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1962 Chicago Cubs season

In the second season under their College of Coaches, the 1962 Chicago Cubs finished in ninth place in the National League with a record of 59-103, 42½ games behind the NL Champion San Francisco Giants. The Cubs finished ahead of the expansion New York Mets and behind the expansion Houston Colt .45s in the NL's first-ever 162-game season.

Offseason

Regular season

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

Notable transactions

Roster

1962 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Head Coach

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
LF Williams, BillyBilly Williams 159 618 184 .298 22 91

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
Landrum, DonDon Landrum 83 238 67 .282 1 15
Grammas, AlexAlex Grammas 23 60 14 .233 0 3
Smith, Bobby GeneBobby Gene Smith 13 29 5 .172 0 2
Robertson, DarylDaryl Robertson 9 19 2 .105 0 2
Taylor, SammySammy Taylor 7 15 2 .133 0 1
McAnany, JimJim McAnany 7 6 0 .000 0 0

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
Buhl, BobBob Buhl 34 212 12 13 3.69 109

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

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
Anderson, BobBob Anderson 57 2 7 4 5.02 82
Balsamo, TonyTony Balsamo 18 0 1 0 6.44 27
Brewer, JimJim Brewer 6 0 1 0 9.53 1

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Salt Lake City Bees Pacific Coast League Bob Kennedy
AA San Antonio Missions Texas League Walt Dixon
B Wenatchee Chiefs Northwest League Joe Macko
C St. Cloud Rox Northern League George Freese
D Palatka Cubs Florida State League Hal Jeffcoat, Bobby Adams,
Ripper Collins and Verlon Walker

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Wenatchee

Salt Lake City affiliation shared with Cleveland Indians

Notes

References

  • 1962 Chicago Cubs season at Baseball Reference
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