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1963 in baseball

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The following are the baseball events of the year 1963 throughout the world.

Champions

Major League Baseball

Other champions

Awards and honors

MLB statistical leaders

Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax
Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax
American League National League
AVG Carl Yastrzemski BOS .321 Tommy Davis LAD .326
HR Harmon Killebrew MIN 45 Hank Aaron MIL and
Willie McCovey SF
44
RBI Dick Stuart BOS 118 Hank Aaron MIL 130
Wins Whitey Ford NYY 24 Sandy Koufax1 LAD and
Juan Marichal SF
25
ERA Gary Peters CHW 2.33 Sandy Koufax1 LAD 1.88
Ks Camilo Pascual MIN 202 Sandy Koufax1 LAD 306

1Major League Triple Crown Pitching Winner

Major league baseball final standings

Events

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

  • July 1 – The Kansas City Athletics purchased the contract of Charley Lau from the Baltimore Orioles.
  • July 2 – The Giants' Juan Marichal pitched a 16-inning shutout against the Milwaukee Braves, outdueling Warren Spahn, who pitched 15+13 scoreless innings before Willie Mays won it 1–0 with a home run in the bottom of the 16th. In the 9th inning when the Giants' manager suggested Marichal should come out for a pinch hitter, he angrily replied “I am not going to come out of that game as long as that old man is still pitching.” Later, when the Braves manager suggested to Spahn that it was time for him to come out he was told that if that young kid could still pitch, then so could he. When it was over, Marichal had thrown 227 pitches and Spahn had thrown 201.
  • July 9 – At Municipal Stadium, the National League wins 5–3 over the American League in the All-Star Game. After four years, MLB had decided to return to the original single-game format. The American League out-hit the National League 11–6, but the effort went in vain as MVP Willie Mays put on a one-man show. Although he was held to a single, Mays collected two runs, two RBI, two stolen bases and made the defensive play of the game – a running catch that deprived Joe Pepitone of an extra base hit in the eighth inning. This game also marked the 24th and final All-Star appearance of Stan Musial, who pinch-hit in the fifth inning. He lined out to right field, leaving behind a .317 batting average (20-for-63) and an All-Star Game record of six home runs.
  • July 31 – A crowd of 7,288 at Cleveland Stadium watched Cleveland Indians infielder Woodie Held, pitcher Pedro Ramos, outfielder Tito Francona, and shortstop Larry Brown slug four straight solo home runs off Los Angeles Angels right-hander Paul Foytack in the bottom of the sixth inning. The four homers built the Indians' lead to 9–1, and they won, 9–5.

August

September

October

November

December

Births

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Deaths

January

  • January 4 – Sam Covington, 68, first baseman who played in 40 games over three seasons for the 1913 St. Louis Browns and 1917–1918 Boston Braves.
  • January 5 – Rogers Hornsby, 66, Hall of Fame second baseman, mainly for the St. Louis Cardinals, who posted the highest lifetime batting average (.358) of any right-handed batter, also a seven-time batting champion including a .424 mark in 1924, twice MVP, and the first National League player to hit 300 home runs; as player-manager, led 1926 Cardinals to the franchise's first World Series title; also played for New York Giants, Boston Braves, Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Browns and managed Braves, Cubs, Browns and Cincinnati Reds.
  • January 7 – Harl Maggert, 79, outfielder who appeared in 77 total games for the 1907 Pittsburgh Pirates and 1912 Philadelphia Athletics; his son played for the 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers.
  • January 29 – Win Ballou, 65, pitcher in 99 games over four seasons between 1925 and 1929 for Washington Senators, St. Louis Browns and Brooklyn Robins.
  • January 29 – Lee Meadows, 68, pitcher won 188 games for the Cardinals, Phillies and Pirates, as well as the first modern major leaguer to wear glasses.
  • January 31 – Ossie Vitt, 73, third baseman for the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox, manager of the Cleveland Indians (1938–1940) and a longtime minor league skipper.

