2001 New York Yankees
AL Champions
AL East Champions
Yankees vs. Angels 2001 (Yankees crop).jpg
Yankees' fielders huddling on the
pitcher's mound during an August 2001 away game
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record95–65 (.594)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)George Steinbrenner
General manager(s)Brian Cashman
Manager(s)Joe Torre
Local televisionWNYW
(Bobby Murcer, Tim McCarver)
MSG
(Ken Singleton, Jim Kaat, Al Trautwig, Suzyn Waldman)
Local radioWABC (AM)
(John Sterling, Michael Kay)
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The 2001 New York Yankees season was the 99th season for the Yankees. The team finished with a record of 95-65 finishing 13.5 games ahead of the Boston Red Sox. New York was managed by Joe Torre. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium. Roger Clemens had sixteen straight wins, tying an American League mark shared by Walter Johnson, Lefty Grove, Schoolboy Rowe, and Smoky Joe Wood. Clemens would finish the season with the AL Cy Young Award and become the first pitcher to win six Cy Young Awards.[1]

Another chapter was written in the story of the Yankee-Red Sox rivalry. On September 2, 2001, Mike Mussina came within one strike of a perfect game before surrendering a bloop single to Carl Everett. This was Mussina's third time he has taken a perfect game to or beyond the 8th inning. Coincidentally, it would have been the 3rd perfect game in for the Yankees in a span of 4 seasons and could have been the 4th perfect game in franchise history.

In the emotional times of September 2001 in New York City, following the September 11 attack on New York's World Trade Center, the Yankees defeated the Oakland A's three games to two in the ALDS, and then the Seattle Mariners, who had won 116 games, four games to one in the ALCS. By winning the pennant for a fourth straight year, the 1998–2001 Yankees joined the 1921–1924 New York Giants, and the Yankee teams of 1936–1939, 1949–1953, 1955–1958 and 1960–1964 as the only dynasties to reach at least four straight pennants. The Yankees had now won eleven consecutive postseason series over a four-year period. However, the Yankees lost the World Series in a dramatic 7 game series to the Arizona Diamondbacks, when Yankees star closer Mariano Rivera uncharacteristically lost the lead – and the Series – in the bottom of the ninth inning of the final game. With the loss, this marked the second time in five years that a team lost the World Series after taking a lead into the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 7 (following the Cleveland Indians in 1997) and the first time since 1991 that the home team won the seventh game of a World Series.[2][3]

Despite the loss in the series, Derek Jeter provided one bright spot. Despite a very poor series overall, batting under .200, he got the nickname, "Mr. November", for his walk-off home run in Game 4, though it began October 31, as the game ended in the first minutes of November 1. In calling the home run, Yankees broadcaster Michael Kay said "See ya! See ya! See ya! A home run for Derek Jeter! He is Mr. November! Oh what a home run by Derek Jeter!" He said this after noticing a fan's sign that said "Mr. November".

Also, during the emotional times following the attacks, Yankee Stadium played host to a memorial service, just before the Yankees played their first home game following the attacks. The service was titled "Prayer for America".

Offseason

Notable transactions

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


Season summary

The Yankees taking the field during a late August 2001 game at Edison Field.
The Yankees taking the field during a late August 2001 game at Edison Field.

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
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


Detailed records

Roster

2001 New York Yankees
Roster
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Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game log

