2002 Kansas City Royals season

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2002 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) David Glass
General manager(s) Allard Baird
Manager(s) Tony Muser, John Mizerock, Tony Peña
Local television KMBC-TV
KCWE
FSN Rocky Mountain
(Paul Splittorff, Bob Davis)
Local radio KMBZ
(Denny Matthews, Ryan Lefebvre)
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The 2002 Kansas City Royals season involved the Royals finishing 4th in the American League Central with a record of 62 wins and 100 losses.

Offseason[edit]

  • December 18, 2001: Chuck Knoblauch was signed as a Free Agent with the Kansas City Royals.[1]
  • December 19, 2001: Traded a PTBNL to the Chicago Cubs for Michael Tucker. The Royals sent Shawn Sonnier to Chicago on March 15, 2002, to complete the trade.[2]
  • January 10, 2002: Paul Byrd was signed as a Free Agent with the Kansas City Royals.[3]
  • March 28, 2002: Donzell McDonald was assigned to the Kansas City Royals by the Cleveland Indians.[4]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[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


Record vs. opponents[edit]

2002 American League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]

Team ANA BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL 
Anaheim 7–2 3–4 6–3 6–3 8–1 6–3 4–5 3–4 9–11 9–10 8–1 12–7 7–2 11–7
Baltimore 2–7 6–13 3–4 1–5 2–4 7–0 5–1 6–13 4–5 5–4 10–9 3–6 4–15 9–9
Boston 4–3 13–6 2–4 5–4 5–4 4–2 3–3 9–10 6–3 4–5 16–3 4–3 13–6 5–13
Chicago 3–6 4–3 4–2 9–10 12–7 11–8 8–11 2–4 2–7 5–4 4–3 5–4 4–2 8–10
Cleveland 3–6 5–1 4–5 10–9 10–9 9–10 8–11 3–6 2–5 3–4 4–2 4–5 3–3 6–12
Detroit 1–8 4–2 4–5 7–12 9–10 9–10 4–14 1–8 1–6 2–5 2–4 5–4 0–6 6–12
Kansas City 3–6 0–7 2–4 8–11 10–9 10–9 5–14 1–5 1–8 3–6 4–2 7–2 3–4 5–13
Minnesota 5–4 1–5 3–3 11–8 11–8 14–4 14–5 0–6 3–6 5–4 5–2 6–3 6–1 10–8
New York 4–3 13–6 10–9 4–2 6–3 8–1 5–1 6–0 5–4 4–5 13–5 4–3 10–9 11–7
Oakland 11–9 5–4 3–6 7–2 5–2 6–1 8–1 6–3 4–5 8–11 8–1 13–6 3–6 16–2
Seattle 10–9 4–5 5–4 4–5 4–3 5–2 6–3 4–5 5–4 11–8 5–4 13–7 6–3 11–7
Tampa Bay 1–8 9–10 3–16 3–4 2–4 4–2 2–4 2–5 5–13 1–8 4–5 4–5 8–11 7–11
Texas 7–12 6–3 3–4 4–5 5–4 4–5 2–7 3–6 3–4 6–13 7–13 5–4 8–1 9–9
Toronto 2–7 15–4 6–13 2–4 3–3 6–0 4–3 1–6 9–10 6–3 3–6 11–8 1–8 9–9


Notable transactions[edit]

  • June 4, 2002: Zack Greinke was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed July 13, 2002.[5]

Roster[edit]

2002 Kansas City Royals
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

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Other batters[edit]

Note: 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

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Royals Pacific Coast League Bucky Dent
AA Wichita Wranglers Texas League Keith Bodie
A Wilmington Blue Rocks Carolina League Jeff Garber
A Burlington Bees Midwest League Joe Szekely
A-Short Season Spokane Indians Northwest League Tom Poquette
Rookie GCL Royals Gulf Coast League Lloyd Simmons

[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Chuck Knoblauch Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ Michael Tucker Baseball Reference page
  3. ^ Paul Byrd Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/mcdondo01.shtml
  5. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/greinza01.shtml
  6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

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