1964 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)John W. Galbreath (majority shareholder); Bing Crosby, Thomas P. Johnson (minority shareholders)
General manager(s)Joe L. Brown
Manager(s)Danny Murtaugh
Local televisionKDKA-TV
Bob Prince, Jim Woods
Local radioKDKA
Bob Prince, Jim Woods, Claude Haring
< Previous season     Next season >

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

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


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


Game log

1964 Game Log: 80–82 (Home: 42–39; Away: 38–43)
April: 7–6 (Home: 4–2; Away: 3–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 14 Cubs 4–8 (10) Jackson Face (0–1) McDaniel 26,377 0–1
2 April 15 Cubs 5–4 (12) Face (1–1) Elston 7,009 1–1
3 April 17 @ Mets 4–3 Friend (1–0) Bauta 50,312 2–1
4 April 18 @ Mets 9–5 Schwall (1–0) Bearnarth Face (1) 31,480 3–1
5 April 19 @ Mets 0–6 Jackson Veale (0–1) 30,185 3–2
6 April 21 @ Cubs 8–5 Face (2–1) Norman 3,222 4–2
7 April 23 @ Phillies 5–6 Baldschun Face (2–2) 12,851 4–3
8 April 24 Mets 9–4 Friend (2–0) Jackson 7,903 5–3
9 April 25 Mets 5–4 Veale (1–1) Fisher 5,470 6–3
10 April 26 Mets 4–3 Bork (1–0) Bearnarth 7–3
11 April 26 Mets 2–3 Stallard Schwall (1–1) Bauta 13,524 7–4
12 April 28 @ Braves 5–9 Smith Sisk (0–1) Tiefenauer 3,782 7–5
13 April 29 @ Braves 0–1 Cloninger Veale (1–2) 4,337 7–6
May: 16–15 (Home: 6–8; Away: 10–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
14 May 1 @ Cardinals 2–6 Craig Law (0–1) 14,701 7–7
15 May 2 @ Cardinals 5–4 Sisk (1–1) Simmons Bork (1) 12,534 8–7
16 May 3 @ Cardinals 12–8 Schwall (2–1) Sadecki Face (2) 11,051 9–7
17 May 4 @ Reds 4–2 Gibbon (1–0) Jay 3,355 10–7
18 May 5 @ Reds 4–5 Dickson Law (0–2) 4,096 10–8
19 May 6 Cardinals 1–0 Friend (3–0) Sadecki 8,659 11–8
20 May 7 Cardinals 2–4 Simmons Veale (1–3) Craig 7,219 11–9
21 May 8 Braves 1–2 Cloninger Gibbon (1–1) 11,508 11–10
22 May 9 Braves 10–0 Law (1–2) Lemaster 6,536 12–10
23 May 10 Braves 5–11 Lemaster Friend (3–1) 12–11
24 May 10 Braves 6–5 McBean (1–0) Tiefenauer 16,430 13–11
25 May 11 Reds 6–7 Ellis Sisk (1–2) Henry 5,902 13–12
26 May 12 Reds 3–2 Gibbon (2–1) Maloney McBean (1) 5,811 14–12
27 May 15 @ Dodgers 0–6 Ortega Friend (3–2) 33,507 14–13
28 May 16 @ Dodgers 7–4 Veale (2–3) Willhite McBean (2) 21,992 15–13
29 May 17 @ Dodgers 2–3 Koufax Law (1–3) Perranoski 15–14
30 May 17 @ Dodgers 8–3 Gibbon (3–1) Podres Priddy (1) 48,077 16–14
31 May 18 @ Dodgers 4–2 Blass (1–0) Drysdale 23,621 17–14
32 May 19 @ Colt .45s 1–3 Bruce Friend (3–3) Woodeshick 6,199 17–15
33 May 20 @ Colt .45s 4–3 Veale (3–3) Nottebart McBean (3) 5,715 18–15
34 May 21 @ Colt .45s 1–3 Farrell Law (1–4) Woodeshick 5,880 18–16
35 May 22 @ Giants 3–8 Herbel Blass (1–1) MacKenzie 18,873 18–17
36 May 23 @ Giants 9–2 Friend (4–3) Perry 20,113 19–17
37 May 24 @ Giants 3–0 Veale (4–3) Sanford 20–17
38 May 24 @ Giants 5–3 Butters (1–0) Shaw McBean (4) 40,441 21–17
39 May 26 Phillies 13–4 Law (2–4) Short 12,183 22–17
40 May 27 Phillies 0–2 Mahaffey Friend (4–4) 10,914 22–18
