2002 World Series

It was no surprise that an American League team had once again dominated the 2002 race with powerful hitting, great defense and outstanding pitching on the mound. It was a surprise however, that the team left standing at the end of the marathon was not the New York Yankees. The Anaheim Angels had shocked the world by knocking off the defending champions 3-1 in the Divisional Playoffs and rolling over the Minnesota Twins four-games-to-one in the Championship Series. Their opponents, the San Francisco Giants had battled to the top of the National League (with a 95-66 record) after defeating the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals in a close post-season race. Both line-ups featured top of the line sluggers, but the Nationals boasted the newest all-time single season homerun champion in Barry Bonds, who reset the total at a now staggering seventy-three.

Game 1 featured the Giants' Jason Schmidt going up against the "Halos" Jarrod Washburn. Neither pitcher (or their bullpens) stood out as San Fran belted three home runs (Bonds, Reggie Sanders, and J.T. Snow) and Anaheim's Troy Glaus launched two in the Giants' 4-3 win. Game 2 continued to favor the hitter as nine combined pitchers were taken for an astounding twenty-eight hits. Four separate Giants dented the seats again (Bonds, Sanders, David Bell and Jeff Kent) while Tim Salmon matched teammate Glaus's opener with two blasts of his own. In the end, the Angels Troy Percival (who was closing in on the Yankees Mariano Rivera as the games favorite closer) hung on for the 11-10 decision in what looked more like the All-Star Game's home-run derby and less like the World Series. The third outing once again found the American's "taking batting practice" but the Nationals were unable to match them against Ramon Ortiz and company. Despite hitting no homers (to the Giants' two), Anaheim managed to cross the plate ten times to San Fran's four. Bonds added a third home run to continue his consecutive three-for-three performance and wasn't done swinging for the bleachers yet.

Game 4 evened the contest as the Giants' Kirk Rueter topped John Lackey in a 4-3 triumph that continued to go to the bat. Once again, both rotations had combined to give up double-digits in the hit column (twenty-two) and many felt that the "new dynamic" of "pitching winning championships" was no longer accurate. Little did they know that pitching (closing that is) would become the major contributing factor as the Series continued. The fifth contest turned the tables as it was San Francisco embarrassing the Angels with a 16-4 debacle in which every Giants hit resulted in a run. Kent followed Bonds' lead and added two more blasts to his scorecard (for three) and Rich Aurilia hammered his second. The Angels were down once again (3-2) in the pivotal 6 and set the stage for the now world famous "Rally Monkey" to turn the tide. The postseason mascot had become the signature of Anaheim fans everywhere and the "10th man" (as it was referred to) was waved throughout the crowd and splashed on the JumboTron screens. The monkey had gone 27-11 during the season in games when the Angels trailed and its lifetime record was 57-41. The simian idol wouldn't disappoint as the American League champs rallied themselves for three runs in the eighth for the 6-5 comeback.

As both teams took the field for the decisive Game 7, Angels rookie John Lackey kept San Francisco "at bay", allowing one run and four hits in five innings while pitching on just three days' rest. Only Reggie Sanders' sac-fly in the second kept Lackey (1-0) from blanking the Giants in the biggest game in San Francisco's history. In the ninth, the Giants rallied themselves off of Percival to once again bring the tying run to the plate, but the Angels' closer earned the save by striking out Tsuyoshi Shinjo and getting Kenny Lofton to hit a fly ball to Darin Erstad in center field. After taking a 3-2 lead in the Series at home and a 5-0 lead into the seventh inning of Game 6, the Giants were outscored 10-1 in the final twelve innings of the contest. As the Cinderella Angels captured their first World Championship, it was the eighth consecutive time that a seventh game had been won by the home team dating back to 1982.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"The bunting's been hung, the field painted with logos, the tickets scalped, the TV cameras situated, the stomachs knotted. Baseball's grand event is here. In Southern California for the first time in sixteen years. In Anaheim for the first time ever. The World Series. It's an all-California affair, but the rest of the world gets to watch." - Steve Dilbeck in the Los Angeles Daily News (10-19-2002)

