Category: 1965

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.

1965 ASA Industrial Men’s Major Slow Pitch Nationals

1965 held in Detroit, Michigan on August 1-9.


Champion – E.L. Wiegand Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Runner Up – Pharr Yarn, McAdenville, North Carolina


  • MVP – Joe Johnson, E.L. Wiegand Company (HR in championship game provided margin of victory)
  • HR Leader – Bob Bates, Pharr Yarn – 6

ASA MAJOR INDUSTRIAL ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Bill Braden, Louisville Gas & Electric
  • C – Joe Johnson, E.L. Wiegand Company
  • C – Bobby Bates, Pharr Yarn
  • 1B – Buddy Nixon, Pharr Yarn
  • 2B – Ken Gottschick, E.L. Weigand Company
  • 3B – Gary Lough, Pabst International
  • SS – Ed Finnegan, Lycoming
  • OF – George Hangos, Lycoming
  • OF – Bucky Norris,  E.L. Wiegand Company
  • OF – Al Thrasher, Pabst International
  • OF – Thad Malkowski, Pharr Yarn
  • UTIL – Dick Moffitt, Pabst International

ASA MAJOR INDUSTRIAL ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • P – Tom Chappelle, Parks and Recreation
  • P – Duke Martin, E.L. Weigand
  • C – Ervin Schulte, Allen-Bradley
  • 1B – Frank Verbanac, Parks and Recreation
  • 2B – Bobby Van Deventer, Parks and Recreation
  • 3B – Stan Travers, Post Office
  • SS – J.D. McDonald, Pharr Yarn
  • OF – Tony Sacco, E.L. Weigand Company
  • OF – Jim Lough, Pabst International
  • OF – Larry Spahr, Pabst International
  • OF – Danny Jones, Pharr Yarn
  • UTIL – Ron Dilius, E.L. Weigand Company

FINAL STANDINGS

1. E.L. Wiegand, Pittsburgh, PA (7-1)
2. Pharr Yarn, McAdenville, NC (5-2)
3. Lycoming Division, Stratford, CT (6-2)
4. Pabst International Harvester, Springfield, OH (6-2)
5. Parks & Recreation, Detroit, MI (3-2)
6. Post Office, Providence, RI (3-2)
7. Gas & Electric, Louisville, KY (3-2)
8. Columbus Police, Columbus, OH (3-2)
9. Reeves Bros, Buena Vista, VA (3-2)
10. Link Aviation, Binghamton, NY (3-2)
11. Rohm-Haas, Knoxville, TN (3-2)
12. World Press, Cleveland, OH (2-2)
13. Pro-Brush, Florence, MA (2-2)
14. Grumman Aircraft, Bethpage, NY (2-2)
15. Bausch and Lomb, Rochester, NY (2-2)
16. Hibbert Co., Trenton, NJ (2-2)
17. McLouth Steel Local 2659, Trenton, MI (1-2)
18. Meter Readers, Omaha, NE (1-2)
19. Minneapolis Post Office, Minneapolis, MN (1-2)
20. Edison Co., Toledo, OH (1-2)
21. National Lead, St. Louis, MO (2-2)
22. Allen-Bradley, Milwaukee, WI (2-2)
23. Westinghouse, Cheswick, PA (1-2)
24. Procter and Gamble, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
25. Advance Finish, Dalton, GA (1-2)
26. IBM, Lexington, KY (1-2)
27. US National Bank, Omaha, NE (0-2)
28. IBM-South, Atlanta, GA (0-2)
29. International Shoe, Puerto Rico (0-2)
30. Vollrath Co., Sheboygan, WI (0-2)
31. Delco Energizers, Muncie, IN (0-2)
32. Caterpillar Tractor, Chicago, IL (0-2)
33. Coast-to-Coast, St. Louis Park, MN (0-2)
34. 3-M Club, St. Paul, MN (0-2)

1965 ASA Men’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals

1965 held at Maumee, Ohio


Champion – Skip Athletic Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (54-7)
Runner Up – Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, Kentucky (87-11)


Skip Athletic Club won this championship in dominating fashion, with tremendous defense and the pitching of Lou DelMastro. Skip’s defeated a great Swing Inn team from Cleveland in the winner’s bracket final 6-2 behind 2 home runs from Paul Tomasovich.

