Category: 1966

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.

1966 ASA Major Industrial Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1966 held at McAdenville, North Carolina on August 1-9.


Champion – IBM, Lexington, KY
Runner Up – Pharr Yarn, McAdenville, NC


  • MVP – Don Rardin, IBM

ASA MAJOR INDUSTRIAL ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Don Rardin, IBM
  • C – Wayne Atkins, IBM
  • 1B – Buddy Nixon, Pharr Yarn
  • 2B – Ken Gottchalk, E.L. Wiegand
  • 3B – Ken Perry, IBM
  • SS – J.D. McDonald, Pharr Yarn
  • SF – Ed Connolly, Pepsi Cola
  • LF – Leon Huffman, Pabst IHC
  • CF – Thad Malanowski, Pharr Yarn
  • RF – Bob DeMarco, REAS Express

FINAL STANDINGS

1. IBM, Lexington, KY (6-0)
2. Pharr Yarn, McAdenville, NC (7-2)
3. Pepsi-Cola, New York City, NY (4-2)
4. Pabst IHC, Springfield, OH (4-2)
5. LVD, NJ (3-2)
6. E.L. Wiegand, Pittsburgh, PA (6-2)
7. Grumman, Long Island, NY (5-2)
8. Akers Motor Lines (3-2)
9. Lycoming, Stratford, CT (2-2)
10. Westinghouse, PA (3-2)
11. Louisville, KY (3-2)
12. Link A.C., NY (2-2)
13. Providence Post Island, Providence, RI (2-2)
14. Cincinnati Gas and Electric, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
15. Centrifical, WI (2-2)
16. Allen Bradley, Milwaukee, WI (2-2)
17. Dupont, VA (1-2)
18. Chemstrand, FL (1-2)
19. FMC Crop, WV (2-2)
20. Minneapolis Post Office, Minneapolis, MN (1-2)
21. Merritta, GA (2-2)
22. Toledo, Ohio (1-2)
23. Rochester, NY (1-2)
24. Cleveland AM, G. (1-2)
25. Coast-To-Coast, St. Louis Park, MN (1-2)
26. Union Co., SC (0-2)
27. Rohm-Hass No. 1, TN (0-2)
28. Pro-phy-la-tic Brush Co., MA (0-2)
29. Larking Colls, Atlanta, GA (0-2)
30. ACIC, St. Louis, MO (0-2)
31. Banco Credit, Puerto Rico (0-2)
32. Evansville Local 808 IHC, Evansville, IN (0-2)
33. REAS Express, Pittsburgh, PA (0-2)
34. Detroit Police, Detroit, MI (0-2)
35. Setchall Carlson, St. Paul, MN (0-2)

1966 ASA Open Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1966 held at Parma, Ohio


Champion – Michael’s Lounge, Detroit, MI
Runner Up – County Sports, Levittown, NY


After losing to 2-time defending champ, Skip AC 13-5 in their first game and then a rain delay in which more then 2 inches of rain fell, County Sports won 10 straight games the last 31 hours to reach the finals. Michael’s Lounge, behind MVP Mike Axelson, beat Swing Inn of Cleveland 20-4 in the winner’s bracket finals and then sat back as County Sports beat Cleveland’s Swing Inn in a 18-17 slugfest behind the home run heroics of Jim Galloway. In less than ideal conditions, Big Jim Galloway (11 HRs) and pitcher Bill Brown (.690 batting average) led County Sports, who scored 174 runs and gave up 87 runs in that span, all the way back to the finals. All total, they scored 179 runs and hit 41 HRs. All those game took its toll on the Long Islanders as Michael’s Lounge defeated them 10-0 in the championship. Michael’s had 14 hits to County Sports’ 3. MVP Mike Axelson went 5-5 with 3 HRs in the Championship game to lead Michael’s.


  • MVP – Mike Axelson, Michael’s Lounge (23-29, .792, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs)
  • Outstanding Pitcher Award – Bill Brown, County Sports – (10-2, pitched all 12 games and gave up less then 10 runs a game)
  • HR Leader – Jim Galloway, County Sports (20-41, .488, 29 RBIs) – 11 – tied all time national tournament HR record
  • Batting Leader – Mike Axelson, Michael’s (23-29, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs) – .792

1966 ASA MEN’S OPEN SLOW PITCH ALL-AMERICAN FIRST TEAM

  • P- Bill Brown, County Sports (10-2 Pitching and 20-29, .690, 8 HRs, 24 RBIs)
  • C- Howie Krause, Swing Inn (14-24, .583, 3 HRs, 11 RBIs)
  • IF- Mike Axelson, Michael’s (23-29, .793, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs)
  • IF- Jim Galloway, County Sports (20-41, .488, 11 HRs, 29 RBIs)
  • IF- Bob Harrison, Wilsman Trucking (11-23, ,478, 8 HRs, 15 RBIs)
  • IF- Wally Galba, Michael’s (14-24, .583, HR, 10 RBIs)
  • IF- Steve Loya, Swing Inn (16-24, .667, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs)
  • OF- Mike Gouin, Michael’s (11-21, .524, 3 HRs, 9 RBIs)
  • OF- Stu Levine, Helf-Erie (16-21, .762, 10 RBIs)
  • OF- Fred Maas, Copper Hearth (14-19, .737, 19 RBIs)
  • OF- Mort Weinberg, NYC Titans (13-21, .619, 3 HRs, 9 RBIs)

