Nevada Dusters @ St. Louis Cardinals
May 4-6, 1963
Sportsman's Park
St. Louis, MO
RAID ON THE REDBIRDS
Game 1
May 4, 1963

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

  WP: Dailey (3-0)
     LP: Jones (2-1)
     SV: Reniff (14)

     Attendance: 41,080
     Time: 3:07

Nevada Dusters record: 25-6
Sportman's Park in St. Louis, Missouri was next on the itinerary. The Dusters took a 1st inning lead in Game 1 thanks to a two-run double off the bat of Billy Williams. But the Cardinals got to starter Dwight Siebler in the 2nd. Siebler walked the first batter, Stan Musial, then issued a single to George Altman, a run-scoring double to Gene Oliver, and a two-run single to Dick Groat, giving St. Louis a 3-2 lead. Siebler recovered, allowing just one hit in the next two innings, but Naylor decided to pull the rookie in the 5th and rely on his bullpen. Dailey, Duliba, Raymond and Reniff allowed the Cards just two more hits. Jerry Adair homered in the 6th -- his 11th, which topped the majors -- and the Dusters added three more in the 7th off three hits, two walks, and a fielding error by Cardinals reliever Sam Jones. Jim Fregosi, Williams, Adair and Albie Pearson -- the # 2-4 hitters in the Nevada lineup -- got two hits apiece, while Hal Reniff collected his 14th save. The Dusters had won ten in a row, and, at 25-and-6, were four games up on the Chicago Cubs atop the NL.
Game 2
May 5, 1963

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

  WP: Dailey (4-0)
     LP: Shantz (4-3)
     SV: Reniff (15)

     Attendance: 39,852
     Time: 3:30

Nevada Dusters record: 26-6
They made it eleven in a row with a 6-4 victory in Game 2. It didn't look good early on, though, as Cardinals starter Ray Sadecki held the Dusters to just one hit through four innings. Trailing 1-0 -- George Altman had hit a solo homer in the 2nd -- Nevada starter Dave McNally took matters into his own hands, moving battery mate Johnny Roseboro to third with a single and then, after Roseboro scored on a Lee Maye single, tagging up and going home on a tall Billy Williams sac fly to make it 2-1 Nevada. The Redbirds retaliated by shelling McNally in the 5th, as Bill White, Ken Boyer and Stan Musial hit back-to-back-to-back home runs. St. Louis led 4-2, but the Cardinals would commit four errors in the game, and one of these mistakes gave the Dusters a run in the 6th, while another occurred in the 7th, helping to set the table for a three-run Billy Williams triple into the left field gap. Reliever Bill Dailey got his second win in a row for a 4-and-0 record, and Hal Reniff recorded his 15th save. Williams was 2-for-4 with four RBI, hiking his average to .316.
Game 3
May 6, 1963

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
     Dusters (NEV) 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0    4  7  0
   Cardinals (STL) 0 4 0 0 2 0 0 1 x    7 12  0

 WP: Taylor (1-0)
     LP: Brewer (0-1)
     SV: Jones (1)

     Attendance: 39,460
     Time: 3:14

Nevada Dusters record: 26-7
The winning streak was broken in Game 3, won by the Cardinals 7-4. St. Louis victimized Nevada starter Pete Richert early, gathering four runs on four hits in the bottom of the 2nd. But Richert regrouped and held the Cards in check long enough for the Dusters to stage a comeback. Albie Pearson's lead-off walk was followed by a single off the bat of George Banks, playing third base in Clete Boyer's stead. Then Bob Saverine, starting at second in place of Jerry Adair, stroked an RBI single into right field. Johnny Roseboro walked, Vic Power (pinch hitting for Richert) hit a sac fly that brought Banks home, and Lee Maye singled in Saverine. The game was tied at 4. But the Cards scored two runs on reliever Jim Brewer in the 5th and another off Claude Raymond in the 7th. Nevada squandered its chances to strike back -- in the 7th Billy Williams hit a one-out triple (giving him two three-baggers in as many games) but was stranded while Roseboro and Adair walked in the 8th, and were also stranded.
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
J.C. Martin  c
Dwight Siebler  p

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

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

AB
H
BB
R
HR
RBI
K
SB
AVG
C/PH
Martin
5
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
.000
C
Roseboro
5
2
4
2
0
0
1
0
.186
1B/PH
Clendenon
7
1
2
0
0
0
4
0
.233
1B/PH
Power
6
1
0
0
0
1
1
0
.242
2B/PH
Adair
10
3
1
1
1
1
3
0
.319
2B
Saverine
4
1
0
1
0
1
1
0
.294
3B
Boyer
7
1
2
0
0
1
3
0
.187
3B
Banks
4
1
0
1
0
0
2
0
.298
SS
Fregosi
14
3
1
3
0
0
7
0
.290
OF
Maye
12
3
3
2
0
2
2
0
.303
OF
Williams
13
5
1
1
0
6
2
0
.311
OF
Pearson
14
4
1
3
0
3
2
1
.291
PH
Kolb
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.400
PH
Gotay
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.333
P
Siebler
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.143
P
McNally
2
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
.250
P
Richert
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.100
2B: Williams (5), Pearson (3)
3B: Williams 2 (4)
HR: Adair (11)
1          
G
GS
IP
H
BB
HR
R
ER
K
PIT
ERA
SP
Siebler
1
1
4.0
5
1
0
3
3
2
63
2.25
SP
McNally
1
1
4.2
8
3
4
4
4
4
93
3.32
SP
Richert
1
1
3.0
4
3
0
4
4
2
63
5.40
RP
Duliba
1
-
1.2
0
4
0
1
1
4
46
5.95
RP
Dailey
3
-
4.1
5
1
0
0
0
3
70
0.83
2 wins
RP
Raymond
3
-
3.0
3
1
0
1
1
1
55
1.45
RP
Reniff
2
-
2.0
0
0
0
0
0
3
45
0.76
2 saves
RP
Brewer
2
-
2.1
4
0
1
2
2
3
47
5.40
1 loss

