Category: 1975

1975 ASA Major Women’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1975 held at Jacksonville, Florida.


Champion: Marks Brothers Dots, Miami, FL
Runner Up: Budget Rent-A-Car Rebels, Jacksonville, FL


In a repeat of last year’s finals, Pitcher Judy Hedgecock went 7-0 as a pitcher, won the final game 8-6 as she had 2 doubles and 4 RBIs. The Dots had previously beaten the Rebels 2-1 in the winners bracket finals. The Jacksonville Rebels then eliminated Avantis of Minneapolis to get back to the finals and another crack at the Dots.


  • MVP – Judy Hedgecock, Marks Brothers Dots (11-19, .579, 9 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Batting Leader – Sandra Russum, Gremlems (10-17, 1 RBI, 7 Runs) – .588
  • Home Run Leader – Many tied with 1 (Sherry Bierman, Cardinals – 7-14, .500, 5 RBIs, 2 Runs) – player with highest average with 1 HR.

ASA MAJOR WOMEN’S SLOW PITCH ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Mary Jo Blake, Budget Rent-A-Car Rebels
  • P – Judy Hedgecock, Marks Brothers Dots
  • C – Linda Ares, Marks Brothers Dots
  • C – Sissy Morgan, Budget Rent-A-Car Rebels
  • 1B – Sandy Russum, Gremlins
  • 2B – Dot Stansel, Budget Rent-A-Car Rebels
  • 3B – Lewanne Fenty, Marks Brothers Dots
  • SS – Debbie McLane, Budget Rent-A-Car Rebels
  • OF – Bunny Riley, Budget Rent-A-Car Rebels
  • OF – Karen Newman, Marks Brothers Dots
  • OF – Jan DuBois, Avantis
  • OF – Nancy Brown, Gremlins
  • UT – Chris Padgett, Marks Brothers Dots
  • UT – Ernestine Hamel, Marks Brothers Dots

ASA MAJOR WOMEN’S SLOW PITCH ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • P – Rose Dedante, Isis
  • P – Marcia Wilkerson, Robinettes
  • C – Linda Joseph, Avantis
  • C – Emma Lou Pope, Bay Skippers
  • 1B – Princess Carpenter, Robinettes
  • 2B – Debbie Wohler, Gremlins
  • 3B – Sherry Bedingfield, Gremlins
  • SS – Jeanne Priebe, Isis
  • OF – Mary Ann Murphy, Isis
  • OF – Carol Stromberg, Avantis
  • OF – Katie Ray, Avantis
  • UT – Linda Polley, Avantis
  • UT – Debbie Bregler, Budget Rent-A-Car Rebels

FINALS STANDINGS

1. Marks Brothers Dots, N. Miami, FL 7-0
2. Budget Rent-A-Car Rebels, Jacksonville, FL 6-2
3. Avantis, Minneapolis, MN 5-2
4. Isis, Cleveland, OH 6-2
5t. Robinettes, Springfield, OH 3-2
5t. Gremlins, Tampa, FL 3-2
7t. Bay Skippers, Virginia Beach, VA 4-2
7t. Hamilton’s, Billingham, WA 3-2
9t. Fun-A-Far, Huntington, NY 2-2
9t. Hi-Landers, Louisville, KY 3-2
9t. Fairway, Blair, NE 3-2
9t. Raney Tire, Cleveland, OH 2-2
13t. CP Dean, Richmond, VA 2-2
13t. Road Runners, Columbus, OH 2-2
13t. Cardinals, Cincinnati, OH 2-2
13t. Hodisco, Hutchinson, KS 2-2
17t. Pizza Pete, Aberdene, WA 1-2
17t. Belvedere’s, Wilmington, De 1-2
17t. Rubi-Otts. Graham, NC 1-2
17t. Scott Equipment, Chattanooga, TN 1-2
17t. Downtowners, Fond du Lac, WI 1-2
17t. Socialites, New Haven, CT 1-2
17t. Playmates, Sacramento, CA 1-2
17t. Colts, Mobile, AL 1-2
25t. Cenla Merchants, Alexandra, LA 1-2
25t. Stein Goetz, Ann Arbor, MI 1-2
25t. Allain’s Gems, New Iberi, LA 0-2
25t. Powers Gulf, Macon, GA 0-2
25t. Marco’s Pub, New Bedford, MA 0-2
25t. Spooks, Anoka, MN 0-2
25t. Southern Beverage, Jackson, MS 0-2
25t. WSA All Stars, Berlin, NJ 0-2
33t. BYMC Debs, Pittsburgh, PA 0-2
34t. Breakers, Corpus Christi, TX 0-2

