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The
NEVADA DUSTERS
The Story of a Major League Baseball Franchise
1962 World Series
GAME SEVEN
October 26, 1962
Yankee Stadium (NewYork, NY)
Game One     Game Two     Game Three     Game Five     Game Six
The seventh and deciding game of the series pitted New York's veteran Ralph Terry, who had shut out the Dusters in Game 1, against rookie Dave McNally, who had pitched a shutout in Game 3. Nevada threatened in the 2nd with two on and one out before Clete Boyer grounded into an inning-ending double play. The Yankees found themselves in a similar situation -- with the same result -- in the 3rd, and the game remained scoreless until the 4th, when Bill Skowron and Roy McMillan hit RBI singles. Johnny Blanchard opened the Nevada 5th with a solo homer to make it 2-1 Yankees, and in the 6th Billy Williams singled, Hector Lopez tripled, and Jerry Adair knocked in Lopez to put the Dusters on top 3-2. Roy McMillan's second RBI single of the day tied the game in the 6th. Nevada's Barney Schultz and New York reliever Luis Arroyo battled through the late innings, and after nine the score was still 3-3. In the Nevada 10th, Hal Reniff struck out the first batter, Ken Hubbs, and Ben Naylor sent Gordy Coleman to the plate to pinch hit for Schultz. "This was the last game," said Nails later, "and relievers weren't going to come up to bat in the late innings."

Mitch Cullin, the voice of the Dusters on 970 AM, Las Vegas, led listeners through the at-bat. "The count is one and two on Coleman. Reniff winds and delivers. Coleman swings. High fly ball to right ... Maris is running for the corner ... Is it fair? ... Is it foul? ... Maris looks up ... IT'S A HOME RUN! Gordy Coleman hits a home run! The Dusters take the lead! Coleman delivers in the clutch!"

Naylor refused to let the rest of the team swarm Coleman as he came home. "It ain't over yet," said Nails. So Coleman's teammates settled for greeting him in front of the visitors' dugout, while the 67,000 fans in Yankee Stadium watched in grim silence.

Naylor sent closer Bill Dailey to the mound for the bottom of the 10th to face Maris, Berra and Mathews, while posting Johnny Schaive at second and Tom Tresh in center field. Berra grounded to first. Maris battled but ended up grounding to shortstop Jerry Adair, who threw him out with ease. On the first pitch from Dailey, Eddie Mathews lifted a high fly ball to left ....

Cullins: "Lopez is going back ... back ... he's at the wall ... he ... he makes the catch! The ballgame is over! The Dusters have won! The Dusters have won the World Series! The Dusters are World Champions! What a series! What a season! Can you believe it?"


Nevada Dusters at New York Yankees
GAME SEVEN
October 26, 1962
Yankee Stadium, New York

TOP OF THE FIRST
Ralph Terry takes the mound for the Yankees.
Vic Power flied out to center. <--->
Lee Maye grounded to third. <--->
Billy Williams grounded to the pitcher. <--->
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.
Roger Maris grounded to the pitcher. <--->
Yogi Berra grounded to the pitcher. <--->
Eddie Mathews flied out to center. <--->
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 singled through the right side. <--1>
Jerry Adair flied out to right. <--1>
Johnny Blanchard singled to center. <-21>
Clete Boyer grounded to second for a double play (4-6-3). <-2->
0 runs, 2 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 shortstop. <--->
Bill Skowron singled to center. <--1>
Bill Skowron stole second. <-2->
Elston Howard popped up to second. <-2->
Roy McMillan grounded to short. <-2->
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the second, the game is tied at 0.

TOP OF THE THIRD
Ken Hubbs popped up to the shortstop. <--->
Dave McNally struck out. <--->
Vic Power grounded to the pitcher. <--->
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
Billy Gardner singled to right field. <--1>
Ralph Terry bunts for a base hit to first. <-21>
Roger Maris grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <3-->
Yogi Berra grounded to third. <3-->
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
Lee Maye grounded to short. <--->
Billy Williams singled to center. <--1>
Hector Lopez walked. <-21>
Jerry Adair grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <-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
Eddie Mathews singled up the middle. <--1>
Mickey Mantle singled to right, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
Mickey Mantle stole second. <32->
Bill Skowron grounded to third, scoring a run. <-2->
Elston Howard grounded to the pitcher. <3-->
Roy McMillan singled to right, scoring a run. <--1>
Billy Gardner grounded to the second baseman. <--1>
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the fourth, New York leads 2 to 0.

