SOME SIGNIFICANT BASEBALL STATISTICS OF 1965

Official averages do not always disclose why a team finished where it did—or the true value of a player. Here is a different breakdown of the 1965 season
April 18, 1966

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EFFECTIVE TEAM SCORING

Runners on base

Runners scoring

Pct. scoring

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Cincinnati

2,132

825

.386

Milwaukee

1,864

708

.380

St. Louis

1,927

707

.367

San Francisco

1,891

682

.361

Pittsburgh

1,960

675

.344

Philadelphia

1,910

654

.342

Chicago

1,891

635

.336

Los Angeles

1,873

608

.325

Houston

1,847

569

.308

New York

1,633

495

.303

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Minnesota

1,985

774

.390

Detroit

1,869

680

.364

Cleveland

1,906

663

.348

Baltimore

1,856

641

.345

New York

1,794

611

.341

Chicago

1,930

647

.335

Boston

2,015

669

.332

Washington

1,831

591

.323

Kansas City

1,850

585

.316

California

1,744

527

.302

EXTRA-BASE TEAM POWER

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Hits

Extra-base hits

Pct.

Cincinnati

1,544

512

.332

Milwaukee

1,419

467

.329

Philadelphia

1,380

402

.291

Chicago

1,316

369

.280

New York

1,202

337

.280

St. Louis

1,415

389

.275

San Francisco

1,384

371

.268

Pittsburgh

1,506

385

.256

Houston

1,299

327

.252

Los Angeles

1,329

303

.228

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Boston

1,378

449

.326

Minnesota

1,396

449

.322

Baltimore

1,299

390

.300

Detroit

1,278

379

.297

New York

1,286

376

.292

Washington

1,227

348

.284

Kansas City

1,294

355

.274

Cleveland

1,367

375

.274

Chicago

1,354

363

.268

California

1,279

328

.256

TEAM OFFENSE VS. DEFENSE

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Runs scored

OPPONENTS' Runs

Difference

Cincinnati

825

704

+121

Pittsburgh

675

580

+95

San Francisco

682

593

+89

Los Angeles

608

521

+87

Milwaukee

708

633

+75

St. Louis

707

674

+33

Philadelphia

654

667

-13

Chicago

635

723

-88

Houston

569

711

-142

New York

495

752

-257

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Minnesota

774

600

+174

Chicago

647

555

+92

Detroit

680

602

+78

Baltimore

641

578

+63

Cleveland

663

613

+50

New York

611

604

+7

California

527

569

-42

Boston

669

791

-122

Washington

591

721

-130

Kansas City

585

755

-170

EFFECTIVE TEAM PITCHING

NATIONAL LEAGUE

At bats

OPPONENTS' Hits

BA

Los Angeles (.245)

5,457

1,223

.224

San Francisco (.252)

5,562

1,325

.238

Pittsburgh (.265)

5,494

1,324

.241

Milwaukee (.256)

5,428

1,336

.246

Cincinnati (.273)

5,493

1,355

.247

St. Louis (.254)

5,553

1,414

.255

Philadelphia (.250)

5,566

1,426

.256

Houston (.237)

5,613

1,459

.260

Chicago (.238)

5,645

1,470

.260

New York (.221)

5,580

1,462

.262

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Chicago (.246)

5,462

1,261

.231

Cleveland (.250)

5,411

1,254

.232

Baltimore (.238)

5,432

1,268

.233

Minnesota (.254)

5,444

1,278

.235

Detroit (.238)

5,419

1,283

.237

California (.239)

5,311

1,259

.237

New York (.235)

5,464

1,337

.245

Washington (.228)

5,407

1,376

.254

Kansas City (.240)

5,459

1,399

.256

Boston (.251)

5,553

1,443

.260

EFFECTIVE PITCHERS

NATIONAL LEAGUE

At bats

OPPONENTS' Hits

BA

Koufax, LA (26-8)

1,205

216

.179

Marichal, SF (22-13)

1,093

224

.205

Maloney, Cin (20-9)

917

189

.206

Bolin, SF (14-6)

583

125

.214

Gibson, StL (20-12)

1,096

243

.222

Veale, Pitt (17-12)

983

221

.225

Ellis, Cin (22-10)

981

222

.226

Law, Pitt (17-9)

796

182

.229

Bunning, Phil (19-9)

1,091

253

.232

Drysdale, LA (23-12)

1,164

270

.232

AMERICAN LEAGUE

McDowell Clev (17-11)

963

178

.185

Fisher, Chi (15-7)

576

118

.205

Siebert, Clev (16-8)

675

139

.206

Brunet, Cal (9-11)

713

149

.209

Richert, Wash (15-12)

695

146

.210

McLain, Det (16-6)

807

174

.216

Morehead, Bos (10-18)

722

157

.217

McNally, Balt (11-6)

733

163

.222

Tiant, Clev (11-11)

728

166

.228

Sparma, Det (13-8)

622

142

.228

BEST AGAINST FIRST DIVISION

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Season record

First-division record

Pct.

