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The 1964 season of the National League was the eighty-ninth 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 St. Louis Cardinals 162 93 69 0 .574 -.- 715 (4.41) 652 (4.02) 0.272 0.324 0.392 3.43 0.973
2 Philadelphia Phillies 162 92 70 0 .568 1.0 693 (4.28) 632 (3.90) 0.258 0.313 0.391 3.36 0.975
3 Cincinnati Reds 163 92 70 1 .564 1.0 660 (4.05) 566 (3.47) 0.249 0.306 0.372 3.07 0.979
4 San Francisco Giants 162 90 72 0 .556 3.0 656 (4.05) 587 (3.62) 0.246 0.309 0.382 3.19 0.975
5 Milwaukee Braves 162 88 74 0 .543 5.0 803 (4.96) 744 (4.59) 0.272 0.330 0.418 4.12 0.977
6 Pittsburgh Pirates 162 80 82 0 .494 13.0 663 (4.09) 636 (3.93) 0.264 0.314 0.389 3.52 0.972
7 Los Angeles Dodgers 164 80 82 2 .488 13.0 614 (3.74) 572 (3.49) 0.250 0.305 0.340 2.95 0.973
8 Chicago Cubs 162 76 86 0 .469 17.0 649 (4.01) 724 (4.47) 0.251 0.313 0.390 4.08 0.975
9 Houston Colt .45's 162 66 96 0 .407 31.0 495 (3.06) 628 (3.88) 0.229 0.281 0.315 3.41 0.976
10 New York Mets 163 53 109 1 .325 40.0 569 (3.49) 776 (4.76) 0.246 0.291 0.348 4.25 0.974

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Leo Cardenas Cincinnati Reds 163
At Bats Curt Flood St. Louis Cardinals 679
Runs Scored Dick Allen Philadelphia Phillies 125
Hits Roberto Clemente
Curt Flood
Pittsburgh Pirates
St. Louis Cardinals
211
Doubles Lee Maye Milwaukee Braves 44
Triples Dick Allen
Ron Santo
Philadelphia Phillies
Chicago Cubs
13
Home Runs Willie Mays San Francisco Giants 47
Total Bases Dick Allen Philadelphia Phillies 352
Runs Batted In Ken Boyer St. Louis Cardinals 119
Stolen Bases Maury Wills Los Angeles Dodgers 53
Caught Stealing Lou Brock Chicago Cubs/St. Louis Cardinals 18
Walks Ron Santo Chicago Cubs 86
Intentional Base-on-Balls Frank Robinson Cincinnati Reds 20
Hit by Pitch Tony Taylor Philadelphia Phillies 13
Strikeouts Dick Allen Philadelphia Phillies 138
Sacrifice Hits Nellie Fox Houston Colt .45's 20
Sacrifice Flies Clay Dalrymple Philadelphia Phillies 8
Grounded into Double Plays Joe Torre Milwaukee Braves 26
Batting Average Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates 0.339
On-Base Percentage Ron Santo Chicago Cubs 0.398
Slugging Percentage Willie Mays San Francisco Giants 0.607
On-Base plus Slugging Willie Mays San Francisco Giants 0.990
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Willie Mays San Francisco Giants 172

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Larry Jackson Chicago Cubs 24
Losses Tracy Stallard New York Mets 20
Win-Loss Percentage Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 0.792
Appearances Bob Miller Los Angeles Dodgers 74
Games Started Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers 40
Complete Games Juan Marichal San Francisco Giants 22
Shutouts Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 7
Games Finished Ron Perranoski Los Angeles Dodgers 52
Saves Hal Woodeshick Houston Colt .45's 23
Innings Pitched Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers 321.1
Batters Faced Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers 1264
Hits Allowed Dick Ellsworth Chicago Cubs 267
Home Runs Allowed Dick Ellsworth Chicago Cubs 34
Base-on-Balls Allowed Bob Veale Pittsburgh Pirates 124
Intentional Base-on-Balls Ron Perranoski Los Angeles Dodgers 19
Hit Batsmen Jim Bunning Philadelphia Phillies 14
Strikeouts Bob Veale Pittsburgh Pirates 250
Wild Pitches Denny Lemaster Milwaukee Braves 20
Balks Gary Kroll Philadelphia Phillies/New York Mets 4
Runs Allowed Dick Ellsworth Chicago Cubs 129
Earned Runs Allowed Dick Ellsworth
Jack Fisher
Chicago Cubs
New York Mets
107
Earned Run Average Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 1.74
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 0.928

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League won the thirty-fifth midsummer classic at Shea Stadium in New York, NY on Tuesday, July 7, 1964 by a score of 7 to 4. The league's manager was Walter Alston.

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals defeated the American League's New York Yankees, 4 games to 3.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Ken Boyer, a third baseman with the St. Louis Cardinals. In the award's voting, he had 243 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 Dean Chance of the Los Angeles Angels (AL). In the award's voting, he had 17 out of a possible 20 points and 17 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Dick Allen, a third baseman with the Philadelphia Phillies. In the award's voting, he had 18 out of a possible 20 points and 18 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/Chicago Cubs/Philadelphia Phillies
C Johnny Edwards Cincinnati Reds
1B Bill White St. Louis Cardinals
2B Bill Mazeroski Pittsburgh Pirates
3B Rubén Amaro, Sr. Philadelphia Phillies
SS Ron Santo Chicago Cubs
OF Curt Flood St. Louis Cardinals
Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates
Willie Mays San Francisco Giants

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The twenty-second annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 27 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the National League's New York Mets lost to the Washington Senators of the American League by a score of 6 to 4.

[edit] Notable events

[edit] Further Reading

  • William A. Cook: The Summer of '64: A Pennant Lost, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2002.
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