1964 Cincinnati Reds season

The 1964 Cincinnati Reds season consisted of the Reds finishing in a tie for second place in the National League with the Philadelphia Phillies. Both teams finished at 92–70, one game behind the NL and World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals. The Reds' home games were played at Crosley Field.

The Reds began the season with Fred Hutchinson as manager, but he had to give way to acting manager Dick Sisler in August due to health issues with a record of 60–49. Sisler finished the season, guiding the team to a record of 32–21. Hutchinson, after formally resigning as manager in October, died of lung cancer on November 12, 1964, at the age of 45. Hutchinson was the first Reds member to have his number retired.

The 1964 season will long be remembered as one of the most exciting in MLB history, as both the National League and the American League saw multiple teams have chances to win the pennant in the last two weeks. The National League had three teams: the Cardinals, the Reds, and the Phillies, within a single game down the stretch, while the fourth-place Giants (3 games) and the fifth-place Braves (5) were within striking distance in the last month. The Phillies had double-digit lead with a month to go, but suffered a major collapse. But Philadelphia regained some momentum late by winning two games from the then first-place Reds including the last game of the year, to open the door for the Cardinals to win the pennant by one game over the Reds and the Phillies.

1964 Cincinnati Reds
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Bill DeWitt
General manager(s)Bill DeWitt
Manager(s)Fred Hutchinson, Dick Sisler
Local televisionWLWT
(Ed Kennedy, Frank McCormick)
Local radioWCKY
(Waite Hoyt, Claude Sullivan)
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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

Notable transactions

Roster

1964 Cincinnati Reds
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 Johnny Edwards 126 423 119 .281 7 55
1B Deron Johnson 140 477 130 .273 21 79
2B Pete Rose 136 516 139 .269 4 34
3B Steve Boros 117 370 95 .257 2 31
SS Leo Cárdenas 163 597 150 .251 9 69
LF Tommy Harper 102 317 77 .243 4 22
CF Vada Pinson 156 625 166 .266 23 84
RF Frank Robinson 156 568 174 .306 29 96

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
Chico Ruiz 77 311 76 .244 2 16
Marty Keough 109 276 71 .257 9 28
Gordy Coleman 89 198 48 .242 5 27
Don Pavletich 34 91 22 .242 5 11
Bobby Klaus 40 93 17 .183 2 6
Mel Queen 48 95 19 .200 2 12
Hal Smith 32 66 8 .121 0 3
Bob Skinner 25 59 13 .220 3 5
Jimmie Coker 11 32 10 .313 1 4
Tony Pérez 12 25 2 .080 0 1
Johnny Temple 6 3 0 .000 0 0
Tommy Helms 2 1 0 .000 0 0

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
Jim O'Toole 30 220 17 7 2.66 145
Jim Maloney 31 216 15 10 2.71 214
Bob Purkey 34 195.2 11 9 3.04 78

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
Joey Jay 34 183 11 11 3.39 134
John Tsitouris 37 175.1 9 13 3.80 146
Joe Nuxhall 32 154.2 9 8 4.07 111

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
Sammy Ellis 52 10 3 14 2.57 125
Billy McCool 40 6 5 7 2.42 87
Bill Henry 37 2 2 6 0.87 28
Ryne Duren 26 0 2 1 2.89 39
Al Worthington 6 1 0 0 10.29 6
Jim Dickson 4 1 0 0 7.20 6
Chet Nichols 3 0 0 0 6.00 3

Awards and honors

Gold Glove Award

All-Stars

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA San Diego Padres Pacific Coast League Dave Bristol
AA Macon Peaches Southern League Red Davis
A Peninsula Grays Carolina League Jack Cassini
A Tampa Tarpons Florida State League Pinky May
A Cedar Rapids Red Raiders Midwest League Rollie Hemsley

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: San Diego[3]

References

  1. ^ Jimmie Coker page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ a b c 1964 National League Awards, All-Stars and Other Leaders at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

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