Category: 1972

1972 ASA Major Women’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1972 held at York, Pennsylvania.


Champion: Riverside Ford, Cincinnati, OH (60-11)
Runner Up: Satellite Beach Comets, Satellite Beach, FL (59-16)


Comets forced the championship to a second game with a 4-3 win, but Riverside Ford won the final game 5-4 on a 2-out single that plated the tying and winning runs. Gail Fitzgerald (15-26, .577) and Nancy Oldham (18-34, .529, HR, 9 RBIs) lead Comets


  • MVP – Sue Malcolm, Riverside Ford (14-27, .529, 1 HR, 4 RBIs)
  • Batting Leader – Susan Smith, Acme Rebelletes (11-19, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 11 Runs) – .579
  • Home Run Leaders – Connie Schnell, Louisville (10-21, .476, 4 RBIs) – 3
  • Home Run Leaders – L. Thomas, Detroit (9-12, .429, 12 RBIs) – 3

ASA MAJOR WOMEN’S SLOW PITCH ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Judy Hedgecock, Satellite Beach Comets
  • P – Marsha Replogle, Riverside Ford
  • C – Marty Sibley, Acme Revellettes
  • C – Gail Fitzgerald, Satellite Beach Comets
  • 1B – Rita Clanton, Acme Revellettes
  • 2B – Debbie Bush, Acme Revellettes
  • 3B – Sue Malcolm, Riverside Ford
  • SS – Nancy Oldham. Satellite Beach Comets
  • OF – Sharon Harris, Satellite Beach Comets
  • OF – Velma Lehman, Riverside Ford
  • OF – Connie Schnell, Hi-Landers
  • OF – Judy Blucker, Fotochrome Dots
  • UT – Diane Heilman, York Barbellets
  • UT – Corliss Bivan, Hi-Landers

ASA MAJOR WOMEN’S SLOW PITCH ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • P – Millie Medina, Fotochrome Dots
  • P – Ann Paules, York Barbellets
  • C – Clara Cochran, Springfield Robinettes
  • C – Vicki Lollar, Motown Soul Sisters
  • 1B – Karen McGrath, Satellite Beach Comets
  • 2B – Charlotte Howza, Motown Soul Sisters
  • 3B – Sharon Johnson, Springfield Robinettes
  • SS – Linda Polley, Avantis
  • OF – Vicki Stambaugh, Riversde Ford
  • OF – Marcia Mueller, Hi-Landers
  • OF – Beatrice Lollar, Motown Soul Sisters
  • OF – Susan Smith, Acme Revellettes
  • UT – Jenny Johnson, Satellite Beach Comets
  • UT – Sharon Holtzapple, York Barbellets

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Riverside Ford, Cincinnati, OH 6-1
2. Satellite Beach Comets, Satellite Beach, FL 8-2
3. Acme Revellettes. Montgomery, LA 4-2
4. Hi-Landers, Louisville, KY 4-2
5t. York Barbellettes, York, PA 3-2
5t. Fotochrome Dots, Miami, FL 5-2
7t. Robinettes, Springfield, OH 4-2
7t. Motown Soul Sisters, Detroit, MI 3-2
9t. Willowood Nursing Home, Cleveland, OH 3-2
9t. Avantis, Minneapolis, MN 3-2
9t. Rebel Drive-In, Chattanooga, TN 2-2
9t. Kings, Billings, MT 2-2
13t. Long Island AC Mice, Long Island, NY 2-2
13t. Raney Tire, Cleveland, OH 2-2
13t. Hensley’s, Charlottesville, VA 2-2
13t. Gators, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2-2
17t. Alamo National Bank, San Antonio, TX 1-2
17t. Fox Valley Lassies, St. Charles, IL 1-2
17t. Frisch’s Big Boys, Sidney OH 1-2
17t. Browne’s, Hays, KS 1-2
17t. East End Debs, Pittsburgh, PA 1-2
17t. Block-Meeks Jacks, Little Rock, AR 1-2
17t. The Virginians, Virginia Beach, VA 1-2
17t. Yellow Jackets, Essex Junction, VT 0-2
25t. Rock-n-Gans, Kansas City, KS 0-2
25t. Rubi-Otts, Greensboro, NC 0-2
25t. Hamilton Towing, Bellingham, WA 0-2
25t. Salvation Army, York, PA 0-2
25t. Chavez Construction, Espanola, NM 0-2
25t. MHA Royals, Santa Rosa, CA 0-2
25t. Hawaii ASA, Honolulu, HI 0-2
25t. Allies, East Greenwich, RI 0-2

American Slowpitch Softball League World Series of Softball

Year Champion — Runner-up
Location
MVP


1972 held at Parma, OH

Champion – Little Caesars, Detroit, MI
Runner Up – Sir Loin/Jim’s, Pittsburgh, PA

  • MVP – Bill Cole, Little Caesars
  • HR Leader – Jim Galloway, Empire County Sports – 6

1973 held at Etna/Pittsburgh, PA

Champion – Empire County Sports, Levittown, NY
Runner Up – Palazzo’s Bar, Trenton, NJ

  • MVP – Jim Galloway, Empire County Sports (13-19, .619, 6 HRs)
  • HR Leader – Larry Chiapatta, County Sports – 7
  • Batting Leader – Mike Foley, County Sports (14-19) – .736

1974 held at Etna/Pittsburgh, PA

Champion – Jim’s Hard Hats, Pittsburgh, PA
Runner Up – York Barbell, York, PA

  • MVP – Corky Kruel, Jim’s Hard Hats (15-18, .833)
  • Batting Leader – Corky Kruel, Hard Hats – .833

1975 Held at Trenton, NJ

Champion – Jim’s Hard Hats, Pittsburgh, PA
Runner Up – Angeloni’s Restaurant, Trenton, NJ

  • MVP – Jim Foxy Nelson, Jim’s Hard Hats (6 HRs)
  • HR Leader – Jim Gibson, Angeloni’s – 7

1976 Held at Trenton, NJ

Champion – Addies, Washington, DC
Runner Up – Rudolphe-Libbe, Toledo, OH

  • MVP – Stan Brantley, Addies (3 HRs, 8 RBIs in championship)
  • HR Leader – Dick Sievert, Rudolphe-Libbe – 12 HRs

1977 – Folded


ASSL Regular Season Leaders

1972

  • Batting Leader- Ray Corky Kruel, Sir Loin/Jim’s Sports Shop .710
  • Home Run Leader-Steve Loya, Champion Sports/Erie Sheet Metal -28

1973

  • Batting Leader- Dick Sievert, Toledo Keys .655
  • Home Run Leader-Jim Galloway, County Sports -43

1974

  • Batting Leader- no info available
  • Home Run Leader-John Spaddacino, Trenton Big Z’s -32

1975

  • Batting Leader- no info available
  • Home Run Leader-John Spaddacino, Angeloni’s Restaurant -22

1976

  • Batting Leader- no info available
  • Home Run Leader-John Spaddacino, Trenton Bicentennials -22

1972 ASSL (final records are incomplete)

East-North Division

County Sports, Levittown, NY 9- 3 .750 *
Ronnie’s/Sarner’s, Greenwich, CT 7- 5 .583
Conn-Rex, Southington, CT 8- 6 .571
Polazzo-Armenti’s, Trenton, NJ 4-10 .286

East-South Division

Sir Loin/Jim’s Sports, Pittsburgh, PA 10- 3 .769 *
York Barbell, York, PA 6- 6 .500
Federal Wrecking Co., Wash, DC 7- 7 .500
Worthy’s, Wilmington, DE 1- 9 .100

Midwest-East Division

Gene’s/Champion, Parma, OH 20-14 .588 *
Meteors/Butler Dry Wall, Mansfield, OH 19-15 .559
American Motors, East Lake, OH 2-24 .083

Midwest-West Division
Little Caesars, Detroit, MI 24- 2 .923 *
Toledo Blades, Toledo, OH 12-12 .500
Central Ohio Welding, Columbus, OH 8-16 .333


