Nevada Dusters @ Cincinnati Reds
July 18-20, 1963
Crosley Field
Cincinnati, OH
THREE IN CINCY
Game 1
July 18, 1963

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

     WP: Purkey (11-5)
     LP: Richert (7-2)
     SV: Henry (13)

     Attendance: 31,564
     Time: 2:51

Nevada Dusters record: 64-27
The last leg of the road trip took the Dusters to Cincinnati to battle the second-place Reds (56-34). Game 1 matched Pete Richert (7-1) against Bob Purkey (10-5), who had a 2.17 ERA coming in -- the best not only in the Cincinnati starting rotation but in the majors. Ben Naylor considered starting someone in place of third baseman Clete Boyer, who had been struggling at the plate, and catcher Johnny Roseboro, to add more pop to the order. But he didn't, and the Nevada batters struggled against Purkey, getting only five hits. Billy Williams had two of those, and Donn Clendenon the other three. Clendenon led off the 4th with a homer to give Nevada a 1-0 lead, but in the bottom of the inning the Reds answered back -- a two-run shot over the right field fence by Frank Robinson. Cincinnati loaded the bases with one out in the 5th, but Richert got Vada Pinson to pop up to third and then Gordy Coleman ripped a line drive snagged by a leaping Jim Fregosi to end the inning. In the 6th Clendenon reached third but neither Jerry Adair nor Lee Maye could hit him in. Against Claude Raymond in the 8th, Gene Freese doubled and scored on a Leo Cardenas single to make it 3-1 Reds. And so it remained, as Cincy reliever Bill Henry retired the side in the Nevada 9th. Clendenon was 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Richert allowed just two runs on nine hits in seven innings, but with Purkey on the mound for the Reds, two runs were too many.
Game 2
July 19, 1963

   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
     Dusters (NEV) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0    7 13  1
        Reds (CIN) 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0    4  6  0

     WP: Barber (14-2)
     LP: Tsitouris (0-1)

     Attendance: 31,813
     Time: 3:21


Nevada Dusters record: 65-27
Naylor made some changes in the lineup for Game 2, replacing Boyer (.226) at third with George Banks, and putting J. C. Martin behind the plate in place of Johnny Roseboro (.194). The move paid off, as Banks would go 2-for-3 with a walk and Martin 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. Seeking his fourteenth win of the season, Steve Barber took the mound for the Dusters, and until the 6th had things under control. But then he seemed to lose control completely, serving up doubles to Wally Post, Johnny Edwards and Gene Freese. The Dusters had gone into the frame up 2-0, both runs by Lee Maye -- in the 2nd on a Jim Fregosi single through the hole and in the 4th when Banks scorched a double down the left field line. But by the time the 6th inning was over the Reds were ahead 4-2. "That's the first time I ever saw Steve [Barber] rattled," Naylor confessed after the game. Cincinnati could do nothing against relievers Bill Dailey and Hal Reniff in the last three innings, and in the 8th Jim Fregosi led off with a solo homer before Billy Williams won the day with a towering three-run blast over the center field wall, making it 7-4 Nevada. The Reds were held to six hits on the day, while the Dusters collected thirteen, two each by Williams, Maye, Fregosi, Banks and Albie Pearson.
Game 3
July 20, 1963

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

  WP: Nuxhall (7-3)
     LP: Dailey (6-3)
     SV: Henry (14)

     Attendance: 31,200
     Time: 2:55

Nevada Dusters record: 65-28
The Dusters ran into a pitcher named Joe Nuxhall in Game 3, and didn't get their first hit until the 4th, when Gary Kolb, subbing for Billy Williams in left field, led off with a single. But Jerry Adair lined out to left and Lee Maye hit into a twin killing. Nevada starter Joe Horlen held the Reds scoreless until Gene Freese hit a solo homer into the right field bleachers in the bottom of the 4th. An inning later, Vada Pinson hit a slow chopper and beat out the throw to first, then stole a base and scored on a Gordy Coleman single to make it 2-0 Cincinnati. In the 6th Albie Pearson was hit by a pitch and Donn Clendenon tied it up with a two-run blast to left. Vic Power pinch hit for Horlen with two men on in the 7th but hit into a double play; Bill Dailey took the mound and promptly gave up a home run to Jerry Lynch. Freese hit his second long ball of the day in the 8th and the Reds were leading 4-2. The Dusters threatened in the 9th, with Maye drawing a walk and moving to third on a Jim Fregosi single with one out. George Banks, starting at third base for the second game in a row, was up next -- and hit into the third double play turned by the Reds. The Reds won the series and cut Nevada's league lead by one game. There was more bad news -- team doctors reported that setup man Claude Raymond was out five days with a strained elbow ligament. The Dusters headed home for series with the Houston Colt 45's and the New York Mets -- the two bottom-dwelling teams in the NL -- and Conn Hudson hoped his ballclub could extend their seven-game advantage over Cincinnati.
Dusters Starting Lineups

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

Game 2
Albie Pearson  cf
Donn Clendenon  1b
Billy Williams  lf
Jerry Adair  2b
Lee Maye  rf
Jim Fregosi  ss
George Banks  3b
J.C. Martin  c
Steve Barber  p

