Category: 1963

1963 ASA Industrial Men’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1963 held at Providence, Rhode Island.

Champion – Pharr Yarn, McAdenville, North Carolina (41-13)
Runner Up – Wix’s Corp., Gastonia, North Carolina

The final game went into the 7th inning tied 0-0. With 2 outs in the top of the 7th inning, Pharr Yarn at bat, Toby Bradshaw hit an RBI single. Another run scored on a throwing error, before Jim Barnhill stepped up and connected for a 2-run Single to gave pitcher Leroy Wynn a 4-0 lead. He got Wix out in the bottom of the 7th to preserve the shutout. Wix entered the final as the highest scoring team in the tournament with 67 runs (and only gave up 21 runs, with 2 shutouts), which makes Leroy Wynn’s shutout that much more unbelievable. Toby Bradshaw had 2 hits in the game, while Leroy Wynn had a hit and scored a run to help his own cause. Tom Davis also collected a hit and scored a run. For Wix, Hallman and Doss both had 2 hits.  For Pharr Yarn, Leon McDaniel was 13-24 (.542) and Roger Coon was 11-22 (.500). Toby Bradshaw hit the only 2 HR that were hit by Pharr Yarn. Leroy Wynn gave up 22 runs in the 6 games (3.7 runs per game). Pharr Yarn scored 47 runs total.

  • MVP – Leroy Wynn, Pharr Yarn (6-0 Pitching, including a 4-0 shutout in the championship game)


  • P – Leroy Wynn, Pharr Yarn (6-0 pitching)
  • C – Floyd Westfelt, Cincinnati Firefighters
  • 1B – Ed Silverstein, Parks and Recreation
  • 2B – Jim Tirabassi, Tirabassi Construction
  • 3B – Tom Davis, Pharr Yarn
  • SS – J.D. McDonald, Pharr Yarn
  • OF – George Killian, WIX Filter
  • OF – Joe Glynn, Ford Motor
  • OF – Jim Randolph, National Cash Register
  • OF – Bill Bense, Mercer County Highway Department


Leon McDaniel, Phar Yarn (13-24, .542)
Roger Coon, Phar Yarn (11-22, 500)
Toby Bradshaw, Phar Yarn (2 HR)


1. Pharr Yarn, McAdenville, NC (6-0)
2. Wix’s Corp., Gastonia, NC (6-2)
3. Tirabassi Excavating, Kenosha, WI (4-2)
4. Detroit Parks & Recreation, Detroit, MI (4-2)
5t. Mercer County Employees, Trenton, NJ (5-2)
5t. W.L. Wiegands Co., Pittsburgh, PA (5-2)
7t. Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI (5-2)
7t. National Cash Register, Dayton, OH (3-2)
9t. Cincinnati Fire Fighters, Cincinnati, OH (3-2)
9t. Robbins Air Force Base, Macon, GA (3-2)
9t. Louisville Gas & Electric, Louisville, KY (2-2)
9t. Allen Bradley Co., Milwaukee, WI (2-2)
13t. WPRO TV, Providence, RI (2-2)
13t. Sikorsky Aircraft, Bridgeport, CT (2-2)
13t. Minnapolis Gas Co., Minneapolis, MN (2-2)
13t. Fort Wayne State School, Fort Wayne, IN (2-2)
17t. Rohm Hass Corp., Knoxville, TN (1-2)
17t. Grumman Aircraft/Pepsi-Cola, Long Island City, NY (1-2)
17t. DuPont Co., Rochester, NY (1-2)
17t. IBM Machine Co., Lexington, KY (1-2)
17t. River Terminal Railroad, Cleveland, OH
17t. Toledo Trust Co., Toledo, OH (1-2)
17t. US Naval Ordinance Base, York, PA (1-2)
17t. General Electric Co., Rutland, VT (1-2)
25t. RI Department of Public Works, Providence, RI (1-2)
25t. Seaboard Airline RR Co., Richmond, VA (1-2)
25t. Minnesota Mining Corp., St. Paul, MN (0-2)
25t. Link Trainer Corp, Binghamton, NY (0-2)
25t. Reuter, Inc., Bloomington, MN
25t. Englehard Industries, Attleboro, MA (0-2)
25t. Carter Ink, Boston, MA (0-2)
25t. Nashua Corp., Nashua, NH
33t. Westinghouse, Philadelphia, PA (0-2)
33t. ACIC Bears, St. Louis, MO (0-2)

