Nevada Dusters @ Chicago Cubs
July 12-14, 1963
Wrigley Field
Chicago, IL
SHOOTOUT IN CHI-TOWN
Game 1
July 12, 1963

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
     Dusters (NEV) 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 1  7 16  1
        Cubs (CHC) 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 0  6 10  2

  WP: Reniff (6-3)
     LP: Toth (4-5)
     SV: Siebler (2)

     Attendance: 35,417
     Time: 3:46

Nevada Dusters record: 61-24
After the All-Star break the Dusters headed for Chicago to start a nine-day road trip. Game 1 of Nevada' second series at fabled Wrigley Field turned out to be an instant classic. The first three Dusters hit singles, and with starter Dave McNally looking strong in the first couple of frames, Nevada took a 1-0 lead into the 3rd. But then McNally walked three batters to load the bases for none other than Hank Aaron. Aaron singled in two runs and the Cubs took the lead. Johnny Roseboro led off the Nevada 5th with a single and scored when Donn Clendenon scorched a two-bagger down the third base line, tying the game. In the 4th and the 5th the Cubs had men in scoring position, but McNally, struggling though he was, held them at bay. In the Nevada 6th, singles by Adair, Maye and Boyer and an error by Chicago third baseman Ron Santo gave the Dusters a 3-2 lead that Clendenon added to with a solo homer in the 7th. But the lead changed hands yet again in the bottom of the 7th when Ernie Banks hit a two-run homer off reliever Bill Dailey. In the very next frame pinch hitter George Banks -- as he had done so often in the past -- came through with a double that put Dusters at second and third for Albie Pearson, who hit his own double (the third for Nevada) that scored two runs. For the third time the Dusters were out in front. But not for long. In the bottom of the 8th, Aaron tripled and scored on a Dick Bertell single up the middle. Ron Santo, safe at second on the play, made an ill-advised decision to test center fielder Pearson's arm and was thrown out at third. It was an out that loomed large, for in the 10th Roseboro and pinch hitter Julio Gotay singled, Pearson bunted them over, and Roseboro scored when J.C. Martin grounded to first. With a 7-6 lead, Dwight Siebler took the mound in the Chicago 10th to face the heart of the Cubs order. Aaron grounded out, Banks singled, and Santo hit into a double play that ended the game. Clendenon went 3-for-4 with a run and two RBIs. Chicago's second-baseman Ken Aspromonte was 4-for-4 with a walk while Aaron went 3-for-5 with a walk, two runs and two ribbies. "Now that," exulted Ben Naylor, "is what I call a baseball game!"
Game 2
July 13, 1963

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

   WP: Baker (1-0)
     LP: Dailey (6-2)
     SV: Elston (19)

     Attendance: 34,802
     Time: 3:40

Nevada Dusters record: 61-25
The Dusters jumped out to a 2-0 lead in Game 2 on the strength of an Albie Pearson double and Jerry Adair's nineteenth home run of the year in the Nevada 1st. Jim Fregosi started the Nevada 2nd with a towering homer in right. George Banks and Johnny Roseboro singled, and Albie Pearson walked to load the bases with one out; Banks tagged up at third and scored on a Donn Clendenon fly ball to right, beating out Bob Will's throw to the plate. The Cubs were down 4-0, but not out. They cut the deficit in half when Ken Aspromonte hit a two-run homer. In the Chicago 6th Dick Bertell singled, Aspromonte doubled, and Jesus Alou was intentionally walked, loading the bases. Nevada starter Pete Richert walked the next batter, Andre Rodgers, and the Dusters lead had dwindled to 4-3. Ben Naylor replaced Richert with Bill Dailey, but the bleeding continued as Hank Aaron hammered Dailey's first pitch into right field for a three-run double and Chicago was up 6-3. The Dusters had a chance to come back in the 8th when Clendenon doubled, Billy Williams was issued a pass, and Jerry Adair singled to juice the bases with two outs. But Gary Kolb popped up to third and Nevada came away empty. With Kolb and George Banks in the lineup, Ben Naylor's card consisted of six hitters with averages over .300, yet while Nevada out-hit Chicago, those hits didn't come when they would have counted the most; fifteen Nevada baserunners were left stranded.
Game 3
July 14, 1963

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
     Dusters (NEV) 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 1    7 12  2
        Cubs (CHC) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0    1  8  1

  WP: Barber (13-2)
     LP: Jackson (5-9)

