1963 Los Angeles Dodgers
1963 World Series Champions
National League champions
Major League affiliations
Location
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Owner(s)Walter O'Malley, James & Dearie Mulvey
General manager(s)Buzzie Bavasi
Manager(s)Walter Alston
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Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett
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Jose Garcia, Jaime Jarrín
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The 1963 Los Angeles Dodgers were led by pitcher Sandy Koufax, who won both the Cy Young Award and the Most Valuable Player Award. The team went 99–63 to win the National League title by six games over the runner-up St. Louis Cardinals and beat the New York Yankees in four games to win the 1963 World Series, marking the first time that the Yankees were ever swept in the postseason.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 99 63 0.611 50–31 49–32
St. Louis Cardinals 93 69 0.574 6 53–28 40–41
San Francisco Giants 88 74 0.543 11 50–31 38–43
Philadelphia Phillies 87 75 0.537 12 45–36 42–39
Cincinnati Reds 86 76 0.531 13 46–35 40–41
Milwaukee Braves 84 78 0.519 15 45–36 39–42
Chicago Cubs 82 80 0.506 17 43–38 39–42
Pittsburgh Pirates 74 88 0.457 25 42–39 32–49
Houston Colt .45s 66 96 0.407 33 44–37 22–59
New York Mets 51 111 0.315 48 34–47 17–64

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Team CHC CIN HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SF STL
Chicago 9–9 9–9 7–11 12–6 11–7 9–9 8–10 10–8 7–11
Cincinnati 9–9 11–7 8–10 10–8 10–8 8–10 11–7 8–10 11–7
Houston 9–9 7–11 5–13 5–13 13–5 8–10 6–12 8–10 5–13
Los Angeles 11–7 10–8 13–5 8–10–1 16–2 7–11 13–5 9–9 12–6
Milwaukee 6–12 8–10 13–5 10–8–1 12–6 10–8 7–11 10–8 8–10
New York 7–11 8–10 5–13 2–16 6–12 8–10 4–14 6–12 5–13
Philadelphia 9–9 10–8 10–8 11–7 8–10 10–8 13–5 8–10 8–10
Pittsburgh 10–8 7–11 12–6 5–13 11–7 14–4 5–13 5–13 5–13
San Francisco 8–10 10–8 10–8 9–9 8–10 12–6 10–8 13–5 8–10
St. Louis 11–7 7–11 13–5 6–12 10–8 13–5 10–8 13–5 10–8


Opening Day lineup

Opening Day starters
Name Position
Maury Wills Shortstop
Nate Oliver Second baseman
Willie Davis Center fielder
Tommy Davis Left fielder
Bill Skowron First baseman
Johnny Roseboro Catcher
Ron Fairly Right fielder
Ken McMullen Third baseman
Don Drysdale Starting pitcher

