ASA Open/Major Slow Pitch National Championships (1953-1980)

1953 (at Cincinnati, OH)
Shield’s Contractors, Newport, KY (45-3) ———————– Pittsburgh Fruit Merchants,
Pittsburgh, PA

Shields beat Merchants 13-12 in winners bracket finals, Myron Reinhardt was 4-5, HR, double, 4 RBIs. Also leading Shields attack were Ted Stegeman (3-5, 3 doubles), John Henry (3-5), Al Rinehard (3-5, HR, 2B and 4 RBIs) and Don Heilman (double, triple, 3 RBIs). The Merchants came back and beat Wolfs Cafe of Cincinnati 6-1 in the losers bracket final to get another crack at the Kentucky squad.  Sheilds then beat
Pittsburgh 13-1 in the Championship game. Myron Reinhardt’s HR and 4 RBIs led the way for Shields to capture the very first ASA Slow Pitch National Championship. Shields pitcher Roland Vorhees gave up only 5 hits and one run. Al Rinehard  (2 Doubles) and Bo Stuntebeck each had three hits in the title clincher. Most of the teams entered were from the Ohio River Valley and Northern Kentucky. For the Merchants, Mike Sabbio was 4-8 with a HR and 3 RBIs in the final two games Pittsburgh played, both losses to Shields.

All America Team – (No team was selected)

MVP– Not awarded (many say Myron Reinhardt would have won easy, leading the tournament in Average and Homers and leading Shields to the title)
HR Leader – Myron Reinhardt, Shields – 4
Batting Leader – Myron Reinhardt, Shields (11-16) – .688

FINAL STANDINGS (10 Teams)
1- Shield's Contractors, Newport, KY		4-0
2- Pittsburgh Fruit Merchants, Pittsburgh, PA	3-2
3- Wolf's Café, Cincinnati, OH			4-2
4- D&G Café, Newport, KY			3-2
5- Baldwin Piano, Cincinnati, OH		2-2
6- Club 42, Louisville, KY			2-2
7- Shoddy Daisy Merchants, Chattanooga, TN	0-2
8- Prestonia A.C., Louisville, KY		0-2
9- Homestead Café, Hamilton, OH		0-2
10- Schwedes/Charley Geigers, Lakewood, OH	0-2

1954 (at Louisville, KY)
Waldeck’s Tavern, Cincinnati, OH ————————- National Fruit Merchants, Pittsburgh,
PA
Waldeck’s Tavern won 6 straight games to capture the title, outscoring their opponents 82-36 along the way. They defeated Peerless Woolens of Georgia 32-7 in the winners bracket final behind the hitting of Jerry Huber, Fred Heimkreiter and John Drees, all of which had five hits. Drees getting a couple homers. Waldecks collected 38 hits in the contest. Waldeck’s then sat back and waited as last years runner-up, Pittsburgh National Fruit eliminated defending champs, Shields Contractors 5-4 and then disposed of Peerless Woolens 15-11 in the losers bracket final to get back to the finals.  Waldeck’s Tavern proved to be too strong as it won final 13-7 hitting 8 HRs. John Drees went 4 for 4 and hit 4 straight homers while Frank Hiemkrieter, Jim Trainor, Bob Trainor, and Frank Kramer each had 1 to back the pitching of Malio Valvano (Valvano surrendered only 31 runs in 6 games for Waldeck). Drees ended the tournament getting 9 straight hits,  including 6 HRs. Pittsburgh pitcher Tony Bova had 2 home runs in a losing cause for the Fruit Merchants. Mike Sabbio and Bruce Gilbert also hit HR for Pittsburgh.  James Caldwell of Shields went 13-18 to lead the tournament in hitting. Ralph Bo Stuntebeck, delayed due to work commitments, only played the last two games for Shields, yet still made the All Tournament team as he went 6-9 with 3 HRs and 2 doubles. Donnie Key of the Louisville Stars started the tournament with 8 straight hits, before going 2-4 with 2 HRs in the third game.

All America Team
MVP
– Not awarded (Some sources say the MVP would have been Waldeck’s pitcher, Malio Valvano,
pitching Waldeck’s to the title)
HR Leader – John Drees, Waldeck’s
Batting Leader – James Caldwell, Shields (13-18) – .722
Outstanding Pitcher Award – Malio Valvano, Waldeck’s
First Team
P- Malio Valvano, Waldeck’s (6-1)
P- Tony Bova, National Fruit (6-2)
C- Fred Heimkreiter, Waldeck’s
1B- Don Heilman, Shield’s
2B- Ralph Bo Stuntebeck, Shield’s (6-9, .667, 3 HRs)
3B- Charles Geyer, Peerless Woolens
SS- Bob Trainor, Waldeck’s
OF- Myron Reinhardt, Shield’s
OF- John Drees, Waldeck’s (9-9 with 6 HRs in last 2 games)
OF- Walt Wherry, Keeneland Bar
OF- Donnie Key, Sters-Louisville Stars (10-15, .667, 2 HRs)
MGR- Mike Waldeck, Waldeck’s

Others
James Caldwell, Shields (13-18, .722)

 FINAL
STANDINGS (18 Teams)

1- Waldeck’s Tavern, Cincinnati, OH 6-0
2- National Fruit Merchants, Pittsburgh, PA 6-2
3- Peerless Woolens, Rossville, GA 3-2
4- Shield’s Realty, Newport, KY 4-2
5- Keeneland Bar, Covington, KY 2-2
6- Fire Fighters, Cincinnati, OH 2-2
7- Oertels Stars Brewers, Louisville, KY 3-2
8- Delco, Dayton, OH 2-2
9- Klug Trucking, Hamilton, OH 2-2
10- Sterling Sters, Louisville, KY 2-2
11- Early Times Distillers, Louisville, KY 1-2
12- Continental Can, Pittsburgh, PA 1-2
13- Boisel Tire, Springfield, OH 0-2
14- Forks of Elkhorn, Frankfort, KY 0-2
15- RBM, Knoxville, TN 0-2
16- Engineers, Chattanooga, TN 0-2
17- Twin City Automatics, Minneapolis, MN 0-2
18- Schwedes/Charley Geigers, Lakewood, OH 0-2


1955 (at Pittsburgh, PA)
Lang’s Pet Shop, Covington, KY —————————– Tresler Comets, Cincinnati,
OH

Lang’s Pet Shop defeated Tresler Comets 6-1 in the winners bracket final and watched as the Comets beat Rhodes-Garden Club of Pennsylvania 11-5. Rhodes had previously eliminated last year’s champ, Waldeck’s Tavern by a 13-6 score. The Tresler Comets then eliminated Rhodes-Garden 5-1 to get another crack at Lang’s. The Comets defeated Lang’s 7-6 behind the big bat of Jack Carmichael and then forced another game. Lang’s prevailed in the final championship game 19-13. Paul Zembrodt was 3-4 with a triple, 2 HRs and 5 RBIs for Lang’s. Ralph Bo Stuntebeck, Jack Nie and Gene Dittoe (2B, 3B, HR, 3 RBIs), also collected 3 hits apiece. Bill Zeigler smacked a 3-run homer to chip in for Lang’s. Ed Reuter (HR, 4 RBIs) and Art Merten (3B, 3 RBIs) led Tresler with 3 hits each. Jack Carmichael added 2 more hits, including a double and 2 RBIs to complete an outstanding tournament performance. Lang’s pitcher Tom Infield won 5 straight including the winner’s bracket final giving up only 9 runs, he hurled 3 consecutive 1-Run games to the King Seat. The Comets played in the same league as Shields, Waldecks and the Cincinnati Firefighters. 

All America Team
MVP
– Jack Carmichael, Tresler Comets
HR Leader – Jack Carmichael, Comets
Batting Leader – Gene Dittoe, Lang’s Pet Shop (16-24) –  .667
Outstanding Pitcher Award – Tom Imfield, Lang’s Pet Shop
First Team
P- Tom Imfield, Lang’s  – (6-1 record, gave up only 5 runs in the
fist 5 games)
C- Francis Scumaci, Continental Can
1B- Art Merten, Comets
2B- Ralph Bo Stuntebeck, Lang’s
3B- Joe Ober, Comets
SS- Bob Trainor, Waldeck’s
SF- Ed Rueter, Comets
OF- Jack Carmichael, Comets
OF- Walt Wherry, Lang’s
OF- Albert Tankosh, Rhodes-Garden
OF- Gene Dittoe, Lang’s (16-24, .667)

 FINAL
STANDINGS (24 Teams)

1- Lang’s Pet Shop, Covington, KY 6-1
2- Tresler Comets, Cincinnati, OH 6-2
3- Rhodes-Garden Club, McKees Rocks, PA 4-2
4- Continental Can, Pittsburgh, PA 5-2
5- Waldeck’s Tavern, Cincinnati, OH 4-2
6- Perry Social, Pittsburgh, PA 2-2
7- Sheffield Bronze, Cleveland, OH 3-2
8- Oscar’s Alleys, Islip Terrace, NY 3-2
9- Delco DIAA, Dayton, OH 2-2
10- Jackie’s Bar, Detroit, MI 2-2
11- Maltese Drug, Wantagh, NY 2-2
12- Homestead Café, Hamilton, OH 1-2
13- Engineers, Chattanooga, TN 2-2
14- Blue Grass A.C., Louisville, KY 1-2
15- Fire and Police, Rossville, GA 1-2
16- Victory Club Rainbows, Middleton, CT 1-2
17- Oscar’s Boys, Louisville, KY 1-2
18- Packard Electric, Warren, OH 1-2
19- Steve Master’s Grill, Rochester, NY 0-2
20- Twin City Automatics, Minneapolis, MN 0-2
21- Slovak Club, Glassmere, PA 0-2
22- First Baptist Church, Frankfort, KY 0-2
23- Baldwin Piano, Cincinnati, OH 0-2
24- McAdenville Reds, McAdenville, NC 0-2


1956 (at Cleveland, OH)
Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY —————————-  Lang’s Pet Shop, Covington,
KY
Gatliff Auto beat West End Merchants from Jefferson County (Louisville Area) Kentucky 5-0 in the winners bracket final behind the shutout pitching of Vern Roberts. Defending champ Lang’s Pet Shop lost it’s first game to Pittsburgh’s Dormont Boosters 5-4 and stormed through the losers bracket winning 6 straight games then eliminating the West End Merchants of Jefferson County-Louisville, KY 9-6 for their seventh straight win  and advanced to the finals. Malio Valvano pitched all the games for Langs. They had to defeat Gatliff’s twice to win the title.  Gatliff pitcher Vern Roberts made sure that didn’t happen as Gatliff’s dethroned Lang’s 2-1 in
Championship game. Vern Roberts helped his cause getting a hit and scoring a run. Lou Smith had a big Sac Fly for Gatliff’s to score Gene Dittoe and Bill Bieger chipped in with 2 hits. For Langs, Earl Berryman and Bo Stuntbeck both had doubles, with Berryman scoring the only run for Langs.  Vern Roberts had 2 shutouts and surrendered only 17 runs in 5 games.  Gatliff finished the season with only 3 defeats the entire year … all to Lang’s.

All America Team
MVP 
– Vern Roberts, Gatliff’s
(5-0 pitching, including 2 shutouts; gave up only 1 run in the two final
games)
HR Leader – Lenny Roth, Helf Builders – 5
Batting Leader – Earl Berryman, Lang’s Pet Shop (16-26) – .615

First Team
P- Vern Roberts, Gatliff’s (5-0)
C- Bill Bieger, Gatliff’s
1B- Dick Hufnagel, Dormont Boosters
2B- Don Rardin, Gatliff’s
3B- Ray Whitey Brown, Lang’s (12-30, .400, 3 HRs, 13 RBIs)
SS- JD McDonald, McAdenville
SF – Donnie Key, West End Merchants
OF- Hal Wiggins, Lang’s (17-30, .567)
OF- Earl Berryman, Lang’s (16-25, .615)
OF- Lenny Roth, Helf Builders (5 HRs)
OF- Myron Reinhardt, Gatliff’s

FINAL STANDINGS (26 Teams)
1- Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY 5-0
2- Lang’s Pet Shop, Covington, KY 7-2
3- West End Merchants, Jefferson County, KY 4-2
4- Dormont Boosters, Pittsburgh, PA 4-2
5- Helf Builders, Cleveland, OH 4-2
6- Westwood Merchants, Dayton, OH 3-2
7- McAdenville Reds, McAdenville, NC 3-2
8- Sheffield Bronze, Cleveland, OH 2-2
9- Green Seven, Milwaukee, WI 3-2
10- Jefferson Grill, Rochester, NY 2-2
11- Spot Tavern, Creighton, PA 2-2
12- Blue Grass Café, Louisville, KY 1-2
13- Dave’s Bar, Minneapolis, MN 2-2
14- Rips All Stars, Detroit, MI 2-2
15- Roth Drugs, Canton, OH 1-2
16- West Park Methodist, Columbus, OH 1-2
17- Maltese Drug, Wantagh, NY 1-2
18- Cincy Matthews Stoppers, Staten Island, NY 1-2
19- Dutt’s Drug, Akron, OH 1-2
20- Elk’s Club, Warren, OH 1-2
21- Fire and Police, Rossville, GA 0-2
22- Eureka Bar, Cincinnati, OH 0-2
23- Heilman Old Style Lagers, Sheboygan, WI 0-2
24- Exchange Club, Sandusky, OH 0-2
25- Green Oak Inn, Toledo, OH 0-2
26- General Shoe Corporation, Frankfort, KY 0-2


1957 (at Toledo, OH)
Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY ——————————  McAdenville Reds, McAdenville, NC
Gatliffs started out winning five straight games including the winners bracket final. Vern Roberts won the first three games, Tom Imfeld won the fourth, then Roberts came back to win the winners bracket final to make Gatliffs the only undefeated team. McAdenville pounded out 20 hits, including 5 HRs (Bill Campo, Mason Leeper, Harold Helton, Red Jenkins and Carroll Beale) while defeating Lotus Club of Pittsburgh 18-12 in the losers bracket final. Then they came back and defeated ace hurler Vern Roberts and unbeaten Gatliffs 13-10 in the first championship game. Gatliff’s came back with Tom Imfeld pitching again and won the final game 8-4. Myron Reinhardt started off the hitting barrage with a 2-run homer in the first inning. Three straight home runs followed off the bats of Dan Heilman, Ralph Bo Stutebeck and Alex Burhart. Reinhardt later added another home run. He finished the last game 2-3 with 2 HRs, 3 RBIs and 2 Runs scored. Red Jenkins pitched all 7 games for McAdenville. Vern Roberts finished the tournament with a 4-1 pitching record. In a word of note, Frank Matoh of Sheffield Bronze set a tournament record by hitting 4 consecutive Home Runs in one game during Sheffield’s 19-7 win over the Staten Island Stoppers of NYC.

All America Team
MVP
– No MVP Awarded (Many sources say Myron Reinhardt would have won
easily leading Gatliffs to the title, batting .680  and winning the HR award)
HR Leader – Myron Reinhardt, Gatliff’s Auto Sales (17-25, .680) – 8
Batting Leader – Phil Perlongo, 5&10 Tap (16-23) – .696

First Team
P- Tom Imfeld, Gatliff’s (2-0)
P- Ray Red Jenkins, McAdenville (5-2)
P- Phil Perlongo, 5&10 Tap (4-2 Pitching and 16-23, .696)
C- Joe Wooten, McAdenville (12-24, .500, 3 HRs)
C- Jim McKenzie, Lotus Club
IF- Don Whitford, Gatliff’s
IF- JD McDonald, McAdenville
IF- John Henry, Gatliff’s
IF- John Beam, McAdenville (2 HR)
IF- Harold Helton, McAdenville – (12-22, .545, HR)
OF- Joe Lacher, Lotus Club
OF- Myron Reinhardt, Gatliff’s (17-25, .680, 8 HRs)
OF- Jack Moser, 5&10 Tap
OF- Bob Fisher, Lotus Club
MGR- Al Brausch, Gatliff’s

FINAL STANDINGS (29 Teams)
1- Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY 6-1
2- McAdenville Reds, McAdenville, NC 6-2
3- Lotus Club, Pittsburgh, PA 4-2
4- 5&10 Tap, Milwaukee, WI 4-2
5- Westwood Merchants, Dayton, OH 4-2
6- Sheffield Bronze, Cleveland, OH 4-2
7- Viking Insurance Agency A.C., Wantagh, NY 3-2
8- Spot Tavern, Creighton, PA 3-2
9- Knoxville Police, Knoxville, TN 3-2
10- Cincy Mat Stoppers, Staten Island, NY 3-2
11- Rip’s All Stars, Detroit, MI                 2-2
12- Macomber Inc., Canton, OH 2-2
13- Neighborhood Inn, Toledo, OH 2-2
14- Homer’s Boys, Louisville, KY 2-2
15- Ethiers Café, Worcester, MA 2-2
16- Hill City Club, Rome, GA 2-2
17- Armands, Sandusky, OH 1-2
18- Legion Post #435, Minneapolis, MN 1-2
19- Latonia A.C., Covington, KY 1-2
20- Dutt’s Drug, Akron, OH 1-2
21- Snafu Club, Sheboygan, WI 1-2
22- Country Charm, Toledo, OH 0-2
23- Ben’s Bar, Sidney, OH 0-2
24- T.T. Bearings,  Rochester, NY 0-2
25- Elks Club #295, Warren, OH 0-2
26- 2424 Club, Minneapolis, MN 0-2
27- Marion Grill, Columbus, OH 0-2
28- Rosmarin Reality, Cincinnati, OH 0-2
29- Duraflex, Buena Vista, VA 0-2


1958 (at Cleveland, OH)
East Side Sports, Detroit, MI ——————————  Sheffield Bronze, Cleveland,
OH
East Side defeated Sheffield 8-5 in the winners bracket final on
the strength of Frank Panski’s 2 triples, a home run and 4 RBIs.
accounting for half the teams runs.  East Side had just defeated
Helf Builders 17-7 on the strength of home runs by Panski, Joe Gauci and
George Banchui. Sheffield
advanced to the championship game by defeating Boone’s Bar of Kentucky 10-1 as Ron Annotico hit a pair of
3-Run HRs for Sheffield. In the Championship game, East Side Sporting Goods beat
Sheffield 7-4. George
Corona of East Side pitched the victory, hit 2 HRs and added 4 RBIs to
lead the Detroit squad to the title George Branchui chipped in with a
solo HR for good measure. Corona led the East Side
bats in both homers and batting average. East Side’s Joe Gauci, who
played the season with Sox’s Inn and was a pickup for East Side for the
National Tournament
helped the defense turn multiple double plays from his short fielder
position. East Side went 6-0 in the tournament. The Detroit squad won
their first game rather easily over Staten Island Stape Darts 7-1. They
then came from behind and defeated Dapper Dan’s of PA 6-5 on a walk off
Home Run by pinch-hitter Carl Cantinella. The  next game saw the
same situation as Detroit defeated defending champ, Gatliff Auto of KY.
Gatliffs had 17 hits in the game, but only 6 runs, due to the defense of
the Detroiters who turned six double plays in the game. With the game
tied at six, going into the bottom of the 10th inning, two outs and
third basemen Phil Gallo came to bat. He got a hold of one of Vern
Robert’s pitches and when it landed on the other side of the left field
fence, the East Side team had done it again.

All
America Team
(Open and Industrial teams were combined)
MVP-
Joe Gauci, East Side Sports (Clutch hits and great defensive plays from short
fielder position)
HR Leader –
Ron Annotico, Sheffield Bronze – 6
Batting Leader –
Ron Annotico, Sheffield Bronze (13-21) – .619
Industrial
MVP-  Milt Kress, Turbine Jets
Industrial Home Run Leader – Dick Luken, Cincinnati Firefighters – 6
Industrial Batting  Leader – Ralph Rengering, Cincinnati Firefighters
(17-25) – .680
First Team
P- Chuck Jacobs, Sheffield
C- Dick Luken, Cincinnati Firefighters – (Industrial Player)
1B- Frank Panski, East Side Sports
2B- Roy Lombardo, East Side Sports
3B- Milt Kress, Turbine Jets – (Industrial Player)
SS- Walt Wherry, Boone’s Bar
SF- Joe Gauci, East Side Sports
LF- Chuck Comella, Sheffield
CF- Ron Annotico, Sheffield (13-21, .619, 6 HRs)
RF- Walt Kunz, Turbine Jets – (Industrial Player)

 FINAL
STANDINGS (32 Teams)

1- East Side Sporting Goods, Detroit, MI 6-0
2- Sheffield Bronze, Cleveland, OH 5-2
3- Boone’s Bar, Covington, KY 5-2
4- Hamilton Tailoring, Cincinnati, OH 6-2
5- Ghezi Chevrolet, Spencer, MA 4-2
6- Helf Builders, Cleveland, OH 3-2
7- Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY 3-2
8- Mt. Carmel Rec, Worcester, MA 3-2
9- Lambrecht’s, Milwaukee, WI 3-2
10- Dapper Dan’s, Vandergrift, PA 3-2
11- Viking Insurance A.C., Wantagh, NY 3-2
12- McAdenville Reds, McAdenville, NC 2-2
13- Parker’s Market, Portsmouth, VA 2-2
14- Woody’s Market, Dayton, OH 2-2
15- Manuel & Poulos Construction, Biloxi, MS 2-2
16- Warren A.C., Warren, OH 2-2
17- House of Champions, Syracuse, NY 1-2
18- Contract Plating, Stratford, CT 1-2
19- South Knoxville Merchants, Knoxville, TN 1-2
20- Snafu Club, Sheboygan, WI 1-2
21- Willie’s Tavern, Mobile, AL 1-2
22- Arlington A.C., Pittsburgh, PA 1-2
23- Jordan Motors, San Antonio, TX 1-2
24- Scarsdale Black Sox, Scarsdale, NY 1-2
25- Cincy Mat Stoppers, Staten Island, NY 0-2
26- B&B Tavern, Grove City, OH 0-2
27- Northern, Minneapolis, MN 0-2
28- Ted’s Place, Toledo, OH 0-2
29- South Albany, Albany, GA 0-2
30- Stape Darts, Staten Island, NY 0-2
31- Homer’s Boys, Louisville, KY 0-2
32- Mt. View, Fredericksburg, VA 0-2


1959 (at Cleveland, OH)
Yorkshire, Restaurant, Newport, KY ————————–  Duffy’s Tavern,
Louisville, KY
Yorkshire won their first two games, then lost to Grande-Caruso of
PA 11-2. They then won the next seven straight games behind the pitching
of Walt Wherry, who only surrendered 27 runs in the final 7 games of the
tournament.
In the losers bracket semi final, Yorkshire came back to win in dramatic
fashion as Don Rardin’s 3 run homer late in the game, beat Sheffield
Bronze 3-2. They then got their revenge on the Grande-Caruso squad with a 6-4 win in the
losers bracket final  then had to defeat undefeated Duffy’s twice.
Duffy’s had beaten New Kensington’s Grande-Caruso 8-6 as Ish Cornett’s
home run with brother Al Cornett aboard iced the game in the last
inning. Yorkshire Restaurant became
the first team in the history of the Slow Pitch Nationals to come
through the
losers bracket and win the title. The first final was over quick as
Yorkshire won 11-1. In the 10-6 final, Yorkshire  jumped out to a 5-0 lead
and never looked back as Myron Reinhardt delivered a 2-run homer with
Rardin aboard. This was followed by consecutive doubles by Walt Wherry
and Bill Beiger, along with singles from Coleman Arthur, Tom Kuhlman and
Ralph Champman for 3 more runs. Wherry had a single, double and a triple
in the game, while Reinhardt had a Homer and 2 singles. Yorkshire picked up Myron Reninardt and
Walt Wherry from Gatliff for the Nationals.

