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NEVADA DUSTERS
The Story of a Major League Baseball Franchise
Nevada Dusters Players Stats (as of 9.3)
Jerry Adair (SS) - 413ab, 117h, 40r, 44bi, 9hr, 31bb, 43k, 7sb, .283/.333/.383  +
Johnny Blanchard (C) - 422ab, 100h, 59r, 79rbi, 30hr, 38bb, 47k, 1sb, .237/.302/.476  +
Clete Boyer (3B) - 421ab, 113h, 39r, 55rbi, 12hr, 28bb, 66k, 3sb, .268/.317/.387  -
Doug Camilli (C) - 62ab, 11h, 5r, 3rbi, 0hr, 9bb, 10k, 0sb, .177/.278/.210  -
Cam Carreon (C) - 10ab, 1h, 0r, 0rbi, 0hr, 2bb, 1k, 0sb, .100/.250/.100
Gordy Coleman (1B) - 164ab, 50h, 26r, 27rbi, 8hr, 14bb, 23k, 1sb, .305/.360/.537  +
Ken Hubbs (2B) - 153ab, 34h, 17r, 4rbi, 0hr, 10bb, 23k, 3sb, .222/.268/.294  +
Lou Johnson (OF) - 12ab, 4h, 4r, 2rbi, 0hr, 1bb, 3k, 0sb, .333/.429/.333
Mack Jones (CF) - 165ab, 35h, 18r, 16rbi, 1hr, 20bb, 41k, 5sb, .212/.301/.315 -
Hector Lopez (LF) - 435ab, 139h, 71r, 72rbi, 21hr, 40bb, 60k, 2sb, .320/.378/.529  -
Lee Maye (RF) - 300ab, 84h, 47r, 29rbi, 5hr, 14bb, 43k, 8sb, .280/.319/.413  +
Bubba Morton (RF) 39ab, 10h, 4r, 2rbi, 0hr, 6bb, 5k, 0sb, .256/.356/.385 -
Tony Oliva (OF) - 1ab, 1h, 0r, 1rbi, 0hr, 0bb, 0k, 0sb, 1.000/1.000/1.000
Vic Power (1B) - 442ab, 131h, 66r, 47rbi, 14hr, 31bb, 28k, 4sb, .296/.343/.459  -
Johnny Schaive (3B) - 341ab, 82h, 44r, 25rbi, 4hr, 23bb, 47k, 4sb, .240/.293/.343  -
Tom Tresh (SS) - 308ab, 68h, 36r, 40rbi, 6hr, 42bb, 52k, 4sb, .221/.317/.325  +
Billy Williams (LF) - 42ab, 142h, 81r, 86rbi, 27hr, 54bb, 45k, 4sb, .321/.396/.622  +

Jim Brewer lhp (RP) - 0gs, 2W, 4L, 5.21era, 57.0ip, 35r, 33er, 65h, 9hr, 24bb, 35k, .275baa, 1sv
T. Cloninger rhp (SP) - 24gs, 10W, 7L, 3.82era, 157.2ip, 80r, 67er, 132h, 23hr, 56bb, 83k, .217baa, 3cg
Bill Dailey rhp (RP) - 0gs, 4W, 4L, 2.45era, 55.0ip, 18r, 15er, 49h, 4hr, 19bb, 27k, .236baa, 14sv
Bob Duliba rhp (RP) - 0gs, 4W, 5L, 5.00era, 63.0ip, 35r, 35er, 66h, 15hr, 19bb, 38k, .262baa, 4sv
Joe Horlen rhp (SP) - 25gs, 14W, 6L, 2.28era, 189.2ip, 54r, 48er, 149h, 11hr, 39bb, 78k, .214baa, 3cg
Dave McNally lhp (SP) - 27gs, 9W, 7L, 2.71era, 179.1ip, 62r, 54er, 149h, 16hr, 37bb, 87k, .217baa, 3cg
Claude Raymond rhp (RP) - 0gs, 5W, 1L, 4.35era, 39.1ip, 19r, 19er, 42h, 2hr, 12bb, 24k, .271baa, 12sv
Pete Richert lhp (SP) - 9gs, 5W, 4L, 2.45era, 77.0ip, 21r, 21er, 64h, 5hr, 18bb, 60k, .225baa, 3sv
Jim Roland (lhp) (RP) - 0gs, 1W, 0L, 5.79era, 9.1ip, 6r, 6er, 9h, 1hr, 3bb, 8k, .250baa
Barney Schultz rhp (RP) - 0gs, 1W, 0L, 3.24era, 8.1ip, 3r, 3er, 11h, 0hr, 3bb, 5k, .306baa
Bob Shaw rhp (SP) - 28gs, 18W, 3L, 2.48era, 192.1ip, 56r, 53er, 177h, 8hr, 48bb, 103k, .242baa, 4cg
Jim Umbricht rhp (RP) - 0gs, 1W, 0L, 4.38era, 12.1ip, 7r, 6er, 11h, 2hr, 1bb, 9k, .234baa

