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NEVADA DUSTERS
The Story of a Major League Baseball Franchise
Cubs @ Dusters
April 22-24, 1962
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The Standings (as of April 21, 1962)
(including team batting average and ERA)
NATIONAL LEAGUE
PIT   13-5   .285  3.06
LAD   11-7   .246  3.49
SFG   11-7   .252  2.81
NEV   12-9   .273  3.82
CIN   8-7   .230  2.45
NYM   9-9   .247  4.36
STL   10-11   .248  3.58
CHC   7-11   .213  3.87
HOU   6-12   .231  4.23
PHI   6-15   .228  3.54
AMERICAN LEAGUE
NYY   15-3   .281  2.43
BOS   14-6   .263  2.83
CLE   12-6   .241  2.45
MIN   9-9   .233  3.72
CHW   10-10   .241  3.38
KCA   9-11   .221  3.01
BAL   7-11   .221   3.07
WSA   7-11   .222  3.54
DET   7-13   .226  3.91
LAA   4-14   .215  4.61

Nevada Dusters: Minor League Report
Bakersfield Bullets (AAA), 7-11
Donn Clendenon (1B) 28ab, 10h, 6r, 7rbi, 2hr, 1bb, 3k, 0sb, .357/.379/.643
Lou Johnson (LF) 72ab, 28h, 17r, 20rbi, 2hr, 5bb, 8k, 3sb, .389/.430/.528
Bubba Morton (RF) 48ab, 17h, 11r, 9rbi, 0hr, 8bb, 5k, 2sb, .354/456/.396
Pete Richert (P) 3gs, 0W, 1L, 3.63era, 17.1ip, 7r, 7er, 12h, 2hr, 5bb, 9k, .190baa

Salt Lake City Saints (AA), 9-9
Howie Bedell (LF) 62ab, 20h, 9r, 16rbi, 0hr, 8bb, 8k, 1sb, .323/.400/.371
Tony Oliva (RF) 70ab, 26h, 18r, 17rbi, 3hr, 5bb, 6k, 2sb, .371/..403./.614
Cookie Rojas (2B) 66ab, 19h, 6r, 10rbi, 0hr, 6bb, 8k, 0sb, .288/.356/..333
Jim Bouton (P) 3gs, 1W, 1L, 5.52era, 14.2ip, 12r, 9er, 22h, 2hr, 7bb, 7k, .338baa
Dave Eilers (P) 1gs, 1W, 1L, 2.50era, 18.0ip, 7r, 5er, 17h, 1hr, 4bb, 4k, .254baa
Phil Niekro (P) 3gs, 1W, 1L, 4.66era, 19.1ip, 10r, 10er, 21h, 2hr, 5bb, 9k, .273baa
Jim Roland (P) 2gs, 0W, 1L, 3.07era, 14.2ip, 5r, 5er, 12h, 1hr, 9bb, 7k, 2.18baa

Tucson Stingers (A), 8-7
Tommie Aaron (1B) 49ab, 15h, 6r, 8rbi, 0hr, 3bb, 8k, 0sb, .306/.358/.3.67
Gene Alley (SS) 26ab, 6h, 2r, 2rbi, 0hr, 2bb, 2k, 1sb, .231/.286/.385
George Banks (3B) 56ab, 18h, 11r, 9rbi, 0hr, 7bb, 10k, 0sb, .321/.409/..393
Glen Clark (1B) 11ab, 7h, 5r, 6rbi, 1hr, 2bb, 2k, 2sb, .636/.692/.1.000
Denis Menke (SS) 39ab, 17h, 9r, 8rbi, 1hr, 9bb, 5k, 1sb, .436/.540/.615
Wes Parker (1B) 21ab, 9h, 6r, 5rbi, 1hr, 5bb, 2k, 0sb, .429/.519/.714
John Braun (P) 2gs, 0W, 1L, 2.41era, 18.2ip, 10r, 5er, 21h, 2hr, 7bb, 4k, .284baa, 1sv
Cecil Butler (P) 2gs, 0W, 2L, 4.30era, 14.2ip, 7r, 7er, 12h, 2hr, 4bb, 7k, .222baa
Clay Carroll (P) 0gs, 0W, 0L, 1.17era, 15.1ip, 2r, 2er, 10h, 0hr, 4bb, 5k, .182baa, 1sv
Paul Doyle (P) 0gs, 0W, 1L, 4.05era, 13.1ip, 7r, 6er, 13h, 1hr, 6bb, 5k, .250baa, 1sv
Hank Fischer (P) 1gs, 2W, 1L, 2.76era, 16.1ip, 5r, 5er, 14h, 0hr, 5bb, 13k, .233baa
Herb Hippauf (P) 0gs, 0W, 1L, 2.35era, 15.1ip, 6r, 4er, 11h, 1hr, 9bb, 3k, .200baa
Dick Kelley (P) 2gs, 1W, 0L, 1.26era, 14.1ip, 5r, 2er, 13h, 0hr, 4bb, 9k, .232baa
Larry Maxie (P) 2gs, 1W, 0L, 1.59era, 17.0ip, 4r, 3er, 12h, 0hr, 6bb, 4k, .200baa

