2002 Anaheim Angels season

The 2002 Los Angeles Angels season was the franchise's 42nd, and it ended with the team's first American League pennant and World Series championship.

2002 Los Angeles Angels
World Series champions
American League champions
American League Wild Card
Major League affiliations
Record99–63 (.611)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)The Walt Disney Company
General manager(s)Bill Stoneman
Manager(s)Mike Scioscia
Local televisionKCAL-9
Fox Sports Net West
Steve Physioc, Rex Hudler
Local radioKLAC (AM 570—Primary)
KPLS (AM 830—Backup)
•Rory Markas, Terry Smith
KTNQ (AM 1020—Spanish)
•Ivan Lara, José Mota
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The Angels finished the regular season with a record of 99-63, 4 games behind the Oakland Athletics in the American League West standings, but qualified for the franchise's first ever wild card playoff berth to return to the postseason for the first time since 1986. Outfielder Garret Anderson led the team with 123 runs batted in and a .539 slugging percentage, was selected for the AL All-Star team, and won the Silver Slugger Award. Jarrod Washburn went 18-6 with a 3.15 earned run average to anchor a pitching staff that allowed the fewest runs in the league.

In the postseason, the Angels defeated the New York Yankees 3-1 in the American League Division Series, then defeated the Minnesota Twins 4-1 in the American League Championship Series to win the AL pennant. The Angels then won the World Series in dramatic fashion when, with a 3-2 series deficit to the San Francisco Giants, they overcame a 5 run deficit in the late innings of Game 6 to force a winner-take-all Game 7, which they won to clinch the series 4-3. The morning after the win, The Orange County Register celebrated the Angels' win with the headline "7th Heaven,"[1] referring to the popular television series and fact that it took seven games for the Angels to win the World Series, and in doing so, it sent them to seventh heaven.[2]

2002 was also notable as the season in which the Angels debuted their present-day uniforms, colors, and halo insignia, which replaced the widely ridiculed "periwinkle" uniforms and "winged" insignia they had worn since 1997. It was also the last season the team was owned by The Walt Disney Company, which sold its controlling interest in the team to present-day owner Arte Moreno in 2003.

Off season

The Anaheim Angels focus in the off season leading up to the 2002 season was on how to improve the Angels from the 2001 season when they finished 41 games behind the Seattle Mariners (who won a Major League Baseball record 116 games) in the AL West.

Off season transactions

  • January 4, 2002: Aaron Sele was signed as a free agent with the Anaheim Angels.[3]
  • January 31, 2002: Donne Wall was signed as a free agent with the Anaheim Angels.[4]
  • February 4, 2002: Erick Aybar was signed as a free agent with the Anaheim Angels.[5]
  • February 7, 2002: Clay Bellinger was signed as a free agent with the Anaheim Angels.[6]

Spring training

The Anaheim Angels' 2002 spring training took place at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The Angels spring training record was 17-15.

Spring training transactions

  • March 16, 2002: Julio Ramirez was signed as a free agent with the Anaheim Angels.[7]


Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Oakland Athletics 10359 0.636 54–27 49–32
Anaheim Angels 9963 0.611 4 54–27 45–36
Seattle Mariners 9369 0.574 10 48–33 45–36
Texas Rangers 7290 0.444 31 42–39 30–51

American League Wild Card

Division leaders W L Pct.
New York Yankees 10358 0.640
Minnesota Twins 9467 0.584
Oakland Athletics 10359 0.636

Wild Card team
(Top team qualifies for postseason)
W L Pct. GB
Anaheim Angels 9963 0.611
Boston Red Sox 9369 0.574 6
Seattle Mariners 9369 0.574 6
Chicago White Sox 8181 0.500 18
Toronto Blue Jays 7884 0.481 21
Cleveland Indians 7488 0.457 25
Texas Rangers 7290 0.444 27
Baltimore Orioles 6795 0.414 32
Kansas City Royals 62100 0.383 37
Detroit Tigers 55106 0.342 43½
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 55106 0.342 43½

Record vs. opponents

Anaheim 7–23–46–36–38–16–34–53–49–119–108–112–77–211–7
Baltimore 2–76–133–41–52–47–05–16–134–55–410–93–64–159–9
Boston 4–313–62–45–45–44–23–39–106–34–516–34–313–65–13
Chicago 3–64–34–29–1012–711–88–112–42–75–44–35–44–28–10
Cleveland 3–65–14–510–910–99–108–113–62–53–44–24–53–36–12
Detroit 1–84–24–57–129–109–104–141–81–62–52–45–40–66–12
Kansas City 3–60–72–48–1110–910–95–141–51–83–64–27–23–45–13
Minnesota 5–41–53–311–811–814–414–50–63–65–45–26–36–110–8
New York 4–313–610–94–26–38–15–16–05–44–513–54–310–911–7
Oakland 11–95–43–67–25–26–18–16–34–58–118–113–63–616–2
Seattle 10–94–55–44–54–35–26–34–55–411–85–413–76–311–7
Tampa Bay 1–89–103–163–42–44–22–42–55–131–84–54–58–117–11
Texas 7–126–33–44–55–44–52–73–63–46–137–135–48–19–9
Toronto 2–715–46–132–43–36–04–31–69–106–33–611–81–89–9

