1965 San Francisco Giants season

The Giants play at Candlestick Park, 1965.

The Giants' 83rd year in Major League Baseball, their eighth year in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their sixth at Candlestick Park.

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1965 Los Angeles Dodgers season

Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax

The 1965 Los Angeles Dodgers finished the regular-season with a 97–65 record, which earned them the NL pennant by two games over their arch-rivals, the San Francisco Giants.

Tom Haller

American professional baseball player, coach, and executive.

Haller also helped offensively in 1965, hitting two home runs and driving in five runs during a game on September 27 to put the Giants in first place with one week left in the season.

Ed Bailey

American professional baseball player and later served on the Knoxville, Tennessee city council.

Bailey in 1956
Bailey in 1961

He served as Joe Torre's back up for two seasons with the Braves before being traded back to the Giants in February 1965.

Major League Baseball on ABC

De facto title of a program that televises Major League Baseball games on ABC.

Major League Baseball on ABC logo circa 1989.

For instance, the team of Schenkel and Durocher called the San Francisco-New York Mets contest on April 17, Milwaukee-Pittsburgh contest on August 21, and the San Francisco-Los Angeles (alongside Jackie Robinson) on September 6.

Ken Henderson

American former professional baseball player.

He made his major league debut with the Giants on April 23, 1965 at the age of 18.

Shag Crawford

American professional umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the National League from 1956 to 1975.

He was the home plate umpire when one of the most violent brawls in baseball history occurred during a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants at Candlestick Park on August 22,.

1965 Pittsburgh Pirates season

The 84th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; their 79th in the National League.

1 || April 12 || Giants || 1–0 (10) || Veale (1–0) || Marichal || — || 28,189 || 1–0

1965 Philadelphia Phillies season

October 15, 1964: Bill Heath and a player to be named later were traded by the Phillies to the Chicago White Sox for Rudy May. The Phillies completed the deal by sending Joel Gibson (minors) to the White Sox on November 23.

2 || April 14 || Giants || 2–5 || Gaylord Perry (1–0) || Jim Bunning (0–1) || Bob Shaw (1) || 31,922 || 1–1

August 1965

The following events occurred in August 1965:

August 11–17, 1965: 34 people killed, over 1,000 injured, in Watts Riots in Los Angeles
August 9, 1965: Republic of Singapore created after separation from Malaysia
August 6, 1965: Voting Rights Act signed into law by U.S. President Johnson
Malaysian Parliament votes 126 to 0 in favor of expelling Singapore
Singapore (marked in red)
Jordan gets green area, Saudi Arabia gets red

San Francisco Giants batter Juan Marichal struck Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Johnny Roseboro repeatedly in the head after Roseboro removed his own helmet and mask during an argument. Earlier, Marichal had thrown two "brushback" pitches near the head of Dodger leadoff batter Maury Wills. When Marichal came up to bat against Sandy Koufax in the last of the third inning, Roseboro's throw back to Koufax grazed Marichal's ear, and the fight began. When the brawl between the teams ended after 14 minutes, Roseboro required 14 stitches to his head. At the time, the Dodgers and Giants were in first and second place in the National League pennant race, and the Giants' 4-3 win, powered by a home run from Willie Mays off of Sandy Koufax put them at 69 wins, 51 losses (.575), only 0.001 behind the 72-53 (.576) Dodgers.

1965 World Series

The 1965 World Series featured the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers against the American League champion Minnesota Twins.

Zoilo Versalles
Jim Kaat
Claude Osteen
Wes Parker
Maury Wills
Mudcat Grant
Sandy Koufax

Both teams improved from sixth-place finishes in 1964; the Twins won the A.L. pennant with relative ease while the Dodgers were locked in a season-long five-way battle in the N.L. among themselves, the Giants, Pirates, Reds, and Braves.