George Taylor’s HR Derby Contest Champions

Held at Corpus Christi, TX

1975- Stan Harvey, Howard’s Furniture
1976- Stan Harvey, Howard’s Furniture
1977- Mike Cellura, Capitol Insulation
1978- Bruce Meade, Nelson’s Painting
1979- event rained-out and never re-scheduled
1980- Dick Bartel, Howard’s/Western Steer
1981- Dick Bartel, Howard’s/Western Steer
1982- No other information available

North American Softball Championships

United States, Canada and Mexico were to have selected its top 2 teams to compete in this event. The top 2 finishers from the 1975 ASA Worlds (Pyramid Cafe and Poindexter Lumber) were selected as well as the Canadian Champs (Eastern Canada – Les Copains of Quebec) and (Western Canada – Hill Spring Hi Jacks of Alberta). Mexico did not send any teams as it was under suspension by the ISF.


1976 North American Championship

1976 Pool Play Standings Rec RF-RA Diff

1. Poindexter Lumber, Winston-Salem, NC 6-0 79-27 +52
2. Les Copain, Montreal, Canada 3-3 67-50 +17
3. Pyramid Café, Cleveland, OH 3-3 64-73 – 9
4. Hill Spring Hi Jacks, Alberta, Canada 0-6 33-94 -61

Championship Play

#3 Pyramid Café eliminated #4 Hi Jacks – 16- 6 – 3rd Place Game
#2 Les Copain eliminated #1 Poindexter – 12- 5 – Championship Game

Final Standings Champ Pool Final

1. Les Copain, Montreal, Canada 1-0 3-3 4-3 (CHAMPIONS)
2. Poindexter Lumber, Winston-Salem, NC 0-1 6-0 6-1
3. Pyramid Café, Cleveland, OH 1-0 3-3 4-3
4. Hill Spring Hi Jacks, Alberta, Canada 0-1 0-6 0-7

All Star Team

MVP – Jean-Pierre Paul, Les Copains (15-26, .577)
Michael Bolduc, Les Copains
Serge Dufour, Les Copains
Mike Robertson, Poindexter Lumber
Ken Nichols, Poindexter Lumber
Dave Markland, Poindexter Lumber
Woodrow Neal, Poindexter Lumber
Jim Siebert, Pyramid Cafe
Steve Loya, Pyramid Cafe
Rod Humphrys, Hill Spring


1977 North American Championship

1977 Pool Play Standings Rec RF-RA Diff

1. Warren Motors, Jacksonville, FL 5-1 99-45 +44
2. Teamsters Local #293, Cleveland, OH 5-1 69-46 +23
3. Merrifield, Windsor, Ontario 2-4 41-51 -10
4. Aldergrove Construction, BC 0-6 24-88 -64

Elimination Play

#4 Aldergrove eliminated #3 Merrifield – 11- 9
#2 Teamsters defeated #1 Warren’s – 14-13
#1 Warren’s eliminated #3 Aldergrove – 20- 9
#2 Teamsters eliminated #1 Warren’s – 26-12 – Championship Game