2002 draft

The 2002 Major League Baseball draft was held on June 4–5.

Regular season

Game log

2002 Game Log: 99–63 (Home: 54–27; Road: 45–36)
March: 0–1 (Home: 0–1)
1March 31Indians0–6Colón (1–0)Washburn (0–1)42,6970–1L1
April: 11–13 (Home: 6–8; Road: 5–5)
2April 2Indians7–5Weber (1–0)Riske (0–1)Percival (1)20,0551–1W1
3April 3Indians5–6Drese (1–0)Sele (0–1)Wickman (1)18,1941–2L1
4April 5@ Rangers3–1Schoeneweis (1–0)Valdez (0–1)Levine (1)49,6172–2W1
5April 6@ Rangers6–3Ortiz (1–0)Irabu (0–1)Levine (2)35,0063–2W2
April 7@ RangersPostponed (rain) rescheduled for June 24
6April 8Mariners4–5Hasegawa (1–0)Weber (1–1)Sasaki (2)16,9083–3L1
7April 9Mariners1–5Halama (1–0)Appier (0–1)17,2103–4L2
8April 10Mariners1–8Baldwin (2–0)Sele (0–2)17,7843–5L3
9April 11Mariners4–8García (1–2)Schoeneweis (1–1)18,8063–6L4
10April 12Athletics1–5Hudson (2–0)Ortiz (1–1)31,8153–7L5
11April 13Athletics2–7Hiljus (1–1)Washburn (0–2)33,5543–8L6
12April 14Athletics4–1Appier (1–1)Zito (0–1)Levine (3)32,8814–8W1
13April 16Rangers6–5 (10)Levine (1–0)Rocker (0–1)15,3855–8W2
14April 17Rangers1–4Valdez (1–2)Schoeneweis (1–2)Irabu (1)15,6325–9L1
15April 18@ Athletics2–4Hiljus (2–1)Ortiz (1–2)Koch (3)9,1455–10L2
16April 19@ Athletics9–7Washburn (1–2)Fyhrie (0–1)Percival (2)12,4686–10W1
17April 20@ Athletics7–8Bradford (1–0)Levine (1–1)Koch (4)20,2536–11L1
18April 21@ Athletics5–6Venafro (1–0)Percival (0–1)20,0886–12L2
19April 22@ Mariners5–16Moyer (3–1)Schoeneweis (1–3)33,1196–13L3
20April 23@ Mariners0–1Franklin (2–0)Ortiz (1–3)Sasaki (6)32,1276–14L4
21April 24@ Mariners10–6Washburn (2–2)Abbott (1–2)37,2127–14W1
22April 26Blue Jays4–0Appier (2–1)Smith (0–1)Percival (3)25,2968–14W2
23April 27Blue Jays11–4Sele (1–2)Borbón (1–1)29,1129–14W3
24April 28Blue Jays8-5 (14)Lukasiewicz (1–0)Borbón (1–2)25,07310–14W4
25April 30@ Indians21–2Ortiz (2–3)Sabathia (2–3)24,28611–14W5
May: 19–7 (Home: 9–3; Road: 10–4)
26May 1@ Indians7–2Washburn (3–2)Drese (2–3)23,53612–14W6
27May 2@ Indians8–0Appier (3–1)Finley (2–3)26,06813–14W7
28May 3@ Blue Jays6–4Sele (2–2)Lyon (1–3)Percival (4)13,18314–14W8
29May 4@ Blue Jays1–4Miller (2–0)Schoeneweis (1–4)Escobar (4)20,55814–15L1
30May 5@ Blue Jays8–2Ortiz (3–3)Prokopec (1–4)24,04615–15W1
31May 7Tigers0–3Greisinger (1–0)Weber (1–2)Acevedo (3)15,31515–16L1
32May 8Tigers3–2Percival (1–1)Rodney (0–2)14,72216–16W1
33May 9Tigers7–6Sele (3–2)Redman (0–4)Percival (5)15,00317–16W2
34May 10White Sox19–0Schoeneweis (2–4)Wright (3–4)36,71518–16W3
35May 11White Sox6–3Ortiz (4–3)Garland (4–2)Percival (6)40,53519–16W4
36May 12White Sox5–4Percival (2–1)Foulke (0–2)19,25120–16W5
37May 14@ Tigers9–2Appier (4–1)Cornejo (1–4)12,74521–16W6
38May 15@ Tigers10–1Sele (4–2)Redman (0–5)12,31422–16W7
May 16@ TigersPostponed (rain) rescheduled for August 5
39May 17@ White Sox8–4Schoeneweis (3–4)Garland (4–3)Levine (4)12,73623–16W8
40May 18@ White Sox4–10Glover (0–1)Ortiz (4–4)21,12223–17L1
