Nevada Dusters @ Chicago Cubs
June 30 - July 2
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
A  VISIT TO WRIGLEYVILLE
Game 1
June 30, 1963

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

  WP: Downing (5-1)
     LP: Buhl (6-7)

     Attendance: 35,683
     Time: 3:11

Nevada Dusters record: 57-22

With shortstop Jim Fregosi out for several days with a bruised foot, Ben Naylor tinkered with the lineup for Nevada's first visit to fabled Wrigley Field. Moving Donn Clendenon into the #3 spot made Billy Williams the clean-up hitter, and dropped Jerry Adair to the # 5 slot. Julio Gotay started in place of Fregosi, while J.C. Martin opened at third instead of Clete Boyer. The Dusters embarrassed the Cubs 10-2 in the first game of the series. In the 1st Albie Pearson and Clendenon walked and Lee Maye singled to load the bases for Williams, who took his new job seriously and drove in three runs with a triple. In the second Pearson walked again, Maye singled again, and Williams collected his fourth ribbie of the day with a single. In the 4th Pearson and Clendenon singled and Adair hit a three-bagger to send them to the pay station. By this time it was 9-1 and Dusters Al Downing was in complete control. He struck out ten Cubs in 8.2 innings of work, allowing two runs on seven hits. Chicago lead-off man Jesus Alou scored both runs, going 2-for-4. Hank Aaron finished 2-for-3 with a walk and one RBI. For the Dusters, lead-off hitter Albie Pearson reached base all six times he came to the plate, scoring three runs to go along with four hits and two walks. Lee Maye (# 2) was 3-for-5 with a walk and two runs, while Clendenon (# 3) ended up 1-for-4 with two walks, two runs and a stolen base. Fourteen Nevada baserunners were left stranded, so the drubbing could have been worse. The Dusters wrapped up the month of June seven games in front of the Cincinnati Reds, who had won nine of their last ten. Nevada had an 18-6 mark for the month, and were 57-22 for the season.
Game 2
July 1, 1963

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
     Dusters (NEV) 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3    6 14  1
        Cubs (CHC) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1    1  3  1

   WP: McNally (8-4)
     LP: Hobbie (7-4)
     SV: Reniff (30)

     Attendance: 35,098
     Time: 3:20

Nevada Dusters record: 58-22
Nevada squandered several opportunities to score early in Game 2 -- loading the bases in the 2nd and leaving two men stranded in the 4th -- before getting their first run in the 5th when Albie Pearson drew a walk, went to third on a Donn Clendenon single, and scored when Lee Maye drove a scorching single into center field. In the 7th the Dusters eked out another run using much the same formula; this time, Pearson singled, went to second on a sac bunt by Clendenon, and scored when Maye singled through the hole. Two runs would have been enough, the way starter Dave McNally was pitching. The Cubs didn't get their first hit until the 8th, a one-out triple by second baseman Ken Aspromonte. McNally got out of trouble by inducing Lou Brock to pop up and Andre Rodgers to strike out. Johnny Roseboro's solo homer in the Nevada 8th had made it 3-0 and the Dusters added three more in their half of the 9th courtesy of a three-run shot over the left field fence by Jerry Adair. In the Chicago 9th Hank Aaron led off with a single but McNally got the next two men out. Naylor sent in Dave DeBusschere to finish off the Cubs, but Dick Bertell reached on a throwing error by DeBusschere and Bob Will's infield single loaded the bases. Roseboro allowed a passed ball and the shutout was gone. When DeBusschere walked Aspromonte to load the bases again, Naylor pulled him for closer Hal Reniff, who got the last out to secure the 6-1 victory. McNally struck out eleven in 8.2 innings, allowing one run on just two hits, improving his season tally to 8-4. Maye went 3-for-5 with a run and two RBIs, while Adair, also 3-for-5, collected three ribbies and his eighteenth long ball of the campaign.
Game 3
July 2, 1963

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

WP: Richert (7-1)
     LP: Koonce (1-5)

