Nevada Dusters @ Los Angeles Dodgers
May 1-3, 1963
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, CA
DEALING FOR PITCHERS
Hoerner and Brewer
become Dusters
On May 1 the Nevada Dusters announced two trades, both involving pitchers. It was no secret that considerable discord had developed between Manager Ben Naylor and reliever Jack Spring, the trouble stemming from Spring's conviction that he deserved a more prominent role in the bullpen. At Naylor's behest Hudson put Spring on the trading block and cut a deal with the Houston Colt 45's -- Spring and $1,000 for 26-year-old rookie Joe Hoerner. Hoerner had been signed by the White Sox in 1957 and was acquired from Chicago by Houston in the 1961 minor league draft. On the same day Hudson announced another trade -- handing Bill Faul over to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Jim Brewer and $13,000. The conventional wisdom on Brewer, who'd gone 1-and-7 with a 5.82 ERA in 1961, was that he wasn't cut out for the majors. Hudson apparently saw something in the scouting reports on Brewer that others hadn't -- even though some claimed the real reason for the trade was that it allowed Hudson to trim the team salary by nearly $6,000.
THE DUSTERS HIT THE ROAD
Game 1
May 1, 1963

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

WP: McNally (2-3)
     LP: Podres (1-3)
     SV: Reniff (12)

     Attendance: 42,329
     Time: 3:16

Nevada Dusters record: 22-6
The Nevada Dusters started a 12-day road trip at Dodger Stadium in LA -- and came out swinging. Both Lee Maye and Jerry Adair hit two solo homers, and Clete Boyer collected his second home run of the season. (Adair also hit a double and triple, going 4-for-4 with a walk, three RBI and scoring twice, coming up a single shy of the cycle.) With the score 6-3 in their favor, the Dusters loaded the bases in the top of the 9th when George Banks, pinch hitting for Claude Raymond, walked and stole second, Billy Williams was intentionally walked, and Dodger reliever Ron Perranoski walked Adair. But nothing came of the threat. In the bottom of the 9th the Dodgers juiced the bases themselves but, with no outs and the heart of the Los Angeles order coming up, Hal Reniff struck out Willie Davis beforeTommy Davis hit into a double play -- and the game was over. The five home runs was a single-game record for the Dusters and starter Dave McNally finally got his long-overdue second win.
Game 2
May 2, 1963

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
     Dusters (NEV) 3 4 0 0 5 0 0 0 0   12 12  2
     Dodgers (LAD) 1 1 0 0 1 0 6 1 0   10 16  1

  WP: Barber (5-1)
     LP: Miller (3-2)
     SV: Reniff (13)

     Attendance: 41,614
     Time: 3:58

Nevada Dusters record: 23-6


Game 2 featured some offensive fireworks, with the two teams combining for 22 runs on 28 hits -- none of them homers. The Dusters scored seven runs in the first two innings, and led 7-2 in the 5th when singles by Steve Barber and Lee Maye and a walk drawn by Jim Fregosi loaded the bases for Jerry Adair, who scored all three of his teammates with a triple. Donn Clendenon walked and Clete Boyer hit a two-run single to make it 12-2. Ten Nevada batters came to the plate in that frame. With Steve Barber on the hill, that seemed an eminently comfortable margin. But Barber was knocked out in the bottom of the 7th, a frame which saw the Dodgers collect six runs on seven hits to make it a ballgame. Three consecutive singles in the 8th gave Los Angeles their tenth run -- five given up by Barber and five more by reliever Dave DeBusschere. Claude Raymond and Hal Reniff derailed the Dodgers' comeback and the Dusters won 12-10. Nevada's batters faced eight Dodger hurlers, who collectively issued twelve walks. Clete Boyer, coming to life at the plate in this series, went 2-for-6 and batted in four; Donn Clendenon finished 2-for-2 with three walks and three RBIs. The first four batters in the Nevada lineup enjoyed averages over .300 (Maye, .307; Fregosi, .303; Williams, .302; Adair, .320). The top of the Dodgers lineup -- Maury Wills, Willie Davis, Tommy Davis, Frank Howard and Bill Skowron -- accounted for 11 of the 16 Los Angeles hits.
Game 3
May 3, 1963

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
     Dusters (NEV) 3 1 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 11 13  1
     Dodgers (LAD) 4 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0  9 15  3

   WP: Reniff (3-0)
     LP: Rowe (0-1)
     SV: Brewer (1)