     Attendance: 35,316
     Time: 2:59

Nevada Dusters record: 62-25
In Game 3 the Dusters unlimbered their bats while Steve Barber threw a blanket over the Chicago offense. For the first time in his career, Billy Williams hit a pair of homers in the same game. One came in the 1st, giving Nevada an early lead. In the 2nd Jim Fregosi doubled and then scored on a Johnny Roseboro two-bagger. Chicago got its only run in the 3rd when Bob Will led off with a double and scored when Jim Fregosi mishandled what should have been a routine ground ball from Cubs starter Larry Jackson. Ironically, it was Will's error in the Nevada 5th that returned the favor, allowing Albie Pearson to score from second and make it 3-1. Billy Williams' second dinger came in the 6th. In the 7th Chicago mounted a threat, loading the bases with no outs on a pair of singles and another Dusters error, this one by Jerry Adair. But Barber coaxed a grounder from Jesus Alou and fanned Andre Rodgers and Hank Aaron. In the 8th Fregosi hit an RBI double and Clete Boyer did likewise -- in fact, the Dusters had five two-baggers on the day. It was 6-1 when J.C. Martin, a defensive replacement at first base, hit his fourth home run of the year. Dwight Siebler pitched the last two frames and didn't allow a Chicago hit. It was a dominant performance all around, with Barber permitting just six hits in seven innings and collecting his thirteenth win of the season, while the lineup's twelve hits included nine for extra bases -- three homers, a triple and five doubles. The Dusters had won the series, but Ben Naylor wasn't happy. His team had committed seven errors in their last five games, of which they'd lost three, and he worried that the players were losing their focus.
Dusters Starting Lineups

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

Game 2
Albie Pearson  cf
Donn Clendenon  1b
Billy Williams  rf
Jerry Adair  2b
Gary Kolb  rf
Jim Fregosi  ss
George Banks  3b
Johnny Roseboro  c
Pete Richert  p

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

AB
H
BB
R
HR
RBI
K
SB
AVG
C
Roseboro
13
5
1
1
0
1
2
0
.200
1B
Clendenon
12
4
0
1
1
3
2
0
.308
1B
Martin
3
1
0
1
1
2
0
0
.235
2B
Adair
14
7
1
2
1
1
2
0
.306
3B
Boyer
8
2
1
0
0
1
2
0
.235
3B/PH
Banks
6
2
1
2
0
0
1
0
.328
SS
Fregosi
12
5
2
4
1
2
2
0
.295
OF
Pearson
15
5
1
4
0
2
0
1
.334
OF
Williams
13
5
3
2
2
4
1
0
.305
OF/PH
Maye
11
2
0
1
0
0
4
0
.273
OF
Kolb
4
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
.338
PH
Power
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.266
PH
Gotay
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
.288
P
McNally
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.143
P
Richert
3
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
.103
P
Barber
3
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
.218
2B: Clendenon 2 (15), Pearson 2 (12), Banks (4), Kolb (4), Roseboro 2 (10), Boyer (8), Fregosi 2 (15)
3B: Adair (5)
HR: Clendenon (4), Adair (19), Fregosi (4), Williams 2 (7), Martin (4)
    1        
G
GS
IP
H
BB
HR
R
ER
K
PIT
ERA
SP
McNally
1
1
5.0
2
6
0
2
2
6
100
2.53
SP
Richert
1
1
5.2
8
4
1
6
4
7
112
4.52
SP
Barber
1
1
7.0
6
1
0
1
1
5
104
2.67
1 win
RP
Dailey
2
-
2.1
6
1
1
2
2
3
47
1.57
1 loss
RP
Brewer
1
-
1.0
1
1
0
1
0
1
25
3.27
RP
Raymond
2
-
2.0
2
1
0
1
1
3
38
1.60
RP
Reniff
1
-
1.0
1
1
0
0
0
0
20
2.52
1 win
RP
Siebler
2
-
3.0
3
1
0
0
0
0
44
2.63
1 save

FEATURED GAME
Game 1: July 12, 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
Larry Jackson  p



Larry Jackson
Born 6.2.31 (Nampa, IN)
Debut 4.17.55
Bats Right
Throws Right
6' 2"   190 lb
Boise State University
1955-1968
429 GS
194-183
149 CG
37 SHO
3262.2 IP
1709 SO
3.40 ERA
1.235
WHIP
All-Star 1957, 1958, 1960, 1963

Dusters first.
HOBBIE PITCHING. Pearson singled through the right side. Clendenon singled through the right side, Pearson to second. Williams singled to left, Pearson scored, Clendenon to second. Adair struck out. Maye grounded to short, Clendenon forced out at third (fielder's choice). Fregosi flied out to left.
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. Nevada leads 1 to 0.

Cubs first.
McNALLY PITCHING. Alou grounded to third. Rodgers struck out. Aaron walked. Banks grounded to first.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Chicago trails 1 to 0.

Dusters second.
Boyer lined out to center. Roseboro struck out. McNally popped up to third.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada leads 1 to 0.

