2001 Boston Red Sox season

2001 Boston Red Sox season

The 2001 Boston Red Sox season involved the Red Sox finishing 2nd in the American League East with a record of 82 wins and 79 losses.

Offseason

  • November 16, 2000: Chris Stynes was traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the Boston Red Sox for Michael Coleman and Donnie Sadler.[1]
  • January 11, 2001: David Cone signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[2]
  • January 19, 2001: Craig Grebeck was signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[3]

Regular season

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

Transactions

  • April 18, 2001: Bill Pulsipher was signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[4]
  • June 5, 2001: Kevin Youkilis was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 8th round of the 2001 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 2001.[5]
  • June 12, 2001: Justin Duchscherer was traded by the Boston Red Sox to the Texas Rangers for Doug Mirabelli.[6]
  • July 2, 2001: Joe Oliver was signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[7]
  • July 31, 2001: Ugueth Urbina was traded by the Montreal Expos to the Boston Red Sox for Tomokazu Ohka and Rich Rundles (minors).[8]
  • August 23, 2001: Bill Pulsipher was selected off waivers by the Chicago White Sox from the Boston Red Sox.[4]

Famous Firsts involving the Red Sox

  • Monday, August 6, 2001 - Scott Hatteberg became the first player to hit into a triple play and hit a grand slam during the same game.[9][10]
  • Sunday, September 2, 2001 - This was the first day in Major League history where the final score in four games was 1-0: Yankees 1 vs. Red Sox 0, Padres 1 vs. Diamondbacks 0, Astros 1 vs. Brewers 0, and Blue Jays 1 vs. Tigers 0.[9]

Opening Day Line Up

12 Chris Stynes 2B
  7 Trot Nixon RF
33 Jason Varitek C
24 Manny Ramírez DH
  2 Carl Everett CF
25 Troy O'Leary LF
29 Shea Hillenbrand  3B
23 Brian Daubach 1B
15 Craig Grebeck SS
45 Pedro Martínez P

Roster

2001 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Designated hitter

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
Carl Everett 102 409 105 .257 14 58

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 Pawtucket Red Sox International League Gary Jones
AA Trenton Thunder Eastern League Billy Gardner, Jr.
A Sarasota Red Sox Florida State League Ron Johnson
A Augusta GreenJackets South Atlantic League Mike Boulanger
Short-Season A Lowell Spinners New York-Penn League Arnie Beyeler
Rookie GCL Red Sox Gulf Coast League John Sanders
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References

  • 2001 Boston Red Sox team page at Baseball Reference
  • 2001 Boston Red Sox season at baseball-almanac.com