Notable transactions

Roster

1963 Los Angeles Dodgers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Spring Training

Game log

Regular season

1963 regular season game log: 99–63–1 (Home: 50–31; Away: 49–32–1)
April: 10–11 (Home: 7–7; Away: 3–4)
# Date Time (PT) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
1 April 9 11:30 a.m. PST @ Cubs W 5–1 Drysdale (1–0) Jackson (0–1) 2:29 18,589 1–0 W1
2 April 10 11:30 a.m. PST @ Cubs W 2–1 Koufax (1–0) Buhl (0–1) 2:20 2,673 2–0 W2
3 April 11 11:30 a.m. PST @ Cubs L 0–2 Ellsworth (1–0) Podres (0–1) 1:59 3,735 2–1 L1
4 April 12 7:00 p.m. PST @ Colt .45s L 1–2 (12) Farrell (1–1) Roebuck (0–1) 3:09 12,044 2–2 L2
5 April 13 7:00 p.m. PST @ Colt .45s W 3–1 Drysdale (2–0) Brunet (0–1) 2:13 15,164 3–2 W1
6 April 14 1:30 p.m. PST @ Colt .45s L 4–5 Nottebart (1–0) Koufax (1–1) McMahon (1) 2:31 10,180 3–3 L1
7 April 16 8:00 p.m. PST Cubs L 1–2 (12) McDaniel (1–0) Roebuck (0–2) Schultz (1) 2:43 33,758 3–4 L1
8 April 17 8:00 p.m. PST Cubs W 1–0 (10) Perranoski (1–0) Ellsworth (1–1) 2:32 15,617 4–4 W1
9 April 18 8:00 p.m. PST Cubs L 1–5 Hobbie (1–0) Drysdale (2–1) Elston (1) 2:40 16,412 4–5 L1
10 April 19 8:00 p.m. PST Colt .45s W 2–0 Koufax (2–1) Farrell (1–2) 1:48 15,654 5–5 W1
11 April 20 1:00 p.m. PST Colt. 45s L 6–9 Nottebart (2–0) Podres (0–2) McMahon (3) 2:44 17,110 5–6 L1
12 April 21 (1) 1:00 p.m. PST Colt .45s W 11–3 Miller (1–0) Cardinal (0–1) Perranoski (1) 3:02 6–6 W1
13 April 21 (2) 4:37 p.m. PST Colt .45s W 6–5 Roebuck (1–2) Brunet (0–3) 2:54 33,196 7–6 W2
14 April 22 8:00 p.m. PST Braves L 2–10 Hendley (2–1) Drysdale (2–2) 2:42 18,795 7–7 L1
15 April 23 8:00 p.m. PST Braves W 2–1 Perranoski (2–0) Raymond (2–2) 2:15 20,298 8–7 W1
16 April 24 8:00 p.m. PST Reds W 7–0 Podres (1–2) Owens (0–1) 2:30 19,089 9–7 W2
17 April 25 8:00 p.m. PST Reds W 7–1 Miller (2–0) Jay (0–4) 2:23 17,067 10–7 W3
18 April 26 8:00 p.m. PST Cardinals L 7–8 Bauta (1–1) Perranoski (2–1) Shantz (1) 2:41 24,959 10–8 L1
19 April 27 8:00 p.m. PST Cardinals L 0–3 Washburn (4–0) Sherry (0–1) 2:15 33,949 10–9 L2
20 April 28 1:00 p.m. PDT Cardinals L 5–9 Broglio (3–0) Podres (1–3) Taylor (1) 2:56 36,245 10–10 L3
21 April 29 5:00 p.m. PDT @ Mets L 2–4 Craig (2–2) Miller (2–1) 2:46 23,494 10–11 L4
April 30 @ Mets Postponed (Rain) (Makeup date: July 10)
May: 17–9–1 (Home: 11–1; Away: 6–8–1)
# Date Time (PT) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
May 1 @ Phillies Postponed (Rain) (Makeup date: September 13)
22 May 2 5:05 p.m. PDT @ Phillies W 3–2 Perranoski (3–1) Mahaffey (2–3) 2:16 11,288 11–11 W1
23 May 3 5:15 p.m. PDT @ Pirates L 2–13 McBean (2–1) Sherry (0–2) 2:21 16,960 11–12 L1
24 May 4 10:35 a.m. PDT @ Pirates L 0–5 Schwall (2–0) Miller (2–2) 2:05 12,037 11–13 L2
25 May 5 11:05 a.m. PDT @ Pirates W 7–3 Perranoski (4–1) Law (0–1) 2:21 18,743 12–13 W1
26 May 6 10:35 a.m. PDT @ Pirates L 4–7 Gibbon (2–0) Drysdale (2–3) Face (4) 2:41 5,376 12–14 L1
27 May 7 6:00 p.m. PDT @ Cardinals W 11–1 Koufax (3–1) Washburn (5–1) Rowe (1) 2:23 16,609 13–14 W1
28 May 8 6:00 p.m. PDT @ Cardinals W 11–5 Perranoski (5–1) Shantz (1–2) Scott (1) 2:50 10,918 14–14 W2
29 May 9 6:00 p.m. PDT @ Cardinals L 7–10 Gibson (1–1) Richert (0–1) Fanok (1) 2:56 10,762 14–15 L1
30 May 10 8:00 p.m. PDT Giants W 2–1 Drysdale (3–3) Sanford (5–2) 2:00 50,407 15–15 W1
31 May 11 8:00 p.m. PDT Giants W 8–0 Koufax (4–1) Marichal (4–3) 2:13 49,807 16–15 W2
32 May 12 1:00 p.m. PDT Giants W 6–5 Calmus (1–0) Fisher (3–3) Perranoski (2) 2:38 43,964 17–15 W3
33 May 14 8:00 p.m. PDT Phillies L 1–5 McLish (1–2) Drysdale (3–4) 2:34 19,294 17–16 L1
34 May 15 8:00 p.m. PDT Phillies W 3–2 (12) Koufax (5–1) Klippstein (1–2) 3:08 20,512 18–16 W1
35 May 16 8:00 p.m. PDT Pirates W 1–0 Podres (2–3) Schwall (2–2) 1:50 21,287 19–16 W2
36 May 17 8:00 p.m. PDT Pirates W 9–3 Miller (3–2) Gibbon (2–1) Scott (2) 2:39 34,216 20–16 W3
37 May 18 1:00 p.m. PDT Pirates W 6–4 Drysdale (4–4) Law (1–2) 2:31 21,140 21–16 W4
38 May 19 (1) 1:00 p.m. PDT Mets W 1–0 Koufax (6–1) Craig (2–6) 1:57 22–16 W5
39 May 19 (2) 3:32 p.m. PDT Mets W 4–2 (13) Perranoski (6–1) MacKenzie (3–1) 3:45 42,541 23–16 W6
40 May 21 8:00 p.m. PDT Mets W 4–2 Podres (3–3) Cisco (1–4) 2:17 21,108 24–16 W7
