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1963 Los Angeles Dodgers season

1963 Los Angeles Dodgers
World Series Champions
National League champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Dodger Stadium (since 1962)
  • Los Angeles (since 1958)
  • 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

    Regular season

    Season standings

    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

    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

    Roster

    1963 Los Angeles Dodgers
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    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

    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

    Starting pitchers

    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

    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

    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

    1963 Game Log

    1963 World Series

    Main article: 1963 World Series

    Game 1

    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

    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

    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

    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

    All-Stars

    Sporting News

    Farm system

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    References

    External links

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