1963 ASA Men’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

1963 held at Jones Beach, New York

Champion – Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, Kentucky (56-6)
Runner Up – Skip Hogan Athletic Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (62-13)

After Gatliff’s had dismantled Skip Hogan’s 15-2 in the winner’s bracket final, the Pittsburgh squad came back to defeat the defending national champs, East Side Sporting Goods of Detroit 5-2 in the loser’s bracket final. This gave them another crack at Galiff’s. Skip Hogan won he first final 16-6 as they hit 6 home runs in the game. Jimmy Watts had 2 HRs and 2 doubles, Bill Downey also had 2 homers, including 4 RBI. Pitcher Lou DelMastro had a double, triple and a 3-run homer, good for 5 RBI. Ron Diulus had the other homer. After a 10 minute break, Gatliff’s came out. Bob Harrison of Gatliff hit home runs in his first two at bats, giving them a 3-0 lead. The Hogans came back with hits from Mike Kovach and Paul Tomasovach. Joe Bull Yimin scored them both with a double. After Ron Diulus hit a single, moving Yimin to third, while Dilius went to second on the throw, Louie DelMastro scored them both with a hit to make the score 4-3 in favor of Hogan’s (DelMastro collected 7 RBIs in the two championship games). In the 5th inning, Skip Hogan’s made 3 errors and Bob Harrison scored the last two runners of the inning to give Gatliff a 9-4 lead. Tomasovich hit a 2-run HR in the 6th, but it wasn’t enough as Gatliff won the title 9-6. For Pittsburgh, Jimmy Watts had 5 HR on the Tournament. The legendary Myron Reinhardt was awarded the MVP award for his clutch hitting and overall excellence and leadership.

  • MVP – Myron Reinhardt, Gatliff Auto Sales (16-30, .533, 4 HR)
  • HR Leaders – Lou Russo, Musicaro Foods (13-21, .619) – 6
  • HR Leaders – Jim Galloway, Musicaro Foods (15-24, .625) – 6
  • Batting Leader – James Mortl, Lud & Angie’s, Milwaukee (18-25) – .720
  • Outstanding Defensive Player – Ken Bryson, Sills Sports Shop, Miami


P – Lou Delmastro, Skip Hogan Athletic Club (6-2)
C – Lou Russo, Musicaro’s (13-21, .619, 6 HR)
C – Myron Reinhardt, Gatliff Auto Sales (16-30, .533, 4 HR)
1B – Jim Galloway, Musicaro’s (15-24, .625, 6 HR)
2B – Don Whitford, Gatliff Auto Sales
3B – Bill Shuman, Karp Motors
SS – George Caloia, East Side Sports
OF – Jimmy Watts, Skip Hogan Athletic Club (5 HR)
OF – Paul Tomasovich, Skip Hogan Athletic Club
OF – Emelio Zeke Sinicola, Musicaro’s (10-20, .500 3 HR)
OF – Walt Roeckers, Bud’s Cafe
OF – Hal Wiggins, Gatliff Auto Sales (14-27, .519, 2 HR)


