NEVADA DUSTERS
1964 Spring Training

Record: 23-15

1963 National League Champions
1963 World Champions
Hitters
G
AB
H
2B
3B
HR
BB
K
SB
R
RBI
BA
OBP
SLG
Jerry Adair
12
39
10
1
0
0
2
6
0
7
1
.256
.293
.282
Bob Bailey
21
87
23
5
1
1
13
16
3
12
13
.264
.366
.379
George Banks
22
70
22
4
0
5
9
12
1
10
13
.314
.400
.586
Clete Boyer
19
59
16
3
0
3
8
10
2
5
11
.271
.358
.475
Don Buford
21
84
24
4
2
0
11
15
2
11
11
.286
.371
.381
Rico Carty
23
89
31
9
2
1
9
11
3
16
14
.348
.404
.528
Donn Clendenon
22
78
26
6
1
3
11
17
5
14
17
.333
.416
.551
Dick Green
20
77
21
4
1
1
7
19
2
11
9
.273
.337
.390
Julio Gotay
20
60
13
3
0
0
5
11
3
8
6
.217
.277
.267
Jerry Grote
20
77
21
5
0
0
7
13
0
13
11
.273
.337
.338
Willie Horton
19
69
25
2
1
3
9
10
1
8
13
.362
.430
.551
Sonny Jackson
19
74
19
4
2
0
4
17
3
11
9
.257
.304
.365
Cleon Jones
19
70
20
4
0
1
6
12
3
10
4
.286
.342
.386
Ed Kranepool
20
68
21
4
0
0
9
16
1
14
14
.309
.380
.368
J.C. Martin
13
30
8
0
0
1
4
5
0
5
3
.267
.353
.367
Lee Maye
18
55
18
4
1
2
7
7
0
6
12
.327
.413
.545
Denis Menke
19
71
19
3
1
2
3
15
1
11
9
.268
.307
.423
Joe Morgan
23
89
24
8
1
1
6
21
4
10
12
.270
.316
.416
Tony Oliva
22
83
22
4
2
2
6
13
2
13
14
.265
.315
.434
Albie Pearson
24
88
26
3
1
1
15
7
2
14
13
.295
.398
.386
Vic Power
22
98
31
6
0
3
5
5
3
18
13
.316
.343
.469
Cookie Rojas
20
63
13
3
0
0
1
8
2
8
5
.206
.219
.254
Johnny Roseboro
22
76
20
5
3
4
12
15
0
9
10
.263
.371
.566
Don Wert
21
76
22
5
1
2
5
12
0
9
8
.289
.325
.461
Billy Williams
22
84
26
2
4
6
5
7
1
10
12
.310
.344
.643
Pitchers
G
GS
W
L
ERA
IP
R
ER
H
HR
BB
SO
OBA
Steve Barber
1
1
1
0
1.29
14.0
2
2
8
0
8
15
.157
Jim Brewer
5
3
1
2
7.71
18.2
19
16
30
2
9
9
.349
Wally Bunker
3
3
0
1
5.94
16.2
13
11
20
2
7
12
.286
Bill Dailey
7
0
1
1
2.95
18.1
6
6
14
2
3
15
.203
1 sv
Al Downing
5
5
3
0
4.60
29.1
17
15
33
0
13
31
.273
Bob Duliba
5
0
1
1
4.50
12.0
7
6
8
0
7
9
.182
Fred Gladding
9
0
0
2
5.89
18.1
17
12
25
4
7
13
.313
Joe Hoerner
9
3
1
2
5.56
22.2
15
14
26
3
8
20
.277
Joe Horlen
2
2
1
0
5.06
10.2
6
6
13
0
4
5
.289
Bruce Howard
8
3
1
2
5.60
17.2
13
11
22
1
11
14
.293
Frank Linzy
5
4
1
1
4.50
26.0
15
13
22
1
16
19
.220
Mickey Lolich
5
3
2
1
4.78
26.1
17
14
26
3
10
16
.248
Denny McLain
4
4
2
1
4.68
25.0
14
13
23
2
6
14
.235
Dave McNally
4
4
3
0
3.75
24.0
12
10
24
0
9
15
.250
Gaylord Perry
6
4
4
1
4.71
28.2
20
15
26
3
19
14
.232
Claude Raymond
8
0
0
0
4.82
18.2
10
10
18
1
7
13
.243
Dwight Siebler
3
3
1
0
5.63
16.0
11
10
18
1
7
12
.273

