2002 Boston Red Sox Season
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2002 Boston Red Sox Season

2002 Boston Red Sox
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Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record93-69 (.574)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)John W. Henry (New England Sports Ventures)
General manager(s)Mike Port
Manager(s)Grady Little
Local televisionWFXT
(Sean McDonough, Jerry Remy)
NESN
(Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy)
Local radioWEEI
(Jerry Trupiano, Joe Castiglione)
WLYN
(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.

Offseason

  • October 9, 2001: Craig Grebeck was released by the Boston Red Sox.[1]
  • 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.

Regular season

  • Pedro Martínez became the first player to win 20 games in one season but pitch less than 200 innings.[2]
  • 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.
Rickey Henderson with Boston in 2002

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
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
Baltimore Orioles 67 95 0.414 36½ 34-47 33-48
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 55 106 0.342 48 30-51 25-55

American League Wild Card

Division Leaders W L Pct.
New York Yankees 103 58 0.640
Minnesota Twins 94 67 0.584
Oakland Athletics 103 59 0.636


W L Pct.
Anaheim Angels 99 63 0.611
Boston Red Sox 93 69 0.574
Seattle Mariners 93 69 0.574
Chicago White Sox 81 81 0.500
Toronto Blue Jays 78 84 0.481
Cleveland Indians 74 88 0.457
Texas Rangers 72 90 0.444
Baltimore Orioles 67 95 0.414
Kansas City Royals 62 100 0.383
Detroit Tigers 55 106 0.342
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 55 106 0.342

Record vs. opponents

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


Transactions

  • April 27, 2002: Wayne Gomes was signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[3]
  • 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).[4]
  • July 30, 2002: Cliff Floyd was traded by the Montreal Expos to the Boston Red Sox for Sun-Woo Kim and Seung Song (minors).[5]

Opening Day Lineup

Roster

Player stats

Batting

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In; SB = Stolen Bases

Starters by position

Pos. Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Jason Varitek 132 467 124 .266 10 61 4
1B Tony Clark 90 275 57 .207 3 29 0
2B Rey Sánchez 107 357 102 .286 1 38 2
3B Shea Hillenbrand 156 634 186 .293 18 83 4
SS Nomar Garciaparra 156 635 197 .310 24 120 5
LF Manny Ramírez 120 436 152 .349 33 107 0
CF Johnny Damon 154 623 178 .286 14 63 31
RF Trot Nixon 152 532 136 .256 24 94 4
DH Carlos Baerga 73 182 52 .286 2 19 6

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI SB
Brian Daubach 137 444 118 .266 20 78 2
José Offerman 72 237 55 .232 4 27 8
Rickey Henderson 72 179 40 .223 5 16 8
Lou Merloni 84 194 48 .247 4 18 1
Cliff Floyd 47 171 54 .316 7 18 4
Doug Mirabelli 57 151 34 .225 7 25 0
Benny Agbayani 13 37 11 .297 0 8 0
Bry Nelson 25 34 9 .265 0 2 1
Shane Andrews 7 13 1 .077 0 0 0
Juan Díaz 4 7 2 .286 1 2 0
Kevin Brown 2 1 0 .000 0 0 0

Pitching

Note: G = Games Pitched; GS = Games Started; IP = Innings Pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Starting pitchers

Player G GS IP W L ERA SO
Derek Lowe 32 32 219.2 21 8 2.58 127
Pedro Martinez 30 30 199.1 20 4 2.26 239
John Burkett 29 29 173.0 13 8 4.53 124
Frank Castillo 36 23 163.1 6 15 5.07 112

Relief pitchers

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Ugueth Urbina 61 60.0 1 6 40 3.00 71
Tim Wakefield 45 163.1 11 5 3 2.81 134
Casey Fossum 41 106.2 5 4 1 3.46 101
Rolando Arrojo 29 81.1 4 3 1 4.98 51
Alan Embree 32 33.1 1 2 2 2.97 43

Other pitchers

Player G GS IP W L SV ERA SO
Darren Oliver 14 9 58.0 4 5 0 4.66 32
Willie Banks 29 0 39.0 2 1 1 3.23 26
Chris Haney 24 0 30.0 0 0 1 4.20 15
Sun-woo Kim 15 2 29.0 2 0 0 7.45 18
Dustin Hermanson 12 1 22.0 1 1 0 7.97 13
Wayne Gomes 20 0 21.1 1 2 1 4.64 15
Rich Garcés 26 0 21.1 0 1 0 6.59 16
Bob Howry 20 0 18.0 1 3 0 5.00 14
Josh Hancock 3 1 7.1 0 1 0 3.68 6

Game Log

Red Sox Win Red Sox Loss Game Postponed

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

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References

  1. ^ Craig Grebeck Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.372, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  3. ^ Wayne Gomes Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ Alan Embree Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ Cliff Floyd Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ "2002 Boston Red Sox Schedule". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

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