The Full Wiki

1965 Kansas City Athletics season: Wikis

Advertisements

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1965 Kansas City Athletics
Major league affiliations
Location
1965 Information
Owner(s) Charles O. Finley
Manager(s) Mel McGaha and Haywood Sullivan
Local television KCMO
Local radio KCMO (AM)
(Monte Moore,Red Rush)

The Kansas City Athletics' 1965 season involved the A's finishing 10th in the American League with a record of 59 wins and 103 losses. Owner Charlie Finley steadily built up the team's farm system. He was assisted by the creation of the baseball draft in 1965, which forced young prospects to sign with the team that drafted them—at the price offered by the team—if they wanted to play professional baseball. Thus, Finley was spared from having to compete with wealthier teams for top talent. The Athletics, owners of the worst record in the American League in 1964, had the first pick in the first draft, selecting Rick Monday on June 8, 1965.

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

In 1965, Kansas City Athletics owner Charlie Finley signed Satchel Paige, 58 at the time, for one game. On September 25, against the Boston Red Sox, Finley invited several Negro League veterans, including Cool Papa Bell, to be introduced before the game. Paige was in the bullpen, sitting on a rocking chair, being served coffee by a “nurse” between innings. He started the game by getting Jim Gosger out on a pop foul. The next man, Dalton Jones, reached first and went to second on an infield error, but was thrown out trying to reach third on a pitch in the dirt. Carl Yastrzemski doubled and Tony Conigliaro hit a fly ball to end the inning. The next six batters went down in order, including a strikeout of Bill Monbouquette. In the fourth inning, Paige took the mound, to be removed according to plan by Haywood Sullivan. He walked off to a boisterous ovation despite the small crowd of 9,000. The lights dimmed and, led by the PA announcer, the fans lit matches and cigarette lighters while singing “The Old Gray Mare.”

Advertisements

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Minnesota Twins 102 60 .630 --
Chicago White Sox 95 67 .586 7
Baltimore Orioles 94 68 .580 8
Detroit Tigers 89 73 .549 13
Cleveland Indians 87 75 .537 15
New York Yankees 77 85 .475 25
California Angels 75 87 .463 27
Washington Senators 70 92 .432 32
Boston Red Sox 62 100 .383 40
Kansas City Athletics 59 103 .364 43

Notable transactions

  • May 3, 1965: Joe Rudi was selected off waivers from the Athletics by the Cleveland Indians as a first-year waiver pick.[2]
  • May 3, 1965: Doc Edwards was traded by the Kansas City Athletics to the New York Yankees for Johnny Blanchard and Rollie Sheldon. [3]
  • May 28, 1965: Don Mossi was signed as a free agent by the Athletics.[4]
  • June 8, 1965: 1965 Major League Baseball Draft
    • Rick Monday was drafted by the Athletics in the 1st round (1st pick). Player signed June 15, 1965.[5]
    • Joe Keough was drafted by the Athletics in the 2nd round.[6]
    • Sal Bando was drafted by the Athletics in the 6th round.[7]
  • September 10, 1965: Satchel Paige was signed as a free agent by the Athletics.[8]

Roster

1965 Kansas City Athletics 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

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 65 2 6 18 3.25 70

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Vancouver Mounties Pacific Coast League Haywood Sullivan and Bobby Hofman
AA Birmingham Barons Southern League John McNamara
A Leesburg Athletics Florida State League Tony Frulio
A Burlington Bees Midwest League Gus Niarhos
A Lewiston Broncos Northwest League Bobby Hofman, Bill Posedel and Al Ronning
A Shelby Rebels Western Carolinas League Wes Ferrell and Jimmy Williams

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Burlington

Notes

References


Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message