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NEVADA DUSTERS
The Story of a Major League Baseball Franchise
Dusters @ Reds
April 7-9, 1962
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NOTE: Baseball Mogul 2007 does not adjust team salaries according to year. Therefore, these figures, derived from the game, are much larger than would have actually been the case in 1962.
Nevada Dusters Financial Report
Farm System: $4,000,000 (6th)
Scouting: $3,000,000 (15th)
Medical Staff: $2,000,000 (14th)
Player Salaries: $20,734,056
1962 Projected Revenue: $28,975,725
1962 Projected Expenses: $29,734,290
Cash: $4,630,000
Cash at Year End (Projected): $3,871,435

Ticket Prices: $27.50*
Concessions: Hot Dogs $3.25 (+0%), Beer $4.75 (+0%), Ice Cream $2.75 (+10%)

Player Salaries (w/contract length):
Nevada Dusters
Jerry Adair (SS), $330,000, Arb 63
Steve Barber (SP) $330,000, Arb 63
Johnny Blanchard (C) $2,950,000, 1 yr
Clete Boyer (3B) $3,700,000, 1 yr
Jim Brewer (RP) $360,000, Arb 64
Doug Camilli (C) $330,000, Arb 65
Tony Cloninger (SP) $327,000, Arb 64
Gordy Coleman (1B) $327,000, Arb 63
Jim Constable (RP) $327,000, Arb 63
Bill Dailey (RP) $327,000, Arb 65
Bob Duliba (RP) $340,000, Arb 64
Joe Horlen (SP) $330,000, Arb 65
Ken Hubbs (2B) $360,000, Arb 65
Mack Jones (CF) $327,000, Arb 65
Bobby Locke (RP) $340,000, Arb 62
Hector Lopez (LF) $1,300,000, 3 yr
Lee Maye (RF) $327,000, Arb 63
Vic Power (1B) $3,000,000, Arb 65
Claude Raymond (RP) $327,000, Arb 64
Johnny Schaive (2B) $360,000, Arb 64
Bob Shaw (SP) $1,100,000, 1 yr
Hawk Taylor (LF) $327,000, Arb 64
Tom Tresh (SS/OF) $327,000, Arb 65
Billy Williams (LF) $360,000, Arb 64

Bakersfield Bullets (AAA)
Donn Clendenon (1B) $26,000 ..... Lou Johnson (LF) $26,000 ..... Bubba Morton (RF) $330,000 ..... Tony Oliva (RF) $330,000 ..... Pete Richert (P) $330,000

Salt Lake City Saints (AA)
Howie Bedell (LF) $18,000 ..... Jim Bouton (P) $18,000 ..... Dave Eilers (P) $18,000 ..... Phil Niekro (P) $18,000 ..... Cookie Rojas (2B) $18,000 ..... ..... Jim Roland (P) $330,000

Tucson Stingers (A)
Tommie Aaron (1B) $13,000 .....Gene Alley (SS) $13,000 .....George Banks (3B) $13,000 .....John Braun (P) $13,000 .....Cecil Butler (P) $13,000 ..... Clay Carroll (P) $13,000 ..... Paul Doyle (P) $13,000 ..... Hank Fischer (P) $13,000 .....Herb Hippauf (P) $13,000 .....Dick Kelley (P) $13,000 ..... Larry Maxie (P) $13,000 ..... Denis Menke (SS) $327,000 .....Wes Parker (1B) $13,000

Montana Wolves (R)
Sandy Alomar (2B) $10,000 ..... Bob Bailey (3B) $10,000 ..... Wade Blasingame (P) $10,000 ..... Jerry Grote (C) $11,000 ..... Bruce Howard (P) $10,000 ..... Walt Hriniak (C) $10,000 ..... Marcelino Lopez (P) $11,000 ..... Felix Millan (2B) $10,000 ..... Tony Perez (1B) $10,000 ..... Dan Schneider (P) $10,000 ..... Arnold Umbach (P) $10,000 ..... Cecil Upshaw (P) $10,000 ..... Woody Woodward (SS) $10,000

Johnny Blanchard and Vic Power were the highest-paid players on the Nevada Dusters in 1962.