Player Evaluations
JERRY ADAIR. Exceptional glovework. Probably won't put up the offensive numbers he did last year.
BOB BAILEY: Above-average defensively, a tough out at the plate. Will get on base, produce runs. Ready for the show.
GEORGE BANKS: Can play outfield and third. With the bat is picking right up where he left off this year. One of the top bench/replacement players in the league.
CLETE BOYER: As dependable as ever at third base, and will probably put up better offensive numbers than last year.
DON BUFORD: Superior infielder in every respect. A place should be found for him; does not belong in the minors.
RICO CARTY: Average defensively, but outstanding at the plate. May challenge Williams for the team's top BA and SLG.
DONN CLENDENON: Above-average first baseman who may have a breakout year in hits and stolen bases.
DICK GREEN: Could benefit from another year in AAA, but would be a solid player at the next level if called upon. Walk-to-strikeout ratio could be better.
JULIO GOTAY: Did not have a good spring. Strictly backup material in the middle infield.
JERRY GROTE: Next year will be ready to step in as backstop at the next level. Good contact hitter, strong arm.
WILLIE HORTON: Should be in the show next year, if not this. A slugging outfielder, above average defensively.
SONNY JACKSON: Solid defensively, canny baserunner, but needs another year in AAA.
CLEON JONES: Has the makings of an excellent outfielder. A power hitter, covers a lot of ground, but rough around the edges.
ED KRANEPOOL: Absolutely ready for the show. Above-average contact hitter with solid defensive skills. Would be starting at first base with many other clubs.
J.C. MARTIN: Did not have a productive spring, but is expected to be adequate as backup to Roseboro.
LEE MAYE: Looked ready for Opening Day from the very beginning of spring training. Expect even better numbers at the plate this year.
DENIS MENKE: Outstanding defensively and a productive hitter. Should perform consistently well as the starting shortstop.
JOE MORGAN: Has great potential in the middle infielder. Needs work on mechanics at the plate. Expected to become a first-rate base stealer.
TONY OLIVA: Could probably play well at the next level, and is expected to develop into a power hitter.
ALBIE PEARSON: Few players can surpass Pearson in OBP. The perfect lead-off man.
VIC POWER: His bat has come alive in spring training, and remains a valuable utility player, superb defensively. His experience is an asset to the team.
COOKIE ROJAS: Had a disappointing spring, and needs at least one year in AAA to hone skills.
JOHNNY ROSEBORO: Is seeing the ball extremely well and should have a better year offensively than he did in 1963, and is still one of the best backstops in the league defensively. The pitchers rely on him.
DON WERT: Above-average defensively and at the plate. Another year in AAA and he will be ready to start at third base.
BILLY WILLIAMS: There is no reason to think that Billy won't win another Gold Glove and batting title this year. One of the top five outfielders in the game today.
STEVE BARBER: To improve on last year will probably be impossible, but Barber should continue to dominate opponents.
JIM BREWER: Had a disappointing spring, starting slowly but with a strong finish, and should be a solid contributer out of the bullpen.
WALLY BUNKER: Struggle some in spring training, but his numbers from last year indicate he is ready for the starting rotation.
BILL DAILEY: Appears to be as effective a fireman out of the bullpen as he was all last year.
AL DOWNING: Had an exceptional spring. The inconsistency he showed at times last year is gone. Will almost certainly challenge Barber and Horlen for the title of staff "ace".
BOB DULIBA: Duliba had problems at times last year, but he appears to have worked through them, and may well end this season recognized as one of the most reliable and effective relievers in the league.
FRED GLADDING: Did not have a good spring, but if he can work through a few problems with his mechanics should be an effective reliever.
JOE HOERNER: Has made great strides last year and pitched well in spring training. Another year in AAA is probably all he'll need.
JOE HORLEN: Had an average spring, but has shown the potential to be one of the better starters in the league, and may prove that to be the case this year.
BRUCE HOWARD: Talented but at times erratic. Could use a year in AAA but should perform adequately in the Nevada bullpen if called upon to do so.
FRANK LINZY: Immensely talented, had a great spring, and is poised to become a highly effective starter. Another year in AAA and he will be ready.
MICKEY LOLICH: Is definitely ready to move up to the next level. Has a tremendous arsenal of pitches.
DENNY McLAIN: Like Lolich is extremely talented and ready to move up. His physical skills are unsurpassed; his only weak point may be mental toughness.
DAVE McNALLY: Had a tremendous spring. Toughened by last season's travails, he is eager to challenge the league.
GAYLORD PERRY: May be the most talented of all the young pitchers, and in a year or two will be ready to move up, where he will almost certainly excel.
CLAUDE RAYMOND: Has the confidence and the arsenal to perform quite well as a closer or setup man in the Duster bullpen.
DWIGHT SIEBLER: Had a good spring. Would be a capable starter, but might best serve as middle or long relief.