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The St. Louis Cardinals 2002 season was the team's 121st season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 111th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 97-65 during the season and won the National League Central division by 13 games over the Houston Astros. In the playoffs, the Cardinals defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 3 games to 0 in the NLDS but lost to the San Francisco Giants 4 games to 1 in the NLCS.

2002 St. Louis Cardinals
National League Central Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record97–65 (.599)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)William DeWitt, Jr.
General manager(s)Walt Jocketty
Manager(s)Tony La Russa
Local televisionFox Sports Midwest
(Joe Buck, Dan McLaughlin)
KPLR
(Dan McLaughlin, Al Hrabosky
Free TV
Bob Carpenter, Rick Horton)
Local radioKMOX
(Mike Shannon, Joel Meyers)
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Second baseman Fernando Viña, shortstop Édgar Rentería, third baseman Scott Rolen, and outfielder Jim Edmonds each won Gold Gloves this year.

On June 18, long-time broadcaster Jack Buck died at the age of 77,[1] while four days later, pitcher Darryl Kile was found dead in a Chicago hotel room, at age 33.[2]

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Opening Day startersEdit

Season standingsEdit

National League CentralEdit

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 97 65 0.599 52–29 45–36
Houston Astros 84 78 0.519 13 47–34 37–44
Cincinnati Reds 78 84 0.481 19 38–43 40–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 72 89 0.447 24½ 38–42 34–47
Chicago Cubs 67 95 0.414 30 36–45 31–50
Milwaukee Brewers 56 106 0.346 41 31–50 25–56


Record vs. opponentsEdit

2002 National League Records

Source: [1]
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL AL
Arizona 3–3 4–2 6–0 14–5 5–1 3–3 9–10 4–2 4–2 5–2 4–3 4–2 12–7 8–11 2–4 11–7
Atlanta 3–3 4–2 4–2 4–3 11–8 3–3 2–4 5–1 13–6 12–7 11–7 3–3 3–3 3–3 5–1 15–3
Chicago 2–4 2–4 5–12 4–2 4–2 8–11 2–4 7–10 3–3 1–5 2–4 10–9 2–4 3–3 6–12 6–6
Cincinnati 0–6 2–4 12–5 3–3 5–1 6–11 4–2 13–6 1–5 2–4 2–4 11–7 5–1 2–4 8–11 2–10
Colorado 5–14 3–4 2–4 3–3 5–2 3–3 7–12 3–3 4–2 3–3 3–3 4–2 11–8 8–12 2–4 7–11
Florida 1–5 8–11 2–4 1–5 2–5 3–3 3–3 4–2 10–9 8–11 10–9 4–2 5–1 4–3 4–2 10–8
Houston 3–3 3–3 11–8 11–6 3–3 3–3 3–3 10–8 3–3 4–2 3–3 11–6 4–2 1–5 6–13 5–7
Los Angeles 10–9 4–2 4–2 2–4 12–7 3–3 3–3 5–1 5–2 4–2 4–3 4–2 10–9 8–11 2–4 12–6
Milwaukee 2–4 1–5 10–7 6–13 3–3 2–4 8–10 1–5 2–4 1–5 1–5 4–15 5–1 1–5 7–10 2–10
Montreal 2–4 6–13 3–3 5–1 2–4 9–10 3–3 2–5 4–2 11–8 11–8 3–3 3–4 4–2 3–3 12–6
New York 2–5 7–12 5–1 4–2 3–3 11–8 2–4 2–4 5–1 8–11 9–10 1–4 3–4 0–6 3–3 10–8
Philadelphia 3–4 7–11 4–2 4–2 3–3 9–10 3–3 3–4 5–1 8–11 10–9 2–4 2–4 3–3 4–2 10–8
Pittsburgh 2–4 3–3 9–10 7–11 2–4 2–4 6–11 2–4 15–4 3–3 4–1 4–2 2–4 2–4 6–11 3–9
San Diego 7–12 3–3 4–2 1–5 8–11 1–5 2–4 9–10 1–5 4–3 4–3 4–2 4–2 5–14 1–5 8–10
San Francisco 11–8 3–3 3–3 4–2 11–8 3–4 5–1 11–8 5–1 2–4 6–0 3–3 4–2 14–5 2–4 8–10
St. Louis 4–2 1–5 12–6 11–8 4–2 2–4 13–6 4–2 10–7 3–3 3–3 2–4 11–6 5–1 4–2 8–4


Game LogEdit

2002 St. Louis Cardinals Game Log (97–65)[4]

TransactionsEdit

RosterEdit

2002 St. Louis Cardinals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

Note: Pos = position; 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 battersEdit

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
So Taguchi 19 15 6 .400 0 2

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA

Relief pitchersEdit

Player G W L SV ERA SO
José Rodríguez 2 0 0 0 54.00 0

NLDSEdit

St. Louis wins the series, 3-0

Game Home Score Visitor Score Date Stadium Series
1 Arizona 2 St. Louis 12 October 1 Bank One Ballpark 1-0 (STL)
2 Arizona 1 St. Louis 2 October 3 Bank One Ballpark 2-0 (STL)
3 St. Louis 6 Arizona 3 October 5 Busch Stadium 3-0 (STL)

NLCSEdit

Game 1Edit

October 9: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 1 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 9 11 0
St. Louis 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 6 11 0
WP: Kirk Rueter (1-0)   LP: Matt Morris (0-1)   Sv: Robb Nen (1)
Home runs:
SFG: Kenny Lofton (1), David Bell (1), Benito Santiago (1)
STL: Albert Pujols (1), Miguel Cairo (1), J. D. Drew (1)

Game 2Edit

October 10: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 4 7 0
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 0
WP: Jason Schmidt (1-0)   LP: Woody Williams (0-1)   Sv: Robb Nen (2)
Home runs:
SFG: Rich Aurilia 2 (2)
STL: Eduardo Pérez (1)

Game 3Edit

October 12: Pac Bell Park, San Francisco

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 5 6 1
San Francisco 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 4 10 0
WP: Chuck Finley (1-0)   LP: Jay Witasick (0-1)   Sv: Jason Isringhausen (1)
Home runs:
STL: Mike Matheny (1), Jim Edmonds (1), Eli Marrero (1)
SFG: Barry Bonds (1)

Game 4Edit

October 13: Pac Bell Park, San Francisco

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 12 0
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 X 4 4 1
WP: Tim Worrell (1-0)   LP: Rick White (0-1)   Sv: Robb Nen (3)
Home runs:
STL: None
SFG: Benito Santiago (2)

Game 5Edit

October 14: Pac Bell Park, San Francisco

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 9 0
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 7 0
WP: Tim Worrell (2-0)   LP: Matt Morris (0-2)

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Caesar, Dan (October 28, 2011). "Joe Buck honors father in Series call". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved October 29, 2011.
  2. ^ "BASEBALL; Coroner Verifies the Cause Of Kile's Death as Natural". New York Times. July 17, 2002. Retrieved July 22, 2012.
  3. ^ Jason Isringhausen at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/STL/2002-schedule-scores.shtml
  5. ^ José Rodríguez at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Scott Rolen at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
  8. ^ Baseball America 2003 Annual Directory

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