Height of bar is margin of victory Mouseover bar for details Click for box score Grouped by Month, 70. The Giants threatened against Podres in the top of the sixth with singles by Cepeda, Ed Bailey, and Jim Davenport on a bunt to load the bases. Stan Williams relieved Smith and walked Felipe Alou to load the bases. . Some high school data is courtesy David McWater. Jul 28, LAD (60-43) lost to CIN, 1-4, 105. In 1963, with virtually the same roster as 62, they cruised to the pennant and a stunning sweep of the Yankees in the World Series. Major League and Minor League Baseball data provided by Major League Baseball. Gil Hodges was the final batter for Brooklyn, striking out in the eighth inning. Hockey Stats - NHL - WHA - Minor League Hockey - Search [21] Stan Williams relieved Roebuck and Cepeda hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game at 44 and advance Alou to third. Some high school data is courtesy David McWater. [7] They entered their final game with a one-game lead over the Giants, but fell 10 to the St. Louis Cardinals. 10 Corey Kilgannon, A Leg-Breaking Slide Has Fans Old and New Rushing to Meet the Mets,New York Times, October 12, 2015. Prices may also vary based on the amount of signatures, and key signatures acquired. Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). copyright=new Date(); In the fourth inning Hillman yielded three consecutive singles and was replaced by Bob Moorhead. The Dodgers scored four more runs in the third inning and knocked Jay Hook out of the box. The 165 games played in a single season remains an all-time major league record, and is unlikely to be broken under the current major league rules. pennants and six Western Division titles. To view the purposes they believe they have legitimate interest for, or to object to this data processing use the vendor list link below. * - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? (2nd of 12), Park Factors: Moorhead pitched five innings in relief and was replaced by former Pittsburgh Pirate Vinegar Bend Mizell in the ninth inning. Data Provided By Salem plated 647 runs. Maury Wills (104) and Willie Davis (32) set an MLB record with the most stolen bases by 2 teammates with 136. The Major League Baseball Playoffs are here! Aug 28, LAD (53-75) lost to STL, 0-1, 129. [25] The Dodgers returned to the World Series in 1963 and swept the Yankees. All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. After spending the previous four seasons at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, they began the season by opening Dodger Stadium, the team's new ballpark. Some defensive statistics Copyright Sports Info Solutions, 2010-2023. They extended this lead in the bottom of the seventh as Wills singled and then stole second as Jim Gilliam batted. Sunday Notes: Bill Haselman Recalls the Brawl That Almost Broke Cal's Streak, Effectively Wild Episode 2000: We Thought of More Things We Like About Baseball, The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 1169 Sunday FAAB ft. Michael Govier, Starting Pitchers Arent Leaning On Their Best Pitches, The 1960s Dodgers: Two Parts Patience, One Part Creative Insanity, the team the Dodgers brought to California. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in, Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. Language links are at the top of the page across from the title. Some of our partners may process your data as a part of their legitimate business interest without asking for consent. Overall the 1961 team was a strong blend of youth and experience, finishing second. Matty Alou pinch hit for Larsen and singled to lead off the inning and Kuenn grounded into a force out at second base. Moreover, all four involved the Dodgers' franchise, which won one of those series (1959) and lost the other three. This victory advanced the Giants to the 1962 World Series in which the defending champion New York Yankees defeated them in seven games. Play-by-play data prior to 2002 was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted Cronkite School at ASU Standard . Newcombe was traded away and Reese retired, but all the rest were kept on hand for 1959. in Despite surrendering Dick Farrell, Gil Hodges, Roger Craig, first baseman Norm Larker, infielder Bob Aspromonte, and pitcher Jim Golden in the expansion draft, the team was well-equipped to absorb the losses. It is a comprehensive team roster and player names are sorted by the fielding position where the most number of games were played during the regular season. [6] At that point the Dodgers overtook the Giants, and for the next month the lead was traded between the two sides five times. The name was changed to Shea Stadium to honor William Shea for his work obtaining a new team.4, Since Shea Stadium could not be completed by the start of the 1962 season, the Mets had to look for another ballpark. The 1962 Los Angeles Dodgers played 165 games during the regular season, won 102 games, lost 63 