1964 Chicago Cubs season

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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[edit]

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[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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[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 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Head Coach

Coaches College of 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 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[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
Jimmy Stewart 132 415 105 .253 3 33
Lou Brock 52 215 54 .251 2 14
Doug Clemens 54 140 39 .279 2 12
Jimmie Schaffer 54 122 25 .205 2 9
Ellis Burton 42 105 20 .190 2 7
Leo Burke 59 103 27 .262 1 14
Ron Campbell 26 92 25 .272 1 10
Vic Roznovsky 35 76 15 .197 0 2
Billy Ott 20 39 7 .179 0 1
Merritt Ranew 16 33 3 .091 0 1
John Boccabella 9 23 9 .391 0 6
Don Kessinger 4 12 2 .167 0 0
Don Landrum 11 11 0 .000 0 0
Paul Popovich 1 1 1 1.000 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
Larry Jackson 40 297.2 24 11 3.14 148
Dick Ellsworth 37 256.2 14 18 3.75 148
Bob Buhl 36 227.2 15 14 3.83 107
Ernie Broglio 18 100.1 4 7 4.04 46

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
Lew Burdette 28 131 9 9 4.88 40
Sterling Slaughter 20 51.2 2 4 5.75 32
Fred Norman 8 31.2 0 4 6.54 20
Cal Koonce 6 31 3 0 2.03 17
Glen Hobbie 8 27.1 0 3 7.90 14
Paul Toth 4 10.2 0 2 8.44 0
John Flavin 5 4.2 0 1 13.50 5

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
Lindy McDaniel 63 1 7 16 3.88 71
Don Elston 48 2 5 1 5.30 26
Wayne Schurr 26 0 0 0 3.72 29
Bobby Shantz 20 0 1 1 5.56 12
Freddie Burdette 18 1 0 0 3.15 4
Lee Gregory 11 0 0 0 3.50 8
Jack Warner 7 0 0 0 2.89 6
Jack Spring 7 0 0 0 6.00 1
Jake Jaeckel 4 1 0 0 0.00 2
Dick Scott 3 0 0 0 12.46 1

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Salt Lake City Bees Pacific Coast League Vedie Himsl
AA Fort Worth Cats Texas League Alex Grammas
A St. Cloud Rox Northern League Walt Dixon
A Wenatchee Chiefs Northwest League Joe Macko
Rookie Treasure Valley Cubs Pioneer League George Freese

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Treasure Valley

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • 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