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NEVADA DUSTERS
The Story of a Major League Baseball Franchise
Dusters @ Cardinals
June 3-5, 1962
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The Standings (as of June 2, 1962)
(including team batting average and ERA)
NATIONAL LEAGUE
PIT   36-18   .283  3.16
CIN   35-22   .256  3.18
SFG   33-21   .262  3.17
NEV   31-26   .278  3.83
LAD   28-28   .246  3.92
CHC   26-28   .243  3.91
HOU   24-32   .243  3.90
STL   24-33   .256  4.13
NYM   22-32   .246  4.88
PHI   19-38   .235  4.22
AMERICAN LEAGUE
BAL   34-22   .245  2.81
NYY   31-23   .272  3.46
DET   31-23   .271  3.54
MIN   31-23   .248  3.98
KCA   27-27   .242  3.47
BOS   26-28   .260  3.58
CLE   27-30   .243  3.72
CHW   24-30   .244  3.79
WSA   22-34   .240  4.20
LAA   22-35   .252  4.36

Nevada Dusters Players Stats (as of 5.30)
Jerry Adair (SS) - 201ab, 60h, 19r, 23rbi, 4hr, 16bb, 20k, 3sb, .299/.355/.398
Johnny Blanchard (C) - 173ab, 49h, 31r, 37rbi, 13hr, 10bb, 22k, 0sb, .283/.326/.561
Clete Boyer (3B) - 157ab, 42h, 19r, 21rbi, 6hr, 11bb, 26k, 2sb, .268/.320/.408
Doug Camilli (C) - 30ab, 5h, 3r, 2rbi, 0hr, 4bb, 6k, 0sb, .167/.257/.200
Gordy Coleman (1B) - 86ab, 30h, 13r, 15rbi, 4hr, 6bb, 10k, 0sb, .349/.391/.547
Ken Hubbs (2B) - 80ab, 14h, 10r, 3rbi, 0hr, 5bb, 12k, 1sb, .175/.221/.238
Lou Johnson (LF) - 5ab, 1h, 1r, 0rbi, 0hr, 0bb, 2k, 0sb, .200/.200/.200
Mack Jones (CF) - 45ab, 13h, 7r, 8rbi, 0hr, 9bb, 13k, 2sb, .289/.407/.378
Hector Lopez (LF) - 155ab, 49h, 30r, 23rbi, 8hr, 14bb, 19k, 0sb, .316/.376/.568
Lee Maye (RF) - 113ab, 35h, 18r, 12rbi, 2hr, 5bb, 14k, 4sb, .310/.345/.442
Vic Power (1B) - 173ab, 57h, 25r, 20rbi, 4hr, 12bb, 16k, 2sb, .329/.376/.462
Johnny Schaive (3B) - 174ab, 49h, 25r, 16rbi, 3hr, 8bb, 26k, 1sb, .282/.317/.414
Tom Tresh (CF) - 181ab, 44h, 24r, 24rbi, 5hr, 17bb, 33k, 2sb, .243/.315/..370
Billy Williams (LF) - 178ab, 64h, 32r, 39rbi, 12hr, 21bb, 22k, 2sb, .360/.430/.663

Jim Brewer lhp (RP) - 0gs, 1W, 3L, 4.34era, 37.1ip, 19r, 18er, 46h, 3hr, 13bb, 25k, .291baa
Tony Cloninger rhp (SP) - 11gs, 2W, 5L, 5.12era, 63.1ip, 45r, 36er, 65h, 9hr, 23bb, 25k, .253baa
Jim Constable lhp (RP) - 0gs, 0W, 0L, 4.91era, 14.2ip, 8r, 8er, 20h, 2hr, 6bb, 6k, .323baa
Bill Dailey rhp (RP) - 0gs, 1W, 2L, 3.24era, 25.0ip, 11r, 9er, 20h, 1hr, 8bb, 12k, .220baa, 4sv
Bob Duliba rhp (RP) - 0gs, 2W, 1L, 5.23era, 20.2ip, 12r, 12er, 26h, 5hr, 7bb, 10k, .302baa, 2sv
Joe Horlen rhp (SP) - 12gs, 7W, 4L, 2.37era, 91.0ip, 30r, 24er, 79h, 5hr, 20bb, 39k, .231baa, 1cg
Bobby Locke rhp (RP) - 0gs, 1W, 0L, 5.00era, 9.0ip, 5r, 5er, 13h, 1hr, 3bb, 3k, .325baa
Dave McNally lhp (SP) - 11gs, 6W, 0L, 2.05era, 79.0ip, 24r, 18er, 57h, 6hr, 14bb, 39k, .194baa, 2cg
Claude Raymond rhp (RP) - 0gs, 3W, 1L, 7.85era, 18.1ip, 16r, 16er, 29h, 1hr, 8bb, 11k, .354baa, 8sv
Pete Richert lhp (SP) - 3gs, 1W, 1L, 2.77era, 13.0ip, 4r, 4er, 15h, 3hr, 3bb, 11k, .283baa
Bob Shaw rhp (SP) - 10gs, 5W, 2L, 4.35era, 60.0ip, 32r, 29er, 65h, 5hr, 14bb, 36k, .269baa
Jim Umbricht rhp (RP) - 0gs, 0W, 0L, 6.00era, 3.0ip, 2r, 2er, 4h, 0hr, 0bb, 1k, .333baa

