1981 NSPC

1981 OFFICERS

  • Executive Director – Robert Brown
  • President – Richard Howard
  • Secretary – Jim Snyder
  • Treasure – Richard Howard
  • Public Relations – Dennis Punch
  • Publicity Director – Jerome Earnest

FINAL STANDINGS

Place/Team Record Pct 1st 2nd
1. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 18-4 .818 6 1
2. Nationwide Advertising, Cleveland, OH 37-15 .712 7 2
3. Snyder’s/Stroh’s, Detroit, MI 22-16 .579 1 6
4. York Barbell/Ken Sanders, York, PA 12-9 .571 1 3
5. Steele’s Sports, Gradton, OH 8-23 .258 0 1
6. Shimers, Minneapolis, MN 4-12 .250 1 0
7. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL 3-11 .214 0 1
8. Gartenhouse, Plainville, CT 1-17 .056 0 1

NSPC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

1981 held at Willoughby, Ohio.


  • Champion: Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, North Carolina
  • Runner Up: Nationwide Advertising, Cleveland, Ohio

After Howard’s beat Steele’s 31-10 in the semi-finals (Ed Roth 4 HR, Dick Bartel 3 HR, Don Arndt and Stan Harvey, 2 HR each), Howards then beat NAS 14-12 in winners bracket final as Dick Bartel hit two 3-run homers. NAS then eliminated York Barbell/Ken Sanders 17-13 as Mike Macenko and Dana Andry each homered twice. Howard’s then won the title as Tom Beall’s 3-run home run blew the game open for Howards as they won the championship 16-4.


  • HR Leaders – Ed Roth, Howard’s (8-11, .727, 12 RBI) – 7
  • HR Leaders – Harold Kelley, Jerry’s (10-12, .833, 12 RBI) – 7
  • Batting Leader – Harold Kelley, Jerry’s Caterers (10-12, 7 HR, 12 RBI) – .833
  • Outstanding Defensive Players – Mike Nye, York/Sanders
  • Outstanding Defensive Players – Doc Booker, NAS

1981 NSPC ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

Dick Bartel, Howard’s/Western Steer (9-13, .692, 6 HR, 15 RBI)
Mike Nye, York Barbell’s/Ken Sander’s (10-14, .714)
Ed Roth, Howard’s/Western Steer (8-11, .727, 7 HR, 12 RBI)
Harold Kelley, Jerry’s Caterers (7 HR) (10-12, .833, 7 HR, 12 RBI)
Rick Scherr, Howard’s/Western Steer (8-12, .667, 1 HR)
Mike Cellura, Howard’s/Western Steer (7-12, .583)
Stan Harvey, Howard’s/Western Steer (8-13, .615, 3 HR, 10 RBI)
Mike Macenko, Nationwide Advertising (8-16, .500, 5 HR)
Marty Rolnick, Nationwide Advertising (9-16, .563, 4 HR)
Benny Holt, Nationwide Advertising (8-11, .727, 3 HR)
Craig Elliott, York Barbell’s/Ken Sander’s (8-13, .615, 6 HR, 12 RBI)
Herman Rathman, Steele’s Sports (8-14, .571, 5 HR)
Doc Booker, Nationwide Advertising


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC (3-0)
2. Nationwide Adverstising, Cleveland, OH (3-2)
3. York Barbell/Ken Sanders, York, PA (2-2)
4. Steele’s Sports, Grafton, OH (2-2)
5t. Shimers, Minneapolis, MN (1-2)
5t. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL (1-2)
7. Snyder’s/Stroh’s, Detroit, MI (0-2)


FIRST TEAM ALL NSPC

POS PLAYER/TEAM AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG
P Dana Andry, Nationwide Advertising 140 50 59 3 2 20 57 .421
C Jim Bizzell, Nationwide Advertising 186 83 96 6 5 36 84 .516
1B Steve Blanchette, Nationwide Advertising 174 83 100 4 1 38 80 .575
2B Mike Macenko, Nationwide Advertising 197 97 102 15 7 46 94 .518
3B Bill Ferguson, Howard’s-Western Steer 70 26 45 2 1 3 15 .643
SS Charles Wright, Nationwide Advertising 123 56 66 11 0 23 43 .537
OF Mike Nye, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 84 42 51 8 2 1 12 .607
OF Dick Bartel, Howard’s-Western Steer 81 43 45 5 1 24 54 .556
OF Rick Petrunyak, Nationwide Advertising 162 84 88 15 5 31 62 .543
OF Braxton Speller, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 151 66 81 11 2 31 92 .536
UT Rick Scherr, Howard’s-Western Steer 69 49 43 2 0 22 49 .623
UT Stan Harvey, Howard’s-Western Steer 83 40 43 5 0 21 44 .518

