1962 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record84–78 (.519)
League place6th
Other information
Owner(s)August "Gussie" Busch
General manager(s)Bing Devine
Manager(s)Johnny Keane
Local televisionKPLR
Local radioKMOX
(Harry Caray, Jack Buck, Joe Garagiola)
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The 1962 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 81st season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 71st season in the National League. The Cardinals went 84–78 during the season and finished 6th in the NL, 17½ games behind the San Francisco Giants. Also in 1962, the Cardinals became the first NL club to wear names on the backs of their uniforms that season.[1]

Offseason

Regular season

Pitcher Bobby Shantz and first baseman Bill White won Gold Gloves this year.

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

1962 National League Records

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


Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

Roster

1962 St. Louis Cardinals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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 Gene Oliver 122 345 89 .258 14 45
1B Bill White 159 614 199 .324 20 102
2B Julián Javier 155 598 157 .263 7 39
SS Julio Gotay 127 369 94 .255 2 27
3B Ken Boyer 160 611 178 .291 24 98
LF Stan Musial 135 433 143 .330 19 82
CF Curt Flood 151 635 188 .296 12 70
RF Charlie James 129 388 107 .276 8 59

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
Carl Sawatski 85 222 56 .252 13 42
Dal Maxvill 79 189 42 .222 1 18
Fred Whitfield 73 158 42 .266 8 34
Red Schoendienst 98 143 43 .301 2 12
Bobby Smith 91 130 30 .231 0 12
Minnie Miñoso 39 97 19 .196 1 10
Doug Clemens 48 93 22 .237 1 12
Jimmie Schaffer 70 66 16 .242 0 6
Don Landrum 32 35 11 .314 0 3
Carl Warwick 13 23 8 .348 1 4
Alex Grammas 21 18 2 .111 0 1
Mike Shannon 10 15 2 .133 0 0
Bob Burda 7 14 1 .071 0 0
Gary Kolb 6 14 5 .357 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
Larry Jackson 36 252.1 16 11 3.75 112
Bob Gibson 32 233.2 15 13 2.85 208
Ernie Broglio 34 222.1 12 9 3.00 132
Ray Washburn 34 175.2 12 9 4.10 109
Curt Simmons 31 154 10 10 3.51 74
Ray Sadecki 22 102.1 6 8 5.54 50
Harvey Branch 1 5 0 1 5.40 2

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
Paul Toth 6 16.2 1 0 5.40 5

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
Lindy McDaniel 55 3 10 14 4.12 79
Don Ferrarese 38 1 4 1 2.70 45
Bobby Shantz 28 5 3 4 2.18 47
Bob Duliba 28 2 0 2 2.06 22
Ed Bauta 20 1 0 1 5.01 25
John Anderson 5 0 0 0 1.42 3
Bobby Locke 1 0 0 0 0.00 1

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Atlanta Crackers International League Joe Schultz
AA Tulsa Oilers Texas League Whitey Kurowski
A Portsmouth-Norfolk Tides Sally League Chase Riddle
C Winnipeg Goldeyes Northern League Fred Koenig
C Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Grover Resinger
D Brunswick Cardinals Georgia–Florida League Owen Friend

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Atlanta, Tulsa, Billings[11]

References