Cubs second.
Santo popped up to second. Bertell struck out. Will struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Chicago trails 1 to 0.

Dusters third.
Pearson lined out to right. Clendenon flied out to right. Williams struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada leads 1 to 0.

Cubs third.
Aspromonte walked. Hobbie walked, Aspromonte to second. Alou lined out to short. Rodgers walked, Aspromonte to third, Hobbie to second. Bases loaded. Aaron singled down the right field line, Aspromonte scored, Hobbie scored, Rodgers to third. Banks struck out. Santo grounded to short, Aaron forced out at second (fielder's choice).
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. Chicago leads 2 to 1.

Dusters fourth.
Adair struck out. Maye reached first on a fielding error, second baseman. Fregosi popped up to third. Boyer struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base. Nevada trails 2 to 1.

Cubs fourth.
Bertell struck out. Will walked. Aspromonte singled through the hole, Will to second. Hobbie grounded to third, Will to third, Aspromonte to second. Alou grounded to short.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. Chicago leads 2 to 1.

Dusters fifth.
Roseboro singled down the first base line. McNally flied out to left. Pearson grounded to first, Roseboro forced out at second (fielder's choice). Clendenon doubled down the third base line, Pearson scored. Williams grounded to second.
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. The game is tied at 2.

Cubs fifth.
Rodgers walked. Aaron grounded to third. Banks was hit by a pitch, Rodgers to second. Santo flied out to right. Aaron tagged up and reached third. Bertell struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. The game is tied at 2.

Dusters sixth.
Adair hit an infield single to third. Maye singled to left, Adair to third. Fregosi reached first on a fielding error, third baseman, Adair scored, Maye to second. Boyer singled to right, Maye to third, Fregosi to second. Bases loaded. Roseboro struck out. Bases loaded. Power (for McNally) popped up to third. Bases loaded. Pearson lined out to third.
1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, and 3 left on base. Nevada leads 3 to 2.

Cubs sixth.
DAILEY PITCHING. Will struck out. Aspromonte doubled down the left field line. Dees (for Hobbie) was intentionally walked. Alou struck out. Rodgers grounded to third, Aspromonte forced out at third (fielder's choice).
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. Chicago trails 3 to 2.

Dusters seventh.
SCHULTZ PITCHING. Clendenon homered over the center field fence. Williams walked. Adair grounded to second, 4-6-3 double play. Maye struck out.
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada leads 4 to 2.

Cubs seventh.
MARTIN IN AT FIRST. Aaron singled up the middle. Banks homered over the left field fence for two RBIs. BREWER PITCHING. Santo reached first on a fielding error, catcher. Bertell flied out to right. Will laid down a sacrifice bunt to the catcher, Santo to second. Aspromonte singled up the middle, Santo scored. Brock (for Schultz) walked, Aspromonte to second. Alou struck out.
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, and 2 left on base. Chicago leads 5 to 4.

Dusters eighth.
McDANIEL PITCHING. LANDRUM IN AT LEFT. Fregosi singled through the hole. Boyer lined out to center. Roseboro popped up to the pitcher. Banks (for Brewer) doubled down the first base line, Fregosi to third. Pearson doubled down the right field line, Fregosi scored, Banks scored. Martin popped up to second.
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Nevada leads 6 to 5.

Cubs eighth.
RAYMOND PITCHING. Rodgers struck out. Aaron tripled in the right field gap. Banks struck out. Santo was intentionally walked. Bertell singled up the middle, Aaron scored, Santo to second. Santo went for an extra base and was thrown out at third.
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. The game is tied at 6.

Dusters ninth.
ELSTON PITCHING. Williams dribbled weakly to the catcher. Adair singled to center. Maye popped up to first. Fregosi hit an infield single to second, Adair to second. Boyer grounded to third, Adair forced out at third (fielder's choice).
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. The game is tied at 6.

Cubs ninth.
RENIFF PITCHING. Will walked. Aspromonte hit an infield single to short, Will to second. Ranew (for Elston flied out to right. Landrum laid down a sacrifice bunt to the catcher, Will to third, Aspromonte to second. Rodgers lined out to third.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. The game is tied at 6.

Dusters tenth.
TOTH PITCHING. Roseboro singled through the hole. Gotay (for Reniff) singled up the middle, Roseboro to second. Pearson laid down a sacrifice bunt to the catcher, Roseboro to third, Gotay to second. Martin grounded to first, Roseboro scored, Gotay to third. Williams grounded to third.
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Nevada leads 7 to 6.

Cubs tenth.
SIEBLER PITCHING. Aaron grounded to first. Banks singled to left. Santo grounded to short, 6-4-3 double play.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.

DUSTERS WIN: 7-6