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NEVADA DUSTERS
The Story of a Major League Baseball Franchise
Nevada Dusters Minor League Report
Bakersfield Bullets (AAA)
Donn Clendenon 76/80 (1b) -- 32g, 135ab, 34h, 19r, 24rbi, 3hr, 17bb, 26k, 2sb, .252/.331/.363
Mack Jones 82/94 (cf) -- 45g, 178ab, 52h, 39r, 31rbi, 6hr, 30bb, 31k, 5sb, .292/.398/.528
Denis Menke 76/90 (ss) -- 48g, 177ab, 59h, 39r, 34rbi, 5hr, 27bb, 20k, 3sb, .333/.415/..531
Don Pavletich 80 (c) -- 28g, 105ab, 23h, 17r, 9rbi, 1hr, 12bb, 14k, 0sb, .219/..299/..333
Ron Herbel 74/75 (rhp) -- 6gs, 0W, 0L, 2.97era, 39.1ip, 17r, 13er, 40h, 1hr, 13bb, 15k, .265baa
Jim Roland 74/78 (lhp) -- 2gs, 2W, 0L, 3.48era, 20.2ip, 8r, 8er, 19h, 1hr, 9bb, 14k, .235baa
Salt Lake City Saints (AA)
Cookie Rojas 75/82 (2b) -- 46g, 170ab, 59h, 29r, 30rbi, 0hr, 17bb, 9k, 2sb, .347/.405/.424
Wes Parker 71/90 (1b) -- 46g, 162ab, 57h, 39r, 39rbi, 9hr, 34bb, 19k, 2sb, .352/.462/.599
George Banks (3b) -- 41g, 153ab, 46h, 27r, 36rbi, 2hr, 20bb, 15k, 4sb, .301/.384/.386
Gene Alley 76/78 (ss) -- 45g, 174ab, 51h, 36r, 30rbi, 5hr, 11bb, 20k, 2sb, .293/.342/.431
Jose Cardenal 74/88 (of) -- 46g, 184ab, 77h, 53r, 41rbi, 7hr, 26bb, 18k, 8sb, .418/.488/.614
Ray Culp 85/88 (rhp) -- 9gs, 4W, 2L, 2.28era, 59.1ip, 21r, 15er, 51h, 3hr, 20bb, 48k, .233baa
Hank Fischer 80/81 (rhp) -- 7gs, 3W, 2L, 4.66era, 38.2ip, 21r, 20er, 45h, 2hr, 8bb, 19k, .280baa
Dick Kelley 75 (lhp) -- 3gs, 2W, 1L, 2.59era, 48.2ip, 19r, 14er, 33h, 6hr, 16bb, 29k, .194baa
Clay Carroll 75/87 (rhp) -- 3gs, 2W, 1L, 3.24era, 41.2ip, 19r, 15er, 39h, 3hr, 15bb, 12k, .244baa, 1sv
Larry Maxie 66/75 (rhp) -- 3gs, 0W, 2L, 5.22era, 39.2ip, 26r, 23er, 41h, 5hr, 13bb, 14k, .270baa, 4sv
Tucson Stingers (A)
Tommie Aaron 64 (1b) -- 34g, 123ab, 43h, 26r, 25rbi, 0hr, 16bb, 11k, 1sb, .350/.421/.398
Jesus Alou 64/75 (of) -- 38g, 151ab, 50h, 21r, 20rbi, 1hr, 4bb, 7k, 1sb, .331/.344/.457
Danny Cater 69/81 (1b) -- 11g, 43ab, 14h, 8r, 6rbi, 2hr, 4bb, 3k, 0sb, .326/.383/.605
Jerry Grote 69/75 (c) -- 41g, 156ab, 47h, 24r, 25rbi, 0hr, 16bb, 19k, 0sb, .301/.368/.365
Tony Perez 75/88 (1b) -- 15g, 54ab, 15r, 15rbi, 5hr, 8bb, 10k, 0sb, .352/..444/.685
Felix Millan 71/87 (2b) -- 44g, 167ab, 59h, 31r, 27rbi, 0hr, 17bb, 8k, 0sb, .353/.422/.467
Bob Bailey 80 (3b) -- 46g, 162ab, 56h, 41r, 34rbi, 8hr, 34bb, 25k, 1sb, .346/.465/..611
Roger Repoz 66/72 (of) -- 42g, 149ab, 61h, 40r, 44rbi, 8hr, 29bb, 29k, 2sb, .409/.500/.631
Cecil Butler 64/71 (rhp) -- 1gs, 2W, 3L, 3.52era, 38.1ip, 18r, 15er, 33h, 1hr, 21bb, 12k, .236baa