Nevada Dusters @ Cincinnati Reds
April 7-9, 1962
Crosley Field, Cincinnati, OH

DL: Clete Boyer (3B), 10 days, strained finger. Johnny Blanchard (C), 3 days, strained elbow ligament.

TRADE OFFERS:
--Kansas City Athletics offer Gordie Windhorn (OF) and Bill Kern (LF) for Johnny Blanchard (C). DECLINED.
--Kansas City Athletics offer Orlando Pena (P) for Bobby Locke (P) or Hector Lopez (OF). DECLINED.
--St. Louis Cardinals offer Don Landrum (OF) for Hector Lopez (OF) or Bubba Morton (OF). DECLINED.
--Houston Colt 45's offer Norm Larker (1B) for Hector Lopez (OF) or Johnny Blanchard (C). DECLINED.

Cincinnati Reds Game 1 starting lineup
Don Blasingame (2B), Gene Freese (3B), Vada Pinson (CF), Frank Robinson (RF), Jerry Lynch (LF), Rogelio Alvarez (1B), Johnny Edwards (C), Eddie Kasko (SS), Jim Maloney (SP)

[Game 1, April 7]
Nevada starter Bob Shaw seemed to have matters well in hand as he allowed just two hits in five innings of work. His mound opponent, Jim Maloney (6-7, 4.37 in '61), brought good stuff too, holding the Dusters to a single run through seven -- and that run came as a result of a throwing error by third baseman Gene Freese in the 3rd which put Shaw aboard prior to Vic Power's triple in the left field gap. Shaw faltered in the 6th, serving up singles to Freese and Vada Pinson as a preface to a Frank Robinson homer. In the Nevada 8th another Cincy error put Hector Lopez on first; Lopez went to second on a Power single and scored when Billy Williams hit one up the middle. Vada Pinson tripled to open the 8th but reliever Jim Brewer struck out the next two batters and induced Rogelio Alvarez to line out to center. In the 9th a third Reds error sent Ken Hubbs to first. Johnny Schaive bunted his way on and a wild pitch by Maloney sent them to second and third with two outs. But Mack Jones lined out to end the game and for the first time the Nevada Dusters had fallen below .500 with a record of 3-4.
Lineup: Power, Maye, Williams, Adair, Tresh, Hubbs, Schaive, Camilli, Shaw
Record: 3-4
Reds 3, Dusters 2
[Game 2, April 8]
Reds starter Jim O'Toole (19-9, 3.10 in '61) hogtied the Nevada Dusters in the second game of the series, pitching a complete game in which he allowed just one run on five hits. That one run came in the 9th, courtesy of a throwing error by Cincy third sacker Gene Freese (his second miscue in as many games). With two outs and two on, Ken Hubbs hit a grounder to Freese who overthrew first base, allowing Hubbs to reach safely -- and Vic Power to score from second. Nevada starter Joe Horlen pitched well, too -- at least for six of the seven innings he worked. In the 5th the Cincinnati batters stung him for five hits, including a double by Eddie Kasko, and the end result was three runs scored. That was the only scoring for the Reds all day, but with O'Toole on the mound it was more than enough. As had been the case the day before, Vic Power was the only Nevada batter who had much luck at the plate, going 2-for-4. The Dusters had suffered their fourth loss in a row.
Lineup: Power, Lopez, Adair, Hubbs, Tresh, Schaive, Taylor, Camilli, Horlen
Record: 3-5
Reds 3, Dusters 1
REDS WIN: 5-1
[Game 3, April 9]
19-year-old Dave McNally took the mound for the Dusters and in his first major league start  provided just what the doctor ordered for his struggling club -- a three-hit shutout. The Dusters scored in the 1st when Vic Power singled and Jerry Adair drove him in with a double down the left field line. That was all the scoring Nevada could produce against Cincy starter Bob Purkey (16-12, 3.73 ERA in '61) even though, on several occasions, there was a Duster baserunner in scoring position. The Reds didn't get a hit off McNally until the 4th. In the bottom of the 9th Frank Robinson hit a one-out double, but was thrown out when he went for an extra base. Wally Post grounded out to end the game and the Dusters, thanks to McNally, had avoided being swept at Crosley Field.
Lineup: Power, Maye, Williams, Adair, Tresh, Hubbs, Schaive, Camilli, McNally
Record: 4-5
Dusters 1, Reds 0