Swing Inn then lost the loser’s bracket final to Gatliff’s 13-5 to finish 3rd. In the championship, that wasn’t even close, Skip’s exploded for 9 home runs in the 23-7 Championship Game victory. They scored 9 runs in the second inning. Bill Downey started it off with a 3-run Homer.

Jimmy Watts had a 2-run homer and Bill Hopkins and George Siford also hit homers in the inning. Bill Hopkins, George Siford and Bill Downey all hit 2 home runs in the game, while Jimmy Wallace, Joe ‘Bull’ Yimen and Paul Tomasovich also hit home runs. Skip AC had 25 hits during the game and their cause was helped by the fact Gatliff committed 5 errors.

Ageless Myron Reinhardt hit .770 (17-22) to lead the Gatliff team, somehow, he was left off the All America team. MVP Pitcher Lou Delmastro upped his ASA National Championship record to 25-2 with this 7-0 performance.

Skip’s were 26-6 in their Pittsburgh Metro League and 18-1 in tournament play for a 54-7 total record.


  • MVP – Lou DelMastro, Skip AC (7-0, 29 runs allowed in 7 games)
  • HR Leaders – Jack Goodrich, Swing Inn – 5
  • HR Leaders – Don Hansen, Chadwick Construction – 5
  • HR Leaders – Bob Auten, Monroe Bombers – 5
  • HR Leaders – George Siford, Skip AC – 5
  • HR Leaders – Paul Tomasovich, Skip AC – 5
  • Batting Leader – Bob Auten, Monroe Bombers (13-15, 5 HR) – .867

1965 ASA MEN’S OPEN SLOW PITCH ALL-AMERICAN FIRST TEAM

  • P – Lou Delmastro, Skip AC (7-0)
  • C – Ted Budny, Cactus Club
  • 1B – Bob Auten, Monroe Bombers (13-15, .867, 5 HR)
  • IF – Hudson Knock, Gatliff’s
  • IF – Ron Kaintz, Skip AC
  • IF – Jack Goodrich, Swing Inn (5 HR)
  • IF – Paul Tomasovich, Skip AC (4 2B, 5 HR)
  • OF – Don Hansen, Chadwick Construction (5 HR)
  • OF – Dennis, DeLoria, Tirabassi
  • OF – George Siford, Skip AC (5 HR)
  • OF – Bob Black, Ready-Mix

OTHERS

Myron Reinhardt, Gatliff’s Auto Sales (17-22, .770)
Ray Whitey Brown, Gatliffs (14-28, 500)