All
America Team
MVP

Walt Wherry, Yorkshire Restaurant (pitched for Yorkshire, went 7-0, won
the last four games in a row on the last day)
HR Leader
George Rosewicz, Grande Caruso (9-22, .409, 8 RBIs, 7 Runs) – 4
Batting Leader – Richard Rader, Sunbeam Sandwich (15-18, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs,
10 Runs) – .833 – Set National Tournament Batting record
First Team
P-
Walt Wherry, Yorkshire (7-0 Pitching and 12-27, .444, HR, 8 RBIs, 5 Runs)
P- Chuck Jacobs, Sheffield Bronze (Pitched 2 shutouts, 3-14, .214, )
C- Jack Bickerstaff, McAdenville Reds (11-25, .440, HR, 4 RBIs, 4 Runs)
1B- Robert Kranscik, Grande-Caruso (11-26, .524, HR, 8 RBIs, 6 Runs)
2B-Don Rardin, Yorkshire  (20-34, .588, 2 HRs, 18 RBIs, 12 Runs, 14
assists)
3B-Ray Whitey Brown, Yorkshire (10-30, .333, HR, 6 RBIs, 7 Runs, 13
assists)
SS-Michael Dick Batten, Grande-Caruso (4-16, .250, 1 Run)
SF- Andy ‘YaYa’ Massetta, Sheffield (8-18, .444, HR, 3 RBIs, 5 Runs)
LF- Ishmeal Cornell, Duffy’s (11-26, .423, 4 2Bs, 2 HRs, 9 RBIs, 8 Runs,
22 put-outs in LF)
CF- Myron Reinhardt, Yorkshire (7-21, .333, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs, 7 Runs –
played with injury and had to sit out some games)
RF- Austin ‘Al’ Cornett, Duffy’s (10-27, .370, 4 RBIs, 7 Runs)

OTHERS:
Richard Rader, Sunbeam Sandwich (15-18, .833, HRs, 7 RBIs,
10 Runs)
Irv Adams, East Side (13-18, .722, 1 HR, 3 RBIs)
Nolan Shepard, Reese (12-18, .667, 1 HR, 6 RBIs)
Art Falsetti, Grande (10-17, .583)
Carroll Beale, McAdenville (13-23, .565, 1 HR, 8 RBIs)
Ted Burliend, Waljo 10-18, .556)
Clint Boisel, Sunbeam (11-20, .550, 1 HR, 6 RBIs)
Jim Passabet, Waljo (8-15, .533)
Ron Elkind, Ghize (10-19, .526, 1 HR, 6 RBIs)
Mason Leeper, McAdenville (15-29, .517, 7 RBIs)
Dave Stucky, Sunbeam (10-20, .500, 3 HRs, 4 RBIs)
Cotton Perrin, Electric Mtr. (9-18, .500, 1 HR, 4 RBIs)
John Stariha, Krivan (8-16, .500, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs)
Ray White, Grande (10-21, .476)
Marvin Raab, Sox Inn (8-17, .471, 1 HR, 4 RBIs)
Bob Davis, Sunbeam (8-17, .471)
Ron Engler, Krivan (7-15, .467)
Dave Demko, Sheffield (9-20, .450, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs)
Bill Campo, McAdenville (11-25, .440, 1 HR, 7 RBIs)
Jim Wheeler, Duffy’s (11-25, .440)
Joe Gauci, East Side (7-16, .438)
Del Lang, Sox Inn (7-16, .438, 1 HR, 3 RBIs)
Bill Beiger, Yorkshire (12-28, .429, 2 HRS, 5 RBIs)
George Greenwell, Duffy’s (9-21, .429, 1 HR, 6 RBIs)
Roy Lombardo, East Side (8-19, .421)
Ralph Lucas, Sunbeam (8-19, .421)
George Rosewicz, Grande (9-22, .409, 4 HRs, 8 RBIs, 7 Runs)
Will Sasseville, Ghize (9-23, .391, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs)

 FINAL
STANDINGS (40 Teams)

1- Yorkshire Restaurant, Newport, KY 9-1
2- Duffy’s Tavern, Louisville, KY 6-2
3- Grande Caruso, New Kensington, PA 5-2
4- Sheffield Bronze, Cleveland, OH 4-2
5- McAdenville Reds, McAdenville, NC 6-2
6- Waljo Builders, Armonk, NY 4-2
7- Carney Auditors Bird Nest, Cleveland, OH 3-2
8- Westrums, Minneapolis, MN 3-2
9- Ghize Chevrolet, Spencer, MA 4-2
10- East Side Sporting Goods, Detroit, MI 3-2
11- Sox’s Inn, Detroit, MI 3-2
12- 5&10 Tap, Milwaukee, WI 3-2
13- Krivian Club, Springdale, PA 3-2
14- Electric Motor Service, Knoxville, TN                 3-2
15- Bob Reese Motors, Toledo-Lucas County, MI 3-2
16- Sunbeam Sandwich Shop, Springfield, OH 3-2
17- Ed Tate Sporting Goods, Dayton, OH 1-2
18- Wayne Lee’s Restaurant, Pascagoula, MS 1-2
19- Meneitos, Havana, Cuba 1-2
20- Viking A.C., Wantagh, NY 1-2
21- Fourth Avenue Office Sales, Fargo, ND 1-2
22- Colucci Tile, Pittsburgh, PA 1-2
23- Hamilton Tailoring, Cincinnati, OH 1-2
24- Willie’s Tavern, Mobile, AL 1-2
25- Bernsen Silk Mills, Buena Vista, VA 1-2
26- Shaw Lounge, St. Louis, MO 1-2
27- Club 185, Columbus, OH 1-2
28- Stewart Truckers, Toledo, OH 1-2
29- Venus Beverage, Biloxi, MS 1-2
30- Kennedy Drugs, Savannah, GA 1-2
31- Cincy Mat Stoppers, Staten Island, NY 0-2
32- PNA #83, South Bend, IN 0-2
33- Contract Plating, Stratford, CT 0-2
34- Portway-Richfield, Minneapolis, MN 0-2
35- Emmanuel Restaurant, Rochester, NY 0-2
36- Douglas Tire Company, Providence, RI 0-2
37- Jednote #831, Tarentum, PA 0-2
38- Club Snafu, Sheboygan, WI 0-2
39- VFW Post #8006, Florence, MA 0-2
40- Capri Lounge, Trenton, NJ 0-2


1960 (at
Toledo, OH)
Hamilton Tailoring, Cincinnati, OH —————————  Sheffield Bronze,
Cleveland, OH
After being dropped to the loser’s bracket by losing to Sheffield 12-9,
Hamilton Tailors had to win five straight games and did so with the
pitching
of Sam Minniti, defense of Third Baseman, Don Sawyer (who made diving
grabs to rob Sheffield of at least 4 hits).
Sheffield defeated Buckhorn Cafe of Toledo in the winners bracket final 16-7.
Hamilton Tailors came back to eliminate Buckhorn 16-5 in the semi-final
to set the stage for the championship against Sheffield Bronze. With Sam
Minniti on the mound, The Tailors defeated Sheffield twice; 12-4 and
then 17-2
to claim the title.
Bernie Roeckers was 4-5 with 2 doubles, 3 runs scored and 3 RBIs in the final
game. Sam Minniti surrendered 14 runs in the five straight wins to the
title after the loss to Sheffield. Including the 12 runs he gave up to
Sheffield in the loss, Minniti gave up just 41 runs in the 10 games. He
was 9-1 in the tournament.

All
America Team
MVP
– Sam Minniti, Hamilton Tailors (9-1, pitched 5-hitter in
championship, gave up only 43 runs in 10 games)
HR Leader – Denny Braun, Sheffield Bronze – 6
Batting Leader – Paul Nutley, Hamilton Tailoring (18-27) – .667
First Team
P- Sam Minniti, Hamilton Tailors (9-1)
C- Ed French, Hamilton Tailors
1B- Jim Desmond, Buckhorn Cafe
2B-Bernie Roeckers, Hamilton Tailors
3B-Don Rardin, Yorkshire Restaurant
SS-Paul Tomasovich, Skip Hogans
OF- Paul Nutley, Hamilton Tailoring (18-27, .667)
OF- Ron Annotico, Sheffield Bronze
OF- Denny Braun, Sheffield Bronze (6 HRs)
OF- Charlie Conley, Yorkshire Restaurant

 FINAL
STANDINGS (31 Teams)

1-Hamilton Tailoring, Cincinnati, OH 9-1
2-Sheffield Bronze, Cleveland, OH 5-2
3-Buckhorn Cafe, Toledo, OH 4-2
4-Nassau Merchants, Maspeth, NY 5-2
5-Hogan A.C, Pittsburgh, PA 4-2
6-Textile Workers TWUA, Leaksville, NC 4-2
7-Yorkshire Restaurant, Newport, KY 4-2
8-Gatliff Motors, Newport, KY 4-2
9-Maizie’s Gasiorowski’s, Toledo, OH 2-2
10-Sox Inn, Detroit, MI 2-2
11-Duffy’s Tavern, Louisville, KY 2-2
12-Buddies Sporting Goods, Tallahassee, FL 2-2
13-Sill’s Sport Shop, Miami, FL 2-2
14-St. Louis Park Drug, St. Louis Park, MN 2-2
15-Cantwell Home Improvement, TN 2-2
16-Star Drive-In, New Orleans, LA 1-2
17-Black Bear Beverages, Milwaukee, WI 1-2
18-Schroeder’s Bunny Acres, Hutchinson, KS 1-2
19-Tobin’s, Rochester, NY 1-2
20-Krivian Club, Springdale, PA 1-2
21-Olden A.A., Trenton, NJ 1-2
22-Sunbeam Bread, Springfield, OH 1-2
23-Northern Scrap Iron, Minneapolis, MN 1-2
24-Pagliacci, St. Louis, MO 0-2
25-New-Mo Tavern, Oakland, CA 0-2
26-Schubert Garage, Indianapolis, IN 0-2
27-Richmond Rebels, Richmond, VA 0-2
28-Smithfield Fire Co., Greenville, RI 0-2
29-Edgemere Lodge, Edgemere, MA 0-2
30-Bud and Al’s Service, Waukesha, WI 0-2
31-Wesley UM Curch, Oklahoma City, OK 0-2


1961 (at Louisville, KY)
Hamilton Tailoring, Cincinnati, OH —————————–  Plateau A.C., New York
City, NY
Hamilton Tailors eliminated Gatliffs 11-1 behind Sam Minitti’s
Pitching. Then the Tailors had to win both games in the finals to repeat as ASA
Open National Champions. Sam Minnitti pitched a
5-2 victory in the first game and also hit a 3-run homerun to win the
game in the 7th inning. Then he came back and pitched  3-hit
shutout against the powerful New York City team to clinch the
championship 2-0. Minnitti gave up only 7 total hits
in both games. He also went 7-1 overall as a pitcher and in 8 games, only gave up 22
runs, including a shutout and three 1-run games. Somehow he was not
named the MVP? Jim Harper of 4th place Ready-Mix from Knoxville was
named MVP. Minnitti was named most valuable Pitcher. Counting the 1960
Nationals where he was 9-1, Minniti had a 16-2 pitching record in the
back to back titles. Becoming only the second team to perform this feat.
Gatliffs of Kentucky won two straight in 1956 and 57. Plateau AC won its
first 5 games, defeating The Tailors along the way 9-8 to send them to
the losers bracket. Plateau’s stars were Bob Beier and George O’Neill,
who both started off the tournament with 8 straight hits and Morty
Weinberg, who excelled in Short Field and hit 2 HRs also.

All
America Team
MVP
– Jim Harper, Ready Mix Concrete – won award, even though his
team finished 5th
Most Valuable Pitcher Award – Sam Minniti, Hamilton Tailors
HR Leader – Jim Harper, Ready Mix Concrete
Batting Leader – Hal Wiggins, Gatliff Auto (13-20) – .650
First Team
P- Sam Minniti, Hamilton Tailors (7-1, plus hit 2 HRs)
C- Jim Harper, Ready Mix Concrete-MVP
1B-
Harry Phillips, Wilsman Trucking
2B- Bob Beier, Plateau AC
3B-Virgil Hoffman, Duffy’s Tavern
SS-Ron Cutter, Hamilton Tailors
SF- Mort Weinberg, Plateau AC (2 HRs)
OF- Leo Wilham, Gatliff Auto Sales
OF- Ron Annotico, Sheffield Bronze
OF- Hal Wiggins, Gatliff Auto Sales (13-20, .650)

 FINAL
STANDINGS (38 Teams)

1-Hamilton Tailoring, Cincinnati, OH 7-1
2-Plateau Athletic Club, Maspeth, NYC, NY 5-2
3-Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY 5-2
4-Krivian Club, Springdale, PA 4-2
5-Ready-Mix Concrete, Knoxville, TN 5-2
6-Wilsman’s Trucking, Hamilton, OH 5-2
7-Duffy’s Tavern, Louisville, KY 4-2
8-Daly Drive-In, Detroit, MI 3-2
9-French Town Bar, Monroe, MI 4-2
10-Kelly’s Jet System Hamburger, Richmond, VA 4-2
11-Knights of St. John, Louisville, KY 3-2
12-Johnson Construction Company, Macon, GA 2-2
13-Sheffield Bronze, Cleveland, OH 3-2
14-Al’s Green Tavern, Rochester, NY 2-2
15-Mike’s Bar, Minneapolis, MN 2-2
16-Freightways, Toledo, OH 2-2
17-Seawall Restaurant, Bridgeport, CT 3-2
18-Mobile All-Stars, Mobile, AL 2-2
19-Otto Candies, New Orleans, LA 2-2
20-McAdenville Reds, McAdenville, NC 1-2
21-Mt. Carmel, Worcester, MA 1-2
22-5 and 10 Tap, Milwaukee, WI 1-2
23-Carter Sporting Goods, Tallahassee, FL 1-2
24-Field Shop, Miami, FL 1-2
25-Olden A.A., Trenton, NJ 2-2
26-Burch’s Blue Note, Hopkins, MN 1-2
27-Antonelli’s Restaurant, Warwick, RI 0-2
28-V&M Foods, Pass Christian, MS 0-2
29-Gold Bond Stamps, Atlanta, GA 0-2
30-U.S. National Bank, Omaha, NE 0-2
31-South Bend Merchants, South Bend, IN 0-2
32-Tip Toe Inn, Cincinnati, OH 0-2
33-Peterson’s, Big Bend, WI   0-2
34-Stan’s Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA 0-2
35-Reno County, South Hutchinson, KS 0-2
36-Charlies Mustangs, St. Louis, MO 0-2
37-Dougies Restaurant, San Antonio, TX 0-2
38-Indiana Avenue Church, Oklahoma City, OK 0-2


1962 (at Cleveland, OH)
Skip & Hogan A.C., Pittsburgh, PA (39-6) ————————–  East Side Sporting Goods,
Detroit, MI
Plateau AC eliminated Sheffield Bronze 6-5 on a walk-off single by
George O’Neil. Then East Side Sporting Goods, behind the hot bat of Bill
Cole (triple and single) eliminated Plateau AC 5-1 to reach the final.
Paul Tomasovich electrified the crowd in his first at bat when he hit a
home run over the 30 foot high fence in right center. Detroit came back
with Bill Cole’s double being the big blow to take a 4-1 lead. The Pittsburgh
crew came back in the 5th inning as Ron Kaintz and Mike Kovach both had
back-to-back run scoring singles. They both scored on Jimmy Watts’
triple tying the score at 4 each. Skips winning run came in the 6th as
Mike Orlando’s double plated Billy Caye who had singled. Bimbo McKenzie
chipped in with 2 hits, including a RBI Double. The magical pitching of Lou Del Mastro
kept the Detroit bats quiet in the top of the 7th to preserve a 5-4 championship
for Skip & Hogan. John Stone of
Milwaukee set a new Home Run record with 11. Paul Tomasovich led Skip &
Hogan for the weekend (12-18, .667, with 4 doubles, 3 triples, 2 HRs and
6 RBIs). Del Mastro (9-15, .600, 4 doubles, 4 triples, while scoring 10
runs) and Kovach (9-17, . 529). Skip Hogans finished the season with a
39-6 record.

All
America Team
MVP
– Bill Cole, East Side Sports (22-29, .758)
HR Leader – John Stone, Enterprise Bar (19 RBIs) – 11 (set National Tournament
Home Run record)
Batting Leader – Bill Cole, East Side Sports (22-29) – .758
First Team
P- Lou Delmastro, Skip Hogan AC (5-0 pitching, 9-15, .600, 4 2Bs, 4 3Bs,
8 RBIs, 10 Runs)
C- Bill Cole, East Side Sports (22-29, .758)
1B- John Stone, Enterprise Bar (11 HRs, 19 RBIs)
2B- Bob Beier, Plateau AC
3B- Wally Galba, East Side Sports
SS- Mike Kovach, Skip Hogan AC (9-17, .529)
SF- Mort Weinburg, Plateau AC
OF- Gene Gedeon, Sheffield Bronze (17-23, .739)
OF- Jim Pucket, East Side Sports (14-24, .587, 10 HRs)
OF- Mike Orlando, Skip Hogan AC (11-15, .733)
OF- Paul Tomsovich, Skip Hogan AC (12-18, .667, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs)
Honorable Mention:
Vin Brannigan, Plateau AC
Neil O’Neill, Plateau AC

 FINAL
STANDINGS (43 Teams)

1-Skip & Hogan AC, Pittsburgh, PA 6-0
2-East Side Sporting Goods, Detroit, MI 5-2
3-Plateau Athletic Club, Maspeth, NYC, NY 6-2
4-Sheffield Bronze, Cleveland, OH 4-2
5-Wilsman Trucking, Hamilton, OH 3-2
6-Stotz Garage, Valhalla, NY 4-2
7-TWUA Textile Workers, Leakesville, NC 5-2
8-St. Clair Merchants, Cleveland, OH 4-2
9-Enterprise Bar, Milwaukee, WI 5-2
10-Grande-Leah, New Kensington, PA 5-2
11-Mt. Carmel Rec, Worcester, MA 3-2
12-Bud’s Cafe, Cincinnati, OH 4-2
13-University City Blackhawks, St. Louis, MO 3-2
14-Holcomb’s Ten, San Antonio, TX 2-2
15-Hartman Plumbing, Toledo, OH 2-2
16-Mike’s Bar, Minneapolis, MN 3-2
17-Savannah Motors, Savannah, GA 2-2
18-Merchants, Woodland, CA 2-2
19-Ready Mix Concrete, Knoxville, TN 1-2
20-N&S Auto, Rochester, NY 1-2
21-Knights St. John, Louisville, KY 1-2
22-Hamilton Tailors, Cincinnati, OH 1-2
23-Club 149, Trenton, NJ 1-2
23-Sills Sporting Goods, Hialeah-Miami, FL 2-2
25-Broward Sports Shops, Ft Lauderdale, FL 2-2
26-Club Grill, Westport, CT 1-2
27-Johnny’s Car Wash, Covington, KY 1-2
28-South Bend Merchants, South Bend, IN 1-2
29-V&M Foods, Pass Christian, MS 1-2
30-Bernson Silk Mills, Buena Vista, VA 1-2
31-Willie’s Tavern, Mobile, AL 0-2
32-Reno County, South Hutchinson, KS 1-2
33-Bursch’s, Hopkins, MN 0-2
34-Lafayette Building Assoc., Lafayette, LA 0-2
35-Red Bull Transfer, Omaha, NE 0-2
36-Avenue Church, Oklahoma City, OK 0-2
37-Joliet DX, Joliet, IL 0-2
38-Pabst Blue Ribbon, Atlanta, GA 0-2
39-Blair’s Tavern, Wilmington, DE 0-2
40-Russo’s, Providence, RI 0-2
41-Bridge City, LA 0-2
42-Miller High Life, Sheboygan, WI 0-2
43-Concrete Service, Great Falls, MT 0-2



1963 (at Jones Beach, NY)
Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY ———————————  Skip Hogan A.C., Pittsburgh,
PA
After Gatliffs had dismantled Skip Hogan’s 15-2 in the winner’s
bracket final, the Pittsburgh squad came back to defeat the defending
national champs, East Side Sporting Goods of Detroit 5-2 in the loser’s
bracket final. This gave them another crack at Galiff’s. Skip Hogan won
the first final 16-6 as they hit 6 home runs in the game. Jimmy Watts
had 2 HRs and 2 doubles, Bill Downey also had 2 homers, including 4
RBIs. Pitcher Lou DelMastro had a double, triple and a 3-run homer, good
for 5 RBIs.  Ron Diulus had the other homer.  After a 10
minute break, Gatliff’s came out. Bob Harrison of Gatliff hit home runs
in his first two at bats, giving them a 3-0 lead. The Hogans came back
with hits from Mike Kovach and Paul Tomasovach. Joe Bull Yimin scored
them both with a double.  After Ron Diulus hit a single, moving
Yimin to third, while Dilius went to second on the throw, Louie
DelMastro scored them both with a hit to make the score 4-3 in favor of
Hogan’s (DelMastro collected 7 RBIs in the two championship games). In the 5th inning, Skip Hogan’s made 3 errors and Bob Harrison
scored the last two runners of the inning to give Gatliff a 9-4 lead.
Tomasovich hit a 2-run HR in the 6th, but it wasn’t enough as Gatliff
won the title 9-6. For Pittsburgh, Jimmy Watts had 5 HRs on the
Tournament.  The legendary Myron Reinhardt was awarded the MVP
award for his clutch hitting and overall excellence and leadership.

