1963 San Francisco Giants
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1963 San Francisco Giants / BR Team Page
Record: 88-74, Finished 3rd in National League (1963 NL)
Managed by Alvin Dark
Coaches: Larry Jansen, Whitey Lockman and Wes Westrum
History, Comments, Contributions
The 1963 San Francisco Giants started out hot, going 30-18 in April and May. They led the National League as late as late June and were in the pennant race until mid-August, but they played .500 ball in August and September and finished in third place, 11 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. On the mound, they were led by Juan Marichal, who went 25-8 with a 2.41 ERA but lost the Cy Young Award to Sandy Koufax. Marichal was joined on the All-Star team by catcher Ed Bailey, first baseman Orlando Cepeda, and outfielders Willie McCovey and Willie Mays. All except for Bailey are in the Hall of Fame.
In the 8th inning of the September 10th game against the New York Mets, the three Alou brothers (Jesus, Matty, and Felipe) came to the plate for the Giants. It is the only time in baseball history that three brothers have batted in the same inning.
Awards and Honors
- All-Stars: Ed Bailey, Orlando Cepeda, Juan Marichal, Willie Mays and Willie McCovey
- NL Gold Glove: Willie Mays (OF)
1963 Opening Day Lineup
Chuck Hiller, 2b
Jim Davenport, 3b
Willie Mays, cf
Willie McCovey, lf
Orlando Cepeda, 1b
Tom Haller, c
Felipe Alou, rf
Jose Pagan, ss
Jack Sanford, p
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