1964 Philadelphia Phillies

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1964 Philadelphia Phillies / Franchise: Philadelphia Phillies / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 92-70, Finished 2nd in National League (1964 NL)

Managed by Gene Mauch

Coaches: Peanuts Lowrey, George Myatt, Bob Oldis and Al Widmar

Ballpark: Connie Mack Stadium

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

The 1964 Philadelphia Phillies were leading the National League on September 20th, 6 1/2 games ahead of the second-place St. Louis Cardinals. However, the club proceeded to lose ten straight games and saw the pennant slip from their grasp. They ultimately finished a game behind the Cards.

Awards and Honors[edit]

Further Reading[edit]

  • William A. Cook: The Summer of '64: A Pennant Lost, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2002. 978-0-7864-1216-7
  • Mel Marmer and Bill Nowlin, eds.: The Year of Blue Snow: The 1964 Philadelphia Phillies, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2013. ISBN 978-1-933599-51-9
  • Andrew Milner: "1964 Phillies, Fans, and Media", in Morris Levin, ed.: From Swampoodle to South Philly: Baseball in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley, The National Pastime, SABR, 2013, pp. 101-109.
  • John Rossi: The 1964 Phillies: The Story of Baseball's Most Memorable Collapse, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2005.
  • Bryan Soderholm-Difatte: "Beyond Bunning and Short Rest: An Analysis of Managerial Decisions That Led to the Phillies' Epic Collapse of 1964", The Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Vol. 39, Number 2 (Fall 2010), pp. 25-36.