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NEVADA DUSTERS
The Story of a Major League Baseball Franchise
Dusters @ Giants
July 15-17, 1962
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
PIT (55-32)   73 HR, 16 SB, 407 RS, 305 RA
SFG (55-35)    89 HR, 43 SB, 413 RS, 319 RA
NEV (51-39)   94 HR, 33 SB, 421 RS, 350 RA
LAD (50-40)   55 HR, 110 SB, 409 RS, 371 RA
CIN (47-41)   50 HR, 52 SB, 367 RS, 324 RA
STL (42-48)   76 HR, 42 SB, 362 RS, 395 RA
CHC (41-50)   90 HR, 76 SB, 359 RS, 428 RA
NYM (40-50)   51 HR, 44 SB, 376 RS, 444 RA
PHI (34-56)   61 HR, 33 SB, 330 RS, 401 Ra
HOU (33-57)   23 HR, 33 SB, 324 RS, 431 RA

AMERICAN LEAGUE
BAL (55-38)   77 HR, 37 SB, 402 RS, 289 RA
MIN (52-38)   82 HR, 49 SB, 397 RS, 396 RA
NYY (47-37)   91 HR, 22 SB, 424 RS, 322 RA
DET (44-43)   96 HR, 49 SB, 431 RS, 364 RA
CHW (45-45)   53 HR, 73 SB, 351 RS, 361 RA
KCA (41-46)   35 HR, 55 SB, 334 RS, 374 RA
WSA (42-48)   54 HR, 46 SB, 316 RS, 392 RA
BOS (42-48)   52 HR, 45 SB, 353 RS, 377 RA
CLE (40-47)   74 HR, 24 SB, 328 RS, 372 RA
LAA (36-54)   53 HR, 50 SB, 341 RS, 427 RA

April 1962 issue of Dell Sports magazine

Nevada Dusters (50-37) @ San Francisco Giants (53-34)
July 15-17, 1962
Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA

DL: Joe Horlen (P), foot stress fracture, fifteen days.

TRADES
none

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

[July 15, Game 1]
The San Francisco Giants were in second place in the NL, 1.5 games behind the Pirates and three games in front of the visiting Dusters. Ben Naylor considered this game the ultimate test for Tony Cloninger (3-6), who had pitched well in his last two outings. Cloninger met the skipper's expectations this time, allowing one run on two hits in seven innings of work. That Giants run came in the 4th -- a solo home run by catcher Tom Haller. The problem for the Dusters was their inability to handle the screwball relied on by San Francisco starter Mike McCormick (3-3). They finally managed to tie the game in the 7th as Jerry Adair walked and then scored on a Tom Tresh two-bagger. The game was still tied at the end of nine. The Dusters had their chances in extra innings -- Gordy Coleman doubled in the 10th but was left stranded; Jerry Adair opened the 12th with a walk and got to second, but was stranded; and there were two on with two out in the 13th for Clete Boyer, who popped up. With Jim Brewer on the mound in the home 13th, pinch-hitter Matty Alou singled, reached second on an Elio Chacon grounder, and scored the winning run when Harvey Kuenn hit one up the middle that somehow eluded a diving Jerry Adair. It was the third straight loss for the Dusters, who had scored just two runs in those three games.
Lineup: Power, Morton, Lopez, Blanchard, Boyer, Adair, Tresh, Schaive, Cloninger
Record: 50-38
Giants 2, Dusters 1
[July 16, Game 2]
It was more of the same today -- great pitching and precious little hitting -- as Nevada ace Bob Shaw (13-2) took on Jack Sanford (7-4). Each starter allowed four hits in 7.2 and 7.0 innings respectively, but two of the Nevada hits were long balls as the Duster sluggers came through again. Hector Lopez hit his downtowner in the 4th, and Johnny Blanchard collected his twenty-first dinger of the year in the 7th. The Giants occasionally threatened, as in the 2nd when Jim Davenport hit a two-out triple, or the 4th when Felipe Alou doubled, or the 7th when Jose Pagan did likewise. But each time Shaw got the last out. In the home 8th, leading 2-0 with two outs, Naylor decided to pull Shaw, who was nearing his pitch count limit, and called on Bob Duliba from the bullpen to face the heart of the San Francisco order. "If they were gonna beat us it was probably going to be McCovey, Mays or Alou, and they'd seen Shaw's pitches three times already," explained Nails. Duliba got the job done, getting McCovey to ground out to end the 8th, and retiring the side (including Mays and Alou) in the 9th. Billy Williams' post-All-Star break slump (1 for 18) continued. Shaw's record improved to 14-2. He had not lost a game since April 30.
Lineup: Coleman, Maye, Williams, Lopez, Adair, Blanchard, Boyer, Tresh, Shaw
Record: 51-38
Dusters 2, Giants 0
[July 17, Game 3]
The Dusters faced the ace of the San Francisco staff, Juan Marichal (13-2) in the final game of the series. Nevada starter Dave McNally (3-6) had a rough outing, allowing five runs on seven hits in the first four innings. The Dusters scored a run in the 2nd, but Felipe Alou and Jim Davenport doubled as the Giants collected three runs on three hits in the bottom of the inning to take the lead. Vic Power's solo homer in the 3rd made it 4-2. The Giants added another run in the bottom of the inning, and in the 5th Willie Mays tripled and scored on an Alou two-bagger to make it 5-2, sending McNally packing. Naylor took the opportunity to summon Jim Umbricht from the bullpen. Umbricht had pitched just two innings in the past month, and Nails wanted to put him to the test; he responded by going 2.2 innings without allowing a hit. Marichal pitched a complete game and the Dusters could do nothing until the 9th, putting two men on with one out. Gordy Coleman and Johnny Blanchard grounded out to end the game. The Dusters had lost both series of the road trip and six of their last ten, but clung to third place in the NL, four games back of San Francisco and one game in front of the Dodgers.
Lineup: Power, Maye, Williams, Lopez, Adair, Blanchard, Boyer, Tresh, McNally
Record: 51-39
Giants 5, Dusters 2

