1902 Season News

May 16 - Dummy Hoy of the Cincinnati Reds bats against Dummy Taylor of the New York Giants in the first inning. It is the first time that two deaf-mutes have faced one another.

June 3 - Mike O'Neill of the St. Louis Cardinals connects for the first ever pinch-hit grand slam home run.

July 8 - John McGraw signs a contract to become the manager of the New York Giants. McGraw will remain as manager for the next 30 years, winning 10 National League pennants and 3 World Series.

August 13 - Harry Davis of the Philadelphia Athletics steals second base with teammate Dave Fultz on third in an attempt to score Fultz. When he draws no throw, Davis then steals back to first base on the next pitch. He then steals second again, this time drawing the throw, scoring Fultz.

September 1 - The Chicago Cubs famed trio of Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers and Frank Chance appear in the Chicago lineup for the first time together.
1902 American League
Team Record GB
Philadelphia Athletics 83-53 -
St. Louis Browns 78-58 5.0
Boston Americans 77-60 6.5
Chicago White Sox 74-60 8.0
Cleveland Bronchos 69-67 14.0
Washington Senators 61-75 22.0
Detroit Tigers 52-83 30.5
Baltimore Orioles 50-88 34.0
1902 National League
Team Record GB
Pittsburgh Pirates 103-36 -
Brooklyn Superbas 75-63 27.5
Boston Beaneaters 73-64 29.0
Cincinnati Reds 70-70 33.5
Chicago Orphans 68-69 34.0
St. Louis Cardinals 56-78 44.5
Philadelphia Phillies 56-81 46.0
New York Giants 48-88 53.5
American League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Philadelphia Athletics 83 53 0.610 775 5.70 636 4.68 38 33 0.287 0.335 0.389 3.29 368 455 0.953 75
St. Louis Browns 78 58 0.574 619 4.55 607 4.46 29 36 0.265 0.318 0.353 3.34 343 348 0.953 122
Boston Americans 77 60 0.562 664 4.85 600 4.38 42 27 0.278 0.317 0.383 3.02 326 431 0.956 101
Chicago White Sox 74 60 0.552 675 5.04 602 4.49 14 30 0.268 0.328 0.335 3.41 331 346 0.955 125
Cleveland Bronchos 69 67 0.507 686 5.04 667 4.90 33 26 0.289 0.332 0.389 3.28 411 361 0.950 96
Washington Senators 61 75 0.449 707 5.20 790 5.81 47 56 0.283 0.329 0.396 4.36 312 300 0.945 70
Detroit Tigers 52 83 0.385 566 4.19 657 4.87 22 20 0.251 0.305 0.320 3.56 370 245 0.943 111
Baltimore Orioles 50 88 0.362 715 5.18 848 6.14 33 30 0.277 0.335 0.385 4.33 354 258 0.937 109
National League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Pittsburgh Pirates 103 36 0.741 775 5.58 440 3.17 18 4 0.286 0.336 0.374 2.30 250 564 0.958 87
Brooklyn Superbas 75 63 0.543 564 4.09 519 3.76 19 10 0.256 0.302 0.319 2.69 363 536 0.952 79
Boston Beaneaters 73 64 0.533 572 4.18 516 3.77 14 16 0.249 0.307 0.305 2.61 372 523 0.958 90
Cincinnati Reds 70 70 0.500 633 4.52 566 4.04 18 15 0.282 0.323 0.362 2.67 352 430 0.945 118
Chicago Orphans 68 69 0.496 530 3.87 501 3.66 6 9 0.250 0.301 0.298 2.21 279 437 0.946 111
St. Louis Cardinals 56 78 0.418 517 3.86 695 5.19 10 16 0.258 0.298 0.304 3.47 338 400 0.945 107
Philadelphia Phillies 56 81 0.409 484 3.53 649 4.74 5 12 0.247 0.301 0.293 3.50 334 504 0.946 81
New York Giants 48 88 0.353 401 2.95 590 4.34 8 16 0.238 0.278 0.290 2.82 332 501 0.943 104