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Encyclopedia > 1964 World Series

The 1964 World Series, the 56th playing for the championship of Major League Baseball, pitted the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals against the American League champion New York Yankees, with the Cardinals prevailing in seven games. This World Series, and the season leading up to it, later became the inspiration for the David Halberstam book October 1964. The following are the baseball events of the year 1964 throughout the world. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,2,6,9,14,17,20,42,45,85 Name St. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,3,4,5,7,8,9,10,15,16,23,32,37,44,49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as Americans... David Halberstam (born April 10, 1934), American journalist and author, was born in New York City, his father a surgeon and his mother a teacher. ...


Managers: Yogi Berra (New York), Johnny Keane (St. Louis) Yogi Berra on his 80th birthday Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra (born May 12, 1925) is a former catcher and manager in Major League Baseball who played almost his entire career for the New York Yankees and was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. ... John Joseph Keane (November 3, 1911 - January 6, 1967) was an American baseball player and manager. ...


Umpires: Frank Secory (NL), Bill McKinley (AL), Ken Burkhart (NL), Hank Soar (AL), Vinnie Smith (NL), Al Smith (AL) Kenneth William Burkhart, born Burkhardt (November 18, 1916 - December 29, 2004), was an American right-handed pitcher and umpire in Major League Baseball. ...


Series MVP: Bob Gibson (St. Louis) Pack Robert Bob Gibson (born November 9, 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a former right-handed baseball pitcher for the St. ...


Television: NBC (Curt Gowdy and Harry Caray announcing) NBC, (Formerly an acronym for the National Broadcasting Company until 2004), is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Curt Gowdy (born July 31, 1919, in Green River, Wyoming) is a former American sportscaster. ... Harry Caray Harry Caray (March 1, 1914 — February 18, 1998), born Harry Christopher Carabina in St. ...

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Matchups

Game 1, October 7

Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri Sportsmans Park was the name of a former Major League Baseball park in St. ... Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County Independent City Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area    - City 66. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 12 2
St. Louis 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 3 X 9 12 0

WP: Ray Sadecki (1-0)  LP: Whitey Ford (0-1)   Ray Sadecki (1960s) Ray Sadecki (born Raymond Michael Sadecki on December 26, 1940 in Kansas City, Kansas) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Edward Charles Whitey Ford (born October 21, 1928) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. ...

HRs:  NY – Tom Tresh (1)  STL – Mike Shannon (1) Tom Tresh (Born September 20, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan) is a retired Major League Baseball infielder and outfielder. ... Mike Shannon (born July 15, 1939) is a former American Major League Baseball player and current radio sportscaster. ...

The Yankees led this game 4-2 after 5 1/2 innings behind the pitching of Whitey Ford, but the Cardinals sent eight men to the plate in the sixth inning and scored four runs, including two on a home run by Mike Shannon. This was the very last World Series game for Ford, who had pitched in 22 World Series games with the Yankees going back to the sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies in 1950, and set a record which still stands by throwing 33 2/3 scoreless World Series innings (and also compiled 10 victories in the World Series). Edward Charles Whitey Ford (born October 21, 1928) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Mike Shannon (born July 15, 1939) is a former American Major League Baseball player and current radio sportscaster. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,14,20,32,36 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1946–present) Philadelphia Blue Jays (1944-1945) Philadelphia Phillies (1885-1943) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1884) Worcester Worcesters (1880-1882) (Commonly referred to as Phillies 1944-1945 despite... The 1950 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Philadelphia Phillies. ...


Game 2, October 8

Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri Sportsmans Park was the name of a former Major League Baseball park in St. ... Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County Independent City Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area    - City 66. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 4 8 12 0
St. Louis 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 7 0

WP: Mel Stottlemyre (1-0)  LP: Bob Gibson (0-1)   Yankees pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Melvin Leon Stottlemyre, Sr. ... Pack Robert Bob Gibson (born November 9, 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a former right-handed baseball pitcher for the St. ...

HRs:  NY – Phil Linz (1) Philip Francis (Phil) Linz (born June 4, 1939 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a former backup infielder in Major League Baseball. ...

