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NEVADA DUSTERS
The Story of a Major League Baseball Franchise
Dusters @ Dodgers
May 10-12, 1962
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Nevada Dusters: Player Stats (as of May 9)
Jerry Adair (SS) - 136ab, 41h, 13r, 17rbi, 3hr, 14bb, 13k, 3sb, .301/.367/.404
Johnny Blanchard (C) - 105ab, 30h, 15r, 14rbi, 4hr, 6bb, 13k, 0sb, .286/.330/.448
Clete Boyer (3B) - 87ab, 26h, 6r, 15rbi, 3hr, 5bb, 13k, 1sb, .299/.337/.414
Doug Camilli (C) - 26ab, 5h, 3r, 2rbi, 0hr, 3bb, 5k, 0sb, .192/.267/..231
Gordy Coleman (1B) - 57ab, 20h, 7r, 11rbi, 5bb, 7k, 0sb, .351/.403/.561
Ken Hubbs (2B) - 68ab, 12h, 9r, 2rbi, 0hr, 5bb, 11k, 1sb, .176/.230/.250
Lou Johnson (LF) - no at-bats
Mack Jones (CF) - 22ab, 4h, 2r, 0rbi, 0hr, 3bb, 6k, 0sb, .182/.280/.273
Hector Lopez (LF) - 98ab, 31h, 20r, 15rbi, 6hr, 11bb, 9k, 0sb, .316/.391/.592
Lee Maye (RF) - 84ab, 23h, 13r, 10rbi, 2hr, 3bb, 11k, 3sb, .274/.307/.429
Vic Power (1B) - 114ab, 37h, 16r, 12rbi, 2hr, 7bb, 8k, 0sb, .325/.369/.447
Johnny Schaive (3B) - 115ab, 33h, 17r, 13rbi, 3hr, 7bb, 19k, 0sb, .287/.333/.409
Hawk Taylor (LF) - 19ab, 3h, 1r, 1rbi, 0hr, 1bb, 3k, 0sb, .158/..200/..158
Tom Tresh (CF) - 132ab, 36h, 20r, 19rbi, 4hr, 10bb, 21k, 2sb, .273/.333/..424
Billy Williams (LF) - 113ab, 40h, 21r, 25rbi, 6hr, 13bb, 15k, 2sb, .354/.422/.619

Steve Barber lhp (SP) - 7gs, 1W, 5L, 4.97era, 41.2ip, 23r, 23er, 40h, 1hr, 22bb, 23k, .248baa, 1cg
Jim Brewer lhp (RP) - 0gs, 1W, 2L, 4.32era, 25.0ip, 13r, 12er, 27h, 3hr, 8bb, 18k, .265baa
Tony Cloninger rhp (SP) - 7gs, 2W, 3L, 4.09era, 44.0ip, 26r, 20er, 36h, 3hr, 19bb, 19k, .212baa
Jim Constable lhp (RP) - 0gs, 0W, 0L, 4.91era, 14.2ip, 8r, 8er, 20h, 2hr, 6bb, 6k, .323baa
Bill Dailey rhp (RP) - 0gs, 0W, 1L, 5.00era, 9.0ip, 5r, 5er, 10h, 1hr, 2bb, 5k, .286baa
Bob Duliba rhp (RP) - 0gs, 0W, 1L, 5.06era, 10.2ip, 6r, 6er, 11h, 2hr, 5bb, 4k, .256baa, 1sv
Joe Horlen rhp (SP) - 8gs, 4W, 3L, 2.39era, 60.1ip, 19r, 16er, 55h, 2hr, 12bb, 26k, .238baa, 1cg
Bobby Locke rhp (RP) - 0gs, 1W, 0L, 5.00era, 9.0ip, 5r, 5er, 13h, 1hr, 3bb, 3k, .325baa
Dave McNally lhp (SP) - 7gs, 6W, 0L, 1.18era, 53.1ip, 10r, 7er, 30h, 1hr, 11bb, 28k, .155baa, 2cg
Claude Raymond rhp (RP) - 0gs, 3W, 0L, 7.30era, 12.1ip, 10r, 10er, 19h, 1hr, 4bb, 10k, .352baa, 6sv
Bob Shaw rhp (SP) - 6gs, 1W, 2L, 6.10era, 31.0ip, 24r, 21er, 41h, 3hr, 11bb, .308baa
Jim Umbricht rhp (RP) - 0gs, 0W, 0L, 6.75era, 2.2ip, 2r, 2er, 4h, 0hr, 0bb, 1k, .364baa
Saturday Evening Post, April 28, 1962

Nevada Dusters @ Los Angeles Dodgers
May 10-12, 1962
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA

DL: Larry Maxie (P-Tucson Stingers), dislocated shoulder, sixteen days.

