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|2002 in baseball|
|2002 American League|
|Cuban National League|
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 Season summary
- An asterisk (*) indicates the team won its league's wild card, Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
|Rank||Team||G||W||L||T||WPCT||GB||RS (RS/G)||RA (RA/G)||AVG||OBP||SLG||ERA||FPCT|
|1||Minnesota Twins||161||94||67||0||.584||-.-||768 (4.77)||712 (4.42)||0.272||0.332||0.437||4.12||0.987|
|2||Chicago White Sox||162||81||81||0||.500||13.5||856 (5.28)||798 (4.93)||0.268||0.338||0.449||4.53||0.984|
|3||Cleveland Indians||162||74||88||0||.457||20.5||739 (4.56)||837 (5.17)||0.249||0.321||0.412||4.91||0.981|
|4||Kansas City Royals||162||62||100||0||.383||32.5||737 (4.55)||891 (5.50)||0.256||0.323||0.398||5.21||0.979|
|5||Detroit Tigers||161||55||106||0||.342||39.0||575 (3.57)||864 (5.37)||0.248||0.300||0.379||4.93||0.977|
|1||New York Yankees||161||103||58||0||.640||-.-||897 (5.57)||697 (4.33)||0.275||0.354||0.455||3.87||0.979|
|2||Boston Red Sox||162||93||69||0||.574||10.5||859 (5.30)||665 (4.10)||0.277||0.345||0.444||3.75||0.983|
|3||Toronto Blue Jays||162||78||84||0||.481||25.5||813 (5.02)||828 (5.11)||0.261||0.327||0.430||4.80||0.982|
|4||Baltimore Orioles||162||67||95||0||.414||36.5||667 (4.12)||773 (4.77)||0.246||0.309||0.403||4.46||0.985|
|5||Tampa Bay Devil Rays||161||55||106||0||.342||48.0||673 (4.18)||918 (5.70)||0.253||0.314||0.390||5.29||0.979|
|1||Oakland Athletics||162||103||59||0||.636||-.-||800 (4.94)||654 (4.04)||0.261||0.339||0.432||3.68||0.984|
|2||Anaheim Angels*||162||99||63||0||.611||4.0||851 (5.25)||644 (3.98)||0.282||0.341||0.433||3.69||0.986|
|3||Seattle Mariners||162||93||69||0||.574||10.0||814 (5.02)||699 (4.31)||0.275||0.350||0.419||4.07||0.985|
|4||Texas Rangers||162||72||90||0||.444||31.0||843 (5.20)||882 (5.44)||0.269||0.338||0.455||5.15||0.984|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 All-Star Game
The seventy-third midsummer classic at Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 ended in a 7-7 tie after 11 innings when both teams ran out of players. The league's manager was Joe Torre.
The 2002 American League playoffs featured the champions of the league's three divisions along with a wild card team. The teams competed in a best-of-five Division Series, followed by a best-of-seven League Championship Series. The winner of the League Championship Series represented the league in the World Series.
|Division Series||Championship Series|
|East.||New York Yankees||1|
 Award winners
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Miguel Tejada, a shortstop with the Oakland Athletics. In the award's voting, he had 356 out of a possible 392 points and 21 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Eric Hinske, a third baseman with the Toronto Blue Jays. In the award's voting, he had 122 out of a possible 140 points and 19 first place votes.
 Gold Gloves
The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.
 Silver Sluggers
The following players won the Silver Slugger Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.
 Monthly Awards
- Player of the Month Award
- Pitcher of the Month Award
- Rookie of the Month Award
 Hall of Fame Game
The fifty-sixth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 29 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Chicago White Sox lost to the Colorado Rockies of the National League by a score of 18 to 10.
 Notable events