1970 ASA Men’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

1970 held at Southgate, Michigan.


Champion – Little Caesar’s, Southgate, Michigan (104-5)
Runner Up – Copper Hearth, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (81-9)


Little Caesars beat Copper Hearth in the winners bracket final 32-9 (9 HR) and again in the championship 40-11 (17 HR). Three Players combined for ten of the homers, Tex Collins and Bob Auten both hit 4 and Bill Cole hit 3. Carl Neubauer (19-28, .678, 3 HR, 10 RBI) and Fred “Duke” Maas (16-26, .615, 5 HR, 18 RBI) led Copper Hearth.

Bob Auten (17-25, .680, 7 HR, 15 RBI, 15 Runs scored) and Bill Cole (14-25, .560, 10 HR, 16 RBI) of Little  Caesars also had big tournaments. Little Caesars hit 34 Home runs in its last 3 games. In the final championship game, every Little Caesar starter hit at least one home run.


  • MVP – Mike Gouin, Little Caesar’s (19-26, .730, 6 HR, 11 RBI, 17 Runs) Jay Justice, Worthington Steel (16-28, .570, 20 RBI, 14 Runs) – 11
  • Batting Leader – Bob Swords, Worthington Steel (21-28, 10 HR, 15 RBI, 17 Runs) – .750

ASA OPEN ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Don Arndt, Howard Furniture (no info)
  • P – Bob Auten, Little Caesars (17-25, .680, 7 HR, 15 RBI, 15 Runs)
  • C – Ron Patterson, Golden Gallons (21-29, .724, 9 HR, 25 RBI, 16 Runs)
  • C – Bob Swords, Worthington Steel (21-28, .750, 10 HR, 15 RBI, 17 Runs)
  • 1B – Jim Becker, Copper Hearth (13-27, .481, 7 HR, 11 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • 2B – Tony Mazza, Little Caesars (15-27, .556, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • 3B – Bill Cole, Little Caesars (14-25, .560, 10 HR, 16 RBI, 14 Runs)
  • SS – Paul Riggs, Golden Gallons (18-28, .642, 8 HR, 16 RBI, 18 Runs)
  • OF – Mike Gouin, Little Caesars (19-26, .730, 6 HR, 11 RBI, 17 Runs)
  • OF – Fred “Duke” Maas, Copper Hearth (16-26, .615, 5 HR, 18 RBI, 12 Runs)
  • OF – Carl “Doc” Neubauer, Copper Hearth (19-28, .678, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 14 Runs)
  • OF – Jay Justice, Worthington Steel (16-28, .570, 11 HR, 20 RBI, 14 Runs)
  • UT – Phil Schroer, Seymour Merchants (11-20, .550, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • UT – Bill Pope, Valley Merchants (18-27, .667, 8 HR, 13 RBI, 15 Runs)

ASA OPEN ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • P – Stan Harvey, Golden Gallons (17-29, .586, 8 HR, 19 RBI, 16 Runs)
  • P – Bill Agler, Worthington Steel (11-26, .423, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 4 Runs)
  • C – Jim York, Howard Furniture (12-23, .523, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 7 Runs)
  • C – Gary Ritter, Omar’s Boys (no info)
  • 1B – Elmer McDaniels, Valley Merchants (14-23, .609, 4 HR, 13 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • 2B – Ron Porter, Worthington Steel (13-30, .433, 4 HR, 13 RBI, 12 Runs)
  • 3B – Mac Stalcup, Golden Gallons (12-24, .500, 3 HR, 4 RBI, 12 Runs)
  • SS – Darrell Leake, Warren Motors (10-16, .625, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 7 Runs)
  • OF – Bob Silvers, Teamsters Local (14-22, .637, 5 HR, 16 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • OF – Gary Ladue, Little Caesars (13-24, .542, 6 HR, 15 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • OF – Thad Malinowski, Howard’s Furniture (17-24, .708, 6 HR, 17 RBI, 14 Runs)
  • OF – Gary Haskew, Golden Gallons (19-26, .730, 5 HR, 13 RBI, 14 Runs)
  • UT – Bob Malecki, Little Caesars (10-21, .475, 5 HR, 8 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • UT – Terry Robertson, Valley Merchants (12-18, .667, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 9 Runs)

OTHERS

Bernie Miller, Seymour Merchants (16-22, .729, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 11 Runs)
Phil Higgins, Copper Hearth (16-25, .640, 5 HR, 11 RBI, 13 Runs)
Tex Collins, Little Caesars (10-16, .625, 5 HR, 6 RBI, 9 Runs)
Bert Smith, County Sports (9-15, .600, 4 HR, 10 RBI, 7 Runs)
Mike Axelson, Little Caesars (10-17, .583, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 8 Runs)
Bobby Bates, Howard’s Furniture (15-26, .576, 8 HR, 15 RBI, 13 Runs)
Mike Nye, Warren Motors (10-20, .500, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 6 Runs)
Jim Puckett, Little Caesars (10-21, .475, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 7 Runs)
Ben Hogan, Golden Gallons (12-26, .467, 8 HR, 21 RBI, 9 Runs)
Steve Loya, Teamsters (7-16, .437, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 4 Runs)
Mickey Morrison, Howard’s (8-22, .363, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 5 Runs)
Jim Galloway, County Sports (5-15, .333, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 4 Runs)


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Little Caesars, Southgate, MI (6-0)
2. Copper Hearth, Milwaukee, WI (5-2)
3. Worthington Steel, Columbus, OH (5-2)
4. Golden Gallons, Chattanooga, TN (4-2)
5t. Valley Merchants, Langdale, AL (5-2)
5t. Howard’s Furniture, Denver, NC (4-2)
7t. Seymour Merchants, Seymour, IN (3-2)
7t. Teamsters Local #293, Cleveland, OH (4-2)
9t. Warren Motors, Jacksonville, FL (3-2)
9t. Pile Drivers, Virginia Beach, VA (3-2)
9t. Canal Lanes, Southampton, MA (2-2)
9t. Century Tire, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
13t. County Sports, Levittown, NY (2-2)
13t. Omar’s Boys, Shelbysville, KY (2-2)
13t. Non-Ferrous Metals, Cleveland, OH (2-2)
13t. Southern Fastener, Mobile, AL (2-2)
17t. Bam Bace, Port Chester, NY (1-2)
17t. Chrysler’s, Decatur, IL (1-2)
17t. Ciccio Homes, Southington, CT (1-2)
17t. Aero Oil Company, York, PA (1-2)
17t. Heidelberg, Tacoma, WA (1-2)
17t. Haufbrau-Kountz, Bozeman, MT (1-2)
17t. Pacific Standard, Burlingame, CA (1-2)
17t. Andy’s, Richmond, VA (1-2)
25t. Meader Construction, San Antonio, TX (0-2)
25t. Duff’s, Minneapolis, MN (0-2)
25t. Brown-Remy, Waverly, OH (0-2)
25t. Wilmar Lounge, St. Louis, MO (0-2)
25t. Cooper Brothers, New Iberia, LA (0-2)
25t. Priced Rite Trophy, Salt Lake City, UT (0-2)
25t. Knittig, St. Louis, MO (0-2)
25t. Fulford TV, Rockville, MD (0-2)

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