Nevada Dusters @ St. Louis Cardinals
July 31 - August 2, 1963
Sportsman's Park
St. Louis, MO
TROUBLE WITH THE REDBIRDS
Game 1
July 31, 1963

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

WP: Horlen (7-2)
     LP: Simmons (8-8)
     SV: Reniff (37)

     Attendance: 50,000
     Time: 2:45

Nevada Dusters record: 73-30
The Dusters traveled next to St. Louis for three with the Cardinals. In Game 1 St Louis took an early 2-0 lead at the expense of starter Joe Horlen, but Horlen (8.0 ip, 6 h, 3 bb, 2 r, 2 er, 5 k) would bear down and get the win, improving his season record to 7-2. The Cards threatened in the 6th, with two on and one out, but Horlen induced a grounder from Stan Musial and and a long, noisy fly ball out from George Altman to end the inning. Hal Reniff came in for the 9th to register his 37th save. Meanwhile, the Card's Curt Simmons (7.0 ip, 5 h, 2 bb, 3 r, 3 er, 5 k) gave the Nevada batters trouble until the 5th, when Johnny Roseboro tripled in Clete Boyer and Albie Pearson hit a two-run homer -- his twelfth round-tripper of '63 -- to give the Dusters a 3-2 lead. The Dusters went three-and-out in the next three innings, and failed to capitalize with two men on in the 9th. The two shutouts in the previous series and this lackadaisical performance -- particularly given the three errors committed by the Cardinals -- worried Ben Naylor, but a win was a win.
Game 2
August 1, 1963

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


     WP: Bauta (1-4)
     LP: Brewer (2-2)

     Attendance: 50,000
     Time: 2:32

Nevada Dusters record: 73-31
Al Downing started Game 2 for Nevada, and gave up just five hits in five innings of work. Unfortunately for the Dusters, three of the hits were doubles and one was a long ball. Cards catcher Gene Oliver led off the 2nd with a two-bagger and the Redbirds scored two runs in the frame. In the 3rd Ken Boyer led off with a double and St. Louis added another run. In the 5th Boyer hit a launched a towering solo homer over the center field wall and it was 4-0. The Nevada batters seemed unable to get anything going against Ray Sadecki; even though Donn Clendenon and Lee Maye hit two-baggers of their own, no Duster crossed the pay station until the 7th, when Clete Boyer, not to be outdone by his brother Ken, hit a home run to center. Naylor pulled Downing after five and called on his firemen, Bill Dailey and Claude Raymond. They held the Cards scoreless for three innings, and in the 9th the Dusters rallied. It started -- of course -- with a double, Maye's second of the night. Williams singled, scoring Maye, and advanced to second on a Jerry Adair grounder. Jim Fregosi drew an intentional walk and Clete Boyer singled in Williams. When Johnny Roseboro walked to load the bases, Sadecki was through. Reliever Ed Bauta walked George Banks, who pinch hit for Albie Pearson (0-for-4 on the night), and Fregosi scored, tying the game. With the bases still loaded Clendenon grounded to second and the rally was over. Expecting extra innings, Naylor decided to save closer Hal Reniff and sent Jim Brewer to the mound. The first batter he faced was Oliver, who hit a walk-off homer.  St. Louis's Ken Boyer was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI, while Clete went 2-for-4 with a run and two ribbies.
Game 3
August 2, 1963

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

   WP: Washburn (7-3)
     LP: McNally (10-6)
     SV: Bauta (18)

     Attendance: 50,000
     Time: 3:01

Nevada Dusters record: 73-32
Game 3 matched Dave McNally (10-5) against Ray Washburn (6-3), and the Dusters jumped out ahead in the 2nd with a two-run homer by George Banks, who started at third in place of Clete Boyer. Cardinals outfielder George Altman cut the lead in half with a solo homer in the 3rd but McNally held the line until the 6th, when singles by Ken Boyer and Stan Musial, followed by back-to-back doubles by Curt Flood and Dick Groat made it 4-2 St. Louis and chased the 20-year-old starter. In the 8th Donn Clendenon tripled, scoring Albie Pearson, and in the 9th, against reliever Ed Bauta, the Dusters loaded the bases with one out -- only to see Pearson strike out and Clendenon pop up to third. It was the second series loss in a row for Nevada, but they remained eight games up on Cincinnati in the NL.
Dusters Starting Lineups

Game 1
Albie Pearson  cf
Donn Clendenon  1b
George Banks  rf
Billy Williams  lf
Jerry Adair  2b
Jim Fregosi  ss
Clete Boyer  3b
Johnny Roseboro  c
Joe Horlen  p

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

Game 3
Albie Pearson  cf
Donn Clendenon  1b
Lee Maye  rf
Billy Williams  lf
Jim Fregosi  ss
Bob Saverine  2b
George Banks  3b
Johnny Roseboro  c
Dave McNally  p
AB
H
BB
R
HR
RBI
K
SB
AVG
C
Roseboro
9
1
3
1
0
1
2
0
.203
1B
Clendenon
14
3
0
0
0
1
4
0
.308
2B
Adair
8
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
.279
2B
Saverine
4
1
0
0
0
0
2
0
.231
3B/PH
Boyer
8
3
1
2
1
3
1
0
.229
3B
Banks
4
2
0
1
1
2
1
0
.321
SS
Fregosi
11
1
1
1
0
0
1
0
.293
OF
Pearson
13
3
1
2
1
2
3
1
.313
OF/PH
Banks
4
0
1
0
0
1
1
0
.316
OF
Williams
8
2
3
2
0
1
2
0
.315
OF
Maye
9
2
0
1
0
1
4
0
.268
PH
Power
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.279
PH
Martin
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.265
PH
Kolb
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.320
P
Horlen
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.114
P
Downing
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
.152
P
McNally
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
.143
2B: Clendenon (17), Maye 2 (14)
3B: Roseboro (3), Clendenon (5)
HR: Pearson (12), Boyer (13), Banks (6)
                     
