2001 St. Louis Cardinals season
|2001 St. Louis Cardinals|
|Major League affiliations|
|Owner(s)||William DeWitt, Jr.|
|General manager(s)||Walt Jocketty|
|Manager(s)||Tony La Russa|
Fox Sports Midwest|
(Al Hrabosky, Bob Carpenter, Dan McLaughlin, Joe Buck)
(Jack Buck, Mike Shannon, Joe Buck, Dan McLaughlin)
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The St. Louis Cardinals 2001 season was the team's 120th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 110th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 93-69 during the season and finished tied for first in the National League Central division with the Houston Astros. Both the Cardinals and Astros finished five games ahead of the third-place Chicago Cubs. The Astros were declared the NL Central champion in the playoffs due to a better head-to-head record, and the Cardinals were seeded as the wild-card. In the playoffs the Cardinals lost to the eventual World Champion Arizona Diamondbacks 3 games to 2 in the NLDS.
Third baseman/Outfielder Albert Pujols won the Rookie of the Year Award this year, batting .329, with 37 home runs and 130 RBIs. Second baseman Fernando Viña and outfielder Jim Edmonds won Gold Gloves in 2001.
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player stats
- 4 NLDS
- 5 Awards and honors
- 6 Farm system
- 7 References
- 8 External links
- December 22, 2000: Quinton McCracken was signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.
- January 5, 2001: Bobby Bonilla was Signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.
- January 5, 2001: John Mabry was signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.
- March 28, 2001: Quinton McCracken was released by the St. Louis Cardinals.
- April 9, 2001: John Mabry was sent to the Florida Marlins by the St. Louis Cardinals as part of a conditional deal.
- June 5, 2001: Dan Haren was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2nd round of the 2001 amateur draft. Player signed June 20, 2001.
- June 5, 2001: Joe Mather was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 3rd round of the 2001 amateur draft.
- June 5, 2001: Skip Schumaker was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 5th round of the 2001 amateur draft.
|2001 St. Louis Cardinals|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Arizona wins the series, 3-2
|1||Arizona||1||St. Louis||0||October||1-0 (AZ)|
|2||Arizona||1||St. Louis||4||October 10||1-1|
|3||St. Louis||3||Arizona||5||October 12||2-1 (AZ)|
|4||St. Louis||4||Arizona||1||October 13||2-2|
|5||Arizona||2||St. Louis||1||October 14||3-2 (AZ)|
Awards and honors
- Jim Edmonds, OF, Gold Glove Award
- Albert Pujols, 3B, National League Rookie of the Year Award
- Fernando Viña, 2B, Gold Glove Award
- "Ankiel throws two hitless innings". ESPN.com. Associated Press. September 19, 2004. Archived from the original on October 9, 2011.
There may be another reason for La Russa's stance. St. Louis finished tied with Houston in 2001, but the Astros won the division based on head-to-head record while the Cardinals won the wild-card berth. Still, St. Louis tried to claim it was division co-champion, a position the commissioner's office rejected.
- Quinton McCracken Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Bobby Bonilla Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- John Mabry Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Danny Haren Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007