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2001 St. Louis Cardinals season


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

  • December 22, 2000: Quinton McCracken was signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.[2]
  • January 5, 2001: Bobby Bonilla was Signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.[3]
  • January 5, 2001: John Mabry was signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.[4]
  • March 28, 2001: Quinton McCracken was released by the St. Louis Cardinals.[2]

Regular season

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

Central Division W L GB Pct.
Houston Astros 93 69 -- .574
St. Louis Cardinals 93 69 -- .574
Chicago Cubs 88 74 5 .543
Milwaukee Brewers 68 94 25 .420
Cincinnati Reds 66 96 27 .407
Pittsburgh Pirates 62 100 31 .346

Transactions

  • April 9, 2001: John Mabry was sent to the Florida Marlins by the St. Louis Cardinals as part of a conditional deal.[4]
  • June 5, 2001: Dan Haren was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2nd round of the 2001 amateur draft. Player signed June 20, 2001.[7]
  • June 5, 2001: Joe Mather was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 3rd round of the 2001 amateur draft.
  • June 5, 2001: Skip Schumaker was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 5th round of the 2001 amateur draft.

Roster

2001 St. Louis Cardinals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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

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

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO

NLDS

Arizona wins the series, 3-2

Game Home Score Visitor Score Date Series
1 Arizona 1 St. Louis 0 October 1-0 (AZ)
2 Arizona 1 St. Louis 4 October 10 1-1
3 St. Louis 3 Arizona 5 October 12 2-1 (AZ)
4 St. Louis 4 Arizona 1 October 13 2-2
5 Arizona 2 St. Louis 1 October 14 3-2 (AZ)

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Memphis Redbirds Pacific Coast League Gaylen Pitts
AA New Haven Ravens Eastern League Danny Sheaffer
A Potomac Cannons Carolina League Joe Cunningham, Jr.
A Peoria Chiefs Midwest League Joe Hall
Short-Season A New Jersey Cardinals New York–Penn League Brian Rupp
Rookie Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Chris Maloney
[8]

References

External links

  • 2001 St. Louis Cardinals
  • 2001 St. Louis Cardinals team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
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
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