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The
NEVADA DUSTERS
The Story of a Major League Baseball Franchise
Mets @ Dusters
May 10-12, 1963
Nevada Dusters: Player Stats (as of May 12)

Jerry Adair (2b) -- 28g, 88ab, 21h, 8r, 13rbi, 2hr, 5bb, 8k, 0sb, .239/.287/.341
Johnny Blanchard (c) -- 31g, 105ab, 20h, 17r, 19rbi, 8hr, 10bb, 13k, 0sb, .190/.261/.438
Clete Boyer (3b) -- 34g, 127ab, 41h, 26r, 39rbi, 11hr, 11bb, 17k, .323/.376/.669
Cam Carreon (c) -- 18g, 42ab, 10h, 5r, 3rbi, 0hr, 6bb, 9k, 0sb, .238/.333/.286
Gordy Coleman (1b) -- 19g, 31ab, 9h, 4r, 6rbi, 1hr, 2bb, 7k, .290/.333/.419
Ken Hubbs (2b) -- 11g, 31ab, 6h, 3r, 2rbi, 0hr, 1bb, 7k, 0sb, .194/.219/.290
Lou Johnson (lf) -- 8g, 12ab, 5h, 2r, 0rbi, 0hr, 1bb, 0k, 1sb, .417/.462/.500
Hector Lopez (lf) -- 23g, 64ab, 25h, 14r, 17rbi, 4hr, 12bb, 7k, 1sb, .391/.487/.656
Lee Maye (of) -- 34g, 133ab, 49h, 25r, 20rbi, 4hr, 10bb, 17k, 2sb, .368/.421/.541
Tony Oliva (rf) -- 12g, 18ab, 6h, 1r, 1rbi, 0hr, 1bb, 2k, 0sb, .333/.368/.333
Vic Power (1b) -- 34g, 148ab, 53h, 24r, 22rbi, 8hr, 4bb, 5k, 4sb, .358/.375/.568
Tom Tresh (of) -- 35g, 122ab, 33h, 16r, 23rbi, 9hr, 16bb, 15k, 2sb, .270/.350/.533
Billy Williams (of) -- 36g, 119ab, 41h, 32r, 22rbi, 10hr, 20bb, 12k, 1sb, .345/.443/.706
Maury Wills (ss) -- 34g, 144ab, 50h, 27r, 8rbi, 0hr, 11bb, 13k, 10sb, .347/.395/.403

Jim Bouton (rhp) -- 3gs, 1W, 0L, 1.80era, 15.0ip, 3r, 3er, 8h, 0hr, 7bb, 7k, .163baa
Jim Brewer (lhp) -- 0gs, 1W, 2L, 2.18era, 33.0ip, 8r, 8er, 25h, 1hr, 12bb, 26k, .210baa, 1sv
Tony Cloninger (rhp) -- 8gs, 5W, 2L, 2.94era, 49.0ip, 18r, 16er, 40h, 5hr, 24bb, 28k, .226baa
Bill Dailey (rhp) -- 0gs, 4W, 0L, 1.46era, 12.1ip, 2r, 2er, 14h, 0hr, 3bb, 6k, .292baa, 5sv
Bob Duliba (rhp) -- 0gs, 0W, 0L, 3.24era, 8.1ip, 3r, 3er, 8h, 1hr, 3bb, 3k, .258baa, 1sv
Joe Horlen (rhp) -- 7gs, 2W, 0L, 4.10era, 41.2ip, 20r, 19er, 41h, 7h, 10bb, 16k, .250baa
Dave McNally (lhp) -- 8gs, 5W, 1L, 3.02era, 50.2ip, 17r, 17er, 37h, 6hr, 15bb, 20k, .199baa
Phil Niekro (rhp) -- 7gs, 3W, 3L, 4.01era, 42.2ip, 24r, 19er, 45h, 5hr, 16bb, 27k, .269baa, 1cg
Claude Raymond (rhp) -- 0gs, 4W, 0L, 1.93era, 23.1ip, 6r, 5er, 16h, 2hr, 5bb, 10k, .184baa, 3sv
Pete Richert (lhp) -- 3gs, 1W, 0L, 4.66era, 19.1ip, 10r, 10er, 13h, 5hr, 5bb, 11k, .186baa
Barney Schultz (rhp) -- 0gs, 2W, 0L, 2.19era, 24.2ip, 6r, 6er, 22h, 2hr, 3bb, 19k, .239baa, 2sv