Regular season

Legend
Yankees Win Yankees Loss Game Postponed
2001 Game Log (95–65) Home: 51–28 Away: 44–37
April (14–12) Home: 9–6 Away: 5–6
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Location Attendance Record
1 April 2 Royals 7–3 Clemens (1–0) Suppan (0–1) Yankee Stadium 55,814 1–0
2 April 4 Royals 8–2 Pettitte (1–0) Stein (0–1) Yankee Stadium 26,499 2–0
3 April 5 Royals 1–0 Mussina (1–0) Reichert (0–1) Rivera (1) Yankee Stadium 26,696 3–0
4 April 6 Blue Jays 4–13 Loaiza (2–0) Parker (0–1) Yankee Stadium 29,606 3–1
5 April 7 Blue Jays 2–3 Michalak (1–0) O. Hernandez (0–1) Koch (2) Yankee Stadium 30,487 3–2
6 April 8 Blue Jays 16–5 Clemens (2–0) Parris (0–2) Yankee Stadium 31,970 4–2
7 April 9 @ Royals 13–4 Pettitte (2–0) Stein (0–2) Kauffman Stadium 24,411 5–2
8 April 10 @ Royals 9–5 Mendoza (1–0) R. Hernandez (0–1) Kauffman Stadium 16,338 6–2
9 April 11 @ Royals 8–5 Williams (1–0) Meadows (0–2) Rivera (2) Kauffman Stadium 19,175 7–2
10 April 13 @ Red Sox 2–3 (10) Lowe (1–2) Rivera (0–1) Fenway Park 33,124 7–3
11 April 14 @ Red Sox 3–2 Stanton (1–0) Schourek (0–1) Rivera (3) Fenway Park 33,396 8–3
12 April 15 @ Red Sox 4–5 Garces (1–0) Pettitte (2–1) Arrojo (2) Fenway Park 32,127 8–4
13 April 16 @ Red Sox 1–4 Castillo (1–1) Mussina (1–1) Beck (1) Fenway Park 33,373 8–5
14 April 17 @ Blue Jays 5–6 Loaiza (3–0) Keisler (0–1) Koch (4) SkyDome 20,019 8–6
15 April 18 @ Blue Jays 2–7 Michalak (3–0) O. Hernandez (0–2) SkyDome 19,770 8–7
16 April 19 @ Blue Jays 6–5 (17) Choate (1–0) File (0–1) Mendoza (1) SkyDome 24,684 9–7
17 April 20 Red Sox 6–1 Pettitte (3–1) Nomo (2–1) Yankee Stadium 54,366 10–7
18 April 21 Red Sox 3–8 Castillo (2–1) Mussina (1–2) Yankee Stadium 55,483 10–8
19 April 22 Red Sox 4–3 (10) Rivera (1–1) Lowe (1–3) Yankee Stadium 55,278 11–8
20 April 24 Mariners 5–7 Garcia (3–0) Stanton (1–1) Sasaki (10) Yankee Stadium 29,522 11–9
21 April 25 Mariners 5–7 Charlton (1–0) Pettitte (3–2) Sasaki (11) Yankee Stadium 23,684 11–10
22 April 26 Mariners 3–7 Moyer (4–0) Mussina (1–3) Rhodes (1) Yankee Stadium 30,218 11–11
23 April 27 Athletics 3–2 Choate (2–0) Mulder (2–2) Rivera (4) Yankee Stadium 35,170 12–11
24 April 28 Athletics 7–6 Lilly (1–0) Hudson (2–3) Rivera (5) Yankee Stadium 38,422 13–11
25 April 29 Athletics 3–1 Clemens (3–0) Zito (3–2) Rivera (6) Yankee Stadium 50,572 14–11
26 April 30 @ Twins 1–2 Radke (5–0) Pettitte (3–3) Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 24,629 14–12
May (15–10) Home: 5–3 Away: 10–7
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Location Attendance Record
27 May 1 @ Twins 4–0 Mussina (2–3) Milton (3–2) Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 24,505 15–12
28 May 2 @ Twins 2–4 Mays (4–1) O. Hernandez (0–3) Hawkins (9) Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 36,825 15–13
29 May 3 @ Orioles 7–5 Mendoza (2–0) Paronto (1–1) Rivera (7) Oriole Park at Camden Yards 40,218 16–13
30 May 4 @ Orioles 6–5 Stanton (2–1) Paronto (1–2) Rivera (8) Oriole Park at Camden Yards 43,133 17–13
31 May 5 @ Orioles 5–2 Pettitte (4–3) Roberts (4–1) Boehringer (1) Oriole Park at Camden Yards 47,726 18–13
32 May 6 @ Orioles 2–1 Mussina (3–3) Trombley (1–1) Rivera (9) Oriole Park at Camden Yards 47,740 19–13
