2001 San Diego Padres season

2001 San Diego Padres season


  • November 3, 2000: Buddy Carlyle was purchased by Hanshin Tigers (Japan Central) from the San Diego Padres.[1]
  • December 10, 2000: Ernie Young was signed as a Free Agent with the San Diego Padres.[2]
  • December 15, 2000: Adam Riggs was signed as a Free Agent with the San Diego Padres.[3]
  • January 12, 2001: Heathcliff Slocumb was released by the San Diego Padres.[4]
  • March 19, 2001: Rickey Henderson signed as a Free Agent with the San Diego Padres.
  • March 28, 2001: Mark Kotsay was traded by the Florida Marlins with Cesar Crespo to the San Diego Padres for Matt Clement, Eric Owens, and Omar Ortiz (minors).[5]

Regular season

Rickey Henderson

  • During the 2001 season, Rickey Henderson broke two major league records and reached a career milestone. He broke Babe Ruth's all-time record for walks, Ty Cobb's all-time record for runs (doing so with a home run), and on the final day of the season, he had his 3,000th career hit. That final game was also Padre legend Tony Gwynn's last major league game, and is the only time in Major League History in which 2 teammates had 3,000 hits each. Rickey had originally wanted to sit that game out so as not to detract from the occasion, but Gwynn insisted that Henderson play.

At the age of 42, his last substantial major league season, Henderson finished the year with 25 stolen bases, ninth in the NL. It also marked Rickey Henderson's 23rd consecutive season in which he'd stolen more than 20 bases.

Opening Day starters

Season standings

NL West W L GB Pct.
Arizona Diamondbacks 92 70 -- .568
San Francisco Giants 90 72 2 .556
Los Angeles Dodgers 86 76 6 .531
San Diego Padres 79 83 13 .488
Colorado Rockies 73 89 19 .451


2001 San Diego Padres
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

Award winners

2001 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League Rick Sweet
AA Mobile BayBears Southern League Tracy Woodson
A Lake Elsinore Storm California League Craig Colbert
A Fort Wayne Wizards Midwest League Tom Lawless
Short-Season A Eugene Emeralds Northwest League Jeff Gardner
Rookie Idaho Falls Padres Pioneer League Jake Molina


External links

  • 2001 San Diego Padres team page at Baseball Reference
  • 2001 San Diego Padres team page at Baseball Almanac