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1964 Cleveland Indians season

1964 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Cleveland Municipal Stadium (since 1932)
  • Cleveland, Ohio (since 1901)
  • 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

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

    Regular season

    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

    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

    • 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

    1964 Cleveland Indians
    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 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

    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

    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
    Donovan, DickDick Donovan 30 158.1 7 9 4.55 83

    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
    Ramos, PedroPedro Ramos 36 133 7 10 5.14 98

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

    Farm system

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    Awards

    Notes

    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

    References


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