Nevada Dusters @ San Francisco Giants
May 16-18, 1963
Candlestick Park
San Francisco, CA
HIT PARADE IN SAN FRANCISCO
Game 1
May 16, 1963

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
     Dusters (NEV) 6 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 2   15 22  2
      Giants (SFG) 1 3 0 0 0 3 1 0 4   12 18  2

 WP: Richert (4-0)
     LP: Marichal (2-6)
     SV: Reniff (18)

     Attendance: 50,000
     Time: 3:48

Nevada Dusters record: 33-10


GM Conn Hudson admitted to reporters that what worried him most were the bats of the San Francisco sluggers -- Jim Davenport, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey and Orlando Cepeda -- and, indeed, the Giants scored 12 runs on 18 hits in Game 1. What surprised everyone was that the Dusters got 15 runs on 22 hits and had their biggest inning ever in the 1st, 6 runs on 9 hits and bringing twelve men to the plate to take a 6-0 lead. Even more surprising was the three-run homer by J. C. Martin, subbing at third for an ailing Clete Boyer. It was Martin's sixth hit, and first extra-base-hit in 27 at-bats, on the year. The Giants battled back to make it 6-4 in the 4th when Nevada added a half-dozen more runs, loading the bases for a Billy Williams triple followed by Jerry Adair's two-run dinger over the left field fence. It was Adair's twelfth home run of the season, the most by any hitter in the majors. Again in the 6th San Francisco closed the gap with three runs off reliever Jim Brewer. The Dusters led 13-7 going into the 9th when a Donn Clendenon double was followed by Martin's second home run. In the bottom of the 9th the Giants staged a rally, adding two runs off Bob Duliba and two more at Hal Reniff's expense before Reniff struck out McCovey with bases loaded to end the game. Nevada starter Pete Richert allowed four runs on seven hits while striking out six in five innings, improving his 1963 record to 4-0. The Giants starter, Juan Marichal, lasted just one inning. The Dusters utilized four relievers, San Francisco six. "It didn't matter who was pitching today," remarked Ben Naylor. "Everybody got hammered." Martin went 3-for-4 with two walks, scored three runs and batted in six. Everyone on the Nevada card save Williams (1-for-7) got multiple hits, even Richert, who went 2-for-3. All the San Francisco starters had multiple hits as well, except for cleanup hitter McCovey (0-for-5). Naylor opined that McCovey's woes may well have been the difference in the game.
Game 2
May 17, 1963

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

 WP: Barber (7-2)
     LP: Sanford (4-4)

     Attendance: 50,000
     Time: 2:47

Nevada Dusters record: 34-10
Game 2 started out quite differently for the Dusters, as San Francisco starter Jack Sanford held them scoreless through seven innings, allowing just three hits, while the Giants scored in the 4th when Jim Davenport led off with a triple and scored when Willie Mays followed with a single, and again in the 6th when Felipe Alou, Davenport and Mays hit consecutive singles to make it 2-0 San Francisco. But in the top of the 8th triples by Billy Williams and Lee Maye and singles by Albie Pearson and Vic Power (pinch-hitting for starter Steve Barber) put the Dusters on top 3-2. Then, in the 9th, with Billy Hoeft on the mound, Clete Boyer was hit by a pitch, Johnny Roseboro doubled, and Maye hit his second three-bagger of the day to make it 5-2. Later in the inning, Pearson's triple -- the fourth of the game for Nevada batters -- along with a RBI single by Julio Gotay and an RBI double by J.C. Martin increased the lead to 9-2. It was a six-run 9th for Nevada, and Dave DeBusschere went to the hill to shut the door on the Giants in the bottom of the 9th. Barber gave up two runs on eight hits while striking out five for his seventh win of the campaign. Pearson went 4-for-5 with 3 RBIs. When asked the secret of Nevada's success, Ben Naylor just shook his head. "Sometimes I dunno how they do it," he confessed, "but these guys always seem to pull a win out of the hat." At 34-10, Nevada enjoyed the best team batting average (.275) and ERA (3.13) in either league.
Game 3
May 18, 1963

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

WP: Duffalo (3-0)
     LP: DeBusschere (1-1)

