1969 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1969 held at Springfield, Missouri.

Champion – Raybestos Cardinals, Stratford, Connecticut
Runner Up – Fairchild Falcons, Mountain View, California

Dick Norenburg of the Raybestos Cardinals pitched a 7-0 shutout in final championship game. The final game was forced after Roy Burlison of Mountain View won his 7th straight game to grab a 4-3 decision. But Burlison finally tired and was beaten in the final game. Dick Norenburg, an imposing figure at 6 foot 8 inches tall, led the Raybestos pitching staff as they alternated pitchers and kept everyone fresh. Norenburg was 2-0, Al Lewis was 1-0, Pete Carlson was 1-0 and Metro Szeryk was 1-1 with 26 K in 13 innings pitched.

  • MVP – Roy Burlison, Fairchild Falcons
  • Batting Leader – Charles Acklin, Armed Forces – .353
  • Home Run Leader – Ray Phillips, Fairchild Falcons – 3
  • Most Outstanding Pitcher Award  – Roy Burlison, Fairchild Falcons


P – Roy Burlison, Fairchild Falcons (7-2, 108 K, 62 IP, gave up only 26 hits and 11 runs)
P – Ron Peterson, Peninsula All-Stars (3-2, 39 IP, 47 K)
P – Joe Lynch, Sealmasters (3-1)
C – Don Benedict, Raybestos Cardinals
C – Dick Zuccato, Larry Lange Ford
1B – Ed Loveless, Fairchild Falcons
2B – Ray Phillips, Fairchild Falcons (8-28, .286, 4 RBI, 4 Runs)
3B – Don Dungee, Armed Forces
SS – Frank Hurtt, Sealmasters
OF – Bob Christensen, Sealmasters
OF – Charles Acklin, Armed Forces (6-17, 3 RBI, 1 Run)
OF – Earl Turnure, Larry Lange Ford
OF – Glenn Beamon, Fairchild Falcons
UTIL – Carl Walker, Raybestos Cardinals


P – Dick Norenberg, Raybestos Cardinals
P – Richie Stephen, Larry Lange Ford
P – Bonnie Jones, Nothdurft Tool (2-2, 33 IP, 48 K)
C – Larry Wiseman, Sealmasters
C – Dave Timok, Fairchild Falcons
1B – Joe Swanson, Larry Lange Ford
2B – Jess Kersey, Peninsula All-Stars
3B – Chuck Caldera, Fairchild Falcons
SS – John Anquillare, Raybestos Cardinals
OF – Al Yaeger, Raybestos Cardinals
OF – Stan Baker, Armed Forces
OF – Bill Lovato, Fairchild Falcons
OF – Fred Hopgood, Nothdurft Tool
UTIL – George Giles, Armed Forces


Harvey Sterkal, Aurora Sealmasters (1-1)


1. Raybestos Cardinals, Stratford, CT (5-1) (New-England)
2. Fairchild Falcons, Mountain View, CA (8-2) (North Pacific Coast)
3. US Armed Forces, USA (3-2) (Armed Forces)
4. Aurora Sealmasters, Aurora, IL (4-2) (West-Central)
5t. Nothdurft Tool, Detroit, MI (3-2) (East-Central)
5t. Portland Lakers, Portland, OR (2-2) (Northwestern)
7t. Peninsula All Stars, Fox Hill, VA (3-2) (Central-Atlantic)
7t. Larry Lange Ford, Cedar Falls, IA (2-2) (Western)
9t. Oxnard Kings, Oxnard, CA (2-2) (South Pacific Coast)
9t. F.E. Bailey Contractors, Mesa, AZ (1-2) (Cactus)
9t. Whitaker Buick, St. Paul, MN (1-2) (Northern)
9t. General Plumbing, Birmingham, AL (1-2) (Southern)
13t. Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, FL (1-2) (Defending Champ)
13t. Champion YMCA, Canton, NC (1-2) (South-Atlantic)
13t. Masterbilt Motors, Oklahoma City, OK (0-2) (Southwestern)
13t. West Construction, Salt Lake City, UT (0-2) (Rocky-Mountain)
17t. Reilly’s Rebels, Refugio, TX (0-2) (Texas)
17t. Empire Bank, Springfield, MO (0-2) (Host)
17t. Little Brauhaus, Poughkeepsie, NY (0-2) (Mid-Atlantic)


Alaska Champ – Wildwood Air Force Station, Kenai, AK did not attend. Hawaii Champ – Midas Muffler, Oahu, HI did not attend. Saskatoon Merchants, Saskatchewan did not attend.


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