All
America Team

MVP – Myron Reinhardt, Gatliff Auto Sales (16-30, .533, 4 HRs)
HR Leaders – Lou Russo, Musicaro Foods (13-21, .619) – 6
HR Leaders – Jim Galloway, Musicaro Foods (15-24, .625) – 6
Batting Leader – James Mortl, Lud & Angies, Milwaukee (18-25) –  .720
Outstanding Defensive Player – Ken Bryson, Sills Sports Shop, Miami
First Team
P- Lou Delmastro, Skip Hogan AC (6-2)
C- Lou Russo, Musicaro’s (13-21, .619, 6 HRs)
C- Myron Reinhardt, Gatliff Auto (16-30, .533, 4 HRs)
1B- Jim Galloway, Musicaro’s (15-24, .625, 6 HRs)
2B- Don Whitford, Gatliff Auto
3B- Bill Shuman, Karp Motors
SS- George Caloia, East Side Sports
OF- Jimmy Watts, Skip Hogan AC (5 HRs)
OF- Paul Tomasovich, Skip Hogan AC
OF- Emelio Zeke Sinicola, Musicaro’s (10-20, .500 3 HRs)
OF- Walt Roeckers, Bud’s Cafe
OF- Hal Wiggins, Gatliff Auto (14-27, .519, 2 HRs)

OTHERS:
James Mortl, Lud & Angies, Milwaukee (18-25, .720)
Jim Puckett, East Side Sports (17-26, .654, 1HR)
Bill Downey, Skip Hogan (15-23, .652, 4 HRs)
F. Battista, Bill Elliotts (16-25, .640, 1 HR)
Paul Nutley, Bud’s Cafe (14-22, .636)
Joe Gauci, East Side Sports (16-28, .571)
Paul Nutley, Bud’s Cafe (14-22, .636)
Ron Diulis, Skip Hogan AC (8-13, .615, 1 HR)
Bill Armfield, TWUA (6-10, .600)
Gene Cupertino, Lud & Angies (7-12, .583, 2 HRs)
Frank Frietag, Strand Tavern (11-19, .579)
Joe Gauci, East Side Sports (16-28, .571)
Stan Smiley, Cote Saint Luc (6-11, .545)

 FINAL
STANDINGS (46 Teams)

1- Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY 7-1
2- Skip & Hogan A.C., Pittsburgh, PA 7-2
3- East Side Sporting Goods, Detroit, MI 6-2
4- Musicaro Foods, Massapequa Park, NY 5-2
5- Bill Elliott’s, Pittsburgh, PA 5-2
6- Lud & Angies, Milwaukee, WI 5-2
7- Karp Motors, Savannah, GA 5-2
8- Hamilton Tailors, Cincinnati, OH
5-2
9- TWUA Textile Workers, Leaksville, NC 4-2
10- Quinn Packing, Providence, RI 3-2
11- Lach’s Bar, Cleveland, OH 2-2
12- Sills Sporting Goods, Hialeah-Miami, FL 2-2
13- Strand Tavern, Waukesha, WI 4-2
14- Homer’s Boys, Louisville, KY 2-2
15- Westrums, Minneapolis, MN 2-2
16- VFW-World War Vets, Parkersburg, WV 2-2
17- Polish Hall, Madison, IL 3-2
18- Cote Saint Luc, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 2-2
19- Fitzgerald Funeral Home, St- Louis, MO 2-2
20- Earl’s Furniture, Knoxville, TN 2-2
21- Dick’s Market, Richmond, CA 2-2
22- Silver Springs Sports, Washington, DC 1-2
23- DeLoe’s Recreation, Hutchinson, KS 1-2
24- Wilsman Trucking, Hamilton, OH 1-2
25- Bernson Silk Mills, Buena Vista, VA   2-2
26- Local #20, Toledo, OH 2-2
27- St. Anthony’s, Wilmington, DE 1-2
28- Club 149, Trenton, NJ 1-2
29- Grande-Leah, New Kensington, PA 1-2
30- Indiana Avenue Church, Oklahoma City, OK 0-2
31- Pabst Blue Ribbon, Atlanta, GA 0-2
32- St. Charles Ramblers, New Orleans, LA 0-2
33- Stotz Garage, Valhalla, NY 1-2
34- Mt. Carmel Rec, Worcester, MA 1-2
35- Trio’s Restaurant, Bridgeport, CT 1-2
36- Professor Erny’s Music, Lafayette, LA 0-2
37- Portway, Richfield-Bloomington, MN 0-2
38- Thompson State Builders, Cocoa, FL 0-2
39- Burgies, Davis-Sacramento, CA 0-2
40- Troubadours Social Club, Boston, MA 0-2
41- South Bend Merchants, South Bend, IN 0-2
42- Monroe Greenhouse, Monroe, MI 0-2
43- Babylon Republican Club, Babylon, NY 0-2
44- Willie’s Tavern, Mobile, AL 0-2
45- Fox Lake Merchants, Chicago, IL 0-2
46- Al Green’s Tavern, Rochester, NY 0-2


1964 (at Springfield, OH)
Skip Hogan A.C., Pittsburgh, PA (69-11) ——————————-  Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY

In a National Championship that featured a couple of great
comebacks in the history of this event, Musicaro jumped out to an 11-5 lead on homers from Jim Galloway,
Oscar Steadman and Lou Russo (3 hits in that game), Zeke Sinicola also
had 3 hits for Musicaro’s – everybody at the tournament thought it was
going to be a Musicaro-Gatliff championship matchup …. But, Gatliff come back in their
usual  way and scored 7 runs in the 5th inning to eventually win 13-11.  In the final,
Skips came came twice in the last two innings. Trailing 12-7 in the
bottom of the 6th, the Skips scored 6 runs, highlighted by Paul
Tomasovich’s (Tomasovich had 2 HRs in the game) homer to give his team a
13-12 lead. Gatliffs came back with 4 runs in the top of the 7th behind
Bob Harrison’s HR (That was Harrison’s 3rd of the game) to take a 16-13 lead. Skips pushed
across 2 runs with a series of hits and with 2 outs, up comes George Siford of Skips
to pinch hit with with 2 runners on base. Siford hits a dramatic walk off
3- run homer to give Skips the championship 18-16 over Gatliff.
Lost in all the commotion was the incredible feat pulled off by TWUA’s
Don Arndt, as he had a weekend for the ages. It was stated that he
started the tournament with 22 consecutive hits. He finished up 24-26
for a .923 average and also was the Home Run leader with 10. He was also
walked intentionally 9 times.

All
America Team

MVP – Paul Tomasovich, Skip AC (17-24, .708, 7 HRs, 2 Doubles, 4
Triples)
HR Leader – Don Arndt, TWUA – 10
Batting Leader – Don Arndt, TWUA (24-26, 2 2Bs, 4 3Bs, 9 Intentional
Walks) – .923 – Set new National Tournament Batting record
First Team
P- Lou DelMastro, Skip AC
C-Hudson Knock, Gatliff’s
1B- Barry Norman, Gatliff’s
2B- Ray Whitey Brown, Gatliff’s (14-28, .500)
3B- Paul Tomasovich, Skip AC (17-24, .708, 7 HRs)
SS- Mike Kovach, Skip AC
OF- Oscar Steadman, Musicaro’s
OF- Clint Boisel, Hudepohl Beer
OF- Bob Harrison, Gatliff’s (7 HRs)
OF- Jim Galloway, Musicaro’s

OTHERS:
Don Arndt, TWUA (24-26, .923, 10 HRs, 2 2Bs, 4 3Bs, 9 Intentional Walks,
33-35 on base – OB% of .943)

 FINAL
STANDINGS (50 Teams)

1- Skip AC, Pittsburgh, PA 6-0
2- Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY 6-2
3- Musicaro Foods, Massapequa, NY 6-2
4- East Side Sporting Goods, Detroit, MI 6-2
5- TWUA Textile Workers, Leaksville, NC 5-2
6- Tom Sweeney’s Pontiac, Cincinnati, OH 4-2
7- Hudepohl Beer, Springfield, OH 4-2
8- Duff’s, Minneapolis, MN 4-2
9- Cities Service, Milwaukee, WI 4-2
10- Ready Mix Concrete, Knoxville, TN 4-2
11- Jiffy Club, Louisville, KY 3-2
12- John M. Forster Company, Rochester, NY 3-2
13- Fox Lake, Chicago Metro, IL 3-2
14- Ragusa Market, Gretna-New Orleans, LA 3-2
15- Stubbs Howe Company, Savannah, GA 3-2
16- Olden AA, Trenton, NJ 2-2
17- Krivan Club, Springdale, PA 2-2
18- Christy’s Eggs, Cleveland, OH 2-2
19- Tom Benson Chevy, San Antonio, TX 2-2
20- Pizza Hut, Hutchinson, KS 2-2
21- Quinn Packing, Providence, RI 2-2
22- Caruso Florist, Washington DC 2-2
23- Rockledge Electric, Cocoa, FL 2-2
24- Farmers Merchants Bank, Breaux Bridge, LA 2-2
25- Mira’s Cafe, Bellvue, OH 2-2
26- Quality Aluminum, Coldwater, MI 2-2
27- Rueters, St. Louis Park, MN 2-2
28- Strand Tavern, Waukesha, WI 2-2
29- Park Lumber, Bremerton, WA 2-2
30- May Avenue Methodist, Oklahoma City, OK 1-2
31- Spengler Dawes, Granite City, IL 1-2
32- Venice Cafe, Boston, MA 1-2
33- Tucci & Sons, Tacoma, WA 1-2
34- Cavalier AC, Petersburg, VA 1-2
35- Assembly of God, Mesa, AZ 1-2
36- Schubert’s, Indianapolis, IN 0-2
37- Red Bull Transfer, Omaha, NE 0-2
38- St. Anthony’s, Wilmington, DE 0-2
39- McConaghy Drugs, Mobile, AL 0-2
40- Stotz Garage, Valhalla, NY 0-2
41- Strats, Atlanta, GA 0-2
42- Dorothy’s Lounge, St. Louis, MO 0-2
43- Top Hatters, Bickmore-Clay, WV 0-2
44- Surfside, Restaurant, Fairfield, CT    0-2
45- North St. Paul VFW, St. Paul, MN 0-2
46- Millbury Old Time Inn, Millbury, MA   0-2
47- Bill’s Tavern, Evansville, IN 0-2
48- Plaza Gardens, Toledo, OH 0-2
49- Canister Stores, Whitley City, KY 0-2
50- Cafe Ideal, Miami, FL 0-2


1965 (at Maumee, OH)
Skip A.C., Pittsburgh, PA (54-7) ——————————-  Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport,
KY

Skip AC won this championship in dominating fashion, with tremendous
defense and the pitching of Lou DelMastro. Skips defeated a great Swing
Inn team from Cleveland in the winner’s bracket final 6-2 behind 2 home
runs from Paul Tomasovich. Swing
Inn then lost
the loser’s bracket final to Gatliff’s 13-5 to finish 3rd. In the
championship, that wasn’t even close, Skips exploded for 9 home runs in
the 23-7 Championship Game victory. They scored 9 runs in the second
inning. Bill Downey started it off with a 3-run Homer. Jimmy Watts had a
2-run homer and Bill Hopkins and George Siford also hit homers in the
inning.  Bill Hopkins, George Siford and Bill Downey all hit 2 home runs
in the game, while Jimmy Wallace, Joe ‘Bull’ Yimen and
Paul Tomasovich also hit home runs. Skip AC had 25 hits during the game
and their cause was helped by the fact Gatliff committed 5 errors.   Ageless Myron Reinhardt hit .770
(17-22) to lead the Gatliff team, somehow, he was left off the All
America team. MVP Pitcher Lou Delmastro upped his ASA National
Championship record to 25-2 with this 7-0 performance.  Skips were
26-6 in their Pittsburgh Metro League and 18-1 in tournament play for a
54-7 total record.

All
America Team

MVP – Lou DelMastro, Skip AC (7-0, 29 runs allowed in 7 games)
HR Leaders – Jack Goodrich, Swing Inn – 5
HR Leaders – Don Hansen, Chadwick Construction – 5
HR Leaders – Bob Auten, Monroe Bombers – 5
HR Leaders – George Siford, Skip AC – 5
HR Leaders – Paul Tomasovich, Skip AC – 5
Batting Leader – Bob Auten, Monroe Bombers (13-15, 5 HRs) – .867
First Team
P- Lou Delmastro, Skip AC (7-0)
C- Ted Budny, Cactus Club
1B- Bob Auten, Monroe Bombers (13-15, .867, 5 HRs)
IF- Hudson Knock, Gatliff’s
IF- Ron Kaintz, Skip AC
IF- Jack Goodrich, Swing Inn (5 HRs)
IF- Paul Tomasovich, Skip AC (4 2Bs, 5 HRs)
OF- Don Hansen, Chadwick Construction (5 HRs)
OF- Dennis, DeLoria, Tirabassi
OF- George Siford, Skip AC (5 HRs)
OF- Bob Black, Ready-Mix

OTHERS:
Myron Reinhardt, Gatliffs (17-22, .770)

 FINAL
STANDINGS (54 Teams)

1- Skip AC, Pittsburgh, PA 7-0
2- Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY 6-2
3- Swing Inn, Cleveland, OH 6-2
4- Tirabassi Excavators, Kenosha, WI 4-2
5- Cactus Club, Milwaukee, WI 5-2
5- Vigilant AA, York, PA 5-2
7- Chadwick Construction, Meriden, CT 4-2
7- Millbury Old Time Inn, Millbury, MA    4-2
9- Seaport Inn, Toledo, OH 3-2
9- Gonzalez Mexican Foods, Richmond, CA 4-2
9- TWUA Textile Workers, Leaksville, NC 4-2
9- Jiffy Club, Louisville, KY 5-2
13- Dick’s Market, Richmond-Oakland, CA 3-2
13- A.D. McCombs, San Antonio, TX 2-2
13- Stotz Garage, Valhalla, NY 3-2
13- East Side Sporting Goods, Detroit, MI 2-2
17- Al’s Sports Center, Danville, KY 3-2
17- Penn TV, Cranston, RI 3-2
17- Ready-Mix Concrete, Knoxville, TN 4-2
17- Fountain’s Marine, Savannah, GA 3-2
17- Duff’s Westrums, Minneapolis, MN 2-2
17- Beavercreek Merchants, Beavercreek, OH 2-2
17- Donaldsville Independents, New Orleans, LA 2-2
25- Falstaffers, Rock Hill, SC 1-2
25- Brookline BYMC Club, Pittsburgh, PA 2-2
25- Hays Trucking, Phoenix, AZ 2-2
25- Foster Lumber Company, Dodge City, KS 1-2
25- Monroe Bombers, Monroe, MI 2-2
25- Musicaro Foods, Massapequa, NY 2-2
25- Hayes International, Birmingham, AL 1-2
25- Professor Erny’s Music, Omaha, NE 1-2
25- East Toledo Independents, Toledo, OH 1-2
33- Family Tavern, Washington DC 2-2
33- Kelly’s Jet System, Richmond, VA 1-2
33- Pisut’s Funeral Home, Joliet-Chicago, IL 0-2
33- Del Campo Baking, Wilmington, DE 1-2
33- Polish Hall, Granite City, IL 0-2
33- John M. Forster Company, Rochester, NY 0-2
33- Lusardi’s Schaefer, Somerville, NJ 1-2
33- The Players Tavern, Tacoma, WA 0-2
33- Hillcrest Bowl, St. Paul, MN 0-2
33- M.B. Hagen Company, Hopkins, MN 0-2
33- Southern Bell Dairy, Danville, KY 0-2
33- Sperry Electric, Long Beach, MS 0-2
33- Lake Drive Liquors, Cocoa, FL 1-2
33- Beachcombers Drive-In, Oklahoma City, OK 0-2
33- Jo-Dog Manufacturing, Bedford, IN 0-2
33- Tasmanian Devils, St. Louis, MO 0-2
49- Cote St. Luc Leafs, Quebec, Canada 0-2
49- Trinity Lutheran, Atlanta, GA 1-2
49- McConaghy Drugs, Mobile, AL 0-2
49- Texas Club, Miles City, MT 0-2
49- Omaha Ace Roofing, Omaha, NE 0-2
49- Opalock Merchants, Miami, FL 0-2


1966 (at Parma, OH)
Michael’s Lounge, Detroit, MI ———————————  County Sports, Levittown, NY

After losing to 2-time defending champ, Skip AC 13-5 in
their first game and then a rain delay in which more then 2 inches of
rain fell, County Sports won 10 straight games the last 31 hours to reach the finals.
Michael’s Lounge, behind MVP Mike Axelson, beat Swing Inn of
Cleveland 20-4 in the winner’s bracket finals and then sat back as
County Sports beat Cleveland’s Swing Inn in a 18-17 slugfest behind the
home run heroics of Jim Galloway. In less than ideal conditions, Big Jim
(11 HRs) and pitcher Bill Brown (.690 batting average) led County
Sports, who scored 174 runs and gave up 87 runs in that span,
all the way back to the finals. All total, they scored 179 runs and hit
41 HRs. All those game took its toll on the Long
Islanders as Michael’s Lounge defeated them 10-0 in the championship.
Michael’s had 14 hits to County Sports’ 3. MVP Mike Axelson went 5-5
with 3 HRs in
the Championship game to lead Michael’s.

All
America Team
MVP
– Mike Axelson, Michael’s Lounge (23-29, .792, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs)
Outstanding Pitcher Award – Bill Brown, County Sports  – (10-2,
pitched all 12 games and gave up less then 10 runs a game)
HR Leader – Jim Galloway, County Sports (20-41, .488, 29 RBIs) – 11 –
tied all time national tournament HR record
Batting Leader – Mike Axelson, Michael’s (23-29, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs) – .792
First Team
P- Bill Brown, County Sports  (10-2 Pitching and 20-29,
.690, 8 HRs, 24 RBIs)
C- Howie Krause, Swing Inn (14-24, .583, 3 HRs, 11 RBIs)
IF- Mike Axelson, Michael’s (23-29, .793, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs)
IF- Jim Galloway, County Sports (20-41, .488, 11 HRs, 29 RBIs)
IF- Bob Harrison, Wilsman Trucking (11-23, ,478, 8 HRs, 15 RBIs)
IF- Wally Galba, Michael’s (14-24, .583, HR, 10 RBIs)
IF- Steve Loya, Swing Inn (16-24, .667, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs)
OF- Mike Gouin, Michael’s (11-21, .524, 3 HRs, 9 RBIs)
OF- Stu Levine, Helf-Erie (16-21, .762, 10 RBIs)
OF- Fred Maas, Copper Hearth (14-19, .737, 19 RBIs)
OF- Mort Weinberg, NYC Titans (13-21, .619, 3 HRs, 9 RBIs)

OTHERS:
Lou Del Mastro, Skip AC (8-15, .533, 4 RBIs, 3 Runs)
George Siford, Skip AC (8-16, .500, 8 RBIs, 8 Runs)
Mike Kovach, Skip AC (9-18, .500, 2 RBIs, 6 Runs
Paul Tomasovich, Skip AC (8-17, .471, 4 RBIs, 5 Runs)
Bill Cole, Michael’s Lounge (12-27, .444)
Jim Puckett, Michael’s Lounge (10-23, .435)
Miller Adams, Skip AC (3-7, .429, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 3 Runs)
Tom Trompics, Michael’s Lounge (8-19, .420)
Tex Collins, Michael’s Lounge (10-24, .417)

 FINAL
STANDINGS (62 Teams)

1- Michael’s Lounge, Detroit, MI  7-0
2- County Sports, Levittown, NY 10-2
3- Swing Inn, Cleveland, OH  5-2
4- Wilsman Trucking, Hamilton, OH  6-2
5- Copper Hearth, Milwaukee, WI  4-2
5- NYC Titans, Maspeth-Queens, NY  4-2
7- Helf-Erie Sheet Metal, Cleveland, OH  4-2
7- Vigilant AA, York, PA  6-2
9- Brookline Young Men’s Club, Pittsburgh, PA  4-2
10- Jo’s Pizza, Milton, FL  3-2
10- Seymour Merchants, Seymour, IN  3-2
10- Gonzalez Mexican Foods, Richmond, CA  3-2
13- B.B. Stone Insurance, Georgetown, KY  4-2
13- Jiffy Club, Louisville, KY  4-2
13- Yuci’s Boys Club, Port Chester, NY  4-2
16- Skip AC, Pittsburgh, PA  3-2
17- Blair’s Tavern, Wilmington, DE  3-2
17- Family Tavern, Washington, DC  3-2
19- Mt. Carmel, Joliet-Chicago, IL  2-2
19- Chadwick Construction, Meriden, CT  2-2
19- Falstaffers, Rock Hill, SC  2-2
19- St. Louis Metro, MO  2-2
19- J.P. Clyde, Knoxville, TN  2-2
19- Stonefingers, Parkersburg, WV  2-2
25- Spearville AMPRO, Dodge City, KS  2-2
25- Mass. State-Worcester, MA  2-2
25- Duff’s Westrum, Minneapolis, MN  2-2
25- Livingston All Stars, Newark, NJ  2-2
25- Olden AA, Trenton, NJ  2-2
25- Huffman Oil, Burlington, NC  2-2
25- The Texans, San Antonio, TX  2-2
25- Mike’s Bar, Toledo, OH  2-2
33- Sportsland, Battle Creek, MI  1-2
33- M.B. Hagen Company, Hopkins, MN  1-2
33- Earl’s Tap, Providence, RI  1-2
33- Granite City, Madison, IL  1-2
33- Donaldsville Independents, New Orleans, LA  1-2
33- Hayes, Birmingham, AL  1-2
33- City Glass, Omaha, NE  1-2
33- Standard Industrial Laundries, Cinn., OH  1-2
33- Players Tavern, Tacoma, WA  1-2
33- Twi-Lite Drive-In, Great Falls, MT  1-2
33- Mark’s Brothers, Miami, FL  1-2
33- First Federal Savings & Loans, Mobile, AL  1-2
45- Weeks Dairy, Dover, NH  0-2
45- Gene Lobe Rich Heat, Bremerton, WA  0-2
45- Icore Industries, Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA  0-2
45- Falstaff Bar, Fort Smith, AR  0-2
49- Okay Tires, Twin Falls, ID  0-2
49- Berry Brothers, Fredericksburg, VA  0-2
49- Becker’s, Waukesha, WI  0-2
49- Haskin’s Sporting Goods, Burlington, IA  0-2
49- Townhouse Motor Inn, Kansas City, MO  0-2
49- Jacksonville Metro, FL  0-2
49- Elliot Sales, Rome, GA  0-2
49- Canton Butane, Canton, MS  0-2
49- Bankers Life Insurance, Oklahoma City, OK  0-2
49- Hillcrest Lounge, St. Paul, MN  0-2
49- Strats, Atlanta, GA  0-2
49- Ragu Foods, Rochester, NY  0-2
49- R.I.T.C., Buffalo, NY  0-2
49- Taco Bell, Mesa, AZ  0-2


1967 (at Parma, OH)
Jim’s Sport Shop, Pittsburgh PA ——————————  Michael’s Lounge, Detroit,
MI
ASA started the “Regional Championships” this season. After 62 teams
entered the 1966 National and with the rain and delays, the tournament
was played throughout the night. It became too much, so the ASA divided
up the Country into 30 Regions and no longer were State and Metro Champs
guaranteed a spot in the Nationals. The Regionals brought together a
specified number of State and Metro Champs to play in that particular
Regional Championship Tournament. That winner then earned a berth to the
National Championship. The Defending Champion also had an automatic
berth at each National along with the Host Team.  This cut the
number of teams down to a manageable number each year. Jim’s Sports Shop started the season as Skip AC, but Jim’s Sports
Shop took over the financial backing by the end of the season.
Miller “Killer” Adams of Jim’s was a dominating force at
bat and in the field as Jims beat the defending champs 14-8 to win the
title.
Paul Tomasovich
hit a home run and collected 3 RBIs in the final game. Tomasovich ended
up 15-29 (.517) for the tournament. Both Ray Kruel
and Andy Zilka also had 3 RBIs. Tex Collins of Michael’s hit 4 HRs against County Sports, but it took Jack Westerlund’s walk off
3-run homer in the 7th inning to eliminate the Long Islanders 22-21.
Collins’ effort offset great individual performances by County Sports
Jum Galloway and Bill Brown who each hit 3 homers apiece in the loss.  Michael’s
then went to the finals where they defeated Jim’s 9-5 in the first final. Collins
hit 13 HRs to set a record, 6 straight at one point.

