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1962 Cleveland Indians

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1961 / 1963

80-82, Finished 6th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Mel McGaha (78-82) and Mel Harder (2-0)
GM: Gabe Paul, Farm Dir: Tony Pianowski, Walter Brock
Scored 682 runs, Allowed 745 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 74-88

Ballparks: Cleveland Stadium · Attendance: 716,076 (9th of 10)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 97, Pitching - 97 · one-year: Batting - 98, Pitching - 99

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1961 / 1963 Trades and Transactions

Transactions listed are from November 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.

October 5, 1961

Traded Jim Piersall to the Washington Senators. Received Dick Donovan, Gene Green and Jim Mahoney.

October 14, 1961

Sold Joe Schaffernoth and Dave Tyriver to the Washington Senators.

November 16, 1961

Traded Johnny Temple to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Arthur Kay (minors), Ray Barker and Harry Chiti.

November 27, 1961

Drafted Buddy Booker from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1961 first-year draft.

Drafted Bob Chance from the San Francisco Giants in the 1961 first-year draft.

Drafted Don Rudolph from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1961 rule 5 draft.

Traded Bobby Locke to the Chicago Cubs. Received Jerry Kindall.

November 30, 1961

Traded Ely Churchich (minors) and Louis Holdener (minors) to the Chicago Cubs. Received Mel Roach.

1962

Jerry Fosnow sent to the Minnesota Twins in an unknown transaction.

Ruben Gomez received from the Philadelphia Phillies in an unknown transaction.

Signed Hal Kurtz as an amateur free agent.

Purchased Luis Tiant from Mexico City Tigers (Mexican).

March, 1962

Purchased Duke Carmel from the St. Louis Cardinals.

March 20, 1962

Traded Mel Roach to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Tony Curry and Ken Lehman.

April 2, 1962 (Standings)

Traded Vic Power and Dick Stigman to the Minnesota Twins. Received Pedro Ramos.

April 4, 1962 (Standings)

Received Dave Tyriver from the Washington Senators as part of a conditional deal. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

April 26, 1962 (Standings)

Sold Harry Chiti to the New York Mets.

April 29, 1962 (Standings)

Sold Bob Nieman to the San Francisco Giants.

May 3, 1962 (Standings)

Traded Steve Hamilton and Don Rudolph to the Washington Senators. Received Willie Tasby.

June 9, 1962 (Standings)

Signed Lou Piniella as an amateur free agent.

June 15, 1962 (Standings)

The New York Mets returned Harry Chiti following previous purchase.

June 24, 1962 (Standings)

Purchased Bob Hartman from the Milwaukee Braves.

July 1, 1962 (Standings)

Sold Ken Aspromonte to the Milwaukee Braves.

July 2, 1962 (Standings)

Purchased Marlan Coughtry from the Kansas City Athletics.

August 20, 1962 (Standings)

Traded Ruben Gomez to the Minnesota Twins. Received a player to be named later, Jackie Collum and cash. The Minnesota Twins sent Georges Maranda (October 9, 1962) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

September 7, 1962 (Standings)

Jose Arcia received from the Detroit Tigers in an unknown transaction.

November 26, 1962

Drafted Casey Cox from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1962 first-year draft.

Drafted Bob Lipski from the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1962 rule 5 draft.

Lou Piniella selected by the Washington Senators in the 1962 first-year draft.

November 27, 1962

Sold Wynn Hawkins to the New York Mets.

Traded Bubba Phillips to the Detroit Tigers. Received Ron Nischwitz and Gordon Seyfried.

Traded a player to be named later, Don Dillard and Frank Funk to the Milwaukee Braves. Received Joe Adcock and Jack Curtis. The Cleveland Indians sent Ty Cline (March 18, 1963) to the Milwaukee Braves to complete the trade.

December 15, 1962

Traded Jack Kubiszyn and Ron Taylor to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Fred Whitfield.

1963

Duke Carmel sent to the St. Louis Cardinals in an unknown transaction.

Mike Cuellar received from the Cincinnati Reds in an unknown transaction.

Signed Paul Dicken as an amateur free agent.

Signed Vern Fuller as an amateur free agent.

Signed Gomer Hodge as an amateur free agent.

Signed Tom Kelley as an amateur free agent.

Ramon Lopez sent to Monterrey (Mexican) in an unknown transaction.

Jim Mahoney sent to the Houston Colt .45's in an unknown transaction.

Signed Sam Parrilla as an amateur free agent.

Released Hank Izquierdo.

February 27, 1963

Traded Chuck Essegian to the Kansas City Athletics. Received Jerry Walker.

March, 1963

Signed Ruben Gomez as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

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1961 / 1963 Trades and Transactions