1982 USSSA Men’s Major Slow Pitch World Series

1982 held at Greensboro, North Carolina.


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


Mike Bolen came through in the clutch as his 2-run single in the top of the 7th inning gave Jerry’s a 6-5 lead in the championship game. Howard’s had two men on base in the bottom of the 7th, but pitching of Greg Fuhrman, combined with Jerry’s Defense sealed the deal and the World Series for Jerry’s Caterers. In that final game, Bruce Meade hit a 2 run homer for Jerry’s. Greg Fuhrman and Bill Meyer both had 2 hits. For Howard’s, Rick Scherr was the batting star as he had 2 hits, including a 2-run home run. Stan Harvey, Mike Cellura and Buddy Slater all had 2 hits as well.


  • MVP – Greg Fuhrman, Jerry’s Caterers (17-22, .775, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Home Run Leader – Charles Wright, York Barbell/KSF (11-23, .478, 18 RBIs, 10 Runs) – 10
  • Batting Leader – Greg Fuhrman, Jerry’s Caterers – .775
  • Defensive MVP – James Washington, Jerry’s Caterers

USSSA MAJOR WORLD SERIES ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Greg Fuhrman – Jerry’s Caterers (17-22, .775, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 9 Runs) – Also 5-0 Pitching
  • Pitcher – Craig Elliott – York Barbell/Ken Sanders (13-20, .650, 9 HRs, 22 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • First Base – James Washington – Jerry’s Caterers (10-20, .500, 2 HRs, 9 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • First Base – Bill Pollock – York Barbell/Ken Sanders (13-22, .590, 7 HRs, 17 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Second Base – Charles Wright – York Barbell/Ken Sanders (11-23, .478, 10 HRs, 18 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Third Base – Rick Scherr – Howard’s/Western Steer (14-21, .667, 9 HRs, 19 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Shortstop – Kenny Webb – Elite Coating (13-21, .619, 3 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Outfield – Mike Nye – York Barbell/Ken Sanders (14-23, .609, 4 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Outfield – Dick Bartel – Howard’s/Western Steer (11-19, .578, 4 HRs, 13 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Outfield – Denny Jones – Jerry’s Caterers (11-16, .688, 5 HRs, 6 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Outfield – Bruce Meade – Jerry’s Caterers (12-22, .545, 8 HRs, 13 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • Outfield – Don Arndt – Howard’s/Western Steer (10-19, .527, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Utility – Doug Brown – Elite Coating (13-20, .650, 4 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Utility – Tom Beall – Howard’s/Western Steer (9-18, .500, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Utility – Mike Parrott – Jerry’s Caterers (10-20, .500, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Utility – Chip Sheffield – Elite Coating (20-27, .741, 8 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Manager – Ernie Yaroshuk, Jerry’s Caterers

OTHERS

  • Mack Thompson, William Painting (12-16, .750, 5 HRs, 6 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Buddy Slater, Howards (8-11, .727, 2 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Ron Olesiak, Lilly Air (8-11, .727, 6 HRs, 7 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Mike Cellura, Howards (13-20, .650, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Ken Dain, Class Act (10-16, .625, 4 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Freddie Trice, Elite (13-22, .591, 6 HRs, 15 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • Ron Ford, Elite (15-26, .576, 9 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Charles Neal, Runners (10-18, .556, 3 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Monty Tucker, Williams Painting (9-17, .529, 6 HRs, 12 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Ricky Huggins, York/Sanders (11-21, .524, 4 HRs, 10 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Clyde Guy, York/Sanders (10-20, .500, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Curtis WIlliams, York/Sanders (9-19, .473, 1 RBI, 6 Runs)
  • Cecil Whitehead, Elite (11-24, .454, 2 HRs, 14 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Stan Harvey, Howards (10-22, .455, 4 HRs, 8 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Richard Wilborn, Howards (8-19, .421, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Mike Bolen, Jerry’s (9-33, .409, 4 HRs, 8 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Steve Williams, York/Sanders (8-20, .400, 2 HRs, 3 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Harold Kelley, Jerry’s (7-18, .390, 2 HRs, 9 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • James Boyett, York/Sanders (6-16, .375, 2 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Ben Holt, Lilly Air (4-12, .333, 3 HRs, 4 RBIs, 4 Runs)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL (5-0)
2. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC (3-2)
3. York Barbell-Ken Sanders, York, PA (3-2)
4. Elite Coating, Gordon, GA (4-2)
5t. The Runners, Houston, TX (2-2)
5t. Class Act, Whittier, CA (2-2)
7t. Williams Painting, Roanoke, VA (2-2)
7t. Lilly Air Systems, Chicago, IL (1-2)
9t. Fabmaster, Lexington, NC (0-2)
9t. Garrett and Houck, Oklahoma City, OK (0-2)
9t. The Saloon, Pittsburgh, PA (0-2)
9t. Valley Players, Orem, UT (0-2)

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