1983 ASA A Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1983 held at Waterloo, Iowa.


Champion – Lawson Auto Parts, Altamonte Springs, FL
Runner Up – Burnette & Associations, Rossville, GA


  • MVP – Joe Benton, Lawson Auto Parts (.697, 9 HR)
  • HR Champion – Bill Newman, Burnette & Associations (20)
  • Batting Champion – Steve Blake, Knightly Travel (.815)
  • Most Valuable Pitcher – John Kaylor, Burnette & Associations

Bill Russell’s walk off homer in the bottom of the 7th inning won the championship game for Lawson’s 25-24.


ASA A NATIONALS ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • 1B – Gene Cunningham – Technitrux
  • 2B – Larry Kennedy – Burnette & Associations
  • SS – Steve Blake – Knightly Travel
  • 3B – Mike Fitzgerald – Burnette & Associations
  • OF – Alex Coghan – Corner Distributing
  • OF – Mark Matlock – Burnette & Associations
  • OF – Joe Benton – Lawson Auto Parts
  • OF – Terry McGee – Athletic Shop
  • UT – Sam Bender – Lawson Auto Parts
  • UT – Bill Newman – Burnette & Associations
  • UT – John Stephen – Logan Tap
  • UT – Dan Schuck – North Central BJ’s
  • P – John Kaylor – Burnette & Associations
  • C – Bill Smoldt – North Central BJ’s

ASA A NATIONALS ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • 1B – Glen Massengale – Burnette & Associations
  • 2B – Charlie Fonville – Technitrux
  • SS – Wayne Belt – Annapolis A’s
  • 3B – Bob Arnold – Corner Distributing
  • OF – Jim Franzen – North Central BJ’s
  • OF – Mark Martin – Lawson Auto Parts
  • OF – Alan Moffit – Wilkerson’s Diesel
  • OF – Jeff Poole – Thompson’s Sporting Goods
  • UT – Calvin Linglebach – Lawson Auto Parts
  • UT – Doug Dyer – Lawson Auto Parts
  • UT – Stan Owings – Knightly Travel
  • P – Gary Wyatt – Technitrux
  • C – Willie Darwin – Athletic Shop

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Lawson Auto Parts, Altamonte Springs, FL, 7-0
2. Burnette & Associations, Rossville, GA, 10-2
3. Annapolis A’s, Annapolis, MD, 4-2
4. Technitrux, Herndon, VA, 5-2
5t. North Central BJ’s, Waterloo, IA, 7-2
5t. Wilkerson’s Diesel, North Little Rock, AR, 4-2
7t. Knightly Travel, Issaqua, WA, 5-2
7t. Thompson’s Sporting Goods, Savannah, GA, 5-2
9t. Corner Distributing, Bronx, NY, 3-2
9t. Graham’s, Orlando, FL, 3-2
9t. T’s 13, Omaha, NE, 3-2
9t. Mailhouse, Burnsville, MN, 2-2
13t. Athletic Shop, Hammond, LA, 3-2
13t. Logan’s Tap, Cranston, RI, 3-2
13t. Armed Forces, Port Hueneme, CA, 3-2
13t. Century Engineering, Grand Blanc, MI, 2-2
17t. Coors, Kansas City, MO, 2-2
17t. Holiday Inn, Edinboro, PA, 2-2
17t. Sport Source, Colfax, WI, 2-2
17t. Time Out Brothers, Yonkers, NY, 2-2
17t. Vandergraff’s, Arlington, TX, 2-2
17t. Budweiser Lite, Jacksonville, IL, 1-2
17t. Hill County, San Marcos, TX, 1-2
17t. Pool & Pub, Willmar, MN, 1-2
25t. Adrian Big Boy, Manchester, MI, 2-2
25t. Alamance Fence, Burlington, NC, 2-2
25t. Teamsters 293-B, Brooklyn, OH, 2-2
25t. Tri-Collar Bullets, Highlands, TX, 2-2
25t. American A International Airways, May’s Landing, NJ, 1-2
25t. Dowland-Bach, Anchorage, AK, 1-2
25t. KXY Oilers, Oklahoma City, OK, 1-2
25t. Weber Farms, Farmsville, OH, 1-2
33t. Barbell Hall of Fame, York, PA, 1-2
33t. Berge Sports, Chatfield, MN, 1-2
33t. DE Huddleston, Chillicothe, IL, 1-2
33t. Hadanaka Farms, Woodland, CA, 1-2
33t. Insurance Restoration, Garden Grove, CA, 1-2
33t. Mary’s Restaurant, Ashaway, RI, 1-2
33t. Maxim Softball Club, Roseville, CA, 1-2
33t. Rusty Scupper, San Mateo, CA, 1-2
33t. Service Package Center, Akron, OH, 1-2
33t. Winchell Chiropractic Center, Evansville, IN, 1-2
33t. Bullets, Boise, ID, 0-2
33t. Mr. Joe’s, Southfield, MI, 0-2
33t. Marino-Legeres, Peabody, MA, 0-2
33t. Smithy’s Rainbow/Bazaan, Honolulu, HI, 0-2
33t. Stricker Service, Gillette, WY, 0-2
33t. Turley Brothers, Overland Park, KS, 0-2
49t. Ausiello’s Tavern, Belmont, CA, 0-2
49t. Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH, 0-2
49t. Chuck’s, Irving, TX, 0-2
49t. Huebner Trucking, Evansville, IN, 0-2
49t. Nite City Bandits, Sioux Falls, SD, 0-2


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