1962 Boston Red Sox season

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1962 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Tom Yawkey
Manager(s) Pinky Higgins
Local television WHDH-TV, Ch. 5
Local radio WHDH-AM 850
(Curt Gowdy, Ned Martin, Art Gleeson)
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The 1962 Boston Red Sox season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Red Sox finishing 8th in the American League with a record of 76 wins and 84 losses, 19 games behind the AL and World Champion New York Yankees.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Bill Monbouquette and Earl Wilson each threw no-hitters for the Red Sox. Monbouquette threw his no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox, while Wilson no-hit the Los Angeles Angels.

On September 3, Don Gile hit a home run in the last at-bat of his career.[3]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 96 66 .593 --
Minnesota Twins 91 71 .562 5
Los Angeles Angels 85 76 .531 10
Detroit Tigers 85 76 .528 10.5
Chicago White Sox 85 77 .525 11
Cleveland Indians 80 82 .494 16
Baltimore Orioles 77 85 .475 19
Boston Red Sox 76 84 .475 19
Kansas City Athletics 72 90 .444 24
Washington Senators 60 101 .373 35.5

Opening Day lineup[edit]

  3 Pete Runnels 1B
  2 Chuck Schilling 2B
  7 Gary Geiger CF
  8 Carl Yastrzemski     LF
11 Frank Malzone 3B
22 Russ Nixon C
16 Carroll Hardy RF
  1 Eddie Bressoud SS
37 Don Schwall     P

Notable transactions[edit]

  • August 14, 1962: Dave Philley was released by the Red Sox.[2]
  • September 7, 1962: Galen Cisco was selected off waivers from the Red Sox by the New York Mets.[4]

Roster[edit]

1962 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Pagliaroni, JimJim Pagliaroni 90 260 67 .258 11 37
1B Runnels, PetePete Runnels 152 562 183 .326 10 60
2B Schilling, ChuckChuck Schilling 119 413 95 .230 7 35
3B Malzone, FrankFrank Malzone 156 619 175 .283 21 95
SS Bressoud, EddieEddie Bressoud 153 599 166 .277 14 68
LF Yastrzemski, CarlCarl Yastrzemski 160 646 191 .296 19 94
CF Geiger, GaryGary Geiger 131 466 116 .249 16 54
RF Clinton, LouLou Clinton 114 398 117 .294 18 75

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Philley, DaveDave Philley 38 42 6 .143 0 4

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Conley, GeneGene Conley 34 241.2 15 14 3.95 134
Monbouquette, BillBill Monbouquette 35 235.1 15 13 3.33 153
Wilson, EarlEarl Wilson 31 191.1 12 8 3.91 137
Delock, IkeIke Delock 17 86.1 4 5 3.75 49
Smith, PetePete Smith 1 3.2 0 1 19.64 1

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Cisco, GalenGalen Cisco 23 83 4 7 6.72 43

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
MacLeod, BillyBilly MacLeod 2 0 1 0 5.40 2

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Seattle Rainiers Pacific Coast League Johnny Pesky
A York White Roses Eastern League Mel Parnell
B Winston-Salem Red Sox Carolina League Eddie Popowski and Mace Brown
C Pocatello Chiefs Pioneer League Bill Slack
D Waterloo Hawks Midwest League Matt Sczesny
D Olean Red Sox New York-Penn League Harold Holland

Notes[edit]

References[edit]