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Encyclopedia > 2002 American League Championship Series

The 2002 American League Championship Series was a matchup between the Wild Card Champion Anaheim Angels and the Central Division Champion Minnesota Twins. The Angels advanced to the Series after dethroning the reigning 4-time AL Champion New York Yankees in the 2002 American League Division Series 3 games to 1. The Twins made their way into the Series after beating the Athletics 3 games to 2. The Angels won the Series 4 games to 1 and went on to defeat the San Francisco Giants in the 2002 World Series. This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 8 - Ozzie Smith is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. ... In Major League Baseball, the American League Championship Series (ALCS), played in October, is a playoff round that determines the winner of the American League pennant. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961-present) West Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 2002 AL Pennants (1) 2002 West Division titles (5) 2005 â€¢ 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1982 1979 Wild card berths (1) 2002 Major league nicknames Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005-present) Anaheim Angels (1997... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1924 AL Pennants (6) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1933 1925 â€¢ 1924 Central Division titles (3) 2004 â€¢ 2003 â€¢ 2002 West Division titles (4) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1970 â€¢ 1969 Wild... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927 â€¢ 1923 AL Pennants (39) 2003 â€¢ 2001 â€¢ 2000... The 2002 American League Division Series, the first round of the 2002 American League playoffs, saw the wild card-qualifying Anaheim Angels (99-63) beat the Eastern Division champion and defending league champion New York Yankees (103-58) 3 games to 1, and the Central Division champion Minnesota Twins (94... Major league affiliations National League (1883-present) West Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (5) 1954 â€¢ 1933 â€¢ 1922 â€¢ 1921 1905  NL Pennants (20) 2002 â€¢ 1989 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1954 1951 â€¢ 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1933 1924 â€¢ 1923 â€¢ 1922 â€¢ 1921 1917 â€¢ 1913 â€¢ 1912 â€¢ 1911 1905 â€¢ 1904 â€¢ 1889 â€¢ 1888 West Division titles (6... The 2002 World Series was among the classic matchups in the history of the Series. ...


Managers: Mike Sciosia, Anaheim; Ron Gardenhire, Minnesota Ronald Clyde Gardenhire (born October 24, 1957 in Butzbach, West Germany) is a manager in Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins in the American League. ...


Umpires: Ed Montague, Mike Everitt, Brian Gorman, Larry Young, Dana DeMuth, Ed Rapuano Ed Montague is the name of two people, a father and son, with notable achievements in Major League Baseball: Edward Michael Montague (born November 3, 1948 in San Francisco, California) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. ... Brian Gorman (born June 11, 1959 in Whitestone, Queens, New York City) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. ... There are different people named Larry Young: Larry Young, a jazz organist. ...


Series MVP: Adam Kennedy, Anaheim Adam Kennedy (born January 10, 1976) is a Major League Baseball player. ...


Television: FOX (Thom Brennaman and Steve Lyons announcing) The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... Thom Brennaman is an American sportscaster, and the son of sportscaster Marty Brennaman. ... Steve Lyons (born June 3, 1960 in Tacoma, Washington) is a former Major League Baseball player and current television sportscaster. ...

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Summary

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Anaheim - 1, Minnesota - 2 October 8 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 55,562
2 Anaheim - 6, Minnesota - 3 October 9 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 55,990
3 Minnesota - 1, Anaheim - 2 October 11 Edison Field 44,234
4 Minnesota - 1, Anaheim - 7 October 12 Edison Field 44,830
5 Minnesota - 5, Anaheim - 13 October 13 Edison Field 44,835

October 8 is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... October 9 is the 282nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (283rd in leap years). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years). ... October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years). ...

Game Summaries

Game One

October 8, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Anaheim 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
Minnesota 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 X 2 5 1
W: Joe Mays (1-0)  L: Kevin Appier (0-1)  SV: Eddie Guardado (1)
HRs: None

Joe Mays (born Joseph Emerson Mays on December 10, 1975 in Flint, Michigan, USA) is a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. ... Robert Kevin Appier (December 6, 1967) was a right-handed pitcher for the Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, New York Mets, and Anaheim Angels. ... Edward Adrian (Eddie) Guardado (born October 2, 1970 in Stockton, California) is a closer in Major League Baseball who has played for the Seattle Mariners since 2004. ...