41May 19@ White Sox6–1Washburn (4–2)Buehrle (7–3)19,86924–17W1
42May 20Royals6–3Appier (5–1)Stein (0–2)Percival (7)14,03525–17W2
43May 21Royals5–1Cook (1–0)Reichert (2–5)15,59326–17W3
44May 22Royals7–6Weber (2–2)May (0–2)Percival (8)16,16327–17W4
45May 24Twins1–5Reed (5–2)Ortiz (4–5)27,49427–18L1
46May 25Twins4–3 (13)Levine (2–1)Cressend (0–1)31,82028–18W1
47May 26Twins2–5Milton (7–3)Appier (5–2)Guardado (15)22,85428–19L1
48May 28@ Royals4–7Byrd (8–2)Sele (4–3)Hernández (8)11,77328–20L2
49May 29@ Royals12–2Ortiz (5–5)Affeldt (1–2)13,66229–20W1
50May 30@ Twins6–7 (10)Guardado (1–1)Pote (0–1)14,52129–21L1
51May 31@ Twins11–3Washburn (5–2)Milton (7–4)17,10130–21W1
June: 17–12 (Home: 9–4; Road: 8–8)
52June 1@ Twins2–4Lohse (5–3)Appier (5–3)Guardado (17)17,48030–22L1
53June 2@ Twins5–4Sele (5–3)Kinney (1–5)Percival (9)18,65731–22W1
54June 3Rangers5–2Ortiz (6–5)Bell (2–2)Percival (10)15,61932–22W2
55June 4Rangers3–0Schoeneweis (4–4)Burba (3–3)Percival (11)16,81033–22W3
56June 5Rangers7–5 (10)Levine (3–1)Irabu (2–5)15,30134–22W4
57June 6Rangers8–9Rogers (7–3)Appier (5–4)Telford (1)17,94834–23L1
58June 7Reds4–3Sele (6–3)Reitsma (3–3)Percival (12)35,34135–23W1
59June 8Reds3–4White (3–1)Cook (1–1)Graves (19)29,88135–24L1
60June 9Reds7–4Schoeneweis (5–4)Hamilton (3–4)Percival (13)35,50136–24W1
61June 10Pirates4–3Washburn (6–2)Anderson (5–8)Percival (14)16,86137–24W2
62June 11Pirates3–7Fogg (7–4)Appier (5–5)17,75537–25L1
63June 12Pirates8–5Weber (3–2)Boehringer (1–2)Percival (15)17,09638–25W1
64June 14@ Dodgers8–4Ortiz (7–5)Ishii (10–2)51,72239–25W2
65June 15@ Dodgers5–10Pérez (7–3)Schoeneweis (5–5)52,16539–26L1
66June 16@ Dodgers4–5Carrara (4–2)Levine (3–2)Gagné (23)52,18339–27L2
67June 18@ Cardinals2–7Kile (5–4)Appier (5–6)39,38639–28L3
68June 19@ Cardinals2–6Morris (10–4)Sele (6–4)35,43239–29L4
69June 20@ Cardinals3–2Schoeneweis (6–5)Smith (0–5)Percival (16)36,38540–29W1
70June 21@ Brewers11–4Ortiz (8–5)Quevedo (3–6)20,28941–29W2
71June 22@ Brewers8–2Washburn (7–2)Cabrera (3–5)28,76542–29W3
72June 23@ Brewers5–2Appier (6–6)Sheets (4–8)Percival (17)23,75143–29W4
73June 24@ Rangers5–8Benoit (2–0)Sele (6–5)043–30L1
74June 24@ Rangers2–3Burba (4–4)Lackey (0–1)23,10343–31L2
75June 25@ Rangers5–11Valdez (5–6)Schoeneweis (6–6)20,08943–32L3
76June 26@ Rangers7–6Weber (4–2)Irabu (3–7)Percival (18)29,72644–32W1
77June 27@ Rangers6–3Washburn (8–2)Bell (3–3)Percival (19)22,07745–32W2
78June 28Dodgers5–7Carrara (5–2)Shields (0–1)Gagné (29)43,69045–33L1
79June 29Dodgers7–0Sele (7–5)Ishii (11–4)43,50246–33W1
80June 30Dodgers5–1Lackey (1–1)Pérez (9–4)Weber (1)43,05947–33W2
July: 16–10 (Home: 10–5; Road: 6–5)
81July 2Orioles0–3Lopez (7–3)Ortiz (8–6)Julio (17)18,52147–34L1
82July 3Orioles1–0Washburn (9–2)Erickson (3–8)Percival (20)17,47748–34W1
83July 4Orioles2–7Driskill (6–1)Appier (6–7)43,34248–35L1
84July 5Devil Rays6–5 (10)Shields (1–1)Yan (4–4)23,64849–35W1
