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The 1965 season of the National League was the ninetieth 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 162 97 65 0 .599 -.- 608 (3.75) 521 (3.22) 0.245 0.308 0.335 2.81 0.979
2 San Francisco Giants 163 95 67 1 .583 2.0 682 (4.18) 593 (3.64) 0.252 0.312 0.385 3.20 0.976
3 Pittsburgh Pirates 163 90 72 1 .552 7.0 675 (4.14) 580 (3.56) 0.265 0.315 0.382 3.01 0.977
4 Cincinnati Reds 162 89 73 0 .549 8.0 825 (5.09) 704 (4.35) 0.273 0.336 0.439 3.88 0.981
5 Milwaukee Braves 162 86 76 0 .531 11.0 708 (4.37) 633 (3.91) 0.256 0.307 0.416 3.52 0.978
6 Philadelphia Phillies 162 85 76 1 .525 11.5 654 (4.04) 667 (4.12) 0.250 0.311 0.384 3.53 0.975
7 St. Louis Cardinals 162 80 81 1 .494 16.5 707 (4.36) 674 (4.16) 0.254 0.312 0.371 3.77 0.979
8 Chicago Cubs 164 72 90 2 .439 25.0 635 (3.87) 723 (4.41) 0.238 0.304 0.358 3.78 0.974
9 Houston Astros 162 65 97 0 .401 32.0 569 (3.51) 711 (4.39) 0.237 0.301 0.340 3.84 0.974
10 New York Mets 164 50 112 2 .305 47.0 495 (3.02) 752 (4.59) 0.221 0.273 0.327 4.06 0.974

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Ron Santo
Billy Williams
Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs
164
At Bats Pete Rose Cincinnati Reds 670
Runs Scored Tommy Harper Cincinnati Reds 126
Hits Pete Rose Cincinnati Reds 209
Doubles Hank Aaron Milwaukee Braves 40
Triples Johnny Callison Philadelphia Phillies 16
Home Runs Willie Mays San Francisco Giants 52
Total Bases Willie Mays San Francisco Giants 360
Runs Batted In Deron Johnson Cincinnati Reds 130
Stolen Bases Maury Wills Los Angeles Dodgers 94
Caught Stealing Maury Wills Los Angeles Dodgers 31
Walks Joe Morgan Houston Astros 97
Intentional Base-on-Balls Leo Cardenas Cincinnati Reds 25
Hit by Pitch Frank Robinson Cincinnati Reds 18
Strikeouts Dick Allen Philadelphia Phillies 150
Sacrifice Hits Wes Parker Los Angeles Dodgers 19
Sacrifice Flies Donn Clendenon
Deron Johnson
Pittsburgh Pirates
Cincinnati Reds
10
Grounded into Double Plays Joe Torre Milwaukee Braves 22
Batting Average Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates 0.329
On-Base Percentage Willie Mays San Francisco Giants 0.398
Slugging Percentage Willie Mays San Francisco Giants 0.645
On-Base plus Slugging Willie Mays San Francisco Giants 1.043
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Willie Mays San Francisco Giants 185

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 26
Losses Jack Fisher New York Mets 24
Win-Loss Percentage Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 0.765
Appearances Ted Abernathy Chicago Cubs 84
Games Started Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers 42
Complete Games Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 27
Shutouts Juan Marichal San Francisco Giants 10
Games Finished Ted Abernathy Chicago Cubs 62
Saves Ted Abernathy Chicago Cubs 31
Innings Pitched Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 335.2
Batters Faced Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 1297
Hits Allowed Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers 270
Home Runs Allowed Bob Gibson St. Louis Cardinals 34
Base-on-Balls Allowed Tony Cloninger
Bob Veale
Milwaukee Braves
Pittsburgh Pirates
119
Intentional Base-on-Balls Lindy McDaniel Chicago Cubs 20
Hit Batsmen Jim Bunning
Don Cardwell
Ray Culp
Don Drysdale
Philadelphia Phillies
Pittsburgh Pirates
Philadelphia Phillies
Los Angeles Dodgers
12
Strikeouts Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 382
Wild Pitches Tony Cloninger Milwaukee Braves 22
Balks Galen Cisco
Larry Dierker
Al Jackson
New York Mets
Houston Astros
New York Mets
2
Runs Allowed Larry Jackson Chicago Cubs 126
Earned Runs Allowed Sammy Ellis
Jack Fisher
Cincinnati Reds
New York Mets
111
Earned Run Average Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 2.04
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 0.855

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League won the thirty-sixth midsummer classic at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, MN on Tuesday, July 7, 1964 by a score of 6 to 5. The league's manager was Gene Mauch.

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the American League's Minnesota Twins, 4 games to 3.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Willie Mays, an outfielder with the San Francisco Giants. In the award's voting, he had 224 out of a possible 280 points and 9 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 Jim Lefebvre, a second baseman with the Los Angeles Dodgers. In the award's voting, he had 13 out of a possible 20 points and 14 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 its managers and coaches, at their respective position.

Position Player Team
P Bob Gibson St. Louis Cardinals
C Joe Torre Milwaukee Braves
1B Bill White St. Louis Cardinals
2B Bill Mazeroski Pittsburgh Pirates
3B Leo Cárdenas Cincinnati Reds
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-third annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 26 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the National League's Philadelphia Phillies lost to the New York Yankees of the American League by a score of 7 to 4.

[edit] Notable events

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