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1964 Pittsburgh Pirates season

1964 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Forbes Field (since 1909)
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (since 1887)
  • 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

    • 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

    Season standings

    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

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1964 Pittsburgh Pirates
    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 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

    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

    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
    Veale, BobBob Veale 40 279.2 18 12 2.74 250

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

    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
    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

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    Notes

    References