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NEVADA DUSTERS
The Story of a Major League Baseball Franchise
Giants @ Dusters
May 28-30, 1962
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Naylor's Right-Hand Men
PITCHING COACH: Ray Narleski -- A native of Camden, NJ, Narleski had been signed by the Cleveland Indians as a free agent in 1948 and played six seasons in the major leagues with Cleveland (1954-58) and Detroit (1959). Starting out as a reliever, he'd moved into Cleveland's starting rotation for two years. His career record was 43-33 with a 3.60 ERA and 58 saves. He also had seventeen complete games. His best year was 1957, when he went 11-5 with a 3.09 ERA, collecting 16 saves and seven complete games.
FIRST BASE COACH: Gene Baker -- Signed in 1950 as an amateur free agent by the Chicago Cubs, Baker was an All-Star in 1955 who played from 1953-61 for the Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates. His career batting average was .265 and his career on-base-percentage .321. He hit 39 home runs and accumulated 227 RBI in 630 games. Is the first black coach in the major leagues.
THIRD BASE/HITTING COACH: Walt Moryn -- Signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1948, "Moose" Moryn played eight seasons in the majors, the first twelve with the Dodgers (1954-55), the Chicago Cubs (1956-60), the St. Louis Cardinals (1960-61) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (1960) . An All-Star in 1958, Moryns career average was .266. He hit 101 homers and batted in 354 runs. In 1958 he finished .264/26/77.



San Francisco Giants (31-17) @ Nevada Dusters (29-22)
May 28-30, 1962
Horizon Field, Las Vegas, NV

DL: Jerry Grote (C-Montana Wolves), hip pointer, three days.

TRADES
NEV trades Woody Woodward (SS-Montana Wolves) to SFG for Randy Hundley (C-R)

ROSTER MOVES
Walt Hriniak (C) called up from Montana Wolves (R) to Tucson Stingers (A)

San Francisco Giants Game 1 starting lineup:
Elio Chacon (2B), Jose Cardenal (CF), Felipe Alou (RF), Willie McCovey (1B), Harvey Kuenn (LF), Ed Bailey (C), Jim Davenport (3B), Jose Pagan (SS), Billy Pierce (SP)

[May 28, Game 1]
Conn Hudson told the press that the Dusters would have to play their best ball to beat the Giants, who had one of the best starting rotations -- Billy Pierce, Juan Marichal, Gaylord Perry, Jack Sanford and Mike McCormick -- in the league, and a potent lineup including Orlando Cepeda, Willie Mays and Willie McCovey. Mays was to miss the first two games with a hand stress fracture. The Dusters took an early lead with Johnny Blanchard's two-run dinger to right in the 2nd. But starter Joe Horlen struggled with control from the first, and that cost Nevada in the 3rd, as Horlen issued back-to-back walks with a man on to load the bases for Jose Pagan, whose two-sacker scored three runs. In the 8th Bob Duliba gave up a three-run homer to Harvey Kuenn and the Giants scored another run in the 9th with Bill Dailey on the mound to take a 7-2 lead. The Dusters had men in scoring position in the 3rd, the 6th and the 8th, but that availed them nothing with Billy Pierce on the mound. Pierce improved his season record to 5-0 while Horlen went to 7-4.
Lineup: Power, Lopez, Williams, Tresh, Adair, Boyer, Schaive, Blanchard, Horlen
Record: 29-23
Giants 7, Dusters 2
[May 29, Game 2]
The big debate going into the second game was whether Ben Naylor would start Pete Richert or turn to Dave McNally on short rest. Nails opted for Richert, and that turned out to be a wise choice. Richert allowed no runs on five hits through six innings. With Gaylord Perry on the mound, the Dusters' only scoring came in the 1st -- a three-run homer by Billy Williams. After that Perry dominated, allowing just three more hits while striking out eight in seven innings of work. Bob Duliba took the hill for Nevada in the 7th, and in the 8th found himself in a jam with the bases juiced and one out. But he struck out Felipe Alou and Orlando Cepeda popped up. In the Giants 9th Jim Davenport's solo homer spoiled the shutout bid, but couldn't dampen the high spirits of the 14,000 who were on hand to watch their Dusters turn into Giant slayers. Richert got his first major league win and Dailey notched his fourth save. Naylor's decision to start two lefties at the top of the order -- Gordy Coleman (first base) and Lee Maye (right field) also paid off, as Coleman went 2-for-3 with a run scored and Maye finished with 3-for-4 and a run. The bad news was Maye's injury, diagnosed as a stretched knee ligament, which put him on the DL for 24 days.
Lineup: Coleman, Maye, Williams, Adair, Boyer, Blanchard, Tresh, Schaive, Richert
Record: 30-23
Dusters 3, Giants 1
[May 30, Game 3]
Over 15,000 were on hand at Horizon Field to watch the rubber game of the series, a seesaw battle in which the two teams combined for seventeen runs on twenty four hits. Dave McNally (6-0) started for the Dusters, and his mound opponent was Jack Sanford (5-3). Willie Mays was back in the lineup for the Giants, and made his presence known from the start with an RBI single in the 1st. Doubles by Gordy Coleman and Jerry Adair produced a run to tie the game in the Nevada 1st. Giant third baseman Jim Davenport's solo homer put San Francisco back on top in the 2nd, but only briefly. In the Duster half of the inning, Mack Jones singled, stole second, then stole third, and scored on a McNally single. The game remained tied until the 6th when the Giants scored a pair of runs on four hits, ending McNally's day. Johnny Blanchard's lead-off homer in the bottom of the 6th made it 4-3 Giants, and in the 7th the Dusters loaded the bases and scored the tying run on a miscue by San Francisco shortstop Jose Pagan. The Giants took a 6-4 lead in the top of the 8th but the Dusters wouldn't say die; Nevada scored four runs on four hits, including a Hector Lopez double and a Billy Williams homer, to go up 8-6. Bill Dailey took the hill in the 9th and promptly loaded the bases for Willie Mays, whose single to right-center scored a pair. Then Orlando Cepeda scored from third on a sac fly by Ed Bailey and the Giants were once more on top, 9-8. The Dusters went quietly in the bottom of the 9th. Dailey took the loss. Willie Mays went 4-for-5 with two runs and three RBIs. Lopez finished the day 2-for-3 with two walks, a pair of runs and a ribbie.
Lineup: Coleman, Lopez, Williams, Adair, Boyer, Blanchard, Jones, Schaive, McNally
Record: 30-24
Giants 9, Dusters 8


