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2001 Atlanta Braves
2001 NL East Champions
Major league affiliations
Location
2001 information
Owner(s) AOL Time Warner
General manager(s) John Schuerholz
Manager(s) Bobby Cox
Local television TBS Superstation
Turner South
(Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson)
Fox Sports South
(Tom Paciorek, Bob Rathbun)
Local radio WSB (AM)
(Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson)
WATB
(Marcelo Godoy, Jose Manuel Flores)

The 2001 Atlanta Braves season saw the team finish first in the NL East Division with an 88-74 record - the worst among playoff teams in 2001, and also the worst for the Braves since 1990 (not counting the strike-shortened 1994 season), when they had the worst record in baseball.

The Braves swept the favored Houston Astros in the NLDS before losing to eventual world champions Arizona in the NLCS.

Contents

Offseason

  • October 31, 2000: Bobby Bonilla was Released by the Atlanta Braves.[1]
  • December 13, 2000: Rico Brogna was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[2]
  • January 26, 2001: Steve Avery was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[3]
  • March 30, 2001: Steve Avery was released by the Atlanta Braves.[3]

Regular season

The Braves played the Mets in the first game in New York after the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11.[4] The game was played on September 21 and it was a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves.[5]

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Opening Day starters

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 88 74 .543 --
Philadelphia Phillies 86 76 .531 2
New York Mets 82 80 .506 6
Florida Marlins 76 86 .469 12
Montreal Expos 68 94 .420 20

Transactions

  • May 10, 2001: Aaron Small was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[7]
  • June 22, 2001: John Rocker was traded by the Atlanta Braves with Troy Cameron (minors) to the Cleveland Indians for Steve Karsay and Steve Reed.[8]
  • July 5, 2001: Ken Caminiti was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[9]
  • August 31, 2001: Julio Franco was purchased by the Atlanta Braves from the Mexico City Tigers (Mexican).[10]

Roster

2001 Atlanta Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Player Stats

Batting

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

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA
Relief pitchers
Player G W L SV ERA SO

National League Division Series

Houston Astros vs. Atlanta Braves

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)

National League Championship Series

Game 1

October 16: Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix, Arizona

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Arizona 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 X 2 8 0
WP: Randy Johnson (1-0)  LP: Greg Maddux (0-1)  

Game 2

October 17: Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix, Arizona

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 8 8 0
Arizona 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 1
WP: Tom Glavine (1-0)  LP: Miguel Batista (0-1)  
HRs:  Atl – Marcus Giles (1), B.J. Surhoff (1), Javy López (1)

Game 3

October 19: Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Arizona 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 5 9 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
WP: Curt Schilling (1-0)  LP: John Burkett (0-1)  

Game 4

October 20: Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Arizona 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 1 4 11 12 0
Atlanta 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 13 4
WP: Brian Anderson (1-0)  LP: Greg Maddux (0-2)  
HRs:  Ari – Luis Gonzalez (1)  Atl – Andruw Jones (1)

Game 5

October 21: Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Arizona 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 6 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 1
WP: Randy Johnson (2-0)  LP: Tom Glavine (1-1)  SV: Byung-Hyun Kim (1)  
HRs:  Ari – Erubiel Durazo (1)  Atl – Julio Franco (1)

Award winners

2001 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Braves International League Carlos Tosca
AA Greenville Braves Southern League Paul Runge
A Myrtle Beach Pelicans Carolina League Brian Snitker
A Macon Braves South Atlantic League Randy Ingle
Short-Season A Jamestown Jammers New York-Penn League Jim Saul
Rookie Danville Braves Appalachian League Ralph Henriquez
Rookie GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Rick Albert

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References

Preceded by
Atlanta Braves
2000
NL East Championship Season
2001
Succeeded by
Atlanta Braves
2002

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