Tuesday, June 26, 2018

AL End Of May Report

Don't knock the Rock! My first favorite Tiger.
May was the month of The Rock in my 1964 AL! No, not Duane Johnson. Rocky Colavito! Shipped out along with Jim Bunning after the Tigers' disappointing performance in 1963, Rocky showed everyone he still has plenty of thump. For the month he had 8 doubles, 13 HR, an astonishing 35 rbi, 24 runs, and a cool .331 average. But while his A's floundered around the basement anyway, a pretty thrilling three-team race developed at the top:

BAL  28-17  ---  (11-5 in 1-run games)
CHI  26-16  0.5  (most x inning games--8)
NYY  26-16  0.5
CLE  23-21  4.5
DET  23-21  4.5
WAS  25-25  5.5  (11-4 in 1-run games, 4-1 in extras)
LAA  22-26  7.5 
MIN  19-26  9
KCA  17-29  11.5  (4-11 in 1-run games)
BOS  16-28  11.5  (1-8 in 1 -run games)

PITCHING (league 3.67)
CHI  2.61  (tie most saves 14, tie most SHO 5)
NYY  2.69  (least runs against 125, most CG 13, tie most SHO 5)
LAA  3.20  
WAS  3.23  (least K's 236)
BAL  3.37  (tie most saves 14, least HR against 36)
DET  3.54   (tie least SHO 2)
CLE  4.00  (most HR against 45, tie least SHO 2)
KCA  4.26  (least saves 4)
MIN  4.89  (most K's 324)
BOS  4.93  (least CG 5, most runs against 252)

BATTING (league .230)
BOS  .250  (most doubles 84--22 more than anyone else. Tie least triples 7, least SB 4)
BAL  .246  (tie least triples 7, most SB 23)
MIN  .239  (tie most HR 58, least CS 4, most runs 223)
DET  .239  (most triples 15)
NYY  .235  
CHI  .232  (least runs 164, least doubles 45, most CS 14)
LAA  .227  (least HR 22, tie most times shut out 6)
CLE  .226  (least GIDP 23)
KCA  .213 (tie most HR 58, most GIDP 51)
WAS  .202  (tie most times shut out 6)

FIELDING  (avg is IP divided by errors)
best--NYY 17.03
worst--CLE  6.72
Least errors--NYY 22
most errors--CLE 58
most DP's--BOS 46
least DP's--CHI  25

The bizarre-o world of Juan Pizarro.

 ERA (42 IP)
Pizarro-chi 1.82, Peters-chi 1.87, Bunker-bal 1.97, Ford-ny 2.01, Chance-la 2.08, Downing-ny 2.39, Kralick-cle 2.47, Cheney-was 2.62, Horlen-chi 2.71, Bouton-ny 2.79

WINS
Chance, la  8-2
Wickersham-det 7-3 
5 tied with 6 wins

IP
Chance, la 91
Osteen, was 87
Ford, ny 85


Earl! You lead the league in K's!
K's
Wilson, bos 69
Chance, la  68
Pena, kc  63
Kaat, min 61

SHO
6 tied with 2

SAVES
Wilhelm, chi 12
Radatz, bos 11
Kline, was 10
Hall, bal 9


What, me lose?
LOSSES
Newman, la 2-6
R.Lee, la  3-6
Pena, kc  3-6
Kaat, min  4-6

CG
5 tied with 6


Love the old halos on the helmets.
AVG (113 ab)
Fregosi-la  .342, Yaz-bos .327, Piersall-la .326, B.Robinson-bal .326, Fl. Robinson-chi .326, Orsino-bal .303, Hall-min .301, Colavito-kc .299, Stuart-bos .297, Allison-min .294


HR
Colavito-kc 16, Gentile-kc 13, Powell-bal 13, Lock-was 11, Mantle-ny 11, McAuliffe-det 11

RBI
Colavito-kc 41, Hall-min 39, Hansen-chi 32, Pepitone-ny 32, Killebrew-min 31, B.Robinson-bal 31

