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2002 Atlanta Braves season

2002 Atlanta Braves
2002 NL East Champions
Major league affiliations
2002 information
Owner(s) AOL Time Warner
General manager(s) John Schuerholz
Manager(s) Bobby Cox
Local television TBS Superstation
Turner South
(Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson)
Fox Sports South
(Tom Paciorek, Bob Rathbun)
Local radio WSB (AM)
(Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson)
(Marcelo Godoy, Jose Manuel Flores)
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  • October 26, 2001: Aaron Small was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[1]
  • December 4, 2001: John Smoltz was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[2]
  • December 17, 2001: Julio Franco was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[3]
  • January 16, 2002: Doug Linton was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[4]

Regular season

Opening Day starters

  • Vinny Castilla
  • Rafael Furcal
  • Marcus Giles
  • Tom Glavine
  • Andruw Jones
  • Chipper Jones
  • Javy Lopez
  • Gary Sheffield
  • B.J. Surhoff[5]

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 101 59 .631 --
Montreal Expos 83 79 .512 19
Philadelphia Phillies 80 81 .497 21½
Florida Marlins 79 83 .488 23
New York Mets 75 86 .466 26½


  • June 4, 2002: Jeff Francoeur was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 1st round (23rd pick) of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed July 8, 2002.[6]
  • September 30, 2002: Aaron Small was released by the Atlanta Braves.[1]


2002 Atlanta Braves
Pitchers Catchers





Player stats


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

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA
Relief pitchers
Player G W L SV ERA SO

2002 National League Division Series

San Francisco Giants vs. Atlanta Braves

San Francisco wins the series, 3-2

Game Home Score Visitor Score Date Stadium Series
1 Atlanta 5 San Francisco 8 October 2 Turner Field 1-0 (SFO)
2 Atlanta 7 San Francisco 3 October 3 Turner Field 1-1
3 San Francisco 2 Atlanta 10 October 5 Pacific Bell Park 2-1 (ATL)
4 San Francisco 8 Atlanta 3 October 6 Pacific Bell Park 2-2
5 Atlanta 1 San Francisco 3 October 7 Turner Field 3-2 (SFO)

Award winners

2002 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Braves International League Fredi González
AA Greenville Braves Southern League Brian Snitker
A Myrtle Beach Pelicans Carolina League Randy Ingle
A Macon Braves South Atlantic League Lynn Jones
Rookie Danville Braves Appalachian League Ralph Henriquez
Rookie GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Jim Saul


  • 2002 Atlanta Braves team page at Baseball Reference
Preceded by
Atlanta Braves
NL East Championship Season
Succeeded by
Atlanta Braves

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