     Attendance: 41,123
     Time: 4:23

Nevada Dusters record: 24-6


As was his custom after winning the first two games in a series, Ben Naylor took the opportunity to start some of his bench players -- to "keep 'em sharp," according to Nails. Julio Gotay played shortstop in lieu of Jim Fregosi and Gary Kolb started in left field in place of Billy Williams for Game 3.The Dusters found themselves in another high-scoring shootout. Nevada went up 3-0 in the 1st but the Dodgers answered with four runs on four hits in the bottom of that frame, helped along by a Jerry Adair fielding error. The Dusters tied the game at 4 in the top of the 2nd, but Los Angeles got two runs in the bottom of the inning. There had been ten runs and twelve hits in the first two innings. Williams, pinch hitting for the struggling Joe Horlen in the 4th, drew a walk, Gotay singled, and Albie Pearson drove them both in with a hard-hit single into right field to tie the game again. A two-run homer by Lee Maye in the 5th and a solo shot by Adair (his 10th home run on the year) in the next Dusters frame put Nevada on top 9-6. But the Dodgers came roaring back with three runs on five hits off relievers Bob Duliba and Bill Dailey in the bottom of the 6th, and the score was 9-9. The Dusters loaded the bases in the 8th and had two on in the 9th yet couldn't score, but Clete Boyer led off the 11th with a solo home run into the right field bleachers, pinch hitter Fregosi reached second on a fielding error, and then tagged up and reached home on a sac fly off the bat of Kolb. Jim Brewer made his first appearance in a Dusters uniform when he took the mound in the bottom of the 11th to dispatch the Dodgers, and Nevada won the four-and-a-half hour game by a score of 11-9, sweeping the series. Gotay was 3-for-6 on the day, scoring three times, while third baseman Clete Boyer went 2-for-6 with three RBI. Boyer was 6-for-15 with eight ribbies in the series.
Dusters Starting Lineups

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

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

Game 3
Lee Maye  rf
Julio Gotay  ss
Gary Kolb  lf
Jerry Adair  2b
Albie Pearson  cf
Donn Clendenon  1b
Clete Boyer  3b
Johnny Roseboro  c
Joe Horlen  p

AB
H
BB
R
HR
RBI
K
SB
AVG
C
Roseboro
13
1
2
1
0
0
2
0
.174
1B
Clendenon
10
2
4
0
0
3
5
0
.241
1B/PH
Power
2
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
.250
1B/PH
Martin
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
.000
2B
Adair
14
7
3
6
3
7
3
0
.321
3B
Boyer
15
6
1
2
2
8
1
1
.190
SS
Fregosi
8
0
3
4
0
0
5
1
.303
SS
Gotay
6
3
0
2
0
0
0
0
.350
OF
Maye
17
6
1
4
3
4
3
0
.308
OF/PH
Williams
8
2
4
3
0
0
2
0
.302
OF
Pearson
14
4
3
4
0
5
0
0
.291
OF
Kolb
5
1
1
0
0
2
2
0
.414
PH
Banks
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
.302
P
McNally
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
.200
P
Barber
5
1
0
1
0
0
1
0
.250
P
Horlen
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
.200
2B: Adair (6), Clendenon (1), Pearson (2), Gotay (2)
3B: Adair 2 (3)
HR: Adair 3 (10), Boyer 2 (3), Maye 3 (5)
         
G
GS
IP
H
BB
HR
R
ER
K
PIT
ERA
SP
McNally
1
1
6.0
6
3
1
3
2
6
103
2.75
1 win
SP
Barber
1
1
6.1
9
3
0
7
6
3
111
2.68
1 win
SP
Horlen
1
1
3.0
9
2
0
6
4
3
71
5.17
RP
Raymond
3
-
5.0
2
2
0
0
0
4
75
1.15
RP
Reniff
3
-
4.0
2
1
0
0
0
4
58
0.87
2 saves
1 win
RP
DeBusschere
2
-
1.2
7
0
0
3
3
2
37
7.71
RP
Duliba
1
-
1.2
4
1
1
3
3
1
34
6.00
RP
Dailey
1
-
0.1
1
1
0
0
0
0
12
1.04
RP
Brewer
1
-
1.0
0
1
0
0
0
0
17
0.00
1 save

FEATURED GAME
 Game 3: May 3, 1963




Los Angeles Dodgers
starting lineup
Maury Wills  ss
Willie Davis  cf
Tommy Davis  lf
Frank Howard  rf
Bill Skowron  1b
Del Crandall  c
Daryl Spencer  3b
Jim Gilliam  2b
Nick Willhite  p


Jim Gilliam
"Junior"
Born 10.17.28 (Nashville, TN)
Debut 4.14.53
Bats Both
Throws Right
1953-1966
1956 G
7119 AB
1163 R
1889 H
203 SB
558 RBI
.265 BA
.360 OBP
All-Star 1956, 1959
1953 NL ROY

Dusters first.
WILLHITE PITCHING. Maye singled to right. Gotay grounded to third, Maye forced out at second (fielder's choice). Kolb struck out. Adair singled to left, Gotay to third. Pearson singled to center, Gotay scored, Adair to second. Clendenon walked, Adair to third, Pearson to second. Bases loaded. Boyer singled down the third base line, Adair scored, Pearson scored, Clendenon to third. Roseboro popped up to third.
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. Nevada leads 3 to 0.

Dodgers first.
HORLEN PITCHING. Wills flied out to right. W. Davis struck out. T. Davis singled to center. Howard walked, T. Davis to second. Skowron singled down the left field line, T. Davis scored, Howard to third. Crandall singled to left, Howard scored, Skowron to second. Spencer reached first on a fielding error, second baseman, Skowron to third, Crandall to second. Bases loaded. Gilliam singled to left, Skowron scored, Crandall scored, Spencer to third. Willhite lined out to right.
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, and 2 left on base.  Los Angeles leads 4 to 3.

