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2002 Detroit Tigers season

2002 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Mike Ilitch
Manager(s) Phil Garner, Luis Pujols
Local television WKBD
(Frank Beckmann, Lance Parrish)
FSN Detroit
Jack Morris, Mario Impemba)
Local radio WXYT (AM)
(Ernie Harwell, Jim Price, Dan Dickerson)
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The Detroit Tigers' 2002 season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Detroit Tigers attempting to win the AL Central.

Offseason

  • December 19, 2001: Adam Riggs was signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.[1]

Regular season

On July 2, the Tigers and White Sox set a Major League Baseball record by combining to hit for 12 home runs in one game. The box score for the Home Runs is as follows:

  • Detroit Young 2 (7,1st inning off Ritchie 0 on, 2 out,9th inning off Howry 0 on, 2 out); Fick (11,1st inning off Ritchie 1 on, 2 out); Lombard (1,7th inning off Ritchie 0 on, 1 out); Magee (6,9th inning off Howry 0 on, 0 out); Easley (4,9th inning off Howry 1 on).
  • Chicago Lofton (4,1st inning off Bernero 0 on, 0 out); Ordonez 2 (15,1st inning off Bernero 0 on, 2 out,8th inning off Paniagua 3 on, 1 out); Valentin (11,2nd inning off Bernero 0 on, 0 out); Alomar 2 (6,4th inning off Bernero 0 on, 2 out,6th inning off Lima 0 on).[2]

Notable transactions

Season standings

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Minnesota Twins 94 67 0.584 54–27 40–40
Chicago White Sox 81 81 0.500 13½ 47–34 34–47
Cleveland Indians 74 88 0.457 20½ 39–42 35–46
Kansas City Royals 62 100 0.383 32½ 37–44 25–56
Detroit Tigers 55 106 0.342 39 33–47 22–59


Roster

Worst Seasons in Detroit Tigers History
Rank Year Wins Losses Win %
1 2003 43 119 .265
2 1952 50 104 .325
3 1996 53 109 .327
4 2002 55 106 .342
5 1975 57 102 .358

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jason Beverlin 3 12.1 0 3 9.49 7

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Awards and Records

  • On July 2, the White Sox and Tigers set a Major League record by hitting 12 home runs in one game.[2]

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Bruce Fields
AA Erie SeaWolves Eastern League Kevin Bradshaw
A Lakeland Tigers Florida State League Gary Green
A West Michigan Whitecaps Midwest League Phil Regan
Short-Season A Oneonta Tigers New York–Penn League Randy Ready
Rookie GCL Tigers Gulf Coast League Howard Bushong
[6]

References

  1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/riggsad01.shtml
  2. ^ a b Box Score of Game played on Tuesday, July 2, 2002 at Comiskey Park II
  3. ^ Curtis Granderson page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Ted Lilly page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Jason Beverlin page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

External links

  • 2002 Detroit Tigers season at Baseball Reference
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