All
America Team

MVP  – Miller “Killer” Adams, Jim’s Sports Shop (16-24, .667, 7 HRs, 13 RBIs)
HR Leader – Carl Tex Collins, Michael’s Lounge (17-27, .630, 27 RBIs) –
13 – set New National Tournament HR Record – broke old HR record of 11
Batting Leader – Ray Corky Kruel, Jim’s Sport Shop (19-23) – .840
First Team
P- Bill Brown, County Sports
C- Carl Tex Collins, Michael’s (17-27, .630, 13 HRs, 27 RBIs)
1B- John Stone, Copper Hearth
2B- Ray Corky Kruel, Jim’s (19-23, .840)
3B- Jim Galloway, County Sports
SS- John Lorenzo, Twin Cities Construction
OF- Miller Killer Adams, Jim’s (16-24, .667, 7 HRs, 13 RBIs)
OF- Mike Gouin, Michael’s
OF- Bob Malicki, Michael’s
OF- Steve Shurina, County Sports

OTHERS:
Paul Tomasovich, Jim’s Sport Shop (15-29, .517, 7 HRs, 12 RBIs)

FINAL
STANDINGS (29 Teams)

1- Jim’s Sports Shop (Skip AC), Pittsburgh, PA 6-1
2- Michael’s Lounge, Detroit, MI 6-2
3- County Sports, Levittown, NY 4-2
4- Twin City Construction, Southington, CT 5-2
5- Huffman Oil, Burlington, NC  3-2
5- Copper Hearth, Milwaukee, MI 4-2
7- Erie Sheet Metal, Cleveland, OH 2-2
7- Snyder Masonry, Detroit, MI 3-2
9- Hudepohl Beer, Springfield, OH 2-2
9- Jiffy Club, Louisville, KY 3-2
9- LaGrange Screw, LaGrange, OH 3-2
9- Kwik Car Wash, Parma, OH 2-2
13- Heidleberg, Tacoma, WA 2-2
13- Abrams Texaco, Cincinnati, MO 2-2
13- Breton Motors, Rochester, NY 2-2
13- Kobax Corporation, Chattanooga, TN 2-2
17- AD McCombs, San Antonio, TX 1-2
17- Country Side Realty, Hopkins, MN 0-2
17- Dominiques Motors, Beau Bridge, LA 1-2
17- Jimmy’s Colonial Inn, Richmond, VA 0-2
17- Marks Brothers, Miami, FL 1-2
17- Tom’s #2, Columbus, GA 1-2
17- Bayer-Mingola, Millbury, MA 1-2
17- Fred’s Colonial Inn, Washington DC 1-2
25- Jo’s Pizza House, Milton, FL 0-2
25- Martin Hay Specialties, Phoenix, AZ 0-2
25- Kutis Funeral Home, St. Louis, MO 0-2
25- Non-Ferrous Metal Fabrics, Cleveland, OH 0-2
25- E.C. Womack AC, Virginia Beach, VA 0-2


1968 (at Jones Beach, NY)
County Sports, Levittown, NY ———————————  Jo’s Pizza House, Milton, FL
Jo’s Beat County Sports 7-5 in winners bracket final , County
Sports then
came back and beat Jo’s twice 11-7, 17-12 to win the crown.
Bert Smith hit HRs in his first two at bats to ignite County Sports in
the Final championship game.  Smith came up big the Long Island
team every game getting 23 hits and 24 RBIs in the teams 8 games. County
Sports’ Jim Galloway chipped in with 11 HRs and 17 RBIs, and along with
Bill Malloy (9 HRs, 19 RBIs), Lou Russo (5 HRs, 13 RBIs) and Pitcher
Bill Brown’s 5 HRs, led an explosive offense. HT Waller was a one man
machine for Jo’s Pizza as he led them going 13-21 (.619)  with 9
HRs and 17 RBIs.  Jo’s Pitcher Gerry Martello and Outfielder Luther
Ates played outstanding defense for Jo’s.

All
America Team

MVP – Bert Smith, County Sports (23-37, .622, 11 HRs, 24 RBIs, 19 Runs)
HR Leader Bert Smith, County Sports – 11
Batting Leader – Bill Goedde, Dick Luken Volkswagon (13-16, 9 RBIs, 3
Runs) –
.813
First Team
P- Jerry Martello, Jo’s (4-2 Pitching and 5-19, .263, 2 RBIs, 4 Runs)
C- Bill Malloy, County Sports (21-33, .638, 9 HRs, 19 RBIs, 14 Runs)
1B- Lou Russo, County Sports (20-35, .571, 5 HRs, 13 RBIs, 15 Runs, 10
Doubles)
2B- HT Waller, Jo’s (13-21, .619, 9 HRs, 17 RBIs, 11 Runs)
3B- Bill Goedde, Dick Luken (13-16, .813, 9 RBIs, 3 Runs)
SS- Tom DeLanzo, Hudepohl Beer (12-21, .571, 2 RBIs, 7 Runs)
OF- Bob Schugman, County Sports (19-38, .500, 2 RBIs, 12 Runs)
OF- Jerry Booher, Wilsman Trucking (16-26, .615, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 13 Runs)
OF- Bert Smith, County Sports  (23-37, .622, 11 HRs, 24 RBIs, 19 Runs)
OF- Luther Ates, Jo’s (10-22, .455, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 8 Runs)
Second Team
P- Ron Ritter, Jiffy Club (3-2 Pitching and 10-16, .625, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs, 6 Runs)
C- Mark Chandler, Erie Sheet Metal (10-16, .625, 4 HRs,11 RBIs, 8 Runs)
1B- Cal Bodenstein, Jo’s Pizza (9-19, .476, 3 HRs, 2 RBIs, 3 Runs)
2B- Jim Galloway, County Sports (19-35, .543, 6 HRs, 11 RBIs, 17 Runs)
3B- Mac Stalcup, Kobax Corporation (9-13, .692, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs, 6 Runs)
SS- Roy Hill, Kobax Corporation (8-17, .471, 3 RBIs, 5 Runs)
OF- Larry Harbin, Anderson Shell (13-22, .591, 11 RBIs, 7 Runs)
OF- Gordon Pfeiffer, Heidelberg Beer (10-12, .833, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs, 6
Runs)
OF- Junior Riggs, Jiffy Club (8-13, .615, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 3 Runs)
OF- Otto Knowles, Jo’s (10-18, .556, 5 RBIs, 5 Runs)

OTHERS:
Jim
Sibert, Gene Angelos (10-13, .769, 2 RBIs, 9 Runs)
Jack Goodrich, Gene Angelos (8-12, .667, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 5 Runs)
Steve Loya, Gene’s Sunoco (6-10, .600, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 4 Runs)
Preston Powell, Erie Sheet Metal (10-17, .588, 4 HRs, 14 RBIs, 10 Runs)
Bill Brown, County Sports (12-21, .572, 5 HRs, 9 RBIs, 10 Runs)
Rocky Salice, County Sports (15-30, .500, 1 HR, 7 RBIs, 12 Runs)
Chester Dungan, Jo’s Pizza (10-21, .476, 3 HRs, 9 RBIs, 7 Runs)
Andy Loya, Gene’s Sunoco (5-11, .455, 1 HR. 7 RBIs, 3 Runs)
Ron Annotico, Gene’s Sunoco (5-11, .455, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 4 Runs)
Steve Shurina, County Sports (13-33, .394, 3 HRs, 12 RBIs, 10 Runs)
Stan Harvey, Kobax (5-14, .357, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 4 Runs)
Howie Krause, Erie Steel (6-20, .300, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs, 6 Runs)

FINAL
STANDINGS (28 Teams)

1- County Sports, Levittown, NY 7-1
2- Jo’s House of Pizza, Milton, FL 4-2
3- Dick Luken Volkswagon, Cincinnati, OH 5-2
4- Wilsman Truckers, Hamilton, OH 5-2
5- Erie Sheet Metal, Cleveland, OH 3-2
6- Heidleberg Beer, Tacoma, WA 2-2
7- Anderson Shell Misfits, Anderson, SC 4-2
8- Hudepohl Beer, Springfield, OH 3-2
9- Jiffy Club, Louisville, KY 3-2
10- Twin Cities Construction, Meridan, CT 3-2
11- Kobax Corporation, Chattanooga, TN 2-2
12- Ragu Foods, Rochester, NY 2-2
13- Climatic Air Rams, Maspeth, NY 2-2
14- Bayer & Mingola, Millbury, MA 2-2
15- Kutis Funeral Hone, St. Louis, MO 2-2
16- Playboy Tavern, Kennewick, WA 2-2
17- Central Brevard Merchants, Cocoa, FL 1-2
18- Shakey’s, Rockville, MD 1-2
19- Colonial Inn, Richmond, VA 0-2
20- Mahan Ford, Columbus, IN 0-2
21- Gene’s Sunoco, Cleveland, OH 1-2
22- Countryside Realty, Hopkins, MN 0-2
23- S.M. Pisut, Joliet, IL 1-2
24- Buck Moore’s Service Station, Macon, GA 0-2
25- Wamble Realty, Virginia Beach, VA 0-2
26- Del Campo Baking, Wilmington, DE 0-2
27- Coast Wholesalers Supply, Long Beach, MS 0-2
28- Kilberg-Grochran, San Carlos, CA 0-2


1969 (at Parma, OH)
Copper Hearth, Milwaukee, WI ——————————–  Jo’s Pizza House, Milton, FL

HT Waller almost single handily carried Jo’s to the championship.
He had 7 HRs and 16 RBIs in the final 4 games.
Jo’s eliminated Little Caesars 21-19 as Waller hit 3 HRs. Then Waller’s
HR  won the first final 8-6 over Copper Hearth.
In the Final championship, Copper Hearth led 8-1, Waller hit two 3-Run
HRs to pull them to 13-11, but fell just short. Copper ended up winning
13-12. Jim Becker led Copper Hearth all weekend with a .593 batting
average including 6 HRs and 20 RBIs. Tony Galecke also hit .593 and he
scored 16 Runs. Mike Grbich led the Hearth Men with a .609 average
(14-23). Duke Mass chipped in with a .556. Luther Ates was the table
setter for Jo’s House of Pizza collecting 23 hits and scoring 17 Runs.

All
America Team

MVP – H.T. Waller, Jo’s Pizza House (19-32, .594, 16 HRs, 28 RBIs, 21 Runs
Scored, 6 Intentional Walks)
HR Leader – H.T. Waller, Jo’s Pizza House – 16 – set New National
Tournament HR Record – broke old HR record of 13
Batting Leader – Joe Konicki, Hicksville Astros (16-20, 9 HRs, 18 RBIs, 15 Runs
scored) – .800
First Team
P- Jerry Martello, Jo’s (7-2 Pitching and 16-34, .471, 9 RBIs, 9 Runs)
C- Joe Konicki, Hicksville Astros (16-20, .800, 9 HRs, 18 RBIs, 15 Runs)
C- Tex Collins, Little Caesars (17-26, .654, 4 HRs, 11 RBIs, 16 Runs)
1B- Jim Becker, Copper Hearth (16-27, .593, 6 HRs, 20 RBIs, 16 Runs)
2B- HT Waller, Jo’s (19-32, .594, 16 HRs, 28 RBIs, 21 Runs, 6
Intentional Walks)
3B- Bill Cole, Little Caesars (14-25, .560, 7 HRs, 16 RBIs, 11 Runs)
SS- Chet Forte, County Sports (19-28, .679, 5 HRs, 10 RBIs, 12 Runs)
OF- Bert Smith, County Sports (22-34, .647, 14 HRs, 26 RBIs, 20 Runs)
OF- Luther Ates, Jo’s (23-38, .605, 2 HRs, 12 RBIs, 17 Runs)
OF- Tom Sorcic, Copper Hearth (13-26, .500, 5 HRs, 14 RBIs, 9 Runs)
OF- Gerry Lyle, Jo’s (18-34, .529, 1 HR, 10 RBIs, 13 Runs)
UT- Jim Galloway, County Sports (19-30, .633, 11 HRs, 21 RBIs, 20 Runs)
UT- Steve Loya, Gene’s Sohio (14-25, .560, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs, 11 Runs)
Second Team
P- Tom Cannonberg, Copper Hearth (6-1 Pitching and 5-21, .238, 1 RBI, 3 Runs)
P- Jim True, Wilsman Trucking (4-2 Pitching and 14-21, .667, 5 HRs, 9 RBIs, 9 Runs)
C- Ben Hogan, Golden Gallons (15-21, .714, 7 HRs, 16 RBIs, 12 Runs)
C- Dan Vlahovic, Teamsters Local  (no info)
1B- Mike Axelson, Little Caesars (18-25, .720, 6 HRs, 16 RBIs, 12 Runs)
2B- Joe Petriello, Hicksville Astros (9-20, .450, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 4 Runs)
3B- Fred Maas, Copper Hearth (10-18, .556, 3 HRs, 9 RBIs, 10 Runs)
SS- Wayne Chopus, Ciccio’s Homes (13-17, .765, 2 HRs, 9 RBIs, 8 Runs)
OF- Tom Drabik, Gene’s Sohio  (no info)
OF- Carl Neubauer, Copper Hearth (12-29, .414 , 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 11 Runs)
OF- Jim Wessel, Wilsman Trucking (17-25, .680, 7 HRs, 15 RBIs, 12 Runs)
OF- Tony Galecke, Copper Hearth (16-27, .593, 4 RBIs, 15 Runs)
UT- Bill Malloy, County Sports (19-32, .594, 10 HRs, 19 RBIs, 15 Runs)
UT- Al Waltz, Little Caesars (12-19, .632, 5 RBI’s, 4 Runs)

OTHERS:
Bob Auten, Little Caesars (18-30, .600, 8 HRs, 21 RBIs, 14 Runs)
Rocky Salice, County Sports (14-25, .560, 5 HRs, 14 RBIs. 11 Runs)
Bill Brown, County Sports (16-29, .552, 6 HRs, 10 RBIs, 11 Runs)
Bob Harrison, Wilsman (12-22, .545, 5 HRs, 13 RBIs, 13 Runs)
Bob Lombardi, County Sports (14-23, .519. 0 HRs, 2 RBIs, 10 Runs)
Oscar Steadman, Hicksville (10-20, .500, 5 HRs, 9 RBIs, 10 Rns)
Bob Schugman, County Sports (15-30, .500, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 15 Runs)
Tony Mazza, Little Caesars (15-30, .500, 0 HRs, 5 RBIs, 13 Runs)
Bill Tolbert, Jo’s Pizza (19-38, .500, 9 HRs, 21 RBIs, 18 Runs)
Mike Gouin, Little Caesars (15-31, 484, .8 HRs, 17 RBIs, 14 Runs
Chester Dungan, Jo’s Pizza (17-35, .486, 1 HR, 9 RBIs, 11 Runs)
Lou Russo, Hicksville Astros (10-21, .476, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 9 Runs)
Andy Loya, Gene’s Snoco (9-20, .450, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 6 Runs)
Andy Masseta, Gene’s Sunco (9-21, .429, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 8 Runs)
Steve Shurina, Hicksville (8-20, .400, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 7 Runs)
Howie Krause, Pyramid (7-18, .389, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 6 Runs)
Bob Malicki, Little Caesars (8-23, .381, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 6 Runs)
Dave Neale, Pyramid (2-15, .133, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 2 Runs)

 FINAL
STANDINGS (34 Teams)

1- Copper Hearth, Milwaukee, WI 6-1
2- Jo’s Pizza, Milton, FL 7-2
3- Little Caesar’s Pizza, Detroit, MI
5-2
4- County Sports, Levitton, NY 5-2
5- Gene’s Sohio, Parma, OH 5-2
6- Hicksville Astro Motor Inn, Hicksville, NY 3-2
7- Golden Gallons, Chattanooga, TN 3-2
8- Wilsman Trucking, Hamilton, OH 4-2
9- Teamsters Local #293, Cleveland, OH 2-2
10- Pyramid Cafe, Cleveland, OH 3-2
11- 615 Lounge, York, PA 3-2
12- Ciccio’s Homes, Plainville, CT 3-2
13- Eddie’s Cafe, Cincinnati, OH 2-2
14- Jiffy Club, Louisville, KY 2-2
15- Glidewell Brothers, Richmond, VA 2-2
16- Plumbing & Heating, Maplewood, MN 2-2
17- Canal Lanes, Southampton, MA 1-2
18- Gramma’s Lucky, Billings, MT 1-2
19- Greggs Lettering, Oakland, CA 1-2
20- Romero Music Company, New Iberia, LA 1-2
21- Tom’s, Columbus, GA 1-2
22- Pantorium Cleaners, Dayton, OH 2-2
23- Jerry’s Catering, Miami, FL 1-2
24- Heidelberg, Tacoma, WA 2-2
25- Shakey’s Pizza, Washington, DC 1-2
26- Kwajalein All Stars, Marshall Islands 0-2
27- Virginia Door, Chesapeake, VA 0-2
28- Al Green’s Tavern, Rochester, NY 0-2
29- Wilmar Lounge, St. Louis, MO 0-2
30- Central Brevard Merchants, Cocoa, FL 0-2
31- D.K. Asphalt, St. Louis, MO 0-2
32- Shipwreck Lounge, Phoenix, AZ 0-2
33- Professional Disc. Pharmacy, Ok City, OK 0-2
34- Howard’s Furniture, Denver, NC 0-2


1970 (at Southgate, MI)
Little Caesar’s, Southgate, MI ——————————-  Copper Hearth, Milwaukee, WI

Little Caesars beat Copper Hearth in the winners bracket final
32-9 (9 HRs) and again in the championship 40-11 (17 HRs). Three Players
combined for ten of the homers, Tex Collins and Bob Auten both hit 4 and
Bill Cole hit 3. Carl Neubauer (19-28, .678, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs)
and Fred Duke Maas (16-26, .615, 5 HRs, 18 RBIs) led Copper Hearth. Bob
Auten (17-25, .680, 7 HRs, 15 RBIs, 15 Runs scored) and Bill Cole (14-25,
.560, 10 HRs, 16 RBIs) of Little Caesars also had
big tournaments. Little Caesars hit 34 Home runs in its last 3 games. In
the final championship game, every Little Caesar starter hit at least
one home run.

