The 1962 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 80th season for the National League franchise. The Phillies finished the season in seventh place in the newly expanded National League with a record of 81–80, a dramatic improvement of 30½ games over the 47–107 mark of the previous season. Gene Mauch managed the Phillies. October 10, 1961: 1961 Major League Baseball expansion draft Choo-Choo Coleman was drafted from the Phillies by the New York Mets. Bob Smith was drafted from the Phillies by the New York Mets. November 28, 1961: Charley Smith and John Buzhardt were traded by the Phillies to the Chicago White Sox for Roy Sievers. Prior to 1962 season: Rubén Gómez was acquired from the Phillies by the Cleveland Indians; the Phillies had sold pitcher Robin Roberts to the New York Yankees shortly after the 1961 season. On February 6, 1962, the Phillies announced that Roberts' uniform number 36 would be retired by the team on March 21, 1962, when the Yankees would visit Clearwater to play the Phillies in a spring training game.
It was the first uniform number to be retired by the organization and only the second time that a uniform number was retired while the player was still active. Roberts started for the Yankees in the spring game, gave up four runs in three innings, was the winning pitcher in the game as the Yankees won 13–10; the Pennsylvania Railroad ran a line from Harrisburg to Philadelphia that carried fans from central Pennsylvania to games at Connie Mack Stadium. It was advertised on Phillies radio broadcasts as the "Phillies Special". At 5:07 PM on July 28, 1962, en route to the Phillies 8:05 PM game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, four cars of Pennsylvania Railroad’s Extra 4878 East derailed 3.7 miles east of Harrisburg at Steelton, Pennsylvania. Three of the cars toppled down a 30-foot embankment to the Susquehanna River. There were 19 fatalities and 119 were injured; the following day, on Sunday, July 29, 1962 at Connie Mack, the Phillies honored the victims with a moment of silence prior to the game's start.
The Pennsylvania Railroad would report the track was out of alignment. Tony Taylor, 2BJohnny Callison, RFTony González, CFRoy Sievers, 1BWes Covington, LFDon Demeter, 3BClay Dalrymple, CRubén Amaro, SSArt Mahaffey, P September 12, 1962: Johnny Briggs was signed as an amateur free agent by the Phillies. Note: Pos = Position. = Batting average. = Batting average.
Harry William Waters is a British piano and Hammond organ player, associated with progressive rock and jazz. Waters is the son of former Pink Floyd bass player and lyricist Roger Waters and his second wife Lady Carolyne Christie, the niece of the 3rd Marquess of Zetland. Waters is heard at the age of 2 in the original recording of "Goodbye Blue Sky" on Pink Floyd's 1979 album The Wall; the song opens with him saying "Look, there's an aeroplane up in the sky" before the music starts. Waters has played on tour with his father since 2002, replacing keyboardist Jon Carin on the In the Flesh tour, playing alongside Carin since the Dark Side of the Moon Live tour in 2006. In 2004 he toured with Ozric Tentacles, he has played in several jam band cover bands. Waters is a jazz musician who has teamed with the likes of Ian Ritchie, forming the Harry Waters Quartet; some demos of his jazz work are available to download from Waters's official website. In November 2008 the first Harry Waters Band album was released.
On 19 June 2011 Waters played a Pink Floyd song, "In the Flesh", with Primus during the band's concert at the Effenaar in Eindhoven. On 17 September 2015 Mickey Melchiondo announced on his Facebook page that Harry Waters was the new keyboard player of his namesake group, Dean Ween Band, he is a member of the band McNally Waters with singer-songwriter Larry John McNally. He resides in Los Angeles and scores for TV and film, most scoring Tommy Pallotta's documentary "More Human Than Human". Harry Waters Band McNally Waters The lineup is as follows: Harry Waters: Piano Yarron Stavi: Bass Seb Rochford: Drums Roger Beaujolais: Vibraphone Ian Ritchie: Tenor Saxophone Alan Barnes: Alto/Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet Quentin Collins: Trumpet Official site and blog Information on tour with Marianne Faithfull