games, and finished in second position. Jul 31, LAD (43-60) lost to SDP, 3-4, 109. * - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? Phone: 602.496.1460 Jack Smith entered in relief but allowed a single to Ed Bailey pinch hitting for Larsen which scored Davenport to cut the Dodgers' lead to 76. We and our partners use data for Personalised ads and content, ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. This page is not available in other languages. Scores from any date in Major League history, Minor, Foreign, College, & Black Baseball, Frequently Asked Questions about MLB and Baseball, Subscribe to Stathead Baseball: Get your first month FREE. Finished Please note that players may not be in the uniform of the correct team in these images. Aug 18, LAD (70-51) lost to PHI, 3-6, 123. The Dodgers won a coin flip late in the season, which gave them home field advantage. Many thanks to him. Walls then hit a double which emptied the bases, giving the Dodgers a 65 lead in the game, and advanced to third base on the throw. Aug 24, LAD (73-54) lost to NYM, 3-4, 128. All of this impressed the voters for the MVP more than Davis's performance did. The stadium opened on April 10 with a game against the Cincinnati Reds. Ernie Bowman pinch ran for McCovey and Felipe Alou walked to load the bases. Phoenix, AZ 85004 Many thanks to him. Height of bar is margin of victory Mouseover bar for details Click for box score Grouped by Month, 57. Please note that players may not be in the uniform of the correct team in these images. The Dodgers didn't miss another opportunity in 1963 as they won the National League pennant. He started three games, but lasted a total of 6 2/3 innings and gave up nine runs and went 0-2 along with a no-decision. The Dodgers and Giants finished the 1961 season second and third respectively in the NL, with records of 8965 and 8569. [6] The Dodgers went 206 in July while the Giants went 1611, allowing the Dodgers to take the league lead on July 8 and hold it until season's last regular game. They installed Wes Parker, a 25-year-old defensive whiz with a very untested bat, as the regular at first. Football Stats - NFL - CFL - AFL - Arena Football - Indoor Football - Search If anything, the culling of the roster may have benefited the Dodgers, as it forced some choices, and the Dodgers were decisive in making them. The club had to spend much money renovating the aging structure and getting the field in condition in time for Opening Day.5, The Mets first scheduled games against the Los Angeles Dodgers were a holiday doubleheader on May 30, 1962. Roebuck barely managed to knock the ball down to hold Mays to a single and Mays said he was "still mad" after the game because he had expected more from the hit. Hockey Stats - NHL - WHA - Minor League Hockey - Search Darrell Peters topped the squad with 15 wins, and Ken Page earned a 2.87 ERA, leading qualifying pitchers. All major league baseball data including pitch type, velocity, batted ball location, Batting - 99, Pitching - 99 William Shea, a prominent New York lawyer, was appointed by Mayor Robert Wagner to head a committee charged with getting a new National League team in New York.2 The committee also included former US Postmaster General James Farley and businessmen Clint Blume and Bernard Gimbel. Total Zone Rating and initial framework for Wins above Replacement calculations provided by Sean Smith. (Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.) Wills also led the league in playing in all 165 of the Dodgers' games (including their three-game playoff with the Giants) and with 695 at-bats. 1st [2] In an offseason trade with the Chicago White Sox the Giants acquired Billy Pierce and Don Larsen for Bob Farley, Eddie Fisher, Dom Zanni, and Verle Tiefenthaler. Find out more. In the fifth inning Maury Wills hit an inside-the-park home run against Moorhead and Tommy Davis drove in Willie Davis with a single to make the score 12-3. Within weeks of that game, the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles and the Giants to San Francisco, leaving the Yankees as the only New York team.1 This obviously created a void for National League . Jos Pagn singled to lead off the inning, Marichal reached on a throwing error by the pitcher on a throw to second base which allowed Pagn to move to third, and Pagn scored on a Harvey Kuenn single. Aug 29, LAD (75-57) lost to PHI, 3-13, 144. Multi-year: Register now to join us on July 5-9, 2023, in Chicago. In the following off-season, again the Dodgers made no significant changes. The Dodgers OF consisting of Tommy Davis in LF, Willie Davis in CF and Frank Howard in RF provided most Of the Power for the Dodgers as Tommy Davis hit 27 HRs with 153 RBIs - Willie Davis (who was voted the NL Sophomore Of the year in 1962) hit 21 HRs with 85 RBIs and Big Frank Howard jacked 31 HRs with 118 RBIs. So the Dodgers faced an immediate rebuilding project. [19], Game 3 matched the Giants' Juan Marichal against Johnny Podres, though Dodgers' manager Walt Alston had considered starting reliever Larry Sherry. 