Category: 1962

1962 ASA Major Women’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1962 held at Cincinnati, Ohio.


Champion: Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH (45-1)
Runner Up: Rutenschrorer Florist, Cincinnati, OH


After Dana Gardens Pitcher Dot Bailey got Rutenschrorer out with no runs after they loaded the bases in the first inning. The Dana Gardens defense turned the first of their 4 double plays in the game. Norma Eschenbrenner and Alberta Kohls had back to back hits to ignite Dana and get them started as they scored 6 runs in the first inning. Dot Bailey surrendered only 5 runs in her 5 pitching victories, three of them by shutout. On a side note, Dana Gardens defeated Rutenschrorer to win the Cincinnati Metro crown the week prior.


  • MVP – Not awarded – (newspaper accounts all said it would have been Dot Bailey by virtue of her pitching and hitting)
  • Outstanding Pitcher – Dot Bailey, Dana Gardens (5-0 pitching, including shutout in both semi-final 8-0 and final 7-0, she surrendered only 3 runs in 5 games.)
  • Batting Leader – Dot Bailey, Dana Gardens (11-16) – .688
  • Home Run Leader – Donna Moulton, Omaha Royals – 3

ASA MAJOR WOMEN’S SLOW PITCH ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Dot Bailey, Dana Gardens
  • C – Lavern Zurick, Dana Gardens
  • 1B – Betty Dvorak, Dairy Cottage
  • 2B – Marlene Menchen, Rutenschroer Florist
  • 3B – Carol Zimprich, Windy Tap
  • SS – Nancy Oldham, Hickory Grove
  • SF – Jean Shafer, Dairy Cottage
  • OF – Betty DeSanto, Ohio Furniture
  • OF – Phyllis Robinson, Monroe Merchants
  • OF – Alberta Kohls, Dana Gardens (7-17, .412)

FINAL STANDINGS (Single Elimination)

1. Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH 5-0
2. Rutenschorer Florist, Cincinnati, OH 4-1
3t. Covington Dukettes, Covington, KY 2-1
3t. Dairy Cottage, Covington, KY 2-1
5t. Omaha Royals, Omaha, NE 2-1
5t. Ohio Furniture, Cleveland, OH 1-1
5t. BPW Hoosers, Louisville, KY 1-1
5t. O’Jay Mills, Gordon, GA 1-1
9t. Monroe Merchants, Middleton, OH 1-1
9t. Aughinbaugh Canning Company, Biloxi, MS 0-1 (Note; won consolation flight over South Carolina)
9t. South Carolina 0-1
9t. Windy Tap Girls, Milwaukee, WI 0-1
9t. Nile Straight, TN 0-1
9t. Hill Top Bar, Pittsburgh, PA 0-1
9t. Hillbillies, Clay, WV 0-1
9t. Hickory Grove, NC 0-1
17t. Michigan 0-1
17t. Detroit, MI 0-1
17t. St. Louis, MO 0-1
17t. Pinewood Park, FL 0-1


SCORES

Single Elimination

First Round
Rutenschorer Florist, Cincinnati, OH 7 – Pinewood, FL 1
Monroe Merchants, Middleton, OH 8 – St. Louis, MO 5
Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH 5 – Detroit, MI 0
Omaha Royals, Omaha, NE 11 – Michigan 0

Second Round
Ohio Furniture, Cleveland, OH 2 – Hickory Grove, NC 1
BPW Hoosers, Louisville, KY 4 – Hillbillies, Clay, WV 2
O’Jay Mills, Gordon, GA 5 – Hill Top Bar, Pittsburgh, PA 4
Covington Dukettes, Covington, KY 11 – Nile Straight, TN 6
Rutenschorer Florist, Cincinnati, OH 10 – Windy Tap, Milwaukee, WI 6
Dairy Cottage, Covington, KY 14 – Monroe Merchants, Middleton, OH 1
Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH 10 – South Carolina 2
Omaha Royals, Omaha, NE 11 – Aughinbaugh Canning Company, Biloxi, MS 8

Quarterfinals
Rutenschorer Florist, Cincinnati, OH 5 – Ohio Furniture, Cleveland, OH 3
Dairy Cottage, Covington, KY 4 – BPW Hoosers, Louisville, KY 2
Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH 11 – O’Jay Mills, Gordon, GA 3
Covington Dukettes, Covington, KY 6 – Omaha Royals, Omaha, NE 3

Semi Finals
Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH 8 – Covington Dukettes, Covington, KY 0
Rutenschorer Florist, Cincinnati, OH 3 – Dairy Cottage, Covington, KY 2

Championship
Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH 7 – Rutenschorer Florist, Cincinnati, OH 0


CONSOLATION FINAL (only info on consolation flight is the championship result):

Aughinbaugh Canning Company, Biloxi, MS 2 – South Carolina 1

NOTE: this is the only information available on the consolation flight. no results, no scores, just the Championship Game score.