Montana Wolves (R), 5-4
Sandy Alomar (2B) 14ab, 4h, 2r, 2rbi, 0hr, 2bb, 2k, 0sb, .286/.375/.286
Bob Bailey (3B) 33ab, 11h, 9r, 7rbi, 2hr, 4bb, 4k, 2sb, .333/.405/..667
Jerry Grote (C) 24ab, 5h, 3r, 5rbi, 0hr, 4bb, 3k, 0sb, .208/.321/.250
Walt Hriniak (C) 6ab, 2h, 0r, 2rbi, 0hr, 1bb, 1k, 0sb, .333/.429/.500
Felix Millan (2B) 22ab, 7h, 6r, 5rbi, 0hr, 2bb, 1k, 0sb, .318/.400/.318
Tony Perez (1B) 32ab, 13h, 8r, 11rbi, 2hr, 6bb, 6k, 0sb, .406/.476/.719
Woody Woodward (SS) 29ab, 9h, 4r, 3rbi, 0hr, 2bb, 5k, 0sb, .310/.355/..448
Wade Blasingame (P) 2gs, 1W, 0L, 1.00era, 9.0ip, 1r, 1er, 5h, 0hr, 2bb, 3k, .161baa
Bruce Howard (P) 2gs, 0W, 0L, 2.00era, 9.0ip, 3r, 2er, 7h, 0hr, 4bb, 1k, .212baa
Marcelino Lopez (P) 1gs, 0W, 1L, 6.00era, 3.0ip2r, 2er, 5h, 0hr, 2bb, 0k, .357baa
Dan Schneider (P) 0gs, 0W, 0L, 0.00era, 9.0ip, 2r, 0er, 8h, 0hr, 2bb, 1k, .242baa, 2sv
Arnold Umbach (P) 0gs, 0W, 0L, 3.00era, 6.0ip, 2r, 2er, 6h, 0hr, 1bb, 0k, .261baa
Cecil Upshaw (P) 0gs, 0W, 0L, 6.23era, 4.1ip, 4r, 3er, 7h, 2hr, 0bb, 0k, 3.78baa

FAST TRACK
Salt Lake City Saints: Tony Oliva (RF)
Tucson Stingers: Denis Menke (SS), Glen Clark (1B), George Banks (3B)
Montana Wolves: Bob Bailey (3B)

Chicago Cubs @ Nevada Dusters
April 22-24, 1962
Horizon Field, Las Vegas, NV

DL: none

TRADE OFFERS: none

Chicago Cubs Game 1 Starting Lineup
Lou Brock (CF), Ben Raudman (LF), Ron Santo (3B), Hank Aaron (RF), Andre Rodgers (1B), Dick Bertell (C), Jim McKnight (2B), Elder White (SS), Al Lary (SP)

