Nevada Dusters @ St. Louis Cardinals
May 10-12, 1963
Sportsman's Park
St. Louis, MO
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Game 1
May 10, 1963

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

  WP: Shantz (5-3)
     LP: Reniff (4-1)

     Attendance: 39,914
     Time: 2:57

Nevada Dusters record: 29-8
Setup man Claude Raymond, out 16 days with a mild shoulder separation, joined starter Al Downing (scheduled to return in 11 days) on the DL, forcing a reshuffling of the bullpen that included calling up rookie Denny McLain from AAA Bakersfield as the Dusters headed back to St. Louis for three more with the Redbirds. In Game 1 the Cardinals led 2-0 going into the 7th, with starter Ray Sadecki dominating the Nevada lineup, allowing a solitary hit through four. Donn Clendenon's leadoff three-bagger in the 5th went for naught and Billy Williams got as far as third in the 6th but couldn't come home. In the 7th, though, back-to-back run-scoring singles by Lee Maye and Jim Fregosi tied the game. The Dusters loaded the bases in the top of the 9th only to come away empty. In the bottom of the 9th Hal Reniff surrendered a walk and a single before serving up a three-run walk-off home run to St. Louis catcher Gene Oliver, and the Cardinals triumphed 5-2.
Game 2
May 11, 1963

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

WP: Richert (3-0)
     LP: Bauta (0-2)
     SV: Reniff (17)

     Attendance: 40,787
     Time: 2:43

Nevada Dusters record: 30-8
Game 2 followed a familiar script, with the Nevada starter -- in this case, Pete Richert (6.0 ip, 4 h, 3 bb, 2 r, 2 er, 4 k) holding the line and giving the Dusters batters enough time to stitch together enough hits to win. The Dusters took a 1-0 lead in the 4th with back-to-back doubles by Donn Clendenon and Clete Boyer, but a two-run double by the Cards' Ken Boyer put St. Louis in front. There they remained until a 9th inning Nevada rally. Johnny Roseboro singled with two outs and moved to third when Vic Power, pinch hitting for Richert, scorched one down the right field line. Then George Banks, subbing for Lee Maye in right field, hit Roseboro in and Jim Fregosi hit Nevada's fourth single of the frame to score Power. With a 3-2 lead, Ben Naylor sent Hal Reniff and the "defense" -- J.C. Martin to first and Bob Saverine to center -- in for the bottom of the 9th, and a twin killing dashed the Redbirds' hopes. Nevada had won its thirtieth game of the campaign and was five-and-a-half games up on Chicago in the NL.
Game 3
May 12, 1963

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

WP: Gibson (4-3)
     LP: Barber (6-2)

     Attendance: 40,070
     Time: 2:52

Nevada Dusters record: 30-9
Game 3 featured the fourth meeting of aces Steve Barber and Bob Gibson. Barber had won the first three decisions but this time Gibson prevailed, pitching a complete game in which he allowed just two runs on seven hits while striking out nine. Barber's Waterloo was the bottom of the 7th, when he walked Stan Musial and George Altman following a Bill White triple to load the bases for Gene Oliver. The hero of the first game of the series, Oliver hit a grand slam to give St. Louis a 6-1 lead. Jim Fregosi and Billy Williams hit back-to-back doubles in the Nevada 8th, and the Dusters scored a run -- but left two men stranded. Fregosi went 2-for-4 with a walk, a run and an RBI and Steve Barber's record on the year went to 6-and-2. It was the first series loss in May for Nevada.
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
George Banks  rf
Jim Fregosi  ss
Billy Williams  lf
Jerry Adair  2b
Gary Kolb  cf
Donn Clendenon  1b
Clete Boyer  3b
Johnny Roseboro  c
Pete Richert  p

