Category: 1962

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


  • 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


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 Men’s Open 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


  • 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)


  • Vin Brannigan, Plateau AC
  • Neil O’Neill, Plateau AC


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