Nevada Dusters @ Los Angeles Dodgers
May 19-21, 1963
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, CA
TWO-FOR-ONE DEAL
Ed Kranepool
becomes a Duster
During the San Francisco series, Conn Hudson was approached by the New York Mets with a trade offer -- 18-year-old Ed Kranepool for Doug Camilli and Gary Kolb. For some time Hudson had been looking for a prospect who could play both first and the outfield, and Kranepool fit the bill. But he wasn't willing to give up Kolb, and instead substituted AAA outfielder Bob Perry, who had been hitting .292 with the Bakersfield Bullets. The deal was inked and the Dusters got Kranepool -- along with $6,000 -- for Camilli and Perry. J.C. Martin's recent strong showing at the plate and in the field gave Hudson confidence that Martin was a quality backup for starting catcher Johnny Roseboro, making Camilli expendable. And an outfielder corps that consisted of Lee Maye, Billy Williams, Albie Pearson, Gary Kolb and George Banks, with Willie Horton and Rico Carty waiting in the wings, made Perry superfluous. In addition, the trade allowed Hudson to accomplish his goals of reducing the number of players on the roster as well as the team payroll. Ironically, Hudson had already narrowed the possibilities down to two -- Ed Kranepool and Dodgers outfielder Manny Mota. He had determined that Mota would put up better offensive numbers but Kranepool was a better defensive player and more versatile. Pleased with the trade, Hudson informed reporters that the Dusters weren't likely to make any more trades in '63."We've got the team we need to win," he said.
DUSTER RED, DODGER BLUE
Game 1
May 19, 1963

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
     Dusters (NEV) 0 4 2 1 0 3 0 0 0   10 11  0
     Dodgers (LAD) 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0    4 10  1

   WP: McLain (1-1)
     LP: Podres (1-6)

     Attendance: 41,788
     Time: 3:28

Nevada Dusters record: 35-11
The Dusters traveled south along the Pacific coast for three in Dodger Stadium and, with Al Downing still a few days away from rejoining the rotation, rookie Denny McLain got his second start in Game 1. He came away with his first ML win, as Nevada triumphed 10-4. Through six innings McLain was erratic, allowing four runs on seven hits, but striking out six. Ben Naylor sent reliever Jim Brewer to the mound in the 7th, and Brewer had his strongest showing yet, striking out seven of the fifteen batters he faced, and fanning Tommy Davis and Frank Howard with bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th. Meanwhile, the woes of Dodgers starter Johnny Podres (1-and-5 coming into the game) continued; Dusters batters shelled the veteran left-hander for six runs in 2.2 innings. Nevada took a 4-0 lead in the 2nd and added two more runs in the 3rd, but Los Angeles closed the gap to 6-4 in the bottom of the 3rd. A solo home run by Lee Maye in the 4th and Jerry Adair's 14th homer of the year, this one for three runs, in the 6th clinched the deal. Donn Clendenon went 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs, and stole a base; Adair was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three ribbies. It was the tenth meeting of the clubs thus far in 1963, and Nevada had won nine of the games.
Game 2
May 20, 1963

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
     Dusters (NEV) 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0  4  8  0
     Dodgers (LAD) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1  5  8  1

WP: Sherry (3-2)
     LP: Reniff (4-2)

     Attendance: 40,950
     Time: 3:35

Nevada Dusters record: 35-12
Game 2 marked the second time in three days that the Dusters lost in extra innings. Starter Dave McNally pitched poorly in the first, and dug a 4-1 hole for Nevada as Willie Davis hit a solo homer and Del Crandall smacked a three-run dinger over the center field fence. So the score remained until the Dusters 5th, when a Billy Williams RBI single and a Gary Kolb RBI triple closed the gap to 4-3. (Kolb, subbing for Lee Maye in RF, went 3-for-4 with a walk and an RBI while scoring twice.) Ben Naylor replaced McNally with Dave DeBusschere in the 5th, giving DeBusschere a chance to redeem himself after the May 18 loss to the Giants. DeBusschere did that, allowing just one hit in four strong innings of work. George Banks (subbing for Albie Pearson in center) hit a solo home run in the Dusters 6th to tie the game. In the bottom of the 9th the Dodgers loaded the bases but couldn't break the tie, and in the top of the 10th the Dusters juiced the bases with no outs, too, only to watch Los Angeles reliever Larry Sherry fan both Donn Clendenon and Clete Boyer before Johnny Roseboro popped up to third. Hal Reniff took the mound for Nevada in the bottom of the 10th -- and promptly served up a long ball to Willie Davis, and the Dodgers won 5-4.
Game 3
May 21, 1963

