1962 St. Louis Cardinals season

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1962 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 84–78 (.519)
League place 6th
Other information
Owner(s) August "Gussie" Busch
Manager(s) Johnny Keane
Local television KPLR
Local radio KMOX
(Harry Caray, Jack Buck, Joe Garagiola)
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The 1962 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 81st season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 71st season in the National League. The Cardinals went 84-78 during the season and finished 6th in the NL, 17½ games behind the San Francisco Giants. Also in 1962, the Cardinals became the first NL club to wear names on the backs of their uniforms that season.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Pitcher Bobby Shantz and first baseman Bill White won Gold Gloves this year.

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
San Francisco Giants 103 62 -- .624
Los Angeles Dodgers 102 63 1 .618
Cincinnati Reds 98 64 3.5 .605
Pittsburgh Pirates 93 68 8 .578
Milwaukee Braves 86 76 15.5 .531
St. Louis Cardinals 84 78 17.5 .519
Philadelphia Phillies 81 80 20 .503
Houston Colt .45s 64 96 36.5 .400
Chicago Cubs 59 103 42.5 .364
New York Mets 40 120 60.5 .250

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1962 St. Louis Cardinals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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 White, BillBill White 159 614 199 .324 20 102
2B Javier, JuliánJulián Javier 155 598 157 .263 7 39

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
Miñoso, MinnieMinnie Miñoso 39 97 19 .196 1 10
Warwick, CarlCarl Warwick 13 23 8 .348 1 4
Grammas, AlexAlex Grammas 21 18 2 .111 0 1

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
Broglio, ErnieErnie Broglio 34 222.1 12 9 3.00 132
Branch, HarveyHarvey Branch 1 5 0 1 5.40 2

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
Toth, PaulPaul Toth 6 16.2 1 0 5.40 5

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
Ferrarese, DonDon Ferrarese 38 1 4 1 2.70 45
Shantz, BobbyBobby Shantz 28 5 3 4 2.18 47
Duliba, BobBob Duliba 28 2 0 2 2.06 22
Bauta, EdEd Bauta 20 1 0 1 5.01 25
Anderson, JohnJohn Anderson 5 0 0 0 1.42 3

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Atlanta Crackers International League Joe Schultz
AA Tulsa Oilers Texas League Whitey Kurowski
A Portsmouth-Norfolk Tides Sally League Chase Riddle
C Winnipeg Goldeyes Northern League Fred Koenig
C Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Grover Resinger
D Brunswick Cardinals Georgia-Florida League Owen Friend

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Atlanta, Tulsa, Billings[11]

References[edit]

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