Game Two

October 9, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Anaheim 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 10 0
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 11 1
W: Ramon Ortiz (1-0)  L: Rick Reed (0-1)  SV: Troy Percival (1)
HRs: ANADarin Erstad (1), Brad Fullmer (1)

Ramon Ortiz (1973-) is a pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds. ... Troy Eugene Percival (born August 9, 1969 in Fontana, California) is a Major League Baseball closer who is under contract with the Detroit Tigers. ... Darin Charles Erstad (born June 4, 1974 in Jamestown, North Dakota) is a first baseman/center fielder in Major League Baseball who has played his entire career for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim franchise (1996-2006). ... Bradley Ryan Fullmer was born January 17, 1975 in Chatsworth, California. ...

Game Three

October 11, Edison Field

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 0
Anaheim 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 X 2 7 2
W: Francisco Rodriguez (1-0)  L: J.C. Romero (0-1)  SV: Troy Percival (2)
HRs: ANAGarret Anderson (1), Troy Glaus (1)

Francisco Rodriguez can refer to different people: Francisco Rodríguez: a baseball player from Venezuela. ... Juan Carlos (J. C.) Romero on June 6, 1976 in Rio Pedras, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. ... Troy Eugene Percival (born August 9, 1969 in Fontana, California) is a Major League Baseball closer who is under contract with the Detroit Tigers. ... Garret Joseph Anderson (born June 30, 1972 in Los Angeles, California) is a left fielder in Major League Baseball who has played for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (1994-present). ... Troy Edward Glaus (born August 3, 1976 in Newport Beach, California) is a Major League Baseball player who plays third base for the Toronto Blue Jays. ...

Game Four

October 12, Edison Field

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 2
Anaheim 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 X 7 10 0
W: John Lackey (1-0)  L: Brad Radke (0-1)  
HRs: None

John Lackey John Lackey is a major league baseball pitcher from Abilene, Texas. ... Brad Radke (born October 27, 1972) is a right-handed starting pitcher for the Minnesota Twins. ...

Game Five

October 13, Edison Field

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 5 9 0
Anaheim 0 0 1 0 2 0 10 0 X 13 18 0
W: Francisco Rodriguez (2-0)  L: Johan Santana (0-1)  
HRs: ANAAdam Kennedy (3), Scott Spiezio (1)

Francisco Rodriguez can refer to different people: Francisco Rodríguez: a baseball player from Venezuela. ... Johan Alexander Santana (born March 13, 1979) is a Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher who plays for the Minnesota Twins. ... Adam Kennedy (born January 10, 1976) is a Major League Baseball player. ... Scott Edward Spiezio (born September 21, 1972 in Joliet, Illinois) is a Major League Baseball player, last for the Seattle Mariners, and was released on August 19, 2005. ...

Trivia

  • Adam Kennedy, having only hit 7 homers all year, belted 3 homers in the deciding game, earning the MVP award.

Adam Kennedy (born January 10, 1976) is a Major League Baseball player. ...

External links

  • 2002 ALCS at Baseball-Reference.com
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The 2001 American League Championship Series was a matchup between the New York Yankees, who had come off a dramatic comeback against the Oakland Athletics in the Division Series, and the Seattle Mariners, who won an American League record 116 regular season games and won the Division Series against the... The 2003 American League Championship Series was played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees from October 8 to October 16, 2003. ... The 2004 American League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. ... The 2005 American League Championship Series (ALCS), the second round of the 2005 American League playoffs, matched the Central Division champion Chicago White Sox against the Western Division champion Los Angeles Angels. ... The 2006 American League Championship Series (ALCS), is the second round of the 2006 American League playoffs. ...


 
 

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