St. Louis Cardinals @ Nevada Dusters
April 27-29, 1963
Horizon Field
Las Vegas, NV
THIRD TIME WITH THE CARDINALS
Game 1
April 27, 1963

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
   Cardinals (STL) 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3    6 14  1
     Dusters (NEV) 0 0 0 3 2 0 3 0 x    8 13  0

  WP: Barber (4-1)
     LP: Gibson (2-3)
     SV: Reniff (11)

     Attendance: 27,226
     Time: 3:02

Nevada Dusters record:19-6


The Redbirds made their third trip of the month to Horizon Field, hoping to improve on their 2-and-4 record in the Dusters ballpark. Game 1 featured Nevada starter Steve Barber against Bob Gibson. Barber had come out on top in their previous two meetings -- and did so again this time. Gibson had great stuff early on, fanning five Nevada batters in the first three innings. (Nevada's lead-off man, Lee Maye, would go 0-for-5 and strike out four times.) Barber seemed to struggle, giving up two runs on six hits in four frames. But a Billy Williams homer to start the Nevada 4th was followed by a two-run dinger off the bat of the suddenly red-hot Johnny Roseboro, and the Dusters had a 3-2 lead they would not relinquish. George Banks, starting at third base, got a two-RBI single in the 5th which sent Gibson to the visitors' clubhouse, and in the 7th an RBI single by Williams and a two-run double by Vic Power gave Nevada a comfortable 8-3 lead. A three-run homer by Bill White off reliever Dave DeBusschere with no outs in the 9th made it a little less comfortable, but closer Hal Reniff came to the mound for damage control and Nevada won the game 8-6. Williams was 3-for-5 on the night, with two runs scored and three RBIs; Roseboro pushed his batting average up to .200 for the first time all season; and Reniff collected his eleventh save.
Game 2
April 28, 1963

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
   Cardinals (STL) 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 1 0    7 16  0
     Dusters (NEV) 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 1 2    8 13  2

WP: Duliba (2-1)
     LP: Bauta (0-1)

     Attendance: 27,551
     Time: 2:59

Nevada Dusters record: 20-6
Nevada's Game 2 starter, Joe Horlen, was stricken by a stomach virus. He insisted on starting, and Ben Naylor reluctantly assented. With Al Downing still out with ruptured knee ligaments, Naylor didn't feel he had anyone in the bullpen who could take Horlen's place. Horlen lasted 4.2 innings, giving up five runs on nine hits. The Redbirds jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the 4th. A two-run homer by Albie Pearson in the next frame closed the gap, but St. Louis widened it in the 5th with a Stan Musial home run and an error by Julio Gotay, playing third, that allowed another run. In the bottom of the 5th singles by Lee Maye and Billy Williams prefaced a three-run homer by Jerry Adair that tied the game. Cardinals right fielder George Altman got a solo home run in the 7th and then another Dusters error gave St. Louis a 7-5 lead in the 8th. Gotay opened the bottom of the 9th with a single on Cardinals reliever Ed Bauta. Vic Power pinch hit in the pitcher's spot and also singled. Maye walked to load the bases, but Jim Fregosi struck out and Williams grounded to first and Nevada was down to its last out when Adair came to the plate and drove one through the hole to send Gotay and Power home for an 8-7 Dusters win. The hero of the day, Adair went 3-for-4 with two runs and five RBIs, making him not only the team leader in runs batted in, but tied with Chicago's Ernie Banks for first in the league in that category with 25. Both he and Pearson now had seven home runs on the season. Nevada had won five in a row and, at 20-and-6, remained 1.5 games ahead of Ernie Banks and the Cubs (who had won four in a row) atop the AL.
Game 3
April 29, 1963

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
   Cardinals (STL) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    2  7  0
     Dusters (NEV) 0 0 0 1 0 3 3 0 x    7 10  0

   WP: Dailey (2-0)
     LP: Simmons (2-3)

