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The following are the baseball events of the year 1965 throughout the world.  


Champions

Major League Baseball

Other champions

Awards and honors

Major League Baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Minnesota Twins 102 60 .630 --
Chicago White Sox 95 67 .586 7
Baltimore Orioles 94 68 .580 8
Detroit Tigers 89 73 .549 13
Cleveland Indians 87 75 .537 15
New York Yankees 77 85 .475 25
California Angels 75 87 .463 27
Washington Senators 70 92 .432 32
Boston Red Sox 62 100 .383 40
Kansas City Athletics 59 103 .364 43

National League final standings

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Los Angeles Dodgers 95 67 .586 --
San Francisco Giants 93 68 .578 1.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 92 70 .568 3
Philadelphia Phillies 87 75 .537 8
Milwaukee Braves 85 77 .525 10
St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 .512 12
Cincinnati Reds 76 84 .475 18
Houston Astros 72 90 .444 23
New York Mets 66 95 .410 28.5
Chicago Cubs 59 103 .364 36

Events

  • September 9 - A duel between the Los Angeles Dodgers' Sandy Koufax and Bob Hendley of the Chicago Cubs was perfect until Dodger left fielder Lou Johnson walked in the fifth inning. Following a sacrifice bunt, Johnson stole third base and scored on a throwing error by Cubs catcher Chris Krug. Johnson later had the game's only hit, a 7th-inning single. Koufax's fourth no-hitter in four years is a perfect game, just the only in Dodgers history. One hit by two clubs in a completed nine-inning game is also a major league record, as is the one runner left on base. The two base runners in a game is a ML record. For Chicago pitchers, it was the second one-hitter they've threw against the Dodgers this year and lost.
  • October 7 - Jim Kaat gives Minnesota a 2-0 World Series lead by driving in two runs, defeating Sandy Koufax and the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 at Minnesota's Metropolitan Stadium. The game is remembered for Minnesota's Bob Allison sliding remarkable catch in the wet grass of Metropolitan Stadium.

Births

Deaths

  • January 5 - Dick Lundy, 66, All-Star shortstop and manager of the Negro Leagues
  • January 26 - Bingo DeMoss, 75, second baseman of the Negro Leagues
  • February 8 - Ray Brown, 56, All-Star pitcher for the Negro Leagues' Homestead Grays
  • March 5 - Pepper Martin, 61, 4-time All-Star with the Cardinals who led the league in steals three times
  • March 6 - Wally Schang, 75, American League catcher for 19 seasons, including three world champions
  • March 9 - Frank Graham, 71, New York sportswriter for 50 years
  • March 19 - John Henry "Pop" Lloyd, 80, shortstop of the Negro Leagues who became known as the "black Honus Wagner"
  • August 29 - Paul Waner, 62, Hall of Fame right fielder who won three batting titles and the NL's 1927 MVP award with the Pittsburgh Pirates, becoming the seventh player to make 3000 hits
  • September 22 - Biz Mackey, 68, 5-time All-Star catcher and manager of the Negro Leagues
  • October 29 - Bill McKechnie, 79, Hall of Fame manager who became the first person to lead three different teams to pennants: the Pirates (1925), Cardinals (1928), and Reds (1939-40), winning the World Series in 1925 and 1940
  • December 9 - Branch Rickey, 83, executive who revolutionized the game first by establishing the farm system of player development, and again by signing Jackie Robinson to integrate the major leagues

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