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Standings at end of 2002 season.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2002 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees16110358.640--89769720051-3052-28W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I000
2610Boston Red Sox1629369.57410.585966519451-3042-39W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Grady LittleTheo EpsteinFenway Park000
3817Toronto Blue Jays1627884.48125.5813828-1536-4542-39W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Carlos ToscaJ.P. RicciardiSkyDome000
41124Baltimore Orioles1626795.41436.5667773-10633-4834-47L12T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike HargroveMike FlanaganOriole Park at Camden Yards000
51430Tampa Bay Rays16155106.34248.0673918-24525-5530-51L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaChuck LamarTropicana Field000
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2002 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148Minnesota Twins1619467.584--7687125640-4054-27W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome000
2714Chicago White Sox1628181.50013.58567985834-4747-34L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelKenny WilliamsComiskey Park II000
3920Cleveland Indians1627587.46319.5739837-9835-4639-42W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeMark ShapiroJacobs Field0-11
41227Kansas City Royals16261101.37733.5737891-15425-5637-44L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony PenaAllard BairdKauffman Stadium01-1
51329Detroit Tigers16155106.34239.0575864-28922-5933-47L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Alan TrammellDave DombrowskiComerica Park000
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2002 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Oakland Athletics16210359.636--80065414649-3254-27W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Ken MachaBilly BeaneNetwork Associates Coliseum000
234Anaheim Angels1629963.6114.085164420745-3654-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill StonemanEdison International Field000
359Seattle Mariners1629369.57410.081469911545-3648-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickSafeco Field000
41023Texas Rangers1627290.44431.0843882-3930-5142-39L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterJohn HartThe Ballpark in Arlington000
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2002 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Atlanta Braves16110259.634--70856514349-3152-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field-1-10
2713Montreal Expos1628379.51219.57357181734-4749-32W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Omar MinayaOlympic Stadium000
3815Philadelphia Phillies1618081.49722.0710724-1440-4140-40L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry BowaEd WadeVeterans Stadium000
4916Florida Marlins1627983.48823.5699763-6433-4846-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry BeinfestPro Player Stadium000
51119New York Mets1617586.46627.0690703-1337-4338-43W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Art HoweSteve PhillipsShea Stadium000
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2002 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136St. Louis Cardinals1629765.599--78764813945-3652-29W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II000
2612Houston Astros1628478.51913.07496955437-4447-34L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerMinute Maid Park000
31018Cincinnati Reds1627884.48119.0709774-6540-4138-43L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field000
41322Pittsburgh Pirates1617289.44724.5641730-8934-4738-42L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lloyd McClendonDave LittlefieldPNC Park000
51425Chicago Cubs1626795.41430.0706759-5331-5036-45W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerJim HendryWrigley Field000
61628Milwaukee Brewers16256106.34641.0627821-19425-5631-50L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDouglas MelvinMiller Park000
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2002 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Arizona Diamondbacks1629864.605--81967414543-3855-26W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob BrenlyJoe GaragiolaBank One Ballpark000
247San Francisco Giants1629567.5863.078361616745-3650-31W8T S R Log Off Def SP D Felipe AlouBrian SabeanPac Bell Park-10-1
3511Los Angeles Dodgers1629270.5686.07136437046-3546-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDan EvansDodger Stadium000
41221Colorado Rockies1627389.45125.0778898-12026-5547-34L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleDaniel O'DowdCoors Field000
51526San Diego Padres1626696.40732.0662815-15325-5641-40W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium000


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Terry AdamsP29.288Signed as Free Agent by Phillies. 
Jason BereP31.207Signed as Free Agent by Indians. 
Jorge CastilloLF16.084Signed as nondrafted free agent by Dodgers 
Darren Doskocil2B28.243Contract purchased by Cubs from Lincoln 
Seth GreisingerP27.143Signed as Free Agent by Tigers. 
Eric LangillC23.254re-signed by Dodgers 
Jesse LevisC34.249Signed as Free Agent by Phillies. 
Greg MadduxP36.249Signed as Free Agent by Braves. 
Hideki MatsuiLF-DH28.190Signed as undrafted Free Agent by Yankees. 
Dan MiceliP32.101Signed as Free Agent by Rockies. 
Warren Morris2B28.342Signed as Free Agent by Tigers. 
Jeff NettlesIF24.121Released by Yankees 
Tommy PhelpsP28.290Signed as Free Agent by Marlins. 
Mike StantonP35.200Signed as Free Agent by Mets. 
Todd Zeile3B-1B37.101Signed as Free Agent by Yankees.