Final Standings including Pool Play and Championship Rounds Elim Pool Final

1. Teamster Local #293, Cleveland, OH 2-0 5-1 7-1 (CHAMPIONS)
2. Warren Motors, Jacksonville, FL 1-2 5-1 6-3
3. Aldergrove Construction Royals, BC, Canada 1-2 0-6 1-8
4. Merrifield, Windsor, Ontario 0-1 2-4 2-5

All Star Team (None selected- except MVP)

MVP- Rich Amsden, Teamsters (.654, 2 HRs, 13 RBIs)
HR Leader – Ray Fleetwood, Warren’s (25 RBIs, 20 Runs Scored) – 12
Batting Leader – Ray Fleetwood, Warren’s (32-39) – .821

Championship Game Stars:

Bill Kloczko, Teamsters (3 HRs, 5 RBIs)
Rick Brown, Teamsters (3 RBIs)
John Durket, Teamsters (3 RBIs)
Frank Gaudio, Teamsters (3 RBIs)

Pool Play Standings Rec RF-RA Diff

1. Warren Motors, Jacksonville, FL 5-1 99-45 +44
2. Teamsters Local #293, Cleveland, OH 5-1 69-46 +23
3. Merrifield, Windsor, Ontario 2-4 41-51 -10
4. Aldergrove Construction, BC 0-6 24-88 -64


1978 Tournament Disbanded

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.

1975 ASA A Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1975 held at Providence, Rhode Island.


Champion – American Legion, Metro Long Island
Runner Up – Dubois Chemical, Ohio


  • MVP – Chan Baker, American Legion
  • Batting Champion – H.E. Bonin, Houston Reds (.687)

ASA A ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • Chan Baker, American Legion
  • Frank Balkasare, Red Carpet Inn
  • H.E. Bonin, Houston Reds
  • Angelo Galasso, American Legion
  • Elmer Harbough, Conti Brothers
  • Mike Jacobs, Gainesville Merchants
  • Lee Kiger, Piedmont Steel
  • Phil Mason, Siegel’s Market
  • Joe McCabe, American Legion
  • Jerry Pinoni, Dubois Chemical
  • Jimmy Purvis, Cannon Welding
  • Matt Verton, American Legion
  • Charlie Walker, Dubois Chemical
  • Clyde Zachary, Reed Nuts

ASA A ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • Steve Burrows, Conti Brothers
  • Jimmy Cannon, Collins Mfg. Co
  • John Evans, Piedmont Sheet Metal
  • Pete Fischer, Thielman’s Sausage
  • Larry Green, Siegel’s Market
  • Kerry Hirschy, Fix N’Fix
  • Jim Hopkins, Conti Brothers
  • Rich Isley, American Legion
  • Jack Lambert, Cother Brothers
  • Shorty Lewis, Dubois Chemical
  • Roy Price, Stasiu’s Bar
  • John Sheridan, American Legion
  • Jerry Sherrod, Cannon Welding
  • Jeff Williams, Gainesville Merchants