85July 6Devil Rays4–3Schoeneweis (7–6)Colome (1–5)Percival (21)29,51350–35W2
86July 7Devil Rays2–1 (10)Percival (3–1)Harper (3–5)26,44651–35W3
73rd All-Star Game in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
87July 11@ Royals1–0Washburn (10–2)May (2–6)Percival (22)13,03152–35W4
88July 12@ Royals11–3Appier (7–7)Suppan (7–7)24,82453–35W5
89July 13@ Royals0–4Byrd (12–6)Sele (7–6)19,50453–36L1
90July 14@ Royals3–12Asencio (2–2)Ortiz (8–7)12,45753–37L2
91July 15@ Twins8–10Hawkins (4–0)Schoeneweis (7–7)Guardado (29)19,18953–38L3
92July 16@ Twins4–2Washburn (11–2)Milton (11–7)Weber (2)26,25854–38W1
93July 17@ Athletics10–4Appier (8–7)Hudson (7–8)38,54755–38W2
94July 18@ Athletics0–2Zito (13–3)Sele (7–7)Koch (24)15,73355–39L1
95July 19Mariners15–3Ortiz (9–7)García (11–6)43,40756–39W1
96July 20Mariners7–6Shields (2–1)Rhodes (5–2)Weber (3)43,10957–39W2
97July 21Mariners7–5Washburn (12–2)Nelson (1–2)Weber (4)34,94558–39W3
98July 23Athletics1–2Zito (14–3)Appier (8–8)Koch (25)25,37058–40L1
99July 24Athletics5–1Sele (8–7)Hudson (7–9)25,24059–40W1
100July 25Athletics5–4Shields (3–1)Mecir (3–3)Weber (3)31,65360–40W2
101July 26@ Mariners8–0Lackey (2–1)Baldwin (6–7)45,55961–40W3
102July 27@ Mariners1–3Piñeiro (11–4)Washburn (12–3)Sasaki (26)45,97461–41L1
103July 28@ Mariners1–0Appier (9–8)Sasaki (2–4)Percival (23)45,63462–41W1
104July 29Red Sox5–4Schoeneweis (8–7)Embree (0–1)Percival (24)27,92963–41W2
105July 30Red Sox0–6Martínez (14–2)Ortiz (9–8)32,81263–42L1
106July 31Red Sox1–2Wakefield (5–3)Lackey (2–2)Urbina (25)28,22763–43L2
August: 18–11 (Home: 11–4; Road: 7–7)
107August 1Yankees2–1Washburn (13–3)Weaver (7–10)Percival (25)42,89764–43W1
108August 2Yankees0–4Pettitte (6–4)Appier (9–9)Mendoza (3)43,66864–44L1
109August 3Yankees5–4Percival (4–1)Mendoza (7–3)43,61965–44W1
110August 4Yankees5–7 (12)Stanton (5–1)Shields (3–2)Mendoza (4)43,45565–45L1
111August 5@ Tigers6–3Lackey (3–2)Powell (1–2)Percival (26)18,54666–45W1
112August 6@ White Sox11–2Washburn (14–3)Wright (7–10)Levine (5)17,70667–45W2
113August 7@ White Sox6–7Osuna (6–2)Donnelly (0–1)14,25367–46L1
114August 8@ White Sox2–3Parque (1–1)Sele (8–8)Marte (5)18,16567–47L2
115August 9@ Blue Jays4–5Walker (5–2)Ortiz (9–9)Escobar (23)18,72867–48L3
116August 10@ Blue Jays11–4Lackey (4–2)Parris (5–3)25,11868–48W1
117August 11@ Blue Jays1–0Washburn (15–3)Halladay (14–5)Percival (27)34,01369–48W2
118August 12Tigers7–0Appier (10–9)Redman (7–10)19,70970–48W3
119August 13Tigers7–6 (12)Levine (4–2)Bernero (2–7)19,69471–48W4
120August 14Tigers5–4Ortiz (10–9)Maroth (4–5)Percival (28)23,39172–48W5
121August 16Indians5–4Lackey (5–2)Drese (9–9)Percival (29)41,35673–48W6
122August 17Indians4–9Sadler (1–0)Washburn (15–4)39,86673–49L1
123August 18Indians4–1Appier (11–9)Sabathia (8–10)Percival (30)41,05974–49W1
124August 20@ Yankees5–7Pettitte (8–4)Sele (8–9)Stanton (2)41,61974–50L1
