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Baltimore Orioles Boston Red Sox Chicago White Sox Chicago Cubs Cincinnati Reds Cleveland Indians Detroit Tigers Houston Astros Kansas City Athletics Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Dodgers Minnesota Twins Milwaukee Braves New York Yankees New York Mets Philadelphia Phillies Pittsburgh Pirates San Francisco Giants St. Louis Cardinals Washington Senators Cleveland manager IN THE NEWS: Birdie Tebbetts suffers a heart attack and will be sidelined until July 5th. Coach George Strickland will manage the Indians in Tebbetts' absence.
P IN THE NEWS: Carl Willey of the Mets suffers a broken jaw when he is hit by a line drive off the bat of Detroit's Gates Brown during a spring training loss. He will be out until June 6th but his career will be effectively ended.
Houston P IN THE NEWS: Jim Umbricht dies of cancer at age 33. He was 4-3 with a 2.61 ERA in 1963. His #32 will be the first uniform retired by Houston.
The Tigers purchase P IN THE NEWS: Larry Sherry from the Dodgers.
Demolition begins on the IN THE NEWS: Polo Grounds to clear the way for a housing project.
San Francisco's five home runs match the mark for Opening Day round-trippers. IN THE NEWS: Juan Marichal beats Warren Spahn and the Braves 8–4.
Sandy Koufax throws his 9th complete game without allowing a walk as he beats St. Louis 4–0 in his only start as an Opening Day pitcher.
The Giants purchase
Duke Snider from the Mets, answering the trivia question: Who played for the Brooklyn and LA Dodgers, the Giants, and the Mets?
Work begins on an $18 million stadium in Atlanta.
IN THE NEWS:
At IN THE NEWS: Yankee Stadium, Whitey Ford pitches 11 innings in losing to the Red Sox, 4–3. Bob Tillman, with three singles, triples in the 11th, and pinch runner Roman Mejias scores on wild pitch. Bob Heffner pitches the bottom of the 11th, with Dick Radatz getting the win.
Before 48,736 fans the Pirates defeat the Mets 4–3 in the first game played at IN THE NEWS: Shea Stadium. Bob Friend is the winner over Cuban righty Ed Bauta. Friend was also the winning pitcher in the last game ever played at the Polo Grounds before the Giants moved west.
The wind picks up at
Wrigley Field and, in the 5th inning, the Phils loft three home runs and the Cubs 2. The Phillies win the derby, 11–8.
Fenway Park, in a JFK memorial game, the Red Sox top the Yankees, 4–1.
SCOREBOARD: APRIL 17, 1964 Philadelphia Phillies 10, Chicago Cubs 8 at Wrigley Field Milwaukee Braves 5, Houston Astros 2 at Colt Stadium Cincinnati Reds 7, Los Angeles Dodgers 3 at Dodger Stadium Pittsburgh Pirates 4, New York Mets 3 at Shea Stadium San Francisco Giants 5, St. Louis Cardinals 4 at Candlestick Park Baltimore Orioles 4, New York Yankees 3 at Memorial Stadium Boston Red Sox 4, Chicago White Sox 1 at Fenway Park Cleveland Indians 6, Kansas City Athletics 4 at Cleveland Stadium Los Angeles Angels 8, Detroit Tigers 3 at Tiger Stadium Washington Senators 4, Minnesota Twins 3 at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium Compiled by Retrosheet (www.retrosheet.org) IN THE NEWS: Jim Maloney tosses six innings of no-hit ball against the Dodgers, before leaving with a pulled muscle. John Tsitouris relieves and pitches hitless ball until two are out in the 9th inning when Frank Howard beats out an infield single. Sandy Koufax fans the side on nine pitches in the 3rd inning, becoming the first National League pitcher to do it twice (and matching Lefty Grove), but Cincinnati wins, 3–0, on Deron Johnson's 3-run homer.
SCOREBOARD: APRIL 18, 1964 Chicago Cubs 7, Philadelphia Phillies 0 at Wrigley Field Houston Astros 4, Milwaukee Braves 2 at Colt Stadium Cincinnati Reds 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 0 at Dodger Stadium Pittsburgh Pirates 9, New York Mets 5 at Shea Stadium St. Louis Cardinals 3, San Francisco Giants 2 at Candlestick Park Baltimore Orioles 2, New York Yankees 1 at Memorial Stadium Chicago White Sox 10, Boston Red Sox 5 at Fenway Park Detroit Tigers 3, Los Angeles Angels 2 at Tiger Stadium Minnesota Twins 8, Washington Senators 6 at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium Compiled by Retrosheet (www.retrosheet.org) One day after IN THE NEWS: Sandy Koufax fans the side on nine pitches, Bob Bruce strikes out the Cardinals in order on nine pitches in the 8th inning of a Houston loss.
