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NEVADA DUSTERS
The Story of a Major League Baseball Franchise
Giants @ Dusters
June 21-23, 1962
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Nevada Dusters: Minor League Report (as of 6.23)
Bakersfield Bullets (AAA), 35-37
Donn Clendenon (1B) 142ab, 52h, 31r, 28rbi, 5hr, 12bb, 16k, 2sb, .366/.408/.585
Jim Constable (P) 2gs, 0W, 1L, 5.49era, 19.2ip, 13r, 12er, 29h, 2hr, 6bb, 9k, .333baa
Lou Johnson (LF) 115ab, 45h, 27r, 30rbi, 2hr, 7bb, 13k, 1sb, .391/.432/.496

Salt Lake City Saints (AA), 41-32
Denis Menke (SS) 182ab, 44h, 24r, 27rbi, 2hr, 24bb, 27k, 2sb, .242/.335/.346
Tony Oliva (RF) 296ab, 109h, 60r, 64rbi, 10hr, 21bb, 27k, 8sb, .368/.407/.584
Cookie Rojas (2B) 274ab, 80h, 41r, 40rbi, 2hr, 18bb, 19k, 2sb, .292/.337/.369
Jim Bouton (P) 10gs, 4W, 1L, 3.36era, 56.1ip, 28r, 21er, 52h, 5hr, 23bb, 24k, .242baa
Dave Eilers (P) 1gs, 2W, 3L, 2.65era, 57.2ip, 25r, 17er, 53h, 2hr, 17bb, 22k, .248baa, 3sv
Ron Herbel (P) 11gs, 5W. 0L, 3.21era, 70.0ip, 28r, 25er, 63h, 5hr, 20bb, 15k, .248baa
Phil Niekro (P) 16gs, 7W, 1L, 2.98era, 102.2ip, 42r, 34er, 91h, 4hr, 38bb, 46k, .238baa, 1cg
Jim Roland (P) 9gs, 3W, 2L, 3.17era, 65.1ip, 27r, 23er, 61h, 3hr, 22bb, 23k, .244baa

Tucson Stingers (A), 8-7, 35-28
Tommie Aaron (1B) 175ab, 49h, 25r, 30rbi, 1hr, 25bb, 24k, 1sb, .280/.373/.354
Gene Alley (SS) 203ab, 59h, 37r, 33rbi, 2hr, 33bb, 25k, 4sb, .291/.367/.379
Jesus Alou (RF) 194ab, 53h, 33r, 32rbi, 1hr, 6bb, 12k, 1sb, .273/.296/.325
George Banks (3B) 233ab, 65h, 41r, 42rbi, 3hr, 26bb, 35k, 2sb, .279/.352/.412
Jose Cardenal (CF) 88ab, 27h, 20r, 17rbi, 4hr, 13bb, 6k, 3sb, .307/.392/..500
Walt Hriniak (C) 85ab, 23h, 15r, 9rbi, 0hr, 3bb, 11k, 1sb, .271/.295/..306
Wes Parker (1B) 88ab, 33h, 20r, 17rbi, 3hr, 22bb, 8k, 2sb, .375/.495/.625
Cecil Butler (P) 9gs, 2W, 3L, 2.01era, 67.0ip, 20r, 15er, 43h, 3hr, 13bb, 22k, .185baa, 1sv
Clay Carroll (P) 5gs, 1W, 2L, 2.64era, 58.0ip, 23r, 17er, 53h, 6hr, 22bb, 20k, .240baa, 2sv
Hank Fischer (P) 8gs, 3W, 2L, 2.98era, 66.1ip, 30r, 22er, 68h, 6hr, 15bb, 35k, .264baa
Herb Hippauf (P) 5gs, 0W, 2L, 3.28era, 68.2ip, 34r, 25er, 64h, 3hr, 35bb, 19k, .246baa, 5sv
Dick Kelley (P) 4gs, 5W, 2L, 2.18era, 53.2ip, 16r, 13er, 42h, 0hr, 15bb, 34k, .210baa
Larry Maxie (P) 6gs, 3W, 1L, 2.20era, 49.0ip, 14r, 12er, 33h, 0hr, 17bb, 16k, .194baa