1962 Phillies bobble head

Nevada Dusters (77-49) @ Philadelphia Phillies (56-69)
September 1-3, 1962
Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia, PA

DL:  Roger Repoz (CF-Montana Wolves), broken ankle, 67 days.

MOVES: Doug Camilli (C) sent down to AAA Bakersfield. Cam Carreon (C) called up from AAA Bakersfield.

Philadelphia Phillies  Game 1 starting lineup:
Tony Taylor (2B), Ted Savage (LF), Don Demeter (CF), Wes Covington (RF), Jimmie Coker (C), Mel Roach (1B), Billy Klaus (3B), Bobby Wine (SS), Frank Sullivan (SP)

[September 1, Game 1]
Dave McNally (9-7) took the mound for the Dusters in the first game of the first series Nevada had played with the Phillies, hoping to turn things around after losing his last three decisions. Clete Boyer's RBI single in the 2nd gave McNally an early lead but Philadelphia tied it in the bottom of the 2nd and went ahead 3-1 in the 4th. In the 5th Ken Hubbs booted a Ted Savage grounder, allowing the batter to reach first, and then Don Demeter clubbed one over the left field fence to expand the Phillies' lead by two more. That was all she wrote for McNally (5.0ip, 7h, 0bb, 5r, 4er, 5k). His mound opponent, Frank Sullivan, was sailing through the Nevada lineup -- until the 7th. Jerry Adair's RBI single was followed by a two-run homer off Johnny Blanchard's bat. Clete Boyer hit his way on before Tony Oliva, recently of the AAA Bakersfield Bullets but on the expanded September roster, took his first Major League at-bat. Boyer stole second and Oliva brought him home with a knock up the middle that tied the game at 5. The Phillies loaded the bases in the home 8th but Jim Brewer induced Tony Gonzalez to ground out, ending the threat, and in the 9th the Dusters scored a pair of runs, one of them a solo blast by Boyer, his eleventh of the season. Closer Bill Dailey walked Savage in the bottom of the 9th, and Savage scored on a Wes Covington two-bagger, but the Dusters held on to their come-from-behind victory. Boyer was 3-for-4 on the day, with two runs, two RBIs, and a base theft.
Lineup: Power, Maye, Williams, Lopez, Adair, Blanchard, Boyer, Hubbs, McNally
Record: 78-49
Dusters 7, Phillies 6
[September 2, Game 2]
Wanting to avoid using a four-man rotation to keep his starters as rested as possible, Ben Naylor opted to put Pete Richert on the mound even though Bob Shaw was ready to go. It turned out to be a mistake, as Richert struggled from the get-go. Richert pitched out of a jam in the 1st, but gave up five hits -- all singles -- and two runs in the 2nd. Naylor replaced him with Jim Umbricht, who served up a solo homer to Don Demeter to open the Phillies 3rd. In the 4th Ted Savage tripled and scored on a Wes Covington single to make it 4-0 Philadelphia. In the 6th Savage -- who was 3-for-5 on the day -- homered to put his team on top 5-0. The Nevada batters were mystified by Phillies starter Chris Short who allowed just four hits in nine innings. The Philadelphia strategy was clear: Don't pitch to Billy Williams, who drew a walk three times in four at-bats. Tom Tresh, who started in center in place of Lee Maye (whose numbers against lefties were dismal), was 2-for-4 on the day. The seven walks issued by Short did give Nevada some baserunners, but several sharply turned double plays by the Philadelphia infield nipped Duster rallies in the bud. The loss put Richert at 5-4 on the year, while Short improved to 11-6.
Lineup: Power, Lopez, Williams, Boyer, Adair, Schaive, Tresh, Carreon, Richert
Record: 78-50
Phillies 5, Dusters 0
[September 3, Game 3]
Clete Boyer hit his twelfth homer of the season, a solo shot in the 5th to break a scoreless tie in the rubber game of the series as Nevada starter Bob Shaw (17-3) took on Philadelphia's Art Mahaffey (7-11). The Phillies tied it one frame later, but Boyer drove in Hector Lopez, who'd reached on a fielding error by Phillies left fielder Ted Savage, in the 7th to put the Dusters on top 2-1. Lopez scored the next Nevada run, too, as he reached on an infield single in the 9th, moved to third on a Jerry Adair knock, and scored when Johnny Blanchard singled through the hole. Bill Dailey shut the Phillies down in the bottom of the 9th and the Dusters had won their seventh series in a row. They remained in second place in the NL, one game behind the Pirates (80-49), who were coming off a sweep of the Mets, and 1.5 games ahead of the Giants (79-53). Shaw collected his eighteenth win, Dailey his fourteenth save, and Boyer, Adair and Blanchard all went 2-for-4. The following day the Dusters headed home to take on the Dodgers for the final time in '62.
Lineup: Power, Maye, Williams, Lopez, Adair, Blanchard, Boyer, Schaive, Shaw
Record: 79-50
Dusters 3, Phillies 1

