1962 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)John W. Galbreath (majority shareholder); Bing Crosby, Thomas P. Johnson (minority shareholders)
General manager(s)Joe L. Brown
Manager(s)Danny Murtaugh
Local televisionKDKA-TV
Bob Prince, Jim Woods
Local radioKDKA
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 the NL Champion San Francisco Giants.

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


Game log

1962 Game Log: 93–68 (Home: 51–30; Away: 42–38)
April: 13–5 (Home: 4–2; Away: 9–3)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 10 Phillies 6–0 Friend (1–0) Owens 28,813 1–0
2 April 13 @ Mets 4–3 Sturdivant (1–0) Jones Face (1) 12,447 2–0
3 April 14 @ Mets 6–2 Mizell (1–0) Jackson Face (2) 9,231 3–0
4 April 15 @ Mets 7–2 Friend (2–0) Craig 11,278 4–0
5 April 16 @ Cubs 6–5 Olivo (1–0) Anderson Face (3) 1,642 5–0
6 April 17 @ Cubs 10–6 Haddix (1–0) Schultz 1,937 6–0
7 April 18 @ Phillies 4–3 Francis (1–0) Hamilton 7,284 7–0
8 April 19 @ Phillies 6–3 McBean (1–0) Mahaffey Lamabe (1) 8,427 8–0
9 April 21 Mets 8–4 Friend (3–0) Miller Face (4) 17,927 9–0
10 April 22 Mets 4–3 Veale (1–0) Jones 13,780 10–0
11 April 23 Mets 1–9 Hook Sturdivant (1–1) 16,676 10–1
12 April 24 Giants 7–3 McBean (2–0) Marichal Face (5) 18,620 11–1
13 April 25 Giants 3–8 Perry Friend (3–1) Larsen 21,652 11–2
14 April 27 @ Dodgers 2–7 Drysdale Veale (1–1) 40,509 11–3
15 April 28 @ Dodgers 1–2 Koufax Francis (1–1) 26,332 11–4
16 April 29 @ Dodgers 6–1 Friend (4–1) Podres 12–4
17 April 29 @ Dodgers 1–0 McBean (3–0) Moeller 51,574 13–4
18 April 30 @ Giants 1–4 Perry Mizell (1–1) 9,543 13–5
May: 13–13 (Home: 9–4; Away: 4–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
19 May 1 @ Giants 2–4 O'Dell Veale (1–2) 23,657 13–6
20 May 2 @ Giants 2–3 Marichal Francis (1–2) 9,926 13–7
21 May 3 @ Giants 4–8 Sanford Haddix (1–1) 10,723 13–8
22 May 4 Dodgers 5–4 Face (1–0) Moeller 20,986 14–8
23 May 5 Dodgers 1–10 Drysdale Sturdivant (1–2) 13,366 14–9
24 May 9 @ Braves 2–4 Piche Friend (4–2) Fischer 3,673 14–10
25 May 10 @ Braves 3–4 Fischer Face (1–1) 2,746 14–11
26 May 11 @ Reds 2–3 (10) Jay McBean (3–1) 10,448 14–12
27 May 12 @ Reds 2–9 O'Toole Law (0–1) 16,858 14–13
28 May 13 @ Reds 4–6 Purkey Friend (4–3) Brosnan 12,004 14–14
29 May 15 Braves 5–4 (10) Haddix (2–1) Curtis 9,641 15–14
30 May 16 Braves 6–0 McBean (4–1) Hendley Olivo (1) 11,168 16–14
31 May 17 Braves 2–7 Shaw Friend (4–4) 10,010 16–15
32 May 18 Reds 1–4 Purkey Haddix (2–2) 17,425 16–16
33 May 20 Reds 8–2 Law (1–1) Jay 14,971 17–16
34 May 21 Cubs 8–4 Sturdivant (2–2) Ellsworth 7,560 18–16
35 May 22 Cubs 1–3 Cardwell Friend (4–5) 9,584 18–17
36 May 23 @ Cardinals 6–3 Haddix (3–2) Jackson Olivo (2) 9,147 19–17
37 May 24 @ Cardinals 5–2 McBean (5–1) Sadecki Face (6) 8,536 20–17
38 May 25 @ Colt .45s 4–3 (13) Face (2–1) Tiefenauer Sturdivant (1) 11,350 21–17
