1964 American League
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|1964 American League|
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The 1964 season of the American League was the sixty-fourth season of the league.
- 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||New York Yankees||164||99||63||2||.604||-.-||730 (4.45)||577 (3.52)||0.253||0.315||0.387||3.15||0.983|
|2||Chicago White Sox||162||98||64||0||.605||1.0||642 (3.96)||501 (3.09)||0.247||0.317||0.353||2.72||0.981|
|3||Baltimore Orioles||163||97||65||1||.595||2.0||679 (4.17)||567 (3.48)||0.248||0.316||0.387||3.16||0.985|
|4||Detroit Tigers||163||85||77||1||.521||14.0||699 (4.29)||678 (4.16)||0.253||0.317||0.395||3.84||0.982|
|5||Los Angeles Angels||162||82||80||0||.506||17.0||544 (3.36)||551 (3.40)||0.242||0.303||0.344||2.91||0.978|
|6||Minnesota Twins||163||79||83||1||.485||20.0||737 (4.52)||678 (4.16)||0.252||0.319||0.427||3.58||0.977|
|7||Cleveland Indians||164||79||83||2||.482||20.0||689 (4.20)||693 (4.23)||0.247||0.309||0.380||3.75||0.981|
|8||Boston Red Sox||162||72||90||0||.444||27.0||688 (4.25)||793 (4.90)||0.258||0.321||0.416||4.50||0.977|
|9||Washington Senators||162||62||100||0||.383||35.0||578 (3.57)||733 (4.52)||0.231||0.298||0.348||3.98||0.979|
|10||Kansas City Athletics||163||57||105||1||.350||42.0||621 (3.81)||836 (5.13)||0.239||0.308||0.379||4.71||0.975|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
The American League lost 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 Al Lopez.
In the World Series, the American League champion New York Yankees were defeated by the National League's St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3.
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Brooks Robinson, a third baseman with the Baltimore Orioles. In the award's voting, he had 269 out of a possible 280 points and 18 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 Tony Oliva, an outfielder with the Minnesota Twins. In the award's voting, he had 19 out of a possible 20 points and 19 first place votes.
The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by sportswriters, at their respective position.
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 American League's Washington Senators defeated the New York Mets of the National League by a score of 6 to 4.
- Sam Carrigan
- Nestor Chylak
- Lou DiMuro
- Cal Drummond
- Red Flaherty
- Bill Haller
- Jim Honochick
- Eddie Hurley
- Bill Kinnamon
- Bill McKinley
- Larry Napp
- Joe Paparella
- John Rice
- Ed Runge
- Al Salerno
- Al Smith
- Hank Soar
- Johnny Stevens
- Bob Stewart
- Frank Umont
- Bill Valentine
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