2002 Major League Baseball season

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2002 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration March 31, 2002 – October 27, 2002
Regular Season
Season MVP AL: Miguel Tejada (OAK)
NL: Barry Bonds (SF)
League Postseason
AL champions Anaheim Angels
  AL runners-up Minnesota Twins
NL champions San Francisco Giants
  NL runners-up St. Louis Cardinals
World Series
Champions Anaheim Angels
  Runners-up San Francisco Giants
World Series MVP Troy Glaus (ANA)
MLB seasons

The 2002 Major League Baseball season finished with two wild-card teams, the Anaheim Angels defeating the San Francisco Giants, in Game 7 of the 2002 World Series. This was the first season for mlb.tv .

Major league baseball final standings[edit]

American League[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


AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 103 58 0.640 52–28 51–30
Boston Red Sox 93 69 0.574 10½ 42–39 51–30
Toronto Blue Jays 78 84 0.481 25½ 42–39 36–45
Baltimore Orioles 67 95 0.414 36½ 34–47 33–48
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 55 106 0.342 48 30–51 25–55


AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Oakland Athletics 103 59 0.636 54–27 49–32
Anaheim Angels 99 63 0.611 4 54–27 45–36
Seattle Mariners 93 69 0.574 10 48–33 45–36
Texas Rangers 72 90 0.444 31 42–39 30–51


National League[edit]

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 97 65 0.599 52–29 45–36
Houston Astros 84 78 0.519 13 47–34 37–44
Cincinnati Reds 78 84 0.481 19 38–43 40–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 72 89 0.447 24½ 38–42 34–47
Chicago Cubs 67 95 0.414 30 36–45 31–50
Milwaukee Brewers 56 106 0.346 41 31–50 25–56


NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 101 59 0.631 52–28 49–31
Montreal Expos 83 79 0.512 19 49–32 34–47
Philadelphia Phillies 80 81 0.497 21½ 40–40 40–41
Florida Marlins 79 83 0.488 23 46–35 33–48
New York Mets 75 86 0.466 26½ 38–43 37–43


NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Arizona Diamondbacks 98 64 0.605 55–26 43–38
San Francisco Giants 95 66 0.590 50–31 45–35
Los Angeles Dodgers 92 70 0.568 6 46–35 46–35
Colorado Rockies 73 89 0.451 25 47–34 26–55
San Diego Padres 66 96 0.407 32 41–40 25–56


Wild card[edit]

American League[edit]

Division Leaders W L Pct.
New York Yankees 103 58 0.640
Minnesota Twins 94 67 0.584
Oakland Athletics 103 59 0.636


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Anaheim Angels 99 63 0.611 +6
Boston Red Sox 93 69 0.574
Seattle Mariners 93 69 0.574
Chicago White Sox 81 81 0.500 12
Toronto Blue Jays 78 84 0.481 15
Cleveland Indians 74 88 0.457 19
Texas Rangers 72 90 0.444 21
Baltimore Orioles 67 95 0.414 26
Kansas City Royals 62 100 0.383 31
Detroit Tigers 55 106 0.342 37½
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 55 106 0.342 37½


National League[edit]

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Atlanta Braves 101 59 0.631
St. Louis Cardinals 97 65 0.599
Arizona Diamondbacks 98 64 0.605


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
San Francisco Giants 95 66 0.590 +3½
Los Angeles Dodgers 92 70 0.568
Houston Astros 84 78 0.519 8
Montreal Expos 83 79 0.512 9
Philadelphia Phillies 80 81 0.497 11½
Florida Marlins 79 83 0.488 13
Cincinnati Reds 78 84 0.481 14
New York Mets 75 86 0.466 16½
Colorado Rockies 73 89 0.451 19
Pittsburgh Pirates 72 89 0.447 19½
Chicago Cubs 67 95 0.414 25
San Diego Padres 66 96 0.407 26
Milwaukee Brewers 56 106 0.346 36


Postseason[edit]

  • Postseason – October 1 to 27
  Division Series
TV: ESPN/Fox
League Championship Series
TV: Fox
World Series
TV: Fox
                           
  1  New York Yankees 1  
4  Anaheim Angels 3  
  4  Anaheim Angels 4  
American League
  3  Minnesota Twins 1  
2  Oakland Athletics 2
  3  Minnesota Twins 3  
    AL4  Anaheim Angels 4
  NL4  San Francisco Giants 3
  1  Atlanta Braves 2  
4  San Francisco Giants 3  
  4  San Francisco Giants 4
National League
  3  St. Louis Cardinals 1  
2  Arizona Diamondbacks 0
  3  St. Louis Cardinals 3  

Click on any series score to link to that series' page.
Higher seed had home field advantage during Division Series and League Championship Series.
The American League champion had home field advantage during the World Series.