3 Mets Franchise Timeline, MLB.com. [17] Larsen then induced a flyball out by Gilliam and the inning was over. Watch our How-To Videos to Become a Stathead, Subscribe to Stathead and get access to more data than you can imagine. Copyright 2000-2023 Sports Reference LLC. Do you have a sports website? - unknown, for minors. NL_West In 1965, the Dodgers were once again World Champions. [17][18] Coincidentally Wills, who scored the winning run, celebrated his 30th birthday on the same day as Game 2. Dodger Stadium received positive reviews from both the Dodgers and Reds on Opening Day 1962. Tommy Davis then hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Gilliam and advancing Snider. var pfHeaderImgUrl = '';var pfHeaderTagline = '';var pfdisableClickToDel = 0;var pfHideImages = 0;var pfImageDisplayStyle = 'right';var pfDisablePDF = 0;var pfDisableEmail = 0;var pfDisablePrint = 0;var pfCustomCSS = 'https://www.baseball-almanac.com/css/print.css';var pfBtVersion='2';(function(){var js,pf;pf=document.createElement('script');pf.type='text/javascript';pf.src='//cdn.printfriendly.com/printfriendly.js';document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(pf)})(); The 1963 Los Angeles Dodgers played 162 games during the regular season, won 99 games, lost 63 games, and finished in first position. While not officially part of the 40-man roster, players on the 60-day injured list (IL-60) are included on the 40-Man tab. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. in Sep 19, LAD (60-88) lost to SFG, 0-3, 149. Much of the play-by-play, game results, and transaction information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. Full-year historical Major League statistics provided by Pete Palmer and Gary Gillette of Hidden Game Sports. The Los Angeles Dodgers were the other team to finish on top in the National League between 1962 and 1968 like the Cards, they were a three-time champ in those years and they demonstrated neither such extreme. Then suddenly that fall, the ride came to an end: the Dodgers were swept by the Orioles in the World Series, Koufax stunned the baseball world by announcing his retirement at age 30, and Wills jumped the team during a post-season exhibition tour of Japan, leading the organization to unload him. In each season from 1962 to 1967 the Mets lost 16 of 18 games to the Dodgers. update=copyright.getFullYear(); About Us - Contact Us - Credits - Recommended - Privacy Policy - Schedule and Scores [6] The Dodgers went 206 in July while the Giants went 1611, allowing the Dodgers to take the league lead on July 8 and hold it until season's last regular game.[7]. 27th. Find out more. Jul 31, LAD (61-44) lost to STL, 3-4, 113. The 1962 National League tie-breaker series was a three-game playoff series that extended Major League Baseball's (MLB) 1962 regular season to determine the winner of the National League (NL) pennant. We present them here for purely educational purposes. [16], Bobby Bolin entered as the new pitcher for the Giants in the bottom of the eighth. In return they received John Kennedy, a great-glove, no-bat third baseman, and the prize of the package: 25-year-old control-artist southpaw Claude Osteen. document.write(update); 1962 MLB All-Star Rosters: AMERICAN LEAGUE: NATIONAL LEAGUE: Jim Kaat, MIN: Hank . (1st of 10), Park Factors: The play drew comment after the game, as some writers believed Perry had a chance to throw to third base to put out the lead runner Wills. [10] Alston won the flip, opting to play the first game in San Francisco and the remaining two games in Los Angeles. However, Ed Roebuck relieved Podres and escaped the inning without allowing a run. The Dodgers were likely as surprised as anyone in 1959 when they ended up winning the pennant and World Series. The top draft pick in the June draft was catcher Mike Scioscia from Springfield High School in Pennsylvania. Jim Davenport led off the inning with a home run to make the score 30 and Ed Bailey followed with a single. All images are property the copyright holder and are displayed here for informational purposes only. Farm Director: Charlie Blaney. Sep 15, LAD (82-64) lost to CHC, 6-8. Prices may vary based on condition, and the type of authenticity that accompanies the baseball. [11][12] He started three games in his return prior to the tie-breaker, losing all three and pitching just seven-and-two-thirds innings across the three starts. The 1963 Los Angeles Dodgers team roster seen on this page includes every player who appeared in a game during the 1963 season. On October 17, 1960, the franchise was formally awarded to a group led by Joan Payson, a New York society figure.3, To get a new team, the city had to build a new stadium. The extraordinary team that emerged in 1962 appeared ready for a sustained run of excellence. Soccer Stats - MLS - Women's - Division II & III - NASL - MASL - MISL - Search The 1960s marked the first full decade of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The consent submitted will only be used for data processing originating from this website. Johnny Podres also continued his outstanding pitching in the 1960s with 68 victories, including an 18-5 mark in 1961. The Dodgers announced Daryl Spencer as a pinch hitter for Snider and the Giants countered by bringing Gaylord Perry in relief of LeMay. All rights reserved. Logos were compiled by the amazing SportsLogos.net. To attract fans, the Mets had signed many veteran players who were past their prime. [3][4] The Dodgers moved to a new home field, Dodger Stadium, for the 1962 season. [16], Jack Sanford had allowed just four baserunners through his first five innings, only one of whom reached scoring position. As fans of the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants died, the rivalry became dormant. Subscribe to Stathead Baseball: Get your first month FREEYour All-Access Ticket to the Baseball Reference Database. Koufax was the key to the championship year. New York Mets 6 Winning 101 regular season games, in many seasons they would have breezed to the pennant, but in this particular year they were caught at the very end, and defeated in an excruciating 3-game playoff by the immensely talented juggernaut from San Francisco. 1962 Major League Season Minor Leagues Standings Schedule Fielding Batting Pitching Managers Fielding Standard Fielding Appearances Pitcher Catcher First Base Second Base Third Base Shortstop Left Field Center Field Right Field Outfield Batting Standard Batting Value Advanced Batting Sabermetric Batting Win Probability Spring Training Other Sports Stats - World TeamTennis Stats - World TeamTennis Search - unknown, for minors. 8 Robert L. Teague, Mets and Dodgers Trade Quips During Merry Reunions Here,New York Times, June 1, 1962. The Dodgers took a 32 lead in the bottom of the inning as Snider singled and scored on a home run by Tommy Davis. After the game Dark explained his decision to remove his thus far successful pitcher: "Sanford was suffering from a cold and he was pooped. Become a Stathead & surf this site ad-free. Select Player Pool Select a Split. Aug 22, LAD (52-71) lost to CHC, 4-5, 124. He has frequently been a presenter at baseball forums such as the SABR National Convention, the Nine Spring Training Conference, and the Cooperstown Symposium. Willie McCovey pinch hit for Hiller and walked to advance Kuenn. John Roseboro, who joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1957, played in three World Series during the 1960s (catching every inning) and was a five-time All-Star during his career. Wills attempted to advance to third, but was thrown out by Willie Mays. However, Larsen intentionally walked both Roseboro and Willie Davis to load the bases and induced a ground out by Roebuck to end the inning. Do you have a blog? [22] Had the Dodgers not yielded the lead in the final inning they instead would have earned a postseason berth, their first since winning the pennant via a tie-breaker in 1959. The Dodgers sent Howard, their only hitter with consistent home run power, to the Washington Senators, along with a promising young power-hitting third baseman (Ken McMullen) and two of the struggling young pitchers (Ortega and Richert). Aug 8, LAD (65-48) lost to CIN, 0-18, 118. [20] The pair kept the game scoreless through two innings before the Giants opened the scoring in the top of the third. If you would like to change your settings or withdraw consent at any time, the link to do so is in our privacy policy accessible from our home page.. [15], The game continued without scoring until the eighth inning. Aug 29, LAD (53-76) lost to STL, 2-3, 130. Sep 26, LAD (61-94) lost to HOU, 4-5, 156. Koufax was again masterful as he posted two complete game victories in the Series, including a 2-0 shutout in Game 7. I like to live as big as I can." The Los Angeles Times described the Dodgers' season as a "gamut of sublime" and "ridiculous", noting their successessuch as Maury Wills' 100 stolen bases breaking Ty Cobb's single-season record, Don Drysdale's 25 wins, and Sandy Koufax's no-hitter on June 30together with problems such as the 18 unearned runs the defense had allowed for the season behind Drysdale, and other fielding issues. Sep 10, LAD (56-84) lost to SDP, 1-3, 141. Logos were compiled by the amazing SportsLogos.net. He was selected Most Valuable Player and Cy Young winner, while also garnering World Series honors and was named to the All-Star team. The Dodgers evened the series with an 87 victory in Game 2, breaking their 35-inning scoreless streak in what was then the longest nine-inning game in MLB history. The first game took place at Candlestick Park and the second and third were played at Dodger Stadium. The 1962 series was the fourth tie-breaker playoff in the National League's 87 years of operation, with the previous ones having taken place in 1946, 1951 and 1959. Ron Fairly tripled and scored on a single by Frank Howard, who scored himself on Koufaxs groundout. Join our linker program. 