2002 Major League Baseball season

2002 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration March 31 – October 27, 2002
Top draft pick Bryan Bullington
Picked by Pittsburgh Pirates
Regular Season
Season MVP AL: Miguel Tejada (OAK)
NL: Barry Bonds (SF)
League Postseason
AL champions Anaheim Angels
  AL runners-up Minnesota Twins
NL champions San Francisco Giants
  NL runners-up St. Louis Cardinals
World Series
Champions Anaheim Angels
  Runners-up San Francisco Giants
World Series MVP Troy Glaus (ANA)

The 2002 Major League Baseball season finished with two wild-card teams, the Anaheim Angels defeating the San Francisco Giants in seven games, for the 2002 World Series championship. It was the first title in Angels team history. This was the first season for mlb.tv .

Major league baseball final standings



  Division Series
League Championship Series
World Series
  1 NY Yankees 1  
4 Anaheim 3  
  4 Anaheim 4  
American League
  3 Minnesota 1  
2 Oakland 2
  3 Minnesota 3  
    AL4 Anaheim 4
  NL4 San Francisco 3
  1 Atlanta 2  
4 San Francisco 3  
  4 San Francisco 4
National League
  3 St. Louis 1  
2 Arizona 0
  3 St. Louis 3  

All-Star Game

Statistical leaders



Statistic American League National League
Runs scored New York Yankees897 Arizona Diamondbacks819
Hits Anaheim Angels1603 Colorado Rockies1508
Home runs Texas Rangers230 Chicago Cubs200
Batting average Anaheim Angels.282 Colorado Rockies.274
Stolen bases Kansas City Royals140 Florida Marlins177


Statistic American League National League
Batting average Manny Ramírez (Boston).349 Barry Bonds (San Francisco).370
Runs scored Alfonso Soriano (New York Yankees)128 Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs)122
Hits Alfonso Soriano (New York Yankees)209 Vladimir Guerrero (Montreal)206
Home runs Alex Rodriguez (Texas)57 Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs)49
Runs batted in Alex Rodriguez (Texas)142 Lance Berkman (Houston)128
Stolen bases Alfonso Soriano (New York Yankees)41 Luis Castillo (Florida)48



Statistic American League National League
Runs allowed Anaheim Angels644 Atlanta Braves565
Earned run average Oakland Athletics3.68 Atlanta Braves3.13
Hits allowed Boston Red Sox1339 Atlanta Braves1302
Home runs allowed Oakland Athletics135 San Francisco Giants116
Strikeouts Boston Red Sox1157 Chicago Cubs1333


Statistic American League National League
Earned run average Pedro Martínez (Boston)2.26 Randy Johnson (Arizona)2.32
Wins Barry Zito (Oakland)23 Randy Johnson (Arizona)24
Saves Eddie Guardado (Minnesota)45 John Smoltz (Atlanta)55
Strikeouts Pedro Martínez (Boston)239 Randy Johnson (Arizona)334


American League

Team Manager Comments
Anaheim Angels Mike Scioscia Won the World Series
Baltimore Orioles Mike Hargrove
Boston Red Sox Grady Little
Chicago White Sox Jerry Manuel
Cleveland Indians Charlie Manuel Replaced during the season by Joel Skinner
Detroit Tigers Phil Garner Replaced during the season by Luis Pujols
Kansas City Royals Tony Muser John Mizerock served as interim manager for 13 games prior to being replaced by Tony Peña
Minnesota Twins Ron Gardenhire
New York Yankees Joe Torre
Oakland Athletics Art Howe 20-game win streak from August 13th to September 4th
Seattle Mariners Lou Piniella
Tampa Bay Devil Rays Hal McRae
Texas Rangers Jerry Narron
Toronto Blue Jays Buck Martinez Replaced during the season by Carlos Tosca

National League

Team Manager Comments
Arizona Diamondbacks Bob Brenly
Atlanta Braves Bobby Cox
Chicago Cubs Don Baylor Replaced during the season by Bruce Kimm
Cincinnati Reds Bob Boone
Colorado Rockies Buddy Bell Replaced during the season by Clint Hurdle
Florida Marlins Jeff Torborg
Houston Astros Jimy Williams
Los Angeles Dodgers Jim Tracy
Milwaukee Brewers± Davey Lopes Replaced during the season by Jerry Royster
Montreal Expos Frank Robinson
New York Mets Bobby Valentine
Philadelphia Phillies Larry Bowa
Pittsburgh Pirates Lloyd McClendon
St. Louis Cardinals Tony LaRussa
San Diego Padres Bruce Bochy
San Francisco Giants Dusty Baker Won the National League pennant

±hosted the MLB All Star Game


Award National League American League
Most Valuable Player Barry Bonds, SF Miguel Tejada, OAK
Cy Young Randy Johnson, ARI Barry Zito, OAK
Manager of the Year Tony LaRussa, STL Mike Scioscia, ANA
Rookie of the Year Jason Jennings, COL Eric Hinske, TOR
Relief Man of the Year John Smoltz, ATL Billy Koch, OAK
Comeback Player of the Year Mike Lieberthal, PHI Tim Salmon, ANA
Hank Aaron Award Barry Bonds, SF Alex Rodriguez, TEX
Roberto Clemente Award
Jim Thome, CLE

Gold Glove Awards

PositionAmerican LeagueNational League
Pitcher Kenny Rogers, TEXGreg Maddux, ATL
Catcher Bengie Molina, ANABrad Ausmus, HOU
First baseman John Olerud, SEATodd Helton, COL
Second baseman Bret Boone, SEAFernando Viña, STL
Third baseman Eric Chavez, OAKScott Rolen, STL
Shortstop Alex Rodriguez, TEXÉdgar Rentería, STL
Outfielders Torii Hunter, MINLarry Walker, COL
Ichiro Suzuki, SEAJim Edmonds, STL
Darin Erstad, ANAAndruw Jones, ATL

See also


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