2001 Baltimore Orioles
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Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record63–98 (.391)
Divisional place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Peter Angelos
General manager(s)Syd Thrift
Manager(s)Mike Hargrove
Local televisionWJZ-TV
WNUV
Comcast SportsNet
(Jim Palmer, Michael Reghi, Mike Flanagan)
Local radioWBAL (AM)
(Fred Manfra, Jim Hunter, Chuck Thompson)
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The 2001 Baltimore Orioles season involved the Orioles finishing 4th in the American League East with a record of 63 wins and 98 losses. It would also be the final season for Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr.

Offseason

Regular season

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Cal
Ripken, Jr.

SS, 3B
Retired 2001

In June 2001, Cal Ripken, Jr. announced that he would retire at the end of the season. He was voted the starting third baseman in the All-Star game at Safeco Field on July 10, 2001 in Seattle. In a tribute to Ripken's achievements and stature in the game, shortstop Alex Rodriguez (unknowingly foreshadowing his own future) insisted on exchanging positions with third baseman Ripken for the first inning, so that Ripken could play shortstop as he had for most of his career. In the third inning, Ripken made his first plate appearance and was greeted with a standing ovation. Ripken then homered off the first pitch from Chan Ho Park. Ripken ended up with All-Star MVP honors.

Ripken's #8 was retired by the Baltimore Orioles in a ceremony before the final home game of the 2001 season. Ripken's final game was originally set to be played at Yankee Stadium; however, all Major League Baseball games from September 11 to 17 were postponed due to the terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon. The Orioles were at home during the attacks, so the games missed were added on to the end of the season's schedule, which changed the location of Ripken's final game to Oriole Park, much to the delight of Orioles fans. Cal Ripken ended his career in the on deck circle in the bottom of the ninth inning. Longtime teammate Brady Anderson, also playing in his last game for the Orioles, swung and missed a fastball high and tight on a 3–2 count to end the game. In his final season, Ripken had the lowest zone rating of all major league third basemen (.734).[1]

Opening Day starters

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 95 65 0.594 51–28 44–37
Boston Red Sox 82 79 0.509 13½ 41–40 41–39
Toronto Blue Jays 80 82 0.494 16 40–42 40–40
Baltimore Orioles 63 98 0.391 32½ 30–50 33–48
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 62 100 0.383 34 37–44 25–56


Record vs. opponents


Sources: [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15]
Team ANA BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL 
Anaheim 4–5 4–3 6–3 5–4 5–4 5–4 3–6 4–3 6–14 4–15 7–2 7–12 5–4 10–8
Baltimore 5–4 9–10 3–4 1–5 4–2 5–2 3–3 5–13 2–7 1–8 10–9 2–7 7–12 6–12
Boston 3–4 10–9 3–3 3–6 4–5 3–3 3–3 5–13 4–5 3–6 14–5 5–2 12–7 10–8
Chicago 3–6 4–3 3–3 10–9 13–6 14–5 5–14 1–5 1–8 2–7 5–2 7–2 3–3 12–6
Cleveland 4–5 5–1 6–3 9–10 13–6 11–8 14–5 4–5 4–3 2–5 5–1 5–4 2–4 7–11
Detroit 4–5 2–4 5–4 6–13 6–13 8–11 4–15 4–5 1–6 2–5 4–2 8–1 2–4 10–8
Kansas City 4–5 2–5 3–3 5–14 8–11 11–8 6–13 0–6 3–6 3–6 4–2 4–5 4–3 8–10
Minnesota 6–3 3–3 3–3 14–5 5–14 15–4 13–6 4–2 5–4 1–8 1–6 4–5 2–5 9–9
New York 3–4 13–5 13–5 5–1 5–4 5–4 6–0 2–4 3–6 3–6 13–6 3–4 11–8 10–8
Oakland 14–6 7–2 5–4 8–1 3–4 6–1 6–3 4–5 6–3 9–10 7–2 9–10 6–3 12–6
Seattle 15–4 8–1 6–3 7–2 5–2 5–2 6–3 8–1 6–3 10–9 7–2 15–5 6–3 12–6
Tampa Bay 2–7 9–10 5–14 2–5 1–5 2–4 2–4 6–1 6–13 2–7 2–7 4–5 9–10 10–8
Texas 12–7 7–2 2–5 2–7 4–5 1–8 5–4 5–4 4–3 10–9 5–15 5–4 3–6 8–10
Toronto 4–5 12–7 7–12 3–3 4–2 4–2 3–4 5–2 8–11 3–6 3–6 10–9 6–3 8–10