All
America Team

MVP – Mike Gouin, Little Caesar’s (19-26, .730, 6 HRs, 11 RBIs, 17 Runs)
Jay Justice, Worthington Steel (16-28, .570, 20 RBIs, 14 Runs) – 11
Batting Leader – Bob Swords, Worthington Steel (21-28, 10 HRs, 15 RBIs, 17 Runs)
– .750
First Team
P- Don Arndt, Howard Furniture (no info)
P- Bob Auten, Little Caesars (17-25, .680, 7 HRs, 15 RBIs, 15 Runs)
C- Ron Patterson, Golden Gallons (21-29, .724, 9 HRs, 25 RBIs, 16 Runs)
C- Bob Swords, Worthington Steel (21-28, .750, 10 HRs, 15 RBIs, 17 Runs)
1B- Jim Becker, Copper Hearth (13-27, .481, 7 HRs, 11 RBIS, 11 Runs)
2B- Tony Mazza, Little Caesars (15-27, .556, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 11 Runs)
3B- Bill Cole, Little Caesars  (14-25, .560, 10 HRs, 16 RBIs, 14
Runs)
SS- Paul Riggs, Golden Gallons (18-28, .642, 8 HRs, 16 RBIs, 18 Runs)
OF- Mike Gouin, Little Caesars (19-26, .730, 6 HRs, 11 RBIs, 17 Runs)
OF- Fred Duke Maas, Copper Hearth  (16-26, .615, 5 HRs, 18 RBIs, 12
Runs)
OF- Carl Doc Neubauer, Copper Hearth (19-28, .678, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs, 14
Runs)
OF- Jay Justice, Worthington Steel  (16-28, .570, 11 HRs, 20 RBIs,
14 Runs)
UT- Phil Schroer, Seymour Merchants (11-20, .550, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 9 Runs)
UT- Bill Pope, Valley Merchants (18-27, .667, 8 HRs, 13 RBIs, 15 Runs)
Second Team
P- Stan Harvey, Golden Gallons (17-29, .586, 8 HRs, 19 RBIs, 16 Runs)
P- Bill Agler, Worthington Steel (11-26, .423, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 4 Runs)
C- Jim York, Howard Furniture (12-23, .523, 2 HRs, 10 RBIs, 7 Runs)
C- Gary Ritter, Omar’s Boys (no info)
1B- Elmer McDaniels, Valley Merchants (14-23, .609, 4 HRs, 13 RBIs, 11
Runs)
2B- Ron Porter, Worthington Steel (13-30, .433, 4 HRs, 13 RBIs, 12 Runs)
3B- Mac Stalcup, Golden Gallons (12-24, .500, 3 HRs, 4 RBIs, 12 Runs)
SS- Darrell Leake, Warren Motors (10-16, .625, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs, 7 Runs)
OF- Bob Silvers, Teamsters Local (14-22, .637, 5 HRs, 16 RBIs, 11 Runs)
OF- Gary Ladue, Little Caesars (13-24, .542, 6 HRs, 15 RBIs, 11 Runs)
OF- Thad Malinowski, Howard’s Furniture (17-24, .708, 6 HRs, 17 RBIs, 14
Runs)
OF- Gary Haskew, Golden Gallons (19-26, .730, 5 HRs, 13 RBIs, 14 Runs)
UT- Bob Malecki, Little Caesars (10-21, .475, 5 HRs, 8 RBIs, 9 Runs)
UT- Terry Robertson, Valley Merchants (12-18, .667, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, 9
Runs)

OTHERS:
Bernie Miller, Seymour Merchants (16-22, .729, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 11
Runs)
Phil Higgins, Copper Hearth (16-25, .640, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs, 13 Runs)
Tex Collins, Little Caesars (10-16, .625, 5 HRs, 6 RBIs, 9 Runs)
Bert Smith, County Sports (9-15, .600, 4 HRs, 10 RBIs, 7 Runs)
Mike Axelson, Little Caesars (10-17, .583, 3 HRs, 11 RBIs, 8 Runs)
Bobby Bates, Howard’s Furniture (15-26, .576, 8 HRs, 15 RBIs, 13 Runs)
Mike Nye, Warren Motors (10-20, .500, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 6 Runs)
Jim Puckett, Little Caesars (10-21, .475, 1 HR, 7 RBIs, 7 Runs)
Ben Hogan, Golden Gallons (12-26, .467, 8 HRs, 21 RBIs, 9 Runs)
Steve Loya, Teamsters (7-16, .437, 4 HRs, 8 RBIs, 4 Runs)
Mickey Morrison, Howard’s (8-22, .363, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 5 Runs)
Jim Galloway, County Sports (5-15, .333, 1 HR, 8 RBIs, 4 Runs)

FINAL
STANDINGS (32 Teams)

1- Little Caesars, Southgate, MI 6-0
2- Copper Hearth, Milwaukee, WI 5-2
3- Worthington Steel, Columbus, OH 5-2
4- Golden Gallons, Chattanooga, TN 4-2
5- Valley Merchants, Langdale, AL 5-2
6- Howard’s Furniture, Denver, NC 4-2
7- Seymour Merchants, Seymour, IN 3-2
8- Teamsters Local #293, Cleveland, OH 4-2
9- Warren Motors, Jacksonville, FL 3-2
10- Pile Drivers, Virginia Beach, VA 3-2
11- Canal Lanes, Southampton, MA 2-2
12- Century Tire, Cincinnati, OH 2-2
13- County Sports, Levittown, NY 2-2
14- Omar’s Boys, Shelbysville, KY 2-2
15- Non-Ferrous Metals, Cleveland, OH 2-2
16- Southern Fastener, Mobile, AL 2-2
17- Bam Bace, Port Chester, NY 1-2
18- Chrysler’s, Decatur, IL 1-2
19- Ciccio Homes, Southington, CT 1-2
20- Aero Oil Company, York, PA 1-2
21- Heidelberg, Tacoma, WA 1-2
22- Haufbrau-Kountz, Bozeman, MT 1-2
23- Pacific Standard, Burlingame, CA 1-2
24- Andy’s, Richmond, VA 1-2
25- Meader Construction, San Antonio, TX 0-2
26- Duff’s, Minneapolis, MN 0-2
27- Brown-Remy, Waverly, OH 0-2
28- Wilmar Lounge, St. Louis, MO 0-2
29- Cooper Brothers, New Iberia, LA 0-2
30- Priced Rite Trophy, Salt Lake City, UT 0-2
31- Knittig, St. Louis, MO 0-2
32- Fulford TV, Rockville, MD 0-2


1971 (at Parma, OH)
Virginia Beach Pile Drivers, Virginia Beach, VA  ————————  Little
Caesar’s, Southgate, MI
Bert Smith hit a 3-run homer to spark the Piledrivers to a 9-4 win
in the Championship Game over Little Caesars, who lost their opening
round game to Howard’s Furniture and won 8 straight games before being
beaten in the final. Bob Auten (11 HRs, 19 RBIs), Tex Collins (7 HRs, 18
RBIs) and Bill Cole (6 HRs, 10 RBIs), Gary LaDue (4 HRs, 10 RBIs), Bob
Malicki (5 HRs, 15 RBIs) and Mike Gouin (8 HRs, 17 RBIs) all led Little
Caesars back to the final. Johnny Dollar (14-23, .609, 14 RBIs), Nick
Sessoms and Lynwood Strickland all played a big role in the Piledrivers
Championship Run. MVP Bert Smith came up big when it counted once again.
He was 15-22 for a .682 average with 7 HRs and 22 RBIs.

All
America Team
MVP – Bert Smith, Pile Drivers (15-22, .682, 7 HRs, 22 RBIs, 14 Runs)
HR Leader – Jim Pucket, Little Caesar’s (21-30, .700, 26 RBIs, 22 Runs)
– 13
Batting Leader – Bill Gatti, Jiffy’s Club (13-15, 9 HRs, 17 RBIs, 13 Runs)
– .867
First Team
P- Don Griever, Stroh’s (13-14, .929, 6 HRs, 16 RBIs, 10 Runs)
P- Bob Auten, Little Caesars (20-38, .526, 11 HRs, 19 RBIs, 17 Runs)
C- Dave Lane, Trailways (12-18, .667, 5 HRs, 10 RBIs, 8 Runs)
C- Tex Collins, Little Caesars (13-25, .520, 7 HRs, 18 RBIs, 12 Runs)
1B- Terry Smith, Stroh’s (11-13, .846, 10 HRs, 19 RBIs, 11 Runs)
2B- Nick Sessoms, Piledrivers (14-25, .560, 0 HRs, 5 RBIs, 14 Runs)
3B- Bill Cole, Little Caesars (16-32, .500, 6 HRs, 10 RBIs, 13 Runs)
SS- Don Jones, Howard’s (9-16, .563, 0 HRs, 0 RBIs, 8 Runs)
OF- Bill Gatti, Jiffy Club (13-15, .867, 9 HRs, 17 RBIs, 13 Runs)
OF- Bert Smith, Piledrivers (15-22, .682, 7 HRs, 22 RBIs, 14 Runs)
OF- Andy Loya, Gene-Angelo’s (12-19, .632, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs, 11 Runs)
OF- Jim Puckett, Little Caesars (21-30, .700, 13 HRs, 26 RBIs, 22 Runs)
UT- Ed Green, Pacific Standard Life (12-14, .857, 7 HRs, 14 RBIs, 9
Runs)
UT- Lynwood Strickland, Piledrivers (9-19, .474, 0 HRs, 3 RBIs, 4 Runs)
Second Team
P- Don Arndt, Howard’s Furnitire (9-18, .500, 3 HRs, 11 RBIs, 6 Runs)
P- Joe Yacabet, Gene-Angelo’s (11-18, .611, 0 HRs, 5 RBIs, 5 Runs)
C- Myron Rozmark, Maplewood Plumbing (8-13, .615, 5 HRs, 7 RBIs, 6 Runs)
C- Preston Powell, Non Ferrous (10-18, .556, 6 HRs, 9 RBIs, 10 Runs)
1B- Emory Lucas, Century Tire (23-30, .767, 5 HRs, 23 RBIs, 17 Runs)
2B- Carl Tomsic, Gene-Angelo’s (12-18, .667, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs, 6 Runs)
3B- John DeVoss, Pacific Standard (10-12, .833, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 5 Runs)
SS- Bob Malicki, Little Caesars (18-32, .523, 5 HRs, 15 RBIs, 11 Runs)
OF- Johnny Dollar, Piledrivers (14-23, .609, 3 HRs, 14 RBIs, 11 Runs)
OF- Tommy Maiden, Howard Furniture (12-18, .667, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 7 Runs)
OF- Jerry Marcum, Al Stokes VW (12-20, .600, 5 HRs, 15 RBIs, 13 Runs)
OF- Corky Rogers, Warren Motors (12-17, .706, 5 HRs, 10 RBIs, 12 Runs)
UT- Bob Rosin, Non Ferrous Metals (9-17, .529, 0 HRs, 3 RBIs, 6 Runs)
UT- Steve Loya, Gene-Angelo’s (13-21, .619, 9 HRs, 14 RBIs, 12 Runs)

OTHERS:
Tom Taylor, Century Tire (17-29, .586, 10 HRs, 21 RBIs, 15 Runs)
Bob Voss, Little Caesars (21-36, .583, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs, 18 Runs)
Gary Ladue, Little Caesars (19-35, .543, 4 HRS, 10 RBIs, 17 Runs)
Gene Fisher, Howard Furniture (8-17, .471, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs, 8 Runs)
Ron Potter, Jiffy Club (8-17, .471, 3 HRs, 9 RBIs, 8 Runs)
Mike Gouin, Little Caesars (18-40, .450, 8 HRs, 17 RBIs, 15 Runs)
Cobbie Harrison, Jiffy Club (9-20, .450, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 7 Runs)
Steve Massong, Century Tire (9-20, .450, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 9 Runs)
Mike Nye, Warren Motors (10-23, .433, 8 HRs, 9 RBIs, 10 Runs)
Tony Mazza, Little Caesars (13-34, .382, 1 HR, 7 RBIs, 11 Runs)

FINAL
STANDINGS (32 Teams)

1- Pile Drivers, Virginia Beach, VA 6-0
2- Little Caesars, Detroit, MI   8-2
3- Non-Ferrous Metals, Cleveland, OH 4-2
4- Century Tire, Cincinnati, OH 5-2
5- Howard’s Furniture, Denver, NC 3-2
6- Gene’s-Angelo’s, Parma, OH 3-2
7- Al Stokes V.W., Houston, TX 3-2
8- Maplewood Plumbing, St. Paul, MN 3-2
9- Warren Motors, Jacksonville, FL 3-2
10- Stroh’s, Springfield, OH 2-2
11- Jiffy Club, Louisville, KY 3-2
12- Trailways, Knoxville, TN 3-2
13- Brookline YMC, Pittsburgh, PA 2-2
14- Virginia Door, Norfolk, VA 2-2
15- Pacific Standard Life, Davis, CA 2-2
16- Clutch Specialty, Mobile, AL 2-2
17- Al’s Green Tavern, Rochester, NY 1-2
18- Green Belt Shell, Washington, DC 1-2
19- Johnny Mac’s Sport, St. Louis, MO 1-2
20- Copper Hearth, Milwaukee, WI 1-2
21- Taylor Brothers, Providence, RI 1-2
22- Eastway Construction, Eastlake, OH 1-2
23- Queen City Motors, Burlington, VT 1-2
24- Valley Merchants, Langdale, AL 1-2
25- Cagles Cardinals, Lawton, OK 0-2
26- South-Shore Outdoor, Long Island, NY 0-2
27- Taggares, Othello, WA 0-2
28- Priced Rite Trophy, Salt Lake City, UT 0-2
29- Wilmer-Bilgere, St. Louis, MO 0-2
30- Daly Drive-In, Westland, MI 0-2
31- Heidelberg, Tacoma, WA 0-2
32- Curve Form, Youngstown, OH 0-2


1972 (at  Jacksonville, FL)
Jiffy’s Club, Louisville, KY ————————————-  Triton Petroleum, Wichita. KS

Jiffy Club trailed Triton Petroleum 14-12 at one point before they
came back and won the championship over Triton 24-14 after previously beating
them 23-15 in winners bracket final. Triton made it back
to the finals by eliminating Warren Motors 19-17. Hometown favorite
Warren had previously eliminated County Sports, Little Caesars
and Howard’s Furniture. With Cobbie Harrison only making three outs and
Bill Gatti slugging home runs (he hit 6 in one game), Jiffy was
too powerful for the Triton squad. Don Arndt of 4th place Howard’s was
the MVP after an incredible display of hitting. Doug Majher led Triton
for the weekend with a 20-27 (.747), 6 HRs, 19 RBIs performance.

All
America Team

MVP – Don Arndt, Howard’s Furniture (21-28, .750, 13 HRs, 23 RBIs, 19 Runs) –
won MVP, even though his team finished 4th
HR Leaders – Bill Gatti, Jiffy Club (20-28, .714, 28 RBIs, 22 Runs) – 14
HR Leaders – Al White, Warren Motor’s (30-36, .833, 33 RBIs, 26 Runs) –
14
Batting Leader – Cobbie Harrison, Jiffy Club (29-32, 13 HRs, 22 RBIs, 24
Runs) –
.906
First Team
P- Don Arndt, Howard Furniture (21-28, .750, 13 HRs, 23 RBIs, 19 Runs)
P- Bob Auten, Little Caesars (12-21, .571, 6 HRs, 14 RBIs, 12 Runs)
C- Van Jenkins, Warren Motors (22.34, .647, 10 HRs, 20 RBIs, 21 Runs)
C- Randall Elser, Stauffer’s Realty (14, 23, .609, 8 HRs, 20 RBIs, 12
Runs)
1B- Cobbie Harrison, Jiffy Club (29-32, .906, 13 HRs, 22 RBIs, 24 Runs)
2B- Ron Yates, Howard Furniture (13-23, .565, 6 HRs, 12 RBIs, 10 Runs)
3B- Doug Majhers, Triton Petroleum (20-27, .747, 6 HRs, 19 RBIs, 15
Runs)
SS- Mike Casey, Jiffy Club (15-29, .517, 0 HRs, 8 RBIs, 11 Runs)
OF- Jack Davis, Mr. D’s (16-23, .696, 8 HRs, 18 RBIs, 15 Runs)
OF- Bill Gatti, Jiffy Club (20-28, .714, 15 HRs, 28 RBIs, 22 Runs)
OF- Reggie Soehlig, Warren Motors (24-37, .649, 11 HRs, 21 RBIs, 21
Runs)
OF- John Spadaccino, Schaefer Post (23-32, .719, 5 HRs, 17 RBIs, 16
Runs)
UT- Jim Galloway, Empire County Astros (16-23, .696, 7 HRs, 15 RBIs, 15
Runs)
UT- Stan Patykula, Schaefer Post (20-30, .667, 5 HRs, 16 RBIs, 15 Runs)
Second Team
P- Dennis Parrish, Warren Motors (17-33, .519, 6 HRs, 14 RBIs, 13 Runs)
P- Joe Sims, Jiffy Club (no info)
C- Dan King, Jiffy Club (19-30, .633, 5 HRs, 14 RBIs, 17 Runs)
C- Preston Powell, Non Ferrous (12-19, .632, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs, 12 Runs)
1B- Al White, Warren Motors (30-36, .833, 14 HRs, 33 RBIs, 26 Runs)
2B- Frank Sorrells, Jo’s-Smith (10-15, .667, 5 HRs, 8 RBIs, 9 Runs)
3B- Bill Malloy, Empire County Astros (17-23, .739, 7 HRs, 19 RBIs, 16
Runs)
SS- Steve Dixon, Warren Motors (no info)
OF- Joe Lowry, Jiffy Club (22-32, .688, 8 HRs, 15 RBIs, 20 Runs)
OF- Steve Shurina, Empire County Astros (17-23, .739, 5 HRs, 8 RBIs, 14
Runs)
OF- Larry Migliaccio, Schaefer Post (18-31, .581, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs, 16
RBIs)
OF- Ron Kasa, Schaefer Post (19-31, .631, 11 HRs, 23 RBIs, 20 Runs)
UT- Mac Richardson, Howard Furniture  (14-22, .636, 5 HRs, 14 RBIs,
11 Runs)
UT- Larry Berger, Triton Petroleum (19-28, .679, 8 HRs, 22 RBIs, 14
Runs)

OTHERS:
HT Waller, Piledrivers (12-13, .923, 7 HRs, 12 RBIs, 10 Runs)
Phil Higgins, Copper Hearth (6-8, .750, 3 HRs, 6 RBIs, 6 Runs)
Bill Cole, Little Caesars (18-25, .720, 6 HRs, 16 RBIs, 12 Runs)
Bert Smith, Piledrivers (10-14, .714, 4 HRs, 7 RBIs, 11 Runs)
Phil Schroer, Jiffy Club (19-27, .704, 8 HRs, 19 RBIs, 24 Runs)
Ron Potter, Jiffy Club (19-28, .679, 6 HRs, 15 RBIs, 14 Runs)
Roger Brown, Howard Furniture (17-26, .654, 7 HRs, 17 RBIs, 17 Runs)
Mike Foley, Empire County Astros (17-27, .630, 7 HRs, 16 RBIs, 15 Runs)
Mike Gouin, Little Caesars (17-27, .630, 3 HRs, 14 RBIs, 14 Runs)
Artie Kearns, Schaeffer Post (15-24, .625, 0 HRs, 6 RBIs, 14 Runs)
Gary LaDue, Little Caesars (15-24, .625, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs, 11 Runs)
Tony Mazza, Little Caesars (17-29, .586, 0 HRs, 6 RBIs, 14 Runs
Tex Collins, Little Caesars (14-24, .583, 5 HRs, 15 RBIs, 12 Runs)
Rick Scherr, Copper Hearth (7-12, .583, 4 HRs, 6 RBIs, 7 Runs)
Gene Fisher, Howard Furniture (15-26, .577, 6 HRs, 10 RBIs, 15 Runs)
Gary Richter, Empire Astros (12-21, .571, 1 HR, 11 RBIs, 6 Runs)
Mike Nye, Warren Motors (21-37, .568, 6 HRs, 16 RBIs, 22 Runs)
Jim Puckett, Little Caesars (10-18, .556, 2 HRs, 5 HRs, 6 RBIs)
Randy Gorrell, Howard Furniture (15-27, .556, 6 HRs, 16 RBIs, 16 Runs)
James Washington, Jerry’s Caterers (6-11, .545, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs, 6 Runs)
Darrell Leake, Warren Motors (21-38, .533, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 19 Runs)
Lou Russo, Empire County Astros (13-26, .520, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs, 15 Runs)

 FINAL
STANDINGS (33 Teams)

1. Jiffy Club, Louisville, KY 6-0
2. Triton Petroleum, Wichita, KS 5-2
3. Warren Motors, Jacksonville, FL 6-2
4. Howard Furniture, Denver, NC 4-2
5. Mr. D’s, Seattle, WA 3-2
6. Schaeffer Post, Trenton, NJ 6-2
7. Little Caesars, Detroit, MI 4-2
8. Stauffer’s Realty, Warren, OH 4-2
9. Greenbelt Shell, Fulton, MD 2-2
10. Non-Ferrous Metals, Cleveland, OH 3-2
11. Empire County Astros, Levittown, NY 3-2
12. Jo’s Pizza-Smith Plumbing, Milton, FL 2-2
13. Valley Merchants, Phoenix City, AL 2-2
14. Virginia Doors, Chesapeake, VA 2-2
15. Turner Welding, San Antonio, TX 2-2
16. Rudder Construction, Knowxville, TN 2-2
17. Cee Bass Realty. Portsmouth, VA 1-2
18. Copper Hearth, Milwaukee, WI 1-2
19. Hauck’s Cafe, Cincinnati, OH 2-2
20. Pizza Hut, Wichita, KS 1-2
21. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL 1-2
22. Ronnie’s, Greenwich, CT 1-2
23. Downtown Ford, Sacramento, CA 1-2
24. Indian Lake Piledrivers, Virginia Beach, VA 1-2
25. Brookline Young Men’s Club, Pittsnirgh, PA 0-2
26. Priced Rite Trophies, Salt Lake City, UT 0-2
27. Stroh’s Beer, Springfield, OH 0-2
28. Maplewood Plumbing & Heating, Maplewood, MN 0-2
29. Village Inn Pizza, Bozeman, MT 0-2
30. M&C Trucking, Worcester, MA 0-2
31. T.A.O., Oklahoma City, OK 0-2
32. Armed Services All Stars, USA 0-2
33. Lakeshore Sands, Euclid, OH 0-2


1973 (at Cleveland, OH)
Howard’s Furniture, Denver, NC ——————————  Empire County Astros,
Levittown, NY
County Sports beat Howard’s in the  Winner’s bracket final 44-32
as County Sports hit 24 home runs in the game, 14 HRs in one inning off
Don Arndt,
but Howard’s
came back to eliminate Little Caesars 27-14
and then
Howard’s scored 53 runs off Pitcher Jim Galloway in the two final games
as they beat County Sports 27-26 and again 29-11 to win the title. Bert Smith
broke HT Waller’s HR record of 16 set in 1969. Smith
hit 21 HRs. HT Waller (20), Stan Harvey (19, Don Arndt (18) and Gene
Fisher (13) of Howard’s all bettered the record also. 727 total HRs were hit in the 67
tournament games.
Smith hit 7 in a row at one point and was named the National MVP for the
third time in his career. For County Sports, Jim Galloway and Mike Foley
both hit 16 HRs,  John Davide and Larry Chiapetta hit 14 each, Joe
Konicki (11), Bill Malloy (10). Third Place Little Caesars also had some
impressive numbers, led by Jim Puckett (18), Mike Axelson (12) and Tex
Collins (11). This National provided some of the offensive greatest
slugfests of all time. Long Island’s Jim Galloway has made the All
America team for the 8th time in 11 years …. at 7 different positions
(1963-1B, 1964-OF, 1966-IF, 1967-3B, 1968-2B, 1969 & 1972-UT, 1973-P).

