Category: 1943

1943 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1943 held at Detroit, Michigan.


Champion – Jax Brewer Maids, New Orleans, Louisiana
Runner Up – Arizona Ramblers, Phoenix, Arizona


Jax Maids collected 17 hits in the 7-0 final. All their players are employed by their sponsor and most do clerical work, one is even a chemist for the firm. They were offered contracts ranging from $65 to well over $100 a week to play in the new All-American Girls baseball league in 1944, but all 15 refused, because they did not want to break up the team.

Nina Korgan pitched a 7-0 one-hitter in final striking out 9, and went 2-4 with 2 RBI. She beat Amy Peralta of Phoenix. Olympia Savona was 2-3 with 2 runs scored. Dottie Pitts drove in 2 runs and Freda Savona was 3-3 with 2 RBI.

Lottie Johnson, Jax Maids (1-0, pitched a 6-0 no hitter).

Amy Peralta May, Ramblers (4-2, 2 shutouts).

Olympia Savona (5-17, .294, 3 runs).


  • Unofficial MVP – Nina Korgan, Jax Maids (4-0, 28.2 IP, 54 K, 3 shutouts, 8 hits, 1 run)
  • Batting Leader – Freda Savona, Jax Maids (7-15, 6 Runs, 6 RBI, 3 Doubles and 2 HR) – .467

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Jax Brewery Maids, New Orleans, LA (5-0) (Defending Champ)
2. Arizona Ramblers, Phoenix, AZ (4-2) (Pacific Coast)
3. Local #50 Bomberettes, Detroit, MI (5-2) (Host)
4. Caterpillar Dieselettes, Peoria, IL (3-2) (West Central)
5. Western Mutuals, Vancouver, BC (2-2) (West Canada-British Columbia)
6. American Yarn, Mount Holly, NC (2-2) (South Atlantic)
7. Erin Brews, Cleveland, OH (2-2) (East Central)
8. Sunday Morning Class, Toronto, ON (2-2) (Canada)
9. Douglass Air Cargoettes, Oklahoma City, OK (1-2) (Southwestern)
10. Westport Girls, Baltimore, MD (0-2) (Central Atlantic)
11. Moose Jaw Royals, Regina, SK (1-2) (West Canada)
12. Arians, Linden, NJ (1-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
13. Denver Dry Goods, Denver, CO (0-2) (Rocky Mountain)
14. Monowatt Electric Girls, Providence, RI (0-2) (North Atlantic)
15. Huntsville Arsenal, Huntsville, AL (0-2) (Southern)

NOTES: Marlin-Chesneys, Topeka, KS (could not attend – Holy Trinity, Topeka, KS was scheduled to go in place, but they backed out as well). Douglass Aircraft Cargoettes, Oklahoma City, OK went in place of Richey Grocerettes, Houston, TX, who could not attend. Northwestern Champ – Victory Girls, Seattle, WA (could not attend). Northern Region did not send a team or did not hold a tournament. Sunday Morning Class, Toronto, ON went in place of Canada Champ – Simcoe Basic Training Stars, Ontario, who could not attend.

1943 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1943 held at Detroit, Michigan.


Champion – Hammer Field Raiders, Fresno, California (25-3)
Runner Up – Briggs Beautyware, Detroit, Michigan


(Unofficial MVP by Newspaper accounts) – Kermit Lynch, Raiders (3-0; 3 shutouts, including 1-0 win in finals, also drove in Dalton Moore with a triple to account for the only run of the game)

Al Linde, Raiders (1-1 pitching with a shutout, and played OF when he wasn’t hurling)

Ed Figelski, Briggs Beautyware (Pitched a 14 inning no hitter, winning 1-0 and having 27 Ks in the opening game, then came back in the first championship game to shut out Hammer Field 4-0 to force the final showdown, Big Ed had 10 Strikeouts to finish with 37 total in the 2 games he pitched. Ed Pearl was the pitcher of record in the final championship game for the Briggs Bombers and he only gave up 1 hit, but just happened to be Kermit Lynch’s RBI triple. Pearl was 2-2, Figelski was 2-0 and Ted Bankey was 1-0 for the Bombers.

Russ Johnston, Canadian Dental Corp. was 3-2 with no hitter.

The Zollner Pistons never made it out of the Regionals having been beaten by Midland Dow AC and then eliminated by the Peoria Caterpillars.


  • MVP – Kermit Lynch, Hammer Field Raiders
  • Batting Leader – Ed “Tyranski” Tyson, Briggs Beautyware (9-19) – .473
  • HR Leader – N/A

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Hammer Airfield Raiders, Fresno, CA (5-1) (Military Service)*
2. Briggs Bombers, Detroit, MI (5-2) (Host)
3. Coca-Cola, Cincinnati, OH (3-2) (East Central)
4. Martin Bombers, Omaha, NE (4-2) (Western)*
5t. Canadian Army Dental Corp, Toronto, ON (3-2) (Canada)
5t. Public Service, Denver, CO (2-2) (Rocky Mountain)
7t. Dow Chemical, Midland, MI (2-2) (West Central)
7t. Kodak Park, Rochester, NY (2-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
9t. Camp Wallace, Galveston, TX (1-2) (Southwestern)
9t. Garvin’s Grill, Washington DC (0-2) (Central Atlantic)
9t. Teamsters, Tacoma, WA (1-2) (Northwestern)
9t. Phalanx Fraternity, Phoenix, AZ (1-2) (Pacific Coast)
13t. United Wire, Providence, RI (0-2) (North Atlantic)
13t. Burtner Farms, Greensboro, NC (0-2) (South Atlantic)
13t. 8th Naval District, New Orleans, LA (0-2) (F) (Southern) did not show up

* won a game by forfeit

NOTES: Deep Rock Oilers, Tulsa, OK – Defending Champs – Disbanded. Phalanx Fraternity, Phoenix, AZ went in place of O.S. Stapley, Phoenix, AZ, who could not attend. Northern Region did not send a team or did not hold a tournament. Puerto Rico (Atlantic Ocean) and Mexico did not attend due to World War II transportation restrictions.