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The
NEVADA DUSTERS
The Story of a Major League Baseball Franchise
Reds @ Dusters
August 3-5, 1962
Nevada Dusters Players Stats (as of 8.5)
Jerry Adair (SS) - 372ab, 103h, 35r, 38bi, 7hr, 30bb, 41k, 4sb, .277/.331/.366  -
Johnny Blanchard (C) - 345ab, 77h, 49r, 61rbi, 23hr, 33bb, 41k, 1sb, .223/.293/.449  -
Clete Boyer (3B) - 330ab, 91h, 35r, 43rbi, 10hr, 24bb, 48k, 2sb, .276/.329/.397  +
Doug Camilli (C) - 59ab, 11h, 5r, 3rbi, 0hr, 9bb, 9k, 0sb, .186/.290/.220  +
Gordy Coleman (1B) - 140ab, 40h, 19r, 23rbi, 6hr, 12bb, 20k, 1sb, .286/.342/.500  -
Ken Hubbs (2B) - 104ab, 22h, 12r, 3rbi, 0hr, 7bb, 14k, 2sb, .212/.259/.260  -
Mack Jones (CF) - 134ab, 30h, 14r, 14rbi, 1hr, 19bb, 33k, 4sb, .224/.325/.343  
Hector Lopez (LF) - 348ab, 113h, 57r, 54rbi, 19hr, 32bb, 50k, 2sb, .325/.383/.555  -
Lee Maye (RF) - 217ab, 58h, 34r, 21rbi, 4hr, 9bb, 29k, 6sb, .267/.303/.396  -
Bubba Morton (RF) 32ab, 9h, 4r, 2rbi, 0hr, 4bb, 5k, 0sb, .281/.361/.406 +
Vic Power (1B) - 352ab, 106h, 52r, 43rbi, 13hr, 28bb, 25k, 4sb, .301/.353/.474  -
Johnny Schaive (3B) - 280ab, 69h, 40r, 24rbi, 4hr, 17bb, 42k, 4sb, .246/.293/.357  -
Tom Tresh (SS) - 276ab, 59h, 32r, 36rbi, 6hr, 35bb, 48k, 4sb, .214/.306/.326  -
Billy Williams (LF) - 360ab, 112h, 59r, 64rbi, 20hr, 43bb, 40k, 3sb, .311/.386/.589  -

Steve Barber lhp (SP) - 16gs, 4W, 9L, 4.70era, 95.2ip, 51r, 50er, 87h, 3hr, 41bb, 55k, .235baa, 2cg
Jim Brewer lhp (RP) - 0gs, 1W, 4L, 5.73era, 44.0ip, 30r, 28er, 57h, 6hr, 17bb, 30k, .300baa, 1sv
Tony Cloninger rhp (SP) - 19gs, 5W, 7L, 4.36era, 119.2ip, 71r, 58er, 109h, 20hr, 43bb, 63k, .231baa, 1cg
Bill Dailey rhp (RP) - 0gs, 2W, 4L, 2.44era, 48.0ip, 15r, 13er, 42h, 3hr, 15bb, 23k, .232baa, 12sv
Bob Duliba rhp (RP) - 0gs, 4W, 4L, 4.20era, 49.1ip, 23r, 23er, 50h, 8hr, 17bb, 30k, .256baa, 2sv
Joe Horlen rhp (SP) - 21gs, 11W, 6L, 2.35era, 160.2ip, 48r, 42er, 133h, 9hr, 36bb, 68k, .224baa, 3cg
Dave McNally lhp (SP) - 23gs, 9W, 4L, 2.35era, 157.1ip, 48r, 41er, 128h, 12hr, 35bb, 74k, .214baa, 3cg
Claude Raymond rhp (RP) - 0gs, 4W, 1L, 6.04era, 25.1ip, 17r, 17er, 33h, 1hr, 10bb, 15k, .311baa, 8sv
Pete Richert lhp (SP) - 4gs, 5W, 3L, 2.08era, 56.1ip, 13r, 13er, 40h, 3hr, 13bb, 50k, .196baa, 3sv
Barney Schultz rhp (RP) - 0gs, 0W, 0L, 3.00era, 3.0ip, 1r, 1er, 2h, 0hr, 0bb, 2k, .182baa
Bob Shaw rhp (SP) - 22gs, 15W, 2L, 2.67era, 151.2ip, 48r, 45er, 135h, 7hr, 38bb, 82k, .236baa, 3cg
Jim Umbricht rhp (RP) - 0gs, 0W, 0L, 4.50era, 8.0ip, 4r, 4er, 8h, 1hr, 0bb, 6k, .267baa

