2002 Arizona Diamondbacks season
|2002 Arizona Diamondbacks
|Major league affiliations|
|Local television||FSN Arizona
(Thom Brennaman, Rod Allen, Greg Schulte, Joe Garagiola, Sr.)
|Local radio||KTAR (620 AM)
(Rod Allen, Greg Schulte, Jim Traber, Victor Rojas Jeff Munn)
(Richard Saenz, Oscar Soria, Miguel Quintana)
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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.
- October 29, 2001: Ken Huckaby was released by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
- January 9, 2002: Quinton McCracken was signed as a Free Agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
- March 24, 2002: Ernie Young was sent to the Arizona Diamondbacks by the St. Louis Cardinals as part of a conditional deal.
Regular season 
Luis Gonzalez 
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. The buyer was Curt Mueller, owner of Mueller Sports Medicine Inc., manufacturer of the gum, Quench.
Opening Day starters 
- Danny Bautista
- Craig Counsell
- Steve Finley
- Luis Gonzalez
- Mark Grace
- Randy Johnson
- Damian Miller
- Junior Spivey
- Tony Womack 
Season standings 
|San Francisco Giants||95||66||2½||.590|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||92||70||6||.568|
|San Diego Padres||66||96||32||.407|
|2002 Arizona Diamondbacks|
- June 3, 2002: Ernie Young was released by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
- September 4, 2002: Felix Jose was purchased by the Arizona Diamondbacks from the Mexico City Reds (Mexican).
Player stats 
Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
Other batters 
Starting pitchers 
Other pitchers 
Relief pitchers 
St. Louis wins the series, 3-0
|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 
- 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
- Ken Huckaby Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Quinton McCracken Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- ESPN.com: SPORTSBUSINESS - Gonzo's gum going, going, gone for 10 grand
- Entrepreneur pays a wad for the wads - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Encyclopedia.com
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007
- Arizona Diamondbacks official web site
- 2002 Arizona Diamondbacks team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
|NL West Division
San Francisco Giants