1962 Chicago White Sox season

The 1962 Chicago White Sox season was the team's 62nd season in the major leagues, and its 63rd season overall. They finished with a record 85–77, good enough for fifth place in the American League, 11 games behind the first-place New York Yankees.

1962 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Arthur Allyn, Jr., John Allyn
General manager(s)Ed Short
Manager(s)Al López
Local televisionWGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Vince Lloyd)
Local radioWCFL
(Bob Elson, Milo Hamilton)
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Offseason

Regular season

  • April 22, 1962: Dave DeBusschere made his major league baseball debut in a game against the Kansas City Athletics.[4] He pitched one inning and gave up one walk.

Opening Day lineup

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

Record vs. opponents

1962 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY WSH
Baltimore 8–10 9–9 11–7 2–16 10–8 8–10 6–12 11–7 12–6
Boston 10–8 8–10 7–11 11–6 10–8 6–12 10–8 6–12 8–9
Chicago 9–9 10–8 12–6 9–9 9–9 10–8 8–10 8–10 10–8
Cleveland 7–11 11–7 6–12 10–8 11–7 9–9 6–12 11–7 9–9
Detroit 16–2 6–11 9–9 8–10 12–6 11–7 5–13 7–11 11–7
Kansas City 8–10 8–10 9–9 7–11 6–12 6–12 8–10 5–13 15–3
Los Angeles 10–8 12–6 8–10 9–9 7–11 12–6 9–9 8–10 11–7
Minnesota 12–6 8–10 10–8 12–6 13–5 10–8 9–9 7–11 10–8–1
New York 7–11 12–6 10–8 7–11 11–7 13–5 10–8 11–7 15–3
Washington 6–12 9–8 8–10 9–9 7–11 3–15 7–11 8–10–1 3–15

Roster

1962 Chicago White Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Note: G=Games played; AB=At Bats; R=Runs scored; H=Hits; 2B=Doubles; 3B=Triples; HR=Home runs; RBI=Runs batted in; BB=Base on balls; SO=Strikeouts; AVG=Batting average; SB=Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
Luis Aparicio, SS 153 581 72 140 23 5 7 40 32 36 .241 31
Ken Berry, OF 3 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 0
Cam Carreon, C 106 313 31 80 19 1 4 37 33 37 .256 1
Ramón Conde, 3B 14 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 .000 0
Joe Cunningham, 1B, RF 149 526 91 155 32 7 8 70 101 59 .295 3
Sammy Esposito, SS, 3B 75 81 14 19 1 0 0 4 17 13 .235 0
Bob Farley, 1B 35 53 7 10 1 1 1 4 13 13 .189 0
Nellie Fox, 2B 157 621 79 166 27 7 2 54 38 12 .267 1
Mike Hershberger, RF, CF 148 427 54 112 14 2 4 46 37 36 .262 10
Deacon Jones, 1B 18 28 3 9 2 0 0 8 4 6 .321 0
Dick Kenworthy, 2B 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 0
Jim Landis, CF 149 534 82 122 21 6 15 61 80 105 .228 19
Sherm Lollar, C 84 220 17 59 12 0 2 26 32 23 .268 1
J. C. Martin, C 18 26 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 .077 0
Charlie Maxwell, LF, RF, 1B 69 206 30 61 8 3 9 43 34 32 .296 0
Brian McCall, CF 4 8 2 3 0 0 2 3 0 2 .375 0
Floyd Robinson, LF, RF 156 600 89 187 45 10 11 109 72 47 .312 4
Bob Roselli, C 35 64 4 12 3 1 1 5 11 15 .188 1
Bob Sadowski, 3B, 2B 79 130 22 30 3 3 6 24 13 22 .231 0
Al Smith, 3B, LF 142 511 62 149 23 8 16 82 57 60 .292 3
Charley Smith, 3B 65 145 11 30 4 0 2 17 9 32 .207 0
Al Weis, SS 7 12 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 .083 1
Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
Frank Baumann, P 40 30 3 8 2 1 0 4 6 9 .267 0
John Buzhardt, P 28 51 2 6 0 0 0 1 2 22 .118 0
Eddie Fisher, P 57 46 2 6 2 1 0 2 2 12 .130 0
Ray Herbert, P 35 82 6 16 5 0 2 9 5 16 .195 0
Joe Horlen, P 20 38 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 11 .053 0
Mike Joyce, P 25 7 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .429 0
Russ Kemmerer, P 20 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .500 0
Turk Lown, P 42 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Juan Pizarro, P 37 69 10 11 1 0 0 5 4 17 .159 0
Dean Stone, P 27 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .500 0
Early Wynn, P 27 54 5 7 1 0 0 2 7 17 .130 0
Dom Zanni, P 44 18 2 5 0 0 0 3 3 3 .278 1
Team totals
162 5514 707 1415 250 56 92 662 620 674 .257 76

