Fronted by superstars like Ernie Banks and Billy Williams, the Cubs finished with the worst record in team history. The highlight of the 1962 season was playing the first game ever in Houston against their new team, the Colt 45s (who later became the Astros). The Cubs lost, and there was a lot more where that came from. Early in the year the Cubs used 5 pitchers in the 8th inning of a 10-6 loss to Pittsburgh, tying the NL mark. A few weeks later, Sandy Koufax ties the ML record at the time as he strikes out 18 Cubs in 9 innings, as Los Angeles wins 10-2. In May Ernie Banks is beaned by Moe Drabowsky and taken from the field on a stretcher, as Cincinnati beats Chicago 2-1. But that had nothing to do with the terrible season. He only missed 2 games. The Cubs finished 1962 with a record of 59-103. During this great season the Cubs went through 3 managers. They finished last, of course, finishing 42½ games back. They had another great year in '66 with the same record.