41 May 22 8:00 p.m. PDT Mets W 7–3 Drysdale (5–4) Willey (4–3) 2:10 22,714 25–16 W8
42 May 24 8:15 p.m. PDT @ Giants L 1–7 Marichal (6–3) Koufax (6–2) 2:05 40,676 25–17 L1
43 May 25 1:00 p.m. PDT @ Giants L 2–6 O'Dell (7–0) Podres (3–4) Larsen (1) 2:13 39,858 25–18 L2
44 May 26 1:00 p.m. PDT @ Giants W 4–3 (10) Drysdale (6–4) Larsen (0–2) 2:50 41,668 26–18 W1
45 May 28 6:00 p.m. PDT @ Braves W 7–0 Koufax (7–2) Lemaster (2–3) 2:33 4,573 27–18 W2
46 May 29 6:00 p.m. PDT @ Braves T 3–3 (7) 2:02 11,968 27–18–1 T1
47 May 30 6:00 p.m. PDT @ Braves L 4–7 Spahn (7–3) Drysdale (6–5) Raymond (3) 2:32 12,403 27–19–1 L1
48 May 31 6:05 p.m. PDT @ Reds L 4–7 Maloney (7–2) Roebuck (1–3) Worthington (4) 2:45 14,171 27–20–1 L2
June: 16–12 (Home: 5–6; Away: 11–6)
# Date Time (PT) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
49 June 1 6:05 p.m. PDT @ Reds L 0–1 Jay (2–8) Koufax (7–3) 2:16 23,737 27–21–1 L3
50 June 2 11:30 a.m. PDT @ Reds L 2–5 O'Toole (9–3) Podres (3–5) Henry (5) 2:30 18,682 27–22–1 L4
51 June 3 7:00 p.m. PDT @ Colt .45s L 1–2 Farrell (5–6) Drysdale (6–6) 1:57 15,659 27–23–1 L5
52 June 4 7:00 p.m. PDT @ Colt. 45s W 2–1 Miller (4–2) Drott (2–3) Perranoski (3) 2:21 10,429 28–23–1 W1
53 June 5 7:00 p.m. PDT @ Colt. 45s W 5–1 Koufax (8–3) Johnson (3–8) 2:24 15,365 29–23–1 W2
54 June 7 11:30 a.m. PDT @ Cubs W 4–1 Drysdale (7–6) Toth (1–3) 2:02 12,741 30–23–1 W3
55 June 8 11:30 a.m. PDT @ Cubs W 9–5 Perranoski (7–1) Elston (2–1) 2:36 26,577 31–23–1 W4
56 June 9 11:30 a.m. PDT @ Cubs W 11–8 Sherry (1–2) Ellsworth (8–4) 2:44 35,743 32–23–1 W5
57 June 10 8:00 p.m. PDT Giants W 7–3 Larsen (1–3) Perranoski (7–2) 3:12 52,993 32–24–1 L1
58 June 11 8:00 p.m. PDT Giants W 3–0 Marichal (9–3) Drysdale (7–7) 2:10 53,436 32–25–1 L2
59 June 12 8:00 p.m. PDT Colt .45s W 9–1 Podres (4–5) Nottebart (5–4) 2:08 17,389 33–25–1 W1
60 June 13 8:00 p.m. PDT Colt .45s W 3–0 Koufax (9–3) Bruce (3–4) 2:07 21,873 34–25–1 W2
61 June 14 8:00 p.m. PDT Cubs L 1–4 Hobbie (2–5) Miller (4–3) 2:36 32,648 34–26–1 L1
62 June 15 1:00 p.m. PDT Cubs W 4–1 Drysdale (8–7) Jackson (7–6) 1:59 22,179 35–26–1 W1
63 June 16 (1) 1:00 p.m. PDT Cubs L 3–8 Buhl (6–5) Podres (4–6) 2:17 35–27–1 L1
64 June 16 (2) 3:52 p.m. PDT Cubs W 2–0 Willhite (1–0) Toth (1–4) 1:54 45,239 36–27–1 W1
65 June 17 8:15 p.m. PDT @ Giants W 2–0 Koufax (10–3) O'Dell (9–3) 2:13 36,818 37–27–1 W2
66 June 18 8:15 p.m. PDT @ Giants L 3–9 Sanford (9–5) Miller (4–4) 2:21 37,780 37–28–1 L1
67 June 19 1:00 p.m. PDT @ Giants L 3–8 Marichal (11–3) Drysdale (8–8) Pierce (3) 2:32 41,384 37–29–1 L2
68 June 21 6:00 p.m. PDT @ Cardinals W 5–3 Koufax (11–3) Simmons (7–3) Perranoski (4) 2:32 28,423 38–29–1 W1
69 June 22 11:30 a.m. PDT @ Cardinals L 1–2 Gibson (6–3) Willhite (1–1) Taylor (4) 2:32 20,875 38–30–1 L1
70 June 23 11:30 a.m. PDT @ Cardinals W 4–3 Miller (5–4) Broglio (8–3) Perranoski (5) 2:41 26,553 39–30–1 W1
71 June 24 6:05 p.m. PDT @ Reds W 5–4 Drysdale (9–8) Jay (3–11) Perranoski (6) 2:35 17,273 40–30–1 W2
72 June 25 6:05 p.m. PDT @ Reds W 4–1 Koufax (12–3) O'Toole (13–4) 2:22 22,831 41–30–1 W3
73 June 26 6:05 p.m. PDT @ Reds W 5–2 Perranoski (8–2) Maloney (11–3) 2:32 19,122 42–30–1 W4
74 June 28 8:00 p.m. PDT Braves L 0–1 Spahn (11–3) Drysdale (9–9) 2:02 44,894 42–31–1 L1
75 June 29 8:00 p.m. PDT Braves W 6–5 (11) Perranoski (9–2) Shaw (3–6) 3:06 44,075 43–31–1 W1
76 June 30 1:00 p.m. PDT Braves L 0–7 Cloninger (4–4) Willhite (1–2) 2:04 29,953 43–32–1 L1
July: 21–10 (Home: 11–6; Away: 10–4)
# Date Time (PT) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
77 July 1 8:00 p.m. PDT Braves W 2–1 Podres (5–6) Sadowski (0–2) 1:58 21,603 44–32–1 W1
78 July 2 8:00 p.m. PDT Cardinals W 1–0 Drysdale (10–9) Simmons (7–4) 1:48 39,824 45–32–1 W1
79 July 3 8:00 p.m. PDT Cardinals W 5–0 Koufax (13–3) Gibson (7–4) 1:53 51,898 46–32–1 W2
80 July 4 8:00 p.m. PDT Cardinals W 10–7 Roebuck (2–3) Broglio (9–4) Perranoski (7) 3:02 30,726 47–32–1 W3
81 July 5 8:00 p.m. PDT Reds W 1–0 Podres (6–6) O'Toole (13–6) 1:35 35,536 48–32–1 W5
82 July 6 1:00 p.m. PDT Reds L 1–3 Maloney (13–3) Drysdale (10–10) 2:23 27,793 48–33–1 L1
83 July 7 (1) 1:00 p.m. PDT Reds W 4–0 Koufax (14–3) Purkey (3–5) 2:02 49–33–1 W1
