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[edit] Summary

The Angels won their first ever World Series after winning just 75 games the previous season. It was a remarkable change of fortune brought about Mike Scioscia, who established himself as one of baseball's best managers. Barry Bonds and the Giants could not win game seven after a disheartening collapse in game six. It was baseball's second straight seven game World Series.

The postseason made David Eckstein and Francisco Rodriguez famous, both would continue to have strong careers. The Twins made their first playoff appearance since 1991. They defeated the A's in the division series before losing to the Angels in the ALCS. The Yankees fell short of a championship for the second straight year after getting knocked out by the Angels.

The Braves, Diamondbacks, and Cardinals all made the postseason for the second consecutive year. The Braves and D'Backs fell short in the division series, and the Cardinals fell to the Giants in the NLCS.

[edit] Series Summaries

[edit] American League

[edit] ALDS:

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[edit] ALCS:

Main article: 2002 ALCS

[edit] National League

[edit] NLDS:

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[edit] NLDS:

Main article: 2002 NLDS2

[edit] NLCS:

Main article: 2002 NLCS

[edit] World Series:

Main article: 2002 World Series

[edit] NL Teams

TEAM W-L Manager BA HR R ERA WHIP RA
Braves 101-59 Bobby Cox .260 164 708 3.13 1.26 565
Diamondbacks 98-64 Bob Brenly .267 165 819 3.92 1.23 674
Cardinals 95-67 Tony LaRussa .268 175 787 3.70 1.31 648
Giants 95-66 Dusty Baker .267 198 783 3.54 1.30 616

[edit] AL Teams

TEAM W-L Manager BA HR R ERA WHIP RA
Yankees 103-58 Joe Torre .275 223 897 3.87 1.27 697
Athletics 103-59 Art Howe .261 205 800 3.68 1.28 654
Twins 94-67 Ron Gardenhire .272 167 768 4.12 1.31 712
Angels 99-63 Mike Scioscia .282 152 851 3.69 1.28 644
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