1962 Baseball Season Highlights
- The Yankees go off on another run, taking a third consecutive American League flag.
- The Giants win the 1962 National League pennant in playoff.
- The Dodgers are involved in the fourth pennant playoff since 1946 and lose for third time.
- The Yankees eke out a 1962 World Series win in seven games.
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June 30, 1962.
- Sandy Koufax of the Dodgers no-hits the Mets on June 30.
- New York's Ralph Terry wins 1-0 over Jack Sanford in game seven of the World Series.
- Bobby Richardson ends the World Series by spearing Willie McCovey's line drive, leaving the tying and winning runs in scoring position.
- The Yankees win their 20th World Series in the past 40 years.
- The Yankees hit just .199, the lowest batting average by a winning team in a seven-game World Series.
- Dodger Maury Wills is the 1962 National League MVP, edging out Willie Mays.
- Mickey Mantle is named the American League MVP.
- Dodger Don Drysdale tops the majors with 25 wins and captures the Cy Young Award.
- Tommy Davis of the Dodgers wins the 1962 National League batting crown (.346) and knocks home 153 runs, most by anyone in majors since 1949.
- Wills steals a major league record 104 bases.
- Mays leads the majors with 49 homers and 382 total bases.
- The expansion New York Mets lose a modern major league record 120 games.
- Jackie Robinson becomes the first black player inducted into the Hall of Fame.
- Sanford wins 16 straight games.
- The expansion Los Angeles Angels finish third in American League and lead the loop as late as July 4.
- The National League wins the first All-Star Game of year, 3-1 at Washington.
- The American League wins the year's second All-Star Game, played almost three weeks after the first one, 9-4 at Wrigley Field.
- On September 12, Washington's Tom Cheney Ks 21 Orioles in a 16-inning game, winning 2-1.
- Bo Belinsky of the Angels no-hits Baltimore on May 5.
- Earl Wilson of the Red Sox no-hits the Angels on June 26.
- Bill Monbouquette of Boston no-hits Chicago on August 1.
- Jack Kralick of Minnesota no-hits Kansas City on August 26.
- The three Sadowskis -- Ted, Ed, and Bob -- are the last trio of brothers to all be active in the American League in same year.
- Dodger Stadium opens on April 10.
- Harmon Killebrew sets a major league record when he fans 142 times.
- Pittsburgh reliever Diomedes Olivo, age 43, is the oldest rookie in major league history.
- On October 2, the Dodgers and Giants play for four hours and 18 minutes, setting a major league record for the longest nine-inning game.
- Cincinnati's Frank Robinson tops the majors in runs (134), doubles (51), and slugging average (.624), and leads the National League in on-base percentage (.424).
- Davis leads the majors with 230 hits and 246 runs produced.
- Pirate Elroy Face sets a new National League save record with 28.
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