RUNS
Versalles-min 36
Colavito, kc  34
Hall, min  33
Mantle, ny 32


The cadaverous Mister Bressoud loves two-baggers. And coffins and stuff.
DOUBLES
Bressoud, bos 16
Hansen, chi 12
Mathews, kc 12

TRIPLES
Oliva, min  6
Wert, det 4

SB
Aparicio, bal  19
Howser, cle  8 (nicknamed Howser Mudda Howser Fadda)
Davalillo, cle  7
Hinton, was  6

GIDP
Green, kc  10
Adair, bal  9

ERRORS
Howser, cle 14
3 tied with 12

TEAM REPORTS (with May record)

"Think fast, kid!"
BIRD DROPPINGS  (22-11) The O's left a mediocre April behind and roared into first place on the hot hitting of Sam Bowens (5, 28, .286), John Orsino (7, 28, .303 because he knows it's me), Brooks Robby (8, 31, .326) and Boog Powell (13, 29, .261) and the stellar bullpen work of Hall (9 saves, 1.46), Haddix (4 saves 2.32) and Miller (2-0 1.93). Dave "McLucky" McNally, barely out of diapers in '64, leads the staff with 5 wins even though he hasn't been all that good. You may have noticed the Birds lead the AL in steals with 23. Aparicio has 19 and everybody else has 4.

WHITE SOX LAUNDRY  (20-10) Despite an avalanche of injuries (Weis, Hershberger, Buzhardt, Robinson, Buford, among many others), the Pale Hose did like the Orioles and caught fire anyway. They do it with pitching; the hitting--apart from Hansen (7, 32, .275) and Floyd Robinson (3, 28, .326)--is pretty awful. Pete Ward (3, 16, .204) was expected to produce, but hasn't. "I'd prefer not to," he opined. 

YANKEE DOODLES  (17-13) The Yanks, too, have depended on their stellar pitching staff. The only ERA on the starting staff above 3.00 is Roland Sheldon's, at 3.09. The bullpen by committee has been excellent as well, although lefty Steve Hamilton (4.50) has sometimes been an adventure. Mickey Mantle (11, 25, .269) started the month red hot but then tailed off. Your Impartial Goddess would like to see him rev up again. The bats have been so-so with Howard (2, 15, .268), Tresh (2, 14, .241), and Boyer (a dismal 1, 5, .145) not exactly lighting it up. Maris is hitting only .243 but has 27 rbi. Joe Pepitone is in the same category with 7, 32, .235. 


TRIBE WAMPUM  (14-16)  As Leon "Daddy Wags" Wagner goes, so go the Indians. He had a terrible April, then got red hot in early may, only to go to sleep again later. He shows 9, 26, .237 for the season. Fred "Wing Man" Whitfield, when not helping Wagner pick up dates, fizzled from a torrid April to a torpid May, settling in at 4, 22, .224 and a seat on the bench. "Mad" Max Alvis, though hitting a dismal .188, has 6 blasts and 25 rbi. When I dropped him to 5th and installed Jose Azcue (3, 17, .284) at clean-up, the team took off, only to stumble at month's end. Much ballyhooed lefty Sam McDowell is just 1-5. 


TIGER TALES  (16-15) The Tigers are what I suppose they should be in '64, a pretender and a tease. They have a very balanced line-up with a lot of platoon options, but they are inconsistent anyway. Cash (7, 21, .258) and Kaline (11 doubles, .286) have done their bit, but Freehan (1, 8, .245) just can't get untracked. Dave Wickersham has lived up to expectations at 7-3, 3.10, but Lolich has fallen short with 3-5, 4.27. fred "The Bear" Gladding is a bullpen gem with a sparking 1.35 ERA. 


