Nevada Dusters @ San Francisco Giants
June 12-14, 1963
Candlestick Park
San Francisco, CA
GIANT SLAYERS
Game 1
June 12, 1963

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
     Dusters (NEV) 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0    4 10  1
      Giants (SFG) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0    1  6  1

 WP: Barber (10-2)
     LP: Marichal (4-9)

     Attendance: 50,000
     Time: 2:50

Nevada Dusters record: 47-17
The Dusters had played the second-place Cubs earlier in the month and vanquished them. Now they intended to do the same to the second-place Giants. Nevada ace Steve Barber took the mound in Game 1 and dominated the San Francisco hitters, pitching a complete game and notching his tenth win of the season -- while ending the Giants' eight-game win streak. Singles by Albie Pearson and Billy Williams and a throwing error by San Francisco second baseman Chuck Hiller gave Nevada a 1-0 lead in the 1st. In the 6th Jim Fregosi hit a one-out triple and scored when Donn Clendenon hit a slow roller up the first base line that the Giants starter Juan Marichal could not get to in time. Meanwhile, the Giants failed to reach the pay station, leaving six men stranded. In the Nevada 7th Johnny Roseboro singled off Don Larsen, who had replaced Marichal. Roseboro stole second, reached third on a Pearson single, and scored on another single by Lee Maye.Williams hit a fly ball into deep center and Pearson tagged up to race home, making it 4-1 Dusters. And so it remained, as the Giants got only one batter on base in their last three frames. Barber allowed just one run on six hits in nine innings. "Right now," said Ben Naylor, of Barber, "I think he's the best pitcher in baseball." Indeed, Barber led the majors in wins, two ahead of Jim O'Toole (CIN), Billy O'Dell (SFG) and Dick Ellsworth (CHC).
Game 2
June 13, 1963

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
     Dusters (NEV) 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 2    8 11  1
      Giants (SFG) 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0    3  8  4

 WP: Horlen (4-1)
     LP: Sanford (7-5)
     SV: Reniff (25)

Nevada Dusters record: 48-17
In Game 2 it was San Francisco that took the early 1-0 lead. But in the Nevada 3rd the first of four Giants errors contributed to a Dusters score, as second baseman Chuck Hiller bobbled a Jim Fregosi ground ball. Fregosi scored when Donn Clendenon hit a two-bagger, and the game was tied. Willie Mays got the lead back for the Giants with a 5th inning two-run homer. But in the 7th a throwing error by shortstop Jose Pagan allowed Clete Boyer to reach first. Boyer was forced out at second on a Johnny Roseboro grounder, but then  pinch hitter Vic Power singled and Albie Pearson walked to load the bases for Lee Maye -- who crushed a Jack Sanford fastball over the right field fence for a grand slam. The Dusters added insult to injury in the top of the 8th when Clete Boyer hit a solo homer, and again in the 9th when Jerry Adair sent a two-run dinger into the left field bleachers, making it 8-3 Nevada. The San Francisco batters could accomplish nothing with Claude Raymond on the hill in the 7th, or against Bill Dailey in the 8th. In the 9th, though, they loaded the bases with two outs. Ben Naylor called on Hal Reniff to get the last out, which he did, inducing Jim Davenport to ground to short. Joe Horlen (6 ip, 3 h, 4 bb, 3 r, 1 er, 2 k) got the win, while Reniff recorded his 25th save. Lee Maye was 2-for-5 with four RBIs and two runs. "If they're ahead in the late innings," said Giants Manager Alvin Dark glumly, "it's damn near impossible to catch up, with the relievers they have."
Game 3
June 14, 1963

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
     Dusters (NEV) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1    3  6  1
      Giants (SFG) 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 x    6 10  2

    WP: Pierce (6-6)
     LP: Downing (3-1)
     SV: Torrens (14)