1972 ASSL Midwest Regular Season Stats (no info on East Division; except below)

Player, Team AB H Runs RBIs Avg
Dave Jakubs, Champion 106 62 38 27 .585
Steve Loya, Champion 88 51 39 67 .580 28 HRs
Jim Price, Mansfield 128 39 46 35 .575
Andy Loya, Champion 96 52 22 22 .542
Dick Sievert, Toledo Blades 74 40 26 24 .541
Larry Bartilome, Mansfield 104 56 39 38 .538
Jim Puckett, Caesars 82 44 31 36 .537
Mike Gouin, Caesars 86 44 38 24 .512
Jack Ward, Mansfield Meteors 108 55 46 64 .509
Bob Auten, Caesars 93 47 41 48 .505


1972 ASSL East Regular Season Stats (extremely limited)

Player, Team AB H Runs RBIs Avg
Ray Corky Kruel, Jims 107 76 ? ? .710
Miller Killer Adams, Jims 105 62 ? ? .590 26 HRs


1972 American Slowpitch Softball League (ASSL) World Series of Softball – Parma, OH

FORMAT: 4 division Champs played a triple elimination

Final Standings
1. Little Caesars, Detroit, MI 4-1
2. Sir Loin/Jim’s Sports Shop, Pittsburgh, PA 4-3
3. County Sports, Levittown, NY 2-3
4. Champion Sports/Erie Sheet Metal, Parma, OH 0-3

All World Team – incomplete
MVP – Bill Cole, Little Caesars
Bob Auten, Little Caesars (Pitched shutout in final game)
Mike Axelson, Little Caesars
Mike Gouin, Little Caesars
Tex Collins, Little Caesars (2 HRs in Final 2 games)
Bill McDowell, Sir Loin
Jim Galloway, County Sports (6 HRs)
Steve Loya, Champion Sports (3 HRs)


Playoff Tournament-Triple Elimination (September 22-23, Parma, OH)

County Sports 28, Champion Sports 5 (Galloway 3 HRs, Malloy 2 HRs)
Little Caesars 9, Sir Loin 2
Sir Loin 11, Champion Sports 9 (Steve Loya 2 HRs, Andy Loya HR)
County Sports 11, Champion Sports 10 (Steve Loya HR, Mack Chandler HR)
Little Caesars 21, County Sports 18
Sir Loin 10, County Sports 9
Sir Loin 20, County Sports 14 (Bill McDowell 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, Jim Galloway 3 HRs)
Sir Loin 7, Little Caesars 4
Little Caesars 7, Sir Loin 5 (Tex Colllins HR)
Little Caesars 5, Sir Loin 0 (Final Championship Game)

Final Game Notes:

Bob Auten, Little Caesars (Pitched a 4-hit shutout to win championship)
Mike Axelson, Mike Gouin, Bud Malicki and Stan Juciuk (all RBI singles)
Tex Collins had a HR as well.


1973 ASSL (final records are incomplete)

East Division
1. Empire County Sports, Levittown, NY 11- 3 *
2. Palazzo’s Bar, Trenton, NJ 15- 9 *
3. Providence, RI ?- ? *
4. Connrex, Southington, CT 4- 2
5. York Barbell, York, PA 2- 6

Midwest-North Division
1. Bar-N/Meteors, Mansfield, OH 15- 7 *
3. Jim’s Sports Shop, Pittsburgh, PA 10-12 *
2. Walters Cafe, Canton, OH 7- 9 *

Midwest-South Division
1. Schlessman Seeds, Sandusky, OH 12- 8 *
3. Toledo Keys, Toledo, OH 9- 6 *
2. Champion Sports, Parma, OH 3-13

1973 ASSL Midwest Regular Season Stats (no info on East Division, except bottom 5 guys)

Player, Team Avg. HRs RBIs
Dick Sievert, Toledo Keys .655 20 36
Tom Krenchicki, Trenton .613 0 10
John Spadaccino, Trenton .602 16 34
Steve Loya, Champion .582 13 30
Larry Bartilome, Mansfield .581 2 19
Dave Jakubs, Champion .580 15 32
Van Woodworth, Sandusky .575 ? ?
Ray Kruel, Jim’s .564 1 9
Larry Migliaccio, Trenton .550 10 22
Chuck Desloover, Toledo .549 12 24
Cliff Bartilome, Sandusky .547 10 29
Jim Price, Canton .547 2 12
Mike Kovach, Jim’s .531 0 12
Andy Loya, Champion .522 12 38
Player, Team (East) Avg. HRs RBIs
Jim Galloway, County Sports 43
Larry Chiapetta, County Sports 40
Gary Richter, County Sports 29
Stu Laribee, Conrex 11
Bob Miller, York Barbels 10


1973 American Slowpitch Softball League (ASSL) World Series of Softball – Pittsburgh (Etna), PA

FORMAT: Top 2 teams in Midwest Divisions, top 3 in East Division and 1 at-large berth – double elimination

Final Standings
1. County Sports, Levittown, NY 4-1
2. Palazzo’s Bar, Trenton, NJ 4-2
3. Jim’s Sports Shop, Pittsburgh, PA 3-2
4. Bar-N/Meteors, Mansfield, OH 2-2
5. Providence, RI 1-2
5. Schlessman Seeds, Sandusky, OH 1-2
7. Walters Cafe, Canton, OH 0-2
7. Toledo Keys, Toledo, OH 0-2

All World Team

MVP- Jim Galloway, County Sports (13-19, .619, 6 HRs)
Batting Leader – Mike Foley, County Sports (14-19, .736)
HR Leader – Larry Chiapatta, County Sports (7)
Gary Richter, County Sports
Lou Russo, County Sports
Bob Menzel, Pallazos
Ernie Hicks, Pallazos
John Spaddaccino, Pallazos (20-29, .690)
Stan Patykula, Pallazos
Fred Walters, Pallazos
Lou Abel, Jim’s Sports Shop
Mike Kovach, Jim’s Sports Shop
Red Kowalski, Jim’s Sports Shop
Charley Speck, Jim’s Sports Shop

Playoff Tournament (missing some scores)

Mansfield 11, Toledo 10
County Sports 21, Canton 9 (Galloway HR)
Palazzo’s 19, Sandusky 5 (Spadaccino 4-5 hits, HR, Tom Krenchicki 5-5)
Providence 20, Jim’s Sport Shop 18
Palazzo’s 18, Providence 6 (Spadaccino 4-5, HR)
County Sports W, Mansfield L (Galloway HR)
County Sports 30, Palazzos 17 (Galloway 2 HRs)
Jim’s, Pittsburgh 27, Sandusky 7
Sandusky W, Toledo
Jim’s, Pittsburgh 9, Providence 6
Mansfield W, Sandusky L
Jim’s, Pittsburgh 20, Mansfield 3
Palazzo’s 19, Jim’s Sports Shop 18
Palazzo’s 21, County Sports 8
County Sports 23, Palazzos 7 (Final Championship Game)

Final Game Notes:

Mike Foley, County Sports (4-5, HR, 2B, 4 RBIs)
Larry Chiapetta, County Sports (3-3, 2 HRs, 2 RBIs, 3B, 5 Runs)
Gary Richter, County Sports (3-4, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs)
Lou Russo, County Sports (3-4, 2B, 3B)
Jim Galloway, County Sports (1-4, HR, 3 RBIs)
Leon Curiel, Sr. County Sports (4-5, Pitched victory)
John Spaddacino, Palazzos (3-4, 2 RBIs)


1974 American Slowpitch Softball League (ASSL) World Series of Softball – Pittsburgh (Etna), PA

FORMAT: Top 6 best records played a double elimination

1974 final records are incomplete

Jim’s Hard Hats, Pittsburgh, PA 8-4
Big Z, Trenton, NJ 6-4
Rochester, NY 4-4
Stamford, CT 4-4
York Barbell, York, PA 6-9
Butler Dry Wall, Mansfield, OH 0-4
1974 ASSL Regular Season Stats (no other info)

