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The 2002 Major League Baseball season finished with two wild-card teams, the Anaheim Angels defeating the San Francisco Giants in seven games, for the World Series championship. It was the first title in Angels team history. This was the first season for .

2002 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
DurationMarch 31 – October 27, 2002
Top draft pickBryan Bullington
Picked byPittsburgh Pirates
Regular Season
Season MVPAL: Miguel Tejada (OAK)
NL: Barry Bonds (SF)
League Postseason
AL championsAnaheim Angels
  AL runners-upMinnesota Twins
NL championsSan Francisco Giants
  NL runners-upSt. Louis Cardinals
World Series
ChampionsAnaheim Angels
  Runners-upSan Francisco Giants
World Series MVPTroy Glaus (ANA)
MLB seasons


Major league baseball final standingsEdit



  Division Series
League Championship Series
World Series
  1 NY Yankees 1  
4 Anaheim 3  
  4 Anaheim 4  
American League
  3 Minnesota 1  
2 Oakland 2
  3 Minnesota 3  
    AL4 Anaheim 4
  NL4 San Francisco 3
  1 Atlanta 2  
4 San Francisco 3  
  4 San Francisco 4
National League
  3 St. Louis 1  
2 Arizona 0
  3 St. Louis 3  

All-Star GameEdit

Statistical leadersEdit



Statistic American League National League
Runs scored New York Yankees 897 Arizona Diamondbacks 819
Hits Anaheim Angels 1603 Colorado Rockies 1508
Home runs Texas Rangers 230 Chicago Cubs 200
Batting average Anaheim Angels .282 Colorado Rockies .274
Stolen bases Kansas City Royals 140 Florida Marlins 177


Statistic American League National League
Batting average Manny Ramírez (Boston) .349 Barry Bonds (San Francisco) .370
Runs scored Alfonso Soriano (New York Yankees) 128 Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs) 122
Hits Alfonso Soriano (New York Yankees) 209 Vladimir Guerrero (Montreal) 206
Home runs Alex Rodriguez (Texas) 57 Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs) 49
Runs batted in Alex Rodriguez (Texas) 142 Lance Berkman (Houston) 128
Stolen bases Alfonso Soriano (New York Yankees) 41 Luis Castillo (Florida) 48



Statistic American League National League
Runs allowed Anaheim Angels 644 Atlanta Braves 565
Earned run average Oakland Athletics 3.68 Atlanta Braves 3.13
Hits allowed Boston Red Sox 1339 Atlanta Braves 1302
Home runs allowed Oakland Athletics 135 San Francisco Giants 116
Strikeouts Boston Red Sox 1157 Chicago Cubs 1333


Statistic American League National League
Earned run average Pedro Martínez (Boston) 2.26 Randy Johnson (Arizona) 2.32
Wins Barry Zito (Oakland) 23 Randy Johnson (Arizona) 24
Saves Eddie Guardado (Minnesota) 45 John Smoltz (Atlanta) 55
Strikeouts Pedro Martínez (Boston) 239 Randy Johnson (Arizona) 334



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