     Attendance: 27,881
     Time: 2:40

Nevada Dusters record: 21-6
In Game 3 the Cardinals struck quickly, garnering two runs in the 1st when a Ken Boyer double was followed by Stan Musial's homer into right. Nevada starter Dwight Siebler (5 ip, 3 h, 1 bb, 2 r, 2 er, 5 k) and relievers Bill Dailey and Dave DeBusschere did their jobs by allowing no further Redbird scoring, while St. Louis hurler Curt Simmons kept the Dusters in check until the 4th, when Jerry Adair doubled and scored on Albie Pearson's single to center. Lee Maye opened the Dusters 6th with a single, then stole second and scored when Jim Fregosi drove a two-bagger through the right field gap. Next up was Billy Williams, who homered to left for two RBIs, and Nevada led 4-2. They expanded on that lead in the 7th with three more runs, thanks to walks drawn by Maye and Pearson, singles by Fregosi, Adair and pinch hitter Gary Kolb, and a double off the bat of Williams. Clete Boyer's older brother Ken went 4-for-4 for St. Louis, and Stan Musial was 2-for-4 with a run and two ribbies. Jim Fregosi ended the day 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs, while Williams was 2-for-4 (double, homer) for four RBIs. Dailey nabbed the win, but Ben Naylor gave rookie Dwight Siebler the credit. "The kid's got grit," he told reporters after the game. "They banged him up in the first but he kept his cool and held 'em down until we could catch up." It was the third series sweep for the Dusters and their second six-game winning streak in April.
Dusters Starting Lineups

Game 1
Lee Maye  rf
Jim Fregosi  ss
Billy Williams  lf
Albie Pearson  cf
George Banks  3b
Johnny Roseboro  c
Donn Clendenon  1b
Bob Saverine  2b
Steve Barber  p

Game 2
Lee Maye  rf
Jim Fregosi  ss
Billy Williams  lf
Jerry Adair  2b
Albie Pearson  cf
Johnny Roseboro  c
Donn Clendenon  1b
Julio Gotay  3b
Steve Barber  p

Game 3
Lee Maye  rf
Jim Fregosi  ss
Billy Williams  lf
Jerry Adair  2b
Albie Pearson  cf
Johnny Roseboro  c
Donn Clendenon  1b
Julio Gotay  3b
Steve Barber  p

AB
H
BB
R
HR
RBI
K
SB
AVG
C
Roseboro
7
1
0
1
1
3
3
0
.190
C
Martin
4
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
.000
1B/PH
Clendenon
7
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
.246
1B/PH
Power
6
2
0
1
0
1
0
0
.259
2B
Saverine
3
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
.308
2B
Adair
9
5
1
3
1
5
0
0
.293
3B
Banks
3
1
0
0
0
2
1
0
.286
3B
Boyer
5
0
1
0
0
0
2
0
.145
3B
Gotay
4
1
0
1
0
0
1
0
.286
SS
Fregosi
12
6
2
4
0
2
3
1
.327
OF
Maye
12
3
2
3
0
0
5
2
.300
OF
Williams
14
6
0
5
2
6
2
0
.306
OF
Pearson
11
6
2
4
2
4
1
0
.292
PH
Kolb
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
.458
P
Barber
3
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
.267
P
Horlen
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
.200
P
Dailey
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
P
Duliba
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
.000
P
Siebler
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.167
2B: Power (2), Adair (5), Fregosi (3), Williams (4)
HR: Roseboro (4), Williams 2 (4), Adair (7), Pearson 2 (7)
  1          
G
GS
IP
H
BB
HR
R
ER
K
PIT
ERA
SP
Barber
1
1
7.0
10
2
1
3
3
4
105
1.84
1 win
SP
Horlen
1
1
4.2
9
2
1
5
5
3
89
4.58
SP
Siebler
1
1
5.0
3
1
1
2
2
5
73
1.35
RP
DeBusschere
2
-
3.0
4
1
1
3
3
4
52
5.06
RP
Reniff
1
-
1.0
1
1
0
0
0
0
17
1.08
1 save
RP
Duliba
1
-
2.0
3
0
1
1
1
2
30
4.96
1 win
RP
Dailey
2
-
3.1
5
2
0
1
1
2
60
1.06
1 win
RP
Raymond
1
-
1.0
2
0
0
0
0
2
18
1.60

FEATURED GAME
 Game 2: April 28, 1963



St. Louis Cardinals
starting lineup
Julian Javier  2b
Bill White  1b
Ken Boyer  3b
Stan Musial  lf
George Altman  rf
Curt Flood  cf
Carl Sawatski  c
Dick Groat  ss
Ernie Broglio  p



