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2001 Atlanta Braves season

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Record  88–74 (.543)
Owner(s)  AOL Time Warner
Manager(s)  Bobby Cox
Divisional place  1st
General manager(s)  John Schuerholz
2001 Atlanta Braves season
Local television  TBS Superstation Turner South (Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson) Fox Sports South (Tom Paciorek, Bob Rathbun)

The 2001 Atlanta Braves season marked the franchise's 36th season in Atlanta. The Braves won their tenth consecutive division title. The 2001 Atlanta Braves 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 1990 (meaning the worst record through their run of 14 consecutive division titles starting in 1991. Not counting the strike-shortened 1994 season). Atlanta finished the season with just an unusual 2 game division lead over the Philadelphia Phillies.

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

Offseason

  • October 31, 2000: Bobby Bonilla was Released by the Atlanta Braves.
  • December 13, 2000: Rico Brogna was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.
  • January 26, 2001: Steve Avery was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.
  • March 30, 2001: Steve Avery was released by the Atlanta Braves.
  • 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. The game was played on September 21 and it was a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves.

    Opening Day starters

  • Rafael Furcal
  • Tom Glavine
  • Wes Helms
  • Andruw Jones
  • Chipper Jones
  • Brian Jordan
  • Javy Lopez
  • B.J. Surhoff
  • Quilvio Veras
  • Notable transactions

  • May 10, 2001: Aaron Small was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.
  • June 22, 2001: John Rocker was traded by the Atlanta Braves with Troy Cameron (minors) to the Cleveland Indians for Steve Karsay and Steve Reed.
  • July 5, 2001: Ken Caminiti was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.
  • July 31, 2001: Rey Sánchez was traded by the Kansas City Royals to the Atlanta Braves for Brad Voyles (minors) and Alejandro Machado (minors).
  • August 7, 2001: Quilvio Veras was released by the Atlanta Braves.
  • August 31, 2001: Julio Franco was purchased by the Atlanta Braves from the Mexico City Tigers (Mexican).
  • Starters by position

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

    Other batters

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

    Starting pitchers

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

    Other pitchers

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

    Relief pitchers

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

    National League Division Series

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

    Game 1

    October 16: Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix, Arizona

    Game 2

    October 17: Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix, Arizona

    Game 3

    October 19: Turner Field in Atlanta

    Game 4

    October 20: Turner Field in Atlanta

    Game 5

    October 21: Turner Field in Atlanta

    Award winners

  • Andruw Jones, OF, Gold Glove
  • Greg Maddux, Pitcher of the Month, June
  • Greg Maddux, Pitcher of the Month, July
  • Greg Maddux, P, Gold Glove
  • 2001 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

  • Chipper Jones, 3B, Starter
  • John Burkett, Pitcher, Reserve
  • References

    2001 Atlanta Braves season Wikipedia


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