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Skip Athletic Club, Pittsburgh, PA (7-0)
2. Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY (6-2)
3. Swing Inn, Cleveland, OH (6-2)
4. Tirabassi Excavators, Kenosha, WI (4-2)
5t. Cactus Club, Milwaukee, WI (5-2)
5t. Vigilant AA, York, PA (5-2)
7t. Chadwick Construction, Meriden, CT (4-2)
7t. Millbury Old Time Inn, Millbury, MA (4-2)
9t. Seaport Inn, Toledo, OH (3-2)
9t. Gonzalez Mexican Foods, Richmond, CA (4-2)
9t. TWUA Textile Workers, Leaksville, NC (4-2)
9t. Jiffy Club, Louisville, KY (5-2)
13t. Dick’s Market, Richmond-Oakland, CA (3-2)
13t. A.D. McCombs, San Antonio, TX (2-2)
13t. Stotz Garage, Valhalla, NY (3-2)
13t. East Side Sporting Goods, Detroit, MI (2-2)
17t. Al’s Sports Center, Danville, KY (3-2)
17t. Penn TV, Cranston, RI (3-2)
17t. Ready-Mix Concrete, Knoxville, TN (4-2)
17t. Fountain’s Marine, Savannah, GA (3-2)
17t. Duff’s Westrum’s, Minneapolis, MN (2-2)
17t. Beavercreek Merchants, Beavercreek, OH (2-2)
17t. Donaldsville Independents, New Orleans, LA (2-2)
25t. Falstaffers, Rock Hill, SC (1-2)
25t. Brookline BYMC Club, Pittsburgh, PA (2-2)
25t. Hays Trucking, Phoenix, AZ (2-2)
25t. Foster Lumber Company, Dodge City, KS (1-2)
25t. Monroe Bombers, Monroe, MI (2-2)
25t. Musicaro Foods, Massapequa, NY (2-2)
25t. Hayes International, Birmingham, AL (1-2)
25t. Professor Erny’s Music, Omaha, NE (1-2)
25t. East Toledo Independents, Toledo, OH (1-2)
33t. Family Tavern, Washington DC (2-2)
33t. Kelly’s Jet System, Richmond, VA (1-2)
33t. Pisut’s Funeral Home, Joliet-Chicago, IL (0-2)
33t. Del Campo Baking, Wilmington, DE (1-2)
33t. Polish Hall, Granite City, IL (0-2)
33t. John M. Forster Company, Rochester, NY (0-2)
33t. Lusardi’s Schaefer, Somerville, NJ (1-2)
33t. The Players Tavern, Tacoma, WA (0-2)
33t. Hillcrest Bowl, St. Paul, MN (0-2)
33t. M.B. Hagen Company, Hopkins, MN (0-2)
33t. Southern Bell Dairy, Danville, KY (0-2)
33t. Sperry Electric, Long Beach, MS (0-2)
33t. Lake Drive Liquors, Cocoa, FL (1-2)
33t. Beachcombers Drive-In, Oklahoma City, OK (0-2)
33t. Jo-Dog Manufacturing, Bedford, IN (0-2)
33t. Tasmanian Devils, St. Louis, MO (0-2)
49t. Cote St. Luc Leafs, Quebec, Canada (0-2)
49t. Trinity Lutheran, Atlanta, GA (1-2)
49t. McConaghy Drugs, Mobile, AL (0-2)
49t. Texas Club, Miles City, MT (0-2)
49t. Omaha Ace Roofing, Omaha, NE (0-2)
49t. Opalock Merchants, Miami, FL (0-2)

1965 ISC Men’s Fast Pitch World Tournament

1965 held at Rock Island, Illinois on August 28-September 6.


Champion – Citrus Motor Bombers, Pomona, California
Runner Up – Impalas, Downey, California


  • Cleo Goyette Memorial MVP Award – Jerry Wells, Hays Roofers
  • Cleo Goyette Memorial MVP Award – Don Sarno, Nitehawks
  • Leroy Zimmerman Memorial Pitching Award – Richie Stephens, Citrus Motor Bombers
  • Leading Hitter – Frank Trejo, Citrus Motor Bombers – .556
  • Most RBI – Bob Bennett, Citrus Motor Bombers – 5

1965 ISC FIRST TEAM ALL WORLD

P – Richie Stephens, Citrus Motor Bombers (3-0, 0.30 ERA, 33 K, 3 BB)
P – Dwayne Kampius, Citrus Motor Bombers (2-0, 0.00 ERA, 30 K, 5 BB)
P – Jerry Wells, Hays Roofers (3-2, 0.58 ERA, 34 K, 7 BB)
C – Joe Jones, Bill McDavid Pontiac .313
C – Dick Zuccatto, Citrus Motor Bombers .264
IF – Frank Trejo, Citrus Motor Bombers .565
IF – Bob Bennett, Citrus Motor Bombers .438
IF – John Groller, Patriots .409
UTIL – Dale Cramer, Argus .375
OF – Joe Higgens, Hays Roofers .500
OF – Bob Osborn, Impala .421
OF – David Hackney, Bill McDavid Pontiac .353
OF – Jack Stengel, Harrelson Motor Co. .333