84 July 7 (2) 3:37 p.m. PDT Reds W 3–1 Willhite (2–2) Tsitouris (4–3) Perranoski (8) 2:07 53,856 50–33–1 W2
July 9 10:00 a.m. PDT 34th All-Star Game National League vs. American League (Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio)
85 July 10 5:00 p.m. PDT @ Mets W 1–0 Podres (7–6) Willey (6–8) 1:45 17,106 51–33–1 W3
86 July 11 5:00 p.m. PDT @ Mets W 4–3 Drysdale (11–10) Craig (2–14) Perranoski (9) 2:16 23,890 52–33–1 W4
87 July 12 5:00 p.m. PDT @ Mets W 6–0 Koufax (15–3) Jackson (6–10) 2:19 34,889 53–33–1 W5
88 July 13 11:00 a.m. PDT @ Mets W 11–2 Miller (6–4) Stallard (3–7) 2:51 21,461 54–33–1 W6
89 July 14 10:35 a.m. PDT @ Phillies W 3–2 (6) Podres (8–6) McLish (9–5) 1:37 23,542 55–33–1 W7
90 July 15 5:05 p.m. PDT @ Phillies L 4–5 (11) Baldschun (7–4) Roebuck (2–4) 3:01 19,488 55–34–1 L1
91 July 16 (1) 3:05 p.m. PDT @ Phillies W 5–2 Koufax (16–3) Mahaffey (6–10) 2:11 56–34–1 W1
92 July 16 (2) 5:51 p.m. PDT @ Phillies L 2–10 Green (2–3) Willhite (2–3) 2:18 35,353 56–35–1 L1
93 July 17 5:15 p.m. PDT @ Pirates W 3–2 Miller (7–4) Law (4–4) Perranoski (10) 2:39 16,658 57–35–1 W1
94 July 18 5:15 p.m. PDT @ Pirates W 10–5 Podres (9–6) Francis (3–4) Sherry (1) 3:03 15,883 58–35–1 W2
95 July 19 6:00 p.m. PDT @ Braves W 4–2 Drysdale (12–10) Hendley (5–6) 2:13 18,547 59–35–1 W3
96 July 20 11:30 a.m. PDT @ Braves W 5–4 Perranoski (10–2) Raymond (4–5) 2:42 11,804 60–35–1 W4
97 July 21 (1) 11:00 a.m. PDT @ Braves L 2–7 Sadowski (1–4) Miller (7–5) Shaw (7) 2:30 60–36–1 L1
98 July 21 (2) 2:05 p.m. PDT @ Braves L 7–13 Cloninger (7–6) Sherry (1–3) 3:07 28,534 60–37–1 L2
99 July 23 8:00 p.m. PDT Pirates W 6–0 Podres (10–6) Friend (11–9) 2:26 33,167 61–37–1 W1
100 July 24 8:00 p.m. PDT Pirates W 5–1 Drysdale (13–10) Francis (3–5) 2:09 30,462 62–37–2 W2
101 July 25 8:00 p.m. PDT Pirates L 2–6 Sisk (1–0) Koufax (16–4) 2:19 41,154 62–38–1 L1
102 July 26 8:00 p.m. PDT Phillies L 5–6 Short (3–8) Miller (7–6) Baldschun (11) 2:48 30,589 62–39–1 L2
103 July 27 8:00 p.m. PDT Phillies L 1–4 Bennett (3–0) Podres (10–7) Klippstein (6) 2:26 36,262 62–40–1 L3
104 July 28 1:00 p.m. PDT Phillies L 4–7 Boozer (2–2) Drysdale (13–11) 2:38 32,996 62–41–1 L4
105 July 29 8:00 p.m. PDT Phillies W 6–2 Koufax (17–4) McLish (10–6) 2:14 32,835 63–41–1 W1
106 July 30 8:00 p.m. PDT Mets L 1–5 Stallard (4–9) Miller (7–7) 2:21 24,515 63–42–1 L1
107 July 31 8:00 p.m. PDT Mets W 5–3 Richert (1–1) Craig (2–19) Perranoski (11) 2:20 24,589 64–42–1 W1
August: 16–12 (Home: 6–6; Away: 10–6)
# Date Time (PT) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
108 August 2 7:00 p.m. PDT @ Colt .45s L 1–4 Farrell (9–8) Drysdale (13–12) 1:55 13,054 64–43–1 L1
109 August 3 7:00 p.m. PDT @ Colt .45s W 2–0 Koufax (18–4) Bruce (5–8) 2:00 25,473 65–43–1 W1
110 August 4 1:30 p.m. PDT @ Colt .45s W 4–0 Podres (11–7) Johnson (6–15) Sherry (2) 2:09 14,237 66–43–1 W2
111 August 6 11:30 a.m. PDT @ Cubs W 4–1 Drysdale (14–12) Jackson (12–10) 1:58 15,276 67–43–1 W3
112 August 7 11:30 a.m. PDT @ Cubs W 3–1 (11) Perranoski (11–2) McDaniel (7–5) 2:53 27,184 68–43–1 W4
113 August 8 11:30 a.m. PDT @ Cubs L 4–5 (10) McDaniel (8–5) Sherry (1–4) 2:18 16,408 68–44–1 L1
114 August 9 6:05 p.m. PDT @ Reds L 4–8 Nuxhall (10–5) Podres (11–8) Worthington (7) 2:50 18,178 68–45–1 L2
115 August 10 6:05 p.m. PDT @ Reds W 10–3 Drysdale (15–12) Purkey (5–8) 2:47 29,034 69–45–1 W1
116 August 11 12 Noon PDT @ Reds L 4–9 O'Toole (15–9) Koufax (18–5) Worthington (8) 2:25 26,195 69–46–1 L1
117 August 13 6:00 p.m. PDT @ Braves L 3–4 Spahn (14–5) Miller (7–8) 2:13 13,529 69–47–1 L1
118 August 14 6:00 p.m. PDT @ Braves L 3–5 Sadowski (2–5) Drysdale (15–13) Lemaster (1) 2:32 13,429 69–48–1 L2
119 August 15 6:00 p.m. PDT @ Braves W 7–5 Perranoski (12–2) Fischer (4–3) 2:43 13,425 70–48–1 W1
120 August 16 5:00 p.m. PDT @ Mets W 9–7 Perranoski (13–2) Bearnarth (2–4) Miller (1) 2:53 31,405 71–48–1 W2
121 August 17 11:00 a.m. PDT @ Mets W 3–2 Koufax (19–5) Stallard (6–11) Perranoski (12) 2:45 21,841 72–48–1 W3
122 August 18 (1) 11:05 a.m. PDT @ Mets W 7–0 Drysdale (16–13) Jackson (8–15) 2:25 73–48–1 W4
123 August 18 (2) 2:05 p.m. PDT @ Mets W 3–2 Calmus (2–0) Willey (7–11) 2:36 46,184 74–48–1 W5
124 August 20 8:00 p.m. PDT Cardinals W 7–5 Miller (8–8) Burdette (8–10) 2:45 50,122 75–48–1 W6