New York Mets (8-25) @ Nevada Dusters 25-8)
May 10-12, 1963
Horizon Field (Las Vegas, NV)
DL: none

New York Mets Game 1 starting lineup:
Charlie Neal (2b), Jim Marshall (1b), Frank Thomas (lf), Duke Snider (rf), Jim Hickman (cf), Bobby Pfeil (3b), Hobie Landrith (c), Al Moran (ss), Jerry Koosman (sp)

Game 1, May 10
The Dusters steamrolled over Mets starter Jerry Koosman, collecting seven runs on six hits in the first two innings. In the 1st, Vic Power doubled and scored on a Lee Maye triple, Billy Williams knocked in Maye with a single, Clete Boyer drew a two-out walk before Jerry Adair hit an RBI double and Cam Carreon (3-for-4 on the day) singled in two more. In the next frame the Dusters tacked on four more, two on a Boyer home run. In the 3rd Power homered to left to make it 11-2. Tony Cloninger served up a couple of home run balls -- one to Jim Hickman in the 2nd and another to Frank Thomas in the 4th -- but came away with his fifth win, allowing four runs (three of them earned) on five hits in 6.2 innings. Maye finished 3-for-4 while Power was 2-for-3 with a walk, three runs, and two ribbies. Having won nine of their last ten, the Dusters found themselves 6.5 games ahead of St. Louis and Chicago.
Lineup: Wills, Power, Maye, Williams, Lopez, Boyer, Adair, Carreon, Cloninger
Record: 26-8
Dusters 11, Mets 4

Game 2, May 11
With a series against the Giants coming up, Ben Naylor rested some of his regulars, starting Ken Hubbs at second and Lou Johnson in right. Both went 0-for-3, and Johnson committed an error that allowed a run to score in the Mets 6th, tying the game at 2-all. But as so often happened, the Dusters came back; Lee Maye doubled to open the home 6th prior to Clete Boyer's homer -- his eleventh of the year -- into the left field bleachers. Dave McNally and reliever Jim Brewer allowed just one Met to get on base after that, and Nevada won its fifth in a row, with McNally (7.2ip, 4h, 1bb, 2r, 2er, 3k, 3.02era) improving to 5-1 and Brewer notching his first save. Lead-off man Maury Wills went 3-for-4 with a run and a RBI.
Lineup: Wills, Power, Maye, Lopez, Boyer, Johnson, Hubbs, Carreon, McNally
Record: 27-8
Dusters 4, Mets 2

Game 3, May 12
With Jerry Adair out three days with a strained neck, Ken Hubbs again got the nod at second base, while rookie Tony Oliva spelled Lee Maye in right while Maye took over for Billy Williams in left. Jim Bouton took the mound for the first time since his stint on the DL, still looking for his first win. The Dusters jumped out in front with a pair of runs in the 2nd, but New York starter Roger Craig hung tough and allowed his team to cut that deficit in half with a run in the 6th. The Dusters finally got to Craig in the 8th. Maury Wills started things with a two-out single. Then Vic Power singled and a Hector Lopez two-bagger scored Wills from third. An error by Mets centerfielder Jim Hickman allowed Power to score, making it 4-1 Nevada. And so it remained, with Bouton (5.0ip, 1h, 1bb, 0r, 0er, 3k, 1.80era) went 1-0 and Power finished the night 3-for-4. TheDusters had three days off before taking on the San Francisco Giants at Candlestick Park.
Lineup: Wills, Power, Oliva, Maye, Boyer, Tresh, Blanchard, Hubbs, Bouton
Record: 28-8
Dusters 4, Mets 1


Nevada Dusters financial update:
Average Attendance: 16,518 ... Revenue YTD: $14.4M ... Profit YTD $4.8M ... Cash: $28.8M ... Team Payroll: $35.4M