G
GS
IP
H
BB
HR
R
ER
K
PIT
ERA
SP
Horlen
1
1
8.0
6
3
0
2
2
5
118
4.01
1 win
SP
Downing
1
1
5.0
5
2
1
4
4
5
86
2.99
SP
McNally
1
1
5.2
7
1
1
4
4
2
92
2.69
1 loss
RP
Reniff
1
-
1.0
0
1
0
0
0
1
21
2.18
1 save
RP
Raymond
2
-
2.0
1
0
0
0
0
1
26
1.69
RP
Brewer
1
-
0.0
1
0
1
1
1
0
1
3.24
1 loss
RP
Dailey
1
-
1.1
1
0
0
0
0
1
21
1.55

FEATURED GAME
Game 2: August 1, 1963



St. Louis Cardinals
 starting lineup
Julian Javier  2b
Bill White  1b
Ken Boyer  3b
Stan Musial  lf
George Altman  rf
Gene Oliver  c
Curt Flood  cf
Dick Groat  ss
Ray Washburn  p



Curt Flood
Born 1.18.38 (Houston, TX)
Debut 9.9.56
Bats Right
Throws Right
5' 9"   165
1956-1971
1759 G
6357 AB
851 R
1861 H
85 HR
636 RBI
.293 BA
.342 OBP
All-Star 1964, 1966, 1968
Gold Glove 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969


Dusters first.
SADECKI PITCHING. Pearson struck out. Clendenon grounded to third. Maye doubled down the right field line. Williams popped up to second.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Cardinals first.
DOWNING PITCHING. Javier doubled to left. White struck out. K. Boyer struck out. Javier stole third. Musial walked. Musial walked. Altman grounded to first.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Dusters second.
Adair grounded to third. Fregosi struck out. C. Boyer lined out to right.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Cardinals second.
Oliver doubled down the left field line. Flood walked. Groat singled down the left field line, Oliver scored, Flood to third. Sadecki struck out. Javier flied out to right. Flood tagged up and scored. White struck out.
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. St. Louis leads 2 to 0.

Dusters third.
Roseboro grounded to third. Downing struck out. Pearson lined out to left.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada trails 2 to 0.

Cardinals third.
K. Boyer doubled over the left fielder. Musial grounded to first, K. Boyer to third. Altman grounded to third, K. Boyer scored. Oliver grounded to short.
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. St. Louis leads 3 to 0.

Dusters fourth.
Clendenon doubled in the left field gap. Maye flied out to right. Clendenon tagged up and reached third. Williams struck out. Adair grounded to third.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Nevada trails 3 to 0.

Cardinals fourth.
Flood struck out. Groat grounded to third. Sadecki reached first on a fielding error, third baseman. Javier grounded to second.
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base. St. Louis leads 3 to 0.

Dusters fifth.
Fregosi singled to center. C. Boyer popped up to third. Roseboro popped up to third. Downing grounded to short.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Nevada trails 3 to 0.

Cardinals fifth.
White grounded to first. K. Boyer homered over the center field fence. Musial grounded to second. Altman lined out to right.
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. St. Louis leads 4 to 0.

Dusters sixth.
Pearson reached first on a fielding error, second baseman. Pearson stole second. Clendenon flied out to center. Maye popped up to second. Williams flied out to left.
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base. Nevada trails 4 to 0.

Cardinals sixth.
DAILEY PITCHING. Oliver grounded to third. Flood struck out. Groat lined out to left.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. St. Louis leads 4 to 0.

Dusters seventh.
Adair flied out to right. Fregosi popped up to the catcher. C. Boyer homered over the center field fence. Roseboro grounded to second.
Johnny Roseboro grounded to second. <--->
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada trails 4 to 1.

Cardinals seventh.
Sadecki grounded to second. Javier flied out to right. White struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. St. Louis leads 4 to 1.

Dusters eighth.
Power (for Dailey) flied out to center. Pearson flied out to center. Clendenon struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada trails 4 to 1.

Cardinals eighth.
RAYMOND PITCHING. K. Boyer grounded to short. Musial grounded to first. Altman struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. St. Louis leads 4 to 1.

Dusters ninth.
Maye doubled down the left field line. Williams singled to right, Maye scored. Adair grounded to short, Williams to second. Fregosi was intentionally walked. C. Boyer singled to right, Williams scored, Fregosi to third. Roseboro walked, C. Boyer to second. Bases loaded. Martin (for Raymond) lined out to center. BAUTA PITCHING. Banks (for Pearson) walked, Fregosi scored, C. Boyer to third, Roseboro to second. Bases loaded. Clendenon grounded to second.
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base. the game is tied at 4.

Cardinals ninth.
BREWER PITCHING. Oliver homered over the left field fence.
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.

CARDINALS WIN: 5-4