Tri-State Traveling League

Teams from New York-Long Island/New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut


1962 (final records incomplete) W-L Pct.

1. Musicaro Restaurant, Massapequa, LI, NY 20- 4 .833 (LEAGUE CHAMPIONS) – 48-12 record on the Year
2. Plateau AC, Maspeth-Queens, NYC, NY 18- 6 .750
3. Shar-Don Plumbing, Wantagh, LI, NY 13-11 .542
4. Gil Hodges Club 52, Brooklyn, NYC, NY 9-11 .450
5. Olden AA, Trenton, NJ 10-14 .417
6. Grumman Aircraft, Bethpage, LI, NY 6-14 .300
7. Elizabeth, NJ 3-13 .188

– Dilly Dally Club, Staten Island, NYC, NY 1- 5 .167
– League Batting Leader – Dennis Meekins, Musicaro
– League Home Run Leader – Lou Russo, Musicaro
– Pitching Leader – Duke King, Musicaro (20-4)


1963 (final records incomplete) W-L Pct.

1. Shar-Don Plumbing, Wantagh, LI, NY 15-5 .750 (LEAGUE CHAMPIONS)
2. Musicaro Foods, Massapequa, LI, NY 3-1
3. Stotz Garage, Valhalla-Westchester, NY 1-1
– Lubik Olds/Olden AA, Trenton, NJ 8-6
– Rye All Stars, Rye-Westchester, NY 1-1
– Grumman Aircraft, Bethpage, LI, NY 1-1
– Murphy’s, Brooklyn, NYC, NY 0-2
– Starlight Express, Bayone, NJ/Brooklyn, NYC 1-3
– Batting Leaders – Zeke Sinicola, Shar-Don, Dennis Meekins, Musicaro
– Home Run Leaders – Lou Russo, Shar-Don; Rocky Salice, Shar-Don; Jim Galloway, Starlight
– Pitching Leaders – Bob Farris, Stotz; Duke King, Musicaro; Zeke Sinicola, Shar-Don
– NOTE – Bob Farris, Stotz (pitched two 1-0 Shutouts over Shar-Don on same night)


1964 (final records incomplete) W-L Pct. (League Champ – no info)

– Musicaro Foods, Massapequa, LI, NY 5-1
– Doc’s County Sports Center, Levittown, LI 3-1
– Grumman Aircraft, Bethpage, LI, NY 1-1
– Stotz Garage, Valhalla-Westchester, NY 2-2
– Skippers Restaurant, Stratford, CT 1-3
– Quinn Packing, Providence, RI
– Lubik Olds/Olden AA, Trenton, NJ (withdrew before the season started)

NOTE – very limited info for 1964, except that Doc Linnehan first started getting involved
with a slow pitch team.


1965 (final records incomplete) W-L Pct. (League Champ – no info)

– No info available whatsoever in 1965


1966 (final records incomplete) W-L Pct.

1. Stotz Garage, Valhalla-Westchester, NY 13-7 .650 (LEAGUE CHAMPIONS) – 20-8 record on the Year
2. Musicaro Foods, Massapequa, LI, NY 12-7 .632
3. Lycoming, Stratford, CT 12-8 .600
– Chadwick Construction, Meridan, CT 2-2 .
– Stantons, Mount Vernon-Westchester, NY 1-3 .
– Pitching Leader – Bob Farris, Stotz Garage
– NOTE – Jim Telesco led Stotz with 6 HRs and batted .511
– NOTE – Bert Muench led Stotz with a .513 batting average


1967 (final records incomplete) W-L Pct. (League Champ – no info)

– Avco-Lycoming, Stratford, CT
– Chadwick Construction, Meridan, CT
– Grumman Aircraft, Bethpage, LI, NY
– County Sports-Lizza, Levittown, LI, NY
– Penn TV, Cranston, RI
– Stotz Garage, Valhalla-Westchester, NY
– Titans, Maspeth, Queens, NYC, NY
– Babylon AA, West Babylon, LI, NY
– Musicaro Foods, Massapequa, LI, NY

NOTE – No info on any games, just who was entered, Musicaro withdrew before the season.

1962 ASA Major Industrial Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1962 tournament site unknown


Champion – Tirabassi Excavators, Kenosha, WI
Runner Up – Allen-Bradley, Milwaukee, WI


  • MVP – Al Luick, Allen-Bradley

ASA MAJOR INDUSTRIAL ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Mario Bonofiglio, Tirabassi, Kenosha, WI
  • P – Al Luick, Allen-Bradley, Milwaukee, WI
  • C – Russ Guarascio, Tirabassi, Kenosha, WI
  • 1B – Norman Savage, Louisville Gas & Electric, KY
  • 2B – Gil Zajdel, Allen-Bradley, Milwaukee, WI
  • 3B – Frank Verbanac, Parks & Recreation, Detroit, MI
  • SS – J.D. McDonald, Pharr Yarn, McAdenville, NC
  • OF – Jerry Altman, American Cyanamid, New Castle, PA
  • OF – Howie Latshaw, Tirabassi, Kenosha, WI
  • OF – Tom Ritz, People’s Gas, Pittsburgh, PA
  • OF – Bob Czerwinski, Allen-Bradley, Milwaukee, WI