Player, Team Avg. HRs RBIs

John Spadaccino, Trenton .602 32 68

Playoff Tournament

Butler Dry Wall, Mansfield, OH 11 – Big Z, Trenton, NJ 9
Jim’s Hard Hats, Pittsburgh, PA 13 – York Barbell, York, PA 2
Butler Dry Wall, Mansfield, OH 20 – Rochester, NY 4
Jim’s Hard Hats, Pittsburgh, PA 10 – Stamford, CT 5
Jim’s Hard Hats, Pittsburgh, PA 25 – Butler Dry Wall, Mansfield, OH 13
York Barbell, York, PA 9 – Big Z, Trenton, NJ 8
Rochester, NY 12 – Stamford, CT 10
York Barbell, York, PA 6 – Rochester, NY 1
York Barbell, York, PA 11 – Butler Dry Wall, Mansfield, OH 8
Jim’s Hard Hats, Pittsburgh, PA 7 – York Barbell, York, PA 6 (Final Championship Game)

Final Game Notes:

Bill Bell, Pittsburgh (3-run homer to give Pittsburgh a 7-6 win)
Ken Stark, Pittsburgh (Winning Pitcher)MVP-Corky Kruel, Pittsburgh (15-18, .833 – 13 straight hits at one point)

All World Team: incomplete
MVP-Ray Corky Kruel, Jim’s Hard Hats (15-18, .833)
Batting Leader – Corky Kruel, Hard Hats – .833
Jimmy Jones, Hard Hats (13-17, .764, 5 HRs)
Ken Stark, Hard Hats (Pitcher)

Final Standings

1. Jim’s Sports Shop, Pittsburgh, PA 4-0
2. York Barbell, York, PA 3-2
3. Butler Dry Wall, Mansfield, OH 2-2
4. Rochester, NY 1-2
5. Big Z, Trenton, NJ 0-2
6. Stamford, CT 0-2


1975 American Slowpitch Softball League (ASSL) World Series of Softball – Trenton, NJ

FORMAT: Top 8 best records played a triple elimination (final records are incomplete)

East Division

1. Angeloni’s Restaurant, Trenton, NJ 23-9
2. Levittown Legion, Levittown, NY 4-2
3. Bruno’s Resta., Poughkeepsie, NY 2-2
4. York Barbell, York, PA 1-3
5. Pinter’s Nets, Uniondale, NY 0-2
6. Poughkeepsie, NY 0-2

Mid-West Division

1. Plaza 76, Mansfield, OH 10-6
2. Hard Hats, Pittsburgh, PA 4-2
3. Rochester, NY 3-3
4. Pullman Inn, Willard, OH 3-3

HR Leaders- Eastern Division only

John Spadaccino, Angeloni’s 22
John Dunn, Angeloni’s 18
Larry Migliaccio, Angeloni’s 16
JR Elio, Angeloni’s 16
Jim Gibson, Angeloni’s 14
Stan Patykula, Angeloni’s 12
Playoff Tournament
Angeloni’s Restaurant W, York Barbell L
Pullman Inn 15, Plaza 76 9
Levittown Legion W, Bruno’s Restaurant L
Hard Hats W, Rochester L
Angeloni’s Restaurant W, Pullman Inn L
Hard Hats W, Levittown Legion L
Hard Hats w, Angeloni’s Restaurant L
Plaza 76 W, York Barbell L
Rochester W, Bruno’s Restaurant L
Pullman Inn W, Plaza 76 L
Rochester 8, Levittown Legion 6
Pullman Inn W, Rochester L
Plaza 76 W, Bruno’s Restaurant L
Levittown Legion W, York Barbell L
Plaza 76 W, Levittown Legion L
Plaza 76 16, Rochester 5
Pullman Inn 15, Angeloni’s Restaurant 9
Angeloni’s Restaurant 12, Plaza 76 1
Angeloni’s Restaurant 11, Pullman Inn 6
Angeloni’s Restaurant 22, Pullman Inn 11
Hard Hats 17, Angeloni’s 7 (Final Championship Game)

Final Game Notes: Jim Nelson continued his hot streak, he had 8 straight hits at one point, started the championship with HRs in his first 2 at bats. Pittsburgh led 5-0, then stretched it out to 11-0, and then finally 17-7.

Jim Foxy Nelson, Hard Hats (4-4, 2 HRs)
Larry Migliaccio, Angeloni’s (2 HRs)
John Dunn, Angeloni’s (HR)

All World Team: incomplete

MVP – Jim Foxy Nelson, Jim’s Hard Hats (6 HRs)
HR Leader – Jim Gibson, Angeloni’s – 7 HRs
Batting Leader – Jim Foxy Nelson, Jim’s Hard Hats
Lou Abel, Jim’s Hard Hats
Jimmy Jones, Jim’s Hard Hats
Greg Birko, Jim’s Hard Hats
Harry Westwood, Jim’s Hard Hats
John Dunn, Angeloni’s Restaurant
Art Kearns, Angeloni’s Restaurant
Jim Gibson, Angeloni’s Restaurant

Final Standings

1. Jim’s Hard Hats, Pittsburgh, PA 4-0
2. Angeloni’s Restaurant, Trenton, NJ 5-3
3. Pullman Inn, Willard, OH 4-3
4. Plaza 76, Mansfield, OH 4-3
5. Rochester, NY 2-3
5. Levittown Legion, Levittown, NY 2-3
7. York Barbell, York, PA 0-3
7. Bruno’s Restaurant, Poughkeepsie, NY 0-3


1976 American Slowpitch Softball League (ASSL) World Series of Softball – Trenton, NJ

FORMAT: triple elimination (final records are incomplete)

East Division

1. Addies, Silver Springs, MD
2. Trenton Bicentennials, Trenton, NJ
2. Clifco, Wilmington, DE
4. York Barbell, York, PA

Midwest Division

1. Rudolphe-Libbe, Toledo, OH 8-1
2. Jim’s Hard Hats, Pittsburgh, PA 3-3
3. Pullman-Schlessman, Willard, OH 3-1
4. Plaza 76, Mansfield, OH 4-6

1976 HR Leaders- Eastern Division only

John Spadaccino, Bicentennials 31 – (106 RBIs, .604 average)
John Dunn, Bicentennials 22
Stan Patykula, Bicentennials 21

Playoff Tournament (incomplete)

Clifco, Wilmington, DE 8, York Barbell 7
Addies, Silver Springs, MD 10, Trenton Bicentenniels, Trenton, NJ 5
Jim’s Hard Hats, Pittsburgh, PA W, Pullman-Schlessman, Willard, OH L
Rudolph-Libbe, Toledo, OH W, Plaza 76, Mansfield, OH L
Addies beat Pittsburgh
Toledo beat Clifco
Addies beat Toledo
———————–
Trenton beat Pullman
Mansfield beat York
Pittsburgh beat Trenton
Mansfield beat Clifco
Pittsburgh beat Mansfield
Toledo beat Pittsburgh
———————–
Addies, Silver Springs, MD 33, Rudolph-Libbe, Toledo, OH 10 (Final Championship Game)

Final Game Notes: Bill Brantley, Addies (3 HRs, 8 RBIs)
Addies hit 10 HRs in the game.

