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NEVADA DUSTERS
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The Standings (as of 9.20)
(including team batting average, games back, and ERA)
NATIONAL LEAGUE
NEV   90-52   --   .265  3.27
PIT   86-56   4.0   .266  3.25
SFG   85-60   6.5   .256  3.07
LAD   76-69   15.5   .256  3.86
CIN   72-73   19.5   .247  3.46
CHC   71-74   20.5   .249  3.88
STL   69-76   22.5   .257  3.89
PHI   65-80   26.5   .248  3.80
NYM   54-88   36.0   .236  4.43
HOU   51-91   39.0   .234  3.98
AMERICAN LEAGUE
MIN   87-57   --   .250  3.94
NYY   87-58   0.5   .274  3.45
BAL   85-62   3.5   .257  3.08
DET   78-69   10.5   .276  3.69
BOS   73-71   14.0   .256  3.46
CHW   75-75   15.0   .247  3.61
CLE   73-74   15.5   .244  3.63
KCA   63-82   24.5   .243  4.15
WSA   58-89   30.5   .235  4.10
LAA   51-93   36.0   .237  4.28


Nevada Dusters (89-52) @ Philadelphia Phillies (65-79)
September 19-21, 1962
Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia, PA

DL:  Pete Richert (SP), ankle stress fracture, 16 days. Claude Raymond (RP), sprained neck, 10 days. Roger Repoz (CF-Montana Wolves), broken ankle, 48 days.

SIGNINGS
Lee Maye (CF) signed a 3-year extension at $2,200,000 which included a one-year (1965) team option for $2,550,000.
Free agent Ken Mackenzie (RP) was signed for $400,000/1 yr.

MOVES
Jim Constable (P-AAA Bakersfield) was given his unconditional release.
Phil Niekro (P-AA Salt Lake City) was called up to AAA Bakersfield.

Philadelphia Phillies Game 1 starting lineup:
Tony Taylor (2B), Billy Klaus (3B), Johnny Callison (LF), Wes Covington (RF), Don Demeter (CF), Jimmie Coker (C), Mel Roach (1B), Ruben Amaro (SS), Dennis Bennett (SP)

[September 19, Game 1]
The Phillies were eager to play the role of spoiler when the first-place Dusters came to town -- and came close to doing just that in Game 1. Nevada took a 3-1 lead when a 2nd inning throwing error by second baseman Tony Taylor allowed one run to score prior to Lee Maye's two-run double. But in the 5th the Dusters committed three errors, two of them by the normally solid shortstop Johnny Schaive. This, combined with a single by Taylor and a two-bagger by Don Demeter put the Phillies on top 5-3 and ended starter Dave McNally's day. Clete Boyer homered to left for two runs in the Nevada 7th to narrow Philadelphia's lead to 6-5 and Maye's RBI single in the 8th tied the game. The Dusters had a man in scoring position in the 9th and the 10th but couldn't deliver -- until the 11th, when Philly reliever Jack Baldschun walked Billy Williams, who went to second on a Hector Lopez single and then scored when Boyer's sharply hit ground ball eluded third baseman Billy Klaus. Bob Duliba, who had pitched in the 9th and 10th for the Dusters, got the first two outs in the home 11th and, with Taylor on first, Ben Naylor sent Bill Dailey to the hill to get the final out  -- and redeem himself after the blown save in the previous game. But Johnny Blanchard gunned down Taylor trying to steal second, and the Dusters had a 7-6 victory. Duliba (2.2ip, 2h, 1bb, 0r, 0er, 1k) got the win to improve his record to 5-5, Maye and Boyer each collected three RBIs, and Lopez had a field day at the plate, going 4-for-5.
Lineup: Power, Maye, Williams, Lopez, Boyer, Blanchard, Schaive, Hubbs, McNally
Record: 90-52
Dusters 7, Phillies 6
[September 20, Game 2]
Bob Shaw went in search of his 20th victory as he took the mound for the Dusters, while Billy Williams got a day off with Lou Johnson starting in right field. Johnson's RBI single in the 1st gave Nevada an early lead but the Phillies tied the game in the 2nd. Johnson hit another RBI single in the third which, combined with Jerry Adair's RBI double made it 3-1. Bob Shaw contributed a run-producing hit in the 4th, and Lee Maye tripled and scored in the 7th, so it seemed Nevada had matters in hand -- until the home 8th. Ben Naylor brought in recently-acquired reliever Ken Mackenzie, who promptly served up a gopher ball to Billy Klaus. A pair of errors by the Nevada middle infield put two men on for the Phillies, and after Tony Gonzalez knocked in a run with a single and Johnny Callison added a RBI double it was suddenly 5-4 Dusters. Naylor summoned Barney Schultz from the bullpen and Schultz got out of trouble in the 8th and right back in it in the 9th as a wild pitch put Billy Klaus, the tying run, on third with two outs. But Schultz fanned Don Demeter to end the game. Hector Lopez continued his hot streak, going 4-for-5 for the second day in a row, and Shaw (7.0ip, 5h, 0bb, 1r 1er, 3k) got that 20th win. Predictably, though, Naylor wasn't happy -- his guys had committed five errors already in the series. "We're on a good run," he said, "but we can't afford to relax or get overconfident."
Lineup: Power, Maye, Lopez, Adair, Johnson, Blanchard, Boyer, Tresh, Shaw
Record: 91-52
Dusters 5, Phillies 4
[September 21, Game 3]
Tony Cloninger was after his 14th win of the year -- but instead suffered his eighth loss, primarily because his mound opponent, Art Mahaffey (7-14) turned in a great performance, allowing just one run on five hits on his way to a complete game. The Phillies scored three runs and got them early; in the 1st, Ted Savage singled, went to third on a Roy Sievers one-bagger, and scored when Tony Gonzalez belted one up the middle. In the Philadelphia 3rd an error, a single and a walk juiced the bases and the Phillies got another pair, making it 3-0. After that, Cloninger (6.1ip, 7h, 2bb, 3r, 2er, 3k) and a trio of Nevada relievers held the Phillies in check. Clete Boyer opened the Nevada 5th with a roundtripper, and in the 9th the Dusters loaded the bases as Mahaffey walked two and pinch hitter Gordy Coleman singled. But then, inexplicably, Naylors pinch hit Donn Clendenon, called up from AAA Bakersfield for the expanded roster, in place of Boyer, and Clendenon lined out to end the game.The Dusters remained four games ahead of the second-place Pirates.
Lineup: Power, Maye, Williams, Lopez, Adair, Blanchard, Boyer, Hubbs, Cloninger
Record: 91-53
Phillies 3, Dusters 1