Pitching

Note: W=Wins; L=Losses; ERA=Earned run average; G=Games pitched; GS=Games started; SV=Saves; IP=Innings pitched; H=Hits allowed; R=Runs allowed; ER=Earned runs allowed; HR=Home runs allowed; BB=Walks allowed; K=Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB K
Frank Baumann 7 6 3.38 40 10 4 119.2 117 46 45 10 41 55
John Buzhardt 8 12 4.19 28 25 0 152.1 156 75 71 16 62 64
Dave DeBusschere 0 0 2.00 12 0 0 18.0 5 7 4 1 24 8
Mike DeGerick 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Eddie Fisher 9 5 3.10 57 12 5 182.2 169 74 63 17 46 88
Ray Herbert 20 9 3.27 35 35 0 236.2 228 90 86 13 78 115
Joe Horlen 7 6 4.89 20 19 0 108.2 108 62 59 10 45 63
Mike Joyce 2 1 3.32 25 1 2 43.1 40 17 16 2 16 9
Russ Kemmerer 2 1 3.86 20 0 0 28.0 30 14 12 3 12 17
Frank Kreutzer 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Turk Lown 4 2 3.04 42 0 6 56.1 58 21 19 3 30 40
Gary Peters 0 1 5.68 5 0 0 6.1 8 5 4 0 1 4
Juan Pizarro 12 14 3.81 36 32 1 203.1 182 97 86 16 100 173
Herb Score 0 0 4.50 4 0 0 6.0 6 3 3 1 4 3
Dean Stone 1 0 3.26 27 0 5 30.1 28 11 11 3 11 23
Verle Tiefenthaler 0 0 9.82 3 0 0 3.2 6 4 4 1 7 1
Early Wynn 7 15 4.46 27 26 0 167.2 171 90 83 15 62 91
Dom Zanni 6 5 3.75 44 2 5 86.1 67 42 36 12 34 66
Team totals
85 77 3.73 162 162 28 1451.2 1380 658 602 123 575 821

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians American Association Luke Appling
A Savannah/Lynchburg White Sox Sally League Les Moss
C Visalia White Sox California League Dick Kinaman
D Harlan Smokies Appalachian League Chips Sobek and Lamar North
D Sarasota Sun Sox Florida State League George Noga
D Clinton C-Sox Midwest League Ira Hutchinson

Savannah franchise moved to Lynchburg, August 26, 1962; Harlan affiliation shared with New York Yankees[5]

Notes

  1. ^ Minnie Miñoso page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Charley Smith page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Ramón Conde page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ a b Dave DeBusschere page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997

External links

Bob Roselli

Robert Edward Roselli (December 10, 1931 – November 6, 2009) was an American professional baseball player, a catcher who played in Major League Baseball between the 1955 and 1962 seasons. Listed at 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m), 185 lb (84 kg), Roselli batted and threw right-handed. He was born in San Francisco.

Roselli, who played most of his baseball career in the minor leagues, caught from 1950 through 1953 with three Boston Braves/Milwaukee Braves farm teams at two different levels. He missed the 1954 and most of the 1955 season due to military service while serving in Korea.Following his discharge, Roselli played in parts of three seasons with the Braves as a backup for Del Crandall (1955–56, 1958), and later joined the Chicago White Sox to help Sherm Lollar for two years (1961–62). His most productive season came with the 1961 White Sox, when he hit a career-high .263 in 22 games.

