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1963-1964 Cuban National League

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The 1963-1964 season was the third season of Cuba's national baseball system.

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[edit] Serie Nacional

The third Serie Nacional was won by Industriales, under manager Ramón Carneado – their second consecutive championship. The team, at 22 – 13, was the only team with a winning record. For the first time in league history ties are counted as official games and included in the league's standings.

At Estadio Palmar del Junco in Pueblo Nuevo, Matanzas on October 3, Industriales and Occidentales played in a 19 – 14 . The winner, Industriales, set a record by recording eight consecutive hits in a single inning. Pedro Chávez of Occidentales had a twelve-game hitting streak and led the league with a .333 average. Industriales hurler Orlando Rubio wins the league's ERA title at 0.63, giving up only 4 earned runs.

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates Serie Nacional champion
Team G W L T WPCT GB
Industriales 35 22 13 0 0.629 -.-
Occidentales 38 18 18 2 0.500 4.5
Azucareros 37 17 19 1 0.472 5.5
Orientales 36 14 21 1 0.400 8.0

[edit] All-Star Game

The second Juego de las Estrellas (All-Star Game) was held in Havana. In the game, Occidentales defeated Oriente by a score of 5 to 1. Occidentales had 5 hits to Oriente's 3, while the errors were 4 to 1 in favor of Occidentales. The winning pitcher was Antonio Rubio and the losing pitcher was Emilio Vargas.

[edit] Leaders

Bold indicates either wooden bat record or aluminum bat record (1976-1977 to 1998-1999), Italics indicate Serie Nacional record

[edit] Batting

Stat Leader Team Number Notes
Batting Average Pedro Chávez Occidentales .333 43 hits in 129 at-bats
Runs Scored Rigoberto Rosique Occidentales 34
Base Hits Miguel Cuevas Orientales 44
Doubles Eulogio Osorio
Fidel Linares
Industriales
Occidentales
8
Triples Pedro Chávez Occidentales 7
Home Runs Jorge Trigoura Industriales 3
Runs Batted In Pedro Chávez Occidentales 27
Base-on-Balls Rigoberto Rosique Occidentales 45
Intentional Base-on-Balls Ramón Hechavarría Orientales 9
Hit-by-Pitch Antonio Inuffio Azucareros 6 ?Name
Strikeouts Germán Águila Industriales 26
Sacrifice Hit Ramón Quijano
Félix Isasi
Industriales
Occidentales
4
Sacrifice Fly Pedro Chávez
Julio Bécquer
Occidentales
Azucareros
3
*Not the MLB player
Stolen Bases Félix Isasi Occidentales 15

[edit] Pitching

Stat Leader Team Number Notes
Wins Manuel Hurtado
Román Águila
Industriales
Azucareros
6
Win-Loss Percentage Isidro Borrego Occidentales 1.000 4 - 0
Earned Run Average Orlando Rubio Industriales 0.63 4 ER in 57.1 IP
Innings Pitched Aquino Abreu Azucareros 102.2
Games Pitched Román Águila Azucareros 22
Games Started Rolando Pastor Occidentales 13
Games Relieved Román Águila Azucareros 19
Complete Games Manuel Alarcón
Rolando Pastor
Orientales
Occidentales
5
Shutouts Maximiliano Reyes Occidentales 3
Hits Allowed Rolando Pastor Occidentales 74
Strikeouts Rolando Pastor Occidentales 97
Base-on-Balls Aquino Abreu Azucareros 71
Intentional Base-on-Balls Aquino Abreu Azucareros 12
Hit Batters Aquino Abreu Azucareros 7

[edit] Award Winners

The Most Valuable Player (Jugadores más Valiosos) was Pedro Chávez a first baseman-outfielder with Occidentales. The Most Valuable Pitcher (Lanzadores más Valiosos) was Orlando Rubio of Industriales.

[edit] Sources

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