All
America Team

MVP – Bert Smith, Howard’s Furniture (25-34, .735, 21 HRs, 38 RBIs, 28
Runs)
HR Leader – Bert Smith, Howard’s Furniture – 21 – set New National
Tournament HR Record – broke old HR record of 16
Batting Leader – Bob Boysen, Duff’s Inn (15-18, 6 HRs, 13 RBIs, 12 Runs) – .833
First Team
P- Don Arndt, Howard Furniture (29-43, .674, 18 HRs, 23 RBIs, 28 Runs)
P- Jim Galloway, Empire County Astros (30-41, .732, 16 HRs, 28 RBIs, 26
Runs)
C- Joe Konicki, Empire County Astros (27-36, .750, 11 HRs, 23 RBIs, 25
Runs)
C- Tex Collins, Little Caesars (20-37, .541, 11 HRs, 19 RBIs, 20 Runs)
1B- Bob Voss, Little Caesars (19-30, .633, 10 HRs, 18 RBIs, 16 Runs)
2B- Bob Boysen, Duff’s Inn (15-18, .833, 6 HRs, 13 RBIs, 12 Runs)
3B- Mike Axelson, Little Caesars (30-39, .769, 12 HRs, 34 RBIs, 26 Runs)
SS- John Davide, Empire County Astros (26-30, .667, 14 HRs, 30 RBIs, 23
Runs)
OF- Jim Puckett, Little Caesars (23-41, .561, 18 HRs, 33 RBIs, 20 Runs)
OF- Bert Smith, Howard’s (25-34, .735, 21 HRs, 38 RBIs, 28 Runs)
OF- Mike Foley, Empire County Astros (29-41, .707, 16 HRs, 35 RBIs, 27
Runs)
UT- Stan Harvey, Howard’s (23-34, .657, 19 HRs, 26 RBIs, 23 Runs)
UT- Ron Potter, Jiffy Club (17-25, .680, 6 HRs, 14 RBIs, 13 Runs)
Second Team
P- Phil Schroer, Jiffy Club (19-26, .731, 3 HRs, 15 RBIs, 17 Runs)
P- Tony Mazza, Little Caesars (23-41, .548, 5 RBIs, 19 Runs)
C- Gene Fisher, Howard Furniture (21-37, .658, 13 HRs, 20 RBIs, 20 Runs)
C- Frank Sorrells, Smith Plumbing (16-24, .667, 8 HRs, 13 RBIs, 14 Runs)
1B- Cobbie Harrison, Jiffy Club (16-27, .592, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs, 10 Runs)
2B- HT Waller, Howard Furniture (27-39, .692, 20 HRs, 25 RBIs, 27 Runs)
3B- Jim Kuhn, Queen City Pattern (12-17, .706, 6 HRs, 17 RBIs, 10 Runs)
SS- Nick Sessoms, Virginia Doors (18-23, .783, 3 HRs, 14 RBIs, 14 Runs)
OF- Mike Gouin, Little Caesars (32-43, .744, 7 HRs, 22 RBIs, 25 Runs)
OF- Larry Chiapetta, Empire County Astros (24-37, 649, 14 HRS, 25 RBIs,
22 Runs)
OF- Gary Richter, Empire County Astros (22-31, .710, 7 HRs, 16 RBIs, 19
Runs)
OF- Tommy Maiden, Howard Furniture (18-40, .450, 8 HRs, 12 RBIs, 15
Runs)
UT- Mac Chandler, Non Ferrous Metal (18-27, .667, 10 HRs, 19 RBIs, 17
Runs)
UT- Bill Malloy, Empire County Astros (23-37, .622, 10 HRs, 17 RBIs, 24
Runs)

OTHERS:
Bill Tolbert, Smith Plumbing (18-23, .783, 12 HRs, 20 RBIs, 6 Runs)
Johnny Dollar, VA Door (16-23, .696, 5 HRs, 13 RBIs, 12 Runs)
Steve Loya, Champion Sports (6-9, .667, 3 HRs, 5 RBIs, 5 Runs)
Tony Cloniger, Howard’s (21-32, .656, 13 HRs, 22 RBIs, 18 Runs)
Bill Gatti, Jiffy Club (17-26, .654, 8 HRs, 17 RBIs, 18 Runs)
Preston Powell, Non Ferrous (16-25, .640, 10 HRs, 23 RBIs, 16 Runs)
Roger Wilt, Non Ferrous (17-27, .630, 5 HRs, 15 RBIs, 16 Runs)
Henry Koper, Major Brands (10-16, .625, 4 HRs, 10 RBIs, 7 Runs)
Denny Hogan, Howards (23-38, .605, 7 HRs, 19 RBIs, 18 Runs)
Ed Finnegan, North End Sports (6-10, .600, 2 RBIs, 6 Runs)
Bob Malicki, Little Caesars (21-36, .583, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs, 17 Runs)
Bill Cole, Little Caesars (20-35, .571, 9 HRs, 19 RBIs, 19 Runs)
Bob Shugman, Empire County Astros (18-34, .529, 5 RBIs, 16 Runs)
Lou Russo, Empire County Astros (19-37, .514, 3 HRs, 12 RBIs, 15 Runs)
Joe Gauci, Little Caesars (1-2, .500, 1 Run)
Joe Petrillo, Empire County Astros  (14-31, .452, 6 HRs, 11 RBIs,
13 Runs)
Craig Elliott, Valley Merchants (7-16, .438, 5 HRs, 8 RBIs, 6 Runs)

 FINAL
STANDINGS (34 Teams)

1. Howard Furniture, Denver, NC 7-1
2. Empire County Astros, Levittown, NY 6-2
3. Little Caesars, Detroit, MI 7-2
4. Jiffy Club, Louisville, KY 4-2
5. Non-Ferrous Metal Fab, Cleveland, OH 5-2
6. Buck Smith Plumbing, Fort Walton Beach, FL 3-2
7. Southern Fastener, Mobile, AL 4-2
8. Virginia Doors, Chesapeake, VA 3-2
9. Decatur Oxygen, Decatur, IL 3-2
10. BYM Club, Pitteburgh, PA 2-2
11. Major Brands, Oklahoma City, OK 2-2
12. Scott County Merchants, Stamping Ground, KY 4-2
13. Duff’s Inn, Minneapolis, MN 2-2
14. Valley Merchants, Phoenix City, AL 2-2
15. Queen City Pattern, Cincinnati, OH 2-2
16. Joe’s Merchants, Redwood City, CA 3-2
17. Hopkins 908, Hopkins, MN 1-2
18. Cee Bass Realty, Portsmouth, VA 1-2
19. North End Sports, Bridgeport, CT 1-2
20. Greenbelt Shell, Fulton, MD 1-2
21. Number One Lounge, Cleveland, OH 1-2
22. Wilsman Truckers, Hamilton, OH 1-2
23. Carlucci Brothers, Port Chester, NY 1-2
24. Rudder COnstruction, Knoxville, TN 1-2
25. Hasco Incorporated, Salem, OR 1-2
26. Austin & Austin, Greely, CO 0-2
27. Champion Sports, Parma, OH 0-2
28. KCOR Radio, San Antonio, TX 0-2
29. Mit-Way, Emporia, KS 0-2
30. Worthington Steel, Columbus, OH 0-2
31. Domestic Walls, Worcester, MA 0-2
32. Armed Forces All Stars, USA 0-2
33. Triton Brothers, Wichita, KS 0-2
34. Buck’s Bar, Billings, MT 0-2


1974 (at York, PA)
Howard’s Furniture, Denver, NC ——————————  Jerry’s Catering, Miami, FL

Only 116 HRs were hit in 67 games at this year’s National in York with the
300′ fence and a more restricted flight ball and very windy conditions,
compared to the 727 in 67 games during last year’s national, Howards
alone hit 126.  Jerry’s came out of the losers bracket
winning seven straight games, scored 5 runs in the 6th inning to come back and
beat Howard’s
in the first game of
finals 13-12, to force the ‘if’ game. Howard’s came back to win the Championship via a
18-6 win. Howard’s had hit 1246 home runs in their 137
games during the season. They only hit 23 in the 8 games they played
this weekend. Gene Fisher led Howard’s with 7. Stan Harvey (5), Don
Arndt (4), Bert Smith (4) and HT Waller (2) … all future hall of
famers were held way below their average. Even the greatest Home Run
hitter in National Tournament play, Jim Galloway only mustered 1 HR in
his 20 at bats. Of the 28 players selected for the All-America teams,
14 or half of them did not hit one single HR. And the other 14 players
hit 46 total.

All
America Team
MVP –
Roger Brown, Howard’s Furniture (16-25, .640, 1 HR, 12 RBIs, 9 Runs) plus played
tremendous LF, diving catches, throwing out runners.
HR Leader –
Al White, Jerry’s Catering – 10 (22-38, .579, 20 RBIs, 18 Runs)
Batting Leader – Ron Waldron, Adair Landscaping (11-15, 2 RBIs, 7 Runs)
– .733
First Team
P- Ernie Yaroshuk, Jerry’s Catering (15-32, .469, 8 RBIs, 8 Runs)
P- David Carroll, Howard’s Furniture (13-29, .448, 5 RBIs, 10 Runs)
C- Ron Patterson, Thurman Bryant (11-21, .524, 3 HRs, 15 RBIs, 7 Runs)
C- Gene Fisher, Howard’s Furniture (12-28, .429, 7 HRs, 12 RBIs, 10
Runs)
1B- Al White, Jerry‘s Catering (22-38, .579, 10 HRs, 20 RBIs, 18 Runs)
2B- Dan Denton, Champion Landscaping (11-19, .579, 8 RBIs, 7 Runs)
3B- Butch Adams, Howard‘s Furniture (11-21, .524, 5 RBIs, 8 Runs)
SS- Ron Waldron, Adair Landscaping (11-15, .733, 2 RBIs, 7 Runs)
OF- Stan Harvey, Howard’s Furniture (15-31, .484, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs, 8
Runs)
OF- Roger Brown, Howard‘s Furniture (16-25, .640, 1 HR, 12 RBIs, 9 Runs)
OF- James Washington, Jerry’s Catering (24-41, .585, 6 HRs, 18 RBIs, 17
Runs)
OF- David Johnson, Champion Landscaping (14-23, .609, 6 RBIs, 7 Runs)
UT- Mike Foley, Empire County Astros (12-22, .545, 1 HR, 9 RBIs, 8 Runs)
UT- John Davide, Empire County Astros (11-17, .647, 7 RBIs, 5 Runs)
Second Team
P- Al Culbertson, Champion Landscaping (7-21, .333, 4 RBIs, 2 Runs)
P- Clyde Stafford, Wilsman Trucking (5-14, .357, 1 RBI, 2 Runs)
C- Al Jones, Champion Landscaping (9-14, .643, 1 HRs, 6 RBIs, 5 Runs)
C- Rich Powell, Jerry’s Catering (17-46, .370, 6 HRs, 17 RBIs, 14 Runs)
1B- Don Arndt, Howard’ Furniture (19-32, .594, 4 HRs, 10 RBIs, 13 Runs)
2B- Dave Brizzie, Jerry’s Catering (16-32, .500, 4 HRs, 14 RBIs, 10
Runs)
3B- Dave Jakubs, Pyramid Cafe (8-18, .444, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 7 Runs)
SS- Ed Finnegan, N.E. Sports Center (13-18, .722, 3 RBIs, 8 Runs)
OF- Matt Kruger, Schlitz of Fondy (10-17, .588, 1 HRs, 6 RBIs, 3 Runs)
OF- Jim Wessel, Wilsman Trucking (12-20, .600, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 5 Runs)
OF- George Pringie, Jerry’s Catering (25-47, .532, 10 RBIs, 17 Runs)
OF- Tom Maiden, Howard’s Furniture (16-27, .593, 7 RBIs, 8 Runs)
UT- Dave Rumppe, Cambridge Square (11-13, .846, 3 RBIs, 6 Runs)
UT- Huck Smith, Thurman Bryant (14-24, .583, 7 RBIs, 10 Runs)

OTHERS:
Micky Morrison, Champion Landscaping (12-22, .545, 3 RBIs, 9 Runs)
Bert Smith, Howard’s (17-32, .531, 4 HRs, 18 RBIs, 14 Runs)
Lou Russo, Empire County Sports (9-17, .529, 4 RBIs, 4 Runs)
HT Waller, Howard’s (18-35, .514, 2 HRs, 11 RBIs, 14 Runs)
Jorge Millan, Jerry’s (19-40, .475, 6 RBIs, 14 Runs)
Richard Wilborn, Anchor Lounge (6-13, .462, 2 RBIs, 2 Runs)
Larry Chiapetta, Empire County Sports (10-22, .455, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 2
Runs)
Mike Gouin, Little Caesars (3-7, .429, 2 Runs)
Don Clatterbaugh, Howard’s Athletics (3-7, .429, 2 Runs)
Denny Hogan, Howard’s (15-36, .417, 7 RBIs, 13 Runs)
Andy Loya, Pyramid (7-17, .412, 5 RBIs, 3 Runs)
Jim Galloway, Empire County Sports (8-20, .400, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 4 Runs)
Bob Harrison, Wilsman Trucking (7-18, .389, 2 RBIs, 7 Runs)
Henry Koper, Nelson’s (5-13, .385, 4 RBIs, 1 Run)
Steve Loya, Pyramid (7-19, .368, 4 RBIs, 4 Runs)
Buddy Slater, Anchor Lounge (4-12, .333, 2 RBIs, 3 Runs)
Mike Axelson, Little Caesars (2-6, .333, 1 RBI)
Jim Pucket, Little Caesars (2-6, .333)
Bill Cole, Little Caesars (2-6, .333, 1 Run)

 FINAL
STANDINGS (34 Teams)

1. Howard Furniture, Denver, NC 7-1
2. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL 9-2
3. Champion Landscaping, King’s Mountain, NC 4-2
4. Thurman Bryant, Chattanooga, TN 5-2
5. Schlitz of Fondy, Fond du Lac, WI 3-2
6. Jiffy Club, Louisville, KY 3-2
7. Wilsman Trucking, Hamilton, OH 4-2
8. Empire County Astros, Levittown, NY 4-2
9. Adair Landcaping, Orlando, FL 2-2
10. Cambridge Square, Seattle, WA 2-2
11. Sorrento Pizza, Cincinnati, OH 2-2
12. Nelson Painting, Oklahoma City, OK 3-2
13. Pyramid Cafe, Cleveland, OH 3-2
14. Anchor Lounge, San Antonio, TX 2-2
15. Armed Forces, USA 2-2
16. Hello Dolly Lounge, White Bear Lake, MN 1-2
17. Artichoke Joe’s, San Bruno, CA 1-2
18. North End Sports Center, Bridgeport, CT 1-2
19. Associated Insurance Agency, Wichita, KS 1-2
20. Ern-Ell’s Lounge, Baltimore, MD 1-2
21. Ron’s Construction, Salt Lake City, UT 1-2
22. Non-Ferrous Metal Fab, Cleveland, OH 1-2
23. New Era Dye, York, PA 2-2
24. Maplewood Plumbing, Maplewood, MN 1-2
25. Triton Petroleum, Wichita, KS 0-2
26. Best Products, Richmond, VA 0-2
27. Little Caesars, Detroit, MI 0-2
28. Playboy Lounge, Kenewich, WA 0-2
29. Howard’s Athletics, Richmond, VA 0-2
30. Medico Tile, Manchester, NH 0-2
31. Jim’s SPorts Shop Hard Hats, Pittsburgh, PA 0-2
32. Tom’s Foods, Columbus, GA 0-2
33. Steele’s Automotive, Lima, OH 0-2
34. Big Z, Trenton, NJ Forfeit


1975 (at Cleveland, OH)
Pyramid Cafe, Lakewood, OH ———————————  Poindexter Lumber, Winston-Salem,
NC
Pyramid Cafe became the first team from Cleveland to win the
coveted ASA Slow pitch National Championship. They have had a couple
runner-up finishes from Sheffield Bronze in 1958 and 1960, then Swing In
finished third twice in 1965 and 1966.  But other than that, its
been one heartbreak after another. This year was different, this year,
Steve Loya’s name became legendary. Winners Bracket Semi-Finals, Howard’s Furniture
led 10-9 in bottom of 7th, Steve Loya comes up and hits a 3-run walk off
home run to win the game 12-10. Dave Jakubs had 2-HRs and 5 RBIs in the
Howard’s victory. Jakubs had 13 RBIs in the tournament. Winners bracket final- Pyramid losing to Poindexter
Lumber 9-8 in bottom of 7th inning, once again, Steve Loya hits a walk
off homer, this, time a 2-run shot to give Pyramid a 10-9 win.
Poindexter went on to eliminate Howards 13-2 to get another crack at
Pyramid.  Poindexter defeats Pyramid 14-8 to send the championship
to the “if” game. The game started at 2:00 AM as mist was covering the
field. Poindexter jumped out to a 7-6 lead, but Pyramid came back to
take a 10-7 lead, added another run to make the final score 11-7.
Cleveland had its first Slow Pitch National Championship. Fittingly,
Steve Loya was the MVP. He played the whole weekend with 8 stitches in
his wrist, due to a work accident that sliced his wrist down to the
bone.  He wasn’t sure he was going to be able to play!

All
America Team
MVP –
Steve Loya, Pyramid Café (12-27, .444, 3 HRs, 13 RBIs, 11 Runs)
HR Leaders –
Stan Harvey, Howard’s Furniture (17-27, .629, 19 RBIs, 14 Runs) – 7
HR Leaders – Don Arndt, Howard’s Furniture (15-27, .556, 16 RBIs, 14
Runs)  – 7
Batting Leader –
Dave Rumppe, Cambridge Square  (14-19, 3 RBIs, 10 Runs) – .737
First Team
P- Carroll Bonneau, Coastal Rental (8-15, .533, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 6
Runs)
P- John Reilly, Preston Machine (12-26, .462, 10 RBIs, 9 Runs)
C- Steve Loya, Pyramid Cafe (12-27, .444, 3 HRs, 13 RBIs, 11 Runs)
C- John Crotty, Preston Machine (16-26, .615, 3 HRs, 13 RBIs, 6 Runs)
1B- Don Arndt, Howard’s Furniture (15-27, .556, 7 HRs, 16 RBIs, 14 Runs)
2B- Dave Obholz, Buck Alley Lumber (9-16, .563, 4 RBIs, 5 Runs)
3B- Dave Jakubs, Pyramid Cafe (12-27, .444, 3 HRs, 13 RBIs, 12 Runs)
SS- Dave Rumppe, Cambridge Square (14-19, .737, 3 RBIs, 10 Runs)
OF- Stan Harvey, Howard’s Furniture (17-27, .629, 7 HRs, 19 RBIs, 14
Runs)
OF- Mickey Morrison, Poindexter Lumber (19-32, .594, 6 RBIs, 15 Runs)
OF- Roger Snatchko, BYM Club (15-24, .625, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 8 Runs)
OF- Gene Parrish, Goofy’s (9-14, .643, 2 Runs)
UT- Mike Foley, Empire County Sports (11-15, .733, 5 RBIs, 7 Runs)
UT- Roger Brown, Howard‘s Furniture (no information listed in rule book)
Second Team
P- Tony Fein, Cambridge Square (9-16, .563, 8 RBIs, 5 Runs_
P- Chuck Musgrave, Pyramid Cafe (6-14, .429, 2 RBIs, 5 Runs)
C- Gene Fisher, Howard’s Furniture (12-25, .480, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs, 11
Runs)
C- Wayne Hauser, Poindexter Lumber (11-28, .393, 1 HR, 11 RBIs, 7 Runs)
1B- Andy Loya, Pyyramid Cafe (13-24, .542, 5 RBIs, 7 Runs)
2B- Ray Corky Kruel, BYM Club (10-21, .476, 4 RBIs, 9 Runs)
3B- Mike Robertson, Poindexter Lumber (15-26, .577, 9 RBIs, 10 Runs)
SS- Don Ragozzine, Preston Machine (22-32, .688, 1 HRs, 9 RBIs, 13 Runs)
OF- Duane Butch Singer, Plaza 76 (8-13, .615, 5 RBIs, 4 Runs)
OF- Richard Lee, Tate Chrysler (8-14, .571, 1 HR, 8 RBIs, 5 Runs)
OF- Jim Sibert, Pyramid Cafe (13-22, .591, 8 RBIs, 5 Runs)
OF- Gary Markland, Poindexter Lumber (13-23, .565, 7 RBIs, 13 Runs)
UT- Jim Galloway, Empire County Sports (11-18, .611, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 4
Runs)
UT- Russell Mundy, Poindexter Lumber (16-27, .592, 15 RBIs, 10 Runs)

