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|2001 in baseball|
|2001 National League|
|Cuban National League|
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 Season summary
- 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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 All-Star Game
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|
|WC||St. Louis Cardinals||2|
 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.
 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.
 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.
 Monthly Awards
- Player of the Month Award
- Pitcher of the Month Award
- Rookie of the Month Award
 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.
 Notable events