FINAL STANDINGS

1. American Legion, Levittown, NY (7-1)
2. Dubois Chemical, Columbus, OH (5-2)
3. Siegel’s Market, Richmond, VA (6-2)
4. Red Carpet Inn, St. Petersburg, FL (7-2)
5. Thielman’s Sausage, Sheboyban, WI (7-2)
6. Conti Brothers, Providence, RI (4-2)
7. Gainesville Merchants, Gainesville, FL (5-2)
8. Piedmont Sheet Metal, Winston-Salem, NC (5-2)
9. Collins Mfg. Co., Cleveland, TN (5-2)
10. Cannon Welding, Jacksonville, FL (3-2)
11. Fix N’Fix, Orlando, FL (3-2)
12. Tacoma Office Supply, Tacoma, WA (2-2)
13. Cother Brothers, Tampa, FL (3-2)
14. Houston Reds, Houston, TX (3-2)
15. City Lumber, Arkansas (4-2)
16. Old Time Inn, Massachusetts (3-2)
17. Duitsman Insurance, Michigan (2-2)
18. Stasiu’s Bar, Metro Minneapolis (3-2)
19. American Amusement, Michigan (2-2)
20. Smiley’s, Maryland (2-2)
21. Reed Nuts, Georgia (3-2)
22. Mission Valley, Montana (1-2)
23. Muskie’s Grille, New York (3-2)
24. Roman Carosuel, Metro New York City (3-2)
25. Union Carbide, West Virginia (1-2)
26. Ward Forging, Metro Louisville (2-2)
27. Hilltop Inn, Pennsylvania (2-2)
28. Brouders Bar, Metro Detroit (2-2)
29. Aces, Metro Atlanta (2-2)
30. Mobley’s Tab, Minnesota (2-2)
31. Miami Merchants, Metro Miami (2-2)
32. Citizen Club, Metro Pittsburgh (2-2)
33. Snoden-Mize, Missouri (2-2)
34. KEDA, Metro San Antonio (2-2)
35. Paddy Wagon, Rhode Island (1-2)
36. Chris’s Restaurant, Metro D.C. (1-2)
37. Merchants Grill, Metro Rochester (1-2)
38. Friar’s Tuck, Metro Norfolk (1-2)
39. Liberty Rock Elk, Connecticut (1-2)
40. Gabe & Walken, Iowa (1-2)
41. Susie’s Inn, Delaware (1-2)
42. Vagabound Club, Metro Cleveland (1-2)
43. Bay Area Bombers, Texas (1-2)
44. Ander’s Tile, South Carolina (1-2)
45. BB&C Electric, Louisiana (1-2)
46. Jo Jo’s Pizzeria, Metro Toledo (1-2)
47. McIntyre Chevrolet, Louisiana (1-2)
48. SSC, Metro Cincinnati (1-2)
49. Sir Pizza, Kentucky (0-2)
50. Hardwick Fence, Maine (0-2)
51. Rausch’s, Metro Milwaukee (0-2)
52. Franke Enterprise, Oklahoma (0-2)
53. Warren s Restaurant, Virginia (0-2)
54. Howard Savings Rank, Metro Newark (0-2)
55. Plywood Dakota, North Dakota (0-2)
56. Richard’s Insurance, Vermont (0-2)
57. Trenton Capitals, New Jersey (0-2)
58. Frye’s Plumbing, Nebraska (0-2)
59. Linn Corriher, North Carolina (0-2)
60. Tri City Dodge, New Hampshire (0-2)
61. *J J Ferguson, Mississippi (0-2)
62. *Bourbon Rat, Metro St. Paul (0-2)

*Forfeit

1975 ASA Major Industrial Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1975 held at York, Pennsylvania on August 1-8.


Champion – Nassau County Police Department, Mineola, NY
Runner Up – Pabst-International, Springfield, OH


  • MVP – Harry Gross, Nassau County Police Department
  • Batting Champion – Joe Magdon, Sikorsky Aircraft (.700)

ASA INDUSTRIAL MAJOR ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • 1B –  Bob Reisinger, Pabst-International
  • 2B – Hank Cluess, Nassau County Police
  • 3B – Louis Costner, Pharr Yarn
  • SS – Larry Garrard, Pabst-International
  • OF – Tony Dobies, Nassau County Police
  • OF – Herb Akers, Pabst-International
  • OF – Pete Shaaf, Nassau County Police
  • OF – Cookie Stewart, Pharr Yarn
  • UTIL – Joe Magdon, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • UTIL – Ken Slenker – AMF Blues
  • C – James David, Philip Morris
  • C – K. Drummond. Dupont Christina Labs
  • P – Harry Gross Nassau County Police
  • P – Dave Evelsizor . Pabst-International

