1962 Chicago Cubs season

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1962 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Philip K. Wrigley
General manager(s) John Holland
Manager(s) Lou Klein, El Tappe, Charlie Metro
Local television WGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Vince Lloyd)
Local radio WGN
(Jack Quinlan, Lou Boudreau)
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The 1962 Chicago Cubs season was the 91st season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 87th in the National League and the 47th at Wrigley Field. In the second season under their College of Coaches, the Cubs finished ninth in the National League with a record of 59–103, 42½ games behind the NL Champion San Francisco Giants. The Cubs finished ahead of the expansion New York Mets and behind the expansion Houston Colt .45s in the NL's first-ever 162-game season.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 103 62 0.624 61–21 42–41
Los Angeles Dodgers 102 63 0.618 1 54–29 48–34
Cincinnati Reds 98 64 0.605 58–23 40–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 93 68 0.578 8 51–30 42–38
Milwaukee Braves 86 76 0.531 15½ 49–32 37–44
St. Louis Cardinals 84 78 0.519 17½ 44–37 40–41
Philadelphia Phillies 81 80 0.503 20 46–34 35–46
Houston Colt .45s 64 96 0.400 36½ 32–48 32–48
Chicago Cubs 59 103 0.364 42½ 32–49 27–54
New York Mets 40 120 0.250 60½ 22–58 18–62


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1962 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Team CHC CIN HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SF STL
Chicago 4–14 7–11 4–14 8–10 9–9 10–8 4–14 6–12 7–11
Cincinnati 14–4 13–5 9–9 13–5 13–5 8–10 13–5 7–11 8–10
Houston 11–7 5–13 6–12 7–11 13–3–1 1–17 5–13 7–11 9–9–1
Los Angeles 14–4 9–9 12–6 10–8 16–2 14–4 10–8 10–11 7–11
Milwaukee 10–8 5–13 11–7 8–10 12–6 11–7 10–8 7–11 12–6
New York 9–9 5–13 3–13–1 2–16 6–12 4–14 2–16 4–14 5–13
Philadelphia 8–10 10–8 17–1 4–14 7–11 14–4 7–10 5–13 9–9
Pittsburgh 14–4 5–13 13–5 8–10 8–10 16–2 10–7 7–11 12–6
San Francisco 12–6 11–7 11–7 11–10 11–7 14–4 13–5 11–7 9–9
St. Louis 11–7 10–8 9–9–1 11–7 6–12 13–5 9–9 6–12 9–9


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1962 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Head Coach

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
LF Williams, BillyBilly Williams 159 618 184 .298 22 91

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
Landrum, DonDon Landrum 83 238 67 .282 1 15
Grammas, AlexAlex Grammas 23 60 14 .233 0 3
Smith, BobBob Smith 13 29 5 .172 0 2
Robertson, DarylDaryl Robertson 9 19 2 .105 0 2
Taylor, SammySammy Taylor 7 15 2 .133 0 1
McAnany, JimJim McAnany 7 6 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
Buhl, BobBob Buhl 34 212 12 13 3.69 109

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
Anderson, BobBob Anderson 57 2 7 4 5.02 82
Balsamo, TonyTony Balsamo 18 0 1 0 6.44 27
Brewer, JimJim Brewer 6 0 1 0 9.53 1

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Salt Lake City Bees Pacific Coast League Bob Kennedy
AA San Antonio Missions Texas League Walt Dixon
B Wenatchee Chiefs Northwest League Joe Macko
C St. Cloud Rox Northern League George Freese
D Palatka Cubs Florida State League Hal Jeffcoat, Bobby Adams,
Ripper Collins and Verlon Walker

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Wenatchee

Salt Lake City affiliation shared with Cleveland Indians

Notes[edit]

References[edit]