Cincinnati Reds @ Nevada Dusters
April 19-21, 1963
Horizon Field
Las Vegas, NV
TRADING FOR THE FUTURE
Chris Zachary & Ty Cline
were only briefly Dusters
Culminating two weeks of inquiry and negotiation, Conn Hudson inked the first trades in Nevada Dusters history -- trades that demonstrated Hudson's commitment to building for the future of the franchise. He acquired a young AAA outfielder named Rico Carty from the St. Louis Cardinals for veteran outfielder Ty Cline. With Lee Mayes, Billy Williams, Albie Pearson, George Banks and Gary Kolb in the outfield, Hudson had been forced to send Cline down to AAA Bakersfield. Hudson believed Cline had peaked, but deserved a chance to play everyday in the majors. There just wasn't going to be room for him in the Dusters outfield in 1963. As for Carty, all agreed he was a fine prospect, but would need a year or two in the minors, which suited Hudson just fine.
The Dusters made a second trade, sending Chris Zachary to the Tigers in exchange for Denny McLain and $1,000. Both were 19-year-old AAA pitching prospects but scouting reports indicated that Zachary was progressing more quickly. That didn't bother Hudson, who had seen McLain pitch and wanted to add him to a corps of future Nevada hurlers that included Mickey Lolich and Wally Bunker. "It all starts with good pitching," Hudson said in reference to the Zachary-McLain trade at a press conference. "We have a great starting rotation this year. Part of my job is to make sure we have a great rotation five years down the line."
THE REDS, AGAIN
Game 1
April 19, 1963

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

     WP: Jay (3-0)
     LP: McNally (1-3)
     SV: Torrens (3)

     Attendance: 24,602
     Time: 2:39

Nevada Dusters record: 14-5
The Cincinnati Reds arrived in Las Vegas for the second time in April, and took Game 1 by a score of 2-1 thanks to great pitching by Joey Jay. As had happened in his last start, Nevada's Dave McNally pitched well (7 ip, 9 h, 2 bb, 2 r, 2 er, 4 k), but was upstaged by Jay. Cincinnati right fielder Frank Robinson did much of the damage, going 3-for-4 and knocking in both Reds runs. Albie Pearson scored the only Dusters run, thanks to a solo blast over the center field wall in the 6th. Nevada loaded the bases in the 1st with nobody out but failed to capitalize, and Jay made sure they didn't get another chance; from then if a Nevada player reached base it was with two outs. "Even good teams lose a bunch of games in baseball," Nails Naylor said when it was over. "So far we haven't lost two in a row, so I'm not worried."

Game 2
April 20, 1963

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

   WP: Richert (2-0)
     LP: Nuxhall (0-1)
     SV: Reniff (10)

     Attendance: 24,149
     Time: 2:55

Nevada Dusters record: 15-5
The Dusters didn't lose two in a row this time, either, taking Game 2 by a score of 7-4. Catcher Johnny Roseboro hit a two-run homer in the 4th to give Nevada a lead that would vanish in the very next frame, when Reds outfielder Wally Post drove a long ball over the center field wall for two RBIs. The Dusters collected five runs in the bottom of the 5th thanks to Jerry Adair's RBI single, Donn Clendenon's two-RBI single, and a third two-run single off the suddenly hot bat of Roseboro. In the 6th Cincinnati second baseman Wade Blasingame opened with a double and third baseman Gene Freese hit the game's third two-run homer to make it 7-4. Naylor sent Clete Boyer to third -- George Banks had started in the hot corner -- and Vic Power to first to play defense, and handed it over to the bullpen. "If we've got a lead going into the late innings I feel pretty good about things," Naylor told the press after the game. Indeed, it was three up and three down for the Reds in the 7th and 8th against Bill Dailey (12.2 IP, 0.71 ERA) and in the 9th against Hal Reniff (13.2 IP, 0.66 ERA). Starter Pete Richert notched his second win of the season and Reniff his tenth save. Roseboro was 2-for-3 with a walk and four RBIs.
Game 3
April 21, 1963

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

  WP: O'Toole (3-1)
     LP: Barber (3-1)

     Attendance: 24,666
     Time: 2:32

Nevada Dusters record: 15-6
Nevada couldn't win two in a row, either -- the Reds took the series with a 3-2 victory in Game 3, thanks to the timely hitting of second baseman Don Blasingame (3-for-5 with a run) and first baseman Gordy Coleman (3-for-4 with an RBI), as well as superb pitching by Jim O'Toole, who struck out ten Nevada batters on the way to a complete game. It was tied through seven, but Blasingame led off the Reds 8th with a double, and a Jerry Lynch single scored him. Gary Kolb, in left field for Billy Williams, went 2-for-4, and was the only Dusters batter to get more than one hit. In fact, the bottom of the order -- Clendenon, Boyer and Roseboro, managed not a hit between them. Steve Barber suffered his first loss of the campaign, and it was the first series loss for Nevada.
Dusters Starting Lineups

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


Game 2
Lee Maye  rf
Julio Gotay  ss
Billy Williams  lf
Jerry Adair  2b
Albie Pearson  cf
George Banks  3b
Donn Clendenon  1b
Johnny Roseboro  c
Pete Richert  p

Game 3
Lee Maye  rf
Jim Fregosi  ss
Albie Pearson  cf
Gary Kolb  lf
Jerry Adair  2b
Donn Clendenon  1b
Johnny Roseboro  c
Clete Boyer  3b
Steve Barber  p