Montana Wolves (R), 23-16
Sandy Alomar (2B) 53ab, 15h, 8r, 7rbi, 0hr, 10bb, 2k, 4sb, .283/.397/.340
Bob Bailey (3B) 131ab, 46h, 32r, 28rbi, 7hr, 29bb, 21k, 5sb, .351/.469/.595
Jerry Grote (C) 78ab, 22h, 13r, 17rbi, 0hr, 15bb, 8k, 0sb, .282/.398/.346
Randy Hundley (C) 34ab, 11h, 9r, 6rbi, 1hr, 6bb, 2k, 0sb, .324/..425/..441
Felix Millan (2B) 72ab, 21h, 11r, 13rbi, 0hr, 4bb, 2k, 1sb, .292/.338/.333
Tony Perez (1B) 138ab, 54h, 32r, 39rbi, 9hr, 23bb, 15k, 0sb, .391/.476/.688
Roger Repoz (CF) 100ab, 33h, 19r, 24rbi, 5hr, 19bb, 21k, 1sb, .330/.440/.550
Wade Blasingame (P) 5gs, 3W, 0L, 2.05era, 30.2ip, 8r, 7er, 21h, 2hr, 9bb, 14k, .193baa
Bruce Howard (P) 5gs, 3W, 0L, 2.52era, 35.2ip, 14r, 10er, 33h, 1hr, 16bb, 14k, .239baa
Marcelino Lopez (P) 1gs, 1W, 2L, 4.40era, 14.1ip, 9r, 7er, 21h, 0hr, 8bb, 2k, .344baa
Dan Schneider (P) 1gs, 1W, 1L, 1.76era, 30.2ip, 12r, 6er, 28h, 2hr, 7bb, 10k, .250baa, 4sv
Cecil Upshaw (P) 5gs, 4W, 0L, 1.55era, 40.2ip, 10r, 7er, 28h, 2hr, 5bb, 14k, .199baa

FAST TRACK
Salt Lake City Saints: Ron Herbel (P), Phil Niekro (P)
Tucson Stingers: George Banks (3B), Jose Cardenal (CF), Larry Maxie (P), Dick Kelley (P)
Montana Wolves: Bob Bailey (3B), Tony Perez (1B), Wade Blasingame (P), Cecil Upshaw (P)


San Francisco Giants (44-28) @ Nevada Dusters (42-30)
June 21-23, 1962
Horizon Field, Las Vegas, NV

DL: Lee Maye (RF), stretched knee ligament, two days. Dick Kelley (P-Tucson Stingers), severe shoulder bursitis, two days

TRADES
PIT offered Dick Schofield (IF) for Vic Power (1B), Johnny Schaive (IF) or Bob Bailey (3B-Montana Wolves). DECLINED.
WSA offered Paul Casanova (C) and Adam Burns (RP) for Vic Power (1B) and Jesus Alou (OF-Tucson Stingers). DECLINED.

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

[June 21, Game 1]
The best crowd of the year -- 16,652 -- were on hand at Horizon Field as the Dusters hosted the San Francisco Giants for a one-series home stand before hitting the road again. The challenge for Nevada batters was to solve San Francisco starter Juan Marichal (9-2) -- and they didn't do a very good job, with Marichal allowing just one run on six hits and pitching a complete game. That single Dusters run came in the 4th, which Billy Williams opened with a double; he later scored on a Jerry Adair single up the middle to tie the game at 1. Nevada starter Joe Horlen (9-4) pitched well, too -- six hits in eight innings, but twice as many runs, the second coming as Felipe Alou hit a one-out single, stole second, and scored on a Jim Davenport knock. The Dusters had an opportunity in the bottom of the 9th as Billy Williams hit his second two-bagger and Johnny Blanchard walked to put two on with one out, but Adair fanned and pinch-hitter Gordy Coleman grounded out to end the game. Horlen took the loss.
Lineup: Power, Lopez, Williams, Boyer, Blanchard, Adair, Tresh, Schaive, Horlen
Record: 41-32
Giants 2, Dusters 1
[June 22, Game 2] Game 2 featured lefties Dave McNally (6-1) and Billy Pierce (7-1), and while McNally pitched an excellent game, so did Pierce, and the end result was another 2-1 Giants victory. A throwing error by Johnny Schaive contributed to a two-run 1st inning for San Francisco, a lead Pierce seemed perfectly capable of holding as he allowed just three Nevada hits in the first six innings. The Giants threatened to add to their lead in the 5th with men at second and third and nobody out, but McNally got the next three men out to keep the Dusters' hopes alive. In the bottom of the 7th Billy Williams stretched a single into a double and later scored on a Johnny Blanchard hit to cut the Giants' lead in half, and in the 9th pinch hitter Bubba Morton opened with a double, but neither Vic Power nor Hector Lopez nor Williams could drive him in. "We can't make mistakes and expect to beat a team like San Francisco," was all Ben Naylor had to say.
Lineup: Power, Lopez, Williams, Boyer, Blanchard, Adair, Tresh, Schaive, McNally
Record: 42-32
Giants 2, Dusters 1
[June 23, Game 3]
Like the first two games of the series, the third featured a first-rate pitching matchup -- Nevada's Bob Shaw (10-2) versus San Francisco's Gaylord Perry (8-5). Perry allowed just one hit in the first seven innings, but that hit was a triple by Gordy Coleman (playing at first in place of Vic Power) that scored Shaw to put the Dusters ahead 1-0 in the 5th. (Coleman was thrown out at home trying to stretch the three-bagger into an inside-the-park homer, a play Ben Naylor later admitted he was afraid would come back to bite the Dusters.) But Bob Shaw was relentlessly effective, allowing just five hits as he pitched his third complete game of the season. Significantly, the Giants never managed to get two hits in an inning. With one out in the 8th, though, Shaw hit Orlando Cepeda with a pitch and then walked Elio Chacon; Harvey Kuenn lined out to right and Shaw ended the threat by striking out Willie McCovey. Shaw, who had gotten off to a rough start, had turned into the most dependable pitcher in the Nevada starting rotation. "This was a big win," said Conn Hudson. "Not because it changed anything in the standings, but because it would have been rough getting swept at home." Clete Boyer sat out the game with a pulled shoulder and would miss the opener with the Cubs. Gordy Coleman bruised a knee during the game and was put on the DL for five days.
Lineup: Coleman, Lopez, Williams, Adair, Blanchard, Schaive, Tresh, Jones, Shaw
Record: 43-32
Dusters 1, Giants 0


