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1962 New York Mets

Trades and Transactions

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 Trades and Transactions

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

July 20, 1961

Signed Paul Blair as an amateur free agent.

October 10, 1961

Drafted Hobie Landrith from the San Francisco Giants as the 2nd pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

Drafted Elio Chacon from the Cincinnati Reds as the 4th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

Drafted Roger Craig from the Los Angeles Dodgers as the 6th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

Drafted Gus Bell from the Cincinnati Reds as the 8th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

Drafted Joe Christopher from the Pittsburgh Pirates as the 10th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

Drafted Felix Mantilla from the Milwaukee Braves as the 12th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

Drafted Gil Hodges from the Los Angeles Dodgers as the 14th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

Drafted Craig Anderson from the St. Louis Cardinals as the 16th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

Drafted Ray Daviault from the San Francisco Giants as the 18th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

Drafted John DeMerit from the Milwaukee Braves as the 20th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

Drafted Al Jackson from the Pittsburgh Pirates as the 22nd pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

Drafted Sammy Drake from the Chicago Cubs as the 24th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

Drafted Chris Cannizzaro from the St. Louis Cardinals as the 26th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

Drafted Choo-Choo Coleman from the Philadelphia Phillies as the 28th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

Drafted Ed Bouchee from the Chicago Cubs as the 30th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

Drafted Bobby Smith from the Philadelphia Phillies as the 32nd pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

Drafted Sherman Jones from the Cincinnati Reds as the 34th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

Drafted Jim Hickman from the St. Louis Cardinals as the 36th pick in the 1961 expansion draft.

Drafted Bob Miller from the St. Louis Cardinals as the 1st pick in the 1961 premium expansion draft (minor league).

Drafted Jay Hook from the Cincinnati Reds as the 3rd pick in the 1961 premium expansion draft (minor league).

Drafted Don Zimmer from the Chicago Cubs as the 5th pick in the 1961 premium expansion draft (minor league).

Drafted Lee Walls from the Philadelphia Phillies as the 7th pick in the 1961 premium expansion draft (minor league).

October 11, 1961

Purchased Johnny Antonelli and Ken MacKenzie from the Milwaukee Braves.

October 13, 1961

Purchased Jim Marshall from the San Francisco Giants.

October 16, 1961

Purchased Bob Botz and Neil Chrisley from the Milwaukee Braves.

Purchased Billy Loes from the San Francisco Giants.

October 25, 1961

Signed Ted Lepcio as a free agent.

November 27, 1961

Drafted Aubrey Gatewood from the Los Angeles Angels in the 1961 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Bob Moorhead from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1961 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Rod Kanehl from the New York Yankees in the 1961 minor league draft.

November 28, 1961

Traded a player to be named later and cash to the Milwaukee Braves. Received a player to be named later and Frank Thomas. The New York Mets sent Gus Bell (May 21, 1962) to the Milwaukee Braves to complete the trade. The Milwaukee Braves sent Rick Herrscher (May 21, 1962) to the New York Mets to complete the trade.

December 2, 1961

Purchased Herb Moford from the Baltimore Orioles.

December 8, 1961

Purchased Richie Ashburn from the Chicago Cubs.

December 15, 1961

Traded Lee Walls and $100,000 to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received a player to be named later and Charlie Neal. The Los Angeles Dodgers sent Willard Hunter (May 25, 1962) to the New York Mets to complete the trade.

December 21, 1961

Purchased Howie Nunn from the Cincinnati Reds.

1962

Signed Larry Bearnarth as an amateur free agent.

Signed Jim Hardin as an amateur free agent.

Signed Grover Powell as an amateur free agent.

Signed Bernie Smith as an amateur free agent.

January 30, 1962

Signed Joe Ginsberg as a free agent.

February 16, 1962

Signed Clem Labine as a free agent.

February 23, 1962

Returned Johnny Antonelli to the Milwaukee Braves following previous purchase.

March 2, 1962

Returned Billy Loes to the San Francisco Giants following previous purchase.

April 2, 1962 (Standings)

Returned Bob Botz to the Milwaukee Braves following previous purchase.

Returned Neil Chrisley to the Milwaukee Braves following previous purchase.

Returned Howie Nunn to the Cincinnati Reds following previous purchase.

April 6, 1962 (Standings)

Returned Aubrey Gatewood (earlier draft pick) to the Los Angeles Angels.

Released Ted Lepcio.

April 26, 1962 (Standings)

Purchased Harry Chiti from the Cleveland Indians.

Purchased Dave Hillman from the Boston Red Sox.

Traded Bobby Smith to the Chicago Cubs. Received Sammy Taylor.

May 1, 1962 (Standings)

Released Joe Ginsberg.

Released Clem Labine.

May 7, 1962 (Standings)

Traded Jim Marshall to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Vinegar Bend Mizell.

Traded Don Zimmer to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Cliff Cook and Bob Miller.

May 9, 1962 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later and cash to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Marv Throneberry. The New York Mets sent Hobie Landrith (June 7, 1962) to the Baltimore Orioles to complete the trade.

June 15, 1962 (Standings)

Purchased Gene Woodling from the Washington Senators.

Returned Harry Chiti to the Cleveland Indians following previous purchase.

June 27, 1962 (Standings)

Signed Ed Kranepool as an amateur free agent.

July 13, 1962 (Standings)

Purchased Joe Pignatano from the San Francisco Giants.

August 4, 1962 (Standings)

Released Vinegar Bend Mizell.

September 6, 1962 (Standings)

Selected Larry Foss off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

September 7, 1962 (Standings)

Selected Galen Cisco off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

October 11, 1962 (Standings)

Purchased Ron Hunt from the Milwaukee Braves.

Purchased Norm Sherry and Dick Smith from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

November 26, 1962

Drafted Don Rowe from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1962 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Ted Schreiber from the Boston Red Sox in the 1962 rule 5 draft.

Paul Blair selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 1962 first-year draft.

Drafted Steve Dillon from the New York Yankees in the 1962 first-year draft.

November 27, 1962

Purchased Wynn Hawkins from the Cleveland Indians.

November 30, 1962

Traded Bob Miller to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Larry Burright and Tim Harkness.

December 11, 1962

Traded Felix Mantilla to the Boston Red Sox. Received a player to be named later, Pumpsie Green and Tracy Stallard. The Boston Red Sox sent Al Moran (January 14, 1963) to the New York Mets to complete the trade.

December 20, 1962

Purchased Joe Hicks from the Washington Senators.

1963

Signed Bill Edgerton as an amateur free agent.

Signed Mike Fiore as an amateur free agent.

Signed Jerry Johnson as an amateur free agent.

Signed Cleon Jones as an amateur free agent.

Signed Ron Locke as an amateur free agent.

Signed Dick Rusteck as an amateur free agent.

March 8, 1963

Released Gene Woodling.

March 23, 1963

Purchased Carl Willey from the Milwaukee Braves.

April 1, 1963

Purchased Duke Snider from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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1963 Trades and Transactions