1964 Houston Colt .45s season: Wikis

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1964 Houston Colt .45s
Major league affiliations
Location
1964 Information
Owner(s) Roy Hofheinz
General Manager(s) Paul Richards
Manager(s) Harry Craft, Lum Harris
Local television KTRK-TV
Local radio KPRC (AM)
(Gene Elston, Loel Passe)

The Houston Colt .45s' 1964 season was their third season in Major League Baseball. It involved the Houston Colt .45s finishing in ninth place in the National League with a record of 66-96, 27 games behind the eventual World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals. It was their final season for the team at Colt Stadium before relocating their games to the Astrodome in 1965. It was also the final year for this franchise before changing its name to the "Astros" for the '65 season. The most significant event for the Colts during the 1964 season was on April 23, 1964 when Ken Johnson became the first pitcher in major league history to lose a complete game no-hitter in nine innings when he was beaten 1-0 by the Cincinnati Reds.[1] Cincinnati's Pete Rose scored the only run of the game in the ninth inning, when he reached second base on an error and later scored.

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

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Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 93 69 -- .574
Cincinnati Reds 92 70 1 .568
Philadelphia Phillies 92 70 1 .568
San Francisco Giants 90 72 3 .556
Milwaukee Braves 88 74 5 .543
Los Angeles Dodgers 80 82 13 .494
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 13 .494
Chicago Cubs 76 86 17 .469
Houston Colt .45s 66 96 27 .407
New York Mets 53 109 40 .327

Opening Day starters

Notable transactions

Roster

1964 Houston Colt .45s roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

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Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases Positional abbreviations: C = Catcher; 1B = First base; 2B = Second base; 3B = Third base; SS = Shortstop; LF = Left field; CF = Center field; RF = Right field

Pos Player G AB R H 2B 3B Avg. HR RBI SB
C Grote, JerryJerry Grote 100 298 26 54 9 3 .181 3 24 0
1B Bond, WaltWalt Bond 148 543 63 138 16 7 .254 20 85 2
2B Fox, NellieNellie Fox 133 442 45 117 12 6 .265 0 28 0
3B Aspromonte, BobBob Aspromonte 157 553 51 155 20 3 .280 12 28 6
SS Kasko, EddieEddie Kasko 133 448 45 109 16 1 .243 0 22 4
LF Spangler, AlAl Spangler 135 449 51 110 18 5 .245 4 38 7
CF White, MikeMike White 89 280 30 76 11 3 .271 0 27 1
RF Gaines, JoeJoe Gaines 89 307 37 78 9 7 .254 7 34 8

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB R H 2B 3B Avg. HR RBI SB
Roberts, DaveDave Roberts 61 125 9 23 4 1 .184 1 7 0
Hoffman, JohnJohn Hoffman 6 15 1 1 0 0 .067 0 0 0
Williams, WaltWalt Williams 10 9 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player G GS IP W L ERA R ER BB K
Johnson, KenKen Johnson 35 35 218 11 16 3.63 100 88 44 117
Bruce, BobBob Bruce 35 29 202.1 15 9 2.76 73 70 62 135
Farrell, TurkTurk Farrell 32 27 198.1 11 10 3.27 80 72 52 117
Nottebart, DonDon Nottebart 28 24 157 6 11 3.90 76 68 37 90
Brown, HalHal Brown 27 21 132 3 15 3.95 68 58 26 53

Other pitchers

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player G GS IP W L SV ERA R ER BB K
Owens, JimJim Owens 48 11 118 8 7 6 3.28 48 43 32 88
Bradey, DonDon Bradey 3 1 2.1 0 2 0 19.29 7 5 3 2

Relief pitchers

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L SV ERA R ER BB K
Woodeshick, HalHal Woodeshick 61 78.1 2 9 23 2.76 32 24 32 58
Raymond, ClaudeClaude Raymond 38 79.2 5 5 0 2.82 28 25 22 56
Jones, GordonGordon Jones 34 50 0 1 0 4.14 24 23 14 28

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Oklahoma City 89ers Pacific Coast League Grady Hatton
AA San Antonio Bullets Texas League Lou Fitzgerald
A Modesto Colts California League Chuck Churn
A Durham Bulls Carolina League Billy Goodman and Walt Matthews
A Statesville Colts Western Carolinas League Dave Philley and Rudy York
Rookie Cocoa Colts Cocoa Rookie League Dave Philley

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: San Antonio

Statesville affiliation shared with Boston Red Sox

Notes

References


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