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NEVADA DUSTERS
The Story of a Major League Baseball Franchise
Dusters @ Reds
May 7-9, 1962
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The Standings (as of May 6, 1962)
(including team batting average and ERA)
NATIONAL LEAGUE
PIT   23-10   .289  3.23
SFG   17-13   .240  2.91
LAD   17-13   .238  3.43
CIN   16-14   .242  2.65
NEV  17-16   .280  3.96
CHC   15-18   .237  4.19
NYM   15-18   .254  4.21
HOU   14-19   .230  4.05
PHI   14-19   .244  3.54
STL   14-22   .233  3.75
AMERICAN LEAGUE
NYY   21-9   .260  2.99
CLE   17-13   .239  2.91
DET   18-15   .259  3.53
BOS   18-15   .257  3.26
BAL   15-15   .231  3.05
KCA   16-17   .230  3.10
MIN   14-16   .249  3.46
CHW   14-19   .236  3.64
LAA   12-18   .232  3.97
WSA   11-19   .230  3.95

NL Leaderboard: Pitching (as of 4.30.62)
Complete Games: Juan Marichal (SFG) 3 ..... Glen Hobbie (CHC) 2 .....Don Cardwell (CHC) 2 ..... Dave McNally (NEV) 2 ..... Bob Friend (PIT) 2 ..... Gaylord Perry (SFG) 2 ..... Bob Gibson (STL) 2 ..... Bob Buhl (STL) 2 ..... Dick Ellsworth (CHC) 1 ..... Jim O'Toole (CIN) 1
ERA: Bob Purkey (CIN) 0.90 ..... Dave McNally (NEV) 1.21 ..... Mike McCormick (SFG) 1.24 ..... Sandy Koufax (LAD) 1.38 ..... Billy Pierce (SFG) 1.50 ..... Gaylord Perry (SFG) 1.74 ..... Bob Gibson (STL) 1.88 ..... Joe Gibbon (PIT) 1.93 ..... Art Mahaffey (PHI) 1.95 ..... Dick Drott (HOU) 2.12
Appearances: Ed Roebuck (LAD) 15 ..... Dallas Green (PHI) 15 ..... Ron Perranoski (LAD) 14 ..... Larry Sherry (LAD) 14 ..... Jim Brewer (NEV) 14 ..... Turk Farrell (HOU) 12 ..... Bob Miller (NYM) 11 ..... Ed Bauta (STL) 11 ..... Don Elston (CHC) 10 ..... Jim Brosnan (CIN) 10
Hits / 9IP: Dave McNally (NEV) 4.10 ..... Sandy Koufax (LAD) 5.08 ..... Bob Purkey (CIN) 5.63 ..... Art Mahaffey (PHI) 5.84 ..... Don Drysdale (LAD) 5.88 ..... Juan Marichal (SFG) 6.00 ..... Mike McCormick (SFG) 6.21 ..... Dick Drott (HOU) 6.35 ..... Frank Sullivan (PHI) 6.86 ..... Don Cardwell (CHC) 6.93
Innings Pitched: Bob Friend (PIT) 55.0 ..... Dick Drott (HOU) 51.0 ..... Jay Hook (NYM) 51.0 ..... Bob Buhl (STL) 50.0 ..... Don Cardwell (CHC) 49.1 ..... Bob Bruce (HOU) 49.0 ..... Juan Marichal (SFG) 48.0 ..... Bob Gibson (STL) 48.0 ..... Joe Horlen (NEV) 47.1 ..... Joe Gibbon (PIT) 46.2