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Citrus Motor Bombers, Pomona, CA
2. Impalas, Downey, CA
3. Patriots, Allentown, PA
4. Nighthawks, Long Beach, CA
5t. Harrelson Motor Co., Moline, IL
5t. Argus Host Team, Rock Island, IL
7t. Bill McDavid Pontiac, Ft. Worth, TX
7t. Hays Roofers, Phoenix, AZ
9t. Elks Club, Bryan, TX
9t. Lange’s Insurance, Dubuque, IA
9t. Jamco Inc., Oklahoma City, OK
9t. Interiors Ltd, Ogden, UT
13t. Corry Construction, Pittsburgh, PA
13t. Skrbina Cement Co., Longmont, CO
13t. Boosters, Pueblo, CO
13t. Teamsters, Tulsa, OK
17t. Yellow Cab Co., Charleston, SC
17t. Valpo Chiefs, Valparaiso, IN
17t. Abbottsford, BC

1965 ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch Nationals

1965 held at Orlando, Florida.


Champion – Orange Lionettes, Orange, California
Runner Up – Raybestos Brakettes, Stradford, Connecticut (60-8)


The final game was a 12 inning pitchers duel between Joan Joyce of Orange Lionettes and Donna Lopiano of Brakettes. In the top of the 12th inning, Joan Joyce walked to lead off the inning for the Lionettes. Nancy Ito’s sacrifice bunt moved her to second base. Sally Palmer hit a ground ball up the middle that Brakettes second basemen, Mary Bennet made a nice play to get the out at first and held Joyce on second base. Louise Albrecht then hit a line drive single down the right field line to score Joyce. In the bottom of the 12th, Joyce retired the side in order to claim the championship for the Orange.

Lou Albrecht, Orange Lionettes (1-0, Won other game with a 2-hit shutout to give the Lionettes 5 straight shutouts wins).

Jackie Rice was 2-2 with a shutout for Erv Lind Florists and Hap Piper was 2-0 as she hurled 2 shutouts.


  • MVP – Joan Joyce, Orange Lionettes (4-0, 4 shutouts, no-hitter, 49 K/34 IP, gave up 6 hits, scored winning run in 12th inning of 1-0 final on a hit by Lou Albrecht)
  • Outstanding Pitcher – N/A
  • Erv Lind Defensive Award – Nera Sally White, Oak Motors Mustangs (First time this was awarded)
  • Batting Leader – Jan Berkland, MN Comets (5-11, 2 RBI, 3 Runs) – .455
  • HR Leader – no information

1965 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Joan Joyce, Orange Lionettes
P – Bertha Ragan-Tickey, Raybestos Brakettes (3-1, 22 IP, 34 Ks, 3 shutouts, 2 no hitters)
P – Lorene Ramsey, Pekin Lettes (5-2, 57 IP)
C – Ann Mullins, Pekin Lettes
C – Nancy Ito, Orange Lionettes
1B – Shirley Topley, Orange Lionettes (6-17, .353, 4 Runs)
2B – Donna Lopiano, Raybestos Brakettes (2-1, 2 shutouts)
3B – Carol LaRose, Raybestos Brakettes
SS – Nera “Sally” White, Oak Motors Mustangs
OF – Kathryn “Sis” King, Raybestos Brakettes
OF – Marlene Piper, Erv Lind Florists
OF – Rose Bonovito, New Haven Wonderettes
OF – E. Louise Albrecht, Orange Lionettes
UTIL – Rosemary “Micki” Stratton, Raybestos Brakettes

1965 SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Lottie Jackson, Oak Motors Mustangs – 49 years old was 4-2 with 4 consecutive shutouts.
P – Nancy Welborn, McCullough Chain Saw
P – Hap Beryl Piper, Erv Lind Florists
C – Laura Malesh, Raybestos Brakettes
C – Ann Allen, Oak Motors Mustangs
1B – Gloria May, Fresno Rockets
2B – Sue Gunter, Oak Motors Mustangs
3B – Dorothy “Dot” Dobie, Erv Lind Florists
SS – Carol Spanks, Orange Lionettes (7-18, .389, 1 RBI, 3 Runs)
OF – Chris “Pettina” Miner, Erv Lind Florists
OF – Fran Sekata, Pekin Lettes
OF – Willie Roze, New HavenWonderettes
OF – Brenda Foey, McCullough Chain Saw
UTIL – Marlys Taber, Pekin Lettes


