1963 Los Angeles Dodgers season

1963 Los Angeles Dodgers
1963 World Series Champions
National League champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Walter O'Malley, James & Dearie Mulvey
General manager(s) Buzzie Bavasi
Manager(s) Walter Alston
Local television KTTV (11)
Local radio KFI
Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett
KWKW
Jose Garcia, Jaime Jarrín
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The 1963 Los Angeles Dodgers were led by pitcher Sandy Koufax, who won both the Cy Young Award and the Most Valuable Player Award. The team went 99–63 to win the National League title by six games over the runner-up St. Louis Cardinals and beat the New York Yankees in four games to win the 1963 World Series, marking the first time that the Yankees were ever swept in the postseason.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 9963 0.611 50–31 49–32
St. Louis Cardinals 9369 0.574 6 53–28 40–41
San Francisco Giants 8874 0.543 11 50–31 38–43
Philadelphia Phillies 8775 0.537 12 45–36 42–39
Cincinnati Reds 8676 0.531 13 46–35 40–41
Milwaukee Braves 8478 0.519 15 45–36 39–42
Chicago Cubs 8280 0.506 17 43–38 39–42
Pittsburgh Pirates 7488 0.457 25 42–39 32–49
Houston Colt .45s 6696 0.407 33 44–37 22–59
New York Mets 51111 0.315 48 34–47 17–64

Record vs. opponents

1963 National League Records

Sources:
Team CHC CIN HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SF STL
Chicago 9–99–97–1112–611–79–98–1010–87–11
Cincinnati 9–911–78–1010–810–88–1011–78–1011–7
Houston 9–97–115–135–1313–58–106–128–105–13
Los Angeles 11–710–813–58–10–116–27–1113–59–912–6
Milwaukee 6–128–1013–510–8–112–610–87–1110–88–10
New York 7–118–105–132–166–128–104–146–125–13
Philadelphia 9–910–810–811–78–1010–813–58–108–10
Pittsburgh 10–87–1112–65–1311–714–45–135–135–13
San Francisco 8–1010–810–89–98–1012–610–813–58–10
St. Louis 11–77–1113–56–1210–813–510–813–510–8

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day starters
NamePosition
Maury WillsShortstop
Nate OliverSecond baseman
Willie DavisCenter fielder
Tommy DavisLeft fielder
Bill SkowronFirst baseman
Johnny RoseboroCatcher
Ron FairlyRight fielder
Ken McMullenThird baseman
Don DrysdaleStarting pitcher

Notable transactions

Roster

1963 Los Angeles Dodgers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

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
CJohnny Roseboro135470111.236949
1BRon Fairly152490133.2711277
2BJim Gilliam148525148.282649
3BKen McMullen7923355.236528
SSMaury Wills134527159.302034
LFTommy Davis146556181.3261688
CFWillie Davis156515126.245960
RFFrank Howard123417114.2732864
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
Wally Moon12234390.262848
Bill Skowron8923748.203419
Dick Tracewski10421749.226110
Nate Oliver6516339.23919
Doug Camilli4911719.162310
Lee Walls648620.233311
Al Ferrara21447.15911
Marv Breeding20366.16701
Don Zimmer22235.21712
Daryl Spencer791.11100
Dick Nen781.12511
Derrell Griffith120.00000
Roy Gleason8111.00000

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
Don Drysdale42315.119172.63251
Sandy Koufax403112551.88306
Johnny Podres37198.114123.54134
Nick Willhite838233.7928
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
Bob Miller421871082.89125
Pete Richert2078534.5054
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
Ron Perranoski69163211.6775
Larry Sherry362633.7347
Dick Calmus213102.6625
Ed Roebuck292404.2426
Ken Rowe141112.9312
Dick Scott90026.756
Jack Smith40007.565
Phil Ortega100018.001

Game log

1963 Game Log

1963 World Series

Game 1

October 2, 1963, at Yankee Stadium in New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles (N) 041 000 000 590
New York (A) 000 000 020 260
W: Sandy Koufax (1–0)   L: Whitey Ford (0–1)
HR: LADJohnny Roseboro (1)   NYYTom Tresh (1)

Game 2

October 3, 1963, at Yankee Stadium in New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles (N) 200 100 010 4101
New York (A) 000 000 001 170
W: Johnny Podres (1–0)   L: Al Downing (0–1)   S: Ron Perranoski (1)
HR: LADBill Skowron (1)

Game 3

October 5, 1963, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 000 000 000 030
Los Angeles (N) 100 000 00x 141
W: Don Drysdale (1–0)  L: Jim Bouton (0–1)

Game 4

October 6, 1963, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 000 000 100 161
Los Angeles (N) 000 010 100 221
W: Sandy Koufax (2–0)  L: Whitey Ford (0–2)
HR: NYYMickey Mantle (1)    LADFrank Howard (1)

Awards and honors

All-Stars

Sporting News

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Spokane Indians Pacific Coast League Danny Ozark
AA Albuquerque Dukes Texas League Clay Bryant
A Great Falls Electrics Pioneer League Al Ronning
A Salem Dodgers Northwest League Stan Wasiak
A Salisbury Dodgers Western Carolinas League George Scherger
A Santa Barbara Rancheros California League James B. Williams
A St. Petersburg Saints Florida State League Roy Hartsfield

Notes

References

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