Bob Shaw (NEV)

Nevada Dusters financial update:
Average Attendance: 13,480 ..... Revenue: $18.8M ..... Profit: $5.2M ..... Cash: $9.8M ..... Team Payroll: $20.8M

Series stats:
2Bs: Williams (2), Morton
3Bs: Coleman
HRs: none
SBs: none
Runs: Williams (2), Shaw
RBIs: Adair, Blanchard, Coleman

Around the leagues:
PIT--Bill Virdon (CF), broken forearm, seven weeks.
CHW--Fred Klages (P), shoulder separation, four weeks.
CLE--Gordon Seyfried (P), sprained neck, two weeks.
PHI--Bill Wilson (P), ankle stress fracture, three weeks.

MIN released Jim Lemon (LF).

LAD signed free agent Early Wynn (P) for $3,700,000/1 yr.

FEATURED GAME
San Francisco Giants at Nevada Dusters
June 21, 1962

TOP OF THE FIRST
Joe Horlen takes the mound for the Dusters.
Elio Chacon flied out to center field. <--->
Harvey Kuenn grounded to short. <--->
Willie McCovey singled to left. <--1>
Willie Mays flied out to center field. <--1>
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
Juan Marichal takes the mound for the Giants.
Vic Power grounded to short. <--->
Hector Lopez lined out to third. <--->
Billy Williams grounded to third. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the first, the game is tied at 0.

TOP OF THE SECOND
Felipe Alou singled down the left field line. <--1>
Felipe Alou went for an extra base and was thrown out at second. <--->
Ed Bailey lined out to left. <--->
Jim Davenport popped up behind home plate. <--->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 0.

BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
Clete Boyer flied out to left field. <--->
Johnny Blanchard grounded to the second baseman. <--->
Jerry Adair singled over the first baseman. <--1>
Tom Tresh walked. <-21>
Johnny Schaive lined out to right field. <-21>
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
At the end of the second, the game is tied at 0.

TOP OF THE THIRD
Jose Pagan grounded to the second baseman. <--->
Juan Marichal flied out to center field. <--->
Elio Chacon grounded to first base. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the third, the game is tied at 0.

BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
Joe Horlen flied out to center. <--->
Vic Power flied out to left. <--->
Hector Lopez struck out. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the third, the game is tied at 0.

TOP OF THE FOURTH
Harvey Kuenn grounded to third. <--->
Willie McCovey walked. <--1>
Willie Mays doubled to left-center, scoring a run. <-2->
Felipe Alou popped up to second. <-2->
Ed Bailey lined out to left. <-2->
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the fourth, San Francisco leads 1 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
Billy Williams doubled down the right field line. <-2->
Clete Boyer flied out to center. <-2->
Johnny Blanchard flied out to right field. <-2->
Jerry Adair singled up the middle, scoring a run. <--1>
Tom Tresh grounded to third. <--1>
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the fourth, the game is tied at 1.

