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NEVADA DUSTERS
The Story of a Major League Baseball Franchise
Cardinals @ Dusters
May 16-18, 1962
What Really Happened in 1962
May 4 -- Arthur Allyn buys the 46% share of the Chicago White Sox owned by a Chicago syndicate of eleven men, becoming the sole owner of the franchise.
May 6 -- Mickey Mantle hits home runs left-handed and right-handed in the same game for the 9th time in his career as the Yankees defeat the Senators 8-0.
May 6 -- Stan Musial sets a new record for most games played -- 2,786 and 2,787 -- as he appears in both games of a doubleheader between the Cardinals and the Reds.
May 9 -- Brooks Robinson becomes only the sixth major league player in the 20th century to hit grand slams in back-to-back games.
May 10 -- Lenny Green and Vic Power lead off a game between Minnesota and Cleveland with back-to-back home runs against Indians pitcher Jim Perry. Nine years will pass before the two leadoff batters hit homers in the AL -- and Jim Perry will be the pitcher in that instance, as well.
May 11 -- Cardinals outfielder Minnie Minosi will break a wrist and fracture his skull chasing down a hit and is out of action until mid-July. In mid-August Minoso will break an arm when Craig Anderson hits him with a pitch.
May 12 -- Mets reliever Craig Anderson wins both games of a doubleheader against the Braves. He will not win another game in the majors.
May 15 -- Chicago Cubs reliever Barney Schultz pitches in his ninth consecutive game, tying a record set by Roy Face.

1962 Canadian Post Cereal card for the Mick

Nevada Dusters Fielding Report
Jerry Adair (2B), 40g, 351inn, 148a, 72po, 17dp, 5e, .978
Johnny Blanchard (C), 36g, 299inn, 23a, 176po, 0dp, 7e, .966 (41% caught stealing)
Clete Boyer (3B), 28g, 247inn, 75a, 17po, 6dp, 7e, .929
Doug Camilli (C), 10g, 77inn, 3a, 44po, 0dp, 1e, .979, (33% caught stealing)
Gordy Coleman (1B), 12g, 103inn, 12a, 133po, 10dp, 0e, 1.000
Ken Hubbs (2B), 24g, 171inn, 52a, 53po, 10dp, 2e, 1.000 (SS), .981 (2B)
Lou Johnson (LF), 1g, 6inn, 0a, 1po, 0dp, 0e, 1.000
Mack Jones (CF), 5g, 42inn, 0a, 13po, 0dp,0e, 1.000
Hector Lopez (RF), 31g, 255inn, 8a, 34po, 0dp, 4e, .818 (3B), .923 (RF), 1.000 (LF)
Lee Maye (RF), 23gm 182inn, 0a, 38po, 0dp, 1e, .974
Vic Power (1B), 33g, 275inn, 31a, 309po, 15dp, 1e, .997
Johnny Schaive (2B), 41g, 328inn, 121a, 69po, 15dp, 1e, .947 (SS), .923 (3B), .973 (2B)
Tom Tresh (CF), 40g, 345inn, 2a, 65po, 1dp, 1e, .985
Billy Williams (LF), 35g, 288inn, 1a, 58po, 0dp, 3e, .952


St. Louis Cardinals @ Nevada Dusters
May 16-18, 1962
Horizon Field, Las Vegas, NV

DL: Claude Raymond (RP), mild elbow inflammation, three days. Donn Clendenon (1B-Bakersfield Bullets), Charley horse, two days. Larry Maxie (P-Tucson Stingers), dislocated shoulder, eleven days.

