2001 New York Mets
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record82–80 (.506)
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)Nelson Doubleday Jr., Fred Wilpon
General manager(s)Steve Phillips
Manager(s)Bobby Valentine
Local televisionWPIX
(Tom Seaver, Gary Thorne)
Fox Sports New York
(Ralph Kiner, Fran Healy, Howie Rose)
Local radioWFAN
(Bob Murphy, Gary Cohen, Ed Coleman)
WADO (spanish)
(Juan Alicea, Billy Berroa)
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The Mets playing against the Cincinnati Reds during an April 2001 away game at Cinergy Field.
The Mets playing against the Cincinnati Reds during an April 2001 away game at Cinergy Field.

The New York Mets' 2001 season was the 40th regular season for the Mets. The 2001 Mets entered the season as defending National League champions, aiming to win the National League East from the Braves and return to a second consecutive World Series and win it. They went 82-80 and finished 3rd in the NL East. They were managed by Bobby Valentine. They played home games at Shea Stadium.

Offseason

Regular season

The Mets played 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, thanks to a go-ahead two-run home run from Mike Piazza in the eighth inning.[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

Roster

2001 New York Mets
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 Mike Piazza 141 503 151 .300 36 94
1B Todd Zeile 151 531 141 .266 10 62
2B Edgardo Alfonzo 124 457 111 .243 17 49
SS Rey Ordóñez 149 461 114 .247 3 44
3B Robin Ventura 142 456 108 .237 21 61
LF Benny Agbayani 91 296 82 .277 6 27
CF Jay Payton 104 361 92 .255 8 34
RF Timo Pérez 85 239 59 .247 5 22

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
Tsuyoshi Shinjo 123 400 107 .268 10 56
Desi Relaford 120 301 91 .302 8 36
Joe McEwing 116 283 80 .283 8 30
Matt Lawton 48 183 45 .246 3 13
Lenny Harris 110 135 30 .222 0 9
Darryl Hamilton 52 126 27 .214 1 5
Mark Johnson 71 118 30 .254 6 23
Todd Pratt 45 80 13 .163 2 4
Darren Bragg 18 57 15 .263 0 5
Vance Wilson 32 57 17 .298 0 6
Alex Escobar 18 50 10 .200 3 8
Jorge Toca 13 17 3 .176 0 1
Jorge Velandia 9 9 0 .000 0 0
Jason Phillips 6 7 1 .143 0 0
Gary Bennett 1 1 1 1.000 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
Kevin Appier 33 206.2 11 10 3.57 172
Al Leiter 29 187.1 11 11 3.31 142
Glendon Rusch 33 179.0 8 12 4.63 156
Steve Trachsel 28 173.2 11 13 4.46 144
Rick Reed 20 134.2 8 6 3.48 99
Bruce Chen 11 59.2 3 2 4.68 47
Brett Hinchliffe 1 2.0 0 1 36.00 2

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
Dicky Gonzalez 16 59.0 3 2 4.88 31

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
Armando Benítez 73 6 4 43 3.77 93
John Franco 58 6 2 2 4.05 50
Rick White 55 4 5 2 3.88 51
Turk Wendell 49 4 3 1 3.51 41
Dennis Cook 43 1 1 0 4.25 34
Jerrod Riggan 35 3 3 0 3.40 41
Donne Wall 32 0 4 0 4.85 31
Grant Roberts 16 1 0 0 3.81 29
Tom Martin 14 1 0 0 10.06 12
C.J. Nitkowski 5 1 0 0 0.00 4
Brian Rose 3 0 1 0 4.15 4
Pete Walker 2 0 0 0 2.70 4
Mark Corey 2 0 0 0 16.20 3
Desi Relaford 1 0 0 0 0.00 1

Awards and honors

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Norfolk Tides International League John Gibbons
AA Binghamton Mets Eastern League Howie Freiling
A St. Lucie Mets Florida State League Tony Tijerina
A Capital City Bombers South Atlantic League Ken Oberkfell
A-Short Season Brooklyn Cyclones New York–Penn League Edgar Alfonzo
Rookie Kingsport Mets Appalachian League Joey Cora

LEAGUE CO-CHAMPIONS: Brooklyn[10]

References

  1. ^ a b "Turk Wendell Stats".
  2. ^ "Tsuyoshi Shinjo Stats".
  3. ^ "Jorge Velandia Stats".
  4. ^ a b Rubin, Adam (May 2, 2011). "Phillies crowd erupts in 'U-S-A' cheers". ESPNNewYork.com. Archived from the original on June 15, 2011. Retrieved May 2, 2011.
  5. ^ "2001 New York Mets Roster by Baseball Almanac".
  6. ^ a b "Doug Linton Stats".
  7. ^ David Wright Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ Todd Pratt Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  9. ^ Rick Reed Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  10. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007