2002 Cook County Cheetahs Roster

Frontier League (FL) - Independent
Team Record: 40-44
Finished 3rd in the FL's West Division
Manager: Chad Epperson (0-0), Dana Forsberg (0-0)
Location: Crestwood, Illinois
Ballpark: Hawkinson Ford Field
Attendance: 66,214, Avg. 1,655 in 40 home dates
2002 Cook County Cheetahs Statistics

The Cook County Cheetahs of the Frontier League ended the 2002 season with a record of 40 wins and 44 losses, finishing third in the league's West Division.

The Cheetahs plated 456 runs and yielded 396 runs. Sean Bischofberger paced Cook County with 12 home runs Pichi Balet drove in 64 runs and topped all regular hitters with a .405 average. James Clelland led the team with 7 wins and a team-best 2.81 earned run average, tops among qualifying pitchers. Chad Epperson and Dana Forsberg served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Pichi BaletRRNovember 15, 19776'0"210Rio Piedras, PR
Josh BarbarossaLLJanuary 4, 19806'3"215Valparaiso, IN US
Jeremiah BerghegerLRMay 5, 19785'11"175St. Joseph, MO US
Chad BircherRRSeptember 7, 19776'2"210Los Angeles, CA US
Sean BischofbergerRRDecember 6, 19796'4"235Gretna, LA US
James BrowningRRApril 8, 19776'5"220
Julio ChineaRRJuly 22, 19766'1"190Naples, FL US
James ClellandRRSeptember 28, 19796'4"180Mexico, Distrito Federal MX
Rob ConwayRRJuly 21, 19786'1"195Manhattan, NY US
Toby DavidLLJune 1, 19786'4"225Hinsdale, IL US
Tony EtnierRRJuly 7, 19806'2"180
Carlos FigueroaRRMarch 15, 19805'9"160Miami Beach, FL US
Dan FirlitRRNovember 22, 19786'1"180Chicago, IL US
Dana ForsbergLLDecember 9, 19766'3"215Pittsfield, MA US
Ron GalvanRRSeptember 18, 19776'2"220
Mario GianfortuneLRFebruary 2, 19785'11"180
Nick GontmaherRLSeptember 28, 19796'0"195Bell Canyon, CA US
Sam GrecoSRJanuary 22, 19796'2"200Albany, NY US
Jon HambeltonJuly 11, 1978
Tomohiro HondaRRJune 19, 19776'1"179
Brian HoudekRRFebruary 9, 19796'2"185Hammond, IN US
Travis KerberRRFebruary 1, 19796'0"210
Brendan LoughreyRRApril 11, 19796'1"190
Garet LuebbertSROctober 18, 19776'0"195
Bobby MackRROctober 2, 19806'1"180
Ed MarkoRRDecember 21, 19786'1"200Chardon, OH US
Hideki NagasakaRRAugust 1, 19785'7"175, JP
Scott NicholsRRFebruary 23, 19756'4"230Alamosa, CO US
Adam PalmerRRNovember 5, 19786'0"190Naperville, IL US
Brandon PollardRRDecember 4, 19756'1"195Coffs Harbor, New South Wales AU
Alex PrendesLLDecember 30, 19786'0"185Miami, FL US
Kris RegasSLNovember 15, 19796'4"200Bourbonnais, IL US
Jim RinneRRJuly 29, 19766'3"215Lincoln, NE US
T. J. RunnellsRRFebruary 15, 19785'10"160Greeley, CO US
Kevin SadowskiRRApril 25, 19786'4"220
John SchmitzLROctober 22, 19756'0"190
Rick StegbauerAugust 9, 1978
Ryan Van HornRRSeptember 6, 19775'11"195Modesto, CA US
Mike WeelLLMarch 28, 19806'2"195Schaumburg, IL US
Eric WhiteRLOctober 29, 19776'2"190Greensboro, NC US
Josh WilkeRRSeptember 11, 19756'0"200Cleveland, OH US
Grant WilliamsRRJanuary 29, 19806'5"225Kremmling, CO US

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.

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