Game 3, October 10

Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York The exterior of Yankee Stadium Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
New York 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 2

WP: Jim Bouton (1-0)  LP: Barney Schultz (0-1)   James Alan Bouton (born March 8, 1939 in Newark, New Jersey) was a Major League Baseball player and author of the controversial baseball book Ball Four, which was a combination diary of his 1969 season and memoir of his years with the New York Yankees. ...

HRs:  NY – Mickey Mantle (1) Mickey Mantle on a 1953 cover of Time Magazine Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995) was an American baseball player who was inducted into to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. ...

In this game, Mickey Mantle reached deep for one of the last ounces of Yankees magic. In the bottom of the 9th inning, with the game tied at 1, Mantle swung on the first pitch from Cardinal pitcher Barney Schultz, and hit it into the right field stands to win the game for the Yankees. That home run (his 16th Series home run) broke Babe Ruth's record for most home runs hit in World Series play. George Herman Ruth, Jr. ...


Game 4, October 11

Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York The exterior of Yankee Stadium Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 6 1
New York 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 1

WP: Roger Craig (1-0)  LP: Al Downing (0-1)   Roger Lee Craig (born February 17, 1930 in Durham, North Carolina) is a former pitcher, coach and manager in Major League Baseball who, during an 11-year playing career, won 10 games in 1956, 1957, and 1962. ... Al Downing (born June 28, 1941 in Trenton, New Jersey) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for 17 seasons from 1961-1977. ...

HRs:  STL – Ken Boyer (1) Kenton Lloyd Boyer (May 20, 1931 - September 7, 1982) was an American All-Star third baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. ...

The day after Mantle's game-winning home run, the Cardinals displayed their own home run magic. With the bases loaded in the top of the 6th inning, Cardinal Ken Boyer hit a grand slam home run off Yankee pitcher Al Downing leading the Cards to a 4-3 win and tying the Series at two games apiece. Kenton Lloyd Boyer (May 20, 1931 - September 7, 1982) was an American All-Star third baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Al Downing (January 9, 1940 - July 4, 2005) was a singer/songwriter/pianist from Oklahoma who did session work for Wanda Jackson and sometimes recorded under the name Big Al Downing. ...


Game 5, October 12

Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York The exterior of Yankee Stadium Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 5 10 1
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 6 2

WP: Bob Gibson (1-1)  LP: Pete Mikkelsen (0-1)   Pack Robert Bob Gibson (born November 9, 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a former right-handed baseball pitcher for the St. ...

HRs:  STL – Tim McCarver (1)  NY – Tom Tresh (2) James Timothy McCarver (born October 16, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American former catcher in Major League Baseball and a current broadcaster. ... Tom Tresh (Born September 20, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan) is a retired Major League Baseball infielder and outfielder. ...


Tim McCarver delivered a three run home run in the tenth inning to send the Cardinals back to St. Louis with a 3-2 lead in the series. Just 22 years old at the time, McCarver would go 11-23 (.478) in the series. For his entire career McCarver would hit .271. James Timothy McCarver (born October 16, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American former catcher in Major League Baseball and a current broadcaster. ...


Game 6, October 14

Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri Sportsmans Park was the name of a former Major League Baseball park in St. ... Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County Independent City Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area    - City 66. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 5 0 8 10 0
St. Louis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 10 1

WP: Jim Bouton (2-0)  LP: Curt Simmons (0-1)   James Alan Bouton (born March 8, 1939 in Newark, New Jersey) was a Major League Baseball player and author of the controversial baseball book Ball Four, which was a combination diary of his 1969 season and memoir of his years with the New York Yankees. ... Curtis Thomas Simmons (born May 19, 1929, in Egypt, Pennsylvania), was a left-handed pitcher in American Major League Baseball from 1947-50 and 1952-67. ...

HRs:  NY – Roger Maris (1), Mickey Mantle (2), Joe Pepitone (1) Roger Maris signs a baseball for President John F. Kennedy Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985), was a Major League Baseball player primarily remembered for breaking Babe Ruths 34-year-old single-season home run record in 1961 on the last day of the season. ... Mickey Mantle on a 1953 cover of Time Magazine Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995) was an American baseball player who was inducted into to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. ... Joseph Anthony Pepitone (born October 9, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and outfielder for the New York Yankees (1962-1969), Houston Astros (1970), Chicago Cubs (1970 - 1973) and the Atlanta Braves (1973). ...

