2002 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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2002 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Kevin McClatchy
General manager(s) Dave Littlefield
Manager(s) Lloyd McClendon
Local television WCWB-TV
Steve Blass
Lanny Frattare
Greg Brown
Bob Walk
Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh
Steve Blass
Lanny Frattare
Greg Brown
Bob Walk
Local radio KDKA
Steve Blass
Lanny Frattare
Greg Brown
Bob Walk
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The 2002 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 121st season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 116th in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Pirates finished fourth in the National League Central with a record of 72–89.

Offseason[edit]

  • January 5, 2002: Scott Service was signed as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates.[1]
  • January 25, 2002: Wayne Gomes was signed as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates.[2]
  • March 5, 2002: Curtis Pride was signed as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates.[3]
  • March 5, 2002: Josías Manzanillo was signed as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates.[4]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[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


Game log[edit]

2002 Game Log[5]
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Pirates team member

Roster[edit]

2002 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Opening Day starters[edit]

Name Position
Adrian Brown CF
Jason Kendall C
Aramis Ramírez 3B
Kevin Young 1B
Armando Ríos LF
Craig Wilson RF
Mike Benjamin SS
Pokey Reese 2B
Ron Villone SP

Awards and honors[edit]

2002 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Statistics[edit]

Hitting
Pitching

Transactions[edit]

Draft Picks[edit]

2002 Top 10 Rounds Draft Picks[8]
Rd # Player Pos DOB and Age School
1 1 Bryan Bullington RHP (1980-09-30)September 30, 1980 (aged 21) Ball State University (Muncie, IN)
2 42 Blair Johnson RHP (1984-03-25)March 25, 1984 (aged 18) Washburn Rural HS (Topeka, KS)
3 73 Taber Lee SS (1980-10-18)October 18, 1980 (aged 21) San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
4 103 Wardell Starling RHP (1983-03-14)March 14, 1983 (aged 19) Lawrence E Elkins HS (Missouri City, TX)
5 133 Alex Hart RHP (1980-01-10)January 10, 1980 (aged 22) University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
6 163 Brad Eldred 1B (1980-07-12)July 12, 1980 (aged 21) Florida International University (Miami, FL)
7 193 Matt Capps RHP (1983-09-03)September 3, 1983 (aged 18) Alexander HS (Douglasville, GA)
8 223 Bobby Kingsbury OF (1980-08-30)August 30, 1980 (aged 21) Fordham University (New York, NY)
9 253 Joe Hicks OF (1984-04-22)April 22, 1984 (aged 18) Forest Brook HS (Houston, TX)
10 283 David Davidson LHP (1984-04-23)April 23, 1984 (aged 18) Denis Morris HS (St. Catharines, ON)
Note
  • Age at time of draft.

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Nashville Sounds Pacific Coast League Marty Brown
AA Altoona Curve Eastern League Dale Sveum
A Lynchburg Hillcats Carolina League Pete Mackanin
A Hickory Crawdads South Atlantic League Tony Beasley
Short-Season A Williamsport Crosscutters New York–Penn League Andy Stewart
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Lynchburg, Hickory

References[edit]