1965 Major League Baseball season

This article is about the 1965 Major League Baseball season only. For information on all of baseball, see 1965 in baseball.

In the 1965 Major League Baseball season, the Houston Colt .45s became the Astros, as they moved from Colts Stadium to the new Astrodome, becoming the first team to play their home games indoors, rather than outdoors. It was also the final season for the Braves in Milwaukee, before relocating to Atlanta for the 1966 season. The Los Angeles Angels officially changed their name to California Angels in advance of their pending 1966 move to a new stadium in Anaheim.

Awards and honors

MLB statistical leaders

Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax
  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
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 130
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

1 National League Triple Crown Pitching Winner

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Minnesota Twins 102 60 .630
Chicago White Sox 95 67 .586 7
Baltimore Orioles 94 68 .580 8
Detroit Tigers 89 73 .549 13
Cleveland Indians 87 75 .537 15
New York Yankees 77 85 .475 25
California Angels 75 87 .463 27
Washington Senators 70 92 .432 32
Boston Red Sox 62 100 .383 40
Kansas City Athletics 59 103 .364 43

National League final standings

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Los Angeles Dodgers 97 65 .599
San Francisco Giants 95 67 .586 2
Pittsburgh Pirates 90 72 .556 7
Cincinnati Reds 89 73 .549 8
Milwaukee Braves 86 76 .531 11
Philadelphia Phillies 85 76 .528 11.5
St. Louis Cardinals 80 81 .497 16.5
Chicago Cubs 72 90 .444 25
Houston Astros 65 97 .401 32
New York Mets 50 112 .309 47


American League

Team Manager Comments
Baltimore Orioles Hank Bauer
Boston Red Sox Billy Herman
California Angels Bill Rigney
Chicago White Sox Al López
Cleveland Indians Birdie Tebbetts
Detroit Tigers Chuck Dressen Replaced temporarily by Bob Swift while recovering from a heart attack
Kansas City Athletics Mel McGaha Replaced during the season by Haywood Sullivan
Minnesota Twins Sam Mele Won the American League pennant
New York Yankees Johnny Keane
Washington Senators Gil Hodges

National League

Team Manager Comments
Chicago Cubs College of Coaches Head Coach was Bob Kennedy
Cincinnati Reds Dick Sisler
Houston Astros Lum Harris
Los Angeles Dodgers Walter Alston Won the World Series
Milwaukee Braves Bobby Bragan
New York Mets Casey Stengel Replaced during the season by Wes Westrum
Philadelphia Phillies Gene Mauch
Pittsburgh Pirates Harry Walker
San Francisco Giants Herman Franks
St. Louis Cardinals Red Schoendienst





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