Opp. Batting Average: Dave McNally (NEV) .129 ..... Sandy Koufax (LAD) .159 ..... Bob Purkey (CIN) .179 ..... Don Drysdale (LAD) .179 ..... Art Mahaffey (PHI) .182 ..... Juan Marichal (SFG) .185 ..... Mike McCormick (SFG) .192 ..... Frank Sullivan (PHI) .197 ..... Dick Drott (HOU) .200 ..... Bob Buhl (STL) .206
Quality Starts: Dick Drott (HOU) 6 ..... Jim O'Toole (CIN) 5 ..... Bob Purkey (CIN) 5 ..... Joe Horlen (NEV) 5 ..... Bob Friend (PIT) 5 ..... Bob Buhl (STL) 5 ..... Glen Hobbie (CHC) 4 ..... Don Cardwell (CHC) 4 ..... Jim Maloney (CIN) 4 ..... Don Drysdale (LAD) 4
Saves: Ron Perranoski (LAD) 6 ..... Turk Farrell (HOU) 5 ..... Claude Raymond (NEV) 4 ..... Stu Miller (NYM) 4 ..... Bill Henry (CIN) 3 ..... Jack Baldschun (PHI) 3 ..... Lindy McDaniel (STL) 3 ..... Don Elston (CHC) 2 ..... Clem Labine (NYM) 2 ..... Roy Face (PIT) 2
Strikeouts Pitched: Sandy Koufax (LAD) 37 ..... Don Drysdale (LAD) 31 ..... Bob Bruce (HOU) 30 ..... Bob Gibson (STL) 30 ..... Gaylord Perry (SFG) 28 ..... Jim Maloney (CIN) 26 ..... Dick Drott (HOU) 26 ..... Jay Hook (NYM) 25 ..... Joe Gibbon (PIT) 25 ..... Jim O'Toole (CIN) 24
Strikeouts / 9IP: Sandy Koufax (LAD) 8.54 ..... Don Drysdale (LAD) 6.75 ..... Harvey Haddix (PIT) 6.68 ..... Billy Pierce (SFG) 6.00 ..... Jim Maloney (CIN) 5.75 ..... Chris Short (PHI) 5.73 ..... Bob Gibson (STL) 5.63 ..... Bob Bruce (HOU) 5.51 ..... Gaylord Perry (SFG) 5.40 ..... Art Mahaffey (PHI) 5.35
Walks / 9 IP: Bob Purkey (CIN) 0.90 ..... Larry Jackson (STL) 1.38 ..... Joe Horlen (NEV) 1.52 ..... Frank Sullivan (PHI) 1.60 ..... Art Mahaffey (PHI) 1.70 ..... Bob Friend (PIT) 1.80 ..... Ken Johnson (HOU) 1.83 ..... Dave McNally (NEV) 1.93 ..... Billy Pierce (SFG) 2.10 ..... Jay Hook (NYM) 2.12
Wins: Dick Drott (HOU) 5 ..... Bob Friend (PIT) 5 ..... Jim O'Toole (CIN) 4 ..... Joe Horlen (NEV) 4 ..... Dave McNally (NEV) 4 ..... Don Cardwell (CHC) 3 ..... Bob Purkey (CIN) 3 ..... Jim Maloney (CIN) 3 ..... Bob Bruce (HOU) 3 ..... Sandy Koufax (LAD) 3

Nevada Dusters road grays

Nevada Dusters @ Cincinnati Reds
May 7-9, 1962
Crosley Field, Cincinnati, OH

DL: Dave Eilers (P-Salt Lake City Saints), sprained neck, three days. Larry Maxie (P-Tucson Stingers), dislocated shoulder, nineteen days.

