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The 2001 season of the National League was the one hundred twenty-sixth season of the league.

Contents

[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

An asterisk (*) indicates the team won its league's wild card, Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
Central Division
1 Houston Astros 162 93 69 0 .574 -.- 847 (5.23) 769 (4.75) 0.271 0.347 0.451 4.37 0.982
2 St. Louis Cardinals* 162 93 69 0 .574 0.0 814 (5.02) 684 (4.22) 0.270 0.339 0.441 3.93 0.982
3 Chicago Cubs 162 88 74 0 .543 5.0 777 (4.80) 701 (4.33) 0.261 0.336 0.430 4.03 0.982
4 Milwaukee Brewers 162 68 94 0 .420 25.0 740 (4.57) 806 (4.98) 0.251 0.319 0.426 4.64 0.983
5 Cincinnati Reds 162 66 96 0 .407 27.0 735 (4.54) 850 (5.25) 0.262 0.324 0.419 4.77 0.978
6 Pittsburgh Pirates 162 62 100 0 .383 31.0 657 (4.06) 858 (5.30) 0.247 0.313 0.393 5.05 0.978
Eastern Division
1 Atlanta Braves 162 88 74 0 .543 -.- 729 (4.50) 643 (3.97) 0.260 0.324 0.412 3.59 0.983
2 Philadelphia Phillies 162 86 76 0 .531 2.0 746 (4.60) 719 (4.44) 0.260 0.329 0.414 4.15 0.985
3 New York Mets 162 82 80 0 .506 6.0 642 (3.96) 713 (4.40) 0.249 0.323 0.387 4.07 0.983
4 Florida Marlins 162 76 86 0 .469 12.0 742 (4.58) 744 (4.59) 0.264 0.326 0.423 4.32 0.983
5 Montreal Expos 162 68 94 0 .420 20.0 670 (4.14) 812 (5.01) 0.253 0.319 0.396 4.68 0.982
Western Division
1 Arizona Diamondbacks 162 92 70 0 .568 -.- 818 (5.05) 677 (4.18) 0.267 0.341 0.442 3.87 0.986
2 San Francisco Giants 162 90 72 0 .556 2.0 799 (4.93) 748 (4.62) 0.266 0.342 0.460 4.18 0.981
3 Los Angeles Dodgers 162 86 76 0 .531 6.0 758 (4.68) 744 (4.59) 0.255 0.323 0.425 4.25 0.981
4 San Diego Padres 162 79 83 0 .488 13.0 789 (4.87) 812 (5.01) 0.252 0.336 0.399 4.52 0.976
5 Colorado Rockies 162 73 89 0 .451 19.0 923 (5.70) 906 (5.59) 0.292 0.354 0.483 5.29 0.984

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Bobby Abreu
Orlando Cabrera
Luis Gonzalez
Philadelphia Phillies
Montreal Expos
Arizona Diamondbacks
162
At Bats Jimmy Rollins Philadelphia Phillies 656
Runs Scored Sammy Sosa Chicago Cubs 146
Hits Rich Aurilia San Francisco Giants 206
Doubles Lance Berkman Houston Astros 55
Triples Jimmy Rollins Philadelphia Phillies 12
Home Runs Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants 73
Total Bases Sammy Sosa Chicago Cubs 425
Runs Batted In Sammy Sosa Chicago Cubs 160
Stolen Bases Juan Pierre
Jimmy Rollins
Colorado Rockies
Philadelphia Phillies
46
Caught Stealing Juan Pierre Colorado Rockies 17
Walks Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants 177
Intentional Base-on-Balls Sammy Sosa Chicago Cubs 37
Hit by Pitch Craig Biggio Houston Astros 28
Strikeouts Jose Hernandez Milwaukee Brewers 185
Sacrifice Hits Tom Glavine
Ricky Gutierrez
Jack Wilson
Atlanta Braves
Chicago Cubs
Pittsburgh Pirates
17
Sacrifice Flies Jeff Kent San Francisco Giants 13
Grounded into Double Plays Vladimir Guerrero Montreal Expos 24
Batting Average Larry Walker Colorado Rockies 0.350
On-Base Percentage Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants 0.515
Slugging Percentage Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants 0.863
On-Base plus Slugging Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants 1.378
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants 262

