1962 Milwaukee Braves season
|1962 Milwaukee Braves|
|Major League affiliations|
(sold in November 1962)
|General manager(s)||John McHale|
(Earl Gillespie, Blaine Walsh, Ernie Johnson)
(Earl Gillespie, Blaine Walsh)
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The fifth-place Braves finished the season with a 86–76 (.531) record, 15½ games behind the National League champion San Francisco Giants. The home attendance at County Stadium was 766,921, eighth in the ten-team National League. It was the Braves' first season under one million in Milwaukee.
After this season in November, owner Lou Perini sold the franchise for $5.5 million to a Chicago group led by 34-year-old insurance executive William Bartholomay. Perini retained a 10% interest in the club and sat on the board of directors for a number of years.
- October 10, 1961: Merritt Ranew was drafted from the Braves by the Houston Colt .45s in the 1961 MLB expansion draft.
- November 8, 1961: Ellis Burton and Lou Jackson were acquired by the Braves from the Toronto Maple Leafs as part of a minor league working agreement.
- November 28, 1961: Frank Thomas was traded by the Braves with a player to be named later to the New York Mets for a player to be named later and cash. The deal was completed on May 21, 1962, when the Mets sent Gus Bell to the Braves and the Braves sent Rick Herrscher to the Mets.
- December 15, 1961: Joe Azcue, Ed Charles and Manny Jiménez were traded by the Braves to the Kansas City Athletics for Lou Klimchock and Bob Shaw.
- Prior to 1962 season: Hal Haydel was signed as an amateur free agent by the Braves.
|San Francisco Giants||103||62||0.624||—||61–21||42–41|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||102||63||0.618||1||54–29||48–34|
|St. Louis Cardinals||84||78||0.519||17½||44–37||40–41|
|Houston Colt .45s||64||96||0.400||36½||32–48||32–48|
|New York Mets||40||120||0.250||60½||22–58||18–62|
Record vs. opponents
1962 National League Records
|1962 Milwaukee Braves|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Louisville
- Thisted, Red (November 17, 1962). "McHale, six others buy Braves for $5.5 million". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 1, part 1.
- Wolf, Bob (November 17, 1962). "Midwestern group purchases Braves". Milwaukee Journal. p. 1, part 1.
- "Perini sells Braves to Milwaukee group". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. November 17, 1962. p. 11.
- "Baseball Standings: final". Milwaukee Journal. October 1, 1962. p. 10, part 2.
- "Attendance". Milwaukee Journal. October 1, 1962. p. 11, part 2.
- Merritt Ranew at Baseball-Reference
- Ellis Burton at Baseball-Reference
- Lou Jackson at Baseball-Reference
- Frank Thomas at Baseball-Reference
- Joe Azcue at Baseball-Reference
- Hal Haydel at Baseball-Reference