Transactions

Roster

2001 Baltimore Orioles
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

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Brook Fordyce 95 292 61 .209 5 19
1B Jeff Conine 139 524 163 .311 14 97
2B Jerry Hairston Jr. 159 532 124 .233 8 47
SS Mike Bordick 58 229 57 .249 7 30
3B Cal Ripken Jr. 128 477 114 .239 14 68
LF Delino DeShields 58 188 37 .197 3 21
CF Melvin Mora 128 436 109 .250 7 48
RF Brady Anderson 131 430 87 .202 8 45
DH Tony Batista 84 308 82 .266 12 42

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
Chris Richard 136 483 128 .265 15 61
David Segui 82 292 88 .301 10 46
Brian Roberts 75 273 69 .253 2 17
Jay Gibbons 73 225 53 .236 15 36
Fernando Lunar 64 167 41 .246 0 16
Mike Kinkade 61 160 44 .275 4 16
Larry Bigbie 47 131 30 .229 2 11
Luis Matos 31 98 21 .214 4 12
Greg Myers 25 74 20 .270 4 18
Gerónimo Gil 17 58 17 .293 0 6
Willie Harris 9 24 3 .125 0 0
Tim Raines Jr. 7 23 4 .174 0 0
Casey Blake 6 15 2 .133 1 2
Tim Raines 4 11 3 .273 1 5
Gene Kingsale 3 4 0 .000 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
Jason Johnson 32 196.0 10 12 4.09 114
José Mercedes 33 184.0 8 17 5.82 123
Josh Towers 24 140.1 8 10 4.49 58
Sidney Ponson 23 138.1 5 10 4.94 84
Pat Hentgen 9 62.1 2 3 3.47 33
Rick Bauer 6 33.0 0 5 4.64 16
Sean Douglass 4 20.1 2 1 5.31 17

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
Willis Roberts 46 132.0 9 10 4.91 95
Calvin Maduro 22 93.2 5 6 4.23 51
Chuck McElroy 18 45.1 1 2 5.36 22
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
Buddy Groom 70 1 4 11 3.55 54
B.J. Ryan 61 2 4 2 4.25 54
Mike Trombley 50 3 4 6 3.46 45
Ryan Kohlmeier 34 1 2 6 7.30 29
John Wasdin 26 1 1 0 4.17 47
Chad Paronto 24 1 3 0 5.00 16
Jorge Julio 18 1 1 0 3.80 22
John Parrish 16 1 2 0 6.14 20
Alan Mills 15 1 1 0 9.64 9
John Bale 14 1 0 0 3.04 21
Kris Foster 7 0 0 0 2.70 8
Leslie Brea 2 0 0 0 18.00 0

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Andy Etchebarren
AA Bowie Baysox Eastern League Dave Machemer
A Frederick Keys Carolina League Dave Cash
A Delmarva Shorebirds South Atlantic League Joe Ferguson
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Joe Almaraz
Rookie GCL Orioles Gulf Coast League Jesus Alfaro

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Bluefield[5][page needed][6]

References

  1. ^ "Trent Hubbard Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "Mike Bordick Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  3. ^ "2001 Baltimore Orioles Roster". Baseball Almanac, Inc. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
  4. ^ "Tony Batista Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles (2007). Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (3rd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 9781932391176. OCLC 233698065.
  6. ^ Baseball America 2002 Directory. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2002