2001 Major League Baseball Preview

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

Will the Yankees win their fourth consecutive World Series title in 2001?

by Michael Morrison
Click here for Alex Rodriguez's biography

Texas Rangers' Alex Rodriguez watches the flight of a three-run home run he hit off Pittsburgh Pirates' Jason Ryan in the fourth inning Monday, March 5, 2001, in Port Charlotte, Fla. (source AP/Jim Mone)

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At long last the 2001 baseball season is here. Sunday, April 1, is opening day as 29 major league teams begin their usually unsuccessful bid to dethrone the world champion New York Yankees.

Check out Infoplease's annual predictions and what's in store for your favorite team in 2001.

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Infoplease Predictions

  • American League Champion
    New York Yankees
  • National League Champion
    St. Louis Cardinals
  • World Series Champion
    New York Yankees
  • American League MVP
    Alex Rodriguez, Texas
  • National League MVP
    Andruw Jones, Atlanta
  • American League Cy Young
    Pedro Martinez, Boston Red Sox
  • National League Cy Young
    Randy Johnson, Arizona



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