1978 NSPC Regular Season

12 charter members:
Nelson’s Painting, Oklahoma City, OK
Poindexter Lumber, Winston-Salem, NC
Campbell’s Carpets, Concord, CA
Capitol Insulation, N. Hollywood, CA
Snyder’s Softball Club, Detroit, MI
Howard & Carroll, Sherrill’s Ford, NC
Howard’s Furniture, Denver, NC
Taylor Brothers Jewelry, Corpus Christi, TX
Ken Sander’s Ford, Phoenix City, AZ
Pepsico-County Sports, Levittown, NY (Dropped out, lost sponsor)
Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL (Dropped out, lost sponsor)
Mazzola-Castle, Rochester, NY (Dropped out, became Rochester Zeniths of the APSPL)
(The NSPC tournaments also included some local teams in the individual tournaments)

No NSPC National Championship Tournament was played in 1978.

1934 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1934 (at Chicago, IL)
Ke-Nash-A Blue Streaks, Kenosha, WI (64-10) defeated Crimson Coach Tobaccos, Toledo, OH (81-22)
MVPfrom newspaper accounts – Norm Nummy Derringer, Ke-Nash-A’s (was 1-4, drove in Bucko with a double in the 1st inning)
Note – Bill Pecnick, Ke-Nash-A’s (2-0, pitched 2-0 two-hit shutout w/ 13 K’s in championship, he also went 1-3 at the plate in the final)
Note – Al Linde, Ke-Nash-A’s (2-0, 36 Ks, 22 in one game; also .400 average)
Note – Harry Kraft, Ke-Nash-A’s (1-0,  He defeated Newport, KY 2-1 in a 19 inning semi final win, striking out 38 batters and allowing only 6 hits)
Note – Sox Wainwright, Crimson Coach – (43 years old veteran pitched a 14 inning game, winning a 2-0 three hit shutout to beat Phoenix Jewels in Semi-finals. Sox was also the pitcher in the  final game losing 2-0 as the Toledo team committed 6 errors. he finished the tournament with a 4-1 record with all his wins being shutouts). In the other semi final, Kenosha beat the Cudahy Puritans from Kansas City 1-0.
Note – Mike ‘Duke’ Kalenich, Cudahy Puritans of Kansas City and Paul ‘Windmill’ Watson of Phoenix Funk Jewelry were both 3-1.
CONSOLATION FINALJL Gill Boosters, Chicago, IL 
—————–  Patty Anns, Boone, IA
Note – JL Gills went 4-0, defeating Decatur Staleys, IL; Cincinnati Greyhounds, OH; and Pittsburgh Shamrock, PA before beating the Boone, IA squad 7-2. Fats Heull hurled 4 straight games for the Boosters to lead them to the consolation crown.

1933 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1933 (at Chicago, IL)
JL Friedman Boosters, Chicago, IL (108-11) defeated
 Briggs Body Works, Detroit, MI (41-1)
Outstanding Pitcher Award – Harry Coon Rosen, Friedman Boosters (5-0, 3 shutouts, 160 Ks, 71 IP, including 5-1 one-hitter in final, 16 Ks)
NOTE – Peterson of Chicago had a HR and a Triple to account for most of Chicago’s Scoring
NOTE – Briggs stars were Pitchers Ed Figelski, Dembrowski and Dick Koch; Shortstop Lipinski and Catcher Pavlowiczs.
NOTE – Briggs defeated Joliet, IL in the semifinals 3-2.