All World Team: incomplete
MVP – Bill Brantley, Addies
HR Leader – Dick Sievert, Toledo – 12 HRs
Chuck DeSloover, Toledo
Phil Boze, Toledo
No info on remainder of team

Final Standings
1. Addies, Silver Springs, MD 4-0
2. Rudolph-Libbe, Toledo, OH 3-2
3. Jim’s Hard Hats, Pittsburgh, PA 3-2
4. Plaza 76, Mansfield, OH 2-2
5. Clifco, Wilmington, DE 1-2
5. Trenton Bicentenniels, Trenton, NJ 1-2
7. York Barbell, York, PA 0-2
7. Pullman-Schlessman, Willard, OH 0-2


1977 American Slowpitch Softball League – FOLDED, the APSPL Professional League Started in 1977

ASA All-Star Series

ASA All-Star Series, Called the ASA Softball World Series: (1970-1977)

(New Format) – Defending ASA Open division champions played defending ASA Industrial division champions


1970 at Milwaukee, WI
Copper Hearth, Milwaukee, WI (1969 ASA Open Champ)        ——————-    Lycoming. Stratford, CT (1969 ASA Industrial Champ)

Copper Hearth won the series (2-1): MVP – Officially Not named – (Doc Neubauer, Copper Hearth, mentioned by newspaper accounts)
In the first All-Star Series under the new format, it was a shame that a tragic event ended the series early. Copper Hearth was up 2 games to 1 in the series and leading the fourth game 3-0 when Lycoming outfielder Jim Dobbs was almost electrocuted when he ran into the outfield fence which had exposed electrical wires leading to the scoreboard. He was revived by local police and taken to the hospital. The Lycoming team walked off the field refusing to play. The ASA officials cancelled the rest of the series. This could have been much worse, but the player that was hurt, Jim Dobbs, recovered and continued his career.

Scores: (and some game notes)
-Copper Hearth 20 – Lycoming 5; – Carl “Doc” Neubauer (4-4), Tony Galecke (4-5), Duke Maas (2 2B’s, 2 RBIs), Tom Sorcic (2 RBIs), Mark Neubauer (3-run HR) all led the 24 hit attack.
-Copper Hearth 8 – Lycoming 6; – Doc Neubauer hit a clutch Sac Fly to drive  in the eventual winning run in top of 7th as Copper Hearth scored 5 runs to take the lead.
-Lycoming 15 – Copper Hearth 4; – Frank Deluca’s pitching held the powerful Copper Hearth team to only 6 runs, Ed Finnegan and his Avco-Lycoming teammates collected 23 hits in the game.
-Copper Hearth leading Lycoming 3-0 in 4th inning was game was called due to the injury to Dobbs.


1971 at Southgate, MI
Little Caesars, Southgate, MI (1970 ASA Open Champ)        ——————-    Pharr Yarn, McAdenville, NC (1970 ASA Industrial Champ)

Little Caesars won the series (4-0): MVP – Officially Not named – (Tex Collins, Little Caesars, mentioned by newspaper accounts)
Little Caesars showed how powerful they really are. This is the first team in ASA history to have 4 former ASA National MVPs on the same team playing together. Joe Gauci (1958), Bill Cole (1962), Mike Axelson (1966) and Mike Gouin (1970).  Plus a couple of the best power hitters in the country in Tex Collins and Jim Pucket. Pharr Yarn led the first game 11-3 before Little Caesars came storming back to win 18-11. The Yarnmen weren’t the same after that. The four game sweep upped Little Caesars record to 69-5 for the season. Gary LaDue finished up 12-14 (.857) with 2 HRs. Mike Gouin was 10-15 (.667) with 4 HRs. Tex Collins was 8-16 (.500) with 5 HRs and 13 RBIs in the 4 games. He finished up 6-8 with 3 HRs and 9 RBIs in the last 2 games. Bob Auten hit 2 HRs and was 4-0 pitching and Jim Puckett chipped in with 2 HRs and was 6-11 in the games he played (.545). Ken Mitchem led Pharr Yarn with 3 HRs. Mike Hover was 7-13 (.538) for Pharr Yarn. Pharr Yarn was outscored 51-28.

Scores: (and some game notes)
-Little Caesars 18 – Pharr Yarn 11; – Caesars, trailing 11-3, struck for 15 runs in the top of the 6th inning to come back and win. Pharr Yarn jumped out to its big lead behind Bob McMahon’s 4-4 performance and HRs by Joe Brown and Ken Mitchem. Gary Ladue was 4-4 with a HR. Tex Collins hit 2 HRs and Jim Puckett also hit a bomb.
-Little Caesars 11 – Pharr Yarn 1; – Pitcher Bob Auten shut down the Pharr Yarn bats as Gary LaDue had another 4-4 night.
-Little Caesars 10 – Pharr Yarn 5; – Tex Collins (3-4) slammed three home runs and drove in 7 runs to lead the Little Caesars attack
-Little Caesars 12 – Pharr Yarn 11; – Bob Auten hit two homers and Tex Collins finished up his night with another 3-4 game with 2 RBIs. JD McDonald was 4-4 for Pharr Yarn.


1972 at McAdenville, NC
Indian Lakes Piledrivers, Virginia Beach, VA (1971 ASA Open Champ)        ——-    Pharr Yarn, McAdenville, NC (1971 ASA Industrial Champ)

Pile Drivers won the series (3-1): MVP – Officially Not named – (Bert Smith and HT Waller, Piledrivers,  mentioned by newspaper accounts)
Pharr Yarn won the first game behind the powerful bat of Ken Mitchem, who had 2 HRs in the.  After that, the Pile Drivers started to wake up.  Games 2 and 3 went down to the wire. Bert Smith’s HR in the 8th inning was the difference in the 15-13 victory for the Virginia Beach squad. In the next game, the Pile Drivers scored 3 in 7th inning courtesy of an HT Waller Home Run to win 11-8. The final games was just a HR derby for the Pile Drivers. They hit 10 total in the game, with Waller getting 4 and Smith 3.  These two guys combined for 13 HRs in the 4 games. Smith had 7 and Waller 6. Johnny Dollar chipped in with 3 more Leading the way for Pharr Yarn were Ken Mitchem and Smiley Tribble with 3 apiece. The run margin was 64-47 in favor of the Open Champs.

Scores: (and some game notes)
– Pharr Yarn 20 – Pile Drivers 15; – Ken Mitchem was 3-4 with 2 HRs to lead Pharr Yarn. Nick Sessoms and Johnny Dollar hit HRs for the Piledrvers
– Pile Drivers 15 – Pharr Yarn 13; – Bert Smith was 5-5 with 4 HRs, the last in the 8th inning win te game. JD McDonald was 4-4 for Pharr Yarn.
– Pile Drivers 11 – Pharr Yarn 8; – HT Waller hit 2 HRs to spark the Pile Drivers to the victory in the third game. Smiley Tribble hit 2 for Pharr Yarn
– Pile Drivers 23 – Pharr Yarn 6; – The Pile Drivers exploded for 10 HRs in the game to clinch the series. Bert Smith had 3 and HT Waller had 4.


1973 at Louisville, KY
Jiffy Club, Louisville, KY (1972 ASA Open Champ)        ——-    Pharr Yarn, McAdenville, NC (1972 ASA Industrial Champ)

Jiffy Club won the series (3-0, 4th game was rained out): –  MVP – Officially Not named – (Bill Gatti and Phil Schroer, Jiffy Club, mentioned by newspaper accounts
If anyone had any doubt who the best team in the country is, Jiffy Club removed any doubt. They came into this Softball World series ranked number three in the country behind Howard’s Furniture of North Carolina and Empire County Sports from Long Island. Pharr Yarn is the three time defending ASA National Industrial Champion. After Gatti’s heroics to win the first game, it was basically clear sailing for the Louisville squad, especially in front of the hometown crowd. Jiffy outscored the Industrial Champs 65-26 in the three games. The scheduled 4th game was rained out.  Bill Gatti led Jiffy in batting (8-10, .800, 5 HRs, 9 RBIs), followed by Phil Schroer (10-13, .769, 4 HRs, 13 RBIs, plus pitched all three games), Jack Brown (10-13, .769, .2 HRs, 6 RBIs), Ron Potter (8-12, .750, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs). Cobbie Harrison (7-14, .500, 5 RBIs). Jiffy Club had 75 hits in the 3 games and 14 HRs. Pharr Yarn had 36 hits. Buck Buchanon, Pharr Yarn (6-7, .857, 7 RBIs) led Pharr Yarn. He was helped by Gene West (6-9, .667, 3 RBIs) , Smiley Tribble (5-9, .556, 2 RBIs) and JD McDonald (5-9, .556).

