We're looking at baseball like boxing: if you beat the champ, you're the champ. Today: a look at the 2002 season. Previously: 20032004.
The 2002 Heavyweight baseball season was dominated by the St. Louis Cardinals. They won over twice as many games as any other team. They also ended up holding the title at the end of the regular season. Ordinarily, for a team that doesn't win the World Series, that might be something of significance to remember your season by. But the 2002 Cardinals had anything but an ordinary season, as Cardnilly so poignantly points out.
Heavyweight of the Year: St. Louis Cardinals
Final 2002 Regular Season Champ: St. Louis Cardinals