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1962 New York MetsSeason Roster
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Frank Thomas played for the 1962 New York Mets
LeagueNational LeagueLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameMets
LocationNew York,New York
Record40-120 (10th)League Rank10thMLB Rank19th
BallparkPolo Grounds
ManagerCasey StengelGeneral ManagerGeorge Weiss
CoachesSolly Hemus (Assistant Coach), Rogers Hornsby (Third Base Coach), Red Kress (Assistant Coach), Cookie Lavagetto (Assistant Coach), Red Ruffing (Pitching Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickNone
Attendance922,530 (Rank: 12th)
Years Available1962-2018

Team History -- 1962 Statistics -- 1962 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 
The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1962 New York Mets.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1962 baseball season.

1962 New York Mets Roster

TopNEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
20Craig AndersonP6-2 205 R-R 1938-07-01 23Washington,DC MLB1961-19641961-1964   Lehigh U.
1960-   UDFA-SLN
 
1Richie AshburnOF5-10 170 L-R 1927-03-19 35Tilden,Nebraska MLB1948-19621948-1962Tilden (Tilden,NE)    
3Gus BellOF6-2 196 L-R 1928-11-15 33Louisville,Kentucky MLB1950-19641950-1964Flaget (Louisville,KY)    
11Ed Bouchee1B6-1 205 L-L 1933-03-07 29Livingston,Montana MLB1956-19621956-1962Lewis & Clark (Spokane,WA)Washington St    
8Chris CannizzaroC6-0 190 R-R 1938-05-03 24Oakland,California MLB1956-19741960-1974San Leandro (San Leandro,CA)
1956-   UDFA-SLN
 
7Elio ChaconSS5-9 160 R-R 1936-10-26 25Caracas,Venezuela MLB1960-19621960-1962  
1956-   UDFA-CIN
 
44Harry ChitiC6-3 225 R-R 1932-11-16 29Kincaid,Illinois MLB1950-19771950-1962Northwestern (Detroit,MI)    
23Joe ChristopherOF5-10 176 R-R 1935-12-13 26Frederiksted,Virgin Islands MLB1959-19661959-1966  
1955-   UDFA-PIT
 
26Galen CiscoP5-11 215 R-R 1936-03-07 26St. Marys,Ohio MLB1961-19691961-1969St. Mary's Memorial (St. Marys,OH)Ohio St
1958-   UDFA-BOS
 
17Choo Choo ColemanC5-9 165 L-R 1937-08-25 24Orlando,Florida MLB1961-19661961-1966  
1955-   UDFA-WS1
 
6Cliff Cook3B-OF6-0 188 R-R 1936-08-20 25Dallas,Texas MLB1959-19631959-1963Sunset (Dallas,TX)
1955-   UDFA-CIN
 
38Roger CraigP6-4 191 R-R 1930-02-17 32Durham,North Carolina MLB1955-19661955-1966   North Carolina St    
35Ray DaviaultP6-1 170 R-R 1934-05-27 28Montreal,Quebec MLB1962-19621962-1962  
1953-   UDFA-BRO
 
29John DeMeritOF6-1 195 R-R 1936-01-08 26West Bend,Wisconsin MLB1957-19621957-1962Port Washington (Port Washington,WI)Wisconsin    
12Sammy Drake2B-3B5-11 175 B-R 1934-10-07 27Little Rock,Arkansas MLB1960-19621960-1962Dunbar (Little Rock,AR)
1954-   UDFA-CHN
 
27Larry FossP6-2 187 R-R 1936-04-18 26Castleton,Kansas MLB1961-19621961-1962   Wichita St
1955-   UDFA-PIT
 
12Joe GinsbergC5-11 180 L-R 1926-10-11 35New York,New York MLB1948-19621948-1962Cooley (Detroit,MI)    
6Rick Herrscher1B-3B6-2 187 R-R 1936-11-03 25St. Louis,Missouri MLB1962-19621962-1962Cleveland (St. Louis,MO)So.Methodist U.
1958-   UDFA-MLB
 
9Jim HickmanOF6-4 205 R-R 1937-05-10 25Henning,Tennessee MLB1956-19741962-1974Ripley (Ripley,TN)
1956-   UDFA-SLN
 
