2002 St. Louis Cardinals season

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2002 St. Louis Cardinals
NL Central Champs
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 97–65 (.599)
Divisional place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) William DeWitt, Jr.
General manager(s) Walt Jocketty
Manager(s) Tony La Russa
Local television Fox Sports Midwest
(Joe Buck, Dan McLaughlin)
KPLR
(Dan McLaughlin, Al Hrabosky
Free TV
Bob Carpenter, Rick Horton)
Local radio KMOX
(Mike Shannon, Joel Meyers)
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The St. Louis Cardinals 2002 season was the team's 121st season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 111th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 97-65 during the season and won the National League Central division by 13 games over the Houston Astros. In the playoffs, the Cardinals defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 3 games to 0 in the NLDS but lost to the San Francisco Giants 4 games to 1 in the NLCS.

Second baseman Fernando Viña, shortstop Edgar Rentería, third baseman Scott Rolen, and outfielder Jim Edmonds each won Gold Gloves this year.

On June 18, long-time broadcaster Jack Buck died at the age of 77,[1] while four days later, pitcher Darryl Kile was found dead in a Chicago hotel room, at age 33.[2]

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Opening Day starters[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


Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

2002 St. Louis Cardinals
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

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
So Taguchi 19 15 6 .400 0 2

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
José Rodríguez 2 0 0 0 54.00 0

NLDS[edit]

St. Louis wins the series, 3-0

Game Home Score Visitor Score Date Stadium Series
1 Arizona 2 St. Louis 12 October 1 BankOne Ballpark 1-0 (STL)
2 Arizona 1 St. Louis 2 October 3 BankOne Ballpark 2-0 (STL)
3 St. Louis 6 Arizona 3 October 5 Busch Stadium 3-0 (STL)

NLCS[edit]

Game 1[edit]

October 9: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 1 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 9 11 0
St. Louis 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 6 11 0
WP: Kirk Rueter (1-0)   LP: Matt Morris (0-1)   Sv: Robb Nen (1)
Home runs:
SFG: Kenny Lofton (1), David Bell (1), Benito Santiago (1)
STL: Albert Pujols (1), Miguel Cairo (1), J. D. Drew (1)

Game 2[edit]

October 10: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 4 7 0
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 0
WP: Jason Schmidt (1-0)   LP: Woody Williams (0-1)   Sv: Robb Nen (2)
Home runs:
SFG: Rich Aurilia 2 (2)
STL: Eduardo Pérez (1)

Game 3[edit]

October 12: Pac Bell Park, San Francisco, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 5 6 1
San Francisco 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 4 10 0
WP: Chuck Finley (1-0)   LP: Jay Witasick (0-1)   Sv: Jason Isringhausen (1)
Home runs:
STL: Mike Matheny (1), Jim Edmonds (1), Eli Marrero (1)
SFG: Barry Bonds (1)

Game 4[edit]

October 13: Pac Bell Park, San Francisco, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 12 0
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 X 4 4 1
WP: Tim Worrell (1-0)   LP: Rick White (0-1)   Sv: Robb Nen (3)
Home runs:
STL: None
SFG: Benito Santiago (2)

Game 5[edit]

October 14: Pac Bell Park, San Francisco, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 9 0
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 7 0
WP: Tim Worrell (2-0)   LP: Matt Morris (0-2)

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Memphis Redbirds Pacific Coast League Gaylen Pitts
AA New Haven Ravens Eastern League Mark DeJohn
A Potomac Cannons Carolina League Joe Cunningham, Jr.
A Peoria Chiefs Midwest League Danny Sheaffer
Short-Season A New Jersey Cardinals New York–Penn League Tommy Shields
Rookie Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Brian Rupp

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Peoria[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Caesar, Dan (October 28, 2011). "Joe Buck honors father in Series call". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ "BASEBALL; Coroner Verifies the Cause Of Kile's Death as Natural". New York Times. July 17, 2002. Retrieved July 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ Jason Isringhausen page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ José Rodríguez page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Scott Rolen 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
  7. ^ Baseball America 2003 Annual Directory

External links[edit]