2001 St. Louis Cardinals season: Wikis


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2001 St. Louis Cardinals
NL Wildcard
Albert Pujols Rookie Year
Mark McGwire's Final Season
Major league affiliations
2001 information
Owner(s) William DeWitt, Jr.
Manager(s) Tony La Russa
Local television Fox Sports Midwest
(Al Hrabosky, Bob Carpenter, Dan McLaughlin, Joe Buck)
Local radio KMOX
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Joe Buck, Dan McLaughlin)
Stats ESPN.com


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. The Cardinals and Astros were declared co-champions of the division with Houston seeded as the NL Central champion in the playoffs due to a better head-to-head record and the Cardinals seeded as the wild-card. In the playoffs the Cardinals lost to the 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.



  • December 22, 2000: Quinton McCracken was signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals. [1]
  • January 5, 2001: Bobby Bonilla was Signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals. [2]
  • January 5, 2001: John Mabry was signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals. [3]
  • March 28, 2001: Quinton McCracken was released by the St. Louis Cardinals. [1]

Regular season

Albert Pujols made his major league debut on April 2, 2001 [4] It was in a game against the Colorado Rockies and Pujols appeared in three at-bats and had one hit.[5]


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


  • April 9, 2001: John Mabry was sent to the Florida Marlins by the St. Louis Cardinals as part of a conditional deal. [3]
  • 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. [6]
  • 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.


2001 St. Louis Cardinals
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Player stats


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


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



  1. ^ a b Quinton McCracken Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ Bobby Bonilla Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ a b John Mabry Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/p/pujolal01.shtml
  5. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=200104020COL
  6. ^ Danny Haren Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  7. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

External links

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

Succeeded by
St. Louis Cardinals
Preceded by
New York Mets
NL Wild Card
Succeeded by
San Francisco Giants


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