2001 American League Championship Series

2001 American League Championship Series

Infobox LCS
alcs = yes

year = 2001
champion = New York Yankees (4)
champion_manager = Joe Torre
champion_games = 95-65, .594, GA: 13½
runnerup = Seattle Mariners (1)
runnerup_manager = Lou Piniella
runnerup_games = 116-46, .716, GA: 14
date = October 17October 22
MVP = Andy Pettitte (New York)
television = FOX
announcers = Thom Brennaman and Steve Lyons (Game 1-2)
Joe Buck and Tim McCarver (Game 3-5)
radio_network = ESPN Radio
radio_announcers = Jon Miller and Joe Morgan
umpires = Ed Montague, Wally Bell, Gary Cederstrom, Charlie Reliford, John Shulock, Tim Welke
LDS1 = Seattle Mariners over Cleveland Indians (3-2)
LDS2 = New York Yankees over Oakland Athletics (3-2)
The by|2001 American League Championship Series was a rematch of the 2000 ALCS between the New York Yankees, who had come off a dramatic comeback against the Oakland Athletics in the Division Series after being down two games to zero, and the Seattle Mariners, who won an American League record 116 regular season games and had won their Division Series against the Cleveland Indians. The series had additional poignancy, coming immediately after downtown New York City was devastated by the events of September 11, 2001. (The series was played in late October due to Major League Baseball temporarily shutting down in the wake of the attacks).

Though the Mariners had home field advantage, unlike the 2000 ALCS where the Yankees had home field advantage, the Yankees' mystique after their miraculous comeback against Oakland proved too overpowering and the Yankees won the first two games in Seattle. The Mariners' manager, former Yankee player and manager Lou Piniella, guaranteed after game two that the Mariners would win at least two of the next three games in New York to return the series to Seattle. However, he turned out to be wrong as the Yankees closed out the series in New York, beating the Mariners 4 games to 1. The series ended with a 12-3 Yankees victory in Game 5.


New York Yankees vs. Seattle Mariners

New York wins the series, 4-1

Game summaries

Game 1

Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at Safeco Field in Seattle, WashingtonLinescore
Road=New York|RoadAbr=NYY
WP=Andy Pettitte (1-0)|LP=Aaron Sele (0-1)|SV=Mariano Rivera (1)
RoadHR=Paul O'Neill (1)|HomeHR=|

The Game 1 starting date was the latest date ever for a starting game of an ALCS.

Game 2

Thursday, October 18, 2001 at Safeco Field in Seattle, WashingtonLinescore
Road=New York|RoadAbr=NYY
WP=Mike Mussina (1-0)|LP=Freddy Garcia (0-1)|SV=Mariano Rivera (2)
RoadHR=|HomeHR=Stan Javier (1)|

Game 3

Saturday, October 20, 2001 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New YorkLinescore
Home=New York|HomeAbr=NYY
WP=Jamie Moyer (1-0)|LP=Orlando Hernández (0-1)|SV=
RoadHR=Bret Boone (1), Jay Buhner (1), John Olerud (1)|HomeHR=Bernie Williams (1)|

Game 4

Sunday, October 21, 2001 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New YorkLinescore
Home=New York|HomeAbr=NYY
WP=Mariano Rivera (1-0)|LP=Kazuhiro Sasaki (0-1)|SV=
RoadHR=Bret Boone (2)|HomeHR=Bernie Williams (2), Alfonso Soriano (1)|

Game 5

Monday, October 22, 2001 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New YorkLinescore
Home=New York|HomeAbr=NYY
WP=Andy Pettitte (2-0)|LP=Aaron Sele (0-2)|SV=
RoadHR=|HomeHR=Bernie Williams (3), Tino Martinez (1), Paul O'Neill (2)|

Composite Box

2001 ALCS (4-1): New York Yankees over Seattle MarinersLinescore
Road=New York Yankees
Home=Seattle Mariners
H1=0|H2=0|H3=0|H4=2|H5=3|H6=7|H7=5|H8=2|H9=3|HR=22|HH=36|HE=1Total Attendance: 264,697 Average Attendance: 52,939|

Quotes of the Series


External links

* [http://www.baseball-reference.com/postseason/2001_ALCS.shtml 2001 ALCS at Baseball-Reference.com]

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