NEVADA DUSTERS
August 1963 Recap

Nevada Dusters    July 1963
The Story of a
Major League
Baseball Franchise
 
Pete Richert, George Banks, Mickey Lolich, Julio Gotay
August NL Leaderboards
BATTING AVERAGE
Tony Gonzalez (PHI) .333
Billy Williams (NEV) .329
Tommy Davis (LAD)  .316
Albie Pearson (NEV)  .316
Bill Skowron (LAD)  .311
Gordy Coleman (CIN)  .309
Frank Howard (LAD)  .308
Willie Mays (SFG)  .308
Bill White (STL)  .308
Willie Davis (LAD)  .302
HITS
Tommy Davis (LAD)  172
Willie Davis (LAD)  172
Tony Gonzalez (PHI)  166
Maury Wills (LAD)  163
Bill White (STL)  159
Billy Williams (NEV)  156
Bill Skowron (LAD)  155
Ken Boyer (STL)  155
Felipe Alou (SFG)  154
Frank Howard (LAD)  153
DOUBLES
Tony Gonzalez (PHI)  26
Orlando Cepeda (SFG)  25
Stan Musial (STL)  25
Andre Rodgers (CHC)  24
Gordy Coleman (CIN)  24
Vada Pinson (CIN)  24
Cliff Cook (NYM)  24
Johnny Callison (PHI)  24
Ken Boyer (STL)  24
Tommy Davis (LAD)  23
TRIPLES
Willie Davis (LAD)  19
Roberto Clemente (PIT)  16
Willie Mays (SFG)  16
Felipe Alou (SFG)  13
Billy Williams (NEV)  12
Bill White (STL)  12
Jim Fregosi (NEV)  11
Charlie Neal (NYM)  11
Tony Gonzalez (PHI)  11
Tony Taylor (PHI)  10
HOME RUNS
Ernie Banks (CHC)  40
Hank Aaron (CHC)  29
Frank Howard (LAD)  26
Gordy Coleman (CIN)  25
Willie Davis (LAD)  24
Orlando Cepeda (SFG)  24
Willie Mays (SFG)  24
Bill White (STL)  24
George Altman (STL)  24
Jerry Lynch (CIN)  23
TOTAL BASES
Willie Davis (LAD)  299
Ernie Banks (CHC)  292
Willie Mays (SFG)  276
Bill White (STL)  272
Tony Gonzalez (PHI)  268
Felipe Alou (SFG)  261
Hank Aaron (CHC)  258
Tommy Davis (LAD)  257
Bill Skowron (LAD)  254
Frank Howard (LAD)  253
WALKS
Stan Musial (STL)  98
Jim Hickman (NYM)  81
Willie Mays (SFG)  80
Jim Gilliam (LAD)  79
Albie Pearson (NEV)  79
Ed Bailey (SFG)  77
Hank Aaron (CHC)  76
Duke Snider (NYM)  74
Frank Robinson (CIN)  68
Carl Warwick (HOU)  67
STEALS
Maury Wills (LAD)  51
Tony Taylor (PHI)  20
Johnny Temple (HOU)  19
Tony Gonzalez (PHI)  19
Willie Davis (LAD)  17
Lou Brock (CHC)  16
Felipe Alou (SFG)  16
Vada Pinson (CIN)  15
Julian Javier (STL)  15
Jim Gilliam (LAD)  14
RUNS
Willie Davis (LAD)  113
Felipe Alou (SFG)  101
Maury Wills (LAD)  100
Frank Robinson (CIN)  97
