1962 Chicago Cubs season

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

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 10362 0.624 61–21 42–41
Los Angeles Dodgers 10263 0.618 1 54–29 48–34
Cincinnati Reds 9864 0.605 58–23 40–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 9368 0.578 8 51–30 42–38
Milwaukee Braves 8676 0.531 15½ 49–32 37–44
St. Louis Cardinals 8478 0.519 17½ 44–37 40–41
Philadelphia Phillies 8180 0.503 20 46–34 35–46
Houston Colt .45s 6496 0.400 36½ 32–48 32–48
Chicago Cubs 59103 0.364 42½ 32–49 27–54
New York Mets 40120 0.250 60½ 22–58 18–62

Record vs. opponents

1962 National League Records

Sources:
Team CHC CIN HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SF STL
Chicago 4–147–114–148–109–910–84–146–127–11
Cincinnati 14–413–59–913–513–58–1013–57–118–10
Houston 11–75–136–127–1113–3–11–175–137–119–9–1
Los Angeles 14–49–912–610–816–214–410–810–117–11
Milwaukee 10–85–1311–78–1012–611–710–87–1112–6
New York 9–95–133–13–12–166–124–142–164–145–13
Philadelphia 8–1010–817–14–147–1114–47–105–139–9
Pittsburgh 14–45–1313–58–108–1016–210–77–1112–6
San Francisco 12–611–711–711–1011–714–413–511–79–9
St. Louis 11–710–89–9–111–76–1213–59–96–129–9

Notable transactions

Roster

1962 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Head Coach

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
LFBilly Williams159618184.2982291

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
Don Landrum8323867.282115
Alex Grammas236014.23303
Bob Smith13295.17202
Daryl Robertson9192.10502
Sammy Taylor7152.13301
Jim McAnany760.00000

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
Bob Buhl3421212133.69109

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
Bob Anderson572745.0282
Tony Balsamo180106.4427
Jim Brewer60109.531

Farm system

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

References

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