TOP OF THE FIFTH
Johnny Blanchard homered over the left field fence. <--->
Clete Boyer walked. <--1>
Ken Hubbs grounded to short for a double play (6-6-3). <--->
Dave McNally doubled into the left field corner. <-2->
Vic Power popped up behind home plate. <-2->
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the fifth, Nevada trails 2 to 1.

BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
Ralph Terry struck out. <--->
Roger Maris grounded to third. <--->
Yogi Berra grounded to third. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the fifth, New York leads 2 to 1.

TOP OF THE SIXTH
Lee Maye struck out. <--->
Billy Williams singled up the middle. <--1>
Hector Lopez tripled to right, scoring a run. <3-->
Jerry Adair grounded to short, scoring a run. <--->
Johnny Blanchard popped up to the shortstop. <--->
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the sixth, Nevada leads 3 to 2.

BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
Eddie Mathews walked. <--1>
Mickey Mantle grounded back to the pitcher, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
The Yankees put on the hit and run.
Bill Skowron singled down the first base line, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
Elston Howard struck out. <3-1>
Roy McMillan singled to center, scoring a run. <3-1>
Billy Gardner grounded to the shortstop. <3-1>
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
At the end of the sixth, the game is tied at 3.

TOP OF THE SEVENTH
Clete Boyer grounded to first. <--->
Ken Hubbs struck out. <--->
Mack Jones pinch hit for Dave McNally. <--->
Mack Jones grounded to first. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the seventh, the game is tied at 3.

BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
Barney Schultz came in to pitch for the Dusters. <--->
Steve Bilko pinch hit for Ralph Terry. <--->
Steve Bilko grounded to second. <--->
Roger Maris popped up to short. <--->
Yogi Berra grounded to short. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the seventh, the game is tied at 3.

TOP OF THE EIGHTH
Luis Arroyo came in to pitch for the Yankees. <--->
Vic Power grounded to first. <--->
Lee Maye grounded to first. <--->
Billy Williams struck out. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the eighth, the game is tied at 3.

BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
Eddie Mathews struck out. <--->
Mickey Mantle walked. <--1>
The Yankees put on the hit and run.
Bill Skowron lined out to second. <--1>
Elston Howard struck out. <--1>
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the eighth, the game is tied at 3.

TOP OF THE NINTH
Hector Lopez popped up to short. <--->
Jerry Adair reached first on a fielding error by the second baseman. <--1>
Johnny Blanchard popped up to short. <--1>
Clete Boyer grounded to the third baseman. <--1>
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the ninth, the game is tied at 3.

BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
Roy McMillan struck out. <--->
Billy Gardner popped up to the shortstop. <--->
The Dusters guarded the lines.
Tony Kubek pinch hit for Luis Arroyo. <--->
Tony Kubek grounded to the shortstop. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the ninth, the game is tied at 3.

TOP OF THE TENTH
Hal Reniff came in to pitch for the Yankees. <--->
Ken Hubbs struck out. <--->
The Yankees guarded the lines.
Gordy Coleman pinch hit for Barney Schultz. <--->
Gordy Coleman homered around the foul pole in right. <--->
Vic Power singled to center. <--1>
Lee Maye struck out. <--1>
Billy Williams walked. <-21>
Hector Lopez popped up to second. <-21>
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
In the middle of the tenth, Nevada leads 4 to 3.

BOTTOM OF THE TENTH
Bill Dailey came in to pitch for the Dusters. <--->
Johnny Schaive came in to play Second Base. <--->
Tom Tresh came in to play Center Field. <--->
Roger Maris grounded to first. <--->
Yogi Berra grounded to short. <--->
Eddie Mathews flied out to left. <--->

DUSTERS WIN: 4-3