1962 Philadelphia Phillies season

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1962 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr.
General manager(s) John J. Quinn
Manager(s) Gene Mauch
Local television WFIL
Local radio WFIL
(By Saam, Claude Haring, Frank Sims)
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The 1962 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 80th season for the National League franchise. The Phillies finished the season in seventh place in the newly expanded National League with a record of 81–80, a dramatic improvement of 30½ games over the 47–107 mark of the previous season. Gene Mauch managed the Phillies, who played their home games at Connie Mack Stadium.

Offseason[edit]

Offseason[edit]

Spring training[edit]

The Phillies had sold pitcher Robin Roberts to the New York Yankees shortly after the 1961 season. On February 6, 1962, the Phillies announced that Roberts' uniform number 36 would be retired by the team on March 21, 1962, when the Yankees would visit Clearwater to play the Phillies in a spring training game. It was the first uniform number to be retired by the organization and only the second time (after the Yankees retired Babe Ruth's number 3) that a uniform number was retired while the player was still active.[5] Roberts started for the Yankees in the spring game, gave up four runs in three innings, and was the winning pitcher in the game as the Yankees won 13–10.[6]

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


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Tony Taylor, 2B[7]
Johnny Callison, RF[7]
Tony González, CF[7]
Roy Sievers, 1B[7]
Wes Covington, LF[7]
Don Demeter, 3B[7]
Clay Dalrymple, C[7]
Rubén Amaro, SS[7]
Art Mahaffey, P[7]

Notable transactions[edit]

  • September 12, 1962: Johnny Briggs was signed as an amateur free agent by the Phillies.[8]

Game log[edit]

Legend
  Phillies win
  Phillies loss
  Postponement
Bold Phillies team member
1962 Game Log[9]
Overall Record: 81–80

Roster[edit]

1962 Philadelphia Phillies
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 Sievers, RoyRoy Sievers 144 477 125 .262 21 80

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
Herrnstein, JohnJohn Herrnstein 6 5 1 .200 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

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
Baldschun, JackJack Baldschun 67 12 7 13 2.96 95

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Stars[edit]

1962 Major League Baseball All-Star Game -first game

1962 Major League Baseball All-Star Game -second game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Dallas-Fort Worth Rangers American Association Dick Littlefield and Ray Murray
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League Kerby Farrell
A Williamsport Grays Eastern League Frank Lucchesi
C Bakersfield Bears California League Bob Wellman
C Magic Valley Cowboys Pioneer League Jack Phillips
D Dothan Phillies Alabama–Florida League Moose Johnson
D Miami Marlins Florida State League Andy Seminick

Dallas-Fort Worth affiliation shared with Los Angeles Angels[25]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Choo-Choo Coleman at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Bob Smith at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Charley Smith at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Rubén Gómez at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ "Roberts is 'Retired'". St. Petersburg Times. February 7, 1962. p. 3-C. 
  6. ^ John Drebinger (March 22, 1962). "Yanks' Two Homers Help Beat Phils, 13–10; Mets 1–0 Victors Over Tigers". New York Times. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Apr 9, 1962, Phillies at Reds Box Score and Play by Play". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. April 9, 1962. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  8. ^ Johnny Briggs at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ "1962 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". Baseball-Reference.com. 
  10. ^ Jordan, Jimmy (April 12, 1962). "Pirates Rained Out, To Head for New York: Murtaugh Plans Polo Grounds Drill; Sturdivant Faces Mets on Friday". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 33. Retrieved November 30, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b "Major Leagues". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 16, 1962. p. 21. Retrieved December 5, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Baseball". The Gazette. Monteal. April 18, 1962. p. 28. Retrieved December 6, 2015. 
  13. ^ "The Nutshell". Milwaukee Sentinel. April 24, 1962. p. 3, part 2. Retrieved December 5, 2015. 
  14. ^ Thisted, Red (May 2, 1962). "Cold Idles Braves; Lew Sent Home". Milwaukee Sentinel. pp. 6 and 10, part 2. Retrieved December 9, 2015. 
  15. ^ Thisted, Red (May 3, 1962). "Is McMahon Next to Go?". Milwaukee Sentinel. pp. 2 and 5, part 2. Retrieved December 9, 2015. 
  16. ^ Wolf, Bob (May 3, 1962). "Aaron, Sievers in 'Worst' Slumps". Milwaukee Journal. pp. 16–17, part 2. Retrieved December 9, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Major Leagues". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 7, 1962. p. 27. Retrieved December 13, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Spahn Wins 312th, Musial Sets Record". The Gazette. Montreal. Associated Press (AP). May 7, 1962. p. 22. Retrieved December 13, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Major Leagues". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. June 6, 1962. p. 23. Retrieved December 13, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Scoreboard: National League". The Gazette. Montreal. June 21, 1962. p. 24. Retrieved December 15, 2015. 
  21. ^ Thisted, Red (August 4, 1962). "Braves, Phils Play Two Here Today After Washout". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 2, part 2. Retrieved December 25, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Phillies Make It 13 in Row Over Houston". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press (AP). August 21, 1962. p. 3, part 2. Retrieved December 30, 2015. 
  23. ^ Hernon, Jack (September 3, 1962). "Bucs-Phils Final Game Rained Out: Pirates to Face Mets in Holiday Pair Here Today". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 53. Retrieved December 29, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Major Leagues". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. September 20, 1962. p. 34. Retrieved December 26, 2015. 
  25. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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