1964 Major League Baseball season

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1964 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
DurationApril 13 – October 15, 1964
Number of games162
Number of teams20
Regular season
Season MVP AL: Brooks Robinson (BAL)
NL: Ken Boyer (STL)
AL champions New York Yankees
  AL runners-up Chicago White Sox
NL champions St. Louis Cardinals
  NL runners-up Philadelphia Phillies
World Series
Champions St. Louis Cardinals
  Runners-up New York Yankees
World Series MVP Bob Gibson (STL)
MLB seasons

The 1964 Major League Baseball season was played from April 13 to October 15, 1964. This season is often remembered for the end of the New York Yankees' third dynasty, as they won their 29th American League Championship in 44 seasons. However, the Yankees lost the World Series to the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games. As of 2018, the Cardinals are the only National League team to have an edge over the Yankees in series played (3–2), amongst the non-expansion teams.

Contents

Regular season

Awards and honors

Standings

Postseason

Bracket

  World Series
    
 AL New York Yankees 3
 NL St. Louis Cardinals 4

MLB statistical leaders

  American League National League
TypeNameStatNameStat
AVG Tony Oliva MIN.323 Roberto Clemente PIT.339
HR Harmon Killebrew MIN49 Willie Mays SF47
RBI Brooks Robinson BAL118 Ken Boyer STL119
Wins Dean Chance LAA
Gary Peters CHW
20 Larry Jackson CHC24
ERA Dean Chance LAA1.65 Sandy Koufax LAD1.74
SO Al Downing NYY217 Bob Veale PIT250
SV Dick Radatz BOS29 Hal Woodeshick HOU23
SB Luis Aparicio BAL57 Maury Wills LAD53

Managers

American League

TeamManagerComments
Baltimore Orioles Hank Bauer
Boston Red Sox Johnny Pesky Replaced during the season by Billy Herman
Chicago White Sox Al López
Cleveland Indians Birdie Tebbetts Replaced during the season by George Strickland
Detroit Tigers Chuck Dressen
Kansas City Athletics Ed Lopat Replaced during the season by Mel McGaha
Los Angeles Angels Bill Rigney
Minnesota Twins Sam Mele
New York Yankees Yogi Berra Won the American League pennant
Washington Senators Gil Hodges

National League

TeamManagerComments
Chicago Cubs College of Coaches
Cincinnati Reds Fred Hutchinson Replaced during the season by Dick Sisler
Houston Colt .45's Harry Craft Replaced during the season by Lum Harris
Los Angeles Dodgers Walter Alston
Milwaukee Braves Bobby Bragan
New York Mets Casey Stengel
Philadelphia Phillies Gene Mauch
Pittsburgh Pirates Danny Murtaugh
San Francisco Giants Alvin Dark
St. Louis Cardinals Johnny Keane Won the World Series

Home Field Attendance

Team NameWinsHome attendancePer Game
Los Angeles Dodgers [1] 80-19.2%2,228,751-12.2%27,515
New York Mets [2] 533.9%1,732,59760.4%21,129
San Francisco Giants [3] 902.3%1,504,364-4.3%18,572
Philadelphia Phillies [4] 925.7%1,425,89157.2%17,604
New York Yankees [5] 99-4.8%1,305,638-0.3%16,119
Chicago White Sox [6] 984.3%1,250,0537.9%15,433
Minnesota Twins [7] 79-13.2%1,207,514-14.2%14,726
St. Louis Cardinals [8] 930.0%1,143,294-2.3%14,115
Baltimore Orioles [9] 9712.8%1,116,21544.1%13,612
Milwaukee Braves [10] 884.8%910,91117.8%11,246
Boston Red Sox [11] 72-5.3%883,276-6.3%10,905
Cincinnati Reds [12] 927.0%862,4660.4%10,518
Detroit Tigers [13] 857.6%816,139-0.7%9,953
Los Angeles Angels [14] 8217.1%760,439-7.4%9,388
Pittsburgh Pirates [15] 808.1%759,496-3.1%9,376
Chicago Cubs [16] 76-7.3%751,647-23.3%9,280
Houston Colt .45s [17] 660.0%725,7730.9%8,960
Cleveland Indians [18] 790.0%653,29316.1%7,967
Kansas City Athletics [19] 57-21.9%642,478-15.7%7,932
Washington Senators [20] 6210.7%600,10612.0%7,409

Events

January–April

May–August

Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax Sandy Koufax.jpg
Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax

September–December

See also

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