2001 Tampa Bay Devil Rays season

2001 Tampa Bay Devil Rays season

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The 2001 Tampa Bay Devil Rays season was their 4th since the franchise was created. This season, they finished last in the AL East division, and managed to finish the season with a record of 62-100. Their manager were Larry Rothschild and Hal McRae, the latter whom replaced Rothschild shortly after the season began.

Offseason

  • November 2, 2000: Bill Pulsipher was Signed as a Free Agent with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.[1]
  • November 27, 2000: Quinton McCracken was released by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.[2]
  • November 27, 2000: Jim Morris was released by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.[3]
  • January 8, 2001: Johnny Damon was traded as part of a 3-team trade by the Kansas City Royals with Mark Ellis to the Oakland Athletics. The Oakland Athletics sent Ben Grieve to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The Oakland Athletics sent Ángel Berroa and A. J. Hinch to the Kansas City Royals. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays sent Cory Lidle to the Oakland Athletics. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays sent Roberto Hernandez to the Kansas City Royals.[4]
  • March 23, 2001: Bill Pulsipher was Released by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.[1]

Regular season

Opening Day starters

  • Vinny Castilla
  • Steve Cox
  • John Flaherty
  • Ben Grieve
  • Albie Lopez
  • Felix Martinez
  • Fred McGriff
  • Bobby Smith
  • Greg Vaughn
  • Gerald Williams[5]

Season standings

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Wade Boggs's number 12 was retired by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2001.
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 4, 2001: Kenny Kely was purchased by the Seattle Mariners from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.[6]
  • June 5, 2001: Dewon Brazelton was drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 2001 amateur draft. Player signed August 25, 2001.[7]
  • June 5, 2001: Jon Switzer was drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 2nd round of the 2001 amateur draft. Player signed August 13, 2001.[8]

Citrus Series

The annual interleague games between the Florida Marlins and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays were played in June and July. They are known as the Citrus Series. The Marlins won the series 4-2.

  • June 15- @ Marlins 7- Devil Rays 4 [9]
  • June 16- @ Marlins 11- Devil Rays 0 [10]
  • June 17- @ Marlins 6- Devil Rays 4 [11]
  • July 6- @ Devil Rays 5- Marlins 4 (11 innings) [12]
  • July 7- @ Devil Rays 4- Marlins 3 [13]
  • July 8- Marlins 6- @ Devil Rays 1 [14]

Roster

2001 Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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

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 Durham Bulls International League Bill Evers
AA Orlando Rays Southern League Mike Ramsey
A Bakersfield Blaze California League Charlie Montoyo
A Charleston RiverDogs South Atlantic League Buddy Biancalana
Short-Season A Hudson Valley Renegades New York–Penn League Dave Howard
Rookie Princeton Devil Rays Appalachian League Edwin Rodríguez
[15]

References

  • 2001 Tampa Bay Devil Rays team page at www.baseball-almanac.com