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


AB
H
BB
R
HR
RBI
K
SB
AVG
C
Roseboro
6
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
.195
C
Martin
3
1
1
1
0
0
1
0
.255
1B
Clendenon
12
5
1
3
2
3
3
0
.314
2B
Adair
13
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
.292
3B
Boyer
4
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
.226
3B
Banks
6
2
2
0
0
1
0
0
.323
SS
Fregosi
12
4
0
2
1
2
3
0
.298
OF
Pearson
11
2
1
1
0
0
2
0
.324
OF
Williams
8
4
1
1
1
3
0
0
.308
OF
Maye
11
2
2
1
0
0
4
2
.268
OF
Kolb
4
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
.330
PH
Power
3
1
0
1
0
1
0
0
.273
P
Richert
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.097
P
Barber
3
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
.207
P
Horlen
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
.081
2B: Banks (5)
3B: Power (4)
HR: Clendenon 2 (6), Fregosi (5), Williams (9)
 1          
G
GS
IP
H
BB
HR
R
ER
K
PIT
ERA
SP
Richert
1
1
7.0
9
2
1
2
2
5
108
4.36
1 loss
SP
Barber
1
1
6.0
5
7
0
4
4
5
118
2.81
1 win
SP
Horlen
1
1
6.0
6
3
1
2
2
2
93
4.27
RP
Raymond
1
-
1.0
2
0
0
1
1
1
18
1.65
RP
Dailey
2
-
2.2
2
0
2
2
2
1
40
1.76
1 loss
RP
Reniff
1
-
2.0
1
2
0
0
0
1
33
2.38
RP
Brewer
1
-
0.1
1
0
0
0
0
0
6
3.22

FEATURED GAME
Game 3: July 20, 1963



Cincinnati Reds
starting lineup
Don Blasingame  2b
Jerry Lynch  lf
Vada Pinson  cf
Gordy Coleman  1b
Frank Robinson  rf
Gene Freese  3b
Leo Cardenas  ss
Johnny Edwards  c
Joe Nuxhall  p


Joe Nuxhall
Born 7.20.28 (Hamilton, OH)
Debut 6.10.44
Bats Left
Throws Left
6' 3"    219
1944, 1952-1966
287 GS
135-117
83 CG
20 SHO
2302.2 IP
1372 SO
3.90 ERA
1.340
WHIP
All-Star 1955, 1956







Dusters first.
NUXHALL PITCHING. Pearson flied out to left. Clendenon grounded to second. Kolb grounded to short.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Reds first.
HORLEN PITCHING. Blasingame walked. Lynch flied out to center. Blasingame was caught stealing second. Pinson grounded to third.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Dusters second.
Adair grounded to first. Maye walked. Fregosi struck out. Banks dribbled weakly to the catcher.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Reds second.
Coleman singled to center. Robinson walked, Coleman to second. Freese popped up to second. Cardenas popped up to third. Edwards walked, Coleman to third, Robinson to second. Bases loaded. Nuxhall struck out.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 3 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Dusters third.
Roseboro popped up to first. Horlen walked. Pearson struck out. Clendenon lined out to third.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Reds third.
Blasingame reached first on a fielding error, shortstop. Lynch grounded to second, 4-6-3 double play. Pinson flied out to center.
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Dusters fourth.
Kolb singled to left. Adair lined out to left. Maye grounded to third, 5-4-3 double play.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Reds fourth.
Coleman popped up to first. Robinson popped up to second. Freese homered over the right field fence. Cardenas singled through the right side. Edwards singled to right, Cardenas to third. Nuxhall grounded to third.
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. Cincinnati leads 1 to 0.

Dusters fifth.
Fregosi singled to right. Banks flied out to left. Roseboro lined out to left. Horlen grounded to third.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Nevada trails 1 to 0.

Reds fifth.
Blasingame flied out to center. Lynch flied out to center. Pinson hit an infield single to first. Pinson stole second. Coleman singled to right, Pinson scored. Robinson popped up to the catcher.
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Cincinnati leads 2 to 0.

Dusters sixth.
Pearson was hit by a pitch. Clendenon homered over the left field fence for two RBIs. Kolb dribbled weakly to the catcher. Adair grounded to second. Maye struck out.
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 2.

Reds sixth.
Freese grounded to short. Cardenas struck out. Edwards lined out to right.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 2.

Dusters seventh.
Fregosi grounded to short. Banks walked. Roseboro hit an infield single to first, Banks to second. Power (for Horlen) grounded to third, 5-3 double play.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. The game is tied at 2.

Reds seventh.
DAILEY PITCHING. Gonder (for Nuxhall) struck out. Blasingame lined out to second. Lynch homered over the center field fence. Pinson lined out to left.
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Cincinnati leads 3 to 2.

Dusters eighth.
BROSNAN PITCHING. Pearson lined out to right. Clendenon popped up to the catcher. Kolb struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada trails 3 to 2.

Reds eighth.
Coleman popped up to second. Robinson flied out to center. Freese homered over the right field fence. BREWER PITCHING. Cardenas singled up the middle. Edwards popped up to the catcher.
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Cincinnati leads 4 to 2.

Dusters ninth.
HENRY PITCHING. Adair grounded to second. Maye walked. Fregosi singled to center, Maye to third. Banks grounded to third, 5-4-3 double play.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.

REDS WIN: 4-2