He feels no pain.
WASHING-TOON  (16-19) The Nats are giddy to have reached the end of May with a .500 record! Winning squeakers right and left has been their trick. Sore-armed Tom Cheney (who fanned 21 in a game in 1962) leads the staff with 6-3, 2.62. In actuality, his arm was so sore he could not pitch more than 4 or 5 innings without severe pain in '64, but I spoke with his card and the card reports no pain at all. Quoth Tom: "I feel good. The pure uncut Turkish heroin really helps!" Tom wonders, though, why he has to meet the team trainer in a shitty part of town to get it. Tom also leads the team in K's, with 44. (Skipper Gil Hodges and Cheney argued about Cheney's sore arm, with Hodges wanting him to start and go deep into games, which Cheney could not. Hodges also suggested picking cotton and washing his car.) Don Lock (11, 27, .245) provides what pop the Senators have, and with his 1-5-5 power numbers, he waxes Ruthian any time there is a runner on first. 

ANGELS ANGLES  (14-19)  Dean Chance has been a beast so far, probably the most dominant pitcher in the league. After him , it gets dicey. Jim Fregosi (7, 28, .342) and relic Joe Adcock (8, 28,.248) provide the muscle. Relief man Bob Lee has coughed up several games, absorbing 6 losses against 3 wins and notching only 3 saves. His 2.23 ERA isn't bad, but he *is* an A&CX. C'mon, Bob. Twirler Ed Sukla has vowed to start spelling his name Suck-la after giving up 9 earnies in 2 and a third innings. What a fool!

TWIN KILLINGS  (15-16)  The Twinks' pitching has been absolutely horrid all year, but an 11-0 win over Boston on the final day of the month allowed the Twins staff to edge just ahead of Boston's in ERA and runs allowed. Hitting is no problem--the Twins bash the ball all over the place on a regular basis, though Killebrew (10, 31,.256) did inexplicably stop hitting homers mid-month, and Oliva, while slugging 10 homers, is batting just .265. But back to the pitching. The bullpen has been dreadful, losing numerous games the team was leading in. When they acquire some help in a few weeks, they should improve. 


"It's my last hurrah!"
FINLEY FOLLIES  (12-21)  What a weird team. The A's are 9th in the league in BA, but tied for the lead in HRs and third in runs scored. Most of the thunder comes from twin geezers Colavito (16, 41, .299) and Gentile (13, 31 .269) though Hawk Harrelson--who only plays against lefties--has battered them to the tune of 7, 26, .250. The team's pitching is sad, but they did receive unexpected gems from a couple of babies called up from the Asphalt City Slagheaps of the Industrial Waste League to make spot starts. Lew Krausse had a good game and Blue Moon Odom (2.26) was outstanding before returning to the Slagheaps for more seasoning. 


BOSTON BEANINGS  (12-18)  Ugh. This team may set a record for most innings pitched by DW pitchers. Monbouquette (4-3 3.25) and Wilson (5-3 3.55) are serviceable, but after that we have Lamabe (0-5 10.02), Morehead (0-3 9.13), Connolly (1-4 7.29) and a host of shit relievers like Charton (6.95), Gray (8.59) and Spanswick (6.75). The Bosox do have "The Monster", Dick Radatz, who boasts 44 K's in 37.2 innings, and 11 saves to go with a 2.63 ERA. But he is also 0-4. For some reason, the Cleveland Indians have his number, absolutely raking him twice in the month. "The only good Indian is a dead Indian," quipped Dick. For offense, the team favors doubles, rapping tons of them off the green monster. Bob Tillman just missed the batting leaders at .292. But Dick Stuart is a mystery. Counted on to slug HR's, he has just 3. But he has 27 rbi and is hitting .297 with 10 doubles. "All things in moderation," he advises. Spare part Roman Mejias, with an unprepossessing card, won the right field job by hitting .320 in 97 ab's, but then rampaging Visigoths slaughtered him and he's missed some action. I normally won't blatantly over-use players from what they actually did, but Mejias was a productive regular player as recently as 1962, so I feel like if he hit like he's been doing, they would have played him. The toga he favors is a bit much, though. Red Sox flannels, please, Roman!

