1965 Milwaukee Braves season

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1965 Milwaukee Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record86–76 (.531)
League place5th
Other information
Owner(s)William Bartholomay (chairman)
General manager(s)John McHale
Manager(s)Bobby Bragan
Local televisionWSB-TV (Atlanta)
(Mel Allen, Ernie Johnson, Hank Morgan)
Local radioWEMP
(Merle Harmon, Blaine Walsh)
WSB (Atlanta)
(Mel Allen, Ernie Johnson, Hank Morgan)
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The 1965 Milwaukee Braves season was the 13th and final season for the franchise in Milwaukee along with the 95th season overall. The Braves finished the season with a 86–76 (.531) record, 11 games behind the eventual World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers. The Braves were managed by Bobby Bragan and played their home games at County Stadium.

It was the thirteenth consecutive winning season for the Braves, who never had a losing season during their time in Milwaukee. The final home game was on September 22 and the season's home attendance sank to 555,584.[1] The franchise had attempted to move to Atlanta shortly after the 1964 season;[2][3] it was delayed a year,[4][5] and the team relocated for the 1966 season.

Milwaukee went four seasons without major league baseball (19661969); the expansion Seattle Pilots of the American League played just one season in 1969 and became the Milwaukee Brewers in April 1970.[6][7][8]

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 97 65 0.599 50–31 47–34
San Francisco Giants 95 67 0.586 2 51–30 44–37
Pittsburgh Pirates 90 72 0.556 7 49–32 41–40
Cincinnati Reds 89 73 0.549 8 49–32 40–41
Milwaukee Braves 86 76 0.531 11 44–37 42–39
Philadelphia Phillies 85 76 0.528 11½ 45–35 40–41
St. Louis Cardinals 80 81 0.497 16½ 42–39 38–42
Chicago Cubs 72 90 0.444 25 40–41 32–49
Houston Astros 65 97 0.401 32 36–45 29–52
New York Mets 50 112 0.309 47 29–52 21–60

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1965 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Team CHC CIN HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SF STL
Chicago 7–11 8–10 8–10 9–9 11–7–1 8–10 5–13 6–12 10–8–1
Cincinnati 11–7 12–6 6–12 12–6 11–7 13–5 8–10 6–12 10–8
Houston 10–8 6–12 5–13 4–14 14–4 6–12 8–10 3–15 9–9
Los Angeles 10–8 12–6 13–5 10–8 12–6 9–9 9–9 10–8 12–6
Milwaukee 9–9 6–12 14–4 8–10 13–5 6–12 9–9 10–8 11–7
New York 7–11–1 7–11 4–14 6–12 5–13 7–11–1 4–14 5–13 5–13
Philadelphia 10–8 5–13 12–6 9–9 12–6 11–7–1 8–10 8–10 10–7
Pittsburgh 13–5 10–8 10–8 9–9 9–9 14–4 10–8 11–7–1 4–14
San Francisco 12–6 12–6 15–3 8–10 8–10 13–5 10–8 7–11–1 10–8
St. Louis 8–10–1 8–10 9–9 6–12 7–11 13–5 7–10 14–4 8–10


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1965 Milwaukee Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Joe Torre 148 523 152 .291 27 80
1B Felipe Alou 143 555 165 .297 23 78
2B Frank Bolling 148 535 141 .264 7 50
SS Woody Woodward 112 265 55 .208 0 11
3B Eddie Mathews 156 546 137 .251 32 95
LF Rico Carty 83 271 84 .310 10 35
CF Mack Jones 143 504 132 .262 31 75
RF Hank Aaron 150 570 181 .318 32 89

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Jesse Gonder 31 53 8 .151 1 5
Lee Maye 15 53 16 .302 2 7
Frank Thomas 15 33 7 .212 0 1
Gary Kolb 24 27 7 .259 0 1
Jim Beauchamp 4 3 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Tony Cloninger 40 279 24 11 3.29 211
Wade Blasingame 38 224.2 16 10 3.77 117
Ken Johnson 29 179.2 13 8 3.21 123

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Hank Fischer 31 122.2 8 9 3.89 79

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Dan Osinski 61 0 3 6 2.82 54
Clay Carroll 19 0 1 1 4.41 16
Chi-Chi Olivo 8 0 1 0 1.38 11
Dave Eilers 6 0 0 0 12.27 1

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Atlanta Crackers International League Bill Adair
AA Austin Braves Texas League Buddy Hicks
A West Palm Beach Braves Florida State League Andy Pafko
A Yakima Braves Northwest League Hub Kittle
Rookie FRL Braves Florida Rookie League Paul Snyder

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Wolf, Bob (September 23, 1965). "Braves say farewell in 7-6 setback". Milwaukee Journal. p. 16, part 2.
  2. ^ "Braves directors request transfer of club to Atlanta". Milwaukee Journal. October 21, 1964. p. 1, part 1.
  3. ^ "Braves ask to move, County obtains writ". Milwaukee Sentinel. October 22, 1964. p. 1, part 1.
  4. ^ "League orders Braves to stay here". Milwaukee Journal. November 7, 1964. p. 1, part 1.
  5. ^ "Stay at home, Braves told". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. November 8, 1964. p. 7, sports.
  6. ^ "Referee OKs Pilots sale, baseball to return here". Milwaukee Journal. April 1, 1970. p. 1, part 1.
  7. ^ "We're big league again! Court OKs sale of Pilots". Milwaukee Journal. April 1, 1970. p. 1, part 1.
  8. ^ "Shift all but done". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. April 2, 1970. p. 23.
  9. ^ Phil Roof page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Bobby Del Greco page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Merritt Ranew page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Lee Maye page at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ Duffy Dyer page at Baseball Reference
  14. ^ Jesse Gonder page at Baseball Reference
  15. ^ Billy Cowan page at Baseball-Reference
  16. ^ Frank Thomas page at Baseball Reference

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