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NEVADA DUSTERS
The Story of a Major League Baseball Franchise
Reds @ Dusters
August 24-26, 1962
Nevada Dusters Fielding Report
Jerry Adair (2B/SS), 105g, 914inn, 391a, 207po, 59dp, 11e, .979 (SS), .985 (2B)
Johnny Blanchard (C), 110g, 951inn, 60a, 592po, 0dp, 13e, .993 (42% caught stealing)
Clete Boyer (3B), 99g, 890inn, 270a, 56po, 19dp, 12e, .964
Doug Camilli (C), 31g, 226inn, 29a, 280po, 23dp, 1e, .990, (46% caught stealing)
Gordy Coleman (1B), 12g, 103inn, 12a, 133po, 10dp, 0e, 1.000
Ken Hubbs (2B/SS), 51g, 341inn, 113a, 92po, 16dp, 5e, .923 (SS), .980 (2B)
Lou Johnson (LF), 1g, 6inn, 0a, 1po, 0dp, 0e, 1.000
Mack Jones (CF), 31g, 280inn, 2a, 61po, 1dp, 1e, .985
Hector Lopez (RF/LF), 100g, 882inn, 13a, 143po, 0dp, 7e, .966 (RF), .972 (LF)
Lee Maye (CF/RF), 68g, 565inn, 1a, 110po, 0dp, 2e, .984 (CF), .981 (RF)
Bubba Morton (OF), 7g, 62inn, 0a, 10po, 0dp, 0e, 1.000
Vic Power (1B), 103g, 859inn, 98a, 993po, 62dp, 4e, .996
Johnny Schaive (SS/2B)/3B), 97g, 800inn, 293a, 163po, 43dp, 19e, .955 (SS), .923 (3B), .974 (2B)
Tom Tresh (SS/CF), 99g, 756inn, 78a, 162po, 18dp, 7e, .990 (CF), .962 (SS)
Billy Williams (RF/LF), 103g, 901inn, 3a, 151po, 0dp, 5e, .962 (RF), .970 (LF)

1962 Topps "Bucks" baseball card featuring Frank Robinson

Cincinnati Reds (59-61) @ Nevada Dusters (73-47)
August 24-26, 1962
Horizon Field, Las Vegas, NV

DL: Bill Dailey (RP), dislocated shoulder, two days. Dave McNally (SP), shoulder tendonitis, one day. Jerry Adair (2B), mild shoulder separation, four days. Roger Repoz (CF-Montana Wolves), broken ankle, 74 days.

Cincinnati Reds Game 1 starting lineup:
Don Blasingame (2B), Leo Cardenas (SS), Vada Pinson (CF), Frank Robinson (RF), Jerry Lynch (LF), Gene Freese (3B), Hank Foiles (C), Rogelio Alvarez (1B), Jim O'Toole (P)