     Attendance: 50,000
     Time: 2:46

Nevada Dusters record: 48-18
Back (again) from the DL, Al Downing started Game 3. Having pitched only once in the past six weeks, he was rusty, and lasted just four innings, allowing five runs on five hits -- most of them in the Giants 2nd. Orlando Cepeda opened that frame with a solo homer. Downing hit the next batter, Willie McCovey, with a pitch, and McCovey scored on a Tom Haller triple. Billy Pierce singled in Haller, and Felipe Alou singled in Pierce to make it 4-1 San Francisco. The Dusters got one run back in the 3rd, but in the 4th Jose Pagan doubled and scored on an Alou single. Pagan hit another two-bagger in the 6th, this time off reliever Bob Duliba, and scored on a Jim Davenport single. Clete Boyer hit a solo homer in the 9th, but beyond that the Nevada batters could do little against Pierce (8.2 ip, 6 h, 1 bb, 3 r, 3 er, 6 k), and lost 6-3. Nevada's seven-game winning streak was broken, but the Giants had fallen to 4th place, while Nevada remained atop the NL with a 9.5-game lead over the second-place Reds.
Dusters Starting Lineups

Game 1
Albie Pearson  cf
Lee Maye  rf
Billy Williams  lf
Jerry Adair  2b
Jim Fregosi  ss
Donn Clendenon  1b
George Banks  3b
Johnny Roseboro  c
Steve Barber  p

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

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

AB
H
BB
R
HR
RBI
K
SB
AVG
C
Roseboro
12
4
0
2
0
0
1
1
.215
1B
Martin
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.225
1B
Clendenon
10
4
0
0
0
2
2
0
.284
1B/PH
Power
3
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
.271
2B
Adair
13
1
0
1
1
3
2
0
.315
3B
Banks
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.272
3B
Boyer
9
2
0
2
2
2
2
0
.220
SS
Fregosi
8
4
1
2
0
0
0
0
.312
SS
Gotay
4
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
.265
OF
Pearson
12
4
2
4
0
0
2
0
.319
OF
Maye
13
3
0
2
1
5
0
0
.266
OF/PH
Williams
9
2
0
0
0
2
4
0
.308
OF/PH
Kolb
5
1
0
1
0
0
1
0
.297
P
Barber
4
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
.268
P
Horlen
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
.074
P
Downing
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.167
2B: Clendenon (8)
3B: Fregosi 2 (6), Pearson (3)
HR: Adair (16), Boyer 2 (9), Maye (10)
G
GS
IP
H
BB
HR
R
ER
K
PIT
ERA
SP
Barber
1
1
9.0
6
6
1
1
1
2
139
2.91
1 win
SP
Horlen
1
1
6.0
3
4
1
3
1
2
99
4.29
SP
Downing
1
1
4.0
5
1
1
5
5
3
75
3.16
RP
Raymond
2
-
3.0
2
1
0
0
0
3
49
1.04
RP
Dailey
1
-
1.2
5
0
0
0
0
2
30
0.82
RP
Reniff
1
-
0.1
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
2.74
RP
Duliba
1
-
2.0
3
1
0
1
1
2
36
5.54

FEATURED GAME
 Game 2: June 13, 1963



San Francisco Giants
starting lineup
Felipe Alou  rf
Jim Davenport  3b
Willie Mays  cf
Orlando Cepeda  1b
Willie McCovey  lf
Tom Haller  c
Chuck Hiller  2b
Jose Pagan  ss
Jack Sanford  p



Orlando Cepeda
"Baby Bull"
Born 9.17.37 (Puerto Rico)
Debut 4.15.58
Bats Right
Throws Right
6' 2"   210
1958-1974
2124 G
7927 AB
1131 R
2351 H
379 HR
1365 RBI
.297 BA
.499 SLG
All-Star 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967
1958 NL ROY
1967 NL MVP
Hall of Fame