I hope you enjoyed this update. If you missed the NL report, it's HERE. Bye for now.


Your Impartial Goddess. (If she were a lot younger, prettier, and had some balloons.)



Friday, June 22, 2018

1964 NL End Of May Report

Hello fans! The merry month of May is over in the National League and the Giants continue to lead. They were up by as much as 6 and a half games, but a late-month swoon pared that down just a bit. The standings:

SFG  31-17  ---
MIL  26-19  3.5
STL  27-20  3.5
PHI  24-21  5.5
LAD  23-22  6.5
CIN  23-24  7.5
CHI  19-25  10
NYM  21-28  10.5
PIT  20-27  10.5
HOU  18-29  12.5 

Pitching (league--3.39)
SFG  2.67  (tied most cg 17, most saves 12, least RA 140, most shutouts 10)
STL  2.73  
LAD  3.02  (tied most HR against 38)
CIN  3.05  (most K's 338)
HOU  3.13  (least cg 2--nine less than anyone else) 
MIL  3.33  (tied most cg 17, least HR against 24)
CHI  3.78  (tied least saves 5, least K's 200)
PIT  4.00  (tied most HR against 38)
PHI  4.03  
NYM  4.22  (tied least saves 5, most RA 231)

HITTING (league--.238)
SFG  .257  (least triples 2, tie most HR 45)
PIT  .256  (most triples 23, tie most HR 45, most CS 14)
PHI  .256  (least CS 6)
MIL  .253  (most runs 224, most doubles 91)
STL  .251  
CHI  .238 
CIN  .226  (least GIDP 24)
LAD  .219  (least HR 19, most steals 39) 
NYM  .212  (most GIDP 51)
HOU  .211  (least runs 113-- 32 fewer than anyone else. least doubles 43, least steals 7)

FIELDING (avg is innings pitched divided by errors)
best--SFG 16.00 (least errors 27)
worst--PIT  8.06  (most errors 52)
most DP's--CHI 60
least DP's--LAD  18

ERA (minimum 44 IP)
Drysdale--la 1.71, Craig-stl 1.74, Spahn-mil 1.83, Short-phi 1.87, Jackson-chi 1.99, Hendley-sf 2.03, Marichal-sf 2.03, Maloney-cin 2.05, Bunning-phi 2.10, O'toole-cin 2.35

WINS
Craig, stl 7-1
Gibson, stl  7-2
Marichal, sf  7-3

LOSSES
Jay, cin 2-8
6 tied with 6

IP
Drysdale, la  84
Maloney, cin 83.1 
Short, phi  82

K's
Maloney, cin  86
Koufax, la  79
Short, phi 72
Drysdale, la  71

SAVES
Baldschun-phi, R.Miller-la, and Schultz-stl all have 8

SHUTOUTS
Hendley and Marichal sf + Stallard and Jackson ny all have 3.

AVG (minimum 119 ab)
Cepeda-sf .382, Bailey-pit .349, Santo-chi .335, Torre-mil .322, Brock-chi .320, McCarver-stl .315, Clemente-pit .314, J.Alou-sf .311, Aaron-mil .309, Clendenon-pit .297, Taylor-phi .297

HR
Cepeda-sf 10, Pinson-cin 10, Hart-sf 9, Mays-sf 9, Shannon-stl 8

RBI
Santo-chi 39, Cepeda-sf 37, Torre-mil 37, Clendenon-pit 33, McCarver-stl 30

RUNS
Mays-sf 36, Aaron-mil 34, Bailey-pit 33, Brock-chi 33, Boyer-stl 32, Callison-phi 32, Menke-mil 30

DOUBLES
Menke, mil 17
Torre, mil 16
Maye, mil 15

TRIPLES
9 tied with 4

GIDP
Boyer, stl 10
Hunt, ny 10

ERRORS
Groat, stl 19
Pagan, sf 15

TEAM REPORTS WITH MAY RECORD

'60, '64, just go with it!
BAY BABBLINGS (20-13)  The Giants lead the league in ERA, BA, and fielding, so no surprise they are in first place, despite losing their last 5, and 6 of their last 7. Cepeda has been smashing every pitch he sees, but Mays is tied with Lanier (!) in rbi with just 20. The Giants have one of three remaining Paul Schaal Award candidates. (Awarded to the last player, with a team from opening day, to get a hit) Duke Snider is 0-for-18.

