Some Significant Baseball Statistics

April 19, 1965

Official major league averages do not always disclose the reasons a team finished where it did-or the true value of a baseball player to his club. Here is a different breakdown of the 1964 season, one that permits a more penetrating analysis of major league play

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TEAM OFFENSE VS. DEFENSE

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Runs scored

Opponents' runs

Difference

Cincinnati

660

566

+ 94

San Francisco

656

587

+69

St. Louis

715

652

+ 63

Philadelphia

693

632

+61

Milwaukee

803

744

+ 59

Los Angeles

614

572

+ 42

Pittsburgh

663

636

+ 27

Chicago

649

724

-75

Houston

495

628

-133

New York

569

776

-207

AMERICAN LEAGUE

New York

730

577

+153

Chicago

642

501

+141

Baltimore

679

567

+112

Minnesota

737

678

+59

Detroit

699

678

+21

Cleveland

689

693

-4

Los Angeles

544

551

-7

Boston

688

793

-105

Washington

578

733

-155

Kansas City

621

836

-215

RUNS PRODUCED

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Runs scored

Teammates batted in

Runs produced

Boyer, St.L (.295)

100

95

195

Allen, Phil (.318)

125

62

187

Mays, SF (.296)

121

64

185

Santo, Chi (.313)

94

84

178

Torre, Mil (.321)

87

89

176

H. Aaron, Mil (.328)

103

71

174

Callison, Phil (.274)

101

73

174

White, St.L (.303)

92

81

173

Clemente, Pitt (.339)

95

75

170

Robinson, Cin (.306)

103

67

170

AMERICAN LEAGUE

B. Robinson, Balt (.317)

82

90

172

Oliva, Minn (.323)

109

62

171

Mantle, NY (.303)

92

76

168

Wagner, Clev (.253)

94

69

163

Colavito, KC (.274)

89

68

157

Killebrew, Minn (.270)

95

62

157

Stuart, Bos (.279)

73

81

154

Howser, Clev (.256)

101

49

150

Allison, Minn (.287)

90

54

144

Rollins, Minn (.270)

87

56

143

EXTRA-BASE POWER: TEAM

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Hits

Extra-base hits

Pct.

Chicago

1,391

434

.312

Milwaukee

1,522

465

.306

Philadelphia

1,415

422

.298

San Francisco

1,360

388

.285

Cincinnati

1,383

388

.281

Pittsburgh

1,469

400

.272

St. Louis

1,531

402

.263

New York

1,372

329

.240

Houston

1,214

273

.225

Los Angeles

1,375

298

.217

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Minnesota

1,413

494

.350

Boston

1,425

468

.328

Kansas City

1,321

411

.311

Baltimore

1,357

411

.303

Detroit

1,394

413

.296

Cleveland

1,386

394

.284

Washington

1,246

352

.283

New York

1,442

405

.281

Chicago

1,356

330

.243

Los Angeles

1,297

315

243

CONSISTENT HITTERS

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Games

Games hit safely in

Williams, Chi (.312)

162

125

Flood, St.L (.311)

162

124

Allen, Phil (.318)

162

123

Clemente, Pitt (.339)

155

122

Groat, St.L (.292)

161

118

Santo, Chi (.313)

161

118

Mazeroski, Pitt (.268)

162

117

W. Davis, LA (.294)

157

116

White, St.L (.303)

160

115

Brock, Chi-St.L (.315)

155

115

AMERICAN LEAGUE

B. Robinson, Balt (.317)

163

126

Oliva, Minn (.323)

161

124

Causey, KC (.281)

157

112

Wagner, Clev (.253)

163

112

Bressoud, Bos (.293)

158

110

Colavito, KC (.274)

160

110

Versalles, Minn (.259)

160

110

Howard, NY (.313)

150

109

Lumpe, Det (.256)

158

109

Richardson, NY (.267)

159

107

EXTRA-BASE POWER: INDIVIDUAL

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Hits

Extra-base hits

Pct.

Mays, SF (.296)

171

77

.450

Robinson, Cin (.306)

174

73

.420

Santo, Chi (.313)

185

76

.411

Stargell, Pitt (.273)

115

47

.409

Allen, Phil (.318)

201

80

.398

Callison, Phil (.274)

179

71

.397

Menke, Mil (.283)

143

54

.378

Johnson, Cin (.273)

130

49

.377

Cepeda, SF (.304)

161

60

.373

Banks, Chi (.264)

156

58

.372

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Powell, Balt (.290)

123

56

.455

Allison, Minn (.287)

141

63

.447

Colavito, KC (.274)

161

67

.416

Mantle, NY (.303)

123

51

.415

Mantilla, Bos (.289)

123

51

.415

Conigliaro, Bos (.290)

117

47

.402

Demeter, Det(.256)

113

45

.393

Killebrew, Minn (.270)

156

61

.391

Oliva, Minn (.323)

217

84

.387

Lock, Wash (.248)

127

49

.385

BEST AT GETTING ON BASE

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Times at plate

Reached base

On base pct.

