|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» May 25, 2001:
Greg Maddux becomes the first Brave pitcher since Dick Rudolph in 1916 to throw two 1-0 shutouts in the same month as he whips the Pirates, 1–0. Maddux beat the Brewers, 1–0 on May 2. Rafael Furcal's RBI single off Todd Ritchie (0–6) is the winner. The Bucs waste a chance in the 8th when they have three singles, but two runners are caught stealing. |
» July 13, 2001: Pittsburgh P Todd Ritchie hurls a 1–hitter against the Royals. KC's Luis Alicea hits a single for the Royals only hit in the Pirates 1–0 win.
» December 13, 2001:
The Pirates send P Todd Ritchie and C Lee Evans to the White Sox. In return, Pittsburgh gets pitchers Kip Wells, Sean Lowe, and Josh Fogg.