1962 November

6th  Answering rumors that senior consultant Rickey wants Stan Musial to retire, Cardinals owner August Busch says The Man will play until it is time to become a club vice president. Further, Bing Devine is still running the club.

8th  Charlie Metro, head coach of the Cubs college of coaches from June 4th to season’s end (43-69), is fired.

14th  Bob Kennedy joins the Cubs coaching staff as its eighth and final member.

15th  Don Drysdale wins the Cy Young Award, outpolling Jack Sanford 14-4.

      The White Sox release Early Wynn so that the 299-game winner will be free to deal with other clubs, and earn his 300th. He’ll sign with Cleveland.

16th  John McHale and six former stockholders of the White Sox purchase the Milwaukee Braves from the Perini Corporation for $6,218,480.

19th  The Cards send newly acquired Don Cardwell, along with SS Julio Gotay, to the Pirates for Dick Groat and P Diomedes Olivo. Groat, the MVP in 1960, will be the All-Star SS for the next 2 years, and anchor the Cards’ infield.

20th  Sale of the Cleveland Indians is completed as Bill Daley and Gabe Paul take control.

      Mickey Mantle is named the AL Most Valuable Player for the third time.

21st  Pittsburgh trades 1B Dick Stuart and P Jack Lamabe to Boston for P Don Schwall, last year’s Rookie of the Year Award winner, and C Jim Pagliaroni.

23rd  Dodgers SS Maury Wills is named the NL’s Most Valuable Player.

25th  Boston trades AL batting champ Pete Runnels to Houston for OF Roman Mejias.

26thThe Yankees say good-bye to Moose Skowron, trading him to the Dodgers for P Stan Williams.  Williams wins 9 for the Yanks, but Moose is little help to the Dodgers.

      The Reds draft 32-year-old veteran pitcher Al Worthington from Indianapolis (AA).  Worthington led the AA with a 15-4 record.

27thThe Braves swap aging slugger Joe Adcock and P Jack Curtis to the Indians for P Frank Funk, outfielders Don Dillard and Ty Cline. With the addition of the 35-year-old slugger Adcock, 1B prospect Walt Bond will spend another year in the minors. Bond hit .380 with 6 HRs in 50 at-bats for Cleveland in September.

28thThe Chicago Cubs trade pitcher Bob Anderson to Detroit for light-hitting outfielder Steve Boros. Anderson was 33-45 in his 5 years in Chicago.

29th  ML officials and player representatives agree to return to a single All-Star Game in 1963. The players’ pension fund will receive 95 percent of the one game’s proceeds (rather than 60 percent of the 2 games).

      After 61 years, the American Association (AAA) folds, with some of the franchises being absorbed by the International League and the Pacific Coast League. The PCL adds the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX; Denver, CO and Oklahoma City, OK Clubs and drops the Vancouver, BC club. The International League adds the Indianapolis, IN and Little Rock, AK clubs. As a result, both leagues became ten club leagues.