Santo, Chi (.313)

686

273

.398

Robinson, Cinn (.306)

662

262

.396

H. Aaron, Mil (.328)

634

249

.393

Carty, Mil (.330)

505

196

.388

Clemente, Pitt (.339)

683

264

.387

Mays, SF (.296)

665

254

.382

Allen, Phil (.318)

708

268

.379

Williams, Chi (.312)

709

262

.370

Menke, Mil (.283)

588

215

.366

Torre, Mil (.321)

646

236

.365

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Mantle, NY (.303)

567

240

.423

Allison, Minn (.287)

594

240

.404

Powell, Balt (.290)

506

201

.397

Robinson, Chi (.301)

606

233

.384

Kaline, Det (.293)

608

232

.382

Siebern, Balt (.245)

596

225

.378

Killebrew, Minn (.270)

682

257

.377

Causey, KC(.281)

705

265

.376

Yastrzemski, Bos (.289)

646

241

.373

Gentile, KC (.251)

533

198

.371

ALLTIME BEST HOME RUN HITTERS

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Home runs

At bats per HR

Rank

Mel Ott

511

18.5

8

Stan Musial

475

23.1

10

Willie Mays

453

15.5

2

Eddie Mathews

445

15.8

3

Duke Snider

407

17.6

5

Ernie Banks

376

16.8

4

Gil Hodges

370

19.0

9

Ralph Kiner

369

14.1

1

Henry Aaron

366

17.8

6

John Mize

359

18.0

7

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Babe Ruth

714

11.8

1

Jimmy Foxx

534

15.2

4

Ted Williams

521

14.8

3

Lou Gehrig

493

16.2

6

Mickey Mantle

454

14.4

2

Joe DiMaggio

361

18.9

7

Yogi Berra

358

21.1

9

Hank Greenberg

331

15.7

5

Roy Sievers

318

20.0

8

Al Simmons

307

28.5

10

POWER PITCHING

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Strikeouts

Walks

Difference

Bunning, Phil (19-8)

219

46

173

Koufax, LA (19-5)

223

53

170

Drysdale, LA (18-16)

237

68

169

Gibson, St.L (19-12)

245

86

159

Marichal, SF(2l-8)

206

52

154

Maloney, Cin (15-10)

214

83

131

Short, Phil (17-9)

181

51

130

Veale, Pitt (18-12)

250

124

126

Perry, SF(12-11)

155

43

112

Lemaster, Mil (17-11)

185

75

110

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Strikeouts

Walks

Difference

Lolich, Det (18-9)

192

64

128

Radatz, Bos (16-9)

181

58

123

Chance, LA (20-9)

207

86

121

Ford, NY (17-6)

172

57

115

Pascual, Minn (15-12)

213

98

115

Kaat, Minn (17-11)

171

60

111

Pena, KC (12-14)

184

73

111

Pappas, Balt (16-7)

157

48

109

Pizarro, Chi (19-9)

162

55

107

Peters, Chi (20-8)

205

104

101

BEST BASE STEALERS

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Attempts

Stolen bases

Pct.

Harper, Cin

27

24

.889

H. Aaron, Mil

26

22

.846

Robinson, Cin

28

23

.821

Cowan, Chi

15

12

.800

Mays, SF

24

19

.792

W. Davis, LA

55

42

.764

Wills, LA

70

53

.757

Brock, Chi-St.L

61

43

.705

Taylor, Phil

20

13

.650

Clendenon, Pitt

20

12

.600

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Wagner, Clev

16

14

.875

Versalles, Minn

18

14

.778

Aparicio, Balt

74

57

.770

Weis, Chi

29

22

.759

Howser, Clev

27

20

.741

Hinton, Wash

23

17

.739

Bruton, Det

19

14

.737

G. Brown, Det

15

11

.733

McCraw, Chi

22

15

.682

Oliva, Minn

18

12

.667

BEST AGAINST FIRST DIVISION

Season record

First-division record

Pct.

