Tag: 1963

1963 – Colts acquire second baseman Nellie Fox from the White Sox for pitcher Jim Golden, outfielder Danny Murphy and cash. The veteran infielder bats .265 in two season before joining the coaching ranks. A team player, Fox leads the league in sacrifice bunts during the 1964 season while mentoring the young Colts.

1963 – Colts acquire second baseman Nellie Fox from the White Sox for pitcher Jim Golden, outfielder Danny Murphy and cash. The veteran infielder bats .265 in two season before joining the coaching ranks. A team player, Fox leads the league in sacrifice bunts during the 1964 season while mentoring the young Colts.

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Judge Roy Hofheinz leads a ceremony marking the topping point of construction on the new domed stadium . Hofheinz remarks that builders are running ahead of schedule. There is optimism that the stadium will be ready before the 1964 season ends but the new park sees only September fungo practice as completion nears. 

1963 – Judge Roy Hofheinz leads a ceremony marking the topping point of construction on the new domed stadium . Hofheinz remarks that builders are running ahead of schedule. There is optimism that the stadium will be ready before the 1964 season ends but the new park sees only September fungo practice as completion nears. 

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1963 – John Paciorek has a career day. An 18-year-old late-season call-up by the Colts, Paciorek goes 3-for-3, with four runs scored and three RBIs to pace a 13-4 spanking of the Mets. It turns out to be his only big league game, retiring with a 1.000 batting average. It’s also the last appearance for Jim Umbricht who gets the victory.

1963 – John Paciorek has a career day. An 18-year-old late-season call-up by the Colts, Paciorek goes 3-for-3, with four runs scored and three RBIs to pace a 13-4 spanking of the Mets. It turns out to be his only big league game, retiring with a 1.000 batting average. It’s also the last appearance for Jim Umbricht who gets the victory.

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 1963 The fledgling Colts field an all-rookie lineup for a late-season duel with New York. Starting are outfielders Brock Davis, Aaron Pointer and Jim Wynn, infielders Rusty Staub, Joe Morgan, Sonny Jackson and Glenn Vaughan, catcher Jerry Grote and 17-year-old pitcher Jay Dahl. Despite four future All-Stars, the Mets prevail, 10-3.

 1963 The fledgling Colts field an all-rookie lineup for a late-season duel with New York. Starting are outfielders Brock Davis, Aaron Pointer and Jim Wynn, infielders Rusty Staub, Joe Morgan, Sonny Jackson and Glenn Vaughan, catcher Jerry Grote and 17-year-old pitcher Jay Dahl. Despite four future All-Stars, the Mets prevail, 10-3.

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1963 – Joe Morgan delivers the winning hit in his second major league game, a pinch single with two outs in the ninth to nip the Phillies, 2-1. This prompts a tirade from Philadelphia skipper Gene Mauch who trashes the post-game meal after his squad let “a little leaguer” beat them.

1963 – Joe Morgan delivers the winning hit in his second major league game, a pinch single with two outs in the ninth to nip the Phillies, 2-1. This prompts a tirade from Philadelphia skipper Gene Mauch who trashes the post-game meal after his squad let “a little leaguer” beat them.

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1963

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1963 World Series – Los Angeles Dodgers NL over New York Yankees AL 4 games to 0 World Series MVP – Sandy Koufax Babe Ruth Award – Sandy Koufax Awards – </strong?...

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The major league rules committee bans the use of oversized catcher gloves, starting with the 1965 season. The larger catcher mitt was devised in 1960 by Orioles manager Paul Richards to help his backstops catch Hoyt Wilhelm’s knuckleball.

The major league rules committee bans the use of oversized catcher gloves, starting with the 1965 season. The larger catcher mitt was devised in 1960 by Orioles manager Paul Richards to help his backstops catch Hoyt Wilhelm’s knuckleball.

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The A’s and Orioles swap first basemen with Jim Gentile along with $25,000 going to Oakland in exchange for Norm Siebern. Each player will have a mediocre season with their new club, but Baltimore’s new infielder plays for American League’s All-Star team.

The A’s and Orioles swap first basemen with Jim Gentile along with $25,000 going to Oakland in exchange for Norm Siebern. Each player will have a mediocre season with their new club, but Baltimore’s new infielder plays for American League’s All-Star team.

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Second baseman Pete Rose is a landslide winner of National League Rookie of the Year honors, taking 17 of 20 votes. Rose becomes the second Cincinnati Reds player to win the award, after Frank Robinson.

1963 – Second baseman Pete Rose is a landslide winner of National League Rookie of the Year honors, taking 17 of 20 votes. Rose becomes the second Cincinnati Reds player to win the award, after Frank Robinson.

