Nevada Dusters @ Cincinnati Reds
July 27-29, 1963
Crosley Field
Cincinnati, OH
THREE MORE IN CINCY
Game 1
July 27, 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  6  2
        Reds (CIN) 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 x    3  6  0

   WP: Jay (10-4)
     LP: McNally (10-5)

     Attendance: 32,010
     Time: 2:33

Nevada Dusters record: 71-29
The Dusters couldn't keep up with the Twins for long, as they visited Cincinnati and lost Game 1 to Joey Jay and the Reds. Jay pitched a complete game shutout, allowing just six hits, walking two, and striking out five. Worse still, from Ben Naylor's perspective, his team committed two errors, one of which resulted in a Cincinnati run. Albie Pearson's 2nd inning muff of a fly ball that allowed Frank Robinson to reach second prefaced a Gene Freese homer over the left field wall. Vada Pinson led off the Reds 3rd with a three-bagger, and scored on a Gordy Coleman grounder to second to make it 3-0. The Dusters rallied in the 9th, loading the bases with two outs, but Johnny Roseboro failed to produce, hitting a weak grounder to Jay that ended the game. Dave McNally (5.0 ip, 1 bb, 3 r, 2 er, 5 k) collected his fifth loss of the season to go with ten wins. Naylor knew it wasn't going to get any easier against the Reds -- the Dusters would face Jim O'Toole (12-6) in Game 2 and Jim Maloney (11-5) in the final contest.
Game 2
July 28, 1963

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
     Dusters (NEV) 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 3    7 10  1
        Reds (CIN) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2    2  6  3

     WP: Richert (8-2)
     LP: O'Toole (12-7)

     Attendance: 32,290
     Time: 3:08

Nevada Dusters record: 72-29
There were plenty of mistakes made in Game 2, but most of the errors were committed by the Reds -- two of them in the Nevada 9th, when the Dusters got three runs to give themselves a 7-0 lead over their opponents. Pete Richert started for the Dusters and retired the first eleven batters he faced; he didn't allow a hit until the 6th inning. The Reds loaded the bases in that frame but came away empty. It wasn't until the bottom of the 9th that they managed to put a couple of runs on the board, and Richert (8.2 ip, 5 h, 3 bb, 2 r, 2 er, 5 k) got his eighth win to go with two losses. Albie Pearson went 2-for-3 with 2 walks, hitting a double and a triple. Jim Fregosi was 2-for-5 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI, boosting his average to .300, while Clete Boyer was 2-for-4 with a walk, a run, and an RBI.
Game 3
July 29, 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  7  0
        Reds (CIN) 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 x    2  5  2

WP: Maloney (12-5)
     LP: Barber (15-3)
     SV: Henry (17)

     Attendance: 31,735
     Time: 3:08

Nevada Dusters record: 72-30
With Steve Barber taking the mound, Naylor thought Game 3 was a good opportunity to rest some of the regulars, and started George Banks and Gary Kolb in the outfield in place of Billy Williams and Lee Maye. Indeed, Barber (8.0 ip,  5 h,  2 bb,  2 r,  2 er,  7 k) pitched his usual fine game, with the Reds picking up their two runs in a single inning and not doing much else offensively in the other seven frames. The Dusters had several opportunities to score -- but couldn't. In the 1st, with two men on (including a man at third), Jerry Adair hit into a twin killing. In the 4th, two men were stranded. In the 5th, with bases loaded, Adair struck out. In the 7th, with a man at third and two outs, Adair lined out to center. And in the 9th, with bases juiced again, Lee Maye, pinch hitting for Adair, struck out. Adair's poor performance (0 for 12 with a walk) in the series convinced Naylor that the second baseman could not fulfill the duties of a cleanup hitter. Adair was 19-for-76 for the month with just three homers. Naylor resolved to move Billy Williams to the # 4 spot and Adair to # 5. He would platoon George Banks (.326 BA, .437 OBP) with Maye (.269 BA, 349 OBP) in the # 3 spot.
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
Dave McNally  p