NL: (1) Nevada 91-53, (2) Pittsburgh 87-57, (3) San Francisco 87-60
AL: (1) Minnesota 88-57, (2) New York 89-58, (3) Baltimore 85-64

Connie Mack Stadium (formerly Shibe Park)
Home of the Philadelphia Phillies 1927, 1938-70
Opened 4.12.09
Last Game: 10.1.70
Capacity: 33,000
Dimensions: 334 ft. (left), 447 ft. (center), 393 ft. (right center), 329 ft. (right)

Nevada Dusters financial update:
Average Attendance: 13,964 ..... Revenue: $38.8M ..... Profit: $12.8M ..... Cash: $16.4M ..... Team Payroll: $23.4M

Series stats:
2Bs: Schaive, Maye, Lopez, Power, Adair
3Bs: Maye
HRs: Boyer (2)
SBs: Tresh, Hubbs
Runs: Power, Williams (2), Boyer (2), Schaive, Hubbs, McNally, Maye (2), Lopez, Adair, Blanchard
RBIs: Maye (3), Boyer (4), Lopez, Adair, Johnson (2), Shaw

Around the leagues:
NYY--Bill Skowron (1B), fractured eye bone, three weeks.
STL--Curt Flood (CF), strained knee, two weeks.

CIN signed free agent Chuck Essegian (CF) for $2,250,000/1 yr.

FEATURED GAME
Nevada Dusters at Philadelphia Phillies
September 19, 1962

TOP OF THE FIRST
Dennis Bennett takes the mound for the Phillies.
Vic Power grounded to third. <--->
Lee Maye popped up to short. <--->
Billy Williams walked. <--1>
Hector Lopez singled up the middle. <-21>
Clete Boyer grounded to short. <-21>
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 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 singled back through the middle. <--1>
Tony Taylor was caught stealing second. <--->
Billy Klaus flied out to left. <--->
Johnny Callison homered over the left field fence. <--->
Wes Covington popped up to short. <--->
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the first, Philadelphia leads 1 to 0.

TOP OF THE SECOND
Johnny Blanchard flied out to center. <--->
Johnny Schaive doubled to left. <-2->
Ken Hubbs flied out to right. <-2->
Dave McNally reached first on a throwing error by the third baseman - a run scored. <--1>
Vic Power singled down the first base line, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
Lee Maye doubled down the left field line for two RBIs. <-2->
Billy Williams flied out to left. <-2->
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the second, Nevada leads 3 to 1.

BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
Don Demeter walked. <--1>
Jimmie Coker walked. <-21>
Mel Roach struck out. <-21>
Ruben Amaro grounded to the shortstop for a double play (6-4-3). <-2->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the second, Philadelphia trails 3 to 1.