125August 21@ Yankees5–1 (11)Weber (5–2)Weaver (7–11)46,42375-50W1
126August 22@ Yankees2–4Wells (14–6)Lackey (5–3)Karsay (6)43,22275–51L1
127August 23@ Red Sox1–4Martínez (17–3)Washburn (15–5)Urbina (30)33,22175–52L2
128August 24@ Red Sox2–0Appier (12–9)Wakefield (7–5)Percival (31)32,51076–52W1
129August 25@ Red Sox8–3Schoeneweis (9–7)Lowe (17–6)32,05977–52W2
130August 26@ Red Sox9–10 (10)Urbina (1–6)Shields (3–3)32,86977–53L1
131August 27Devil Rays7–3Lackey (6–3)Zambrano (5–6)Weber (4)19,86978–53W1
132August 28Devil Rays5–8 (10)Yan (6–7)Levine (4–3)17,74078–54L1
133August 29Devil Rays6–1Appier (13–9)Sturtze (3–14)18,82079–54W1
134August 30Orioles6–2Callaway (1–0)Johnson (4–11)Schoeneweis (1)29,95980–54W2
135August 31Orioles9–0Ortiz (11–9)Erickson (5–12)38,56381–54W3
September: 18–9 (Home: 9–2; Road: 9–7)
136September 1Orioles9–3Lackey (7–3)Lopez (14–7)Percival (32)24,59282–54W4
137September 3@ Devil Rays10–2Washburn (16–5)Sosa (1–7)10,14683–54W5
138September 4@ Devil Rays4–2Appier (14–9)Sturtze (3–15)Percival (33)10,16184–54W6
139September 5@ Devil Rays10–1Ortiz (12–9)Kennedy (7–10)10,13585–54W7
140September 6@ Orioles6–3Lackey (8–3)Douglass (0–2)Percival (34)24,04586–54W8
141September 7@ Orioles4–2 (10)Weber (6–2)Julio (5–6)Percival (35)30,71487–54W9
142September 8@ Orioles6–2Washburn (17–5)Hentgen (0–1)Weber (5)27,66588–54W10
143September 9Athletics1–2Hudson (13–9)Appier (14–10)Koch (39)28,14589–54L1
144September 10Athletics5–2Ortiz (13–9)Lilly (4–7)Percival (36)35,32389–55W1
145September 11Athletics6–5Shields (4–3)Tam (0–1)Percival (37)34,30290–55W2
146September 12Athletics7–6Donnelly (1–1)Koch (9–3)31,30491–55W3
147September 13Rangers3–2Washburn (18–5)Benoit (3–4)Percival (38)35,34592–55W4
148September 14Rangers8–6Shields (5–3)Van Poppel (3–2)Percival (39)39,90993–55W5
149September 15Rangers13–4Ortiz (14–9)Rogers (13–8)33,44594–55W6
150September 16@ Athletics3–4Koch (10–3)Levine (4–3)22,32694–56L1
151September 17@ Athletics1–0 (10)Weber (7–2)Koch (10–4)Percival (40)25,89495–56W1
152September 18@ Athletics4–7Zito (22–5)Callaway (1–1)Koch (40)50,73495–57L1
153September 19@ Athletics3–5Hudson (15–9)Appier (14–11)Koch (41)27,43595–58L2
154September 20@ Mariners8–1Ortiz (15–9)Piñeiro (14–7)45,66396–58W1
155September 21@ Mariners4–6García (16–10)Lackey (8–4)Sasaki (36)45,78496–59L1
156September 22@ Mariners2–3Franklin (7–4)Washburn (18–6)Nelson (2)45,69396–60L2
157September 24@ Rangers1–2Benoit (4–4)Appier (14–12)Cordero (9)21,86996–61L3
158September 25@ Rangers3–4Seánez (1–3)Schoeneweis (9–8)Cordero (10)20,97696–62L4
159September 26@ Rangers10–5Lackey (9–4)Lewis (1–3)21,77497–62W1
160September 27Mariners6–7 (12)Halama (6–5)Pote (0–2)43,45297–63L1
161September 28Mariners8–4Callaway (2–1)Franklin (7–5)43,20298–63W1
162September 29Mariners7–6Lukasiewicz (2–0)Valdez (8–12)Donnelly (1)42,87899–63W2
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Angels team member


