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The following are the baseball events of the year 1962 throughout the world.  


Champions

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Other champions

Awards and honors

Statistical Leaders

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Major League Baseball final standings

American League final standings

Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st New York Yankees 96   66 .593     --
2nd Minnesota Twins 91   71 .562   5.0
3rd Los Angeles Angels 86   76 .531   10.0
4th Detroit Tigers 85   76 .528   10.0
5th Chicago White Sox 85   77 .525   11.0
6th Cleveland Indians 80   82 .494   16.0
7th Baltimore Orioles 77   85 .475   19.0
8th Boston Red Sox 76   84 .475   19.0
9th Kansas City Athletics 72   90 .444   24.0
10th Washington Senators 60   101 .373   35.5

National League final standings

Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st San Francisco Giants 103   62 .624     --
2nd Los Angeles Dodgers 102   63 .618   1.0
3rd Cincinnati Reds 98   64 .605   3.5
4th Pittsburgh Pirates 93   68 .578   8.0
5th Milwaukee Braves 86   76 .531   15.5
6th St. Louis Cardinals 84   78 .519   17.5
7th Philadelphia Phillies 81   80 .503   20.0
8th Houston Colt .45s 64   96 .400   36.5
9th Chicago Cubs 59   103 .364   42.5
10th New York Mets 40   120 .250   60.5

Events

  • July 9 - At a meeting held in conjunction with the All-Star Game, the ML players request a reduced schedule for the 1963 season. They also vote unanimously to continue playing two All-Star Games each year.

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Births

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Deaths

  • January 5 - Frank Snyder, 68, catcher for the Cardinals and Giants, including the 1921-22 World Series champions
  • January 14 - Les Mann, 68, outfielder for five NL teams who in the 1914 World Series drove in Game 2's only run in the top of the 9th and scored the winning run in the 12th inning of Game 3 for the "Miracle Braves"
  • January 26 - Steve O'Neill, 70, longtime Indians catcher who later managed the Tigers to the 1945 World Series title
  • January 27 - Joe Vosmik, 51, All-Star outfielder who hit .307 lifetime, over .300 six times
  • February 6 - Ernest Lanigan, 89, statistician, sportswriter and historian who in the 1890s devised the run batted in and other statistics, in 1922 wrote the sport's first comprehensive biographical encyclopedia; later historian at the Hall of Fame for ten years
  • February 24 - Max Bishop, 62, second baseman for the Athletics' pennant winners from 1929-1931, coach at the Naval Academy since 1938
  • March 29 - Otto Miller, 72, catcher for the Dodgers from 1910 to 1922, including two NL champions
  • April 30 - Al Demaree, 77, pitcher who won 80 games for four NL teams, later a noted sports cartoonist
  • May 23 - Rip Radcliff, 56, All-Star outfielder who batted .311 for the White Sox, Browns and Tigers, led AL in hits in 1940
  • June 28 - Mickey Cochrane, 59, Hall of Fame catcher who was MVP in 1928 and 1934, batting .320 lifetime, and managed Tigers to World Series title in 1935
  • July 29 - Burt Shotton, 77, outfielder for the Browns and Cardinals, later managed Dodgers to two NL pennants
  • September 12 - Spot Poles, 74, star outfielder of the Negro Leagues
  • November 14 - Dick Hoblitzel, 74, first baseman on Red Sox champions of 1915-1916
  • November 29 - Red Kress, 55, coach for the Mets, previously an AL shortstop during the 1930s
  • December 7 - Bobo Newsom, 55, much-traveled All-Star pitcher who won 211 games with nine different teams, including five stints with the Senators
  • December 7 - J.G. Taylor Spink, 74, publisher and editor of The Sporting News since 1914 and a tireless champion of the sport

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