Willie Mays (SFG)


Nevada Dusters financial update:
Average Attendance: 13,229 ..... Revenue: $13.7M ..... Profit: $3.9M ..... Cash: $8.6M ..... Team Payroll: $21.1M

Series stats:
2Bs: Boyer, Lopez (2), Adair (2), Coleman
3Bs: Schaive
HRs: Blanchard (2), Williams (2)
SBs: Jones (2)
Runs: Adair, Blanchard (2), Maye, Williams (2), Coleman (3), Lopez (2), Jones, Raymond
RBIs: Blanchard (3), Williams (5), Lopez, Adair, McNally

Around the leagues:
BAL--Wes Stock (P), torn rotator cuff, eleven months.
CHW--Early Wynn (P), ruptured cervical disc, three months.
CLE--Dick Donovan (P), ankle stress fracture, four weeks.
CLE--Mudcat Grant (P), wrist stress fracture, four weeks.
DET--Al Kaline (RF), broken forearm, seven weeks.
PHI--Jim Owens (P), inflamed rotator cuff, four weeks.
PHI--Del Bates (C), strained knee, two weeks.

LAD signed free agent Sam Jones (P) for $2,800,000/1 yr.
LAD signed free agent Jim King (RF) for 2,600,000/1 yr.

FEATURED GAME
San Francisco Giants at Nevada Dusters
May 30, 1962

TOP OF THE FIRST
Dave McNally takes the mound for the Dusters.
Elio Chacon struck out. <--->
Harvey Kuenn singled through the right side. <--1>
Orlando Cepeda grounded to first. <-2->
Willie Mays singled back through the middle, scoring a run. <--1>
Felipe Alou was hit by a pitch. <-21>
Ed Bailey popped up to the catcher in foul ground. <-21>
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
In the middle of the first, San Francisco leads 1 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
Jack Sanford takes the mound for the Giants.
Gordy Coleman doubled into the left field corner. <-2->
Hector Lopez grounded to third. <-2->
Billy Williams popped up to second. <-2->
Jerry Adair doubled down the third base line, scoring a run. <-2->
Clete Boyer popped up behind home plate. <-2->
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the first, the game is tied at 1.

TOP OF THE SECOND
Jim Davenport homered over the right field fence. <--->
Jose Pagan walked. <--1>
Jack Sanford grounded to second. <-2->
Elio Chacon grounded to first. <3-->
Harvey Kuenn grounded to short. <3-->
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the second, San Francisco leads 2 to 1.

BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
Johnny Blanchard flied out to center. <--->
Mack Jones singled up the middle. <--1>
Mack Jones stole second. <-2->
Mack Jones stole third. <3-->
The Giants brought the infield in.
Johnny Schaive popped up to second. <3-->
Dave McNally singled up the middle, scoring a run. <--1>
Gordy Coleman grounded to the second baseman. <--1>
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the second, the game is tied at 2.

TOP OF THE THIRD
Orlando Cepeda struck out. <--->
Willie Mays struck out. <--->
Felipe Alou lined out to right. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the third, the game is tied at 2.

BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
Hector Lopez singled through the right side. <--1>
Billy Williams grounded to second for a double play (4-6-3). <--->
Jerry Adair grounded to first. <--->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the third, the game is tied at 2.

TOP OF THE FOURTH
Ed Bailey grounded to third. <--->
Jim Davenport grounded to third. <--->
Jose Pagan lined out to left. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the fourth, the game is tied at 2.

BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
Clete Boyer popped up to the shortstop. <--->
Johnny Blanchard struck out. <--->
Mack Jones hit an infield single to the second baseman. <--1>
Johnny Schaive popped up to the second baseman. <--1>
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the fourth, the game is tied at 2.

TOP OF THE FIFTH
Jack Sanford struck out. <--->
Elio Chacon flied out to center. <--->
Harvey Kuenn flied out to left. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the fifth, the game is tied at 2.

BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
Dave McNally walked. <--1>
Gordy Coleman flied out to right. <--1>
Hector Lopez walked. <-21>
Billy Williams singled to center. <321>
Jerry Adair struck out. <321>
Clete Boyer lined out to left field. <321>
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
At the end of the fifth, the game is tied at 2.

TOP OF THE SIXTH
Orlando Cepeda singled to center. <--1>
Willie Mays singled to right field, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
Felipe Alou flied out to left. <3-1>
Orlando Cepeda tagged up and reached home, scoring a run. <--1>
Willie Mays stole second. <-2->
Ed Bailey doubled in the right field gap, scoring a run. <-2->
Jim Davenport singled to right. <3-1>
Jose Pagan grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <3-->
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the sixth, San Francisco leads 4 to 2.

BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
Johnny Blanchard homered over the left field fence. <--->
Mack Jones popped up to short. <--->
Johnny Schaive tripled down the right field line. <3-->
The Giants brought the infield in.
Vic Power pinch hit for Dave McNally. <3-->
The Giants brought the infield in.
Vic Power grounded to second. The lead runner was tagged out at home. <--1>
Gordy Coleman struck out. <--1>
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the sixth, Nevada trails 4 to 3.

TOP OF THE SEVENTH
Claude Raymond came in to pitch for the Dusters. <--->
Willie McCovey pinch hit for Jack Sanford. <--->
Willie McCovey struck out. <--->
Elio Chacon popped up to short. <--->
Harvey Kuenn grounded to second. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the seventh, San Francisco leads 4 to 3.

BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
Billy O'Dell came in to pitch for the Giants. <--->
Hector Lopez walked. <--1>
Billy Williams walked. <-21>
Jerry Adair flied out to center field. <-21>
Clete Boyer struck out. <-21>
Johnny Blanchard reached second on a throwing error by the shortstop - a run scored. <32->
Mack Jones walked. <321>
Lou Johnson pinch hit for Johnny Schaive. <321>
Lou Johnson grounded to short. <321>
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, and 3 left on base.
At the end of the seventh, the game is tied at 4.

TOP OF THE EIGHTH
Ken Hubbs came in to play Second Base. <--->
Orlando Cepeda hit an infield single to short. <--1>
Willie Mays singled through the hole. <-21>
Felipe Alou popped up behind home plate. <-21>
Ed Bailey walked. <321>
Jim Davenport grounded to short, scoring a run. <3-1>
Jose Pagan singled to center field, scoring a run. <-21>
Tom Haller pinch hit for Billy O'Dell. <-21>
Tom Haller grounded to the pitcher. <-21>
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
In the middle of the eighth, San Francisco leads 6 to 4.

BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
Jim Duffalo came in to pitch for the Giants. <--->
Claude Raymond singled through the right side. <--1>
Gordy Coleman singled over the first baseman, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
Hector Lopez doubled down the left field line, scoring a run. <32->
Gordy Coleman went for an extra base and reached home, scoring a run. <-2->
Billy Williams homered around the foul pole in left for two RBIs. <--->
Jerry Adair struck out. <--->
Clete Boyer struck out. <--->
Johnny Blanchard struck out. <--->
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the eighth, Nevada leads 8 to 6.

