2002 St. Louis Cardinals Season
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2002 St. Louis Cardinals Season

2002 St. Louis Cardinals
National League Central Champions
St Louis Cardinals Cap Insignia.svg
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record97-65 (.599)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)William DeWitt, Jr.
General manager(s)Walt Jocketty
Manager(s)Tony La Russa
Local televisionFox Sports Midwest
(Joe Buck, Dan McLaughlin)
KPLR
(Dan McLaughlin, Al Hrabosky
Free TV
Bob Carpenter, Rick Horton)
Local radioKMOX
(Mike Shannon, Joel Meyers)
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The St. Louis Cardinals 2002 season was the team's 121st season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 111th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 97-65 during the season and won the National League Central division by 13 games over the Houston Astros. In the playoffs, the Cardinals defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 3 games to 0 in the NLDS but lost to the San Francisco Giants 4 games to 1 in the NLCS.

Second baseman Fernando Viña, shortstop Édgar Rentería, third baseman Scott Rolen, and outfielder Jim Edmonds each won Gold Gloves this year.

On June 18, long-time broadcaster Jack Buck died at the age of 77,[1] while four days later, pitcher Darryl Kile was found dead in a Chicago hotel room, at age 33.[2]

Offseason

Regular season

Opening Day starters

Season standings

National League Central

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 97 65 0.599 -- 52-29 45-36
Houston Astros 84 78 0.519 13 47-34 37-44
Cincinnati Reds 78 84 0.481 19 38-43 40-41
Pittsburgh Pirates 72 89 0.447 24½ 38-42 34-47
Chicago Cubs 67 95 0.414 30 36-45 31-50
Milwaukee Brewers 56 106 0.346 41 31-50 25-56


Record vs. opponents

2002 National League Records

Source: [1]
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL AL
Arizona -- 3-3 4-2 6-0 14-5 5-1 3-3 9-10 4-2 4-2 5-2 4-3 4-2 12-7 8-11 2-4 11-7
Atlanta 3-3 -- 4-2 4-2 4-3 11-8 3-3 2-4 5-1 13-6 12-7 11-7 3-3 3-3 3-3 5-1 15-3
Chicago 2-4 2-4 -- 5-12 4-2 4-2 8-11 2-4 7-10 3-3 1-5 2-4 10-9 2-4 3-3 6-12 6-6
Cincinnati 0-6 2-4 12-5 -- 3-3 5-1 6-11 4-2 13-6 1-5 2-4 2-4 11-7 5-1 2-4 8-11 2-10
Colorado 5-14 3-4 2-4 3-3 -- 5-2 3-3 7-12 3-3 4-2 3-3 3-3 4-2 11-8 8-12 2-4 7-11
Florida 1-5 8-11 2-4 1-5 2-5 -- 3-3 3-3 4-2 10-9 8-11 10-9 4-2 5-1 4-3 4-2 10-8
Houston 3-3 3-3 11-8 11-6 3-3 3-3 -- 3-3 10-8 3-3 4-2 3-3 11-6 4-2 1-5 6-13 5-7
Los Angeles 10-9 4-2 4-2 2-4 12-7 3-3 3-3 -- 5-1 5-2 4-2 4-3 4-2 10-9 8-11 2-4 12-6
Milwaukee 2-4 1-5 10-7 6-13 3-3 2-4 8-10 1-5 -- 2-4 1-5 1-5 4-15 5-1 1-5 7-10 2-10
Montreal 2-4 6-13 3-3 5-1 2-4 9-10 3-3 2-5 4-2 -- 11-8 11-8 3-3 3-4 4-2 3-3 12-6
New York 2-5 7-12 5-1 4-2 3-3 11-8 2-4 2-4 5-1 8-11 -- 9-10 1-4 3-4 0-6 3-3 10-8
Philadelphia 3-4 7-11 4-2 4-2 3-3 9-10 3-3 3-4 5-1 8-11 10-9 -- 2-4 2-4 3-3 4-2 10-8
Pittsburgh 2-4 3-3 9-10 7-11 2-4 2-4 6-11 2-4 15-4 3-3 4-1 4-2 -- 2-4 2-4 6-11 3-9
San Diego 7-12 3-3 4-2 1-5 8-11 1-5 2-4 9-10 1-5 4-3 4-3 4-2 4-2 -- 5-14 1-5 8-10
San Francisco 11-8 3-3 3-3 4-2 11-8 3-4 5-1 11-8 5-1 2-4 6-0 3-3 4-2 14-5 -- 2-4 8-10
St. Louis 4-2 1-5 12-6 11-8 4-2 2-4 13-6 4-2 10-7 3-3 3-3 2-4 11-6 5-1 4-2 -- 8-4


