Nevada Dusters @ Philadelphia Phillies
June 22-24, 1963
Shibe Park
Philadelphia, PA
FIGHT IN PHILLY
Game 1
June 22, 1963

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
     Dusters (NEV) 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 2    8 14  1
    Phillies (PHI) 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 0 1    9 11  1


     WP: Duren (1-5)
     LP: Reniff (5-3)

     Attendance: 29,176
     Time: 3:15

Nevada Dusters record: 53-20


The Dusters traveled to the City of Brotherly Love for two straight series with the Philadelphia Phillies, a team they had swept a couple of weeks earlier at Horizon Field. In the first frame of Game 1, Nevada batters hit four singles and loaded the bases but got just one run.Then, in the Nevada 4th, four more singles led to two more runs scored. Lee Maye walked to fill the bases for Billy Williams, whose three-bagger made it 6-0. That seemed a comfortable lead with Barber on the mound, who allowed just two hits in the first five innings. In the Phillies 6th, though, Barber self-destructed. He walked a batter and hit two more with pitches to load the bases. A single by Wes Covington and doubles by Don Demeter and Frank Torre made it 6-5. The rally might have continued had Torre not tried to stretch his double and been thrown out at third thanks to a bullet throw by right fielder Lee Maye. Phillies right fielder John Herrnstein singled in a run and Tony Gonzalez hit a two-run homer off reliever Claude Raymond in the 7th to give Philadelphia an 8-6 lead. The Dusters tied it up in the top of the 9th when Williams and Billy Adair singled their way on and Jim Fregosi sent a scorcher through the right field gap to score them both. Philadelphia second-baseman Tony Taylor led off the bottom of the 9th with a triple and raced home for the winning run when Jim Fregosi bobbled a routine grounder by Covington. Williams, Fregosi and Albie Pearson all went 3-for-5 on the day, but that was cold comfort as the Dusters' five-game winning streak was snapped.
Game 2
June 23, 1963

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
     Dusters (NEV) 2 0 0 6 0 0 0 2 0   10 12  0
    Phillies (PHI) 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0    6 14  2

WP: Horlen (5-1)
     LP: Culp (5-6)

     Attendance: 30,212
     Time: 3:29

Nevada Dusters record: 54-20


In Game 2 the Dusters took an early lead when Donn Clendenon smacked a two-run double down the right base line in the top of the 1st. Philadelphia's Tony Taylor took up where he left off in the first game with another triple to lead off the Phillies 1st, and scored when Johnny Callison grounded to first. Don Demeter led off the Phillies 2nd with a solo homer. Three singles, the third by Philadelphia starter Ray Culp, tacked on another run, and the Dusters were trailing 3-2. That changed in the 4th, a frame in which eleven Nevada batters came to the plate. Jerry Adair and Clendenon started it with back-to-back doubles. Clete Boyer, George Banks and Adair singled, Culp hit Albie Pearson with a pitch, and Phillies third-baseman Demeter committed a fielding error. It added up to a six-run frame for Nevada. Philadelphia rallied in the 7th, when pinch hitter Don Hoak singled, Taylor walked, and Wes Covington launched a three-run homer over the center field fence to make it 8-6 Dusters. Ben Naylor decided that was it for starter Joe Horlen (6.2 ip, 11 h, 1 bb, 6 r, 6 er, 4 k). Vic Power, pinch hitting for Horlen to open the Nevada 8th, hit a double (the fourth two-bagger of the game for the Dusters), reached third on an Albie Pearson single, and scored when Lee Maye reached on a fielding error by Phillies shortstop Ruben Amaro. Then Banks singled in Pearson, and it was 10-6, the final score. Banks, making the most of starting in left in place of Billy Williams, was 4-for-5 on the day. Horlen improved his record to 5-and-1 on the year, even though neither he nor his opposite number, Ray Culp, had fared all that well -- the two teams had combined for 26 hits.
Game 3
June 24, 1963

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

   WP: Duren (2-5)
     LP: Dailey (6-1)

