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The
NEVADA DUSTERS
The Story of a Major League Baseball Franchise
1962 World Series
GAME TWO
October 19, 1962
Yankee Stadium (New York)
The Dusters Get Even
In the early going, Game Two appeared to be following the same script as the previous day's contest, with Yankee starter Bob Turley (10-9, 4.31) holding the Dusters scoreless through four innings. As in Game One, Nevada had opportunities -- two on with one out in the 1st, a pair of baserunners in the 3rd -- but came away empty-handed. Nevada's Joe Horlen (16-8, 2.54) gave up three hits, including doubles by Tony Kubek and Bobby Richardson, in the home 3rd, and the Dusters faced a 2-0 deficit. They got their first runs of the series in the top of the 5th when Vic Power doubled, Lee Maye walked, and Hector Lopez and Tom Tresh (playing shortstop in place of the injured Jerry Adair) hit back-to-back RBI singles. In the 6th, Power got his own RBI single and Billy Williams laced a triple into the right field gap for two more. The Yankees answered right back with two runs in their half of the inning, trimming the Duster lead to 5-4. In the 8th, second baseman Ken Hubbs got the second of three hits, a single, reliever Jim Brewer bunted his way on, and Lee Maye clubbed the first home run of the series, a three-run, 475-foot shot to center. The Dusters weren't quite done; in the 9th Johnny Blanchard, Clete Boyer and Hubbs singled to load the bases for Vic Power, who drove in two more runs with another one-bagger. Brewer stymied the Yankee batters in the 8th as he'd done in the 7th, Bob Duliba finished the job in the 9th, and the Dusters tied the series with a decisive 10-4 victory. "I think the Yankees have been served notice that they've got a fight on their hands," said New York broadcaster Red Barber. Hubbs was 2-for-3 with a walk, Power 4-for-6 with two runs scored and three RBI, and Lee Maye finished 2-for-3 with three walks, three runs, and three ribbies. The clubs packed their bags and headed for Las Vegas the next morning.

Nevada first baseman Vic Power gets one of his three hits in Game Two.

Nevada Dusters at New York Yankees
October 19, 1962

TOP OF THE FIRST
Bob Turley takes the mound for the Yankees.
Vic Power hit an infield single to third. <--1>
Lee Maye walked. <-21>
Billy Williams grounded to short, forcing the runner at second. <3-1>
Hector Lopez grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <3-->
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
Joe Horlen takes the mound for the Dusters.
Bobby Richardson grounded to second. <--->
Roger Maris dribbled weakly to the catcher. <--->
Eddie Mathews 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
Tom Tresh grounded to third. <--->
Johnny Blanchard grounded to the shortstop. <--->
Clete Boyer walked. <--1>
Ken Hubbs popped up to the shortstop. <--1>
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
Mickey Mantle grounded to the second baseman. <--->
Bill Skowron struck out. <--->
Yogi Berra popped up behind home plate. <--->
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
Joe Horlen grounded to the pitcher. <--->
Vic Power flied out to right. <--->
Lee Maye singled down the left field line. <--1>
Billy Williams walked. <-21>
Hector Lopez grounded to second. <-21>
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
In the middle of the third, the game is tied at 0.

BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
Elston Howard singled up the middle. <--1>
Tony Kubek doubled in the left field gap. <32->
Bob Turley laid down a sacrifice bunt back to the pitcher - a run scored. <3-->
Bobby Richardson doubled to right field, scoring a run. <-2->
Bobby Richardson went for an extra base and reached third. <3-->
Roger Maris flied out to left. <3-->
Eddie Mathews popped up to first. <3-->
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the third, New York leads 2 to 0.

TOP OF THE FOURTH
Tom Tresh singled to left. <--1>
Tom Tresh went for an extra base and was thrown out at second. <--->
Johnny Blanchard grounded to first. <--->
Clete Boyer reached first on a fielding error by the shortstop. <--1>
Ken Hubbs lined out to left. <--1>
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the fourth, Nevada trails 2 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
Mickey Mantle lined out to the second baseman. <--->
Bill Skowron grounded to third. <--->
Yogi Berra grounded to short. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the fourth, New York leads 2 to 0.

TOP OF THE FIFTH
Joe Horlen grounded to second. <--->
Vic Power doubled down the first base line. <-2->
Lee Maye walked. <-21>
Billy Williams popped up foul down the first base line. <-21>
Hector Lopez singled in the right field gap, scoring a run. <3-1>
Tom Tresh singled through the left side, scoring a run. <-21>
Johnny Blanchard popped up to second. <-21>
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
In the middle of the fifth, the game is tied at 2.

BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
Elston Howard struck out. <--->
Tony Kubek walked. <--1>
Bob Turley dribbled weakly in front of home plate, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
Bobby Richardson struck out. <--1>
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the fifth, the game is tied at 2.

TOP OF THE SIXTH
Clete Boyer lined out to center. <--->
Ken Hubbs hit an infield single to the third baseman. <--1>
Joe Horlen laid down a sacrifice bunt to the pitcher. <-2->
Vic Power singled to center, scoring a run. <--1>
Lee Maye walked. <-21>
Billy Williams tripled in the right field gap for two RBIs. <3-->
Marshall Bridges came in to pitch for the Yankees. <3-->
Hector Lopez popped up behind home plate. <3-->
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the sixth, Nevada leads 5 to 2.

BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
Roger Maris singled to right. <--1>
Eddie Mathews struck out. <--1>
Mickey Mantle singled to left field. <-21>
Bill Skowron reached second on a fielding error by the left fielder - a run scored. <32->
Yogi Berra grounded to short, scoring a run. <-2->
Elston Howard grounded to the second baseman. <-2->
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the sixth, New York trails 5 to 4.

TOP OF THE SEVENTH
Tom Tresh lined out to left. <--->
Johnny Blanchard grounded to the shortstop. <--->
Clete Boyer flied out to right. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the seventh, Nevada leads 5 to 4.

BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
Jim Brewer came in to pitch for the Dusters. <--->
Tony Kubek grounded to second. <--->
Marshall Bridges struck out. <--->
Bobby Richardson grounded to third. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the seventh, New York trails 5 to 4.

TOP OF THE EIGHTH
Ken Hubbs singled back through the middle. <--1>
Jim Brewer bunts for a base hit to first base. <-21>
Vic Power struck out. <-21>
Lee Maye homered over the center field fence for three RBIs. <--->
Billy Williams grounded to short. <--->
Luis Arroyo came in to pitch for the Yankees. <--->
Hector Lopez struck out. <--->
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the eighth, Nevada leads 8 to 4.

BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
Roger Maris flied out to left. <--->
Eddie Mathews grounded to short. <--->
Mickey Mantle singled through the right side. <--1>
Mickey Mantle stole second. <-2->
Bill Skowron walked. <-21>
Yogi Berra popped up behind home plate. <-21>
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
At the end of the eighth, New York trails 8 to 4.

TOP OF THE NINTH
Tom Tresh lined out to center. <--->
Johnny Blanchard singled back through the middle. <--1>
Clete Boyer singled up the middle. <-21>
Ken Hubbs singled up the middle. <321>
Gordy Coleman pinch hit for Jim Brewer. <321>
Gordy Coleman popped up to second. <321>
Vic Power singled to left for two RBIs. <-21>
Lee Maye grounded to second. <-21>
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
In the middle of the ninth, Nevada leads 10 to 4.

BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
Bob Duliba came in to pitch for the Dusters. <--->
Elston Howard grounded to the shortstop. <--->
Tony Kubek grounded to the second baseman. <--->
Joe Pepitone pinch hit for Luis Arroyo. <--->
Joe Pepitone popped up to second. <--->

DUSTERS WIN: 10-4
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
       Dusters (NEV) 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 3 2   10 16  0
       Yankees (NYY) 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0    4  6  0

NEVADA               ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
V. Power (1B)         6  4  0  2  0  3  1  0    .298
L. Maye (CF)          3  2  3  3  1  3  0  0    .300
B. Williams (RF)      4  1  1  0  0  2  0  0    .314
H. Lopez (LF)         5  1  0  0  0  1  1  0    .320
T. Tresh (SS)         5  2  0  0  0  1  0  0    .219
J. Blanchard (C)      5  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .234
C. Boyer (3B)         4  1  1  1  0  0  0  0    .274
K. Hubbs (2B)         5  3  0  2  0  0  0  0    .232
J. Horlen (P)         2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .136
 J. Brewer (P)        1  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .167
 G. Coleman (PH)      1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .303
 B. Duliba (P)        0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .400
TOTALS               41 16  5 10  1 10  2  0

   2B:  V. Power
   3B:  B. Williams
   HR:  L. Maye

          NEVADA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
       J. Horlen  6.0  5  1  0  4  4  5  87   2.54
       J. Brewer  2.0  1  1  0  0  0  1  33   4.84
       B. Duliba  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  0   8   4.84
          TOTALS  9.0  6  2  0  4  4  6 128

NEW YORK             ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
B. Richardson (2B)    4  1  0  0  0  1  1  0    .269
R. Maris (RF)         4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .303
E. Mathews (3B)       4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .277
M. Mantle (CF)        4  2  0  1  0  0  0  1    .316
B. Skowron (1B)       3  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .301
Y. Berra (LF)         4  0  0  0  0  1  0  0    .288
E. Howard (C)         4  1  0  1  0  0  1  0    .297
T. Kubek (SS)         3  1  1  1  0  0  0  0    .267
B. Turley (P)         1  0  0  0  0  1  0  0    .133
 M. Bridges (P)       1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
 L. Arroyo (P)        0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
 J. Pepitone (PH)     1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .289
TOTALS               33  6  2  4  0  3  6  1

   2B:  T. Kubek
   3B:  B. Richardson

        NEW YORK   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
       B. Turley  5.2  9  5  0  5  5  0 123   4.31
      M. Bridges  2.0  3  0  1  3  3  1  40   3.99
       L. Arroyo  1.1  4  0  0  2  2  1  27   3.39
          TOTALS  9.0 16  5  1 10 10  2 190

     WP: J. Horlen
     LP: B. Turley

     Temperature: 54F
     Wind: Calm
     Attendance: 67,337
     Time: 3:15