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2002 Kansas City Royals season

2002 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) David Glass
Manager(s) Tony Muser, John Mizerock, and Tony Pena
Local television KMBC-TV
KCWE
FSN Rocky Mountain
(Paul Splittorff, Bob Davis)
Local radio KMBZ
(Denny Matthews, Ryan Lefebvre)
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The 2002 Kansas City Royals season involved the Royals finishing 4th in the American League Central with a record of 62 wins and 100 losses.

Contents

  • Offseason 1
  • Regular season 2
    • Season standings 2.1
    • Notable transactions 2.2
    • Roster 2.3
  • Player stats 3
    • Batting 3.1
      • Starters by position 3.1.1
      • Other batters 3.1.2
    • Pitching 3.2
      • Starting pitchers 3.2.1
      • Other pitchers 3.2.2
      • Relief pitchers 3.2.3
  • Farm system 4
  • Notes 5
  • References 6

Offseason

  • December 18, 2001: Chuck Knoblauch was signed as a Free Agent with the Kansas City Royals.[1]
  • December 19, 2001: Traded a PTBNL to the Chicago Cubs for Michael Tucker. The Royals sent Shawn Sonnier to Chicago on March 15, 2002, to complete the trade.[2]
  • January 10, 2002: Paul Byrd was signed as a Free Agent with the Kansas City Royals.[3]
  • March 28, 2002: Donzell McDonald was assigned to the Kansas City Royals by the Cleveland Indians.[4]

Regular season

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


Notable transactions

  • June 4, 2002: Zack Greinke was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed July 13, 2002.[5]

Roster

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

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Royals Pacific Coast League Bucky Dent
AA Wichita Wranglers Texas League Keith Bodie
A Wilmington Blue Rocks Carolina League Jeff Garber
A Burlington Bees Midwest League Joe Szekely
Short-Season A Spokane Indians Northwest League Tom Poquette
Rookie GCL Royals Gulf Coast League Lloyd Simmons
[6]

Notes

  1. ^ Chuck Knoblauch Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ Michael Tucker Baseball Reference page
  3. ^ Paul Byrd Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/mcdondo01.shtml
  5. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/greinza01.shtml
  6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

References

  • 2002 Kansas City Royals team page at Baseball Reference
  • 2002 Kansas City Royals team page at www.baseball-almanac.com


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