Major League Baseball Season Recap 1965
World Series – Los Angeles Dodgers NL over Minnesota Twins AL 4 games to 3
World Series MVP – Sandy Koufax
Babe Ruth Award – Sandy Koufax
Major League Cy Young Award Sandy Koufax
MVP Awards –
NL Willie Mays
AL Zoilo Versalles
Major League Rookie of The Year –
NL Rookie of The Year – Jim Lefebvre
AL Rookie of The Year – Curt Blefary
All-Star Game – July 13th – N.L. 6 over A.L. 5, played at Metropolitan Stadium (AL)
AL Starter M. Pappas NL Starter J. Marichal+ MVP Juan Marical
Harris County Commissioners vote to restrict visitors from the construction site of the new domed stadium, fearing the constant traffic of onlookers would delay completion of the ballpark. While Judge Hofheinz calls the stadium “95-percent complete”, commissioners are concerned that the deadline for the April 9th opener will be approaching soon.
Wally Pipp, the predecessor of Lou Gehrig at first base for the New York Yankees, dies in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Pipp, who, as legend has it, had asked out of the Yankees lineup with a headache in 1925 (in fact he had been beaned in a previous game), was 71 years old. After giving way to Gehrig, Pipp never again played a game at first base for New York.
Danny O’Connell and Hobie Landrith surprise the Senators’ front office when they both resign to pursue different business opportunities. The pair of coaches will be replaced by Rube Walker and Joe Pignatano, former major league catchers who played for the Dodgers with the team’s manager, Gil Hodges.
Masanori Murakami, the first Japanese player in the major leagues, says he will not play for the San Francisco Giants this season, instead returning to the Nankai Hawks. This ends a long dispute over the rights to Murakami and no Nippon Pro Baseball player will try to come to the US for almost 30 years due to the legal and cultural barriers on both sides.