Game 7, October 15

Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri Sportsmans Park was the name of a former Major League Baseball park in St. ... Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County Independent City Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area    - City 66. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 5 9 2
St. Louis 0 0 0 3 3 0 1 0 X 7 10 1

WP: Bob Gibson (2-1)  LP: Mel Stottlemyre (1-1)   Pack Robert Bob Gibson (born November 9, 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a former right-handed baseball pitcher for the St. ... Yankees pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Melvin Leon Stottlemyre, Sr. ...

HRs:  NY – Mickey Mantle (3), Clete Boyer (1), Phil Linz (2)  STL – Lou Brock (1), Ken Boyer (2) Mickey Mantle on a 1953 cover of Time Magazine Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995) was an American baseball player who was inducted into to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. ... Cletis Leroy “Clete” Boyer (born February 9, 1937 in Cassville, Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Philip Francis (Phil) Linz (born June 4, 1939 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a former backup infielder in Major League Baseball. ... Louis Clark Lou Brock (born June 18, 1939, El Dorado, Arkansas) is an American former player in Major League Baseball. ... Kenton Lloyd Boyer (May 20, 1931 - September 7, 1982) was an American All-Star third baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. ...

Bob Gibson pitched his third start in this Series on two days rest and broke the World Series strike out record. In the bottom of the fourth the Cardinals scored one of three with McCarver taking home on an amazing double steal after he reached on an error. Lou Brock hit a solo shot on the first pitch of the 5th inning. Mantle hit a three run home run in the sixth to break the record for total home runs in the World Series. Bobby Richardson broke a hit record in the seventh. Gibson pitched a complete game. During the radio broadcast of the game, NBC special reports state Nikita Kruschev has resigned and Leonid Breznev has taken over as first secretary. Game broadcast can be heard via http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/baseballs_best/mlb_bb_gamepage.jsp?story_page=bb_64ws_gm7_nyystl Pack Robert Bob Gibson (born November 9, 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a former right-handed baseball pitcher for the St. ... Nikita Khrushchev in 1962 Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev (Russian: Ники́та Серге́евич Хрущёв) (nih-KEE-tah khroo-SHCHYOFF) (April 17, 1894 – September 11, 1971) was the leader of the Soviet Union... Leonid Brezhnev Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev (Russian: Леонид Ильич Брежнев) (December 19, 1906 - November 10, 1982) was effective ruler of the Soviet Union from 1964 to 1982, though at first in partnership with others. ...


Notes

  • Bob Gibson won the Series MVP award for his 2-1 record, 3.00 ERA, and 27 IP. Jim Bouton, pitching for the Yankees, started two games and won them both, compiling a 1.56 Series ERA. Six years later, he would write the classic baseball memoir, Ball Four.
  • Ken Boyer of the Cardinals and Clete Boyer of the Yankees were brothers.
  • In an unusual move, the Yankees fired Yogi Berra after the Series ended, replacing him with Johnny Keane, who had resigned from the Cardinals.
  • For the first time in the Series, all six umpires rotated through the infield positions. In all Series from 1947 through 1963, only the four infield umpires had rotated, with the last two umpires working only in the outfield throughout the Series.
  • The St Louis Cardinals are the only team that have played the New York Yankees more than once in a World Series with a winning series record: winning 3 (1926, 1942, 1964) while losing only 2 (1928, 1943).
  • Mickey Mantle, playing in his last Series, hit three home runs, raising his total to a record-setting 18.
  • This series would mark the end of the greatest of all Yankee dynasties: the 16-season span from 1949 to 1964 in which New York won fourteen AL pennants and nine World Championships. The Yankees would finish with a losing record in 1965, fall to last place in 1966, and would not return to the World Series until 1976. During that time period, the Yankees were sold twice, first to CBS and then to George Steinbrenner in 1973, and Yankee Stadium underwent a massive reconstruction that forced the Bronx Bombers to become tenants for two seasons at the New York Mets' Shea Stadium.
  • Infielder Chet Trail, who had no prior major league experience, appeared on the Yankees' World Series roster as an injury replacement for Tony Kubek. Trail did not play in the series, and would never appear in a major league game during his career.[1]