All-Star game[edit]

Statistical leaders[edit]

Batting[edit]

Team[edit]

Statistic American League National League
Runs scored New York Yankees 897 Arizona Diamondbacks 819
Hits Anaheim Angels 1603 Colorado Rockies 1508
Home runs Texas Rangers 230 Chicago Cubs 200
Batting average Anaheim Angels .282 Colorado Rockies .274
Stolen bases Kansas City Royals 140 Florida Marlins 177

Individual[edit]

Statistic American League National League
Batting average Manny Ramírez (Boston) .349 Barry Bonds (San Francisco) .370
Runs scored Alfonso Soriano (New York Yankees) 128 Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs) 122
Hits Alfonso Soriano (New York Yankees) 209 Vladimir Guerrero (Montreal) 206
Home runs Alex Rodriguez (Texas) 57 Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs) 49
Runs batted in Alex Rodriguez (Texas) 142 Lance Berkman (Houston) 128
Stolen bases Alfonso Soriano (New York Yankees) 41 Luis Castillo (Florida) 48

Pitching[edit]

Team[edit]

Statistic American League National League
Runs allowed Anaheim Angels 644 Atlanta Braves 565
Earned run average Oakland Athletics 3.68 Atlanta Braves 3.13
Hits allowed Boston Red Sox 1339 Atlanta Braves 1302
Home runs allowed Oakland Athletics 135 San Francisco Giants 116
Strikeouts Boston Red Sox 1157 Chicago Cubs 1333

Individual[edit]

Statistic American League National League
Earned run average Pedro Martínez (Boston) 2.26 Randy Johnson (Arizona) 2.32
Wins Barry Zito (Oakland) 23 Randy Johnson (Arizona) 24
Saves Eddie Guardado (Minnesota) 45 John Smoltz (Atlanta) 55
Strikeouts Pedro Martínez (Boston) 239 Randy Johnson (Arizona) 334

Managers[edit]

American League[edit]

Team Manager Comments
Anaheim Angels Mike Scioscia Won the World Series
Baltimore Orioles Mike Hargrove
Boston Red Sox Grady Little
Chicago White Sox Jerry Manuel
Cleveland Indians Charlie Manuel Replaced during the season by Joel Skinner
Detroit Tigers Phil Garner Replaced during the season by Luis Pujols
Kansas City Royals Tony Muser John Mizerock served as interim manager for 13 games prior to being replaced by Tony Peña
Minnesota Twins Ron Gardenhire
New York Yankees Joe Torre
Oakland Athletics Art Howe
Seattle Mariners Lou Piniella
Tampa Bay Devil Rays Hal McRae
Texas Rangers Jerry Narron
Toronto Blue Jays Buck Martinez Replaced during the season by Carlos Tosca

National League[edit]

Team Manager Comments
Arizona Diamondbacks Bob Brenly
Atlanta Braves Bobby Cox
Chicago Cubs Don Baylor Replaced during the season by Bruce Kimm
Cincinnati Reds Bob Boone
Colorado Rockies Buddy Bell Replaced during the season by Clint Hurdle
Florida Marlins Jeff Torborg
Houston Astros Jimy Williams
Los Angeles Dodgers Jim Tracy
Milwaukee Brewers± Davey Lopes Replaced during the season by Jerry Royster
Montreal Expos Frank Robinson
New York Mets Bobby Valentine
Philadelphia Phillies Larry Bowa
Pittsburgh Pirates Lloyd McClendon
St. Louis Cardinals Tony LaRussa
San Diego Padres Bruce Bochy
San Francisco Giants Dusty Baker Won the National League pennant

±hosted the MLB All Star Game

Awards[edit]

Award National League American League
Most Valuable Player Barry Bonds, SF Miguel Tejada, OAK
Cy Young Randy Johnson, ARI Barry Zito, OAK
Manager of the Year Tony LaRussa, STL Mike Scioscia, ANA
Rookie of the Year Jason Jennings, COL Eric Hinske, TOR
Relief Man of the Year John Smoltz, ATL Billy Koch, OAK
Comeback Player of the Year Mike Lieberthal, PHI Tim Salmon, ANA
Hank Aaron Award Barry Bonds, SF Alex Rodriguez, TEX
Roberto Clemente Award
Jim Thome, CLE

Gold Glove Awards[edit]

Position American League National League
Pitcher Kenny Rogers, TEX Greg Maddux, ATL
Catcher Bengie Molina, ANA Brad Ausmus, HOU
First baseman John Olerud, SEA Todd Helton, COL
Second baseman Bret Boone, SEA Fernando Viña, STL
Third baseman Eric Chavez, OAK Scott Rolen, STL
Shortstop Alex Rodriguez, TEX Edgar Rentería, STL
Outfielders Torii Hunter, MIN Larry Walker, COL
Ichiro Suzuki, SEA Jim Edmonds, STL
Darin Erstad, ANA Andruw Jones, ATL

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