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1962 St. Louis Cardinals season

This article is about the Major League Baseball team. For the National Football League team, see 1962 St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) season.

1962 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Busch Stadium I (since 1920)
  • St. Louis, Missouri (since 1882)
  • Results
    Record 84–78 (.519)
    League place 6th
    Other information
    Owner(s) August "Gussie" Busch
    Manager(s) Johnny Keane
    Local television KPLR
    Local radio KMOX
    (Harry Caray, Jack Buck, Joe Garagiola, Sr.)
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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 GB Pct.
    San Francisco Giants 103 62 -- .624
    Los Angeles Dodgers 102 63 1 .618
    Cincinnati Reds 98 64 3.5 .605
    Pittsburgh Pirates 93 68 8 .578
    Milwaukee Braves 86 76 15.5 .531
    St. Louis Cardinals 84 78 17.5 .519
    Philadelphia Phillies 81 80 20 .503
    Houston Colt .45s 64 96 36.5 .400
    Chicago Cubs 59 103 42.5 .364
    New York Mets 40 120 60.5 .250

    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
    1B White, BillBill White 159 614 199 .324 20 102
    2B Javier, JuliánJulián Javier 155 598 157 .263 7 39

    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
    Miñoso, MinnieMinnie Miñoso 39 97 19 .196 1 10
    Warwick, CarlCarl Warwick 13 23 8 .348 1 4
    Grammas, AlexAlex Grammas 21 18 2 .111 0 1

    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
    Broglio, ErnieErnie Broglio 34 222.1 12 9 3.00 132
    Branch, HarveyHarvey 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
    Toth, PaulPaul 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
    Ferrarese, DonDon Ferrarese 38 1 4 1 2.70 45
    Shantz, BobbyBobby Shantz 28 5 3 4 2.18 47
    Duliba, BobBob Duliba 28 2 0 2 2.06 22
    Bauta, EdEd Bauta 20 1 0 1 5.01 25
    Anderson, JohnJohn Anderson 5 0 0 0 1.42 3

    Farm system

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