1962 Kansas City Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Charles O. Finley
General manager(s)Pat Friday
Manager(s)Hank Bauer
Local televisionKCMO-TV
Local radioKCMO (AM)
(Monte Moore, Bruce Rice)
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The 1962 Kansas City Athletics season was the eighth season in Kansas City, and the 62nd in franchise history. It involved the Athletics finishing ninth in the American League with a record of 72 wins and 90 losses, 24 games behind the World Series Champion New York Yankees. The A's were last in the American League in paid attendance.[1]

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 96 66 0.593 50–30 46–36
Minnesota Twins 91 71 0.562 5 45–36 46–35
Los Angeles Angels 86 76 0.531 10 40–41 46–35
Detroit Tigers 85 76 0.528 10½ 49–33 36–43
Chicago White Sox 85 77 0.525 11 43–38 42–39
Cleveland Indians 80 82 0.494 16 43–38 37–44
Baltimore Orioles 77 85 0.475 19 44–38 33–47
Boston Red Sox 76 84 0.475 19 39–40 37–44
Kansas City Athletics 72 90 0.444 24 39–42 33–48
Washington Senators 60 101 0.373 35½ 27–53 33–48


Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Team BAL BOS CHW 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


Roster

1962 Kansas City Athletics
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
C Haywood Sullivan 95 274 68 .248 4 29
1B Norm Siebern 162 600 185 .308 25 117
2B Jerry Lumpe 156 641 193 .301 10 83
SS Dick Howser 83 286 68 .238 6 34
3B Ed Charles 147 535 154 .288 17 74
LF Manny Jiménez 139 479 144 .301 11 69
CF Bobby Del Greco 132 338 86 .254 9 38
RF Gino Cimoli 152 550 151 .275 10 71

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
José Tartabull 107 310 86 .277 0 22
Wayne Causey 117 305 77 .252 4 38
Joe Azcue 72 223 51 .229 2 25
George Alusik 90 209 57 .273 11 35
Billy Consolo 54 154 37 .240 0 16
Billy Bryan 25 74 11 .149 2 7
Leo Posada 29 46 9 .196 0 3
John Wojcik 16 43 13 .302 0 9
Deron Johnson 17 19 2 .105 0 0
Gordie Windhorn 14 19 3 .158 0 1
Bill Kern 8 16 4 .250 1 1
Marlan Coughtry 6 11 2 .182 0 1
Charlie Shoemaker 5 11 2 .182 0 0
Gene Stephens 5 4 0 .000 0 0
Héctor Martínez 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
Ed Rakow 42 235.1 14 17 4.25 159
Orlando Peña 13 89.2 6 4 3.01 56
Art Ditmar 6 21.2 0 2 6.65 13

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
Dan Pfister 41 196.1 4 14 4.54 123
Jerry Walker 31 143.1 8 9 5.90 57
Bill Fischer 34 127.2 4 12 3.95 38
John Wyatt 59 125 10 7 4.46 106
Diego Seguí 37 116.2 8 5 3.86 71
Dave Wickersham 30 110 11 4 4.17 61
Norm Bass 22 75.1 2 6 6.09 33
Moe Drabowsky 10 28 1 1 5.14 19
Bob Giggie 4 14.1 1 1 6.28 4

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
Danny McDevitt 33 0 3 2 5.82 28
Gordon Jones 21 3 2 6 6.34 28
Jim Archer 18 0 1 0 9.43 12
Bob Grim 12 0 1 3 6.23 3
Bill Kunkel 9 0 0 0 3.52 6
Dan Osinski 4 0 0 0 17.36 4
Don Williams 3 0 0 0 9.00 1
Granny Hamner 3 0 1 0 9.00 0
Fred Norman 2 0 0 0 2.25 2
Rupe Toppin 2 0 0 0 13.50 1

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League Les Peden
AA Albuquerque Dukes Texas League Bobby Hofman
A Binghamton Triplets Eastern League Granny Hamner and Dan Carnevale
B Lewiston Broncos Northwest League John McNamara
C Minot Mallards Northern League Grady Wilson
D Daytona Beach Islanders Florida State League Bill Robertson

References

  1. ^ Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball's Super Showman, pp.66, G. Michael Green and Roger D. Launius. Walker Publishing Company, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-8027-1745-0
  2. ^ Stan Johnson page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Joe Azcue page at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Don Williams page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Dave DeBuscchere page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 144, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0