2001 Atlanta Braves
NL East Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record88–74 (.543)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)AOL Time Warner
General manager(s)John Schuerholz
Manager(s)Bobby Cox
Local televisionTBS Superstation
Turner South
(Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson)
Fox Sports South
(Tom Paciorek, Bob Rathbun)
Local radioWSB (AM)
(Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson)
WATB
(Marcelo Godoy, Jose Manuel Flores)
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The Braves playing against the Boston Red Sox during a 2001 away game at Fenway Park.
The Braves playing against the Boston Red Sox during a 2001 away game at Fenway Park.

The 2001 Atlanta Braves season marked the franchise's 36th season in Atlanta and 131st overall. The Braves won their seventh consecutive division title. The season saw the team finish first in the NL East Division with an 88-74 record – the worst among playoff teams in 2001, and also the worst record for the Braves since the 1994 strike-reduced season (meaning the worst record through their run of 11 consecutive division titles starting in 1995). Atlanta finished the season with just a 2 game division lead over the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Braves swept the favored Houston Astros in the NLDS before losing to the eventual World Series champion Arizona Diamondbacks in the NLCS 4-1, in which Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling notably dominated Atlanta's offense.

Offseason

Regular season

The Braves played the Mets in the first game in New York after the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11.[4] The game was played on September 21 and it was a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves.[4]

Opening Day starters

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 88 74 0.543 40–41 48–33
Philadelphia Phillies 86 76 0.531 2 47–34 39–42
New York Mets 82 80 0.506 6 44–37 38–43
Florida Marlins 76 86 0.469 12 46–34 30–52
Montreal Expos 68 94 0.420 20 34–47 34–47


Record vs. opponents


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


Notable transactions

A lineup card for a 2001 spring training game between the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals.
A lineup card for a 2001 spring training game between the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals.

Roster

2001 Atlanta Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

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

Yellow background = Indicates team leader
Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Javy López 128 438 117 .267 17 66
1B Rico Brogna 72 206 51 .248 3 21
2B Quilvio Veras 71 258 65 .252 3 25
3B Chipper Jones 159 572 189 .330 38 102
SS Rafael Furcal 79 324 89 .275 4 30
LF B. J. Surhoff 141 484 131 .271 10 58
CF Andruw Jones 161 625 157 .251 34 104
RF Brian Jordan 148 560 165 .295 25 97

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
Marcus Giles 68 244 64 .262 9 31
Dave Martinez 120 237 68 .287 2 20
Wes Helms 100 216 48 .222 10 36
Keith Lockhart 104 178 39 .219 3 12
Ken Caminiti 64 171 38 .222 6 16
Mark DeRosa 66 164 47 .287 3 20
Rey Sánchez 49 154 35 .227 0 9
Paul Bako 61 137 29 .212 2 15
Bernard Gilkey 69 106 29 .274 2 14
Julio Franco 25 90 27 .300 3 11
Eddie Pérez 5 10 3 .300 0 0
Kurt Abbott 6 9 2 .222 0 0
Jesse Garcia 22 5 1 .200 0 0
Cory Aldridge 8 5 0 .000 0 0
Wilson Betemit 8 3 0 .000 0 0
Steve Torrealba 2 2 1 .500 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Greg Maddux 34 233.0 17 11 3.05 173
John Burkett 34 219.1 12 12 3.04 187
Tom Glavine 35 219.1 16 7 3.57 116
Kevin Millwood 21 121.0 7 7 4.31 84

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jason Marquis 38 129.1 5 6 3.48 98
Odalis Pérez 24 95.1 7 8 4.91 71
Damian Moss 5 9.0 0 0 3.00 8

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
John Rocker 30 2 2 19 3.09 36
John Smoltz 36 3 3 10 3.36 57
Mike Remlinger 74 3 3 1 2.76 93
José Cabrera 55 7 4 2 2.88 43
Kerry Ligtenberg 53 3 3 1 3.02 56
Steve Karsay 43 3 4 7 3.43 39
Steve Reed 39 2 2 1 3.48 25
Rudy Seánez 38 0 2 1 2.75 41
Matt Whiteside 13 0 1 0 7.16 10
Marc Valdes 9 1 0 0 7.71 3
Chris Seelbach 5 0 0 0 7.88 8
Joe Slusarski 4 0 0 0 9.00 5
Tim Spooneybarger 4 0 1 0 2.25 3
Trey Moore 2 0 0 0 11.25 1
Joe Nelson 2 0 0 0 36.00 0
Scott Sobkowiak 1 0 0 0 9.00 0

Postseason

National League Division Series

Main article: 2001 National League Division Series

Atlanta wins the series, 3-0, over the Houston Astros.

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)

National League Championship Series

Main article: 2001 National League Championship Series

Game 1

October 16: Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix, Arizona

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Arizona 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 X 2 8 0
WP: Randy Johnson (1-0)   LP: Greg Maddux (0-1)

Game 2

October 17: Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix, Arizona

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 8 8 0
Arizona 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 1
WP: Tom Glavine (1-0)   LP: Miguel Batista (0-1)
Home runs:
Atl: Marcus Giles (1), B. J. Surhoff (1), Javy López (1)
Ari: None

Game 3

October 19: Turner Field in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Arizona 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 5 9 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
WP: Curt Schilling (1-0)   LP: John Burkett (0-1)

Game 4

October 20: Turner Field in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Arizona 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 1 4 11 12 0
Atlanta 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 13 4
WP: Brian Anderson (1-0)   LP: Greg Maddux (0-2)
Home runs:
Ari: Luis Gonzalez (1)
Atl: Andruw Jones (1)

Game 5

October 21: Turner Field in Atlanta

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Arizona 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 6 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 1
WP: Randy Johnson (2-0)   LP: Tom Glavine (1-1)   Sv: Byung-Hyun Kim (1)
Home runs:
Ari: Erubiel Durazo (1)
Atl: Julio Franco (1)

Award winners

2001 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Braves International League Carlos Tosca
AA Greenville Braves Southern League Paul Runge
A Myrtle Beach Pelicans Carolina League Brian Snitker
A Macon Braves South Atlantic League Randy Ingle
A-Short Season Jamestown Jammers New York–Penn League Jim Saul
Rookie Danville Braves Appalachian League Ralph Henriquez
Rookie GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Rick Albert

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