In a five-season career, Roselli was a .219 hitter (25-for-114) with two home runs and 10 RBI in 68 games, including eight runs, seven doubles, one triple, and one stolen base.

Following his big-league career, Roselli played for Triple-A Hawaii Islanders in 1963, his last baseball season. After retiring, he was a scout for the Baltimore Orioles and Cincinnati Reds, worked as a salesman and also coached youth baseball teams.

Roselli died in Roseville, California, at the age of 77.

Dom Zanni

Dominick Thomas Zanni (March 1, 1932 – July 6, 2017) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the San Francisco Giants, Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Reds iover all or parts of seven seasons spanning 1958–1966. Listed at 5' 11", 180 lb., he batted and threw right handed.

Born in The Bronx, New York, Zanni was signed by his home team New York Giants as an amateur free agent before the 1951 season. Over the following seasons, Zanni moved up the minor league baseball ranks. On June 5, 1954, Zanni pitched a no-hitter for the Sioux City Cowboys of the Western League. In 1956, Zanni was a spring training roster invitee, but was sent back to the minors before the season started. He spent the following seasons with the Louisville Colonels and the Phoenix Giants, and helped lead the Giants to the Pacific Coast League championship in 1958.This led to his Major League debut on September 28. He faced the St. Louis Cardinals, pitching four innings and allowing one run, earning the victory as the Giants won 7–2.Zanni spent the offseason in the Dominican League, then was back on the Giants' roster for the 1959 season. During the season, he pitched in 11 innings in nine games, striking out 11. After playing nine games and having an earned run average (ERA) of 6.55, he was sent back to Phoenix. Zanni spent the rest of the 1959 and 1960 seasons with the Tacoma Giants (formerly the Phoenix Giants), then spent the 1960 offseason in the Puerto Rican League, earning an ERA of 2.73 with six victories and no losses. After spending part of the 1961 season with Tacoma, where Zanni had a 2.65 ERA and an 8–4 record, he was called up to the San Francisco Giants' Major League roster on July 22, 1961. He went on to pitch eight games during the 1961 San Francisco Giants season, winning a game and posting an ERA of 3.75. After the season ended, on November 30 Zanni was traded along with player to be named later (Verle Tiefenthaler), Bob Farley, and Eddie Fisher to the Chicago White Sox for Billy Pierce and Don Larsen.The 1962 Chicago White Sox season ended up being Zanni's most productive season in his Major League career. He pitched a career-high 44 games over 86 innings, winning six games and losing five with an ERA of 3.75. This season was also the closest Zanni got to pitching a complete game. On June 22, 1962, in a game against the Kansas City Athletics, Zanni relieved Joe Horlen, who left the game due to injury before getting anyone out. In the seventh inning of the same game, he was knocked unconscious in a collision while covering first base, and went on to finish the game, pitching all nine innings in a 5–1 victory for the White Sox. He pitched in five games for the White Sox the following season. On May 5, 1963, he was traded to the Cincinnati Reds for Jim Brosnan.Zanni played 31 games with the Reds in its 1963 season, finishing 16 of them and earning five saves and finishing with an ERA of 4.19. During the 1965 season, called up after the minor league season was over, he pitched in eight games and had 13 innings pitched, allowing two earned runs. The following season, he was again called up in September, and did not allow a run during the five games he pitched. His final Major League game was October 1, 1966. He played for the minor league Buffalo Bisons in 1967 before retiring.

After baseball, he spent 27 years in the insurance business before retiring to Massapequa, New York on Long Island.Zanni died in 2017 in Massapequa at the age of 85.

Mike Joyce (baseball)

Michael Lewis Joyce (born February 12, 1941) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago White Sox between the 1962 and 1963 seasons. Listed at 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m), 193 pounds (88 kg), Joyce batted and threw right-handed. A native of Detroit, Michigan, he attended University of Michigan.

In a two-season career, Joyce posted a 2–1 record with a 4.33 ERA in 31 appearances, including one start, giving up 26 runs on 53 hits and 22 walks while striking out 16 in 54.0 innings of work.

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