1960 ASA Major Women’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1960 held at Richmond, Virginia.


Champion: Carolina Glass Rockets , High Point, NC (35-0 record)
Runner Up: Pearl Laundry Pollyannas,, Richmond, VA


The High Point Glass Rockets completed their undefeated season by sweeping through the National Tournament in three straight games. Pitcher Peggy Andrews allowed only 18 hits in 21 innings. She surrendered just 3 runs and pitched a 2-0 shutout in the Championship Game. Andrews also wielded a hot bat also. Heidel’s Hall Nancy Conners started off the tournament tossing a 3-hitter over St. Patrick’s of Louisville, KY as Heidel’s banged out 28 hits in an 18-1 triumph. A young lady by the name of Nancy Oldham started out her Hall of Fame career playing for the High Point Carolina Glass Rockets.


ALL TOURNAMENT AWARDS

  • N.F. Jacobs and Son MVP Award– Peggy Andrews, Rockets (P), (3-0, allowed 3 total runs and 18 hits in 21 innings, pitched 2-0 shutout in final)
  • Hillerich & Bradsby Outstanding Hitter Award-Phyllis Snipes, Glass Rockets
  • Outstanding Pitcher Award – Peggy Andrews, Rockets
  • Batting Leader – Phyllis Snipes, Glass Rockets (6-10, 1 HR) – .600
  • Rockingham Manager Award – Louise Pete Brown, Glass Rockets

FINAL STANDINGS (Single Elimination)

1. Carolina Glass Rockets, High Point, NC 3-0
2. Pearl Laundry Pollyannas, Richmond, VA 2-1
3t. Heidel’s Hall, Covington, KY 2-1
3t. Clearview Lake, Cincinnati, OH 1-1
5t. BPW Hoosiers, New Albany, IN 0-1
5t. Virginia Metals, Orange, VA 0-1
5t. Eddie Mooer’s Blue Jays, Richmond, VA 0-1
5t. Virginia Dairy, Richmond, VA 0-1
9. St. Patrick’s, Louisville, KY 0-1


SCORES

Single Elimination
Play-in Game

Heidel’s Hall, Covington, KY 18 – St. Patrick’s, Louisville, KY 1 (Nancy Conners 3-hitter, Heidels 28 hits)

First Round/Quarterfinals
Pearl Laundry Pollyannas, Richmond, VA 12 – BPW Hoosiers, New Albany, IN 5
Clearview Lake, Cincinnati, OH 7 – Virginia Metals, Orange, VA 3
Carolina Glass Rockets, High Point, NC 5 – Virginia Dairy, Richmond, VA 2
Heidel’s Hall, Covington, KY 11 – Eddie Mooer’s Blue Jays, Richmond, VA 3

Semi Finals
Pearl Laundry Pollyannas, Richmond, VA 8 – Clearview Lake, Cincinnati, OH 1
Carolina Glass Rockets, High Point, NC 4 – Heidel’s Hall, Covington, KY 1

Championship
Carolina Glass Rockets, High Point, NC 2 – Pearl Laundry Pollyannas, Richmond, VA 0


From 1957-60, the Women’s Nationals were actually called National Invitationals, the Women’s Open Nationals Officially started in 1961.

From 1961-63, the Women’s Open Nationals had a consolation flight.

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