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
(Ken Coleman, Bob Neal)
Local radioWERE
(Jimmy Dudley, Harry Jones)
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OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 96 66 0.593 50–30 46–36
Minnesota Twins 91 71 0.562 5 45–36 46–35
Los Angeles Angels 86 76 0.531 10 40–41 46–35
Detroit Tigers 85 76 0.528 10½ 49–33 36–43
Chicago White Sox 85 77 0.525 11 43–38 42–39
Cleveland Indians 80 82 0.494 16 43–38 37–44
Baltimore Orioles 77 85 0.475 19 44–38 33–47
Boston Red Sox 76 84 0.475 19 39–40 37–44
Kansas City Athletics 72 90 0.444 24 39–42 33–48
Washington Senators 60 101 0.373 35½ 27–53 33–48


Record vs. opponentsEdit

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 transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

1962 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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 battersEdit

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

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

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 pitchersEdit

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 pitchersEdit

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 systemEdit

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]

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