Scores: (and some game notes)
– Jiffy Club 18 – Pharr Yarn 17; – Bill Gatti hit a 2-run walk off homer to win the game in the bottom of the 7th inning.
– Jiffy Club 30 – Pharr Yarn 4; – Jiffy exploded for 30 runs behind Phil Schorer and Ron Cutter, who combined for 5 HRs.
– Jiffy Club 17 – Pharr Yarn 5; – Bill Gatti once again paced the attack as he hit 3 HRs to lead Jiffy Club to the win.
– Fourth Game was rained out.


1974 at Springfield, OH
Howard’s Furniture, Denver, NC (1973 ASA Open Champ)        ——-    Pabst International Harvester, Springfield, OH (1973 ASA Industrial Champ)

Howard’s won the series (4-1): –  MVP – HT Waller, Howard’s Furniure (15-24, .625, 6 HRs) – by ASA Balls and Strikes
Howards came into this year’s World Series with an 89-7 record. They have entered 10 tournaments and won them all. They have 767 HRs on the year so far. They have 5 player with over 100 HRs. Pabst comes in with a 24-15 record and their leading HR hitter has 15.  The Run margin was 70-39 in favor of Howard’s. HT Waller was named the Series MVP.  Waller was big on all five games. He had a supporting cast of superstars as well: Don Arndt (11-21, .523, 5 HRs), Stan Harvey (14-22, .636, 3 HRs), Gene Fisher (4 HRs). Roger Brown (2 HRs) and Denny Hogan (1 HR). Dave Carroll did all of the pitching for Howards and also hit a HR. Howards had 100 hits in the 5 total games. 22 of the hits went for homers. For Pabst, Larry Garrard (11-19, .578, 2 HRs) was the top man along with Ron Boling (10-18, .556) and Dave Evilsizer (3 HRs).

Scores: (and some game notes) 
– Howard’s 15 – Pabst 4; – Howards scored 6 runs in both the 2nd and 6th inning. HT Waller, Don Arndt and Butch Adams each hit 2 HRs
– Pabst 16 – Howard’s 7; – Pabst took advantage of 7 errors by Howard’s Outfielders. Dave Evilsizor hto 3 HRs for Pabst.
– Howard’s 11 – Pabst 8; – Pabts threw three balls away and all three runners scored for the 11-8 win. Denny Hogan hit a HR for Howards.
– Howard’s 16 – Pabst 9; – HT Waller led the Howard’s offense in a game that was closer then the score
– Howard’s 21 – Pabst 2; – Waller again was the Offensive star as Howard’s hit 22 total HRs in the 5 games.


1975 at Charlotte, NC (first 2 games) and then Denver, NC (final 3 games)
Howard’s Furniture, Denver, NC (1974 ASA Open Champ)        ——-    Aetna Life & Casualty Insurance, Charlotte, NC (1974 ASA Industrial Champ)

Howard’s won the series (4-1): –  MVP – Bert Smith, Howard’s Furniture (13-15, .867, 9 HRs … stats for final 3 games only) – by ASA Balls and Strikes
(Don Arndt, Howard’s, mentioned by newspaper accounts)
This year’s World Series is an all North Carolina affair. There was no information available on individual game results, just a recap.  The scores of the first 2 games played in Charlotte are unavaialbe. The two teams split a double header there. Then then they got to Howard’s home field in Denver, NC, it was a three game Howard’s sweep.   Howard’s outscored Aetna in the three games 104-40. The following stats are just for the 3 games in Denver, NC.  Howard’s split a double header the first night, then won three straight the second night outscoring Aetna 104-40. They hit 46 HRs in the 3 games, including 22 in a crazy 51-12 win. Bert Smith was selected as the series MVP.

Scores: (and some game notes)
– Howard’s W – Aetna L; – no information available on individual games
– Aetna W – Howard’s L; – no information available on individual games
– Howard’s 23 – Aetna 6; – no information available on individual games
– Howard’s 51 – Aetna 12; -no information available on individual games
– Howard’s 30 – Aetna 22; – no information available on individual games


1976 at Cleveland, OH
Pyramid Cafe, Lakewood, OH (1975 ASA Open Champ)        ——-    Nassau County Police, Mineola, NY (1975 ASA Industrial Champ)

Pyramid won the series (5-0): – MVP – Officially Not named – (Jim Seibert and Steve Loya, Pyramid Cafe, mentioned by newspaper accounts)
This was a lop-sided affair as the series was played on a big 300 foot fence field. But that didn’t stop the Pyramid bats as they peppered last years Industrial MVP pitcher Harry Gross for 84 Hits, 68 runs and 9 HRs. Pyramid’s Jim Siebert led the batting parade with a 10-14 performance (.714). Steve Loya led the power charge as he belted 3 HRs out of the big field. Bobby Reid hit 2 HRs. Frank Krawczyk, Jim Szoke, Dave Jakubs and Denny Thomas also hit HRs for Pyramid. Pyramid outscored the Policemen 68-23 in the five games.

Scores: (and some game notes) 
– Pyramid Cafe 12 – Nassau County Police 4; – no information available on individual games
– Pyramid Cafe 14 – Nassau County Police 5; – no information available on individual games
– Pyramid Cafe 19 – Nassau County Police 7; – no information available on individual games
– Pyramid Cafe 9 – Nassau County Police 2; – no information available on individual games
– Pyramid Cafe 14 – Nassau County Police 3; – no information available on individual games


1977 at Jacksonville, FL
Warren Motors, Jacksonville, FL (1976 ASA Open Champ)        ——-    Armco Triangles, Middletown, OH (1976 ASA Industrial Champ)

Warren Motors won the series (5-0): –  MVP – Mickey McCarty, Warren Motors (24-28, .857, 17 HRs, 30 RBIs) – by ASA Balls and Strikes
This was the series that ended this ASA World series. The Open teams were getting to strong getting players from all over to play, while the Industrial teams were being restricted more. Warren Motors, who in 1976, went 94-2 and won the National Open Championship. The actually lost three of their best players from a year ago as Bruce Meade went to Oklahoma City to play for Nelson’s Painting, while the tandem of Ron Ford and Mike Nye joined the Pro League to play for the Detroit Caesars. Don’t tell that to Armco Triangles as this year’s Warren Motors looks every bit as powerful. The margin of victory for Warren’s in this series was the highest ever in the history of the ASA World Series. Warren’s also set the record for most runs scored in the series. The tally was 175-71. Once again, there is limited information on the individual games in favor of just a recap of the series. Mickey McCarty was a run away choice for MVP as he had a series for the ages. There were other players that also had some great stats, including: From Warren’s; Ray Fleetwood  (19-24, .792, 11 HRs); Bob Disney, Warren’s 14-17, (.824, 9 HRs). Lonnie Turner, Warren (5-0 pitching, 11-14,  .786 batting), Micky Morrison (9 HRs), Phil King, Reggie Soehlig, Ed Roth, Mike Jacobs, Richard Mummaw and Darrel Leake accounted for the the other 32 HRs that Warren Motors hit. They had 173 hits and 77 were Home runs. Joe Wills of Armco was the top hitter for them (12-19, .632, 6 HRs) along with James Gomia (10-17, .588, 3 HRs)

Scores: (and some game notes)
– Pyramid Cafe 12 – Nassau County Police 4; – no information available on individual games
– Pyramid Cafe 14 – Nassau County Police 5; – no information available on individual games
– Pyramid Cafe 19 – Nassau County Police 7; – no information available on individual games
– Pyramid Cafe 9 – Nassau County Police 2; – no information available on individual games
– Pyramid Cafe 14 – Nassau County Police 3; – no information available on individual games


1978 – ASA disbanded the ASA World Series. The Open Teams won all 8 Series and of the 30 total games played, the Open squads won 25 of them.