[August 24, Game 1]
The Dusters hoped to continue their winning streak as they played host to the Reds, with Joe Horlen (12-6) taking on Jim O'Toole (10-10). It was all Nevada as the Dusters collected eleven hits while Horlen and reliever Jim Brewer held the opposition to just three. Billy Williams started the fireworks with a three-run homer in the 1st. It was his 25th dinger of the year. An RBI single by Ken Hubbs in the 4th and a two-run double by Tom Tresh in the 7th made it 6-0. In the home 8th Cincy reliever Johnny Klippstein walked in a Nevada run with the bases loaded. Horlen pitched 7.1 innings, allowing a pair of hits while striking out four, and even though his pitch count was low (74), Ben Naylor chose to replace the injury-prone starter with Brewer. "We're walking a tightrope with the pitching situation," explained Conn Hudson. "With a six run lead there was no need to leave Joe in for the whole game." Williams was 2-for-4 with three ribbies on the day, but others in the lineup did well at the plate, too -- Tresh was 2-for-3 with a walk and Hubbs 2-for-4. With Pittsburgh and San Francisco also winning, the Dusters were tied with the Giants for second-place in the NL, 1.5 games behind the Pirates.
Lineup: Power, Lopez, Williams, Blanchard, Boyer, Schaive, Tresh, Hubbs, Horlen
Record: 74-47
Dusters 7, Reds 1
[August 25, Game 2]
The Nevada win streak came to an ugly end in the second game as the Reds unlimbered their bats and accumulated five home runs -- a hit parade that Dave McNally (9-6), in his first start back from the DL, and nearly the entire Duster bullpen was powerless to stop. The first dinger of the game, however, was a two-run shot by Billy Williams in the 2st (his 26th, three behind team leader Johnny Blanchard). Cincy tied the game in the 2nd and went ahead 4-2 courtesy of the first of two Frank Robinson homers in the 3rd, one that was followed by another long ball off the bat of Jerry Lynch. The Dusters cut the deficit in half in the home 4th but Reds first baseman Rogelio Alvarez opened the Cincinnati six with a solo blast at reliever Jim Roland's expense, and shortstop Leo Cardenas hit an RBI double to make it 6-3. Hank Foiles homered against reliever Bob Duliba in the 7th, and Robinson hit his second of the game in the 8th, and it was 8-3 Reds. Ken Hubbs tripled and scored on a Lou Johnson single in the Nevada 8th but that was much too little too late. Hubbs was 2-for-3 on the day while Lou Johnson, starting in left to give Hector Lopez a day off, went 2-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored. McNally suffered the loss.
Lineup: Power, Maye, Williams, Blanchard, Boyer, Hubbs, Johnson, Schaive, McNally
Record: 74-48
Reds 8, Dusters 4
[August 26, Game 3]
The Dusters faced the formidable Reds ace Jim Maloney in the rubber game, and while they collected plenty of hits -- ten -- against him, they managed just one run in the eight innings he was on the mound. With Nevada trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the 6th, Billy Williams doubled and scored on a Hector Lopez single fired down the first base line. Cincy tacked on another run in the 8th, making it 3-1, and things were looking bleak for the Dusters until, in the bottom of the 9th Reds reliever Jim Brosnan issued walks to Tom Tresh and Williams and Gordy Coleman hit an infield single to load the bases with two outs for Lopez, who delivered again with a single that scored a pair and tied the game. A Hank Foiles homer to open the Cincy 11th put the Dusters in a hole yet again. In the bottom of the inning, pinch-hitter Lou Johnson walked and Coleman singled before Lee Maye hit a seeing-eye single through the right side that scored Johnson. Next up, Williams hit a slow roller to short and Coleman, now on third, beat out the throw home to give Nevada a 5-4 win. Coleman, who started at first, was 3-for-6 on the day, Lopez 3-for-5 with three ribbies. Nevada starter Pete Richert pitched five scoreless innings but it was closer Bill Dailey (4-4) who got the win.
Lineup: Coleman, Maye, Williams, Lopez, Blanchard, Boyer, Hubbs, Schaive, Richert
Record: 75-48
Dusters 5, Reds 4

Hank Foiles (CIN)

Nevada Dusters financial update:
Average Attendance: 13,855 ..... Revenue: $34.1M ..... Profit: $11.9M ..... Cash: $15.6M ..... Team Payroll: $21.2M

Series stats:
2Bs: Tresh, Schaive, Williams, Lopez, Morton
3Bs: Williams, Hubbs
HRs: Williams (2)
SBs: Williams
Runs: Power, Lopez (2), Williams (3), Blanchard, Schaive (2), Maye, Hubbs, Johnson (2), Coleman (2), Tresh
RBIs: Williams (6), Boyer, Tresh (2), Hubbs, Johnson, Coleman, Maye, Lopez (3)

Around the leagues:
NYM--Gil Hodges (1B), inflamed rotator cuff, five weeks.
STL--Julian Javier (2B), strained knee, two weeks.
KCA--Ossie Chavarria (LF), sprained knee, two weeks.
STL--Marv Breeding (2B), broken collar bone, four weeks.

STL released Whitey Herzog (RF).
NYM released Gil Hodges (1B).

PHI signed Don Elston (P) for $2,300,000 / 1 yr.

FEATURED GAME
Cincinnati Reds at Nevada Dusters
August 26, 1962

TOP OF THE FIRST
Pete Richert takes the mound for the Dusters.
Don Blasingame walked. <--1>
Ethan Blackaby grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
Vada Pinson singled to left field. <--1>
Vada Pinson stole second. <-2->
Jerry Lynch struck out. <-2->
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
Jim Maloney takes the mound for the Reds.
Gordy Coleman singled up the middle. <--1>
Lee Maye struck out. <--1>
Billy Williams struck out. <--1>
Hector Lopez doubled in the left field gap. <32->
Johnny Blanchard grounded to second. <32->
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
At the end of the first, the game is tied at 0.

TOP OF THE SECOND
Leo Cardenas grounded to the shortstop. <--->
Gene Freese singled to center. <--1>
Gene Freese went for an extra base and was thrown out at second. <--->
Hank Foiles grounded to the second baseman. <--->
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 grounded to third. <--->
Ken Hubbs struck out. <--->
Johnny Schaive grounded to short. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the second, the game is tied at 0.

