Category: 1964

1964 ASA Major Industrial Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1964 tournament site unknown


Champion – International Harvester, Springfield, OH
Runner Up – Lycoming, Stratford, CT


  • MVP – Al Thrasher, International Harvester

ASA INDUSTRIAL MAJOR ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Don Scheeler, International Harvester, Springfield, OH
  • C – Ervin Schlotz, Allen-Bradley, Milwaukee, WI
  • 1B – Don Hardnick, International Harvester, Springfield, OH
  • 2B – Frank Roberson, Combustion Engineers, Chattanooga, TN
  • 3B – Gary Lough, International Harvester, Springfield, OH
  • SS – Ed Finnegan, Lycoming, Stratford, CT
  • OF – Al Thrasher, International Harvester, Springfield, OH (MVP)
  • OF – Ed Fouchey, Parks and Recreation, Detroit, MI
  • OF – Lamar Fowler, Combustion Engineers, Chattanooga, TN
  • OF – Jim Dobbs, Lycoming, Stratford, CT
  • Util – Al Montani, Lycoming, Stratford, CT

ASA INDUSTRIAL MAJOR ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • P – John Shade, Grumman Aircraft, Bethpage, NY
  • C – Jim Verteramo, Grumman Aircraft, Bethpage, NY
  • 1B – Ed Gee, Lycoming, Stratford, CT
  • 2B – Don Stewart, IBM, Lexington, KY
  • 3B – Howard Gordon, Toledo Trust, Toledo, OH
  • SS – Bill Baden, IBM, Lexington, KY
  • OF – Ken Smith, Grumman Aircraft, Bethpage, NY
  • OF – Ed Connelly, Pepsi-Cola, New York City, NY
  • OF – Ron Withers, Central Yarn, Gastonia, NC
  • OF – Jim Loiugh, International Harvester, Springfield, OH
  • Util – Joe Calandria, Grumman Aircraft, Bethpage, NY

FINAL STANDINGS

1. International Harvester, Springfield, OH (7-1)
2. Lycoming, Stratford, CT (4-2)
3. Grumman Aircraft, Bethpage, NY (5-2)
4. Allen-Bradley, Milwaukee, WI (4-2)
5. Comb. Engineers, Chattanooga, TN (4-2)
6. Pittsburgh, PA (4-2)
7. Pepsi-Cola, New York, NY (4-2)
8. Central Yarn, Gastonia, NC (3-2)
9t. Parks and Recreation, Detroit, MI (3-2)
9t. Public Service, Trenton, NJ (3-2)
11t. Link Aircraft, Binghamton, NY (2-2)
11t. Toledo Trust, Toledo, OH (2-2)
13t. Gas and Electric, Louisville, KY (2-2)
13t. Maple Press, York, PA (2-2)
15t. Proctor-Gamble, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
16t. National Lead, St.. Louis, MO (1-2)
16t. Coast to Coast, Minneapolis, MN (1-2)
16t. IBM, Lexington, KY (1-2)
16t. Pharr Yarn, McAdenville, NC (1-2)
16t. DuPont, Waynesboro, VA (1-2)
16t. Minnegasco, Minneapolis, MN (1-2)
16t. Local 57, Marietta, OH (1-2)
23t. International Shoe, Puerto Rico (0-2)
23t. Local 57, Fort Wayne, IN (0-2)
25t. Centrifugal, Waukesha, WI (0-2)
25t. American Sisalkraft, Attleboro, MA (0-2)
25t. Wix Jets, Gastonia, NC (0-2)
25t. World Publishing, Cleveland, OH (0-2)
25t. Bausch & Lomb, Rochester, NY (0-2)
25t. Post Office, Providence, RI (0-2)

1964 ASA Men’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

1964 held at Springfield, OH

Champion – Skip Hogan A.C., Pittsburgh, PA (69-11)
Runner Up – Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY

In a National Championship that featured a couple of great comebacks in the history of this event, Musicaro jumped out to an 11-5 lead on homers from Jim Galloway, Oscar Steadman and Lou Russo (3 hits in that game), Zeke Sinicola also had 3 hits for Musicaro’s – everybody at the tournament thought it was going to be a Musicaro-Gatliff championship matchup …. But, Gatliff come back in their usual way and scored 7 runs in the 5th inning to eventually win 13-11. In the final, Skips came came twice in the last two innings. Trailing 12-7 in the bottom of the 6th, the Skips scored 6 runs, highlighted by Paul Tomasovich’s (Tomasovich had 2 HRs in the game) homer to give his team a 13-12 lead. Gatliffs came back with 4 runs in the top of the 7th behind Bob Harrison’s HR (That was Harrison’s 3rd of the game) to take a 16-13 lead. Skips pushed across 2 runs with a series of hits and with 2 outs, up comes George Siford of Skips to pinch hit with with 2 runners on base. Siford hits a dramatic walk off 3- run homer to give Skips the championship 18-16 over Gatliff. Lost in all the commotion was the incredible feat pulled off by TWUA’s Don Arndt, as he had a weekend for the ages. It was stated that he started the tournament with 22 consecutive hits. He finished up 24-26 for a .923 average and also was the Home Run leader with 10. He was also walked intentionally 9 times.

