2002 Chicago Cubs season

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2002 Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs logo.svg
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record67–95 (.414)
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Tribune Company
General manager(s)Andy MacPhail, Jim Hendry
Manager(s)Don Baylor, Rene Lachemann, Bruce Kimm
Local televisionWGN-TV/Superstation WGN
(Chip Caray, Joe Carter)
FSN Chicago
(Chip Caray, Dave Otto)
Local radioWGN
(Pat Hughes, Ron Santo)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 2002 Chicago Cubs season was the 131st season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 127th in the National League and the 87th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished fifth in the National League Central with a record of 67–95.

Offseason[edit]

  • November 2, 2001: Mark Bellhorn was traded by the Oakland Athletics to the Chicago Cubs for Adam Morrissey (minors).[1]
  • January 16, 2002: Alan Benes was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.[2]
  • March 27, 2002: Dontrelle Willis was traded by the Chicago Cubs with Jose Cueto (minors), Ryan Jorgensen, and Julián Tavárez to the Florida Marlins for Antonio Alfonseca and Matt Clement.[3]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League Central[edit]

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[edit]

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


Notable transactions[edit]

  • September 4, 2002: Bill Mueller was traded by the Chicago Cubs with cash to the San Francisco Giants for Jeff Verplancke (minors).[4]

Roster[edit]

2002 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in[5]

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
1B Fred McGriff 146 523 143 .273 30 103
2B Mark Bellhorn 146 445 115 .258 27 56
SS Alex Gonzalez 142 513 127 .248 18 61
3B Bill Mueller 103 353 94 .266 7 37

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Steve Smyth 8 26 1 3 9.35 16

Other pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Iowa Cubs Pacific Coast League Bruce Kimm and Pat Listach
AA West Tenn Diamond Jaxx Southern League Bobby Dickerson
A Daytona Cubs Florida State League Dave Trembley
A Lansing Lugnuts Midwest League Julio Garcia
A-Short Season Boise Hawks Northwest League Steve McFarland
Rookie AZL Cubs Arizona League Carmelo Martínez

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Boise, AZL Cubs[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/b/bellhma01.shtml
  2. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/b/benesal01.shtml
  3. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/w/willido03.shtml
  4. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/m/muellbi02.shtml
  5. ^ "2002 Chicago Cubs Statistics | Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007