34Dave HillmanP5-11 168 R-R 1927-09-14 34Dungannon,Virginia MLB1955-19621955-1962      
14Gil Hodges1B6-1 200 R-R 1924-04-04 38Princeton,Indiana MLB1943-19631943-1963Petersburg (Petersburg,IN)Saint Joseph's Col    
47Jay HookP6-2 182 L-R 1936-11-18 25Waukegan,Illinois MLB1957-19641957-1964Grayslake Central (Grayslake,IL)Northwestern U.    
29Willard HunterP6-2 180 R-L 1934-03-08 28Newark,New Jersey MLB1962-19641962-1964   Wake Forest U.
1955-   UDFA-BRO
 
15Al JacksonP5-10 169 L-L 1935-12-25 26Waco,Texas MLB1959-19691959-1969Moore (Waco,TX)Wiley Col
1955-   UDFA-PIT
 
28,36Sherman JonesP6-4 205 L-R 1935-02-10 27Winton,North Carolina MLB1960-19621960-1962  
1953-   UDFA-NY1
 
10Rod Kanehl2B6-1 180 R-R 1934-04-01 28Wichita,Kansas MLB1962-19641962-1964Springfield Catholic (Springfield,MO)Drury U.
1954-   UDFA-NYA
 
21Ed Kranepool1B6-3 215 L-L 1944-11-08 17New York,New York MLB1962-19791962-1979James Monroe (Bronx,NY)
1962-   UDFA-NYN
 
41Clem LabineP6-0 180 R-R 1926-08-06 35Lincoln,Rhode Island MLB1950-19621950-1962Woonsocket (Woonsocket,RI)    
5Hobie LandrithC5-10 170 L-R 1930-03-16 32Decatur,Illinois MLB1950-19631950-1963Northeastern (Detroit,MI)Michigan St    
19Ken MacKenzieP6-0 185 R-L 1934-03-10 28Gore Bay,Ontario MLB1960-19651960-1965   Yale U.
1956-   UDFA-MLB
 
18Felix Mantilla3B6-0 160 R-R 1934-07-29 27Isabela,Puerto Rico MLB1956-19661956-1966      
6Jim Marshall1B6-1 190 L-L 1931-05-25 31Danville,Illinois MLB1958-19621958-1962Compton (Compton,CA)El Camino-Compton Center    
36Bob MillerP6-1 185 R-L 1935-07-15 26Berwyn,Illinois MLB1953-19621953-1962J. Sterling Morton East (Cicero,IL)    
24Bob MillerP-P6-1 182 R-R 1939-02-18 23St. Louis,Missouri MLB1957-19741957-1974William Beaumont (St. Louis,MO)    
-Bob MillerP6-1 185 R-L 1935-07-15 26Berwyn,Illinois MLB1953-19621953-1962J. Sterling Morton East (Cicero,IL)    
24Bob MillerP6-1 182 R-R 1939-02-18 23St. Louis,Missouri MLB1957-19741957-1974William Beaumont (St. Louis,MO)    
26Vinegar Bend MizellP6-3 205 R-L 1930-08-13 31Vinegar Bend,Alabama MLB1952-19621952-1962Leaksville (Leaksville,MS)    
26Herb MofordP6-1 175 R-R 1928-08-06 33Brooksville,Kentucky MLB1955-19621955-1962      
22Bob MoorheadP6-1 208 R-R 1938-01-23 24Chambersburg,Pennsylvania MLB1962-19651962-1965  
1958-   UDFA-CIN
 
4Charlie Neal2B5-10 165 R-R 1931-01-30 31Longview,Texas MLB1956-19631956-1963      
5Joe PignatanoC5-10 180 R-R 1929-08-04 32Brooklyn,New York MLB1957-19621957-1962Westinghouse (Brooklyn,NY)    
16Bobby Gene SmithOF5-11 185 R-R 1934-05-28 28Hood River,Oregon MLB1957-19651957-1965      
16Sammy TaylorC6-2 185 L-R 1933-02-27 29Woodruff,South Carolina MLB1958-19631958-1963      
25Frank ThomasOF6-3 205 R-R 1929-06-11 33Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1951-19661951-1966Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Mississauga,ON)    
2Marv Throneberry1B6-0 197 L-L 1933-09-02 28Collierville,Tennessee MLB1955-19631955-1963Collierville (Collierville,TN)    
11Gene WoodlingOF5-9 195 L-R 1922-08-16 39Akron,Ohio MLB1943-19621943-1962Akron East (Akron,OH)    
17Don Zimmer3B5-7 175 R-R 1931-01-17 31Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1954-19651954-1965Western Hills (Cincinnati,OH)    
47 Players