Willie Mays (SFG)  97
Albie Pearson (NEV)  96
Bill White (STL)  95
Hank Aaron (CHC)  94
George Altman (STL)  94
Tony Gonzalez (PHI)  87
RUNS BATTED IN
Ernie Banks (CHC)  119
Gordy Coleman (CIN)  110
Willie Davis (LAD)  109
Billy Williams (NEV)  106
Ken Boyer (STL)  100
Tommy Davis (LAD)  99
Jerry Adair (NEV)  90
Frank Howard (LAD)  88
George Altman (STL)  88
Bill White (STL)  86
ON BASE PERCENTAGE
Albie Pearson (NEV)  .419
Tony Gonzalez (PHI)  .419
Jim Gilliam (LAD)  .405
Billy Williams (NEV)  .405
Willie Mays (SFG)  .404
Frank Robinson (CIN)  .399
Stan Musial (STL)  .396
Hank Aaron (CHC)  .384
Bill White (STL)  .382
Tommy Davis (LAD)  .381
SLUGGING PERCENTAGE
Ernie Banks (CHC)  .582
Willie Mays (SFG)  .580
Tony Gonzalez (PHI)  .537
Billy Williams (NEV)  .534
Gordy Coleman (CIN)  .532
Bill White (STL)  .526
Willie Davis (LAD)  .525
George Altman (STL)  .523
Hank Aaron (CHC)  .519
Orlando Cepeda (CHC)  .513
PRODUCTION
Willie Mays (SFG)  .964
Tony Gonzalez (PHI)  .956
Ernie Banks (CHC)  .952
Billy Williams (NEV)  .939
Bill White (STL)  .908
Gordy Coleman (CIN)  .907
Hank Aaron (CHC)  .903
George Altman (STL)  .902
Bill Skowron (LAD)  .889
Frank Robinson (CIN)  .886
STARTS
Don Drysdale (LAD)  28
Steve Barber (NEV)  28
Bob Friend (PIT)  28
Dick Ellsworth (CHC)  27
Larry Jackson (CHC)  27
Bob Buhl (CHC)  27
Glen Hobbie (CHC)  27
Jim O'Toole (CIN)  27
Sandy Koufax (LAD)  27
Johnny Podres (LAD)  27
APPEARANCES
Hal Reniff (NEV)  81
Jack Baldschun (PHI)  71
Turk Farrell (HOU)  67
Ryne Duren (PHI)  66
Claude Raymond (NEV)  65
Hal Woodeshick (HOU)  64
Tracy Stallard (NYM)  63
Larry Sherry (LAD)  62
Bill Dailey (NEV)  62
Dallas Green (PHI)  62
WINS
Steve Barber (NEV)  20
Dick Ellsworth (CHC)  15
Jim O'Toole (CIN)  15
Jim Maloney (CIN)  14
Don Drysdale (LAD)  14
Billy Pierce (SFG)  14
Billy O'Dell (SFG)  14
Bob Purkey (CIN)  13
Joey Jay (CIN)  13
Larry Jackson (CHC)  12
WINNING PERCENTAGE
Steve Barber (NEV)  .870
Joe Horlen (NEV)  .833
Billy O'Dell (SFG)  .778
Ray Washburn (STL)  .769
Dick Ellsworth (CHC)  .750
Ernie Broglio (STL)  .750
Jim Maloney (CIN)  .737
Joey Jay (CIN)  .722
Sandy Koufax (LAD)  .688
Don Drysdale (LAD)  .667
SAVES
Hal Reniff (NEV)  47
Stu Miller (SFG)  30
