1963 Houston Colt .45s season

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1963 Houston Colt .45s
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 66–96 (.407)
League place 9th
Other information
Owner(s) Roy Hofheinz
Manager(s) Harry Craft
Local television KHOU (TV)
(Gene Elston, Guy Savage, Loel Passe)
Local radio KPRC (AM)
(Gene Elston, Loel Passe, Mickey Herskowitz)
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The Houston Colt .45s' 1963 season was a season in American baseball. The team finished ninth in the National League with a record of 66-96, 33 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Broadcaster Harry Kalas made his major league debut in 1963 with Houston, replacing Al Helfer and working alongside Gene Elston and Loel Passe.[8][9]

On May 17, Don Nottebart pitched the first no-hitter for an expansion team when Houston defeated Philadelphia by a score of 4-1.[10]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 99 63 -- .611
St. Louis Cardinals 93 69 6 .574
San Francisco Giants 88 74 11 .543
Philadelphia Phillies 87 75 12 .537
Cincinnati Reds 86 76 13 .531
Milwaukee Braves 84 78 15 .519
Chicago Cubs 82 80 17 .506
Pittsburgh Pirates 74 88 25 .457
Houston Colt .45s 66 96 33 .407
New York Mets 51 111 48 .315

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1963 Houston Colt .45s
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

[11]

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases
Positional abbreviations: C = Catcher; 1B = First base; 2B = Second base; 3B = Third base; SS = Shortstop; LF = Left field; CF = Center field; RF = Right field

Pos Player G AB R H 2B 3B Avg. HR RBI SB
C Bateman, JohnJohn Bateman 128 404 23 85 8 6 .210 10 59 0
1B Staub, RustyRusty Staub 150 513 43 115 17 4 .224 6 45 0
2B Fazio, ErnieErnie Fazio 102 228 31 42 10 3 .184 2 5 4
3B Aspromonte, BobBob Aspromonte 136 468 42 100 9 5 .214 8 49 3
SS Lillis, BobBob Lillis 147 469 31 93 13 1 .198 1 19 3
LF Spangler, AlAl Spangler 120 430 52 121 25 4 .281 4 27 5
CF Goss, HowieHowie Goss 133 411 37 86 18 2 .209 9 44 4
RF Warwick, CarlCarl Warwick 150 528 49 134 19 5 .209 7 47 3

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B Avg. HR RBI SB
Wynn, JimJim Wynn 70 250 31 61 10 5 .244 4 27 4
Campbell, JimJim Campbell 55 158 9 35 3 0 .222 4 19 0
Hartman, J. C.J. C. Hartman 39 90 2 11 1 0 .122 0 3 1
Davis, BrockBrock Davis 34 55 7 11 2 0 .200 1 2 0
Smith, HalHal Smith 31 58 1 14 2 0 .241 0 2 0
Morgan, JoeJoe Morgan 8 25 5 6 0 1 .240 0 3 1
White, MikeMike White 3 7 0 2 0 0 .286 0 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player G GS IP W L ERA R ER BB K
Johnson, KenKen Johnson 37 32 224 11 17 2.65 86 66 50 148
Farrell, TurkTurk Farrell 34 26 202.1 14 13 3.02 76 68 35 141
Nottebart, DonDon Nottebart 31 27 193 11 8 3.17 80 68 39 118
Bruce, BobBob Bruce 30 25 170.1 5 9 3.59 73 68 60 123
Brown, HalHal Brown 26 20 141.1 5 11 3.31 54 52 60 68
Dahl, JayJay Dahl 1 1 2.2 0 1 16.88 7 5 0 0

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player G GS IP W L SV ERA R ER BB K
Drott, DickDick Drott 27 14 97.2 2 12 0 4.98 61 54 49 58
Cardinal, ConradConrad Cardinal 6 1 13.1 0 1 0 6.08 14 9 7 7
Brunet, GeorgeGeorge Brunet 5 2 12.2 0 3 0 7.11 11 10 6 11

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L SV ERA R ER BB K
Woodeshick, HalHal Woodeshick 55 114 11 9 10 1.97 29 25 42 94
Dickson, JimJim Dickson 13 14.2 0 1 2 6.14 13 10 2 6
Coombs, DannyDanny Coombs 1 0.1 0 0 0 27.00 1 1 0 0

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

[12]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Oklahoma City 89ers Pacific Coast League Grady Hatton
AA San Antonio Bullets Texas League Lou Fitzgerald
A Modesto Colts California League Dave Philley
A Durham Bulls Carolina League Billy Goodman
A Moultrie Colt .22s Georgia-Florida League Jim Walton

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Oklahoma City

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joe Morgan page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Conrad Cardinal page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ a b Ellis Burton page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Don Taussig page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ a b Manny Mota page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Norm Larker page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Hal Haydel page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Reed, Robert. A Six-Gun Salute: An Illustrated History of the Colt .45s. Houston, TX: Gulf Publishing Co., 1999.
  9. ^ Barron, David. "Phillies announcer Kalas dies after collapsing in booth," Houston Chronicle, Monday, April 13, 2009.
  10. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 143, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  11. ^ Geisler Young, LLC -. "1963 Houston Colt .45s Roster by Baseball Almanac". Archived from the original on May 4, 2009. Retrieved April 19, 2009. 
  12. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/asgbox/yr1963as.shtml

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