1962 Boston Red Sox season

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1962 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
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.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 96 66 .593 --
Minnesota Twins 91 71 .562 5
Los Angeles Angels 85 76 .531 10
Detroit Tigers 85 76 .528 10.5
Chicago White Sox 85 77 .525 11
Cleveland Indians 80 82 .494 16
Baltimore Orioles 77 85 .475 19
Boston Red Sox 76 84 .475 19
Kansas City Athletics 72 90 .444 24
Washington Senators 60 101 .373 35.5

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1962 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY WSH
Baltimore 8–10 9–9 11–7 2–16 10–8 8–10 6–12 11–7 12–6
Boston 10–8 8–10 7–11 11–6 10–8 6–12 10–8 6–12 8–9
Chicago 9–9 10–8 12–6 9–9 9–9 10–8 8–10 8–10 10–8
Cleveland 7–11 11–7 6–12 10–8 11–7 9–9 6–12 11–7 9–9
Detroit 16–2 6–11 9–9 8–10 12–6 11–7 5–13 7–11 11–7
Kansas City 8–10 8–10 9–9 7–11 6–12 6–12 8–10 5–13 15–3
Los Angeles 10–8 12–6 8–10 9–9 7–11 12–6 9–9 8–10 11–7
Minnesota 12–6 8–10 10–8 12–6 13–5 10–8 9–9 7–11 10–8–1
New York 7–11 12–6 10–8 7–11 11–7 13–5 10–8 11–7 15–3
Washington 6–12 9–8 8–10 9–9 7–11 3–15 7–11 8–10–1 3–15


Opening Day lineup[edit]

  3 Pete Runnels 1B
  2 Chuck Schilling 2B
  7 Gary Geiger CF
  8 Carl Yastrzemski     LF
11 Frank Malzone 3B
22 Russ Nixon C
16 Carroll Hardy RF
  1 Eddie Bressoud SS
37 Don Schwall     P

Notable transactions[edit]

  • 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]

Roster[edit]

1962 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 Jim Pagliaroni 90 260 67 .258 11 37
1B Pete Runnels 152 562 183 .326 10 60
2B Chuck Schilling 119 413 95 .230 7 35
3B Frank Malzone 156 619 175 .283 21 95
SS Eddie Bressoud 153 599 166 .277 14 68
LF Carl Yastrzemski 160 646 191 .296 19 94
CF Gary Geiger 131 466 116 .249 16 54
RF Lou Clinton 114 398 117 .294 18 75

Other batters[edit]

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 Hardy 115 362 78 .215 8 36
Bob Tillman 81 249 57 .229 14 38
Billy Gardner 53 199 54 .271 0 12
Russ Nixon 65 151 42 .278 1 19
Pumpsie Green 56 91 21 .231 2 11
Dave Philley 38 42 6 .143 0 4
Don Gile 18 41 2 .049 1 3

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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 Conley 34 241.2 15 14 3.95 134
Bill Monbouquette 35 235.1 15 13 3.33 153
Earl Wilson 31 191.1 12 8 3.91 137
Ike Delock 17 86.1 4 5 3.75 49
Pete Smith 1 3.2 0 1 19.64 1

Other pitchers[edit]

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 Cisco 23 83.0 4 7 6.72 43
Wilbur Wood 1 7.2 0 0 3.52 3
Merlin Nippert 4 6.0 0 0 4.50 3
Billy Muffett 1 4.0 0 0 9.00 1
Pete Smith 1 3.2 0 1 19.64 1
Billy MacLeod 2 1.2 0 1 5.40 2
Tracy Stallard 1 1.0 0 0 0.00 0
Ted Wills 1 0.0 0 0 inf 0

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Dick Radatz 62 9 6 24 2.24 144
Mike Fornieles 42 3 6 5 5.36 36
Arnold Earley 38 4 5 5 5.80 59
Hal Kolstad 27 0 2 2 5.43 36
Chet Nichols Jr. 29 1 1 3 3.00 33

Farm system[edit]

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

Notes[edit]

References[edit]