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Encyclopedia > 2002 National League Championship Series

The 2002 National League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played from October 9 to 14, 2002 to determine the champion of the National League, between the Central Division champion St. Louis Cardinals and the wild-card qualifying San Francisco Giants. The Cardinals, by virtue of being a division winner, had the home field advantage. See also: 2001 in sports, 2003 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Ward Burton wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Tony Stewart Indy Racing League - Sam Hornish Jr. ... In Major League Baseball, the National League Championship Series (NLCS) determines who wins the National League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series, facing the winner of the American League Championship Series. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... October 9 is the 282nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (283rd in leap years). ... October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in Leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892-present) Central Division (1994-present) Eastern Division (1969-1993) American Association (1882-1891) Major league titles World Series titles (9) 1982 â€¢1967 â€¢ 1964 â€¢ 1946 1944 â€¢ 1942 â€¢ 1934 â€¢ 1931 1926 NL Pennants (16) 2004 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1985 â€¢ 1982 1968 â€¢ 1967 â€¢ 1964 â€¢ 1946 1944 â€¢ 1943 â€¢ 1942 â€¢ 1934... 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 two teams were victorious in the NL Division Series (NLDS), with the Cardinals defeating the Western Division champion Arizona Diamondbacks 3 games to 0, and the Giants defeating the Eastern Division champion Atlanta Braves 3 games to 2. Major league affiliations National League (1998-present) West Division (1998-present) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 2001 NL Pennants (1) 2001 West Division titles (3) 2002 â€¢ 2001 â€¢ 1999 Wild card berths (0) None Major league nicknames Arizona Diamondbacks (1998-present) Major league home ballparks Chase Field (1998-present... Major league affiliations National League (1876-present) East Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1995 â€¢ 1957 â€¢ 1914 NL Pennants (17) 1999 â€¢ 1996 â€¢ 1995 â€¢ 1992 1991 â€¢ 1958 â€¢ 1957 â€¢ 1948 1914 â€¢ 1898 â€¢ 1897 â€¢ 1893 1892 â€¢ 1891 â€¢ 1883 â€¢ 1878 1877 East Division titles (11) 2005...


The Giants won the series in five games but were defeated by the Anaheim Angels in seven games in the World Series. 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... The 2002 World Series was among the classic matchups in the history of the Series. ...


Managers: Tony La Russa (St. Louis), Dusty Baker (San Francisco) Anthony La Russa, Jr. ... Johnnie Dusty Baker, Jr. ...


Umpires: Randy Marsh, Jeff Nelson, Dale Scott, Jeff Kellogg, Tim Welke, Charlie Reliford Randy Marsh Randy Marsh is a character on the Comedy Central cartoon South Park. ... Jeffrey Nelson is a Major League Baseball umpire, not to be confused with former New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, and Seattle Mariners pitcher Jeff Nelson. ... Dale Allan Scott (born August 14, 1959 in Eugene, Oregon) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. ... Charles Harold Reliford (born September 19, 1955 in Ashland, Kentucky) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. ...


Series MVP: Benito Santiago (San Francisco) Benito Santiago Rivera (born March 9, 1965), a native of Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico, is a MLB baseball catcher. ...


Television: Fox (Joe Buck and Tim McCarver announcing) The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), but rarely as FBC, is a television network in the United States. ... Joe Buck Joseph Francis Buck (born April 25, 1969 in St. ... James Timothy Tim McCarver (born October 16, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American former catcher in Major League Baseball and a current broadcaster. ...

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Game 1, October 9

Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri October 9 is the 282nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (283rd in leap years). ... Busch Stadium was the home of the St. ... Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Official website: http://stlouis. ... Official language(s) none, English most common Capital Largest city Jefferson City Kansas City Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 21st 69,709 sq mi  180,693 km² 240 miles  385 km 300 miles  480 km 1. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 1 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 9 11 0
St. Louis 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 6 11 0
W: Kirk Rueter (1-0)   L: Matt Morris (0-1)   S: Robb Nen (1)
HR: SFGKenny Lofton (1), David Bell (1), Benito Santiago (1)  STLAlbert Pujols (1), Miguel Cairo (1), J. D. Drew (1)

Kirk Wesley Rueter (born December 1, 1970 in Hoyleton, Illinois), nicknamed Woody after a character in the animated movie Toy Story, is a left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Giants. ... Matthew Christian Morris (born August 9, 1974 in Middletown, New York) is a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball with the San Francisco Giants. ... Robert Allan Robb Nen (born November 28, 1969 in San Pedro, California) was a former right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball, more specifically a closer. ... Kenneth Lofton (born May 31, 1967 in East Chicago, Indiana) is a Major League Baseball center fielder who plays with the Philadelphia Phillies. ... David Michael Bell (born September 14, 1972 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a Major League Baseball third baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... Benito Santiago Rivera (born March 9, 1965), a native of Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico, is a MLB baseball catcher. ... José Alberto Pujols (born January 16, 1980 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball player with the St. ... Miguel Jesús Cairo [KI-row] (born May 4, 1974 in Anzoátegui State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball second baseman who plays for the New York Mets (since 2005). ... David Jonathan Drew (born November 20, 1975 in Valdosta, Georgia, USA) is a Major League Baseball center fielder, commonly known as J.D. Drew. ...

