1964 San Francisco Giants season

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1964 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Horace Stoneham
General manager(s) Chub Feeney
Manager(s) Alvin Dark
Local television KTVU
(Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons)
Local radio KSFO
(Russ Hodges, Lon Simmons)
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The 1964 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 82nd year in Major League Baseball, their seventh year in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their fifth at Candlestick Park. The team finished in fourth place, as a result of their 90–72 record, placing them three games behind the National League and World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals.

Offseason[edit]

Spring training[edit]

The Giants held spring training games at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, which opened in 1964. In the first game at Phoenix Muni on March 8, 1964, the Giants beat Cleveland, 6 to 2. Willie Mays hit the first home run at the park, in front of a crowd of 8,582. In attendance for the dedication ceremonies were Commissioner Ford Frick, National League President Warren Giles, and Giants owner Horace Stoneham.[4]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 93 69 0.574 48–33 45–36
Philadelphia Phillies 92 70 0.568 1 46–35 46–35
Cincinnati Reds 92 70 0.568 1 47–34 45–36
San Francisco Giants 90 72 0.556 3 44–37 46–35
Milwaukee Braves 88 74 0.543 5 45–36 43–38
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 0.494 13 42–39 38–43
Los Angeles Dodgers 80 82 0.494 13 41–40 39–42
Chicago Cubs 76 86 0.469 17 40–41 36–45
Houston Colt .45s 66 96 0.407 27 41–40 25–56
New York Mets 53 109 0.327 40 33–48 20–61


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1964 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Team CHC CIN HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SF STL
Chicago 6–12 11–7 10–8 8–10 11–7 6–12 9–9 9–9 6–12
Cincinnati 12–6 12–6 14–4–1 9–9 11–7 9–9 8–10 7–11 10–8
Houston 7–11 6–12 7–11 12–6 9–9 5–13 5–13 7–11 8–10
Los Angeles 8–10 4–14–1 11–7 8–10 15–3–1 8–10 10–8 6–12 10–8
Milwaukee 10–8 9–9 6–12 10–8 14–4 10–8 12–6 9–9 8–10
New York 7–11 7–11 9–9 3–15–1 4–14 3–15 6–12 7–11 7–11
Philadelphia 12-6 9–9 13–5 10–8 8–10 15–3 10–8 10–8 5–13
Pittsburgh 9–9 10–8 13–5 8–10 6–12 12–6 8–10 8–10 6–12
San Francisco 9–9 11–7 11–7 12–6 9–9 11–7 8–10 10–8 9–9
St. Louis 12–6 8–10 10–8 8–10 10–8 11–7 13–5 12–6 9–9


Opening Day starters[edit]

Roster[edit]

1964 San Francisco Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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 Haller, TomTom Haller 117 388 98 .253 16 48
1B Cepeda, OrlandoOrlando Cepeda 142 529 161 .304 31 97
2B Lanier, HalHal Lanier 98 383 105 .274 2 28
3B Hart, Jim RayJim Ray Hart 153 566 162 .286 31 81
SS Pagán, JoséJosé Pagán 134 367 82 .223 1 28
LF McCovey, WillieWillie McCovey 130 364 80 .220 18 54
CF Mays, WillieWillie Mays 157 578 171 .296 47 111
RF Alou, JesúsJesús Alou 115 376 103 .274 3 28

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
Davenport, JimJim Davenport 116 297 70 .236 2 26

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

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
Bolin, BobbyBobby Bolin 38 174.2 6 9 3.25 146

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
MacKenzie, KenKen MacKenzie 10 0 0 1 5.00 3

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tacoma Giants Pacific Coast League Charlie Fox
AA Springfield Giants Eastern League Andy Gilbert
AA El Paso Sun Kings Texas League Dave Garcia
A Fresno Giants California League Bill Werle
A Decatur Commodores Midwest League Richie Klaus
A Lexington Giants Western Carolinas League Max Lanier
Rookie Magic Valley Cowboys Pioneer League Rex Carr

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Fresno[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jimmie Coker at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Jack Fisher at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Joey Amalfitano at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ "Willie Mays pokes one over center wall as Giants get win". The Bulletin. March 9, 1964. p. 7. Retrieved August 28, 2009. 
  5. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1964&t=SFN
  6. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/asgbox/yr1964as.shtml
  7. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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