1981 ASA Industrial Men’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1981 tournament site unknown

Champion – Raffield Fisheries, Port St. Joe, Florida
Runner Up – Avco-Lycoming, Stratford, Connecticut

Raffield went undefeated to capture its first Industrial National Championship. They beat defending champion, Sikorsky 16-7 and then Avco-Lycoming 5-3 in the winners bracket final to ensure themselves a spot in the championship. It was Avco-Lycoming who emerged from the losers bracket to challenge Raffield for the title. The Raffield squad once again proved they were no fluke as they beat former two time national champ Avco-Lycoming 14-9. Bill Dodson, Brian Baxley and Jerry Guilford all had 3 hits in the game to lead the Raffield offense, with one of Guilford’s hits being a homer. The team went 6-0 and only surrendered 31 runs. In a ironic twist, Raffield has won their regional championship the last 8 years in a row and only came as close as fourth in the national, this year they failed to win their regional, but ended up winning the National. Kenny Haddock was the MVP as he batted .615 and sparkled in the field.

  • MVP – Kenny Haddock, Raffield Fisheries (16-26, .615)
  • HR Leader – Mike Wallace, Delta Airlines Bucks – 7
  • Batting Leader – Donnie Bratton, Southwestern Bell (16-21) – .761


  • P – Donnie Bratton, Southwestern Bell
  • P – Mike Todd, Raffield Fisheries
  • C – Mike Wallace, Atlanta Delta Airlines
  • C – Brian Baxley, Raffield Fisheries
  • 1B – Joe Magdon, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • 2B – Frank Delgado, Avco-Lycoming
  • 3B – Don Ashcraft, Raffield Fisheries
  • SS – Ken Haddock, Raffield Fisheries
  • OF – Jim Nichols, Southwestern Bell
  • OF – Ed Kuzia, Avco-Lycoming
  • OF – Rick Branch, Atlanta Delta Airlines
  • OF – Tom Michalek, Avco-Lycoming
  • UTIL – Mike Dockal, Southwestern Bell
  • UTIL – Bob Hurd, Sikorsky Aircraft


  • P – William Ausbirn, Atlanta Delta Airlines
  • P – Ray Kaminski, Avco-Lycoming
  • C – Dick Thompson, Avco-Lycoming
  • C – Buba Richoux, Cameron Ironworks
  • 1B – Bill Dodson, Raffield Fisheries
  • 2B – Richard Vegas, Atlanta Delta Airlines
  • 3B – Ed Finnegan, Avco-Lycoming
  • SS – Donald Dixon, Atlanta Delta Airlines
  • OF – Tony Bohannon, Atlanta Delta Airlines
  • OF – John Respondek, Southwestern Bell
  • OF – Dave Dopp, Avco-Lycoming
  • OF – Jerry Guilford, Raffield Fisheries
  • UTIL – Kenny Carter, Cameron Ironworks
  • UTIL – Warren Yeager, Raffield Fisheries


1. Raffield Fisheries, Port St. Joe, FL (6-0)
2. Avco-Lycoming, Stratford, CT (5-2)
3. Delta Airlines Bucks, Atlanta, GA (7-2)
4. Southwestern Bell Telephone, Houston, TX (4-2)
5t. Cameron Ironworks, Patterson, LA (4-2)
5t. Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, CT (5-2)
7t. Armco Triangles, Middletown, OH (3-2)
7t. Southwire, Carrollton, GA (4-2)
9t. GE Wacos, Louisville, KY (2-2)
9t. US Post Office, Minneapolis, MN (3-2)
9t. Phillips 66, Bartlesville, OK (2-2)
9t. Eastern Coal, Copperstown, WV (2-2)
13t. Pipefitters Local #392, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
13t. Southern New England Telephone, New Haven, CT (3-2)
13t. Beech Aircraft, Wichita, KS (3-2)
13t. Burlington Northern Railroad, St. Paul, MN (3-2)
17t. Reynold’s Metals, Richmond, VA (1-2)
17t. Hurlburtfield Raiders, Hurlburtfield, FL (1-2)
17t. AT&T, Kansas City, MO (1-2)
17t. Miller Brewing Company, Milwaukee, WI (1-2)
17t. Allen-Bradley Company, Milwaukee, WI (1-2)
17t. FMC, Findley, MN (1-2)
17t. Offutt AFB, Omaha, NE (1-2)
17t. ONAN, Fridley, MN (1-2)
25t. CPS, San Francisco, CA (0-2)
25t. Smith Valve, Westboro, MA (1-2)
25t. Grumman Aerospace, Bethpage, NY (1-2)
25t. CEAA, Hamilton, OH (0-2)
25t. AT&T, Basking Ridge, NJ (0-2)
25t. Miller Brewing, Albany, GA (0-2)
25t. Local #1005, Cleveland, OH (0-2)
25t. NAS, Corpus Cristi, TX (0-2)
33t. Glatco, Spring Grove, PA (0-2)
33t. Bell Helicoptor, Amarillo, TX (0-2)
33t. Monighan’s, Baltimore, MD (0-2)


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