Game 2, October 10

Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in Leap years). ... Busch Stadium was the home of the St. ... Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Official website: http://stlouis. ... Official language(s) none, English most common Capital Largest city Jefferson City Kansas City Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 21st 69,709 sq mi  180,693 km² 240 miles  385 km 300 miles  480 km 1. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 4 7 0
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 0
W: Jason Schmidt (1-0)   L: Woody Williams (0-1)   S: Robb Nen (2)
HR: SFGRich Aurilia 2 (2)  STLEduardo Perez (1)

Jason David Schmidt (born January 29, 1973 in Lewiston, Idaho) is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently plays for the San Francisco Giants. ... Gregory Woody Scott Williams is a Major League right-handed pitcher who currently plays for the San Diego Padres. ... Robert Allan Robb Nen (born November 28, 1969 in San Pedro, California) was a former right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball, more specifically a closer. ... Richard Santo (Rich) Aurilia (born September 2, 1971 in Brooklyn, New York) is a shortstop and second baseman in Major League Baseball for the Cincinnati Reds. ... Eduardo Atanasio Perez (born September 11, 1969 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a utility player for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. ...

Game 3, October 12

Pac Bell Park, San Francisco, California October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ... AT&T Park (formerly Pacific Bell Park and SBC Park) is an open-air baseball stadium, home to the San Francisco Giants of the National League. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Sacramento Los Angeles Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 158,302 sq mi  410,000 km² 250 miles  400 km 770 miles  1,240 km 4. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 5 6 1
San Francisco 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 4 10 0
W: Chuck Finley (1-0)   L: Jay Witasick (0-1)   S: Jason Isringhausen (1)
HR: STLMike Matheny (1), Jim Edmonds (1), Eli Marrero (1)  SFGBarry Bonds (1)

Charles Edward Finley (born November 26, 1962 in Monroe, Louisiana) is an American former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball for the California Angels (later the Anaheim Angels), Cleveland Indians and St. ... Jason Derik Isringhausen (born September 7, 1972 in Brighton, Illinois) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball, and is currently the closer for the St. ... Mike Matheny (born September 22, 1970 in Reynoldsburg, Ohio) is a catcher in Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Giants, and is considered one of the best defensive catchers to have ever played in the major leagues. ... James Patrick Jim Edmonds (born June 27, 1970 in Fullerton, California) is a Major League Baseball center fielder and left-handed batter who plays for the St. ... Elieser Marrero (born November 17, 1973 in Havana, Cuba), is a Major League Baseball player. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964) is a left fielder for Major League Baseballs San Francisco Giants. ...

Game 4, October 13

Pac Bell Park, San Francisco, California October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years). ... AT&T Park (formerly Pacific Bell Park and SBC Park) is an open-air baseball stadium, home to the San Francisco Giants of the National League. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Sacramento Los Angeles Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 158,302 sq mi  410,000 km² 250 miles  400 km 770 miles  1,240 km 4. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 12 0
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 X 4 4 1
W: Tim Worrell (1-0)   L: Rick White (0-1)   S: Robb Nen (3)
HR: SFGBenito Santiago (2)

Timothy Howard Worrell (born July 5, 1967 in Pasadena, California) is a right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Richard Allen White (Born December 23, 1968 in Springfield, Ohio) is a Major League Baseball player who currently plays for the Cincinnati Reds. ... Robert Allan Robb Nen (born November 28, 1969 in San Pedro, California) was a former right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball, more specifically a closer. ... Benito Santiago Rivera (born March 9, 1965), a native of Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico, is a MLB baseball catcher. ...

Game 5, October 14

Pac Bell Park, San Francisco, California October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in Leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... AT&T Park (formerly Pacific Bell Park and SBC Park) is an open-air baseball stadium, home to the San Francisco Giants of the National League. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Sacramento Los Angeles Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 158,302 sq mi  410,000 km² 250 miles  400 km 770 miles  1,240 km 4. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 9 0
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 7 0
W: Tim Worrell (2-0)   L: Matt Morris (0-1)   

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AL Playoff teams: Anaheim | Minnesota | New York | Oakland
Timothy Howard Worrell (born July 5, 1967 in Pasadena, California) is a right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Matthew Christian Morris (born August 9, 1974 in Middletown, New York) is a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball with the San Francisco Giants. ... Major League Baseball logo, claiming fair use. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... The 2002 World Series was among the classic matchups in the history of the Series. ... 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... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... 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... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) West Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (9) 1989 â€¢ 1974 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1972 1930 â€¢ 1929 â€¢ 1913 â€¢ 1911 1910 AL Pennants (15) 1990 â€¢ 1989 â€¢ 1988 â€¢ 1974 1973 â€¢ 1972 â€¢ 1931 â€¢ 1930 1929 â€¢ 1914 â€¢ 1913 â€¢ 1911 1910 â€¢ 1905 â€¢ 1902 West Division titles (13) [1...

