1982 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch Nationals

1982 held at Burlington, North Carolina.


Champion – Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, Florida
Runner Up – Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, North Carolina


This championship was a longtime coming for Jerry’s Caterers of Miami, FL.  After Jerry’s won their first game over Mann’s-Vada of Atlanta 10-2 with Bruce Meade going 3-4, they ran into trouble in their second game losing to defending champ, Howard’s/Western Steer 16-11.

Dick Bartell had 2 HRs and 5 RBIs to lead Howards. Meade was 3-4 again. But this put Jerry’s in the loser’s bracket.  York Barbell/Ken Sanders won two straight in the winner’s bracket 19-9 and 18-17.

Charles Wright (3 HRs in 19-9 game) and Craig Elliott (3 HRs in 18-17 game) led the offense for the York/Sanders crew.

Howard’s won two more in the winner’s bracket as Rick Scherr broke the all time single season HR record set by Mighty Joe Young, playing for Steele’s Sports in 1980. Scherr hit number 338 to pass Young.  Rick Scherr and Stan Harvey combined for 7 HRs and 14 RBIs against York-Sanders to win the winners bracket final 33-8.

Meanwhile, defending Major Class Champion, Elite Coatings led by Cecil Whitehead won its second straight as well as Whitehead was 5-6 with 5 RBIs for Elite Coatings in its opening game victory.

Jerry’s started its run through the loser’s bracket by beating Copher Brothers 9-6 and Garrett & Houck 15-7. Jerry’s Mike Bolen had 6 RBIs in that last game. After eliminating Elite Coatings 47-13 (Meade was 8-8 in that game and Harold Kelly had 2 HRs and 6 RBIs in one inning) and York Barbell/Ken Sanders 26-19, Jerry’s had to defeat the might Howard’s squad two straight games.

Bruce Meade was a one man wrecking crew as he led Jerry’s to a 25-11 win in the first final as he clubbed 3 HRs and collected 7 RBIs.

Then in the Final Championship Game, Jerry’s defeated Howards 10-8 to capture the ASA Super National Championship.  Meade was 2-3 in that last game with a double and a single.


  • MVP – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Caterers (26-37, .703, 12 HRs, 32 RBIs)
  • HR Leader – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Caterers – 12
  • Batting Leader – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Caterers – .703
  • Outstanding Pitcher Award – Greg Fuhrman, Jerry’s Caterers

ASA SUPER ALL-AMERICAN FIRST TEAM

  • P – Greg Fuhrman, Jerry’s (15-33, .455, 5 HRs)
  • C – Harold Kelley, Jerry’s (17-31, .548, 9 HRs)
  • 1B – Stan Harvey, Howard’s (13-22, .590, 6 HRs)
  • 2B – Bill Meyer, Jerry’s (20-34, .588, 0 HRs)
  • 3B – Rick Scherr, Howard’s (12-24, .500, 9 HRs)
  • SS – Charles Wright, York/Sanders (10-16, .625, 4 HRs)
  • OF – Richard Wilborn, Howard’s (11-18, .611, 1 HR)
  • OF – Dick Bartel, Howard’s (13-20, .650, 5 HRs)
  • OF – Curtis Williams, York/Sanders (9-13, .692, 0 HRs)
  • OF – Cecil Whitehead, Elite (12-19, .632, 3 HRs)
  • UT – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s (26-37, .703, 12 HRs)
  • UT – Mike Bolen, Jerry’s (19-33, .576, 4 HRs)
  • UT – James Washington, Jerry’s (19-28, .679, 6 HRs)
  • UT – Freddie Trice, Elite (11-16, .688, 6 HRs)

ASA SUPER ALL-AMERICAN SECOND TEAM

  • P – Craig Elliott, York/Sanders (8-15, .533, 5 HRs)
  • C – Mike Parrott, Jerry’s (16-30, .533, 3 HRs)
  • 1B – Bill Pollack, York/Sanders (9-17, .529, 6 HRs)
  • 2B – Dennis Myers, Howard’s (11-19, .579, 4 HRs)
  • 3B – Lacy Brumley, Mann’s-Vada (8-15, .533, 4 HRs)
  • OF – Mike Cellura, Howard’s (10-21, .476, 3 HRs)
  • OF – Clyde Guy, York/Sanders (7-14, .500, 1 HR)
  • OF – Tom Beall, Howard’s (10-20, .500, 5 HRs)
  • OF – Mike Nye, York/Sanders (9-18, .500, 1 HR)
  • OF – Homer Salazar, Garrett & Houck (9-12, .750, 3 HRs)
  • OF – Perry Kennington, Mann’s-Vada (10-15, .667, 0 HRs)
  • OF – Richard Mummaw, Elite Coatings (9-14, .643, 3 HRs)
  • UT – Myles Schexnayder, Jerry’s (9-19, .474, 3 HRs)
  • UT – Ronnie Ford, Elite Coatings (12-21, .571, 3 HRs)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL (7-1)
2. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC (3-2)
3. York Barbell-Ken Sanders, York, PA (2-2)
4. Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA (2-2)
5t. Garrett & Houck, Oklahoma City, OK (1-2)
5t. Mann’s-Vada, Atlanta, GA (2-2)
7t. Copher Brothers, Tampa, FL (1-2)
7t. T&K, Lexington, KY (1-2)
9t. Dan’s Sports, Tampa, FL (0-2)
9t. Alabama Sports, Birmingham, AL (0-2)

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