     Attendance: 50,000
     Time: 4:52

Nevada Dusters record: 34-11


In Game 3, Jerry Adair hit a solo homer in the first -- his thirteenth of the year, keeping him one up on Chicago's Ernie Banks for league leader -- to give Nevada a 1-0 lead. The Giants tied the game in the bottom of the 1st, and so it remained until Clete Boyer's two-run blast in the 4th. San Francisco's big inning came in the 7th, when they knocked starter Joe Horlen (6.0 ip, 6 h, 2 bb, 6 r, 5 er, 3 k) out of the game with a four-hit, five-run rally. The Dusters answered in the bottom of the 7th when singles by Billy Williams and Clete Boyer preceeded a home run by Johnny Roseboro, and Nevada was ahead again, this time 8-6. But the Dusters couldn't hold that lead; in the 8th San Francisco second sacker Chuck Hiller hit a two-run homer to tie it up. In extra innings, Giants reliever Buddy Bolin and Nevada relievers Hal Reniff and Jim Brewer kept runners off the bases until the Giants 12th, when Willie Mays reached third but couldn't score, and Julio Gotay drew a walk in the Dusters 13th but did not advance past first. In the Giants 13th, Dave DeBusschere took the hill and allowed a pair of singles before serving up a home run to Felipe Alou, a walk-off dinger that made it 11-8 and saved the Giants from being swept at Candlestick. Adair went 4-for-7 with a run and three RBIs, while Boyer was 3-for-6 for two ribbies and scored twice. With Chicago also losing, Nevada remained 7.5 games ahead in the NL lead. The San Francisco series was one that wrought havoc on pitching staff ERAs, with the two teams combining for 92 hits and  57 runs.
Dusters Starting Lineups

Game 1
Lee Maye rf
Jim Fregosi  ss
Billy Williams  lf
Jerry Adair  2b
Albie Pearson  cf
Donn Clendenon  1b
J.C. Martin  3b
Johnny Roseboro  c
Pete Richert  p

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


AB
H
BB
R
HR
RBI
K
SB
AVG
C
Roseboro
15
3
1
3
1
3
2
0
.191
1B
Clendenon
12
4
1
4
0
1
3
1
.260
2B
Adair
16
8
2
4
2
6
1
0
.340
3B/1B/PH
Martin
6
5
2
3
2
7
0
0
.276
3B
Boyer
10
3
0
3
1
2
3
0
.221
SS/PH
Fregosi
7
3
1
1
0
1
1
0
.317
SS
Gotay
9
2
1
0
0
2
1
0
.289
OF
Maye
19
6
0
4
0
3
2
0
.298
OF
Williams
14
3
1
4
0
3
3
0
.282
OF
Pearson
15
7
2
2
0
4
1
0
.314
PH
Banks
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
.288
OF/PH
Kolb
4
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
.295
PH/3B
Power
4
1
1
2
0
0
0
0
.253
P
Richert
3
2
0
1
0
0
1
0
.200
P
Barber
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
.222
P
Horlen
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.111
2B: Clendenon (3), Fregosi (9), Williams (7), Roseboro (4), Adair (8), Martin (1), Boyer (3), Pearson (4), Maye (5)
3B: Williams (6), Pearson (2), Maye 2 (5)
HR: Adair 2 (13), Martin 2 (2), Roseboro (5), Boyer (7)
         
G
GS
IP
H
BB
HR
R
ER
K
PIT
ERA
SP
Richert
1
1
5.0
7
1
0
4
4
6
87
4.54
1 win
SP
Barber
1
1
7.0
8
1
0
2
2
5
96
3.09
1 win
SP
Horlen
1
1
6.0
6
2
0
6
5
3
102
4.40
RP
Brewer
2
-
4.0
5
1
0
3
3
3
70
5.19
RP
DeBusschere
3
-
3.2
8
1
1
1
1
4
69
7.71
1 loss
RP
Duliba
2
-
1.2
3
2
0
4
4
0
41
6.04
RP
Reniff
2
-
1.1
1
1
0
0
0
2
41
1.53
1 save
RP
Dailey
2
-
2.0
4
1
1
2
2
0
42
1.13


FEATURED GAME
 Game 1: May 16, 1963



San Francisco Giants
starting lineup
Felipe Alou  rf
Jim Davenport  3b
Willie Mays  cf
Willie McCovey  lf
Orlando Cepeda  1b
Ed Bailey  c
Chuck Hiller  2b
Jose Pagan  ss
Juan Marichal  p



Willie McCovey
"Stretch"  "Big Mac"
Born 1.10.38 (Mobile, AL)
Debut 7.30.59
Bats Left
Throws Left
6' 4"   210
1959-1980
2588 G
8197 AB
1229 R
2211 H
521 HR
1555 RBI
.270 BA
.515 SLG
All-Star 1963, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971
1959 NL ROY
1969 ML-AS MVP
1969 NL MVP
Hall of Fame



Dusters first.
MARICHAL PITCHING. Maye grounded to first. Fregosi singled to left. Williams popped up to second. Adair singled to left, Fregosi to second. Pearson singled to right, Fregosi scored, Adair to third. Clendenon singled to right, Adair scored, Pearson to third. Martin homered over the center field fence for three RBIs. Roseboro singled up the middle. Richert hit an infield single to second, Roseboro to second. Maye singled to center, Roseboro to third, Richert to second. Bases loaded. Fregosi singled up the middle, Roseboro scored, Richert to third, Maye to second. Bases loaded. Williams struck out.
6 runs, 9 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base. Nevada leads 6 to 0.

Giants first.
RICHERT PITCHING. Alou walked. F. Alou stole second. Davenport grounded to third, Alou to third. Mays doubled down the right field line, F. Alou scored. McCovey struck out. Cepeda grounded to second.
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. San Francisco trails 6 to 1.

