Backyard Baseball 2001 was the second Backyard Baseball game, and the fourth overall game in the Backyard Sports franchise. It was made for Windows/Macintosh. It was also the second game overall to have pros.

Intro video

Sammy Sosa appears at the bat, with Mike Piazza catching. Camera closes into them, and Sammy Sosa takes a big swing of the bat and stops to reveal the BBL logo, Then Chipper Jones appears, who picks up a grounder, and throws to second. Stephanie Morgan catches the ball and hits foot on second base to get a sliding Jeff Bagwell (a Houston Astro) out. She throws it to first, covered by Colorado Rockie Larry Walker for the double play. A sweating and panting Dmitri Petrovich who runs by first base, tagged out. Lisa Crocket, who hits a ball that stops and turns into a white circle with the Cleveland Indians logo. Kenny Kawaguchi does the same thing only the ball turns into the Seattle Mariners logo now. Nomar Garciaparra (a Boston Red Sock) hits a Texas Ranger, then Ken Griffey Jr. (a Cincinnati Red), Luanne Lui and Kimmy Eckman, respectively, all take swings. After which more white circles with logos of various MLB teams appear, until all 30 teams appeared. After that, Randy Johnson appears and pitches the ball at the screen, and the Backyard Baseball 2001 logo appears.


Player Team Nickname
Barry Larkin Cincinnati Reds 30/30
Juan Gonzalez Detroit Tigers (Texas Rangers on real baseball card) Juan Gone
Sammy Sosa Chicago Cubs Slammin'
Shawn Green Los Angeles Dodgers (Toronto Blue Jays on real baseball card) Squeaky
Frank Thomas Chicago White Sox The Big Hurt
Kenny Lofton Cleveland Indians Blur
Jose Canseco Tampa Bay Devil Rays No Way
Alex Rodriguez Seattle Mariners A-Rod
Curt Schilling Philadelphia Phillies Heater
Mark McGwire St. Louis Cardinals Mac
Mo Vaughn Anaheim Angels Hit Dog
Jeromy Burnitz Milwaukee Brewers (Different Brewers logo on real baseball card) The Kid
Raul Mondesi Toronto Blue Jays (Los Angeles Dodgers on real baseball card) Tuesdesi
Vladimir Guerrero Montreal Expos Alvino
Jeff Bagwell Houston Astros (Different Astros logo on real baseball card) Bags
Nomar Garciaparra Boston Red Sox Spiderman
Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants Big Guy
Jason Giambi Oakland Athletics Slugger
Larry Walker Colorado Rockies Canadian Clubber
Chipper Jones Atlanta Braves Chipper
Derek Jeter New York Yankees D.J.
Mike Piazza New York Mets Supreme
Tony Gwynn San Diego Padres Pal
Alex Gonzalez Florida Marlins Li'l Mitt
Jason Kendall Pittsburgh Pirates Patch
Ken Griffey Jr. Cincinnati Reds (Seattle Mariners on real baseball card) Junior
Carlos Beltran Kansas City Royals Buckles
Cal Ripken Jr. Baltimore Orioles Iron Man
Ivan Rodriguez Texas Rangers Pudge
Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks The Big Unit
Marty Cordova Minnesota Twins Shade



Major League Baseball

American League National League
West Central East West Central East
Anaheim Angels Chicago White Sox Baltimore Orioles Arizona Diamondbacks Chicago Cubs Atlanta Braves
Oakland Athletics Cleveland Indians Boston Red Sox Colorado Rockies Cincinnati Reds Florida Marlins
Seattle Mariners Detroit Tigers New York Yankees Los Angeles Dodgers Houston Astros Montreal Expos
Texas Rangers Kansas City Royals Tampa Bay Devil Rays San Diego Padres Milwaukee Brewers New York Mets
Minnesota Twins Toronto Blue Jays San Francisco Giants Pittsburgh Pirates Philadelphia Phillies
St. Louis Cardinals

Custom Teams and Names

Names Teams
Blue Melonheads
Crazy Hornets
Green Wombats
Humongous Bombers
Junior Monsters
Little Fishes
Super Duper

Due to similarities with the real teams included in the game, the custom team names Giants and Socks are cut from this installment of the Backyard Baseball series. The name All Stars is also no longer available for the same reason.

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