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2002 Tampa Bay Devil Rays season

2002 Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Major League affiliations
Location
  • St. Petersburg, Florida (since 1998)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Vince Naimoli
    Manager(s) Hal McRae
    Local television FSN Florida
    WMOR-TV
    WTSP
    (Joe Magrane, Dewayne Staats, Todd Kalas)
    Local radio WFLA
    (Paul Olden, Charlie Slowes)
    WLCC
    (Ricardo Tavares, Enrique Oliu)
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    The 2002 Tampa Bay Devil Rays season was their 5th since the franchise was created. This season, they finished last in the AL East division, and managed to finish the season with a record of 55-106. Their manager was Hal McRae who entered his 1st full season and last season with the Devil Rays.

    Offseason

    • November 8, 2001: Ryan Freel was signed as a Free Agent with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.[1]

    Regular season

    Season standings

    Template:MLB standings


    Opening Day starters

    • Brent Abernathy
    • Steve Cox
    • Chris Gomez
    • Ben Grieve
    • Toby Hall
    • Bob Smith
    • Tanyon Sturtze
    • Jason Tyner
    • Greg Vaughn
    • Randy Winn

    Notable transactions

    • June 4, 2002: B. J. Upton drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed September 16, 2002.[2]
    • June 4, 2002: Elijah Dukes drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 3rd round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed August 21, 2002.[3]
    • September 22, 2002: Released Toe Nash, the day after he was released from jail.[4]

    Roster

    2002 Tampa Bay Devil Rays
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Citrus series

    The annual interleague games between the Florida Marlins and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays were played in June and July. They are known as the Citrus Series. The Devil Rays won the series 4-2.

    Date Winning Team Losing Team Score Venue
    June 14 Devil Rays Marlins 4-3 (14 innings)[5] Pro Player Stadium
    June 15 Marlins Devil Rays 3-0[6] Pro Player Stadium
    June 16 Devil Rays Marlins 4-1[7] Pro Player Stadium
    June 28 Devil Rays Marlins 4-0[8] Tropicana Field
    June 29 Marlins Devil Rays 3-2 [9] Tropicana Field
    June 30 Devil Rays Marlins 6-5 (12 innings)[10] Tropicana Field

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    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

    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

    Starting pitchers

    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

    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

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

    Player G W L SV ERA SO

    ESPN25 Worst Team of All-Time

    In 2004, ESPN was celebrating 25 years of the network since its founding in 1979. The network decided to honor the first 25 years from the best to the worst and everything else in between. The Rays were ranked 16th in the actual ESPN Worst Team Result of the first 25 years conducted by ESPN and its users. The users put them higher at 13th than the original airing as the worst team by only 3 spots.

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager
    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Durham[11]

    References

    1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/f/freelry01.shtml
    2. ^ B.J. Upton Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    3. ^ Elijah Dukes Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    4. ^ "Devil Rays release troubled Toe Nash". Gainseville Sun (Gainesville, Florida: New York Times Management Services). September 22, 2002. p. 8C. 
    5. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=200206140FLO
    6. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=200206150FLO
    7. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=200206160FLO
    8. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=200206280TBA
    9. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=200206290TBA
    10. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=200206300TBA
    11. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007