Philadelphia Phillies @ Nevada Dusters
June 3-5, 1963
Horizon Field
Las Vegas, NV
THE PHILLIES, FOR THE FIRST TIME
Game 1
June 3, 1963

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

WP: Mahaffey (5-6)
     LP: Richert (4-1)
     SV: Duren (15)

 Attendance: 26,740
     Time: 2:55

Nevada Dusters record: 41-17
The Dusters played host to the Philadelphia Phillies for the first time in the season -- another sequence of consecutive three-game series separated by two off-days. The Phillies (26-31) had a slugging middle-of-the-lineup that consisted of Tony Gonzalez, Wes Covington and Don Demeter, all batting over .300 and with 28 homers between them. In Game 1 the Phillies ace, Art Mahaffey, took on Pete Richert, who was 4-0 in nine starts, and Mahaffey baffled the Dusters batters all day, giving up just four hits in eight innings. Richert allowed four runs on six hits, including a two-run homer by Roy Sievers in the 4th that gave Philadelphia a 2-1 lead. The Phillies added two more in the 5th with three consecutive singles to start the inning -- the first one off Mahaffey's bat. In the 8th Johnny Roseboro drew a walk and Lee Maye slammed a ball over the wall in straightaway center to make it 4-3. But in the 9th Philadelphia's closer Ryne Duren struck out the first two batters he faced and ended up with the 15th save of the season under his belt.
Game 2
June 4, 1963

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

    WP: Barber (9-2)
     LP: Bennett (3-5)

     Attendance: 26,117
     Time: 2:48

Nevada Dusters record: 42-17
Game 2 featured Nevada's ace, Steve Barber, who pitched a complete game for his ninth win in thirteen starts. The Phillies lineup got twelve hits off Barber, but only one run. That was in the 1st, when John Herrnstein singled and scored on a Wes Covington two-bagger. Billy Williams hit a two-run dinger in the 3rd to give the Dusters the lead, which they added to in the 5th when, with men at second and third, first baseman Donn Clendenon hit a clutch double and two runs scored. The Dusters loaded the bases in the 6th but came away empty. Catcher Johnny Roseboro made up for that with his own two-run homer in the 7th, and it was 6-1 Nevada. Williams went 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs. Julio Gotay, playing shortstop in place of Jim Fregosi, was 2-for-4 on the day. For the Phillies, right fielder Herrnstein was 3-for-4 and so was left fielder Wes Covington. "They put a lot of guys on base," said Ben Naylor, "but the thing about Steve [Barber] is, he never gets rattled, and he usually manages to pitch his way out of a jam." Barber seemed well on his way to a 20-win season, a mark he had nearly attained with the Baltimore Orioles in 1961, when he finished 18-and-12.
Game 3
June 5, 1963

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

   WP: Brewer (1-1)
     LP: Klippstein (1-1)

     Attendance: 26,516
     Time: 5:27

Nevada Dusters record: 43-17
Trying to fine-tune his lineup, Naylor flipped the first two batters, giving Albie Pearson (.405 OBP) the lead-off spot and making Lee Maye (.350 OBP) the # 2 man. Pearson rewarded the move by going 4-for-6 with a walk in Game 3, a sixteen inning marathon. Nevada starter Joe Horlen was matched against the Phillies Ray Culp, and both pitched well, with the Dusters taking a 3-2 lead in the 5th courtesy of a two-run homer off the bat of George Banks, who was subbing for Billy Williams in left field. But Ben Naylor pulled Horlen for a pinch hitter in the Nevada 6th, and in the 7th reliever Claude Raymond made a rare mistake, leaving a pitch up in the strike zone for Roy Sievers, who hit a solo homer to tie the game. In extra innings the Nevada bullpen demonstrated what GM Conn Hudson had said before -- that it was one of the best in the league -- by allowing just one Phillies batter to reach base in seven innings of work. Meanwhile, the Dusters had plenty of opportunities to score -- getting two men on base in the 12th, loading the bases in the 13th, and two more baserunners in the 15th -- but always falling short. "It was one of those games," said Naylor later, "where you began to think you'd missed all your chances, and that with one swing of the bat the other guys were going to take it away from you." But in the 16th, Fregosi singled, went to second when J.C. Martin drew a walk, and then scored on a game-winning single by Clete Boyer. The Phillies got fifteen hits -- most of them off Horlen -- and their pitching staff struck out seventeen Dusters, while Nevada hurlers struck out fifteen Philadelphia batters. Fregosi, who scored the winning run, was 4-for-8 on the day. The game lasted five-and-a-half hours, and the win added to the growing sense among sportswriters and baseball pundits that the Dusters had a little something called "destiny" going for them.
Dusters Starting Lineups

