1962 Baseball Baedeker – Baltimore


This is the first post (of 20) sharing the 1962 Baseball Baedeker guide to every city & team in Major League Baseball in existence at the time. The guide was designed to make it easier for players and travelers to know where hotels, restaurants and assorted other spots were located.

From the guide:

Karl Baedecker was the founder of a German publishing firm of guide books covering all of Europe and parts of Africa. These guide books became so celebrated, and came into such universal use that the name “Baedeker” has become synonymous with guide book. In World War II the German air raids on the English cathedral towns were called “Baedeker Raids”

Published by Whisenant-Glenn Enterprises

Publisher’s Note:

This guide book came into being because as a traveling ball player I have long needed such a book covering the cities visited, listing places the would be useful and convenient to know about….
Our group assembled the lists over the past season (1961) and we hope too many places haven’t moved or changed their phone numbers….
We are sorry for any error or changes or omissions, but hope we’ll be informed of them so that they can be corrected in the next printing. And we hope you find this Baedeker as useful as we intend it to be.

*note – all images posted are from the Cardboard America Collection unless otherwise stated.

Baltimore, Maryland – Home of The Baltimore Orioles

Courtesy of Chris Creamer’s Sports Logos

1962 Record: (77-85) Finished 7th in the American League

The 1962 Orioles, managed by Billy Hitchcock were a thoroughly unremarkable team especially considering that there were FIVE future hall-of-famers on the team. Celebrated third baseman Brooks Robinson made his third of 15 consecutive all-star games.

Pitcher Robin Roberts, former Philadelphia Phillies great was 35 and on the downside of his career.
Ageless Hoyt Wilhelm was 39 years old, made the all-star team, finished with a 1.94 ERA and still managed to have a record of 7-10.

The other two future HOFers were not known for their on-the-field prowess.
Future Royals and Cardinals manager RF Whitey Herzog (traded in November 1962 to Detroit) and utility-infielder Dick Williams, manager of 6 teams over a 21-year career including Boston, Oakland, California, Montreal, San Diego. His Orioles contract purchased by the Colt 45s in October, 1962)

Memorial Stadium (1921-2001)
33 & Ellerslie – CH 3-9800
Tickets also available at Southern Hotel & Hotchschild-Kohn Stores.
Business office at Stadium.
Games start at 2 or 8 PM. TN at 6PM
Take Car 8, Crosstown Bus 22, Northwood 3, or Ednor Gardens 36. Ample parking lots.

Baltimore - Memorial Stadium
1962 Baltimore Memorial Stadium with majestic right center field scoreboard — largest in the world when it was first built in 1954 — sponsored by the Gunther Brewing Company. By 1962, Hamm’s had bought them out and replaced their sign on the scoreboard with their own. Photo by the Sporting News, published in their “Take Me Out to the BallPark” collection, 1983 – Image and blurb courtesy of Yesterday’s Game.

ORIOLE SPORTSCASTERS: Bob Murphy and Herb Carneal

Orioles’ games broadcast over WBAL radio and telecast over WJZ-TV.

Congress Hotel – 306 W. Franklin
Emerson Hotel – Baltimore & Calvert
St. James Hotel – 530 N. Charles
Lord Baltimore* – Baltimore & Hanover
*Hosts visiting ball teams

Boxwood Lodge 1630 Reisertown Rd. in Pikesville

Baltimore - Boxwood Lodge
Courtesy of eBay

Holiday Inn3600 Pulaski Highway

Baltimore - Holiday Inn
U.S. Highway 40 East
3600 Pulaski Highway
Swimming Pool – Air-Conditioned – Restaurant – Free TV – Free Teletype Reservations

Lan Lea Motel Apartments1727 York Rd. – Lutherville, Maryland

Baltimore - Lan Lea
Motel Rooms and Furnished Apartments With a Country Club Atmosphere
Direct Dial Phones – TV in every Unit
Air-Conditioned – Swimming Pool
In Beautiful Dulaney Valley, Baltimore’s Northern Suburbia. Two Miles North of Towson on York Rd. (Route No. 45)
1727 York Road – Lutherville, Maryland


