1972 ASA Men’s A Slow Pitch Nationals

1972 held at Cincinnati, Ohio.

Champion – Vernhardt’s Inn, Levittown, New York
Runner Up – Jolly Bar, Detroit, Michigan

Jolly Bar won their first couple games then lost their first game on Monday and had to deal with the rain delay schedule. Vernhardt’s Won their first three games and then the rain delays started and they won all three on the last day to win the championship. Tom Back was said to have won 4 of the 6 games Jolly Bar played with either a game winning hit or game saving catch to earn MVP honors.

  • MVP – Tom Back, Jolly Bar


  • P – Rick Leek, Vernhardt’s Inn
  • C – Ron Fitanor, Travelers
  • 1B – Joe Gagliardi, Pepsico
  • 2B – Larry Johinovotch, Jolly Bar
  • 3B – Junior Riggs, Travelers
  • SS – Bob Hummer, Jolly Bar
  • OF – Bobby Mercer, Jolly Bar
  • OF – Ray Klett, Vernhardt’s Inn
  • OF – Guidici, Henco Builders
  • OF – Tom Back, Jolly Bar


1. Vernhardt’s Inn, Levittown, NY (6-0)
2. Jolly Bar, Detroit, MI (6-2)
3. Pepsico, Valhalla, NY (4-2)
4. Rantoul, Illinois (4-2)
5t. Steinhafel, Wisconsin (5-2)
5t. Tino’s, Chicago, IL (4-2)
7t. Travelers, Louisville, KY (4-2)
7t. Henco Builders, Rochester, NY (4-2)
9t. Jay’s AC, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
9t. Johnny Mac, St. Louis, MO (2-2)
9t. Colonel’s Retreat, Louisiana (2-2)
9t. Minnehaha Bowl, St. Paul, MN (2-2)
13t. Troy Redmen, Troy, OH (2-2)
13t. Conti Brothers, Rhode Island (2-2)
13t. Bridgeport Men, Bridgeport, NE (2-2)
13t. Solway Hardware, Tennessee (2-2)
17t. Corner Distributors, Bronx, NY (1-2)
17t. Hunts Tavern, Pittsburgh, PA (1-2)
17t. Dubois Chemical, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
17t. Mack Truck, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
17t. Eagles, Minnesota (1-2)
17t. Maria’s Pizza, Michigan (1-2)
17t. Dino’s, Milwaukee, WI (1-2)
25t. Minneapolis, MN (0-2)
25t. Kansas City, MO (0-2)
25t. North Dakota (0-2)
25t. Phi Lamda Chi, Arkansas (0-2)
25t. Jumbo’s, Hepzibah, WV (0-2)
25t. Samuel’s Grocery, Richmond, VA (0-2)
25t. Gerres Construction, Elkton, DE (0-2)


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