The Reds were reigning NL Champions in '62

Cincinnati Reds (52-50) @ Nevada Dusters (59-43)
August 3-5, 1962
Horizon Field, Las Vegas, NV

DL: Roger Repoz (CF-Montana Wolves), broken ankle, three months. Clay Carroll (P-Tucson Stingers), mild shoulder separation, eight days.

SIGNINGS
NEV signed a 3-year, $3,050,000 extension with Vic Power (1B).

Cincinnati Reds Game 1 starting lineup:
Don Blasingame (2B), Marty Keough (LF), Vada Pinson (CF), Frank Robinson (RF), Leo Cardenas (SS), Gene Freese (3B), Hank Foiles (C), Rogelio Alvarez (1B), Joey Jay (SP)

[August 3, Game 1]
Dave McNally (8-4) took on Cincy's Joey Jay (6-8) before nearly 15,000 fans at Horizon Field, and Billy Williams hit his 20th home run of the season to give the Dusters an early lead in the bottom of the 1st. Singles by Clete Boyer and Jerry Adair and a walk drawn by Johnny Blanchard loaded the bases in the Nevada 2nd for Vic Power, who drove in one run with a single before Jay walked Lee Maye to make it 3-0 Dusters. In the 5th McNally reached on an error and Lee Maye hit one down the left field line and turned a triple into a two-run, inside-the-park homer to put the Reds in a 5-0 hole. Cincinnati mounted a threat in the 6th with two on and one out, but Leo Cardenas grounded into a double play. They finally scored a run in the 7th but that was all McNally would give up. With a four-run edge, Naylor summoned Claude Raymond to the hill in the 9th, and Frenchy pitched a scoreless inning. For the first time since mid-June the Dusters had strung together four wins in a row.
Lineup: Power, Maye, Williams, Lopez, Boyer, Adair, Blanchard, Hubbs, McNally
Record: 60-43
Dusters 5, Reds 1
[August 4, Game 2]
Though the day off prior to the series would have allowed Ben Naylor to skip Pete Richert in the rotation, Nails decided to let the 22-year-old southpaw pitch -- and was rewarded with a fine outing as Richert struck out six and allowed just three hits in 6.1 scoreless innings. It was Vic Power's day at the plate, as the first baseman (who had just signed a three-year extension with the Dusters) went 3-for-4 with two homers and four RBIs. Power's first long ball was a solo blast in the 1st; Nevada took a 2-0 lead in that inning, and added three more runs in the 5th as Power hit his second dinger, this time with two men on base. Bob Duliba relieved Richert in the 7th with a 5-0 lead, two men on and one out. Leo Cardenas grounded to first for a 3-6-3 double play. In the Reds 8th Rogelio Alvarez hit a one-out double but was stranded at second, and in the top of the 9th Duliba retired the side in order. Richert's record went to 5-3, and his 2.08 ERA was the best on the Nevada pitching staff. With their fifth consecutive victory the Dusters found themselves four games behind the Giants and just 5.5 behind the first-place Pirates.
Lineup: Power, Mayes, Williams, Boyer, Adair, Blanchard, Jones, Tresh, Richert
Record: 61-43
Dusters 5, Reds 0
[August 5, Game 3]
The five-game winning streak ran into a major roadblock in the form of Cincy starter Jim O'Toole (8-10) and rightfielder Frank Robinson. O'Toole pitched a complete game shutout -- only the second time the Dusters had been blanked all year. Nevada had a chance to break scoreless tie in the 5th, with a man on first and third and only one out, only to have Vic Power hit into a double play. Robinson drew a walk in the 7th, stole second, and scored on a Rogelio Alvarez single. He struck again in the 9th, hitting a one-out triple and then scoring on a suicide squeeze play as Leo Cardenas laid down a perfect bunt. Nevada starter Joe Horlen allowed just four hits in seven innings of work but still took the loss for a record of 11-6. The Dusters accumulated just five hits, with Jerry Adair responsible for two of them. Fortunately, the Giants and Pirates also lost, but two wins in a row put the fourth-place Los Angeles Dodgers (60-46) just 1.5 games back of Nevada.
Lineup: Power, Maye, Williams, Lopez, Boyer, Blanchard, Adair, Schaive, Horlen
Record: 61-44
Reds 2, Dusters 0