Herb Hippauf 64/71 (lhp) -- 4gs, 1W, 1L, 3.47era, 36.1ip, 15r, 14er, 32h, 1hr, 12bb, 9k, .237baa
Bruce Howard 73/78 (rhp) -- 7gs, 3W, 0L, 1.12era, 6r, 6er, 24h, 0hr, 16bb, 27k, .151baa
Wade Blasingame 76/88 (lhp) -- 8gs, 1W, 2L, 2.75era, 52.1ip, 19r, 16er, 54h, 2hr, 16bb, 26k, .263baa
Montana Wolves (R)
Sandy Alomar 63/73 (if) -- 17g, 62ab, 21h, 15r, 15rbi, 0hr, 6bb, 7k, 3sb, .339/.391/.355
Randy Hundley 64/79 (c) -- 21g, 73ab, 24h, 15r, 18rbi, 2hr, 11bb, 9k, 0sb, .329/.417/.452
Ollie Brown 57/75 (rf) -- 23g, 84ab, 20h, 13r, 15rbi, 1hr, 8bb, 9k, 3sb, .238/.312/..310
Tito Fuentes 68/76 (if) -- 6g, 24ab, 7h, 2r, 4rbi, 0hr, 0bb,1k, 0sb, .292/.292/.292
Paul Blair 62/69 (cf) -- 4g,15ab, 6h, 4r, 3rbi, 1hr, 1bb, 1k, 1sb, .400/.438/.667
Marcelino Lopez 81 (lhp) -- 2gs, 3W, 0L, 0.98era, 18.1ip, 3r, 2er, 12h, 0hr, 6bb, 14k, .182baa
Tug McGraw 69/88 (lhp) -- 2gs, 1W, 0L, 1.99era, 22.2ip, 7r, 5er, 14h, 0hr, 9bb, 10k, .184baa, 1sv
Larry Jaster 64/78 (lhp) -- 1gs, 1W, 0L, 3.06era, 17.2ip, 7r, 6er, 9h, 2hr, 4bb, 8k, .155baa
Wayne Granger 69/85 (rhp) -- 2gs, 0W, 0L, 1.04era, 8.2ip, 3r, 1er, 7h, 1hr, 3bb, 2k, .219baa, 2sv
Rob Gardner 64/69 (lhp) -- 7gs, 2W, 1L, 2.65era, 34.0ip, 14r, 10er, 35h, 2hr, 11bb, 13k, .259

Pittsburgh Pirates (21-21) @ Nevada Dusters (31-8)
May 19-21, 1963
Horizon Field (Las Vegas)
DL: none
Pittsburgh Pirates Game 1 starting lineup:
Larry Elliot (cf), Bill Mazeroski (2b), Robero Clemente (rf), Willie Stargell (lf), Joe Torre (c), Smoky Burgess (1b), Dick Schofield (3b), Coot Veal (ss), Harvey Haddix (sp)
Game 1, May 19
The Dusters began a three-series home stand against the Pirates, and the first game was a pitcher's duel in the early going, withsouthpaw Dave McNally taking on Vern Law. A Smoky Burgess homer in the 4th but the Bucs on top 1-0; Lee Maye answered with a two-out solo shot in the 6th to tie it. Then Tom Tresh singled and stole second, Billy Williams drew a walk, and Clete Boyer reached on an error to load the bases for pinch hitter Tony Oliva, who hit the first grand slam of his career. The Dusters juiced the bases again in the 7th and added three more runs, making it 8-1. The Pirates loaded the bases in the top of the 8th with just one out, but McNally struck out Dick Schofield and induced a grounder from Burgess. McNally allowed five hits and struck out seven in his first complete game of the year, improving to 6-1. Tresh was 3-for-4 with two runs, an RBI and a base theft, and the Dusters had extended their win streak to ten games.
