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1962 Milwaukee Braves
Major league affiliations
1962 Information
Owner(s) William Bartholomay
General Manager(s) John McHale
Manager(s) Birdie Tebbetts
Local television WTMJ-TV
(Earl Gillespie, Blaine Walsh, Ernie Johnson)
Local radio WEMP
(Earl Gillespie, Blaine Walsh)



  • October 10, 1961: Merritt Ranew was drafted from the Braves by the Houston Colt .45s in the 1961 MLB expansion draft.[1]
  • November 8, 1961: Ellis Burton was acquired by the Braves from the Toronto Maple Leafs as part of a minor league working agreement.[2]
  • November 28, 1961: Frank Thomas was traded by the Braves with a player to be named later to the New York Mets for a player to be named later and cash. The deal was completed on May 21, 1962, when the Mets sent Gus Bell to the Braves and the Braves sent Rick Herrscher to the Mets.[3]
  • December 15, 1961: Joe Azcue was traded by the Milwaukee Braves with Ed Charles and Manny Jimenez to the Kansas City Athletics for Lou Klimchock and Bob Shaw. [4]
  • Prior to 1962 season: Hal Haydel was signed as an amateur free agent by the Braves.[5]

Regular season


Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
San Francisco Giants 103 62 -- .624
Los Angeles Dodgers 102 63 1 .618
Cincinnati Reds 98 64 3.5 .605
Pittsburgh Pirates 83 68 8 .578
Milwaukee Braves 86 76 15.5 .531
St. Louis Cardinals 84 78 17.5 .519
Philadelphia Phillies 81 80 20 .503
Houston Colt .45s 64 96 36.5 .400
Chicago Cubs 59 103 42.5 .364
New York Mets 40 120 60.5 .250


1962 Milwaukee Braves roster
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Player stats


Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
LF Bell, GusGus Bell 79 214 61 .285 5 24

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Maye, LeeLee Maye 99 349 85 .244 10 41


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Buhl, BobBob Buhl 1 2 0 1 22.50 1

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Burdette, LewLew Burdette 37 143.2 10 9 4.89 59
Curtis, JackJack Curtis 30 75.2 4 4 4.16 40

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Colonels American Association Jack Tighe
AAA Toronto Maple Leafs International League Chuck Dressen
AA Austin Senators Texas League Jimmy Brown
B Yakima Bears Northwest League Buddy Hicks
C Eau Claire Braves Northern League Jim Fanning
C Boise Braves Pioneer League Al Unser
D Dublin Braves Georgia-Florida League Bill Steinecke
D Cedar Rapids Red Raiders Midwest League Ken Blackman





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