Series Stats:
2B: Power 1, Carreon 1, Adair 1, Maye 1, Lopez 2, Blanchard 1
3B: Maye 1
HR: Power 1, Boyer 2
SB: none
R: Wills 4, Power 4, Maye 2, Williams 1, Lopez 1, Boyer 4, Adair 1, Carreon 4, Blanchard 1
RBI: Power 2, Maye 2, Williams 1, Lopez 2, Boyer 4, Adair 1, Carreon 2, Wills 1, Blanchard 1, Hubbs 1
IP: Cloninger 6.2, Duliba 2.1, McNally 7.2, Brewer 4.1,Bouton 5.0, Dailey 1.0
K: Cloninger 2, Brewer 3, McNally 3, Bouton 3, Dailey 1
ER: Cloninger 3, McNally 2, Brewer 1
W: Cloninger 1, McNally 1, Bouton 1
L: none
SV: Brewer 1

Around the Leagues:
BOS signed Jim Archer (p); PIT signed Red Schoendienst (2b).
CHC traded Eddie Kasko (ss) to CIN for Bob Miller (p) and Chuck Essegian (cf).


What Really Happened...
5.11--Sandy Koufax (LAD) pitches a no-hitter against the first-place Giants.
5.11--Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle homer in the same game for the first time this year as the Yankees pummel the Orioles 13-1.

FEATURED GAME
New York Mets at Nevada Dusters
May 10, 1963
TOP OF THE FIRST
Tony Cloninger takes the mound for the Dusters.
Charlie Neal popped up to short. <--->
Jim Marshall singled to center. <--1>
Jim Marshall was caught stealing second. <--->
Frank Thomas popped up to second. <--->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
Jerry Koosman takes the mound for the Mets.
Maury Wills grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
Vic Power doubled down the left field line. <-2->
Lee Maye tripled to left, scoring a run. <3-->
Billy Williams singled to center, scoring a run. <--1>
Hector Lopez flied out to center. <--1>
Clete Boyer walked. <-21>
Jerry Adair doubled in the right field gap, scoring a run. <32->
Cam Carreon singled to center for two RBIs. <--1>
Tony Cloninger grounded to first. <--1>
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the first, Nevada leads 5 to 0.

TOP OF THE SECOND
Duke Snider walked. <--1>
Jim Hickman homered to deep left-center for two RBIs. <--->
Bobby Pfeil grounded to short. <--->
Hobie Landrith flied out to center. <--->
Al Moran walked. <--1>
Al Moran was caught stealing second. <--->
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the second, New York trails 5 to 2.

BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
Maury Wills walked. <--1>
Hobie Landrith allowed a passed ball. <-2->
Vic Power walked. <-21>
Lee Maye singled through the left side. <321>
Billy Williams grounded to second for a double play (4-6-1). <3-->
Bob Moorhead came in to pitch for the Mets. <3-->
Hector Lopez singled to left, scoring a run. <--1>
Clete Boyer homered into the left field bleachers for two RBIs. <--->
Jerry Adair grounded to first. <--->
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the second, Nevada leads 9 to 2.

TOP OF THE THIRD
Bob Moorhead struck out. <--->
Charlie Neal grounded to first. <--->
Jim Marshall grounded to first. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the third, New York trails 9 to 2.

BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
Cam Carreon doubled in the right field gap. <-2->
Bob Moorhead threw a wild pitch. <3-->
Tony Cloninger popped up to short. <3-->
Maury Wills grounded to the shortstop. The lead runner was tagged out at home. <--1>
Vic Power homered over the left field fence for two RBIs. <--->
Grover Powell came in to pitch for the Mets. <--->
Lee Maye struck out. <--->
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the third, Nevada leads 11 to 2.

TOP OF THE FOURTH
Frank Thomas homered over the right field fence. <--->
Duke Snider singled in the right field gap. <--1>
Jim Hickman lined out to center. <--1>
Bobby Pfeil grounded to second for a double play (4-6-3). <--->
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the fourth, New York trails 11 to 3.

BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
Billy Williams grounded to second. <--->
Hector Lopez flied out to left. <--->
Clete Boyer flied out to center field. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the fourth, Nevada leads 11 to 3.

TOP OF THE FIFTH
Hobie Landrith flied out to left field. <--->
Al Moran flied out to center field. <--->
Grover Powell struck out. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the fifth, New York trails 11 to 3.

BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
Jerry Adair grounded to first. <--->
Cam Carreon singled up the middle. <--1>
Tony Cloninger grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <--->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the fifth, Nevada leads 11 to 3.