Game 1
Lee Maye  rf
Albie Pearson  cf
Billy Williams  lf
Jerry Adair  2b
Jim Fregosi  ss
Donn Clendenon  1b
J.C. Martin  3b
Johnny Roseboro  c
Pete Richert  p

Game 2
Lee Maye  rf
Albie Pearson  cf
Billy Williams  lf
Jerry Adair  2b
Julio Gotay  ss
Donn Clendenon  1b
Clete Boyer  3b
Johnny Roseboro  c
Steve Barber  p

Game 3
Albie Pearson  cf
Lee Maye  rf
George Banks  lf
Jerry Adair  2b
Jim Fregosi  ss
Donn Clendenon  1b
Clete Boyer  3b
Johnny Roseboro  c
Joe Horlen  p


AB
H
BB
R
HR
RBI
K
SB
AVG
C
Roseboro
11
3
1
1
1
2
6
0
.197
1B
Clendenon
7
2
3
0
0
0
2
0
.263
1B/PH
Power
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
.260
2B
Adair
13
3
3
1
0
1
7
0
.341
3B/1B
Martin
7
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
.219
3B
Boyer
10
2
1
1
0
2
1
0
.221
SS
Fregosi
12
4
0
1
0
0
3
0
.303
SS/PH
Gotay
5
2
0
1
0
0
0
0
.289
OF
Maye
14
2
2
1
1
2
1
0
.274
OF
Pearson
15
6
1
3
0
0
1
0
.312
OF
Williams
9
3
0
2
1
2
1
0
.307
OF/PH
Banks
7
1
1
2
1
2
2
0
.286
PH
Kolb
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
.296
PH
Saverine
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
.265
P
Richert
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.150
P
Barber
4
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
.270
P
Horlen
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
.080
P
Brewer
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
2B: Pearson (7), Clendenon (6), Adair 2 (13), Gotay (3), Power (3), Barber (3), Roseboro (7)
HR: Maye (9), Roseboro (6), Williams (5), Banks (4)
G
GS
IP
H
BB
HR
R
ER
K
PIT
ERA
SP
Richert
1
1
5.0
6
2
1
4
4
6
89
4.74
1 loss
SP
Barber
1
1
9.0
11
2
0
1
1
7
131
3.10
1 win
SP
Horlen
1
1
6.0
2
3
0
2
2
7
94
4.50
RP
Dailey
2
-
4.0
2
3
0
0
0
2
63
0.86
RP
Raymond
2
-
3.0
1
0
1
1
1
2
44
1.30
RP
Reniff
2
-
3.0
1
1
0
0
0
2
47
2.75
RP
Duliba
1
-
1.0
0
0
0
0
0
1
14
5.61
RP
Brewer
1
-
3.0
1
0
0
0
0
4
38
4.24
1 win

FEATURED GAME
 Game 3: June 5, 1963




Philadelphia Phillies
Game 1 starting lineup
Tony Taylor  2b
Johnny Callison  rf
Tony Gonzalez  cf
Wes Covington  lf
Don Demeter  3b
Roy Sievers  1b
Clay Dalrymple  c
Ruben Amaro  ss
Ray Culp  p



Tony Gonzalez
Born 8.28.36 (Cuba)
Debut 4.12.60
Bats Left
Throws Right
5' 9"   170
1960-1971
1559 G
5195 AB
690 R
1485 H
103 HR
615 RBI
.286 BA
.413 SLG




Phillies first.
HORLEN PITCHING. Taylor tripled to right. Callison grounded to first, Taylor scored. Gonzalez reached first on a fielding error, shortstop. Covington grounded to third, 5-4-3 double play.
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, and 0 left on base. Philadelphia leads 1 to 0.

Dusters first.
CULP PITCHING. Pearson grounded to first. Maye popped up to the catcher. Banks struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada trails 1 to 0.

Phillies second.
Demeter flied out to right. Sievers walked. Dalrymple struck out. Amaro popped up to the catcher.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Philadelphia leads 1 to 0.

Dusters second.
Adair doubled over the center fielder. Fregosi singled to right, Adair to third. Clendenon struck out. Boyer flied out to left. Adair tagged up and scored. Roseboro was hit by a pitch, Fregosi to second. Horlen struck out.
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. The game is tied at 1.

Phillies third.
Culp struck out. Taylor struck out. Callison struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 1.

Dusters third.
Pearson singled down the third base line. Maye singled through the hole, Pearson to second. Banks struck out. Adair walked, Pearson to third, Maye to second. Bases loaded. Fregosi struck out. Clendenon struck out.
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base. The game is tied at 1.