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

Game 3
Albie Pearson  cf
Donn Clendenon  1b
George Banks  lf
Jerry Adair  2b
Gary Kolb  rf
Jim Fregosi  ss
Clete Boyer  3b
Johnny Roseboro  c
Steve Barber  p
AB
H
BB
R
HR
RBI
K
SB
AVG
C
Roseboro
8
2
0
0
0
0
1
0
.206
C/PH
Martin
5
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
.267
1B
Clendenon
11
3
2
0
0
0
5
0
.312
2B
Adair
12
0
1
0
0
0
3
0
.285
3B
Boyer
12
4
1
1
0
1
4
0
.225
SS
Fregosi
13
4
0
2
0
1
3
0
.299
OF
Pearson
10
4
4
1
0
0
0
0
.315
OF/PH
Williams
9
2
0
1
0
2
1
0
.316
OF/PH
Maye
8
0
1
1
0
0
1
0
.269
OF
Banks
3
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
.326
OF
Kolb
3
0
1
0
0
0
2
0
.323
PH/1B
Power
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
.281
P
McNally
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.150
P
Richert
4
1
0
0
0
2
2
0
.111
P
Barber
2
0
1
0
0
0
2
0
.188
2B: Boyer (9), Williams (15), Pearson (13)
3B: Pearson (4)
                      
G
GS
IP
H
BB
HR
R
ER
K
PIT
ERA
SP
McNally
1
1
5.0
5
1
1
3
2
5
80
2.52
1 loss
SP
Richert
1
1
8.2
5
3
0
2
2
5
126
4.35
1 win
SP
Barber
1
1
8.0
5
2
0
2
2
7
120
2,80
1 loss
RP
Dailey
1
-
2.0
0
2
0
0
0
0
29
1.64
RP
Raymond
1
-
1.0
1
1
0
0
0
1
19
1.75
RP
Brewer
1
0
0.1
1
0
0
0
0
1
8
2.88

FEATURED GAME
Game 3: July 29, 1963



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



Crosley Field
Opened April 11, 1912
Home of the Cincinnati Reds, 1912-1970
Capacity: 30,274

Dusters first.
MALONEY PITCHING. Pearson reached first on a throwing error, first baseman. Clendenon struck out. Banks singled to right, Pearson to third. Adair grounded to third, 5-4-3 double play.
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 1 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Reds first.
BARBER PITCHING. Blasingame struck out. Lynch grounded to second. Pinson walked. Coleman popped up to second.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Dusters second.
Kolb struck out. Fregosi flied out to right. Boyer popped up to short.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Reds second.
Robinson grounded to first. Freese singled to right. Cardenas struck out. Edwards grounded to second, Freese forced out at second (fielder's choice).
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Dusters third.
Roseboro singled to left. Barber struck out. Pearson flied out to right. Clendenon grounded to third, Roseboro forced out at second (fielder's choice).
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Reds third.
Maloney struck out. Blasingame grounded to third. Lynch grounded to short.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Dusters fourth.
Banks singled up the middle. Banks went for an extra base and was thrown out at second. Adair struck out. Kolb walked. Fregosi singled through the right side, Kolb to third. Boyer grounded to short, Fregosi forced out at second (fielder's choice).
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Reds fourth.
Pinson grounded to third. Coleman singled to left. Robinson walked, Coleman to second. Freese lined out to short. Cardenas struck out.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Dusters fifth.
Roseboro grounded to second. Barber struck out. Pearson singled to right. Clendenon walked, Pearson to second.  Banks walked, Pearson to third, Clendenon to second. Bases loaded. Adair struck out.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 3 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Reds fifth.
Edwards singled to left. Maloney popped up to second. Blasingame was hit by a pitch, Edwards to second. Lynch singled to right, Edwards to third, Blasingame to second. Bases loaded. Pinson flied out to center. Edwards tagged up and scored. Coleman doubled over the center fielder, Blasingame scored, Lynch to third. Robinson grounded to second.
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. Cincinnati leads 2 to 0.

Dusters sixth.
Kolb struck out. Fregosi grounded to second. Boyer singled to right. Roseboro struck out.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Nevada trails 2 to 0.

Reds sixth.
Freese struck out. Cardenas grounded to third. Edwards struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Cincinnati leads 2 to 0.

Dusters seventh.
Barber walked. Pearson walked, Barber to second. Clendenon struck out. Banks grounded to second, Barber to third, Pearson forced out at second (fielder's choice). Adair lined out to center.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. Nevada trails 2 to 0.

Reds seventh.
Maloney struck out. Blasingame lined out to third. Lynch popped up to third.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Cincinnati leads 2 to 0.

Dusters eighth.
Kolb lined out to left. Fregosi lined out to right. Boyer struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada trails 2 to 0.

Reds eighth.
Pinson grounded to second. Coleman popped up to second. Robinson grounded to third.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Cincinnati leads 2 to 0.

Dusters ninth.
Roseboro popped up to first. Williams (for Barber) singled to left. Pearson reached first on a fielding error, first baseman, Williams to second. Clendenon flied out to right. Williams tagged up and reached third. Banks walked, Pearson to second. Bases loaded. HENRY PITCHING. Maye (for Adair) struck out.
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 3 left on base.

REDS WIN: 2-0