1964 Chicago Cubs Season
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1964 Chicago Cubs Season

1964 Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs logo.svg
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Philip K. Wrigley
General manager(s)John Holland
Manager(s)Bob Kennedy
Local televisionWGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Vince Lloyd)
Local radioWGN
(Jack Quinlan, Lou Boudreau)
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The 1964 Chicago Cubs season was the 93rd season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 89th in the National League and the 49th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished eighth in the National League with a record of 76-86, 17 games behind the NL and World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals.

Offseason

On February 13, Ken Hubbs, who had been the Cubs starting second baseman in 1963, was killed in a plane crash. He was replaced by Joey Amalfitano, who was acquired from the San Francisco Giants a few weeks later.

Notable transactions

Regular season

On June 15, the Cubs made one of the most infamous deals in baseball history, remembered today simply as "Brock for Broglio". There were six players involved in all, but the most prominent players involved were pitcher Ernie Broglio, who came to the Cubs from the St. Louis Cardinals, and outfielder Lou Brock, who went to the Cardinals from the Cubs. While Broglio was a serviceable starter for the rest of 1964, he would post ERAs over 6 in each of the next two seasons, and was out of baseball altogether by the end of 1967. Brock went on to star for the Cardinals for the next fifteen years, and eventually be elected to the Hall of Fame. It is to this day often held up as an example of a lopsided trade outcome.

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

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 Dick Bertell 112 353 84 .238 4 35
1B Ernie Banks 157 591 156 .264 23 95
2B Joey Amalfitano 100 324 78 .241 4 27
3B Ron Santo 161 592 185 .313 30 114
SS Andre Rodgers 129 448 107 .239 12 46
LF Billy Williams 162 645 201 .312 33 98
CF Billy Cowan 139 497 120 .241 19 50
RF Len Gabrielson 89 272 67 .246 5 23

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
Lou Brock 52 215 54 .251 2 14
Merritt Ranew 16 33 3 .091 0 1

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
Bob Buhl 36 227.2 15 14 3.83 107
Ernie Broglio 18 100.1 4 7 4.04 46

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

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

Farm system

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Treasure Valley

Notes

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.
  • 1964 Chicago Cubs season at Baseball Reference

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