2002 Anaheim Angels
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Regular season transactions

  • July 31, 2002: Alex Ochoa was traded by the Milwaukee Brewers with Sal Fasano to the Anaheim Angels for players to be named later and Jorge Fábregas. The Anaheim Angels sent Johnny Raburn (minors) (August 14, 2002) and Pedro Liriano (September 20, 2002) to the Milwaukee Brewers to complete the trade.[8]

Player stats

Starters by position

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

Player Pos G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Garret AndersonLF158638195.30629123
David EcksteinSS152608178.293863
Darin ErstadCF150625177.2831073
Brad FullmerDH130429124.2891959
Troy Glaus3B156569142.25030111
Adam Kennedy2B144474148.312752
Bengie MolinaC122428105.245547
Tim SalmonRF138483138.2862288
Scott Spiezio1B153491140.2851282

Other batters

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

Player Pos G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Jorge FábregasC358817.19308
José MolinaC297019.27105
Shawn Wooten1B/DH4911333.292319
Julio RamirezCF/RF29329.28117
Orlando PalmeiroLF/RF11026379.300031
Alex OchoaRF376518.277210
Jeff DaVanonOF16305.16714
José Nieves2B/3B459728.28906
Benji Gil1B/2B/SS6113037.285320
Chone Figgins2B15122.16701
Alfredo AmézagaSS12137.53802
Clay Bellinger1B210.00000
Sal FasanoC210.00000

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ramón Ortiz32217.11593.77162
Jarrod Washburn32206.01863.15139
Kevin Appier32188.1773.92132
Aaron Sele26160.0894.8982
John Lackey18108.1943.6669
Mickey Callaway634.1214.1923

Other pitchers

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

Scott Schoeneweis54118.09804.8865
Relief pitchers

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

Troy Percival5856.141401.9268
Ben Weber6378.07272.5443
Al Levine5263.24454.2440
Lou Pote3150.10203.2232
Brendan Donnelly4649.21112.1754
Scot Shields2949.05302.2030
Dennis Cook3724.01103.3813
Donne Wall1721.00006.4313
Mark Lukasiewicz1714.02003.8615
Matt Wise78.10003.246
Francisco Rodriguez55.20000.0013


With their 10-5 win over the Texas Rangers on Monday, September 26, 2002, the Angels clinched their first (and only to date as of 2021) Wildcard berth. At this time, the Angels would be in the postseason for the first time since the 1986 season.

American League Division Series

The 2002 American League Division Series featured the Wild Card winner Anaheim Angels and the AL East champion New York Yankees. The series began on October 1, 2002 with the Angels splitting the first two games at Yankee Stadium. The Angels then proceeded to win the next two games, earning their ticket to the ALCS and winning their first postseason series in franchise history, ending New York's bid for a fifth consecutive World Series appearance.

Game One

October 1, 2002 at Yankee Stadium (I) in Bronx, NY

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WP: Steve Karsay (1–0)   LP: Ben Weber (0–1)   Sv: Mariano Rivera (1)
Home runs:
ANA: Troy Glaus 2 (2)
NYY: Derek Jeter (1), Jason Giambi (1), Rondell White (1), Bernie Williams (1)

Game Two

October 2, 2002 at Yankee Stadium (I) in Bronx, NY

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WP: Francisco Rodríguez (1–0)   LP: Orlando Hernández (0–1)   Sv: Troy Percival (1)
Home runs:
ANA: Tim Salmon (1), Scott Spiezio (1), Garret Anderson (1), Troy Glaus (3)
NYY: Derek Jeter (2), Alfonso Soriano (1)

Game Three

October 4, 2002 at Edison International Field of Anaheim in Anaheim, CA

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WP: Francisco Rodríguez (2–0)   LP: Mike Stanton (0–1)   Sv: Troy Percival (2)
Home runs:
NYY: None
ANA: Adam Kennedy (1), Tim Salmon (2)

Game Four

October 5, 2002 at Edison International Field of Anaheim in Anaheim, CA

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WP: Jarrod Washburn (1–0)   LP: David Wells (0–1)
Home runs:
NYY: Jorge Posada (1)
ANA: Shawn Wooten (1)

American League Championship Series

The 2002 American League Championship Series featured the Wild Card winner Anaheim Angels and the AL Central champion Minnesota Twins. The series began on October 8, 2002 with the Angels splitting the first two games at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. The Angels then went home where they won three straight at Edison Field to earn a spot in the 2002 World Series. Infielder Adam Kennedy was the ALCS MVP.