Dusters first.
SANFORD PITCHING. Pearson flied out to center. Maye grounded to third. Williams grounded to second.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Giants first.
HORLEN PITCHING. F. Alou struck out. Davenport popped up to the catcher. Mays walked. Mays stole second. Cepeda lined out to center.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Dusters second.
Adair popped up to the pitcher. Fregosi hit an infield single to the pitcher. Clendenon singled to left, Fregosi to second. Boyer lined out to right. Roseboro hit an infield single to second, Fregosi to third, Clendenon to second. Bases loaded. Joe Horlen grounded to third.
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Giants second.
McCovey grounded to third. Haller walked. Hiller walked, Haller to second. Pagan grounded to third, Hiller forced out at second (fielder's choice), Haller to third. Sanford grounded to third.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Dusters third.
Pearson reached second on a throwing error, first baseman. Maye grounded to third. Williams grounded to short, Pearson to third. Adair struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Giants third.
F. Alou doubled in the right field gap. Davenport grounded to second, F. Alou to third. Mays flied out to center. F. Alou tagged up and scored. Cepeda popped up to the catcher.
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. San Francisco leads 1 to 0.

Dusters fourth.
Fregosi reached first on a fielding error, second baseman. Clendenon doubled down the right field line, Fregosi scored. Clendenon went for an extra base and was thrown out at third. Boyer struck out. Roseboro struck out.
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 1.

Giants fourth.
McCovey grounded to short. Haller struck out. Hiller doubled in the left field gap. Pagan lined out to center.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. The game is tied at 1.

Dusters fifth.
Horlen struck out. Pearson grounded to short. Maye singled to center. Williams struck out.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. The game is tied at 1.

Giants fifth.
Sanford grounded to third. F. Alou reached first on a throwing error, shortstop. Davenport lined out to right. Mays homered over the center field fence for two RBIs. Cepeda grounded to second.
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 0 left on base. San Francisco leads 3 to 1.

Dusters sixth.
Adair struck out. Fregosi grounded to short. Clendenon grounded to second.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada trails 3 to 1.

Giants sixth.
McCovey grounded to third. Haller walked. Hiller grounded to short, 6-4-3 double play.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. San Francisco leads 3 to 1.

Dusters seventh.
BRIGHT IN AT FIRST. KUENN IN AT LEFT. Boyer reached first on a throwing error, shortstop. Roseboro grounded to second, Boyer forced out at second (fielder's choice). Power (for Horlen) singled through the right side, Roseboro to second. Pearson walked, Roseboro third, Power to second. Bases loaded. Maye homered over the right field fence for a grand slam. LARSEN PITCHING. Williams singled through the right side. Adair flied out to right. Fregosi grounded to first, Williams forced out at second (fielder's choice).
4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base. Nevada leads 5 to 3.

Giants seventh.
RAYMOND PITCHING. MARTIN IN AT FIRST. Pagan grounded to the pitcher. Larsen struck out. F. Alou flied out to center.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. San Francisco trails 5 to 3.

Dusters eighth.
Martin flied out to center. Boyer homered over the center field fence. Roseboro reached first on a fielding error, second baseman. Kolb (for Raymond) struck out. Roseboro was caught stealing second.
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, and 0 left on base. Nevada leads 6 to 3.

Giants eighth.
DAILEY PITCHING. Davenport doubled over the left fielder. Davenport went for an extra base and was thrown out at third. Mays tripled down the right field line. Bright struck out. Kuenn grounded to short.
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. San Francisco trails 6 to 3.

Dusters ninth.
Pearson singled to right. Maye grounded to third. Williams struck out. Adair homered over the left field fence for two RBIs. BOLIN PITCHING. Fregosi grounded to third.
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada leads 8 to 3.

Giants ninth.
Haller struck out. Hiller dribbled weakly to the catcher. Pagan singled up the middle. M. Alou (for Bolin) singled up the middle, Pagan to second. F. Alou singled to center, Pagan to third, M. Alou to second. Bases loaded. RENIFF PITCHING. Davenport grounded to short.
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.

DUSTERS WIN: 8-3