DSB-H-1962

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DSB-H-1962

13.95

The 1962 Season Set.  The 1962 Major League Baseball season is memorable for several reasons.  While the AL expanded by two teams in 1961, the NL waited until 1962 to add the New York Mets and the Houston Colt .45's.  Both leagues would play a 162 game season with the Mets playing at the Polo Grounds and the Colt .45's at Colt Stadium.  Dodger Stadium opened up at Chavez Ravine and was the home park for both the Dodgers and the Angels.  D.C. Stadium would be home for the Senators.  In fact, Angel rookie Bo Belinsky threw a no-hitter on the 5th of May at Dodger Stadium.  Sandy Koufax threw his first of four career no-hitters soon after against the Mets in Los Angeles.  The New York Yankees were the class of the American League finishing 5.0 games ahead of the Minnesota Twins.  The National League, however, would experience a historic pennant race.  The San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers both finished 162 games with 101-61 records.  The tie would be broken with a three game playoff which the Giants won 2 games to 1.  The Yankees beat the Giants in a classic seven game World Series with the Yankees beating the Giants 1-0 in the deciding game.  Mickey Mantle won the AL MVP Award while Maury Wills won the NL MVP Award, stealing 104 bases.  Don Drysdale won the MLB Cy Young Award.  Willie Mays, Frank Robinson, Harmon Killebrew and many others had tremendous seasons as well.  1962 epitomizes the golden age of baseball.  Relive all of it with Dugout Steps Baseball and the 1962 Season Set.

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