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Matt Morris
Curt Schilling
St. Louis Cardinals
Arizona Diamondbacks
22
Losses Bobby Jones San Diego Padres 19
Win-Loss Percentage Roy Oswalt Houston Astros 0.824
Appearances Steve Kline St. Louis Cardinals 89
Games Started Tom Glavine
Chan Ho Park
Curt Schilling
Atlanta Braves
Los Angeles Dodgers
Arizona Diamondbacks
35
Complete Games Curt Schilling Arizona Diamondbacks 6
Shutouts Greg Maddux
Javier Vazquez
Atlanta Braves
Montreal Expos
3
Games Finished Robb Nen San Francisco Giants 71
Saves Robb Nen San Francisco Giants 45
Innings Pitched Curt Schilling Arizona Diamondbacks 256.2
Batters Faced Curt Schilling Arizona Diamondbacks 1021
Hits Allowed Livan Hernandez San Francisco Giants 266
Home Runs Allowed Kevin Jarvis
Bobby Jones
Curt Schilling
San Diego Padres
San Diego Padres
Arizona Diamondbacks
37
Base-on-Balls Allowed Ryan Dempster Florida Marlins 112
Intentional Base-on-Balls Jimmy Haynes Milwaukee Brewers 17
Hit Batsmen Chan Ho Park
Jamey Wright
Los Angeles Dodgers
Milwaukee Brewers
20
Strikeouts Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks 372
Wild Pitches Matt Clement Florida Marlins 15
Balks Omar Daal
Chan Ho Park
Odalis Perez
Philadelphia Phillies
Los Angeles Dodgers
Atlanta Braves
3
Runs Allowed Livan Hernandez San Francisco Giants 143
Earned Runs Allowed Livan Hernandez San Francisco Giants 132
Earned Run Average Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks 2.49
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks 1.009

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League lost the seventy-second midsummer classic at Safeco Field in Seattle, WA on Tuesday, July 10, 2001 by a score of 4 to 1. The league's manager was Bobby Valentine.

[edit] Postseason

The 2001 National League playoffs featured the champions of the league's three divisions along with a wild card team. The teams competed in a best-of-five Division Series, followed by a best-of-seven League Championship Series. The winner of the League Championship Series represented the league in the World Series.

  Division Series Championship Series
                 
East.  Atlanta Braves 3  
Cent.  Houston Astros 0  
    East.  Atlanta Braves 1
  West.  Arizona Diamondbacks 4
West.  Arizona Diamondbacks 3
WC  St. Louis Cardinals 2  

In the World Series, the National League champion Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the American League's New York Yankees, 4 games to 3.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Barry Bonds, an outfielder with the San Francisco Giants. In the award's voting, he had 438 out of a possible 448 points and 30 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Randy Johnson (johnsra05) of the Arizona Diamondbacks. In the award's voting, he had 156 out of a possible 160 points and 30 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Albert Pujols, an outfielder with the St. Louis Cardinals. In the award's voting, he had 160 out of a possible 160 points and 32 first place votes.

[edit] Gold Gloves

The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.

Position Player Team
P Greg Maddux Atlanta Braves
C Brad Ausmus Houston Astros
1B Todd Helton Colorado Rockies
2B Fernando Viña St. Louis Cardinals
3B Orlando Cabrera Montréal Expos
SS Scott Rolen Philadelphia Phillies
OF Jim Edmonds St. Louis Cardinals
Andruw Jones Atlanta Braves
Larry Walker Colorado Rockies

[edit] Silver Sluggers

The following players won the Silver Slugger Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.

Position Player Team
C Mike Piazza New York Mets
1B Todd Helton Colorado Rockies
2B Jeff Kent San Francisco Giants
3B Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals
SS Rich Aurilia San Francisco Giants
OF Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants
Luis Gonzalez Arizona Diamondbacks
Sammy Sosa Chicago Cubs
P Mike Hampton Colorado Rockies

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The fifty-fifth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on August 6 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Florida Marlins by a score of 6 to 2. Both teams were from the National League.

[edit] Notable events

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