   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
     Dusters (NEV) 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1    4 12  1
     Dodgers (LAD) 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 x    5 11  1

     WP: Rowe (2-1)
     LP: Duliba (2-2)
     SV: Sherry (3)

     Attendance: 41,682
     Time: 3:14

Nevada Dusters record: 35-13


In Game 3 the Dusters were leading 3-1 going into the bottom of the 7th on the strength of a solid performance by starter Pete Richert. But in that frame the Dodgers got three singles off Richert and, with the added bonus of a fielding error by shortstop Jim Fregosi, tied the game with just one out. Bob Duliba relieved Richert but fared no better -- Duliba allowed two more singles, and two more runs before getting out of the inning, and Los Angeles led 5-3. In the 9th, Jim Fregosi's two-out single started a Dusters rally that concluded with the bases loaded and J.C. Martin at the plate. But Martin flied out to right and for the first time Nevada had lost two games in a row. It was the bottom half of the Dodgers order -- Bill Skowron, Del Crandall, Daryl Spencer, and Jim Gilliam that caused much of the damage, collecting seven of the Dodger hits and, collectively, four RBIs. For Nevada, Albie Pearson went 3-for-5 with two RBIs while Jim Fregosi was a perfect 5-for-5 on the day. Despite finally taking a series from the Dusters, Dodgers Manager Walter Alston confided to Ben Naylor that he was "glad we don't meet again until August." Nails replied, "Personally, I can't wait."
Dusters Starting Lineups

Game 1
Lee Maye  rf
Jim Fregosi  ss
Billy Williams  lf
Jerry Adair  2b
Albie Pearson  cf
Donn Clendenon  1b
Clete Boyer  3b
J.C. Martin  c
Denny McLain  p

Game 2
Gary Kolb  rf
Jim Fregosi  ss
Billy Williams  lf
Jerry Adair  2b
George Banks  cf
Donn Clendenon  1b
Clete Boyer  3b
J.C. Martin  c
Dave McNally  p

Game 3
Lee Maye  rf
Jim Fregosi  ss
Billy Williams  lf
Albie Pearson  cf
Bob Saverine  2b
Donn Clendenon  1b
Clete Boyer  3b
Johnny Roseboro  c
Pete Richert  p


AB
H
BB
R
HR
RBI
K
SB
AVG
C/1B
Martin
10
1
0
1
0
1
2
0
.231
C/PH
Roseboro
5
1
1
0
0
1
1
0
.191
1B
Clendenon
11
3
0
3
0
2
2
1
.261
2B/PH
Adair
10
3
1
2
1
3
3
0
.337
2B
Saverine
4
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
.280
3B
Boyer
12
1
2
1
0
2
4
0
.209
SS
Fregosi
13
7
2
2
0
1
2
0
.333
OF
Maye
9
2
0
2
1
2
1
1
.294
OF
Williams
14
4
1
1
0
2
0
1
.282
OF/PH
Pearson
9
4
1
3
0
2
1
0
.321
OF
Kolb
4
3
1
2
0
1
0
0
.333
OF/PH
Banks
3
1
3
1
1
1
2
0
.290
PH
Power
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.250
P
McLain
3
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
.000
P
McNally
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
.222
P
DeBusschere
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
.000
P
Richert
3
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
.167
2B: Clendenon (4), Pearson (5)
3B: Martin (1), Kolb (2), Fregosi (10)
HR: Adair (14), Maye (6), Banks (2)
         
G
GS
IP
H
BB
HR
R
ER
K
PIT
ERA
SP
McLain
1
1
6.0
7
1
1
4
4
6
90
4.15
1 win
SP
McNally
1
1
4.0
4
2
2
4
4
2
66
3.22
SP
Richert
1
1
6.1
9
3
0
5
4
4
117
4.70
RP
Brewer
1
-
3.0
3
2
0
0
0
7
57
3.86
RP
DeBusschere
1
-
4.0
1
2
0
0
0
4
57
5.74
RP
Dailey
1
-
1.0
2
1
0
0
0
0
20
1.09
RP
Reniff
1
-
0.0
1
0
1
1
1
0
2
1.84
RP
Duliba
1
-
1.2
2
0
0
0
0
1
26
5.67

FEATURED GAME
 Game 2: May 20, 1963



Los Angeles Dodgers
starting lineup
Maury Wills  ss
Willie Davis  cf
Tommy Davis  lf
Frank Howard  rf
Bill Skowron  1b
Del Crandall  c
Daryl Spencer  3b
Jim Gilliam  2b
Bob Miller  p


Tommy Davis
Born 3.21.39 (Brooklyn, NY)
Devut 9.22.59
Bats Right
Throws Right
6' 2"   205
1959-1976
1999 G
7223 AB
811 R
2121 H
153 HR
1052 RBI
.294 BA
.405 SLG
All-Star 1962, 1963



Dusters first.
MILLER PITCHING. Kolb singled to left. Fregosi singled to right, Kolb to third. Williams grounded to first, Fregosi forced out at second (fielder's choice), Kolb scored. Adair flied out to right. Banks struck out.
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Nevada leads 1 to 0.

