Jerry Yields Tainted Run, Wins 10th Straight, 9 - 1

Oklahoma City '89ers 9 Salt Lake City Bees 1

August 23, 1963

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Salt Lake City Bees 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1   0 1
Oklahoma City '89ers 3 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 x 9 17 1

by John Cronley
  Right-hander Jerry Nelson, who had been dabbling about merely on the spectacular side as the 89ers' meal ticket, soared to pitching perfection here Friday night, fashioning the first no-hitter of the Pacific Coast League season as Salt Lake City was bombed, 9 - 1, in the home stand opener.
Recording his 10th straight triumph for Oklahoma City's Southern Division leaders, now in front of Dallas-Fort Worth and San Diego by 4-1/2 games. The 29-year old Nelson, using only 86 pitches in his masterpiece, carried on a strong flirtation with an even greater classic.
[The] only base runners against Nelson, now owner of a gleaming 13 - 5 record, came through two walks, one of which was followed by an error which put in position the Bees' lone score in the fourth inning.
This was unearned, of course, and the other, of course, and the other base on balls was drawnby pinch-hitter Don Eaddy in the ninth, when Nelson struggled a bit on two full counts.
In the same round, he needed a good play by George Williams at third on Jesse White's slow hopper, and earlier three finerunningplays inthe outfield were helpful. Nelson struck out six.
Only six outfield flies were hit by the losers, none of those coming during a three and one-third inning stretch in the middle frames.
 Nelson wasn't content tolimit himself to pitching heroics, figuring in Oklahoma City's lusty 17-hit onslaught against left-handers Dick LeMay and Wayne Carlander witha double and a single for a 2-for-3 game while scoring once.
It was one of the 89ers' heaviest attacks of the season as they poled at least onbe hit inevery inning but the eighth. All nine men in the lineup landed safely at least once.
Williams maintained hishothittinggait. He took the club's home run lead with his 16th, which opened the City's scoring spree as lead off man in the 89er first.
Williams slugged in three runsandfive of his teammates came through with two blows each.
In numerous previous games, southpaws had been anathema to the Cityans, but onthishistoric occasion they freely clubbed the two Bee moundsmen.
Starter LeMay departed with none out in the third inning, charged with a 6-0 deficit. Nor was successor Carlander any puzzle, but he escaped with only three runs scored off him.
The kids night crowd of 4,976, including 3,472 paid admissions, cheered Nelson on throughthe last three innings. Some ofthefansspilled onto the field in quest of autographs after the89ers all but carried Jerry off the field.
The teams resume the series at 6 p.m. Saturday in a double-header.  [Continued Below]

Salt Lake City Bees ABRHRBI

Jesse White, 3b 3 1 0 0
Jimmy Stewart, ss 4 0 0 0
Don Davis, 1b 2 0 0 1
Bob Will, lf 3 0 0 0
Bill Cowan, cf 3 0 0 0
Ken Aspromonte, 2b 3 0 0 0
Bill Ott, rf 3 0 0 0
Cuno Barragan, c 3 0 0 0
Dick LeMay, p 1 0 0 0
  Wayne Carlander, p 1 0 0 0
  Don Eaddy, ph 0 0 0 0

Salt Lake City totals26 1 0 1
Oklahoma City '89ers ABRHRBI

George Williams, 3b 5 2 4 3
Glenn Vaughan, ss 5 0 2 2
Carroll Hardy, rf 4 1 2 0
Dave L Roberts, 1b 3 2 2 1
Jim Campbell, c 5 1 1 1
Al Heist, cf 5 0 2 0
Danny Murphy, lf 5 0 1 0
Jim Mahoney, 2b 4 2 1 1
Gerald Nelson, p 3 1 2 0

Oklahoma City totals39 9 17 9

E-   White, Mahoney
DP-  Salt Lake City 1 (Aspromonte, Stewart, and Davis)
LOB- Salt Lake City 1 Oklahoma City 11
2B - Roberts, Nelson, Mahoney, Williams
3B - Hardy
HR - Williams
SH - Nelson
SF - Davis

Salt Lake City Bees IPHRERBBK

Dick LeMay (L, 1 - 3) 2 8 6 4 0 0
Wayne Carlander 6 9 3 3 4 5

Oklahoma City '89ers IPHRERBBK

Gerald Nelson (W, 13 - 5) 9 0 1 0 2 6

PB- Barragan
Time - 2:13
Attendance - 4976

[from above] Oklahoma City broke on top with a three-run burst off LeMay in its first time at bat, chiefly through some long range firing.
Williams led off with a 380-foot home run to left-center. Carroll Hardy hit a stand-up triple down the middle, coming in as Dave Roberts doubled down the right line.
A ground single to left by Jim Campbell registered Roberts andthe 89ers were away to a fine 3-0 start.
The 89ers kept right after LeMay [in] the second inning, scoring once when Glenn Vaughan followed Nelson's two-bagger with a single.
Score Soars
The city polished off LeMay with another uprising in the third, this one good for three additional scores, all unearned. Roberts singled. There was a throwing error on Campbell's single, planting runners on first and third base. Al Heist singled across Roberts,
bringing Carlander to the Bees' mound.
After Danny Murphy hit into a double play, sending Campbell to third, the latter was doubled in by Jim Mahoney. Nelson's infield single put Mahoney on third and he was plated by Williams' single, sending the score soaring to 7-0.
Bees Tally Once
Salt Lake City tallied once without the aid of a hit in the fourth. Jesse White walked on four straight pitches. Jim Stewart lined to second but the runner reached third as Mahoney's tryfor a twinkilling was low and into thedugout. TheBees got their tainted run on Don Davis' long sacrifice fly for the 7-1 accounting.
The 89ers struck for two more scores in the fifth. Mahoney walked, was sacrificed to second by Nelson,riding in on Williams' double. When Vaughan singled, Williams came home as the Cityans lead widened to 9-1.   [To Boxscore]
  89er first baseman Dave Roberts puts on the long stretch to glove a high throw from third and retire Bob Will in the second inning

No-Hit Trail

FIRST INNING -- Jesse White flied out to centerfield, Hardy making a long run and catch in foul territory
  -- Jimmy Stewart grounded to the pitcher unassisted
  -- Don Davis skied to center
SECOND INNING -- Bob Will grounded to third
  -- Bill Cowan struck out
  -- Ken Aspromonte flied to left
THIRD INNING -- Bill Ott grounded to second
  -- Cuno Barragan and
  -- Dick LeMay fanned
FOURTH INNING -- White walked
  -- Mahoney took Stewart's liner to second but threw wildly past first and White went to third
  -- Davis got the run home with a sacrifice fly to right
  -- Will bounced to first
FIFTH INNING -- Cowan bounced to short
  -- Aspromonte grounded to the mound
  -- Ott struck out
SIXTH INNING -- Barragan grounded to short
  -- Carlander bounced to first
  -- White popped to second
SEVENTH INNING -- Stewart grounded to first
  -- Davis popped to short
  -- Will grounded to shortstop
EIGHTH INNING -- Cowan's liner down the third base line was caught by Murphy
  -- Aspromonte bounced to third
  -- Ott flied to left
NINTH INNING -- Barragan struck out
  -- Don Eaddy walked and
  -- went to second as White grounded to third, Williams making a good play
  -- Stewart struck out

Source: The Daily Oklahoman, August 24, 1963


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