1962 Salada baseball coin set, featuring (top left to bottom right) Yogi Berra,
Ernie Banks, Sandy Koufax, Willie McCovey, Hank Aaron, Roger Maris,
Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Roberto Clemente and Early Wynn.


Nevada Dusters (31-26) @ St. Louis Cardinals (24-33)
June 3-5, 1962
Sportsmans Park, St. Louis, MO

DL: Lee Maye (RF), stretched knee ligament, twenty days. Joe Horlen (SP), pulled quadriceps, seven days. Claude Raymond (RP), twisted ankle, five days. Larry Maxie (P-Tucson Stingers), bruised hand, three days.

TRADES
LAA offered Marlan Coughtry (2B) for Johnny Blanchard (C). DECLINED.
BOS offered Billy Macleod (RP) for Johnny Blanchard (C). DECLINED.

St. Louis Cardinals Game 1 starting lineup
Julian Javier (2B), Mike Shannon (3B), Bill White (1B), Stan Musial (LF), Curt Flood (CF), Jimmie Schaffer (C), Bob Burda (RF), Julio Gotay (SS), Bob Buhl (SP)

[June 3, Game 1]
The Dusters arrived in St. Louis with an injury-riddled pitching staff -- both Jor Horlen and Claude Raymond were on the DL -- and hoping to turn their fortunes around, having lost their last two series. Dave McNally (6-0) faced former Milwaukee Brave Bob Buhl (3-7, 4.34). Doug Camilli subbed for Johnny Blanchard as the Nevada backstop. Hector Lopez hit an RBI single in the 1st to give the Dusters the lead, but Stan Musial's solo homer in the 4th tied it up. And so it remained through nine innings, with both McNally and Buhl lasting eight.In the 9th Pete Richert took the hill for the Dusters and Ray Sadecki pitched relief for the Redbirds. In the top of the 10th Hector Lopez hit a solo home run and Clete Boyer followed suit a moment later for two RBIs. Richert held the Cardinals in check in the bottom of the inning and earned the win to go 2-2 on the year. The Dusters turned a key double play in the 2nd when St. Louis had a man on every base with only one out.
Lineup: Jones, Power, Williams, Lopez, Adair, Tresh, Boyer, Camilli, McNally
Record: 32-26
Dusters 4, Cardinals 1
[June 4, Game 2]
Superb defensive play combined with another fine pitching performance by Bob Shaw tipped the scales in favor of the Dusters in the second game. Nevada scored a run in the 2nd and a Hector Lopez home run in the 3rd made it 2-0 Dusters. After that, Cardinal starter Curt Simmons allowed just four more hits in working the full nine, but two runs turned out to be enough with Shaw allowing just five hits for his first complete game shutout. The Cards threatened in the 5th, with singles by Curt Flood and Jimmie Schaffer, but Flood went for an extra base and was thrown out at second; the next batter, Bob Burda, grounded to short for a double play to end the inning. Julian Javier was twice caught stealing by backup catcher Doug Camilli. Lopez was 3-for-4 on the day, while Shaw improved his record to 7-2 and the Dusters found themselves gaining ground on the third place Giants (33-23), who had lost five in a row.
Lineup: Jones, Power, Lopez, Blanchard, Adair, Schaive, Boyer, Camilli, Shaw
Record: 33-26
Dusters 2, Cardinals 0
[June 5, Game 3]
Nevada's Tony Cloninger (2-5) took on Cardinal starter Larry Jackson (3-7), and both clubs hoped their pitcher would turn things around in this game. Cloninger got off to a rough start as Stan Musial hit a two-run homer and Bob Burda followed with an RBI single in the 1st. But after that Cloninger settled down and allowed just three more hits in his seven innings. The Dusters scored a pair in the 4th and Vic Power opened the 5th with a triple, scoring on a slow roller off Johnny Schaive's bat to tie the game at 3. Nevada had a chance to break the game wide open in the 7th, loading the bases for Tom Tresh, but Tresh grounded out to end the threat. Pete Richert took over for Cloninger in the 8th and walked the bases loaded for pinch hitter Carl Warwick, who hit one sharply down the right field to drive in two and win the game for the Cards. Ben Naylor could only shake his head. There didn't seem to be a cure for what ailed the Nevada bullpen. And he began having second thoughts about leading off with Mack Jones, who went 2-for-18 in the series. One bright spot was Hector Lopez, who had a good series at the plate, going 7-for-13 with two homers, three runs and three RBIs.
Lineup: Jones, Power, Williams, Lopez, Blanchard, Adair, Tresh, Schaive, Cloninger
Record: 33-27
Cardinals 5, Dusters 3