FEATURED GAME
 Game 1: May 4, 1963



St. Louis Cardinals
starting lineup
Julian Javier  2b
Bill White  1b
Ken Boyer  3b
Stan Musial  lf
George Altman  rf
Gene Oliver  c
Charlie James  cf
Dick Groat  ss
Curt Simmons  p




Sportsman's Park
Opened 1902
Home of the Cardinals 1920-1966
Last Game 5.8.66
Capacity 30,500


Dusters first.
SIMMONS PITCHING. Maye walked. Fregosi singled through the right side, Maye to third. Williams doubled down the left field line, Maye scored, Fregosi scored. Adair struck out. Pearson struck out. Clendenon struck out.
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.  Nevada leads 2 to 0.

Dodgers first.
SIEBLER PITCHING. Javier struck out. White singled in the right field gap. Boyer grounded to short, 6-4-3 double play.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. St. Louis trails 2 to 0.

Dusters second.
Boyer struck out. Martin grounded to short. Siebler grounded to third.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada leads 2 to 0.

Dodgers second.
Musial walked. Altman singled through the hole, Musial to second. Oliver doubled over the left fielder, Musial scored, Altman to third. James popped up to third. Groat singled down the first base line, Altman scored, Oliver scored. Simmons popped up to the catcher. Javier popped up to short.
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. St. Louis leads 3 to 2.

Dusters third.
Maye reached first on a throwing error, second baseman. Fregosi grounded to third, Maye to second. Williams walked. Adair struck out. Pearson grounded to the pitcher.
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 2 left on base. Nevada trails 3 to 2.

Dodgers third.
White popped up to short. Boyer flied out to center. Musial popped up to third.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. St. Louis leads 3 to 2.

Dusters fourth.
Clendenon walked. Clendenon was caught stealing second. Boyer grounded to second. Martin grounded to third.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada trails 3 to 2.

Dodgers fourth.
Altman lined out to first. Oliver singled through the right side. James struck out. Groat grounded to third.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. St. Louis leads 3 to 2.

Dusters fifth.
Power (for Siebler) grounded to second. Maye flied out to left. Fregosi singled to center. Williams grounded to second.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Nevada trails 3 to 2.

Dodgers fifth.
DULIBA PITCHING. Simmons struck out. Javier walked. White struck out. Boyer walked, Javier to second. Musial grounded to third.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. St. Louis leads 3 to 2.

Dusters sixth.
Adair homered over the left field fence. Pearson singled through the hole. Clendenon singled down the right field line, Pearson to third. Boyer grounded to third, 5-4-3 double play, Pearson scores. Martin grounded to short.
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada leads 4 to 3.

Dodgers sixth.
Altman walked. Oliver walked, Altman to second. James struck out. Groat struck out. DAILEY PITCHING. Burke (for Simmons) singled through the hole, Altman scored, Oliver to second. Javier flied out to left.
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. The game is tied at 4.

Dusters seventh.
JONES PITCHING. Banks (for Dailey) walked. Maye laid down a sacrifice bunt to the catcher, Banks to second. Fregosi reached first on a throwing error, pitcher, Bank scored. Williams singled through the hole, Fregosi to second. Adair singled to left, Fregosi to third, Williams to second. Bases loaded. Pearson singled down the third base line, Fregosi scored, Williams scored, Adair to third. Clendenon struck out. Boyer walked, Pearson to second (Adair at third). Martin grounded to the pitcher.
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, and 3 left on base.  Nevada leads 7 to 4.

Dodgers seventh.
RAYMOND PITCHING. White grounded to third. Boyer singled through the hole. Musial grounded to second, 4-6-3 double play.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. St. Louis trails 7 to 4.

Dusters eighth.
SHANTZ PITCHING. Gotay (for Raymond) flied out to left. Maye flied out to center. Fregosi grounded to third.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada leads 7 to 4.

Dodgers eighth.
RENIFF PITCHING. Altman popped up to third. Oliver grounded to second. James struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. St. Louis trails 7 to 4.

Dusters ninth.
Williams grounded to third. Adair struck out. Pearson grounded to second.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada leads 7 to 4.

Dodgers ninth.
Groat dribbled weakly to the catcher. Bloomfield (for Shantz) struck out. Javier grounded out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.

DUSTERS WIN: 7-4