1962 December

1st  A complete overhaul and reduction of the minor league classifications is made. The Eastern and South Atlantic Leagues are promoted from Class A to Class AA. Classes B, C and D are abolished with those leagues being promoted to Class A. The Class B leagues were the Carolina and Northwest Leagues; The Class C leagues were the California, Mexican Center, Northern and Pioneer Leagues. The Class D leagues were the Florida State, Georgia-Florida, Midwest, New York-Pennsylvania and Western Carolina Leagues. The Appalachian League moves from Class D to Rookie classification.

3rd  Former players Frank Crosetti and John Schulte file suit to halt any increased ML pension benefits that fail to include old-time players.

7th  J. G. Taylor Spink, longtime publisher of The Sporting News,dies at age 74 in St. Louis.

11thThe Red Sox send P Tracy Stallard, and infielders Pumpsie Green and Al Moran to the Mets for infielder Felix Mantilla.  Tomorrow they will ship Carroll Hardy to Houston for Dick Williams.

15thThe San Francisco Giants trade pitchers Stu Miller and Mike McCormick, along with C Johnny Orsino, to Baltimore for pitchers Jack Fisher and Billy Hoeft, and C Jim Coker.

22nd  Harris County voters approve a bond issue to complete the financing of an all-weather stadium to house the Houston Colt 45s.

31st  The state of Ohio withdraws a suit against the Reds when owner Bill DeWitt agrees in writing that the club will stay in Cincinnati for 10 years.