1964 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 13 – October 15, 1964
Number of games162
Number of teams20
TV partner(s)NBC, CBS
Regular season
Season MVPAL: Brooks Robinson (BAL)
NL: Ken Boyer (STL)
AL championsNew York Yankees
  AL runners-upChicago White Sox
NL championsSt. Louis Cardinals
  NL runners-upPhiladelphia Phillies
World Series
ChampionsSt. Louis Cardinals
  Runners-upNew York Yankees
World Series MVPBob Gibson (STL)
MLB seasons

The 1964 Major League Baseball season was played from April 13 to October 15, 1964. This 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 2021, 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.

Regular season

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Awards and honors

Standings

Postseason

Bracket

  World Series
       
  AL New York Yankees 3
  NL St. Louis Cardinals 4

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 SF 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

Managers

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

Home Field Attendance

Team Name Wins Home attendance Per Game
Los Angeles Dodgers[1] 80 -19.2% 2,228,751 -12.2% 27,515
New York Mets[2] 53 3.9% 1,732,597 60.4% 21,129
San Francisco Giants[3] 90 2.3% 1,504,364 -4.3% 18,572
Philadelphia Phillies[4] 92 5.7% 1,425,891 57.2% 17,604
New York Yankees[5] 99 -4.8% 1,305,638 -0.3% 16,119
Chicago White Sox[6] 98 4.3% 1,250,053 7.9% 15,433
Minnesota Twins[7] 79 -13.2% 1,207,514 -14.2% 14,726
St. Louis Cardinals[8] 93 0.0% 1,143,294 -2.3% 14,115
Baltimore Orioles[9] 97 12.8% 1,116,215 44.1% 13,612
Milwaukee Braves[10] 88 4.8% 910,911 17.8% 11,246
Boston Red Sox[11] 72 -5.3% 883,276 -6.3% 10,905
Cincinnati Reds[12] 92 7.0% 862,466 0.4% 10,518
Detroit Tigers[13] 85 7.6% 816,139 -0.7% 9,953
Los Angeles Angels[14] 82 17.1% 760,439 -7.4% 9,388
Pittsburgh Pirates[15] 80 8.1% 759,496 -3.1% 9,376
Chicago Cubs[16] 76 -7.3% 751,647 -23.3% 9,280
Houston Colt .45s[17] 66 0.0% 725,773 0.9% 8,960
Cleveland Indians[18] 79 0.0% 653,293 16.1% 7,967
Kansas City Athletics[19] 57 -21.9% 642,478 -15.7% 7,932
Washington Senators[20] 62 10.7% 600,106 12.0% 7,409

Events

January–April

May–August

Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax
Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax

September–December

See also

References

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