Category: 1963

1963 ASA Major Industrial Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1963 tournament site unknown


Champion – Pharr Yarn, McAdenville, NC
Runner Up – Wix’s Corp., Gastonia, NC


  • MVP – Leroy Wynn, Pharr Yarn

ASA MAJOR INDUSTRIAL ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Leroy Wynn, Pharr Yarn
  • 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

FINAL STANDINGS

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, NY

Champion – Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY
Runner Up – Skip Hogan A.C., Pittsburgh, PA

After Gatliffs 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 RBIs. Pitcher Lou DelMastro had a double, triple and a 3-run homer, good for 5 RBIs. 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 HRs 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 HRs)
  • 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 & Angies, Milwaukee (18-25) – .720
  • Outstanding Defensive Player – Ken Bryson, Sills Sports Shop, Miami

1963 ASA MEN’S OPEN SLOW PITCH ALL-AMERICAN FIRST TEAM

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

OTHERS

  • James Mortl, Lud & Angies, Milwaukee (18-25, .720)
  • Jim Puckett, East Side Sports (17-26, .654, 1HR)
  • Bill Downey, Skip Hogan (15-23, .652, 4 HRs)
  • F. Battista, Bill Elliotts (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 AC (8-13, .615, 1 HR)
  • Bill Armfield, TWUA (6-10, .600)
  • Gene Cupertino, Lud & Angies (7-12, .583, 2 HRs)
  • Frank Frietag, Strand Tavern (11-19, .579)
  • Joe Gauci, East Side Sports (16-28, .571)
  • Stan Smiley, Cote Saint Luc (6-11, .545)

FINAL STANDINGS

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
5- Bill Elliott’s, Pittsburgh, PA 5-2
6- Lud & Angies, Milwaukee, WI 5-2
7- Karp Motors, Savannah, GA 5-2
8- Hamilton Tailors, Cincinnati, OH 5-2
9- TWUA Textile Workers, Leaksville, NC 4-2
10- Quinn Packing, Providence, RI 3-2
11- Lach’s Bar, Cleveland, OH 2-2
12- Sills Sporting Goods, Hialeah-Miami, FL 2-2
13- Strand Tavern, Waukesha, WI 4-2
14- Homer’s Boys, Louisville, KY 2-2
15- Westrums, Minneapolis, MN 2-2
16- VFW-World War Vets, Parkersburg, WV 2-2
17- Polish Hall, Madison, IL 3-2
18- Cote Saint Luc, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 2-2
19- Fitzgerald Funeral Home, St- Louis, MO 2-2
20- Earl’s Furniture, Knoxville, TN 2-2
21- Dick’s Market, Richmond, CA 2-2
22- Silver Springs Sports, Washington, DC 1-2
23- DeLoe’s Recreation, Hutchinson, KS 1-2
24- Wilsman Trucking, Hamilton, OH 1-2
25- Bernson Silk Mills, Buena Vista, VA 2-2
26- Local #20, Toledo, OH 2-2
27- St. Anthony’s, Wilmington, DE 1-2
28- Club 149, Trenton, NJ 1-2
29- Grande-Leah, New Kensington, PA 1-2
30- Indiana Avenue Church, Oklahoma City, OK 0-2
31- Pabst Blue Ribbon, Atlanta, GA 0-2
32- St. Charles Ramblers, New Orleans, LA 0-2
33- Stotz Garage, Valhalla, NY 1-2
34- Mt. Carmel Rec, Worcester, MA 1-2
35- Trio’s Restaurant, Bridgeport, CT 1-2
36- Professor Erny’s Music, Lafayette, LA 0-2
37- Portway, Richfield-Bloomington, MN 0-2
38- Thompson State Builders, Cocoa, FL 0-2
39- Burgies, Davis-Sacramento, CA 0-2
40- Troubadours Social Club, Boston, MA 0-2
41- South Bend Merchants, South Bend, IN 0-2
42- Monroe Greenhouse, Monroe, MI 0-2
43- Babylon Republican Club, Babylon, NY 0-2
44- Willie’s Tavern, Mobile, AL 0-2
45- Fox Lake Merchants, Chicago, IL 0-2
46- Al Green’s Tavern, Rochester, NY 0-2