     Attendance: 29,670
     Time: 3:13

Nevada Dusters record: 54-21
Solo homers by Donn Clendenon in the 2nd and Albie Pearson in the 5th gave the Dusters a 2-1 lead midway through Game 3, with Al Downing pitching his usual game -- striking out eight Phillies but occasionally becoming erratic and getting into trouble. He had particular trouble with Philadelphia shortstop Ruben Amaro, whose lead-off triple in the 3rd resulted in one Phillies run and who ended up 3-for-4 on the day. In the Philadelphia 8th, Downing walked Tony Gonzalez before Don Demeter, Frank Torre and Amaro hit consecutive singles, giving the Phillies a 3-2 lead. Ryne Duren took the mound to protect that lead for Philadelphia in the Nevada 9th, but after an intentional walk was issued to Johnny Roseboro, pinch hitter George Banks singled to left, advancing Roseboro to third, and Pearson singled him in to tie the game. In the bottom of the 9th Nevada reliever Bill Dailey served up a walk-off solo homer to Phillies second baseman Tony Taylor, and for the second time in the series Philadelphia had pulled one out at the last minute. For Dailey (6-1), it was his first loss of the season. Clendenon (2-for-3) pushed his ERA over .300. It was the first series loss for Nevada in June, and for the first time the AL-leading Baltimore Orioles could boast of the best record in baseball (55-20), one win better than the Dusters.
Dusters Starting Lineups

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

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

Game 3
Albie Pearson  cf
Lee Maye  rf
Billy Williams  lf
Jerry Adair  2b
Donn Clendenon  1b
Jim Fregosi  ss
Clete Boyer  3b
Johnny Roseboro  c
Al Downing  p
AB
H
BB
R
HR
RBI
K
SB
AVG
C
Roseboro
12
0
1
1
0
0
3
0
.201
1B
Clendenon
9
3
0
2
0
3
3
0
.297
1B
Martin
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
.218
2B
Adair
13
3
1
2
0
2
3
0
.298
3B
Boyer
12
4
2
2
0
2
2
0
.239
SS
Fregosi
14
4
0
1
0
2
1
0
.296
OF
Pearson
14
7
0
5
1
3
1
0
.331
OF
Maye
11
2
4
3
0
1
3
0
.272
OF
Williams
9
3
0
1
0
4
2
0
.312
OF/PH
Banks
7
5
0
1
0
2
0
0
.309
PH
Kolb
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
.329
PH
Power
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
.278
P
Barber
3
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
.250
P
Horlen
3
0
0
1
0
0
2
0
.091
P
Downing
3
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
.167
2B: Boyer (6), Clendenon 3 (11), Adair (14), Power (4)
3B: Williams (8), Clendenon (2), Pearson (10)
         
G
GS
IP
H
BB
HR
R
ER
K
PIT
ERA
SP
Barber
1
1
6.0
5
2
0
5
5
4
96
2.92
SP
Horlen
1
1
6.2
11
1
2
6
6
4
110
4.24
1 win
SP
Downing
1
1
7.2
10
2
0
3
3
8
121
2.79
RP
Raymond
3
-
1.1
5
0
1
3
3
1
37
1.71
RP
Dailey
3
-
1.2
1
0
1
1
1
1
32
1.18
1 loss
RP
Reniff
2
-
2.2
4
1
0
1
1
2
49
2.61
1 loss

FEATURED GAME
 Game 1: June 22, 1963



Philadelphia Phillies
 starting lineup
Tony Taylor  2b
John Herrnstein  rf
Tony Gonzalez  cf
Wes Covington  lf
Don Demeter  3b
Clay Dalrymple  c
Frank Torre  1b
Ruben Amaro  ss
Dennis Bennett  p




Don Demeter
Born 6.25.35 (Oklahoma City, OK)
Debut 9.18.56
Bats Right
Throws Right
6' 4"   190
1956, 1958-1967
1109 G
3443 AB
467 R
912 H
163 HR
563 RBI
.265 BA
.459 SLG



Dusters first.
BENNETT PITCHING. Pearson singled in the right field gap. Maye singled to right, Pearson to third. Williams hit an infield single to short, Pearson scored, Maye to second. Adair grounded to third, Maye forced out at third (fielder's choice). Fregosi hit an infield single to third, Williams to third, Adair to second. Bases loaded. Boyer popped up to third.
1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base. Nevada leads 1 to 0.