Game Log

Transactions

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
C Mike Matheny 110 315 77 .244 3 35
1B Tino Martinez 150 511 134 .262 21 75
2B Fernando Viña 150 622 168 .270 1 54
SS Édgar Rentería 152 544 166 .305 11 83
3B Plácido Polanco 94 342 97 .284 5 27
LF Albert Pujols 157 590 185 .314 34 127
CF Jim Edmonds 144 476 148 .311 28 83
RF J.D. Drew 135 424 107 .252 18 56

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Eli Marrero 131 397 104 .262 18 66
Scott Rolen 55 205 57 .278 14 44
Miguel Cairo 108 184 46 .250 2 23
Kerry Robinson 124 181 47 .260 1 15
Mike DiFelice 70 174 40 .230 4 19
Eduardo Pérez 96 154 31 .201 10 26
Wilson Delgado 12 20 4 .200 2 5
So Taguchi 19 15 6 .400 0 2
Iván Cruz 17 14 5 .357 1 3
Mike Coolbaugh 5 12 1 .083 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Matt Morris 32 210.1 17 9 3.42 171
Jason Simontacchi 24 143.1 11 5 4.02 72
Woody Williams 17 103.1 9 4 2.53 76
Andy Benes 18 97 5 4 2.78 64
Chuck Finley 14 85.1 7 4 3.80 83
Darryl Kile 14 84.2 5 4 3.72 50
Josh Pearce 3 13 0 0 7.62 1

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Luther Hackman 43 81 5 4 4.11 46
Travis Smith 12 54 4 2 7.17 32
Bud Smith 11 48 1 5 6.94 22
Garrett Stephenson 12 45 2 5 5.40 34
Jamey Wright 4 15 2 0 4.80 8

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Dave Veres 71 5 8 4 3.48 68
Steve Kline 66 2 1 6 3.39 41
Jason Isringhausen 60 3 2 32 2.48 68
Mike Crudale 49 3 0 0 1.88 47
Mike Matthews 43 2 1 0 3.39 32
Mike Timlin 42 1 3 0 2.51 35
Gene Stechschulte 29 6 2 0 4.78 21
Rick White 20 3 1 0 0.82 14
Jeff Fassero 16 3 0 0 3.00 12
Gabe Molina 12 1 0 0 1.59 4
Kevin Joseph 11 0 1 0 4.91 2
Matt Duff 7 0 0 0 4.76 4
Nerio Rodríguez 2 0 0 0 4.15 2
José Rodríguez 2 0 0 0 54.00 0

NLDS

St. Louis wins the series, 3-0

Game Home Score Visitor Score Date Stadium Series
1 Arizona 2 St. Louis 12 October 1 Bank One Ballpark 1-0 (STL)
2 Arizona 1 St. Louis 2 October 3 Bank One Ballpark 2-0 (STL)
3 St. Louis 6 Arizona 3 October 5 Busch Stadium 3-0 (STL)

NLCS

Game 1

October 9: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 1 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 9 11 0
St. Louis 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 6 11 0
WP: Kirk Rueter (1-0)   LP: Matt Morris (0-1)   Sv: Robb Nen (1)
Home runs:
SFG: Kenny Lofton (1), David Bell (1), Benito Santiago (1)
STL: Albert Pujols (1), Miguel Cairo (1), J. D. Drew (1)

Game 2

October 10: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 4 7 0
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 0
WP: Jason Schmidt (1-0)   LP: Woody Williams (0-1)   Sv: Robb Nen (2)
Home runs:
SFG: Rich Aurilia 2 (2)
STL: Eduardo Pérez (1)

Game 3

October 12: Pac Bell Park, San Francisco

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 5 6 1
San Francisco 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 4 10 0
WP: Chuck Finley (1-0)   LP: Jay Witasick (0-1)   Sv: Jason Isringhausen (1)
Home runs:
STL: Mike Matheny (1), Jim Edmonds (1), Eli Marrero (1)
SFG: Barry Bonds (1)

Game 4

October 13: Pac Bell Park, San Francisco

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 12 0
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 X 4 4 1
WP: Tim Worrell (1-0)   LP: Rick White (0-1)   Sv: Robb Nen (3)
Home runs:
STL: None
SFG: Benito Santiago (2)

Game 5

October 14: Pac Bell Park, San Francisco

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 9 0
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 7 0
WP: Tim Worrell (2-0)   LP: Matt Morris (0-2)

Farm system

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Peoria[7][8]

References

  1. ^ Caesar, Dan (October 28, 2011). "Joe Buck honors father in Series call". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ "BASEBALL; Coroner Verifies the Cause Of Kile's Death as Natural". New York Times. July 17, 2002. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ Jason Isringhausen at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/STL/2002-schedule-scores.shtml
  5. ^ José Rodríguez at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Scott Rolen at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
  8. ^ Baseball America 2003 Annual Directory

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