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The 2002 season of the National League was the one hundred twenty-seventh season of the league.

Contents

[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

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
Central Division
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
Eastern Division
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
Western Division
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

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Aaron Boone
Derrek Lee
Cincinnati Reds
Florida Marlins
162
At Bats Jimmy Rollins Philadelphia Phillies 637
Runs Scored Sammy Sosa Chicago Cubs 122
Hits Vladimir Guerrero Montreal Expos 206
Doubles Bobby Abreu Philadelphia Phillies 50
Triples Jimmy Rollins Philadelphia Phillies 10
Home Runs Sammy Sosa Chicago Cubs 49
Total Bases Vladimir Guerrero Montreal Expos 364
Runs Batted In Lance Berkman Houston Astros 128
Stolen Bases Luis Castillo Florida Marlins 48
Caught Stealing Vladimir Guerrero Montreal Expos 20
Walks Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants 198
Intentional Base-on-Balls Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants 68
Hit by Pitch Craig Wilson Pittsburgh Pirates 21
Strikeouts Jose Hernandez Milwaukee Brewers 188
Sacrifice Hits Jack Wilson Pittsburgh Pirates 17
Sacrifice Flies Mike Lowell
Aramis Ramirez
Florida Marlins
Pittsburgh Pirates
11
Grounded into Double Plays Brad Ausmus Houston Astros 30
Batting Average Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants 0.370
On-Base Percentage Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants 0.582
Slugging Percentage Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants 0.799
On-Base plus Slugging Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants 1.381
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants 275

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks 24
Losses Livan Hernandez
Glendon Rusch
Ben Sheets
San Francisco Giants
Milwaukee Brewers
Milwaukee Brewers
16
Win-Loss Percentage Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks 0.828
Appearances Paul Quantrill Los Angeles Dodgers 86
Games Started Tom Glavine Atlanta Braves 36
Complete Games Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks 8
Shutouts A.J. Burnett Florida Marlins 5
Games Finished Jose Jimenez Colorado Rockies 69
Saves John Smoltz Atlanta Braves 55
Innings Pitched Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks 260.0
Batters Faced Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks 1035
Hits Allowed Javier Vazquez Montreal Expos 243
Home Runs Allowed Pedro Astacio New York Mets 32
Base-on-Balls Allowed Kazuhisa Ishii Los Angeles Dodgers 106
Intentional Base-on-Balls Tony Armas
Joe Beimel
Josh Fogg
Montreal Expos
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates
12
Hit Batsmen Pedro Astacio
Kerry Wood
New York Mets
Chicago Cubs
16
Strikeouts Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks 334
Wild Pitches Tony Armas
A.J. Burnett
Montreal Expos
Florida Marlins
14
Balks Brian Anderson Arizona Diamondbacks 5
Runs Allowed Mike Hampton Colorado Rockies 135
Earned Runs Allowed Ryan Dempster Florida Marlins/Cincinnati Reds 125
Earned Run Average Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks 2.32
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Curt Schilling Arizona Diamondbacks 0.968

[edit] 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.

[edit] Postseason

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
                 
East.  Atlanta Braves 2  
WC  San Francisco Giants 3  
    WC  San Francisco Giants 4
  Cent.  St. Louis Cardinals 1
Cent.  St. Louis Cardinals 3
West.  Arizona Diamondbacks 0  

In the World Series, the National League champion San Francisco Giants were defeated by the American League's Anaheim Angels, 4 games to 3.

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.

Position Player Team
P Greg Maddux Atlanta Braves
C Brad Ausmus Houston Astros
1B Todd Helton Colorado Rockies
2B Fernando Viña St. Louis Cardinals
3B Edgar Rentería St. Louis Cardinals
SS Scott Rolen Philadelphia Phillies/St. Louis Cardinals
OF Jim Edmonds St. Louis Cardinals
Andruw Jones Atlanta Braves
Larry Walker Colorado Rockies

[edit] 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.

Position Player Team
C Mike Piazza New York Mets
1B Todd Helton Colorado Rockies
2B Jeff Kent San Francisco Giants
3B Scott Rolen Philadelphia Phillies/Philadelphia Phillies
SS Edgar Renteria St. Louis Cardinals
OF Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants
Vladimir Guerrero Montreal Expos
Sammy Sosa Chicago Cubs
P Mike Hampton Colorado Rockies

[edit] 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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