125 August 21 8:00 p.m. PDT Cardinals W 2–1 (16) Sherry (2–4) Taylor (7–5) 3:48 54,125 76–48–1 W7
126 August 22 8:00 p.m. PDT Cardinals L 2–3 Broglio (14–8) Drysdale (16–14) Jones (2) 2:32 48,569 76–49–1 L1
127 August 23 8:00 p.m. PDT Braves L 1–6 Spahn (16–5) Calmus (2–1) 2:30 36,013 76–50–1 L2
128 August 24 8:00 p.m. PDT Braves L 1–2 Lemaster (10–8) Podres (11–9) Shaw (12) 2:34 36,479 76–51–1 L3
129 August 25 1:00 p.m. PDT Braves W 2–1 Miller (9–8) Shaw (5–10) 2:29 32,137 77–51–1 W1
130 August 26 8:00 p.m. PDT Reds L 1–3 O'Toole (16–11) Drysdale (16–15) 2:09 36,694 77–52–1 L1
131 August 27 8:00 p.m. PDT Reds W 3–2 Richert (2–1) Purkey (6–9) Perranoski (13) 2:14 28,070 78–52–1 W1
132 August 28 8:00 p.m. PDT Reds L 5–9 Maloney (19–6) Podres (11–10) Jay (1) 2:32 28,921 78–53–1 L1
133 August 29 8:00 p.m. PDT Giants W 11–1 Koufax (20–5) Pierce (3–10) 2:38 54,978 79–53–1 W1
134 August 30 8:00 p.m. PDT Giants W 3–1 Drysdale (17–15) Marichal (19–8) 2:34 54,843 80–53–1 W2
135 August 31 8:00 p.m. PDT Giants L 3–4 (12) Larsen (6–5) Sherry (2–5) 3:25 54,858 80–54–1 L1
September: 19–9 (Home: 10–5; Away: 9–4)
# Date Time (PT) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
136 September 1 1:00 p.m. PDT Giants W 5–3 Calmus (3–1) Larsen (6–6) Podres (1) 3:42 54,263 81–54–1 W1
137 September 2 (1) 1:00 p.m. PDT Colt .45s W 7–3 Koufax (21–5) Farrell (10–12) 2:16 82–54–1 W2
138 September 2 (2) 3:51 p.m. PDT Colt .45s W 7–1 Podres (12–10) Zachary (0–2) Perranoski (14) 2:14 39,378 83–54–1 W3
139 September 3 8:00 p.m. PDT Colt .45s W 4–3 (10) Perranoski (14–2) Farrell (10–13) 2:24 23,235 84–54–1 W4
140 September 4 8:00 p.m. PDT Cubs L 1–2 (11) McDaniel (11–6) Rowe (0–1) 3:23 21,840 84–55–1 L1
141 September 5 8:00 p.m. PDT Cubs W 4–0 Richert (3–1) Buhl (9–13) Sherry (3) 2:23 35,256 85–55–1 W1
142 September 6 8:15 p.m. PDT @ Giants W 5–2 Koufax (22–5) O'Dell (12–7) Perranoski (15) 2:35 38,161 86–55–1 W2
143 September 7 1:00 p.m. PDT @ Giants L 3–5 Marichal (21–8) Drysdale (17–16) 2:04 36,879 86–56–1 L1
144 September 8 1:00 p.m. PDT @ Giants L 4–5 Larsen (7–6) Perranoski (14–3) 2:45 38,569 86–57–1 L2
145 September 10 5:15 p.m. PDT @ Pirates W 4–2 Koufax (23–5) Cardwell (13–14) 2:19 11,152 87–57–1 W5
146 September 11 5:15 p.m. PDT @ Pirates W 9–4 Richert (4–1) Veale (2–2) Perranoski (16) 2:32 8,514 88–57–1 W6
147 September 12 5:15 p.m. PDT @ Pirates W 5–3 Podres (13–10) Friend (16–15) Perranoski (17) 2:04 2,644 89–57–1 W7
148 September 13 (1) 3:05 p.m. PDT @ Phillies L 2–3 Short (7–11) Sherry (2–6) 2:21 89–58–1 L1
149 September 13 (2) 6:01 p.m. PDT @ Phillies W 2–1 Perranoski (15–3) Bennett (8–4) 2:32 26,024 90–58–1 W1
150 September 14 10:35 a.m. PDT @ Phillies W 5–1 Richert (5–1) Boozer (2–4) 2:24 10,410 91–58–1 W2
151 September 15 10:35 a.m. PDT @ Phillies L 1–6 Green (6–4) Drysdale (17–17) 2:09 16,796 91–59–1 L1
152 September 16 6:00 p.m. PDT @ Cardinals W 3–1 Podres (14–10) Shantz (6–4) Perranoski (18) 2:34 32,442 92–59–1 W1
153 September 17 6:00 p.m. PDT @ Cardinals W 4–0 Koufax (24–5) Simmons (15–8) 1:51 30,450 93–59–1 W2
154 September 18 6:00 p.m. PDT @ Cardinals W 6–5 (13) Perranoski (16–3) Burdette (9–12) 3:44 25,975 94–59–1 W3
155 September 20 8:00 p.m. PDT Pirates W 2–0 Drysdale (18–17) Schwall (6–12) 2:17 40,476 95–59–1 W4
156 September 21 8:00 p.m. PDT Pirates W 5–3 Miller (10–8) Sisk (1–1) 2:44 48,038 96–59–1 W5
157 September 22 1:00 p.m. PDT Pirates L 0–4 Veale (4–2) Podres (14–11) Face (16) 2:20 36,878 96–60–1 L1
158 September 24 8:00 p.m. PDT Mets W 4–1 Drysdale (19–17) Stallard (6–17) Perranoski (19) 2:26 27,988 97–60–1 W1
159 September 25 8:00 p.m. PDT Mets W 1–0 Koufax (25–5) Craig (5–22) Perranoski (20) 2:08 24,181 98–60–1 W2
160 September 26 8:00 p.m. PDT Mets W 5–4 Rowe (1–1) Cisco (7–15) Perranoski (21) 2:15 18,546 99–60–1 W3
161 September 27 8:00 p.m. PDT Phillies L 3–5 Boozer (3–4) Richert (5–2) Duren (2) 2:40 34,689 99–61–1 L1
162 September 28 8:00 p.m. PDT Phillies L 3–12 Bennett (9–5) Podres (14–12) 2:21 37,212 99–62–1 L2
163 September 29 1:00 p.m. PDT Phillies L 1–3 Short (9–12) Richert (5–3) 2:31 19,237 99–63–1 L3
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Dodgers team member

