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The 1963 season of the National League was the eighty-eighth season of the league.

Contents

[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
1 Los Angeles Dodgers 163 99 63 1 .607 -.- 640 (3.93) 550 (3.37) 0.251 0.308 0.357 2.85 0.975
2 St. Louis Cardinals 162 93 69 0 .574 6.0 747 (4.61) 628 (3.88) 0.271 0.326 0.403 3.32 0.976
3 San Francisco Giants 162 88 74 0 .543 11.0 725 (4.48) 641 (3.96) 0.258 0.313 0.414 3.35 0.975
4 Philadelphia Phillies 162 87 75 0 .537 12.0 642 (3.96) 578 (3.57) 0.252 0.303 0.381 3.09 0.978
5 Cincinnati Reds 162 86 76 0 .531 13.0 648 (4.00) 594 (3.67) 0.246 0.307 0.371 3.29 0.978
6 Milwaukee Braves 163 84 78 1 .515 15.0 677 (4.15) 603 (3.70) 0.244 0.309 0.370 3.27 0.980
7 Chicago Cubs 162 82 80 0 .506 17.0 570 (3.52) 578 (3.57) 0.238 0.295 0.363 3.08 0.976
8 Pittsburgh Pirates 162 74 88 0 .457 25.0 567 (3.50) 595 (3.67) 0.250 0.307 0.359 3.10 0.972
9 Houston Colt .45's 162 66 96 0 .407 31.0 464 (2.86) 640 (3.95) 0.220 0.281 0.301 3.44 0.974
10 New York Mets 162 51 111 0 .315 48.0 501 (3.09) 774 (4.78) 0.219 0.281 0.315 4.12 0.967

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Vada Pinson
Ron Santo
Bill White
Cincinnati Reds
Chicago Cubs
St. Louis Cardinals
162
At Bats Curt Flood St. Louis Cardinals 662
Runs Scored Hank Aaron Milwaukee Braves 121
Hits Vada Pinson Cincinnati Reds 204
Doubles Dick Groat St. Louis Cardinals 43
Triples Vada Pinson Cincinnati Reds 14
Home Runs Hank Aaron
Willie McCovey
Milwaukee Braves
San Francisco Giants
44
Total Bases Hank Aaron Milwaukee Braves 370
Runs Batted In Hank Aaron Milwaukee Braves 130
Stolen Bases Maury Wills Los Angeles Dodgers 40
Caught Stealing Maury Wills Los Angeles Dodgers 19
Walks Eddie Mathews Milwaukee Braves 124
Intentional Base-on-Balls Frank Robinson Cincinnati Reds 20
Hit by Pitch Frank Robinson Cincinnati Reds 14
Strikeouts Donn Clendenon Pittsburgh Pirates 136
Sacrifice Hits Frank Bolling Milwaukee Braves 17
Sacrifice Flies Ron Santo Chicago Cubs 11
Grounded into Double Plays Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates 24
Batting Average Tommy Davis Los Angeles Dodgers 0.326
On-Base Percentage Eddie Mathews Milwaukee Braves 0.399
Slugging Percentage Hank Aaron Milwaukee Braves 0.586
On-Base plus Slugging Hank Aaron Milwaukee Braves 0.977
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Hank Aaron Milwaukee Braves 179

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Sandy Koufax
Juan Marichal
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Francisco Giants
25
Losses Roger Craig New York Mets 22
Win-Loss Percentage Ron Perranoski Los Angeles Dodgers 0.842
Appearances Ron Perranoski Los Angeles Dodgers 69
Games Started Don Drysdale
Jack Sanford
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Francisco Giants
42
Complete Games Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves 22
Shutouts Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 11
Games Finished Lindy McDaniel Chicago Cubs 48
Saves Lindy McDaniel Chicago Cubs 22
Innings Pitched Juan Marichal San Francisco Giants 321.1
Batters Faced Juan Marichal San Francisco Giants 1270
Hits Allowed Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers 287
Home Runs Allowed Denny Lemaster Milwaukee Braves 30
Base-on-Balls Allowed Ray Culp Philadelphia Phillies 102
Intentional Base-on-Balls Joe Gibbon Pittsburgh Pirates 15
Hit Batsmen Don Cardwell Pittsburgh Pirates 16
Strikeouts Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 306
Wild Pitches Jim Maloney Cincinnati Reds 19
Balks Bob Shaw Milwaukee Braves 8
Runs Allowed Al Jackson New York Mets 128
Earned Runs Allowed Jack Sanford San Francisco Giants 111
Earned Run Average Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 1.88
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 0.875

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League won the thirty-fourth midsummer classic at Cleveland Stadium in Cleveland, OH on Tuesday, July 9, 1963 by a score of 5 to 3. The league's manager was Alvin Dark.

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the American League's New York Yankees, 4 games to 0.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Sandy Koufax, a pitcher with the Los Angeles Dodgers. In the award's voting, he had 237 out of a possible 280 points and 14 first place votes.

The winner of the Cy Young Award, given to the best pitcher in Major League Baseball irrespective of league, was Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers (NL). In the award's voting, he had 20 out of a possible 20 points and 20 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Pete Rose (rosepe01), a second baseman with the Cincinnati Reds. In the award's voting, he had 17 out of a possible 20 points and 17 first place votes.

[edit] Gold Gloves

The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by sportswriters, at their respective position.

Position Player Team
P Bobby Shantz St. Louis Cardinals
C Johnny Edwards Cincinnati Reds
1B Bill White St. Louis Cardinals
2B Bill Mazeroski Pittsburgh Pirates
3B Bobby Wine Philadelphia Phillies
SS Ken Boyer St. Louis Cardinals
OF Curt Flood St. Louis Cardinals
Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates
Willie Mays San Francisco Giants

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The twenty-first annual Hall of Fame Game was played on August 5 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the National League's Milwaukee Braves lost to the Boston Red Sox of the American League by a score of 7 to 3.

[edit] Notable events

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