1962 St. Louis Cardinals season
|1962 St. Louis Cardinals|
|Major League affiliations|
|Owner(s)||August "Gussie" Busch|
(Harry Caray, Jack Buck, Joe Garagiola, Sr.)
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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
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player stats
- 4 Farm system
- 5 References
- 6 External links
- October 10, 1961: 1961 Major League Baseball expansion draft
- October 13, 1961: Al Cicotte was purchased from the Cardinals by the Houston Colt .45's.
- October 24, 1961: Red Schoendienst was released by the Cardinals.
- November 21, 1961: Elrod Hendricks was signed as a free agent by the Cardinals.
- November 27, 1961: Joe Cunningham was traded by the Cardinals to the Chicago White Sox for Minnie Miñoso.
- November 27, 1961: John Anderson was drafted by the Cardinals from the Baltimore Orioles in the 1961 rule 5 draft.
- Prior to 1962 season: Duke Carmel was acquired by the Cardinals from the Los Angeles Dodgers.
- March 1962: Duke Carmel was purchased from the Cardinals by the Cleveland Indians.
|San Francisco Giants||103||62||--||.624|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||102||63||1||.618|
|St. Louis Cardinals||84||78||17.5||.519|
|Houston Colt .45s||64||96||36.5||.400|
|New York Mets||40||120||60.5||.250|
Opening Day lineup
- May 7, 1962: John Anderson and Carl Warwick were traded by the Cardinals to the Houston Colt .45s for Bobby Shantz.
- June 5, 1962: Alex Grammas and Don Landrum were traded by the Cardinals to the Chicago Cubs for Bob Smith and Daryl Robertson.
|1962 St. Louis Cardinals|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|1B||White, BillBill White||159||614||199||.324||20||102|
|2B||Javier, JuliánJulián Javier||155||598||157||.263||7||39|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|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|
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Broglio, ErnieErnie Broglio||34||222.1||12||9||3.00||132|
|Branch, HarveyHarvey Branch||1||5||0||1||5.40||2|
|Toth, PaulPaul Toth||6||16.2||1||0||5.40||5|
Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|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|
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- Bob Lillis page at Baseball Reference
- Don Taussig page at Baseball Reference
- Al Cicotte page at Baseball Reference
- Red Schoendienst page at Baseball Reference
- Elrod Hendricks page at Baseball Reference
- Minnie Minoso page at Baseball Reference
- John Anderson page at Baseball Reference
- Duke Carmel page at Baseball Reference
- Bobby Gene Smith page at Baseball Reference
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007