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1964 Philadelphia Phillies
Major league affiliations
Location
1964 Information
Owner(s) Robert R.M. Carpenter, Jr.
General Manager(s) John Quinn
Manager(s) Gene Mauch
Local television WFIL
Local radio WFIL
(By Saam, Bill Campbell, Richie Ashburn)

The 1964 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 82nd season for the franchise in Philadelphia. The Phillies finished in a second-place tie in the National League with the Cincinnati Reds, while posting a record of 92-70, one game behind the NL and World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals. Gene Mauch managed the Phillies, as they played their home games at Connie Mack Stadium.

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Offseason

Regular season

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The "Phold"

From 1919 through 1947, the Phillies finished last a total of 17 times and next to last seven times. A 1962 cartoon in a baseball magazine depicted a ballplayer arriving at a French Foreign Legion outpost, explaining, "I was released by the Phillies!"

During 1962 and 1963, the Phillies began to climb back to respectability, and throughout the 1964 season, they seemed destined to make it to the World Series, with excellent performances from players such as rookie third baseman Dick Allen, starters Jim Bunning (obtained from the Detroit Tigers at the start of the season to shore up the pitching staff) and Chris Short, and star right fielder Johnny Callison. TV Guide went to press with a World Series preview that featured a photo of Connie Mack Stadium. However, from a 6½-game lead on the Cincinnati Reds with 12 games remaining in the season, Philadelphia collapsed in a 10-game losing streak (the first seven played at home). The crucial series came when the now second-place Phillies traveled to St. Louis to play the Cardinals after their losing home stand. They dropped the first game of the series to Bob Gibson by a 5-1 score, their eighth loss in a row, dropping them to third place. The Cardinals would sweep the three-game set and assume first place for good. The "Phold," as it is known, is one of the most notable collapses in sports history.

Perfect game

On Father's Day, Jim Bunning threw a perfect game against the Mets, the first in the National League since 1880. For perhaps the only time in the stadium's history, the Shea faithful found themselves rooting for the visitors, caught up in the rare achievement, and roaring for Bunning on every pitch in the ninth inning. His strikeout of John Stephenson capped the performance.

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 lineup

Number Name Position
8 Tony Taylor Second base
6 Johnny Callison Right field
15 Dick Allen Third base
5 Roy Sievers First base
25 Tony González Center field
10 Danny Cater Left field
11 Clay Dalrymple Catcher
7 Bobby Wine Shortstop
23 Dennis Bennett Pitcher

Notable transactions

Roster

1964 Philadelphia Phillies roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In; Avg. = Batting Average; SB = Stolen Bases

Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Dalrymple, ClayClay Dalrymple 127 382 36 91 .238 6 46 0
1B Herrnstein, JohnJohn Herrnstein 125 303 38 71 .234 6 25 1
2B Taylor, TonyTony Taylor 154 570 62 143 .251 4 46 13
3B Allen, DickDick Allen 162 632 125 201 .318 29 91 3
SS Wine, BobbyBobby Wine 126 283 28 60 .212 4 34 1
LF Covington, WesWes Covington 129 339 37 95 .280 13 58 0
CF González, TonyTony González 131 421 55 117 .278 4 40 0
RF Callison, JohnnyJohnny Callison 162 654 101 179 .274 31 104 6

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Other batters

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
Amaro, RubénRubén Amaro 129 299 31 79 .264 4 34 1
Rojas, CookieCookie Rojas 109 340 58 99 .291 2 31 1
Triandos, GusGus Triandos 73 188 17 47 .250 8 33 0
Thomas, FrankFrank Thomas 39 143 20 42 .294 7 26 0
Sievers, RoyRoy Sievers 49 120 7 22 .183 4 16 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA BB SO
Bunning, JimJim Bunning 41 284 19 8 2.63 46 219
Short, ChrisChris Short 42 221 17 9 2.20 51 181
Mahaffey, ArtArt Mahaffey 34 157 12 9 4.53 82 80
Bennett, DennisDennis Bennett 41 208 12 14 3.68 58 125

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Culp, RayRay Culp 30 135 8 7 4.13 96

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Baldschun, JackJack Baldschun 71 6 9 21 3.12 96

Awards and honors

1964 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Arkansas Travelers Pacific Coast League Frank Lucchesi
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern League Andy Seminick
A Bakersfield Bears California League Moose Johnson
A Miami Marlins Florida State League Bobby Morgan
A Eugene Emeralds Northwest League Bob Wellman
A Spartanburg Phillies Western Carolinas League Dick Teed

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