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Bill Veeck, along with his son Mike and a nephew, is among the 250,000 people who pay their respect to John F Kennedy, lying in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. The former owner of the Phillies, Indians, Browns, and White Sox is encouraged by the slain president’s family to move to the front, but he insists he is just an ordinary citizen and keeps his place in the extreme cold as blood from his amputated leg begins to soak his trousers during the 15 hours of standing in line.

Bill Veeck, along with his son Mike and a nephew, is among the 250,000 people who pay their respect to John F Kennedy, lying in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. The former owner of the Phillies, Indians, Browns, and White Sox is encouraged by the slain president’s family to move to the front, but he insists he is just an ordinary citizen and keeps his place in the extreme cold as blood from his amputated leg begins to soak his trousers during the 15 hours of standing in line.

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Sandy Koufax, who unanimously won the Cy Young Award six days ago, is also named the National League’s MVP. The Dodger southpaw, who compiled a 25-5 record along with a 1.88 ERA, out points Cardinals’ infielder Dick Groat, 237-190.

Sandy Koufax, who unanimously won the Cy Young Award six days ago, is also named the National League’s MVP. The Dodger southpaw, who compiled a 25-5 record along with a 1.88 ERA, out points Cardinals’ infielder Dick Groat, 237-190.

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Colt .45s announce a 40-man winter roster with 19 players aged 21 or younger, ten of them with a year or less of major league experience. Only five are aged 30 or older. Jay Dahl, at 17, is the youngest.

1963 – Colt .45s announce a 40-man winter roster with 19 players aged 21 or younger, ten of them with a year or less of major league experience. Only five are aged 30 or older. Jay Dahl, at 17, is the youngest.

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Major League Baseball stage the only Hispanic American All-Star Game in history.

1963 – Major League Baseball stage the only Hispanic American All-Star Game in history. The roster of Latino stars includes future Hall of Famers Luis Aparicio, Orlando Cepeda, Roberto Clemente, and Juan Marichal, and other standouts like Felipe Alou and Tony Oliva. A pinch-hit single delivered by Manny Mota helps the National League stars to a 5 – 2 victory over the American League at the Polo Grounds.

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The Mets announce the club has ‘traded’ coaches with the Giants

The Mets announce the club has ‘traded’ coaches with the Giants, bringing Wes Westrum to New York in exchange for Cookie Lavagetto, who is recovering from a serious illness and requested a position nearer to his home in Oakland. Mets manager Casey Stengel met and became fond of his new coach during the recent All-Star Game, and will be replaced by him as the team’s second skipper in franchise history when the 75 year-old ‘Old Perfessor’ retires in 1965.

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1963-09-29

On September 29, 1963, John Paciorek of the Houston Colt .45s makes his major league debut a memorable one by going 3-for-3 with two walks and three RBIs. Unfortunately, Paciorek injures his back and will never appear in another...

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On the final day of the season, John Paciorek, brother of Tom and Jim, goes 3-for-3, driving in three runs and scoring four times in his big league debut as Houston routs the Mets at Colt Stadium, 13-4. Due to severe back problems, the 18 year-old Colt .45’s right fielder, who also makes two outstanding defensive catches, will never again play in a big league game.

On the final day of the season, John Paciorek, brother of Tom and Jim, goes 3-for-3, driving in three runs and scoring four times in his big league debut as Houston routs the Mets at Colt Stadium, 13-4. Due to severe back problems, the 18 year-old Colt .45’s right fielder, who also makes two outstanding defensive catches, will never again play in a big league game.

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In his last game, Stan Musial helps the Cardinals beat the Reds, 3-2 at Busch Stadium, getting two hits in his final three at-bats. The ‘Man’ will retire with 3,630 hits, during his 22-year tenure with the Redbirds, collecting 1,815 in St. Louis, and the other 1,815 on the road.

In his last game, Stan Musial helps the Cardinals beat the Reds, 3-2 at Busch Stadium, getting two hits in his final three at-bats. The ‘Man’ will retire with 3,630 hits, during his 22-year tenure with the Redbirds, collecting 1,815 in St. Louis, and the other 1,815 on the road.

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On the final day of the season, John Paciorek, brother of Tom and Jim, goes 3-for-3, driving in three runs and scoring four times in his big league debut as Houston routs the Mets at Colt Stadium, 13-4. Due to severe back problems, the 18 year-old Colt .45’s right fielder, who also makes two outstanding defensive catches, will never again play in a big league game.

On the final day of the season, John Paciorek, brother of Tom and Jim, goes 3-for-3, driving in three runs and scoring four times in his big league debut as Houston routs the Mets at Colt Stadium, 13-4. Due to severe back problems, the 18 year-old Colt .45’s right fielder, who also makes two outstanding defensive catches, will never again play in a big league game.

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