1962 National League
|1962 in baseball|
|1962 National 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||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|
- 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 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.
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.
The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by sportswriters, at their respective position.
- Player of the Month Award
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.
- Al Barlick
- Dusty Boggess
- Ken Burkhart
- Jocko Conlan
- Shag Crawford
- Augie Donatelli
- Al Forman
- Tom Gorman
- Doug Harvey
- Bill Jackowski
- Stan Landes
- Chris Pelekoudas
- Paul Pryor
- Frank Secory
- Vinnie Smith
- Mel Steiner
- Ed Sudol
- Ed Vargo
- Tony Venzon
- Frank Walsh
- Lee Weyer
- David Krell: 1962: Baseball and America in the Time of JFK, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, 2021. ISBN 978-0-8032-9087-7