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1964 San Francisco Giants season

1964 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Candlestick Park (since 1960)
  • San Francisco, California (since 1958)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Horace Stoneham
    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

    Spring training

    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

    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 starters

    Roster

    1964 San Francisco Giants
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders 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 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

    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

    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

    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
    Bolin, BobbyBobby Bolin 38 174.2 6 9 3.25 146

    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
    MacKenzie, KenKen MacKenzie 10 0 0 1 5.00 3

    Awards and honors

    All-Star Game

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Fresno[7]

    Notes

    1. ^ Jimmie Coker page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Jack Fisher page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ Joey Amalfitano page 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, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

    References