Ted Savage (PHI)

Nevada Dusters financial update:
Average Attendance: 13,855 ..... Revenue: $35.2M ..... Profit: $11.9M ..... Cash: $15.5M ..... Team Payroll: $21.2M

Series stats:
2Bs: Schaive (2), Maye, Adair
3Bs: none
HRs: Blanchard, Boyer (2)
SBs: Adair, Boyer
Runs: Williams, Adair (2), Blanchard, Boyer (3), Schaive, Lopez (3)
RBIs: Power, Adair, Blanchard (3), Boyer (3), Oliva

Around the leagues:
BOS--Pete Magrini (P), finger stress fracture, two weeks.
HOU--Carroll Sembera (P), finger stress fracture, two weeks.
PHI--Clay Dalrymple (C), torn hamstring, three weeks.
BOS--Bill Monbouquette (P), severe shoulder separation, two months.
NYM--Jay Hook (P), severe elbow tendonitis, two weeks.
WSA--Chuck Hinton (LF), severed knee ligament, seven months.
LAD--Lee Walls (1B), hairline wrist break, two weeks.

CHW released Sherm Lollar (C).

DET signed free agent Frank Torre (1B) for $410,000/1 yr.
BOS signed free agent Don Williams (P) for $320,000/1 yr.

FEATURED GAME
Nevada Dusters at Philadelphia Phillies
September 1, 1962

TOP OF THE FIRST
Frank Sullivan takes the mound for the Phillies.
Vic Power grounded to third. <--->
Lee Maye grounded to second. <--->
Billy Williams grounded to short. <--->
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
Dave McNally takes the mound for the Dusters.
Tony Taylor lined out to center. <--->
Ted Savage struck out. <--->
Don Demeter struck out. <--->
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
Hector Lopez lined out to right. <--->
Jerry Adair singled through the right side. <--1>
Jerry Adair went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
Jerry Adair stole third. <3-->
Johnny Blanchard struck out. <3-->
Clete Boyer singled to left, scoring a run. <--1>
Clete Boyer was caught stealing second. <--->
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the second, Nevada leads 1 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
Wes Covington doubled down the right field line. <-2->
Jimmie Coker flied out to left. <-2->
Mel Roach popped up behind home plate. <-2->
Billy Klaus singled down the left field line, scoring a run. <--1>
Bobby Wine singled to center. <-21>
Frank Sullivan grounded to second. <-21>
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
At the end of the second, the game is tied at 1.

