1964 Cleveland Indians season

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1964 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Gabe Paul
Manager(s) George Strickland (acting manager through July 2); Birdie Tebbetts
Local television WJW-TV
Local radio WERE (1300)
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The 1964 Cleveland Indians season was a season in American baseball. The team finished in a tie for sixth place in the American League with the Minnesota Twins, while winning 79 and losing 83, 20 games behind the AL champion New York Yankees.

Offseason[edit]

  • Prior to 1964 season: Dave Nelson was signed as an amateur free agent by the Indians.[1]

Regular season[edit]

In 1964, Vernon Stouffer became an investor in the Cleveland Indians due to the threat of the franchise relocating.[2]

Manager Birdie Tebbetts suffered a heart attack during the offseason. George Strickland served as the Indians' acting manager during his convalescence. Tebbetts returned to the team on July 3.

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 99 63 .611 --
Chicago White Sox 98 64 .605 1
Baltimore Orioles 97 65 .599 2
Detroit Tigers 85 77 .525 14
Los Angeles Angels 82 80 .506 17
Cleveland Indians 79 83 .488 20
Minnesota Twins 79 83 .488 20
Boston Red Sox 72 90 .444 27
Washington Senators 62 100 .383 37
Kansas City Athletics 57 105 .352 42

Notable transactions[edit]

  • September 5, 1964: Pedro Ramos was traded by the Indians to the New York Yankees for players to be named later and $75,000. The Yankees completed the deal by sending Ralph Terry to the Indians on October 21 and Bud Daley to the Indians on November 27.[3]

Roster[edit]

1964 Cleveland Indians
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 Romano, JohnnyJohnny Romano 106 352 85 .241 19 47
1B Chance, BobBob Chance 120 390 109 .279 14 75
2B Brown, LarryLarry Brown 115 335 77 .230 12 40
3B Alvis, MaxMax Alvis 107 381 96 .252 18 53
SS Howser, DickDick Howser 162 637 163 .256 3 52
LF Wagner, LeonLeon Wagner 163 641 162 .253 31 100
CF Davalillo, VicVic Davalillo 150 577 156 .270 6 51
RF Francona, TitoTito Francona 111 270 67 .248 8 24

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
Smith, AlAl Smith 61 136 22 .162 4 9
Martínez, TonyTony Martínez 9 14 3 .214 0 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
Donovan, DickDick Donovan 30 158.1 7 9 4.55 83

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
Ramos, PedroPedro Ramos 36 133 7 10 5.14 98

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
Bell, GaryGary Bell 56 8 6 4 4.33 89
Abernathy, TedTed Abernathy 53 2 6 11 4.33 57

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League Johnny Lipon
AA Charleston Indians Eastern League Bob Nieman
A Burlington Indians Carolina League Bill Herring
A Dubuque Packers Midwest League Walt Novick

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Awards[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dave Nelson page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball, p.4, Bill Madden, Harper Collins Publishing, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-06-169031-0
  3. ^ Pedro Ramos page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007
  5. ^ Vic Davalillo at Baseball Reference

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