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The 1962 season of the National League was the eighty-seventh season of the league.

Contents

[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
1 San Francisco Giants 165 103 62 0 .624 -.- 878 (5.32) 690 (4.18) 0.278 0.340 0.441 3.79 0.977
2 Los Angeles Dodgers 165 102 63 0 .618 1.0 842 (5.10) 697 (4.22) 0.268 0.336 0.400 3.62 0.970
3 Cincinnati Reds 162 98 64 0 .605 3.5 802 (4.95) 685 (4.23) 0.270 0.329 0.417 3.75 0.977
4 Pittsburgh Pirates 161 93 68 0 .578 8.0 706 (4.39) 626 (3.89) 0.268 0.321 0.394 3.37 0.976
5 Milwaukee Braves 162 86 76 0 .531 15.5 730 (4.51) 665 (4.10) 0.252 0.324 0.403 3.68 0.980
6 St. Louis Cardinals 163 84 78 1 .515 17.5 774 (4.75) 664 (4.07) 0.271 0.332 0.394 3.55 0.979
7 Philadelphia Phillies 161 81 80 0 .503 20.0 705 (4.38) 759 (4.71) 0.260 0.326 0.390 4.28 0.977
8 Houston Colt .45's 162 64 96 2 .395 36.5 592 (3.65) 717 (4.43) 0.246 0.308 0.351 3.83 0.973
9 Chicago Cubs 162 59 103 0 .364 38.0 632 (3.90) 827 (5.10) 0.253 0.315 0.377 4.54 0.977
10 New York Mets 161 40 120 1 .248 60.5 617 (3.83) 948 (5.89) 0.240 0.317 0.361 5.04 0.967

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Maury Wills Los Angeles Dodgers 165
At Bats Maury Wills Los Angeles Dodgers 695
Runs Scored Frank Robinson Cincinnati Reds 134
Hits Tommy Davis Los Angeles Dodgers 230
Doubles Frank Robinson Cincinnati Reds 51
Triples Johnny Callison
Willie Davis
Bill Virdon
Maury Wills
Philadelphia Phillies
Los Angeles Dodgers
Pittsburgh Pirates
Los Angeles Dodgers
10
Home Runs Willie Mays San Francisco Giants 49
Total Bases Willie Mays San Francisco Giants 382
Runs Batted In Tommy Davis Los Angeles Dodgers 153
Stolen Bases Maury Wills Los Angeles Dodgers 104
Caught Stealing Bill Virdon
Maury Wills
Pittsburgh Pirates
Los Angeles Dodgers
13
Walks Eddie Mathews Milwaukee Braves 101
Intentional Base-on-Balls Bill Mazeroski
Frank Robinson
Pittsburgh Pirates
Cincinnati Reds
16
Hit by Pitch Frank Robinson Cincinnati Reds 11
Strikeouts Ken Hubbs Chicago Cubs 129
Sacrifice Hits Jim Gilliam Los Angeles Dodgers 15
Sacrifice Flies Don Demeter Philadelphia Phillies 11
Grounded into Double Plays Ken Hubbs Chicago Cubs 20
Batting Average Tommy Davis Los Angeles Dodgers 0.346
On-Base Percentage Frank Robinson Cincinnati Reds 0.421
Slugging Percentage Frank Robinson Cincinnati Reds 0.624
On-Base plus Slugging Frank Robinson Cincinnati Reds 1.045
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Frank Robinson Cincinnati Reds 174

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers 25
Losses Roger Craig New York Mets 24
Win-Loss Percentage Bob Purkey Cincinnati Reds 0.821
Appearances Ron Perranoski Los Angeles Dodgers 70
Games Started Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers 41
Complete Games Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves 22
Shutouts Bob Friend
Bob Gibson
Pittsburgh Pirates
St. Louis Cardinals
5
Games Finished Roy Face Pittsburgh Pirates 57
Saves Roy Face Pittsburgh Pirates 28
Innings Pitched Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers 314.1
Batters Faced Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers 1289
Hits Allowed Billy O'Dell San Francisco Giants 282
Home Runs Allowed Art Mahaffey Philadelphia Phillies 36
Base-on-Balls Allowed Jack Hamilton Philadelphia Phillies 107
Intentional Base-on-Balls Johnny Podres Los Angeles Dodgers 14
Hit Batsmen Bob Purkey Cincinnati Reds 14
Strikeouts Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers 232
Wild Pitches Jack Hamilton Philadelphia Phillies 22
Balks Jim O'Toole
Stan Williams
Cincinnati Reds
Los Angeles Dodgers
3
Runs Allowed Jay Hook New York Mets 137
Earned Runs Allowed Art Mahaffey Philadelphia Phillies 120
Earned Run Average Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 2.54
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 1.036

[edit] All-Star Game

The 1962 season featured two All-Star Games. In the first game at D.C. Stadium in Washington, DC on Tuesday, July 10, 1962, the National League won by a score of 3 to 1. In the second game at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL on Monday, July 30, 1962, the American League lost by a score of 9 to 4. For both games, the league's manager was Fred Hutchinson.

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the National League champion San Francisco Giants were defeated by the American League's New York Yankees, 4 games to 3.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Maury Wills, a shortstop with the Los Angeles Dodgers. In the award's voting, he had 209 out of a possible 280 points and 8 first place votes.

The winner of the Cy Young Award, given to the best pitcher in Major League Baseball irrespective of league, was Don Drysdale of the Los Angeles Dodgers (NL). In the award's voting, he had 14 out of a possible 20 points and 14 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Ken Hubbs, a second baseman with the Chicago Cubs. In the award's voting, he had 19 out of a possible 20 points and 19 first place votes.

[edit] Gold Gloves

The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by sportswriters, at their respective position.

Position Player Team
P Bobby Shantz Houston Colt .45's/St. Louis Cardinals
C Del Crandall Milwaukee Braves
1B Bill White St. Louis Cardinals
2B Ken Hubbs Chicago Cubs
3B Maury Wills Los Angeles Dodgers
SS Jim Davenport San Francisco Giants
OF Bill Virdon Pittsburgh Pirates
Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates
Willie Mays San Francisco Giants

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The 1962 Hall of Fame Game was scheduled to be played on July 23 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The game between the New York Yankees and the Milwaukee Braves was rained out.

[edit] Notable events

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