Postseason Game log

1963 Postseason game log: 4–0 (Home: 2–0; Away: 2–0)
World Series vs. New York Yankees 4–0 (Home: 2–0; Away: 2–0)
# Date Time (PT) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Series Box/
Streak
1 October 2 10:00 a.m. PDT @ Yankees W 5–2 Koufax (1–0) Ford (0–1) 2:09 69,000 1–0 W1
2 October 3 10:00 a.m. PDT @ Yankees W 4–1 Podres (1–0) Downing (0–1) Perranoski (1) 2:13 66,455 2–0 W2
3 October 5 1:00 p.m. PDT Yankees W 1–0 Drysdale (1–0) Bouton (0–1) 2:05 55,912 3–0 W3
4 October 6 1:00 p.m. PDT Yankees W 2–1 Koufax (2–0) Ford (0–2) 1:50 55,912 4–0 W4
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Dodgers team member

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; PA = Plate appearances; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles hit; 3B = Triples hit; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases; CS = Caught stealing; BB = Walks; SO = Strikeouts; Avg. = Batting average; OBP = On-base percentage; SLG = Slugging; OPS = On Base + Slugging; TB = Total bases; GDP = Grounded into double play; HBP = Hit by pitch; SH = Sacrifice hits; SF = Sacrifice flies; IBB = Intentional base on balls

Pos Player G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO Avg. OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
C Johnny Roseboro 135 518 470 50 111 13 7 9 49 7 6 36 50 .236 .291 .351 .642 165 9 3 2 7 3
1B Ron Fairly 152 564 490 62 133 21 0 12 77 5 2 58 69 .271 .347 .388 .735 190 12 1 11 4 7
2B Jim Gilliam 148 605 525 77 148 27 4 6 49 19 5 60 28 .282 .354 .383 .737 201 11 2 12 6 2
3B Ken McMullen 79 259 233 16 55 9 0 5 28 1 2 20 46 .236 .297 .339 .636 79 9 1 3 2 2
SS Maury Wills 134 580 527 83 159 19 3 0 34 40 19 44 48 .302 .355 .349 .704 184 3 1 5 3 0
LF Tommy Davis 146 597 556 69 181 19 3 16 88 15 10 29 59 .326 .359 .457 .816 254 17 4 1 7 5
CF Willie Davis 156 555 515 60 126 19 8 9 60 25 11 25 61 .245 .281 .365 .646 188 9 3 6 6 6
RF Frank Howard 123 459 417 58 114 16 1 28 64 1 2 33 116 .273 .330 .518 .848 216 7 4 2 3 4

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; PA = Plate appearances; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles hit; 3B = Triples hit; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases; CS = Caught stealing; BB = Walks; SO = Strikeouts; Avg. = Batting average; OBP = On-base percentage; SLG = Slugging; OPS = On Base + Slugging; TB = Total bases; GDP = Grounded into double play; HBP = Hit by pitch; SH = Sacrifice hits; SF = Sacrifice flies; IBB = Intentional base on balls