5 Stew Thornley, Land of the Giants: New Yorks Polo Grounds (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2000), 115-116. Dave Hillman relieved Hook and immediately gave up a home run to Fairly. The 1964 Dodgers hit just 79 homers, their fewest since 1946, and scored just 614 runs, their fewest since 1927. [21] Gilliam was put out for the second out of the inning, but Wills stole third base and then scored on a throwing error by the catcher trying to catch him. Davenport then singled and Sherry was relieved by Jack Smith who finished the inning without further damage. 2023 . The Giants continued to hit Perranoski in the top of the eighth, with singles by Davenport and Mays to open the inning. Jun 13, LAD (26-31) lost to CIN, 1-11, 90. Lacrosse Stats - MLL - NLL - Lacrosse Search Bobby Cox paced the team with 16 home runs and recorded 82 runs batted in, while leading batters with significant playing time with a .278 average. The SPORTS REFERENCE and STATHEAD trademarks are owned exclusively by Sports Reference LLC. [22], The Dodgers cut into the lead in the fourth, as Snider doubled to lead off, advanced to third on a Tommy Davis single, and scored on a groundout by Frank Howard. In 1958, quite unlike their upstate rivals, the team the Dodgers brought to California was distinctly over the hill. Full-year historical Major League statistics provided by Pete Palmer and Gary Gillette of Hidden Game Sports. Finished We present them here for purely educational purposes. 1962 Salem Dodgers Roster. Aug 25, LAD (53-73) lost to PIT, 3-10, 127. The Dodgers finished second in the National League West at 88-74, becoming the fifth team since 1969 to miss the playoffs one year after winning the World Series. National League [18] Spencer laid down a successful sacrifice bunt, advancing the two runners to second and third base. In addition to the sources cited in the Notes, the author also consulted Baseball-Reference.com and Retrosheet.org. Join our linker program. This made the score 40 in favor of the Giants with Hiller on second and Sanford on first, still with only one out in the inning. The 1962 Mets roster included a number of other Brooklyn Dodger alumni as well: pitchers Clem Labine and Roger Craig, infielders Don Zimmer and Charlie Neal, and catcher Joe Pignatano, as well as coach Cookie Lavagetto. John Orsino entered as the new catcher to replace the injured Haller. The Dodgers won the game 13-6, getting 19 hits off the Mets pitchers, including home runs by Willie Davis, Ron Fairly, and Maury Wills (two). Drysdale led the league with 25 wins, 41 games started, 19 complete games, 314 innings pitched, and 232 strikeouts. If you can help us improve this game story,contact us. Aug 21, LAD (52-70) lost to CHC, 2-3, 123. 7 Joseph M. Sheehan, Dodgers Defeat Mets, 13-6 and 6-5, Before 55,704, Stretching Streak to 10,New York Times, May 31, 1962. Many thanks to him. Don Drysdale recorded 25 wins on the mound for the team, and Johnny Podres added 15 or more wins, too Sandy Koufax recorded a 2.54 ERA, best among regularly-used pitchers. [16], Ron Perranoski entered as the new pitcher for the seventh, Camilli took his place as the new catcher, and Ron Fairly replaced Wally Moon at first base. Jul 17, LAD (40-50) lost to PHI, 3-11, 91. Once again, the Dodgers faced the Yankees in the World Series, but Los Angeles shocked the Bronx Bombers, sweeping them in four games while holding a potent Yankee offense to just four runs. Record: One might expect that a team with plummeting offense would look to try and find another bat or two. The Giants held the lead for the last time on July 7. The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball. Steve Treder has been a co-author of every Hardball Times Annual publication since its inception in 2004. Aug 25, LAD (73-55) lost to NYM, 5-7, 129. Roster. On that date the Mets record was 12-27 while the Dodgers was 31-15. 1962 Los Angeles Dodgers Roster | StatMuse The 1962 Los Angeles Dodgers roster for the MLB regular season and playoffs Company About Shoutouts Product Technology Examples Data Personalities Platforms Menu Company About Shoutouts Product Technology Examples Data Personalities Platforms the official stats partner of the NBA, NHL and MLB. The play drew arguments from Mays, Alvin Dark, and third base coach Whitey Lockman as third base umpire Jocko Conlan appeared to call Mays safe before changing it to out. Meanwhile, the Giants won 21 over the Houston Colt .45's, after an eighth-inning home run by Willie Mays. The Giants won the ensuing playoff series two games to one. Much of the play-by-play, game results, and transaction information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. Aug 12, LAD (48-65) lost to CIN, 2-3, 115.

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