ASA INDUSTRIAL MAJOR ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • 1B – Chuck Dennis, ARMCO Triangles
  • 2B – Bob Price, Pabst-International
  • 3B – Maurice Clark, Dupont Christina Labs
  • SS – John Rinaldi, Nassau County Police
  • OF – Louie Bowman, Pabst-International
  • OF – Don Saunders, Philip Morris
  • OF – Dennis Carter, Pharr Yarn
  • OF – John Netta, Dupont Christina Labs
  • UTIL – Steve Wilhelm, Kerr McGee Reds
  • UTIL – Luck Wagman, Maple Press Co.
  • C – Ron Boling, Pabst-International
  • C – Dean West, Pharr Yorn
  • P – Terry Wright, Kerr McGee Reds
  • P – Red Livelsberger, AMF-Blues

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Nassau County Police Department, Mineola, NY (6-0)
2. Pabst-International, Springfield, OH (7-2)
3. Kerr McGee Reds, Oklahoma City, OK (4-2)
4. Pharr Yarn, McAdensville, NC (4-2)
5. Philip Morris, Richmond, VA (4-2)
6. Dupont Christina Labs, Wilmington, DE (3-2)
7. AMF Blues, York, PA (4-2)
8. Maple Press Co., York, PA (4-2)
9. Aetna Life & Casualty, Charlotte, NC (2-2)
10. Armco Triangles, Middletown, OH (3-2)
11. Seaboard Coast Lines, Jacksonville, FL (2-2)
12. Sikorsky Aircraft, Bridgeport, CT (3-2)
13. Combustion Engineers, Chattanooga, TN (2-2)
14. ETS, Princeton, NJ (2-2)
15. Bruce Johnson Construction Company, Anoka, MN (2-2)
16. Delta Airlines, Atlanta, GA (2-2)
17. Easy Shop-WACO, Louisville, KY (1-2)
18. Detroit Diesel Allison, Indianapolis, IN (1-2)
19. Falk Corp., Milwaukee, WI (1-2)
20. Eaton Axle Co., Cleveland, OH (1-2)
21. Fluor E&C, Houston, TX (1-2)
22. Raffield Fisheries, St. Joe, FL (1-2)
23. B&W Atoms, Lynchburg, VA (1-2)
24. Kennecott Copper, Magna, UT (1-2)
25. Air Force Communication Service, Kansas City, MO (0-2)
26. Maine National Bank, Portland, ME (0-2)
27. Weyerhauser Corp., Tacoma, WA (0-2)
28. Cleveland FOP No. 8, Cleveland, OH (0-2)
29. Honeywell, Minneapolis, MN (0-2)
30. Proctor & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH (0-2)
31. ITT Suprenant, Clinton, MA (0-2)
32. *Seattle First National Bank, Seattle, WA (0-2)

*no show

1975 USSSA Major World Series

1975 held at Rochester, NY

Champion – Snyder’s, Novi, MI
Runner Up
– Sol Mintz, Washington, PA

Sol Mintz had to defeat two powerhouse teams in the loser’s bracket to get a crack at the championship game. Synder’s had beaten Sol Mintz 18-17 to send them tot he loser’s bracket. Sol Mintz then beat Uniroyal of Detroit 12-11 (former USSSA Champion Dino’s Pizza) behind the home run power of Big Tom Miller, then beat Copper Hearth 14-10 in the loser’s bracket final behind George Taylor’s four hits and homers from Chuck Yesenchak and Tom Miller. Gary Smith held the bats scoreless in the final to inning.  Now in the finals, Sol Mintz faced Snyder’s Softball Club of Michigan. Rick Pinto hurled a 5-hit shutout to give Snyder’s the championship via a 11-0 victory. Matt Partridge had 3 hits and Doug Gerdes made it look easy with a booming home run among his two hits and 3 RBIs. Jim Mitchell was 9-13 (.692) with 5 HRs and 10 RBIs to lead Snyder’s in hitting. Matt Partridge was 11-17 (.647). For Sol Mintz, Denny Brown was 15-22 (.681), with 13 Runs
Scored. Don Matthews (15-23, .652) also had a big weekend.