James Mortl, Lud & Angie’s, Milwaukee (18-25, .720)
Jim Puckett, East Side Sports (17-26, .654, 1 HR)
Bill Downey, Skip Hogan Athletic Club (15-23, .652, 4 HR)
F. Battista, Bill Elliott’s (16-25, .640, 1 HR)
Paul Nutley, Bud’s Cafe (14-22, .636)
Joe Gauci, East Side Sports (16-28, .571)
Paul Nutley, Bud’s Cafe (14-22, .636)
Ron Diulis, Skip Hogan Athletic Club (8-13, .615, 1 HR)
Bill Armfield, TWUA (6-10, .600)
Gene Cupertino, Lud & Angie’s (7-12, .583, 2 HR)
Frank Frietag, Strand Tavern (11-19, .579)
Joe Gauci, East Side Sports (16-28, .571)
Stan Smiley, Cote Saint Luc (6-11, .545)


1. Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY (7-1)
2. Skip & Hogan A.C., Pittsburgh, PA (7-2)
3. East Side Sporting Goods, Detroit, MI (6-2)
4. Musicaro Foods, Massapequa Park, NY (5-2)
5t. Bill Elliott’s, Pittsburgh, PA (5-2)
5t. Lud & Angie’s, Milwaukee, WI (5-2)
7t. Karp Motors, Savannah, GA (5-2)
7t. Hamilton Tailors, Cincinnati, OH (5-2)
9t. TWUA Textile Workers, Leaksville, NC (4-2)
9t. Quinn Packing, Providence, RI (3-2)
9t. Lach’s Bar, Cleveland, OH (2-2)
9t. Sills Sporting Goods, Hialeah-Miami, FL (2-2)
13t. Strand Tavern, Waukesha, WI (4-2)
13t. Homer’s Boys, Louisville, KY (2-2)
13t. Westrum’s, Minneapolis, MN (2-2)
13t. VFW-World War Vets, Parkersburg, WV (2-2)
17t. Polish Hall, Madison, IL (3-2)
17t. Cote Saint Luc, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (2-2)
17t. Fitzgerald Funeral Home, St- Louis, MO (2-2)
17t. Earl’s Furniture, Knoxville, TN (2-2)
17t. Dick’s Market, Richmond, CA (2-2)
17t. Silver Springs Sports, Washington, DC (1-2)
17t. DeLoe’s Recreation, Hutchinson, KS (1-2)
17t. Wilsman Trucking, Hamilton, OH (1-2)
25t. Bernson Silk Mills, Buena Vista, VA (2-2)
25t. Local #20, Toledo, OH (2-2)
25t. St. Anthony’s, Wilmington, DE (1-2)
25t. Club 149, Trenton, NJ (1-2)
25t. Grande-Leah, New Kensington, PA (1-2)
25t. Indiana Avenue Church, Oklahoma City, OK (0-2)
25t. Pabst Blue Ribbon, Atlanta, GA (0-2)
25t. St. Charles Ramblers, New Orleans, LA (0-2)
33t. Stotz Garage, Valhalla, NY (1-2)
33t. Mt. Carmel Rec, Worcester, MA (1-2)
33t. Trio’s Restaurant, Bridgeport, CT (1-2)
33t. Professor Erny’s Music, Lafayette, LA (0-2)
33t. Ted’s Portway, Richfield, MN (0-2)
33t. Thompson State Builders, Cocoa, FL (0-2)
33t. Burgies, Davis-Sacramento, CA (0-2)
33t. Troubadours Social Club, Boston, MA (0-2)
33t. South Bend Merchants, South Bend, IN (0-2)
33t. Monroe Greenhouse, Monroe, MI (0-2)
33t. Babylon Republican Club, Babylon, NY (0-2)
33t. Willie’s Tavern, Mobile, AL (0-2)
33t. Fox Lake Merchants, Chicago, IL (0-2)
33t. Al Green’s Tavern, Rochester, NY (0-2)

1963 ISC Men’s Fast Pitch World Tournament

1963 held at Rock Island, Illinois on August 24-September 2.