     Attendance: 34,643
     Time: 3:17

Nevada Dusters record: 59-22
With George Banks, J.C. Martin and Julio Gotay in the lineup to rest regulars Billy Williams, Johnny Roseboro and Jim Fregosi, the Dusters offense exploded in the 1st inning of Game 3, with Albie Pearson and Lee Maye drawing walks and Donn Clendenon hitting a single to load the bases for Jerry Adair, who proceeded to hit a two-run double. Banks singled to juice the bases again, Gotay hit a grounder to score a run, and Clete Boyer hit his own two-run double to make it 5-0. The Cubs closed the gap to 5-3 in the bottom of the 1st.  Chicago starter Cal Koonce lasted just two innings, but Pete Richert (5.0, 5 h, 3 bb, 3 r, 3 er, 5 k) stuck it out through five innings. Nevada added another run in the 4th, and the Cubs did likewise against reliever Bill Dailey in the 6th. With the score 6-4 going into the 9th, the Dusters piled it on. Roseboro reached on a Cubs fielding error before Pearson homered over the icy-covered center field wall. Nevada added three more runs on three hits, making it 11-4. With Bob Duliba on the mound for the Dusters in the bottom of the 9th, Jesus Alou singled, Ernie Banks was hit by a pitch, and Ron Santo doubled for two RBIs for the final score of 11-6. Clete Boyer went 2-for-3 on the day, with two walks and three ribbies. With the campaign halfway done, Nevada remained atop the NL with a record of 59-22, seven games in front of Cincinnati (52-29) -- a record second-best only to the AL-leading Minnesota Twins (60-21).
Dusters Starting Lineups

Game 1
Albie Pearson  cf
Lee Maye  rf
Donn Clendenon  1b
Billy Williams  lf
Jerry Adair  2b
Julio Gotay  ss
J.C. Martin  3b
Johnny Roseboro  c
Al Downing  p

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

Game 3
Albie Pearson  cf
Donn Clendenon  1b
Lee Maye  rf
Jerry Adair  2b
George Banks  lf
Julio Gotay  ss
Clete Boyer  3b
J.C. Martin  c
Pete Richert  p

AB
H
BB
R
HR
RBI
K
SB
AVG
C/PH
Roseboro
9
1
2
2
1
2
0
0
.192
1B
Clendenon
11
3
2
3
0
0
4
1
.303
1B
Power
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
.267
2B
Adair
10
2
0
1
0
5
0
0
.295
3B/1B/C
Martin
9
2
1
0
0
2
1
0
.233
3B
Boyer
7
3
2
1
0
3
2
0
.236
SS
Gotay
14
5
0
2
0
2
2
0
.277
OF
Pearson
13
7
4
7
1
3
0
0
.341
OF
Maye
14
7
2
5
0
2
4
0
.280
OF
Williams
10
3
1
2
0
4
1
0
.308
OF
Banks
4
1
1
2
0
0
0
0
.320
P
Downing
4
0
1
0
0
0
2
0
.136
P
McNally
4
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
.152
P
Richert
2
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
.115
2B: Gotay (4), Martin 2 (4), Adair (15), Boyer (7)
3B: Adair (4), Williams (10)
HR: Roseboro (9), Adair (18), Pearson (11)
  1          
G
GS
IP
H
BB
HR
R
ER
K
PIT
ERA
SP
Downing
1
1
8.2
7
1
0
2
2
10
125
2.69
1 win
SP
McNally
1
1
8.2
2
6
0
1
0
11
137
2.48
1 win
SP
Richert
1
1
5.0
5
3
1
3
3
5
86
4.38
1 win
RP
DeBusschere
2
-
0.1
1
1
0
0
0
0
18
5.50
RP
Reniff
1
-
0.1
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
2.66
1 save

RP
Dailey
1
-
1.0
3
0
0
1
1
0
17
1.31
RP
Raymond
1
2.0
2.0
1
0
0
0
0
3
26
1.48
RP
Duliba
1
-
1.0
2
0
0
2
2
1
20
6.10

FEATURED GAME
 Game 3: July 2, 1963



Chicago Cubs
starting lineup
Jesus Alou  lf
Andre Rodgers  ss
Hank Aaron  cf
Ernie Banks  1b
Ron Santo  3b
Dick Bertell  c
Bob Will  rf
Ken Aspromonte  2b
Glen Hobbie  p



Wrigley Field
Opened April 23, 1914
Home of the Chicago Cubs 1916-Present
Capacity (1963) 36,755
Dusters first.
KOONCE PITCHING. Pearson walked. Clendenon hit an infield single to third, Pearson to second. Maye walked, Pearson to third, Clendenon to second. Bases loaded. Adair singled to center, Pearson scored, Clendenon scored, Maye to third. Banks hit an infield single to the pitcher, Adair to second. Bases loaded. Gotay grounded to short, Maye scored, Adair forced out at third (fielder's choice), Banks to second. Boyer doubled down the left field line, Banks scored, Gotay scored. Martin grounded to first. Richert grounded to third.
5 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Nevada leads 5 to 0.

