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The
NEVADA DUSTERS
The Story of a Major League Baseball Franchise
1962 World Series
GAME FIVE
October 23, 1962
Horizon Field (Las Vegas, NV)
Game One     Game Two     Game Three     Game Six
The Duster had high hopes of wrapping up their first world championship in the fifth game of the series. They were at home. They had their ace, Bob Shaw, starting. And they were facing Bob Turley, whom they had ambushed in Game Two for five runs on nine hits, on the way to a 10-4 victory. Early on, though, Shaw looked hittable; in the 2nd the Yankees loaded the bases, but Bobby Richardson grounded out to end the threat. In the 4th, four singles and a throwing error charged to Nevada second baseman Ken Hubbs resulted in a 3-0 New York lead. As for Turley, the Dusters could muster just three hits against him in his seven innings on the hill. One of those hits was a Billy Williams solo homer -- what turned out to be Nevada's only run. But for Billy's blow, the Dusters never got a runner past first base. With Shaw gone in the 4th inning, the Nevada bullpen -- Schultz, Brewer, Richert and Dailey -- kept the Yankees quiet. Of the nine hits compiled by the Yankees only one was for extra bases, a double by catcher Elston Howard. Ben Naylor admitted in the postgame press conference that his players were deeply disappointed in themselves. Now they had to return to Yankee Stadium. All they had to do was win one of the final two games.Yet no one in the Nevada clubhouse thought that would be easy to do.

There was a full house at Horizon Field for Game 5 of the World Series

Lineups:
NEV: Power, Maye, Williams, Lopez, Tresh, Blanchard, Boyer, Hubbs, Shaw
NYY: Richardson, Maris, Mathews, Mantle, Skowron, Berra, Howard, Kubek, Turley

New York Yankees at Nevada Dusters
GAME FIVE
October 23, 1962
Horizon Field, Las Vegas

TOP OF THE FIRST
Bob Shaw takes the mound for the Dusters.
Bobby Richardson bunts for a base hit down the first base line. <--1>
Roger Maris grounded to the pitcher for a double play (1-4-3). <--->
Eddie Mathews walked. <--1>
Mickey Mantle struck out. <--1>
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
Bob Turley takes the mound for the Yankees.
Vic Power lined out to third. <--->
Lee Maye grounded to first. <--->
Billy Williams grounded to first. <--->
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
Bill Skowron popped up to second. <--->
Yogi Berra flied out to center. <--->
Elston Howard doubled in the left field gap. <-2->
Tony Kubek walked. <-21>
Bob Turley singled through the right side. <321>
Bobby Richardson grounded to first base. <321>
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 0.

BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
Hector Lopez flied out to center. <--->
Tom Tresh walked. <--1>
Johnny Blanchard grounded to the second baseman, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
Clete Boyer grounded to the pitcher. <--1>
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the second, the game is tied at 0.

TOP OF THE THIRD
Roger Maris was hit by a pitch. <--1>
Eddie Mathews grounded to the pitcher, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
Mickey Mantle grounded to second for a double play (4-6-3). <--->
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
Ken Hubbs struck out. <--->
Bob Shaw grounded to first. <--->
Vic Power singled to right. <--1>
Lee Maye flied out to right. <--1>
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the third, the game is tied at 0.

TOP OF THE FOURTH
Bill Skowron singled to right. <--1>
Yogi Berra singled up the middle. <-21>
Elston Howard popped up to the catcher in foul ground. <-21>
Tony Kubek singled to center field, scoring a run. <-21>
Bob Turley grounded to the third baseman, forcing the runner at third. <-21>
Bobby Richardson singled to left field, scoring a run. <3-1>
Pete Richert came in to pitch for the Dusters. <3-1>
Roger Maris reached second on a throwing error by the second baseman - a run scored. <32->
Eddie Mathews walked. <321>
Mickey Mantle struck out. <321>
3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, and 3 left on base.
In the middle of the fourth, New York leads 3 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
Billy Williams homered over the right field fence. <--->
Hector Lopez struck out. <--->
Tom Tresh flied out to left. <--->
Johnny Blanchard grounded to third. <--->
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the fourth, Nevada trails 3 to 1.

TOP OF THE FIFTH
Bill Skowron grounded to short. <--->
Yogi Berra struck out. <--->
Elston Howard grounded to the third baseman. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the fifth, New York leads 3 to 1.

BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
Clete Boyer grounded to second. <--->
Ken Hubbs flied out to center. <--->
Mack Jones pinch hit for Pete Richert. <--->
Mack Jones popped up to the shortstop. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the fifth, Nevada trails 3 to 1.

TOP OF THE SIXTH
Jim Brewer came in to pitch for the Dusters. <--->
Tony Kubek grounded to first. <--->
Bob Turley grounded to the second baseman. <--->
Bobby Richardson grounded to the shortstop. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the sixth, New York leads 3 to 1.

BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
Vic Power lined out to second. <--->
Lee Maye popped up behind home plate. <--->
Billy Williams grounded to second. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the sixth, Nevada trails 3 to 1.

TOP OF THE SEVENTH
Roger Maris struck out. <--->
Eddie Mathews struck out. <--->
Mickey Mantle struck out. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the seventh, New York leads 3 to 1.

BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
Joe Pepitone came in to play First Base. <--->
Hector Lopez singled to left. <--1>
Hector Lopez went for an extra base and was thrown out at second. <--->
Tom Tresh grounded to short. <--->
Johnny Blanchard struck out. <--->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the seventh, Nevada trails 3 to 1.

TOP OF THE EIGHTH
Joe Pepitone grounded to third. <--->
Yogi Berra singled to center. <--1>
Elston Howard struck out. <--1>
Tony Kubek singled to left. <-21>
Steve Bilko pinch hit for Bob Turley. <-21>
Barney Schultz came in to pitch for the Dusters. <-21>
Steve Bilko grounded back to the pitcher. <-21>
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
In the middle of the eighth, New York leads 3 to 1.

BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
Luis Arroyo came in to pitch for the Yankees. <--->
Clete Boyer walked. <--1>
Ken Hubbs struck out. <--1>
Gordy Coleman pinch hit for Barney Schultz. <--1>
Gordy Coleman grounded to the second baseman, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
Vic Power popped up to second. <--1>
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the eighth, Nevada trails 3 to 1.

TOP OF THE NINTH
Bill Dailey came in to pitch for the Dusters. <--->
Bobby Richardson popped up behind home plate. <--->
Roger Maris flied out to center. <--->
Eddie Mathews walked. <--1>
Mickey Mantle struck out. <--1>
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the ninth, New York leads 3 to 1.

BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
Lee Maye struck out. <--->
Billy Williams walked. <--1>
Hector Lopez grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <--->

YANKEES WIN: 3-1