[April 22, Game 1]
The Nevada Dusters pounded the Chicago Cubs pitching staff for a franchise-record 19 hits and 12 runs in the first game of the series. Billy Williams fired the opening salvo, a two-run homer in the 1st. Hector Lopez knocked one over the left field fence for three runs in the 2nd. The Dusters added four more runs in the 5th on six hits, including a two-run triple by first baseman Gordy Coleman (who collected five ribbies today). With a 10-0 lead and Joe Horlen on the mound, Ben Naylor was afforded the rare luxury of sitting back and enjoying the game from that point on. Horlen went eight innings, allowing one run on seven hits and earning his third win of the season. Williams, Coleman and Horlen himself went 3-for-5 on the day, while Hector Lopez and Clete Boyer were 2-for-4 and Johnny Blanchard finished 3-for-3 with two walks and three runs scored. Of the nineteen knocks, sixteen were singles, and the pundits were commenting on the productivity of the Nevada lineup from top to bottom.
Lineup: Coleman, Lopez, Williams, Tresh, Adair, Boyer, Hubbs, Blanchard, Horlen
Record: 13-9
Dusters 12, Cubs 2
[April 23, Game 2]
In his fourth start, Dave McNally continued to excel on the mound, holding the Cubs hitless through the first five frames, and pitching a complete game with only four hits charged against him. Hank Aaron spoiled McNally's shutout bid by clobbering a solo homer in the 9th. Of the thirteen Nevada hits garnered at the expense of Don Cardwell and company, three were long balls. Billy Williams hit a pair, one in the 1st and the other in the 4th (making three for the series against his former team), while Clete Boyer hit a three-run shot that bounced off the center field scoreboard to put the Dusters up 8-0 in the 7th. Williams finished 2-for-4 with three runs and three RBIs, hiking his average to .348 while Boyer, also 2-for-4 on the day, enjoyed a .412 average. Best on the club, though, was first baseman Gordy Coleman who, in 33 at-bats had accumulated a whopping .485 BA. With Coleman so hot at the plate, Naylor faced the dilemma of whether to platoon Gordy and Vic Power at first. McNally improved his record to 3-0 and the Dusters, having won three in a row, found themselves in second place in the NL, 1.5 games behind the Pirates.
Lineup: Coleman, Lopez, Williams, Tresh, Adair, Boyer, Schaive, Blanchard, McNally
Record: 14-9
Dusters 8, Cubs 1
[April 23, Game 3]
It looked at first as though the Dusters would handle the Cubs as easily as they'd done in the first two games, as Billy Williams drew a two-out walk in the 1st, Tom Tresh singled, Johnny Schaive hit a RBI double, and Clete Boyer followed with a two-run single. Starter Tony Cloninger (2-1) held the Cubs scoreless through four, but the wheels came off in the 5th as two singles, a double, a fielding error by Hector Lopez in right field, and a three-run dinger off the bat of Ron Santo propelled Chicago to a 5-3 lead. Santo returned in the 7th to add a solo blast. Every time the Dusters would put a man on he'd be erased in a twin killing, and so the Cubs avoided being swept. Cubs starter Dick Ellsworth got his second win of the season, Cloninger his second loss, and Nevada fell back to third place in the NL, with the prospect of going to Pittsburgh to face the first-place Pirates.
Lineup: Power, Lopez, Williams, Tresh, Schaive, Boyers, Hubbs, Blanchard, Cloninger
Record: 14-10
Cubs 6, Dusters 3

Ron Santo (CHC)


Nevada Dusters financial update:
Revenue: $6.1M ..... Profit: $1.7M ..... Cash: $6.3M ..... Team Payroll: $20.8M

Series stats:
2Bs: Blanchard, Schaive, Williams
3Bs: Coleman
HRs: Lopez, Williams (3), Boyer
SBs: none
Runs: Coleman (2), Lopez (2), Williams (5), Adair, Boyer (2), Hubbs, Blanchard (3), Horlen (2), Tresh (3), McNally, Schaive
RBIs: Coleman (5), Lopez (4), Williams (5), Blanchard, Horlen, Boyer (5), Schaive

Around the leagues:
CHW--Bob Farley (LF), sprained lower back, two weeks.
CIN--Joey Jay (P), sprained ankle, two weeks.
SFG--Jim Duffalo (P), pulled groin, two weeks.
PHI--Ruben Amaro (SS), stretched knee ligament, four weeks.
MIN--Bill Pleis (P), severed knee ligament, eight months.