33 May 8 Twins 0–2 Milton (4–2) O. Hernandez (0–4) Yankee Stadium 29,326 19–14
34 May 9 Twins 2–0 Clemens (4–0) Mays (4–2) Rivera (10) Yankee Stadium 23,280 20–14
35 May 10 Twins 4–5 (10) Guardado (2–0) Rivera (1–2) Hawkins (11) Yankee Stadium 29,100 20–15
36 May 11 Orioles 14–5 Mussina (4–3) Roberts (4–2) Mendoza (2) Yankee Stadium 40,433 21–15
37 May 12 Orioles 8–5 Stanton (3–1) Towers (1–1) Rivera (11) Yankee Stadium 48,288 22–15
38 May 13 Orioles 5–10 (11) Ryan (2–0) Rivera (1–3) Yankee Stadium 39,819 22–16
39 May 15 @ Athletics 2–3 (12) Guthrie (2–0) Mendoza (2–1) Network Associates Coliseum 24,351 22–17
40 May 16 @ Athletics 3–4 (10) Guthrie (3–0) Boehringer (0–1) Network Associates Coliseum 43,932 22–18
41 May 17 @ Athletics 3–8 Bradford (2–1) Mussina (4–4) Network Associates Coliseum 31,073 22–19
42 May 18 @ Mariners 14–10 Mendoza (3–1) Halama (3–4) Safeco Field 45,794 23–19
43 May 19 @ Mariners 2–1 (10) Stanton (4–1) Sasaki (0–2) Rivera (12) Safeco Field 45,880 24–19
44 May 20 @ Mariners 2–6 Sele (6–0) Clemens (4–1) Safeco Field 45,953 24–20
May 22 Red Sox Postponed (rain) Rescheduled for June 4
45 May 23 Red Sox 7–3 Pettitte (5–3) Cone (0–1) Yankee Stadium 44,108 25–20
46 May 24 Red Sox 2–1 Mussina (5–4) Martinez (6–1) Rivera (13) Yankee Stadium 55,592 26–20
47 May 25 @ Indians 4–6 Rodriguez (2–1) O. Hernandez (0–5) Wickman (9) Jacobs Field 42,455 26–21
48 May 26 @ Indians 12–5 Clemens (5–1) Sabathia (5–2) Jacobs Field 42,528 27–21
49 May 27 @ Indians 6–2 Lilly (2–0) Colon (4–5) Rivera (14) Jacobs Field 42,570 28–21
50 May 28 @ Red Sox 4–3 Pettitte (6–3) Schourek (0–3) Rivera (15) Fenway Park 33,125 29–21
51 May 30 @ Red Sox 0–3 Martinez (7–1) Mussina (5–5) Lowe (5) Fenway Park 33,711 29–22
June (16–11) Home: 11–7 Away: 5–4
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Location Attendance Record
52 June 1 Indians 4–7 (6) Sabathia (6–2) Lilly (2–1) Rincon (1) Yankee Stadium 42,032 29–23
53 June 2 Indians 9–4 Clemens (6–1) Colon (4–6) Rivera (16) Yankee Stadium 46,618 30–23
54 June 3 Indians 3–4 Nagy (1–0) Pettitte (6–4) Wickman (12) Yankee Stadium 47,300 30–24
55 June 4 Red Sox 7–6 Rivera (2–3) Beck (1–3) Yankee Stadium 41,771 31–24
56 June 5 Orioles 3–10 Johnson (5–3) Mussina (5–6) Yankee Stadium 30,605 31–25
57 June 6 Orioles 7–4 Stanton (5–1) Groom (1–1) Rivera (17) Yankee Stadium 25,137 32–25
58 June 7 Orioles 4–0 Clemens (7–1) Ponson (3–4) Yankee Stadium 30,786 33–25
59 June 8 Braves 7–4 Pettitte (7–4) Glavine (6–4) Rivera (18) Yankee Stadium 50,090 34–25
60 June 9 Braves 6–10 Cabrera (4–1) Choate (2–1) Rocker (17) Yankee Stadium 55,107 34–26
61 June 10 Braves 1–4 Maddux (6–5) Mussina (5–7) Rocker (18) Yankee Stadium 41,392 34–27
62 June 12 Expos 1–2 (12) Strickland (1–3) Mendoza (3–2) Yankee Stadium 30,034 34–28
63 June 13 Expos 9–3 Clemens (8–1) Irabu (0–2) Yankee Stadium 24,960 35–28
64 June 14 Expos 9–6 Keisler (1–1) Yoshii (2–3) Rivera (19) Yankee Stadium 33,306 36–28
65 June 15 @ Mets 5–4 Mendoza (4–2) Leiter (3–5) Rivera (20) Shea Stadium 54,110 37–28
66 June 16 @ Mets 2–1 Mussina (6–7) Appier (4–6) Rivera (21) Shea Stadium 54,195 38–28
67 June 17 @ Mets 7–8 Wendell (2–2) Almanzar (0–1) Benitez (11) Shea Stadium 54,399 38–29
68 June 18 @ Tigers 10–1 Clemens (9–1) Weaver (6–7) Comerica Park 29,365 39–29