Champion – Merchants, Gardena, California
Runner Up – Nitehawks, Long Beach, California

  • Cleo Goyette Memorial MVP Award – Jerry Wells, Hay’s Roofing
  • Leroy Zimmerman Memorial Pitching Award – KG Fincher, Merchants
  • Leading Hitter – Jim Kennemer, Sertoma Club – .400
  • Most RBI – Bob Bomar, Nitehawks – 6


P – Dick Brubaker, Hamms Beer (3-1, 1.29 ERA, 47 K, 11 BB)
P – K.G. Fincher, Merchants (4-0, 0.43 ERA, 30 K, 4 BB)
P – Jerry Wells, Hay’s Roofing (4-2, 0.87 ERA, 40 K, 5 BB)
P – Don Sarno, Impalas (1-1, 2.69 ERA, 17 K, 4 BB)
C – Stan White, Nitehawks .273
C – Jim Kennemer, Sertoma Club .400
IF – Dutch Ausmus, Sertoma Club .444
IF – Larry Silvas, Nitehawks .384
IF – Don Leslie, Merchants .333
IF – Cleo Goyette, Nitehawks .222
UTIL – Dick Thompson, Disco Food Center .333
OF – Frank Schmidt, Merchants .389
OF – Jim Hosch, Lange’s Insurance Agency .389
OF – Jim Aversing, Hamms Beer .375
OF – Bob Bomar, Nitehawks .333


1. Merchants, Gardena, CA
2. Nighthawks, Long Beach, CA
3. Hamms Beer, Rock Island, IL
4. Bombers, Pamona, CA
5t. Meade Pharmacy, Tucson, AZ
5t. Sertoma Club, Tulsa, OK
7t. Colorado Stone, Longmont, CO
7t. Disco Food Center, Rock Falls, IL
9t. Dalworth Oil, Arlington, TX
9t. Sav-On Stores, Ogden, UT
9t. Lange’s Insurance Agency, Dubuque, IA
9t. Forbes Air Force, Topeka, KS
13t. Cotter Corp., Cannon City, CO
13t. All-Indian Champs, Walters, OK
13t. Hay’s Roofing, Phoenix, AZ
13t. Patriots, Allentown, PA
17t. Valpo-Kings, Valparaiso, IN
17t. Speedway Stores, Los Alamous, NM
17t. Consumer’s Co-Op, Enid, OK
17t. Condors, Dinuba, CA
17t. Monty’s Restaurant, Fort Wayne, IN
17t. Nevada Test Site, Mercury, NV
17t. Yarbrough Const., El Paso, TX

1963 ASA Women’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1963 held at Cincinnati, Ohio.

Champion: Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio (42-1)
Runner Up: Windy Tap, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Dana Gardens won their first 4 games by the scores of 22-3, 15-2, 24-0 and 10-3 (71-8 run advantage with 19 HR), before being sent to the losers bracket by defending champ Art’s Aces 6-3. Art’s went on and won the winners bracket final over Fieldcrest Mills. After Fieldcrest eliminated Satellite Beach and Steele Concrete, Dana Gardens defeated them in a hard fought semi final 6-3 on the strength of Anita Gardner’s grand slam homer. In the first final with the score tied at 1 in the 7th inning, Cindy Windburn started off the inning with a single, went to third on Donna Wolfe’s single and then scored the winning run on Anita Gardner’s Sac Fly to win 2-1. The Final Championship game ended just as close. Dana Gardens defeated Art’s Aces 1-0 on a double by Norma Eschenbrenner and an RBI single by Cindy Windburn. Dot Bailey pitched the 2-1 and 1-0 championship game wins. She only gave up 6 hits in the final game. Barbara Kelley was the pitcher for Art’s Aces and what proved to be two final games dominated by the two best pitchers in the county. This was Dana Garden’s 4th Championship title in 5 years Dana Gardens came into the tournament with a 35-0 undefeated record, They finished 7-1 in the event and 42-1 on the season. The Satellite Comets in their first year of competition finished the year 51-3.