Don Elston (CHC)  29
Ed Bauta (STL)  26
Bill Henry (CIN)  22
Ryne Duren (PHI)  22
Ron Perranoski (LAD)  18
Ken Mackenzie (NYM)  18
Roy Face (PIT)  15
Don McMahon (HOU)  14
STRIKEOUTS
Don Drysdale (LAD)  182
Sandy Koufax (LAD)  176
Jim Maloney (CIN)  170
Bob Gibson (STL)  143
Ernie Broglio (STL)  141
Dennis Bennett (PHI)  140
Dick Ellsworth (CHC)  136
Dave McNally (NEV)  136
Steve Barber (NEV)  134
Ray Culp (PHI)  132
COMPLETE GAMES
Don Drysdale (LAD)  10
Dick Ellsworth (CHC)  9
Larry Jackson (CHC)  6
Jim O'Toole (CIN)  6
Bob Purkey (CIN)  6
Juan Marichal (STL)  6
Jim Maloney (CIN)  5
Ken Johnson (HOU)  5
Johnny Podres (LAD)  5
Steve Barber (NEV)  5
SHUTOUTS
Curt Simmons (STL)  5
Jim Maloney (CIN)  4
Joey Jay (CIN)  3
Don Drysdale (LAD)  3
Art Mahaffey (PHI)  3
Larry Jackson (CHC)  2
Bob Purkey (CIN)  2
Ken Johnson (HOU)  2
Al Downing (NEV)  2
Don Cardwell (PIT)  2
INNINGS PITCHED
Steve Barber (NEV)  206.2
Don Drysdale (LAD)  204.0
Dick Ellsworth (CHC)  196.0
Jack Sanford (SFG)  181.1
Juan Marichal (SFG)  178.2
Billy Pierce (SFG)  178.1
Art Mahaffey (PHI)  178.0
Larry Jackson (CHC)  176.1
Bob Friend (PIT)  175.0
Curt Simmons (STL)  173.0
ERA
Dick Ellsworth (CHC)  2.43
Jim Maloney (CIN)  2.50
Steve Barber (NEV)  2.57
Billy Pierce (STL)  2.78
Larry Jackson (CHC)  2.81
Dave McNally (NEV)  2.83
Billy O'Dell (SFG)  2.84
Ken Johnson (HOU)  2.87
Don Drysdale (LAD)  3.00
Jack Fisher (SFG)  3.05
OPPONENTS' AVERAGE
Jim Maloney (CIN)  .207
Billy Pierce (SFG)  .207
Dick Ellsworth (CHC)  .223
Steve Barber (NEV)  .225
Ray Sadecki (STL)  .227
Curt Simmons (STL)  .228
Art Mahaffey (PHI)  .229
Ernie Broglio (STL)  .229
Carl Willey (NYM  .233
Jim O'Toole (CIN)  .234
RUNNERS / 9 IP
Billy Pierce (SFG)  10.30
Dick Ellsworth (CHC)  10.38
Harvey Haddix (PIT)  10.59
Ray Washburn (STL)  10.81
Art Mahaffey (PHI)  10.82
Billy O'Dell (SFG)  10.83
Bob Purkey (CIN)  10.89
Jim Maloney (CIN)  11.16
Don Drysdale (LAD)  11.16
Steve Barber (NEV)  11.19
QUALITY STARTS
Steve Barber (NEV)  22
Billy Pierce (SFG)  20
Jim Maloney (CIN)  18
Harvey Haddix (PIT)  18
Don Drysdale (LAD)  17
Billy O'Dell (SFG)  17
Dick Ellsworth (CHC)  16
Bob Purkey (CIN)  16
Bob Friend (PIT)  16
Don Cardwell (PIT0  16