TOP OF THE NINTH
Tom Tresh came in to play First Base. <--->
Elio Chacon walked. <--1>
Bill Dailey came in to pitch for the Dusters. <--1>
Harvey Kuenn reached first on a throwing error by the first baseman. <-21>
Bill Dailey threw a wild pitch. <32->
Orlando Cepeda walked. <321>
Willie Mays singled to right-center for two RBIs. <3-1>
Felipe Alou walked. <321>
Ed Bailey flied out to left field. <321>
Orlando Cepeda tagged up and reached home, scoring a run. <-21>
Jim Davenport struck out. <-21>
Jose Pagan grounded to short. <-21>
3 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
In the middle of the ninth, San Francisco leads 9 to 8.

BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
Bobby Bolin came in to pitch for the Giants. <--->
Joe Pignatano came in to play First Base. <--->
Mack Jones struck out. <--->
Ken Hubbs popped up behind home plate. <--->
The Giants guarded the lines.
Doug Camilli pinch hit for Bill Dailey. <--->
Doug Camilli popped up to the catcher. <--->

GIANTS WIN: 9-8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
        Giants (SFG) 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 3    9 11  1
       Dusters (NEV) 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 4 0    8 13  1

SAN FRANCISCO        ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
E. Chacon (2B)        4  0  1  1  0  0  1  0    .175
H. Kuenn (LF)         5  1  0  2  0  0  0  0    .253
O. Cepeda (1B)        4  2  1  3  0  0  1  0    .359
 J. Pignatano (1B)    0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .222
W. Mays (CF)          5  4  0  2  0  3  1  1    .377
F. Alou (RF)          2  0  1  0  0  1  0  0    .276
E. Bailey (C)         3  1  1  0  0  2  0  0    .303
J. Davenport (3B)     5  2  0  1  1  2  1  0    .269
J. Pagan (SS)         4  1  1  0  0  1  0  0    .300
J. Sanford (P)        2  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .217
 W. McCovey (PH)      1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .311
 B. O'Dell (P)        0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
 T. Haller (PH)       1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .191
 J. Duffalo (P)       0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
 B. Bolin (P)         0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
TOTALS               36 11  5  9  1  9  6  1

   2B:  E. Bailey (9)
   HR:  J. Davenport (8)

   SAN FRANCISCO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
      J. Sanford  6.0  9  2  1  3  3  3  93   4.52
       B. O'Dell  1.0  0  3  0  1  1  1  30   2.60
      J. Duffalo  1.0  4  0  1  4  4  3  29  11.81
        B. Bolin  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  1  10   4.15
          TOTALS  9.0 13  5  2  8  8  8 162

NEVADA               ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
G. Coleman (1B)       5  2  0  2  0  0  1  0    .349
 T. Tresh (1B)        0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .243
H. Lopez (RF)         3  2  2  2  0  1  0  0    .316
B. Williams (LF)      4  2  1  1  1  2  0  0    .360
J. Adair (SS)         5  1  0  0  0  1  2  0    .299
C. Boyer (3B)         5  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .268
J. Blanchard (C)      5  1  0  1  1  1  2  0    .283
M. Jones (CF)         4  2  1  1  0  0  1  2    .289
J. Schaive (2B)       3  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .282
 L. Johnson (PH)      1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .200
 K. Hubbs (2B)        1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .175
D. McNally (P)        1  1  1  0  0  1  0  0    .333
 V. Power (PH)        1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .329
 C. Raymond (P)       1  1  0  1  0  0  0  0   1.000
 B. Dailey (P)        0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
 D. Camilli (PH)      1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .167
TOTALS               40 13  5  8  2  6  8  2

   2B:  H. Lopez (11), J. Adair (8), G. Coleman (3)
   3B:  J. Schaive (4)
   HR:  J. Blanchard (13), B. Williams (12)

          NEVADA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
      D. McNally  6.0  7  1  1  4  4  4  90   2.05
      C. Raymond  2.0  3  2  0  3  3  1  33   7.85
       B. Dailey  1.0  1  2  0  2  1  1  30   3.24
          TOTALS  9.0 11  5  1  9  8  6 153

     WP: J. Duffalo (2-1)
     LP: B. Dailey (1-2)
     SV: B. Bolin (4)

     Attendance: 15,131
     Time: 3:24