1962 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1962 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath (majority shareholder); Bing Crosby, Thomas Johnson (minority shareholders)
General manager(s) Joe L. Brown
Manager(s) Danny Murtaugh
Local television KDKA-TV
Bob Prince, Jim Woods
Local radio KDKA
Bob Prince, Paul Long, Jim Woods
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The 1962 Pittsburgh Pirates season involved the team's 93–68 season, good for fourth place in the National League, eight games behind NL Champion San Francisco.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 103 62 0.624 61–21 42–41
Los Angeles Dodgers 102 63 0.618 1 54–29 48–34
Cincinnati Reds 98 64 0.605 58–23 40–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 93 68 0.578 8 51–30 42–38
Milwaukee Braves 86 76 0.531 15½ 49–32 37–44
St. Louis Cardinals 84 78 0.519 17½ 44–37 40–41
Philadelphia Phillies 81 80 0.503 20 46–34 35–46
Houston Colt .45s 64 96 0.400 36½ 32–48 32–48
Chicago Cubs 59 103 0.364 42½ 32–49 27–54
New York Mets 40 120 0.250 60½ 22–58 18–62

Record vs. opponents

1962 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Team CHC CIN HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SF STL
Chicago 4–14 7–11 4–14 8–10 9–9 10–8 4–14 6–12 7–11
Cincinnati 14–4 13–5 9–9 13–5 13–5 8–10 13–5 7–11 8–10
Houston 11–7 5–13 6–12 7–11 13–3–1 1–17 5–13 7–11 9–9–1
Los Angeles 14–4 9–9 12–6 10–8 16–2 14–4 10–8 10–11 7–11
Milwaukee 10–8 5–13 11–7 8–10 12–6 11–7 10–8 7–11 12–6
New York 9–9 5–13 3–13–1 2–16 6–12 4–14 2–16 4–14 5–13
Philadelphia 8–10 10–8 17–1 4–14 7–11 14–4 7–10 5–13 9–9
Pittsburgh 14–4 5–13 13–5 8–10 8–10 16–2 10–7 7–11 12–6
San Francisco 12–6 11–7 11–7 11–10 11–7 14–4 13–5 11–7 9–9
St. Louis 11–7 10–8 9–9–1 11–7 6–12 13–5 9–9 6–12 9–9


Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

Roster

1962 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

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
C Burgess, SmokySmoky Burgess 103 360 118 .328 13 61
1B Stuart, DickDick Stuart 114 394 90 .228 16 64
2B Mazeroski, BillBill Mazeroski 159 572 155 .271 14 81
3B
SS
LF
CF
RF

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
Marshall, JimJim Marshall 55 100 22 .220 2 12
Veal, CootCoot Veal 1 1 0 .000 0 0

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
Mizell, Vinegar BendVinegar Bend Mizell 4 16.1 1 1 4.96 6

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
Face, RoyRoy Face 63 8 7 28 1.88 45
Butters, TomTom Butters 4 0 0 0 1.50 10
Priddy, BobBob Priddy 2 1 0 0 3.00 1

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Jets International League Larry Shepard
A Asheville Tourists Sally League Ray Hathaway
B Kinston Eagles Carolina League Harding "Pete" Peterson
C Grand Forks Chiefs Northern League Tom Saffell
D Kingsport Pirates Appalachian League Al Kubski
D Burlington Bees Midwest League James Adlam
D Batavia Pirates New York-Penn League Bob Clear

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Kinston

Notes

  1. From 1882-1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. Joe Christopher page at Baseball Reference
  3. Al Jackson page at Baseball Reference
  4. 4.0 4.1 Coot Veal page at Baseball Reference
  5. Ramón Hernández page at Baseball Reference
  6. Vinegar Bend Mizell page at Baseball Reference
  7. "Mets Obtain Three Players". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. Associated Press. May 7, 1962. p. 22. Retrieved December 13, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Byron Browne page at Baseball Reference

References