2002 Tampa Bay Devil Rays season
|2002 Tampa Bay Devil Rays|
|Major League affiliations|
|Local television||FSN Florida
(Joe Magrane, Dewayne Staats, Todd Kalas)
(Paul Olden, Charlie Slowes)
(Ricardo Tavares, Enrique Oliu)
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The 2002 Tampa Bay Devil Rays season was their 5th since the franchise was created. This season, they finished last in the AL East division, and managed to finish the season with a record of 55-106. Their manager was Hal McRae who entered his 1st full season and last season with the Devil Rays.
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player stats
- 4 ESPN25 Worst Team of All-Time
- 5 Farm system
- 6 References
- November 8, 2001: Ryan Freel was signed as a Free Agent with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
|New York Yankees||103||58||.640||--|
|Boston Red Sox||93||69||.574||10.5|
|Toronto Blue Jays||78||84||.481||25.5|
|Tampa Bay Devil Rays||55||106||.342||48.0|
Opening Day starters
- Brent Abernathy
- Steve Cox
- Chris Gomez
- Ben Grieve
- Toby Hall
- Bobby Smith
- Tanyon Sturtze
- Jason Tyner
- Greg Vaughn
- Randy Winn
- June 4, 2002: B. J. Upton drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed September 16, 2002.
- June 4, 2002: Elijah Dukes drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 3rd round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed August 21, 2002.
- September 22, 2002: Released Toe Nash, the day after he was released from jail.
|2002 Tampa Bay Devil Rays|
|Date||Winning Team||Losing Team||Score||Venue|
|June 14||Devil Rays||Marlins||4-3 (14 innings)||Pro Player Stadium|
|June 15||Marlins||Devil Rays||3-0||Pro Player Stadium|
|June 16||Devil Rays||Marlins||4-1||Pro Player Stadium|
|June 28||Devil Rays||Marlins||4-0||Tropicana Field|
|June 29||Marlins||Devil Rays||3-2 ||Tropicana Field|
|June 30||Devil Rays||Marlins||6-5 (12 innings)||Tropicana Field|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
ESPN25 Worst Team of All-Time
In 2004, ESPN was celebrating 25 years of the network since its founding in 1979. The network decided to honor the first 25 years from the best to the worst and everything else in between. The Rays were ranked 16th in the actual ESPN Worst Team Result of the first 25 years conducted by ESPN and its users. The users put them higher at 13th than the original airing as the worst team by only 3 spots.
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Durham
- B.J. Upton Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Elijah Dukes Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- "Devil Rays release troubled Toe Nash". Gainseville Sun (Gainesville, Florida: New York Times Management Services). September 22, 2002. p. 8C.
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007