1962 Kansas City Athletics season

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1962 Kansas City Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Charles O. Finley
Manager(s) Hank Bauer
Local television KCMO
Local radio KCMO (AM)
(Monte Moore, Bruce Rice)
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The 1962 Kansas City Athletics season was the eight season in Kansas City, and the 62nd in franchise history . It involved the Athletics finishing ninth in the American League with a record of 72 wins and 90 losses, 24 games behind the World Champion New York Yankees. The A's were last in the American League in paid attendance.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • April 22, 1962: Future Basketball Hall of Famer Dave DeBusschere made his major league baseball debut for the Chicago White Sox in a game against the Athletics.[5] He pitched one inning and gave up one base on balls.
  • August 26, 1962: Jack Kralick threw the first no-hitter in Minnesota Twins history against the Athletics.[6] The Twins beat the Athletics by a score of 1-0.

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

Roster[edit]

1962 Kansas City Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

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
1B Siebern, NormNorm Siebern 162 600 185 .308 25 117
3B Charles, EdEd Charles 147 535 154 .288 17 74
LF Jiménez, MannyManny Jiménez 139 479 144 .301 11 69
CF Del Greco, BobbyBobby Del Greco 132 338 86 .254 9 38

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
Tartabull, JoséJosé Tartabull 107 310 86 .277 0 22
Azcue, JoeJoe Azcue 72 223 51 .229 2 25
Bryan, BillyBilly Bryan 25 74 11 .149 2 7
Windhorn, GordieGordie Windhorn 14 19 3 .158 0 1
Kern, BillBill Kern 8 16 4 .250 1 1
Martínez, HéctorHéctor Martínez 1 1 0 .000 0 0

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
Peña, OrlandoOrlando Peña 13 89.2 6 4 3.01 56
Ditmar, ArtArt Ditmar 6 21.2 0 2 6.65 13

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
Fischer, BillBill Fischer 34 127.2 4 12 3.95 38
Wyatt, JohnJohn Wyatt 59 125 10 7 4.46 106
Seguí, DiegoDiego Seguí 37 116.2 8 5 3.86 71
Bass, NormNorm Bass 22 75.1 2 6 6.09 33
Drabowsky, MoeMoe Drabowsky 10 28 1 1 5.14 19
Giggie, BobBob Giggie 4 14.1 1 1 6.28 4

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
McDevitt, DannyDanny McDevitt 33 0 3 2 5.82 28
Jones, GordonGordon Jones 21 3 2 6 6.34 28
Archer, JimJim Archer 18 0 1 0 9.43 12
Grim, BobBob Grim 12 0 1 3 6.23 3
Kunkel, BillBill Kunkel 9 0 0 0 3.52 6
Williams, DonDon Williams 3 0 0 0 9.00 1
Hamner, GrannyGranny Hamner 3 0 1 0 9.00 0
Norman, FredFred Norman 2 0 0 0 2.25 2

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League Les Peden
AA Albuquerque Dukes Texas League Bobby Hofman
A Binghamton Triplets Eastern League Granny Hamner and Dan Carnevale
B Lewiston Broncos Northwest League John McNamara
C Minot Mallards Northern League Grady Wilson
D Daytona Beach Islanders Florida State League Bill Robertson

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball's Super Showman, pp.66, G. Michael Green and Roger D. Launius. Walker Publishing Company, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-8027-1745-0
  2. ^ Stan Johnson page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Joe Azcue page at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Don Williams page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Dave DeBuscchere page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 144, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0

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