Nevada Dusters @ Cincinnati Reds
October 10-12, 1963
Crosley Field
Cincinnati, OH
Game 1
October 10, 1963
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
     Dusters (NEV) 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3   10 13  1
        Reds (CIN) 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0    5 10  2

WP: McNally (11-11)
     LP: O'Toole (16-11)

     Attendance: 33,826
     Time: 3:25

Nevada Dusters record: 111-49
"This series," Naylor told the team, "is your rehearsal for the big one. Make the most of it." And they did, jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the 1st thanks to back-to-back doubles by Donn Clendenon and Billy Williams followed by Jerry Adair's 26th homer of the season, a two-run shot into the left field bleachers. They added four more in the 3rd when Reds starter Jim O'Toole walked three, Williams hit a two-run single and Johnny Roseboro doubled for two RBIs. That gave Dave McNally a comfortable lead -- which he squandered, allowing three runs in the Cincinnati 3rd, two of them on a Gordy Coleman homer, and two more in the 4th. Bill Dailey relieved McNally for the 6th and kept the Reds off the basepaths; in the 7th he struck out Gene Freese with Vada Pinson ninety feet away from the paystation. Cincinnati shortstop Leo Cardenas opened the 8th with a single on Claude Raymond, but Raymond retired the next three batters. In the Dusters 9th J.C. Martin hit a two-run double down the right field line and a pair of Cincinnati errors allowed Martin to score to make it 10-5. Jim Brewer retired the side in the Reds 9th and McNally got his 11th win -- though he admitted he hadn't earned it. The Dusters hit six doubles in the game, and Billy Williams improved his league-leading average to .332 by going 2-for-5.
Game 2
October 11, 1963

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

 WP: Maloney (18-7)
     LP: Richert (13-4)
     SV: Henry (31)

     Attendance: 33,361
     Time: 2:45

Nevada Dusters record: 111-50
Though the Dusters had already won the NL pennant, the series meant a lot to the Cincinnati Reds. Beating Nevada in the last series of the year was their World Series. The ace of their starting rotation, Jim Maloney (17-7), took the mound in Game 2, and a Nevada lineup that had accumulated ten runs on thirteen hits the day before managed just a single run on five hits in the 8.2 innings that Maloney pitched. Nevada's Pete Richert turned in a strong performance, too, allowing just two runs on six hits in six innings of work. Nevada got its run in the 4th, which Billy Williams opened with a double. Jerry Adair's single to right scored Williams, tying the game. Maloney picked off Adair, got Jim Fregosi to fly out and George Banks (playing in right field in place of Lee Maye) to ground out, and the inning was over. In the 5th Richert walked Don Blasingame, who scored on a Jerry Lynch double. The Dusters juiced the bases in the 7th but came away empty. They had one more chance when Jim Fregosi led off the 9th with a double; Clete Boyer drew a one-out walk, but Maloney struck out Johnny Roseboro and reliever Bill Henry fanned pinch hitter J.C. Martin to preserve the 2-1 Cincinnati win and collect his 31st save. Adair went 3-for-4; the rest of the lineup, save for Williams and Fregosi, who each got a double, went hitless. Richert's record went to 13-4.
Game 3
October 12, 1963

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
     Dusters (NEV) 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0    4 10  0
        Reds (CIN) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    0  3  0

WP: Barber (24-4)
     LP: Purkey (17-9)

