Category: 1960

1960 ASA Major Women’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1960 held at Richmond, Virginia.

Champion: Carolina Glass Rockets , High Point, NC (35-0 record)
Runner Up: Pearl Laundry Pollyannas,, Richmond, VA

The High Point Glass Rockets completed their undefeated season by sweeping through the National Tournament in three straight games. Pitcher Peggy Andrews allowed only 18 hits in 21 innings. She surrendered just 3 runs and pitched a 2-0 shutout in the Championship Game. Andrews also wielded a hot bat also. Heidel’s Hall Nancy Conners started off the tournament tossing a 3-hitter over St. Patrick’s of Louisville, KY as Heidel’s banged out 28 hits in an 18-1 triumph. A young lady by the name of Nancy Oldham started out her Hall of Fame career playing for the High Point Carolina Glass Rockets.


  • N.F. Jacobs and Son MVP Award– Peggy Andrews, Rockets (P), (3-0, allowed 3 total runs and 18 hits in 21 innings, pitched 2-0 shutout in final)
  • Hillerich & Bradsby Outstanding Hitter Award-Phyllis Snipes, Glass Rockets
  • Outstanding Pitcher Award – Peggy Andrews, Rockets
  • Batting Leader – Phyllis Snipes, Glass Rockets (6-10, 1 HR) – .600
  • Rockingham Manager Award – Louise Pete Brown, Glass Rockets

FINAL STANDINGS (Single Elimination)

1. Carolina Glass Rockets, High Point, NC 3-0
2. Pearl Laundry Pollyannas, Richmond, VA 2-1
3t. Heidel’s Hall, Covington, KY 2-1
3t. Clearview Lake, Cincinnati, OH 1-1
5t. BPW Hoosiers, New Albany, IN 0-1
5t. Virginia Metals, Orange, VA 0-1
5t. Eddie Mooer’s Blue Jays, Richmond, VA 0-1
5t. Virginia Dairy, Richmond, VA 0-1
9. St. Patrick’s, Louisville, KY 0-1


Single Elimination
Play-in Game

Heidel’s Hall, Covington, KY 18 – St. Patrick’s, Louisville, KY 1 (Nancy Conners 3-hitter, Heidels 28 hits)

First Round/Quarterfinals
Pearl Laundry Pollyannas, Richmond, VA 12 – BPW Hoosiers, New Albany, IN 5
Clearview Lake, Cincinnati, OH 7 – Virginia Metals, Orange, VA 3
Carolina Glass Rockets, High Point, NC 5 – Virginia Dairy, Richmond, VA 2
Heidel’s Hall, Covington, KY 11 – Eddie Mooer’s Blue Jays, Richmond, VA 3

Semi Finals
Pearl Laundry Pollyannas, Richmond, VA 8 – Clearview Lake, Cincinnati, OH 1
Carolina Glass Rockets, High Point, NC 4 – Heidel’s Hall, Covington, KY 1

Carolina Glass Rockets, High Point, NC 2 – Pearl Laundry Pollyannas, Richmond, VA 0

From 1957-60, the Women’s Nationals were actually called National Invitationals, the Women’s Open Nationals Officially started in 1961.

From 1961-63, the Women’s Open Nationals had a consolation flight.

1960 ASA Industrial Men’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1960 held at Louisville, Kentucky.

Champion – Pharr Yarn, McAdenville, North Carolina
Runner Up – Parks & Recreation/Dee’s Sports Shop, Detroit, Michigan

Detroit Parks ‘N’ Rec had to defeat a Chatterbox team, made up of employees from Bendix of Hamilton, OH 18-3 in the loser bracket finals. Pharr Yarn defeated Bendix 8-2 to put them in the loser’s bracket. Detroit, already beaten by Pharr Yarn 17-6 in the winner’s bracket final lost a close 4-2 decision to Pharr Yarn in the championship game. Pharr Yarn was led by the big bat of Pick Biggerstaff. For Parks ‘n Rec, Tom Chappelle pitched all 7 games, going 5-2. Pitcher Carroll Beale of Pharr Yarn, Catcher Pick Biggerstaff and Second Basemen Toby Bradshaw were three of the reasons that Pharr Yarn outscored their opponents 69-21 in the 6 games. Jack Biggerstaff hit a titanic home run well over the left field fence to give Pharr Yarn a 2-0 lead in the 4th inning of the championship game. Detroit came back to tie the game in the bottom of the 4th on two McAdenville errors. The Yarn-men broke the 2-2 deadlock with Carroll Beale’s double and Jim Teeter’s Sac fly to give them a 4-2 lead that would hold up.

