Nevada Dusters @ Philadelphia Phillies
July 15-17, 1963
Shibe Park
Philadelphia, PA
PHILLY FRACAS
Game 1
July 15, 1963

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

WP: Horlen (6-2)
     LP: Short (5-3)

     Attendance: 30,506
     Time: 3:11

Nevada Dusters record: 63-25
Would the Nevada Dusters continue their offensive onslaught at Philadelphia's Shibe Park? It didn't look like it in the early stages of Game 1, as the Dusters lineup seemed completely mystified by Phillies starter Chris Short. Nevada got just two hits off Short in the first five innings. Meanwhile, Philadelphia second-baseman Tony Taylor was instrumental in giving his team a 2-0 edge. Taylor led off the Phillies 1st with a single, stole second, and scored on a Wes Covington one-bagger. Then, in the 3rd, Taylor walked, went to second on a Frank Torre grounder, and scored again when Covington singled down the right field line. In the 6th, though, the Nevada bats suddenly came alive. Catcher J.C. Martin opened the frame with a double, Albie Pearson singled, and Donn Clendenon walked to load the bases for Billy Williams, who promptly hit a grand slam to right. After that it was the Nevada bullpen's turn to dominate. Bill Dailey worked the 6th and 7th and gave up one hit, while Dwight Siebler allowed just one hit pitching the 8th and 9th. A 4-2 lead would have been sufficient with those relief performances, but the Dusters tacked on four more runs in the 8th, victimizing Phillies relievers Jack Baldschun and Bobby Locke with four hits, including triples by Williams and Lee Maye. Not to be outdone, Vic Power tripled in the 9th and scored when Williams reached on a Phillies error, making it 9-2. Williams went 2-for-5 and collected five RBIs. Subbing for Johnny Roseboro, Martin went 2-for-4. The Dusters had hit seven homers in their last four games, three of them belonging to Williams, to go along with four triples and twelve doubles. Despite an ERA of 4.34, Nevada's # 2 starter Joe Horlen had his sixth win of 1963 to accompany two losses. The team's 3.23 ERA was the best in the majors, and so was its .277 batting average. When asked if he thought the Dusters would ever have a "slump" in the '63 campaign, Manager Ben Naylor said, "Yeah. But I'm in no big hurry for it to happen."
Game 2
July 16, 1963

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

 WP: Mahaffey (7-9)
     LP: Downing (5-3)

     Attendance: 29,785
     Time: 2:34

Nevada Dusters record: 63-26
Naylor rested regulars Albie Pearson and Jerry Adair in Game 2, putting pressure on young starter Al Downing. Downing responded, allowing just two hits in seven innings of work. Unfortunately, one of those hits was a Tony Gonzalez solo homer in the bottom of the 4th. Phillies starter Art Mahaffey suffocated the Dusters offense, which managed just five hits, two of them by Donn Clendenon. The only extra-base hit for Nevada was off the bat of second-baseman Bob Saverine. Mahaffey's complete game improved his season record to 7-and-9, while Downing (7.0 ip, 2 h, 2 bb, 1 r, 1 er, 5 k) went to 5-and-3. Downing hit two Philadelphia batters with errant pitches but Naylor was encouraged by his performance, nonetheless.
Game 3
July 17, 1963

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

 WP: McNally (9-4)
     LP: Bennett (4-7)
     SV: Reniff (32)

     Attendance: 30,390
     Time: 2:50

Nevada Dusters record: 64-26
In Game 3 Dave McNally pitched superbly, striking out nine while allowing one run on five hits through six innings, and garnering his ninth win of the campaign. His 2.48 ERA was the best in the rotation. The Dusters couldn't generate much offense against Phillies starter Dennis Bennett (7.0 ip, 5 h, 2 bb, 3 r, 3 er, 7 k), but two of their five hits were homers. Jerry Adair's 1st inning, two-run shot over Shibe Park's right field fence was his twentieth of the year, and Lee Maye hit a solo dinger to left in the 4th to make it 3-0 Nevada. In the bottom of the 4th Johnny Callison singled and scored on a Clay Dalrymple two-bagger, and that was the extent of Philadelphia's scoring on the day. The one-two bullpen punch of Claude Raymond and Hal Reniff held the Phillies in check for the last three frames, with Reniff collecting his thirty-second save. Nevada remained eight games in front of the Cincinnati Reds -- their next opponents -- in the NL. Over in the American League, the Minnesota Twins (65-25) were twelve games ahead of Baltimore and thirteen up on the New York Yankees.
Dusters Starting Lineups

Game 1
Albie Pearson  cf
Donn Clendenon  1b
Billy Williams  cf
Jerry Adair  2b
Lee Maye  rf
Jim Fregosi  ss
Clete Boyer  3b
J.C. Martin  c
Joe Horlen  p

Game 2
Gary Kolb  cf
Donn Clendenon  1b
Billy Williams  cf
Lee Maye  rf
Jim Fregosi  ss
Bob Saverine  2b
Clete Boyer  3b
Johnny Roseboro  c
Al Downing  p