TRADES:
none

St. Louis Cardinals Game 1 starting lineup:
Julian Javier (2B), Charlie James (RF), Ken Boyer (3B), Stan Musial (LF), Curt Flood (CF), Fred Whitfield (1B), Carl Sawatski (C), Julio Gotay (SS), Ernie Broglio (SP)

[May 16, Game 1]
For the first time in 1962 the Dusters met the St. Louis Cardinals (18-24). The Redbirds batters included the legendary Stan Musial, Curt Flood and Ken Boyer and the pitching staff boasted of Bob Gibson and Ernie Broglio as well as closer Lindy McDaniel. It was Broglio that Nevada faced in the first game, and Ben Naylor was hopeful that Ernie (9-12, 4.12 in '61) could be had when Johnny Blanchard hit a two-run homer into center field in the 2nd. But those two runs turned out to be the only ones for Nevada today, as Broglio pitched a complete game, allowing six hits and striking out six. Cards backstop Carl Sawatski hit a solo homer in the 5th but it was Musial (2-for-4) who did the most damage. Stan the Man's RBI double in the 2nd put the Cardinals on the board; in the 6th he hit an RBI triple and later scored to put St. Louis ahead 4-2. The Dusters never got a baserunner beyond first. Tony Cloninger (6.1ip, 8h, 0bb, 5r, 5er, 1k) took the loss -- a loss that dampened the high spirits the Dusters had brought home from their triumphant visit to Pittsburgh's Forbes Field.
Lineup: Coleman, Maye, Williams, Tresh, Boyer, Adair, Schaive, Blanchard, Cloninger
Record: 23-20
Cardinals 5, Dusters 2
[May 17, Game 2]
Joe Horlen (5-3) had beaten the Pittsburgh Pirates in his last outing, and Ben Naylor hoped he could do the same to the Cardinals. Horlen pitched pretty well, but it was the bat of Billy Williams that really finished off the Redbirds. The left fielder hit a two-run round-tripper in the 1st to get the show started, and he hit another two-run homer in the 4th to put the Dusters ahead 4-0. In the 5th, when Nevada collected three more runs on five hits, Williams contributed an RBI single. Johnny Blanchard cranked one out of the park in the 7th for two more runs. The Cardinals hit three long balls of their own, with Jimmie Schaffer hitting a solo shot to open the St. Louis 6th, Ken Boyer (brother of Nevada third baseman Clete) doing likewise in the 7th, and Boyer hitting another in the 8th, this time for three runs to make the game interesting. Schaffer made it even more interesting in the top of the 9th when he knocked a two-run single to center, and with the score 9-7 Naylor immediately yanked lefty Jim Brewer and called on Bill Dailey to acquire the final two outs, which he did. Williams went 4-for-4 with three runs and five RBIs, Blanchard 3-for-4 with a pair of ribbies, and leadoff man Vic Power 3-for-4 with two runs. Horlen (7.2ip, 5h, 1bb, 5r, 2er, 5k) improved to 6-3. His 2.25 was the staff's second-best ERA (behind McNally's), he had pitched the most innings (76) and had the most strikeouts (33). Larry Jackson (2-6) was the losing pitcher.
Lineup: Power, Lopez, Williams, Tresh, Boyer, Adair, Hubbs, Blanchard, Horlen
Record: 24-20
Dusters 9, Cardinals 7
May 18, Game 3]
The third game of the series appeared -- until the very end -- to be one of missed opportunities for the Nevada Dusters. In the 1st Billy Williams hit a triple into the right field gap and tried to stretch it into an inside-the-park homer, only to be thrown out at the plate. In the 6th, Redbird starter Bob Gibson suddenly had problems with his control, walking three batters and serving up an RBI double to Hector Lopez, but with the bases loaded the Dusters came away with just a single run to tie the game 1-1. In the St. Louis 8th with Nevada ahead 2-1and with one on and two out, second baseman Johnny Schaive booted a routine ground ball hit by Curt Flood and a moment later Wally Post jacked one to deep center for three runs. In the Duster 8th pinch hitter Mack Jone came through with a two-run single that tied the game again, this time at 4-4. In the 10th reliever Bob Duliba allowed four hits, including a solo homer by Carl Warwick, and St. Louis went back on top 6-4. In the bottom of the inning Cardinal reliever Ed Bauta hit Clete Boyer with a pitch, and walked Gordy Coleman to load the bases for Johnny Blanchard, who cranked a three-run walk-off homer into the right field bleachers. "I thought we'd run out of chances," admitted Ben Naylor after the game. Starter Dave McNally (6-0) allowed four runs in his 7.2 innings, but only one was earned. Bob Duliba got the win to go 1-1. Blanchard was 3-for-5 with four RBIs and in the series hit three homers and collected eight ribbies. For the second time this season the Dusters were five games over .500.
Lineup: Power, Lopez, Williams, Tresh, Adair, Boyer, Schaive, Blanchard, McNally
Record: 25-20
Dusters 8, Cardinals 6

