2002 Boston Red Sox season
|2002 Boston Red Sox|
|Major League affiliations|
|Owner(s)||John W. Henry (New England Sports Ventures)|
|General manager(s)||Mike Port|
(Sean McDonough, Jerry Remy)
(Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy)
(Jerry Trupiano, Joe Castiglione)
(J.P. Villaman, Juan Oscar Baez, Uri Berenguer, & Luis Tiant)
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The 2002 Boston Red Sox season was the 102nd season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished second in the American League East with a record of 93 wins and 69 losses, 10½ games behind the New York Yankees. The Red Sox did not qualify for the postseason, as the AL wild card was the Anaheim Angels who had finished second in the American League West with a record of 99–63.
- October 9, 2001: Craig Grebeck was released by the Boston Red Sox.
- December 21, 2001: Johnny Damon signed a four-year, $31 million contract to join the Boston Red Sox
- February 13, 2002: Rickey Henderson signed with the Boston Red Sox.
- Pedro Martínez became the first player to win 20 games in one season but pitch less than 200 innings.
- Seven Red Sox players were voted on to the American League roster for the 2002 All Star Game played in Milwaukee at Miller Park. Pitcher Derek Lowe, left fielder Manny Ramirez and third baseman Shea Hillenbrand started the game, while pitchers Pedro Martínez and Ugueth Urbina joined shortstop Nomar Garciaparra and outfielder Johnny Damon as reserves.
|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|
|Tampa Bay Devil Rays||55||106||0.342||48||30–51||25–55|
Record vs. opponents
2002 American League Records
- April 27, 2002: Wayne Gomes was signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.
- June 26, 2002: Alan Embree was traded by the San Diego Padres with Andy Shibilo (minors) to the Boston Red Sox for Dan Giese and Brad Baker (minors).
- July 30, 2002: Cliff Floyd was traded by the Montreal Expos to the Boston Red Sox for Sun-Woo Kim and Seung Song (minors).
Opening Day Lineup
|2002 Boston Red Sox|
Starters by position
Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
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- Wayne Gomes Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
- Alan Embree Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Cliff Floyd Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007