TOP OF THE THIRD
Hector Lopez walked. <--1>
Clete Boyer lined out to center field. <--1>
Johnny Blanchard singled to center field. <-21>
Johnny Schaive struck out. <-21>
Ken Hubbs flied out to center field. <-21>
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
In the middle of the third, Nevada leads 3 to 1.

BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
Dennis Bennett struck out. <--->
Tony Taylor struck out. <--->
Billy Klaus popped up to short. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the third, Philadelphia trails 3 to 1.

TOP OF THE FOURTH
Dave McNally grounded to the shortstop. <--->
Vic Power walked. <--1>
Lee Maye popped up to third. <--1>
Billy Williams flied out to center. <--1>
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the fourth, Nevada leads 3 to 1.

BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
Johnny Callison flied out to right. <--->
Wes Covington walked. <--1>
Don Demeter struck out. <--1>
Jimmie Coker singled up the middle. <-21>
Mel Roach grounded to second. <-21>
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
At the end of the fourth, Philadelphia trails 3 to 1.

TOP OF THE FIFTH
Hector Lopez doubled through the right side. <-2->
Clete Boyer grounded to first base. <3-->
Johnny Blanchard struck out. <3-->
Johnny Schaive grounded to the second baseman. <3-->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the fifth, Nevada leads 3 to 1.

BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
Ruben Amaro reached first on a fielding error by the center fielder. <--1>
Ruben Amaro stole second. <-2->
Dennis Bennett laid down a sacrifice bunt back to the pitcher. <3-->
Tony Taylor singled over the first baseman, scoring a run. <--1>
Billy Klaus reached second on a throwing error by the shortstop. <32->
Johnny Callison reached first on a fielding error by the shortstop - a run scored. <3-1>
Wes Covington grounded to second, scoring a run. <-2->
Don Demeter doubled in the right field gap, scoring a run. <-2->
Jimmie Coker grounded to the second baseman. <-2->
4 runs, 2 hits, 3 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the fifth, Philadelphia leads 5 to 3.

TOP OF THE SIXTH
John Boozer came in to pitch for the Phillies. <--->
Ken Hubbs struck out. <--->
Mack Jones pinch hit for Dave McNally. <--->
Mack Jones dribbled weakly to the catcher. <--->
Vic Power flied out to left. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the sixth, Nevada trails 5 to 3.

BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
Jim Roland came in to pitch for the Dusters. <--->
Mel Roach homered into the right field seats. <--->
Ruben Amaro grounded to the second baseman. <--->
John Boozer struck out. <--->
Tony Taylor flied out to right field. <--->
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the sixth, Philadelphia leads 6 to 3.

TOP OF THE SEVENTH
Lee Maye popped up to short. <--->
Billy Williams singled down the first base line. <--1>
Hector Lopez grounded to third. <-2->
Clete Boyer homered over the left field fence for two RBIs. <--->
Johnny Blanchard struck out. <--->
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the seventh, Nevada trails 6 to 5.

BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
Billy Klaus singled to right. <--1>
Johnny Callison walked. <-21>
Wes Covington struck out. <-21>
Don Demeter grounded to the shortstop for a double play (6-6-3). <-2->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the seventh, Philadelphia leads 6 to 5.

TOP OF THE EIGHTH
Johnny Schaive popped up behind home plate. <--->
Ken Hubbs singled in the left field gap. <--1>
Jim Roland struck out. <--1>
Vic Power singled through the right side. <-21>
Don Elston came in to pitch for the Phillies. <-21>
Lee Maye singled to left, scoring a run. <-21>
Vic Power went for an extra base and was thrown out at third. <--1>
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the eighth, the game is tied at 6.

BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
Jimmie Coker grounded to the shortstop. <--->
Mel Roach grounded to the third baseman. <--->
Ruben Amaro flied out to center. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the eighth, the game is tied at 6.

TOP OF THE NINTH
Billy Williams popped up to short. <--->
Hector Lopez singled to center. <--1>
Clete Boyer struck out. <--1>
Johnny Blanchard was hit by a pitch. <-21>
Gordy Coleman pinch hit for Johnny Schaive. <-21>
Gordy Coleman struck out. <-21>
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
In the middle of the ninth, the game is tied at 6.

BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
Bob Duliba came in to pitch for the Dusters. <--->
Roy Sievers pinch hit for Don Elston. <--->
Tom Tresh came in to play Shortstop. <--->
Roy Sievers singled to right. <--1>
Tony Taylor popped up foul down the first base line. <--1>
Billy Klaus laid down a sacrifice bunt to third. <-2->
Johnny Callison walked. <-21>
Wes Covington popped up to short. <-21>
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
At the end of the ninth, the game is tied at 6.

