2002 Kansas City Royals season

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2002 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) David Glass
Manager(s) Tony Muser, John Mizerock, and Tony Pena
Local television KMBC-TV
KCWE
FSN Rocky Mountain
(Paul Splittorff, Bob Davis)
Local radio KMBZ
(Denny Matthews, Ryan Lefebvre)
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The 2002 Kansas City Royals season involved the Royals finishing 4th in the American League Central with a record of 62 wins and 100 losses.

Offseason[edit]

  • December 18, 2001: Chuck Knoblauch was signed as a Free Agent with the Kansas City Royals.[1]
  • December 19, 2001: Traded a PTBNL to the Chicago Cubs for Michael Tucker. The Royals sent Shawn Sonnier to Chicago on March 15, 2002, to complete the trade.[2]
  • January 10, 2002: Paul Byrd was signed as a Free Agent with the Kansas City Royals.[3]
  • March 28, 2002: Donzell McDonald was assigned to the Kansas City Royals by the Cleveland Indians.[4]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL Central W L Pct. GB
Minnesota Twins 94   67 .584    --
Chicago White Sox 81   81 .500 13.5
Cleveland Indians 74   88 .457 20.5
Kansas City Royals 62 100 .383 32.5
Detroit Tigers 55 106 .342 39.0

Notable transactions[edit]

  • June 4, 2002: Zack Greinke was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed July 13, 2002.[5]

Roster[edit]

2002 Kansas City Royals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

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

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

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Royals Pacific Coast League Bucky Dent
AA Wichita Wranglers Texas League Keith Bodie
A Wilmington Blue Rocks Carolina League Jeff Garber
A Burlington Bees Midwest League Joe Szekely
Short-Season A Spokane Indians Northwest League Tom Poquette
Rookie GCL Royals Gulf Coast League Lloyd Simmons

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Notes[edit]

References[edit]