  • MVP – Not awarded
  • Outstanding Pitcher – Dot Bailey, Dana Gardens (4-0 pitching, including a 15-1 win in the finals. She also twirled a 16-0 shutout earlier in the tournament, gave up only 7 runs in 4 games.)
  • Batting Leader – Karen Kuhnheim, Dana Gardens (went 7-8 in the final two games)
  • HR Leader – Karen Kuhnheim, Dana Gardens


P – Dot Bailey, Dana Gardens
C – Betty Bynum, Pharr Yarn
1B – Janet Kouris, Ohio Furniture
2B – Judy Anderson, Volkwagonettes
3B – Joan Neuser, Windy Tap
SS – Gloria Hill, Dana Gardens
SF – Karen Kuhnheim, Dana Gardens
OF – Norma Eschenbrenner, Dana Gardens (13-23, .576)
OF – Marcy Suszek, Windy Tap
OF – Alberta Kohls, Dana Gardens (12-25, .480)


1. Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH (4-0)
2. Windy Tap, Milwaukee, WI (3-1)
3t. Pasquales, Cincinnati, OH (3-1)
3t. Rutenschorer Florist, Cincinnati, OH (2-1)
5t. BPW Hoosers, Louisville, KY (2-1)
5t. Ross Wagonettes, Lakeland, FL (1-1)
5t. Pharr Yarn, McAdenville, NC (1-1)
5t. Hillbillies, Clay, WV (1-1)
9t. Dairy Cottage, Covington, KY (1-1)
9t. Richmond BJ’s, Richmond, VA (1-1)
9t. Omaha Rockets, Omaha, NE (1-1)
9t. Pope’s Inn, Grove City, OH (1-1)
9t. Nebraska Phil-Queens, Council Bluffs, IA (1-1)
9t. St. Stephens, Detroit, MI (0-1)
9t. Rice Potato Chips, Moselle, MS (0-1)
9t. Steele Concrete, Graham, NC (0-1)
17t. Broadrick Drugs, Dalton, GA (0-1)
17t. Ohio Furniture, Cleveland, OH (0-1)
17t. Williamson-Garrison, TN (0-1)
17t. Arsenal All-Stars, Pittsburgh, PA (0-1)
17t. Mapleton Hotel, West Oconomowoc, WI (0-1)
17t. The Point, Minneapolis, MN (0-1)
17t. Ellisville Cardinals, St. Louis, MO (0-1)
17t. Monroe Royals, Monroe, MI (0-1)


Single Elimination
First Round
Nebraska Phil-Queens, Council Bluffs, IA 2 – Monroe Royals, Monroe, MI 1
BPW Hoosers, Louisville, KY 15 – Ellisvills Cardinals, St. Louis, MO 0
Pasquales, Cincinnati, OH 21 – The Point, Minneapolis, MN 5
Pope’s Inn, Grove City, OH 9 – Mapleton Hotel, W. Oconomowoc, WI 4
Rutenschorer Florist, Cincinnati, OH 18 – Arsenal All-Stars, Pittsburgh, PA 2
Omaha Rockets, Omaha, NE 3 – Williamson-Garrison, TN 0
Richmond Blue Jay’s, Richmond, VA 7 – Ohio Furniture, Cleveland, OH 4
Dairy Cottage, Covington, KY 6 – Broadrick Drugs, Dalton, GA 5

Second Round
Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH 16 – Nebraska Phil-Queens, Council Bluffs, IA 0
BPW Hoosers, Louisville, KY 3 – Steele Concrete, Graham, MC 2
Pasquales, Cincinnati, OH 11 – Rice Potato Chips, Moselle, MS 10
Ross Wagonettes, Lakeland, FL 4 – Pope’s Inn, Grove City, OH 2
Rutenschorer Florist, Cincinnati, OH 20 – St. Stephens, Detroit, MI 3
Hillbillies, Clay, WV 5 – Omaha Rockets, Omaha, NE 4
Windy Tap, Milwaukee, WI 6 – Richmond Blue Jay’s, Richmond, VA 4
Pharr Yarn, McAdenville, NC 10 – Dairy Cottage, Covington, KY 9

Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH 3 – BPW Hoosers, Louisville, KY 1
Pasquales, Cincinnati, OH 11 – Ross Wagonettes, Lakeland, FL 5
Rutenschorer Florist, Cincinnati, OH 11 – Hillbillies, Clay, WV 0
Windy Tap, Milwaukee, WI 9 – Pharr Yarn, McAdenville, NC 5

Semi Finals
Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH 14 – Pasquales, Cincinnati, OH 5
— Karen Kuhmheim’s had 2 singles, a double and a home run for Dana Gardens
Windy Tap, Milwaukee, WI 3 – Rutenschorer Florist, Cincinnati, OH 0
— Dolores Sanz hurled the shutout for Milwaukee

Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH 15 – Windy Tap, Milwaukee, WI 1

1963 Consolation Final – (only info on consolation flight is the championship result):

Dairy Cottage, Covington, KY 8 – Ohio Furniture, Cleveland, OH 1

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

1963 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1963 held at Stratford, Connecticut.

Champion – Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, Connecticut (56-2)
Runner Up – Erv Lind Florists, Portland, Oregon

The championship game went into the 8th inning as Jackie Rice (Portland) and Joan Joyce (Stratford) were engaged in a pitchers dual. In the top of the 8th inning, the Brakettes Micki Stratton hit an inside HR down RF line to give the Brakettes the one run they would need to win as Joyce shut down the Florists in the bottom of the 8th to bring the title back to Stratford. Rice gave up 6 hits and struck out 4 fo Portland and Joyce only gave up one hit (to Marilyn Piper) and struck out 14 in the game.

Canadian legend Marion Fox of Toronto National Torches lost the 2 games she pitched. She got into a serious car crash in December of 1963 and never pitched in another national again.

Carol Lee of Whittier Gold Sox batted .438, 7-16, 3 RBI, 2 Runs and won the batting title.

  • MVP – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes
  • HR Leader – Kathryn “Sis” King, Phoenix Ramblers – 2
  • Batting Leader – Carol Lee, Whittier Gold Sox – .438
  • Outstanding Pitcher – N/A


P – Joan Joyce, Raybestos Brakettes (4-0, 3 shutouts, 1 ER, 34 IP, 66 K; including a 1-hit 8-inning 1-0 shutout in final with 14 K)
P – Jackie Rice, Erv Lind Florists (4-1, 3 Shutouts, 29 K, 36 IP, only surrendered 2 ER)
P – Maxine Mabel Bennet, Fresno Rockets (3-2, only gave up 1 earned run in 5 games)
C – Laura Malesh, Raybestos Brakettes
C – Harriet Leeke, Whittier Gold Sox
1B – Gloria May, Fresno Rockets
2B – Donna Lopiano, Raybestos Brakettes
3B – Jeanne Contel, Fresno Rockets
SS – Carolyn Fitzwater, Erv Lind Florists
OF – Chris “Pettina” Miner, Erv Lind Florists
OF – Kay Williamson, Orange Lionettes
OF – Marlene Piper, Erv Lind Florists (2-1 pitching, 9-23 .391 hitting)
OF – Kathryn “Sis” King, Phoenix Ramblers (6-15, .400, 4 RBI, 5 Runs, 3 Doubles)
UTIL – Carol Spanks, Orange Lionettes


P – Bertha Ragen-Tickey, Raybestos Brakettes (2-0, 20 IP, 33K, 2 shutouts, 1 no hitter)
P – Jan Berkland, Minneapolis Comets
P – Billie Harris, Phoenix Ramblers
C – Dot Wilkinson, Phoenix Ramblers
C – Nancy Ito, Orange Lionettes
1B – Thelma Keith, Phoenix Ramblers
2B – Gerry Murphy, Fresno Rockets
3B – Bobbi Geldmacher, Houston Blues
SS – Beverly Danaher, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Pat Harrison, Erv Lind Florists
OF – Darlene May, Whittier Gold Sox
OF – Jan Howard, Whittier Gold Sox
OF – Rosemary “Micki” Stratton, Raybestos Brakettes
UTIL – E. Louise Albrecht, Whittier Gold Sox


1. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (6-0) (Host)
2. Erv Lind Florists, Portland, OR (6-2) (Northwestern)
3. Whittier Gold Sox, Whittier, CA (3-2) (South Pacific Coast)
4. PBSW Ramblers, Phoenix, AZ (4-2) (Cactus)
5t. Minneapolis Comets, Minneapolis, MN (2-2) (Northern)
5t. Fresno Rockets, Fresno, CA (3-2) (North Pacific Coast)
7t. Houston Blues, Houston, TX (2-2) (Texas)
7t. Orange Lionettes, Orange, CA (3-2) (Defending Champ)
9t. OHSE Meat Company, Topeka, KS (1-2) (Western)
9t. Buddy’s Pizza, Detroit, MI (2-2) (East Central)
9t. Southeastern Supply Co., Indianapolis, IN (1-2) (West Central)
9t. Spudnut Shamrocks, Salt Lake City, UT (1-2) (Rocky Mountain)
13t. Tennessee Belles, Nashville, TN (1-2) (South Atlantic)
13t. Marauders, Elizabeth, NJ (1-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
13t. National Torches, Toronto, ON (0-2) (East Canada)
13t. Orlando Rebels, Orlando, FL (0-2) (Southern)
17t. Cochituate Motors, Cochituate, MA (0-2) (New England)
17t. Oklahoma City Ruf-Nex, Oklahoma City, OK (0-2) (Southwestern)
17t. Vrginia Pollyannas, Richmond, VA (0-2) (Central Atlantic)


West Canada-Alberta Champ – Calgary Comets, Alberta did not attend. West Canada-British Columbia Champ – Victoria Vicettes, Victoria, BC did not attend.

1963 ASA Men’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1963 held at Clearwater, Florida.

Champion – Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, Florida
Runner Up – Aurora Sealmasters, Aurora, Illinois

Eddie King, Bombers (1-0, 31 IP, 32 K – 25 innings of scoreless relief pitching as Bombers defeated Portland 4-3 in 31 innings). Weldon Haney started the game and King relieved him in the 5th and struck out 25 batters in the next 25 innings and for good measure, he drove in the winning run in the 31st inning.  King finished up the tournament 1-0, with 32 Ks, in 31 IP. Jack Hutchinson of Portland lasted 29 innings before tiring. He struck out 23 batters. Don Ellison came in to pitch the final 2 innings and took the loss for Portland. This was the longest game in ASA National Championship History.

Ricky Tomlinson of the Bombers led off the bottom of the 9th with a single to left. Jerry Curtis, up next, also singled and on the same play, an outfield throwing error enabled Tomlinson to score with winning run in the 1-0 final.  Haney defeated Aurora’s Sterkal in another one in a long line of Bombers vs Sealmasters classics. Sterkal was the losing pitcher. He came into this event with a 29-6 career ASA National Tournament record, but a couple of bad breaks, and he was 3-2. In the first 35 games played in this tournament, there were 24 shutouts, including 12 (1-0) scores. And 14 of 17 losers bracket games were shutouts.