39 May 26 @ Colt .45s 0–2 Golden Friend (4–6) 13,909 21–18
40 May 27 @ Colt .45s 7–2 Law (2–1) Johnson 11,793 22–18
41 May 28 Cardinals 3–1 Haddix (4–2) Broglio 8,051 23–18
42 May 29 Cardinals 7–6 Sturdivant (3–2) Shantz 17,171 24–18
43 May 30 Cardinals 3–1 Francis (2–2) Washburn Olivo (3) 17,186 25–18
44 May 31 Cardinals 5–4 Friend (5–6) Simmons Olivo (4) 10,466 26–18
June: 18–14 (Home: 11–11; Away: 7–3)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
45 June 1 Colt .45s 8–4 Face (3–1) Golden 14,961 27–18
46 June 2 Colt .45s 9–2 Law (3–1) Farrell 11,703 28–18
47 June 3 Colt .45s 6–10 Tiefenauer Sturdivant (3–3) McMahon 28–19
48 June 3 Colt .45s 3–10 Johnson McBean (5–2) 24,282 28–20
49 June 5 Dodgers 2–3 Williams Francis (2–3) Sherry 28–21
50 June 5 Dodgers 3–8 Drysdale Friend (5–7) Koufax 18,579 28–22
51 June 6 Dodgers 3–5 Moeller Gibbon (0–1) Perranoski 13,667 28–23
52 June 7 Dodgers 3–2 Face (4–1) Sherry 12,177 29–23
53 June 9 @ Braves 3–4 Shaw Law (3–2) 29–24
54 June 9 @ Braves 3–5 Cloninger McBean (5–3) Nottebart 8,901 29–25
55 June 10 @ Braves 12–8 Friend (6–7) Piche Sturdivant (2) 30–25
56 June 10 @ Braves 3–2 Francis (3–3) Hendley Face (7) 14,082 31–25
57 June 11 @ Cubs 6–1 Gibbon (1–1) Cardwell Olivo (5) 5,354 32–25
58 June 12 @ Cubs 4–3 Haddix (5–2) Hobbie Face (8) 3,200 33–25
59 June 13 @ Cubs 6–4 McBean (6–3) Koonce Face (9) 4,872 34–25
60 June 14 @ Cubs 6–3 Friend (7–7) Ellsworth 5,005 35–25
61 June 15 Braves 9–8 Lamabe (1–0) Nottebart Face (10) 21,673 36–25
62 June 16 Braves 1–2 Burdette Law (3–3) 22,437 36–26
63 June 17 Braves 7–3 Haddix (6–2) Spahn 15,448 37–26
64 June 18 Reds 5–6 Jay Friend (7–8) Klippstein 37–27
65 June 18 Reds 2–4 Purkey McBean (6–4) 21,884 37–28
66 June 19 Reds 1–2 Maloney Francis (3–4) Henry 12,167 37–29
67 June 20 Reds 5–4 Law (4–3) O'Toole Face (11) 12,965 38–29
68 June 22 Cubs 7–5 Gibbon (2–1) Schultz Face (12) 13,710 39–29
69 June 23 Cubs 4–3 Olivo (2–0) Elston 8,521 40–29
70 June 24 Cubs 3–4 Buhl McBean (6–5) Anderson 40–30
71 June 24 Cubs 4–8 Koonce Francis (3–5) Schultz 15,676 40–31
72 June 25 Mets 13–3 Law (5–3) Anderson 9,310 41–31
73 June 26 Mets 5–2 Francis (4–5) Hunter Face (13) 9,534 42–31
74 June 27 Mets 6–5 (10) Olivo (3–0) Craig 12,468 43–31
75 June 29 @ Cardinals 0–5 Simmons Haddix (6–3) 18,531 43–32
76 June 30 @ Cardinals 17–7 Law (6–3) Washburn Olivo (6) 22,527 44–32
July: 17–12 (Home: 9–5; Away: 8–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
77 July 1 @ Cardinals 7–2 McBean (7–5) Jackson 25,977 45–32
78 July 2 @ Colt .45s 4–2 Friend (8–8) Woodeshick Face (14) 11,760 46–32
79 July 3 @ Colt .45s 5–2 Haddix (7–3) Johnson Face (15) 10,729 47–32
80 July 4 @ Colt .45s 7–0 Law (7–3) Bruce 48–32
81 July 4 @ Colt .45s 4–3 Francis (5–5) Golden Face (16) 20,005 49–32
82 July 5 Phillies 5–0 McBean (8–5) Owens 13,623 50–32
83 July 6 Phillies 2–6 Mahaffey Friend (8–9) 15,836 50–33