TOP OF THE THIRD
Rogelio Alvarez grounded to short. <--->
Jim Maloney grounded to the second baseman. <--->
Don Blasingame popped up to short. <--->
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
Pete Richert grounded to second. <--->
Gordy Coleman grounded to third. <--->
Lee Maye 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
Ethan Blackaby flied out to center. <--->
Vada Pinson singled in the right field gap. <--1>
Vada Pinson went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
Jerry Lynch popped up to short. <-2->
Leo Cardenas grounded to first base. <-2->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the fourth, the game is tied at 0.

BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
Billy Williams flied out to center. <--->
Hector Lopez lined out to first. <--->
Johnny Blanchard struck out. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the fourth, the game is tied at 0.

TOP OF THE FIFTH
Gene Freese singled to right. <--1>
Hank Foiles struck out. <--1>
Rogelio Alvarez grounded to second, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
Jim Maloney reached second on a throwing error by the first baseman. <32->
Don Blasingame popped up to the second baseman. <32->
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
In the middle of the fifth, the game is tied at 0.

BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
Clete Boyer grounded to the third baseman. <--->
Ken Hubbs grounded to the shortstop. <--->
Johnny Schaive singled to right. <--1>
Johnny Schaive went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
Mack Jones pinch hit for Pete Richert. <-2->
Mack Jones hit an infield single back to the pitcher. <3-1>
Gordy Coleman popped up to short. <3-1>
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
At the end of the fifth, the game is tied at 0.

TOP OF THE SIXTH
Jim Brewer came in to pitch for the Dusters. <--->
Ethan Blackaby singled to center. <--1>
Vada Pinson homered to right-center for two RBIs. <--->
Jerry Lynch grounded to second. <--->
Leo Cardenas struck out. <--->
Gene Freese grounded to short. <--->
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the sixth, Cincinnati leads 2 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
Lee Maye flied out to right. <--->
Billy Williams doubled in the right field gap. <-2->
Hector Lopez singled down the first base line, scoring a run. <--1>
Johnny Blanchard lined out to right. <--1>
Clete Boyer hit an infield single to second. <-21>
Ken Hubbs singled to center. <321>
Vic Power pinch hit for Johnny Schaive. <321>
Vic Power flied out to left. <321>
1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
At the end of the sixth, Nevada trails 2 to 1.

TOP OF THE SEVENTH
Tom Tresh came in to play Shortstop. <--->
Hank Foiles grounded to the third baseman. <--->
Rogelio Alvarez flied out to center. <--->
Jim Maloney grounded to short. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the seventh, Cincinnati leads 2 to 1.

BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
Bubba Morton pinch hit for Jim Brewer. <--->
Pete Rose came in to play First Base. <--->
Eddie Kasko came in to play Third Base. <--->
Joe Gaines came in to play Right Field. <--->
Bubba Morton doubled down the left field line. <-2->
Gordy Coleman struck out. <-2->
Lee Maye grounded to short. <-2->
Jim Maloney threw a wild pitch. <3-->
Billy Williams was intentionally walked. <3-1>
Billy Williams stole second. <32->
Hector Lopez popped up to short. <32->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
At the end of the seventh, Nevada trails 2 to 1.

TOP OF THE EIGHTH
Claude Raymond came in to pitch for the Dusters. <--->
Don Blasingame singled through the left side. <--1>
Joe Gaines laid down a sacrifice bunt to third. <-2->
Vada Pinson popped up to the catcher in foul ground. <-2->
Jerry Lynch singled to left, scoring a run. <--1>
Leo Cardenas grounded to short. <--1>
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the eighth, Cincinnati leads 3 to 1.

BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
Johnny Blanchard singled to center field. <--1>
Johnny Blanchard went for an extra base and was thrown out at second. <--->
Clete Boyer grounded to the shortstop. <--->
Ken Hubbs grounded to short. <--->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the eighth, Nevada trails 3 to 1.

TOP OF THE NINTH
Eddie Kasko struck out. <--->
Hank Foiles singled through the hole. <--1>
Pete Rose singled to left. <-21>
Johnny Edwards pinch hit for Jim Maloney. <-21>
Johnny Edwards lined out to center field. <-21>
Don Blasingame lined out to right field. <-21>
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
In the middle of the ninth, Cincinnati leads 3 to 1.

BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
Jim Brosnan came in to pitch for the Reds. <--->
Tom Tresh walked. <--1>
Claude Raymond laid down a sacrifice bunt to first base. <-2->
Gordy Coleman hit an infield single to the second baseman. <3-1>
Lee Maye popped up behind home plate. <3-1>
Billy Williams walked. <321>
Hector Lopez singled to left for two RBIs. <3-1>
Johnny Blanchard grounded to the second baseman. <3-1>
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
At the end of the ninth, the game is tied at 3.

