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Saturday December 21,2002This date in baseball
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Events that happened in baseball on this date. The page was designed to be like a newspaper sports page with baseball-only. All of the basbeall events for this date have been consolidated into this page. Though historically relevant, it is also a great place to review the prior day's events.

2002 Calendar -- Boxscores Main -- Review Data Topics -- Inclusion Rules -- About Boxscore Data
Games -- Standings -- Transactions

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Games on 2002-12-21

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Standings at end of 2002 season.

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RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2002 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees16110358.640--89769720051-3052-28W5T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe TorreBrian CashmanYankee Stadium I000
2610Boston Red Sox1629369.57410.585966519451-3042-39W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Grady LittleTheo EpsteinFenway Park000
3817Toronto Blue Jays1627884.48125.5813828-1536-4542-39W7T S R Log Off Def SP D Carlos ToscaJP RicciardiSkyDome000
41124Baltimore Orioles1626795.41436.5667773-10633-4834-47L12T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike HargroveMike FlanaganOriole Park at Camden Yards000
51430Tampa Bay Rays16155106.34248.0673918-24525-5530-51L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Lou PiniellaChuck LamarTropicana Field000
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2002 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
148Minnesota Twins1619467.584--7687125640-4054-27W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome000
2714Chicago White Sox1628181.50013.58567985834-4747-34L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jerry ManuelKenny WilliamsComiskey Park II000
3920Cleveland Indians1627587.46319.5739837-9835-4639-42W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeMark ShapiroJacobs Field0-11
41227Kansas City Royals16261101.37733.5737891-15425-5637-44L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony PenaAllard BairdKauffman Stadium01-1
51329Detroit Tigers16155106.34239.0575864-28922-5933-47L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Alan TrammellDave DombrowskiComerica Park000
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2002 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
122Oakland Athletics16210359.636--80065414649-3254-27W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Ken MachaBilly BeaneNetwork Associates Coliseum000
234Anaheim Angels1629963.6114.085164420745-3654-27W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bill StonemanEdison International Field000
359Seattle Mariners1629369.57410.081469911545-3648-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Pat GillickSafeco Field000
41023Texas Rangers1627290.44431.0843882-3930-5142-39L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterJohn HartThe Ballpark in Arlington000
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2002 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Atlanta Braves16110259.634--70856514349-3152-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby CoxJohn SchuerholzTurner Field-1-10
2713Montreal Expos1628379.51219.57357181734-4749-32W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Omar MinayaOlympic Stadium000
3815Philadelphia Phillies1618081.49722.0710724-1440-4140-40L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry BowaEd WadeVeterans Stadium000
4916Florida Marlins1627983.48823.5699763-6433-4846-35W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Larry BeinfestPro Player Stadium000
51119New York Mets1617586.46627.0690703-1337-4338-43W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Art HoweSteve PhillipsShea Stadium000
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2002 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
136St. Louis Cardinals1629765.599--78764813945-3652-29W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Tony La RussaWalt JockettyBusch Stadium II000
2612Houston Astros1628478.51913.07496955437-4447-34L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Gerry HunsickerMinute Maid Park000
31018Cincinnati Reds1627884.48119.0709774-6540-4138-43L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim BowdenCinergy Field000
41322Pittsburgh Pirates1617289.44724.5641730-8934-4738-42L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lloyd McClendonDave LittlefieldPNC Park000
51425Chicago Cubs1626795.41430.0706759-5331-5036-45W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerJim HendryWrigley Field000
61628Milwaukee Brewers16256106.34641.0627821-19425-5631-50L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDouglas MelvinMiller Park000
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2002 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
125Arizona Diamondbacks1629864.605--81967414543-3855-26W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob BrenlyJoe GaragiolaBank One Ballpark000
247San Francisco Giants1629567.5863.078361616745-3650-31W8T S R Log Off Def SP D Felipe AlouBrian SabeanPac Bell Park-10-1
3511Los Angeles Dodgers1629270.5686.07136437046-3546-35L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDan EvansDodger Stadium000
41221Colorado Rockies1627389.45125.0778898-12026-5547-34L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleDaniel O'DowdCoors Field000
51526San Diego Padres1626696.40732.0662815-15325-5641-40W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyKevin TowersQualcomm Stadium000

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Marlon Anderson2B28.349Granted Free Agency. 
Manny AybarP33.023Granted Free Agency. 
Ronnie Belliard3B26.170Granted Free Agency. 
Gary BennettC30.248Granted Free Agency. 
Frank CatalanottoLF-2B28.238Granted Free Agency. 
Jose CruzRF28.246Granted Free Agency. 
Will CunnaneP28.241Granted Free Agency. 
Brian Daubach1B30.314Granted Free Agency. 
Courtney DuncanP28.073Granted Free Agency. 
Todd DunwoodyCF-OF27.254Signed as Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Chad DurbinP25.018Granted Free Agency. 
Scott ElartonP26.302Granted Free Agency. 
Robert Fick1B-RF28.281Granted Free Agency. 
Brad Fullmer1B27.338Granted Free Agency. 
Aaron FultzP29.108Granted Free Agency. 
Jesse Garcia2B-SS29.088Granted Free Agency. 
Charles GipsonLF-RF30.005Granted Free Agency. 
Mark Grace1B38.176Signed as Free Agent by Diamondbacks. 
John HalamaP30.303Granted Free Agency. 
Travis Lee1B27.209Granted Free Agency. 
Al LevineP34.213Granted Free Agency. 
Kerry LigtenbergP31.224Granted Free Agency. 
Mark LittleLF-RF30.163Granted Free Agency. 
Chris MagruderLF-RF25.239Granted Free Agency. 
Mike MahoneyC30.016Granted Free Agency. 
Ramon MartinezSS-2B30.072Granted Free Agency. 
Doug NickleP28.080Granted free agency 
Yunior NovoaP18.101Signed as nondrafted free agent by White Sox 
Eric OwensLF-RF31.321Granted Free Agency. 
Christian ParkerP27.171Granted Free Agency. 
Jim ParqueOF26.317Granted Free Agency. 
Neifi PerezSS27.202Granted Free Agency. 
Desi RelafordSS-2B29.096Granted Free Agency. 
Dennys ReyesP25.246Granted Free Agency. 
Todd RitchieP31.044Granted Free Agency. 
Jim RushfordRF28.272Granted Free Agency. 
Olmedo Saenz1B-3B32.074Granted Free Agency. 
Chris SingletonCF30.128Granted Free Agency. 
Shane SpencerLF-RF30.305Granted Free Agency. 
Tanyon SturtzeP32.070Signed as Free Agent by Blue Jays. 
Tanyon SturtzeP32.070Granted Free Agency. 
Jeff SuppanP27.353Granted Free Agency. 
John ThomsonP29.081Granted Free Agency. 
Mike VenafroP29.141Granted Free Agency. 
Paul WilsonP29.268Granted Free Agency. 
Jay WitasickP30.115Granted Free Agency. 
Esteban YanP28.182Granted Free Agency.