2002 New York Yankees season
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The New York Yankees' 2002 season was the 100th season for the Yankees in New York, and their 102nd overall going back to their origins in Baltimore. The team finished with a record of 103-58 finishing 10.5 games ahead of the Boston Red Sox. New York was managed by Joe Torre. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium. In the playoffs, they lost in the ALDS in 4 games to the Anaheim Angels.
- December 7, 2001: David Justice was traded by the Yankees to the New York Mets for Robin Ventura.
- December 13, 2001: John Vander Wal was traded by the San Francisco Giants to the Yankees for Jay Witasick.
- December 13, 2001: Jason Giambi, a free agent, signed a 7-year $120-million deal with the Yankees.
- January 8, 2002: Luis Sojo was signed as a free agent with the New York Yankees.
- January 17, 2002: Clay Bellinger was released by the Yankees.
- January 28, 2002: Ron Coomer was signed as a free agent with the Yankees.
- March 27, 2002: Bobby Estalella was released by the Yankees.
Opening Day starters
|New York Yankees||103||58||.640||--|
|Boston Red Sox||93||69||.574||10.5|
|Toronto Blue Jays||78||84||.481||25.5|
|Tampa Bay Devil Rays||55||106||.342||48.0|
- April 8, 2002: Bill Pulsipher was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
- May 23, 2002: Bill Pulsipher was released by the New York Yankees.
- July 1, 2002: Raul Mondesi was traded by the Toronto Blue Jays to the New York Yankees for Scott Wiggins.
- July 5, 2002: Ted Lilly was Traded as part of a 3-team trade by the New York Yankees with Jason Arnold (minors) and John-Ford Griffin to the Oakland Athletics. The Oakland Athletics sent a player to be named later, Carlos Pena, and Franklyn German to the Detroit Tigers. The Detroit Tigers sent Jeff Weaver to the New York Yankees. The Detroit Tigers sent cash to the Oakland Athletics. The Oakland Athletics sent Jeremy Bonderman (August 22, 2002) to the Detroit Tigers to complete the trade.
|2002 New York Yankees|
Starters by position
Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
Game 1: New York 8 - Anaheim 5.
Game 2: Anaheim 8 - New York 6.
Game 3: Anaheim 9 - New York 6.
Game 4: Anaheim 9 - New York 5.
Anaheim's victory secured their place in the American League Championship Series.
Awards and records
- Jason Giambi, Silver Slugger award
- Alfonso Soriano, Most Home Runs in one season by an American League Second Baseman (39)
|AAA||Columbus Clippers||International League||Brian Butterfield and Stump Merrill|
|AA||Norwich Navigators||Eastern League||Stump Merrill and Luis Sojo|
|A||Tampa Yankees||Florida State League||Mitch Seoane|
|A||Greensboro Bats||South Atlantic League||Bill Masse|
|Short-Season A||Staten Island Yankees||New York-Penn League||Derek Shelton|
|Rookie||GCL Yankees||Gulf Coast League||Manny Crespo|
- 2002 New York Yankees
- 2002 New York Yankees team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
New York Yankees
|AL East Championship Season
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