Los Angeles Dodgers Game 1 starting lineup:
Maury Wills (SS), Jim Gilliam (3B), Willie Davis (CF), Duke Snider (RF), Wally Moon (LF), Lee Walls (1B), Johnny Roseboro (C), Larry Burright (2B), Stan Williams (SP)

[May 10, Game 1]
Nevada starter Bob Shaw (1-2) pitched better than he had all year in this his seventh start, allowing just three hits in six innings. His mound opponent, Stan Williams (3-4) pitched well too -- just one run in five innings of work. That run was unearned as, in the 1st, Billy Williams reached second when right fielder Duke Snider misplayed a fly ball; Williams scored a moment later on a Jerry Adair single in the right field gap. Larry Burright reached second on a throwing error by Johnny Schaive in the Los Angeles 5th, and Dodger skipper Walter Alston saw fit to send in Frank "Hondo" Howard to pinch hit for Stan Williams. It didn't pay off for Alston, as Shaw struck out Howard to end the inning. In the Duster 7th, with two on and one out, Ben Naylor made the same move and Gordy Coleman pinch hit for Shaw. This one did pay off, as Coleman hit an RBI single and Vic Power did likewise right behind him to give Nevada a 3-0 lead. The only problem with pinch-hitting for Shaw was that now the Nevada bullpen had to hold the line. In the Dodger 8th reliever Jim Brewer walked a pair and served up a single to Burright to load the bases with two outs, but struck out Duke Snider to end the threat. "Innings like that," said Conn Hudson afterward, "is why this job is going to give me gray hair." In the Duster 9th doubles by Power and Schaive combined with a pair of singles boosted the Nevada lead to 5-0. That was fortuitous, as in the home 9th Ron Fairly hammered a Jim Constable pitch deep to left-center for a grand slam. Bob Duliba got the last out and the Dusters won 5-4.
Lineup: Power, Lopez, Williams, Adair, Boyer, Jones, Schaive, Blanchard, Shaw
Record: 20-17
Dusters 5, Dodgers 4
[May 11, Game 2]
The Dusters played long ball at the expense of Los Angeles starter Phil Ortega (1-3), who allowed eight hits -- half of them home runs. Clete Boyer started the show by leading off the 2nd with a homer. Gordy Coleman, playing first in place of Vic Power as Ben Naylor lined up his left-handed hitters for the righty Ortega, hit one over the right field fence in the 3rd. In the 4th Boyer hit a two-run shot to right, and it was 4-0 Nevada. In the 5th Billy Williams got into the act with a solo blast around the right field foul pole. Not to be outdone, Dodger catcher Del Crandall sent one deep to center in the home 5th, the first run surrendered by Tony Cloninger (2-3). One frame later the wheels came off for Cloninger. Singles by Maury Wills and Jim Gilliam and a walk drawn by Willie Davis juiced the bases. A wild pitch by Cloninger allowed one run to score and Duke Snider drove in another with a grounder. Jerry Adair booted what should have been the final out, a routine ground ball by Lee Walls, and Del Crandall returned to the plate and clobbered one to right center for three runs and a 6-5 Dodgers lead. In the 8th Tom Tresh singled, went to second on a wild pitch by Larry Sherry, and scored on a double by Boyer; then Ken Hubbs reached on an error by Crandall and the go-ahead run -- Tresh -- scored. There were six home runs in all, and five errors. "It wasn't pretty," said Naylor afterward, "but a win is a win." Boyer finished the day 3-for-4 with three runs and four RBIs. Bob Dailey got the win and Claude Raymond notched his seventh save.
Lineup: Coleman, Maye, Williams, Tresh, Boyer, Schaive, Hubbs, Blanchard, Cloninger
Record: 21-17
Dusters 7, Dodgers 6
[May 12, Game 3]
L.A. sportswriters made it clear that the Dodgers had a new arch-rival -- the Nevada Dusters, who'd had the audacity to win seven of the eleven games between the two clubs so far in '62. There was a full house at Chavez Ravine for the third game, and 50,000 fans exhorted their Dodgers to defeat the upstarts. There seemed a good chance they would do just that, with Don Drysdale on the mound. The Duster starter, Pete Richert, was seeking his first win at the major league level, but in the 1st Willie Davis and Frank Howard hit back to back homers, and Tommy Davis opened the home 4th with another long ball. Richert left with a line of three runs on five hits through four. Nevada made a game of it in the 5th as Vic Power hit one out of the park and Hector Lopez turned a triple into an inside-the-park home run. Jim Brewer held the Dodgers scoreless for two innings, but Bill Dailey allowed a run in the 7th as Maury Wills singled, stole second (as usual), and scored on a Willie Davis sac bunt. The Dusters loaded the bases in the bottom of the 8th but could squeeze just one run out of the situation as Johnny Blanchard hit into an rally-killing double play, and the Dodgers held on to win, 4-3. Drysdale pitched a complete game and improved to 4-1 on the year.
Lineup: Power, Lopez, Williams, Tresh, Boyer, Adair, Schaive, Camilli, Richert
Record: 21-18
Dodgers 4, Dusters 3

