1962 American League
|1962 in baseball|
|1962 American League|
|Cuban National League|
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- 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||New York Yankees||162||96||66||0||.593||-.-||817 (5.04)||680 (4.20)||0.267||0.336||0.426||3.70||0.979|
|2||Minnesota Twins||163||91||71||1||.558||5.0||798 (4.90)||713 (4.37)||0.260||0.337||0.412||3.89||0.979|
|3||Los Angeles Angels||162||86||76||0||.531||10.0||718 (4.43)||706 (4.36)||0.250||0.324||0.380||3.70||0.972|
|4||Detroit Tigers||161||85||76||0||.528||10.5||758 (4.71)||692 (4.30)||0.248||0.328||0.411||3.81||0.974|
|5||Chicago White Sox||162||85||77||0||.525||11.0||707 (4.36)||658 (4.06)||0.257||0.332||0.372||3.73||0.982|
|6||Cleveland Indians||162||80||82||0||.494||16.0||682 (4.21)||745 (4.60)||0.245||0.308||0.388||4.14||0.977|
|7||Baltimore Orioles||162||77||85||0||.475||19.0||652 (4.02)||680 (4.20)||0.248||0.313||0.387||3.69||0.980|
|8||Boston Red Sox||160||76||84||0||.475||19.0||707 (4.42)||756 (4.73)||0.258||0.323||0.403||4.22||0.979|
|9||Kansas City Athletics||162||72||90||0||.444||25.0||745 (4.60)||837 (5.17)||0.263||0.330||0.386||4.79||0.978|
|10||Washington Senators||162||60||101||1||.370||35.5||599 (3.70)||716 (4.42)||0.250||0.309||0.373||4.04||0.978|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
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 American League lost 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 won by a score of 9 to 4. For both games, the league's manager was Ralph Houk.
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Mickey Mantle, an outfielder with the New York Yankees. In the award's voting, he had 234 out of a possible 280 points and 13 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 Tom Tresh, a shortstop with the New York Yankees. In the award's voting, he had 13 out of a possible 20 points and 13 first place votes.
The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by sportswriters, at their respective position.
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 of the AL and the Milwaukee Braves of the NL was rained out.
- Charlie Berry
- Sam Carrigan
- Nestor Chylak
- Cal Drummond
- Red Flaherty
- Jim Honochick
- Eddie Hurley
- Bill Kinnamon
- Bill McKinley
- Larry Napp
- Joe Paparella
- John Rice
- Ed Runge
- Al Salerno
- Harry Schwarts
- Al Smith
- Hank Soar
- Johnny Stevens
- Bob Stewart
- Frank Umont
- David Krell: 1962: Baseball and America in the Time of JFK, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, 2021. ISBN 978-0-8032-9087-7