2001 Season

World Series Winner: Arizona Diamondbacks

Diamondbacks over the Yankees (4-3)
World Series MVP: Curt Schilling (ARI)

With the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks still a raw wound for the United States, this was a rare moment where more people than usual were rooting for the Damn Yankees to win the World Series. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be thanks to a Diamondbacks team anchored by the one-two punch of Randy Johnson and Curt Shilling.

National League

EAST W L W-L% GB
Atlanta Braves 88 74 .543
Philadelphia Phillies 86 76 .531 2.0
New York Mets 82 80 .506 6.0
Florida Marlins 76 86 .469 12.0
Montreal Expos 68 94 .420 20.0
CENTRAL W L W-L% GB
Houston Astros 93 69 .574
St. Louis Cardinals 93 69 .574
Chicago Cubs 88 74 .543 5.0
Milwaukee Brewers 68 94 .420 25.0
Cincinnati Reds 66 92 .407 27.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 62 100 .383 31.0
WEST W L W-L% GB
Arizona Diamondbacks 92 70 .568
San Francisco Giants 90 72 .556 2.0
Los Angeles Dodgers 86 76 .531 6.0
San Diego Padres 79 83 .488 13.0
Colorado Rockies 73 89 .451 19.0

American League

EAST W L W-L% GB
New York Yankees 95 65 .594
Boston Red Sox 82 79 .509 13.5
Toronto Blue Jays 80 82 .494 16.0
Baltimore Orioles 63 98 .391 32.5
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 62 100 .383 34.0
CENTRAL W L W-L% GB
Cleveland Indians 91 71 .562
Minnesota Twins 85 77 .525 6.0
Chicago White Sox 83 79 .512 8.0
Detroit Tigers 66 96 .407 25.0
Kansas City Royals 65 97 .401 26.0
WEST W L W-L% GB
Seattle Mariners 116 46 .716
Oakland Athletics 102 60 .630 14.0
Anaheim Angels 75 87 .463 41.0
Texas Rangers 73 89 .451 43.0