Pete Richert (NEV)

Nevada Dusters financial update:
Average attendance: 13,229 ..... Revenue: $14.6M ..... Profit: $3.7M ..... Cash: $8.4M ..... Team Payroll: $20.8M

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

Around the leagues:
KCA singed free agent Ed Roebuck (P) for $1,300,000/1 yr.

MIN--Ray Moore (P), finger stress fracture, two weeks.

KCA released Haywood Sullivan (C).

FEATURED GAME
Nevada Dusters at St. Louis Cardinals
June 3, 1962

TOP OF THE FIRST
Bob Buhl takes the mound for the Cardinals.
Mack Jones walked. <--1>
The Dusters put on the hit and run.
Vic Power grounded to short. <-2->
Billy Williams struck out. <-2->
Hector Lopez singled up the middle, scoring a run. <--1>
Jerry Adair lined out to right field. <--1>
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the first, Nevada leads 1 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
Dave McNally takes the mound for the Dusters.
Julian Javier popped up to the catcher in foul ground. <--->
Mike Shannon struck out. <--->
Bill White flied out to right. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the first, St. Louis trails 1 to 0.

TOP OF THE SECOND
Tom Tresh grounded to second. <--->
Clete Boyer grounded to first. <--->
Doug Camilli doubled in the right field gap. <-2->
Dave McNally grounded to third. <-2->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the second, Nevada leads 1 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
Stan Musial walked. <--1>
The Cardinals put on the hit and run.
Curt Flood popped up to short. <--1>
The Cardinals put on the hit and run.
Jimmie Schaffer singled through the hole. <-21>
Bob Burda singled through the left side. <321>
Julio Gotay grounded to the second baseman for a double play (4-4-3). <32->
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
At the end of the second, St. Louis trails 1 to 0.

TOP OF THE THIRD
Mack Jones grounded to the shortstop. <--->
Vic Power lined out to second. <--->
Billy Williams walked. <--1>
Hector Lopez popped up to short. <--1>
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the third, Nevada leads 1 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
Bob Buhl struck out. <--->
Julian Javier grounded to the shortstop. <--->
Mike Shannon lined out to center. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the third, St. Louis trails 1 to 0.

TOP OF THE FOURTH
Jerry Adair popped up to the second baseman. <--->
Tom Tresh struck out. <--->
Clete Boyer walked. <--1>
Doug Camilli reached first on a throwing error by the second baseman. <-21>
Dave McNally struck out. <-21>
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
In the middle of the fourth, Nevada leads 1 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
Bill White grounded to short. <--->
Stan Musial homered to left-center. <--->
Curt Flood grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
Jimmie Schaffer popped up to the second baseman. <--->
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the fourth, the game is tied at 1.

TOP OF THE FIFTH
Mack Jones hit an infield single in front of home plate. <--1>
Vic Power struck out. <--1>
Billy Williams popped up to third. <--1>
Hector Lopez flied out to left. <--1>
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the fifth, the game is tied at 1.

BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
Bob Burda struck out. <--->
Julio Gotay flied out to left field. <--->
Bob Buhl popped up to the first baseman in foul ground. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the fifth, the game is tied at 1.

TOP OF THE SIXTH
Jerry Adair singled to left field. <--1>
Tom Tresh flied out to right. <--1>
Clete Boyer singled back through the middle. <-21>
Doug Camilli grounded to the pitcher for a double play (1-4-3). <-2->
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the sixth, the game is tied at 1.

BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
Julian Javier singled to center. <--1>
Mike Shannon singled to left. <-21>
Bill White popped up to short. <-21>
Stan Musial grounded to short, forcing the runner at second. <3-1>
Curt Flood grounded to the second baseman. <3-1>
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
At the end of the sixth, the game is tied at 1.