Home
Away

August 5-7
Game 1: Dusters 5, Dodgers 4
Game 2: Dusters 7, Dodgers 6
Game 3: Dusters 8, Dodgers 6
Nevada wins series, 3-0
75-33
August 8-10
Game 1: Pirates 4, Duster 3
Game 2: Dusters 10, Pirates 5
Game 3: Dusters 3, Pirates 1
Nevada wins series, 2-1
78-33

August 11-13
Game 1: Dusters 6, Giants 1
Game 2: Dusters 6, Giants 4
Game 3: Giants 5, Dusters 3
Nevada wins series, 2-1
80-34
August 14-16
Game 1: Dusters 4, Pirates 2
Game 2: Pirates 8, Dusters 7
Game 3: Dusters 5, Pirates 1
Nevada wins series, 2-1
82-35
August 19-21
Game 1: Dusters 2, Pirates 0
Game 2: Dusters 8, Pirates 4
Game 3: Dusters 8, Pirates 6
Dusters win series, 3-0
85-35

August 23-25
Game 1: Dusters 8, Giants 7
Game 2: Giants 4, Dusters 3
Game 3: Dusters 8, Giants 7
Dusters win series, 2-1
87-36
August 26-28
Game 1: Dusters 1, Colt 45's 0
Game 2: Dusters 8, Colt 45's 3
Game 3: Colt 45's 9, Dusters 8
Dusters win series, 2-1
89-37
August 29-31
Game 1: Giants 6, Dusters 3
Game 2: Dusters 6, Giants 5
Game 3: Dusters 3, Giants 1
Dusters win series, 2-1
91-38


National League Standings
June 1, 1963
W
L
PCT.
GB
Last 10
BA
ERA
Nevada
91
38
.705
-
7-3
.272
3.18
St. Louis
78
48
.619
11.5
9-1
.274
3.66
Chicago
78
54
.591
14.5
5-5
.282
3.93
Cincinnati
73
53
.579
16.5
6-4
.272
3.76
San Francisco
68
58
.540
21.5
3-7
.260
3.50
Los Angeles
67
62
.519
24.0
6-4
.245
3.74
Philadelphia
53
74
.417
37.0
7-3
.244
3.96
Pittsburgh
50
76
.397
39.5
0-10
.253
4.80
Houston
44
83
.346
46.0
0-10
.246
5.20
New York
35
91
.278
54.5
5-5
.234
4.38

American League Standings
June 1, 1963
W
L
PCT.
GB
Last 10
BA
ERA
Minnesota
91
37
.711
-
7-3
.253
3.35
Detroit
74
53
.583
16.5
6-4
.246
3.42
Baltimore
72
57
.558
19.5
3-7
.246
3.46
Boston
72
57
.558
19.5
7-3
.254
4.09
Cleveland
68
64
.515
25.0
5-5
.254
3.77
Chicago
62
67
.481
29.5
7-3
.243
3.67
New York
60
70
.462
32.0
3-7
.232
3.89
Washington
56
74
.431
36.0
4-6
.232
3.83
Kansas City
51
80
.389
41.5
3-7
.247
4.83
Los Angeles
40
87
.315
50.5
4-6
.238
4.64


Dusters Batting
G
AB
H
2B
3B
HR
BB
K
SB
R
RBI
BA
OBP
SLG
Jerry Adair (2B)
119
466
134
22
6
22
37
87
1
58
90
.288
.347
.502
George Banks (OF)
80
185
57
7
2
8
29
34
2
32
26
.308
.406
.497
Clete Boyer (3B)
116
397
94
10
3
13
43
92
3
39
62
.237
.316
.375
Donn Clendenon (1B)
123
412
124
21
7
10
45
99
9
63
56
.301
.374
.459
Jim Fregosi (SS)
120
492
139
22
11
5
37
111
7
68
46
.283
.334
.402
Julio Gotay (IF)
34
87
23
5
1
0
4
24
0
13
5
.264
.333
.345
Gary Kolb (OF)
59
130
39
6
4
4
12
35
0
16
22
.300
.356
.500
J.C. Martin (C)
79
144
36
5
2
5
15
21
0
17
25
.250
.315
.417
Lee Maye (RF)
121
469
121
16
8
15
54
91
12
82
68
.258
.341
.422
Albie Pearson (CF)
126
474
150
17
5
14
79
50
7
96
64
.316
.419
.462
Vic Power (1B)
118
174
48
4
5
5
18
6
0
31
22
.276
.338
.443
Johnny Roseboro (C)
116
376
82
11
6
13
50
81
4
56
43
.218
.321
.383
Bob Saverine (IF)
31
61
13
1
0
0
4
18
0
4
3
.213
.258
.230
Billy Williams (LF)
125
474
156
19
12
18
61
54
7
81
106
.329
.405
.534
TOTALS
-
4341
1216
166
72
132
488
803
52
656
638
.272
.347
.426