Phillies fourth.
Gonzalez walked. Covington singled to left, Gonzalez to third. Demeter walked, Covington to second. Bases loaded. Sievers lined out to center. Dalrymple flied out to center. Gonzalez tagged up and scored. Amaro lined out to left.
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. Philadelphia leads 2 to 1.

Dusters fourth.
Boyer grounded to short. Roseboro struck out. Horlen flied out to center.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada trails 2 to 1.

Phillies fifth.
Culp lined out to right. Taylor struck out. Callison struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Philadelphia leads 2 to 1.

Dusters fifth.
Pearson walked. Maye flied out to right. Banks homered over the center field fence for two RBIs. Adair struck out. Fregosi struck out.
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada leads 3 to 2.

Phillies sixth.
Gonzalez grounded to short. Covington grounded to short. Demeter struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Philadelphia trails 3 to 2.

Dusters sixth.
Clendenon singled to left. Boyer grounded to second, Clendenon to second. Roseboro flied out to center. Power (for Horlen) popped up to the catcher.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Nevada leads 3 to 2.

Phillies seventh.
RAYMOND PITCHING. MARTIN IN AT FIRST. Sievers homered over the right field fence. Dalrymple lined out to short. Amaro struck out. Averill (for Culp) grounded to short.
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 3.

Dusters seventh.
GREEN PITCHING. Pearson singled to left. Maye popped up to first. Banks popped up to the catcher. Adair walked, Banks to second. Fregosi hit an infield single to short, Adair to third, Banks to second. Bases loaded. Martin struck out.
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base. The game is tied at 3.

Phillies eighth.
Taylor popped up to the catcher. Callison grounded to third. Gonzalez struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 3.

Dusters eighth.
Boyer flied out to left. Roseboro struck out. Kolb (for Raymond) walked. Pearson singled to left, Kolb to second. Maye grounded to short.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. The game is tied at 3.

Phillies ninth.
DAILEY PITCHING. Covington grounded to first. Demeter doubled down the third base line. Sievers was intentionally walked. Dalrymple grounded to second, 4-6-3 double play.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. The game is tied at 3.

Dusters ninth.
Banks grounded to first. Adair struck out. Fregosi flied out to left.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 3.

Phillies tenth.
Amaro flied out to center. Torre (for Green) flied out to right. Taylor grounded to second.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 3.

Dusters tenth.
DUREN PITCHING. Martin grounded to short. Boyer struck out. Roseboro doubled in the left field gap. Gotay (for Dailey) grounded to first.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. The game is tied at 3.

Phillies eleventh.
RENIFF PITCHING. Callison struck out. Gonzalez flied out to center. Covington lined out to second.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 3.

Dusters eleventh.
Pearson lined out to second. Maye struck out. Banks lined out to right.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 3.

Phillies twelfth.
Demeter grounded to short. Sievers flied out to right. Dalrymple grounded to first.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 3.

Dusters twelfth.
BALDSCHUN PITCHING. Adair struck out. Fregosi hit an infield single to the pitcher. Martin laid down a sacrifice bunt to the catcher, Fregosi to second. Boyer was intentionally walked. Roseboro struck out.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. The game is tied at 3.

Phillies thirteenth.
DULIBA PITCHING. Amaro struck out. Hoak (for Baldschun) flied out to center. Taylor flied out to center.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 3.

Dusters thirteenth.
LOCKE PITCHING. Saverine (for Duliba) singled through the hole. Pearson laid down a sacrifice bunt to the catcher, Saverine to second. Maye was intentionally walked. Banks laid down a sacrifice bunt to the catcher, Saverine to third, Maye to second. Adair was intentionally walked. Bases loaded. Fregosi popped up the catcher.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 3 left on base. The game is tied at 3.

Phillies fourteenth.
BREWER PITCHING. Callison struck out. Gonzalez lined out to left. Covington flied out to left.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 3.

Dusters fourteenth.
Martin flied out to right. Boyer grounded to short. Roseboro struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 3.

Phillies fifteenth.
Demeter struck out. Siever struck out. Dalrymple grounded to third.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 3.

Dusters fifteenth.
Brewer grounded to second. Pearson singled to center. Maye laid down a sacrifice bunt to the catcher, Pearson to second. Banks was intentionally walked. Adair grounded to third.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. The game is tied at 3.

Phillies sixteenth.
Amaro singled in the right field gap. Locke lined out to short. Amaro was caught stealing second. Taylor struck out.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 3.

Dusters sixteenth.
KLIPPSTEIN PITCHING. Fregosi hit an infield single to first. Martin walked, Fregosi to second. Boyer singled to left, Fregosi scored.
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.

DUSTERS WIN: 4-3