69 June 19 @ Tigers 1–7 Sparks (5–2) Keisler (1–2) Comerica Park 24,171 39–30
70 June 20 @ Tigers 2–5 Holt (6–5) A. Hernandez (0–1) Anderson (6) Comerica Park 23,618 39–31
June 21 @ Tigers Postponed (rain) Rescheduled for July 18
71 June 22 @ Devil Rays 6–3 Mussina (7–7) Lopez (3–10) Rivera (22) Tropicana Field 24,718 40–31
72 June 23 @ Devil Rays 2–1 Clemens (10–1) Wallace (0–1) Rivera (23) Tropicana Field 27,816 41–31
73 June 24 @ Devil Rays 4–5 Phelps (1–1) Stanton (5–2) Tropicana Field 27,999 41–32
74 June 25 Indians 8–7 Witasick (6–2) Rincon (1–1) Rivera (24) Yankee Stadium 40,852 42–32
75 June 26 Indians 3–5 Nagy (2–2) A. Hernandez (0–2) Rocker (21) Yankee Stadium 40,346 42–33
76 June 27 Indians 15–5 Mussina (8–7) Sabathia (7–3) Yankee Stadium 45,539 43–33
77 June 29 Devil Rays 7–5 Clemens (11–1) Rekar (1–9) Rivera (25) Yankee Stadium 38,416 44–33
78 June 30 Devil Rays 5–4 Stanton (6–2) Creek (2–2) Rivera (26) Yankee Stadium 42,544 45–33
July (19–9) Home: 9–4 Away: 10–5
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Location Attendance Record
79 July 1 Devil Rays 6–1 Pettitte (8–4) Sturtze (3–7) Yankee Stadium 41,983 46–33
80 July 2 Devil Rays 7–1 Mussina (9–7) Lopez (3–11) Yankee Stadium 43,029 47–33
81 July 3 @ Orioles 10–6 Mendoza (5–2) Mercedes (4–9) Oriole Park at Camden Yards 47,702 48–33
82 July 4 @ Orioles 4–3 Clemens (12–1) Maduro (0–2) Rivera (27) Oriole Park at Camden Yards 47,355 49–33
83 July 5 @ Orioles 6–3 Lilly (3–1) Towers (6–3) Rivera (28) Oriole Park at Camden Yards 44,635 50–33
84 July 6 Mets 8–3 Pettitte (9–4) Leiter (4–8) Mendoza (3) Yankee Stadium 55,534 51–33
85 July 7 Mets 0–3 (10) Franco (4–1) Rivera (2–4) Benitez (18) Yankee Stadium 55,589 51–34
86 July 8 Mets 4–1 Mendoza (6–2) Wendell (3–3) Rivera (29) Yankee Stadium 55,528 52–34
72nd All-Star Game in Seattle, Washington
87 July 12 @ Marlins 3–9 Burnett (6–5) Mussina (9–8) Pro Player Stadium 32,629 52–35
88 July 13 @ Marlins 1–11 Smith (5–5) Lilly (3–2) Pro Player Stadium 44,313 52–36
89 July 14 @ Marlins 5–4 (10) Rivera (3–4) Alfonseca (3–3) Mendoza (4) Pro Player Stadium 39,583 53–36
90 July 15 @ Phillies 3–9 Person (7–5) Pettitte (9–5) Veterans Stadium 59,470 53–37
91 July 16 @ Phillies 6–3 (13) Stanton (7–2) Telemaco (5–5) Rivera (30) Veterans Stadium 46,446 54–37
92 July 17 @ Phillies 4–1 (12) Choate (3–1) Gomes (4–3) Rivera (31) Veterans Stadium 47,529 55–37
93 July 18 (1) @ Tigers 8–5 Clemens (13–1) Sparks (7–4) Rivera (32) Comerica Park 14,800 56–37
94 July 18 (2) @ Tigers 4–12 Santos (2–2) Lilly (3–3) Comerica Park 33,216 56–38
95 July 19 @ Tigers 2–11 Lima (3–3) Pettitte (9–6) Comerica Park 35,320 56–39
96 July 20 Blue Jays 4–10 Loaiza (6–9) Jodie (0–1) Yankee Stadium 46,634 56–40
97 July 21 Blue Jays 3–5 Quantrill (8–2) Rivera (3–5) Koch (19) Yankee Stadium 55,264 56–41
98 July 22 Blue Jays 7–3 Mussina (10–8) Carpenter (7–7) Yankee Stadium 51,132 57–41
99 July 23 Blue Jays 7–2 Clemens (14–1) Parris (4–6) Yankee Stadium 38,573 58–41
100 July 24 Tigers 6–5 Pettitte (10–6) Sparks (7–5) Rivera (33) Yankee Stadium 34,519 59–41
101 July 25 Tigers 4–2 Witasick (7–2) Lima (3–4) Rivera (34) Yankee Stadium 34,480 60–41
102 July 26 Tigers 14–8 Mendoza (7–2) Holt (7–8) Yankee Stadium 45,221 61–41