1972 ASA A Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1972 held at Cincinnati, Ohio.


Champion – Vernhardt’s Inn, Levittown, NY
Runner Up – Jolly Bar, Detroit, MI


  • MVP – Tom Back, Jolly Bar

ASA A ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Rick Leek, Vernhardt’s Inn
  • C – Ron Fitanor, Travelers
  • 1B – Joe Gagliardi, Pepsico
  • 2B – Larry Johinovotch, Jolly Bar
  • 3B – Junior Riggs, Travelers
  • SS – Bob Hummer, Jolly Bar
  • OF – Bobby Mercer, Jolly Bar
  • OF – Ray Klett, Vernhardt’s Inn
  • OF – Guidici, Henco Builders
  • OF – Tom Back, Jolly Bar

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Vernhardt’s Inn, Levittown, NY (6-0)
2. Jolly Bar, Detroit, MI (6-2)
3. Pepsico, Valhalla, NY (4-2)
4. Rantoul, Illinois (4-2)
5t. Steinhafel, Wisconsin (5-2)
5t. Tino’s, Chicago, IL (4-2)
7t. Travelers, Louisville, KY (4-2)
7t. Henco Builders, Rochester, NY (4-2)
9t. Jay’s AC, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
9t. Johnny Mac, St. Louis, MO (2-2)
9t. Colonel’s Retreat, Louisiana (2-2)
9t. Minnehaha Bowl, St. Paul, MN (2-2)
13t. Troy Redmen, Troy, OH (2-2)
13t. Conti Brothers, Rhode Island (2-2)
13t. Bridgeport Men, Bridgeport, NE (2-2)
13t. Solway Hardware, Tennessee (2-2)
17t. Corner Distributors, Bronx, NY (1-2)
17t. Hunts Tavern, Pittsburgh, PA (1-2)
17t. Dubois Chemical, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
17t. Mack Truck, Cincinnati, OH (1-2)
17t. Eagles, Minnesota (1-2)
17t. Maria’s Pizza, Michigan (1-2)
17t. Dino’s, Milwaukee, WI (1-2)
25t. Minneapolis, MN (0-2)
25t. Kansas City, MO (0-2)
25t. North Dakota (0-2)
25t. Phi Lamda Chi, Arkansas (0-2)
25t. Jumbo’s, Hepzibah, WV (0-2)
25t. Samuel’s Grocery, Richmond, VA (0-2)
25t. Gerres Construction, Elkton, DE (0-2)

1972 ASA Major Industrial Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1972 held at Providence, Rhode Island on August 1-9.


Champion – Pharr Yarn, McAdenville, NC
Runner Up – Pabst International, Springfield, OH


  • MVP – Ken Mitchem, Pharr Yarn

ASA INDUSTRIAL MAJOR ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Bob McMahon, Pharr Yarn
  • P – Alex Creek, Aetna Insurance
  • C – Dave Evilsizer, Pabst International
  • C – Don Hylton, General Electric (Waco)
  • 1B – Ron Boling, Pabst International
  • 2B – John King, Pharr Yarn
  • 3B – J.D. McDonald, Pharr Yarn
  • SS – Larry Garrard, Pabst International
  • OF – Emory McCory, Norfolk, VA
  • OF – William McCarthy, Providence City Workers
  • OF – Pete Schaaf, Nassau County Police
  • OF – Ken Mitchem, Pharr Yarn
  • Util – John Downing, Pittsburgh
  • Util – Larry Spahr, Pabst International

ASA INDUSTRIAL MAJOR ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • P – Duke Martin, Pittsburgh
  • P – Wayne Crew, Pabst International
  • C – Terry Manthey, Minneapolis
  • C – Tom Vandenbush, J. C. Penney
  • 1B – Danny Craver, Aetna Insurance
  • 2B – Larry Yoakum, Springfield
  • 3B – Ron Barber, General Electric (Waco)
  • SS – Chris Cammack, Aetna Insurance
  • OF – Jim Dwiggins, Pharr Yarn
  • OF – Cookie Stewart, Pharr Yarn
  • OF – Skip Mogray, Xerox Corporation
  • OF – Smiley Tribble, Pharr Yarn
  • Util – Tony Muratore, Providence City Workers
  • Util – Rick Goddard, Pabst International

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Pharr Yarn, McAdenville, NC (8-1)
2. Pabst International, Springfield, OH (5-2)
3. Aetna Insurance, Charlotte, NC (5-2)
4. Nassau County Police, Mineola, NY (5-2)
5. Providence City Workers, Providence, RI (4-2)
6. General Electric (Waco), Louisville, KY (5-2)
7. Norfolk Fire Dept., Norfolk, VA (4-2)
8. J. C. Penney, Milwaukee, WI (4-2)
9. E.L. Weigand, Pittsburgh, PA (4-2)
10. Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, CT (3-2)
11. Cincinnati Fire Dept., Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
12. Xerox Corporation, Rochester, NY (2-2)
13. NEWCO, Millbury, MA (4-2)
14. R.T.E. Co., Waukesha, WI (2-2)
15. Bruce Johnson, Anoka, MN (2-2)
16. Detroit Police Dept., Detroit, MI (3-2)
17. Westinghouse Corporation, Pensacola, FL (2-2)
18. Phillip Morris, Richmond, VA (1-2)
19. Eaton Corporation, Battle Creek, MI (1-2)
20. Kenney Mfg. Co., Warwick, RI (1-2)
21. Western Electric, Omaha, NE (1-2)
22. AMF, York, PA (2-2)
23. Libby Owens Ford Glass, Toledo, OH (2-2)
24. Local 662, Anderson, IN (2-2)
25 Combustion Engineers, Chattanooga, TN (1-2)
26. John Morrell, St. Paul, MN (1-2)
27. Delaware Police Association, Wilmington, DE (1-2)
28. Dupont Corporation, Parkersburg, WV (1-2)
29. La France Industries, LaFrance, SC (1-2)
30. Delaware Trust, Wilmington, DE (0-2)
31. Wilson Company, Oklahoma City, OK (0-2)
32. Hampshire Chemicals, Nashua, NH (0-2)
33. IBM, Endicott, NY (0-2)
34. Reigel Rifles, Trion, GA (0-2)
35. Dupont Independents, Waynesboro, VA (0-2)
36. Jones & McKnight, Kankanee, IL (0-2)
37. Local 473, Cleveland, OH (0-2)
38. Clay Adams Co., Parsippany, NY (0-2)
39. Portland Fire Department, Portland, ME (0-2)
40. Pan American Airlines, New York City, NY (0-2)
41. Delta Airlines, Atlanta, GA (0-2)
42. Sears Company, Minneapolis, MN (0-2)

1972 USSSA Major World Series

1972 held at Oak Creek, WI

NOTE – 1971 East World Champ played the 1971 West World Champ in the 1972 World Series best of 7 series Marasco Variety Faire of Milwaukee, WI defeated the Big Apple of Phoenix, AZ (4 games to 1)

The big story in this World Series is that the West managed to win a game. Vero McKinn hurled a brilliant 5 hitter to defeat Marasco’s 2-1 in the sceond game. He helped his own cause by going 1-3. Other than that, it was all Marasco’s on Offense. They out scored Big Apple 48 to 10 in the four games they won. The hitting of Dick Polgar, Jim Mortl, John Wegner, Ted Budny, George Mortl, Daryl Greenmeier and Carl Bruce was jus too much for Big Apple to deal with. These seven players were a total of 66-97 for a .680 clip. They also drove in 34 of the total 49 runs scored by  Marasco’s in the five games. Big Apple’s Team Batting Average was .276 (40-145).

  • MVP – Dick Polgar, Marasco’s (10-19, 526, 5 RBIs)
  • Home Run Leader – none were hit
  • Batting Leader – George Mortl – Marasco’s (9-14) – .643

All-World Team

No All-World Team was selected – just a best of 7 series between 2 teams. The East and West selected All World Teams in their respective Tournaments.

