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2001 Japan Series

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Japan Series: Yakult Swallows over Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes (4-1)
The 2001 Japan Series was the 52nd edition of Nippon Professional Baseball's postseason championship series.

2001 Big League World Series

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Big League World Series: Westminster, California
The 2001 Big League World Series youth baseball tournament took place from August 4–11 in Easley, South Carolina, U.S. Westminster, California, U.S., defeated Valencia, Venezuela, in the championship game.

2001 Junior League World Series

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Junior League World Series: Aiea, Hawaii
The 2001 Junior League World Series took place from August 13–18 in Taylor, Michigan, United States.

2001 Senior League World Series

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Senior League World Series: Palm Harbor, Florida
The 2001 Senior League World Series took place from August 12–18 in Kissimmee, Florida, United States.

Larry Walker

April 22 – Pedro Astacio pitched a two-hitter, striking out eight and walking one, to guide the Colorado Rockies to a 2–1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Bank One Ballpark. Astacio is lifted in the ninth inning, after allowing one single and hitting his fourth hitter of the game, tying a Major League Baseball record for the most hit by pitches in a single game. The previously was Orel Hershiser, who did it on April 19, 2000. Larry Walker belted a solo home run and Jeff Cirillo added an RBI-single to back the 50th career win of Astacio with Colorado, becoming the first franchise pitcher to reach that level.

Gary SouthShore RailCats

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January 23 – The Northern League announced that it had awarded a franchise to Northwest Sports Ventures, later to be named the Gary SouthShore RailCats

World Series

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The National League Champion has home field advantage during the World Series as a result of the pre-2003 "alternating years" rule.

American League

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July 10 – The American League defeats the National League 4–1 in the All–Star Game. Cal Ripken, Jr. thrills the crowd by hitting a home run and is selected the MVP. Derek Jeter and Magglio Ordóñez also homer for the American League.

Cleveland Indians

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August 5 – The Cleveland Indians tie a Major League Baseball record by erasing a 12-run Seattle lead to defeat the Seattle Mariners.

Seattle Mariners

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August 5 – The Cleveland Indians tie a Major League Baseball record by erasing a 12-run Seattle lead to defeat the Seattle Mariners. Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle Mariners, OF (AL) August 15 – For the first time in major league history, four pitchers from Venezuela combine to win their respective starts the same day: Freddy García, of the Seattle Mariners, against the Boston Red Sox, 6-2; Kelvim Escobar, of the Toronto Blue Jays, over the Oakland Athletics, 5-2; Giovanni Carrara of the Los Angeles Dodgers, against the Montreal Expos, 13-1; and Omar Daal, in a Philadelphia Phillies victory over the Milwaukee Brewers, 8-6.

Oakland Athletics

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August 15 – For the first time in major league history, four pitchers from Venezuela combine to win their respective starts the same day: Freddy García, of the Seattle Mariners, against the Boston Red Sox, 6-2; Kelvim Escobar, of the Toronto Blue Jays, over the Oakland Athletics, 5-2; Giovanni Carrara of the Los Angeles Dodgers, against the Montreal Expos, 13-1; and Omar Daal, in a Philadelphia Phillies victory over the Milwaukee Brewers, 8-6.

National League

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July 10 – The American League defeats the National League 4–1 in the All–Star Game. Cal Ripken, Jr. thrills the crowd by hitting a home run and is selected the MVP. Derek Jeter and Magglio Ordóñez also homer for the American League.

Atlanta Braves

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February 20 – Atlanta Braves center fielder Andruw Jones wins a record $8.2 million contract in salary arbitration. The previous record of $7.25 million was set in 2000 by New York Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera.

Houston Astros

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April 12 – José Hernández of the Milwaukee Brewers hits two home runs and ties a team record with seven runs batted in, as Milwaukee defeats the Houston Astros, 12–4.

Arizona Diamondbacks

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April 22 – Pedro Astacio pitched a two-hitter, striking out eight and walking one, to guide the Colorado Rockies to a 2–1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Bank One Ballpark. Astacio is lifted in the ninth inning, after allowing one single and hitting his fourth hitter of the game, tying a Major League Baseball record for the most hit by pitches in a single game. The previously was Orel Hershiser, who did it on April 19, 2000. Larry Walker belted a solo home run and Jeff Cirillo added an RBI-single to back the 50th career win of Astacio with Colorado, becoming the first franchise pitcher to reach that level. World Series Champion – Arizona Diamondbacks

St. Louis Cardinals

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Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals, 1B (NL)

Randy Johnson

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World Series MVP – Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling

Andy Pettitte

Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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July 10 – The American League defeats the National League 4–1 in the All–Star Game. Cal Ripken, Jr. thrills the crowd by hitting a home run and is selected the MVP. Derek Jeter and Magglio Ordóñez also homer for the American League. All-Star Game, July 10 at Safeco Field: American League, 4-1; Cal Ripken, Jr., MVP

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All-Star Game, July 10 at Safeco Field: American League, 4-1; Cal Ripken, Jr., MVP