TOP OF THE THIRD
Ken Hubbs struck out. <--->
Dave McNally lined out to left. <--->
Vic Power grounded to short. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the third, the game is tied at 1.

BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
Tony Taylor singled to left. <--1>
Ted Savage struck out. <--1>
Don Demeter grounded to the third baseman. <-2->
Wes Covington struck out. <-2->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the third, the game is tied at 1.

TOP OF THE FOURTH
Lee Maye singled to left. <--1>
Lee Maye went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
Billy Williams grounded to second. <-2->
Hector Lopez grounded to first. <3-->
Jerry Adair lined out to left. <3-->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the fourth, the game is tied at 1.

BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
Jimmie Coker struck out. <--->
Mel Roach was hit by a pitch. <--1>
Billy Klaus doubled down the right field line. <32->
Bobby Wine singled through the hole, scoring a run. <3-1>
Frank Sullivan laid down a sacrifice bunt to the pitcher - a run scored. <-2->
Tony Taylor flied out to left. <-2->
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the fourth, Philadelphia leads 3 to 1.

TOP OF THE FIFTH
Johnny Blanchard lined out to center. <--->
Clete Boyer grounded to second. <--->
Ken Hubbs flied out to right. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the fifth, Nevada trails 3 to 1.

BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
Ted Savage reached first on a fielding error by the second baseman. <--1>
Don Demeter homered over the left field fence for two RBIs. <--->
Wes Covington grounded to short. <--->
Jimmie Coker grounded to the second baseman. <--->
Mel Roach flied out to left. <--->
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the fifth, Philadelphia leads 5 to 1.

TOP OF THE SIXTH
Mack Jones pinch hit for Dave McNally. <--->
Mack Jones grounded to first base. <--->
Vic Power grounded to third. <--->
Lee Maye popped up behind home plate. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the sixth, Nevada trails 5 to 1.

BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
Jim Brewer came in to pitch for the Dusters. <--->
Billy Klaus lined out to third. <--->
Bobby Wine flied out to right field. <--->
Frank Sullivan walked. <--1>
Tony Taylor popped up to the third baseman in foul ground. <--1>
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the sixth, Philadelphia leads 5 to 1.

TOP OF THE SEVENTH
Billy Williams singled to center. <--1>
Hector Lopez grounded to third. <-2->
Jerry Adair singled through the left side, scoring a run. <--1>
Johnny Blanchard homered into the left field bleachers for two RBIs. <--->
Clete Boyer singled into the right field corner. <--1>
Tony Oliva pinch hit for Ken Hubbs. <--1>
Don Elston came in to pitch for the Phillies. <--1>
Clete Boyer stole second. <-2->
Tony Oliva singled up the middle, scoring a run. <--1>
Jim Brewer popped up behind home plate. <--1>
Tony Oliva was caught stealing second. <--->
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the seventh, the game is tied at 5.

BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
Johnny Schaive came in to play Second Base. <--->
Ted Savage lined out to third. <--->
Don Demeter grounded to second. <--->
Wes Covington struck out. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the seventh, the game is tied at 5.

TOP OF THE EIGHTH
Vic Power flied out to center. <--->
Lee Maye grounded to second. <--->
Billy Williams hit an infield single to short. <--1>
Hector Lopez flied out to center. <--1>
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the eighth, the game is tied at 5.

BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
Jimmie Coker flied out to center. <--->
Mel Roach grounded to third. <--->
Billy Klaus walked. <--1>
Bobby Wine singled to left field. <-21>
Roy Sievers pinch hit for Don Elston. <-21>
Roy Sievers walked. <321>
Tony Gonzalez pinch hit for Tony Taylor. <321>
Tony Gonzalez grounded to the second baseman. <321>
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
At the end of the eighth, the game is tied at 5.