Game Scores

  • Game 1 – Marasco’s Variety Faire 13 vs. Big Apple 5 – Darryl Greenmeier and Ted Budny were both 3-3 for Marasco; Pitcher Vero McKinn was 2-4 for Big Apple.
  • Game 2 – Big Apple 2 vs. Marasco’s Variety Faire 1- Vero McKinn was 1-3 and pitched a 5-hitter for Big Apple. Pitcher Jack Moser drove in the only run for Marasco.
  • Game 3 – Marasco’s Variety Faire 12 vs. Big Apple 3 – Greenmeier, Jim Mortl, Dick Polgar and Jack Baird all had 3 hits for Marasco. Vero McKinn had the only RBI for Big Apple.
  • Game 4 – Marasco’s Variety Faire 12 vs. Big Apple 1 – Once again, it was Jim Mortl and Dick Polgar with 3 hits apiece. McKinn and Calderon each had 2 hits for Big Apple
  • Game 5 – Marasco’s Variety Faire 11 vs. Big Apple 1 – George Mortl and Carl Bruce were both 3-3 and combined for 5 RBIs. Richard Lopez was 3-3 for Big Apple.

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Marasco’s Variety Faire, Milwaukee, WI 4-1
2. Big Apple, Phoenix, AZ 1-4

1972 World Series Stats (at least 10 ABs)

  • George Mortl, Marasco (9-14, .643, 6 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Ted Budny, Marasco (7-11, .636, 6 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • John Wegner, Marasco (8-14, .571, 7 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Dick Polgar, Marasco (10-19, .526, 4 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Jim Mortl, Marasco (10-20, .500, 4 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Sal Martinez, Big Apple (5-10, .500, 4 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Daryl Greenmeier, Marasco, (6-14, .429, 1 RBI, 5 Runs)
  • Carl Bruce, Marasco (6-15, .400, 6 RBIs, 2 Runs)
  • Alex Calderon, Big Apple (6-17, .353, 2 RBIs, 2 Runs)
  • Vero McKinn, Big Apple (5-16, .313, 1 RBI, 1 Run)
  • George Leon, Big Apple (4-13, .308, 2 Runs)
  • Dennis Meadow, Big Apple (3-11, .273, 1 Run)
  • Richard Lopez, Big Apple (4-15, .267, 1 RBI, 1 Run) – Also 1-4 Pitching
  • Jack Baird, Marasco (4-16, .250, 3 RBIs, 2 Runs)
  • Joe Conteras, Big Apple (3-14, .214, 1 Run)
  • Birdie Murillo, Big Apple (2-10, .200, 2 Runs)
  • Vince Peralta, Big Apple (1-14, .071, 1 Run)
  • Jack Moser, Marasco (2-1 Pitching)
  • Jim Cody, Marasco (2-0 Pitching)

1972 East Worlds – Petersburg, VA

Champion – Dino’s Pizza, Detroit, MI
Runner Up – Rolling Hills, Covington, KY

Rolling Hills of Kentucky lost to Dino’s and was sent to the loser’s bracket. Snyder’s of Detroit and Dino’s of Detroit (both play in the same league incidently) Squared off in the Winner’s Bracket final. The two teams combined for 14 HRs as Dino’s defeated Snyders 24-15. Rolling Hill’s eliminated Mertz Bake Shoppe of Oak Park Michigan in a defensive struggle 3-1 to advance to play Snyders with the winner getting another crack at Dino’s. Rolling Hills prevailed 16-9 to advance to the Championship game. Jerry Johnston of Dino’s was 3-4 with 2 HRs and 4 RBIs to lead Snyders to a 13-10 title clinching victory. Jim Haislip and Joe Theison both went 2-4 with homers to help Pitcher Cal Carman nail down the victory. Rolling Hills was led by Sonny Rider’s 3-4 performance.

  • East MVP – Cal Carmen, Dino’s Pizza (.740, 8 HRs)
  • East HR Leader – Tom Louria, Snyder’s – 10
  • East Batting Leader – Cal Carmen, Dino’s Pizza – .740

1972 East All-World Team

  • Pitcher – Cal Carmen, Dino’s Pizza (.740, 8 HRs)
  • Catcher – John Hinds, Snyder’s (.627, 9 HRs)
  • First Base – Hudson Knock, Rolling Hills
  • Second Base – Jerry Johnson, Dino’s Pizza
  • Third Base – Dave Holt, 5&10 Tap
  • Shortstop – Jim Taliseky, Dino’s Pizza
  • Infield – Hank Cluess, Pinters Net
  • Outfield – Joe Thiesan, Dino’s Pizza
  • Outfield – Bill Schlessinger, Century Tire
  • Outfield – Jim Haislip, Dino’s Pizza
  • Outfield – Tom Louria, Snyder’s (.654, 10 HRs)
  • Utility – Dave McLanger, Mertz Bake Shop
  • Utility – Jim Gum, Rolling Hills

1972 East World Tournament Standings (top-10 listed only, 58 teams played)

1. Dino’s Pizza, Detroit, MI 7-0
2. Rolling Hills, Covington, KY 7-2
3. Snyder’s, Redford, MI 7-2
4. Mertz Bake Shop, Oak Park, MI 7-2
5. Century Tire, Cincinnati, OH 5-2
6. Pinter’s Nets, Long Island, NY 4-2
7. Builders Hardware, Milwaukee, WI 6-2
8. Iron Dukes, New Castle, PA 4-2
9. Knights of St. John, Louisville, KY 4-2
10. Milwaukee Commandos, Milwaukee, WI 3-2


1972 West Worlds held at Sun City, AZ

Champion – Gonzales Mexican Food, Richmond, CA (Bay Area Merchants)
Runner Up – Blinky’s, Fullerton, CA

Gonzales ran through the Western Worlds with speed and power. They had six players hit at least .500 and banged out 11 HRs total as a team. They defeated Blinky’s twice; 17-9 in the winner’s bracket final and then in the Championship game, Gonzales prevailed by a 9-6 score. Larry Sheppard of Gonzales had an incredible tournament at the plate as he was 20-22 and scored 15 runs to earn the Most Valuable Player Award.

  • West MVP – Larry Sheppard, Gonzales (20-22, .909, 15 runs)
  • West HR Leader – Leonard Bowen, Bemco – 4
  • West Batting Leader – Larry Sheppard, Gonzales Mexican Food – .909

1972 West All-Tournament Team (stats are very vague)

  • Pitcher – Mike Matthews, Gonzales (over .500)
  • Catcher – Leonard Bowen, Bemco (over .600, 4 HRs)
  • Infield – Frank Coppa, Gonzales (over .500)
  • 2B-Larry Sheppard, Gonzales (20-22, .909, 15 Runs, also walked 5 times)
  • Infield – Rancy Rozati, Blinky’s (over .500)
  • Infield – Dan Derch, Blinky’s (over .500)
  • Outfield – Mike Edwards, Bemco (over .500)
  • Outfield – Amata Sotelo, Bemco over (.600)
  • Outfield – Bob Woodriff, Blinky’s (over .600)
  • Outfield – Charles Pierce, Gonzales
  • Utility – Ed Green, Gonzales

1972 West World Tournament Standings (top-10 listed only, 16 teams played)

1. Gonzales Mexican Food, Richmond, CA 5-0
2. Blinky’s, Fullerton, CA 4-2
3. Bemco, Industry, CA 5-2
4. Goettl’s Metals, Mesa, AZ 3-2
5. CBAC, San Gabriel Valley, CA 3-2
6. Little Big O, Downey, CA 2-2
7. Carpetbaggers, Las Vegas, NV 2-2
8. Maloof Rockets, NV 2-2
9. Spot and Blotter 1-2
10. Buccaneers 1-2

1972 ASA Major Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals


1972 held at Jacksonville, Florida.