Sisk, Pitt

7-3

5-1

.833

Law, Pitt

17-9

9-3

.750

Koutax, LA

26-8

10-4

.714

Podres, LA

7-6

5-2

.714

Purkey, StL

10-9

5-2

.714

Raymond, Hou

7-4

5-2

.714

Bolin, SF

14-6

7-3

.700

Buhl, Chi

13-11

8-4

.667

Johnson, Hou-Mil

16-10

8-4

.667

Veale, Pitt

17-12

9-5

.643

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Grant, Minn

21-7

12-2

.857

Stange, Clev

8-4

6-1

.857

McNally, Balt

11-6

7-2

.778

Sheldon, KC

10-8

6-2

.750

Lolich, Det

15-9

8-3

.727

S. Miller, Balt

14-7

5-2

.714

Lopez, Cal

14-13

10-5

.667

Fisher, Chi

15-7

6-3

.667

McLain, Det

16-6

6-3

.667

Stottlemyre, NY

20-9

9-5

.643

BEST AGAINST SECOND DIVISION

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Season record

Second-division record

Pct.

Nuxhall, Cin

11-4

8-1

.889

Jay, Cin

9-8

6-1

.857

Linzy, SF

9-3

6-1

.857

Koufax, LA

26-8

16-4

.800

O'Dell, Mil

10-6

8-2

.800

Gibson, StL

20-12

11-3

.786

Culp, Phil

14-10

7-2

.778

Bunning, Phil

19-9

10-3

.769

Maloney, Cin

20-9

10-3

.769

Ellis, Cin

22-10

13-4

.765

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Boswell, Minn

6-5

5-0

1.000

Merritt, Minn

5-4

5-1

.833

Pascual, Minn

9-3

5-1

.833

Terry, Clev

11-6

7-2

.778

Barber, Balt

15-10

10-3

.769

Chance, Cal

15-10

10-3

.769

Downing, NY

12-14

10-3

.769

John, Chi

14-7

10-3

.769

McLain, Det

16-6

10-3

.769

Perry, Minn

12-7

10-3

.769

EXTRA-BASE INDIVIDUAL POWER

NATIONALLEAGUE

Hits

Extra-base hits

Pct.

Callison, Phil (.262)

162

73

.451

Mays, SF (.317)

177

76

.429

Jones, Mil (.262)

132

56

.424

Stargell, Pitt (.272)

145

60

.414

Robinson, Cin (.296)

172

71

.413

Aaron, Mil (.318)

181

73

.403

McCovey, SF (.276)

149

60

.403

Mathews, Mil (.251)

137

55

.401

Johnson, Cin (.287)

177

69

.390

Williams, Chi (.315)

203

79

.389

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Yastrzemski, Bos (.312)

154

68

.442

Cash, Det (.266)

124

54

.435

Versalles, Minn (.273)

182

76

.418

Conigliaro, Bos (.269)

140

58

.414

Allison, Minn (.233)

102

42

.412

Blefary, Balt (.260)

120

49

.408

Killebrew, Minn (.269)

108

42

.389

L. Thomas, Bos (.271)

141

53

.376

Harrelson, KC (.238)

115

43

.374

Hinton, Clev (.255)

110

41

.373

GETTING ON BASE

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Times at plate

Reached base

On base pct.

Mays, SF (.317)

638

253

.397

Robinson, Cin (296)

674

260

.386

McCovey, SF (.276)

639

243

.380

Aaron, Mil (.318)

639

242

.379

Santo, Chi (.285)

704

266

.378

Rose, Cin (.312)

757

286

.378

Clemente, Pitt (.329)

642

242

.377

Williams, Chi (.315)

719

271

.377

Torre, Mil (.291)

594

221

.372

Allen, Phil (.302)

707

263

.372

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Yastrzemski, Bos (.312)

571

225

.394

Colavito, Clev (.287)

695

266

.383

Oliva, Minn (.321)

647

244

.377

Blefary, Balt (.260)

561

211

.376

Mantilla, Bos (.275)

629

234

.372

Cash, Det (.266)

553

205

.371

Wagner, Clev (.294)

583

215

.369

Howard, Wash (.289)

575

206

.358

L. Thomas, Bos (.271)

603

216

.358

Buford, Chi (.283)

668

237

.355

BASE STEALING

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Attempts

Stolen bases

Pct.

Wynn, Hou

47

43

.915

Allen, Phil

17

15

.882

Aaron, Mil

28

24

.857

Harper, Cin

41

35

.854

Stewart, Chi

16

13

.813

Wills, LA

125

94

.752

W. Davis, LA

34

25

.735

Pinson, Cin

29

21

.724

Johnson, LA

21

15

.714

Alomar, Mil

17

12

.706

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Hinton, Clev

20

17

.850

Versalles, Minn

32

27

.844

Howser, Clev

21

17

.810

Aparicio, Balt

33

26

.788

Davalillo, Clev

33

26

.788

Charles, KC

17

13

.765

Campaneris, KC

70

51

.729

Fregosi, Cal

18

13

.722

Buford, Chi

24

17

.708

Tartabull, KC

16

11

.688

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)