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2002 Boston Red Sox season

2002 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) JRY Trust, John W. Henry
Manager(s) Grady Little
Local television WFXT
(Sean McDonough, Jerry Remy)
(Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy)
Local radio WEEI
(Jerry Trupiano, Joe Castiglione)
(J.P. Villaman, Juan Oscar Baez, Uri Berenguer, & Luis Tiant)
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The 2002 Boston Red Sox season involved the Red Sox finishing 2nd in the American League East with a record of 93 wins and 69 losses.


  • 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 as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.

Regular season

  • Pedro Martinez 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, WI at Miller Park. Pitcher Derek Lowe, left fielder Manny Ramirez and third baseman Shea Hillenbrand started the game, while pitchers Pedro Martinez 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


  • 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

18 Johnny Damon CF
30 José Offerman DH
  5 Nomar Garciaparra     SS
24 Manny Ramírez LF
22 Tony Clark 1B
  7 Trot Nixon RF
29 Shea Hillenbrand 3B
33 Jason Varitek C
13 Rey Sánchez 2B
45 Pedro Martínez P


Player stats


Starters by position

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

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

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Pawtucket Red Sox International League Buddy Bailey
AA Trenton Thunder Eastern League Ron Johnson
A Sarasota Red Sox Florida State League Billy Gardner, Jr.
A Augusta GreenJackets South Atlantic League Arnie Beyeler
Short-Season A Lowell Spinners New York-Penn League Mike Boulanger
Rookie GCL Red Sox Gulf Coast League John Sanders


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