Vic Power (NEV)


Nevada Dusters financial update:
Revenue: $1.9M ..... Profit: $337K ..... Cash: $4.9M ..... Team Payroll: $20.8M

Series stats:
2Bs: Adair
3Bs: Power
HRs: none
SBs: Adair, Tresh
Runs: Shaw, Lopez, Power (2)
RBIs: Power, Williams, Adair

Around the leagues:
STL signed free agent Jackie Hernandez (SS) for $18,000/1 yr.
STL signed free agent Paul Gane (P) for $18,000/1 yr.

CHC--Sammy Taylor (C), dislocated shoulder, three weeks.

PHI released Bob Oldis (C).


FEATURED GAME
Nevada Dusters at Cincinnati Reds
April 7, 1962

TOP OF THE FIRST
Jim Maloney takes the mound for the Reds.
Vic Power struck out. <--->
Lee Maye grounded to first. <--->
Billy Williams 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
Bob Shaw takes the mound for the Dusters.
Don Blasingame doubled over the third baseman. <-2->
Gene Freese walked. <-21>
Vada Pinson grounded to short, forcing the runner at second. <3-1>
Frank Robinson grounded to first for a double play (3-6-3). <3-->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the first, the game is tied at 0.

TOP OF THE SECOND
Jerry Adair walked. <--1>
Tom Tresh flied out to right. <--1>
Ken Hubbs struck out. <--1>
Jerry Adair stole second. <-2->
Johnny Schaive grounded to first. <-2->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 0.

BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
Jerry Lynch grounded to short. <--->
Rogelio Alvarez singled to left. <--1>
Johnny Edwards grounded to the pitcher. <-2->
Eddie Kasko walked. <-21>
Jim Maloney flied out to right. <-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
Doug Camilli struck out. <--->
Bob Shaw reached first on a throwing error by the third baseman. <--1>
Vic Power tripled in the left field gap, scoring a run. <3-->
Lee Maye struck out. <3-->
Billy Williams flied out to center. <3-->
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the third, Nevada leads 1 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
Don Blasingame popped up to second. <--->
Gene Freese grounded to third. <--->
Vada Pinson walked. <--1>
Frank Robinson popped up to the catcher. <--1>
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the third, Cincinnati trails 1 to 0.

TOP OF THE FOURTH
Jerry Adair grounded to the shortstop. <--->
Tom Tresh singled to center. <--1>
Tom Tresh stole second. <-2->
Ken Hubbs struck out. <-2->
Johnny Schaive grounded to short. <-2->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the fourth, Nevada leads 1 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
Jerry Lynch struck out. <--->
Rogelio Alvarez grounded to third. <--->
Johnny Edwards grounded to the second baseman. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the fourth, Cincinnati trails 1 to 0.

TOP OF THE FIFTH
Doug Camilli singled to right field. <--1>
Doug Camilli went for an extra base and was thrown out at second. <--->
Bob Shaw struck out. <--->
Vic Power grounded to first. <--->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the fifth, Nevada leads 1 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
Eddie Kasko struck out. <--->
Jim Maloney grounded to first. <--->
Don Blasingame flied out to left. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the fifth, Cincinnati trails 1 to 0.

TOP OF THE SIXTH
Lee Maye struck out. <--->
Billy Williams struck out. <--->
Jerry Adair popped up to short. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the sixth, Nevada leads 1 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
Gene Freese singled down the third base line. <--1>
Vada Pinson singled to right field, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
Frank Robinson homered to right-center for three RBIs. <--->
Jerry Lynch lined out to left. <--->
Rogelio Alvarez doubled in the right field gap. <-2->
Johnny Edwards flied out to left field. <-2->
Eddie Kasko flied out to right field. <-2->
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the sixth, Cincinnati leads 3 to 1.