Game One

October 8, 2002 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis

WP: Joe Mays (1–0)   LP: Kevin Appier (0–1)   Sv: Eddie Guardado (1)

Game Two

October 9, 2002 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis

WP: Ramón Ortiz (1–0)   LP: Rick Reed (0–1)   Sv: Troy Percival (1)
Home runs:
ANA: Darin Erstad (1), Brad Fullmer (1)
MIN: None

Game Three

October 11, 2002 at Edison International Field of Anaheim in Anaheim, California

WP: Francisco Rodríguez (1–0)   LP: J. C. Romero (0–1)   Sv: Troy Percival (2)
Home runs:
MIN: None
ANA: Garret Anderson (1), Troy Glaus (1)

Game Four

October 12, 2002 at Edison International Field of Anaheim in Anaheim, California

WP: John Lackey (1–0)   LP: Brad Radke (0–1)

Game Five

October 13, 2002 at Edison International Field of Anaheim in Anaheim, California

WP: Francisco Rodríguez (2–0)   LP: Johan Santana (0–1)
Home runs:
MIN: None
ANA: Adam Kennedy 3 (3), Scott Spiezio (1)

World Series

President George W. Bush greets the Angels after their World Series victory

The 2002 World Series was the 98th edition of the Fall Classic, held from October 19–27, 2002. The series featured the American League champion Anaheim Angels defeating the National League champion San Francisco Giants, 4–3, to win the franchise's first ever World Series.

The series was notable as being the first time since the 1995 inception of the wild card in Major League Baseball that two wild card teams would vie for the title. It was also the fourth World Series played between two teams from California (after 1974, 1988, and 1989, when the Giants last went to the World Series), and the first such series to not include the Oakland Athletics. It was also the last Series to be played in a full seven games until 2011.

The series was played as a best-of-seven playoff with a 2–3–2 site format (standard in Major League Baseball). Barry Bonds of the Giants was almost elected World Series MVP before the Angels began their Game 6 comeback; the award would be presented the following night to Troy Glaus of the Angels for his role in that comeback. (Bobby Richardson of the 1960 New York Yankees remains the only World Series MVP from a losing team.)

Game One

October 19, 2002 at Edison International Field of Anaheim in Anaheim, CA

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WP: Jason Schmidt (1–0)   LP: Jarrod Washburn (0–1)   Sv: Robb Nen (1)
Home runs:
SF: Barry Bonds (1), Reggie Sanders (1), J. T. Snow (1)
ANA: Troy Glaus 2 (2)

Game Two

October 20, 2002 at Edison International Field of Anaheim in Anaheim, CA

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WP: Francisco Rodríguez (1–0)   LP: Félix Rodríguez (0–1)   Sv: Troy Percival (1)
Home runs:
SF: Reggie Sanders (2), David Bell (1), Jeff Kent (1), Barry Bonds (2)
ANA: Tim Salmon 2 (2)

Game Three

Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at Pacific Bell Park in San Francisco

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WP: Ramón Ortiz (1–0)   LP: Liván Hernández (0–1)
Home runs:
ANA: None
SF: Rich Aurilia (1), Barry Bonds (3)

Game Four

October 23, 2002 at Pacific Bell Park in San Francisco

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WP: Tim Worrell (1–0)   LP: Francisco Rodríguez (1–1)   Sv: Robb Nen (2)
Home runs:
ANA: Troy Glaus (3)
SF: None

Game Five

Thursday, October 24, 2002 at Pacific Bell Park in San Francisco

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WP: Chad Zerbe (1–0)   LP: Jarrod Washburn (0–2)
Home runs:
ANA: None
SF: Jeff Kent 2 (3), Rich Aurilia (2)

Game Six

October 26, 2002 at Edison International Field of Anaheim in Anaheim, CA

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WP: Brendan Donnelly (1–0)   LP: Tim Worrell (1–1)   Sv: Troy Percival (2)
Home runs:
SF: Shawon Dunston (1), Barry Bonds (4)
ANA: Scott Spiezio (1), Darin Erstad (1)

Game Seven

October 27, 2002 at Edison International Field of Anaheim in Anaheim, CA

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WP: John Lackey (1–0)   LP: Liván Hernández (0–2)   Sv: Troy Percival (3)

