1963 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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1963 Los Angeles Dodgers
1963 World Series Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Walter O'Malley
Manager(s) Walter Alston
Local television KTTV (11)
Local radio KFI
Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett
KWKW
Jose Garcia, Jaime Jarrín
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The 1963 Los Angeles Dodgers were led by pitcher Sandy Koufax, who won both the Cy Young Award and the Most Valuable Player Award. The team went 99–63 to win the National League title by six games over the runner-up St. Louis Cardinals and beat the New York Yankees in four games to win the 1963 World Series, marking the first time that the Yankees were ever swept in the postseason.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day starters
Name Position
Maury Wills Shortstop
Nate Oliver Second baseman
Willie Davis Center fielder
Tommy Davis Left fielder
Bill Skowron First baseman
Johnny Roseboro Catcher
Ron Fairly Right fielder
Ken McMullen Third baseman
Don Drysdale Starting pitcher

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1963 Los Angeles Dodgers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Roseboro, JohnnyJohnny Roseboro 135 470 111 .236 9 49
1B Fairly, RonRon Fairly 152 490 133 .271 12 77
2B Gilliam, JimJim Gilliam 148 525 148 .282 6 49
3B McMullen, KenKen McMullen 79 233 55 .236 5 28
SS Wills, MauryMaury Wills 134 527 159 .302 0 34
LF Davis, TommyTommy Davis 146 556 181 .326 16 88
CF Davis, WillieWillie Davis 156 515 126 .245 9 60
RF Howard, FrankFrank Howard 123 417 114 .273 28 64
Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Skowron, BillBill Skowron 89 237 48 .203 4 19
Zimmer, DonDon Zimmer 22 23 5 .217 1 2

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Drysdale, DonDon Drysdale 42 315.1 19 17 2.63 251
Koufax, SandySandy Koufax 40 311 25 5 1.88 306
Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Miller, BobBob Miller 42 187 10 8 2.89 125
Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Calmus, DickDick Calmus 21 3 1 0 2.66 25

Game log[edit]

1963 Game Log

1963 World Series[edit]

Main article: 1963 World Series

Game 1[edit]

October 2, 1963 at Yankee Stadium in New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles (N) 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 0
New York (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 6 0
W: Sandy Koufax (1–0)   L: Whitey Ford (0–1)
HR: LADJohnny Roseboro (1)   NYYTom Tresh (1)

Game 2[edit]

October 3, 1963 at Yankee Stadium in New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles (N) 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 10 1
New York (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 0
W: Johnny Podres (1–0)   L: Al Downing (0–1)   S: Ron Perranoski (1)
HR: LADBill Skowron (1)

Game 3[edit]

October 5, 1963 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Los Angeles (N) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 1 4 1
W: Don Drysdale (1–0)  L: Jim Bouton (0–1)

Game 4[edit]

October 6, 1963 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 1
Los Angeles (N) 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 1
W: Sandy Koufax (2–0)  L: Whitey Ford (0–2)
HR: NYYMickey Mantle (1)    LADFrank Howard (1)

Awards and honors[edit]

Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax

All-Stars[edit]

Sporting News[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Spokane Indians Pacific Coast League Danny Ozark
AA Albuquerque Dukes Texas League Clay Bryant
A Great Falls Electrics Pioneer League Al Ronning
A Salem Dodgers Northwest League Stan Wasiak
A Salisbury Dodgers Western Carolinas League George Scherger
A Santa Barbara Rancheros California League James B. Williams
A St. Petersburg Saints Florida State League Roy Hartsfield

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
San Francisco Giants
1962
National League Championship Season
1963
Succeeded by
St. Louis Cardinals
1964