TOP OF THE SIXTH
Charlie Neal grounded to second. <--->
Jim Marshall grounded to short. <--->
Frank Thomas popped up to second. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the sixth, New York trails 11 to 3.

BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
Maury Wills walked. <--1>
Vic Power flied out to center. <--1>
Lee Maye singled to center. <-21>
Billy Williams grounded to first for a double play (3-6-3). <-2->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the sixth, Nevada leads 11 to 3.

TOP OF THE SEVENTH
Duke Snider flied out to center. <--->
Jim Hickman reached second on a fielding error by the left fielder. <-2->
Bobby Pfeil walked. <-21>
Hobie Landrith flied out to center. <-21>
Al Moran singled up the middle, scoring a run. <-21>
Joe Christopher pinch hit for Grover Powell. <-21>
Bob Duliba came in to pitch for the Dusters. <-21>
Joe Christopher popped up behind home plate. <-21>
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
In the middle of the seventh, New York trails 11 to 4.

BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
Sherman Jones came in to pitch for the Mets. <--->
Hector Lopez flied out to center. <--->
Clete Boyer grounded to the third baseman. <--->
Jerry Adair struck out. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the seventh, Nevada leads 11 to 4.

TOP OF THE EIGHTH
Charlie Neal singled back through the middle. <--1>
Jim Marshall grounded to short. <-2->
Frank Thomas grounded to first. <3-->
Duke Snider grounded to third. <3-->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the eighth, New York trails 11 to 4.

BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
Cam Carreon grounded to first. <--->
Bob Duliba struck out. <--->
Maury Wills dribbled weakly to the catcher. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the eighth, Nevada leads 11 to 4.

TOP OF THE NINTH
Jim Hickman doubled over the third baseman. <-2->
Bobby Pfeil flied out to center. <-2->
Hobie Landrith singled up the middle. <3-1>
Al Moran popped up to the catcher in foul ground. <3-1>
Dick Smith pinch hit for Sherman Jones. <3-1>
Dick Smith flied out to right. <3-1>

DUSTERS WIN: 11-4

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 + R H E
Mets (NYM) 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 8 0
Dusters (NEV) 5 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 x 11 12 1

NEW YORK ab h bb r hr bi k sb avg
C. Neal (2B) 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .296
J. Marshall (1B) 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300
F. Thomas (LF) 4 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 .244
D. Snider (RF) 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .267
J. Hickman (CF) 4 2 0 2 1 2 0 0 .309
B. Pfeil (3B) 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167
H. Landrith (C) 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .203
A. Moran (SS) 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .162
J. Koosman (P) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111
B. Moorhead (P) 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333
G. Powell (P) 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
J. Christopher (PH) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .186
S. Jones (P) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
D. Smith (PH) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .175
TOTALS 33 8 3 4 2 4 2 0

2B: J. Hickman (4)
HR: F. Thomas (5), J. Hickman (3)

NEW YORK ip h bb hr r er k pit ERA
J. Koosman 1.2 6 3 0 7 7 0 45 3.76
B. Moorhead 1.0 4 0 2 4 4 0 18 5.40
G. Powell 3.1 2 1 0 0 0 1 38 3.90
S. Jones 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 18 3.00
TOTALS 8.0 12 4 2 11 11 3 119
NEVADA ab h bb r hr bi k sb avg
M. Wills (SS) 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 .338
V. Power (1B) 3 2 1 3 1 2 0 0 .357
L. Maye (CF) 4 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .373
B. Williams (RF) 4 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 .339
H. Lopez (LF) 4 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 .383
C. Boyer (3B) 3 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 .325
J. Adair (2B) 4 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 .241
C. Carreon (C) 4 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 .263
T. Cloninger (P) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
B. Duliba (P) 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
TOTALS 33 12 4 11 2 10 3 0

2B: V. Power (7), C. Carreon (2), J. Adair (3)
3B: L. Maye (2)
HR: V. Power (8), C. Boyer (10)

NEVADA ip h bb hr r er k pit ERA
T. Cloninger 6.2 5 3 2 4 3 2 106 2.94
B. Duliba 2.1 3 0 0 0 0 0 36 3.24
TOTALS 9.0 8 3 2 4 3 2 142

WP: T. Cloninger (5-2)
LP: J. Koosman (2-2)

Temperature: 62F
Wind: Calm
Attendance: 15,436
Time: 2:41