Jim O'Toole (CIN)

Nevada Dusters financial update:
Average Attendance: 13,467 ..... Revenue: $27.2M ..... Profit: $8.2M ..... Cash: $11.9M ..... Team Payroll: $20.5M

Series stats:
2Bs: Williams
3Bs: none
HRs: Williams, Maye, Power (2)
SBs: none
Runs: Maye, Williams (2), Adair, Blanchard, McNally, Power (2), Tresh, Richert
RBIs: Power, Maye (2), Williams, Power (4), Boyer

Around the leagues:
BOS signed free agent Gino Cimoli (CF) for $950,000/1 yr.
BOS signed free agent Bill Bruton (CF) for $3,500,000/1 yr.

WSA released Dale Long (1B).
LAA released Eddie Yost (3B).

PIT--Dick Stuart (1B), stretched knee ligament, four weeks.
STL--Bart Zeller (C), broken collar bone, four weeks.
CIN--Bob Miller (P), severe elbow tendonitis, four months.
KCA--Don Williams (P), strained knee, two weeks.
MIN--Jerry Crider (P), severe elbow tendonitis, two weeks.

FEATURED GAME
Cincinnati Reds at Nevada Dusters
August 4, 1962

TOP OF THE FIRST
Pete Richert takes the mound for the Dusters.
Marty Keough struck out. <--->
Gene Freese grounded to third. <--->
Vada Pinson 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
Jim Maloney takes the mound for the Reds.
Vic Power homered over the right field fence. <--->
Lee Maye struck out. <--->
Billy Williams singled down the right field line. <--1>
Billy Williams went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
Jim Maloney threw a wild pitch. <3-->
Clete Boyer grounded to the shortstop, scoring a run. <--->
Jerry Adair grounded to the shortstop. <--->
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the first, Nevada leads 2 to 0.

TOP OF THE SECOND
Frank Robinson doubled down the right field line. <-2->
Leo Cardenas popped up to the catcher in foul ground. <-2->
Hank Foiles grounded to first. <3-->
Rogelio Alvarez struck out. <3-->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the second, Cincinnati trails 2 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
Johnny Blanchard flied out to center. <--->
Mack Jones walked. <--1>
Tom Tresh struck out. <--1>
Pete Richert popped up to second. <--1>
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the second, Nevada leads 2 to 0.

TOP OF THE THIRD
Tommy Helms grounded to the shortstop. <--->
Jim Maloney struck out. <--->
Marty Keough grounded to short. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the third, Cincinnati trails 2 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
Vic Power grounded to first. <--->
Lee Maye popped up behind home plate. <--->
Billy Williams lined out to center. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the third, Nevada leads 2 to 0.

TOP OF THE FOURTH
Gene Freese struck out. <--->
Vada Pinson grounded to first base. <--->
Frank Robinson grounded to second. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the fourth, Cincinnati trails 2 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
Clete Boyer struck out. <--->
Jerry Adair singled into the right field corner. <--1>
Jerry Adair went for an extra base and was thrown out at second. <--->
Johnny Blanchard grounded to short. <--->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the fourth, Nevada leads 2 to 0.

