1962 Minnesota Twins season

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1962 Minnesota Twins
First winning season in Minnesota
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Calvin Griffith
Manager(s) Sam Mele
Local television WTCN-TV
Local radio 830 WCCO AM
(Herb Carneal, Halsey Hall, Ray Scott)
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The 1962 Minnesota Twins improved to 91-71, finishing second in the American League, five games short of the World Champion New York Yankees. 1,433,116 fans attended Twins games, the second highest total in the American League.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Statistically, many members of the Twins had seasons in which they led the American League. Harmon Killebrew hit 48 home runs and drove in 126, leading the AL in both categories. Bob Allison hit 29 home runs, drove in 102 runs, and led the Twins in runs scored with 102. Camilo Pascual became the Twins first 20 game winner and led the AL with 206 strikeouts.

First baseman Vic Power won his fifth Gold Glove, catcher Earl Battey won his 3rd, and Jim Kaat won his first. In addition, Four Twins made the All-Star Game. The selections were third baseman Rich Rollins, catcher Earl Battey, pitchers Jim Kaat and Camilo Pascual.

On August 26, Jack Kralick threw the first no-hitter in Minnesota Twins history.[3] The Twins beat the Kansas City 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

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1962 Minnesota Twins
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
3B Rollins, RichRich Rollins 159 624 186 .298 16 96
SS Versalles, ZoiloZoilo Versalles 160 568 137 .241 17 67
LF Killebrew, HarmonHarmon Killebrew 155 552 134 .243 48 126
RF Allison, BobBob Allison 149 519 138 .266 29 102

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

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
Kaat, JimJim Kaat 39 269 18 14 3.14 173
Pascual, CamiloCamilo Pascual 34 257.2 20 11 3.32 206

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

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
Moore, RayRay Moore 49 8 3 9 4.73 58
Arrigo, GerryGerry Arrigo 1 0 0 0 18.00 1

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Vancouver Mounties Pacific Coast League Jack McKeon
A Charlotte Hornets Sally League Spencer "Red" Robbins
B Wilson Tobs Carolina League Harry Warner
C Bismarck-Mandan Pards Northern League Vern Morgan
D Fort Walton Beach Jets Alabama-Florida League Ralph Rowe
D Wytheville Twins Appalachian League Red Norwood
D Erie Sailors New York-Penn League Frank Franchi

Notes[edit]

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