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2002 Arizona Diamondbacks season

2002 Arizona Diamondbacks
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Phoenix, Arizona (since 1998)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Ken Kendrick
    Jeff Moorad
    Manager(s) Bob Brenly
    Local television FSN Arizona
    KTVK (3TV)
    (Thom Brennaman, Rod Allen, Greg Schulte, Joe Garagiola)
    Local radio KTAR (620 AM)
    (Rod Allen, Greg Schulte, Jim Traber, Victor Rojas Jeff Munn)
    KSUN (Spanish)
    (Richard Saenz, Oscar Soria, Miguel Quintana)
    Stats ESPN.com
    BB-reference
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    The 2002 Arizona Diamondbacks looked to repeat as World Series champions. They looked to contend in what was once again a strong National League West Division. They finished the season with a record of 98-64, good enough for the division title. Randy Johnson would finish the season as the NL Cy Young Award winner and become the second pitcher to win five Cy Young Awards.[1]

    Offseason

    • October 29, 2001: Ken Huckaby was released by the Arizona Diamondbacks.[2]
    • January 9, 2002: Quinton McCracken was signed as a Free Agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks.[3]
    • March 24, 2002: Ernie Young was sent to the Arizona Diamondbacks by the St. Louis Cardinals as part of a conditional deal.[4]

    Regular season

    Luis Gonzalez

    During the 2002 season, Luis Gonzalez received publicity as a piece of gum chewed by Gonzalez during a spring training game was sold for $10,000 on April 15, 2002.[5] The buyer was Curt Mueller, owner of Mueller Sports Medicine Inc., manufacturer of the gum, Quench.[6]

    Opening Day starters

    • Danny Bautista
    • Craig Counsell
    • Steve Finley
    • Luis Gonzalez
    • Mark Grace
    • Randy Johnson
    • Damian Miller
    • Junior Spivey
    • Tony Womack [7]

    Season standings

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    Roster

    2002 Arizona Diamondbacks
    Roster
    Pitchers

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    Catchers

    Infielders

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    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Coaches

    Transactions

    • June 3, 2002: Ernie Young was released by the Arizona Diamondbacks.[4]
    • September 4, 2002: Felix Jose was purchased by the Arizona Diamondbacks from the Mexico City Reds (Mexican).[8]

    Player stats

    Batting

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

    Pos. Player G AB H HR RBI Avg.
    C Damian Miller 101 297 74 11 42 .249
    1B Mark Grace 124 298 75 7 48 .252
    2B Junior Spivey 143 538 162 16 78 .301
    SS Tony Womack 153 590 160 5 57 .271
    3B Craig Counsell 112 436 123 2 51 .282
    LF Luis Gonzalez 148 524 151 28 103 .288
    CF Steve Finley 150 505 145 25 89 .287
    RF Quinton McCracken 123 349 108 3 40 .309

    Other batters

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

    Pos. Player G AB H HR RBI Avg.

    Starting pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Randy Johnson 35 260.0 24 5 2.32 334
    Curt Schilling 36 259.1 23 7 3.23 316
    Miguel Batista 36 184.2 8 9 4.29 112
    Rick Helling 30 175.2 10 12 4.51 120
    Brian Anderson 35 156.0 6 11 4.79 81

    Other pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Relief pitchers
    Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
    Byung-Hyun Kim 72 84.0 8 3 36 2.04 92
    Mike Koplove 55 61.2 6 1 0 3.36 46
    Mike Myers 69 37.0 4 3 4 4.38 31
    Greg Swindell 34 33.0 0 2 0 6.27 23
    Mike Fetters 33 24.2 2 3 0 5.11 24

    NLDS

    St. Louis wins the series, 3-0

    Game Home Score Visitor Score Date Stadium Series
    1 Arizona 2 St. Louis 12 October 1 BankOne Ballpark 1-0 (STL)
    2 Arizona 1 St. Louis 2 October 3 BankOne Ballpark 2-0 (STL)
    3 St. Louis 6 Arizona 3 October 5 Busch Stadium 3-0 (STL)

    Farm system

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    References

    1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.234, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
    2. ^ Ken Huckaby Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    3. ^ Quinton McCracken Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    4. ^ a b http://www.baseball-reference.com/y/younger02.shtml
    5. ^ ESPN.com: SPORTSBUSINESS - Gonzo's gum going, going, gone for 10 grand
    6. ^ Entrepreneur pays a wad for the wads - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Encyclopedia.com
    7. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=2002&t=ARI
    8. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/j/josefe01.shtml
    9. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

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