Cubs first.
RICHERT PITCHING. Alou walked. Alou stole second. Amalfitano singled to center, Alou scored. Aaron grounded to third, Amalfitano forced out at second (fielder's choice). Banks homered over the left field fence for two RBIs. Santo grounded to first. Bertell singled to center. Will popped up to second.
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Chicago trails 5 to 3.

Dusters second.
Pearson flied out to center. Clendenon struck out. Maye struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada leads 5 to 3.

Cubs second.
Aspromonte grounded to the pitcher. Dees (for Koonce) struck out. Alou struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Chicago trails 5 to 3.

Dusters third.
PERRY PITCHING. Adair grounded to second. Banks grounded to third. Gotay flied out to left.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada leads 5 to 3.

Cubs third.
Amalfitano struck out. Aaron walked. Banks singled to center, Aaron to second. Santo walked, Aaron to third, Banks to second. Bases loaded. Bertell popped up to second. Wills grounded to first.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 3 left on base. Chicago trails 5 to 3.

Dusters fourth.
Boyer walked. Martin doubled in the right field gap, Boyer to third. Richert grounded to third, Boyer scored, Martin to third. Pearson grounded to third. Clendenon grounded to short.
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Nevada leads 6 to 3.

Cubs fourth.
Aspromonte struck out. Perry grounded to third. Alou grounded to first.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Chicago trails 6 to 3.

Dusters fifth.
Maye struck out. Adair reached first on a throwing error, third baseman. Banks flied out to center. Gotay grounded to third.
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base. Nevada leads 6 to 3.

Cubs fifth.
Amalfitano grounded to short. Aaron singled through the hole. Banks flied out to right. Santo struck out.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Chicago trails 6 to 3.

Dusters sixth.
Boyer struck out. Martin walked. Williams (for Richert) flied out to right. Pearson lined out to third.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Nevada leads 6 to 3.

Cubs sixth.
DAILEY PITCHING. Bertell grounded to short. Will grounded to first. Aspromonte hit an infield single to second. Aspromonte stole second. Brock (for Perry) singled to left, Aspromonte scored. Alou hit an infield single to first, Brock to second. Amalfitano flied out to center.
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. Chicago trails 6 to 4.

Dusters seventh.
SCHULTZ PITCHING. Clendenon struck out. Maye struck out. Adair flied out to right.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada leads 6 to 4.

Cubs seventh.
RAYMOND PITCHING. POWER IN AT FIRST. Aaron struck out. Banks struck out. Santo flied out to center.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Chicago trails 6 to 4.

Dusters eighth.
Banks popped up to second. Gotay grounded to second. Boyer walked. Martin popped up to second.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Nevada leads 6 to 4.

Cubs eighth.
Bertell singled in the right field gap. Will struck out. Aspromonte grounded to second, Bertell forced out at second (fielder's choice). Ranew (for Schultz) grounded to short, Aspromonte forced out at second (fielder's choice).
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Chicago trails 6 to 4.

Dusters ninth.
ELSTON PITCHING. Roseboro (for Claude) reached first on a fielding error, center fielder. Pearson homered over the center field fence for two RBIs. Power walked. Maye singled to left, Power to third. Adair popped up to second. Banks walked, Maye to second. Bases loaded. Gotay singled up the middle, Power scored, Maye to third, Banks to second. TOTH PITCHING. Boyer singled up the middle, Maye scored, Banks to third, Gotay to second. Martin struck out. Roseboro walked, Banks scored, Gotay to third, Boyer to second. Pearson flied out to center.
5 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, and 3 left on base. Nevada leads 11 to 4.

Cubs ninth.
DULIBA PITCHING. Alou singled in the left field gap. Amalfitano grounded to second, Alou to second. Aaron grounded to third. Alou to third. Banks was hit by a pitch. Santo doubled down the right field line, Alou scored, Banks scored. Bertell struck out.
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.

DUSTERS WIN: 11-6