SECOND TEAM ALL NSPC

POS PLAYER/TEAM AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG
P Buddy Slater, Howard’s-Western Steer 49 14 20 0 0 0 4 .408
C Greg Fuhrman, Jerry’s Caterers 42 13 21 2 1 8 16 .500
1B John Geckle, Steele’s Sports 97 33 53 3 0 3 24 .546
2B Dennis Myers, Shimers 48 0 25 2 0 9 22 .521
3B Curtis Williams, York Barbell/Sanders 81 34 46 6 2 5 19 .568
SS Rick Trudeau, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 160 46 86 5 1 1 31 .538
OF Jim Gendron, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 140 55 77 7 10 3 45 .550
OF Ron Ford, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 81 36 42 1 1 11 35 .519
OF Larry Garrard, Steele’s Sports 106 29 54 3 4 0 24 .509
OF Harold Kelley, Jerry’s Caterers 56 24 27 1 1 13 26 .482
UT Chuck Drewicz, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 144 47 83 4 4 1 31 .576
UT Russell Bradley, Howard’s-Western Steer 90 40 48 7 3 2 15 .533

REGULAR SEASON NSPC LEADERS

  • HR Leader – Mike Macenko, Nationwide Advertising (46)
  • RBI Champion – Mike Macenko, Nationwide Advertising (94)
  • Batting Leader – Bill Ferguson, Howard’s/Western Steer (.643)

REGULAR SEASON BATTING LEADERS

Player/Team AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG
Bill Ferguson, Howard’s-Western Steer 70 26 45 2 1 3 15 .643
Rick Scherr, Howard’s-Western Steer 69 49 43 2 0 22 49 .623
Mike Nye, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 84 42 51 8 2 1 12 .607
Chuck Drewicz, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 144 47 83 4 4 1 31 .576
Steve Blanchette, Nationwide Advertising 174 83 100 4 1 38 80 .575
Curtis Williams, York Barbell/Sanders 81 34 46 6 2 5 19 .568
Dick Bartel, Howard’s-Western Steer 81 43 45 5 1 24 54 .556
Carl Tini, Gartenhaus 63 19 35 2 1 1 10 .556
Jim Gendron, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 140 55 77 7 10 3 45 .550
John Geckle, Steele’s Sports 97 33 53 3 0 3 24 .546

NSPC HOME RUN LEADERS

Player/Team HR
Mike Macenko, Nationwide Advertising 46
Steve Blanchette, Nationwide Advertising 38
Jim Bizzell, Nationwide Advertising 36
Rick Petrunyak, Nationwide Advertising 31
Braxton Speller, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 31
Dick Bartel, Howard’s-Western Steer 24
Charles Wright, Nationwide Advertising 23
Rick Scherr, Howard’s-Western Steer 22
Mark Brown, Nationwide Advertising 22
Frank Kessler, Snyders-Strohs 22

NSPC HOME RUN LEADERS

Player/Team RBI
Mike Macenko, Nationwide Advertising 94
Braxton Speller, Snyder’s-Stroh’s 92
Jim Bizzell, Nationwide Advertising 84
Steve Blanchette, Nationwide Advertising 80
Rick Petrunyak, Nationwide Advertising 62
Dana Andry, Nationwide Advertising 57
Frank Kessler, Snyders-Strohs 55
Doc Booker, Nationwide Advertising 55
Dick Bartel, Howard’s-Western Steer 54
Mark Brown, Nationwide Advertising 51

NSPC HR FREQUENCY LEADERS

Player/Team AB HR HRF
Rick Scherr, Howard’s-Western Steer 69 22 3.136
Dick Bartel, Howard’s-Western Steer 81 24 3.375
Stan Harvey, Howard’s-Western Steer 83 21 3.952
Joe Young, Jerry’s Caterers 51 12 4.250
Mike Macenko, Nationwide Advertising 197 46 4.283
Craig Elliott, York Barbell/Ken Sanders 73 17 4.294
Harold Kelley, Jerry’s Caterers 56 13 4.308
Mike Cellura, Howard’s-Western Steer 26 6 4.333
James Boyett, Jerry’s Caterers 53 12 4.417
Steve Blanchette, Nationwide Advertising 174 38 4.579

1981 REGULAR SEASON MVP WINNERS

  • Mike Macenko, Nationwide Advertising (3)
  • Steve Blanchette, Nationwide Advertising (3)
  • Russell Bradley, Howards’s
  • Rick Trudeau, Snyder’s
  • Don Arndt, Howard’s
  • Stan Harvey, Howard’s
  • Dennis Myers, Shimers
  • Mike Cellura, Howard’s
  • Roger Wilt, Nationwide Advertising
  • Dick Bartel, Howard’s
  • Craig Elliott, York-Sanders

1981 REGULAR SEASON ODPA AWARDS

  • Curtis Williams, York-Sanders
  • Russell Bradley, Howard’s
  • Tony Haley, Steele’s Sports
  • Mac Stalcup, LeAlCo
  • Richard Wilborn, Howard’s
  • Chuck Drewicz, Snyder’s-Stroh’s
  • Roger Gibson, Nashville All-Stars
  • Cliff Carpenter, Steele’s Sports
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