2001 New York Mets season

2001 New York Mets season

The New York Mets' 2001 season was the 40th regular season for the Mets. They went 82-80 and finished 3rd in the NL East. They were managed by Bobby Valentine. They played home games at Shea Stadium.


  • December 6, 2000: Turk Wendell was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.[1]
  • December 11, 2000: Tsuyoshi Shinjo was purchased by the New York Mets from the Hanshin Tigers (Japan Central).[2]
  • January 5, 2001: Jorge Velandia was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.[3]

Regular season

The Mets played the first game in New York after the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11.[4] The game was played on September 21 and it was a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves.[4]

Opening Day starters

  • Edgardo Alfonzo
  • Kevin Appier
  • Darryl Hamilton
  • Rey Ordonez
  • Jay Payton
  • Mike Piazza
  • Tsuyoshi Shinjo
  • Robin Ventura
  • Todd Zeile[5]

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 88 74 .543 --
Philadelphia Phillies 86 76 .531 2
New York Mets 82 80 .506 6
Florida Marlins 76 86 .469 12
Montreal Expos 68 94 .420 20

Notable transactions

  • May 9, 2001: Doug Linton was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.[6]
  • June 5, 2001: David Wright was drafted by the New York Mets in the 1st round (38th pick) of the 2001 amateur draft. Player signed July 12, 2001.[7]
  • July 25, 2001: Doug Linton was purchased by the LG Twins of Korea from the New York Mets.[6]
  • July 27, 2001: Turk Wendell was traded by the New York Mets with Dennis Cook to the Philadelphia Phillies for Bruce Chen and Adam Walker (minors).[1]


2001 New York Mets
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

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Norfolk Tides International League John Gibbons
AA Binghamton Mets Eastern League Howie Freiling
A St. Lucie Mets Florida State League Tony Tijerina
A Capital City Bombers South Atlantic League Ken Oberkfell
Short-Season A Brooklyn Cyclones New York-Penn League Edgar Alfonzo
Rookie Kingsport Mets Appalachian League Joey Cora


External links

  • 2001 New York Mets
  • 2001 New York Mets team page at www.baseball-almanac.com