The 1902 Americans finished in third place with a record of 77-60-1. Right fielder Buck Freeman led the team with 11 home runs, 19 triples, 121 runs batted in, and a .309 batting average. Rookie left fielder Patsy Dougherty batted .342, and manager-third baseman Jimmy Collins and center fielder Chick Stahl both batted above .320. Stahl scored 92 runs and shortstop Fred Parent scored 91. Jimmy Collins led third basemen with a .954 fielding percentage. Fred Parent made 57 errors at shortstop.

Freeman’s runs-batted-in total stood as a team record for 34 years. Over the next 36 seasons only Tris Speaker would hit for a higher season batting average than Patsy Dougherty’s .342.

Cy Young led the American League in games (45), complete games (41), innings (384⅔), and wins (32). Young finished with a 2.15 earned run average. Young’s innings total remains a team single-season record. Bill Dinneen, who joined the team before the season from the cross-town Boston Beaneaters, recorded 21 wins, with the same number of losses. Dinneen recorded a decision in every game in which he appeared (all starts) and pitched 39 complete games. 1902 was the first of Dinneen’s three consecutive 20-win seasons with the Americans (in five seasons with the team). For the second consecutive season, of the 138 games the team played, pitchers recorded 123 complete games.

The 1902 Americans’ attendance total exceeded all but one American League team and all National League teams.