103 July 27 @ Blue Jays 9–1 Mussina (11–8) Carpenter (7–8) SkyDome 36,666 62–41
104 July 28 @ Blue Jays 12–1 Clemens (15–1) Escobar (2–5) SkyDome 44,105 63–41
105 July 29 @ Blue Jays 9–3 Pettitte (11–6) Hamilton (5–8) SkyDome 40,149 64–41
106 July 31 Rangers 2–6 Oliver (9–6) Lilly (3–4) Zimmerman (21) Yankee Stadium 45,978 64–42
August (15–14) Home: 9–6 Away: 6–8
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Location Attendance Record
107 August 1 Rangers 9–7 Hitchcock (3–1) Bell (4–6) Rivera (35) Yankee Stadium 41,714 65–42
108 August 2 Rangers 2–12 Myette (1–1) Mussina (11–9) Yankee Stadium 52,169 65–43
109 August 3 Angels 4–2 Pettitte (12–6) Washburn (9–5) Rivera (36) Yankee Stadium 40,490 66–43
110 August 4 Angels 5–4 Rivera (4–5) Levine (5–6) Yankee Stadium 46,416 67–43
111 August 5 Angels 3–4 Ortiz (10–7) Mendoza (7–3) Percival (29) Yankee Stadium 48,978 67–44
112 August 6 Angels 1–3 Pote (2–0) Hitchock (3–2) Percival (30) Yankee Stadium 40,232 67–45
113 August 7 @ Devil Rays 2–3 Sturtze (7–9) Mussina (11–10) Yan (15) Tropicana Field 22,429 67–46
114 August 8 @ Devil Rays 16–1 Pettitte (13–6) Bierbrodt (2–4) Tropicana Field 18,830 68–46
115 August 9 @ Devil Rays 4–3 Mendoza (8–3) Yan (3–5) Rivera (37) Tropicana Field 21,223 69–46
116 August 10 @ Athletics 1–8 Lidle (7–5) Lilly (3–5) Network Associates Coliseum 38,728 69–47
117 August 11 @ Athletics 6–8 Magnante (1–1) Hitchock (3–3) Isringhausen (23) Network Associates Coliseum 45,253 69–48
118 August 12 @ Athletics 2–4 Mulder (15–6) Stanton (7–3) Network Associates Coliseum 47,725 69–49
119 August 14 Devil Rays 5–3 Pettitte (14–6) Kennedy (3–8) Rivera (38) Yankee Stadium 34,521 70–49
120 August 15 Devil Rays 10–3 Clemens (16–1) Wilson (5–8) Yankee Stadium 32,103 71–49
121 August 16 Devil Rays 12–5 Hitchock (4–3) Rupe (5–10) Yankee Stadium 43,600 72–49
122 August 17 Mariners 4–0 Mussina (12–10) Abbott (12–3) Mendoza (5) Yankee Stadium 54,616 73–49
123 August 18 Mariners 6–7 Rhodes (8–0) Lilly (3–6) Sasaki (38) Yankee Stadium 55,294 73–50
124 August 19 Mariners 2–10 Moyer (14–5) Pettitte (14–7) Yankee Stadium 54,339 73–51
125 August 20 @ Rangers 9–5 Stanton (8–3) Moreno (3–3) The Ballpark in Arlington 35,125 74–51
126 August 21 @ Rangers 3–13 Davis (7–8) O. Hernandez (0–6) The Ballpark in Arlington 34,940 74–52
127 August 22 @ Rangers 1–8 Oliver (10–8) Mussina (12–11) The Ballpark in Arlington 33,442 74–53
128 August 23 @ Rangers 5–2 Hitchock (5–3) Bell (4–8) Rivera (39) The Ballpark in Arlington 36,158 75–53
129 August 24 @ Angels 2–6 Hasegawa (4–4) Pettitte (14–8) Edison International Field of Anaheim 43,489 75–54
130 August 25 @ Angels 7–5 Clemens (17–1) Valdez (8–8) Rivera (40) Edison International Field of Anaheim 43,398 76–54
131 August 26 @ Angels 6–7 (10) Percival (4–2) Stanton (8–4) Edison International Field of Anaheim 41,660 76–55
132 August 28 Blue Jays 4–0 Mussina (13–11) Loaiza (9–11) Rivera (41) Yankee Stadium 37,450 77–55
133 August 29 Blue Jays 2–3 Halladay (3–1) Hitchock (5–4) Koch (30) Yankee Stadium 36,855 77–56
134 August 30 Blue Jays 5–4 (11) Witasick (8–2) Eyre (0–1) Yankee Stadium 42,537 78–56
135 August 31 @ Red Sox 3–1 Clemens (18–1) Lowe (4–10) Rivera (42) Yankee Stadium 33,501 79–56
September (12–6) Home: 5–2 Away: 7–4
