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The following are the baseball events of the year 1964 throughout the world.  


Champions

Major League Baseball

Other champions

Awards and honors

MLB Statistical Leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Tony Oliva .323 Roberto Clemente .339
HR Harmon Killebrew 49 Willie Mays 47
RBI Brooks Robinson 118 Ken Boyer 119
Wins Dean Chance 20 Larry Jackson 24
ERA Dean Chance 1.65 Sandy Koufax 1.74

Major League Baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st New York Yankees 99   63 .611    --
2nd Chicago White Sox 98   64 .605   1.0
3rd Baltimore Orioles 97   65 .599   2.0
4th Detroit Tigers 85   77 .525   14.0
5th Los Angeles Angels 82   80 .506   17.0
6th Cleveland Indians 79   83 .488   20.0
6th Minnesota Twins 79   83 .488   20.0
8th Boston Red Sox 72   90 .444   27.0
9th Washington Senators 62   100 .383   37.0
10th Kansas City Atheltics 57   105 .352   42.0

National League final standings

National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st St. Louis Cardinals 93   69 .574    --
2nd Cincinnati Reds 92   70 .568   1.0
2nd Philadelphia Phillies 92   70 .568   1.0
4th San Francisco Giants 90   72 .556   3.0
5th Milwaukee Braves 88   74 .543   5.0
6th Los Angeles Dodgers 80   82 .494 13.0
7th Pittsburgh Pirates 80   82 .494 13.0
8th Chicago Cubs 76   86 .469 17.0
9th Houston Colt .45s 66   96 .407 27.0
10th New York Mets 53   109 .469 40.0

Events

  • September 20 - Jim Bunning, in relief, strikes out Johnny Roseboro in the 9th inning to preserve the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles. The win comes after 2 straight losses and leaves the first place Phils in front of the National League by six and a half games with 12 games to play. When they return to Philadelphia in the early morning, 2,000 fans including mayor James Tate are on hand to greet the team.

Births

Deaths

  • February 13 - Ken Hubbs, 22, second baseman for the Chicago Cubs and the 1962 Rookie of the Year
  • April 8 - George Moriarty, 79, third baseman, manager and umpire in the American League for 35 years
  • April 20 - Eddie Dyer, 64, pitcher and manager for the St. Louis Cardinals who guided the team to the 1946 World Series title
  • August 21 - J.L. Wilkinson, 86, owner of the Negro League Kansas City Monarchs from 1920 to 1948
  • September 11 - Tom Meany, 60, sportswriter for six New York newspapers, as well as Collier's magazine, from 1923 to 1956; publicity and promotions director for the Mets since their 1961 formation
  • November 12 - Fred Hutchinson, 45, manager of the Cincinnati Reds since 1959, previously a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers

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