2002 World Series

2002 World Series Program

2002 World Series Official Program

Anaheim Angels (4) vs San Francisco Giants (3)

Game 1
Date / Box Score
Location
Edison Field
1 st Pitches
Jackie Autry
Dr. Peggy Whitson
Attendance
44,603
Star Spangled Banner
God Bless America
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Game 2
Date / Box Score
Location
Edison Field
1 st Pitch
John Wooden
Attendance
44,584
Star Spangled Banner
Daniel Rodriguez
God Bless America
Dawn Davidson
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Dawn Davidson
Game 3
Date / Box Score
Location
Pacific Bell Park
1 st Pitches
From
To
Undetermined
Undetermined
Undetermined
Attendance
42,707
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
America The Beautiful
God Bless America
Val Diamond
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Val Diamond
Game 4
Date / Box Score
Location
Pacific Bell Park
1 st Pitch
Mastercard Players
Attendance
42,703
Star Spangled Banner
God Bless America
Mickey Thomas
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Mickey Thomas
Game 5
Date / Box Score
Location
Pacific Bell Park
Attendance
42,713
1 st Pitch
Gina Moscone
Star Spangled Banner
God Bless America
Ryan Houston
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Ryan Houston
Game 6
Date / Box Score
Location
Edison Field
1 st Pitch
Attendance
44,506
Star Spangled Banner
God Bless America
Dawn Davidson
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Dawn Davidson
Game 7
Date / Box Score
Location
Edison Field
1 st Pitch
Attendance
44,598
Star Spangled Banner
God Bless America
Wayne Brady
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Wayne Brady
2002 World Series Fast Facts

2002 World Series
Game 1

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 6 0
Anaheim 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 9 0
Jason Schmidt (W)
Felix Rodriguez (H, 6 th )
Tim Worrell (H, 8 th )
Robb Nen (S, 9 th )
Jarrod Washburn (L)
Brendan Donnelly (6 th )
Scott Schoeneweis (8 th )
Ben Weber (8 th )
Barry Bonds (2 nd )
Reggie Sanders (2 nd )
J.T. Snow (6 th )
Troy Glaus (2 nd )
Troy Glaus (6 th )
-

2002 World Series
Game 2

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 0 4 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 10 12 1
Anaheim 5 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 x 11 16 1
Russ Ortiz
Chad Zerbe (2 nd )
Jay Witasick (6 th )
Aaron Fultz (BS, 6 th )
Felix Rodriguez (L, 7 th )
Tim Worrell (8 th )
Kevin Appier
John Lackey (3 rd )
Ben Weber (5 th )
Francisco Rodriguez (W, 6 th )
Troy Percival (S, 9 th )
-
Reggie Sanders (2 nd )
David Bell (2 nd )
Jeff Kent (3 rd )
Barry Bonds (9 th )
Tim Salmon (2 nd )
Tim Salmon (8 th )
-
-

2002 World Series
Game 3

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Anaheim 0 0 4 4 0 1 0 1 0 10 16 0
San Francisco 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 4 6 2
Ramon Ortiz (W)
Brendan Donnelly (6 th )
Scott Schoeneweis (8 th )
-
-
Livan Hernandez (L)
Jay Witasick (4 th )
Aaron Fultz (5 th )
Felix Rodriguez (7 th )
Scott Eyre (8 th )
None
-
Rich Aurilia (5 th )
Barry Bonds (5 th )

2002 World Series
Game 4

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Anaheim 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 1
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 x 4 12 1
John Lackey
Ben Weber (6 th )
Francisco Rodriguez (L, 7 th )
-
Kirk Rueter
Felix Rodriguez (7 th )
Tim Worrell (W, 8 th )
Robb Nen (S, 9 th )
Troy Glaus (3rd) None

