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1964 Kansas City Athletics
Major league affiliations
Location
1964 Information
Owner(s) Charles O. Finley
Manager(s) Ed Lopat and Mel McGaha
Local television KCMO
Local radio KCMO (AM)
(Monte Moore,George Bryson, Betty Caywood)

The Kansas City Athletics' 1964 season involved the A's finishing 10th in the American League with a record of 57 wins and 105 losses. In January 1964, Charles O. Finley signed an agreement to move the A’s to Louisville, promising to change the team's name to the "Kentucky Athletics".[1] (Other names suggested for the team were the "Kentucky Colonels" and the "Louisville Sluggers.") By another 9–1 vote his request was denied.[2] Six weeks later, by the same 9–1 margin, the A.L. owners denied Finley's request to move the team to Oakland.

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

  • September 5, 1964: Blue Moon Odom made his major league debut against the New York Yankees. Odom pitched in 2 innings, giving up 6 earned runs on 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out one.[6]
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Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 99 63 .611 --
Chicago White Sox 98 64 .605 1
Baltimore Orioles 97 65 .599 2
Detroit Tigers 85 77 .525 14
Los Angeles Angels 82 80 .506 17
Cleveland Indians 79 83 .488 20
Minnesota Twins 79 83 .488 20
Boston Red Sox 72 90 .444 27
Washington Senators 62 100 .383 37
Kansas City Athletics 57 105 .352 42

Notable transactions

  • June 8, 1964: Catfish Hunter was signed as an amateur free agent by the Athletics.[7]
  • June 13, 1964: Joe Rudi was signed as an amateur free agent by the Athletics.[8]

Roster

1964 Kansas City Athletics roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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 Doc Edwards 97 294 66 .224 5 28
1B Jim Gentile 136 439 110 .251 28 71
2B Dick Green 130 435 115 .264 11 37
3B Ed Charles 150 557 134 .241 16 63
SS Wayne Causey 157 604 170 .281 8 49
LF Manny Jiménez 95 204 46 .225 12 38
CF Nelson Mathews 157 573 137 .239 14 60
RF Rocky Colavito 160 588 161 .274 34 102

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

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

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

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
Wyatt, JohnJohn Wyatt 81 9 8 20 3.59 74

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Dallas Rangers Pacific Coast League John McNamara
AA Birmingham Barons Southern League Haywood Sullivan
A Daytona Beach Islanders Florida State League Grady Wilson, Bill Posedel and Lew Krausse, Sr.
A Burlington Bees Midwest League Bill Robertson
A Lewiston Broncos Northwest League Bobby Hofman
Rookie Wytheville A's Appalachian League Gus Niarhos

Notes

References


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