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Wrapping Up 2001
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By the Numbers:
Figures that stood out during the 2001 season

By Bill Ladson
MLB.com


Ryan Dempster fanned 171 batters and walked 112.

1: Number of teams to have a losing record at home and make the playoffs. The Atlanta Braves were 40-41 at Turner Field.

1: Number of pitchers who struck out 100 batters and walked 100. Ryan Dempster of the Marlins fanned 171 batters and walked 112.

2: Number of starting pitchers who had an ERA under 3.00 with at least 200 innings. Arizona Diamondbacks co-aces Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling had a 2.49 and 2.98, respectively.

2: Number of times Padres third baseman Phil Nevin made the last out in a no-hitter -- AJ Burnett's (Marlins) and Bud Smith's (Cardinals).

2-10: The Athletics' record after 12 games. They would go 100-50 the rest of the way and advance to the playoffs as a wild-card team.

4: Number of teams that surrendered at least 200 home runs during the 2001 season. The Rockies (239), Rangers (222), Royals (209) and Devil Rays (207) gave up a combined 877 clouts last season.

5: Number of teams Dave Martinez played for the last two years. In 2000, he played for the Devil Rays, White Sox, Rangers and Blue Jays. In 2001, he was a reserve for the Braves.

7: Number of managers who were fired or resigned during or after the 2001 season (Jimy Williams, Larry Rothschild, Tom Kelly, Johnny Oates, John Boles, Felipe Alou and Larry Dierker).

7: Number of 20-game winners in 2001 (Mark Mulder, Roger Clemens, Jamie Moyer, Curt Schilling, Matt Morris, Randy Johnson and Jon Lieber).

7.46: Mike Hampton's ERA after the All-Star break -- the highest among the pitchers who participated in the 2001 Midsummer Classic.

10: Number of hitters who walked 100 times during the 2001 season. Giants outfielder Barry Bonds led the way with 177, breaking Babe Ruth's single-season record.

12: Number of runs the Indians were behind Aug. 5 against the Mariners. The Indians would go on to win the game 15-14 in 11 innings.

12-6: The best record in Interleague Play (shared by the White Sox, A's, Mariners and Marlins).

16: Number of complete games by Tigers pitchers, the most in baseball in 2001.

18: Number of pitchers drafted in the first round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft.

20: Number of home runs hit by Jason Giambi in the 2001 Home Run hitting contest. He was eliminated in the semifinals.

20-1: Roger Clemens' record Sept. 19, which set the mark for the best start in Major League history. He finished 21-3.

21: Number of years it took Mike Morgan to reach the World Series, a Major League record.

23: Number of consecutive saves recorded by Mariano Rivera before blowing one in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series.

36: Number of home runs Barry Bonds hit on the road.

37: Number of home runs Bonds hit at home.

38-22: The Giants' record when Bonds homered in 2001.

69: Number of hitters who struck out 100 times in 2001. Jose Hernandez and Jim Thome were tied for the Major League lead with 185.

108: Number of runs Bonds drove in when he homered in 2001.

151-173: The Reds' record with Ken Griffey Jr. on the roster from 2000-2001.

.224: Mark McGwire's batting average during June 2001 -- his highest batting average for any one month with at least 50 at-bats during the 2001 season.

457: Combined games missed by Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken Jr. from 1999-2001.

642: Number of runs scored by the Mets, the lowest in baseball in 2001.

665: Combined strikeouts by Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling, a new Major League record.

1,399: Number of strikeouts recorded by the Brewers hitters, a Major League record.

7,680: Combined pitches thrown by Randy Johnson and Roger Clemens in 2001.

642,743: The total attendance for the Expos in 2001.

Bill Ladson is an editor/producer for MLB.com.
 


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