Dodgers first.
McNALLY PITCHING. Wills popped up to second. W. Davis homered over the center field fence. T. Davis singled to right. Howard walked, T. Davis to second. Skowron popped up to second. Crandall homered over the center field fence for three RBIs. Spencer popped up to second.
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Los Angeles leads 4 to 1.

Dusters second.
Clendenon struck out. Boyer struck out. Martin reached first on a fielding error, third baseman. McNally struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base. Nevada trails 4 to 1.

Dodgers second.
Gilliam hit an infield single to second. Miller grounded to short, 6-4-3 double play. Wills walked. W. Davis struck out.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Los Angeles leads 4 to 1.

Dusters third.
Kolb singled in the right field gap. Fregosi popped up to second. Williams flied out to right. Adair grounded to short, Kolb forced out at second (fielder's choice).
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Nevada trails 4 to 1.

Dodgers third.
T. Davis grounded to second. Howard struck out. Skowron flied out to right.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Los Angeles leads 4 to 1.

Dusters fourth.
Banks struck out. Clendenon popped up to third. Boyer popped up to second.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada trails 4 to 1.

Dodgers fourth.
Crandall popped up to second. Spencer grounded to second. Gilliam grounded to short.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Los Angeles leads 4 to 1.

Dusters fifth.
Martin flied out to center. Pearson (for McNally) was hit by a pitch. Kolb tripled in the left field gap, Pearson scored. Fregosi struck out. Williams singled to left, Kolb scored. Williams was caught stealing second.
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada trails 4 to 3.

Dodgers fifth.
DeBUSSCHERE PITCHING. Moon (for Miller) struck out. Wills struck out. W. Davis grounded to first.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Los Angeles leads 4 to 3.

Dusters sixth.
CLONINGER PITCHING. Adair struck out. Banks homered over the center field fence. Clendenon lined out to center. Boyer popped up to second.
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 4.

Dodgers sixth.
T. Davis walked. Howard grounded to first, 3-6-3 double play. Skowron popped up to third.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 4.

Dusters seventh.
Martin struck out. DeBusschere struck out. Kolb walked. Fregosi walked, Kolb to second. Williams flied out to left.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. The game is tied at 4.

Dodgers seventh.
Crandall flied out to left. Spencer popped up to third. Gilliam walked. Fairly (for Cloninger) struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. the game is tied at 4.

Dusters eighth.
ROEBUCK PITCHING. Adair grounded to second. Banks walked. Clendenon laid down a sacrifice bunt to the catcher, Banks to second. Boyer was intentionally walked. Power (for Martin) grounded to short, Banks forced out at third (fielder's choice).
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. The game is tied at 4.

Dodgers eighth.
ROSEBORO IN AT CATCHER. Wills grounded to first. W. Davis grounded to short. T. Davis singled to left. Howard struck out.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. The game is tied at 4.

Dusters ninth.
Gotay (for DeBusschere) was hit by a pitch. Kolb lined out to the pitcher. Fregosi grounded to first, 3-6-3 double play.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 4.

Dodgers ninth.
DAILEY PITCHING. Skowron singled to center. Crandall lined out to left. Spencer singled to left, Skowron to second. Gilliam laid down a sacrifice bunt to the catcher, Skowron to third, Spencer to second. Walls (for Roebuck) was intentionally walked. Bases loaded. Zimmer (for Wills) grounded to second, Walls forced out at second (fielder's choice).
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base. The game is tied at 4.

Dusters tenth.
SHERRY PITCHING. Williams singled to right. Williams stole second. Adair hit an infield single to third, Williams to third. Banks walked, Adair to second. Bases loaded. Clendenon struck out. Boyer struck out. Roseboro popped up to third.
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base. The game is tied at 4.

Dodgers tenth.
RENIFF PITCHING. W. Davis homered over the center field fence.
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.

DODGERS WIN: 5-4