February

  • February 9 – Ray Starr, 56, All-Star pitcher who pitched for six teams—most prominently the 1941–1943 Cincinnati Reds—and won 37 career games.
  • February 10 – Bunny Brief, 70, outfielder/first baseman who batted only .223 in 184 MLB games for the 1912–1913 St. Louis Browns, 1915 Chicago White Sox and 1917 Pittsburgh Pirates, but a feared minor-league slugger who led the American Association in homers five teams between 1920 and 1926 and amassed seasons of 191, 151, 164, and 175 runs batted in over the same span.
  • February 15 – Bump Hadley, 58, pitcher who worked in 528 games over 16 years (1926–1941) for six MLB teams (going 161–165, 4.24); ended Mickey Cochrane's career with a 1937 pitch that fractured his skull; later a broadcaster.
  • February 15 – Harlin Pool, 54, outfielder who appeared in 127 games for the 1934–1935 Cincinnati Reds.
  • February 20 – Bill Hinchman, 79, outfielder twice batted .300 for Pittsburgh, later a scout.
  • February 28 – Eppa Rixey, 71, pitcher elected to the Hall of Fame just one month earlier; winningest left-hander in NL history (until 1959) with 266 victories for Philadelphia Phillies (1912–1917 and 1919–1920) and Cincinnati Reds (1921–1933); won 20 games four times and lost 20 games twice.
  • February 28 – Charlie Spearman, 71, catcher/first baseman for the 1923–1926 Brooklyn Royal Giants and 1928–1929 New York Lincoln Giants of the Eastern Colored League and American Negro League.

March

  • March 1 – Irish Meusel, 69, left fielder for four MLB teams over 11 seasons between 1914 and 1927, principally the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Giants; member of 1921 and 1922 world champion Giants; batted .310 lifetime and led NL in RBI in 1923; older brother of Bob Meusel.
  • March 11 – Joe Judge, 68, first baseman who batted over .300 nine times for Senators, later coach at Georgetown for 20 years.
  • March 11 – Robert "Farmer" Ray, 76, pitcher who appeared in 21 games for 1910 St. Louis Browns.
  • March 27 – Fritz Knothe, 59, third baseman and shortstop who played in 174 games for the Boston Braves and Philadelphia Phillies in 1932–1933.
  • March 29 – Wilcy Moore, 65, New York Yankees' ace relief pitcher who in 1927 saved 13 games and won 19 (he made 12 starts among his 50 appearances), and AL earned run average title (2.28); in addition, he won clinching Game 4 of 1927 World Series and was a member of Yanks' 1928 and 1932 world champs; also pitched briefly for Boston Red Sox in his six-season (1927–1929 and 1931–1933) and 261-game career.

April

  • April 7 – Jim Ball, 79, catcher who appeared in 16 games for the 1907–1908 Boston Doves of the National League.
  • April 14 – Earl Kunz, 64, pitcher who worked in 21 games for the 1923 Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • April 23 – Harry Harper, 67, pitched from 1913 through 1923 for the Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Brooklyn Robins.
  • April 25 – Hal Elliott, 63, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher who worked in 120 games from 1929–1933; posted a dreadful 6.95 career ERA in 32213 innings pitched, playing his home games at the Phils' bandbox stadium, Baker Bowl.
  • April 27 – Johnny Hutchings, 47, pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds and Boston Braves who worked in 155 games over six seasons between 1940 and 1946.

May

  • May 4 – Dickie Kerr, 69, pitcher who as a 1919 rookie won two World Series games for the Chicago White Sox, as one of the players not involved in fixing the Series; later helped a struggling pitcher-turned-hitter, Stan Musial.
  • May 4 – Pat McNulty, 64, outfielder who played in 308 games for the Cleveland Indians (1922, 1924–1927).
  • May 4 – Ray Pierce, 65, left-handed pitcher who worked in 66 career games for the Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies from 1924 to 1926.
  • May 16 – Larry Woodall, 68, backup catcher who played 548 games for 1920–1929 Detroit Tigers; later, a longtime employee of Boston Red Sox as coach (1942–1948), director of public relations, and scout—when he famously took a pass on signing a teenaged Willie Mays.
  • May 22 – Dave Shean, 79, second baseman and captain of the World Series champion 1918 Red Sox.
  • May 23 – Gavvy Cravath, 82, right fielder and "dead-ball era" slugger, who won six home runs titles with Phillies between 1913 and 1919; managed Phils from July 8, 1919 through 1920 season.
  • May 24 – Hi West, 78, pitcher in 19 games over two stints (in 1905 and 1911) with Cleveland Naps.
  • May 27 – Dave Jolly, 38, knuckleball relief pitcher for the Milwaukee Braves from 1953 to 1957.
  • May 30 – Joe McDonald, 75, third baseman in ten games for the 1910 St. Louis Browns.
  • May 31 – Ernie Sulik, 52, outfielder for the 1936 Philadelphia Phillies.
  • May – Connie Rector, 70, Negro leagues pitcher between 1920 and 1944; went 18–1 for the New York Lincoln Giants in 1929.