TEEPEE TALK (20-11)  Warren Spahn, who should suck, leads the team in cg with 5, has a 4-1 record and a 1.83 ERA. The reason for this is Bobby Bragan's judicious use of the old geezer. Bobby has been a much better skipper ever since Your Impartial Goddess had him lobotomized. Rico Carty just missed the batting leaders with his .324 average because he is short 8 ab's.)

Roger the Cardinal....
...or Roger the Goon?
CARDS DEALINGS (17-16) The Redbirds saw their team ERA rise almost a full run in May, but they still sit second in that category. The hated Roger Craig, hated because he is always over-carded, is 7-1 with a 1.74 ERA as the 4th starter. Actual 20-game winner Sadecki is off to a rough start at 1-6 despite a not-awful 3.54 ERA. The loss of team HR leader Mike Shannon to injury has hurt the offense. 

QUAKER QUIPS (15-15)  Bunning and Short have been studs, but the rest of the rotation (Bennett 7.07, Mahaffey 6.44, and Culp 6.69) have been resounding duds. I'm starting to understand why Gene Mauch rode his two aces so much down the stretch. Johnny Callison, a favorite of mine, has not been a run producer so far, with 5, 18, and .287. Allen is better at 6, 27, .286. John Herrnstein had a 7 rbi game late in the month. He has only 2 other rbi all season!

DODGER DOPE  (16-13)  The Dodgers are dead last in HR's, and are scuffling with averages like .186 (Tommie Davis) .194 (Fairly) and .174 (Howard). Wally Moon is another of the three Paul Schaal candidates, at 0-for-17.

RHINELAND RAMBLINGS  (14-17)  The Reds are very frustrating because they just don't hit. Frank Robinson hit 1 HR in April and 1 more in May. "I'm pacing myself," he opined. He's at 2, 17, .255. Pinson has 10 HR but is only hitting .219. Rounding out our Paul Schaal trio is Mel Queen, who has been around all year but has yet to bat at all. "Bench me or trade me!" Okay, Mel, you're benched!

NORTH SIDE NEWS  (13-17) Larry Jackson and Dick Ellsworth have been good, though Ellsworth is a hard-luck 2-5, but the rest, yuck. Lindy McDaniel is the "ace" of the bullpen with lots of blown saves and a bloated 5.79 ERA. Perhaps the Cubs will deal for a pitcher before the deadline?

METS-ALLANEOUS  (17-17) By sweeping 4 at home from the Giants to close the month, and taking 9 of their last 11 (including a 4 game sweep at Houston), the Mets came up with a .500 month! Gee! They have 9 shutouts, second only to the Giants. Don't ask me how. The acquisition of superannuated Frank Lary from Detroit allows them to move Bill "Woke" Wakefield to the bullpen, along with his 1-6 record. 

PITT-BURGERS  (11-21) The Buccos entered the month at 9-6, but nothing went right at all for them in May. Injuries to Stargell and Pagliaroni left them short-handed, and the bullpen exploded. Even Bob Veale (3-5) couldn't win despite a very decent 2.82 ERA. Al McBean has been good, with 7 saves and 1.83, but the rest of his bullpen pals carry personal cans of gasoline for putting out fires. 

HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM  (14-17)  The Colt .45's have pitching, but no hitting. They are on pace to score less than 400 runs. Walter Bond did get hot near month's end, including a 3-HR game with 6 rbi, for season totals of 7, 20, .239. Bob Aspromonte came out of a dreadful April to rise to 3, 18, .237, but nobody else is even worth mentioning except in cruel jest. Jim Wynn tops the team with a .257 avg. but has only 1 HR and 6 rbi. They have been blanked 9 times, but most of them in April and during one awful stretch of May when they were shut out by the Mets for 3 games running. 

AL report soon!
 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Orsino Board

I have tweaked the Orsino Board just a bit. I found, after two replays, that the HR reduction was too severe, and so have reduced it. After using this through the first month of my 1964 project, I find that the new arrangement is like Baby Bear's porridge--just right. You can find the Orsino Board above, with the stand-alone pages just below the blog header.
The new tweak to the Orsino Board is Goldilocks-approved!

Friday, February 9, 2018

1964 NL End of April Report

Hot on the heels of the American League report for April 1964, we have the NL report! The Giants have the top spot at month's end, but are closely pursued by several clubs. The Pirates feasted on Met, Brave and Cub pitching to post some gaudy offensive numbers. The Reds, on the other hand, are unlike any Reds team I have ever used. They pitch brilliantly, but can't score. Then we have the incredibly punchless Houston Colt .45's in last place averaging one and a third runs per game. 

The standings:

SFG 11-4  --- 
STL  10-4  0.5
PHI  9-6  2
PIT  9-6  2
CIN  9-7  2.5 (best 1-run record 5-0)
LAD  7-9  4.5
CHC  6-8  4.5
MIL  6-8  4.5 (worst 1-run record 2-6)
NYM  4-11  7
HOU  4-12  7.5

The Cardinals and Reds showed off superb moundsmen, while the Mets gave up nearly 7 runs per game.  The pitching: (league ERA 3.39)

STL  1.81 (most CG 7, least runs against 29, least HR against 5)
CIN  2.17  (most K's 125)
HOU  2.63  (tie most shutouts 3, least CG 1)
SFG  3.01  (tie most shutouts 3, most saves 5)
PIT  3.15  
PHI  3.33  
LAD  3.61  (most HR against 17)
MIL  3.99  (tie most shutouts 3)
CHC  4.80  (least K's 59, tie least saves 1)
NYM  5.69  (most runs against 102, tie least saves 1)

As noted, the Pirates feasted on weak opposition pitching, while Houston can't hit for average or power and can't run either. What's a mother to do? Batting: (league avg. .234)

PIT  .291  (most runs 95, tie most doubles 25, most triples 10)
CHC  .265
SFG  .259  (most HR 19, tie least triples 0, tie most GIDP 17, least times shut out 0)
PHI  .252  
STL  .249  (least GIDP 5)
MIL  .237  (tie most doubles 25)
CIN  .214  (most caught stealing 7)
LAD  .213  (most steals 15, least HR 4)
NYM  .205  (least caught stealing 0, tie least doubles 15, tie most GIDP 17)
HOU  .161  (least runs 22, tie least doubles 15, tie least triples 0, most times shut out 5, least steals 1)

Fielding (avg is IP divided by errors)
PHI  17.25  (least errors 8)
LAD  14.20  (least DP turned 4)
SFG  13.47  
HOU  12.53
MIL  11.27
STL  11.27
PIT  10.77
NYM  9.71
CIN  8.54  (most errors 18)
CHC  8.13  (most DP's turned 24)

The margin by which the Dodgers and Cubs are last and first respectively in DP's is wide. The NL shows much more fielding balance than the AL. This may be because the AL is the weaker offensive league and so the Bases Empty board is used more. That board yields more errors than the others. The NL is where it should be, but the AL is error-happy so far.

There are some surprises on the leader boards!