  • MVP – Weldon Haney, Clearwater Bombers
  • Batting Leader – Joe Higgins, Mesa Mitchan Construction – .455
  • Home Run Leader – Bill McDonald, Vancouver (2-6, .333, 2 RBI, 1 Run) – 1
  • Home Run Leader – Ned Wickersham, Aurora – 1
  • Home Run Leader – Bill Parker, Clearwater Standard Oil (1-5, .200, 1 RBI, 1 Run) – 1
  • Home Run Leader – Al DeWall, St. Paul (1-5, .200, 1 RBI, 1 Run) – 1
  • Home Run Leader – George Fowler, Long Island (1-10, .100, 2 RBI, 1 Run) – 1


P – Weldon Haney, Clearwater Bombers (5-0, 5 Shutouts, 57 K, 40 IP, including a 1-0 9 inning 3-hit shutout with 11 Ks in the final)
P – Eddie King, Clearwater Bombers
P – Johnny Spring, Aurora Sealmasters (2-0, 28 IP, 42 K, 0 ER)
C – Bobby Kuykendall, Clearwater Bombers
C – George Kinder, Oxnard Merchants
1B – Bill Dickson, Aurora Sealmasters
2B – Bob Barron, Aurora Sealmasters
3B – Doug Mason, Clearwater Bombers
SS – Ricky Tomlinson, Clearwater Bombers
OF – Ned Wickersham, Aurora Sealmasters (7-31, .226, 4 RBI, 5 Runs)
OF – Bob Farney, Aurora Sealmasters
OF – Al Summerford, Clearwater Bombers
OF – Ben Breskovich, Oxnard Merchants
UTIL – Don Ropp, Aurora Sealmasters


P – Harvey Sterkel, Oxnard Merchants (2-2, 29 IP, 41 K)
P – Jack Newman, Oxnard Merchants (3-1, 29 IP, 30 K)
C – Leroy Jarvis, Motif Homes
C – Cliff Smith, Aurora Sealmasters
1B – George Price, Champion YMCA
2B – Gus Colagerakis, Champion YMCA
3B – Ben Osuna, Oxnard Merchants
SS – John Davis, Aurora Sealmasters
OF – Bub Butler, McKee Ramblers
OF – Clyde Miller, Champion YMCA
OF – Chalie Dobson, Motif Homes
OF – Dave Harbin, Oak Grove Food Center
UTIL – Joe Higgins, Michen Construction (5-11, .455, 2 Runs)


Charlie Richard, Aurora Sealmasters (3-0, 17 IP, 32 K)
Ed Johnson, Local #57 Engineers (1-2, 20 IP, 26 K, threw a 1-0 no hitter with 10 K)
Joe Tucker, Oak Grove Food Center (3-1, 22 IP, 21 K)


1. Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, FL (6-0) (Defending Champ)
2. Aurora Sealmasters, Aurora, IL (7-2) (West Central)
3. Oxnard Merchants, Oxnard, CA (3-2) (South-Pacific-Coast)
4. Motif Homes, Oklahoma City, OK (5-2) (Southwestern)
5t. Champion YMCA, Canton, NC (2-2) (South Atlantic)
5t. Whitaker Buick, St. Paul, MN (2-2) (Northern)
7t. Maddox Ice, Denver, CO (3-2) (Rocky-Mountain)
7t. Oak Grove Food Center, Birmingham, AL (3-2) (Southern)
9t. Michen Construction, Mesa, AZ (2-2) (Cactus)
9t. Billy Betz Flatiron AC, Philadelphia, PA (1-2) (Central Atlantic)
9t. McKee Ramblers, Portland, OR (1-2) (Northwestern)
9t. Local #55 Climate Control, Huntington, NY (1-2) (Mid Atlantic)
13t. Local 57 Engineers, Providence, RI (1-2) (New England)
13t. Burch Gage & Tool, Detroit, MI (1-2) (East Central)
13t. Adams Milk, Springfield, MO (0-2) (Western)
13t. Jim Pattison Softball, Vancouver, BC (0-2) (West-Canada)
17t. Standard Oil, Clearwater, FL (0-2) (Host)
17t. Merced Monarchs, Merced, CA (0-2) (North-Pacific-Coast)
17t. J.H. Rose Truckline, Houston, TX (0-2) (Texas)
17t. Bacardi Club, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico (0-2) (Puerto Rico)


East Canada Champ – no representative was listed.