Sadecki, St. L

20-11

11-2

.846

Farrell, Hous

11-10

8-2

.800

McBean, Pitt

8-3

5-2

.714

Cloninger, Mil

19-14

7-3

.700

O'Dell, SF

8-7

7-3

.700

Koufax, LA

19-5

10-5

.667

Simmons, St.L

18-9

8-4

.667

Owens, Hous

8-7

6-3

.667

Hendley, SF

10-11

5-3

.625

Veale, Pitt

18-12

11-7

.611

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Bunker, Balt

19-5

7-2

.778

Tiant, Clev

10-4

6-2

.750

Bell, Clev

8-6

5-2

.714

Ford, NY

17-6

5-2

.714

Downing, NY

13-8

7-3

.700

Chance, LA

20-9

11-5

.688

Pappas, Balt

16-7

8-4

.667

Barber, Balt

9-13

7-4

.636

Pizarro, Chi

19-9

7-4

.636

Daniels, Wash

8-10

7-4

.636

TOUGHEST PITCHERS TO HIT

NATIONAL LEAGUE

at bats

Opponents' hits

BA

Koufax, LA (19-5)

806

154

.191

Drysdale, LA (18-16)

1,171

242

.207

Veale, Pitt (18-12)

1,023

222

.217

Short, Phil (17-9)

801

174

.217

Bolin, SF(6-9)

649

143

.220

Maloney, Cin (15 10)

788

175

.222

R. Miller, LA (7-7)

509

115

.226

Cloninger, Mil (19-14)

893

206

.231

Gibson, St.L (19-12)

1,079

250

.232

Perry, SF (12-11)

770

179

.232

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Radatz, Bos (16-9)

554

103

.186

Horlen, Chi (13-9)

746

142

.190

Chance, LA (20-9)

994

194

.195

Bunker, Balt (19-5)

776

161

.207

Peters, Chi (20-8)

993

217

.219

Pizarro, Chi (19-9)

881

193

.219

Downing, NY (13-8)

901

201

.223

Aguirre, Det (5-10)

600

134

.223

Lolich, Det (18-9)

871

196

.225

Stigman, Minn (6-15)

711

160

.225

BEST AGAINST SECOND DIVISION

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Season record

Second-division record

Pct.

Koufax, LA

19-5

9-0

1.000

Ellis, Cin

10-3

6-0

1.000

Duffalo, SF

5-1

5-0

1.000

Marichal, SF

21-8

15-2

.882

Jackson, Chi

24-11

14-2

.875

O'Toole, Cin

17-7

11-2

.846

Gibbon, Pitt

10-7

5-1

.833

Wise, Phil

5-3

5-1

.833

Bunning, Phil

19-8

12-3

.800

Taylor, St.L

8-4

6-2

.750

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Hall, Balt

9-1

5-0

1.000

Sheldon, NY

5-2

5-0

1.000

Peters, Chi

20-8

12-2

.857

McDowell, Clev

11-6

6-1

.857

Stottlemyre, NY

9-3

6-1

.857

Stock, Balt-KC

8-3

6-1

.857

Mikkelsen, NY

7-4

6-1

.857

Gladding, Det

7-4

5-1

.833

Perry, Minn

6-3

5-1

.833

Wickersham, Det

19-12

16-4

.800

EFFECTIVE RELIEF PITCHERS

NATIONAL LEAGUE.

Appearances in games team won

Games team won

Pct.

Appearances in games team lost

Games team lost

Pct.

Woodeshick, Hous (2-9)

31

66

47.0

30

96

31.3

McBean, Pitt (8-3)

29

80

36.3

29

82

35.4

Baldschun, Phil (6-9)

31

92

33.7

40

70

57.1

R. Miller LA (7-7)

26

80

32.5

45

82

54.9

Shaw, SF (7-6)

27

90

30.0

33

72

45.8

Ellis, Cin (10-3)

26

92

28.3

21

70

30.0

Taylor, St.L (8-4)

26

93

28.0

35

69

50.7

McDaniel, Chi (1-7)

19

76

25.0

44

86

51.2

Tietenauer, Mil (4-6)

21

88

23.9

25

74

33.8

Bearnarth, NY (5-5)

12

53

22.6

31

109

28.4

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Radatz, Bos (16-9)

46

72

63.9

33

90

36.7

Wyatt, KC (9-8)

32

57

56.1

48

105

45.7

Wilhelm, Chi (12-9)

47

98

48.0

26

64

40.6

McMahon, Clev (6-4)

32

79

40.5

37

83

44.6

R. Lee, LA (6-5)

32

82

39.0

27

80

33.8

Kline, Wash (10-7)

24

62

38.7

37

100

37.0

S. Miller, Balt (7-7)

35

97

36.1

30

65

46.2

Mikkelsen, NY (7-4)

26

99

26.3

24

63

38.1

Worthington, Minn (5-6)

19

79

24.1

22

83

26.5

Sherry, Det(7-5)

19

85

22.4

19

77

24.7

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)