2002 Oakland A’s: Relive the Magic with a Look at Their Schedule

2002 Oakland A’s: Relive the Magic with a Look at Their Schedule

Relive the Magic of the 2002 Oakland A’s with a Look at Their Schedule

The 2002 Oakland A’s season was one for the history books. Filled with memorable moments and incredible victories, it was a season that will never be forgotten. With a roster full of future Hall of Famers, the A’s seemed poised to make another World Series run. But what was their schedule like?

In this article, we will take a look back at the 2002 Oakland A’s schedule and relive some of the magic that made that season so special. From the home opener to the exciting postseason run, it was a season that won’t soon be forgotten.

Opening Day

The 2002 season started with a bang, as the A’s opened up the season with a dramatic 9-8 victory over the Seattle Mariners in the home opener. The A’s would jump out to an early lead, but the Mariners would battle back to tie the game at 8-8 in the top of the ninth inning. In the bottom of the ninth, the A’s would get a walk-off double from Miguel Tejada to seal the victory. It was a thrilling way to start the season and set the tone for what would be an exciting year.

Early Season Struggles

The A’s would struggle early on in the season, losing five of their first six games. After dropping their first three series, the A’s were in need of a spark. They would find that spark in the form of a 14-game winning streak, the longest in the majors in 2002. This streak included a four-game sweep of the Texas Rangers and six consecutive wins over the Anaheim Angels. During this streak, the A’s would climb back above .500 and get back in the playoff hunt.

The Return of Big Three

The A’s would get a huge boost in the middle of the season when Mark Mulder, Barry Zito, and Tim Hudson, the “Big Three” of the A’s rotation, returned from injury. With their return, the A’s would go on another hot streak, winning 10 of 11 games and taking over first place in the AL West. The Big Three would combine for a 27-7 record in the second half of the season, helping the A’s to a 103-59 record, the best in the majors.

Postseason Run

The A’s would go on to the postseason with high hopes of winning the World Series. The A’s would face off against the Minnesota Twins in the ALDS, and would take the series in five games, with a thrilling 3-2 victory in the deciding game. The A’s would then face off against the Angels in the ALCS, but would fall in seven games. Despite the loss, it was an incredibly successful season for the A’s, and one that will not soon be forgotten.

Reliving the Magic

The 2002 Oakland A’s season was filled with incredible moments and unforgettable victories. From the home opener to the thrilling postseason run, it was a season that won’t soon be forgotten. If you want to relive the magic of the 2002 season, check out YoungRuns.com for the full A’s schedule and all the highlights from the season.