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Tirabassi Excavators, Kenosha. WI (5-0)
2. Allen-Bradley Co., Milwaukee. WI (8-2)
3. Peoples Natural Gas Co, Pittsburgh, PA (4-2)
4. Pharr Yarn Co., McAdenville, NC (4-2)
5t. Louisville Gas & Electric Co.. Louisville, KY (5-2)
5t. Wix Corp., Gastonia, NC (3-2)
7t. Grumman Aircraft New York City, NY (4-2)
7t. Parks & Recreation. Detroit, MI (3-2)
9t. Combustion Engineers, Chattanooga, TN (3-2)
9t. American Cyanamid Co, New Castle, PA (2-2)
9t. Broadwater Beach, Inc., Biloxi, MS (1-2)
9t. Red Owl Stores Inc, Hopkins, MN (1-2)
13t. Cincinnati Fire Fighters, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
13t. Minnegasco, Minneapolis, MN (2-2)
13t. National Cash Register, Dayton, OH (1-2)
13t. Fort Wayne State School. Fort Wayne, IN (1-2)
17t. YMCA, Parkersburg, WV (1-2)
17t. Carting Brewery, Cleveland, OH (1-2)
17t. Engelhard Industries Inc, Attleboro, MA (1-2)
17t. IBEW Local 827, Trenton, NJ (1-2)
17t. Lycoming Corp., Stratford, CT (0-2)
17t. WPRO TV, Providence, RI (0-2)
17t. Mutual of Omaha, Omaha, NE (0-2)
17t. Recreation Department, Portsmouth, VA (0-2)
25t. General Foods, Inc., White Plains, NY (0-2)
25t. Mayrose Meats, St. Louis, MO (0-2)
25t. Toledo Blade, Toledo, OH (0-2)
25t. Kordite Corp., Rochester, MN (0-2)

1962 ASA Open Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1962 held at Cleveland, Ohio.


Champion – Skip & Hogan A.C., Pittsburgh, PA (39-6)
Runner Up – 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.


  • 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

1962 ASA MEN’S OPEN SLOW PITCH ALL-AMERICAN 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

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
5t – Wilsman Trucking, Hamilton, OH 3-2
5t – Stotz Garage, Valhalla, NY 4-2
7t – TWUA Textile Workers, Leakesville, NC 5-2
7t – St. Clair Merchants, Cleveland, OH 4-2
9t – Enterprise Bar, Milwaukee, WI 5-2
9t – Grande-Leah, New Kensington, PA 5-2
9t – Mt. Carmel Rec, Worcester, MA 3-2
9t – Bud’s Cafe, Cincinnati, OH 4-2
13t – University City Blackhawks, St. Louis, MO 3-2
13t – Holcomb’s Ten, San Antonio, TX 2-2
13t – Hartman Plumbing, Toledo, OH 2-2
13t – Mike’s Bar, Minneapolis, MN 3-2
17t – Savannah Motors, Savannah, GA 2-2
17t – Merchants, Woodland, CA 2-2
17t – Ready Mix Concrete, Knoxville, TN 1-2
17t – N&S Auto, Rochester, NY 1-2
17t – Knights St. John, Louisville, KY 1-2
17t – Hamilton Tailors, Cincinnati, OH 1-2
17t – Club 149, Trenton, NJ 1-2
17t – Sills Sporting Goods, Hialeah-Miami, FL 2-2
25t – Broward Sports Shops, Ft Lauderdale, FL 2-2
25t – Club Grill, Westport, CT 1-2
25t – Johnny’s Car Wash, Covington, KY 1-2
25t – South Bend Merchants, South Bend, IN 1-2
25t – V&M Foods, Pass Christian, MS 1-2
25t – Bernson Silk Mills, Buena Vista, VA 1-2
25t – Willie’s Tavern, Mobile, AL 0-2
25t – Reno County, South Hutchinson, KS 1-2
33t – Bursch’s, Hopkins, MN 0-2
33t – Lafayette Building Assoc., Lafayette, LA 0-2
33t – Red Bull Transfer, Omaha, NE 0-2
33t – Avenue Church, Oklahoma City, OK 0-2
33t – Joliet DX, Joliet, IL 0-2
33t – Pabst Blue Ribbon, Atlanta, GA 0-2
33t – Blair’s Tavern, Wilmington, DE 0-2
33t – Russo’s, Providence, RI 0-2
33t – Bridge City, LA 0-2
33t – Miller High Life, Sheboygan, WI 0-2
33t – Concrete Service, Great Falls, MT 0-2