2001 Houston Astros season: Wikis

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2001 Houston Astros
2001 NL Central Champions
Major league affiliations
Location
2001 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)
KXYZ
(Francisco Ernesto Ruiz, Alex Trevino)

The Houston Astros' 2001 season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Houston Astros attempting to win the National League Central.

Contents

Offseason

  • 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

  • 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.
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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

  • 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.[4]
  • July 9, 2001: Charlie Hayes was released by the Houston Astros. [1]

Roster

2001 Houston Astros
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

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

National League Divisional Playoffs

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)

Farm system

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 J. J. Cannon
Short-Season A Pittsfield Astros New York-Penn League Ivan DeJesus
Rookie Martinsville Astros Appalachian League Jorge Orta

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Lexington; LEAGUE CO-CHAMPIONS: New Orleans

References

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

2001
Succeeded by
St. Louis Cardinals
2002

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