41 May 28 Phillies 6–5 McBean (2–0) Baldschun 8,649 23–18
42 May 29 Dodgers 1–4 Moeller Blass (1–2) 16,114 23–19
43 May 30 Dodgers 3–10 Drysdale Law (2–5) 14,359 23–20
44 May 31 Dodgers 4–6 Koufax Friend (4–5) Perranoski 9,354 23–21
June: 15–11 (Home: 10–6; Away: 5–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
45 June 2 Giants 3–1 Veale (5–3) Hendley 9,357 24–21
46 June 3 Giants 0–3 Herbel Priddy (0–1) 10,184 24–22
47 June 4 Giants 4–2 Blass (2–2) Bolin 10,574 25–22
48 June 5 Colt .45s 4–3 Priddy (1–1) Woodeshick 8,693 26–22
49 June 7 Colt .45s 3–6 Raymond Priddy (1–2) 26–23
50 June 7 Colt .45s 6–1 Law (3–5) Bruce 13,149 27–23
51 June 9 @ Phillies 3–4 Mahaffey Gibbon (3–2) Roebuck 27–24
52 June 9 @ Phillies 4–0 Blass (3–2) Culp 32,155 28–24
53 June 10 @ Phillies 1–4 Short Friend (4–6) 15,352 28–25
54 June 12 @ Cubs 1–7 Buhl Veale (5–4) 7,575 28–26
55 June 13 @ Cubs 10–7 Law (4–5) Burdette McBean (5) 14,960 29–26
56 June 14 @ Cubs 2–5 Ellsworth Blass (3–3) 27,901 29–27
57 June 16 Mets 2–1 Veale (6–4) Fisher 7,187 30–27
58 June 17 Mets 3–2 Friend (5–6) Stallard 9,931 31–27
59 June 18 Mets 10–0 Law (5–5) Jackson 7,110 32–27
60 June 20 Cubs 2–0 Gibbon (4–2) Broglio McBean (6) 7,455 33–27
61 June 21 Cubs 1–2 Jackson Veale (6–5) 33–28
62 June 21 Cubs 2–7 Burdette Blass (3–4) McDaniel 16,250 33–29
63 June 23 @ Mets 5–1 Law (6–5) Willey McBean (7) 25,764 34–29
64 June 24 @ Mets 3–1 Friend (6–6) Cisco McBean (8) 10,652 35–29
65 June 25 @ Mets 8–1 Gibbon (5–2) Fisher 12,834 36–29
66 June 26 Reds 8–3 Veale (7–5) Jay 19,197 37–29
67 June 27 Reds 4–2 McBean (3–0) Purkey 8,460 38–29
68 June 28 Reds 2–6 Tsitouris Law (6–6) 38–30
69 June 28 Reds 5–6 Maloney Friend (6–7) McCool 21,788 38–31
70 June 29 @ Dodgers 6–7 Perranoski Face (2–3) 29,946 38–32
July: 15–13 (Home: 7–6; Away: 8–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
71 July 1 @ Giants 1–2 Marichal Veale (7–6) 10,221 38–33
72 July 2 @ Giants 5–6 Hendley Blass (3–5) Shaw 11,166 38–34
73 July 3 @ Colt .45s 2–1 Law (7–6) Owens McBean (9) 8,740 39–34
74 July 4 @ Colt .45s 1–3 Bruce Friend (6–8) 13,692 39–35
75 July 5 @ Colt .45s 7–1 Gibbon (6–2) Farrell McBean (10) 11,042 40–35
76 July 8 Reds 9–1 Veale (8–6) Maloney McBean (11) 7,031 41–35
77 July 9 Braves 6–11 Spahn Law (7–7) Sadowski 9,295 41–36
78 July 10 Braves 5–1 Friend (7–8) Cloninger 13,148 42–36
79 July 11 Braves 8–9 (11) Cloninger Sisk (1–3) Olivo 7,874 42–37
80 July 13 Cardinals 4–5 (12) Taylor Sisk (1–4) 42–38
81 July 13 Cardinals 5–12 Cuellar Law (7–8) Washburn 14,773 42–39
82 July 14 Phillies 4–3 Veale (9–6) McLish McBean (12) 9,664 43–39
83 July 15 Phillies 3–0 Friend (8–8) Bunning 11,633 44–39
84 July 16 Phillies 5–7 Mahaffey Gibbon (6–3) Baldschun 12,163 44–40
85 July 18 @ Braves 8–2 Veale (10–6) Spahn 17,192 45–40
86 July 19 @ Braves 2–6 Cloninger Friend (8–9) 45–41
87 July 19 @ Braves 4–5 Lemaster Blass (3–6) Fischer 23,989 45–42
88 July 21 @ Cardinals 8–4 Gibbon (7–3) Sadecki Bork (2) 11,805 46–42
89 July 22 @ Cardinals 13–2 Veale (11–6) Craig 11,089 47–42
