1962 Cleveland Indians season

The 1962 Cleveland Indians season was a season in American baseball. The team finished sixth in the American League with a record of 80–82, 16 games behind the World Champion New York Yankees. Once again, the Indians got off to another fast start (48-36 at the all star break), however they would lose their next nine games, 19 of their next 24, and 28 of their next 38 games to fall into the lower half of the standings. After the slump, the Indians would rebound slightly to win 22 of their final 40 games, but it was way too little far too late, and Mel McGaha would be finished by the end of the season. The Indians were one of only two American League teams to win the season series (Baltimore being the other one) against the Yankees (who would win the pennant, and later the World Series in 7 games over the San Francisco Giants), taking 11 of the 18 contests. However, they would go 9-9 against the 60-102 Senators.

1962 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)William R. Daley
General manager(s)Gabe Paul
Manager(s)Mel McGaha
Local televisionWJW-TV
Local radioWERE (1300)
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Offseason

Regular season

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

Notable transactions

Roster

1962 Cleveland Indians
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

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

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
Pedro Ramos 37 201.1 10 12 3.71 96

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
Rubén Gómez 15 45.1 1 2 4.37 21

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
Bob Allen 30 1 1 4 5.87 23

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Jacksonville Suns International League Ben Geraghty
AAA Salt Lake City Bees Pacific Coast League Bob Kennedy
A Charleston Indians Eastern League Johnny Lipon
B Burlington Indians Carolina League Gene Verble
D Selma Cloverleafs Alabama–Florida League Pinky May
D Dubuque Packers Midwest League Walt Novick

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Selma, Dubuque

Salt Lake City affiliation shared with Chicago Cubs[8]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Harry Chiti page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Duke Carmel page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Rubén Gómez page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Pedro Ramos page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Bob Nieman page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Lou Piniella page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Jackie Collum page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

References

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Postseason appearances (14)
Division championships (10)
American League pennants (6)
World Series championships (2)
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