  • MVP – Paul Tomasovich, Skip AC (17-24, .708, 7 HRs, 2 Doubles, 4 Triples)
  • HR Leader – Don Arndt, TWUA – 10
  • Batting Leader – Don Arndt, TWUA (24-26, 2 2Bs, 4 3Bs, 9 Intentional Walks) – .923 – Set new National Tournament Batting record

1964 ASA MEN’S OPEN SLOW PITCH ALL-AMERICAN FIRST TEAM

  • P- Lou DelMastro, Skip AC
  • C-Hudson Knock, Gatliff’s
  • 1B- Barry Norman, Gatliff’s
  • 2B- Ray Whitey Brown, Gatliff’s (14-28, .500)
  • 3B- Paul Tomasovich, Skip AC (17-24, .708, 7 HRs)
  • SS- Mike Kovach, Skip AC
  • OF- Oscar Steadman, Musicaro’s
  • OF- Clint Boisel, Hudepohl Beer
  • OF- Bob Harrison, Gatliff’s (7 HRs)
  • OF- Jim Galloway, Musicaro’s

OTHERS

  • Don Arndt, TWUA (24-26, .923, 10 HRs, 2 2Bs, 4 3Bs, 9 Intentional Walks, 33-35 on base – OB% of .943)

FINAL STANDINGS

1- Skip AC, Pittsburgh, PA 6-0
2- Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY 6-2
3- Musicaro Foods, Massapequa, NY 6-2
4- East Side Sporting Goods, Detroit, MI 6-2
5- TWUA Textile Workers, Leaksville, NC 5-2
6- Tom Sweeney’s Pontiac, Cincinnati, OH 4-2
7- Hudepohl Beer, Springfield, OH 4-2
8- Duff’s, Minneapolis, MN 4-2
9- Cities Service, Milwaukee, WI 4-2
10- Ready Mix Concrete, Knoxville, TN 4-2
11- Jiffy Club, Louisville, KY 3-2
12- John M. Forster Company, Rochester, NY 3-2
13- Fox Lake, Chicago Metro, IL 3-2
14- Ragusa Market, Gretna-New Orleans, LA 3-2
15- Stubbs Howe Company, Savannah, GA 3-2
16- Olden AA, Trenton, NJ 2-2
17- Krivan Club, Springdale, PA 2-2
18- Christy’s Eggs, Cleveland, OH 2-2
19- Tom Benson Chevy, San Antonio, TX 2-2
20- Pizza Hut, Hutchinson, KS 2-2
21- Quinn Packing, Providence, RI 2-2
22- Caruso Florist, Washington DC 2-2
23- Rockledge Electric, Cocoa, FL 2-2
24- Farmers Merchants Bank, Breaux Bridge, LA 2-2
25- Mira’s Cafe, Bellvue, OH 2-2
26- Quality Aluminum, Coldwater, MI 2-2
27- Rueters, St. Louis Park, MN 2-2
28- Strand Tavern, Waukesha, WI 2-2
29- Park Lumber, Bremerton, WA 2-2
30- May Avenue Methodist, Oklahoma City, OK 1-2
31- Spengler Dawes, Granite City, IL 1-2
32- Venice Cafe, Boston, MA 1-2
33- Tucci & Sons, Tacoma, WA 1-2
34- Cavalier AC, Petersburg, VA 1-2
35- Assembly of God, Mesa, AZ 1-2
36- Schubert’s, Indianapolis, IN 0-2
37- Red Bull Transfer, Omaha, NE 0-2
38- St. Anthony’s, Wilmington, DE 0-2
39- McConaghy Drugs, Mobile, AL 0-2
40- Stotz Garage, Valhalla, NY 0-2
41- Strats, Atlanta, GA 0-2
42- Dorothy’s Lounge, St. Louis, MO 0-2
43- Top Hatters, Bickmore-Clay, WV 0-2
44- Surfside, Restaurant, Fairfield, CT 0-2
45- North St. Paul VFW, St. Paul, MN 0-2
46- Millbury Old Time Inn, Millbury, MA 0-2
47- Bill’s Tavern, Evansville, IN 0-2
48- Plaza Gardens, Toledo, OH 0-2
49- Canister Stores, Whitley City, KY 0-2
50- Cafe Ideal, Miami, FL 0-2