2002 Arizona Diamondbacks season

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2002 Arizona Diamondbacks
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Ken Kendrick
Jeff Moorad
Manager(s) Bob Brenly
Local television FSN Arizona
KTVK (3TV)
(Thom Brennaman, Rod Allen, Greg Schulte, Joe Garagiola, Sr.)
Local radio KTAR (620 AM)
(Rod Allen, Greg Schulte, Jim Traber, Victor Rojas Jeff Munn)
KSUN (Spanish)
(Richard Saenz, Oscar Soria, Miguel Quintana)
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 2002 Arizona Diamondbacks looked to repeat as World Series champions. They looked to contend in what was once again a strong National League West Division. They finished the season with a record of 98-64, good enough for the division title. Randy Johnson would finish the season as the NL Cy Young Award winner and become the second pitcher to win five Cy Young Awards.[1]

Offseason[edit]

  • October 29, 2001: Ken Huckaby was released by the Arizona Diamondbacks.[2]
  • January 9, 2002: Quinton McCracken was signed as a Free Agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks.[3]
  • March 24, 2002: Ernie Young was sent to the Arizona Diamondbacks by the St. Louis Cardinals as part of a conditional deal.[4]

Regular season[edit]

Luis Gonzalez[edit]

During the 2002 season, Luis Gonzalez received publicity as a piece of gum chewed by Gonzalez during a spring training game was sold for $10,000 on April 15, 2002.[5] The buyer was Curt Mueller, owner of Mueller Sports Medicine Inc., manufacturer of the gum, Quench.[6]

Opening Day starters[edit]

  • Danny Bautista
  • Craig Counsell
  • Steve Finley
  • Luis Gonzalez
  • Mark Grace
  • Randy Johnson
  • Damian Miller
  • Junior Spivey
  • Tony Womack [7]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
Arizona Diamondbacks 98 64 .605
San Francisco Giants 95 66 .590
Los Angeles Dodgers 92 70 6 .568
Colorado Rockies 73 89 25 .451
San Diego Padres 66 96 32 .407

Roster[edit]

2002 Arizona Diamondbacks
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Transactions[edit]

  • June 3, 2002: Ernie Young was released by the Arizona Diamondbacks.[4]
  • September 4, 2002: Felix Jose was purchased by the Arizona Diamondbacks from the Mexico City Reds (Mexican).[8]

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos. Player G AB H HR RBI Avg.
C Damian Miller 101 297 74 11 42 .249
1B Mark Grace 124 298 75 7 48 .252
2B Junior Spivey 143 538 162 16 78 .301
SS Tony Womack 153 590 160 5 57 .271
3B Craig Counsell 112 436 123 2 51 .282
LF Luis Gonzalez 148 524 151 28 103 .288
CF Steve Finley 150 505 145 25 89 .287
RF Quinton McCracken 123 349 108 3 40 .309

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos. Player G AB H HR RBI Avg.

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Randy Johnson 35 260.0 24 5 2.32 334
Curt Schilling 36 259.1 23 7 3.23 316
Miguel Batista 36 184.2 8 9 4.29 112
Rick Helling 30 175.2 10 12 4.51 120
Brian Anderson 35 156.0 6 11 4.79 81

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Relief pitchers[edit]
Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Byung-Hyun Kim 72 84.0 8 3 36 2.04 92
Mike Koplove 55 61.2 6 1 0 3.36 46
Mike Myers 69 37.0 4 3 4 4.38 31
Greg Swindell 34 33.0 0 2 0 6.27 23
Mike Fetters 33 24.2 2 3 0 5.11 24

NLDS[edit]

St. Louis wins the series, 3-0

Game Home Score Visitor Score Date Stadium Series
1 Arizona 2 St. Louis 12 October 1 BankOne Ballpark 1-0 (STL)
2 Arizona 1 St. Louis 2 October 3 BankOne Ballpark 2-0 (STL)
3 St. Louis 6 Arizona 3 October 5 Busch Stadium 3-0 (STL)

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tucson Sidewinders Pacific Coast League Al Pedrique
AA El Paso Diablos Texas League Chip Hale
A Lancaster JetHawks California League Steve Scarsone and Bill Plummer
A South Bend Silver Hawks Midwest League Dick Schofield
Short-Season A Yakima Bears Northwest League Mike Aldrete
Rookie Missoula Osprey Pioneer League Jack Howell

[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.234, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ Ken Huckaby Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ Quinton McCracken Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ a b http://www.baseball-reference.com/y/younger02.shtml
  5. ^ ESPN.com: SPORTSBUSINESS - Gonzo's gum going, going, gone for 10 grand
  6. ^ Entrepreneur pays a wad for the wads - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Encyclopedia.com
  7. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=2002&t=ARI
  8. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/j/josefe01.shtml
  9. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Arizona Diamondbacks
2001
NL West Division
Championship Season

2002
Succeeded by
San Francisco Giants
2003