Player G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO Avg. OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
Wally Moon 122 398 343 41 90 13 2 8 48 5 5 45 43 .262 .345 .382 .727 131 12 1 4 5 5
Bill Skowron 89 256 237 19 48 8 0 4 19 0 1 13 49 .203 .252 .287 .539 68 10 3 2 1 4
Dick Tracewski 104 240 217 23 49 2 1 1 10 2 3 19 39 .226 .287 .248 .545 56 3 0 3 1 1
Nate Oliver 65 178 163 23 39 2 3 1 9 3 4 13 25 .239 .298 .307 .605 50 3 1 0 1 0
Doug Camilli 49 130 117 9 19 1 1 3 10 0 0 11 22 .162 .234 .265 .499 31 4 0 2 0 6
Lee Walls 64 94 86 12 20 1 0 3 11 0 0 7 25 .233 .290 .349 .639 30 4 0 1 0 1
Al Ferrara 21 52 44 2 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 9 .159 .275 .227 .502 10 0 1 1 0 0
Marv Breeding 20 40 36 6 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 5 .167 .211 .167 .377 6 0 0 2 0 0
Don Zimmer 22 26 23 4 5 1 0 1 2 0 0 3 10 .217 .308 .391 .699 9 1 0 0 0 0
Daryl Spencer 7 13 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 .111 .333 .111 .444 1 1 0 1 0 0
Dick Nen 7 11 8 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 3 .125 .364 .500 .864 4 1 0 0 0 1
Derrell Griffith 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
Roy Gleason 8 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 2 0 0 0 0 0

Pitchers batting

Note: G = Games played; PA = Plate appearances; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles hit; 3B = Triples hit; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases; CS = Caught stealing; BB = Walks; SO = Strikeouts; Avg. = Batting average; OBP = On-base percentage; SLG = Slugging; OPS = On Base + Slugging; TB = Total bases; GDP = Grounded into double play; HBP = Hit by pitch; SH = Sacrifice hits; SF = Sacrifice flies; IBB = Intentional base on balls

Player G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO Avg. OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
Sandy Koufax 40 124 110 3 7 0 0 1 7 0 0 6 51 .064 .111 .091 .202 10 2 0 7 1 0
Don Drysdale 42 114 96 5 16 1 1 0 5 0 0 9 35 .167 .241 .198 .439 19 3 1 6 2 0
Johnny Podres 37 71 64 6 9 2 0 1 8 0 0 1 11 .141 .147 .219 .366 14 0 0 3 3 0
Bob Miller 42 65 57 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 24 .070 .100 .070 .170 4 0 0 5 1 0
Ron Perranoski 69 28 24 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 15 .125 .192 .125 .317 3 0 0 2 0 0
Pete Richert 20 25 22 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 9 .182 .217 .227 .445 5 0 0 2 0 0
Larry Sherry 36 12 9 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .111 .273 .222 .495 2 0 0 1 0 0
Nick Willhite 8 11 10 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .300 .300 .400 .700 4 0 0 1 0 0
Dick Calmus 21 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ken Rowe 14 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ed Roebuck 29 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0
Jack Smith 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
Phil Ortega 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dick Scott 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pitching

List does not include position players. Stats in bold are the team leaders.

Starting pitchers

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; W-L% = Win-Loss Percentage; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; GF = Games finished; CG = Complete game; SHO = Shutouts; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; HA = Hits allowed; RA = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; HRA = Home runs allowed; BB = Base on Balls; IBB = Intentional base on balls; SO = Strikeouts; HBP = Times hit by a pitch; BK = Balks; WP = Wild pitches; BF = Batters faced

Player W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP HA RA ER HRA BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF
Don Drysdale 19 17 .528 2.63 42 42 0 17 3 0 315.1 287 114 92 25 57 13 251 10 0 4 1266
Sandy Koufax 25 5 .833 1.88 40 40 0 20 11 0 311.0 214 68 65 18 58 7 306 3 1 6 1210
Johnny Podres 14 12 .538 3.54 37 34 3 10 5 1 198.1 196 91 78 16 64 13 134 3 4 5 845
Nick Willhite 2 3 .400 3.79 8 8 0 1 1 0 38.0 44 19 16 5 10 2 28 0 4 1 165

Other pitchers

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; W-L% = Win-Loss Percentage; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; GF = Games finished; CG = Complete game; SHO = Shutouts; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; HA = Hits allowed; RA = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; HRA = Home runs allowed; BB = Base on Balls; IBB = Intentional base on balls; SO = Strikeouts; HBP = Times hit by a pitch; BK = Balks; WP = Wild pitches; BF = Batters faced

Player W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP HA RA ER HRA BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF
Bob Miller 10 8 .556 2.89 42 23 10 2 0 1 187.0 171 71 60 7 65 9 125 3 0 12 781
Pete Richert 5 3 .625 4.50 20 12 1 1 0 0 78.0 80 40 39 7 28 3 54 1 1 3 336

Relief pitchers

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; W-L% = Win-Loss Percentage; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; GF = Games finished; CG = Complete game; SHO = Shutouts; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; HA = Hits allowed; RA = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; HRA = Home runs allowed; BB = Base on Balls; IBB = Intentional base on balls; SO = Strikeouts; HBP = Times hit by a pitch; BK = Balks; WP = Wild pitches; BF = Batters faced

Player W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP HA RA ER HRA BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF
Ron Perranoski 16 3 .842 1.67 69 0 47 0 0 21 129.0 112 30 24 7 43 14 75 4 0 4 541
Larry Sherry 2 6 .250 3.73 36 3 18 0 0 3 79.2 82 43 33 8 24 4 47 4 0 3 349
Dick Calmus 3 1 .750 2.66 21 1 9 0 0 0 44.0 32 14 13 3 16 1 25 0 0 1 173
Ed Roebuck 2 4 .333 4.24 29 0 14 0 0 0 40.1 54 25 19 4 21 5 26 2 2 1 197
Ken Rowe 1 1 .500 2.93 14 0 4 0 0 1 27.2 28 16 9 2 11 3 12 1 0 2 122
Dick Scott 0 0 6.75 9 0 5 0 0 2 12.0 17 10 9 6 3 0 6 0 0 0 54
Jack Smith 0 0 7.56 4 0 1 0 0 0 8.1 10 7 7 2 2 0 5 2 0 3 39
Phil Ortega 0 0 18.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 2 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5

