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1962 New York Mets

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1963

40-120, Finished 10th in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Casey Stengel (40-120)
GM: George Weiss
Scored 617 runs, Allowed 948 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 50-110

Ballparks: Polo Grounds V · Attendance: 922,530 (6th of 10)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 101, Pitching - 105 · one-year: Batting - 102, Pitching - 107

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1963 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Craig Anderson 23 R R 6' 2" 205 Jul 1, 1938 2 50 14 50 50 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2.7
Richie Ashburn HOF 35 L R 5' 10" 170 Mar 19, 1927 15 135 92 135 99 0 0 0 2 0 0 8 54 45 97 37 4 2.1 $29,000 All-Star
Gus Bell 33 L R 6' 1" 190 Nov 15, 1928 13 30 24 30 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 26 5 0 -1.5
Ed Bouchee 29 L L 6' 0" 200 Mar 7, 1933 7 50 18 50 19 0 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 0 0.1
Chris Cannizzaro 24 R R 6' 0" 190 May 3, 1938 3 59 42 59 57 0 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0.5
Elio Chacon 25 R R 5' 9" 160 Oct 26, 1936 3 118 107 118 113 0 0 0 2 1 110 0 0 0 0 3 5 1.1
Harry Chiti 29 R R 6' 2" 221 Nov 16, 1932 10 15 11 15 14 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -0.4
Joe Christopher 26 R R 5' 10" 175 Dec 13, 1935 4 119 69 119 94 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 32 44 94 19 16 0.1
Galen Cisco 26 R R 6' 0" 200 Mar 7, 1936 2 4 2 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4
Choo-Choo Coleman 24 L R 5' 9" 165 Aug 25, 1937 2 55 37 55 44 0 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 2 0.6
Cliff Cook 25 R R 6' 0" 185 Aug 20, 1936 4 40 24 40 26 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 10 10 14 0 -0.8
Roger Craig 32 R R 6' 4" 185 Feb 17, 1930 8 42 33 42 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.5
Ray Daviault 28 R R 6' 1" 170 May 27, 1934 1st 36 3 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.2
John DeMerit 26 R R 6' 1" 195 Jan 8, 1936 5 14 5 14 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 4 9 1 5 -0.3
Sammy Drake 27 B R 5' 11" 175 Oct 7, 1934 3 25 11 25 16 0 0 0 10 6 0 0 0 0 0 9 3 -0.5
Larry Foss 26 R R 6' 2" 187 Apr 18, 1936 2 5 1 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Joe Ginsberg 35 L R 5' 11" 180 Oct 11, 1926 13 2 2 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2 $13,000
Rick Herrscher 25 R R 6' 2" 187 Nov 3, 1936 1st 35 13 35 23 0 0 10 0 6 3 3 0 2 5 9 6 0.2
Jim Hickman 25 R R 6' 3" 192 May 10, 1937 1st 140 106 140 124 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 84 33 124 14 6 1.4
Dave Hillman 34 R R 5' 11" 168 Sep 14, 1927 8 13 1 13 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Gil Hodges 38 R R 6' 1" 200 Apr 4, 1924 17 54 30 54 47 0 0 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0.6
Jay Hook 25 L R 6' 2" 182 Nov 18, 1936 6 41 34 41 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1.5 $13,500
Willard Hunter 28 R L 6' 2" 180 Mar 8, 1934 1st 27 6 27 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Al Jackson 26 L L 5' 10" 169 Dec 26, 1935 3 44 33 44 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2.2
Sherman Jones 27 L R 6' 4" 205 Feb 10, 1935 3 8 3 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5
Rod Kanehl 28 R R 6' 1" 180 Apr 1, 1934 1st 133 81 133 112 0 0 3 62 30 2 10 7 3 20 12 19 -0.8
Ed Kranepool 17 L L 6' 3" 205 Nov 8, 1944 1st 3 1 3 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Clem Labine 35 R R 6' 0" 180 Aug 6, 1926 13 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1 $20,000
Hobie Landrith 32 L R 5' 10" 170 Mar 16, 1930 13 23 12 23 21 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.2
Ken MacKenzie 28 R L 6' 0" 185 Mar 10, 1934 3 42 1 42 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6
Felix Mantilla 27 R R 6' 0" 160 Jul 29, 1934 7 141 114 141 129 0 0 0 14 95 25 0 0 0 0 18 0 1.1
Jim Marshall 31 L L 6' 1" 190 May 25, 1931 5 17 5 17 6 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 11 0 0.4
Bob Miller 26 R L 6' 1" 185 Jul 15, 1935 5 17 0 17 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Bob Miller 23 R R 6' 1" 180 Feb 18, 1939 5 40 21 40 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 -0.0
Vinegar Bend Mizell 31 R L 6' 3" 205 Aug 13, 1930 9 17 2 17 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.7
Herb Moford 33 R R 6' 1" 175 Aug 6, 1928 4 7 0 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Bob Moorhead 24 R R 6' 1" 208 Jan 23, 1938 1st 38 7 38 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4
Charlie Neal 31 R R 5' 10" 165 Jan 30, 1931 7 136 133 136 135 0 0 0 85 12 39 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.5
Joe Pignatano 32 R R 5' 10" 180 Aug 4, 1929 6 27 15 27 25 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 -0.3
Bobby Smith 28 R R 5' 11" 180 May 28, 1934 6 8 5 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 6 2 0 -0.2 $10,500
Sammy Taylor 29 L R 6' 2" 185 Feb 27, 1933 5 68 42 68 49 0 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 0.5
Frank Thomas 33 R R 6' 3" 200 Jun 11, 1929 12 156 145 156 145 0 0 11 0 10 0 126 0 0 126 11 0 2.5
Marv Throneberry 28 L L 6' 1" 190 Sep 2, 1933 6 116 89 116 97 0 0 97 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 0 0.2
Gene Woodling 39 L R 5' 9" 195 Aug 16, 1922 17 81 41 81 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 0 21 48 39 0 0.4
Don Zimmer 31 R R 5' 9" 165 Jan 17, 1931 9 14 14 14 14 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.7
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

1963 Roster (40-man)