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Location Attendance Record
136 September 1 @ Red Sox 2–1 O. Hernandez (1–6) Urbina (2–2) Rivera (43) Fenway Park 33,084 80–56
137 September 2 @ Red Sox 1–0 Mussina (14–11) Cone (8–4) Fenway Park 33,734 81–56
138 September 3 @ Blue Jays 7–5 Wohlers (4–1) Koch (2–5) Mendoza (6) SkyDome 28,404 82–56
139 September 4 @ Blue Jays 0–14 Carpenter (9–11) Pettitte (14–9) SkyDome 20,036 82–57
140 September 5 @ Blue Jays 4–3 Clemens (19–1) Escobar (6–6) Rivera (44) SkyDome 29,235 83–57
141 September 7 Red Sox 3–2 O. Hernandez (2–6) Martinez (7–3) Rivera (45) Yankee Stadium 55,524 84–57
142 September 8 Red Sox 9–2 Mussina (15–11) Cone (8–5) Yankee Stadium 55,316 85–57
143 September 9 Red Sox 7–2 Pettitte (15–9) Nomo (11–8) Yankee Stadium 55,318 86–57
September 10 Red Sox Cancelled (rain)
September 11 White Sox Postponed (9/11 attacks) Rescheduled for October 1
September 12 White Sox Postponed (9/11 attacks) Rescheduled for October 2
September 13 White Sox Postponed (9/11 attacks) Rescheduled for October 3
September 14 @ Devil Rays Postponed (9/11 attacks) Rescheduled for October 4
September 15 @ Devil Rays Postponed (9/11 attacks) Rescheduled for October 5
September 16 @ Devil Rays Postponed (9/11 attacks) Rescheduled for October 6
September 17 @ Devil Rays Postponed (9/11 attacks) Rescheduled for October 7
144 September 18 @ White Sox 11–3 O. Hernandez (3–6) Buehrle (13–8) Comiskey Park 22,785 87–57
145 September 19 @ White Sox 6–3 Clemens (20–1) Glover (4–3) Rivera (46) Comiskey Park 18,465 88–57
146 September 20 @ White Sox 5–7 Lowe (8–4) Pettitte (15–10) Foulke (39) Comiskey Park 22,284 88–58
147 September 21 @ Orioles 6–7 Roberts (8–9) Rivera (4–6) Oriole Park at Camden Yards 47.099 88–59
148 September 22 @ Orioles 2–11 Douglass (1–1) Hitchock (5–5) Oriole Park at Camden Yards 47.068 88–60
149 September 23 @ Orioles 5–4 (10) Stanton (9–4) Parrish (1–2) Rivera (47) Oriole Park at Camden Yards 46.071 89–60
150 September 25 Devil Rays 0–4 Sturtze (9–12) Clemens (20–2) Yankee Stadium 33,777 89–61
151 September 26 Devil Rays 5–1 Lilly (4–6) Wilson (7–9) Yankee Stadium 23,352 90–61
152 September 28 Orioles 7–0 Mussina (16–11) Johnson (10–12) Yankee Stadium 42,066 91–61
153 September 29 Orioles 2–7 Maduro (5–6) O. Hernandez (3–7) Yankee Stadium 55,310 91–62
154 September 30 Orioles 1–1 (15) Game called (rain)
(game will not be made up, tie does not count in record)
Yankee Stadium 55,351 91–62
October (4–3) Home: 3–0 Away: 1–3
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Location Attendance Record
155 October 1 White Sox 8–1 Hitchock (6–5) Wells (10–10) Yankee Stadium 8,112 92–62
156 October 2 White Sox 6–4 Lilly (5–6) Wright (5–3) Rivera (48) Yankee Stadium 10,480 93–62
157 October 3 White Sox 2–1 Mussina (17–11) Garland (6–7) Rivera (49) Yankee Stadium 14,895 94–62
158 October 4 @ Devil Rays 1–4 Bierbrodt (5–6) A. Hernandez (0–3) Yan (21) Tropicana Field 15,265 94–63
159 October 5 @ Devil Rays 4–8 Kennedy (7–8) Clemens (20–3) Zambrano (2) Tropicana Field 22,028 94–64
160 October 6 @ Devil Rays 2–5 Sturtze (11–12) Mendoza (8–4) Yan (22) Tropicana Field 25,511 94–65
161 October 7 @ Devil Rays 1–0 O. Hernandez (4–7) Colome (2–3) Rivera (50) Tropicana Field 24,075 95–65