Fielding

Note: G = Games played; GS = Games started; CG = Complete game; Inn = Innings played in field; Ch = Defensive Chances; PO = Putouts; A = Assists; E = Errors committed; DP = Double plays turned; Fld% = Fielding percentage; PB = Passed balls; WP = Wild pitches; SB = Stolen bases; CS = Caught stealing; CS% = Caught stealing percentage; PO = Pickoffs; Pos Summary = Positions played

Player G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% PB WP SB CS CS% PO Pos Summary
Marv Breeding 19 8 6 94.0 37 15 21 1 0 .973 2B–SS–3B
Dick Calmus 21 1 0 44.0 7 1 6 0 0 1.000 1 1 1 50% 0 P
Doug Camilli 47 35 29 325.1 307 285 15 7 1 .977 1 6 14 3 18% 0 C
Tommy Davis 143 143 101 1265.1 287 205 67 15 10 .948 LF–3B–CF–RF
Willie Davis 153 139 127 1248.0 359 336 15 8 3 .978 CF
Don Drysdale 42 42 17 315.1 85 19 62 4 7 .953 4 11 8 42% 4 P
Ron Fairly 149 133 112 1209.2 1002 947 48 7 74 .993 1B–CF–LF–RF
Al Ferrara 11 9 8 92.1 20 18 1 1 0 .950 LF–RF
Jim Gilliam 141 137 85 1192.2 623 267 343 13 67 .979 2B–3B
Derrell Griffith 1 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 2B
Frank Howard 111 107 84 947.1 201 189 4 8 0 .960 RF–LF
Sandy Koufax 40 40 20 311.0 41 4 34 3 1 .927 6 11 1 8% 0 P
Ken McMullen 72 67 50 596.0 195 48 134 13 8 .933 3B–LF–2B
Bob Miller 42 23 2 187.0 71 15 54 2 5 .972 12 5 8 62% 0 P
Wally Moon 96 90 55 779.2 127 120 2 5 0 .961 RF–LF–CF
Dick Nen 5 0 0 16.0 22 22 0 0 0 1.000 1B
Nate Oliver 57 40 35 389.2 234 111 114 9 26 .962 2B–SS
Phil Ortega 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 P
Ron Perranoski 69 0 0 129.0 31 6 24 1 0 .968 4 0 0 0 P
Johnny Podres 37 34 10 198.1 35 3 32 0 1 1.000 5 7 3 30% 0 P
Pete Richert 20 12 1 78.0 11 3 8 0 0 1.000 3 5 2 29% 0 P
Ed Roebuck 29 0 0 40.1 13 1 11 1 0 .923 1 2 3 60% 0 P
Johnny Roseboro 134 128 116 1144.1 982 908 66 8 6 .992 14 39 36 27 43% 2 C
Ken Rowe 14 0 0 27.2 9 0 6 3 1 .667 2 4 1 20% 0 P
Dick Scott 9 0 0 12.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 P
Larry Sherry 36 3 0 79.2 17 1 15 1 1 .941 3 1 3 75% 1 P
Bill Skowron 67 60 39 509.2 557 518 34 5 44 .991 1B–3B
Jack Smith 4 0 0 8.1 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 3 1 0 0% 0 P
Daryl Spencer 3 2 2 21.0 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 3B
Dick Tracewski 100 64 51 623.2 335 105 216 14 34 .958 SS–2B
Lee Walls 24 8 7 112.0 68 55 12 1 3 .985 1B–LF–3B–RF
Nick Willhite 8 8 1 38.0 5 1 3 1 0 .800 1 2 0 0% 1 P
Maury Wills 134 131 104 1143.1 604 197 381 26 54 .957 SS–3B
Don Zimmer 12 3 3 43.1 19 3 14 2 0 .895 3B–SS–2B

1963 World Series

Main article: 1963 World Series

Game 1

October 2, 1963, at Yankee Stadium in New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles (N) 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 0
New York (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 6 0
W: Sandy Koufax (1–0)   L: Whitey Ford (0–1)
HR: LADJohnny Roseboro (1)   NYYTom Tresh (1)

Game 2

October 3, 1963, at Yankee Stadium in New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles (N) 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 10 1
New York (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 0
W: Johnny Podres (1–0)   L: Al Downing (0–1)   S: Ron Perranoski (1)
HR: LADBill Skowron (1)

Game 3

October 5, 1963, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Los Angeles (N) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 1 4 1
W: Don Drysdale (1–0)  L: Jim Bouton (0–1)

Game 4

October 6, 1963, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 1
Los Angeles (N) 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 1
W: Sandy Koufax (2–0)  L: Whitey Ford (0–2)
HR: NYYMickey Mantle (1)    LADFrank Howard (1)

Awards and honors

Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax
Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax

All-Stars

Sporting News

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Spokane Indians Pacific Coast League Danny Ozark
AA Albuquerque Dukes Texas League Clay Bryant
A Great Falls Electrics Pioneer League Al Ronning
A Salem Dodgers Northwest League Stan Wasiak
A Salisbury Dodgers Western Carolinas League George Scherger
A Santa Barbara Rancheros California League James B. Williams
A St. Petersburg Saints Florida State League Roy Hartsfield

Notes

  1. ^ Norm Sherry sold to Mets
  2. ^ Stan Williams page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Larry Burright page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ a b Don Zimmer page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Duke Snider page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Ed Roebuck page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ "1963 All-Star Game".

References