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Orange Lionettes, Orange, CA (5-0) (South Pacific Coast)
2. Raybestos Brakettes, Stratford, CT (5-2) (Host)
3. Pekin-Lettes, Peoria, IL (5-2) (West Central)
4. Oak Motors Mustangs, Nashville, TN (5-2) (South Atlantic)
5. Wonderettes, New Haven, CT (2-2) (New England)
6. Fresno Rockets, Fresno, CA (2-2) (North Pacific Coast)
7. Erv Lind Florists, Portland, OR (4-2) (Defending Champ)
8. McCullough Chain Saw, Eugene, OR (2-2) (Northwestern)
9. Utah Shamrocks, Saly Lake City, UT (1-2) (Rocky Mountain)
10. Orlando Rebels, Orlando, FL (1-2) (Southern)
11. LeSabres, Rahway, NJ (1-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
12. Perkasie Glenettes, Perkasie, PA (1-2) (Central Atlantic)
13. Minneapolis Comets, Minneapolis, MN (1-2) (Northern)
14. PBSW Ramblers, Phoenix, AZ (1-2) (Cactus)
15. Pyramid Life Insurance, Kansas City, KS (0-2) (Western)
16. V.F.W., Adrian, MI (0-2) (East Central)
17. Marshall Plumbing Rebels, Fort Worth, TX (0-2) (Texas)
18. Memphis Chicks, Memphis, TN (0-2) (Southwestern)
19. Aladdin Rug, Toronto, ON (0-2) (East Canada)

NOTES: Aladdin Rug, Toronto (East Canada Champ) went in place of Canadian Champ, CUAC Blues, Winnipeg, who could not attend.

1965 ASA Men’s Major Fastpitch Nationals

1965 held at Clearwater, Florida.


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


The Aurora Sealmasters, led by big Joe Lynch on the mound, who rolled through 5 straight opponents to finish 5-0 won the national title over the Clearwater Bombers. Lynch hurled a 2-0 shutout in the finals to give the Aurora squad the title. This was the 13th time in 16 years that Clearwater made it to the finals. Weldon Haney was the star pitcher for the Bombers and Bobby Quinn for the third place Providence Engineers. The other Sealmaster pitchers, Harvey Sterkal and Charlie Richards both agreed to let Joe Lynch pitch all the games. He was on such a roll at the end of the season and was virtually unhittable. They did not pitch at all, just sat back and watched the big man work.

Bobby Quinn (4-1, 39 IP, 37 K) and Ray Judd (1-1, 26 IP, 30 K) pitched for the Local 57 Engineers.

Joe Lockhart, Chattanooga Flames (3-2, 44 IP, 31 K).

George Pearson, Lakewood Lancers (3-0, 30 IP, 30 K).


  • MVP – Joe Lynch, Aurora Sealmasters (5-0, 58 Ks, 35 IP, 3 Shutouts, 0.29 ERA, pitched every inning for the Sealmasters)
  • Batting Leader – Ned Wickersham, Aurora Sealmasters (6-12, 3 RBI, 1 Run) – .500
  • Home Run Leader – Frank Hurtt, Aurora (7-15, .467, 7 RBI, 4 Runs) – 1
  • Home Run Leader – Klagge, Sacramento (3-13, .231, 1 RBI, 2 Runs) – 1
  • Home Run Leader – Ray Samples, Chattanooga (9-32, .281, 4 RBI, 3 Runs) -1
  • Home Run Leader – Matthews, Seattle (2-8, .250, 1 RBI, 2 Runs) – 1
  • Home Run Leader – John Sheehan, St. Paul (2-16, .125, 2 RBI, 1 Run) – 1
  • Home Run Leader – Hollis Lucas, St. Paul (2-11, .182, 2 RBI, 1 Run) – 1
  • Most Outstanding Pitcher Award  – Joe Lynch, Aurora Sealmasters

FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Joe Lynch, Aurora Sealmasters
P – Bob Quinn, Local #57 Engineers
P – Joe Lockhart, Chattanooga Flames
C – Ralph Sangster, Lakewood Lancers
C – Jack Sheehan, Whitaker Buick
1B – Carl Walker, Local #57 Engineers
2B – Bob Barron, Aurora Sealmasters
3B – Doug Mason, Clearwater Bombers
SS – Frank Hurtt, Aurora Sealmasters
OF – Ned Wickersham, Aurora Sealmasters
OF – Tom Moore, Aurora Sealmasters
OF – Abe Baker, Local #57 Engineers
OF – Ray Samples, Chattanooga Flames

SECOND TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Weldon Haney, Clearwater Bombers
P – Del Howard, Muzio Bakery
P – Art Wical, Federal Old Line
C – Bob Kuykendall, Clearwater Bombers
C – Don Benedict, Aurora Sealmasters
1B – Dennis Commack, Lakewood Lancers
2B – Pete Pemberton, Local #57 Engineers
3B – Don Ropp, Aurora Sealmasters
SS – Ed Mathias, Whitaker Buick
OF – Jim Henley, Chattanooga Flames
OF – Alex Smiros, Local #55 Climate Control
OF – Bob Christensen, Aurora Sealmasters
OF – Hollis Lucas, Whitaker Buick


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Aurora Sealmasters, Aurora, IL (5-0) (West Central)
2. Clearwater Bombers, Clearwater, FL (5-2) (Host)
3. Local #57 Engineers, Providence, RI (5-2) (New England)
4. Chattanooga Flames, Chattanooga, TN (5-2) (South Atlantic)
5t. Lakewood Lancers, Lakewood, CA (4-2) (South Pacific Coast)
5t. Fox Hill Motors, Hampton, VA (2-2) (Central Atlantic)
7t. Federal Old Line, Seattle, WA (2-2) (Northwestern)
7t. Muzio Bakery, Sacramento, CA (2-2) (North Pacific Coast)
9t. Whitaker Buick, St. Paul, MN (3-2) (Northern)
9t. Local #55 Climate Control, Huntington, NY (2-2) (Mid-Atlantic)
9t. Ace Appliances, Memphis, TN (1-2) (Southwestern)
9t. US Navy All Stars, USA (1-2) (US Navy)
13t. Burch Grinders, Detroit, MI (2-2) (Defending Champ)
13t. Cardenales, San Juan, Puerto Rico (1-2) (Puerto Rico)
13t. Texas Comets, Austin, TX (1-2) (Texas)
13t. Lansing Bombers, Lansing, MI (0-2) (East Central)
17t. St. Louis Merchants, St. Louis, MO (1-2) (Western)
17t. Hull, Quebec (0-2) (East Canada-Montreal)
17t. Deaton Truckers, Birmingham, AL (0-2) (Southern)
17t. Oakland Construction, Salt Lake City, UT (0-2) (Rocky Mountain)
17t. Vancouver Blue Boys, Vancouver, BC (0-2) (Canada)
17t. St. Thomas, Ontario (0-2) (East Canada-Toronto)

NOTES:  Cactus Champ – Hays Roofing, Phoenix, AZ did not attend. Alaska Champ – Muldoon Merchants, Anchorage, AK did not attend.

1965 ASA Major Women’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1965 held at Omaha, Nebraska.


Champion: Art’s Acres, Omaha, Nebraska
Runner Up: Fieldcrest Hornets, Worthville, North Carolina


In the first final game, Hornets Peggy Andrews pitched 6 2/3 inning of a perfect game before giving up consecutive singles to Omaha’s Marcia Lynk, Sid Sindt and Jan McCunn to tie the score at 1-1. The Hornets won the game in the 9th inning on Barbara Thacker’s single and eventually scored on Peggy Andrews fielder’s choice to win the game 2-1. The Hornets eliminated last year’s champ (Dana Gardens 8-5) and runner-up (Rutenschrorer 6-1) along the way to the final. In the Final game, Joy Driever’s double plated 2 runs that gave Art’s the 3-1 lead they would never relinquish. MVP Barbara Kelley of Art’s Aces showed her pitching dominance by hurling 3 shutouts and giving up only 6 runs in 7 games, including a victory over defending champ Dana Gardens 2-1, this after Dana Gardens just scored 65 runs in its previous two games in 45-0 and 20-7 victories. Peggy Andrews threw a 3-hitter in the championship game but still lost 3-1, as Hornets got 11 hits, but only 1 run as they left too many players on base.. Due to rain, they played 5 games straight with only 10 minute breaks.