84 July 7 Phillies 6–4 Face (5–1) Short 8,781 51–33
85 July 8 Phillies 4–8 Baldschun Law (7–4) 51–34
86 July 8 Phillies 6–5 Sturdivant (4–3) Smith Face (17) 16,147 52–34
87 July 12 Colt .45s 6–4 McBean (9–5) Golden 14,784 53–34
88 July 13 Colt .45s 4–0 Friend (9–9) Farrell 15,376 54–34
89 July 14 Colt .45s 4–2 Law (8–4) Bruce 7,343 55–34
90 July 15 Cardinals 2–3 (10) Washburn Face (5–2) McDaniel 55–35
91 July 15 Cardinals 8–7 Face (6–2) Ferrarese 26,905 56–35
92 July 16 Cardinals 5–2 McBean (10–5) Sadecki 16,747 57–35
93 July 19 @ Mets 5–1 Friend (10–9) Jackson 58–35
94 July 19 @ Mets 7–6 (10) Face (7–2) Hook 16,540 59–35
95 July 20 Giants 3–6 Sanford Law (8–5) Larsen 37,705 59–36
96 July 21 Giants 7–6 (11) Face (8–2) Larsen 23,917 60–36
97 July 22 Giants 4–5 Marichal Haddix (7–4) 27,973 60–37
98 July 23 @ Reds 0–3 O'Toole Friend (10–10) 11,168 60–38
99 July 24 @ Reds 4–6 Jay Francis (5–6) Henry 11,521 60–39
100 July 25 @ Reds 6–13 Purkey McBean (10–6) 13,347 60–40
101 July 26 @ Reds 3–5 Klippstein Law (8–6) Henry 8,349 60–41
102 July 27 @ Phillies 3–5 Green Haddix (7–5) Short 60–42
103 July 27 @ Phillies 4–1 Friend (11–10) Hamilton Face (18) 21,159 61–42
104 July 28 @ Phillies 2–9 Mahaffey Francis (5–7) 12,450 61–43
105 July 29 @ Phillies 1–8 McLish McBean (10–7) 8,502 61–44
August: 18–12 (Home: 9–4; Away: 9–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
106 August 1 @ Dodgers 9–1 Friend (12–10) Williams 42,068 62–44
107 August 2 @ Dodgers 3–5 Podres Gibbon (2–2) Sherry 40,722 62–45
108 August 3 @ Giants 5–2 McBean (11–7) Marichal Face (19) 15,910 63–45
109 August 4 @ Giants 5–6 Sanford Olivo (3–1) Bolin 29,370 63–46
110 August 5 @ Giants 1–2 O'Dell Friend (12–11) 25,532 63–47
111 August 7 Cardinals 0–5 Broglio Gibbon (2–3) 17,294 63–48
112 August 8 Cardinals 0–2 Gibson McBean (11–8) 11,267 63–49
113 August 10 @ Cubs 6–7 Schultz Face (8–3) 7,656 63–50
114 August 11 @ Cubs 10–6 Law (9–6) Ellsworth Face (20) 1,238 64–50
115 August 12 @ Cubs 5–4 Lamabe (2–0) Elston Face (21) 14,261 65–50
116 August 14 Dodgers 2–1 McBean (12–8) Podres 2,121 66–50
117 August 15 Dodgers 6–3 Friend (13–11) Drysdale Olivo (7) 25,670 67–50
118 August 16 Dodgers 3–7 Williams Gibbon (2–4) Perranoski 23,291 67–51
119 August 17 Phillies 9–1 Haddix (8–5) Hamilton 13,713 68–51
120 August 18 Phillies 5–2 Sturdivant (5–3) McLish Face (22) 10,611 69–51
121 August 19 Phillies 2–3 Short Face (8–4) Baldschun 15,680 69–52
122 August 20 @ Mets 2–0 Friend (14–11) Hook 70–52
123 August 20 @ Mets 6–3 McBean (13–8) Miller Face (23) 8,214 71–52
124 August 21 @ Mets 8–6 Olivo (4–1) Craig Face (24) 72–52
125 August 21 @ Mets 4–5 Miller Face (8–5) 4,184 72–53
126 August 22 Colt .45s 3–0 Sturdivant (6–3) Brunet 10,553 73–53
127 August 23 Colt .45s 4–0 Law (10–6) Johnson 10,742 74–53
128 August 25 @ Cardinals 2–3 Jackson Friend (14–12) 74–54
129 August 25 @ Cardinals 4–0 Francis (6–7) Simmons 8,959 75–54
