1964 Season News

Kansas City A's rookie Bert Campaneris became only the second player (Bob Nieman) since 1900 to hit two home runs in his Major League debut during a 4-3 win over Jim Kaat and the Minnesota Twins.

Willie Mays became the first African-American player to hold the "team leader title" after San Francisco Giants' skipper Alvin Dark named him as the team's captain.

Subscription television for baseball games debuted on July 17th as the first pay cablecast (a night game between the LA Dodgers and Chicago Cubs) was broadcasted live from Los Angeles. The home team emerged as 3-2 winners thanks to the solid arm of Don Drysdale who sat down ten batters.
1964 American League
Team Record GB
New York Yankees 99-63 -
Chicago White Sox 98-64 1.0
Baltimore Orioles 97-65 2.0
Detroit Tigers 85-77 14.0
Los Angeles Angels 82-80 17.0
Minnesota Twins 79-83 20.0
Cleveland Indians 79-83 20.0
Boston Red Sox 72-90 27.0
Washington Senators 62-100 37.0
Kansas City Athletics 57-105 42.0
1964 National League
Team Record GB
St. Louis Cardinals 93-69 -
Philadelphia Phillies 92-70 1.0
Cincinnati Reds 92-70 1.0
San Francisco Giants 90-72 3.0
Milwaukee Braves 88-74 5.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 80-82 13.0
Los Angeles Dodgers 80-82 13.0
Chicago Cubs 76-86 17.0
Houston Colt .45's 66-96 27.0
New York Mets 53-109 40.0
American League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
New York Yankees 99 63 0.611 730 4.51 577 3.56 162 129 0.253 0.315 0.387 3.15 504 989 0.983 158
Chicago White Sox 98 64 0.605 642 3.96 501 3.09 106 124 0.247 0.317 0.353 2.72 401 955 0.981 164
Baltimore Orioles 97 65 0.599 679 4.19 567 3.50 162 129 0.248 0.316 0.387 3.16 456 939 0.985 159
Detroit Tigers 85 77 0.525 699 4.31 678 4.19 157 164 0.253 0.317 0.395 3.84 536 993 0.982 137
Los Angeles Angels 82 80 0.506 544 3.36 551 3.40 102 100 0.242 0.303 0.344 2.91 530 965 0.978 168
Minnesota Twins 79 83 0.488 737 4.55 678 4.19 221 181 0.252 0.319 0.427 3.58 545 1099 0.977 131
Cleveland Indians 79 83 0.488 689 4.25 693 4.28 164 154 0.247 0.309 0.380 3.75 565 1162 0.981 149
Boston Red Sox 72 90 0.444 688 4.25 793 4.90 186 178 0.258 0.321 0.416 4.50 571 1094 0.977 123
Washington Senators 62 100 0.383 578 3.57 733 4.52 125 172 0.231 0.298 0.348 3.98 505 794 0.979 145
Kansas City Athletics 57 105 0.352 621 3.83 836 5.16 166 220 0.239 0.308 0.379 4.71 614 966 0.975 152
National League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
St. Louis Cardinals 93 69 0.574 715 4.41 652 4.02 109 133 0.272 0.324 0.392 3.43 410 877 0.973 147
Philadelphia Phillies 92 70 0.568 693 4.28 632 3.90 130 129 0.258 0.313 0.391 3.36 440 1009 0.975 150
Cincinnati Reds 92 70 0.568 660 4.07 566 3.49 130 112 0.249 0.306 0.372 3.07 436 1122 0.979 137
San Francisco Giants 90 72 0.556 656 4.05 587 3.62 165 118 0.246 0.309 0.382 3.19 480 1023 0.975 136
Milwaukee Braves 88 74 0.543 803 4.96 744 4.59 159 160 0.272 0.330 0.418 4.12 452 906 0.977 139
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 0.494 663 4.09 636 3.93 121 92 0.264 0.314 0.389 3.52 476 951 0.972 179
Los Angeles Dodgers 80 82 0.494 614 3.79 572 3.53 79 88 0.250 0.305 0.340 2.95 458 1062 0.973 126
Chicago Cubs 76 86 0.469 649 4.01 724 4.47 145 144 0.251 0.313 0.390 4.08 423 737 0.975 147
Houston Colt .45's 66 96 0.407 495 3.06 628 3.88 70 105 0.229 0.281 0.315 3.41 353 852 0.976 124
New York Mets 53 109 0.327 569 3.51 776 4.79 103 130 0.246 0.291 0.348 4.25 466 717 0.974 154