TRADES
none

Cincinnati Reds Game 1 starting lineup
Don Blasingame (2B), Gene Freese (3B), Vada Pinson (CF), Frank Robinson (RF), Jerry Lynch (LF), Hank Foiles (C), Rogelio Alvarez (1B), Eddie Kasko (SS), Jim Maloney (SP)

[May 7, Game 1]
Having lost their last three series, the Dusters rolled into Cincinnati determined to win. The big question mark was a new starter, just called up from AAA Bakersfield, named Pete Richert. A cautious Ben Naylor left Richert in for just three innings, during which the southpaw allowed one run on five hits while striking out three. From then on it was up to the bullpen to hold onto a 3-1 lead. Jim Umbricht retired the side in the Reds 4th, and in the Duster 5th Billy Williams doubled and scored when Don Blasingame threw the ball away trying to get Tom Tresh out at first. The 4-1 lead was trimmed in the Cincinnati 5th when the Reds hit four consecutive singles, scoring twice, but Nevada broke it wide open in the 7th against Johnny Klippstein; Hector Lopez tripled, Tom Tresh doubled, and the Dusters added three runs to their total. Johnny Blanchard's solo homer one frame later made it 8-3, and Bill Dailey, Bob Duliba and Claude Raymond held the Reds scoreless in the final three innings. It was a day for extra base hits -- Nevada's seventeen hits included four doubles (Lopez, Adair and two by Williams) and three triples (Tresh, Adair, Schaive). Adair was 4-for-5 on the day, Blanchard 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs. Best of all, in Naylor's opinion, there were no errors charged to the Dusters.
Lineup: Power, Lopez, Williams, Tresh, Adair, Boyer, Schaive, Blanchard, Richert
Record: 18-16
Dusters 8, Reds 3
[May 8, Game 2]
The Dusters had trouble with 21-year-old rookie starter Sammy Ellis, heralded as one of the most talented pitchers to come through the Cincinnati organization in years. Ellis put his talents to good use in Game 2, holding Nevada to four hits in seven innings. Nevada's Joe Horlen (4-2) allowed just six hits in his seven innings of work, and each hurler gave up a pair of homers. Clete Boyer hit his third of the year, Hector Lopez his sixth for the Dusters. Gene Freese and Frank Robinson accounted for the Cincy long balls. The game breaker was Robinson's RBI single in the 6th, followed by a Jerry Lynch single that drove in Robinson. At that point the Reds had a 3-2 lead, to which Robinson added in the 8th with his solo blast. The Dusters couldn't get a man to second base after the 3rd, so dominating were the Cincy pitchers.Ken Hubbs, starting at second base for Johnny Schaive, went 0-for-3, causing Ben Naylor to shake his head. He and Conn Hudson kept expecting the talented middle infielder to start hitting. Apparently, they would have to wait a little longer.
Lineup: Coleman, Lopez, Williams, Tresh, Adair, Boyer, Hubbs, Blanchard, Horlen
Record: 18-17
Reds 4, Dusters 2
[May 9, Game 3]
The Dusters hoped to win the rubber game and avoid losing their fourth series in a row, but they knew it would be tough sledding against Cincy ace Jim O'Toole. Those hopes hinged on Dave McNally (5-0), who came through with another outstanding performance on the mound. McNally surrendered two runs on four hits through eight innings. The Duster bats did their part as well, with Tom Tresh clubbing a three-run homer to right in the 1st, and Billy Williams adding a two-run homer in the 8th that almost brushed the right-field foul pole at Crosley Field. Closer Claude Raymond served up a solo home run to Frank Robinson in the 9th but retired the next three Cincy batters to earn his sixth save, while McNally got his sixth win in seven starts. The kid, said the pundits, was for real and, at this stage of the season, was Nevada's most valuable player. By winning the series the Dusters found themselves catapulted past Cincinnati and Los Angeles (both 17-16) into third place in the NL behind Pittsburgh (26-10) and San Francisco (20-13). But the road ahead wasn't easy -- back to Chavez Ravine for three more with the Dodgers before traveling to Pittsburgh to face the Pirates.
Lineup: Power, Lopez, Williams, Tresh, Adair, Boyer, Schaive, Blanchard, McNally
Record: 19-17
Dusters 5, Reds 3
Claude Raymond (NEV)


Nevada Dusters financial update:
Revenue: $8.5M ..... Profit: $1.9M ..... Cash: $6.5M ..... Team Payroll: $21.1M

