1964 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1964 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath (majority shareholder); Bing Crosby, Thomas Johnson (minority shareholders)
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.[2]
  • January 14, 1964: Dock Ellis was signed as an amateur free agent by the Pirates.[3]
  • Prior to 1964 season: John Lamb was signed as an amateur free agent by the Pirates.[4]

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 93 69 0.574 48–33 45–36
Philadelphia Phillies 92 70 0.568 1 46–35 46–35
Cincinnati Reds 92 70 0.568 1 47–34 45–36
San Francisco Giants 90 72 0.556 3 44–37 46–35
Milwaukee Braves 88 74 0.543 5 45–36 43–38
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 0.494 13 42–39 38–43
Los Angeles Dodgers 80 82 0.494 13 41–40 39–42
Chicago Cubs 76 86 0.469 17 40–41 36–45
Houston Colt .45s 66 96 0.407 27 41–40 25–56
New York Mets 53 109 0.327 40 33–48 20–61

Record vs. opponents

1964 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Team CHC CIN HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SF STL
Chicago 6–12 11–7 10–8 8–10 11–7 6–12 9–9 9–9 6–12
Cincinnati 12–6 12–6 14–4–1 9–9 11–7 9–9 8–10 7–11 10–8
Houston 7–11 6–12 7–11 12–6 9–9 5–13 5–13 7–11 8–10
Los Angeles 8–10 4–14–1 11–7 8–10 15–3–1 8–10 10–8 6–12 10–8
Milwaukee 10–8 9–9 6–12 10–8 14–4 10–8 12–6 9–9 8–10
New York 7–11 7–11 9–9 3–15–1 4–14 3–15 6–12 7–11 7–11
Philadelphia 12-6 9–9 13–5 10–8 8–10 15–3 10–8 10–8 5–13
Pittsburgh 9–9 10–8 13–5 8–10 6–12 12–6 8–10 8–10 6–12
San Francisco 9–9 11–7 11–7 12–6 9–9 11–7 8–10 10–8 9–9
St. Louis 12–6 8–10 10–8 8–10 10–8 11–7 13–5 12–6 9–9


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

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Jets International League Larry Shepard
AA Asheville Tourists Southern League Ray Hathaway and Bob Clear
A Reno Silver Sox California League Tom Saffell and Harvey Koepf
A Kinston Eagles Carolina League Harding "Pete" Peterson
A Batavia Pirates New York-Penn League Gene Baker
A Gastonia Pirates Western Carolinas League Bob Clear and Ray Hathaway
Rookie Salem Pirates Appalachian League George Detore

Notes

References