Ernie Broglio
Born 8.27.35 (Berkeley, CA)
Debut 4.11.59
Bats Right
Throws Right
6' 2"   200
1959-1966
184 GS
77-74
52 CG
18 SHO
1337.1 IP
849 SO
3.74 ERA
1.348
WHIP

Cardinals first.
HORLEN PITCHING. Javier lined out to second. White singled to right. K. Boyer popped up to third. Musial walked, White to second. Altman grounded to short.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

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

Cardinals second.
Flood singled to left. Swatski struck out. Groat flied out to right. Broglio struck out.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Dusters second.
Adair singled to left. Pearson grounded to first, Adair forced out at second (fielder's choice). Roseboro struck out. Clendenon singled to right, Pearson to third. Clendenon went for an extra base and was thrown out at second.
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Cardinals third.
Javier singled to center. White flied out to center. Boyer popped up to third. Musial walked, Javier to second. Altman struck out.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Dusters third.
Gotay lined out to center. Horlen struck out. Maye hit an infield single to third. Maye stole second. Fregosi hit an infield single to the pitcher, Maye to third. Williams struck out.
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Cardinals fourth.
Flood grounded to third. Sawatski singled up the middle. Groat singled down the left field line, Sawatski to third. Broglio hit an infield single to third, Sawatski scored, Groat to second. Javier grounded to short, Groat to third, Broglio to second. White singled in the right field gap, Groat scored, Broglio scored. K. Boyer grounded to third.
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. St. Louis leads 3 to 0.

Dusters fourth.
Adair walked. Pearson homered into the right field stands for two RBIs. Roseboro lined out to second. Clendenon grounded to first. Gotay struck out.
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada trails 3 to 2.

Cardinals fifth.
Musial homered over the center field wall. Altman singled down the third base line. Flood popped up to third. Sawatski grounded to second, Altman to second. Groat reached first on a throwing error, third baseman, Groat scored. DULIBA PITCHING. Broglio struck out.
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.  St. Louis leads 5 to 2.

Dusters fifth.
Duliba struck out. Maye hit an infield single to third. Fregosi popped up to the pitcher. Williams singled to center, Maye to third. Adair homered over the right field wall for three RBIs. TAYLOR PITCHING. Pearson popped up to the catcher.
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 5.

Cardinals sixth.
Javier grounded to second. White singled to right. White was caught stealing second. Boyer struck out.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 5.

Dusters sixth.
Roseboro grounded to short. Clendenon was hit by a pitch. Gotay grounded to third, 5-4-3 double play.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 5.

Cardinals seventh.
Musial grounded to third. Altman homered to left. Flood flied out to left. Sawatski hit an infield single to first. DAILEY PITCHING. Groat flied out to left.
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. St. Louis leads 6 to 5.

Dusters seventh.
Dailey flied out to right. Maye popped up to second. Fregosi singled to center. Williams grounded to first.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Nevada trails 6 to 5.

Cardinals eighth.
Taylor hit an infield single to first. Javier hit an infield single to first, Taylor to second. White lined out to right. Taylor was doubled off second. Javier stole second. Boyer reached first on a fielding error, right fielder, Javier scored. Musial walked, Boyer to second. Altman walked, Boyer to third, Musial to second. Bases loaded. Flood lined out to right.
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, and 3 left on base. St. Louis leads 7 to 5.

Dusters eighth.
Adair lined out to center. Pearson homered over the center field wall. Roseboro grounded to third. Clendenon grounded to second.
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada trails 7 to 6.

Cardinals ninth.
RAYMOND PITCHING. Sawatski singled up the middle. Groat singled through the right side, Sawatski to second. Burke (for Taylor) struck out. Javier flied out to right. White struck out.
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. St. Louis leads 7 to 6.

Dusters ninth.
BAUTA PITCHING. Gotay singled up the middle. Power (for Raymond) singled to center, Gotay to second. Maye walked, Gotay to third, Power to second. Bases loaded. Fregosi struck out. Williams grounded to first, Gotay forced out at home (fielder's choice), Power to third, Maye to second. Adair singled through the hole, Power scored, Maye scored.
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.

DUSTERS WIN: 8-7