AB
H
BB
R
HR
RBI
K
SB
AVG
C
Roseboro
10
2
1
1
1
4
3
0
.150
1B
Clendenon
11
1
0
1
0
2
4
1
.226
1B/PH
Power
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.244
2B
Adair
11
2
0
1
0
2
1
0
.275
3B
Boyer
8
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
.140
3B
Banks
2
0
1
1
0
0
1
0
.355
SS
Fregosi
8
2
0
1
0
0
3
0
.260
SS
Gotay
4
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
.300
OF
Maye
12
2
0
1
0
0
2
0
.304
OF/PH
Williams
6
2
2
1
0
0
0
0
.288
OF
Pearson
10
4
2
3
1
1
1
0
.269
OF/PH
Kolb
5
2
0
0
0
1
2
0
.409
P
McNally
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
.167
P
Richert
3
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
.111
P
Barber
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
.333
2B: Gotay (1)
HR: Pearson (5), Roseboro (3)
         
G
GS
IP
H
BB
HR
R
ER
K
PIT
ERA
SP
McNally
1
1
7.0
9
2
0
2
2
4
104
3.13
1 loss
SP
Richert
1
1
6.0
6
0
2
4
4
5
89
3.51
1 win
SP
Barber
1
1
8.0
10
0
1
3
3
6
114
1.46
1 loss
RP
Duliba
2
-
3.0
2
0
0
0
0
3
48
5.02
RP
Dailey
1
-
2.0
0
0
0
0
0
1
25
0.71
RP
Reniff
1
-
1.0
1
0
0
0
0
1
15
0.66
1 save

FEATURED GAME
 Game 3: April 21, 1963



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



Gordy Coleman
Born 7.5.34 (Rockville, MD)
Debut 9.19.59
Bats Left
Throws Right
6' 2"   218
1959-1967
773 G
2384 AB
282 R
650 H
98 HR
387 RBI
.273 BA
.448 SLG



Reds first.
BARBER PITCHING. Blasingame grounded to short. Lynch flied out to center. Pinson struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Dusters first.
O'TOOLE PITCHING. Maye flied out to right. Fregosi struck out. Pearson walked. Kolb struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Reds second.
Coleman grounded to third. Robinson reached first on a fielding error, third baseman. Freese grounded to short, Robinson forced out at second (fielder's choice). Edwards struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Dusters second.
Adair singled up the middle. Clendenon popped up to third. Roseboro struck out. Boyer struck out.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Reds third.
Cardenas struck out. O'Toole lined out to left. Blasingame grounded to second.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Dusters third.
Barber popped up to third. Maye struck out. Fregosi struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Reds fourth.
Lynch grounded to third. Pinson homered over the right field wall. Coleman singled up the middle. Coleman was caught stealing second. Robinson struck out.
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Cincinnati leads 1 to 0.

Dusters fourth.
Pearson popped up to second. Kolb singled to left. Adair struck out. Clendenon struck out.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Nevada trails 1 to 0.

Reds fifth.
Freese popped up to the catcher. Edwards struck out. Cardenas grounded to second.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Cincinnati leads 1 to 0.

Dusters fifth.
Roseboro flied out to left. Boyer flied out to center. Barber flied out to left.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada trails 1 to 0.

Reds sixth.
O'Toole grounded to second. Blasingame singled to center. Blasingame went for an extra base and was thrown out at second. Lynch hit an infield single to third.
1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. Cincinnati leads 2 to 0.

Dusters sixth.
Maye grounded to first. Fregosi singled to right. Pearson singled to left, Fregosi to second. Kolb singled in the right field gap, Fregosi scored, Pearson to third. Adair flied out to left. Pearson tagged up and scored. Clendenon struck out.
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. The game is tied at 2.

Reds seventh.
Freese grounded to third. Edwards grounded to second. Cardenas singled through the right side. O'Toole struck out.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. The game is tied at 2.

Dusters seventh.
Roseboro grounded to short. Boyer popped up to short. Barber hit an infield single. Maye grounded to first.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. The game is tied at 2.

Reds eighth.
Blasingame doubled down the right field line. Lynch singled to center, Blasingame scored. Pinson popped up to short. Coleman singled through the hole, Lynch to second. Robinson popped up to second. Freese was hit by a pitch, Lynch to third, Coleman to second. Bases loaded. Post (for Edwards) grounded to second.
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base. Cincinnati leads 3 to 2.

Dusters eighth.
FOILES IN AT CATCHER. BRIGHT IN AT FIRST. KEOUGH IN AT LEFT. Fregosi struck out. Pearson dribbled weakly to the catcher. Kolb grounded to second.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada trails 3 to 2.

Reds ninth.
DULIBA PITCHING. Cardenas struck out. O'Toole flied out to left. Blasingame singled to right. Keough reached first on a throwing error, second baseman, Blasingame to third. Pinson grounded to second.
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 2 left on base. Cincinnati leads 3 to 2.

Dusters ninth.
Adair popped up to first. Clendenon reached first on a throwing error, shortstop. Roseboro grounded to short, Clendenon forced out at second (fielder's choice). Boyer was intentionally walked. Williams (for Duliba) grounded to third.
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 left on base.

REDS WIN: 3-2