TOP OF THE SEVENTH
Tom Tresh struck out. <--->
Ken Hubbs singled to right. <--1>
Ken Hubbs was caught stealing second. <--->
Johnny Schaive grounded to first base. <--->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the seventh, Nevada trails 3 to 1.

BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
Jim Maloney struck out. <--->
Don Blasingame popped up to first base. <--->
Gene Freese flied out to center. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the seventh, Cincinnati leads 3 to 1.

TOP OF THE EIGHTH
Wally Post came in to play Left Field. <--->
Doug Camilli grounded to the third baseman. <--->
Hector Lopez pinch hit for Bob Shaw. <--->
Hector Lopez reached first on a fielding error by the second baseman. <--1>
Vic Power singled to center. <-21>
Lee Maye flied out to center. <-21>
Billy Williams singled to center, scoring a run. <3-1>
Jerry Adair flied out to left field. <3-1>
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
In the middle of the eighth, Nevada trails 3 to 2.

BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
Jim Brewer came in to pitch for the Dusters. <--->
Vada Pinson tripled into the right field corner. <3-->
Frank Robinson struck out. <3-->
Wally Post struck out. <3-->
Rogelio Alvarez lined out to center. <3-->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the eighth, Cincinnati leads 3 to 2.

TOP OF THE NINTH
Hank Foiles came in to play Catcher. <--->
Marty Keough came in to play First Base. <--->
Tom Tresh struck out. <--->
Ken Hubbs reached first on a throwing error by the pitcher. <--1>
Johnny Schaive bunts for a base hit in front of home plate. <-21>
Gordy Coleman pinch hit for Doug Camilli. <-21>
Gordy Coleman popped up to short. <-21>
Mack Jones pinch hit for Jim Brewer. <-21>
Jim Maloney threw a wild pitch. <32->
Mack Jones lined out to left field. <32->

REDS WIN: 3-2

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

NEVADA               ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
V. Power (1B)         4  2  0  0  0  1  1  0    .429
L. Maye (RF)          4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .364
B. Williams (LF)      4  1  0  0  0  1  1  0    .280
J. Adair (SS)         3  0  1  0  0  0  0  1    .231
T. Tresh (CF)         4  1  0  0  0  0  2  1    .444
K. Hubbs (2B)         4  1  0  0  0  0  2  0    .259
J. Schaive (3B)       4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .286
D. Camilli (C)        3  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .167
 G. Coleman (PH)      1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .200
B. Shaw (P)           2  0  0  1  0  0  1  0    .000
 H. Lopez (PH)        1  0  0  1  0  0  0  0    .385
 J. Brewer (P)        0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
 M. Jones (PH)        1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
TOTALS               35  7  1  2  0  2 10  2

   3B:  V. Power (1)

          NEVADA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
         B. Shaw  7.0  6  3  1  3  3  3  92   5.40
       J. Brewer  1.0  1  0  0  0  0  2  13   0.00
          TOTALS  8.0  7  3  1  3  3  5 105

CINCINNATI           ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
D. Blasingame (2B)    4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .250
G. Freese (3B)        3  1  1  1  0  0  0  0    .214
V. Pinson (CF)        3  2  1  1  0  0  0  0    .214
F. Robinson (RF)      4  1  0  1  1  3  1  0    .438
J. Lynch (LF)         3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .273
 W. Post (LF)         1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .167
R. Alvarez (1B)       4  2  0  0  0  0  0  0    .364
 M. Keough (1B)       0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
J. Edwards (C)        3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .111
 H. Foiles (C)        0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
E. Kasko (SS)         2  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .083
J. Maloney (P)        3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
TOTALS               30  7  3  3  1  3  5  0

   2B:  R. Alvarez (1), D. Blasingame (1)
   3B:  V. Pinson (1)
   HR:  F. Robinson (2)

      CINCINNATI   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
      J. Maloney  9.0  7  1  0  2  0 10 133   0.00
          TOTALS  9.0  7  1  0  2  0 10 133

     WP: J. Maloney (1-0)
     LP: B. Shaw (1-1)

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