Phillies first.
BARBER PITCHING. Taylor struck out. Herrnstein grounded to second. Gonzalez flied out to right.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Philadelphia trails 1 to 0.

Dusters second.
Roseboro flied out to center. Barber struck out. Pearson struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada leads 1 to 0.

Phillies second.
Covington flied out to right. Demeter flied out to center. Dalrymple popped up to third.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Philadelphia trails 1 to 0.

Dusters third.
Maye reached first on a fielding error, third baseman. Williams popped up to second. Adair grounded to second, 5-6-3 double play.
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 0 left on base. Nevada leads 1 to 0.

Phillies third.
Torre struck out. Amaro grounded to second. Bennett singled through the hole. Taylor struck out.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Philadelphia trails 1 to 0.

Dusters fourth.
Clendenon singled up the middle. Fregosi singled to left, Clendenon to third. Boyer singled to left, Clendenon scored, Fregosi to second. Roseboro struck out. Barber flied out to center. Pearson singled to left, Fregosi scored, Boyer to second. Maye walked, Boyer to third, Pearson to second. Bases loaded. Williams tripled in the right field gap, Boyer scored, Pearson scored, Maye scored. BOOZER PITCHING. Adair struck out.
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Nevada leads 6 to 0.

Phillies fourth.
Herrnstein grounded to short. Gonzalez grounded to second. Covington struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Philadelphia trails 6 to 0.

Dusters fifth.
Clendenon grounded to third. Fregosi grounded to second. Boyer doubled down the right field line. Roseboro flied out to left.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Nevada leads 6 to 0.

Phillies fifth.
Demeter singled through the hole. Dalrymple walked, Demeter to second. Torre grounded to third, 5-3 double play. Amaro grounded to third.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Philadelphia trails 6 to 0.

Dusters sixth.
Barber struck out. Pearson singled up the middle. Maye struck out. Williams flied out to right.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Nevada leads 6 to 0.

Phillies sixth.
Boozer was hit by a pitch. Taylor walked, Boozer to second. Herrnstein grounded to first, Boozer forced out at third (fielder's choice), Taylor to second. Gonzalez was hit by a pitch, Taylor to third, Herrnstein to second. Bases loaded. Covington hit an infield single to first, Taylor scored, Herrnstein to third, Gonzalez to second. Bases loaded. Demeter doubled down the first base line, Herrnstein scored, Gonzalez scored, Covington to third. Dalrymple lined out to left. Torre doubled over the right fielder, Covington scored, Demeter scored. Torre went for an extra base and was thrown out at third.
5 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Philadelphia trails 6 to 5.

Dusters seventh.
Adair struck out. Clendenon struck out. Fregosi flied out to left.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.Nevada leads 6 to 5.

Phillies seventh.
RAYMOND PITCHING. MARTIN IN AT FIRST. Amaro hit an infield single to first. Averill (for Boozer) struck out. Taylor laid down a sacrifice bunt to the catcher, Amaro to second. Herrnstein singled to center, Amaro scored. Gonzalez homered over the center field fence for two RBIs. Covington singled down the third base line. DAILEY PITCHING. Demeter popped up to second.
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Philadelphia leads 8 to 6.

Dusters eighth.
BALDSCHUN PITCHING. Boyer struck out. Roseboro grounded to short. Banks (for Dailey) flied out to center.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada trails 8 to 6.

Phillies eighth.
RENIFF PITCHING. Dalrymple singled in the right field gap. Torre grounded to third, Dalrymple to second. Amaro walked. Sievers (for Baldschun) grounded to short, 6-5-3 double play.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Philadelphia leads 8 to 6.

Dusters ninth.
DUREN PITCHING. Pearson popped up to the catcher. Maye struck out. Williams singled through the right side. Adair hit an infield single to third, Williams to second. Martin walked, Williams to third, Adair to second. Bases loaded. Fregosi singled in the right field gap, Williams scored, Adair scored, Martin to second. Boyer flied out to right.
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. The game is tied at 8.

Phillies ninth.
Taylor tripled to right. Herrnstein struck out. Gonzalez grounded to second. Covington reached first on a fielding error, shortstop, Taylor scored.
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, and 1 left on base.

PHILLIES WIN: 9-8