Bob Duliba (NEV)

Nevada Dusters financial update:
Average Attendance: 13,432 ..... Revenue: $22.0M ..... Profit: $5.8M ..... Cash: $10.4M ..... Team Payroll: $20.5M

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

Around the leagues:
NYY signed free agent Steve Bilko (1B) for $950,000/1 yr.

BOS released Harry Bright (3B).

MIN--Ron Clark (3B), sprained finger, two  weeks.
HOU--Joe Hoerner (P), sprained lower back, three weeks.
MIN--Zoilo Versalles (SS), wrist stress fracture, three weeks.
HOU--Don Buddin (SS), finger stress fracture, two weeks.
LAD--Duke Snider (RF), fractured eye bone, five weeks.
KCA--Wayne Causey (3B), hand stress fracture, two weeks.
NYM--Richie Ashburn (CF), broken tibia, three months.

FEATURED GAME
Nevada Dusters at San Francisco Giants
July 15, 1962

TOP OF THE FIRST
Mike McCormick takes the mound for the Giants.
Vic Power grounded to second. <--->
Bubba Morton flied out to left. <--->
Hector Lopez singled in the left field gap. <--1>
Johnny Blanchard grounded to first. <--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
Tony Cloninger takes the mound for the Dusters.
Elio Chacon grounded to the shortstop. <--->
Harvey Kuenn popped up to first. <--->
Willie McCovey walked. <--1>
Willie Mays flied out to center. <--1>
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the first, the game is tied at 0.

TOP OF THE SECOND
Clete Boyer lined out to short. <--->
Jerry Adair grounded to first. <--->
Tom Tresh popped up to short. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 0.

BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
Felipe Alou walked. <--1>
Tom Haller walked. <-21>
Jim Davenport flied out to left. <-21>
Jose Pagan grounded to the second baseman, forcing the runner at second. <3-1>
Mike McCormick lined out to center. <3-1>
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
At the end of the second, the game is tied at 0.