  • MVP – Barbara Kelley, Art’s Aces (pitching record of 6-1 with 3 shutouts and giving up only 6 runs in 7 games)
  • Outstanding Pitcher – Peggy Andrews, Hornets, (pitched 8 of 9 games, winning 7, giving up only 22 runs total in 8 games with a shutout and 3-one run games)
  • Batting Leader – Nancy Oldham, Fieldcrest Hornets (16-31) –  .516
  • Home Run Leader – Bev Shue, Steel Concrete – 2

1965 FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICANS

P – Barbara Kelley, Art’s Aces
P – Peggy Andrews, Fieldcrest Hornets
P – Dot Bailey, Dana Gardens
C – Jayne McCabe, Rutenschroer Florist
1B – Signa Wheeler, Sarge’s Harper
2B – Marcia Lynk, Art’s Aces
2B – Patricia Dixon, WFLI
3B – Sid Sindt, Art’s Aces
3B – Ida Hopkins, Ohio Furniture
SS – Jan McCunn, Art’s Aces
SS – Betty Yurkovich, Ohio Furniture
OF – Carol Smith, Rutenschroer Florist
OF – Jean Lenzer, Rutenschroer Florist
OF – Sis Huett, St. Louis Browns
OF – Lee Sullivan, St. Louis Browns
OF – Mary Ellen Kelley, St. Louis Browns
OF – Donna Wolfe, Dana Gardens
UT – Pete Brown, Fieldcrest Hornets
UT – Gloria Hill, Dana Gardens
UT – Nancy Oldham, Fieldcrest Hornets
MGR – Jock Tysinger, Fieldcrest Hornets


FINALS STANDINGS

1. Art’s Aces, Omaha, NE (6-1)
2. Fieldcrest Hornets, Worthville, NC (7-2)
3. J.C. Rutenschroer, Cincinnati, OH (4-2)
4. Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH (3-2)
5t. St. Louis Brown, St. Louis, MO (4-2)
5t. Point Avanti, Minneapolis, MN (2-2)
7t. Suburban Pharmacy, Portsmouth, VA (3-2)
7t. Hough Phil-Queens, Council Bluffs, IA (3-2)
9t. Labelle Realty, Oconomowac, WI (5-2)
9t. Ohio Furniture, Cleveland, OH (3-2)
9t. Sarg Harper’s Sport Shop, Detroit, MI (3-2)
9t. WFLI Radio, Chattanooga, TN (3-2)
13t. Bart’s Bar, Columbus, OH (2-2)
13t. BPW Hoosiers, New Albany, IN (2-2)
13t. Eldorado All-Stars, Eldorado, AR (1-2)
13t. Longliners, Atlanta, GA (1-2)
17t. Windy Tap, Milwaukee, WI (2-2)
17t. Strong’s Crab Pot Shop, Biloxi, MS (1-2)
17t. Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL (1-2)
17t. Monroe-Royals, Monroe, MI (1-2)
17t. Mutual-United, Omaha, NE (1-2)
17t. Sparks, Jefferson Parish, LA (1-2)
17t. Milton Bar, St. Paul, MN (1-2)
17t. Omaha Rockets, Omaha, NE (1-2)
25t. Blue Devils, McDonough, GA (0-2)
25t. Lanettes, Dighton, KS (0-2)
25t. Luck Lagers, Butte, MT (0-2)
25t. Tacoma, Tacoma, WA (0-2)
25t. Hill Billies, Clay, WV (0-2)
25t. Nelson’s Grill, Austin, TX (0-2)
25t. Mac’s Girls, Biloxi, MS (0-2)