Game log

2002 Post Season Game Log (11–5)
1October 1@ Yankees5–8Karsay (1–0)Weber (0–1)Rivera (1)56,7100–1L1
2October 2@ Yankees8–6Rodríguez (1–0)Hernández (0–1)Percival (1)56,6951–1W1
3October 4Yankees9–6Rodríguez (2–0)Stanton (0–1)Percival (2)45,0722–1W2
4October 5Yankees9–5Washburn (1–0)Wells (0–1)45,0673–1W3
American League Championship Series vs. Minnesota Twins
1October 8@ Twins1–2Mays (1–0)Appier (0–1)Guardado (1)55,5620–1L1
2October 9@ Twins6–3Ortiz (1–0)Reed (0–1)Percival (1)55,9901–1W1
3October 11Twins2–1Rodríguez (1–0)Romero (0–1)Percival (2)44,2342–1W2
4October 12Twins7–1Lackey (1–0)Radke (0–1)44,8303–1W3
5October 13Twins13–5Rodríguez (2–0)Santana (0–1)44,8354–1W4
1October 19Giants3–4Schmidt (1–0)Washburn (0–1)Nen (1)44,6030–1L1
2October 20Giants11–10Rodríguez (1–0)Rodríguez (0–1)Percival (1)44,5841–1W1
3October 22@ Giants10–4Ortiz (1–0)Hernández (0–1)42,7072–1W2
4October 23@ Giants3–4Worrell (1–0)Rodríguez (1–1)Nen (2)42,7032–2L1
5October 24@ Giants4–16Zerbe (1–0)Washburn (0–2)42,7132–3L2
6October 26Giants6–5Donnelly (1–0)Worrell (1–1)Percival (2)44,5063–3W1
7October 27Giants4–1Lackey (1–0)Hernández (0–2)Percival (3)44,5984–3W2
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Angels team member


Division Series
League Championship Series
TV: Fox
World Series
TV: Fox
1 New York Yankees 1
4 Anaheim Angels 3
4 Anaheim Angels 4
American League
3 Minnesota Twins 1
2 Oakland Athletics 2
3 Minnesota Twins 3
AL4 Anaheim Angels 4
NL4 San Francisco Giants 3
1 Atlanta Braves 2
4 San Francisco Giants 3
4 San Francisco Giants 4
National League
3 St. Louis Cardinals 1
2 Arizona Diamondbacks 0
3 St. Louis Cardinals 3

The American League champion had home field advantage during the World Series.
Note: Major League Baseball's playoff format automatically seeds the Wild Card team 4th. Normally, the No. 1 seed plays the No. 4 seed in the Division Series. However, MLB does not allow the No. 1 seed to play the 4th seed/Wild Card winner in the Division Series if they are from the same division, instead having the No. 1 seed play the next lowest seed, the No. 3 seed.

Awards and honors

2002 Anaheim Angels

  • 2003 Outstanding Team ESPY Award

Troy Glaus

Adam Kennedy

Tim Salmon

Garret Anderson

  • All-Star
  • Silver Slugger Award
  • #4 in AL in RBI (123)

Darin Erstad

  • Gold Glove Award

Bengie Molina

  • Gold Glove Award

Mike Scioscia

  • AL Manager of the Year Award

73rd Major League Baseball All-Star Game


Pos # Player League AB H RBI
LF16Garret AndersonAmerican League401


# Coach League Position
14Mike SciosciaAmerican LeagueCoach

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Salt Lake Stingers Pacific Coast League Mike Brumley
AA Arkansas Travelers Texas League Doug Sisson
A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes California League Bobby Meacham
A Cedar Rapids Kernels Midwest League Todd Claus
Rookie AZL Angels Arizona League Brian Harper
Rookie Provo Angels Pioneer League Tom Kotchman


Local media

Local television

Local TV Channel Play–by–play Color Commentator Studio Host
KCAL–TV 9Steve PhysiocRex Hudler

Local cable television

Local Cable TV Channel Play–by–play Color Commentator Studio Host
Fox Sports Net WestSteve PhysiocRex Hudler

Local radio

Flagship Station Play–by–play #1 Play–by–play #2 Color Commentator Studio Host
KLAC–AM 570 (primary)
KPLS–AM 830 (backup)
Rory Markas (innings 1–3, 7–9 and odd numbered innings)Terry Smith (innings 4–6 and even numbered innings)Terry Smith (innings 1–3, 7–9 and odd numbered innings)
Rory Markas (innings 4–6 and even numbered innings)

Some radio games carried on KPLS–AM 830 because of broadcast conflict with the Los Angeles Lakers of the (NBA).

Flagship Station Play–by–play Color Commentator Studio Host
KTNQ–AM 1020 (Spanish)Ivan LaraJosé Mota


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