1964 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1964 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
Manager(s) Danny Murtaugh
Local television KDKA-TV
Bob Prince, Jim Woods
Local radio KDKA
Bob Prince, Jim Woods, Claude Haring
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The 1964 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 83rd in franchise history. The team finished tied for sixth in the National League with a record of 80-82, 13 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals.

Offseason[edit]

  • December 2, 1963: Byron Browne was drafted from the Pirates by the Chicago Cubs in the 1963 first-year draft.[1]
  • January 14, 1964: Dock Ellis was signed as an amateur free agent by the Pirates.[2]
  • Prior to 1964 season: John Lamb was signed as an amateur free agent by the Pirates.[3]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 93 69 -- .574
Cincinnati Reds 92 70 1 .568
Philadelphia Phillies 92 70 1 .568
San Francisco Giants 90 72 3 .556
Milwaukee Braves 88 74 5 .543
Los Angeles Dodgers 80 82 13 .494
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 13 .494
Chicago Cubs 76 86 17 .469
Houston Colt .45s 66 96 27 .407
New York Mets 53 109 40 .327

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1964 Pittsburgh Pirates
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 Pagliaroni, JimJim Pagliaroni 97 302 89 .295 10 36
1B Clendenon, DonnDonn Clendenon 133 457 129 .282 12 64
2B Mazeroski, BillBill Mazeroski 162 601 161 .268 10 64
3B Bailey, BobBob Bailey 143 530 149 .281 11 51
SS Schofield, DickDick Schofield 121 398 98 .246 3 36
LF Lynch, JerryJerry Lynch 114 297 81 .273 16 66
CF Virdon, BillBill Virdon 145 473 115 .243 3 27
RF Clemente, RobertoRoberto Clemente 155 622 211 .339 12 87

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
Burgess, SmokySmoky Burgess 68 171 42 .246 2 17

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
Veale, BobBob Veale 40 279.2 18 12 2.74 250

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
Blass, SteveSteve Blass 24 104.2 5 8 4.04 67
Wood, WilburWilbur Wood 3 17.1 0 2 3.63 7

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
Bork, FrankFrank Bork 33 2 2 2 4.07 31
Butters, TomTom Butters 28 2 2 0 2.38 58
Priddy, BobBob Priddy 19 1 2 1 3.93 23
Green, FredFred Green 8 0 0 0 1.23 2

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Jets International League Larry Shepard
AA Asheville Tourists Southern League Ray Hathaway and Bob Clear
A Reno Silver Sox California League Tom Saffell and Harvey Koepf
A Kinston Eagles Carolina League Harding "Pete" Peterson
A Batavia Pirates New York-Penn League Gene Baker
A Gastonia Pirates Western Carolinas League Bob Clear and Ray Hathaway
Rookie Salem Pirates Appalachian League George Detore

Notes[edit]

References[edit]