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|2002 in baseball|
|2002 National 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||St. Louis Cardinals||162||97||65||0||.599||-.-||787 (4.86)||648 (4.00)||0.268||0.338||0.425||3.70||0.983|
|2||Houston Astros||162||84||78||0||.519||13.0||749 (4.62)||695 (4.29)||0.262||0.338||0.417||4.00||0.986|
|3||Cincinnati Reds||162||78||84||0||.481||19.0||709 (4.38)||774 (4.78)||0.253||0.330||0.408||4.27||0.981|
|4||Pittsburgh Pirates||161||72||89||0||.447||24.5||641 (3.98)||730 (4.53)||0.244||0.319||0.381||4.23||0.982|
|5||Chicago Cubs||162||67||95||0||.414||30.0||706 (4.36)||759 (4.69)||0.246||0.321||0.413||4.29||0.981|
|6||Milwaukee Brewers||162||56||106||0||.346||41.0||627 (3.87)||821 (5.07)||0.253||0.320||0.390||4.73||0.983|
|1||Atlanta Braves||161||101||59||1||.627||-.-||708 (4.40)||565 (3.51)||0.260||0.331||0.409||3.13||0.982|
|2||Montreal Expos||162||83||79||0||.512||19.0||735 (4.54)||718 (4.43)||0.261||0.334||0.418||3.97||0.978|
|3||Philadelphia Phillies||161||80||81||0||.497||21.5||710 (4.41)||724 (4.50)||0.259||0.339||0.422||4.17||0.986|
|4||Florida Marlins||162||79||83||0||.488||23.0||699 (4.31)||763 (4.71)||0.261||0.337||0.403||4.36||0.983|
|5||New York Mets||161||75||86||0||.466||26.5||690 (4.29)||703 (4.37)||0.256||0.322||0.395||3.89||0.976|
|1||Arizona Diamondbacks||162||98||64||0||.605||-.-||819 (5.06)||674 (4.16)||0.267||0.346||0.423||3.92||0.985|
|2||San Francisco Giants*||162||95||66||1||.586||2.5||783 (4.83)||616 (3.80)||0.267||0.344||0.442||3.54||0.985|
|3||Los Angeles Dodgers||162||92||70||0||.568||6.0||713 (4.40)||643 (3.97)||0.264||0.320||0.409||3.69||0.985|
|4||Colorado Rockies||162||73||89||0||.451||25.0||778 (4.80)||898 (5.54)||0.274||0.337||0.423||5.20||0.982|
|5||San Diego Padres||162||66||96||0||.407||32.0||662 (4.09)||815 (5.03)||0.253||0.321||0.381||4.62||0.979|
 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 Bob Brenly.
The 2002 National 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|
|WC||San Francisco Giants||3|
|WC||San Francisco Giants||4|
|Cent.||St. Louis Cardinals||1|
|Cent.||St. Louis Cardinals||3|
 Award winners
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Barry Bonds, an outfielder with the San Francisco Giants. In the award's voting, he had 448 out of a possible 448 points and 32 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Randy Johnson (johnsra05) of the Arizona Diamondbacks. In the award's voting, he had 160 out of a possible 160 points and 32 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Jason Jennings, a pitcher with the Colorado Rockies. In the award's voting, he had 150 out of a possible 160 points and 27 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.
 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 National League's Colorado Rockies defeated the Chicago White Sox of the American League by a score of 18 to 10.
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