1964 Major League Baseball season

This article is about the 1964 Major League Baseball season only. For information on all of baseball, see 1964 in baseball.

The 1964 Major League Baseball season is often remembered for the end of the New York Yankees' third dynasty, as they won their 29th American League Championship in 44 seasons. However, the Yankees lost the World Series to the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games. As of 2015, the Cardinals are the only National League team to have an edge over the Yankees in series played (3–2), amongst the non-expansion teams.

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st New York Yankees 99   63 .611   
2nd Chicago White Sox 98   64 .605   1.0
3rd Baltimore Orioles 97   65 .599   2.0
4th Detroit Tigers 85   77 .525   14.0
5th Los Angeles Angels 82   80 .506   17.0
6th Cleveland Indians 79   83 .488   20.0
6th Minnesota Twins 79   83 .488   20.0
8th Boston Red Sox 72   90 .444   27.0
9th Washington Senators 62   100 .383   37.0
10th Kansas City Athletics 57   105 .352   42.0

National League final standings

National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st St. Louis Cardinals 93   69 .574   
2nd Cincinnati Reds 92   70 .568   1.0
2nd Philadelphia Phillies 92   70 .568   1.0
4th San Francisco Giants 90   72 .556   3.0
5th Milwaukee Braves 88   74 .543   5.0
6th Los Angeles Dodgers 80   82 .494 13.0
7th Pittsburgh Pirates 80   82 .494 13.0
8th Chicago Cubs 76   86 .469 17.0
9th Houston Colt .45s 66   96 .407 27.0
10th New York Mets 53   109 .327 40.0

MLB statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Tony Oliva MIN .323 Roberto Clemente PIT .339
HR Harmon Killebrew MIN 49 Willie Mays SFG 47
RBI Brooks Robinson BAL 118 Ken Boyer STL 119
Wins Dean Chance LAA
Gary Peters CHW
20 Larry Jackson CHC 24
ERA Dean Chance LAA 1.65 Sandy Koufax LAD 1.74
SO Al Downing NYY 217 Bob Veale PIT 250
SV Dick Radatz BOS 29 Hal Woodeshick HOU 23
SB Luis Aparicio BAL 57 Maury Wills LAD 53


American League

Team Manager Comments
Baltimore Orioles Hank Bauer
Boston Red Sox Johnny Pesky Replaced during the season by Billy Herman
Chicago White Sox Al López
Cleveland Indians Birdie Tebbetts Replaced during the season by George Strickland
Detroit Tigers Chuck Dressen
Kansas City Athletics Ed Lopat Replaced during the season by Mel McGaha
Los Angeles Angels Bill Rigney
Minnesota Twins Sam Mele
New York Yankees Yogi Berra Won the American League pennant
Washington Senators Gil Hodges

National League

Team Manager Comments
Chicago Cubs College of Coaches
Cincinnati Reds Fred Hutchinson Replaced during the season by Dick Sisler
Houston Colt .45's Harry Craft Replaced during the season by Lum Harris
Los Angeles Dodgers Walter Alston
Milwaukee Braves Bobby Bragan
New York Mets Casey Stengel
Philadelphia Phillies Gene Mauch
Pittsburgh Pirates Danny Murtaugh
San Francisco Giants Alvin Dark
St. Louis Cardinals Johnny Keane Won the World Series




Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax



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