1981 ASA Men’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1981 held at Burlington, North Carolina.


Champion – Elite Coatings, Gordon, Georgia
Runner Up – Fred Weber/Merchants, St. Louis, Missouri


  • MVP – Ricky Huggins, Elite (25-40, .625, 8 HR, 20 RBI)
  • HR Leader – Cecil Whitehead, Elite – 10 (18-35, .514, 21 RBI)
  • Batting Leader – Jessie Walter, Cline Brothers – .810 (17-21, 9 RBI)

Elite won 16-14 and 16-10. Ron Knight and Greg Smith hit 3-run homers and Ricky Huggins also homered in the first win. Then Huggins came through with a HR and two triples in the final to clinch the title.


ASA MAJOR ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Pat Nolan, Fred Weber Merchants (16-26, .615, 6 RBI, 3 Runs)
  • C – Ed Jones, Elite Coatings (20-31, .645, 8 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • C – Bob Narlock, Lilly Air Merchants (11-14, .786, 3 RBI, 3 Runs)
  • 1B – Gary Haas, Cline Brothers Roofing (13-21, .619, 2 RBI, 7 Runs)
  • 2B – Jerry Hopkins, Morgan Boots (15-24, .625, 4 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • 3B – Ricky Huggins, Elite Coatings (25-40, .625, 8 HR, 20 RBI, 18 Runs)
  • SS – Paul Wright, Elite Coatings (27-42, .643, 6 RBI, 18 Runs)
  • OF – Jesse Walter, Cline Brothers (17-21, .810, 9 RBI, 8 Runs)
  • OF – Don Clatterbough, Bradley’s (12-15, .800, 4 RBI, 5 Runs)
  • OF – Dave Meyer, Fred Weber Merchants (18-26, .692, 6 HR, 12 RBI, 17 Runs)
  • OF – Cecil Whitehead, Elite Coatings (18-35, .514, 10 HR, 21 RBI, 13 Runs)
  • UTIL – Rodney Nieman, Bayout Oilfield Rentals (14-24, .583, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 12 Runs)
  • UTIL – Paul Riess, Fred Weber Merchants (18-29, .552, 8 HR, 17 RBI, 12 Runs)
  • UTIL – Ron Smith, Morgan Boots (13-21, .619, 2 RBI, 3 Runs)

ASA MAJOR ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • P – Donnie Maness, Fabmasters (18-29, .621, 7 RBI, 14 Runs)
  • P – Kenneth Carlton, Green Machine (11-18, .611, 4 HR, 13 RBI, 6 Runs)
  • 1B – Clyde Zachery, Elite Coatings (19-27, .514, 3 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • 2B – George Wade, Fred Weber Merchants (14-30, .467, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • 3B – Tom Chmela, Lilly Air Systems (15-23, .652, 3 RBI, 14 Runs)
  • SS – Mike Foote, Sims NY Life (12-19, .632, 4 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • OF – Jay Lehman, Cline Brothers (11-21, .524, 2 RBI, 5 Runs)
  • OF – Mike Lorden, Sunrise Budweiser (11-18, .611, 4 RBI, 3 Runs)
  • OF – Don Knight, Elite Coatings (19-34, .559, 4 HR, 15 RBI, 13 Runs)
  • OF – Leslie Picard, Bayou Oil Field Rentals (8-17, .471, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 Runs)
  • UTIL – Ted Larson, Shimers (14-23, .609, 3 RBI, 4 Runs)
  • UTIL – Jake Jacobi, Lilly Air Systems (15-23, .652, 7 RBI, 9 Runs)
  • UTIL – Tim Elridge, Shimers (18-29, .621, 8 RBI, 10 Runs)
  • UTIL – Mike Lewis, Bayou Oil Field Rentals (11-23, .478, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 5 Runs)

OTHERS

  • Ray Fleetwood, Green Machine (12-19, .632, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 12 Runs)
  • Larry Franklin, Hadens (9-15, .600, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 6 Runs)
  • Mike Jacobs, Green Machine (14-24, .583, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 13 Runs)
  • Dennis Myers, Shimers (13-25, .520, 8 HR, 19 RBI, 10 Runs)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA (8-1)
2. Fred Weber Merchants, St. Louis, MO (5-2)
3. Bayou Oilfield Rentals, New Iberia, LA (4-2)
4. Morgan Boots, Dallas, TX (4-2)
5t. Cline Bros. Roofing, Archbold, OH (5-2)
5t. Lilly Air Systems, Chicago, IL (4-2)
7t. Fab Masters, Lexington, NC (5-2)
7t. Shimer’s, Minneapolis, MN (5-2)
9t. Frank Cannizzaro Const., Modesto, CA (2-2)
9t. Green Machine, Starke, FL (4-2)
9t. D-Bar-G Ranch, Renton, WA (2-2)
9t. Chisholm Spt. Goods, Malden, MA (2-2)
13t. Sunrise Budweiser, Las Vegas, NV (3-2)
13t. Bradley’s, Mechanicsville, VA (2-2)
13t. Sim’s N.Y. Life, Akron, OH (3-2)
13t. Pierson & Assoc., Houston, TX (2-2)
17t. North Central BJ’s, Waterloo, IA (1-2)
17t. SW Industries, Taylor, MI (1-2)
17t. Mr. Bob’s, Crystal, MN (2-2)
17t. Haden’s, Springfield, MO (2-2)
17t. Unique Cleaners, Alcoa, TN (1-2)
17t. Frierson’s Building Supply, Jackson, MS (1-2)
17t. Gartenhaus Cafe, Plainville, CT (1-2)
17t. Bob Hoffman Blue, York, PA (1-2)
25t. Sports Line, Mt. Kisco, NY (0-2)
25t. Volk & Son, Turlock, CA (0-2)
25t. Smokey’s, Detroit, MI (1-2)
25t. Erieside Elect., Willoughby, OH (1-2)
25t. Sure Shine, Santa Clara, CA (1-2)
25t. American Fitness Center, Jacksonville, FL (0-2)
25t. Valley House, Batesville, IN (0-2)
25t. O.J. Shoemaker, South Bend, IN (0-2)
33t. Hillcrest Tavern, Cleveland, OH (0-2)
33t. Ruth Realty, Kent, WA (0-2)
33t. Last Chance Restaurant, Richmond, VA (0-2)
33t. Pit Stop, Zion, IL (0-2)
33t. Goodrich, Midland, TX (0-2)

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