Friday, August 13, 2010

1962 Season Wrap-Up

Surprisingly, the Angels finishing 3rd in the American League with a record of 86 wins and 76 losses. Not bad for a second-year expansion team sharing a brand-new stadium with the Los Angeles Dodgers. On May 5, Bo Belinsky who went 10-11 on the season, threw the first no-hitter in Angels history, and the first one at Chavez Ravine, beating the Baltimore Orioles 2-0. Team leaders were Ken McBride who contributed an 11-5 record with a 3.50 ERA, Leon Wagner who led the hitters with 37 HRs and 107 RBI, and Lee Thomas close behind hitting 26 homers with 104 RBI. Albie Pearson was 4th in the league with a batting average of .304 and Jim Fregosi was second in the league in triples with 12. Bill Rigney was named Associated Press AL Manager of the Year.

Bobby Darwin signed as an amateur free agent.
Ed Kirkpatrick signed as an amateur free agent.
Jim McGlothlin signed as an amateur free agent.
Paul Schaal signed as an amateur free agent.
Ed Sukla signed as an amateur free agent.
Ken Turner signed as an amateur free agent.
Jackie Warner signed as an amateur free agent.
March 30, 1962 Purchased Frank Leja from St. Louis Cardinals.
April 6, 1962 Aubrey Gatewood returned from New York Mets.
April 9, 1962 Joe Nuxhall signed as a free agent.
May 1, 1962 Returned Red Witt to Pittsburgh Pirates.
May 5, 1962 Traded Frank Leja to Milwaukee Braves in exchange for Bob Botz.
May 8, 1962 Purchased Billy Consolo from Philadelphia Phillies.
May 12, 1962 Traded Marlan Coughtry to Kansas City Athletics in exchange for Gordie Windhorn.
May 15, 1962 Joe Nuxhall released.
May 29, 1962 Traded Jim Donohue to Minnesota Twins in exchange for Don Lee.
June 26, 1962 Lost Billy Consolo to Kansas City Athletics on waivers.
July 20, 1962 Mike Lee signed as a free agent.
July 21, 1962 Traded $35000 and a player to be named later to Kansas City Athletics in exchange for Dan Osinski; Kansas City Athletics received Ted Bowsfield (November 26, 1962).
July 23, 1962 Sold Gordie Windhorn to Kansas City Athletics.
September 2, 1962 Purchased Julio Navarro from San Francisco Giants.
September 8, 1962 Art Fowler released.
October 15, 1962 Purchased Mel Nelson from St. Louis Cardinals.
October 29, 1962 Purchased Bob Turley from New York Yankees.
November 26, 1962 Major League Draft Selected Gordie Richardson from St. Louis Cardinals.
Selected Bob Sadowski from Chicago White Sox.
December 2, 1962 Winston Llenas signed as a free agent.
December 11, 1962 Traded Earl Averill to Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for Jacke Davis.

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