1964 Boston Red Sox season

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1964 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Tom Yawkey
General manager(s) Pinky Higgins
Manager(s) Johnny Pesky (W-70; L-90) and Billy Herman (W-2; L-0)
Local television WHDH-TV, Ch. 5
Local radio WHDH-AM 850
(Curt Gowdy, Ned Martin, Art Gleeson)
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The 1964 Boston Red Sox season was the 64th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished eighth in the American League (AL) with a record of 72 wins and 90 losses, 27 games behind the AL champion New York Yankees.

Offseason[edit]

  • February 4, 1964: Carmen Fanzone was signed as an amateur free agent by the Red Sox.[1]
  • Prior to 1964 season: Bob Smith was released by the Red Sox.[2]

Regular season[edit]

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

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1964 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY WSH
Baltimore 11–7 10–8 8–10 11–7 13–5–1 11–7 10–8 10–8 13–5
Boston 7–11 4–14 9–9 5–13 12–6 9–9 5–13 9–9 12–6
Chicago 8–10 14–4 12–6 11–7 16–2 10–8 9–9 6–12 12–6
Cleveland 10–8 9–9 6–12 11–7 10–8 9–9 10–8–1 3–15–1 11–7
Detroit 7–11 13–5 7–11 7–11 11–7 10–8 11–7 8–10–1 11–7
Kansas City 5–13–1 6–12 2–16 8–10 7–11 6–12 9–9 6–12 8–10
Los Angeles 7–11 9–9 8–10 9–9 8–10 12–6 12–6 7–11 10–8
Minnesota 8–10 13–5 9–9 8–10–1 7–11 9–9 6–12 8–10 11–7
New York 8–10 9–9 12–6 15–3–1 10–8–1 12–6 11–7 10–8 12–6
Washington 5–13 6–12 6–12 7–11 7–11 10–8 8–10 7–11 6–12


Opening Day lineup[edit]

  2 Chuck Schilling 2B
  1 Eddie Bressoud SS
  8 Carl Yastrzemski     LF
11 Frank Malzone 3B
  7 Dick Stuart 1B
  6 Lou Clinton RF
25 Tony Conigliaro CF
10 Bob Tillman C
27 Bill Monbouquette     P

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1964 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Managers

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

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 Bob Tillman 131 425 118 .278 17 61
1B Dick Stuart 156 603 168 .279 33 114
2B Dalton Jones 118 374 86 .230 6 39
3B Frank Malzone 148 537 142 .264 13 56
SS Eddie Bressoud 158 566 166 .293 15 55
LF Tony Conigliaro 111 404 117 .290 24 52
CF Carl Yastrzemski 151 567 164 .289 15 67
RF Lee Thomas 107 401 103 .257 13 42

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
Felix Mantilla 133 425 123 .289 30 64
Russ Nixon 81 163 38 .233 1 20
Chuck Schilling 47 163 32 .196 0 7
Tony Horton 36 126 28 .222 1 8
Lou Clinton 37 120 31 .258 3 6
Roman Mejias 62 101 24 .238 2 4
Dick Williams 61 69 11 .159 5 11
Al Smith 29 51 11 .216 2 7
Gary Geiger 5 15 5 .385 0 1
Bobby Guindon 5 8 1 .125 0 0
Mike Ryan 1 3 1 .333 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
Bill Monbouquette 36 234.0 13 14 4.04 120
Earl Wilson 33 202.1 11 12 4.49 166
Jack Lamabe 39 177.1 9 13 5.89 109
Dave Morehead 31 166.2 8 15 4.97 139
Ed Connolly 27 80.2 4 11 4.91 73

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
Jay Ritchie 21 46.0 1 1 2.74 35
Dave Gray 9 13.0 0 0 9.00 17
Wilbur Wood 4 5.2 0 0 17.47 5

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
Dick Radatz 79 16 9 29 2.29 181
Bob Heffner 55 7 9 5 4.08 112
Bill Spanswick 29 2 3 0 6.89 55
Pete Charton 25 0 2 0 5.26 37
Arnold Earley 25 1 1 1 2.68 45

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Seattle Rainiers Pacific Coast League Edo Vanni
AA Reading Red Sox Eastern League Eddie Popowski
A Winston-Salem Red Sox Carolina League Bill Slack
A Waterloo Hawks Midwest League Matt Sczesny
A Wellsville Red Sox New York–Penn League Larry Lee Thomas
A Statesville Colts Western Carolinas League Dave Philley and Rudy York

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Winston-Salem

Statesville affiliation shared with Houston Colt .45s

Notes[edit]

References[edit]