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1965 in baseball

The following are the baseball events of the year 1965 throughout the world.


Major League Baseball

Other champions

Awards and honors

MLB statistical leaders

American League National League
AVG Tony Oliva MIN .321 Roberto Clemente PIT .329
HR Tony Conigliaro BOS 32 Willie Mays SFG 52
RBI Rocky Colavito CLE 108 Deron Johnson CIN 119
Wins Mudcat Grant MIN 21 Sandy Koufax1 LAD 26
ERA Sam McDowell CLE 2.18   Sandy Koufax1 LAD 2.04  
SO Sam McDowell CLE 325 Sandy Koufax1 LAD 382
SV Ron Kline WSA 29 Ted Abernathy CHC 31
SB Bert Campaneris KCA 51 Maury Wills LAD 94

1Major League Triple Crown Pitching Winner

Major league baseball final standings





  • September 2 - Ernie Banks hits his 400th career home run helping the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3. Also on September, in preparation of their move the following season to Anaheim, the Los Angeles Angels change their name to the California Angels.
  • September 8 - Against the California Angels at Municipal Stadium, Bert Campaneris of the Kansas City Athletics becomes the first player to play all nine positions in the same game, as part of a special promotion featuring the popular young player. He begins the game at shortstop and plays, in order for the next eight innings, second base, third base, left field, center field, right field, first base, pitcher (he gives up a run on a hit and two walks) and catcher. With the game tied at 3-3 after nine innings, Rene Lachemann replaces Campaneris, who was injured in a collision at the plate with Ed Kirkpatrick to end the top of the ninth. California scores two runs in the 13th inning and defeats Kansas City 5-3.
  • September 9 - At Dodger Stadium, a duel between the Los Angeles Dodgers' Sandy Koufax and Bob Hendley of the Chicago Cubs is perfect until Dodger left fielder Lou Johnson walks in the fifth inning. Following a sacrifice bunt, Johnson steals third base and scores on a throwing error by Cubs catcher Chris Krug. Johnson later has the game's only hit, a 7th-inning double. Koufax's fourth no-hitter in four years is a perfect game, the first in Dodgers history. One hit by two clubs in a completed nine-inning game is also a major league record, as is the one runner left on base. The two base runners in a game is an ML record. For Chicago pitchers, it is the second one-hitter they've thrown against the Dodgers this year and lost. A week later in the rematch in Chicago's Wrigley Field, Hendley beats Koufax and the Dodgers, 2-1. This was the last time the Cubs were no-hit a span of 45 years, a major league record.
  • September 13 - The San Francisco Giants' Willie Mays' hits his 500th home run off the Houston Astros' Don Nottebart, and Juan Marichal earned his 22nd victory as the Giants beat Houston 5-1 at the Astrodome. The win is the Giants' 11th straight and gives them a two and a half game lead.
  • September 16 - Before only 1,247 fans at Fenway Park, Dave Morehead of the Boston Red Sox no-hits the Cleveland Indians 2-0, on the same day the Red Sox fire Pinky Higgins as general manager. Not until Hideo Nomo in
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  • September 18 - "Mickey Mantle Day" is celebrated at Yankee Stadium on the occasion of Mantle's 2,000th career game (all with the Yankees).
  • September 22 - The Milwaukee Braves play their final game in Milwaukee, losing to the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6.
  • September 25 - Though he has not pitched in the Major Leagues since
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  • January 5 - Dick Lundy, 66, All-Star shortstop and manager of the Negro Leagues
  • January 11 - Wally Pipp, 71, Yankee first baseman most known for losing his job to Lou Gehrig.
  • January 19 - Jim Joe Edwards, 70, pitcher for the Indians, White Sox and Reds from 1922 to 1928
  • January 26 - Bingo DeMoss, 75, second baseman of the Negro Leagues
  • February 8 - Ray Brown, 56, All-Star pitcher for the Negro Leagues' Homestead Grays
  • March 5 - Pepper Martin, 61, 4-time All-Star with the Cardinals who led the league in steals three times
  • March 6 - Wally Schang, 75, American League catcher for 19 seasons, including three world champions
  • March 9 - Frank Graham, 71, New York sportswriter for over 50 years.
  • May 13 - Dick Wantz, 25, California Angels pitcher, following surgery for brain cancer, who had made his debut only one month earlier, pitching one inning of relief in his only major league appearance.
  • May 29 - Mike McNally, 72, infielder for the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Washington Senators from 1915 to 1925, and later a minor league manager and scout during almost two decades
  • August 21 - Bill Harris, 65, pitcher for the Reds, Pirates and Red Sox, who also tossed two no-hitters in the International League with the 1936 Buffalo Bisons
  • August 29 - Paul Waner, 62, Hall of Fame right fielder who won three batting titles and the NL's 1927 MVP award with the Pittsburgh Pirates, becoming the seventh player to make 3000 hits
  • September 22 - Biz Mackey, 68, 5-time All-Star catcher and manager of the Negro Leagues
  • September 30 - Jim Battle, 64, infielder who hit .375 in eight games for the 1927 Chicago White Sox
  • October 29 - Frank Fuller, 72, second baseman for the Detroit Tigers (1915–1916) and Boston Red Sox (1923)
  • October 29 - Bill McKechnie, 79, Hall of Fame manager who became the first person to lead three different teams to pennants: the Pirates (1925), Cardinals (1928), and Reds (1939–40), winning the World Series in 1925 and 1940
  • December 5 - Mary Dailey, 37, All-American Girls Professional Baseball League infielder/pitcher
  • December 9 - Branch Rickey, 83, executive who revolutionized the game first by establishing the farm system of player development, and again by signing Jackie Robinson to integrate the major leagues
  • December 19 - John Knight, 80, shortstop who spent 24 years in baseball, including major league stints with the Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Americans, New York Highlanders/Yankees and Washington Senators