1964 Milwaukee Braves season

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1964 Milwaukee Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 88–74 (.543)
League place 5th
Other information
Owner(s) William Bartholomay (chairman)
General manager(s) John McHale
Manager(s) Bobby Bragan
Local television WTMJ-TV
(Bill Mazer, Blaine Walsh)
Local radio WEMP
(Merle Harmon, Tom Collins, Blaine Walsh)
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The 1964 Milwaukee Braves season was the team's 12th season in Milwaukee while also the 94th season overall. The fifth-place Braves finished the season with a 88–74 (.543) record, five games behind the National League and World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals.[1]

Milwaukee finished the season with ten wins in the final eleven games; the season's home attendance was 910,911,[2] their highest since 1961, and the highest of the last four seasons in Milwaukee (196265).

It was the franchise's penultimate season in Milwaukee. The franchise had attempted to move to Atlanta shortly after this season;[3][4] it was delayed a year,[5][6] and the team relocated for the 1966 season.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Roster[edit]

1964 Milwaukee Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 Joe Torre 154 601 193 .321 20 109
1B Gene Oliver 93 279 77 .276 13 49
2B Frank Bolling 120 352 70 .199 5 34
3B Eddie Mathews 141 502 117 .233 23 74
SS Denis Menke 151 505 143 .283 20 65
LF Rico Carty 133 455 150 .330 22 88
CF Lee Maye 153 588 179 .304 10 74
RF Hank Aaron 145 570 187 .328 24 95

Other batters[edit]

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
Gary Kolb 36 64 12 .188 0 2
Sandy Alomar 19 53 13 .245 0 6
Len Gabrielson 24 38 7 .184 0 1
Merritt Ranew 9 17 2 .118 0 0
Gus Bell 3 3 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Tony Cloninger 38 242.2 19 14 3.56 163
Warren Spahn 38 173.2 6 13 5.29 78

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Wade Blasingame 28 116.2 9 5 4.24 70
Dan Schneider 13 36.1 1 2 5.45 14
Frank Lary 5 12.1 1 0 4.38 4

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Chi-Chi Olivo 38 2 1 5 3.75 45
Clay Carroll 11 2 0 1 1.77 17
Dave Eilers 6 0 0 0 4.70 1
Cecil Butler 2 0 0 0 8.31 2
John Braun 1 0 0 0 0.00 1

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toronto Maple Leafs International League Sparky Anderson
AAA Denver Bears Pacific Coast League Bill Adair
AA Austin Senators Texas League Buddy Hicks
A Binghamton Triplets New York–Penn League Andy Pafko
A Yakima Bears Northwest League Hub Kittle
A Greenville Braves Western Carolinas League Bill Steinecke and Jimmy Brown
Rookie SRL Braves Sarasota Rookie League Paul Snyder

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Yakima, SRL Braves
Toronto affiliation shared with Washington Senators

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Major Leagues". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. (final standings). October 5, 1964. p. 30. 
  2. ^ "Bucs drop final game of '64 to Braves, 6-0". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. October 5, 1964. p. 30. 
  3. ^ "Braves directors request transfer of club to Atlanta". Milwaukee Journal. October 21, 1964. p. 1, part 1. 
  4. ^ "Braves ask to move, County obtains writ". Milwaukee Sentinel. October 22, 1964. p. 1, part 1. 
  5. ^ "League orders Braves to stay here". Milwaukee Journal. November 7, 1964. p. 1, part 1. 
  6. ^ "Stay at home, Braves told". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. November 8, 1964. p. 7, sports. 
  7. ^ Claude Raymond page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Lou Jackson page at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ Cito Gaston page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Skip Guinn page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Bob Uecker page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Gus Bell page at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ Len Gabrielson page at Baseball Reference
  14. ^ Dennis Ribant page at Baseball Reference
  15. ^ Carl Morton page at Baseball Reference
  16. ^ Jimmie Coker page at Baseball Reference

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