Dusters second.
Horlen was hit by a pitch. Maye flied out to left. Gotay grounded to first, Horlen to second. Kolb singled up the middle, Horlen scored. Adair struck out.
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. The game is tied at 4.

Dodgers second.
Wills singled down the first base line. Wills stole second. W. Davis grounded to short, Wills to third. T. Davis lined out to right. Howard singled to right, Wills scored. Skowron walked, Howard to second. Crandall singled in the right field gap, Howard scored, Skowron to third. Spencer struck out.
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. Los Angeles leads 6 to 4.

Dusters third.
Pearson reached second on a throwing error, pitcher. Clendenon struck out. Boyer grounded to first, Pearson to third. Roseboro grounded to third.
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base. Nevada trails 6 to 4.

Dodgers third.
Gilliam grounded to first. Willhite struck out. Wills singled to right. W. Davis hit an infield single to short, Wills to second. T. Davis grounded to third.
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. Los Angeles leads 6 to 4.

Dusters fourth.
Williams (for Horlen) walked. Maye struck out. Gotay singled to center, Williams to second. Kolb popped up to third. Adair walked, Williams to third, Gotay to second. Bases loaded. Pearson singled to right, Williams scored, Gotay scored, Adair to third. CALMUS PITCHING. Clendenon struck out.
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. The game is tied at 6.

Dodgers fourth.
DeBUSSCHERE PITCHING. Howard struck out. Skowron lined out to center. Crandall popped up to second.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 6.

Dusters fifth.
Boyer grounded to third. Roseboro walked. Power (for DeBusschere) struck out. Maye homered over the left field wall for two RBIs. Gotay singled up the middle. Kolb struck out.
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Nevada leads 8 to 6.

Dodgers fifth.
DULIBA PITCHING. Spencer walked. Gilliam flied out to left. Moon (for Calmus) grounded to third, 5-4-3 double play.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Los Angeles trails 8 to 6.

Dusters sixth.
ROEBUCK PITCHING. Adair homered into the left field bleachers. Pearson flied out to center. Clendenon grounded to third. Boyer lined out to second.
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada leads 9 to 6.

Dodgers sixth.
Wills struck out. W. Davis homered in center. T. Davis singled through the right side. Howard singled to left, T. Davis to second. Skowron hit a single to right, T. Davis to third, Howard to second. Bases loaded. Crandall popped up to short. DAILEY PITCHING. Fairly (for Spencer) walked, T. Davis scored, Howard to third, Skowron to second. Bases loaded. Gilliam singled through the hole, Howard scored, Skowron to third, Fairly to second. Bases loaded. Walls (for Roebuck) grounded to second.
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base. The game is tied at 9.

Dusters seventh.
SHERRY PITCHING. ZIMMER IN AT THIRD. Roseboro popped up to third. Martin (for Dailey) struck out. Maye popped up to second.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 9.

Dodgers seventh.
RAYMOND PITCHING.  Wills lined out to left. W. Davis struck out. T. Davis struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 9.

Dusters eighth.
Gotay doubled over the left fielder. Kolb walked. Adair popped up to the catcher. Pearson walked, Gotay to third, Kolb to second. Bases loaded. Clendenon lined out to center. Boyer grounded to short.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 3 left on base. The game is tied at 9.

Dodgers eighth.
Howard singled through the right side. Skowron flied out to center. Crandall popped up to the catcher. Zimmer walked, Howard to second. Gilliam flied out to left.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. The game is tied at 9.

Dusters ninth.
PERRANOSKI PITCHING. Roseboro struck out. Banks (for Raymond) singled up the middle. Maye grounded to short, Banks to second. Gotay reached first on a fielding error, third baseman, Banks to third. Kolb grounded to second.
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 2 left on base. The game is tied at 9.

Dodgers ninth.
RENIFF PITCHING. Tracewski (for Perranoski) struck out. Wills flied out to left. W. Davis struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 9.

Dusters tenth.
ROWE PITCHING. Adair popped up to third. Pearson grounded to first. Clendenon struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 9.

Dodgers tenth.
T. Davis struck out. Howard grounded to short. Skowron grounded to first.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 9.

Dusters eleventh.
Boyer homered over the right field wall. Roseboro popped up to second. Fregosi (for Reniff) reached second on a fielding error, center fielder. Maye was intentionally walked. Gotay was hit by a pitch, Fregosi to third, Maye to second. Bases loaded. CLONINGER PITCHING. Kolb flied out to center. Fregosi tagged up and scored. Adair struck out.
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 2 left on base. Nevada leads 11 to 9.

Dodgers eleventh.
BREWER PITCHING. SAVERINE IN AT LEFT. Crandall popped up to second. Zimmer walked. Gilliam flied out to center. Mota (for Cloninger) flied out to center.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.

DUSTERS WIN: 11-9