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1962 Kansas City Athletics season

1962 Kansas City Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Municipal Stadium (since 1955)
  • Kansas City, Missouri (since 1955)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Charles O. Finley
    Manager(s) Hank Bauer
    Local television KCMO
    Local radio KCMO (AM)
    (Monte Moore, Bruce Rice)
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    The 1962 Kansas City Athletics season was the eight 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 Champion New York Yankees. The A's were last in the American League in paid attendance.[1]

    Offseason

    Regular season

    • April 22, 1962: Future Basketball Hall of Famer Dave DeBusschere made his major league baseball debut for the Chicago White Sox in a game against the Athletics.[5] He pitched one inning and gave up one base on balls.
    • August 26, 1962: Jack Kralick threw the first no-hitter in Minnesota Twins history against the Athletics.[6] The Twins beat the Athletics by a score of 1–0.

    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

    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
    1B Siebern, NormNorm Siebern 162 600 185 .308 25 117
    3B Charles, EdEd Charles 147 535 154 .288 17 74
    LF Jiménez, MannyManny Jiménez 139 479 144 .301 11 69
    CF Del Greco, BobbyBobby Del Greco 132 338 86 .254 9 38

    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
    Tartabull, JoséJosé Tartabull 107 310 86 .277 0 22
    Azcue, JoeJoe Azcue 72 223 51 .229 2 25
    Bryan, BillyBilly Bryan 25 74 11 .149 2 7
    Windhorn, GordieGordie Windhorn 14 19 3 .158 0 1
    Kern, BillBill Kern 8 16 4 .250 1 1
    Martínez, HéctorHéctor 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
    Peña, OrlandoOrlando Peña 13 89.2 6 4 3.01 56
    Ditmar, ArtArt 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
    Fischer, BillBill Fischer 34 127.2 4 12 3.95 38
    Wyatt, JohnJohn Wyatt 59 125 10 7 4.46 106
    Seguí, DiegoDiego Seguí 37 116.2 8 5 3.86 71
    Bass, NormNorm Bass 22 75.1 2 6 6.09 33
    Drabowsky, MoeMoe Drabowsky 10 28 1 1 5.14 19
    Giggie, BobBob 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
    McDevitt, DannyDanny McDevitt 33 0 3 2 5.82 28
    Jones, GordonGordon Jones 21 3 2 6 6.34 28
    Archer, JimJim Archer 18 0 1 0 9.43 12
    Grim, BobBob Grim 12 0 1 3 6.23 3
    Kunkel, BillBill Kunkel 9 0 0 0 3.52 6
    Williams, DonDon Williams 3 0 0 0 9.00 1
    Hamner, GrannyGranny Hamner 3 0 1 0 9.00 0
    Norman, FredFred Norman 2 0 0 0 2.25 2

    Farm system

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    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, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0

    External links