2001 Baltimore Orioles season

2001 Baltimore Orioles season

The 2001 Baltimore Orioles season involved the Orioles finishing 4th in the American League East with a record of 63 wins and 98 losses.


  • October 5, 2000: Trenidad Hubbard was released by the Baltimore Orioles.[1]
  • December 20, 2000: Mike Bordick was signed as a Free Agent with the Baltimore Orioles.[2]

Regular season

Ripken, Jr.
SS, 3B
Retired 2001

In June 2001, Cal Ripken, Jr. announced that he would retire at the end of the season. He was voted the starting third baseman in the All-Star game at Safeco Field on July 10, 2001 in Seattle. In a tribute to Ripken's achievements and stature in the game, shortstop Alex Rodriguez (unknowingly foreshadowing his own future) insisted on exchanging positions with third baseman Ripken for the first inning, so that Ripken could play shortstop as he had for most of his career. In the third inning, Ripken made his first plate appearance and was greeted with a standing ovation. Ripken then homered off the first pitch from Chan Ho Park. Ripken ended up with All-Star MVP honors. He is the only AL player in MLB history with multiple All Star Game MVP Awards (1991 and 2001).

Ripken's #8 was retired by the Baltimore Orioles in a ceremony before the final home game of the 2001 season. Ripken's final game was originally set to be played at [1]

Opening Day starters

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 95 65 .594 --
Boston Red Sox 82 79 .509 13.5
Toronto Blue Jays 80 82 .494 16.0
Baltimore Orioles 63 98 .391 32.5
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 62 100 .383 34.0


  • June 25, 2001: Tony Batista was selected off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles from the Toronto Blue Jays.[4]


2001 Baltimore Orioles
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


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

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Andy Etchebarren
AA Bowie Baysox Eastern League Dave Machemer
A Frederick Keys Carolina League Dave Cash
A Delmarva Shorebirds South Atlantic League Joe Ferguson
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Joe Almaraz
Rookie GCL Orioles Gulf Coast League Jesus Alfaro
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Bluefield[5][6]


  • 2001 Baltimore Orioles team page at Baseball Reference
  • 2001 Baltimore Orioles season at baseball-almanac.com