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Phillies’ Gene Mauch is National League Manager of the Year

Oct. 22, 1962 - Gene Mauch, whose seventh-place Philadelphia Phillies were the hottest team in baseball in the last two months of the season, was named National League manager of the year today in polls of baseball writers conducted by the AP and UPI. Manager Alvin Dark of the Giants finished second in the voting, and the Dodgers’ Walter Alston was third. Mauch’s team won 30 of its last 44 games and finished with a record of 81-80, an improvement of 30-and-a-half games over its 1961 record of 47-107. The Phillies lost 23 straight games last year.


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