     Attendance: 33,739
     Time: 2:49

Nevada Dusters record: 112-50
"I always bring a good book to the bullpen when Steve's pitching," said reliever Bill Dailey -- and he needed the book in this game, because Steve Barber pitched his eighth complete game of the season, and recorded his third shutout. He had a no-hitter going into the 7th, when Frank Robinson managed a one-out single up the middle that eluded both Jerry Adair and Jim Fregosi. In the 9th the Reds got two more singles, but a double play ended any hopes they might have had for an eleventh-hour rally. The Dusters got a run in the 1st and Clete Boyer led off the 2nd with a solo homer. Lee Maye got his own solo blast in the 6th, and a run-scoring double by Billy Williams in the 7th made it 4-0. According to Ben Naylor, Barber (24-4) was the most dominant pitcher in the majors. "If he doesn't get the Cy Young, something is definitely wrong," declared Nails. The team also congratulated Billy Williams, who had secured the major league batting title with his .331 average, just ahead of Philadelphia's Tony Gonzalez (.328).
Dusters Starting Lineups

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

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

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

AB
H
BB
R
HR
RBI
K
SB
AVG
C
Roseboro
11
1
1
0
0
2
3
0
.226
1B
Clendenon
12
5
0
2
0
0
3
1
.301
1B
Martin
1
1
0
1
0
2
0
0
.225
2B
Adair
13
4
1
1
1
3
1
1
.292
3B
Boyer
11
3
2
1
1
1
2
0
.245
SS
Fregosi
12
3
1
1
0
1
3
0
.288
OF
Pearson
11
4
3
3
0
0
1
0
.311
OF
Williams
12
4
2
3
0
4
2
1
.331
OF
Maye
9
2
0
1
1
1
2
0
.257
OF/PH
Banks
4
1
1
1
0
0
1
0
.325
PH
Martin
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
.224
PH
Power
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.260
P
McNally
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.115
P
Richert
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
.172
P
Barber
3
0
1
1
0
0
1
0
.176
P
2B: Roseboro (13), Clendenon 2 (26), Boyer 2 (16), Williams 3 (26), Martin (8), Fregosi (28)
HR: Adair (26), Boyer (18), Maye (17)
         
G
GS
IP
H
BB
HR
R
ER
K
PIT
ERA
SP
McNally
1
1
5.0
8
2
1
5
2
2
91
3.01
1 win
SP
Richert
1
1
6.0
6
3
0
2
2
0
93
4.18
1 loss
SP
Boyer
1
1
9.0
3
4
0
0
0
7
127
2.58
1 win
RP
Dailey
1
-
2.0
1
0
0
0
0
2
28
1.84
RP
Raymond
1
-
1.0
1
0
0
0
0
1
14
3.12
RP
Brewer
2
-
3.0
1
2
0
0
0
1
52
3.51

FEATURED GAME
 Game 3: October 12, 1963
(final regular season game)



Cincinnati Reds
starting lineup
Wade Blasingame  2b
Jerry Lynch  lf
Vada Pinson  cf
Gordy Coleman  1b
Frank Robinson  rf
Gene Freese  3b
Leo Cardenas  ss
Hank Foiles  c
Bob Purkey  p



Hank Foiles
Born 6.10.29 (Richmond, VA)
Debut 4.21.53
Bats Right
Throws Right
6' 0"   195
University of Virginia
1963
42 G
87 AB
8 R
18 H
4 HR
10 RBI
.207 BA
.289 OBP


TOP OF THE FIRST
Albie Pearson singled to right. <--1>
Donn Clendenon grounded to second. <-2->
Billy Williams grounded to third. <3-->
Jerry Adair walked. <3-1>
Jim Fregosi singled to left, scoring a run. <3-1>
Lee Maye grounded to second. <3-1>
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
In the middle of the first, Nevada leads 1 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
Don Blasingame grounded to first. <--->
Jerry Lynch popped up to second. <--->
Vada Pinson grounded to third. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the first, Cincinnati trails 1 to 0.

TOP OF THE SECOND
Clete Boyer homered over the right field fence. <--->
Johnny Roseboro flied out to right. <--->
Steve Barber grounded to second. <--->
Albie Pearson popped up to third. <--->
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the second, Nevada leads 2 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
Gordy Coleman struck out. <--->
Frank Robinson lined out to short. <--->
Gene Freese grounded to short. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the second, Cincinnati trails 2 to 0.

