1963 Los Angeles Dodgers season Article

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1963 Los Angeles Dodgers
1963 World Series Champions
National League champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Walter O'Malley, James & Dearie Mulvey
General manager(s) Buzzie Bavasi
Manager(s) Walter Alston
Local television KTTV (11)
Local radio KFI
Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett
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Jose Garcia, Jaime Jarrín
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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.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 99 63 0.611 50–31 49–32
St. Louis Cardinals 93 69 0.574 6 53–28 40–41
San Francisco Giants 88 74 0.543 11 50–31 38–43
Philadelphia Phillies 87 75 0.537 12 45–36 42–39
Cincinnati Reds 86 76 0.531 13 46–35 40–41
Milwaukee Braves 84 78 0.519 15 45–36 39–42
Chicago Cubs 82 80 0.506 17 43–38 39–42
Pittsburgh Pirates 74 88 0.457 25 42–39 32–49
Houston Colt .45s 66 96 0.407 33 44–37 22–59
New York Mets 51 111 0.315 48 34–47 17–64


Record vs. opponents

1963 National League Records

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Team CHC CIN HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SF STL
Chicago 9–9 9–9 7–11 12–6 11–7 9–9 8–10 10–8 7–11
Cincinnati 9–9 11–7 8–10 10–8 10–8 8–10 11–7 8–10 11–7
Houston 9–9 7–11 5–13 5–13 13–5 8–10 6–12 8–10 5–13
Los Angeles 11–7 10–8 13–5 8–10–1 16–2 7–11 13–5 9–9 12–6
Milwaukee 6–12 8–10 13–5 10–8–1 12–6 10–8 7–11 10–8 8–10
New York 7–11 8–10 5–13 2–16 6–12 8–10 4–14 6–12 5–13
Philadelphia 9–9 10–8 10–8 11–7 8–10 10–8 13–5 8–10 8–10
Pittsburgh 10–8 7–11 12–6 5–13 11–7 14–4 5–13 5–13 5–13
San Francisco 8–10 10–8 10–8 9–9 8–10 12–6 10–8 13–5 8–10
St. Louis 11–7 7–11 13–5 6–12 10–8 13–5 10–8 13–5 10–8


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
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 Johnny Roseboro 135 470 111 .236 9 49
1B Ron Fairly 152 490 133 .271 12 77
2B Jim Gilliam 148 525 148 .282 6 49
3B Ken McMullen 79 233 55 .236 5 28
SS Maury Wills 134 527 159 .302 0 34
LF Tommy Davis 146 556 181 .326 16 88
CF Willie Davis 156 515 126 .245 9 60
RF Frank 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
Wally Moon 122 343 90 .262 8 48
Bill Skowron 89 237 48 .203 4 19
Dick Tracewski 104 217 49 .226 1 10
Nate Oliver 65 163 39 .239 1 9
Doug Camilli 49 117 19 .162 3 10
Lee Walls 64 86 20 .233 3 11
Al Ferrara 21 44 7 .159 1 1
Marv Breeding 20 36 6 .167 0 1
Don Zimmer 22 23 5 .217 1 2
Daryl Spencer 7 9 1 .111 0 0
Dick Nen 7 8 1 .125 1 1
Derrell Griffith 1 2 0 .000 0 0
Roy Gleason 8 1 1 1.000 0 0

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
Don Drysdale 42 315.1 19 17 2.63 251
Sandy Koufax 40 311 25 5 1.88 306
Johnny Podres 37 198.1 14 12 3.54 134
Nick Willhite 8 38 2 3 3.79 28
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
Bob Miller 42 187 10 8 2.89 125
Pete Richert 20 78 5 3 4.50 54
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
Ron Perranoski 69 16 3 21 1.67 75
Larry Sherry 36 2 6 3 3.73 47
Dick Calmus 21 3 1 0 2.66 25
Ed Roebuck 29 2 4 0 4.24 26
Ken Rowe 14 1 1 1 2.93 12
Dick Scott 9 0 0 2 6.75 6
Jack Smith 4 0 0 0 7.56 5
Phil Ortega 1 0 0 0 18.00 1

Game log

1963 Game Log

1963 World Series

Game 1

October 2, 1963, at Yankee Stadium in 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

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

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

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)

Awards and honors

Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax

All-Stars

Sporting News

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Spokane Indians Pacific Coast League Danny Ozark
AA Albuquerque Dukes Texas League Clay Bryant
A Great Falls Electrics Pioneer League Al Ronning
A Salem Dodgers Northwest League Stan Wasiak
A Salisbury Dodgers Western Carolinas League George Scherger
A Santa Barbara Rancheros California League James B. Williams
A St. Petersburg Saints Florida State League Roy Hartsfield

Notes

References

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