HOU releases Roman Mejias (LF).
HOU releases Jim Pendleton (LF).

FEATURED GAME
Chicago Cubs at Nevada Dusters
April 22, 1962

TOP OF THE FIRST
Joe Horlen takes the mound for the Dusters.
Lou Brock popped up to second. <--->
Bob Raudman popped up to second. <--->
Ron Santo walked. <--1>
Hank Aaron grounded to the pitcher. <--1>
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
Al Lary takes the mound for the Cubs.
Gordy Coleman grounded to third. <--->
Hector Lopez was hit by a pitch. <--1>
Billy Williams homered over the right field fence for two RBIs. <--->
Tom Tresh flied out to center. <--->
Jerry Adair grounded to the shortstop. <--->
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the first, Nevada leads 2 to 0.

TOP OF THE SECOND
Andre Rodgers struck out. <--->
Dick Bertell walked. <--1>
Jim McKnight doubled into right field. <32->
Elder White grounded to short. <32->
Al Lary struck out. <32->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
In the middle of the second, Chicago trails 2 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
Clete Boyer popped up to second. <--->
Ken Hubbs grounded to the second baseman. <--->
Johnny Blanchard walked. <--1>
Joe Horlen singled in the left field gap, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
Gordy Coleman singled to left, scoring a run. <-21>
Hector Lopez homered over the left field fence for three RBIs. <--->
Billy Williams grounded to second. <--->
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the second, Nevada leads 6 to 0.

TOP OF THE THIRD
Lou Brock popped up to the second baseman. <--->
Bob Raudman flied out to center. <--->
Ron Santo singled to center. <--1>
Hank Aaron grounded to short. <--1>
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the third, Chicago trails 6 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
Tom Tresh flied out to left. <--->
Jerry Adair struck out. <--->
Clete Boyer singled to center field. <--1>
Ken Hubbs popped up to the second baseman. <--1>
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the third, Nevada leads 6 to 0.

TOP OF THE FOURTH
Andre Rodgers tripled in the left field gap. <3-->
Dick Bertell grounded to first base. <3-->
Jim McKnight dribbled weakly to the catcher. <3-->
Elder White struck out. <3-->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the fourth, Chicago trails 6 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
Johnny Blanchard singled up the middle. <--1>
Joe Horlen struck out. <--1>
Gordy Coleman struck out. <--1>
Hector Lopez singled up the middle. <-21>
Billy Williams singled up the middle. <321>
Tom Tresh lined out to right. <321>
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
At the end of the fourth, Nevada leads 6 to 0.

TOP OF THE FIFTH
George Altman pinch hit for Al Lary. <--->
George Altman grounded to second. <--->
Lou Brock singled down the left field line. <--1>
Bob Raudman grounded to first. <-2->
Ron Santo struck out. <-2->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the fifth, Chicago trails 6 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
Jack Curtis came in to pitch for the Cubs. <--->
Jerry Adair singled to center field. <--1>
Clete Boyer hit an infield single to the second baseman. <-21>
Ken Hubbs popped up to first. <-21>
Johnny Blanchard singled through the left side, scoring a run. <-21>
Joe Horlen singled to right, scoring a run. <3-1>
Gordy Coleman tripled down the right field line for two RBIs. <3-->
Hector Lopez lined out to right. <3-->
Billy Williams hit an infield single to the pitcher. <3-1>
Tom Tresh popped up foul down the first base line. <3-1>
4 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
At the end of the fifth, Nevada leads 10 to 0.

TOP OF THE SIXTH
Hank Aaron singled through the left side. <--1>
Andre Rodgers singled to center. <-21>
Dick Bertell singled to left. <321>
Jim McKnight grounded to the shortstop, scoring a run. <3-1>
Elder White grounded back to the pitcher for a double play (1-4-3). <3-->
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the sixth, Chicago trails 10 to 1.

BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
Jerry Adair grounded to second. <--->
Clete Boyer grounded to the shortstop. <--->
Ken Hubbs singled over the third baseman. <--1>
Johnny Blanchard singled over the third baseman. <-21>
Joe Horlen singled through the right side. <321>
Gordy Coleman singled to center for two RBIs. <3-1>
Cal Koonce came in to pitch for the Cubs. <3-1>
Hector Lopez grounded to short. <3-1>
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
At the end of the sixth, Nevada leads 12 to 1.

TOP OF THE SEVENTH
Cal Koonce struck out. <--->
Lou Brock flied out to left. <--->
Bob Raudman grounded to short. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the seventh, Chicago trails 12 to 1.

BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
Billy Williams flied out to center. <--->
Tom Tresh singled to center. <--1>
Jerry Adair grounded to second for a double play (4-6-3). <--->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the seventh, Nevada leads 12 to 1.

TOP OF THE EIGHTH
Ron Santo popped up to second. <--->
Hank Aaron grounded to short. <--->
Andre Rodgers grounded to the pitcher. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the eighth, Chicago trails 12 to 1.

BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
Clete Boyer walked. <--1>
Ken Hubbs popped up behind home plate. <--1>
Johnny Blanchard walked. <-21>
Joe Horlen grounded to second for a double play (4-6-3). <-2->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the eighth, Nevada leads 12 to 1.

TOP OF THE NINTH
Bill Dailey came in to pitch for the Dusters. <--->
Dick Bertell singled to left. <--1>
Bill Dailey threw a wild pitch. <-2->
Jim McKnight grounded to second. <3-->
Elder White singled to center field, scoring a run. <--1>
Moe Morhardt pinch hit for Cal Koonce. <--1>
Moe Morhardt walked. <-21>
Lou Brock popped up to the second baseman. <-21>
Bob Raudman grounded to third. <-21>

DUSTERS WIN: 12-2
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
          Cubs (CHC) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1    2  9  0
       Dusters (NEV) 2 4 0 0 4 2 0 0 x   12 19  0

CHICAGO              ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
L. Brock (CF)         5  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .171
B. Raudman (LF)       5  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .172
R. Santo (3B)         3  1  1  0  0  0  1  0    .273
H. Aaron (RF)         4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .323
A. Rodgers (1B)       4  2  0  0  0  0  1  0    .197
D. Bertell (C)        3  2  1  1  0  0  0  0    .233
J. McKnight (2B)      4  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .212
E. White (SS)         4  1  0  0  0  1  1  0    .286
A. Lary (P)           1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .375
 G. Altman (PH)       1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .077
 J. Curtis (P)        0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .500
 C. Koonce (P)        1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
 M. Morhardt (PH)     0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .235
TOTALS               35  9  3  2  0  2  5  0

   2B:  J. McKnight (3)
   3B:  A. Rodgers (3)

         CHICAGO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
         A. Lary  4.0  8  1  2  6  6  3  91   8.44
       J. Curtis  1.2 10  0  0  6  6  0  39   5.84
       C. Koonce  2.1  1  2  0  0  0  0  23   0.00
          TOTALS  8.0 19  3  2 12 12  3 153

NEVADA               ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
G. Coleman (1B)       5  3  0  1  0  5  1  0    .536
H. Lopez (RF)         4  2  0  2  1  3  0  0    .339
B. Williams (LF)      5  3  0  1  1  2  0  0    .338
T. Tresh (CF)         5  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .269
J. Adair (SS)         5  1  0  1  0  0  1  0    .298
C. Boyer (3B)         4  2  1  1  0  0  0  0    .400
K. Hubbs (2B)         5  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .182
J. Blanchard (C)      3  3  2  3  0  1  0  0    .288
J. Horlen (P)         5  3  0  2  0  1  1  0    .176
 B. Dailey (P)        0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
TOTALS               41 19  3 12  2 12  3  0

   3B:  G. Coleman (1)
   HR:  H. Lopez (5), B. Williams (2)

          NEVADA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
       J. Horlen  8.0  7  2  0  1  1  5 111   2.01
       B. Dailey  1.0  2  1  0  1  1  0  18   5.40
          TOTALS  9.0  9  3  0  2  2  5 129

     WP: J. Horlen (3-1)
     LP: A. Lary (2-2)

     Attendance: 12,343
     Time: 2:56