Lineup: Wills, Coleman, Maye, Tresh, Williams, Boyer, Blanchard, Adair, McNally
Record: 32-8
Dusters 8, Pirates 1
Game 2, May 20
Tony Oliva and Hector Lopez relieved regulars Lee Maye and Clete Boyer in the second game, and they did their part in an offensive explosion that garnered the Dusters eight runs on ten hits in the first two innings, giving starter Jim Bouton a nice cushion. Bouton held the Pirates scoreless until the 6th, when he served up a two-run homer to Willie Stargell. With Bouton well past his pitch limit, Ben Naylor sent in Pete Richert to finish the game, which Richert did in fine fashion, allowing just one more Pittsburgh hit in the final three innings. Cam Carreon clubbed another solo homer in the late going to make it 9-2 -- his second roundtripper in as many appearances. Bouton (5.2ip, 5h, 2bb, 2r, 2er, 5k, 2.18era) collected his second win. Oliva was a 2-for-4 with three RBI, Lopez 2-for-5 with two ribbies, and Carreon and Jerry Adair both finished 2-for-4. The 11-game win streak and their nine-game lead in the NL focussed national attention on the Dusters.
Lineup: Wills, Power, Williams, Lopez, Tresh, Oliva, Adair, Carreon, Bouton
Record: 33-8
Dusters 9, Pirates 2
Game 3, May 21
Larry Elliott's hit a solo homer in the first off Nevada starter Phil Niekro, and Willie Stargell did likewise in the 4th, while the Nevada lineup struggled early on against the 95-and-over fastballs hurled by Pittsburgh's Earl Francis. The Dusters adjusted, however, and Lee Maye's three-run blast in the bottom of the 4th put Nevada on top. Bill Mazeroski homered in the 5th to tie the game, and that was all for Niekro. In the bottom of the 5th Tony Oliva doubled, stole third, and scored on a Vic Power grounder to regain the lead for Nevada; in the 6th Clete Boyer hit his twelfth roundtripper and the Dusters tacked on two more runs. Barney Schultz took the mound for the Dusters in the top of the 9th with an 8-3 lead; he was replaced by Bill Dailey after the Pirates loaded the bases and scored a run. Bob Oliver hit a two-run single to close the gap to 8-6, but Dailey got the last two outs and the Dusters had swept Pittsburgh, winning their twelfth game in a row to maintain their nine game advantage over St. Louis in the NL. Ben Naylor used five pitchers, who collectively gave up fourteen hits. Bob Duliba got his first win of '63, Dailey his sixth save. Tom Tresh finished the day 3-for-4 with three runs. Best of all, from Conn Hudson's standpoint, 22,000 fans showed up for the game, a record for a regular season contest -- and attendance surpassed 21,000 for the first two games, as well.
Lineup: Oliva, Power, Williams, Boyer, Tresh, Maye, Blanchard, Adair, Niekro
Record: 34-8
Dusters 8, Pirates 6
Nevada Dusters financial update:
Average Attendance: 16,999 ... Revenue YTD: $16.8M ... Profit YTD $5.6M ... Cash: $29.6M ... Team Payroll: $35.4M
Series Stats:
2B: Wills 1, Tresh 1, Lopez 1, Adair 2, Oliva 1
3B: none
HR: Oliva 1, Maye 2, Carreon 1, Boyer 1
SB: Tresh 1, Boyer 1, Oliva 1
R: Coleman 1, Maye 4, Tresh 7, Williams 3, Boyer 2, Oliva 2, Power 2, Lopez 2, Carreon 1, Bouton 1
RBI: Maye 4, Tresh 3, Boyer 2, Oliva 4, Lopez 3, Oliva 3, Adair 2, Carreon 1, Power 1, Coleman 1
IP: McNally 9.0, Bouton 5.2, Richert 3.1, Niekro 4.1, Duliba 1.2, Brewr 2.0, Schultz 0.1, Dailey 0.2
K: McNally 7, Bouton 5, Richert 1, Niekro 3
ER: McNally 1, Bouton 2, Niekro 3, Schultz 3
W: McNally 1, Bouton 1, Duliba 1
L: none
SV: Dailey 1
Around the Leagues:
CLE--Max Alvis (3b), broken wrist, eight months.
