert Pujols (STL) Troy Glaus (ANA)
Shortstop Rich Aurilia (SF) Alex Rodriguez (TEX)
Outfield Barry Bonds (SF)
Luis Gonzalez (ARI)
Sammy Sosa (CHC)
Juan González (CLE)
Manny Ramirez (BOS)
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA)

Other awardsEdit

Player of the MonthEdit

Month American League National League
April Manny Ramirez Luis Gonzalez
May Jason Giambi Barry Bonds
June Mike Sweeney Luis Gonzalez
July Jim Thome Jeff Bagwell
August Jermaine Dye Sammy Sosa
September Eric Chavez Barry Bonds

Pitcher of the MonthEdit

Month American League National League
April Brad Radke Wade Miller
May Pedro Martínez Curt Schilling
June Roger Clemens Greg Maddux
July Mark Mulder Greg Maddux
August Barry Zito Javier Vázquez
September Barry Zito Woody Williams

Rookie of the MonthEdit

Month American League National League
April Ichiro Suzuki Albert Pujols
May Ichiro Suzuki Albert Pujols
June Ichiro Suzuki Ben Sheets
July CC Sabathia Pedro Feliz
August Ichiro Suzuki Roy Oswalt
September Ichiro Suzuki Bud Smith

All-Star gameEdit

See alsoEdit

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