June

  • June 1 – Henry Gillespie, 66, Negro leagues pitcher between 1921 and 1932.
  • June 6 – Charlie Mullen, 74, first baseman for the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees in the 1910s.
  • June 8 – Earl Smith, 66, good-hitting catcher who batted .303 over 860 career games for 1919–1923 New York Giants, 1923–1924 Boston Braves, 1924–1928 Pittsburgh Pirates and 1928–1930 St. Louis Cardinals; played for five National League champions (1921, 1922, 1925, 1927, 1928, 1930), and three World Series champs (1921, 1922, 1925); batted .350 for Pittsburgh in 1925 World Series.
  • June 18 – Ben Geraghty, 50, infielder who played in 70 total games for the 1936 Brooklyn Dodgers and 1943–1944 Boston Braves; legendary minor league manager who played a key role in the early career of Henry Aaron; at his death, incumbent skipper of the Jacksonville Suns of the International League.
  • June 24 – George Trautman, 73, president of the minor leagues since 1946.
  • June 24 – Jud Wilson, 69, Hall of Fame and All-Star third baseman of the Negro leagues who batted .352 lifetime in 900 games between 1923 and 1945, and three times (1927, 1929, 1941) eclipsed the .400 mark.
  • June 28 – Frank "Home Run" Baker, 77, Hall of Fame third baseman, a lifetime .307 hitter and four-time home run champion, as well as the last surviving member of Philadelphia Athletics' "$100,000 infield".

July

  • July 1 – Earl Moseley, 75, pitcher who starred in the "outlaw" Federal League, winning 19 games for Indianapolis in 1914 and ERA championship (1.91) for Newark in 1915; also pitched for 1913 Boston Red Sox and 1916 Cincinnati Reds.
  • July 2 – Pat Flanagan, 70, radio voice of the Chicago Cubs from 1929 to 1943 on WBBM, calling games for three National League champions and handling play-by-play for the first MLB All-Star Game in 1933; also described White Sox games.
  • July 5 – Ben Demott, 74, pitcher for the Cleveland Naps from 1910 to 1911.
  • July 12 – "Happy Jack" Cameron, 78, Canadian outfielder/pitcher who appeared in 18 games for Boston of the National League in 1906.
  • July 14 – Bill Lindsay, 82, third baseman in 19 games for the 1911 Cleveland Naps.
  • July 19 – Charlie Hanford, 81, native of the United Kingdom who appeared in 232 games as an outfielder for Buffalo and Chicago of the Federal League in 1914 and 1915,
  • July 24 – Luther Roy, 60, pitcher who appeared in 56 career contests for the Cleveland Indians (1924–1925), Chicago Cubs (1927), Philadelphia Phillies (1929) and Brooklyn Robins (1929).
  • July 25 – Rags Roberts, 67, outfielder/catcher for 1923 Baltimore Black Sox of the Eastern Colored League.
  • July 27 – Hooks Dauss, 73, pitcher won 222 games, all for Detroit, for whom he played from 1912 through 1926.

August

  • August 2 – Pete Standridge, 71, pitcher who appeared in 31 total games for 1911 St. Louis Cardinals and 1915 Chicago Cubs.
  • August 4 – Bob Fisher, 76, shortstop and second baseman who played 503 games in the National League for Brooklyn, Chicago, Cincinnati and St. Louis over seven seasons spanning 1912 to 1919.
  • August 5 – Herb Crompton, 51, catcher who played 38 career games in the majors as a member of the 1937 Washington Senators and 1945 New York Yankees.
  • August 6 – Frank Ray, 54, outfielder in 26 games for 1932 Montgomery Grey Sox of the Negro Southern League.
  • August 15 – Karl Drews, 43, pitcher who worked in 418 games for four MLB teams between 1946 and 1954, including 1947 champion New York Yankees.
  • August 24 – Ren Kelly, 63, pitched one game for the Philadelphia A's in 1923.

September

  • September 4 – Home Run Johnson, 88, early shortstop of the Negro leagues.
  • September 8 – Bill Knickerbocker, 51, infielder for five different teams from 1933 to 1942, and a member of two Yankees champion teams as a backup for 2B Joe Gordon and 3B Frankie Crosetti.
  • September 11 – Ham Hyatt, 78, reserve outfielder/first baseman who appeared in 465 career games for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1909–1910, 1912–1914), St. Louis Cardinals (1915) and New York Yankees (1922).
  • September 16 – Johnny Niggeling, 60, one of four knuckleballers in starting rotation of 1945 Washington Senators; also pitched for Boston Bees/Braves, Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Browns between 1938 and 1946.
  • September 19 – Slim Harriss, 66, pitcher who went 95–135 (4.25) for mostly struggling Philadelphia Athletics and Boston Red Sox teams from 1920 to 1928.
  • September 24 – Daff Gammons, 87, who appeared in 28 games—primarily as an outfielder—in 1901 for Boston of the National League.
  • September 27 – Andy Coakley, 80, pitcher won 18 games for 1905 Athletics, later coach at Columbia for 37 years.