Series stats:
2Bs: Williams (2), Lopez, Adair
3Bs: Tresh, Schaive, Lopez
HRs: Blanchard, Boyer, Lopez, Tresh, Williams
SBs: none
Runs: Lopez (3), Williams (4), Tresh (2), Adair, Schaive (2), Blanchard, Boyer, Power (2)
RBIs: Williams (3), Tresh (4), Adair, Boyer (2), Schaive, Blanchard (2), Lopez

Around the leagues:
LAA--Bob Bobz (P), broken ankle, two months.
BOS--Mike Andrews (2B), torn hamstring, four weeks.
MIN--Jim Kaat (P), severe elbow tendonitis, three months.
PIT--Joe Gibbon (P), strained knee, two weeks.

FEATURED GAME
Nevada Dusters at Cincinnati Reds
May 9, 1962

TOP OF THE FIRST
Jim O'Toole takes the mound for the Reds.
Vic Power singled to right. <--1>
Hector Lopez popped up to second. <--1>
Billy Williams walked. <-21>
Tom Tresh homered over the right field fence for three RBIs. <--->
Jerry Adair reached first on a fielding error by the third baseman. <--1>
Clete Boyer singled over the first baseman. <-21>
Johnny Schaive struck out. <-21>
Johnny Blanchard flied out to center field. <-21>
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
In the middle of the first, Nevada leads 3 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
Dave McNally takes the mound for the Dusters.
Don Blasingame flied out to right. <--->
Rogelio Alvarez grounded to third. <--->
Vada Pinson grounded to the shortstop. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the first, Cincinnati trails 3 to 0.

TOP OF THE SECOND
Dave McNally flied out to left. <--->
Vic Power grounded to third. <--->
Hector Lopez flied out to right. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the second, Nevada leads 3 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
Frank Robinson popped up to short. <--->
Jerry Lynch grounded to second. <--->
Leo Cardenas struck out. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the second, Cincinnati trails 3 to 0.

TOP OF THE THIRD
Billy Williams lined out to short. <--->
Tom Tresh singled up the middle. <--1>
Jerry Adair grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the third, Nevada leads 3 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
Hank Foiles grounded to short. <--->
Cliff Cook grounded to second. <--->
Jim O'Toole popped up to first base. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the third, Cincinnati trails 3 to 0.

TOP OF THE FOURTH
Clete Boyer grounded to the shortstop. <--->
Johnny Schaive singled down the left field line. <--1>
Johnny Blanchard flied out to center. <--1>
Dave McNally struck out. <--1>
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the fourth, Nevada leads 3 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
Don Blasingame grounded to the second baseman. <--->
Rogelio Alvarez struck out. <--->
Vada Pinson grounded to the shortstop. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the fourth, Cincinnati trails 3 to 0.

TOP OF THE FIFTH
Vic Power popped up to short. <--->
Hector Lopez grounded to short. <--->
Billy Williams grounded to third. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the fifth, Nevada leads 3 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
Frank Robinson grounded to third. <--->
Jerry Lynch doubled in the left field gap. <-2->
Leo Cardenas grounded to third. <-2->
Hank Foiles grounded to second. <-2->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the fifth, Cincinnati trails 3 to 0.

TOP OF THE SIXTH
Tom Tresh grounded to short. <--->
Jerry Adair struck out. <--->
Clete Boyer grounded to short. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the sixth, Nevada leads 3 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
Cliff Cook popped up behind home plate. <--->
Jim O'Toole popped up to the catcher in foul ground. <--->
Don Blasingame grounded to the shortstop. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the sixth, Cincinnati trails 3 to 0.