OTHERS:
Oscar Steadman, Empire County Sports (3-3, 1.000)
Ron Soft, Buck Alley Lumber (11-16, .688, 3 HRs, 11 RBIs, 9 Runs)
Sam Molnar, Preston Machine (14-2, .636, 10 RBIs, 7 Runs)
Jon Johntony, Beef Corral (10-16, .625, 7 RBIs, 9 Runs)
Chic Downing, Buck Alley Lumber (12-20, .600, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, 10 Runs)
Ron Ford, Copher Brothers (6-11, .545, 1 HRs, 5 RBIs, 6 Runs)
David Beaird, Tom’s Foods (7-13, .538, 2 HRs, 2 RBIs, 5 Runs)
Bert Smith, Howards (17-32, .531, 4 HRs, 6 RBIs, 14 Runs)
Denny Hogan, Howards (11-21, .524, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, 12 Runs)
Dick Jones, Preston Machine (18-35, .514, 7 RBIs, 14 Runs)
Tony Cloniger, Howards (13-26, .500, 3 HRs, 15 RBIs, 10 Runs)
Bruce Meade, Copher Brothers (5-10, .500, 3 HRs, 5 RBIs, 5 Runs)
Ken Nichols, Poindexter (15-31, .484, 1 HR, 7 RBIs, 11 Runs)
Larry Chiapetta, Empire County Sports (8-17, .471, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 7 Runs)
Mike Parrott, Coastal Rental (7-15, .467, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 5 Runs)
John Davide, Empire County Sports (6-13, .462, 2 RBIs, 3 Runs)
Bill Malloy, Empire County Sports (6-13, .462, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 2 Runs)
Joe Konicki, Empire County Sports (5-11, .455, 2 RBIs, 1 Run)
Joe Czarnecki, Preston Machine (12-28, .429, 8 Runs)
Don Clatterbaugh, GL Howards (3-7, .429, 4 RBIs)
Lou Russo, Empire County Sports (8-19, .421, 1 RBI, 7 Runs)
Gary Richter, Empire County Sports (7-17, .412, 1 RBI, 2 Runs)
Herman Rathman, Buck Alley Lumber (6-15, .400, 4 HRs, 13 RBIs, 5 Runs)
Dave Carroll, Howard’s (7-19, .368, 5 RBIs, 3 Runs)

 FINAL
STANDINGS (34 Teams)

1. Pyramid Cafe, Cleveland, OH 6-1
2. Poindexter Lumber, Winston-Salem, NC 6-2
3. Howard Furniture, Denver, NC 5-2
4. Preston Machine, Hamden, CT 6-2
5. BYM Club, Pittsburgh, PA 4-2
6. Bell Pick Up, Wyoming, MI 3-2
7. Cambridge Square, Des Moines, IA 3-2
8. Tate Crysler, Pasadena, MD 3-2
9. Buck Alley Lumber, Wichita, KS 3-2
10. Goody’s, Minneapolis, MN 3-2
11. Fiori’s Music, Santa Rosa, CA 3-2
12. Empire County Sports, Levittown, NY 3-2
13. Coastal Renting, Houston, TX 2-2
14. Plaza 76, Mansfield, OH 2-2
15. Beef Coral-Holy Name, Lakewood, OH 2-2
16. Teamsters #293, Cleveland, OH 2-2
17. Tom’s Foods, Phoenix City, AL 2-2
18. Stuart National Bank, Stuart, FL 1-2
19. Rockholt Furniture, Decatur, TN 1-2
20. Sorrento’s Pizza, Cincinnati, OH 1-2
21. Desjardins, Milton, VT 1-2
22. Flite-Line OBX, Fort Smith, AR 1-2
23. Copher Brothers, Bradenton, FL 1-2
24. Dugout Hal’s, Ithaca, NY 1-2
25. MCU Sports, Boise ID 1-2
26. Wilsman Trucking, Hamilton, OH 0-2
27. Atlantic Sales, Portsmouth, VA 0-2
28. Farnsworth Construction, Salt Lake City, UT 0-2
29. Sports West, Hopkins, MN 0-2
30. Sportsworld, Lexington, KY 0-2
31. Slitz of Fondy, Fond du Lac, WI 0-2
32. G.L. Howard Athletics, Richmond, VA 0-2
33. Kwajalein Islands, Marshall Islands 0-2
34. Tower Grove Bank, St. Louis, MO 0-2



1976 (at Jacksonville, FL)
Warren Motors, Jacksonville, FL ——————————–  Paul Johnson Company,
Indianapolis, IN

The championship game started well for Warren Motors right from
the start, they won coin flip and elected to hit first. They proceeded
to score 19 runs in the first inning.  Paul Johnson was stunned.
Ray Fleetwood hit two 3-run homers and then a solo shot in that inning
to account for 7 RBIs. By the time the game
was over, Warren had 37 hits and 14 Home Runs and the final score was
35-19 in favor of Warren Motors. Fleetwood ended up with 4 HRs and Mike
Nye was 6-6. The Florida team, who entered the
tournament with an incredible 88-2 record, went 6-0 to finish the season
with the best record of all time in slow pitch softball (94-2). At one
point during the season, Warren Motors won 78 games in a row. Co-MVP
Mike Nye, fittingly won the batting title (23-29) with a .793 average.
Nye finished the season with the highest season batting average of all
time (.769), a mark which would stand for almost 20 years.  On a
side NOTE- This is the second straight year that Long Island’s Mike
Foley finished lost the Batting Champion by .004 of a percentage point. In 1975, Foley lost
out  .737 to .733 and this year, he lost by .004 again as Mike
Nye’s .793 edged out Foley’s .789 average.

All
America Team
Co-MVP

Ronnie Ford, Warren Motors (22-30, .733, 12 HRs, 25 RBIs, 21 Runs)
Co-MVP – Mike Nye, Warren Motors (23-29, .793, 7 HRs, 20 RBIs, 22
Runs)
HR Leader – Ken Carlton, Green Machine (19-29, .655, 31 RBIs, 17
Runs) – 13
Batting Leader (15 ABs) – Mike Nye, Warren Motors (23-29, 7 HRs, 20 RBIs)  –
.793
First Team
P – Lonnie Turner, Warren Motors (13-22, .591, 5 HRs, 20 RBIs, 15
Runs)
P – Jim Anthony, Paul Johnson Company (16-31, .516, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, 10
Runs)
C – Ed Douglas, Green Machine (17-27, .630, 7 HRs, 12 RBIs, 15 Runs)
C – Bruce Meade, Warren Motors (17-27, .630, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs, 15 Runs)
1B – Doyle Newby, Bunch Brothers (15-22, .682, 3 HRs, 14 RBIs, 11 Runs)
2B – Bob Rinehart, Duggan & Duggan (16-28, .571, 3 HRs, 5 RBIs, 12
Runs)
3B – Kenneth Carlton, Green Machine (19-29, .655, 13 HRs, 31 RBIs, 17
Runs)
SS – Ronnie Ford, Warren Motors (22-30, .733, 12 HRs, 25 RBIs, 21 Runs)
OF – Mike Nye, Warren Motors (23-29, .793, 7 HRs, 20 RBIs, 22 Runs)
OF – Ray Fleetwood, Warren Motors (21-32, .656, 9 HRs, 20 RBIs, 15 Runs)
OF – Reggie Soehlig, Warren Motors (18-26, .692, 5 HRs, 14 RBIs, 10
Runs)
OF – Jerry King, Dubois Chemical (13-20, .650, 7 HRs, 15 RBIs, 12 Runs)
UT – Don Arndt, Howard’s Furniture (14-19, .737, 8 HRs, 17 RBIs, 11
Runs)
UT – Jack Sample, Duggan & Duggan (13-22, .591, 3 HRs, 6 RBIs, 9
Runs)
Second Team
P – John Reilly, Preston Machine (9-16, .563, 5 RBIs, 7 Runs)
P – Buddy Slater, Ray Carpenter Company 15-27, 556, 4 RBIs, 10 Runs)
C – Greg Fuhrman, York Barbells (10-15, .667, 6 HRs, 10 RBIs, 9 Runs)
C – Dillard Quick, Bunch Brothers (13-23, .565, 4 HRs, 15 RBIs, 8 Runs)
1B – Stan Harvey, Howard’s Furniture (11-17, .647, 8 HRs, 11 RBIs, 10
Runs)
2B – Louis Giovanini, Paul Johnson Company (no info in rule book, stats
stop at .500)
3B – Ledon Green, Warren Motors (15-26, .577, 8 HRs, 15 RBIs, 15 Runs)
SS – Randy Bright, Paul Johnson Company (18-32, .563, 7 HRs, 18 RBIs, 14
Runs)
OF – Dick Bartel, Ray Carpenter Company (16-25, .640, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs, 10
Runs)
OF – Denny Hogan, Howard’s Furniture (11-17, .647, 5 HRs, 9 RBIs, 11
Runs)
OF – David Brown, Duggan & Duggan (13-23, .565, 8 HRs, 15 RBIs, 12
Runs)
OF – Phil Eads, Paul Johnson Company (no info in rule book, stats stop
at .500)
UT – Mike Foley, Pepsico (15-19, .789, 8 HRs, 17 RBIs, 12 Runs)
UT – John Johnstony, Beef Corral (12-19, .632, 1 HR, 9 RBIs, 8 Runs)

OTHERS:
Gordon Wheeler, Jerry’s (11-14, .786, 7 HRs, 14 RBIs, 10 Runs)
Larry Chiapetta, Pepsico (12-18, .667, 2 RBIs, 8 Runs)
Roger Snatchko, BYM Club (11-17, .647, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 6 Runs)
Ray Corky Kruel, BYM Club (11-17, .647, 1 RBI, 6 Runs)
Bill Gatti, Jiffy Club (7-11, .636, 4 HRs, 8 RBIs, 11 Runs)
Gary Richter, Pepsico (12-19, .632, 4 HRs, 12 RBIs, 8 Runs)
Richard Wilborn, Ray Carpenter (16-26, .615, 6 HRs, 16 RBIs, 12 Runs)
Herman Rathman, Snodgrass & Sons (6-10, .600, 5 HRs, 8 RBIs, 6 Runs)
Roger Mayo, Bunch Brothers (14-24, .583, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs, 11 Runs)
Randall Symonds, Green Machine (17-30, .567, 4 RBIs, 15 Runs)
HT Waller, Howard’s (10-18, .556, 7 HRs, 11 RBIs, 9 Runs)
Lou Russo, Pepsico (7-13, .538, 4 RBIs, 4 Runs)
Bert Smith, Howard’s (10-19, .526, 5 HRs, 9 RBIs, 11 Runs)
Eddie Corum, Duggan and Duggan (12-23, .522, 7 HRs, 15 RBIs, 12 Runs)
Ron Patterson, Duggan and Duggan (14-27, .519, 8 HRs, 16 RBIs, 15 Runs)
John Davide, Pepsico (8-16, .500, 3 HRs, 6 RBIs, 6 Runs)
Ed Finnegan, Pepsico (7-14, .500, 1 RBI, 7 Runs)
Cobbie Harrison, Jiffy Club (7-14, .500, 3 HRs, 11 RBIs, 6 Runs)
Al White, Jerry’s (6-12, .500, 4 HRs, 7 RBIs, 9 Runs)
Steve Loya, Pyramid (5-10, .500, 3 HRs, 9 RBIs, 4 Runs)

 FINAL
STANDINGS (33 Teams)

1. Warren Motors, Jacksonville, FL 6-0
2. Paul Johnson Company, Franklin, IN 6-2
3. Duggan & Duggan, Chattanooga, TN 4-2
4. Bunch Brothers, Arab, AL 4-2
5. Green Machine, Starke, FL 5-2
6. Dubois Chemical, Columbus, OH 4-2
7. Ray Carpenter Co., San Antonio, TX 4-2
8. Preston Machine, Ansonia, CT 4-2
9. Beef Corral, Lakewood, OH 3-2
10. Howard Furniture, Denver, NC 2-2
11. Don Simpson’s Cafe, Cincinnati, OH 2-2
12. BYM Club, Pittsburgh, PA 2-2
13. Pete Nicholosi, Lafayette, LA 2-2
14. York Barbell, York, PA 2-2
15. Jiffy Club, Louisville, KY 2-2
16. First Pacific Corp, Salem, OR 2-2
17. Pyramid Cafe, Cleveland, OH 1-2
18. Gartenhaus, Plainesville, CT 2-2
19. Pepsico Incorporated, Levittown, NY 2-2
20. Goshen Hutch Trucking, Goshen, OH 1-2
21. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL 1-2
22. Midstate Oil, Jefferson City, MO 1-2
23. Addies, Silver Spring, MD 1-2
24. Snodgrass & Sons, Wichita, KS 1-2
25. T-Wright, Hopkins, MN 0-2
26. MCU Sports, Boise, ID 0-2
27. Bay Area Merchants, Pinole, CA 0-2
28. Jet Trophies, Rye, NY 0-2
29. Aristocrat Inn, Waukesha, WI 0-2
30. Arizona Tortilla, Phoenix, AZ 0-2
31. Armed Forces, USA 0-2
32. Favorite Knits, Parma, OH 0-2
33. Goofys, Menneapolis, MN 0-2



1977 (at Parma, OH)
Nelson Painting, Oklahoma City, OK —————————–  Ken Sanders Ford,
Birmingham, AL

ASA revamped  the Regional Structure this season. Instead of having
30-31 Regional Championships as had been the practice since 1967, the
National ASA formed 15 Regions. These were said to be more evenly set up
as the old system sometimes had no team represent a particular region,
or a four team tournament and then other regions had 25 teams playing
for the one berth. The Regional Champion and in many cases, the
runner-up team earned berths to the National Championships.  Some
Regions were awarded an extra “at-large” berth if they had a larger
number of ASA teams registered.
Nelson came from losers bracket to defeat KSF twice; 24-23 and
26-25. Ironically, Nelson was put in the losers bracket by KSF 21-20. On
the way to the finals, Nelsons eliminated Jerry’s Catering 30-14 and
Howard’s Furniture 27-10, then had to defeat KSF twice. Nelson, trailing
23-20 in the 7th inning of the first championship game, scored 4 runs to
win 24-23. Henry Koper led off the inning with his 5th home run of the
game.  Bruce Meade and Herman Rathman both flied out, then Al White
singled and Mighty Joe Young hit a 2-run homer to tie the game. it was
his second of the game. Dean Brunken came up and drilled a homer to give
Nelsons the lead and they got KSF out in the bottom of the 7th to force
the “if” game. Nelsons was leading 26-19 in the bottom of 7th, needing
just 3 outs to win, but it wasn’t easy. Sidney Cooper, Charles Wright
and Greg Smith all hit 2-run homers to get KSF within one run 26-25, but
it wasn’t meant to be. Nelson held on for a 26-25 win. Herman Rathman
hit 3 homers and had 8 RBIs in the final game. Bruce Meade, Henry Koper
and Joe Young all had 2 HRs for Nelsons. James Abercrombie and Charles
Wright each hit 3 HRs for KSF in the final game.  The powerful
Nelson team had 6 players hit more then 10 HRs, – Meade (22) and Rathman
(22) tie for the lead,  Koper (15), Young (12), White (11), Bill
Howes (11). KSF had Elliott (18), James Abercrombie (15) and
Wright (12). 3rd place Howard’s had Don Arndt (13), Stan Harvey (12) and
HT Waller (11). Greg Fuhrman hit 16 for 4th place Jerry’s Caterers. For
some reason, Mighty Joe Young was not selected to the All America team
despite going 32-38 (.667) with 12 HRs and 29 RBIs.

All
America Team
Co-MVP

Craig Elliot, Ken Sanders Ford (26-36, .722, 18 HRs, 32 RBIs,24 Runs)
Co-MVP – Bruce
Meade, Nelson’s (32-50, .640, 22 HRs, 40 RBIs, 33 Runs)
HR Leaders
Herman Rathman, Nelson’s Painting (32-50, .640, 39 RBIs, 29 Runs)
– 22 – set New National Tournament HR Record – broke old HR record of 21
HR Leaders – Bruce Meade, Nelson’s Painting
-22 – Also set New National Tournament HR Record – broke old HR record of 21
Batting Leader – Larry Franklin, Mid-State Oil (16-21, 6 HRs, 10 RBIs,
9 Runs) –
.762
First Team
P – Craig Elliott, Ken Sanders Ford (26-36, .722, 18 HRs, 32 RBIs,
24 Runs)
P – Henry Koper, Nelson Painting (34-52, .635, 14 HRs, 29 RBIs, 33 Runs)
C – James Abercrombie, Ken Sanders Ford (19-28, .679, 15 HRs, 29 RBIs,
24 Runs)
C – John Tercheria, Campbell’s BAM (15-20, .750, 5 HRs, 21 RBIs, 12 Runs)
1B – Herman Rathman, Nelson Painting (32-50, .640, 22 HRs, 39 RBIs, 29
Runs)
2B – Jorge Milian, Jerry’s Catering (32-44, .727, 7 HRs, 24 RBIs, 33
Runs)
3B – Al White, Nelson Painting (36-49, .735, 11 HRs, 19 RBIs, 28 Runs)
SS – Charles Wright, Ken Sanders Ford (18-34, .529, 12 HRs, 24 RBIs, 17
Runs)
OF – Bruce Meade, Nelson Painting (32-50, .640, 22 HRs, 40 RBIs, 33 Runs)
OF – Scott McManis, Port City Ford (14-19, .737, 5 HRs, 10 RBIs, 12 Runs)
OF – Curtis Williams, Jerry’s Catering (25-43, .581, 8 HRs, 19 RBIs, 21
Runs)
OF – Richard Willborn, Ray Carpenter (21-29, .724, 4 HRs, 14 RBIs, 16
Runs)
UT – Greg Fuhrman, Jerry’s Catering (26-43, .605, 16 HRs, 33 RBIs, 29
Runs)
UT – Rick Scherr, Howard’s Furniture (18-28, .643, 7 HRs, 12 RBIs, 15
Runs)
Second Team
P – Donald Svenson, Ohio Sealants (9-18, .500, 8 RBIs, 4 Runs)
P – Don Arndt, Howard’s Furniture (19-34, .559, 13 HRs, 16 RBIs, 19 Runs)
C – Matthew ‘Chic’ Downing, Fliteline (12-20, .600, 4 HRs, 10 RBIs, 11
Runs)
C – Ray Fleetwood, Warren Motors (12-21, .571, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs, 17 Runs)
1B – James Washington, Jerry’s Caterers (27-44, .614, 10 HRs, 22 RBIs,
20 Runs)
2B – Mike Macenko, Hillcrest Tavern (15-21, .750, 6 HRS, 15 RBIs, 11
Runs)
3B – Frank Sorrells, Jerry’s Catering (26-43, .605, 12 HRs, 27 RBIs, 26
Runs)
SS – Terry Perryman, Nelson Painting (27-51, .529, 4 HRs, 10 RBIs, 23
Runs)
OF – Bob Birdsey, Gartenhaus (10-19, .526, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs, 8 Runs)
OF – Sidney Cooper, Ken Sanders Ford (24-35, .686, 6 HRs, 14 RBIs, 23
Runs)
OF – Jim Underhill, Jerry’s Catering (26-44, .591, 4 HRs, 16 RBIs, 22
Runs)
OF – Bill Howes, Nelson Painting (22-38, .579, 11 HRs, 26 RBIs, 19 Runs)
UT – Larry Franklin, Midstate Oil (16-21, .762, 6 HRs, 10 RBIs, 9 Runs)
UT – Mike Parrott, Port City Ford (13-21, .619, 8 HRs, 15 RBIs, 12 Runs)

OTHERS:
Ted Larsen, Mannings (8-8, 1.000, 2 RBIs, 3 Runs)
Lou Russo, Pepsico (6-8, .750, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 5 Runs)
Joe Kilby, Haven Tavern (11-15, .733, 3 RBIs, 4 Runs)
Anthony Guiliano, St. Margarets (8-11, .727, 1 RBI, 4 Runs)
Ted Hocevar, Ohio Sealants (13-18, .722, 1 HR, 7 RBIs, 7 Runs)
Arnold Hawkins, Rule Construction (10-14, .714, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs, 9 Runs)
Jerry King, Dubois Chemical (5-7, .714, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 4 Runs)
Mike Leadbetter, Trainham (14-20, .700, 4 RBIs, 5 Runs)
Richard Mummaw, Warren Motors (15-22, .682, 1 HR, 9 RBIs, 9 Runs)
Joe Young, Nelson’s (32-48, .667, 12 HRs, 29 RBIs, 25 Runs)
Mike Jacobs, Warren Motors (18-27, .667, 2 HRs, 13 RBIs, 15 Runs)
Garland Dewitt, Mid-State Oil (13-20, .650, 6 HRs, 12 RBIs, 12 Runs)
David Beaird, Ken Sanders (20-35, .571, 7 HRs, 12 RBIs, 19 Runs)
Greg Smith, Ken Sanders (20-35, .571, 6 HRs, 12 RBIs, 18 Runs)
Tony Cloniger, Howards (16-28, .571, 4 HRs, 11 RBIs, 14 Runs)
Shane Hammell, Ken Sanders (19-34, .559, 3 HRs, 13 RBIs, 15 Runs)
Ed Green, Campbell’s/Bam (10-18, .556, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 7 Runs)
Dean Brunken, Nelson’s (25-45, .556, 3 HRs, 15 RBIs, 19 Runs)
Buddy Salda, Nelson’s (19-36, .528, 6 HRs, 11 RBIs, 16 Runs)
Gene Fisher, Howards (15-29, .517, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs, 18 Runs)
Denny Hogan, Howards (17-33, .515, 5 HRs, 9 RBIs, 17 Runs)
Stan Harvey, Howards (16-32, .500, 12 HRs, 26 RBIs, 14 Runs)
Joe Konicki, Marone Travel (4-9, .444, 1 RBI, 3 Runs)
Roger Mayo, Ken Sanders (15-34, .441, 6 HRs, 9 RBIs, 15 Runs)
Ed Roth, Warren Motors (11-25, .440, 1 HR, 8 RBIs, 9 Runs)

 FINAL
STANDINGS (41 Teams)

