The Detroit Tigers' 2002 season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Detroit Tigers attempting to win the AL Central.
- December 19, 2001: Adam Riggs was signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.
Regular season 
On July 2, the Tigers and White Sox set a Major League Baseball record by combining to hit for 12 home runs in one game. The box score for the Home Runs is as follows:
- Detroit Young 2 (7,1st inning off Ritchie 0 on, 2 out,9th inning off Howry 0 on, 2 out); Fick (11,1st inning off Ritchie 1 on, 2 out); Lombard (1,7th inning off Ritchie 0 on, 1 out); Magee (6,9th inning off Howry 0 on, 0 out); Easley (4,9th inning off Howry 1 on).
- Chicago Lofton (4,1st inning off Bernero 0 on, 0 out); Ordonez 2 (15,1st inning off Bernero 0 on, 2 out,8th inning off Paniagua 3 on, 1 out); Valentin (11,2nd inning off Bernero 0 on, 0 out); Alomar 2 (6,4th inning off Bernero 0 on, 2 out,6th inning off Lima 0 on).
Notable transactions 
- June 4, 2002: Curtis Granderson was drafted by the Tigers in the 3rd round of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft. Player signed June 28, 2002.
- July 5, 2002: Jeff Weaver was traded by the Tigers to the New York Yankees, and cash was sent by the Tigers to the Oakland Athletics, as part of a 3-team trade. The Athletics sent Carlos Peña, Franklyn Germán, and a player to be named later to the Tigers. The Yankees sent Ted Lilly, John-Ford Griffin, and Jason Arnold (minors) to the Athletics. The Athletics completed the trade by sending Jeremy Bonderman to the Tigers on August 22.
- August 16, 2002: Jason Beverlin was selected off waivers by the Tigers from the Cleveland Indians.
Season standings 
|Worst Seasons in Detroit Tigers History
Player stats 
Starters by position 
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
Other batters 
Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
Starting pitchers 
Other pitchers 
Relief pitchers 
Awards and Records 
- On July 2, the White Sox and Tigers set a Major League record by hitting 12 home runs in one game.
Farm system 
- ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/riggsad01.shtml
- ^ a b Box Score of Game played on Tuesday, July 2, 2002 at Comiskey Park II
- ^ Curtis Granderson page at Baseball Reference
- ^ Ted Lilly page at Baseball Reference
- ^ Jason Beverlin page at Baseball Reference
- ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007