Category: 1965

1966 ASA Major Women’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1966 held at Burlington, North Carolina.


Champion: Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH (46-2)
Runner Up: Art’s Acres, Omaha, NE


Dana Gardens won their first 4 games by the scores of 22-3, 15-2, 24-0 and 10-3 (71-8 run advantage), 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. This was Dana Garden’s 4 Championship title in 5 years.


  • MVP – Anita Gardner, Dana Gardens (Grand Slam and two game winning hits)
  • Outstanding Defensive Player – Cindy Windburn, Dana Gardens
  • Outstanding Pitcher – Dot Bailey, Dana Gardens (7-1)
  • Home Run Leader – Jane Mabels, Hialeah Marlinettes – 4
  • Triples Leader – Nancy Oldham, Fieldcrest Mills – 3
  • Doubles Leader – Donna Wolfe, Dana Gardens – 4
  • Batting Leader – Nancy Oldham, Fieldcrest Mills

ASA MAJOR WOMEN’S SLOW PITCH ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Dot Bailey, Dana Gardens (7-1 pitching, 2 shutouts, gave up 18 runs in 8 games)
  • P – Barbara Kelley, Art’s Aces (5-2 pitching, gave up 17 runs in 7 games)
  • C – Erma Richardson, Dana Gardens
  • 1B – Jane Hogan, Steele Concrete
  • 2B – Marcia Lynk, Art’s Aces
  • 3B – Nancy Oldham, Fieldcrest Mills (Note: was 7-8 in Fieldcrest’s 54-3 win over Bridgeport, CT: with 2 HRs, 2 3Bs, 2 2Bs and a single)
  • SS – Pat Dixon, WFLI Radio
  • OF – Karen Moore, Carter Furniture
  • OF – Gail Whitesell, Fieldcrest Mills
  • OF – Gene Schliffke, Art’s Aces
  • OF – Norma Eschenbrenner, Dana Gardens (18-33, .515)
  • UT – Judy Lockhart, Fieldcrest Mills

ASA MAJOR WOMEN’S SLOW PITCH ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • P – Becky Rogers, Fieldcrest Mills
  • P – Betty Chambers, Dots
  • C – Martha Barnes, Comets
  • 1B – Karen Kuhnheim, Dana Gardens
  • 2B – Pete Brown, Fieldcrest Mills
  • 3B – Anita Gardner, Dana Gardens (MVP)
  • SS – Jan McGunn, Art’s Aces
  • OF – Donna Wolfe, Dana Gardens (2 HRs)
  • OF – Lynn Carpenter, Comets
  • OF – Shirley Comer, Comets (2 HRs)
  • OF – Marylin Busse, Comets
  • UT – Ann Teague, Fieldcrest Mills

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Dana Gardens, Cincinnati, OH 7-1
2. Art’s Aces, Omaha, NE 5-2
3. Fieldcrest Mills, Worthville, NC 5-2
4. Steele Concrete, Burlington, NC 4-2
5. Satellite Comets, Satellite Beach, FL 5-2
6. Hialeah Marlinettes, Hialeah, FL 5-2
7. Calhoun VFW, Calhoun, GA 3-2
8. Carter Furniture & TV, Jacksonville, FL 3-2
9. WFLI Radio, Chattanooga, TN 3-2
10. Malark Avantis, Minneapolis, MN 3-2
11. Southside Sausage, Milwaukee, WI 2-2
12. Ridge Maintenance, Cleveland, OH 2-2
13. Putnam Jets, Bancroft, WV 2-2
14. Hi-Fi All-Stars, Detroit, MI 2-2
15. Atlanta Graycettes, Atlanta, GA 2-2
16. J. Blood Sparks, Jefferson Parrish, LA 2-2
17. Pool Tavern, Sheboygan, WI 1-2
18. St. Louis Browns, St. Louis, MO 1-2
19. Harper’s Angels, Lexington, KY 1-2
20. Berry’s Jinx, Omaha, NE 1-2
21. Tupelo Spindlers, Columbus, MS 1-2
22. I.E.S., Tampa, FL 1-2
23. BPW Hoosiers, New Albany, IN 1-2
24. Lake Wright Lodge, Norfolk, VA 1-2
25. Monroe Royals, Monroe, MI 0-2
26. East Toledo, Toledo, OH 0-2
27. Columbus Red Birds, Columbus, OH 0-2
28. Phillips 66’ers, Spartensburg, SC 0-2
29. Eldorado All-Stars, Eldorado, AR 0-2
30. Fansler Tire, Garden City, KS 0-2
31. Hofbrau Frauleins, Brooklyn Center, MN 0-2
32. Remington Shaverettes, Bridgeport, CT 0-2