90 July 23 @ Cardinals 8–5 Blass (4–6) Cuellar Face (3) 7,893 48–42
91 July 24 @ Reds 0–2 O'Toole Friend (8–10) 14,317 48–43
92 July 25 @ Reds 6–3 Law (8–8) Nuxhall McBean (13) 6,534 49–43
93 July 26 @ Reds 2–7 Jay Gibbon (7–4) Ellis 49–44
94 July 26 @ Reds 5–1 Veale (12–6) Tsitouris 14,814 50–44
95 July 29 Colt .45s 5–2 Friend (9–10) Farrell 8,572 51–44
96 July 30 Colt .45s 1–0 Law (9–8) Bruce 52–44
97 July 30 Colt .45s 8–3 Schwall (3–1) Owens McBean (14) 11,314 53–44
98 July 31 Giants 6–8 Shaw Veale (12–7) O'Dell 28,076 53–45
August: 13–19 (Home: 9–7; Away: 4–12)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
99 August 1 Giants 6–1 Gibbon (8–4) Herbel 15,882 54–45
100 August 2 Giants 1–2 Pregenzer Friend (9–11) O'Dell 22,402 54–46
101 August 3 Giants 3–2 McBean (4–0) O'Dell 12,465 55–46
102 August 4 Dodgers 1–5 Koufax Veale (12–8) Miller 55–47
103 August 4 Dodgers 7–10 Moeller Schwall (3–2) Perranoski 25,807 55–48
104 August 5 Dodgers 4–3 McBean (5–0) Perranoski 11,071 56–48
105 August 6 Dodgers 4–1 Friend (10–11) Miller 10,599 57–48
106 August 7 Cubs 3–7 Jackson Law (9–9) 57–49
107 August 7 Cubs 3–4 Broglio Blass (4–7) Shantz 13,862 57–50
108 August 8 Cubs 5–2 Veale (13–8) Burdette 6,845 58–50
109 August 9 Cubs 2–0 Schwall (4–2) Buhl McBean (15) 11,305 59–50
110 August 11 Mets 2–3 (8) Fisher Friend (10–12) 8,542 59–51
111 August 12 Mets 5–4 Gibbon (9–4) Ribant McBean (16) 6,677 60–51
112 August 14 @ Cubs 3–2 McBean (6–0) Shantz 61–51
113 August 14 @ Cubs 2–4 Burdette Law (9–10) 12,634 61–52
114 August 15 @ Cubs 5–4 McBean (7–0) McDaniel 23,003 62–52
115 August 16 @ Cubs 4–5 Elston McBean (7–1) 62–53
116 August 16 @ Cubs 7–4 Blass (5–7) Slaughter Face (4) 22,376 63–53
117 August 17 @ Mets 0–5 Ribant Veale (13–9) 12,350 63–54
118 August 18 @ Mets 3–7 Jackson Gibbon (9–5) 18,905 63–55
119 August 19 @ Mets 2–4 Stallard Law (9–11) 19,192 63–56
120 August 20 @ Phillies 0–2 Mahaffey Friend (10–13) 63–57
121 August 20 @ Phillies 2–3 Wise Schwall (4–3) Roebuck 35,814 63–58
122 August 21 @ Phillies 0–2 Short Veale (13–10) 30,170 63–59
123 August 22 @ Phillies 9–4 Bork (2–0) Bennett McBean (17) 14,955 64–59
124 August 23 @ Phillies 3–9 Bunning Gibbon (9–6) Boozer 19,213 64–60
125 August 24 @ Cardinals 1–5 Gibson Friend (10–14) 10,881 64–61
126 August 25 @ Cardinals 6–7 (13) Taylor McBean (7–2) 8,664 64–62
127 August 26 @ Cardinals 2–4 Cuellar Bork (2–1) 9,662 64–63
128 August 28 Phillies 4–2 Face (3–3) Roebuck 20,374 65–63
129 August 29 Phillies 8–10 Mahaffey Friend (10–15) Baldschun 12,186 65–64
130 August 30 Phillies 10–2 Veale (14–10) Short 14,080 66–64
September: 13–14 (Home: 6–10; Away: 7–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
131 September 1 Dodgers 5–2 Friend (11–15) Ortega 6,648 67–64
132 September 2 Dodgers 5–8 (12) Miller Law (9–12) 7,109 67–65
133 September 4 Colt .45s 10–2 Veale (15–10) Bruce 6,133 68–65
134 September 5 Colt .45s 4–1 Friend (12–15) Johnson 4,272 69–65
135 September 6 Colt .45s 1–0 Law (10–12) Nottebart 4,886 70–65
136 September 7 Giants 4–6 Perry Gibbon (9–7) Duffalo 70–66
