2001 Cincinnati Reds season

The 2001 Cincinnati Reds season was the 132nd season for the franchise in Major League Baseball. It consisted of the Cincinnati Reds attempting to win the National League Central. The Reds were managed by Bob Boone.

2001 Cincinnati Reds
Major League affiliations
Record66–96 (.407)
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Carl Lindner
General manager(s)Jim Bowden
Manager(s)Bob Boone
Local televisionFSN Ohio
(George Grande, Chris Welsh)
Local radioWLW
(Marty Brennaman, Joe Nuxhall)
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The Reds playing host to the New York Mets during an April 2001 game at Cinergy Field.


Regular season

  • May 8, 2001: Randy Johnson of the Arizona Diamondbacks struck out 20 Cincinnati Reds batters, but left the game after nine innings with a no-decision tied at 1-1. The Reds scored two runs in the top of the 11th inning but the Diamondbacks scored three runs in the bottom of the inning to win, 4-3.[3]

Season standings

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Houston Astros 9369 0.574 44–37 49–32
St. Louis Cardinals 9369 0.574 54–28 39–41
Chicago Cubs 8874 0.543 5 48–33 40–41
Milwaukee Brewers 6894 0.420 25 36–45 32–49
Cincinnati Reds 6696 0.407 27 27–54 39–42
Pittsburgh Pirates 62100 0.383 31 38–43 24–57

Record vs. opponents

Arizona 5–26–35–113–64–22–410–93–33–33–33–44–212–710–92–47–8
Atlanta 2–54–24–24–29–103–32–53–313–610–910–95–13–34–23–39–9
Chicago 3–62–413–43–33–38–94–28–93–34–24–210–62–43–39–89–6
Cincinnati 1–52–44–133–64–26–114–26–104–24–22–49–82–44–27–104–11
Colorado 6–132–43–36–34–22–48–115–13–44–32–42–49–109–106–32–10
Florida 2–410–93–32–42–43–32–54–212–77–125–144–23–42–43–312–6
Houston 4–23–39–811–64–23–32–412–56–03–33–39–83–63–39–79–6
Los Angeles 9–105–22–42–411–85–24–25–12–42–43–37–29–1011–83–36–9
Milwaukee 3–33–39–810–61–52–45–121–54–23–33–36–111–55–47–105–10
Montreal 3–36–133–32–44–37–120–64–22–48–119–105–13–32–52–48–10
New York 3–39–102–42–43–412–73–34–23–311–811–84–21–53–41–510–8
Philadelphia 4–39–102–44–24–214–53–33–33–310–98–115–15–23–32–47–11
Pittsburgh 2–41–56–108–94–22–48–92–711–61–52–41–52–41–53–148–7
San Diego 7–123–34–24–210–94–36–310–95–13–35–12–54–25–141–56–9
San Francisco 9–102–43–32–410–94–23–38–114–55–24–33–35–114–54–210–5
St. Louis 4–23–38–910–73–63–37–93–310–74–25–14–214–35–12–48–7

Notable transactions

  • June 23, 2001: Scott Service was signed as a free agent by the Reds.[4]
  • July 1, 2001: José Rijo was signed as a free agent by the Reds.[5]
  • July 19, 2001: Alex Ochoa was traded by the Reds to the Colorado Rockies for Robin Jennings and Todd Walker.[6]


2001 Cincinnati Reds
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters

  • 34 Calvin Pickering


Player stats

Starters by position

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

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
CJason LaRue12136486.2361243
1BSean Casey145533165.3101389
2BTodd Walker6626177.295532
SSPokey Reese13342896.224940
3BAaron Boone103381112.2941462
LFDmitri Young142540163.3022169
CFKen Griffey Jr.111364104.2862265
RFAlex Ochoa90349101.289735

Other batters

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

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Rubén Rivera11726367.2551034
Adam Dunn6624464.2621943
Juan Castro9624254.223313
Michael Tucker8623156.242730
Kelly Stinnett6318748.257925
Barry Larkin4515640.256217
Wilton Guerrero6014248.33818
Brady Clark8912934.264618
Bill Selby369221.228212
Donnie Sadler398417.20213
Robin Jennings277722.286314
Deion Sanders327513.17314
D.T. Cromer505716.281512
Corky Miller17499.18437
Brandon Larson14334.12101
Raúl González11143.21400
Calvin Pickering441.25001

Starting 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
Elmer Dessens34205.010144.48128
Chris Reitsma36182.07155.2996
Lance Davis20106.1844.7453
José Acevedo1896.0575.4468
Rob Bell944.1055.4833
Brian Reith940.1077.8122
Pete Harnisch735.1136.3717
Joey Hamilton417.1126.2310

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
Jim Brower46129.17103.9794
Osvaldo Fernández2079.1566.9235
Jared Fernández512.1014.385

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Danny Graves6665324.1549
Scott Sullivan797103.3182
Héctor Mercado563204.0859
Chris Nichting360314.4633
Dennys Reyes352604.9252
Mark Wohlers303103.9421
John Riedling291112.4123
Scott MacRae240104.0218
Justin Atchley150006.108
José Rijo130002.1212
Scott Winchester120204.509
Chris Piersoll110002.387
Frank Rodriguez700011.429
Scott Williamson20000.000

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville RiverBats International League Dave Miley
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern League Phillip Wellman
A Mudville Nine California League Dave Oliver
A Dayton Dragons Midwest League Donnie Scott
Rookie GCL Reds Gulf Coast League Edgar Caceres
Rookie Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Rick Burleson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Louisville, Billings[7]


  1. Chris Stynes page at Baseball Reference
  2. Drew Henson page at Baseball Reference
  3. Numbelievable!, p.13, Michael X. Ferraro and John Venziano, Triumph Books, 2007, Chicago, Illinois, ISBN 978-1-57243-990-0
  4. Scott Service page at Baseball Reference
  5. José Rijo page at Baseball Reference
  6. Alex Ochoa page at Baseball Reference
  7. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

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