Baltimore - Park Towson
Courtesy of William Bird

Sheraton Baltimore Inn – Broadway & Orleans

Baltimore - Sheraton
Courtesy of William Bird

Bitner’s Cocktail Lounge2401 E. Fayette
(Bitner’s didn’t last through 1962 – the property was put up for sale in July.)
Carousel Lounge1817 N. Charles
Celebrity Lounge19 E. North Ave.
Coronet Lounge22 E. Center
Famous Ballroom1717 N. Charles
Judge’s Musical Lounge3333 Greenmount Ave.
Living Room Cocktail Lounge102 N. Liberty
Oasis Nite ClubBaltimore & Frederick Sts.
Stabile’s Musical Bar3919 Eastern Ave.

Becker’s3016 Greenmount Ave.
Brandau’s Mens Shop3301 Greenmount Ave.
Eddie Jacobs4 E. Redwood
Exclusive Shop322 W. Baltimore
Grue Tailoring Co.501 E. Preston St.
Manlee Sportswear32 S. Paca

Baltimore Drive it Yourself1811 Maryland Ave.

Sun Cab Co.2600 Sisson
Yellow Cab Co.508 E. Preston

Frank’s Auto ServiceEnsor Ave. & York Rd., Towson
Jule’s Garage1515 Madison

Home LaundryPulaski Highway & Erdman Ave.

Belvedere Seafood5418 York Rd.
Bernie Lee’s Penn Hotel15 Penn Ave.
Brill’s Sea Food611 Water Street
Cadillac Lounge Bar & Restaurant33 North Ave.
Carney Crab House2014 E. Joppa Rd.
ChampsRte 40 West at Ingleside Ave.
Chesapeake Restaurant1707 N. Charles
Chiapparelli’s Restaurant237 S. High
Dickman’s Colonial House100 Mt. Royal
Eager House15 E. Eager
Eddie Robinson’s Gorsuch House511 Gorsuch Ave.
Giannerini’s6826 Hartford Rd.
Gordon’s Crab & Oyster HousePatterson Park Ave & Orleans
Gwynn Island Sea Food10108 Hartford Rd.
Hale’s Sea Food Haven2300 York Road, Timonium
Harvey House920 N. Charles
Haussner’s Restaurant3242 Eastern Avenue
Hoffman’s Restaurant3407 Greenmont Ave.
Hollander’s Restaurant14 E. 25th
John F. Langenfelder & Son Sea Food8124 Philadelphia Rd.
Karson Inn5104 Holabird Ave.
Little ChefPulaski Highway & Ebenezer Rd. White Marsh
Mardigras Supper Club6810 Hartford Rd.
Maria’s “300”300 Albemarle St.
Marty’s Park Plaza, Inc.Charles & Madison
The Marylander St. Paul & Universal Parkway
Mecca Restaurant32 S. Calvert
Mischanton’s Restaurant7731 Eastern Ave. Eastpoint
New China Inn2426 N. Charles
Nates & Leon in the Pimlico Hotel5301 Park Heights Ave.
Obrycki’s Crab House1714 E. Lombard
One WestEager at Charles
Orioles Cafeterias Inc.17 E. Baltimore
Peter’s Restaurant1528 Eastern Ave. Essex
Spaulding’s Restaurant & Lounge1116 Reisertown Rd.
The House of Winterling3200 Foster Ave.
Velleggia’s Italian Restaurant204 High St.
Waters Cafe4425 Belair Rd.

Lord Baltimore Hotel Barber ShopBaltimore & Hanover Sts.

Bowie Race – Bowie, Maryland
Laurel Race House – Laurel, Maryland
Pimlico Race – Belvedere & Park Heights Ave.
Putt-Putt Golf Course – Eastpoint Shopping Center