TOP OF THE THIRD
Johnny Schaive popped up to the second baseman. <--->
Tony Cloninger grounded to third. <--->
Vic Power lined out to second. <--->
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
Elio Chacon flied out to right field. <--->
Harvey Kuenn flied out to center. <--->
Willie McCovey 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
Bubba Morton lined out to center. <--->
Hector Lopez walked. <--1>
Johnny Blanchard walked. <-21>
Clete Boyer flied out to right. <-21>
Jerry Adair flied out to center. <-21>
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
In the middle of the fourth, the game is tied at 0.

BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
Willie Mays grounded to the second baseman. <--->
Felipe Alou popped up to short. <--->
Tom Haller homered into the right field seats. <--->
Jim Davenport doubled in the right field gap. <-2->
Jose Pagan lined out to the shortstop. <-2->
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the fourth, San Francisco leads 1 to 0.

TOP OF THE FIFTH
Tom Tresh grounded to short. <--->
Johnny Schaive struck out. <--->
Tony Cloninger lined out to left. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the fifth, Nevada trails 1 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
Mike McCormick grounded to the third baseman. <--->
Elio Chacon walked. <--1>
Harvey Kuenn grounded to second. <-2->
Willie McCovey grounded to short. <-2->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the fifth, San Francisco leads 1 to 0.

TOP OF THE SIXTH
Vic Power grounded to first. <--->
Bubba Morton lined out to center. <--->
Hector Lopez grounded to second. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the sixth, Nevada trails 1 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
Willie Mays grounded to third. <--->
Felipe Alou grounded to short. <--->
Tom Haller struck out. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the sixth, San Francisco leads 1 to 0.

TOP OF THE SEVENTH
Johnny Blanchard grounded to the shortstop. <--->
Clete Boyer flied out to left. <--->
Jerry Adair walked. <--1>
Tom Tresh doubled down the first base line, scoring a run. <-2->
Billy Williams pinch hit for Johnny Schaive. <-2->
Billy Williams flied out to right. <-2->
1 run, 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
Ken Hubbs came in to play Shortstop. <--->
Jim Davenport grounded to third. <--->
Jose Pagan struck out. <--->
Orlando Cepeda pinch hit for Mike McCormick. <--->
Orlando Cepeda walked. <--1>
Orlando Cepeda stole second. <-2->
Elio Chacon flied out to right. <-2->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the seventh, the game is tied at 1.

TOP OF THE EIGHTH
Billy O'Dell came in to pitch for the Giants. <--->
Mack Jones pinch hit for Tony Cloninger. <--->
Mack Jones grounded to the second baseman. <--->
Vic Power singled to center. <--1>
Bubba Morton laid down a sacrifice bunt to third. <-2->
Hector Lopez lined out to left. <-2->
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
Pete Richert came in to pitch for the Dusters. <--->
Harvey Kuenn popped up behind home plate. <--->
Willie McCovey struck out. <--->
Willie Mays grounded to first base. <--->
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
Johnny Blanchard grounded to second. <--->
Clete Boyer struck out. <--->
Jerry Adair flied out to center field. <--->
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
Felipe Alou struck out. <--->
Tom Haller popped up to the shortstop. <--->
Jim Davenport grounded to short. <--->
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
Tom Tresh grounded to second. <--->
Ken Hubbs grounded to the second baseman. <--->
The Giants guarded the lines.
Gordy Coleman pinch hit for Pete Richert. <--->
Gordy Coleman singled to center. <--1>
Gordy Coleman went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
Vic Power grounded to the pitcher. <-2->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the tenth, the game is tied at 1.

BOTTOM OF THE TENTH
Bill Dailey came in to pitch for the Dusters. <--->
Jose Pagan flied out to left. <--->
Ed Bailey pinch hit for Billy O'Dell. <--->
Ed Bailey struck out. <--->
Elio Chacon singled into right field. <--1>
Elio Chacon was caught stealing second. <--->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the tenth, the game is tied at 1.

TOP OF THE ELEVENTH
Bobby Bolin came in to pitch for the Giants. <--->
Bubba Morton flied out to left. <--->
Hector Lopez walked. <--1>
Johnny Blanchard struck out. <--1>
Clete Boyer struck out. <--1>
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the eleventh, the game is tied at 1.

