2002 Detroit Tigers season

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2002 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Mike Ilitch
Manager(s) Phil Garner, Luis Pujols
Local television WKBD
(Frank Beckmann, Lance Parrish)
FSN Detroit
Jack Morris, Mario Impemba)
Local radio WXYT (AM)
(Ernie Harwell, Jim Price, Dan Dickerson)
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The Detroit Tigers' 2002 season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Detroit Tigers attempting to win the AL Central.[citation needed]

Offseason[edit]

  • December 19, 2001: Adam Riggs was signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.[1]

Regular season[edit]

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).[2]

Notable transactions[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Minnesota Twins 94 67 0.584 54–27 40–40
Chicago White Sox 81 81 0.500 13½ 47–34 34–47
Cleveland Indians 74 88 0.457 20½ 39–42 35–46
Kansas City Royals 62 100 0.383 32½ 37–44 25–56
Detroit Tigers 55 106 0.342 39 33–47 22–59


Roster[edit]

2002 Detroit Tigers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Worst Seasons in Detroit Tigers History
Rank Year Wins Losses Win %
1 2003 43 119 .265
2 1952 50 104 .325
3 1996 53 109 .327
4 2002 55 106 .342
5 1975 57 102 .358

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Brandon Inge 95 321 65 .202 7 24
1B Carlos Peña 75 273 69 .253 12 36
2B Damion Easley 85 304 68 .224 8 30
3B Chris Truby 89 277 55 .199 2 15
SS Shane Halter 122 410 98 .239 10 39
LF Bobby Higginson 119 444 125 .282 10 63
CF Wendell Magee 97 347 94 .271 6 35
RF Robert Fick 148 556 150 .270 17 63
DH Randall Simon 130 482 145 .301 19 82

Other batters[edit]

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

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Chris Paquette 72 252 49 .194 4 20
Damian Jackson 81 245 63 .320 1 25
George Lombard 72 241 58 .241 5 13
Ramon Santiago 65 222 54 .243 4 20
Dmitri Young 54 201 57 .284 7 27
Mike Rivera 39 132 30 .227 1 11
Jose Macias 33 107 25 .234 0 6
Hiram Bocachica 34 103 23 .223 4 8
Jacob Cruz 35 88 24 .273 2 6
Matt Walbeck 27 85 20 .273 0 3
Omar Infante 18 72 24 .235 0 3
Andres Torres 19 70 14 .200 0 3
Eric Munson 18 59 11 .186 2 5
Mitch Meluskey 8 27 6 .222 0 0
Craig Monroe 13 25 3 .120 1 1
Oscar Salazar 8 21 4 .190 1 3

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Steve Sparks 32 189.0 8 16 5.52 98
Mark Redman 30 203.0 8 15 4.21 109
Mike Maroth 21 128.2 6 10 4.41 58
Jeff Weaver 17 121.2 6 8 3.18 75
Jose Lima 20 68.1 4 6 7.77 33
Brian Powell 13 57.2 1 5 4.84 30
Nate Cornejo 9 50.0 1 5 5.04 23
Seth Greisinger 8 37.2 2 2 6.21 14
Andy Van Hekken 5 30.0 1 3 3.00 5

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Adam Bernero 28 4 7 0 6.11 69
Juan Acevedo 65 1 5 28 2.65 43
Jeff Farnsworth 44 2 3 0 5.79 28
Julio Santana 38 3 5 0 2.84 38
Jamie Walker 57 1 1 1 3.71 40
Jose Paniagua 41 0 1 1 5.83 34
Oscar Henriquez 30 1 1 2 4.50 23
Fernando Rodney 20 1 3 0 6.00 10
Matt Anderson 12 2 1 0 9.00 8
Matt Perisho 5 0 0 0 8.71 3

Awards and Records[edit]

  • On July 2, the White Sox and Tigers set a Major League record by hitting 12 home runs in one game.[2]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Bruce Fields
AA Erie SeaWolves Eastern League Kevin Bradshaw
A Lakeland Tigers Florida State League Gary Green
A West Michigan Whitecaps Midwest League Phil Regan
Short-Season A Oneonta Tigers New York–Penn League Randy Ready
Rookie GCL Tigers Gulf Coast League Howard Bushong

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/riggsad01.shtml
  2. ^ a b Box Score of Game played on Tuesday, July 2, 2002 at Comiskey Park II
  3. ^ Curtis Granderson page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Ted Lilly page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Jason Beverlin page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

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