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1962 Boston Red Sox season

1962 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Fenway Park (since 1912)
  • Boston, Massachusetts (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Tom Yawkey
    Manager(s) Pinky Higgins
    Local television WHDH-TV, Ch. 5
    Local radio WHDH-AM 850
    (Curt Gowdy, Ned Martin, Art Gleeson)
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    The 1962 Boston Red Sox season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Red Sox finishing 8th in the American League with a record of 76 wins and 84 losses, 19 games behind the AL and World Champion New York Yankees.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Bill Monbouquette and Earl Wilson each threw no-hitters for the Red Sox. Monbouquette threw his no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox, while Wilson no-hit the Los Angeles Angels.

    On September 3, Don Gile hit a home run in the last at-bat of his career.[3]

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    New York Yankees 96 66 .593 --
    Minnesota Twins 91 71 .562 5
    Los Angeles Angels 85 76 .531 10
    Detroit Tigers 85 76 .528 10.5
    Chicago White Sox 85 77 .525 11
    Cleveland Indians 80 82 .494 16
    Baltimore Orioles 77 85 .475 19
    Boston Red Sox 76 84 .475 19
    Kansas City Athletics 72 90 .444 24
    Washington Senators 60 101 .373 35.5

    Opening Day lineup

      3 Pete Runnels 1B
      2 Chuck Schilling 2B
      7 Gary Geiger CF
      8 Carl Yastrzemski     LF
    11 Frank Malzone 3B
    22 Russ Nixon C
    16 Carroll Hardy RF
      1 Eddie Bressoud SS
    37 Don Schwall     P

    Notable transactions

    • August 14, 1962: Dave Philley was released by the Red Sox.[2]
    • September 7, 1962: Galen Cisco was selected off waivers from the Red Sox by the New York Mets.[4]

    Roster

    1962 Boston Red Sox
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    = Indicates team leader

    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 Pagliaroni, JimJim Pagliaroni 90 260 67 .258 11 37
    1B Runnels, PetePete Runnels 152 562 183 .326 10 60
    2B Schilling, ChuckChuck Schilling 119 413 95 .230 7 35
    3B Malzone, FrankFrank Malzone 156 619 175 .283 21 95
    SS Bressoud, EddieEddie Bressoud 153 599 166 .277 14 68
    LF Yastrzemski, CarlCarl Yastrzemski 160 646 191 .296 19 94
    CF Geiger, GaryGary Geiger 131 466 116 .249 16 54
    RF Clinton, LouLou Clinton 114 398 117 .294 18 75

    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
    Philley, DaveDave Philley 38 42 6 .143 0 4

    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
    Conley, GeneGene Conley 34 241.2 15 14 3.95 134
    Monbouquette, BillBill Monbouquette 35 235.1 15 13 3.33 153
    Wilson, EarlEarl Wilson 31 191.1 12 8 3.91 137
    Delock, IkeIke Delock 17 86.1 4 5 3.75 49
    Smith, PetePete Smith 1 3.2 0 1 19.64 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
    Cisco, GalenGalen Cisco 23 83 4 7 6.72 43

    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
    MacLeod, BillyBilly MacLeod 2 0 1 0 5.40 2

    Farm system

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    Notes

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