1964 ASA Open Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1964 held at Springfield, Ohio.


Champion – Skip Hogan A.C., Pittsburgh, PA (69-11)
Runner Up – Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY


In a National Championship that featured a couple of great comebacks in the history of this event, Musicaro jumped out to an 11-5 lead on homers from Jim Galloway, Oscar Steadman and Lou Russo (3 hits in that game), Zeke Sinicola also had 3 hits for Musicaro’s – everybody at the tournament thought it was going to be a Musicaro-Gatliff championship matchup …. But, Gatliff come back in their usual way and scored 7 runs in the 5th inning to eventually win 13-11. In the final, Skips came came twice in the last two innings. Trailing 12-7 in the bottom of the 6th, the Skips scored 6 runs, highlighted by Paul Tomasovich’s (Tomasovich had 2 HRs in the game) homer to give his team a 13-12 lead. Gatliffs came back with 4 runs in the top of the 7th behind Bob Harrison’s HR (That was Harrison’s 3rd of the game) to take a 16-13 lead. Skips pushed across 2 runs with a series of hits and with 2 outs, up comes George Siford of Skips to pinch hit with with 2 runners on base. Siford hits a dramatic walk off 3- run homer to give Skips the championship 18-16 over Gatliff. Lost in all the commotion was the incredible feat pulled off by TWUA’s Don Arndt, as he had a weekend for the ages. It was stated that he started the tournament with 22 consecutive hits. He finished up 24-26 for a .923 average and also was the Home Run leader with 10. He was also walked intentionally 9 times.


  • MVP – Paul Tomasovich, Skip AC (17-24, .708, 7 HRs, 2 Doubles, 4 Triples)
  • HR Leader – Don Arndt, TWUA – 10
  • Batting Leader – Don Arndt, TWUA (24-26, 2 2Bs, 4 3Bs, 9 Intentional Walks) – .923 – Set new National Tournament Batting record

1964 ASA MEN’S OPEN SLOW PITCH ALL-AMERICAN FIRST TEAM

  • P- Lou DelMastro, Skip AC
  • C-Hudson Knock, Gatliff’s
  • 1B- Barry Norman, Gatliff’s
  • 2B- Ray Whitey Brown, Gatliff’s (14-28, .500)
  • 3B- Paul Tomasovich, Skip AC (17-24, .708, 7 HRs)
  • SS- Mike Kovach, Skip AC
  • OF- Oscar Steadman, Musicaro’s
  • OF- Clint Boisel, Hudepohl Beer
  • OF- Bob Harrison, Gatliff’s (7 HRs)
  • OF- Jim Galloway, Musicaro’s

OTHERS

  • Don Arndt, TWUA (24-26, .923, 10 HRs, 2 2Bs, 4 3Bs, 9 Intentional Walks, 33-35 on base – OB% of .943)

FINAL STANDINGS

1 – Skip AC, Pittsburgh, PA 6-0
2 – Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY 6-2
3 – Musicaro Foods, Massapequa, NY 6-2
4 – East Side Sporting Goods, Detroit, MI 6-2
5t – TWUA Textile Workers, Leaksville, NC 5-2
5t – Tom Sweeney’s Pontiac, Cincinnati, OH 4-2
7t – Hudepohl Beer, Springfield, OH 4-2
7t – Duff’s, Minneapolis, MN 4-2
9t – Cities Service, Milwaukee, WI 4-2
9t – Ready Mix Concrete, Knoxville, TN 4-2
9t – Jiffy Club, Louisville, KY 3-2
9t – John M. Forster Company, Rochester, NY 3-2
13t – Fox Lake, Chicago Metro, IL 3-2
13t – Ragusa Market, Gretna-New Orleans, LA 3-2
13t – Stubbs Howe Company, Savannah, GA 3-2
13t – Olden AA, Trenton, NJ 2-2
17t – Krivan Club, Springdale, PA 2-2
17t – Christy’s Eggs, Cleveland, OH 2-2
17t – Tom Benson Chevy, San Antonio, TX 2-2
17t – Pizza Hut, Hutchinson, KS 2-2
17t – Quinn Packing, Providence, RI 2-2
17t – Caruso Florist, Washington DC 2-2
17t – Rockledge Electric, Cocoa, FL 2-2
17t – Farmers Merchants Bank, Breaux Bridge, LA 2-2
25t – Mira’s Cafe, Bellvue, OH 2-2
25t – Quality Aluminum, Coldwater, MI 2-2
25t – Rueters, St. Louis Park, MN 2-2
25t – Strand Tavern, Waukesha, WI 2-2
25t – Park Lumber, Bremerton, WA 2-2
25t – May Avenue Methodist, Oklahoma City, OK 1-2
25t – Spengler Dawes, Granite City, IL 1-2
25t – Venice Cafe, Boston, MA 1-2
33t – Tucci & Sons, Tacoma, WA 1-2
33t – Cavalier AC, Petersburg, VA 1-2
33t – Assembly of God, Mesa, AZ 1-2
33t – Schubert’s, Indianapolis, IN 0-2
33t – Red Bull Transfer, Omaha, NE 0-2
33t – St. Anthony’s, Wilmington, DE 0-2
33t – McConaghy Drugs, Mobile, AL 0-2
33t – Stotz Garage, Valhalla, NY 0-2
33t – Strats, Atlanta, GA 0-2
33t – Dorothy’s Lounge, St. Louis, MO 0-2
33t – Top Hatters, Bickmore-Clay, WV 0-2
33t – Surfside, Restaurant, Fairfield, CT 0-2
33t – North St. Paul VFW, St. Paul, MN 0-2
33t – Millbury Old Time Inn, Millbury, MA 0-2
33t – Bill’s Tavern, Evansville, IN 0-2
33t – Plaza Gardens, Toledo, OH 0-2
49t – Canister Stores, Whitley City, KY 0-2
49t – Cafe Ideal, Miami, FL 0-2

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