TOP OF THE FIFTH
Jim Davenport struck out. <--->
Jose Pagan popped up to short. <--->
Juan Marichal grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the fifth, the game is tied at 1.

BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
Johnny Schaive struck out. <--->
Joe Horlen bunts for a base hit in front of first. <--1>
Vic Power singled to left. <-21>
Hector Lopez grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <-2->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the fifth, the game is tied at 1.

TOP OF THE SIXTH
Elio Chacon struck out. <--->
Harvey Kuenn popped up to second. <--->
Willie McCovey lined out to second. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the sixth, the game is tied at 1.

BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
Billy Williams grounded to third. <--->
Clete Boyer flied out to right field. <--->
Johnny Blanchard grounded to first base. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the sixth, the game is tied at 1.

TOP OF THE SEVENTH
Willie Mays flied out to right field. <--->
Felipe Alou singled through the right side. <--1>
Ed Bailey popped up back to the pitcher. <--1>
Felipe Alou stole second. <-2->
Jim Davenport singled in the right field gap, scoring a run. <--1>
Jose Pagan grounded to the third baseman. <--1>
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the seventh, San Francisco leads 2 to 1.

BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
Jerry Adair grounded to second. <--->
Tom Tresh grounded to first. <--->
Johnny Schaive struck out. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the seventh, Nevada trails 2 to 1.

TOP OF THE EIGHTH
Juan Marichal popped up to the catcher in foul ground. <--->
Elio Chacon struck out. <--->
Harvey Kuenn singled to right. <--1>
Willie McCovey walked. <-21>
Willie Mays walked. <321>
Orlando Cepeda pinch hit for Felipe Alou. <321>
Orlando Cepeda grounded to first. <321>
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
In the middle of the eighth, San Francisco leads 2 to 1.

BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
Mack Jones pinch hit for Joe Horlen. <--->
Joe Pignatano came in to play First Base. <--->
Matty Alou came in to play Right Field. <--->
Mack Jones flied out to right. <--->
Vic Power popped up to second. <--->
Hector Lopez grounded to second. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the eighth, Nevada trails 2 to 1.

TOP OF THE NINTH
Pete Richert came in to pitch for the Dusters. <--->
Ed Bailey struck out. <--->
Jim Davenport popped up to short. <--->
Jose Pagan grounded to short. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the ninth, San Francisco leads 2 to 1.

BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
Billy Williams doubled down the left field line. <-2->
Clete Boyer grounded to second. <3-->
The Giants brought the infield in.
Johnny Blanchard walked. <3-1>
Jerry Adair struck out. <3-1>
Gordy Coleman pinch hit for Tom Tresh. <3-1>
Gordy Coleman grounded to third. <3-1>

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

SAN FRANCISCO        ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
E. Chacon (2B)        4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .185
H. Kuenn (LF)         4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .286
W. McCovey (1B)       2  1  2  1  0  0  0  0    .299
 J. Pignatano (1B)    0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .300
W. Mays (CF)          3  1  1  0  0  1  0  0    .327
F. Alou (RF)          3  2  0  1  0  0  0  1    .299
 O. Cepeda (PH)       1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .328
 M. Alou (RF)         0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .234
E. Bailey (C)         4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .281
J. Davenport (3B)     4  1  0  0  0  1  1  0    .269
J. Pagan (SS)         4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .323
J. Marichal (P)       3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .133
TOTALS               32  6  3  2  0  2  4  1

   2B:  W. Mays (13)

   SAN FRANCISCO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
     J. Marichal  9.0  6  2  0  1  1  4 105   2.95
          TOTALS  9.0  6  2  0  1  1  4 105

NEVADA               ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
V. Power (1B)         4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .308
H. Lopez (RF)         4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .332
B. Williams (LF)      4  2  0  1  0  0  0  0    .340
C. Boyer (3B)         4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .279
J. Blanchard (C)      3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .238
J. Adair (2B)         4  2  0  0  0  1  1  0    .288
T. Tresh (CF)         2  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .247
 G. Coleman (PH)      1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .319
J. Schaive (SS)       3  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .266
J. Horlen (P)         2  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .133
 M. Jones (PH)        1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .210
 P. Richert (P)       0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
TOTALS               32  6  2  1  0  1  4  0

   2B:  B. Williams 2 (19)

          NEVADA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
       J. Horlen  8.0  6  3  0  2  2  3 113   2.34
      P. Richert  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  1  11   2.60
          TOTALS  9.0  6  3  0  2  2  4 124

     WP: J. Marichal (10-2)
     LP: J. Horlen (9-5)

     Attendance: 16,652
     Time: 2:24