TOP OF THE SEVENTH
Dave McNally walked. <--1>
Mack Jones laid down a sacrifice bunt to third. <-2->
Vic Power popped up to second. <-2->
Billy Williams was intentionally walked. <-21>
Hector Lopez flied out to left. <-21>
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
In the middle of the seventh, the game is tied at 1.

BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
Jimmie Schaffer grounded to the second baseman. <--->
Bob Burda grounded to first. <--->
Julio Gotay lined out to the second baseman. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the seventh, the game is tied at 1.

TOP OF THE EIGHTH
Jerry Adair flied out to left field. <--->
Tom Tresh popped up to short. <--->
Clete Boyer singled through the hole. <--1>
Doug Camilli grounded to third. <--1>
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the eighth, the game is tied at 1.

BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
The Dusters guarded the lines.
Minnie Minoso pinch hit for Bob Buhl. <--->
Minnie Minoso walked. <--1>
Julian Javier popped up to the pitcher. <--1>
Minnie Minoso was caught stealing second. <--->
Mike Shannon grounded to second. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the eighth, the game is tied at 1.

TOP OF THE NINTH
Ray Sadecki came in to pitch for the Cardinals. <--->
Gordy Coleman pinch hit for Dave McNally. <--->
Gordy Coleman struck out. <--->
Mack Jones struck out. <--->
Vic Power grounded to first. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the ninth, the game is tied at 1.

BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
Pete Richert came in to pitch for the Dusters. <--->
Bill White grounded to third. <--->
Stan Musial grounded to third. <--->
Curt Flood flied out to center. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the ninth, the game is tied at 1.

TOP OF THE TENTH
Billy Williams grounded to short. <--->
Hector Lopez homered over the left field fence. <--->
Jerry Adair singled to center. <--1>
Tom Tresh laid down a sacrifice bunt to the pitcher. <-2->
Clete Boyer homered over the left field fence for two RBIs. <--->
Doug Camilli popped up behind home plate. <--->
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the tenth, Nevada leads 4 to 1.

BOTTOM OF THE TENTH
Johnny Blanchard came in to play Catcher. <--->
Jimmie Schaffer popped up to short. <--->
Bob Burda walked. <--1>
Julio Gotay struck out. <--1>
Wally Post pinch hit for Ray Sadecki. <--1>
Wally Post struck out. <--1>

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

NEVADA               ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
M. Jones (CF)         3  1  1  1  0  0  1  0    .279
V. Power (1B)         5  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .309
B. Williams (LF)      3  0  2  0  0  0  1  0    .354
H. Lopez (RF)         5  2  0  1  1  2  0  0    .316
J. Adair (2B)         5  2  0  1  0  0  0  0    .299
T. Tresh (SS)         4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .244
C. Boyer (3B)         4  3  1  1  1  2  0  0    .272
D. Camilli (C)        5  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .171
 J. Blanchard (C)     0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .274
D. McNally (P)        2  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .308
 G. Coleman (PH)      1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .333
 P. Richert (P)       0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
TOTALS               37  9  5  4  2  4  6  0

   2B:  D. Camilli (2)
   HR:  C. Boyer (7), H. Lopez (10)

          NEVADA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
      D. McNally  8.0  5  2  1  1  1  3  92   1.97
      P. Richert  2.0  0  1  0  0  0  2  26   2.87
          TOTALS 10.0  5  3  1  1  1  5 118

ST. LOUIS            ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
J. Javier (2B)        4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .255
M. Shannon (3B)       4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .234
B. White (1B)         4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .263
S. Musial (LF)        3  1  1  1  1  1  0  0    .323
C. Flood (CF)         4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .283
J. Schaffer (C)       4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .242
B. Burda (RF)         3  1  1  0  0  0  1  0    .364
J. Gotay (SS)         4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .234
B. Buhl (P)           2  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .069
 M. Minoso (PH)       0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .310
 R. Sadecki (P)       0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .250
 W. Post (PH)         1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .294
TOTALS               33  5  3  1  1  1  5  0

   HR:  S. Musial (11)

       ST. LOUIS   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
         B. Buhl  8.0  6  5  0  1  1  4 124   4.34
      R. Sadecki  2.0  3  0  2  3  3  2  38   3.41
          TOTALS 10.0  9  5  2  4  4  6 162

     WP: P. Richert (2-2)
     LP: R. Sadecki (1-3)

     Attendance: 30,500
     Time: 2:41