1965 ASA Major Women’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1965 held at Omaha, Nebraska.


Champion: Art’s Acres, Omaha, NE
Runner Up: Fieldcrest Hornets, Worthville, NC


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 HRs

ASA MAJOR WOMEN’S SLOW PITCH ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • 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

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 Major Industrial Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

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


Champion – E.L. Wiegand, Pittsburgh, PA
Runner Up – Pharr Yarn, McAdenville, NC


  • MVP – Joe Johnson, E.L. Wiegand

ASA MAJOR INDUSTRIAL ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Bill Braden, Louisville Gas  & Electric, KY
  • C – Joe Johnson, E.L. Wiegand, Pittsburgh, PA  (MVP)
  • C – Bobby Bates, Pharr Yarn, McAdenville, NC
  • 1B – Buddy Nixon, Pharr Yarn, McAdenville, NC
  • 2B – Ken Gottschick, E.L. Weigand, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 3B – Gary Lough, Pabst International, Springfield, OH
  • SS – Ed Finnegan, Lycoming, Stratford, CT
  • OF – George Hangos, Lycoming, Stratford, CT
  • OF – Bucky Norris,  E.L. Wiegand, Pittsburgh, PA
  • OF – Al Thrasher, Pabst International, Springfield, OH
  • OF – Thad Malkowski, Pharr Yarn, McAdenville, NC
  • Util – Dick Moffitt, Pabst International, Springfield, OH

ASA MAJOR INDUSTRIAL ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • P – Tom Chappelle, Parks and Recreation, Detroit, MI
  • P – Duke Martin, E.L. Weigand, Pittsburgh, PA
  • C – Ervin Schulte, Milwaukee, WI
  • 1B – Frank Verbanac, Detroit, MI Parks and Recreation
  • 2B – Bobby Van Deventer, Detroit, MI Parks and Recreation
  • 3B – Stan Travers, Rhode Island
  • SS – J.D. McDonald, Pharr Yarn, McAdenville, NC
  • OF – Tony Sacco, E.L. Weigand, Pittsburgh, PA
  • OF – Jim Lough, Pabst International, Springfield, OH
  • OF – Larry Spahr, Pabst International, Springfield, OH
  • OF – Danny Jones, Pharr Yarn, McAdenville, NC
  • Util – Ron Dilius, E.L. Weigand, Pittsburgh, PA

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 Open Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1965 held at Maumee, OH


Champion – Skip A.C., Pittsburgh, PA (54-7)
Runner Up – Gatliff Auto Sales, Newport, KY


Skip AC won this championship in dominating fashion, with tremendous defense and the pitching of Lou DelMastro. Skips 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, Skips 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. Skips 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 HRs) – .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 HRs)
  • IF- Hudson Knock, Gatliff’s
  • IF- Ron Kaintz, Skip AC
  • IF- Jack Goodrich, Swing Inn (5 HRs)
  • IF- Paul Tomasovich, Skip AC (4 2Bs, 5 HRs)
  • OF- Don Hansen, Chadwick Construction (5 HRs)
  • OF- Dennis, DeLoria, Tirabassi
  • OF- George Siford, Skip AC (5 HRs)
  • OF- Bob Black, Ready-Mix

OTHERS

  • Myron Reinhardt, Gatliffs (17-22, .770)

FINAL STANDINGS

1- Skip AC, 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 Westrums, 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