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Standings at end of 2001 season.

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2001 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
133New York Yankees1619665.596--8047139144-3751-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I-1-10
2715Boston Red Sox1618279.50914.07727452741-3941-40W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Dan DuquetteFenway Park000
3817Toronto Blue Jays1628082.49416.57677531440-4040-42L1T S R Log Off Def SP D JP RicciardiSkyDome000
41328Baltimore Orioles1626399.38933.5687829-14233-4930-50L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike HargroveSyd ThriftOriole Park at Camden Yards-10-1
51430Tampa Bay Rays16262100.38334.5672887-21525-5637-44L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Hal McRaeChuck LamarTropicana Field000
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2001 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
147Cleveland Indians1629171.562--8978217647-3544-36W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Mark ShapiroJacobs Field000
2513Minnesota Twins1628577.5256.0771766538-4347-34W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome000
3614Chicago White Sox1628379.5128.0798795337-4446-35L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelKenny WilliamsComiskey Park II000
41125Detroit Tigers1626696.40725.0724876-15229-5237-44L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Phil GarnerRandy SmithComerica Park000
51227Kansas City Royals1626597.40126.0729858-12930-5135-46W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Allard BairdKauffman Stadium000
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2001 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Seattle Mariners16211646.716--92762730059-2257-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickSafeco Field000
222Oakland Athletics16210260.63014.088464523949-3253-28W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Monte CrossBilly BeaneNetwork Associates Coliseum000
3920Anaheim Angels1627587.46341.0691730-3936-4539-42L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill StonemanEdison International Field000
41022Texas Rangers1627389.45143.0890968-7832-4841-41W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry NarronJohn HartThe Ballpark in Arlington000
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2001 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1510Atlanta Braves1628874.543--7296438648-3340-41L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field000
2711Philadelphia Phillies1628676.5312.07467192739-4247-34W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry BowaEd WadeVeterans Stadium000
3916New York Mets1628280.5066.0642713-7138-4344-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineSteve PhillipsShea Stadium000
41119Florida Marlins1627686.46912.0742744-230-5246-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dave DombrowskiPro Player Stadium000
51423Montreal Expos1626894.42020.0670812-14234-4734-47W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry BeinfestOlympic Stadium000
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2001 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
215St. Louis Cardinals1629369.574--81468413039-4154-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II000
124Houston Astros1629369.574--8477697849-3244-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerEnron Field000
369Chicago Cubs1628874.5435.07777017640-4148-33L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Andy MacPhailWrigley Field000
41324Milwaukee Brewers1626894.42025.0740806-6632-4936-45W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dean TaylorMiller Park000
51526Cincinnati Reds1626696.40727.0735850-11539-4227-54L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field000
61629Pittsburgh Pirates16262100.38331.0657858-20124-5738-43W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lloyd McClendonDave LittlefieldPNC Park000
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2001 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136Arizona Diamondbacks1629270.568--81867714144-3748-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob BrenlyJoe GaragiolaBank One Ballpark000
248San Francisco Giants1629072.5562.07997485141-4049-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerBrian SabeanPac Bell Park000
3812Los Angeles Dodgers1628676.5316.07587441442-3944-37L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDan EvansDodger Stadium000
41018San Diego Padres1627983.48813.0789812-2344-3735-46L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium000
51221Colorado Rockies1627389.45119.09239061732-4941-40W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Buddy BellDaniel O'DowdCoors Field000


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Israel AlcantaraRF-1B28.229Granted Free Agency. 
Glen BarkerCF30.225Granted Free Agency. 
Alan BenesP29.335Granted Free Agency. 
David Berg2B-SS31.109Granted Free Agency. 
Brian BoehringerP31.347Granted Free Agency. 
Cliff BrumbaughRF-LF27.244Granted Free Agency. 
Kirk BullingerP32.054Signed as Free Agent by Astros. 
Paul ByrdP31.018Granted free agency 
Mike CarusoSS24.208Signed as Free Agent by Reds. 
Alberto CastilloC31.314Signed as Free Agent by Yankees. 
Deivi CruzSS26.045Granted free agency 
Jacob CruzRF-LF28.327Signed as Free Agent by Tigers. 
Midre CummingsRF-CF30.068Granted Free Agency. 
Johnny DamonLF28.046Signed as Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Jorge DiazIF26.280Released by Rangers 
Craig DingmanP27.284Signed as Free Agent by Reds. 
Robert EllisP31.006Granted Free Agency. 
Todd ErdosP28.030Granted Free Agency. 
Sal FasanoC30.133Granted Free Agency. 
Shigetoshi HasegawaP33.142Granted free agency 
Scott HattebergC-1B32.007Granted Free Agency. 
Jimmy HaynesP29.107Granted Free Agency. 
Rick HellingP31.006Granted Free Agency. 
Alex Hernandez1B-RF24.207Signed as Free Agent by Reds. 
Eric KnottP27.089Granted Free Agency. 
Brandon KolbP28.031Signed as Free Agent by Reds. 
Ricky LedeeLF-RF28.029Granted Free Agency. 
Steve LomasneyC24.114Signed as Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Steve LomasneyC24.114Granted Free Agency. 
Rob MarquezP28.244Signed by Brewers 
Allen McDillP30.120Granted Free Agency. 
CJ NitkowskiP28.287Signed as Free Agent by Astros. 
Hideo NomoP33.112Signed as Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Chris PiersollP24.087Signed as Free Agent by Reds. 
Pokey Reese2B-SS28.194Granted Free Agency. 
Ruben RiveraCF-RF28.037Granted Free Agency. 
Donnie Sadler2B-SS26.187Granted Free Agency. 
F.P. SantangeloLF-CF34.058Signed as Free Agent by Yankees. 
Luis SaturriaOF25.153Granted Free Agency. 
Scott Sheldon3B-SS33.031Granted Free Agency. 
Mark SmithLF-RF31.228Signed as Free Agent by Expos. 
Chris Stynes3B-2B28.336Granted Free Agency. 
Justin ThompsonP28.288Granted Free Agency. 
Mike ThurmanP28.152Granted Free Agency. 
Marc ValdesP30.001Granted Free Agency. 
John WasdinP29.138Granted Free Agency. 
Clint WeiblP26.279Granted free agency 
Rick WhiteP32.363Granted Free Agency. 
Rondell WhiteLF-CF29.302Signed by Yankees