Mauch in 1961
A 1951 Bowman Gum card of Mauch
Mauch (left) managing the Montreal Expos in July 1969 at Shea Stadium, New York.

Gene Mauch managed the Phillies, who played their home games at Connie Mack Stadium.

- 1964 Philadelphia Phillies season

In late September 1964, his Phillies had a record of 90–60, a 6 1⁄2-game lead in the National League with 12 games left to play, and were starting a 7-game home stand.

- Gene Mauch
Mauch in 1961

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Philadelphia Phillies

American professional baseball team based in Philadelphia.

American professional baseball team based in Philadelphia.

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1964 Philadelphia Phillies
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Ryan Howard, Phillies' first baseman from 2004 to 2016
Roy Halladay, Phillies' pitcher from 2010 to 2013
Bryce Harper was signed by the team in 2019.
The Phillies play division rival New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park on September 29, 2017.
Gene Mauch, Phillies' manager from 1960 to 1968
Charlie Manuel, Phillies' manager from 2005 to 2013
Ed Delahanty, 1945 Hall of Fame inductee
Mike Schmidt, 1990 Wall of Fame inductee
Steve Carlton, Phillies' pitcher from 1972 to 1986
Chuck Klein, 1932 NL MVP and 1933 Triple Crown winner
John Kruk, Phillies first baseman from 1989 to 1994
8× Gold Glove winner Garry Maddox (1975–1986)
The Centennial Team plaque at the left end of the Wall of Fame
Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania, home of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Phillies' Triple-A affiliate, April 2009
Harry Kalas, Phillies broadcaster from 1971 to 2009
Phillies fans, who have a reputation for occasional unruly behavior, brawl with New York Mets fans at Shea Stadium, September 2007

Manager Eddie Sawyer abruptly quit the team after the season opener in 1960, and was replaced by Gene Mauch.

Though Ashburn and Roberts were gone, the 1964 Phillies still had younger pitchers Art Mahaffey, Chris Short, and rookie Ray Culp; veterans Jim Bunning and screwballer Jack Baldschun; and fan favorites Cookie Rojas, Johnny Callison, and NL Rookie of the Year Dick Allen.

Allen c. 1965

Dick Allen

American professional baseball player.

American professional baseball player.

Allen c. 1965

His first full season in the majors, 1964, ranks among the greatest rookie seasons ever.

The two managers for whom Allen played the longest – Gene Mauch of the Phillies, and Chuck Tanner of the White Sox – agreed with Willie Stargell that Allen was not a "clubhouse lawyer" who harmed team chemistry.

1964 St. Louis Cardinals season

The team's 83rd season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 73rd season in the National League.

The team's 83rd season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 73rd season in the National League.

The Cardinals went 93–69 during the season and finished first in the National League, edging the co-runners-up Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies by one game each on the last day of the regular-season to claim their first NL pennant since 1946.

Philly manager Gene Mauch, in a move that has remained controversial ever since, reacted to his rotation's problems by using star pitchers Jim Bunning and Chris Short on less than normal rest six times down the stretch.