2001 Seattle Mariners season: Wikis

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2001 Seattle Mariners
AL Runner-Up
Major league affiliations
Location
2001 information
Owner(s) Hiroshi Yamauchi, represented by Howard Lincoln
Manager(s) Lou Piniella
Local television KSTW-TV 11
Local radio KIRO 710 AM(Dave Niehaus, Rick Rizzs, Ron Fairly, Dave Valle, Dave Henderson)

The Seattle Mariners' 2001 season was the 25th since franchise inception, and ended with the Mariners winning their third American League West division title, with a record of 116-46. The team set an American League record for single-season wins, and tied the Major League record set by the Chicago Cubs in 1906 (though the Cubs set the mark in a 152-game season). They led the majors in both runs scored and fewest runs allowed. Along with their 2000 wild card berth, it marked the first time the franchise reached the postseason in consecutive seasons. After defeating the Cleveland Indians in the American League Division Series, they succumbed to the New York Yankees in 5 games in the American League Championship Series.

The 2001 season was also notable for the Major League debut of star Japanese outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, as well as the Mariners hosting their second All-Star Game. It was also, as of 2009, the last season in which the Mariners reached the postseason.

The starting roster was:

Catcher - Dan Wilson
1B - John Olerud
2B - Bret Boone
3B - David Bell
SS - Carlos Guillen
LF - Al Martin
CF - Mike Cameron
RF - Ichiro Suzuki
DH - Edgar Martinez

Contents

Offseason

  • November 7, 2000: Scott Podsednik was signed as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners.[1]
  • December 22, 2000: Bret Boone was signed as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners.[2]

Regular season

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Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB
Seattle Mariners 116 46 .716 --
Oakland Athletics 102 60 .630 14
Anaheim Angels 75 87 .463 41
Texas Rangers 73 89 .451 43

Transactions

  • April 4, 2001: Kenny Kelly was purchased by the Seattle Mariners from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.[3]

Roster

2001 Seattle Mariners
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

All-Star game

The Mariners hosted the 2001 Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 10, 2001 at Safeco Field. It was the second time the Mariners hosted the Midsummer Classic, and the first at Safeco Field. Eight Mariners were in the game, including four in the starting lineup. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League by the final score of 4-1. This would be Cal Ripken, Jr. and Roberto Alomar's final All-Star Game.

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
C Dan Wilson 123 377 100 .265 10 42
1B John Olerud 159 572 173 .302 21 95
2B Bret Boone 158 623 206 .331 37 141
3B David Bell 135 470 122 .260 15 64
SS Carlos Guillén 140 456 118 .259 5 53
LF Al Martin 100 283 68 .240 7 42
CF Mike Cameron 150 540 144 .267 25 110
RF Ichiro Suzuki 157 692 242 .350 8 69
DH Edgar Martinez 132 470 144 .306 23 116

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Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Mark McLemore 125 409 117 .286 5 57
Stan Javier 89 281 82 .292 4 33
Tom Lampkin 79 204 46 .225 5 22
Ed Sprague 45 94 28 .298 2 16
Charles Gipson 94 64 14 .219 0 5
Jay Buhner 19 45 10 .222 2 5
Pat Borders 5 6 3 .500 0 0
Scott Podsednik 5 6 1 .167 0 3

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player GP GS IP W L ERA SO
Freddy Garcia 34 34 238.2 18 6 3.05 163
Aaron Sele 34 33 215.0 15 5 3.60 114
Jamie Moyer 33 33 209.2 20 6 3.43 119
Paul Abbott 28 27 163.0 17 4 4.25 118
John Halama 31 17 110.1 10 7 4.73 50

Other pitchers

Player GP GS IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G IP W L SV SVO ERA SO
Ryan Franklin 38 78.1 5 1 0 1 3.56 60
Kazuhiro Sasaki 69 66.2 0 4 45 52 3.24 62

ALDS

Series Summary:

Mariners win series 3-2

ALCS

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 New York - 4, Seattle - 2 October 17 Safeco Field 47,644
2 New York - 3, Seattle - 2 October 18 Safeco Field 47,791
3 Seattle - 14, New York - 3 October 20 Yankee Stadium 56,517
4 Seattle - 1, New York - 3 October 21 Yankee Stadium 56,375
5 Seattle - 3, New York - 12 October 22 Yankee Stadium 56,370

Awards and records

  • Bret Boone, Most RBIs in one season by an American League Second Baseman (141)[5]
  • Ichiro Suzuki, American League Most Valuable Player
  • Ichiro Suzuki, American League Rookie of the Year
  • Ichiro Suzuki, American League Batting Champion
  • Ichiro Suzuki, American League Stolen Base Leader
  • Freddy Garcia, American League ERA Leader
  • Lou Piniella, Manager of the Year

All-Star Game

  • John Olerud, First Base, Starter
  • Bret Boone, Second Base, Starter
  • Ichiro Suzuki, Outfield, Starter
  • Edgar Martínez, Designated Hitter, Starter
  • Mike Cameron, Outfield, Reserve
  • Freddy Garcia, Pitcher, Reserve
  • Jeff Nelson, Pitcher, Reserve
  • Kazuhiro Sasaki, Pitcher, Reserve

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tacoma Rainiers Pacific Coast League Dan Rohn
AA San Antonio Missions Texas League Dave Brundage
A San Bernardino Stampede California League Daren Brown
A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Midwest League Gary Thurman
Short-Season A Everett AquaSox Northwest League Terry Pollreisz
Rookie AZL Mariners Arizona League Omer Muñoz

LEAGUE CO-CHAMPIONS: Tacoma[6]

References

  1. ^ Scott Podsednik Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ Bret Boone Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ Kenny Kelly Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ 2001 Seattle Mariners Statistics and Roster - Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.90, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

External links

Preceded by
Oakland Athletics
2000
AL West Championship Season
2001
Succeeded by
Oakland Athletics
2002

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