2001 Houston Astros Season
2001 Houston Astros
2001 NL Central Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 93-69 (.574)
Divisional place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) Drayton McLane, Jr.
General manager(s) Gerry Hunsicker
Manager(s) Larry Dierker
Local television KNWS-TV
FSN Southwest
(Bill Brown, Jim Deshaies, Bill Worrell)
Local radio KTRH
(Milo Hamilton, Alan Ashby)
KXYZ
(Francisco Ernesto Ruiz, Alex Treviño)
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The Houston Astros' 2001 season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Houston Astros winning the National League Central.

Offseason

  • January 2, 2001: Charlie Hayes was signed as a Free Agent with the Houston Astros.[1]
  • January 3, 2001: Kent Bottenfield was signed as a Free Agent with the Houston Astros.[2]

Regular season

With a triple on May 7 against the Chicago Cubs, first baseman Jeff Bagwell achieved the 700th extra base hit of his career.[3]

On June 8, the first interleague game between the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers took place at The Ballpark at Arlington, part of a rivalry known as the Lone Star Series. The Astros won the game by a score of 5-4.[4] The team that would win the most games between the two in a season would be awarded the Silver Boot.

For the second time in his career, Bagwell reached seven runs batted in (RBI) in a game - the second time he tied the club record - against the Kansas City Royals on July 7.[3] Over four successive games from July 8-13, Bagwell homered and totaled five home runs in that span.[5]

In a contest at Enron Field against the St. Louis Cardinals on July 18, Bagwell hit for the cycle. He went 4-for-5 with a BB and five RBI as the Astros won, 17-11.[6][7] He was the NL Player of the Month that July after batting .333 with nine HR, breaking his own club record with 36 RBI in a month, exceeding 34 RBI in August 2000.[3]

While hitting his 32nd HR on August 19, 2001, against Pittsburgh, Bagwell collected his 100th RBI. It was the sixth consecutive season he reached at least 30 HR and 100 RBI, making him the eighth player in MLB history to achieve such a streak, and the only Houston player to do so. Five days later, also against Pittsburgh, he scored his 100th run, joining Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, and Babe Ruth as the only players in MLB history with six consecutive seasons of 30 homers, 100 RBI and 100 runs scored. On September 30 at Chicago, Bagwell walked for his 100th of the season, thus making him the only player in MLB history register six consecutive seasons of at least 30 HR, 100 RBI, 100 runs scored, and 100 walks.[3]

On October 4, Barry Bonds hit his 70th home run of the season off Houston pitcher Wilfredo Rodríguez to tie Mark McGwire's single season home run record.[8]

Standings

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Houston Astros 93 69 0.574 -- 44-37 49-32
St. Louis Cardinals 93 69 0.574 -- 54-28 39-41
Chicago Cubs 88 74 0.543 5 48-33 40-41
Milwaukee Brewers 68 94 0.420 25 36-45 32-49
Cincinnati Reds 66 96 0.407 27 27-54 39-42
Pittsburgh Pirates 62 100 0.383 31 38-43 24-57


Record vs. opponents

2001 National League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16]

Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL AL
Arizona -- 5-2 6-3 5-1 13-6 4-2 2-4 10-9 3-3 3-3 3-3 3-4 4-2 12-7 10-9 2-4 7-8
Atlanta 2-5 -- 4-2 4-2 4-2 9-10 3-3 2-5 3-3 13-6 10-9 10-9 5-1 3-3 4-2 3-3 9-9
Chicago 3-6 2-4 -- 13-4 3-3 3-3 8-9 4-2 8-9 3-3 4-2 4-2 10-6 2-4 3-3 9-8 9-6
Cincinnati 1-5 2-4 4-13 -- 3-6 4-2 6-11 4-2 6-10 4-2 4-2 2-4 9-8 2-4 4-2 7-10 4-11
Colorado 6-13 2-4 3-3 6-3 -- 4-2 2-4 8-11 5-1 3-4 4-3 2-4 2-4 9-10 9-10 6-3 2-10
Florida 2-4 10-9 3-3 2-4 2-4 -- 3-3 2-5 4-2 12-7 7-12 5-14 4-2 3-4 2-4 3-3 12-6
Houston 4-2 3-3 9-8 11-6 4-2 3-3 -- 2-4 12-5 6-0 3-3 3-3 9-8 3-6 3-3 9-7 9-6
Los Angeles 9-10 5-2 2-4 2-4 11-8 5-2 4-2 -- 5-1 2-4 2-4 3-3 7-2 9-10 11-8 3-3 6-9
Milwaukee 3-3 3-3 9-8 10-6 1-5 2-4 5-12 1-5 -- 4-2 3-3 3-3 6-11 1-5 5-4 7-10 5-10
Montreal 3-3 6-13 3-3 2-4 4-3 7-12 0-6 4-2 2-4 -- 8-11 9-10 5-1 3-3 2-5 2-4 8-10
New York 3-3 9-10 2-4 2-4 3-4 12-7 3-3 4-2 3-3 11-8 -- 11-8 4-2 1-5 3-4 1-5 10-8
Philadelphia 4-3 9-10 2-4 4-2 4-2 14-5 3-3 3-3 3-3 10-9 8-11 -- 5-1 5-2 3-3 2-4 7-11
Pittsburgh 2-4 1-5 6-10 8-9 4-2 2-4 8-9 2-7 11-6 1-5 2-4 1-5 -- 2-4 1-5 3-14 8-7
San Diego 7-12 3-3 4-2 4-2 10-9 4-3 6-3 10-9 5-1 3-3 5-1 2-5 4-2 -- 5-14 1-5 6-9
San Francisco 9-10 2-4 3-3 2-4 10-9 4-2 3-3 8-11 4-5 5-2 4-3 3-3 5-1 14-5 -- 4-2 10-5
St. Louis 4-2 3-3 8-9 10-7 3-6 3-3 7-9 3-3 10-7 4-2 5-1 4-2 14-3 5-1 2-4 -- 8-7


Transactions

  • June 5, 2001: Kirk Saarloos was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 3rd round of the 2001 amateur draft. Player signed June 24, 2001.[9]
  • July 9, 2001: Charlie Hayes was released by the Houston Astros.[1]

Roster

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Other batters

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

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

National League Divisional Playoffs

Houston Astros vs. Atlanta Braves

Atlanta wins the series, 3-0

Game Home Score Visitor Score Date Series
1 Houston 4 Atlanta 7 October 9 1-0 (ATL)
2 Houston 0 Atlanta 1 October 10 2-0 (ATL)
3 Atlanta 6 Houston 2 October 12 3-0 (ATL)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA New Orleans Zephyrs Pacific Coast League Tony Peña
AA Round Rock Express Texas League Jackie Moore
A Michigan Battle Cats Midwest League John Massarelli
A Lexington Legends South Atlantic League Joe Cannon
A-Short Season Pittsfield Astros New York-Penn League Iván DeJesús
Rookie Martinsville Astros Appalachian League Jorge Orta

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Lexington; LEAGUE CO-CHAMPIONS: New Orleans

References

External links


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