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The following are the baseball events of the year 1963 throughout the world.  


Champions

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Awards and honors

MLB Statistical Leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Carl Yastrzemski .321 Tommy Davis .326
HR Harmon Killebrew 45 Hank Aaron & Willie McCovey 44
RBI Dick Stuart 118 Hank Aaron 130
Wins Whitey Ford 24 Sandy Koufax & Juan Marichal 25
ERA Gary Peters 2.33 Sandy Koufax 1.88

Major League Baseball final standings

American League final standings

Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st New York Yankees 104   57 .646     --
2nd Chicago White Sox 94   68 .580   10.5
3rd Minnesota Twins 91   70 .565   13.0
4th Baltimore Orioles 86   76 .531   18.5
5th Detroit Tigers 79   83 .488   25.0
6th Cleveland Indians 79   83 .488   25.5
7th Boston Red Sox 76   85 .472   28.0
8th Kansas City Athletics 73   89 .451   31.5
9th Los Angeles Angels 70   91 .435   34.0
10th Washington Senators 56   106 .346   48.5

National League final standings

Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Los Angeles Dodgers 99   63 .611     --
2nd St. Louis Cardinals 93   69 .574   6.0
3rd San Francisco Giants 88   74 .543   11.0
4th Philadelphia Phillies 87   75 .537   12.0
5th Cincinnati Reds 86   76 .531   13.0
6th Milwaukee Braves 84   78 .519   15.0
7th Chicago Cubs 82   80 .506   17.0
8th Pittsburgh Pirates 74   88 .457   25.0
9th Houston Colt .45s 66   96 .407   33.0
10th New York Mets 51   111 .315   48.0

Events

  • April 13: After 11 hitless at bats, Cincinnati second baseman Pete Rose records his first major league hit, a triple off Pittsburgh's Bob Friend. Increased enforcement of the balk rule produces a major-league record seven in the Pirates' 12–4 trouncing at Cincinnati. Friend commits four of the balks.
  • July 9 - At Municipal Stadium, the National League wins 5–3 over the American League in the All-Star Game. After four years, MLB had decided to return to the original single-game format. The American League out-hit the National League 11-6, but the effort went in vain as MVP Willie Mays put on a one-man show. Although he was held to a single, Mays collected two runs, two RBI, two stolen bases and made the defensive play of the game – a running catch that deprived Joe Pepitone of an extra base in the eighth inning. This game also marked the 24th and final appearance of Stan Musial, who pinch-hit in the fifth inning. He lined out to right field, leaving behind a .317 batting average (20-for-63) and an All-Star Game record of six home runs.

Births

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Deaths

January-March

  • January 2 - Al Mamaux, 68, pitcher who twice won 20 games for Pittsburgh
  • January 5 - Rogers Hornsby, 66, Hall of Fame second baseman who posted the highest lifetime batting average (.358) of any right-handed batter, 7-time batting champion including a .424 mark in 1924; twice MVP, and the first NL player to hit 300 home runs
  • January 29 - Lee Meadows, 68, pitcher won 188 games for the Cardinals, Phillies and Pirates, was first modern major leaguer to wear glasses
  • January 31 - Ossie Vitt, 73, third baseman for the Tigers and Red Sox, later a minor league manager
  • February 15 - Bump Hadley, 58, pitcher who ended Mickey Cochrane's career with a 1937 pitch that fractured his skull; later a broadcaster
  • February 20 - Bill Hinchman, 79, outfielder twice batted .300 for Pittsburgh, later a scout
  • February 28 - Eppa Rixey, 71, pitcher elected to the Hall of Fame just one month earlier, until 1959 was winningest lefthander in NL history with 266 victories for Phillies and Reds
  • March 1 - Irish Meusel, 69, left fielder batted .310 lifetime, led NL in RBI in 1923
  • March 11 - Joe Judge, 68, first baseman batted .300 nine times for Senators, later coach at Georgetown for 20 years
  • March 29 - Wilcy Moore, 65, relief pitcher who won last game of 1927 World Series for Yankees

April-June

  • April 23 - Harry Harper, 67, pitcher who won 57 games, mainly with Senators
  • May 4 - Dickie Kerr, 69, pitcher who as a 1919 rookie won two World Series games for the White Sox, as one of the players not involved in fixing the Series
  • May 22 - Dave Shean, 79, second baseman and captain of champion 1918 Red Sox
  • May 23 - Gavvy Cravath, 82, right fielder who won six home runs titles with Phillies
  • May 27 - Dave Jolly, 38, knuckleball relief pitcher for Milwaukee Braves from 1953-1957
  • June 6 - Charlie Mullen, 74, first baseman for White Sox and Yankees in 1910s
  • June 8 - Earl Smith, 66, catcher for five NL champions, batted .350 in 1925 World Series
  • June 24 - George Trautman, 73, president of the minor leagues since 1946
  • June 24 - Jud Wilson, 69, All-Star third baseman of the Negro Leagues
  • June 28 - Frank "Home Run" Baker, 77, Hall of Fame third baseman, lifetime .307 hitter and 4-time home run champion, last surviving member of Philadelphia Athletics' "$100,000 infield"

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