1962 Philadelphia Phillies season

1962 Philadelphia Phillies season

The 1962 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 80th season for the National League franchise. The Phillies finished the season in seventh place in the National League with a record of 81-80, a dramatic improvement over the 47-107 mark of the previous season. Gene Mauch managed the Phillies, who played their home games at Connie Mack Stadium.

Offseason

Offseason

Spring training

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 which the Yankees won 13-10.[6]

Regular season

Season standings

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

Notable transactions

  • September 12, 1962: Johnny Briggs was signed as an amateur free agent by the Phillies.[7]

Roster

1962 Philadelphia Phillies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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

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

Starting pitchers

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

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

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

All-Stars

1962 Major League Baseball All-Star Game -first game

1962 Major League Baseball All-Star Game -second game

Farm system

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[8]

Notes

References

  • 1962 Philadelphia Phillies team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1962 Philadelphia Phillies team page at www.baseball-almanac.com