Bob Gibson (STL)


Nevada Dusters financial update:
Revenue: $10.4M ..... Profit: $2.3M ..... Cash: $6.9M ..... Team Payroll: $21.1M

Series stats:
2Bs: Maye, Blanchard, Power, Lopez
3Bs: Lopez, Schaive, Williams
HRs: Blanchard (3), Williams (2)
SBs: Boyer
Runs: Boyer (2), Blanchaerd (3), Power (3), Lopez (2), Williams (3), Adair, Maye, Tresh, Coleman, Schaive, Hubbs
RBIs: Blanchard (8), Williams (5), Adair, Lopez, Jones (2), Hubbs

Around the leagues:
BOS--Billy Macleod (P), ankle stress fracture, three weeks.
BAL -- Whitey Herzog (RF), broken collar bone, four weeks.
BOS--Gary Geiger (CF), broken tibia, three months.
MIN--Mike Krsnich (LF), foot stress fracture, two weeks.
MIN--Camilo Pascual (P), severe elbow tendonitis, two weeks.
NYY--Bob Turley (P), mild shoulder separation, two weeks.

KCA released Danny McDevitt (P).

LAD -- Frank Howard (RF) hits four home runs in one game (May 17).

FEATURED GAME
St. Louis Cardinals at Nevada Dusters
May 18, 1962

TOP OF THE FIRST
Dave McNally takes the mound for the Dusters.
Julian Javier grounded to third. <--->
Charlie James popped up to second. <--->
Ken Boyer popped up to second. <--->
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
Bob Gibson takes the mound for the Cardinals.
Vic Power flied out to left. <--->
Hector Lopez grounded to the pitcher. <--->
Billy Williams tripled in the right field gap. <3-->
Billy Williams went for an extra base and was thrown out at home. <--->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the first, the game is tied at 0.

TOP OF THE SECOND
Stan Musial doubled in the left field gap. <-2->
Curt Flood singled to right, scoring a run. <--1>
Fred Whitfield grounded to second. <-2->
Julio Gotay was hit by a pitch. <-21>
Jimmie Schaffer struck out. <-21>
Bob Gibson grounded to third. <-21>
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
In the middle of the second, St. Louis leads 1 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
Tom Tresh struck out. <--->
Clete Boyer flied out to center field. <--->
Jerry Adair flied out to right field. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the second, Nevada trails 1 to 0.

TOP OF THE THIRD
Julian Javier singled to center. <--1>
Julian Javier stole second. <-2->
Charlie James flied out to center. <-2->
Ken Boyer lined out to short. <-2->
Stan Musial struck out. <-2->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the third, St. Louis leads 1 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
Johnny Schaive popped up to short. <--->
Johnny Blanchard singled to right field. <--1>
Dave McNally laid down a sacrifice bunt to the third baseman. <-2->
Vic Power flied out to right. <-2->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the third, Nevada trails 1 to 0.

TOP OF THE FOURTH
Curt Flood flied out to center. <--->
Fred Whitfield grounded to short. <--->
Julio Gotay popped up to the catcher in foul ground. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the fourth, St. Louis leads 1 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
Hector Lopez struck out. <--->
Billy Williams flied out to left. <--->
Tom Tresh grounded to second. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the fourth, Nevada trails 1 to 0.

