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Looking Back at the 2002 World Series Team

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 3, 2012

After seeing Livan sign yet another deal to play in the major leagues in 2012 (well, it’s  a minor league deal but we all know this dude will be pitching into his 50’s. Hell, he might ALREADY be pitching in his 50’s) it got me to wondering who else from the 2002 team might still be playing ball.

Here’s a link to the roster from baseball almanac.

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=2002&t=SFN

According to them, 38 players made at least an appearance for the Giants in 2002. Besides Livan there is a single player who played in the major leagues in 2011: Cody Ransom. He hit .667 for us in that magical year with a mind blowing OPS of 1.417! Of course, he did that in only 7 at bats.

It’s a trip to see the names on that list and not really connect to many of them. Chad Zerbe? Tom Goodwin? Jay Witasick? I remember them, I just don’t remember them any more fondly than I remember the guys from the 2007 roster. Or the 1982 roster. They were just guys, a lot of them……

Ryan Jensen? I was surprised to see that he started 30 games for us in 2002. He went 13-8 and finished 6th in ROY voting. That was easily his best year in the major leagues:

What an improbable single season Jensen had for us in 2002……..

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Retro Time

Hello, 1987. It’s Opening Day, April 6th. Bring it. Kevin Mitchell and Dave Dravecky (in July), first place and, apparently, Will Clark leading off the home opener. He went 3 for 6. I swear to God, it still blows my mind that Will Clark never had 200 hits in a season. We won the home opener 4-3 in 12 innings on a Chili Davis single off Dravecky to score Hacman. Sounds like a fun game.

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  1. Sportdude said, on February 5, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Been a while but I’m back for a minute or two. Studying for a securities exam..

    Good luck Michael…Glad i jumped in in time to pass along good thoughts..

    Flav..In your 2002 post..what about Joe Nathan? I hit the link but in a cursory glance didn’t see stats…


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