1964 Milwaukee Braves season

1964 Milwaukee Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 88–74 (.543)
League place 5th
Other information
Owner(s) William Bartholomay (chairman)
General manager(s) John McHale
Manager(s) Bobby Bragan
Local television WTMJ-TV
(Bill Mazer, Blaine Walsh)
Local radio WEMP
(Merle Harmon, Tom Collins, Blaine Walsh)
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The 1964 Milwaukee Braves season was the team's 12th season in Milwaukee while also the 94th season overall. The fifth-place Braves finished the season with a 88–74 (.543) record, five games behind the National League and World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals.[1]

Milwaukee finished the season with ten wins in the final eleven games; the season's home attendance was 910,911,[2] their highest since 1961, and the highest of the last four seasons in Milwaukee (196265).

It was the franchise's penultimate season in Milwaukee. The franchise had attempted to move to Atlanta shortly after this season;[3][4] it was delayed a year,[5][6] and the team relocated for the 1966 season.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 9369 0.574 48–33 45–36
Philadelphia Phillies 9270 0.568 1 46–35 46–35
Cincinnati Reds 9270 0.568 1 47–34 45–36
San Francisco Giants 9072 0.556 3 44–37 46–35
Milwaukee Braves 8874 0.543 5 45–36 43–38
Pittsburgh Pirates 8082 0.494 13 42–39 38–43
Los Angeles Dodgers 8082 0.494 13 41–40 39–42
Chicago Cubs 7686 0.469 17 40–41 36–45
Houston Colt .45s 6696 0.407 27 41–40 25–56
New York Mets 53109 0.327 40 33–48 20–61

Record vs. opponents

1964 National League Records

Sources:
Team CHC CIN HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SF STL
Chicago 6–1211–710–88–1011–76–129–99–96–12
Cincinnati 12–612–614–4–19–911–79–98–107–1110–8
Houston 7–116–127–1112–69–95–135–137–118–10
Los Angeles 8–104–14–111–78–1015–3–18–1010–86–1210–8
Milwaukee 10–89–96–1210–814–410–812–69–98–10
New York 7–117–119–93–15–14–143–156–127–117–11
Philadelphia 12-69–913–510–88–1015–310–810–85–13
Pittsburgh 9–910–813–58–106–1212–68–108–106–12
San Francisco 9–911–711–712–69–911–78–1010–89–9
St. Louis 12–68–1010–88–1010–811–713–512–69–9

Notable transactions

Roster

1964 Milwaukee Braves
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
CJoe Torre154601193.32120109
1BGene Oliver9327977.2761349
2BFrank Bolling12035270.199534
3BEddie Mathews141502117.2332374
SSDenis Menke151505143.2832065
LFRico Carty133455150.3302288
CFLee Maye153588179.3041074
RFHank Aaron145570187.3282495

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
Gary Kolb366412.18802
Sandy Alomar195313.24506
Len Gabrielson24387.18401
Merritt Ranew9172.11800
Gus Bell330.00000

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
Tony Cloninger38242.219143.56163
Warren Spahn38173.26135.2978

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
Wade Blasingame28116.2954.2470
Dan Schneider1336.1125.4514
Frank Lary512.1104.384

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
Chi-Chi Olivo382153.7545
Clay Carroll112011.7717
Dave Eilers60004.701
Cecil Butler20008.312
John Braun10000.001

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toronto Maple Leafs International League Sparky Anderson
AAA Denver Bears Pacific Coast League Bill Adair
AA Austin Senators Texas League Buddy Hicks
A Binghamton Triplets New York–Penn League Andy Pafko
A Yakima Bears Northwest League Hub Kittle
A Greenville Braves Western Carolinas League Bill Steinecke and Jimmy Brown
Rookie SRL Braves Sarasota Rookie League Paul Snyder

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Yakima, SRL Braves
Toronto affiliation shared with Washington Senators

Notes

References

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