BOTTOM OF THE ELEVENTH
Harvey Kuenn popped up to second. <--->
Willie McCovey singled to center. <--1>
Willie Mays grounded to the third baseman, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
Felipe Alou struck out. <--1>
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the eleventh, the game is tied at 1.

TOP OF THE TWELFTH
Jerry Adair walked. <--1>
Tom Tresh grounded to third, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
Ken Hubbs laid down a sacrifice bunt to first base. <-2->
Lee Maye pinch hit for Bill Dailey. <-2->
Lee Maye popped up to second. <-2->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the twelfth, the game is tied at 1.

BOTTOM OF THE TWELFTH
Jim Brewer came in to pitch for the Dusters. <--->
Tom Haller lined out to third. <--->
Jim Davenport struck out. <--->
Jose Pagan struck out. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the twelfth, the game is tied at 1.

TOP OF THE THIRTEENTH
Vic Power grounded to second. <--->
Bubba Morton singled to right. <--1>
Hector Lopez laid down a sacrifice bunt to first. <-2->
Johnny Blanchard walked. <-21>
Clete Boyer popped up foul down the first base line. <-21>
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
In the middle of the thirteenth, the game is tied at 1.

BOTTOM OF THE THIRTEENTH
Matty Alou pinch hit for Bobby Bolin. <--->
Matty Alou singled back through the middle. <--1>
Elio Chacon grounded to first base. <-2->
Harvey Kuenn singled to center, scoring a run. <--1>

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

NEVADA               ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
V. Power (1B)         6  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .305
B. Morton (RF)        5  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .241
H. Lopez (LF)         3  1  2  0  0  0  0  0    .330
J. Blanchard (C)      4  0  2  0  0  0  1  0    .237
C. Boyer (3B)         6  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .273
J. Adair (2B)         3  0  2  1  0  0  0  0    .280
T. Tresh (CF)         5  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .228
J. Schaive (SS)       2  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .253
 B. Williams (PH)     1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .320
 K. Hubbs (SS)        1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .211
T. Cloninger (P)      2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .138
 M. Jones (PH)        1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .218
 P. Richert (P)       0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
 G. Coleman (PH)      1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .312
 B. Dailey (P)        0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
 L. Maye (PH)         1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .301
 J. Brewer (P)        0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
TOTALS               41  5  6  1  0  1  4  0

   2B:  T. Tresh (10), G. Coleman (5)

          NEVADA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
    T. Cloninger  7.0  2  5  1  1  1  3 110   4.74
      P. Richert  2.0  0  0  0  0  0  2  21   2.31
       B. Dailey  2.0  2  0  0  0  0  2  27   2.63
       J. Brewer  1.1  2  0  0  1  1  2  28   5.73
          TOTALS 12.1  6  5  1  2  2  9 186

SAN FRANCISCO        ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
E. Chacon (2B)        5  1  1  0  0  0  0  0    .164
H. Kuenn (LF)         6  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .285
W. McCovey (1B)       4  1  1  0  0  0  2  0    .278
W. Mays (CF)          5  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .317
F. Alou (RF)          4  0  1  0  0  0  2  0    .293
T. Haller (C)         4  1  1  1  1  1  1  0    .232
J. Davenport (3B)     5  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .267
J. Pagan (SS)         5  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .292
M. McCormick (P)      2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .143
 O. Cepeda (PH)       0  0  1  0  0  0  0  1    .321
 B. O'Dell (P)        0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
 E. Bailey (PH)       1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .254
 B. Bolin (P)         0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
 M. Alou (PH)         1  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .250
TOTALS               42  6  5  2  1  2  9  1

   2B:  J. Davenport (18)
   HR:  T. Haller (2)

   SAN FRANCISCO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
    M. McCormick  7.0  2  3  0  1  1  1  93   1.91
       B. O'Dell  3.0  2  0  0  0  0  1  36   3.26
        B. Bolin  3.0  1  3  0  0  0  2  54   2.33
          TOTALS 13.0  5  6  0  1  1  4 183

     WP: B. Bolin (4-3)
     LP: J. Brewer (1-4)

     Attendance: 42,553
     Time: 3:36