Dusters Pitching
G
GS
W
L
ERA
IP
R
ER
H
HR
BB
K
OBA
CG
SO
Starters
Steve Barber
28
28
20
3
2.57
206.2
63
59
174
10
83
134
.225
5
1
Al Downing
19
19
10
3
3.25
122.0
46
44
98
9
49
115
.215
2
2
Joe Horlen
26
26
10
2
3.83
162.0
83
69
161
11
66
108
.250
1
0
Denny McLain
3
2
1
1
3.86
14.0
6
6
13
2
4
8
.245
0
0
Dave McNally
27
27
10
8
2.83
162.0
56
51
142
17
72
136
.234
0
0
Pete Richert
21
21
8
3
4.52
121.1
66
61
117
13
51
93
.246
0
0
Dwight Siebler*
20
6
2
2
3.33
54.0
31
20
57
10
22
30
.266
0
0
Bullpen                                                                          SV
BS
Jim Brewer
25
0
3
2
3.03
32.2
13
11
32
3
13
30
.242
6
0
Bill Dailey
62
0
8
3
1.71
79.0
17
15
60
7
39
53
.209
0
6
Dave DeBusschere
15
0
1
2
5.50
18.0
11
11
24
3
5
21
.308
1
0
Bob Duliba
37
0
5
3
5.18
48.2
31
28
58
10
28
34
.291
0
2
Claude Raymond
65
0
6
3
2.20
77.2
21
19
60
6
36
53
.206
1
4
Hal Reniff
81
0
7
3
2.48
80.0
24
22
54
5
49
53
.187
47
6
*Siebler has 3 saves as a reliever

AAA (Bakersfield) Batting
G
AB
H
2B
3B
HR
BB
K
SB
R
RBI
BA
OBP
SLG
Bob Bailey (3B)
144
567
158
25
7
18
58
100
7
67
48
.279
.349
.443
Rico Carty (OF)
136
510
164
30
5
20
65
79
7
68
90
.322
.398
.518
Willie Horton (LF)
125
450
158
34
4
5
65
67
13
66
66
.351
.436.478
Sonny Jackson (SS)
134
499
134
30
5
4
39
109
7
57
51
.269
.324
.373
Ed Kranepool (1B)
127
428
130
35
3
11
45
69
6
58
54
.304
.370
.477
Denis Menke (2B)
137
497
139
18
5
10
44
97
14
64
49
.280
.341
.396

AAA (Bakersfield) Pitching
G
GS
W
L
ERA
IP
R
ER
H
HR
BB
K
OBA
CG
SO
Wally Bunker
21
21
10
0
3.82
127.1
61
54
112
2
50
101
.227
0
0
Dave DeBusschere
10
8
1
3
7.50
42.0
40
35
60
8
21
30
.323
0
0
Joe Hoerner
30
2
0
2
5.01
73.2
50
41
78
7
32
49
.261
0
0
Mickey Lolich
16
15
6
5
4.76
81.1
54
43
88
5
32
41
.265
0
0
Denny McLain
20
20
7
1
4.11
120.1
68
55
112
7
40
84
.237
0
0



NL Financial Report
Average
Attendance
Revenue
(YTD)
Team
Payroll
Profit
(YTD)
Cash
Chicago
31,874
$873,000
$714,000
$21,000
$253,000
Cincinnati
27,836
$621,000
$926,000
$183,000
$416,000
Houston
20,822
$485,000
$545,000
$90,000
$93,000
Los Angeles
40,922
$1,076,000
$1,008,000
$68,000
$233,000
Nevada
26,209
$614,000
$407,000
$64,000
$296,000
New York
28,383
$1,016,000
$281,000
$396,000
$717,000
Philadelphia
25,737
$729,000
$733,000
$64,000
$144,000
Pittsburgh
18,027
$477,000
$751,000
$231,000
$69,000
San Francisco
48,967
$1,370,000
$1,119,000
$313,000
$413,000
St. Louis
40,803
$763,000
$810,000
$74,000
$153,000