1962 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Philip K. Wrigley
General manager(s)John Holland
Manager(s)Lou Klein, El Tappe, Charlie Metro
Local televisionWGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Vince Lloyd)
Local radioWGN
(Jack Quinlan, Lou Boudreau)
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The 1962 Chicago Cubs season was the 91st season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 87th in the National League and the 47th at Wrigley Field. In the second season under their College of Coaches, the Cubs finished ninth in the National League with a record of 59–103, 42½ games behind the NL Champion San Francisco Giants. The Cubs finished ahead of the expansion New York Mets and behind the expansion Houston Colt .45s in the NL's first 162-game season.

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


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


Notable transactions

Roster

1962 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Head Coach

Coaches College of 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
C Dick Bertell 77 215 65 .302 2 18
1B Ernie Banks 154 610 164 .269 37 104
2B Ken Hubbs 160 661 172 .260 5 49
SS Andre Rodgers 138 461 128 .278 5 44
3B Ron Santo 162 604 137 .227 17 83
LF Billy Williams 159 618 184 .298 22 91
CF Lou Brock 123 434 114 .263 9 35
RF George Altman 147 534 170 .318 22 74

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
Don Landrum 83 238 67 .282 1 15
Cuno Barragan 58 134 27 .201 0 12
Moe Thacker 65 107 20 .187 0 9
Bob Will 87 92 22 .239 2 15
Jim McKnight 60 85 19 .224 0 5
Alex Grammas 23 60 14 .233 0 3
Elder White 23 53 8 .151 0 1
El Tappe 26 53 11 .208 0 6
Nelson Mathews 15 49 15 .306 2 13
Danny Murphy 14 35 7 .200 0 3
Bob Smith 13 29 5 .172 0 2
Billy Ott 12 28 4 .143 1 2
Daryl Robertson 9 19 2 .105 0 2
Moe Morhardt 18 16 2 .125 0 2
Sammy Taylor 7 15 2 .133 0 1
Jim McAnany 7 6 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
Bob Buhl 34 212.0 12 13 3.69 109
Dick Ellsworth 37 208.2 9 20 5.09 113
Don Cardwell 41 195.2 7 16 4.92 104
Cal Koonce 35 190.2 10 10 3.97 84
George Gerberman 1 5.1 0 0 1.69 1

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
Glen Hobbie 42 162.0 5 14 5.22 87
Al Lary 15 34.0 0 1 7.15 18
Paul Toth 6 34.0 3 1 4.24 11
Jack Curtis 4 18.0 0 2 3.50 8

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
Don Elston 57 4 8 8 2.44 37
Bob Anderson 57 2 7 4 5.02 82
Barney Schultz 51 5 5 5 3.82 58
Dave Gerard 39 2 3 3 4.91 30
Tony Balsamo 18 0 1 0 6.44 27
Morrie Steevens 12 0 1 0 2.40 5
Freddie Burdette 8 0 0 1 3.72 5
Jack Warner 7 0 0 0 7.71 3
Jim Brewer 6 0 1 0 9.53 1
Don Prince 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Salt Lake City Bees Pacific Coast League Bob Kennedy
AA San Antonio Missions Texas League Walt Dixon
B Wenatchee Chiefs Northwest League Joe Macko
C St. Cloud Rox Northern League George Freese
D Palatka Cubs Florida State League Hal Jeffcoat, Bobby Adams,
Ripper Collins and Verlon Walker

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Wenatchee
Salt Lake City affiliation shared with Cleveland Indians

Notes

References