TOP OF THE TENTH
Bill Dailey came in to pitch for the Dusters. <--->
Joe Gaines popped up to short. <--->
Vada Pinson grounded to the second baseman. <--->
Jerry Lynch tripled down the right field line. <3-->
Leo Cardenas walked. <3-1>
Eddie Kasko popped up to second. <3-1>
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
In the middle of the tenth, the game is tied at 3.

BOTTOM OF THE TENTH
Clete Boyer grounded to short. <--->
Ken Hubbs struck out. <--->
Howie Nunn came in to pitch for the Reds. <--->
Tom Tresh grounded to the pitcher. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the tenth, the game is tied at 3.

TOP OF THE ELEVENTH
Hank Foiles homered into the right field bleachers. <--->
Pete Rose grounded to second. <--->
The Dusters guarded the lines.
Howie Nunn struck out. <--->
Don Blasingame hit an infield single to first base. <--1>
Joe Gaines grounded to short. <--1>
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the eleventh, Cincinnati leads 4 to 3.

BOTTOM OF THE ELEVENTH
The Reds guarded the lines.
Lou Johnson pinch hit for Bill Dailey. <--->
Lou Johnson walked. <--1>
Gordy Coleman singled to left field. <-21>
Lee Maye singled through the right side, scoring a run. <3-1>
Billy Williams grounded to short, scoring a run. <--1>

DUSTERS WIN: 5-4
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
          Reds (CIN) 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1  4 13  0
       Dusters (NEV) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2  5 14  1

CINCINNATI           ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
D. Blasingame (2B)    5  2  1  1  0  0  0  0    .241
E. Blackaby (RF)      3  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .333
 J. Gaines (RF)       2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .167
V. Pinson (CF)        5  3  0  1  1  2  0  1    .275
J. Lynch (LF)         5  2  0  0  0  1  1  0    .306
L. Cardenas (SS)      4  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .224
G. Freese (3B)        3  2  0  0  0  0  0  0    .273
 E. Kasko (3B)        2  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .286
H. Foiles (C)         5  2  0  1  1  1  1  0    .234
R. Alvarez (1B)       3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .235
 P. Rose (1B)         2  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .256
J. Maloney (P)        3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .095
 J. Edwards (PH)      1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .210
 J. Brosnan (P)       0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
 H. Nunn (P)          1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
TOTALS               44 13  2  4  2  4  5  1

   2B:  V. Pinson (27)
   3B:  J. Lynch (4)
   HR:  V. Pinson (13), H. Foiles (8)

      CINCINNATI   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
      J. Maloney  8.0 10  1  0  1  1  6 117   2.99
      J. Brosnan  1.2  2  2  0  2  2  1  39   6.24
         H. Nunn  0.2  2  1  0  2  2  0  18   4.96
          TOTALS 10.1 14  4  0  5  5  7 174

NEVADA               ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
G. Coleman (1B)       6  3  0  2  0  0  1  0    .309
L. Maye (CF)          6  1  0  0  0  1  2  0    .286
B. Williams (RF)      4  1  2  1  0  1  1  1    .322
H. Lopez (LF)         5  3  0  0  0  3  0  0    .324
J. Blanchard (C)      5  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .238
C. Boyer (3B)         5  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .267
K. Hubbs (2B)         5  1  0  0  0  0  2  0    .231
J. Schaive (SS)       2  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .240
 V. Power (PH)        1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .297
 T. Tresh (SS)        1  0  1  1  0  0  0  0    .220
P. Richert (P)        1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
 M. Jones (PH)        1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .219
 J. Brewer (P)        0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
 B. Morton (PH)       1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .256
 C. Raymond (P)       0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .500
 B. Dailey (P)        0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
 L. Johnson (PH)      0  0  1  1  0  0  0  0    .333
TOTALS               43 14  4  5  0  5  7  1

   2B:  J. Schaive (11), B. Williams (30), H. Lopez (23), B. Morton (3)

          NEVADA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
      P. Richert  5.0  4  1  0  0  0  2  73   2.27
       J. Brewer  2.0  2  0  1  2  2  1  22   5.61
      C. Raymond  2.0  4  0  0  1  1  1  29   4.62
       B. Dailey  2.0  3  1  1  1  1  1  40   2.47
          TOTALS 11.0 13  2  2  4  4  5 164

     WP: B. Dailey (4-4)
     LP: H. Nunn (2-12)

     Attendance: 14,568
     Time: 3:49