TOP OF THE THIRD
Donn Clendenon singled through the right side. <--1>
Donn Clendenon stole second. <-2->
Billy Williams walked. <-21>
Jerry Adair popped up to third. <-21>
Jim Fregosi grounded to third. <-21>
Lee Maye popped up to short. <-21>
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
In the middle of the third, Nevada leads 2 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
Leo Cardenas grounded to short. <--->
Hank Foiles grounded to third. <--->
Bob Purkey grounded to third. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the third, Cincinnati trails 2 to 0.

TOP OF THE FOURTH
Clete Boyer grounded to short. <--->
Johnny Roseboro lined out to second. <--->
Steve Barber lined out to center. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the fourth, Nevada leads 2 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
Don Blasingame walked. <--1>
Jerry Lynch walked. <-21>
Vada Pinson grounded to second. <-21>
Gordy Coleman flied out to right. <-21>
Frank Robinson struck out. <-21>
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
At the end of the fourth, Cincinnati trails 2 to 0.

TOP OF THE FIFTH
Albie Pearson lined out to center. <--->
Donn Clendenon popped up to third. <--->
Billy Williams grounded to third. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the fifth, Nevada leads 2 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
Gene Freese grounded to second. <--->
Leo Cardenas grounded to third. <--->
Hank Foiles lined out to center. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the fifth, Cincinnati trails 2 to 0.

TOP OF THE SIXTH
Jerry Adair flied out to center. <--->
Jim Fregosi popped up to first. <--->
Lee Maye homered over the left field fence. <--->
Clete Boyer doubled in the left field gap. <-2->
Johnny Roseboro grounded to second. <-2->
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
In the middle of the sixth, Nevada leads 3 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
Jimmie Coker pinch hit for Bob Purkey. <--->
Jimmie Coker walked. <--1>
Don Blasingame flied out to right. <--1>
Jerry Lynch flied out to right. <--1>
Vada Pinson struck out. <--1>
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
At the end of the sixth, Cincinnati trails 3 to 0.

TOP OF THE SEVENTH
Joe Nuxhall came in to pitch for the Reds. <--->
Steve Barber walked. <--1>
Albie Pearson singled up the middle. <-21>
Donn Clendenon flied out to center. <-21>
Billy Williams doubled down the right field line, scoring a run. <32->
Jerry Adair flied out to center. <32->
Jim Fregosi flied out to center. <32->
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
In the middle of the seventh, Nevada leads 4 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
Gordy Coleman grounded to first. <--->
Frank Robinson singled to left. <--1>
Gene Freese walked. <-21>
Leo Cardenas struck out. <-21>
Hank Foiles struck out. <-21>
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
At the end of the seventh, Cincinnati trails 4 to 0.

TOP OF THE EIGHTH
Lee Maye popped up to second. <--->
Clete Boyer grounded to short. <--->
Johnny Roseboro popped up to second. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
In the middle of the eighth, Nevada leads 4 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
Eddie Kasko pinch hit for Joe Nuxhall. <--->
Eddie Kasko struck out. <--->
Don Blasingame lined out to the pitcher. <--->
Jerry Lynch struck out. <--->
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
At the end of the eighth, Cincinnati trails 4 to 0.

TOP OF THE NINTH
Bill Henry came in to pitch for the Reds. <--->
Steve Barber struck out. <--->
Albie Pearson singled down the right field line. <--1>
Donn Clendenon hit an infield single to short. <-21>
Billy Williams grounded to third. <3-1>
Billy Williams stole second. <32->
Jerry Adair grounded to third. <32->
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
In the middle of the ninth, Nevada leads 4 to 0.

BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
Vada Pinson flied out to left. <--->
Gordy Coleman singled through the hole. <--1>
Frank Robinson singled in the left field gap. <-21>
Gene Freese grounded to second for a double play. <-2->

DUSTERS WIN: 4-0