Category: 1964

1964 ASA Major Women’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1964 held at Omaha, Nebraska.


Champion: Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH (43-5)
Runner Up: Rutenschrorer Florist, Cincinnati, OH


Rutenschorer lost 1st game, 2-1 to Steele Concrete of NC, but then won 7 straight games to get to the final, outscoring their rivals 75-20 along the way, only to lose 4-0 to league rival Dana Gardens with Dot Bailey on the mound in the championship final. Bailey was 5-0 and gave up 13 runs in the five games, including two shutouts. Third Place team Steele Concrete of Graham, NC came into the National Tournament with a 36-2 Record. Becky Rogers (17 years old) has pitched and won all 36 games. Another 17 year old, Gail Whitesell, leads the team with 16 home runs, while Short-fielder Shirley Comer is considered the best fielder in the south. FYI- Steele’s went 4-2 in this national to finish their season with a 40-6 record. Dana Gardens won the final game 4-0. Their first run was scored when Flo Hill tripled and then scored on a sacrifice fly from Norma Eschenbrenner.


  • MVP – Alberta Kohls Sims, Dana Gardens (8-15, .533)
  • Outstanding Pitcher Award – Dot Bailey, Dana (5-0, including 4-0 shutout win in the final, she gave up only 13 runs in the 5 games, which included 2 shutouts)

ASA MAJOR WOMEN’S SLOW PITCH ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Dot Bailey, Dana Gardens (5-0 Pitching)
  • C – Eileen Weigert, Windy’s Girls
  • 1B – Carol Riley, Buddies Sports
  • 2B – Jan McCunn, Phil-Queens
  • 3B – Carol Weiss, Rutenschroer Florist
  • SS – Patricia Dixon, WFLI
  • SF – Alberta Kohls, Dana Gardens (8-15, .533) – MVP
  • OF – Shirley Comer, Steele Concrete
  • OF – Ida Hopkins, Cadillac Music
  • OF – Jean Lenzer, Rutenschroer Florist
  • OF – Norma Eschenbrenner, Dana Gardens (7-17, .412)
  • UT – Carol Smith, Rutenschroer Florist
  • UT – Becky Rogers, Steele Concrete (4-2 Pitching)
  • UT – Gail Whitesill, Steele Concrete
  • UT – Lucille Fox, Colony Club
  • UT – Diana Sue Adams, BPW Hoosiers
  • UT – Jean Chapman, American Welding
  • UT – Marilyn Pohl, Art’s Aces
  • HM – Marlene Menchen, Dana Gardens

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH 5-0
2. Rutenschroer Florist, Cincinnati, OH 7-2
3. Steele Concrete, Graham, NC 4-2
4. BPW Hoosiers, Louisville, KY 4-2
5t. Colony Club, St. Louis, MO 3-2
5t. Windy Tap Girls, Milwaukee, WI 2-2
7t. Buddies Sports, Tallahassee, FL 4-2
7t. American Welding, Columbus, OH 3-2
9t. Cadillac Music, Cleveland, OH 2-2
9t. Phil-Queens, Omaha, NE 2-2
9t. WFIL, Chattanooga, TN 2-2
9t. Hillbillies, Clay, WV 2-2
13t. Art’s Aces, Omaha, NE 2-2
13t. Austin Merchants, Austin, MN 2-2
13t. New Bethel, Detroit, MI 1-2
13t. Riviera Club, Des Moines, IA 1-2
17t. Point Avantis, Minneapolis, MN 1-2
17t. Lanettes, Dighton, KS 1-2
17t. Butte Merchants, Butte, MT 1-2
17t. J.A. Chauvin, Gretna, LA 0-2
17t. Dixie Darlings, Kansas City, KS 0-2
17t. Flamingo Club, St. Paul, MN 0-2
17t. Mutual All-Stars, Lincoln, NE 0-2
17t. Long Lines, Atlanta, GA 0-2
25t. Henderson Sports, Savannah, GA 0-2
25t. Monroe Royals, Monroe, MI 0-2

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.

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, Ohio.


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


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 home runs, 2 doubles, 4 triples)
  • HR Leader – Don Arndt, TWUA – 10
  • Batting Leader – Don Arndt, TWUA (24-26, 2 doubles, 4 triples, 10 homes runs, 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)
5t. TWUA Textile Workers, Leaksville, NC (5-2)
5t. Tom Sweeney’s Pontiac, Cincinnati, OH (4-2)
7t. Hudepohl Beer, Springfield, OH (4-2)
7t. Duff’s, Minneapolis, MN (4-2)
9t. Cities Service, Milwaukee, WI (4-2)
9t. Ready Mix Concrete, Knoxville, TN (4-2)
9t. Jiffy Club, Louisville, KY (3-2)
9t. John M. Forster Company, Rochester, NY (3-2)
13t. Fox Lake, Chicago Metro, IL (3-2)
13t. Ragusa Market, Gretna-New Orleans, LA (3-2)
13t. Stubbs Howe Company, Savannah, GA (3-2)
13t. Olden AA, Trenton, NJ (2-2)
17t. Krivan Club, Springdale, PA (2-2)
17t. Christy’s Eggs, Cleveland, OH (2-2)
17t. Tom Benson Chevy, San Antonio, TX (2-2)
17t. Pizza Hut, Hutchinson, KS (2-2)
17t. Quinn Packing, Providence, RI (2-2)
17t. Caruso Florist, Washington DC (2-2)
17t. Rockledge Electric, Cocoa, FL (2-2)
17t. Farmers Merchants Bank, Breaux Bridge, LA (2-2)
25t. Mira’s Cafe, Bellvue, OH (2-2)
25t. Quality Aluminum, Coldwater, MI (2-2)
25t. Rueters, St. Louis Park, MN (2-2)
25t. Strand Tavern, Waukesha, WI (2-2)
25t. Park Lumber, Bremerton, WA (2-2)
25t. May Avenue Methodist, Oklahoma City, OK (1-2)
25t. Spengler Dawes, Granite City, IL (1-2)
25t. Venice Cafe, Boston, MA (1-2)
33t. Tucci & Sons, Tacoma, WA (1-2)
33t. Cavalier AC, Petersburg, VA (1-2)
33t. Assembly of God, Mesa, AZ (1-2)
33t. Schubert’s, Indianapolis, IN (0-2)
33t. Red Bull Transfer, Omaha, NE (0-2)
33t. St. Anthony’s, Wilmington, DE (0-2)
33t. McConaghy Drugs, Mobile, AL (0-2)
33t. Stotz Garage, Valhalla, NY (0-2)
33t. Strats, Atlanta, GA (0-2)
33t. Dorothy’s Lounge, St. Louis, MO (0-2)
33t. Top Hatters, Bickmore-Clay, WV (0-2)
33t. Surfside, Restaurant, Fairfield, CT (0-2)
33t. North St. Paul VFW, St. Paul, MN (0-2)
33t. Millbury Old Time Inn, Millbury, MA (0-2)
33t. Bill’s Tavern, Evansville, IN (0-2)
33t. Plaza Gardens, Toledo, OH (0-2)
49t. Canister Stores, Whitley City, KY (0-2)
49t. Cafe Ideal, Miami, FL (0-2)