2002 Texas Rangers season
|2002 Texas Rangers|
|Major league affiliations|
(Tom Grieve, Josh Lewin)
(Eric Nadel, Vince Cotroneo)
(Eleno Ornelas, Edgar Lopez)
- October 29, 2001: Edinson Volquez was signed by the Rangers as an amateur free agent.
- November 26, 2001: Todd Van Poppel was signed as a free agent by the Rangers.
- December 13, 2001: John Vander Wal was traded by the San Francisco Giants to the New York Yankees for Jay Witasick.
- December 18, 2001: Dave Elder was traded by the Rangers to the Cleveland Indians for John Rocker.
- January 8, 2002: Juan González was signed as a free agent by the Rangers.
- February 28, 2002: Tony Mounce was signed as a free agent by the Rangers.
- March 19, 2002: Justin Duchscherer was traded by the Texas Rangers to the Oakland Athletics for Luis Vizcaino.
- Alex Rodriguez had a major league-best 57 HR, 142 RBI and 389 total bases in 2002, becoming the first player to lead the majors in all three categories since 1984. He had the 6th-most home runs in AL history, the most since Roger Maris' league record 61 in 1961, and the most ever for a shortstop for the 2nd straight year while also winning his first Gold Glove Award, awarded for outstanding defense.
- The 109 home runs hit by Alex Rodriguez in 2001-02 are the most ever by an American League right-handed batter in consecutive seasons. However, the Rangers finished last in the AL Western division in both years, a showing that likely cost Rodriguez the MVP award in 2002 when he finished second to fellow shortstop Miguel Tejada, whose 103-win Oakland A's won the same division.
- July 31, 2002: Gabe Kapler, Jason Romano and cash were traded by the Rangers to the Colorado Rockies for Dennys Reyes and Todd Hollandsworth.
|2002 Texas Rangers|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
Awards and honors
- Alex Rodriguez, Hank Aaron Award
- Alex Rodriguez, A.L. Home Run Champ
- Alex Rodriguez, SS, AL Gold Glove
- Alex Rodriguez, Silver Slugger Award,
- Kenny Rogers, P, Gold Glove,
|AAA||Oklahoma RedHawks||Pacific Coast League||Bobby Jones|
|AA||Tulsa Drillers||Texas League||Tim Ireland|
|A||Charlotte Rangers||Florida State League||Darryl Kennedy|
|A||Savannah Sand Gnats||South Atlantic League||Paul Carey|
|Rookie||Pulaski Rangers||Appalachian League||Pedro López|
|Rookie||GCL Rangers||Gulf Coast League||Carlos Subero|
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Charlotte
- ↑ Edinson Volquez page at Baseball Reference
- ↑ Todd Van Poppel page at Baseball Reference
- ↑ John Vander Wal page at Baseball Reference
- ↑ John Rocker page at Baseball Reference
- ↑ Juan González page at Baseball Reference
- ↑ Tony Mounce page at Baseball Reference
- ↑ http://www.baseball-reference.com/d/duchsju01.shtml
- ↑ Gabe Kapler page at Baseball Reference
- 2002 Texas Rangers team page at Baseball Reference
- 2002 Texas Rangers team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
- Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds (2007). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (3rd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-17-6.
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