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

AB
H
BB
R
HR
RBI
K
SB
AVG
C
Roseboro
5
0
1
0
0
0
2
0
.196
C/1B
Martin
5
3
0
1
0
0
0
0
.252
1B
Clendenon
9
3
1
1
0
0
2
0
.309
1B
Power
2
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
.270
2B
Adair
9
2
0
2
1
3
0
0
.304
2B
Saverine
3
1
0
0
0
0
2
0
.233
3B/PH
Boyer
7
0
1
0
0
0
2
0
.229
3B
Power
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
.271
SS
Fregosi
12
4
0
0
0
1
2
0
.297
OF
Pearson
9
1
0
1
0
0
2
0
.328
OF
Williams
12
3
0
3
1
5
2
0
.303
OF
Maye
10
2
2
2
1
2
1
0
.271
OF
Kolb
4
1
0
0
0
0
2
0
.333
PH
Banks
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
.322
PH/3B
Gotay
1
0
1
1
0
0
1
0
.284
P
Horlen
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.083
P
Downing
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
.154
P
McNally
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
.135
2B: Martin (5), Saverine (1), Williams (14)
3B: Williams (11), Maye (8), Power (3)
HR: Williams (8), Adair (20), Maye (12)
1          
G
GS
IP
H
BB
HR
R
ER
K
PIT
ERA
SP
Horlen
1
1
5.0
4
3
0
2
2
6
83
4.34
1 win
SP
Downing
1
1
7.0
2
2
1
1
1
5
104
2.99
SP
McNally
1
1
6.0
5
2
0
1
1
9
96
2.48
RP
Dailey
1
-
2.0
1
1
0
0
0
3
33
1.51
RP
Siebler
1
-
2.0
1
0
0
0
0
1
24
2.51
RP
Raymond
2
-
3.0
1
1
0
0
0
2
55
1.51
RP
Reniff
1
-
1.0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
2.47

FEATURED GAME
Game 1: July 15, 1963



Philadelphia Phillies
starting lineup
Tony Taylor  2b
Frank Torre  1b
Tony Gonzalez  cf
Wes Covington  lf
Johnny Callison  rf
Clay Dalrymple  c
Don Hoak  3b
Ruben Amaro  ss
Chris Short   p





Shibe Park
Opened 4.12.09
Home of the Philadelphia Phillies
1938-1970
Capacity: 33,000
Last Game: 10.1.70
(Renamed Connie Mack Stadium in 1953)


Dusters first.
SHORT PITCHING. Pearson grounded to third. Clendenon grounded to third. Williams lined out to second.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Phillies first.
HORLEN PITCHING. Taylor hit an infield single to short. Torre popped up to third. Taylor stole second. Gonzalez grounded to short, Taylor to third. Covington singled to left, Taylor scored. Callison grounded to short.
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Philadelphia leads 1 to 0.

Dusters second.
Adair flied out to left. Maye lined out to second. Fregosi popped up to the catcher.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada trails 1 to 0.

Phillies second.
Dalrymple flied out to center. Hoak singled up the middle. Amaro walked, Hoak to second. Short grounded to second, 4-6-3 double play.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Philadelphia leads 1 to 0.

Dusters third.
Boyer popped up to second. Martin singled through the right side. Horlen flied out to left. Pearson grounded to second, Martin forced out at second (fielder's choice).
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Nevada trails 1 to 0.

Phillies third.
Taylor walked. Torre grounded to short, Taylor to second. Gonzalez flied out to left. Covington singled down the right field line, Taylor scored. Callison struck out.
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Philadelphia leads 2 to 0.

Dusters fourth.
Clendenon struck out. Williams lined out to short. Adair grounded to third.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada trails 2 to 0.

Phillies fourth.
Dalrymple walked. Hoak struck out. Amaro struck out. Short struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Philadelphia leads 2 to 0.

Dusters fifth.
Maye struck out. Fregosi singled to left. Fregosi was caught stealing second. Boyer flied out to right.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada trails 2 to 0.

Phillies fifth.
Taylor struck out. Torre grounded to first. Gonzalez struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Philadelphia leads 2 to 0.

Dusters sixth.
Martin doubled in the right field gap. Banks (for Horlen) struck out. Pearson singled through the right side, Martin to third. Clendenon walked, Pearson to second. Bases loaded. Williams homered over the right field fence for a grand slam. GREEN PITCHING. Adair popped up to the catcher. Maye popped up to third.
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada leads 4 to 2.

Phillies sixth.
DAILEY PITCHING. Covington flied out to right. Callison doubled in the left field gap. Dalrymple struck out. Hoak was intentionally walked. Averill (for Amaro) grounded to first.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. Philadelphia trails 4 to 2.

Dusters seventh.
ZIMMER IN AT SHORT. Fregosi singled up the middle. Boyer struck out. Martin grounded to the pitcher, 1-6-3 double play.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada leads 4 to 2.

Phillies seventh.
POWER IN AT FIRST. Sievers (for Green) struck out. Taylor struck out. Torre flied out to center.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Philadelphia trails 4 to 2.

Dusters eighth.
BALDSCHUN PITCHING. Gotay (for Dailey) walked. Pearson grounded to third, Gotay to second. Williams tripled in the right field gap, Gotay scored. Adair singled to center, Williams scored. Maye tripled down the right field line, Adair scored. LOCKE PITCHING. Fregosi singled up the middle, Maye scored. Boyer walked, Fregosi to second. Martin flied out to center.
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. Nevada leads 8 to 2.

Phillies eighth.
SIEBLER PITCHING. Gonzalez grounded to second. Covington struck out. Callison flied out to center.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Philadelphia trails 8 to 2.

Dusters ninth.
Siebler popped up to first. Pearson popped up to second. Power tripled over the right fielder. Williams reached first on a fielding error, center fielder, Power scored. Adair grounded to third.
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, and 1 left on base. Nevada leads 9 to 2.

Phillies ninth.
Dalrymple singled to left. Hoak grounded to short, 6-4-3 double play. Zimmer lined out to third.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.

DUSTERS WIN: 9-2