TOP OF THE FIFTH
Leo Cardenas grounded to third. <--->
Hank Foiles dribbled weakly to the catcher. <--->
Rogelio Alvarez grounded to short. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the fifth, Cincinnati trails 2 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
Mack Jones reached first on a throwing error by the third baseman. <--1>
Jim Maloney threw a wild pitch. <-2->
Tom Tresh walked. <-21>
Pete Richert grounded to short, forcing the runner at third. <-21>
Vic Power homered over the left field fence for three RBIs. <--->
John Tsitouris came in to pitch for the Reds. <--->
Lee Maye singled to right. <--1>
Billy Williams grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <--->
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the fifth, Nevada leads 5 to 0.

TOP OF THE SIXTH
Tommy Helms grounded to short. <--->
John Tsitouris struck out. <--->
Marty Keough popped up behind home plate. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the sixth, Cincinnati trails 5 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
Clete Boyer lined out to second. <--->
Jerry Adair flied out to right field. <--->
Johnny Blanchard grounded to short. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the sixth, Nevada leads 5 to 0.

TOP OF THE SEVENTH
Gene Freese singled to right. <--1>
Vada Pinson struck out. <--1>
Frank Robinson singled to right. <-21>
Bob Duliba came in to pitch for the Dusters. <-21>
Leo Cardenas grounded to first base for a double play (3-6-3). <-2->
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the seventh, Cincinnati trails 5 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
Mack Jones singled in the right field gap. <--1>
Tom Tresh grounded to first, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
Bob Duliba flied out to center. <--1>
Vic Power singled to right, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
Lee Maye popped up to first. <3-1>
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
At the end of the seventh, Nevada leads 5 to 0.

TOP OF THE EIGHTH
Hank Foiles grounded to the second baseman. <--->
Rogelio Alvarez doubled down the right field line. <-2->
Tommy Helms grounded to third. <-2->
Pete Rose pinch hit for John Tsitouris. <-2->
Pete Rose popped up to second. <-2->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the eighth, Cincinnati trails 5 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
Johnny Klippstein came in to pitch for the Reds. <--->
Billy Williams lined out to left. <--->
Clete Boyer flied out to right. <--->
Jerry Adair grounded to the third baseman. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the eighth, Nevada leads 5 to 0.

TOP OF THE NINTH
Marty Keough grounded to short. <--->
Gene Freese popped up to short. <--->
Vada Pinson grounded to the second baseman. <--->

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

CINCINNATI           ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
M. Keough (LF)        4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .279
G. Freese (3B)        4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .270
V. Pinson (CF)        4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .292
F. Robinson (RF)      3  2  0  0  0  0  0  0    .270
L. Cardenas (SS)      3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .237
H. Foiles (C)         3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .244
R. Alvarez (1B)       3  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .232
T. Helms (2B)         3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
J. Maloney (P)        1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .082
 J. Tsitouris (P)     1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .167
 P. Rose (PH)         1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .266
 J. Klippstein (P)    0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
TOTALS               30  4  0  0  0  0  6  0

   2B:  R. Alvarez (17), F. Robinson (22)

      CINCINNATI   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
      J. Maloney  4.1  4  2  2  5  4  3  88   3.16
    J. Tsitouris  2.2  3  0  0  0  0  0  31   3.89
   J. Klippstein  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  0  11   3.94
          TOTALS  8.0  7  2  2  5  4  3 130

NEVADA               ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
V. Power (1B)         4  3  0  2  2  4  0  0    .305
L. Maye (CF)          4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .272
B. Williams (LF)      4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .314
C. Boyer (3B)         4  0  0  0  0  1  1  0    .279
J. Adair (SS)         4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .274
J. Blanchard (C)      3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .223
M. Jones (RF)         2  1  1  0  0  0  0  0    .226
T. Tresh (2B)         2  0  1  1  0  0  1  0    .214
P. Richert (P)        2  0  0  1  0  0  0  0    .000
 B. Duliba (P)        1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .250
TOTALS               30  7  2  5  2  5  3  0

   2B:  B. Williams (26)
   HR:  V. Power 2 (13)

          NEVADA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
      P. Richert  6.1  3  0  0  0  0  6  78   2.08
       B. Duliba  2.2  1  0  0  0  0  0  21   4.20
          TOTALS  9.0  4  0  0  0  0  6  99

     WP: P. Richert (5-3)
     LP: J. Maloney (10-8)

     Attendance: 15,284
     Time: 2:29