2002 World Series
Game 5

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Anaheim 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 4 10 2
San Francisco 3 3 0 0 0 2 4 4 x 16 16 0
Jarrod Washburn (L)
Brendan Donnelly (5 th )
Ben Weber (6 th )
Scot Shields (7 th )
-
Jason Schmidt
Chad Zerbe (W, 5 th )
Felix Rodriguez (H, 6 th )
Tim Worrell (7 th )
Scott Eyre (9 th )
None
-
-
Jeff Kent (6 th )
Jeff Kent (7 th )
Rich Aurilia (8 th )

2002 World Series
Game 6

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 5 8 1
Anaheim 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 x 6 10 1
Russ Ortiz
Felix Rodriguez (7 th )
Scott Eyre (7 th )
Tim Worrell (H/L, 8 th )
Robb Nen (BS, 9 th )
Kevin Appier
Francisco Rodriguez (5 th )
Brendan Donnelly (W, 8 th )
Troy Percival (S, 9 th )
-
Shawon Dunston (5 th )
Barry Bonds (6 th )
Scott Spiezio (7 th )
Darin Erstad (8 th )

2002 World Series
Game 7

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
Anaheim 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 x 4 5 0
Livan Hernandez (L)
Chad Zerbe (3 rd )
Kirk Rueter (4 th )
Tim Worrell (8 th )
John Lackey (W)
Brendan Donnelly (H, 6 th )
Francisco Rodriguez (H, 8 th )
Troy Percival (S, 9 th )
None None

2002 World Series

Anaheim Angels

Composite Hitting Statistics

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p
p
ss
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pr
dh
2b
3b
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p
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7
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3
7
7
3
7
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5
1
4
3
4
7
2
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32
0
0
29
30
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15
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26
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2
21
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26
0
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23
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9
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9
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4
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10
7
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6
0
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9
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6
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1
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3
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7
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3
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6
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8
2
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0
5
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8
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0
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.000
.310
.300
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.267
.800
.385
.280
.500
.286
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.000
.250
.000
.000
.346
.000
.000
.261
.000
.000
.500
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0
0
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2
0
4
0
0
3
0
0
0
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0
4
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0
6
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3
0
0
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4
0
2
1
6
7
0
1
0
0
2
2
0
0
7
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
Totals
245
76
15
1
7
41
38
.310
23
38
6

2002 World Series

San Francisco Giants

Composite Hitting Statistics

ss
3b
lf
dh
p
dh
p
rf
p
2b
cf
ph
p
p
p
p
rf
c
p
dh-1,of
1b
p
p
p
7
7
7
4
3
3
2
5
2
7
7
2
3
2
6
2
7
7
2
3
7
2
6
3
32
23
17
9
0
5
0
4
0
29
31
2
0
0
0
2
21
26
1
6
27
0
0
0
8
7
8
2
0
0
0
0
0
8
9
0
0
0
0
1
5
6
0
1
11
0
0
0
2
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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2
1
4
1
0
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0
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3
0
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0
0
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0
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
5
4
8
1
0
0
0
0
0
6
7
0
0
0
0
1
3
2
0
1
6
0
0
0
5
4
6
3
0
0
0
0
0
7
2
0
0
0
0
0
6
5
0
0
4
0
0
0
.250
.304
.471
.222
.000
.000
.000
.000
.000
.276
.290
.000
.000
.000
.000
.500
.238
.231
.000
.167
.407
.000
.000
.000
1
5
13
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
2
3
0
0
2
0
0
0
9
4
3
1
0
2
0
2
0
7
2
2
0
0
0
0
9
4
1
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Totals
235
66
7
1
14
44
42
.281
30
50
5

2002 World Series

Anaheim Angels

Composite Pitching Statistics

0
1
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
2
0
2
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3
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4
2
1
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0
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1
0
0
0
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0
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0
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3
0
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0
0
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0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6.1
7.2
12.1
5.0
3.0
8.2
2.0
1.2
9.2
4.2
11.37
0.00
4.38
7.20
3.00
2.08
0.00
5.40
9.31
13.50
9
1
15
5
2
6
1
5
12
10
4
6
7
3
3
13
2
1
6
5
8
0
6
4
1
2
0
1
10
7
5
4
5
4
1
1
1
0
7
2
Totals
4
3
27
7
0
3
0
61.0
5.75
66
50
39
30