SFG signed Sammy White (c).

What Really Happened...
5.19--Detroit's Bill Bruton ties a major league record by hitting four consecutive doubles.
5.21--Cincinnati's Jim Maloney ties a major league record with eight consecutive strikeouts.He ends up with sixteen in a 2-0 Reds win over the Braves.
FEATURED GAME

Pittsburgh Pirates at Nevada Dusters
May 19, 1963
TOP OF THE FIRST
Dave McNally takes the mound for the Dusters.
Larry Elliot struck out. <--->
Dick Schofield struck out. <--->
Smoky Burgess grounded to the third baseman. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.
BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
Vern Law takes the mound for the Pirates.
Maury Wills singled into right field. <--1>
Maury Wills went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
Gordy Coleman grounded to short. <-2->
Lee Maye grounded to second. <3-->
Tom Tresh grounded to second. <3-->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the first, the game is tied at 0.
TOP OF THE SECOND
Roberto Clemente popped up to second. <--->
Bill Mazeroski grounded to second. <--->
Bob Oliver grounded to third. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 0.
BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
Billy Williams grounded to third. <--->
Clete Boyer reached first on a fielding error by the right fielder. <--1>
Johnny Blanchard popped up to second. <--1>
Clete Boyer stole second. <-2->
Jerry Adair grounded to second. <-2->
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the second, the game is tied at 0.
TOP OF THE THIRD
Johnny Logan struck out. <--->
Gene Woodling flied out to center field. <--->
Vern Law flied out to center. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the third, the game is tied at 0.
BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
Dave McNally walked. <--1>
Maury Wills flied out to right field. <--1>
Gordy Coleman grounded to the second baseman, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
Lee Maye grounded to second. <--1>
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the third, the game is tied at 0.
TOP OF THE FOURTH
Larry Elliot flied out to left field. <--->
Dick Schofield grounded to short. <--->
Smoky Burgess homered over the left field fence. <--->
Roberto Clemente struck out. <--->
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the fourth, Pittsburgh leads 1 to 0.
BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
Tom Tresh singled in the right field gap. <--1>
Tom Tresh was caught stealing second. <--->
Billy Williams grounded to second. <--->
Clete Boyer grounded to the shortstop. <--->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the fourth, Nevada trails 1 to 0.
TOP OF THE FIFTH
Bill Mazeroski flied out to left. <--->
Bob Oliver flied out to left. <--->
Johnny Logan walked. <--1>
Gene Woodling flied out to left field. <--1>
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the fifth, Pittsburgh leads 1 to 0.
BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
Johnny Blanchard struck out. <--->
Jerry Adair grounded to the pitcher. <--->
Dave McNally struck out. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the fifth, Nevada trails 1 to 0.
TOP OF THE SIXTH
Vern Law grounded to third. <--->
Larry Elliot lined out to the shortstop. <--->
Dick Schofield struck out. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the sixth, Pittsburgh leads 1 to 0.
BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
Maury Wills singled to left-center. <--1>
Maury Wills went for an extra base and was thrown out at second. <--->
Gordy Coleman flied out to left. <--->
Lee Maye homered over the right field fence. <--->
Tom Tresh singled to center. <--1>
Tom Tresh stole second. <-2->
Billy Williams was intentionally walked. <-21>
Clete Boyer reached first on a fielding error by the shortstop. <321>
Tony Oliva pinch hit for Johnny Blanchard. <321>
Tony Oliva homered over the left field fence for a grand slam. <--->
Al McBean came in to pitch for the Pirates. <--->
Jerry Adair popped up to short. <--->
5 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the sixth, Nevada leads 5 to 1.
