Category: 1946

1946 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1946 held at Cleveland, Ohio.


Champion – Jax Maids, New Orleans, Louisiana
Runner Up – Chicago Matchettes, Chicago, Illinois


Lottie Jackson, Jax Maids (2-0, won her games 7-3 and 3-1).

Matchettes went 5-2, 5 shutouts, they gave up 2 runs the entire tournament both 1-0 losses to Jax Maids. The Matchettes beat Lind & Pomeroy in the semi finals as Marge Nichols and Bernice Maxwell combined for a no-hitter. But the Jax Maids were too strong as Nina Korgen pitched a 1-0 no-hitter. They scored the game’s only run in the 4th inning as Jax Hazel Gill was hit by a pitch, sacrificed to second and then scored on an error to give Korgan all the support she needed. Nichols was 3-0 with 3 shutouts and 36 K’s. Maxwell was 2-2, both wins via shutout and she suffered the two 1-0 defeats.

Chicago Match Corp had a team in the Men’s final as well as they were also defeated. Zollner Pistons beat them 2-0 in the final.

Vera Miller, Fresno Roma Wines (1-2, pitched a perfect game).


  • Unofficial MVP – Nina Korgan, Jax Maids (3-0, 3 shutouts, 25 IP, 19 Ks, 0 Runs, allowed 3 hits; 1-0 no-hitter in final)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Jax Maids, New Orleans, LA (5-0) (Defending Champ)
2. Chicago Matchettes, Chicago, IL (5-2) (West Central)
3. Erv Lind Florists, Portland, OR (3-2) (Northwestern)
4. Atlas Electric, Tulsa, OK (4-2) (Southwestern)
5t. Emmert Grains, Cincinnati, OH (2-2) (East Central)
5t. Buena Park Lynx, Buena Park, CA (2-2) (South Pacific Coast)
7t. Simpson Girls, Toronto, ON (2-2) (Canada)
7t. DX Oilers, Topeka, KS (2-2) (Western)
9t. Shamrocks, Salt Lake City, UT (0-2) (Rocky Mountain)
9t. Stamford Nutmegs, Stamford, CT (1-2) (North Atlantic)
9t. Roma Wines, Fresno, CA (1-2) (North Pacific Coast)
9t. Puritas Springs Park, Cleveland OH (1-2) (Host)
13t. Takoma Decorators, Washington DC (0-2) (Central Atlantic)
13t. Brooklyn Celtics, New York, NY (0-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
13t. Southern Dairy Maids, Nashville, TN (0-2) (Southern)

NOTES: Northern Region did not send a team or did not hold a tournament.

1946 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1945 held at Cleveland, Ohio.


Champion – Zollner Pistons, Fort Wayne, Indiana (93-7)
Runner Up – Chicago Match Corp., Chicago, Illinois


Jim Chambers of Chicago Match was 6-2, 6 shutouts, 2 no hitters in a row, 117 K, 72 IP, gave up a total of 2 runs in 7 games), won first game 1-0, the team then lost to Zollner 6-0 to put them in the losers bracket. Chambers went back to the mound and then pitched a 19 inning 2-1 victory with 40 Ks in the next game, He then shutout his next 4 opponents, including 2 no-hitters, the second one over the Cowboys of Hollister, CA in semi finals 4-0, before losing to Zollner again 1-0 in the final). Chambers had a string of 55 consecutive scoreless innings. Jim Chambers was 50-7 record with 1026 Ks.

Zollner Pistons defeated Chicago 2-0 in 10 innings. Curley Armstrong of Zollner led off the top of the 10th with a HR. Ed Robitalle walked and later scored making the final 2-0, which held up with Bill West on the hill. West had 17 Ks in the final.

Curley Armstrong, Zollner Pistons had 3 HR.

Bill West, Zollner Pistons (2-0; hurled 10 inning 2-0 shutout in championship w/17 Ks) – total 17 IP, 30 Ks, 3 hits and 0 runs given up. West finished the year 32-0.

Leo Luken, Zollner Pistons (2-0; Won a game in relief 2-1 in the 11th inning and pitched a 7-0 2-hit shutout with 12 Ks). Diz Kirkendall was 1-0, hurling a shutout and striking out 23 total in 17 innings.

Zollner’s won 5 straight games going undefeated with a total run margin of 25-1 in 40 innings. Pistons outhit their rivals 41-12.

Chicago Match Corp. had a team in the men’s and women’s final where the Matchettes lost to the Jax Maids.

Larry Bollig of Denver Public Service was 3-2, 2 no hitters, collecting 32 Ks in the 2 games, he also had 19 more Ks in a 1-0 loss to Grumman.

Roy Stephenson, Grumman Yankees pitched a 13 inning 1-0 shutout and struck out 24 batters. He went 2-2

Future “King and his Court” Superstar Eddie Feigner was the hurler for the Longview, WA  team and he went 1-2.


  • MVP – Jim Chambers, Chicago Match
  • Batting Leader – N/A
  • HR Leader – Jim Ramage, Zollner Pistons – 4

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Zollner Pistons, Fort Wayne, IN (5-0) (Defending Champs)
2. Chicago Match Corp, Chicago, IL 6-2 (West Central)
3. Hollister Cowboys, Hollister, CA (3-2) (North Pacific Coast)
4. Grumman Yankees, Bethpage, NY (3-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
5t. Torrence Insurance, Longview, WA (2-2) (Northwestern)
5t. Denver Public Service, Denver, CO (3-2) (Rocky Mountain)*
7t. Slush Pumps, Houston, TX (2-2) (Southwestern
7t. Kavokas Grill, Washington DC (3-2) (Central Atlantic)
9t. Knights of Columbus, Springfield, MO (1-2) (Western)
9t. Nickel Plate Grill, Cleveland OH (2-2) (Host)
9t. Ferguson Auditors, Columbus, OH (1-2) (East Central)
9t. Jockey Club, Mexico City, Mexico (1-2) (Mexico)*
13t. Monowatt Electric AC, Providence, RI (0-2) (North Atlantic)
13t. Burtner Furniture, Greensboro, NC (0-2) (Southern)
13t. Funk Jewelers, Phoenix, AZ (0-2) (South Pacific Coast)
13t. Bell Thread, Hamilton, ON (0-2) (Canada)
17. Don ‘Q’ Rums, San Juan, Puerto Rico (0-2) (Atlantic Ocean) did not show up

* -won a game by forfeit

NOTES: Northern Region did not send a team or did not hold a tournament.