Postseason

Legend
Yankees Win Yankees Loss Game Postponed
2001 Postseason Game Log (10–7)
ALDS vs Athletics (3–2)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Location Attendance Record
1 October 10 Athletics 3–5 Mulder (1–0) Clemens (0–1) Isringhausen (1) Yankee Stadium 56,697 0–1
2 October 11 Athletics 0–2 Hudson (1–0) Pettitte (0–1) Isringhausen (2) Yankee Stadium 56,684 0–2
3 October 13 @ Athletics 1–0 Mussina (1–0) Zito (0–1) Rivera (1) Network Associates Coliseum 55,861 1–2
4 October 14 @ Athletics 9–2 Hernandez (1–0) Lidle (0–1) Network Associates Coliseum 43,681 2–2
5 October 15 Athletics 5–3 Stanton (1–0) Mulder (1–1) Rivera (2) Yankee Stadium 56,642 3–2
ALCS vs Mariners (4–1)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Location Attendance Record
1 October 17 @ Mariners 4–2 Pettitte (1–0) Sele (0–1) Rivera (1) Safeco Field 47,644 1–0
2 October 18 @ Mariners 3–2 Mussina (1–0) Garcia (0–1) Rivera (2) Safeco Field 47,791 2–0
3 October 20 Mariners 3–14 Moyer (1–0) Hernandez (0–1) Yankee Stadium 56,517 2–1
4 October 21 Mariners 3–1 Rivera (1–0) Sasaki (0–1) Yankee Stadium 56,375 3–1
5 October 22 Mariners 12–3 Pettitte (2–0) Sele (0–2) Yankee Stadium 56,370 4–1
WS vs Diamondbacks (3–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Location Attendance Record
1 October 27 @ Diamondbacks 1–9 Schilling (1–0) Mussina (0–1) Bank One Ballpark 49,646 0–1
2 October 28 @ Diamondbacks 0–4 Johnson (1–0) Pettitte (0–1) Bank One Ballpark 49,646 0–2
3 October 30 Diamondbacks 2–1 Clemens (1–0) Anderson (0–1) Rivera (1) Yankee Stadium 55,820 1–2
4 October 31 Diamondbacks 4–3 (10) Rivera (1–0) Kim (0–1) Yankee Stadium 55,863 2–2
5 November 1 Diamondbacks 3–2 (12) Hitchcock (1–0) Lopez (0–1) Yankee Stadium 56,018 3–2
6 November 3 @ Diamondbacks 2–15 Johnson (2–0) Pettitte (0–2) Bank One Ballpark 49,707 3–3
7 November 4 @ Diamondbacks 2–3 Johnson (3–0) Rivera (1–1) Bank One Ballpark 49,589 3–4

Player stats

Batting

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; Avg. = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Yellow background = Indicates team leader
Pos. Player G AB R H HR RBI Avg. SB
C Jorge Posada 138 484 59 134 22 95 .277 2
1B Tino Martinez 154 589 89 165 34 113 .280 1
2B Alfonso Soriano 158 574 77 154 18 73 .268 43
3B Scott Brosius 120 428 57 123 13 49 .287 3
SS Derek Jeter 150 614 110 191 21 74 .311 27
LF Chuck Knoblauch 137 521 66 130 9 44 .250 38
CF Bernie Williams 146 540 102 166 26 94 .307 11
RF Paul O'Neill 137 510 77 136 21 70 .267 22
DH David Justice 111 381 58 92 18 51 .241 1

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Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; Avg. = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H HR RBI Avg. SB
Erick Almonte 8 4 0 2 0 0 .500 2
Clay Bellinger 51 81 12 13 5 12 .160 1
Darren Bragg 5 4 1 1 0 0 .250 0
Michael Coleman 12 38 5 8 1 7 .211 0
Bobby Estalella 3 4 1 0 0 0 .000 0
Todd Greene 35 96 9 20 1 11 .208 0
Nick Johnson 23 67 6 13 2 8 .194 0
Donzell McDonald 5 3 0 1 0 0 .333 0
Joe Oliver 12 36 3 9 1 2 .250 0
Robert Pérez 6 15 1 4 0 0 .267 0
Juan Rivera 3 4 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Henry Rodríguez 5 8 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Scott Seabol 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Luis Sojo 39 79 5 13 0 9 .165 1
Shane Spencer 80 283 40 73 10 46 .258 4
Randy Velarde 15 46 4 7 0 1 .152 2
Gerald Williams 38 47 12 8 0 2 .170 3
Enrique Wilson 48 99 10 24 1 12 .242 0

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; CG = Complete games; SO = Strikeouts; BB = Walks allowed

Player G IP W L ERA CG SO BB
Mike Mussina 34 228.2 17 11 3.15 4 214 42
Roger Clemens 33 220.1 20 3 3.51 0 213 72
Andy Pettitte 31 200.2 15 10 3.99 2 164 41
Ted Lilly 26 120.2 5 6 5.37 0 112 51
Orlando Hernández 17 94.2 4 7 4.85 0 77 42
Randy Keisler 10 50.2 1 2 6.22 0 36 34
Sterling Hitchcock 10 51.1 4 4 6.49 1 28 18
Christian Parker 1 3.0 0 1 21.00 0 1 1
Brett Jodie 1 2.0 0 1 27.00 0 0 1

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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
Adrián Hernández 6 22.0 0 3 3.68 10
Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts; BB = Walks allowed