October

  • October 2 – Cy Perkins, 67, catcher for 17 seasons in the American League, mostly with the Philadelphia Athletics (1917–1930); also a coach for New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Phillies for 15 seasons between 1932 and 1954.
  • October 18 – Frank Emmer, 67, Cincinnati Reds shortstop who played in 122 career games over two seasons spaced over a decade (1916, 1926).
  • October 25 – Jim Lindsey, 64, pitcher who hurled 177 career games, mostly in relief, for the Cleveland Indians (1922 and 1924), St. Louis Cardinals (1929–1934), Cincinnati Reds (1934) and Brooklyn Dodgers (1937); member of 1931 world champion Redbirds.
  • October 26 – Newt Hunter, 83, first baseman in 65 games for 1911 Pittsburgh Pirates; coach for 1920 Cardinals and 1928–1930 and 1933 Phillies.

November

  • November 6 – Clarence Mitchell, 72, spitball pitcher who won 125 games over 18 seasons between 1911 and 1932 — most notably for the Philadelphia Phillies and Brooklyn Robins — for six MLB clubs; hit into unassisted triple play in 1920 World Series.
  • November 12 – Ed Connolly, 54, catcher for the Boston Red Sox between 1929 and 1932; his son pitched for 1964 Red Sox.
  • November 13 – Muddy Ruel, 67, catcher for 19 seasons for six American League teams, including 1924 World Series champion Washington Senators (when he scored the Series-deciding run); held law degree from Washington University in St. Louis; later a longtime coach, manager of 1947 St. Louis Browns, general manager of 1954–1956 Detroit Tigers, and assistant to the Commissioner of Baseball.
  • November 14 – Oscar "Ski" Melillo, 64, second baseman in 1,377 games for St. Louis Browns (1926–1935) and Boston Red Sox (1935–1937); interim manager of 1938 Browns; later a longtime coach associated with manager Lou Boudreau.
  • November 17 – Lewis Means, 64, catcher who played in the Negro leagues between 1920 and 1928.
  • November 20 – Marty Hopkins, 56, second-string third baseman who played in 136 career games for 1934 Philadelphia Phillies and 1934–1935 Chicago White Sox.
  • November 21 – Ed Hock, 64, outfielder/pinch runner for 1920 St. Louis Cardinals and 1923–1924 Cincinnati Reds, getting into 19 MLB games.
  • November 22 – John F. Kennedy, 46, President of the United States who threw out the ceremonial first pitch of the 1961 MLB season and became only the 2nd president to attend an All-Star Game in 1962.
  • November 25 – Rube Parnham, 69, pitcher for 1916–1917 Philadelphia Athletics who worked in six career games; compiled a 2–1 won–lost mark in four contests for the abysmal 1916 Athletics to become the sole pitcher with a winning record for a team that lost 117 of 153 games.

December

  • December 8 – Red Worthington, 57, left fielder for Boston Braves from 1931 to 1934.
  • December 10 – Carl Fischer, 55, left-handed hurler who appeared in 191 games for five American League teams (principally the Washington Senators and Detroit Tigers) between 1930 and 1937.
  • December 12 – Myles Thomas, 66, pitcher for 1926–1929 New York Yankees and 1930 Senators who worked in 105 MLB games; member of World Series champions in 1927 and 1928 but did not appear in either Fall Classic.
  • December 20 – Dinny McNamara, 58, outfielder/pinch runner who played in 20 games for the 1927–1928 Boston Braves.
  • December 21 – Happy Townsend, 84, pitcher who went 34–82 (with a 3.59 ERA) in 153 games for three clubs between 1901 and 1906, notably posting a 22–69 mark for execrable Washington Senators teams from 1902 to 1905.
  • December 21 – Harry Williams, 73, first baseman who played 86 total games for 1913–1914 New York Yankees.
  • December 28 – Ray Keating, 70, pitcher who appeared in 130 career games for the New York Highlanders/Yankees (1912–1916, 1918) and Boston Braves (1919).
  • December 30 – Wilbur Good, 78, outfielder for six teams, primarily the Cubs.
  • December 31 – Junie Barnes, 52, left-hander who pitched to only two batters in his two MLB games, on September 12 and 21, 1934, as a member of the Cincinnati Reds.

References

  1. ^ "New York Mets 10, Cincinnati Reds 3". Baseball-Reference.com. 1963-06-14.
  2. ^ "New York Mets 10, Houston Colt .45s 3". Baseball-Reference.com. 1963-09-27.
  3. ^ "The forgotten all-star game: 50 years ago, baseball's Latino legends played in Polo Grounds’ last game", by Robert Dominguez, New York Daily News


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