2002 New York Yankees
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2002 AL East Champions
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2002 New York Yankees / Franchise: New York Yankees / BR Team Page
Clinched Division: September 21, 2002, At Detroit Tigers
Managed by Joe Torre
Ballpark: Yankee Stadium
History, Comments, Contributions
The 2002 New York Yankees played the 100th season for the Yankees in New York, and their 102nd overall going back to their origins in Baltimore, MD. They finished with a record of 103-58, 10.5 games ahead of the Boston Red Sox. In the playoffs, they lost in the ALDS in 4 games to the Anaheim Angels.
Awards and Honors
- AL All-Stars: Jason Giambi, Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, Alfonso Soriano and Robin Ventura
- AL Silver Slugger Award: Jason Giambi (1B), Jorge Posada (C), Alfonso Soriano (2B) and Bernie Williams (OF)
- Topps All-Star Rookie Team: Nick Johnson (1B)
Game 1: New York 8 - Anaheim 5.
Game 2: Anaheim 8 - New York 6.
Game 3: Anaheim 9 - New York 6.
Game 4: Anaheim 9 - New York 5.
Anaheim's victory secured their place in the American League Championship Series.
- Joe Lapointe: "Yanks Clinch, And Rivera's Return Makes It Even Sweeter", New York Times, September 22, 2002, Section 8, Page 1