Jim Maloney, the Jack Kralick of the NL!
ERA (14 IP):  Maloney-cin 0.79, O'toole-cin 0.82, Gibson-stl 0.84, Gibbon-pit 0.90, Johnson-hou 1.07, Bruce-hou 1.17, Marichal-sf 1.38, Law-pit 1.82, Jay-cin 1.90, Craig-stl 1.93

WINS:  Gibson-stl 4-0, Maloney-cin 3-0, Stallard-ny 3-0, Marichal-sf 3-1

All 3 of Bob Bruce's losses have been 1-0.
LOSSES: Bruce-hou 0-3, Cisco-ny 0-3, Farrell-hou 0-3, Nottebart-hou 0-3, Jackson-chi 1-3, Tiefenaur-mil 1-3

CG:  Maloney-cin 3, Marichal-sf 3

IP:  Maloney-cin 34, Koufax-la 32.2, Marichal-sf 32.2, Gibson-stl 32, Short-phi 32

K's:  Maloney-cin 36, Short-phi 33, Koufax-la 28, Gibson-stl 27, Bruce-hou 26, Drysdale-la 26

The Baldy contemplates Gene Mauch's brilliance.
SAVES:  Baldschun-phi 4, Larsen-sf 3, Schultz-stl 3, Henry-cin 2, R.Miller-la 2, Tiefenaur-mil 2

He cannot be stopped! Despite a very ordinary card, he just keeps getting on base.
BATTING (38 ab):  Clendenon-pit .410, Carty-mil .400, Brock-chi .389, Bertell-chi .388, Bailey-pit .377, Clemente-pit .373, Mota-pit .368, Gonzales-phi .360, Cepeda-sf .345, Callison-phi .316

HR:  McCovey-sf 5, Brock-chi 4, Javier-stl 4, Lynch-pit 4, Menke-mil 4, Pinson-cin 4

RBI:  Pagliaroni-pit 17, Menke-mil 15, Cepeda-sf 14, Santo-chi 13, Taylor, phi 12, Alley-pit 11

He scores runs for SF.
RUNS:  Brock-chi 16, Mays-sf 14, J.Alou-sf 13, Bailey-pit 13, Callison-phi 13, Clemente-pit 12, Gonzales-phi 12

DOUBLES: Menke-mil 8, Clendenon-pit 7, W.Davis-la 6

TRIPLES:  Johnson-cin 3, Santo-chi 3

STEALS:  Wills-la 9, 5 tied with 3. (Amazingly, Brock has none, though he's been caught once.)

GIDP:  Rojas-phi 5, 4 tied with 4.

ERRORS:  Cardenas-cin 6, Pagan-sf 5, Rojas-phi 5

Surely the Cubs will never trade this Brock kid! See you next time for the end of May report.

KEEP CALM AND ROLL 66's!

 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

1964 End of April AL Report

April is finished in my 1964 AL, and although the Yankees are, to no one's surprise, in first place, the story of the early going is the challenge by the upstart Washington Senators, not to mention the Cleveland Indians as well!

The AL standings through April 30th, 1964: 

NYY  9-3  ---
CLE  9-5  1
WAS  9-6  1.5  (best 1-run record 5-1, best x-inn record 2-0)
DET  7-6  2.5
LAA  8-7  2.5
BAL  6-6  3
CHW  6-6  3
KCA  5-8  4.5
BOS  4-10  6
MIN  4-10  6

Washington began the season 0-3, but have won 9 of 12 to move up to third. It's been a very rough start for the Twins, who can't get anybody out, and the Red Sox, who dealt with a rash of injuries. Roman Mejias is no Tony Conigliaro--that much has been established!

Special for Dave: WAS, DET, BAL, BOS and MIN have yet to toss a shutout. NYY, LAA, BAL, CHI and KCA have yet to be shut out. Interesting, because offense was down in April and yet shutouts stayed low. Just 7 league-wide so far. 