National League Championship Series
National League Division Series

NL Playoff teams: Arizona | Atlanta | St. Louis | San Francisco This article refers to the American baseball league. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998-present) West Division (1998-present) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 2001 NL Pennants (1) 2001 West Division titles (3) 2002 â€¢ 2001 â€¢ 1999 Wild card berths (0) None Major league nicknames Arizona Diamondbacks (1998-present) Major league home ballparks Chase Field (1998-present... Major league affiliations National League (1876-present) East Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1995 â€¢ 1957 â€¢ 1914 NL Pennants (17) 1999 â€¢ 1996 â€¢ 1995 â€¢ 1992 1991 â€¢ 1958 â€¢ 1957 â€¢ 1948 1914 â€¢ 1898 â€¢ 1897 â€¢ 1893 1892 â€¢ 1891 â€¢ 1883 â€¢ 1878 1877 East Division titles (11) 2005... Major league affiliations National League (1892-present) Central Division (1994-present) Eastern Division (1969-1993) American Association (1882-1891) Major league titles World Series titles (9) 1982 â€¢1967 â€¢ 1964 â€¢ 1946 1944 â€¢ 1942 â€¢ 1934 â€¢ 1931 1926 NL Pennants (16) 2004 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1985 â€¢ 1982 1968 â€¢ 1967 â€¢ 1964 â€¢ 1946 1944 â€¢ 1943 â€¢ 1942 â€¢ 1934... 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...

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Image File history File links National League logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... In Major League Baseball, the National League Championship Series (NLCS) determines who wins the National League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series, facing the winner of the American League Championship Series. ... The 1969 National League Championship Series was the first NLCS held after Major League Baseball adopted the two-division format that season. ... The 1976 National League Championship Series faced off the Cincinnati Reds (known for their nickname at the time, The Big Red Machine) and the Philadelphia Phillies. ... The 1986 National League Championship Series featured the New York Mets taking on the Houston Astros. ... The 1987 National League Championship Series took place between the 6th of October and the 14th of October, at Busch Stadium (Games 1, 2, 6, 7) and Candlestick Park (3, 4, 5). ... The 1988 National League Championship Series was played between the National League West champion Los Angeles Dodgers and the National League East champion New York Mets. ... The 1991 National League Championship Series was played between the Atlanta Braves and the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the Braves coming out on top in the series 4-3. ... The 1992 National League Championship Series was played between the Atlanta Braves and the Pittsburgh Pirates from October 6 to October 14, 1992. ... The 1993 National League Championship Series was played between the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves. ... The 1994 baseball strike resulted in the cancellation of the World Series for the first time in 90 years. ... The 1995 National League Championship Series (NLCS), the second round of the 1995 National League playoffs, matched the Eastern Division champion Atlanta Braves against the Central Division champion Cincinatti Reds. ... The 1996 National League Championship Series matched the Eastern Division Champion Atlanta Braves and the Central Division Champion St. ... The 1997 National League Championship Series pitted the Florida Marlins against the Atlanta Braves. ... The 1998 National League Championship Series, to determine the champion of Major League Baseballs National League, was played from October 7 to 14, 1998 between the East Division Champion Atlanta Braves and the West Division Champion San Diego Padres. ... The 1999 National League Championship Series, to determine the champion of Major League Baseballs National League, was played between the East Division Champion Atlanta Braves and the Wild Card New York Mets. ... The 2000 National League Championship Series, to determine the champion of Major League Baseballs National League, was played between the Central Division Champion St. ... The 2001 National League Championship Series saw the Arizona Diamondbacks defeat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 to earn their first trip to the World Series in only the franchises fourth year of existence. ... The 2003 National League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played from October 7 to 15, 2003 to determine the champion of the National League, between the Central Division champion Chicago Cubs and the wild-card qualifying Florida Marlins. ... The 2004 National League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played from October 13 to 21, 2004 to determine the champion of the National League, between the Central Division champion St. ... The 2005 National League Championship Series (NLCS), the second round of the 2005 National League playoffs, matched the Central Division champion and defending league champion St. ... The 2006 National League Championship Series (NLCS), is the second round of the 2006 National League playoffs. ...

Quote of the series

"In to left field, base hit! The throw by Drew to the plate...the Giants are going to the World Series."-The Call of FOX Sports commentator Joe Buck on Kenny Lofton series winning single Kenneth Lofton (born May 31, 1967 in East Chicago, Indiana) is a Major League Baseball center fielder who plays with the Philadelphia Phillies. ...


 
 

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