TOP OF THE TENTH
Jack Baldschun came in to pitch for the Phillies. <--->
Ken Hubbs singled through the hole. <--1>
Bob Duliba laid down a sacrifice bunt back to the pitcher. <-2->
Vic Power grounded to second. <-2->
Lee Maye flied out to left. <-2->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the tenth, the game is tied at 6.

BOTTOM OF THE TENTH
Don Demeter struck out. <--->
Jimmie Coker popped up to the catcher in foul ground. <--->
Mel Roach grounded to the third baseman. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the tenth, the game is tied at 6.

TOP OF THE ELEVENTH
Billy Williams walked. <--1>
Hector Lopez singled to left. <-21>
Clete Boyer singled to left field, scoring a run. <-21>
Johnny Blanchard flied out to left. <-21>
Tom Tresh struck out. <-21>
Tony Oliva pinch hit for Ken Hubbs. <-21>
Tony Oliva struck out. <-21>
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
In the middle of the eleventh, Nevada leads 7 to 6.

BOTTOM OF THE ELEVENTH
Jerry Adair came in to play Second Base. <--->
Ruben Amaro singled to center field. <--1>
Jack Baldschun grounded to third, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
Tony Taylor grounded to first base, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
Bill Dailey came in to pitch for the Dusters. <--1>
Tony Taylor was caught stealing second. <--->

DUSTERS WIN: 7-6
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
       Dusters (NEV) 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1  7 15  3
      Phillies (PHI) 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0  6  9  1

NEVADA               ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
V. Power (1B)         5  2  1  1  0  0  0  0    .302
L. Maye (CF)          6  2  0  0  0  3  0  0    .299
B. Williams (RF)      4  1  2  2  0  0  0  0    .316
H. Lopez (LF)         5  4  1  0  0  0  0  0    .330
C. Boyer (3B)         6  2  0  1  1  3  1  0    .279
J. Blanchard (C)      5  1  0  0  0  0  2  0    .235
J. Schaive (SS)       4  1  0  1  0  0  1  0    .242
 G. Coleman (PH)      1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .313
 T. Tresh (SS)        1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .216
K. Hubbs (2B)         5  2  0  1  0  0  1  0    .224
 T. Oliva (PH)        1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .250
 J. Adair (2B)        0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .289
D. McNally (P)        2  0  0  1  0  0  0  0    .211
 M. Jones (PH)        1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .214
 J. Roland (P)        1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
 B. Duliba (P)        0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .250
 B. Dailey (P)        0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
TOTALS               47 15  4  7  1  6  9  0

   2B:  J. Schaive (16), L. Maye (20), H. Lopez (28)
   HR:  C. Boyer (19)

          NEVADA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
      D. McNally  5.0  5  3  1  5  1  4  79   2.67
       J. Roland  3.0  2  1  1  1  1  2  44   5.02
       B. Duliba  2.2  2  1  0  0  0  1  35   4.91
       B. Dailey  0.1  0  0  0  0  0  0   0   2.59
          TOTALS 11.0  9  5  2  6  2  7 158

PHILADELPHIA         ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
T. Taylor (2B)        6  2  0  1  0  1  1  0    .245
B. Klaus (3B)         4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .206
J. Callison (LF)      3  1  2  2  1  1  0  0    .250
W. Covington (RF)     4  0  1  0  0  1  1  0    .269
D. Demeter (CF)       4  1  1  0  0  1  2  0    .291
J. Coker (C)          4  1  1  0  0  0  0  0    .214
M. Roach (1B)         5  1  0  1  1  1  1  0    .292
R. Amaro (SS)         5  1  0  1  0  0  0  1    .200
D. Bennett (P)        1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .056
 J. Boozer (P)        1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
 D. Elston (P)        0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .333
 R. Sievers (PH)      1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .301
 J. Baldschun (P)     1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
TOTALS               39  9  5  6  2  5  7  1

   2B:  D. Demeter (21)
   HR:  J. Callison (16), M. Roach (3)

    PHILADELPHIA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
      D. Bennett  5.0  6  3  0  3  1  2  86   2.75
       J. Boozer  2.2  4  0  1  3  3  3  41   4.30
       D. Elston  1.1  2  0  0  0  0  2  26   2.37
    J. Baldschun  2.0  3  1  0  1  1  2  33   3.50
          TOTALS 11.0 15  4  1  7  5  9 186

     WP: B. Duliba (5-5)
     LP: J. Baldschun (6-6)
     SV: B. Dailey (16)

     Attendance: 33,608
     Time: 3:31