TOP OF THE SEVENTH
Cam Carreon came in to play Catcher. <--->
Smoky Burgess popped up to the second baseman. <--->
Roberto Clemente singled up the middle. <--1>
The Pirates put on the hit and run.
Bill Mazeroski grounded to short. <-2->
Willie Stargell pinch hit for Bob Oliver. <-2->
Willie Stargell popped up to short. <-2->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the seventh, Pittsburgh trails 5 to 1.
BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
Dave McNally grounded to short. <--->
Maury Wills popped up behind home plate. <--->
Gordy Coleman singled to right. <--1>
Lee Maye singled through the right side. <-21>
Tom Tresh singled to right, scoring a run. <3-1>
Billy Williams walked. <321>
Clete Boyer singled into the left field corner for two RBIs. <3-1>
Cam Carreon grounded to second. <3-1>
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
At the end of the seventh, Nevada leads 8 to 1.
TOP OF THE EIGHTH
Johnny Logan singled in the right field gap. <--1>
Gene Woodling walked. <-21>
Joe Torre pinch hit for Al McBean. <-21>
Joe Torre struck out. <-21>
Larry Elliot singled to left field. <321>
Dick Schofield struck out. <321>
Smoky Burgess grounded to the pitcher. <321>
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
In the middle of the eighth, Pittsburgh trails 8 to 1.
BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
Tommie Sisk came in to pitch for the Pirates. <--->
Jerry Adair popped up behind home plate. <--->
Dave McNally struck out. <--->
Maury Wills grounded to the second baseman. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the eighth, Nevada leads 8 to 1.
TOP OF THE NINTH
Roberto Clemente grounded to the pitcher. <--->
Bill Mazeroski grounded to first. <--->
Willie Stargell hit an infield single to second. <--1>
Johnny Logan grounded to the third baseman. <--1>
DUSTERS WIN: 8-1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 + R H E
Pirates (PIT) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 2
Dusters (NEV) 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 0 x 8 10 0
PITTSBURGH ab h bb r hr bi k sb avg
L. Elliot (CF) 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .218
D. Schofield (3B) 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 .270
S. Burgess (C) 4 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 .267
R. Clemente (RF) 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .278
B. Mazeroski (2B) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231
B. Oliver (1B) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236
W. Stargell (1B) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239
J. Logan (SS) 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .320
G. Woodling (LF) 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .281
V. Law (P) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .174
A. McBean (P) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143
J. Torre (PH) 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .247
T. Sisk (P) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
TOTALS 32 5 2 1 1 1 7 0
HR: S. Burgess (2)
PITTSBURGH ip h bb hr r er k pit ERA
V. Law 5.2 6 2 2 5 1 2 67 3.60
A. McBean 1.1 4 1 0 3 3 0 20 3.51
T. Sisk 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 13 2.45
TOTALS 8.0 10 3 2 8 4 3 100
NEVADA ab h bb r hr bi k sb avg
M. Wills (SS) 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .331
G. Coleman (1B) 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .278
L. Maye (RF) 4 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 .360
T. Tresh (CF) 4 3 0 2 0 1 0 1 .290
B. Williams (LF) 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 .336
C. Boyer (3B) 4 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 .319
J. Blanchard (C) 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .198
T. Oliva (PH) 1 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 .364
C. Carreon (C) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260
J. Adair (2B) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
D. McNally (P) 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 .111
TOTALS 34 10 3 8 2 8 3 2
2B: M. Wills (7)
HR: T. Oliva (1), L. Maye (5)
NEVADA ip h bb hr r er k pit ERA
D. McNally 9.0 5 2 1 1 1 7 109 2.72
TOTALS 9.0 5 2 1 1 1 7 109
WP: D. McNally (6-1)
LP: V. Law (1-5)
Temperature: 64F
Wind: 4 MPH (in from left)
Attendance: 21,634
Time: 2:01