TOP OF THE FIFTH
Jimmie Schaffer grounded to the third baseman. <--->
Bob Gibson grounded to third. <--->
Julian Javier doubled down the left field line. <-2->
Julian Javier went for an extra base and reached third. <3-->
Charlie James lined out to center. <3-->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the fifth, St. Louis leads 1 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
Clete Boyer grounded to the shortstop. <--->
Jerry Adair popped up to first base. <--->
Johnny Schaive 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
Ken Boyer doubled in the right field gap. <-2->
Stan Musial grounded to short. <-2->
Curt Flood grounded to second. <3-->
Fred Whitfield popped up to short. <3-->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the sixth, St. Louis leads 1 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
Johnny Blanchard grounded to third. <--->
Dave McNally walked. <--1>
Vic Power singled to right. <-21>
Dave McNally went for an extra base and was thrown out at third. <--1>
Vic Power stole second. <-2->
Hector Lopez doubled down the left field line, scoring a run. <-2->
Billy Williams walked. <-21>
Tom Tresh walked. <321>
Clete Boyer struck out. <321>
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
At the end of the sixth, the game is tied at 1.

TOP OF THE SEVENTH
Julio Gotay singled to right. <--1>
Jimmie Schaffer grounded to the third baseman, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
Bob Gibson laid down a sacrifice bunt to first. <-2->
Julian Javier grounded to third. <-2->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the seventh, the game is tied at 1.

BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
Jerry Adair grounded to the second baseman. <--->
Johnny Schaive tripled to right-center. <3-->
The Cardinals brought the infield in.
Johnny Blanchard singled to right field, scoring a run. <--1>
Dave McNally laid down a sacrifice bunt back to the pitcher. <-2->
Vic Power grounded to second. <-2->
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the seventh, Nevada leads 2 to 1.

TOP OF THE EIGHTH
Lee Maye came in to play Right Field. <--->
Charlie James singled through the right side. <--1>
Ken Boyer popped up behind home plate. <--1>
Stan Musial grounded to the pitcher. <-2->
Curt Flood reached first on a fielding error by the second baseman. <3-1>
Wally Post pinch hit for Fred Whitfield. <3-1>
Wally Post homered over the center field fence for three RBIs. <--->
Bill Dailey came in to pitch for the Dusters. <--->
Julio Gotay grounded to the shortstop. <--->
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the eighth, St. Louis leads 4 to 2.

BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
Carl Sawatski came in to play First Base. <--->
Carl Warwick came in to play Right Field. <--->
Lee Maye walked. <--1>
Billy Williams lined out to center. <--1>
Tom Tresh walked. <-21>
Clete Boyer struck out. <-21>
Gordy Coleman pinch hit for Jerry Adair. <-21>
Gordy Coleman singled through the right side. <321>
Mack Jones pinch hit for Johnny Schaive. <321>
Mack Jones singled back through the middle for two RBIs. <-21>
Gordy Coleman went for an extra base and reached third. <3-1>
Ray Sadecki came in to pitch for the Cardinals. <3-1>
Johnny Blanchard struck out. <3-1>
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
At the end of the eighth, the game is tied at 4.

TOP OF THE NINTH
Ken Hubbs came in to play Second Base. <--->
Jimmie Schaffer grounded to the second baseman. <--->
Minnie Minoso pinch hit for Ray Sadecki. <--->
Minnie Minoso lined out to left. <--->
Julian Javier grounded to short. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the ninth, the game is tied at 4.

BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
Ed Bauta came in to pitch for the Cardinals. <--->
Lou Johnson pinch hit for Bill Dailey. <--->
Lou Johnson struck out. <--->
Vic Power grounded to first. <--->
Lee Maye struck out. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the ninth, the game is tied at 4.

