2002 Cleveland Indians season
|2002 Cleveland Indians|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Mark Shapiro|
|Manager(s)||Charlie Manuel, Joel Skinner|
FSN Ohio |
John Sanders, Mike Hegan, Rick Manning
Tom Hamilton, Matt Underwood, Mike Hegan
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The Cleveland Indians are an American professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio, that competes in Major League Baseball.They are organized in the Central Division of the American League.The 2002 Major League Baseball season began on March 31, 2002.The team finished third in the American League behind the Minnesota Twins and the Chicago White Sox.
- November 7, 2001: Chris Coste was signed as a free agent by the Indians.
- November 7, 2001: Jason Beverlin was signed as a free agent by the Indians.
- November 26, 2001: Donzell McDonald was signed as a free agent by the Indians.
- December 11, 2001: Roberto Alomar, Mike Bacsik and Danny Peoples (minors) were traded by the Indians to the New York Mets for Matt Lawton, Alex Escobar, Jerrod Riggan and players to be named later. The Mets completed the deal by sending Earl Snyder and Billy Traber to the Indians on December 13.
- December 18, 2001: John Rocker was traded by the Indians to the Texas Rangers for Dave Elder.
- February 9, 2002: Bruce Aven was signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.
- March 28, 2002: Donzell McDonald was assigned by the Indians to the Kansas City Royals.
Opening Day starters
- Matt Lawton – RF
- Omar Vizquel – SS
- Ellis Burks – DH
- Jim Thome – 1B
- Travis Fryman – 3B
- Ricky Gutiérrez – 2B
- Milton Bradley – CF
- Russell Branyan – LF
- Einar Díaz – C
- Bartolo Colón – SP
|Chicago White Sox||81||81||0.500||13½||47–34||34–47|
|Kansas City Royals||62||100||0.383||32½||37–44||25–56|
Record vs. opponents
2002 American League Records
- June 4, 2002: Jeremy Guthrie was drafted by the Indians in the 1st round (22nd pick) of the 2002 Major League Baseball draft. Player signed on October 3, 2002.
- June 7, 2002: Russell Branyan was traded by the Indians to the Cincinnati Reds for Ben Broussard.
- June 25, 2002: Bruce Aven was traded by the Indians to the Philadelphia Phillies for Jeff D'Amico.
- June 27, 2002: Bartolo Colón and Tim Drew were traded by the Indians to the Montreal Expos for Grady Sizemore, Cliff Lee, Brandon Phillips, and Lee Stevens.
- July 28, 2002: Paul Shuey was traded by the Indians to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Ricardo Rodríguez, Terry Mulholland, and Francisco Cruceta.
- August 16, 2002: Jason Beverlin was selected off waivers from the Indians by the Detroit Tigers.
|2002 Cleveland Indians|
|2002 Game Log: 74–88 (Home: 39–42; Away: 35–46)|
| Legend: = Win = Loss = Postponement|
Bold = Indians team member
|2002 Game Log|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases
Note: Pitchers' hitting stats are not included above.
Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts
Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts
Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched;SV = Saves; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts
Awards and honors
- Jim Thome, Roberto Clemente Award
Minor league affiliates
- Chris Coste at Baseball Reference
- Jason Beverlin at Baseball Reference
- Donzell McDonald at Baseball Reference
- Roberto Alomar at Baseball Reference
- John Rocker at Baseball Reference
- "Cleveland Indians Opening Day Starters".
- Jeremy Guthrie at Baseball Reference
- Ben Broussard at Baseball Reference
- Grady Sizemore at Baseball Reference
- Paul Shuey at Baseball Reference
- "Team notes - American League Central". USA Today. July 16, 2002. Retrieved December 2, 2016.