Champion – Jiffy’s Club, Louisville, KY
Runner Up – Triton Petroleum, Wichita, KS


Jiffy Club trailed Triton Petroleum 14-12 at one point before they came back and won the championship over Triton 24-14 after previously beating them 23-15 in winners bracket final. Triton made it back to the finals by eliminating Warren Motors 19-17. Hometown favorite Warren had previously eliminated County Sports, Little Caesars and Howard’s Furniture. With Cobbie Harrison only making three outs and Bill Gatti slugging home runs (he hit 6 in one game), Jiffy was too powerful for the Triton squad. Don Arndt of 4th place Howard’s was the MVP after an incredible display of hitting. Doug Majher led Triton for the weekend with a 20-27 (.747), 6 HRs, 19 RBIs performance.


  • MVP – Don Arndt, Howard’s Furniture (21-28, .750, 13 HRs, 23 RBIs, 19 Runs) – won MVP, even though his team finished 4th
  • HR Leaders – Bill Gatti, Jiffy Club (20-28, .714, 28 RBIs, 22 Runs) – 14
  • HR Leaders – Al White, Warren Motor’s (30-36, .833, 33 RBIs, 26 Runs) – 14
  • Batting Leader – Cobbie Harrison, Jiffy Club (29-32, 13 HRs, 22 RBIs, 24 Runs) – .906

ASA OPEN ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P- Don Arndt, Howard Furniture (21-28, .750, 13 HRs, 23 RBIs, 19 Runs)
  • P- Bob Auten, Little Caesars (12-21, .571, 6 HRs, 14 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • C- Van Jenkins, Warren Motors (22.34, .647, 10 HRs, 20 RBIs, 21 Runs)
  • C- Randall Elser, Stauffer’s Realty (14, 23, .609, 8 HRs, 20 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • 1B- Cobbie Harrison, Jiffy Club (29-32, .906, 13 HRs, 22 RBIs, 24 Runs)
  • 2B- Ron Yates, Howard Furniture (13-23, .565, 6 HRs, 12 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • 3B- Doug Majhers, Triton Petroleum (20-27, .747, 6 HRs, 19 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • SS- Mike Casey, Jiffy Club (15-29, .517, 0 HRs, 8 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • OF- Jack Davis, Mr. D’s (16-23, .696, 8 HRs, 18 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • OF- Bill Gatti, Jiffy Club (20-28, .714, 15 HRs, 28 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • OF- Reggie Soehlig, Warren Motors (24-37, .649, 11 HRs, 21 RBIs, 21 Runs)
  • OF- John Spadaccino, Schaefer Post (23-32, .719, 5 HRs, 17 RBIs, 16 Runs)
  • UT- Jim Galloway, Empire County Astros (16-23, .696, 7 HRs, 15 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • UT- Stan Patykula, Schaefer Post (20-30, .667, 5 HRs, 16 RBIs, 15 Runs)

ASA OPEN ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • P- Dennis Parrish, Warren Motors (17-33, .519, 6 HRs, 14 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • P- Joe Sims, Jiffy Club (no info)
  • C- Dan King, Jiffy Club (19-30, .633, 5 HRs, 14 RBIs, 17 Runs)
  • C- Preston Powell, Non Ferrous (12-19, .632, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • 1B- Al White, Warren Motors (30-36, .833, 14 HRs, 33 RBIs, 26 Runs)
  • 2B- Frank Sorrells, Jo’s-Smith (10-15, .667, 5 HRs, 8 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • 3B- Bill Malloy, Empire County Astros (17-23, .739, 7 HRs, 19 RBIs, 16 Runs)
  • SS- Steve Dixon, Warren Motors (no info)
  • OF- Joe Lowry, Jiffy Club (22-32, .688, 8 HRs, 15 RBIs, 20 Runs)
  • OF- Steve Shurina, Empire County Astros (17-23, .739, 5 HRs, 8 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • OF- Larry Migliaccio, Schaefer Post (18-31, .581, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs, 16 RBIs)
  • OF- Ron Kasa, Schaefer Post (19-31, .631, 11 HRs, 23 RBIs, 20 Runs)
  • UT- Mac Richardson, Howard Furniture  (14-22, .636, 5 HRs, 14 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • UT- Larry Berger, Triton Petroleum (19-28, .679, 8 HRs, 22 RBIs, 14 Runs)

OTHERS

  • HT Waller, Piledrivers (12-13, .923, 7 HRs, 12 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Phil Higgins, Copper Hearth (6-8, .750, 3 HRs, 6 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Bill Cole, Little Caesars (18-25, .720, 6 HRs, 16 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Bert Smith, Piledrivers (10-14, .714, 4 HRs, 7 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Phil Schroer, Jiffy Club (19-27, .704, 8 HRs, 19 RBIs, 24 Runs)
  • Ron Potter, Jiffy Club (19-28, .679, 6 HRs, 15 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Roger Brown, Howard Furniture (17-26, .654, 7 HRs, 17 RBIs, 17 Runs)
  • Mike Foley, Empire County Astros (17-27, .630, 7 HRs, 16 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Mike Gouin, Little Caesars (17-27, .630, 3 HRs, 14 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Artie Kearns, Schaeffer Post (15-24, .625, 0 HRs, 6 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Gary LaDue, Little Caesars (15-24, .625, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Tony Mazza, Little Caesars (17-29, .586, 0 HRs, 6 RBIs, 14 Runs
  • Tex Collins, Little Caesars (14-24, .583, 5 HRs, 15 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Rick Scherr, Copper Hearth (7-12, .583, 4 HRs, 6 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Gene Fisher, Howard Furniture (15-26, .577, 6 HRs, 10 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Gary Richter, Empire Astros (12-21, .571, 1 HR, 11 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Mike Nye, Warren Motors (21-37, .568, 6 HRs, 16 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • Jim Puckett, Little Caesars (10-18, .556, 2 HRs, 5 HRs, 6 RBIs)
  • Randy Gorrell, Howard Furniture (15-27, .556, 6 HRs, 16 RBIs, 16 Runs)
  • James Washington, Jerry’s Caterers (6-11, .545, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Darrell Leake, Warren Motors (21-38, .533, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 19 Runs)
  • Lou Russo, Empire County Astros (13-26, .520, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs, 15 Runs)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Jiffy Club, Louisville, KY 6-0
2. Triton Petroleum, Wichita, KS 5-2
3. Warren Motors, Jacksonville, FL 6-2
4. Howard Furniture, Denver, NC 4-2
5. Mr. D’s, Seattle, WA 3-2
6. Schaeffer Post, Trenton, NJ 6-2
7. Little Caesars, Detroit, MI 4-2
8. Stauffer’s Realty, Warren, OH 4-2
9. Greenbelt Shell, Fulton, MD 2-2
10. Non-Ferrous Metals, Cleveland, OH 3-2
11. Empire County Astros, Levittown, NY 3-2
12. Jo’s Pizza-Smith Plumbing, Milton, FL 2-2
13. Valley Merchants, Phoenix City, AL 2-2
14. Virginia Doors, Chesapeake, VA 2-2
15. Turner Welding, San Antonio, TX 2-2
16. Rudder Construction, Knowxville, TN 2-2
17. Cee Bass Realty. Portsmouth, VA 1-2
18. Copper Hearth, Milwaukee, WI 1-2
19. Hauck’s Cafe, Cincinnati, OH 2-2
20. Pizza Hut, Wichita, KS 1-2
21. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL 1-2
22. Ronnie’s, Greenwich, CT 1-2
23. Downtown Ford, Sacramento, CA 1-2
24. Indian Lake Piledrivers, Virginia Beach, VA 1-2
25. Brookline Young Men’s Club, Pittsnirgh, PA 0-2
26. Priced Rite Trophies, Salt Lake City, UT 0-2
27. Stroh’s Beer, Springfield, OH 0-2
28. Maplewood Plumbing & Heating, Maplewood, MN 0-2
29. Village Inn Pizza, Bozeman, MT 0-2
30. M&C Trucking, Worcester, MA 0-2
31. T.A.O., Oklahoma City, OK 0-2
32. Armed Services All Stars, USA 0-2
33. Lakeshore Sands, Euclid, OH 0-2