2002 World Series

San Francisco Giants

Composite Pitching Statistics

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0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
1
0
0
2
0
0
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0
0
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2.1
5.2
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5.2
10.0
10.1
0.1
5.2
6.0
0.00
3.86
14.29
0.00
10.13
4.76
2.70
5.23
54.00
3.18
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4
9
2
13
4
10
16
3
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6
2
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4
3
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9
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3
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6
2
3
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1
1
9
1
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1
1
4
2
1
0
Totals
3
4
33
7
0
2
0
60.0
4.65
76
38
39
23
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baseball almanac fast facts

Did you know that the when designated hitter Tsuyoshi Shinjo of the San Francisco Giants appeared in Game 1 he became the first Japanese player to appear in a World Series game ( Hideki Irabu was on the New York Yankees roster during the 1998 World Series , but did not play in any of their games) AND that his bat was sent to the National Baseball Hall of Fame immediately following the game?

The "first pitch" tossed before Game 1 was actually thrown in space. Here is the official press release from NASA regarding that historic World Series event:

NASA EXTENDS FIRST PITCH TRADITION INTO SPACE

Robert Mirelson
Headquarters, Washington Oct. 18, 2002
(Phone: 202/358-1600)

Kelly Humphries
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

RELEASE: 02-202

NASA EXTENDS FIRST PITCH TRADITION INTO SPACE

When Chief Umpire Jerry Crawford calls for the traditional ceremonial first pitch in the first game of the World Series Saturday, the ball will "virtually" travel more than 240 miles, all the way from the International Space Station (ISS) to Anaheim, Calif.

NASA astronaut Dr. Peggy Whitson, following a tradition started by President William Howard Taft in 1910, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch to her battery-mate and ISS Expedition Five Commander, Russian cosmonaut Valeri Korzun. The fans at Anaheim's Edison Field and millions of television viewers will watch the virtual video courtesy of Fox Network Sports.

The ceremonial first pitch of Major League Baseball's 98th World Series undoubtedly will be the fastest due to a 17,500- mile-an-hour head start provided by the International Space Station.

Whitson, Expedition Five flight engineer and NASA's International Space Station science officer, squared up on a pitcher's mound more than 240 miles above the surface of the Earth to throw the first pitch. At the opposite end of the Destiny Laboratory, "catcher" Korzun called for the "high hard one." Flight Engineer Sergei Treschev recorded the events on videotape for downlink to Mission Control at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Floating in microgravity made the wind-up and pitch somewhat challenging for the Iowa right-hander, who has been conducting scientific research aboard the space station since June. Nevertheless, Korzun called Whitson's pitch a strike. The Expedition Five crew gave a Space Age "go" for the Anaheim Angels and San Francisco Giants to begin play, with a rousing "Play Ball!"

Whitson and her crewmates are scheduled to return to Earth in November. A new crew, led by Commander Ken Bowersox, will replace the Expedition Five crew after more than five months in space. Bowersox threw out the first pitch for Game 5 of the 1995 World Series aboard Space Shuttle Columbia.

The baseball used for the first pitch aboard the ISS was autographed by the participants in the 2002 All-Star Game in Milwaukee. Astronauts Bob Cabana and Jim Voss accepted the baseball, which went through certification testing at Johnson Space Center before being carried to the space station aboard a Russian Progress resupply vehicle.

"Linking America's historic pastime with the future, through NASA, is a great opportunity to encourage young people to exercise their bodies and inspire their minds. NASA and the ISS proudly join the long list of Presidents, heroes, celebrities and others chosen to participate in a truly great American tradition," Whitson said.

The Anaheim Angels became the eighth consecutive home team to win Game 7 of a World Series. History was on their side from the first pitch and so was an omen — a skywriting plane drew a larger-than-life halo over Edison Field before the first pitch.

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