1. Nelson Painting, Oklahoma City, OK 9-1
2. Ken Sanders Ford, Phoenix City, AL 5-2
3. Howard Furniture, Denver, NC 5-2
4. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL 7-2
5. Campbell’s Bay Area Merchants, Richmond, CA 3-2
6. Gartensenhaus, Plainville, CT 3-2
7. Trainham Chevrolet, Rickmond, VA 4-2
8. Warren Motors, Jacksonville, FL 4-2
9. Ohio Sealants, Parma, OH 4-2
10. Ray Carpenter, San Antonio, TX 4-2
11. Fliteline, Fort Smith, AR 3-2
12. Hillcrest Tavern, Cleveland, OH 3-2
13. Port City Ford, Truck Sales, Houston, TX 3-2
14. Central State Painting, Kansas City, MO 2-2
15. Black Aces, St. Louis, MO 2-2
16. The Haven Tavern, Tacoma, WA 2-2
17. York Barbell, York, PA 1-2
18. Armed Forces, Dayton, OH 1-2
19. Midstate Oil, Jefferson City, MO 3-2
20. Bunca & Frey, Lamamazoo, MI 1-2
21. Rule Construction, Oakridge, TN 2-2
22. Holy Name Society, Lakewood, OH 2-2
23. Surplus City Diablos, Alburquerque, NM 1-2
24. Richfield VFW, Richfield, MN 1-2
25. Ron Farnsworth Construction, Salt Lake City, UT 0-2
26. St. Margaret’s Club, New Castle, PA 1-2
27. Marrone Travel, Westbury, NY 1-2
28. Pepsico Incorporated, Levittown, NY 1-2
29. Sunset Lounge, White Bear Lake, MN 0-2
30. Chico’s, Spokane, WA 1-2
31. Mitchell Brothers, Antioch, CA 0-2
32. Fraser’s Pub, Ann Arbor, MI 1-2
33. Goodrich Service Center, Midland, TX 0-2
34. Super Auto, Napa, CA 0-2
35. Decathlon, Jackson, MS 0-2
36. Taylor Brothers COnstruction, Providence, RI 0-2
37. Dubois Chemical, Columbus, OH 0-2
38. Ohio Players, Dayton, OH 0-2
39. Miracle’s, Richmond, IN 0-2
40. Maning’s, St. Paul, MN 0-2
41. Kentucky Fried Chicken, Indianapolis, IN 0-2



1978 (at Elk Grove, CA)
Campbell’s Carpets, Concord, CA ——————————  Howard’s Furniture, Denver,
NC

Campbell’s Carpets realized their three year dream of an ASA
National Championship by holding off the mighty Howard’s Furniture in
the championship.  Campbell’s advanced to the finals with a
convincing 41-12 win over American Realty. Denny Jones was 5-5 with two
walks in the game. He also hit 3 HRs as did Mike Cellura and Tom Sandau.
Howard’s, sent to the loser’s bracket by Ken Sander’s Ford behind 4 HRs
each from Craig Elliott and Roger Mayo. Howard’s then came back from the
loser’s bracket, defeating Nelson’s Painting 25-21, despite 5 HRs from
Curtis Williams of Nelson’s. Don Arndt and Stan Harvey hit 3 each for
Howard’s. After Howard’s defeated American Realty in the loser’s bracket
final, they out-homered Campbell’s 22-8 in the first final on their way
to a 42-26 to
force the “if” game. Arndt and Harvey led Howard’s once again as they
each hit 4 HRs in the game.  Campbell’s put that game behind them
and defeated Howard’s 26-20 in the winner take all final game. Mike
Cellura hit 4 HRs in the game and Denny Jones shipped in with three.
Jones, Cellura and Tom Sandau combined for 12 hits and 8 HRs. Campbell’s set a record by scoring 86 runs in a game in their victory
over AAFCO.  The Carpetmen scored 17 runs in the first inning, 20
in the 4th and 25 in the 6th inning, before finally winning 86-21. Denny
Jones, Charles Pierce and Ron Masterson each collected 8 hits in the
game. Among Pierce’s 8 hits were 5 HRs. He also had 11 RBIs. Denny
Jones, Russell Bradley and Randy Barlich all drove in 9 runs.
Right before the tournament started, Campbell’s leading Al White was
hampered by double vision and could not play. John Sandau stepped in and
batted .720, made some great defensive plays and was named to the All
America team. In another scoring outburst, Ken Sanders Ford won its
first game 63-9 on the strength of a Nation  home run record of 27
for one game. On another note, the legendary Bruce hit 5 home runs in
one game.

All
America Team
MVP –
Denny Jones, Campbell’s Carpets (34-41, .829, 18 HRs, 40 RBIs)
HR Leader –
Stan Harvey, Howard’s Furniture (36-51, .706, 45 RBIs) -23 – set New
National Tournament HR Record – broke old HR record of 22
Batting Leader – Greg Fuhrman, York Barbells (17-18, 12 HRs, 19 RBIs)  –
.944  – Set all time
National Tournament Batting record
First Team
P – Don Arndt, Howard’s Furniture (27-44, .614, 20 HRs, 42 RBIs)
P – Craig Elliott, Ken Sanders Ford (25-39, .641, 14 HRs)
C – Gene Fisher, Howard’s Furniture (28-48, .583, 14 HRs, 40 RBIs)
C – John Tercheria, Campbell’s Carpets (25-39, .647, 8 HRs)
1B – Stan Harvey, Howard’s Furniture (36-51, .706, 23 HRs, 45 RBIs)
2B – H.T. Waller, Howard’s Furniture (24-44, .545, 11 HRs)
3B – Tom Sandau, Campbell’s Carpets (25-36, .694, 12 HRs, 31 RBIs)
SS – Russell Bradley, Campbell’s Carpets (21-35, .600, 4 HRs)
OF – Denny Jones, Campbell’s Carpets (34-41, .829, 18 HRs, 40 RBIs)
OF – Mike Cellura, Campbell’s Carpets (30-42, .714, 21 HRs, 36 RBIs)
OF – Mike Jacobs, Howard’s Furniture (31-42, .736, 8 HRs)
OF – Randy Barlich, Campbell’s Carpets (30-40, .750, 15 HRs, 41 RBIs)
UT – Greg Fuhrman, York Barbell (17-18, .944, 12 HRs, 19 RBIs)
UT – Mark Koller, American Realty (21-32, .655, 7 HRs)
Second Team
P – Gordon Wheeler, Campbell’s Carpets (19-39, .487, 12 HRs)
P – Charles Mitchell, Nelson’s Painting (11 HRs)
C – Brad Krebs, York Barbell (12-17, .706)
C – Herman Rathman, Nelson’s Painting (14 HRs)
1B – Eddie Corum, Campell’s Carpets (25-40, .625, 7 HRs)
2B – James Abercrombie, Nelson Painting (11 HRs)
3B – Rick Scherr, Howard’s Furniture (36-51, .706, 12 HRs)
SS – Terry Perryman, Nelson’s Painting (18-28, .643)
OF – Curtis Williams, Howard’s Furniture (27-42, .642, 10 HRs)
OF – Bruce Meade, Nelson’s Painting (23-32, .719, 12 HRs)
OF – Dean Brunken, Nelson’s Painting (11 HRs)
OF – Charlie Pierce, Campbell’s Carpets (28-40, .700, 9 HRs)
UT – Rich Latimer, Dallas Merchants (18-23, .783)
UT – Willie Willis, American Realty (15-23, .652)

OTHERS:
Roger Mayo, Ken Sanders Ford (27-39, .692, 10 HRs)
Denny Hogan, Howards Furniture (12 HRs)

 FINAL
STANDINGS (37 Teams)

1. Campbell’s Carpets, Concord, CA 7-1
2. Howard Furniture, Denver, NC 9-2
3. American Realty, Sacramento, CA 4-2
4. Nelson Painting Service, Oklahoma City, OK 5-2
5. Hillcrest Tavern, Cleveland, OH 5-2
6. Dallas Merchants, Dallas, TX 3-2
7. Steele’s, Lima, OH 5-2
8. York Barbell, York, PA 4-2
9. AAFCO, San Jose, CA 2-2
10. Ken Sanders Ford, Phoenix City, AL 3-2
11. Chromomalloy, Abilene, TX 3-2
12. Non-Ferrous Metal Fab, Cleveland, OH 2-2
13. Port City Ford, Houston, TX 3-2
14. Bunca & Frey Softball Club, Kalamazoo, MI 2-2
15. Dick Joseph Auto Body, Springfield, OH 3-2
16. Burnetts & Associates, Chattanooga, TN 2-2
17. Midstate Oil-Derby, Springfield, MA 1-2
18. Lou Ana Foods, Opelousas, LA 1-2
19. Era-American Realty, Concord, CA 0-2
20. Decathlon, Jackson, MI 1-2
21. Dubose Insurance, Pensacola, FL 2-2
22. Manning’s, St. Paul, MN 2-2
23. Sunset Lounge, White Bear Lake, MN 1-2
24. Gartenhaus, Plainville, CT 1-2
25. Fliteline Motors, Fort Smith, AR 1-2
26. Rule Conststruction, Oliver Springs, TN 0-2
27. Associated Glass, Fairfax, VA 0-2
28. Newberry’s Sporting Goods, Portsmouth, VA 0-2
29. MCU Sports, Boise, ID 0-2
30. Trenton Caps, Trenton, NJ 0-2
31. Trainham Chevrolet, Richmond, VA 1-2
32. Buck’s Car, Billings, MT 0-2
33. Neiderhauser, Cedar Falls, IA 0-2
34. Farnsworth Construction, Salt Lake City, UT 0-2
35. GB Wilcher, Seymour, IN 0-2
36. Central Delivery Service, Shawnee Mission, KS 0-2
37. Wayne and Phil’s, Bartonville, IL 0-2



1979 (at York, PA)
Nelco Mfg., Oklahoma City, OK ——————————–  Campbell’s Carpets, Concord,
CA

Nelco Manufacturing had a slim chance of winning this event. Most
thought it was gonna be another Howard’s-Campbell final.  But these
two teams met in a first round matchup. ASA’s residency rule limited
Nelson’s Painting to just local guys from Oklahoma, so only 6 of the
players on the USSSA/NSPC Nelson’s team were eligible to play.
Campbell’s defeated Howard’s 17-16 in that first round matchup. The
North Carolina squad then reeled off 8 straight wins in the loser’s
bracket before meeting Campbell’s in the loser’s bracket final.
The Howard’s boys suffered the same fate, only this time, it wasn’t as
close in the 27-8 decision Nelco want undefeated (7-0) as they defeated
Campbell’s in the Championship game 14-13 on the strength of Bruce
Meade’s double that drove in the tying and winning runs in the game.
Meade was 5-5 in that game and finished the tournament 25-35 with a .714
batting average, including 7 HRs and 18 RBIs.  Nelco’s “Might Joe”
Young was the tournament MVP as he batted only .559 (19-34), but had 10
HRs and 30 RBIs.  He also hit a grand slam in Nelco’s 18-15
winner’s bracket final victory over Campbell’s. The Nelso’s Painting
team went on to win the NSPC and USSSA Championships to win the first
Triple Crown of Slow Pitch Softball for Sponsor RT Nelson. –
Note- Craig Elliott of Ken Sanders Ford hit 3 HRs in one inning and 9
consecutive HRs during the tournament — a record that has yet to be
broken.

All
America Team
MVP
– ‘Mighty’
Joe Young, Nelco Mfg. (19-34, .559, 10 Hrs, 30 RBIs, 18 Runs)
HR Leader
David Beaird, Ken Sanders Ford (17-21, .810, 31 RBIs, 16 Runs)  – 14
Batting Leader
David Beaird, Ken Sanders Ford – .810
First Team
P – Craig Elliott, Ken Sanders Ford (13-18, .722, 10 HRs, 21 RBIs, 8 BBs)
P – Earl Chambers, Nelco Manufacturing (18-32, .563, 10 RBIs)
C – Dean Brunken, Nelco Manufacturing (22-31, .710, 5 HRs, 14 RBIs)
C – Bob Brindamour, Shimers ( .750, 5 HRs, 23 RBIs)
1B – Ed Berg, Nelco Manufacturing (19-30, .633, 7 HRs, 21 RBIs)
2B – Denny Hogan, Howard’s Furniture (21-35, .600, 8 HRs, 17 RBIs)
3B – Ed Roth, Howard’s Furniture (23-39, .590, 10 HRs, 30 RBIs)
SS – Russell Bradley, Campbell’s Carpets (22-31, .710, 1 HR, 14 RBIs)
OF – David Beaird, Ken Sanders Ford (17-21, .810, 14 HRs, 31 RBIs)
OF – Tom Beall, Howard’s Furniture (23-29, .793, 7 HRs, 25 RBIs)
OF – Joe Young, Nelco Manufacturing (19-34, .559, 10 HRs, 30 RBIs)
OF – Bruce Meade, Nelco Manufacturing (25-35, .714, 7 HRs, 18 RBIs)
UT – Dale Chenault, Dave Carroll Sports (13-18, .722, 4 HRs, 15 RBIs)
UT – Mike Cellura, Campbell’s Carpets (15-27, .556, 12 HRs, 15 RBIs)
Second Team
P – Steve Kurman, County Sports (14-23, .609)
P – Greg Fuhrman, Campell’s Carpets (.457, 7 HRs)
C – Ray Fleetwood, Howard’s Furniture (19-37, .513, 9 HRs)
C – Lynn Navarre, Hans Hansen (11-16, .688)
1B – Harold Kelly, Dave Carroll Sports (.657)
2B – Jerry King, Campbell’s Carpets
3B – John Braxton, Dave Carroll Sports (14-22, .636)
SS – Paul Wright, Ken Sanders Ford (12-17, .708)
OF – Denny Jones, Campbell’s Carpets (.543, 8 HRs)
OF – Gary Perkins, Hans Hansen (.650)
OF – Charles Pierce, Campbell’s Carpets (20-30, .667)
OF – Joel Todd, Nelco Manufacturing (6 HRs)
UT – Terry Perryman, Nelco Manufacturing
UT – Steve Williams, American Realty (14-21, .667)

OTHERS:
Ken Slenker, York Barbell (.684, 7 HRs, 20 RBIs)
John Davide, York Barbell (15-23, .652)
Braxton Speller, Softbal City (.640, 6 HRs)
Denny Ellis, Shimers (.630)
Craig Seaman, Softball City (16-26, .615, 4 HRs)
James Boyett, Dave Carroll (.500, 7 HRs)
Stan Harvey, Howard’s (10 HRs)
Mike Macenko, Hillcrest (9-11, .818)
Don Arndt, Howard’s (11-14, .786, 4 HRs)

 FINAL
STANDINGS (40 Teams)

1. Nelco Manufacturing, Oklahoma City, OK 7-0
2. Campbell Carpets, Concord, CA 5-2
3. Howard’s-Western Steer, Denver, NC 8-2
4. Shimmers, Minneapolis, MN 6-2
5. Hans Hansen, Toledo, OH 3-2
6. Dave Carroll Sports, Sherrills Ford, NC 3-2
7. Softball City, Detroit, MI 4-2
8. Ken Sanders Ford, Phoenix City, AL 3-2
9. American Realty, Concord, CA 4-2
10. County Sports, Levittown, NY 4-2
11. Dr. Bernards, Portland, OR 3-2
12. York Barbell, York, PA 3-2
13. Robert’s Display Data, Baltimore, MD 2-2
14. C&C Brick & Lumber, San Antonio, TX 3-2
15. John Thell Builders, Providence, RI 2-2
16. Mustangs, Wauseon, OH 2-2
17. Midstate Oil, Springfield, OH 1-2
18. Bunch Brothers, Arab, AL 2-2
19. O’Bannon Bank, Springfield, OH 1-2
20. Indiana Coal, Evansville, IN 1-2
21. Frierson Building Supplies, Jackson, MS 2-2
22. Steele’s, Lima, OH 1-2
23. Bob’s American, Ephrata, PA 2-2
24. Chuck’s Off-Sale, Wahpeton, ND 1-2
25. Ensign Homes, Salt Lake City, UT 1-2
26. GB Wilcher, Seymour, IN 1-2
27. Dan Belew Insurance, Turlock, CA 1-2
28. Ross Insurance, Houston, TX 1-2
29. Hillcrest Tavern, Cleveland, OH 0-2
30. North Central BJs, Waterloo, IA 0-2
31. Kentucky Sporting Goods, Lexington, KY 0-2
32. Maggini Outlaws, Riverside, CA 0-2
33. Olympic Sports Center, Seattle, WA 0-2
34. Gallina’s Auto Center, Monroe, MI 0-2
35. Gartenhaus Cafe, Plainville, CT 0-2
36. Trenton Caps, Trenton, NJ 0-2
37. BYM Club, Pittsburgh, PA 0-2
38. Diablos, Albuquerque, NM 0-2
39. Hamilton Bryan, Wichta Falls, TX 0-2
40. Red Jenkins Amoco, Richmond, VA 0-2



1980 (at Montgomery, AL)
Campbell’s Carpets, Concord, CA ——————————  Howard’s Furniture, Denver,
NC

Campbell’s Carpets captured the ASA National Championship on
their way to winning the Triple Crown of Softball in 1980. This was the
second straight year a team has won the Triple Crown. With all the high
averages, home runs, etc. It was a little guy who captured the
imagination of the crowd as Pitcher Buddy Slater was named the National
Tournament MVP for Campbell’s. It was reported that Slater had hurled 9
no-hitters this past season in Slow Pitch Softball. The 38 year old Slater beat Howard’s
twice in this tournament; once 23-14 in the winner’s bracket finals and
then when Howard’s won a slugfest over third place team Jerry’s Caterers
36-32 in the lower’s bracket final to get another crack at Campbell’s,
Slater did it again, holding down the Howard’s bats in route to a 20-15
Championship Game victory.  In the 23-14 Campbells win over
Howard’s, 9 different Campbell players hit home runs. In the 36-32
Howard’s victory over Jerry’s, Pitcher Mickey Morrison hit 4 HRs and
collected 9 RBIs. Ed Roth also hit 4 HRs with 7 RBIs and Stan Harvey had
3 HRs with 7 RBIs to lead Howard’s. Jerry’s Pitcher, Craig Elliott hit 4
HRs with 8 RBIs to lead the Miami based squad.  Stan Harvey of
Howard’s won the Batting championship with an amazing 30-38 performance
(.789).  Howard’s Tom Beall was 25-35 (.714) with 17 HRs to win the
Home Run Award. 10 of Beall’s homers came in the first 2 games. Don
Arndt and Ed Roth of Howard’s had 16 ad 15 HRs respectively.
Campbell’s averaged close to 26 runs per game in its 6 game march to the
title. They gave up only 11 runs per game, mostly due to the crafty
pitching of Slater, who was 14-24 in the event (.500), and pitched all
of Campbell’s games to finish 6-0.  Other stars for Campbell’s were
Jerry King (21-30, .700 with 8 HRs), Dick Bartel (20-30, .667 also with
8 HRs), and Steve Williams (13-25, .520 and he hit 5 HRs). Two of
Williams’s HRs came in the Championship Game. Greg Fuhrman and Dennis
Myers both hit 9 HRs, but were left off the All-America squads.

All
America Team
MVP

Buddy Slater, Campbell’s Carpets (6-0, .500)
HR Leader
Tom Beall, Howard’s Furniture (.715, 37 RBIs) -17
Batting Leader – Stan Harvey, Howard’s Furniture (30-38) – .789
First Team
P – Buddy Slater, Campbell’s Carpets (.500)
P – Craig Elliott, Jerry’s Catering
C – Ernie Hicks, York Barbell
C – Don Arndt, Howard’s Furniture (16 HRs)
1B – Ed Roth, Howard’s Furniture (15 HRs)
2B – James Boyett, Jerry’s Catering
3B – Jerry King, Campbell’s Carpets (.700, 8 HRs)
SS – Steve Williams, Campbell’s Carpets (.520, 5 HRs)
OF – Stan Harvey, Howard’s Furniture (30-38, .789)
OF – Ron Dorsey, York Barbell
OF – Tom Beall, Howard’s Furniture (.715, 17 HRs, 37 RBIs)
OF – Dick Bartel, Campbell’s Carpets (.667, 8 HRs)
UT – Harold Kelley, Jerry’s Catering
Second Team
P – Rick Leek, York Barbell
P – John Durkett, Teamsters
C – John Hale, Friarson’s
C – Fred Winston, Jerry’s Catering
1B – John Geckle, Steele’s Sports
2B – John McAndrew, York Barbell
3B – Mike Lynch, Irving’s Sports
SS – John Rogers, Dubose
OF – Calvin Davidson, Friarson’s
OF – Doug Broxson, Dubose
OF – Richard Willborn, Campbell’s Carpets
OF – Ray Fleetwood, Howard’s Furniture
UT – Joel Tood, Jerry’s Catering

OTHERS:
Greg Fuhrman, Campbell’s Carpets (9 HRs)
Dennis Myers, Campbell’s Carpets (9 HRs)
Charles Mitchell, GB Wilcher (14-18, .778)

 FINAL
STANDINGS (38 Teams)

1. Campbell Carpets, Concord, CA 6-0
2. Howard’s-Western Steer, Denver, NC 6-2
3. Jerry’s Catering, Miami, OH 5-2
4. Steele’s Sports, Lima, OH 6-2
5. Teamsters #293, Cleveland, OH 5-2
6. DuBose Insurance, Pensacola, FL 3-2
7. Frierson Building Supply, Jackson, MS 4-2
8. York Barbell, York, PA 4-2
9. Irving Sports Center, Irving, TX 4-2
10. Wichita TMI, Wichita, KS 4-2
11. Thompson’s-O’Banon Bank, Springfield, OH 2-2
12. Camera Shop, Fort Worth, TX 3-2
13. GB Wilcher, Seymour, IN 2-2
14. Hillcrest-Fashionrite, Cleveland, OH 3-2
15. Gartenhaus Cafe, Plainville, CT 3-2
16. Dan Belew, Turlock, CA 2-2
17. Manning’s, St. Paul, MN 1-2
18. Fluid Engineering, Lubbock, TX 1-2
19. Sorrento’s Pizza, Cincinnati, OH 2-2
20. Le-Al-Co, Lebanon, TN 1-2
21. St. Louis Merchants, St. Louis, MO 2-2
22. Hans Hansen, Toledo, OH 2-2
23. Nelco Manufacturing, Oklahoma City, OK 1-2
24. Trainham Chevrolet, Beaverdam, VA 1-2
25. Cannon & Lee Painting, Salt Lae City, UT 0-2
26. Thibodaux Merchants, Thibodaux, LA 1-2
27. Southside Automotive, Louisville, KY 0-2
28. Bunca & Frey, Kalamazoo, MI 0-2
29. Diaboloes, Alburquerque, NM 0-2
30. Miller Lite Metros, Montgomery, AL 0-2
31. Red Door Diplomats, Mansville, NJ 0-2
32. Mustang Softball Club, Wauseon, OH 0-2
33. Moose #212, Hagerstown, MD 0-2
34. Shimers, Bloomington, MN 0-2
35. Pizza Baron Fords, Portland, OR 0-2
36. Steamex, Grand Rapids, MI 0-2
37. Chisholm Sports, Maiden, MA 0-2
38. Ruth Real Estate, Seattle, WA 0-2

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