1962 Boston Red Sox season

1962 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Tom Yawkey
General manager(s) Pinky Higgins
Manager(s) Pinky Higgins
Local television WHDH-TV, Ch. 5
Local radio WHDH-AM 850
(Curt Gowdy, Ned Martin, Art Gleeson)
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The 1962 Boston Red Sox season was the 62nd season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished eighth in the American League (AL) with a record of 76 wins and 84 losses, 19 games behind the AL pennant winner and eventual World Series champion New York Yankees.


Regular season

Bill Monbouquette and Earl Wilson each threw no-hitters for the Red Sox. Monbouquette threw his no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox, while Wilson no-hit the Los Angeles Angels.

On September 3, Don Gile hit a home run in the last at-bat of his career.[3]

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees9666.593--
Minnesota Twins9171.5625
Los Angeles Angels8576.53110
Detroit Tigers8576.52810.5
Chicago White Sox8577.52511
Cleveland Indians8082.49416
Baltimore Orioles7785.47519
Boston Red Sox7684.47519
Kansas City Athletics7290.44424
Washington Senators60101.37335.5

Record vs. opponents

1962 American League Records

Baltimore 8–109–911–72–1610–88–106–1211–712–6
Boston 10–88–107–1111–610–86–1210–86–128–9
Chicago 9–910–812–69–99–910–88–108–1010–8
Cleveland 7–1111–76–1210–811–79–96–1211–79–9
Detroit 16–26–119–98–1012–611–75–137–1111–7
Kansas City 8–108–109–97–116–126–128–105–1315–3
Los Angeles 10–812–68–109–97–1112–69–98–1011–7
Minnesota 12–68–1010–812–613–510–89–97–1110–8–1
New York 7–1112–610–87–1111–713–510–811–715–3
Washington 6–129–88–109–97–113–157–118–10–13–15

Opening Day lineup

  3Pete Runnels1B
  2Chuck Schilling2B
  7Gary GeigerCF
  8Carl Yastrzemski    LF
11Frank Malzone3B
22Russ NixonC
16Carroll HardyRF
  1Eddie BressoudSS
37Don Schwall    P

Notable transactions

  • August 14, 1962: Dave Philley was released by the Red Sox.[2]
  • September 7, 1962: Galen Cisco was selected off waivers from the Red Sox by the New York Mets.[4]


1962 Boston Red Sox
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats

= Indicates team leader


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
CJim Pagliaroni9026067.2581137
1BPete Runnels152562183.3261060
2BChuck Schilling11941395.230735
3BFrank Malzone156619175.2832195
SSEddie Bressoud153599166.2771468
LFCarl Yastrzemski160646191.2961994
CFGary Geiger131466116.2491654
RFLou Clinton114398117.2941875

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
Carroll Hardy11536278.215836
Bob Tillman8124957.2291438
Billy Gardner5319954.271012
Russ Nixon6515142.278119
Pumpsie Green569121.231211
Dave Philley38426.14304
Don Gile18412.04913


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
Gene Conley34241.215143.95134
Bill Monbouquette35235.115133.33153
Earl Wilson31191.11283.91137
Ike Delock1786.1453.7549
Pete Smith13.20119.641

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
Galen Cisco2383.0476.7243
Wilbur Wood17.2003.523
Merlin Nippert46.0004.503
Billy Muffett14.0009.001
Pete Smith13.20119.641
Billy MacLeod21.2015.402
Tracy Stallard11.0000.000
Ted Wills10.000inf0

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
Dick Radatz6296242.24144
Mike Fornieles423655.3636
Arnold Earley384555.8059
Hal Kolstad270225.4336
Chet Nichols Jr.291133.0033

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Seattle Rainiers Pacific Coast League Johnny Pesky
A York White Roses Eastern League Mel Parnell
B Winston-Salem Red Sox Carolina League Eddie Popowski and Mace Brown
C Pocatello Chiefs Pioneer League Bill Slack
D Waterloo Hawks Midwest League Matt Sczesny
D Olean Red Sox New York–Penn League Harold Holland



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