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[edit] 1963 San Francisco Giants / BR Team Page

Record: 88-74, Finished 3rd in National League (1963 NL)

Managed by Alvin Dark

Ballpark: Candlestick Park

[edit] History, Comments, Contributions

The 1963 San Francisco Giants started out hot, going 30-18 in April and May. They led the National League as late as late June and were in the pennant race until mid-August, but they played .500 ball in August and September and finished in third place, 11 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. On the mound, they were led by Juan Marichal, who went 25-8 with a 2.41 ERA but lost the Cy Young Award to Sandy Koufax. Marichal was joined on the All-Star team by catcher Ed Bailey, first baseman Orlando Cepeda, and outfielders Willie McCovey and Willie Mays. All except for Bailey are in the Hall of Fame.

In the eighth inning of the September 10th game against the New York Mets, the three Alou brothers (Jesus, Matty, and Felipe) came to the plate for the Giants. It is the only time in baseball history that three brothers batted in the same inning.

[edit] 1963 Opening Day Lineup

Chuck Hiller, 2b

Jim Davenport, 3b

Willie Mays, cf

Willie McCovey, lf

Orlando Cepeda, 1b

Tom Haller, c

Felipe Alou, rf

Jose Pagan, ss

Jack Sanford, p

[edit] Awards and Honors


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