||Pelicans Move Into Play-offs After 2002 Season Ends
The Pelicans move on to the play-offs after winning the 1st half of the season and taking 2nd place in the 2nd half.
Although the Myrtle Beach Pelicans lost the final game of the 2002 season to Kinston Indians, the South Carolina single-A team will go on to the playoffs because they won the first half of the Carolina League season with a 36-34 record. The Pelicans finished 2002 regular season play with an overall 74-65 winning record, taking second place behind Kinston in the second half of the season.
The Pelicans begin post-season tournament play today, Wednesday, September 4, against the Kinston Indians at Granger Stadium.
The Pelicans will host the second game in tournament play at Coastal Federal Field on Thursday, September 5, at 7:05pm. The third and final game of the first round play-offs, if necessary, will be played on the Pelicans’ diamond as well.
The winning team will move on to play for the Carolina League Mills Cup Championship, against the winner of the Northern Division. The championship series will be the best of five games.
The Pelicans also came out on top as the Carolina League team to win the most home games with a 48-18 record at Coastal Federal Field.
Pelicans Outfielder Bill McCarthy earned a place on the Carolina League All-Star team at the close of the season.