Dusters second.
CONSTABLE PITCHING. Adair flied out to left. Pearson hit an infield single to second. Clendenon walked, Pearson to second. Martin walked, Pearson to third, Clendenon to second. Bases loaded. Roseboro grounded to short. Richert struck out.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 3 left on base. Nevada leads 6 to 1.

Giants second.
Bailey grounded to third. Hiller singled to right. Pagan hit an infield single to third, Hiller to second. Constable singled through the right side, Hiller scored, Pagan to third. F. Alou singled to right, Pagan scored, Constable to third. Davenport singled through the hole, Constable scored, F. Alou to second. Mays grounded to third, F. Alou to third. McCovey struck out.
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. San Francisco trails 6 to 4.

Dusters third.
Maye singled through the hole. Fregosi walked, Maye to second. Williams popped up to third. Adair grounded to short, Maye to third, Fregosi forced out at second (fielder's choice). Pearson flied out to center.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base. Nevada leads 6 to 4.

Giants third.
Cepeda struck out. Bailey struck out. Hiller struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. San Francisco trails 6 to 4.

Dusters fourth.
Clendenon hit an infield single to third. Clendenon stole second. Martin singled to center, Clendenon scored. Roseboro walked, Martin to second. Richert singled to right, Martin to third, Roseboro to second. Bases loaded. BOLIN PITCHING. Maye lined out to third. Fregosi popped up to the catcher. Williams doubled down the third base line, Martin scored, Roseboro scored, Richert scored. Adair homered over the left field fence for two RBIs. Pearson struck out.
6 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. Nevada leads 12 to 4.

Giants fourth.
Pagan reached first on a fielding error, first baseman. Kuenn (for Bolin) struck out. F. Alou singled in the right field gap, Pagan to second. Davenport grounded to second, 4-6-3 double play.
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 1 left on base. San Francisco trails 12 to 4.

Dusters fifth.
LARSEN PITCHING. Clendenon struck out. Martin dribbled weakly to the catcher. Roseboro grounded to second.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.  Nevada leads 12 to 4.

Giants fifth.
Mays grounded to second. McCovey grounded to third. Cepeda reached first on a fielding error, shortstop. Bailey lined out to second.
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base. San Francisco trails 12 to 4.

Dusters sixth.
Power (for Richert) walked. Maye reached first on a fielding error, left fielder, Power to second. Fregosi grounded to short, Power to third, Maye forced out at second (fielder's choice). Williams struck out. Adair singled up the middle, Power scored, Fregosi to second. Pearson grounded to short.
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, and 2 left on base. Nevada leads 13 to 4.

Giants sixth.
BREWER PITCHING. Hiller popped up to second. Pagan singled through the hole. Haller (for Larsen) struck out. F. Alou singled to right, Pagan to second. Davenport doubled down the left field line, Pagan scored, F. Alou to third. Mays singled to right, F. Alou scored, Davenport scored. McCovey flied out to center.
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. San Francisco trails 13 to 7.

Dusters seventh.
HOEFT PITCHING. Clendenon grounded to first. Martin walked. Roseboro grounded to short, Martin to second. Kolb (for Brewer) grounded to second.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Nevada leads 13 to 7.

Giants seventh.
DeBUSSCHERE PITCHING. Cepeda homered over the left field fence. Bailey singled down the first base line. Hiller hit an infield single to third, Bailey to second. Pagan popped up to the catcher. M. Alou (for Hoeft)) grounded to third, 5-4-3 double play.
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. San Francisco trails 13 to 8.

Dusters eighth.
DUFFALO PITCHING. Maye struck out. Fregosi doubled down the left field line. Williams grounded to third. Adair popped up to third.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base. Nevada leads 13 to 8.

Giants eighth.
F. Alou popped up to first. Davenport flied out to right. Mays grounded to second.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base. San Francisco trails 13 to 8.

Dusters ninth.
Pearson popped up to third. Clendenon doubled in the right field gap. Martin homered over the right field fence for two RBIs. Roseboro singled in the left field gap. Banks (for DeBusschere) singled to left, Roseboro to second. Maye reached first on a fielding error, center fielder, Roseboro to third, Banks to second. Bases loaded. Fregosi struck out. TORRENS PITCHING. Williams grounded to second.
2 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, and 3 left on base. Nevada leads 15 to 8.

Giants ninth.
DULIBA PITCHING. McCovey walked. Cepeda doubled in the left field gap, McCovey to third. Bailey singled to right, McCovey scored, Cepeda to third. Hiller grounded to short, Bailey forced out at second (fielder's choice). Pagan singled through the right side, Cepeda scored, Hiller to second. Bright (for Torrens) lined out to right. F. Alou walked, Hiller to third, Pagan to second. Bases loaded. RENIFF PITCHING. Davenport singled to left, Hiller scored, Pagan scored, Alou to third. Mays walked, Davenport to second. Bases loaded. McCovey struck out.
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 men left on base.

DUSTERS WIN: 15-12