137 September 7 Giants 6–9 Pregenzer Bork (2–2) Shaw 14,948 70–67
138 September 9 Reds 4–1 Veale (16–10) Jay McBean (18) 5,245 71–67
139 September 10 Reds 0–3 Purkey Friend (12–16) 4,993 71–68
140 September 11 @ Colt .45s 3–0 Law (11–12) Nottebart 4,042 72–68
141 September 12 @ Colt .45s 1–2 Larsen Butters (1–1) Woodeshick 7,308 72–69
142 September 13 @ Colt .45s 3–0 Cardwell (1–0) Farrell 3,370 73–69
143 September 14 @ Dodgers 7–2 Veale (17–10) Reed 16,625 74–69
144 September 15 @ Dodgers 3–5 Miller Friend (12–17) Miller 14,920 74–70
145 September 16 @ Dodgers 7–5 Law (12–12) Ortega McBean (19) 15,049 75–70
146 September 18 @ Giants 4–3 Veale (18–10) Shaw McBean (20) 9,741 76–70
147 September 19 @ Giants 4–13 Marichal Friend (12–18) 11,012 76–71
148 September 20 @ Giants 3–4 (11) Duffalo McBean (7–3) 15,548 76–72
149 September 22 Braves 0–2 Lemaster Veale (18–11) 3,680 76–73
150 September 23 Braves 7–4 Gibbon (10–7) Cloninger 2,776 77–73
151 September 24 Cardinals 2–4 Gibson Wood (0–1) 77–74
152 September 24 Cardinals 0–4 Sadecki Butters (1–2) 2,846 77–75
153 September 25 Cardinals 3–5 Richardson Cardwell (1–1) Schultz 3,694 77–76
154 September 26 Cardinals 3–6 Simmons Veale (18–12) Schultz 4,085 77–77
155 September 27 Cardinals 0–5 Craig Law (12–13) Schultz 19,287 77–78
156 September 29 @ Reds 2–0 Friend (13–18) McCool 10,858 78–78
157 September 30 @ Reds 1–0 (16) McBean (8–3) Tsitouris 8,188 79–78
October: 1–4 (Home: 0–0; Away: 1–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
158 October 1 @ Reds 4–5 Nuxhall Blass (5–8) Ellis 7,081 79–79
159 October 2 @ Braves 2–3 (10) Cloninger Wood (0–2) 79–80
160 October 2 @ Braves 5–4 Butters (2–2) Schneider McBean (21) 7,800 80–80
161 October 3 @ Braves 5–11 Umbach Cardwell (1–2) Spahn 5,636 80–81
162 October 4 @ Braves 0–6 Sadowski Francis (0–1) Spahn 10,079 80–82
Legend:        = Win        = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

Roster

1964 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Statistics

Batting
Pitching

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

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

  1. ^ From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Side in 1907.
  2. ^ Byron Browne at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Dock Ellis at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ John Lamb at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Al Oliver at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Wilbur Wood at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Smoky Burgess at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ "Major League Baseball Regular Season Hitting Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates. Archived from the original on October 12, 2014. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  9. ^ "Major League Baseball Regular Season Pitching Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates. Archived from the original on October 12, 2014. Retrieved May 5, 2016.

References