130 August 26 @ Cardinals 5–6 Shantz Face (8–6) 75–55
131 August 26 @ Cardinals 7–6 Sturdivant (7–3) McDaniel Lamabe (2) 25,556 76–55
132 August 28 Cubs 7–6 Olivo (5–1) Elston 10,175 77–55
133 August 29 Cubs 5–2 Friend (15–12) Koonce Face (25) 10,714 78–55
134 August 30 Cubs 5–3 McBean (14–8) Cardwell Face (26) 13,639 79–55
135 August 31 @ Phillies 2–3 (11) Baldschun Francis (6–8) 8,191 79–56
September: 14–12 (Home: 9–4; Away: 5–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
136 September 1 @ Phillies 7–6 Sturdivant (8–3) Owens Face (27) 8,297 80–56
137 September 3 Mets 2–0 Friend (16–12) Hook 81–56
138 September 3 Mets 5–4 McBean (15–8) Craig Face (28) 14,289 82–56
139 September 4 Mets 5–1 Haddix (9–5) Anderson 4,364 83–56
140 September 5 @ Colt .45s 3–5 Umbricht Law (10–7) McMahon 4,593 83–57
141 September 6 @ Colt .45s 3–4 Kemmerer Face (8–7) 5,196 83–58
142 September 7 @ Dodgers 10–1 Francis (7–8) Williams 36,368 84–58
143 September 8 @ Dodgers 1–6 Richert McBean (15–9) 43,887 84–59
144 September 9 @ Dodgers 3–5 Podres Friend (16–13) Perranoski 37,594 84–60
145 September 10 @ Giants 1–4 O'Dell Haddix (9–6) 19,498 84–61
146 September 11 @ Giants 0–2 Sanford Sturdivant (8–4) 10,283 84–62
147 September 14 Giants 5–1 Francis (8–8) O'Dell 14,354 85–62
148 September 15 Giants 5–1 Friend (17–13) Sanford 10,340 86–62
149 September 16 Giants 6–4 (10) Gibbon (3–4) Miller 14,216 87–62
150 September 17 Giants 5–2 Sturdivant (9–4) McCormick 8,364 88–62
151 September 18 Reds 4–7 (10) Henry Lamabe (2–1) Klippstein 5,656 88–63
152 September 19 Reds 1–0 Friend (18–13) Maloney 3,437 89–63
153 September 20 Reds 4–3 Priddy (1–0) Henry 3,957 90–63
154 September 21 Braves 3–7 Spahn McBean (15–10) 6,339 90–64
155 September 22 Braves 0–2 Constable Sisk (0–1) 5,153 90–65
156 September 23 Braves 3–10 Cloninger Friend (18–14) 24,323 90–66
157 September 25 @ Reds 1–2 Purkey Sturdivant (9–5) 4,500 90–67
158 September 26 @ Reds 1–0 (11) Francis (9–8) Klippstein Friend (1) 3,623 91–67
159 September 28 @ Braves 8–2 Veale (2–2) Constable 4,274 92–67
160 September 29 @ Braves 3–7 Spahn Sisk (0–2) 11,339 92–68
161 September 30 @ Braves 4–3 Lamabe (3–1) Raymond Veale (1) 7,376 93–68
Legend:        = Win        = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Opening Day lineup

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See also: Minor League Baseball

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. ^ a b 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". The Gazette. Montreal. Associated Press. May 7, 1962. p. 22. Retrieved December 13, 2015.
  8. ^ Byron Browne page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ "Major League Baseball Regular Season Hitting Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  10. ^ "Major League Baseball Regular Season Pitching Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.

References