To learn about our efforts to improve the accessibility and usability of our website, please visit our Accessibility Information page. Skip to section navigation or Skip to main content
Below is an advertisement.


Skip to main content
Below is an advertisement.
Wrapping Up 2001
Home  | Season in Review  | Photo Galleries: Large  Small  |

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

By Bill Ladson

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

Shop at

Vote on the best plays of 2001 in the following categories:
Regular Season Play
Home Run of the Year
Catch of the Year
Throw of the Year
Defensive Infield Play
Greatest Comeback / Finish
Individual Performance
Memory of the Year
Pitching Performance
Collision of the Year
Postseason Play
Blooper of the Year
State of the Game: Where baseball stands as we begin 2002
What a Season!: reporter Ian Browne recaps 2001
2002 Predictions: Mark your calendars for these baseball events this season.
Resolutions: New Year's resolutions from around the league
Diamond Digits: Crunching the 2001 stats
Team gifts: Holiday presents from Santa
Boys to Men: Players who showed extraordinary growth in 2001
Men to Boys: Players who had big 2000 seasons, but flopped in 2001
Gone but Not Forgotten: Tributes to the players we've lost this year
2001 Player Debuts
2001 Season Trivia: Think you know baseball? Test your knowledge
By the Numbers: Figures that stood out in 2001
2001 Retirees: Players who ended their careers
2001 A to Z: A handy reference for the season

Holiday Ornaments
Mouth-blown glass, authentic hand-painted baseball ornament with the logo of your favorite team.
World Series Video/DVD
Commemorate the 2001 World Series with the Official Video & DVD full of World Series highlights.
Warm MLB Gear
Bundle up this season with Official MLB sweatshirts and fleece.