TOP OF THE SEVENTH
Johnny Schaive struck out. <--->
Johnny Blanchard grounded to the shortstop. <--->
Dave McNally struck out. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the seventh, Nevada leads 3 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
Rogelio Alvarez popped up to short. <--->
Vada Pinson hit an infield single to the second baseman. <--1>
Frank Robinson singled down the left field line, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
Jerry Lynch walked. <321>
Leo Cardenas singled through the right side for two RBIs. <-21>
Hank Foiles struck out. <-21>
Cliff Cook grounded to short. <-21>
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
At the end of the seventh, Cincinnati trails 3 to 2.

TOP OF THE EIGHTH
Vic Power singled to left. <--1>
Hector Lopez popped up to short. <--1>
Billy Williams homered around the foul pole in right for two RBIs. <--->
Jim Brosnan came in to pitch for the Reds. <--->
Tom Tresh singled up the middle. <--1>
Jerry Adair flied out to left. <--1>
Clete Boyer struck out. <--1>
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the eighth, Nevada leads 5 to 2.

BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
Marty Keough pinch hit for Jim Brosnan. <--->
Marty Keough flied out to right field. <--->
Don Blasingame grounded to the shortstop. <--->
Rogelio Alvarez grounded to first. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the eighth, Cincinnati trails 5 to 2.

TOP OF THE NINTH
Bill Henry came in to pitch for the Reds. <--->
Johnny Schaive grounded to first base. <--->
Johnny Blanchard singled back through the middle. <--1>
Dave McNally laid down a sacrifice bunt to third. <-2->
Vic Power grounded to third. <-2->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the ninth, Nevada leads 5 to 2.

BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
Claude Raymond came in to pitch for the Dusters. <--->
Vada Pinson homered into the center field bleachers. <--->
Frank Robinson grounded to third. <--->
Jerry Lynch lined out to left. <--->
Leo Cardenas struck out. <--->

DUSTERS WIN: 5-3
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
       Dusters (NEV) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0    5  9  0
          Reds (CIN) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1    3  5  1

NEVADA               ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
V. Power (1B)         5  2  0  2  0  0  0  0    .325
H. Lopez (RF)         4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .316
B. Williams (LF)      3  1  1  2  1  2  0  0    .354
T. Tresh (CF)         4  3  0  1  1  3  0  0    .273
J. Adair (SS)         4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .301
C. Boyer (3B)         4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .299
J. Schaive (2B)       4  1  0  0  0  0  2  0    .287
J. Blanchard (C)      4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .286
D. McNally (P)        3  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .350
 C. Raymond (P)       0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
TOTALS               35  9  1  5  2  5  6  0

   HR:  T. Tresh (4), B. Williams (6)

          NEVADA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
      D. McNally  8.0  4  1  0  2  2  3  91   1.18
      C. Raymond  1.0  1  0  1  1  1  1  13   7.30
          TOTALS  9.0  5  1  1  3  3  4 104

CINCINNATI           ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
D. Blasingame (2B)    4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .242
R. Alvarez (1B)       4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .224
V. Pinson (CF)        4  2  0  2  1  1  0  0    .287
F. Robinson (RF)      4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .274
J. Lynch (LF)         3  1  1  0  0  0  0  0    .306
L. Cardenas (SS)      4  1  0  0  0  2  2  0    .240
H. Foiles (C)         3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .232
C. Cook (3B)          3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
J. O'Toole (P)        2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .118
 J. Brosnan (P)       0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
 M. Keough (PH)       1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .182
 B. Henry (P)         0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
TOTALS               32  5  1  3  1  3  4  0

   2B:  J. Lynch (5)
   HR:  V. Pinson (4)

      CINCINNATI   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
      J. O'Toole  7.1  7  1  2  5  5  5 109   3.97
      J. Brosnan  0.2  1  0  0  0  0  1  10   1.45
        B. Henry  1.0  1  0  0  0  0  0  12   1.04
          TOTALS  9.0  9  1  2  5  5  6 131

     WP: D. McNally (6-0)
     LP: J. O'Toole (4-4)
     SV: C. Raymond (6)

     Attendance: 26,286
     Time: 2:14