SCOREBOARD: APRIL 19, 1964 Philadelphia Phillies 8, Chicago Cubs 1 at Wrigley Field St. Louis Cardinals 6, Houston Astros 1 at Colt Stadium Milwaukee Braves 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 2 at Dodger Stadium New York Mets 6, Pittsburgh Pirates 0 at Shea Stadium San Francisco Giants 13, Cincinnati Reds 6 at Candlestick Park New York Yankees 5, Baltimore Orioles 3 at Memorial Stadium Chicago White Sox 6, Boston Red Sox 0 at Fenway Park Minnesota Twins 12, Detroit Tigers 3 at Tiger Stadium Detroit Tigers 3, Minnesota Twins 1 at Tiger Stadium Kansas City Athletics 5, Washington Senators 1 at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium Compiled by Retrosheet (www.retrosheet.org) Yankee rookie IN THE NEWS: Bob Meyer makes his ML debut at Fenway Park, in a 4–0 loss to the Red Sox. Meyer is the last Yankee rookie pitcher this century to open in Boston. Ralph Terry made his debut
All runs score on home runs as the Pirates win 8–5 at IN THE NEWS: Wrigley Field, tying a record for the most runs on home runs with no other runs scoring. home runs by nine different players tie the ML record.
Houston's IN THE NEWS: Ken Johnson becomes the first pitcher ever to hurl a 9-inning no-hitter and lose as Cincinnati wins 1–0. Two errors in the 9th, the second by 2B Nellie Fox on Vada Pinson's grounder, allows Pete Rose to score the only run. Joe Nuxhall wins with a 4-hitter.
The Mets swap
Chico Fernandez and minor leaguer Bobby Catton to the White Sox for Charley Smith.
SCOREBOARD: APRIL 24, 1964 San Francisco Giants 15, Cincinnati Reds 5 at Crosley Field Milwaukee Braves 6, Los Angeles Dodgers 3 at County Stadium Philadelphia Phillies 10, Chicago Cubs 0 at Shibe Park Pittsburgh Pirates 9, New York Mets 4 at Forbes Field St. Louis Cardinals 3, Houston Astros 2 at Sportsman's Park III Chicago White Sox 6, Boston Red Sox 1 at Comiskey Park I Washington Senators 6, Kansas City Athletics 1 at Municipal Stadium Cleveland Indians 5, Los Angeles Angels 2 at Dodger Stadium Detroit Tigers 5, Minnesota Twins 0 at Metropolitan Stadium Compiled by Retrosheet (www.retrosheet.org)
SCOREBOARD: APRIL 25, 1964 Cincinnati Reds 3, San Francisco Giants 1 at Crosley Field Milwaukee Braves 5, Los Angeles Dodgers 1 at County Stadium Chicago Cubs 4, Philadelphia Phillies 1 at Shibe Park Pittsburgh Pirates 5, New York Mets 4 at Forbes Field Houston Astros 4, St. Louis Cardinals 2 at Sportsman's Park III Chicago White Sox 4, Boston Red Sox 2 at Comiskey Park I Kansas City Athletics 3, Washington Senators 1 at Municipal Stadium Cleveland Indians 2, Los Angeles Angels 1 at Dodger Stadium Detroit Tigers 5, Minnesota Twins 2 at Metropolitan Stadium New York Yankees 4, Baltimore Orioles 1 at Yankee Stadium Compiled by Retrosheet (www.retrosheet.org)
SCOREBOARD: APRIL 26, 1964 Los Angeles Dodgers 1, Milwaukee Braves 0 at County Stadium Philadelphia Phillies 5, Chicago Cubs 1 at Shibe Park Pittsburgh Pirates 4, New York Mets 3 at Forbes Field New York Mets 3, Pittsburgh Pirates 2 at Forbes Field Houston Astros 6, St. Louis Cardinals 4 at Sportsman's Park III Chicago White Sox 2, Boston Red Sox 1 at Comiskey Park I Washington Senators 7, Kansas City Athletics 4 at Municipal Stadium Los Angeles Angels 7, Cleveland Indians 0 at Dodger Stadium Minnesota Twins 3, Detroit Tigers 2 at Metropolitan Stadium New York Yankees 5, Baltimore Orioles 4 at Yankee Stadium Compiled by Retrosheet (www.retrosheet.org)