  • MVP – Jack “Pick” Biggerstaff, Pharr Yarn
  • HR Leader – Tom Chappelle, Detroit Parks & Recreation – 6
  • Batting Leader – Gene Hulshult, Bendix Chatterbox (18-24, HR) – .750


  • P – Carroll  Beale, Pharr Yarn
  • C – Jack “Pick” Biggerstaff, Pharr Yarn
  • 1B – Bobby Mercer, Louisville Firemen
  • 2B – Toby Bradshaw, Pharr Yarn
  • 3B – Frank Verbanac, Detroit Parks & Rec
  • SS – Nick Gaurascio, Tirabassi Excavating
  • SF – Jerry Keisler, Pharr Yarn
  • LF – Jim Wessel, National Lead
  • CF – Don Doerfler, Continental Can
  • RF – Al Cornett, Louisville Firemen
  • MGR – Leroy Wynn, Pharr Yarn


1. Pharr Yarn, McAdenville, NC (6-0)
2. Parks & Recreation, Detroit, MI (5-2)
3. Bendix, Hamilton. OH (5-2)
4. Continental Can Pittsburgh PA (5-2)
5t. General Electric, Louisville, KY (4-2)
5t. Firemen, Louisville, KY (4-2)
7t. National Lead, Cincinnati, OH (3-2)
7t. Turbo Jets, Cincinnati, OH (3-2)
9t. Bausch & Lombe, Rochester, NY (2-2)
9t. Tirabassi & Sons, Kenosha, WI (2-2)
9t. Grumman Aircraft, Massapequa, NY (2-2)
9t. Mayrose Meats, St. Louis, MO (2-2)
13t. Minneapolis Gas Co., Minneapolis, MN (1-2)
13t. Carling Local No. 162; Cleveland, OH (1-2)
13t. Combustion Eng., Chattanooga, TN (1-2)
13t. Wayne Lee Ingalls, Pascagoula, MS (1-2)
17t. Glerc Jets Stars, Marietta, GA (1-2)
17t. Bryant Electric, Bridgeport, CT (1-2)
17t. Metals & Control. Attleboro, MA (1-2)
17t. Reese Candy Co., Syracuse, NY (0-2)
17t. U.S. Time Corp., Little Rock, AR (0-2)
17t. Saberjets, Mobile, AL (0-2)
17t. Albemerle Craftsmen, Richmond, VA (0-2)
17t. Allied Chemical Co., Toledo, OH (0-2)
25t. Martino Iron & Metal, Brack’ridge, PA (0-2)
25t. Harnischfeger, Milwaukee, WI (0-2)

1960 ASA Men’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

1960 held at Toledo, Ohio

Champion – Hamilton Tailoring, Cincinnati, Ohio
Runner Up – Sheffield Bronze, Cleveland, Ohio

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 RBI 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.

  • 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


  • 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 HR)
  • OF – Charlie Conley, Yorkshire Restaurant


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)
5t. Hogan A.C, Pittsburgh, PA (4-2)
5t. Textile Workers TWUA, Leaksville, NC (4-2)
7t. Yorkshire Restaurant, Newport, KY (4-2)
7t. Gatliff Motors, Newport, KY (4-2)
9t. Maizie’s Gasiorowski’s, Toledo, OH (2-2)
9t. Sox Inn, Detroit, MI (2-2)
9t. Duffy’s Tavern, Louisville, KY (2-2)
9t. Buddies Sporting Goods, Tallahassee, FL (2-2)
13t. Sill’s Sport Shop, Miami, FL (2-2)
13t. St. Louis Park Drug, St. Louis Park, MN (2-2)
13t. Cantwell Home Improvement, TN (2-2)
13t. Star Drive-In, New Orleans, LA (1-2)
17t. Black Bear Beverages, Milwaukee, WI (1-2)
17t. Schroeder’s Bunny Acres, Hutchinson, KS (1-2)
17t. Tobin’s, Rochester, NY (1-2)
17t. Krivian Club, Springdale, PA (1-2)
17t. Olden A.A., Trenton, NJ (1-2)
17t. Sunbeam Bread, Springfield, OH (1-2)
17t. Northern Scrap Iron, Minneapolis, MN (1-2)
17t. Pagliacci, St. Louis, MO (0-2)
25t. New-Mo Tavern, Oakland, CA (0-2)
25t. Schubert Garage, Indianapolis, IN (0-2)
25t. Richmond Rebels, Richmond, VA (0-2)
25t. Smithfield Fire Co., Greenville, RI (0-2)
25t. Edgemere Lodge, Edgemere, MA (0-2)
25t. Bud and Al’s Service, Waukesha, WI (0-2)
25t. Wesley UM Church, Oklahoma City, OK (0-2)