1962 Milwaukee Braves season

1962 Milwaukee Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 86–76 (.531)
League place 5th
Other information
Owner(s) Lou Perini
(sold in November 1962)[1][2][3]
General manager(s) John McHale
Manager(s) Birdie Tebbetts
Local television WTMJ-TV
(Earl Gillespie, Blaine Walsh, Ernie Johnson)
Local radio WEMP
(Earl Gillespie, Blaine Walsh)
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The 1962 Milwaukee Braves season was the tenth for the franchise in Milwaukee and 92nd overall.

The fifth-place Braves finished the season with a 86–76 (.531) record, 15½ games behind the National League champion San Francisco Giants.[4] The home attendance at County Stadium was 766,921,[5] eighth in the ten-team National League. It was the Braves' first season under one million in Milwaukee.[5]

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.[1][2][3] Perini retained a 10% interest in the club and sat on the board of directors for a number of years.

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

Roster

1962 Milwaukee Braves
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
3BEddie Mathews152536142.2652990
LFGus Bell7921461.285524
CFHank Aaron156592191.32345128

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
Lee Maye9934985.2441041
Lou Klimchock880.00000

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 Shaw382251592.80124
Bob Buhl120122.501

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
Lew Burdette37143.21094.8959
Tony Cloninger24111834.3069
Ron Piché1452324.8528
Cecil Butler931202.6122
Jim Constable318112.0012

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
Jack Curtis304414.1640
Hank Fischer292345.3029

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Colonels American Association Jack Tighe
AAA Toronto Maple Leafs International League Chuck Dressen
AA Austin Senators Texas League Jimmy Brown
B Yakima Bears Northwest League Buddy Hicks
C Eau Claire Braves Northern League Jim Fanning
C Boise Braves Pioneer League Al Unser
D Dublin Braves Georgia–Florida League Bill Steinecke
D Cedar Rapids Red Raiders Midwest League Ken Blackman

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Louisville

Notes

  1. 1 2 Thisted, Red (November 17, 1962). "McHale, six others buy Braves for $5.5 million". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 1, part 1.
  2. 1 2 Wolf, Bob (November 17, 1962). "Midwestern group purchases Braves". Milwaukee Journal. p. 1, part 1.
  3. 1 2 "Perini sells Braves to Milwaukee group". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. November 17, 1962. p. 11.
  4. "Baseball Standings: final". Milwaukee Journal. October 1, 1962. p. 10, part 2.
  5. 1 2 "Attendance". Milwaukee Journal. October 1, 1962. p. 11, part 2.
  6. Merritt Ranew at Baseball-Reference
  7. Ellis Burton at Baseball-Reference
  8. Lou Jackson at Baseball-Reference
  9. Frank Thomas at Baseball-Reference
  10. Joe Azcue at Baseball-Reference
  11. Hal Haydel at Baseball-Reference

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3. 
  • 1962 Milwaukee Braves season at Baseball Reference
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