OTHERS

  • Lou Del Mastro, Skip AC (8-15, .533, 4 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • George Siford, Skip AC (8-16, .500, 8 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Mike Kovach, Skip AC (9-18, .500, 2 RBIs, 6 Runs
  • Paul Tomasovich, Skip AC (8-17, .471, 4 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Bill Cole, Michael’s Lounge (12-27, .444)
  • Jim Puckett, Michael’s Lounge (10-23, .435)
  • Miller Adams, Skip AC (3-7, .429, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Tom Trompics, Michael’s Lounge (8-19, .420)
  • Tex Collins, Michael’s Lounge (10-24, .417)

FINAL STANDINGS

1 – Michael’s Lounge, Detroit, MI 7-0
2 – County Sports, Levittown, NY 10-2
3 – Swing Inn, Cleveland, OH 5-2
4 – Wilsman Trucking, Hamilton, OH 6-2
5t – Copper Hearth, Milwaukee, WI 4-2
5t – NYC Titans, Maspeth-Queens, NY 4-2
7t – Helf-Erie Sheet Metal, Cleveland, OH 4-2
7t – Vigilant AA, York, PA 6-2
9t – Brookline Young Men’s Club, Pittsburgh, PA 4-2
9t – Jo’s Pizza, Milton, FL 3-2
9t – Seymour Merchants, Seymour, IN 3-2
9t – Gonzalez Mexican Foods, Richmond, CA 3-2
13t – B.B. Stone Insurance, Georgetown, KY 4-2
13t – Jiffy Club, Louisville, KY 4-2
13t – Yuci’s Boys Club, Port Chester, NY 4-2
13t – Skip AC, Pittsburgh, PA 3-2
17t – Blair’s Tavern, Wilmington, DE 3-2
17t – Family Tavern, Washington, DC 3-2
17t – Mt. Carmel, Joliet-Chicago, IL 2-2
17t – Chadwick Construction, Meriden, CT 2-2
17t – Falstaffers, Rock Hill, SC 2-2
17t – St. Louis Metro, MO 2-2
17t – J.P. Clyde, Knoxville, TN 2-2
17t – Stonefingers, Parkersburg, WV 2-2
25t – Spearville AMPRO, Dodge City, KS 2-2
25t – Mass. State-Worcester, MA 2-2
25t – Duff’s Westrum, Minneapolis, MN 2-2
25t – Livingston All Stars, Newark, NJ 2-2
25t – Olden AA, Trenton, NJ 2-2
25t – Huffman Oil, Burlington, NC 2-2
25t – The Texans, San Antonio, TX 2-2
25t – Mike’s Bar, Toledo, OH 2-2
33t – Sportsland, Battle Creek, MI 1-2
33t – M.B. Hagen Company, Hopkins, MN 1-2
33t – Earl’s Tap, Providence, RI 1-2
33t – Granite City, Madison, IL 1-2
33t – Donaldsville Independents, New Orleans, LA 1-2
33t – Hayes, Birmingham, AL 1-2
33t – City Glass, Omaha, NE 1-2
33t – Standard Industrial Laundries, Cinn., OH 1-2
33t – Players Tavern, Tacoma, WA 1-2
33t – Twi-Lite Drive-In, Great Falls, MT 1-2
33t – Mark’s Brothers, Miami, FL 1-2
33t – First Federal Savings & Loans, Mobile, AL 1-2
33t – Weeks Dairy, Dover, NH 0-2
33t – Gene Lobe Rich Heat, Bremerton, WA 0-2
33t – Icore Industries, Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 0-2
33t – Falstaff Bar, Fort Smith, AR 0-2
49t – Okay Tires, Twin Falls, ID 0-2
49t – Berry Brothers, Fredericksburg, VA 0-2
49t – Becker’s, Waukesha, WI 0-2
49t – Haskin’s Sporting Goods, Burlington, IA 0-2
49t – Townhouse Motor Inn, Kansas City, MO 0-2
49t – Jacksonville Metro, FL 0-2
49t – Elliot Sales, Rome, GA 0-2
49t – Canton Butane, Canton, MS 0-2
49t – Bankers Life Insurance, Oklahoma City, OK 0-2
49t – Hillcrest Lounge, St. Paul, MN 0-2
49t – Strats, Atlanta, GA 0-2
49t – Ragu Foods, Rochester, NY 0-2
49t – R.I.T.C., Buffalo, NY 0-2
49t – Taco Bell, Mesa, AZ 0-2