TOP OF THE NINTH
John Boozer came in to pitch for the Phillies. <--->
Bobby Malkmus came in to play Second Base. <--->
Jerry Adair flied out to center. <--->
Johnny Blanchard struck out. <--->
Clete Boyer homered into the center field bleachers. <--->
Johnny Schaive doubled to the wall in left. <-2->
Gordy Coleman pinch hit for Jim Brewer. <-2->
Gordy Coleman walked. <-21>
Vic Power singled to right, scoring a run. <3-1>
Lee Maye walked. <321>
Billy Williams popped up to second. <321>
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
In the middle of the ninth, Nevada leads 7 to 5.

BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
Bill Dailey came in to pitch for the Dusters. <--->
Tom Tresh came in to play Center Field. <--->
Ted Savage walked. <--1>
Don Demeter grounded to short, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
Wes Covington doubled down the left field line, scoring a run. <-2->
Wes Covington went for an extra base and was thrown out at third. <--->
Jimmie Coker struck out. <--->

DUSTERS WIN: 7-6
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
       Dusters (NEV) 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 2    7 12  1
      Phillies (PHI) 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 1    6  9  0

NEVADA               ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
V. Power (1B)         5  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .299
L. Maye (CF)          4  1  1  0  0  0  0  0    .284
 T. Tresh (CF)        0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .217
B. Williams (RF)      5  2  0  1  0  0  0  0    .325
H. Lopez (LF)         4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .323
J. Adair (SS)         4  2  0  2  0  1  0  1    .283
J. Blanchard (C)      4  1  0  1  1  2  2  0    .234
C. Boyer (3B)         4  3  0  2  1  2  0  1    .269
K. Hubbs (2B)         2  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .222
 T. Oliva (PH)        1  1  0  0  0  1  0  0   1.000
 J. Schaive (2B)      1  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .240
D. McNally (P)        1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .220
 M. Jones (PH)        1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .215
 J. Brewer (P)        1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
 G. Coleman (PH)      0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .309
 B. Dailey (P)        0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
TOTALS               37 12  2  7  2  7  3  2

   2B:  J. Schaive (12), L. Maye (17), J. Adair (14)
   HR:  J. Blanchard (30), C. Boyer (11)

          NEVADA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
      D. McNally  5.0  7  0  1  5  4  5  79   2.71
       J. Brewer  3.0  1  3  0  0  0  1  57   5.30
       B. Dailey  1.0  1  1  0  1  1  1   9   2.50
          TOTALS  9.0  9  4  1  6  5  7 145

PHILADELPHIA         ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
T. Taylor (2B)        4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .242
 T. Gonzalez (PH)     1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .309
 B. Malkmus (2B)      0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .207
T. Savage (LF)        4  0  1  1  0  0  2  0    .150
D. Demeter (CF)       5  1  0  2  1  2  1  0    .303
W. Covington (RF)     5  2  0  1  0  1  2  0    .273
J. Coker (C)          5  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .227
M. Roach (1B)         3  0  0  1  0  0  0  0    .289
B. Klaus (3B)         3  2  1  1  0  1  0  0    .204
B. Wine (SS)          4  3  0  0  0  1  0  0    .229
F. Sullivan (P)       1  0  1  0  0  1  0  0    .102
 D. Elston (P)        0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .333
 R. Sievers (PH)      0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .304
 J. Boozer (P)        0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
TOTALS               35  9  4  6  1  6  7  0

   2B:  B. Klaus (15), W. Covington 2 (23)
   HR:  D. Demeter (18)

    PHILADELPHIA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
     F. Sullivan  6.1  7  0  1  5  5  2  71   4.08
       D. Elston  1.2  2  0  0  0  0  0  16   2.27
       J. Boozer  1.0  3  2  1  2  2  1  31   4.45
          TOTALS  9.0 12  2  2  7  7  3 118

     WP: J. Brewer (2-4)
     LP: J. Boozer (1-8)
     SV: B. Dailey (13)

     Attendance: 33,608
     Time: 2:52