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO BB
Mariano Rivera 71 80.2 4 6 50 2.34 83 12
Mike Stanton 76 80.1 9 4 0 2.58 78 29
Ramiro Mendoza 56 100.2 8 4 6 3.75 70 23
Randy Choate 37 48.1 3 1 0 3.35 35 27
Jay Witasick 32 40.1 3 0 0 4.69 53 18
Mark Wohlers 31 35.2 1 0 0 4.54 33 18
Brian Boehringer 22 34.2 0 1 1 3.12 33 12
Todd Williams 15 15.1 1 0 0 4.70 13 9
Carlos Almanzar 10 10.2 0 1 0 3.38 6 2
Brandon Knight 4 10.2 0 0 0 10.13 7 3

ALDS

Main article: 2001 American League Division Series

Series Summary:

Yankees win series 3-2, becoming the first team in MLB history to win the ALDS after dropping the first two games at home.

ALCS

Main article: 2001 American League Championship Series

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 New York – 4, Seattle – 2 October 17 Safeco Field 47,644
2 New York – 3, Seattle – 2 October 18 Safeco Field 47,791
3 Seattle – 14, New York – 3 October 20 Yankee Stadium 56,517
4 Seattle – 1, New York – 3 October 21 Yankee Stadium 56,375
5 Seattle – 3, New York – 12 October 22 Yankee Stadium 56,370

World series

Main article: 2001 World Series

President Bush tosses out the ceremonial first pitch before a 2-1 Yankee victory in Game 3 of the 2001 World Series.
President Bush tosses out the ceremonial first pitch before a 2-1 Yankee victory in Game 3 of the 2001 World Series.

Game 1

October 27, 2001 at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix, Arizona

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
Arizona 1 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 x 9 10 0
W: Curt Schilling (1-0)   L: Mike Mussina (0-1)  
HR: ARICraig Counsell (1), Luis Gonzalez (1)

Game 2

October 28, 2001 at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix, Arizona

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Arizona 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 x 4 5 0
W: Randy Johnson (1-0)   L: Andy Pettitte (0-1)  
HR: ARIMatt Williams (1)

Game 3

October 30, 2001 at Yankee Stadium in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Arizona 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3
New York 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 x 2 7 1
W: Roger Clemens (1-0)   L: Brian Anderson (0-1)  S: Mariano Rivera (1)
HR: NYYJorge Posada (1)

Game 4

October 31, 2001 at Yankee Stadium in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Arizona 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 6 0
New York 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 7 0
W: Mariano Rivera (1-0)   L: Byung-hyun Kim (0-1)  
HR: ARIMark Grace (1)    NYYShane Spencer (1), Tino Martinez (1), Derek Jeter (1)

Game 5

November 1, 2001 at Yankee Stadium in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Arizona 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 9 1
W: Sterling Hitchcock (1-0)   L: Albie Lopez (0-1)  
HR: ARISteve Finley (1), Rod Barajas (1)    NYYScott Brosius (1)

Game 6

November 3, 2001 at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix, Arizona

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 7 1
Arizona 1 3 8 3 0 0 0 0 x 15 22 0
W: Randy Johnson (2-0)   L: Andy Pettitte (0-2)  

Game 7

November 4, 2001 at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix, Arizona

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 6 3
Arizona 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 11 0
W: Randy Johnson (3-0)   L: Mariano Rivera (1-1)  
HR: NYYAlfonso Soriano (1)

Awards and records

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Clippers International League Trey Hillman
AA Norwich Navigators Eastern League Stump Merrill
A Tampa Yankees Florida State League Brian Butterfield
A Greensboro Bats South Atlantic League Mitch Seoane
A-Short Season Staten Island Yankees New York–Penn League Joe Arnold
Rookie GCL Yankees Gulf Coast League Derek Shelton

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: GCL Yankees; LEAGUE CO-CHAMPIONS: Tampa[19]

References

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  2. ^ Olney, Buster (November 5, 2001). "In Final Twist, New York Falls in Ninth". New York Times. p. A1.
  3. ^ Walker, Ben (November 5, 2001). "Diamondbacks 3, Yankees 2". Associated Press. The other two all-home victory Series were both won by Minnesota, 1987 and 1991.
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  5. ^ "Mike Mussina Stats".
  6. ^ Dwight Gooden Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  7. ^ "Luis Sojo Stats".
  8. ^ a b c d "Brandon Knight Stats".
  9. ^ a b "Henry Rodriguez Stats".
  10. ^ "Drew Henson Stats".
  11. ^ Glenallen Hill Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  12. ^ John-Ford Griffin Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  13. ^ Bronson Sardinha Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  14. ^ Bobby Estalella Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  15. ^ Sterling Hitchcock Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  16. ^ "Randy Velarde Stats".
  17. ^ a b "2001 New York Yankees Statistics".
  18. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.372, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  19. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007