PITCHING (league 3.55)
LAA  2.32
NYY  2.58  (most saves 5, least runs against 34)
WAS  3.02  
CHW  3.20  (least K's 67)
CLE  3.31  (most CG 7, tied for least saves 1)
BAL  3.77  (least CG 0, least HR against 5)
DET  3.80  
KCA  4.00  (tied for least saves 1)
BOS  4.46
MIN  5.14  (most K's 102, most runs against 74, most HR against 19)

BATTING (league .224)
NYY  .249  (least caught stealing 1)
DET  .244  (most runs 62, least GIDP 4)
CHI  .244  (least doubles 9, least HR 6) 
BAL  .238  
CLE  .228  (tied for most steals 9)
LAA  .225  (tied for most steals 9, tied for most GIDP 15)
MIN  .215  (most HR 16)
BOS  .210  (most doubles 26, least steals 0, least runs 41)
KCA  .201  (tied for most GIDP 15)
WAS  .192  

FIELDING (avg is IP divided by errors)
BAL  26.25  (least errors 4, no unearned runs given up)
NYY  18.00
CHW  15.67 (least DP's turned 6)
MIN  14.00
WAS  10.00  
BOS  6.94  (most DP's turned 17)
DET  6.69
LAA  6.48  (tie most errors 21)
CLE  5.95  (tie most errors 21)
KCA  5.57 tie most errors 21)

Errors are high. I had too many pitcher errors in my '67 AL replay, so I made adjustments and my '69 NL came out perfect. But my '56 NL was short on errors, so I tweaked again, and perhaps should not have; so far '64 is looking like '67 again. 10 of LAA's 21 errors have been by pitchers.  Over many replays, even the worst teams clear 6, but here I have two teams below 6.  Stay tuned. 

Check out Rudolph, who barely made the 12 inning requirement. It's Washington magic!
ERA (12 IP):  Chance-la 1.64, Pizarro-chi 1.69, Aguirre-det 1.84, Kralick-cle 2.06, Kline-was 2.13, Rudolph-was 2.13, Downing-ny 2.45, Roberts-bal 2.50, Peters-chi 2.59, Belinsky-la 2.61 

WINS:  Kralick-cle 3-1, Wickersham-det 3-1

LOSSES:  Arrigo-min 0-3, Kaat-min 1-3, Pena-kc 1-3

IP:  Kralick-cle 35, Chance-la 33, Wickersham-det 32, Osteen-was 31

"Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
CG: Kralick-cle 4, several tied with 2 

K's :  Kralick-cle 29, Kaat-min 23, Wilson-bos 23, Chance-la 22, Tiant-cle 21, Ford-ny 20, Pena-kc 20

SHUTOUTS:  Kralick-cle 1, Newman-la 1, O'donoghue-kc 1, Pizarro-chi 1, Segui-kc 1

"In the mornin'...in the evenin'...ain't we got fun?"
SAVES:  Kline-was 4, Radatz-bos 3, Stafford-ny 3, Wilhelm-chi 3 

BATTING (32 ab):  Piersall-la .465, Aparicio-bal .394, Fregosi-la .392, Maris-ny .375, Hall-min .354, Richardson-ny .327, Howard-ny .308, Whitfield-cle .308, Hinton-was .304, Fl. Robinson-chi .304

A giant astride the Earth.
HR:  Gentile-kc 6, Powell-bal 5, Fregosi-la 4, Killebrew-min 4, Mantle-ny 4, Oliva-min 4, B.Robinson-bal 4 

RBI:  Fregosi-la 14, McAuliffe-det 13, Whitfield-cle 13, Gentile-kc 12, Hall-min 12, B.Robinson-bal 12

RUNS:  Tresh-ny 12, Davalillo-cle 11, Fregosi-la 11, McAuliffe-det 11

"Wingy" terrorizes AL hurlers.
DOUBLES:  Bressoud-bos 6, Piersall-la 6, Whitfield-cle 6

TRIPLES:  7 tied with 2.

STEALS:  Hinton-was 5, Aparicio-bal 4, Davalillo-cle 3, Pearson-la 3

GIDP:  Knoop-la 4, Colavito-kc 3, Jimenez-kc 3, Yaz-bos 3

ERRORS:  Causey-kc 5, Green-kc 5



Coming soon: 1964 NL report.