Pack Robert Bob Gibson (born November 9, 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a former right-handed baseball pitcher for the St. ... James Alan Bouton (born March 8, 1939 in Newark, New Jersey) was a Major League Baseball player and author of the controversial baseball book Ball Four, which was a combination diary of his 1969 season and memoir of his years with the New York Yankees. ... Kenton Lloyd Boyer (May 20, 1931 - September 7, 1982) was an American All-Star third baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Cletis Leroy “Clete” Boyer (born February 9, 1937 in Cassville, Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Yogi Berra on his 80th birthday Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra (born May 12, 1925) is a former catcher and manager in Major League Baseball who played almost his entire career for the New York Yankees and was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. ... John Joseph Keane (November 3, 1911 - January 6, 1967) was an American baseball player and manager. ... The St. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,3,4,5,7,8,9,10,15,16,23,32,37,44,49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as Americans... Mickey Mantle on a 1953 cover of Time Magazine Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995) was an American baseball player who was inducted into to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. ... It has been suggested that CBS evening news anchors be merged into this article or section. ... George Steinbrenner, The Boss George Michael Steinbrenner III (born July 4, 1930 in Rocky River, Ohio) often known as The Boss, is the principal owner of the New York Yankees. ... The exterior of Yankee Stadium Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Name New York Mets (1962–present) Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) The Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1969 â€¢ 1986 NL Pennants (4) 1969 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 2000 East Division titles (5) 1969... William A. Shea Municipal Stadium usually shortened to Shea Stadium, is a baseball stadium in Flushing, New York. ... Tony Kubek (left) interviews Joe Morgan following the Cincinnati Reds Game 4 victory in the 1976 World Series. ...

References

  1. ^ Slusser, Susan (2006-10-11). A's Notebook: Kiger Arrives. San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved on 2006-10-13.

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The 1989 World Series was played between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants, and is best remembered for the earthquake which caused a 10-day interruption in play. ... The 1990 World Series matched the defending champion Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Reds sweeping the Series in four games. ... The 1991 World Series was played from October 19 to October 27 between the Minnesota Twins (95-67) of the American League and the Atlanta Braves (94-68) of the National League. ... The 1992 World Series was the first Series ever played outside of the United States of America. ... The 1993 World Series was the second Series in a row played outside the United States of America. ... The 1994 World Series was cancelled on September 14 of that year due to an ongoing strike by the Major League Baseball Players Association, which had begun in August. ... The 1995 World Series matched the Atlanta Braves against the Cleveland Indians, with the Braves winning in six games to capture their first championship since moving to Atlanta in 1966. ... The 1996 World Series matched the defending champion Atlanta Braves against the New York Yankees, with the Yankees winning in six games to capture their first championship since 1978, and their 23rd overall. ... The 1997 World Series was widely regarded as one of the most exciting Series in recent memory. ... The 1998 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the San Fransisco Giants, marking the first time the Yankees had ever faced an expansion team in the Series. ... The 1999 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Atlanta Braves, with the Yankees sweeping the Series in four games for their second title in a row and 25th overall. ... The 2000 World Series (a Subway Series) featured a crosstown matchup between the two-time defending champion New York Yankees and the New York Mets, with the Yankees winning 4 games to 1 for their third straight championship and 26th overall. ... The 2001 World Series (the November Series) took place between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Yankees and is considered one of the most exciting World Series in recent memory. ... The 2002 World Series was among the classic matchups in the history of the Series. ... The 2003 World Series marked the 100th anniversary of the first modern World Series. ... The 2004 World Series represented the 100th time two modern Major League Baseball teams met to decide the championship. ... The 2005 World Series, the 101st playing of Major League Baseballs championship series, saw the American League champion Chicago White Sox sweep the National League champion Houston Astros 4 games to 0 in the best-of-seven-games series, winning their third championship and first since 1917. ... The primary logo for the 2006 World Series The 2006 World Series, the 102nd playing for the championship of Major League Baseball, began play on October 21, and matched up the American League champion Detroit Tigers with the National League champion St. ...


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The 1964 World Series, the 56th playing for the championship of Major League Baseball, pitted the National League champion St.
This series would mark the end of the greatest of all Yankee dynasties: the 16-season span from 1949 to 1964 in which New York won fourteen AL pennants and nine World Championships.
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In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of the North American Major League Baseball, played between the American League and National League champions, after the end of the regular season in October.
The 1904 Series[?] was supposed to be between the AL's Boston Pilgrims and the NL's New York Giants.
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