TOP OF THE TENTH
Bob Duliba came in to pitch for the Dusters. <--->
Carl Warwick homered over the center field fence. <--->
Ken Boyer flied out to right. <--->
Stan Musial singled to center. <--1>
Curt Flood singled to center, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
Carl Sawatski struck out. <3-1>
Julio Gotay singled to left, scoring a run. <-21>
Jimmie Schaffer grounded to first base. <-21>
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
In the middle of the tenth, St. Louis leads 6 to 4.

BOTTOM OF THE TENTH
Billy Williams singled to right. <--1>
Tom Tresh grounded to second for a double play (4-6-3). <--->
Clete Boyer was hit by a pitch. <--1>
Gordy Coleman walked. <-21>
Ken Hubbs singled to center, scoring a run. <-21>
Ed Bauta threw a wild pitch. <32->
Johnny Blanchard homered into the right field bleachers for three RBIs. <--->

DUSTERS WIN: 8-6
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
     Cardinals (STL) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2  6 12  0
       Dusters (NEV) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 4  8 11  1

ST. LOUIS            ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
J. Javier (2B)        5  2  0  0  0  0  0  1    .256
C. James (RF)         4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .224
 C. Warwick (RF)      1  1  0  1  1  1  0  0    .359
K. Boyer (3B)         5  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .305
S. Musial (LF)        5  2  0  2  0  0  1  0    .319
C. Flood (CF)         5  2  0  1  0  1  0  0    .237
F. Whitfield (1B)     3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .213
 W. Post (PH)         1  1  0  1  1  3  0  0    .268
 C. Sawatski (1B)     1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .210
J. Gotay (SS)         4  2  0  0  0  1  0  0    .205
J. Schaffer (C)       5  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .184
B. Gibson (P)         2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .136
 R. Sadecki (P)       0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .500
 M. Minoso (PH)       1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .235
 E. Bauta (P)         0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
TOTALS               42 12  0  6  2  6  3  1

   2B:  K. Boyer (7), S. Musial (13)
   3B:  J. Javier (3)
   HR:  C. Warwick (4), W. Post (4)

       ST. LOUIS   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
       B. Gibson  7.2  8  5  0  4  4  5 125   2.14
      R. Sadecki  0.1  0  0  0  0  0  1   5   1.96
        E. Bauta  1.2  3  1  1  4  4  2  36   4.30
          TOTALS  9.2 11  6  1  8  8  8 166

NEVADA               ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
V. Power (1B)         5  1  0  1  0  0  0  1    .347
H. Lopez (RF)         3  1  0  0  0  1  1  0    .313
 L. Maye (RF)         1  0  1  1  0  0  1  0    .276
B. Williams (LF)      4  2  1  0  0  0  0  0    .363
T. Tresh (CF)         3  0  2  1  0  0  1  0    .250
C. Boyer (3B)         4  0  0  1  0  0  2  0    .279
J. Adair (SS)         3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .280
 G. Coleman (SS)      1  1  1  1  0  0  0  0    .357
J. Schaive (2B)       3  1  0  1  0  0  1  0    .285
 M. Jones (PH)        1  1  0  0  0  2  0  0    .214
 K. Hubbs (2B)        1  1  0  1  0  1  0  0    .182
J. Blanchard (C)      5  3  0  1  1  4  1  0    .307
D. McNally (P)        0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .333
 B. Dailey (P)        0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
 L. Johnson (PH)      1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .250
 B. Duliba (P)        0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
TOTALS               35 11  6  8  1  8  8  1

   2B:  H. Lopez (9)
   3B:  J. Schaive (2), B. Williams (2)
   HR:  J. Blanchard (8)

          NEVADA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
      D. McNally  7.2  8  0  1  4  1  2 102   1.64
       B. Dailey  1.1  0  0  0  0  0  0  15   2.89
       B. Duliba  1.0  4  0  1  2  2  1  26   5.54
          TOTALS 10.0 12  0  2  6  3  3 143

     WP: B. Duliba (1-1)
     LP: E. Bauta (1-4)

     Attendance: 12,637
     Time: 3:20