Dodger Stadium
Home of the Los Angeles Dodgers
Opened 4.10.62
Capacity: 56,000
Cost: $23 million
Dimensions: 330 ft. (left), 380 ft. (left-center), 410 ft. (center), 380 ft. (right-center), 330 ft. (right)


Nevada Dusters financial update:
Revenue: $9.0M ..... Profit: $1.9M ..... Cash: $6.6M ..... Team Payroll: $21.1M

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

Around the leagues:
STL--Jackie Hernandez (SS), severe elbow tendonitis, three months.
MIN--Bob Hendley (P), shoulder separation, four weeks.
SFG--Willie Mays (CF), hand stress fracture, two weeks.

FEATURED GAME
Nevada Dusters at Los Angeles Dodgers
May 11, 1962

TOP OF THE FIRST
Phil Ortega takes the mound for the Dodgers.
Gordy Coleman popped up to second. <--->
Lee Maye singled to left. <--1>
The Dusters put on the hit and run.
Billy Williams singled to center, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
Tom Tresh grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <3-->
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
Tony Cloninger takes the mound for the Dusters.
Maury Wills flied out to center field. <--->
Jim Gilliam flied out to center. <--->
Willie Davis reached first on a fielding error by the catcher. <--1>
Willie Davis stole second. <-2->
Duke Snider flied out to center. <-2->
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the first, the game is tied at 0.

TOP OF THE SECOND
Clete Boyer homered into the right field seats. <--->
Johnny Schaive struck out. <--->
Ken Hubbs grounded to second. <--->
Johnny Blanchard flied out to left. <--->
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the second, Nevada leads 1 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
Wally Moon grounded to short. <--->
Lee Walls popped up to second. <--->
Del Crandall popped up to short. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the second, Los Angeles trails 1 to 0.

TOP OF THE THIRD
Tony Cloninger popped up behind home plate. <--->
Gordy Coleman homered over the right field fence. <--->
Lee Maye grounded to third. <--->
Billy Williams popped up to second. <--->
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the third, Nevada leads 2 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
Larry Burright hit an infield single to first. <--1>
Phil Ortega laid down a sacrifice bunt to third. <-2->
Maury Wills grounded to short. <-2->
Jim Gilliam grounded to first. <-2->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the third, Los Angeles trails 2 to 0.

TOP OF THE FOURTH
Tom Tresh walked. <--1>
Clete Boyer homered over the right field fence for two RBIs. <--->
Johnny Schaive grounded to second. <--->
Ken Hubbs singled to right field. <--1>
Johnny Blanchard doubled to deep center field. <32->
Tony Cloninger lined out to short. <32->
Johnny Blanchard was doubled off second. <3-->
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the fourth, Nevada leads 4 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
Willie Davis struck out. <--->
Duke Snider flied out to left. <--->
Wally Moon grounded to short. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the fourth, Los Angeles trails 4 to 0.

TOP OF THE FIFTH
Gordy Coleman grounded to the third baseman. <--->
Lee Maye popped up to first. <--->
Billy Williams homered around the foul pole in right. <--->
Tom Tresh struck out. <--->
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the fifth, Nevada leads 5 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
Lee Walls grounded to second. <--->
Del Crandall homered over the center field fence. <--->
Larry Burright grounded to second. <--->
Frank Howard pinch hit for Phil Ortega. <--->
Frank Howard popped up to second. <--->
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the fifth, Los Angeles trails 5 to 1.

TOP OF THE SIXTH
Ed Roebuck came in to pitch for the Dodgers. <--->
Clete Boyer popped up foul down the third base line. <--->
Johnny Schaive struck out. <--->
Ken Hubbs flied out to center. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the sixth, Nevada leads 5 to 1.

BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
Maury Wills singled back through the middle. <--1>
Jim Gilliam singled through the right side. <-21>
Willie Davis walked. <321>
Tony Cloninger threw a wild pitch - a run scored. <32->
Duke Snider grounded to the third baseman, scoring a run. <-2->
Wally Moon grounded to short. <-2->
Lee Walls reached first on a fielding error by the shortstop. <3-1>
Del Crandall homered to right-center for three RBIs. <--->
Larry Burright struck out. <--->
5 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the sixth, Los Angeles leads 6 to 5.

TOP OF THE SEVENTH
Ron Fairly came in to play Right Field. <--->
Johnny Blanchard popped up to the shortstop. <--->
Hector Lopez pinch hit for Tony Cloninger. <--->
Hector Lopez grounded to third. <--->
Gordy Coleman reached first on a throwing error by the third baseman. <--1>
Lee Maye grounded to second. <--1>
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the seventh, Nevada trails 6 to 5.

BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
Bill Dailey came in to pitch for the Dusters. <--->
Tommy Davis pinch hit for Ed Roebuck. <--->
Tommy Davis grounded to short. <--->
Maury Wills singled back through the middle. <--1>
The Dodgers put on the hit and run.
Maury Wills was picked off first. <--->
Jim Gilliam lined out to left. <--->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the seventh, Los Angeles leads 6 to 5.

TOP OF THE EIGHTH
Larry Sherry came in to pitch for the Dodgers. <--->
Daryl Spencer came in to play Second Base. <--->
Billy Williams struck out. <--->
Tom Tresh walked. <--1>
Larry Sherry threw a wild pitch. <-2->
Clete Boyer doubled down the left field line, scoring a run. <-2->
Johnny Schaive grounded to first. <3-->
Ken Hubbs reached first on a fielding error by the catcher - a run scored. <--1>
Johnny Blanchard grounded to first base. <--1>
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the eighth, Nevada leads 7 to 6.

BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
Vic Power came in to play First Base. <--->
Willie Davis struck out. <--->
Ron Fairly grounded to first base. <--->
Wally Moon walked. <--1>
Lee Walls grounded to short. <--1>
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the eighth, Los Angeles trails 7 to 6.

TOP OF THE NINTH
Mack Jones pinch hit for Bill Dailey. <--->
Mack Jones reached first on a fielding error by the third baseman. <--1>
Mack Jones was caught stealing second. <--->
Vic Power struck out. <--->
Ron Perranoski came in to pitch for the Dodgers. <--->
Lee Maye grounded to short. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the ninth, Nevada leads 7 to 6.

BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
Claude Raymond came in to pitch for the Dusters. <--->
Del Crandall popped up to second. <--->
Daryl Spencer walked. <--1>
The Dusters guarded the lines.
Ron Perranoski laid down a sacrifice bunt to the pitcher. <-2->
Maury Wills popped up to second. <-2->

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

NEVADA               ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
G. Coleman (1B)       4  1  0  1  1  1  0  0    .355
 V. Power (1B)        1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .333
L. Maye (RF)          5  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .278
B. Williams (LF)      4  2  0  1  1  1  1  0    .352
T. Tresh (CF)         2  0  2  2  0  0  1  0    .269
C. Boyer (3B)         4  3  0  3  2  4  0  0    .305
J. Schaive (SS)       4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .276
K. Hubbs (2B)         4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .181
J. Blanchard (C)      4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .286
T. Cloninger (P)      2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .133
 H. Lopez (PH)        1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .298
 B. Dailey (P)        0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
 M. Jones (PH)        1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .192
 C. Raymond (P)       0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
TOTALS               36  9  2  7  4  6  5  0

   2B:  J. Blanchard (6), C. Boyer (2)
   HR:  C. Boyer 2 (5), B. Williams (7), G. Coleman (4)

          NEVADA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
    T. Cloninger  6.0  5  1  2  6  3  2 103   4.14
       B. Dailey  2.0  1  1  0  0  0  1  27   4.09
      C. Raymond  1.0  0  1  0  0  0  0  14   6.75
          TOTALS  9.0  6  3  2  6  3  3 144

LOS ANGELES          ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
M. Wills (SS)         5  2  0  1  0  0  0  0    .280
J. Gilliam (3B)       4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .150
W. Davis (CF)         3  0  1  1  0  0  2  1    .247
D. Snider (RF)        3  0  0  0  0  2  0  0    .284
 R. Fairly (RF)       1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .263
W. Moon (LF)          3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .216
L. Walls (1B)         4  0  0  1  0  0  0  0    .204
D. Crandall (C)       4  2  0  2  2  4  0  0    .190
L. Burright (2B)      3  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .202
 D. Spencer (2B)      0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .353
P. Ortega (P)         0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .125
 F. Howard (PH)       1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .291
 E. Roebuck (P)       0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
 T. Davis (PH)        1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .276
 L. Sherry (P)        0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
 R. Perranoski (P)    0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
TOTALS               32  6  3  6  2  6  3  1

   HR:  D. Crandall 2 (2)

     LOS ANGELES   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
       P. Ortega  5.0  8  1  4  5  5  2  74   5.79
      E. Roebuck  2.0  0  0  0  0  0  1  21   4.55
       L. Sherry  1.2  1  1  0  2  2  2  26   3.90
   R. Perranoski  0.1  0  0  0  0  0  0   4   1.56
          TOTALS  9.0  9  2  4  7  7  5 125

     WP: B. Dailey (1-1)
     LP: L. Sherry (2-2)
     SV: C. Raymond (7)

     Attendance: 48,905
     Time: 2:34