1963 Los Angeles Dodgers season: Wikis

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1963 Los Angeles Dodgers
1963 World Series Champions
Major league affiliations
Location
1963 Information
Owner(s) Walter O'Malley
General Manager(s) Buzzie Bavasi
Manager(s) Walter Alston
Local television KTTV (11)
Local radio KFI
Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett
KWKW
Jose Garcia, Jaime Jarrin

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.

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

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Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 99 63 -- .611
St. Louis Cardinals 93 69 6 .574
San Francisco Giants 88 74 11 .543
Philadelphia Phillies 87 75 12 .537
Cincinnati Reds 86 76 13 .531
Milwaukee Braves 84 78 15 .519
Chicago Cubs 82 80 17 .506
Pittsburgh Pirates 74 88 25 .457
Houston Colt .45s 66 96 33 .407
New York Mets 51 111 48 .315

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day starters
Name Position
Maury Wills Shortstop
Nate Oliver Second baseman
Willie Davis Center fielder
Tommy Davis Left fielder
Bill Skowron First baseman
Johnny Roseboro Catcher
Ron Fairly Right fielder
Ken McMullen Third baseman
Don Drysdale Starting pitcher

Notable transactions

Roster

1963 Los Angeles Dodgers roster
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
C Roseboro, JohnnyJohnny Roseboro 135 470 111 .236 9 49
1B Fairly, RonRon Fairly 152 490 133 .271 12 77
2B Gilliam, JimJim Gilliam 148 525 148 .282 6 49
3B McMullen, KenKen McMullen 79 233 55 .236 5 28
SS Wills, MauryMaury Wills 134 527 159 .302 0 34
LF Davis, TommyTommy Davis 146 556 181 .326 16 88
CF Davis, WillieWillie Davis 156 515 126 .245 9 60
RF Howard, FrankFrank Howard 123 417 114 .273 28 64

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

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Koufax, SandySandy Koufax 40 311 25 5 1.88 306

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Calmus, DickDick Calmus 21 3 1 0 2.66 25

1963 World Series

Game 1

October 2, 1963 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles (N) 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 0
New York (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 6 0
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, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles (N) 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 10 1
New York (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 0
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, California

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

Game 4

October 6, 1963 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California

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

Game log

1963 Game Log

Awards and honors

1963 Minor League Teams

Notes

References

External links

Preceded by
San Francisco Giants
1962
National League Championship Season
1963
Succeeded by
St. Louis Cardinals
1964
Preceded by
New York Yankees
1962
World Series Champions
Los Angeles Dodgers

1963
Succeeded by
St. Louis Cardinals
1964

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