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


AB
H
BB
R
HR
RBI
K
SB
AVG
C
Roseboro
10
1
2
2
0
0
2
0
.175
1B
Clendenon
9
3
3
2
0
0
3
0
.231
2B
Adair
8
2
0
0
0
0
1
0
.326
2B
Saverine
4
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
.286
3B
Boyer
12
1
0
0
0
1
4
0
.198
SS
Fregosi
13
6
0
1
0
3
3
1
.299
OF
Maye
8
2
1
0
0
1
4
0
.317
OF
Williams
11
2
3
0
0
1
2
0
.299
OF/PH
Pearson
8
2
1
0
0
0
1
0
.284
OF
Banks
4
1
1
0
0
1
1
0
.286
OF
Kolb
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.325
PH
Power
3
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
.257
PH
Martin
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.167
P
McNally
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.214
P
Richert
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
.083
P
Barber
2
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
.240
2B: Clendenon (2), Boyer (2), Fregosi 2 (6), Williams (6), Barber (1)
3B: Clendenon (1)
1          
G
GS
IP
H
BB
HR
R
ER
K
PIT
ERA
SP
McNally
1
1
6.0
4
2
0
2
2
6
89
3.28
SP
Richert
1
1
6.0
4
3
0
2
2
4
93
4.15
1 win
SP
Barber
1
1
6.2
9
5
1
6
6
4
121
3.14
1 loss
RP
Dailey
2
-
3.0
0
1
0
0
0
2
40
0.64
RP
Reniff
2
-
1.1
3
2
1
3
3
0
32
1.63
1 loss
1 save
RP
Duliba
1
-
2.0
2
1
0
0
0
0
31
4.94
RP
Brewer
1
-
0.1
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
3.86

FEATURED GAME
 Game 1: May 10, 1963




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




Gene Oliver
Born 3.22.35 (Moline, IL)
Debut 6.6.59
Bats Right
Throws Right
6' 2"   225
Northwestern University
1959-1969
786 G
2216 AB
268 R
546 H
93 HR
320 RBI
.246 BA
.427 SLG


Dusters first.
SADECKI PITCHING. Maye struck out. Fregosi grounded to first. Williams lined out to right.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Cardinals first.
McNALLY PITCHING. Javier popped up to the catcher. White struck out. Boyer struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Dusters second.
Adair singled to center. Pearson grounded to the pitcher, Adair forced out at second (fielder's choice). Clendenon struck out. Boyer grounded to first.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Cardinals second.
Musial struck out. Altman lined out to second. Oliver grounded to second.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Dusters third.
Roseboro struck out. McNally grounded to second. Maye struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 0.

Cardinals third.
Flood singled to left. Groat flied out to center. Sadecki grounded to short, Flood to second. Javier singled to left, Flood scored. White hit an infield single to first, Javier to second. Boyer grounded to first.
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. St. Louis leads 1 to 0.

Dusters fourth.
Fregosi popped up to third. Williams grounded to third. Adair lined out to center.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada trails 1 to 0.

Cardinals fourth.
Musial flied out to left. Altman struck out. Oliver grounded to second.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. St. Louis leads 1 to 0.

Dusters fifth.
Pearson popped up to the catcher. Clendenon tripled down the first base line. Boyer struck out. Roseboro was intentionally walked. McNally grounded to second.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. Nevada trails 1 to 0.

Cardinals fifth.
Flood popped up to the catcher. Groat grounded to the pitcher. Sadecki struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. St. Louis leads 1 to 0.

Dusters sixth.
Maye struck out. Fregosi struck out. Williams singled to left. Adair singled to right, Williams to third. Pearson struck out.
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. Nevada trails 1 to 0.

Cardinals sixth.
Javier walked. White lined out to right. Javier stole second. Boyer singled up the middle, Javier scored. Boyer was caught stealing second. Musial walked. Altman struck out.
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. St. Louis leads 2 to 0.

Dusters seventh.
Clendenon walked. Boyer grounded to first, Clendenon to second. Roseboro was intentionally walked. Power (for McNally) flied out to center. Clendenon tagged up and reached third. Maye singled down the right field line, Clendenon scored, Roseboro to third. Fregosi singled down the third base line, Roseboro scored, Maye to third. Fregosi went for an extra base and was thrown out at second.
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. The game is tied at 2.

Cardinals seventh.
DAILEY PITCHING. Oliver grounded to the pitcher. Flood grounded to third. Groat popped up to short.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 2.

Dusters eighth.
Williams walked. Adair laid down a sacrifice bunt to the catcher, Williams to second. Pearson lined out to right. Clendenon was intentionally walked. Boyer grounded to short.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. The game is tied at 2.

Cardinals eighth.
Burke (for Sadecki) walked. Burke was caught stealing second. Javier grounded to first. White struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. The game is tied at 2.

Dusters ninth.
SHANTZ PITCHING. Roseboro lined out to left. Martin (for Dailey) reached first on a fielding error, shortstop. Maye walked, Martin to second. Fregosi laid down a sacrifice bunt to the catcher, Martin to third, Maye to second. Williams was intentionally walked. Bases loaded. Adair flied out to left.
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 3 left on base. The game is tied at 2.

Cardinals ninth.
RENIFF PITCHING. Boyer grounded to short. Musial walked. Altman hit an infield single to short, Musial to second. Oliver homered over the left field fence for three RBIs.
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.

CARDINALS WIN: 5-2