  • MVP – Doug Gerdes, Snyder’s (10-16, .625, 4 HRs, 15 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Home Run Leader – Tom Miller, Sol Mintz  (12-18, .667, 15 RBIs, 12 Runs) – 6
  • Batting Leader – Phil Higgins, Copper Hearth (12-16, 3 HRs,11 RBIs, 10 Runs) – .750

1975 USSSA All-World Team (The FIRST All World Team Selected, the previous selections were East, West or Central)

  • Pitcher – Rick Pinto – Snyder’s Softball Club (5-15, .333, 1 Run) – also 4-0 Pitching
  • Pitcher – Chuck Drewicz – Copper Heath (7-15, .467, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 2 Runs)
  • First Base – Don Matthews – Sol Mintz (15-23, .652, 3 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • Second Base – Stan Brown – Snyder’s Softball Club (9-14, .643, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Third Base – Doug Gerdes – Snyder’s Softball Club (10-16, .625, 4 HRs, 15 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Shortstop – Derek Gallagher – Builders Hardware (7-12, .583, 2 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Outfield – Phil Higgins – Copper Hearth (12-16, .750, 3 HRs,11 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Outfield – Stan Rocca – Sol Mintz (6-24, .250, 1 RBI, 4 Runs)
  • Outfield – Matt Partridge – Snyder’s Softball Club (11-17, .647, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Outfield – Dan Murphy – Uniroyal (8-14, .571, 3 HRs, 4 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Outfield – Dave Rhodes – Snyder’s Softball Club (8-15, .533, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs, 4 Runs)

OTHERS

  • Jim Mitchell, Snyders (9-13, .692, 5 HRs, 10 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Jim Yesenchak, Sol Mintz (13-19, .684, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Denny Brown, Sol Mintz (15-22 . 682, 4 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • Tom Miller, Sol Mintz (12-18, .667, 6 HRs, 15 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Tom Kaminsky, Uniroyal (9-14, .643, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Charlie Pierce, Capitol Insulation (5-8, .625, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 2 Runs)
  • Al Gibson, Uniroyal (8-13, .615, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Doc Nuebauer, Copper Hearth (9-16, .562, 5 Runs)
  • Rick Scherr, Copper Hearth (6-12, .500, 4 HRs, 6 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Hank Kosmala, Capitol Insulation (3-6, .500, 3 HRs, 4 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Frank Tacone, Mazzola (3-6, .500, 1 Run)
  • Rick Trudeau, Snyders (8-17, .471, 2 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Chuck Drewicz, Copper Hearth (7-15, .467, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 2 Runs)
  • Lon Parker, Snyders (6-17, 353, 5 Runs)
  • Elby Bushong, Copper State (3-9, .333, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Jim Mortl, Copper Hearth (5-16, .312, 1 RBI, 6 Runs)
  • Larry Elkins, Snyders (2-13, .154, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 2 Runs)
  • Cal Carman, Uniroyal (1-14, .071)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Snyder’s Softball Club, Detroit, MI 4-0
2. Sol Mintz, Washington, PA 4-2
3. Copper Hearth, Milwaukee, WI 2-2
4. Uniroyal, Detroit, MI 2-2
5. Builders Hardware, Milwaukee, WI 1-2
6. Copper State Nut & Bolt, Phoenix, AZ 1-2
7. Capitol Insulation, N. Hollywood, CA 0-2
8. Mazzola, Rochester, NY 0-2

By winning the 1975 World Series, Snyder’s (QUALIFIED for 1976 WORLD SERIES)

1975 ASA Men’s Open Slow Pitch Nationals


1975 held at Cleveland, Ohio


Champion – Pyramid Cafe, Lakewood, OH
Runner Up – Poindexter Lumber, Winston-Salem, NC


Pyramid Cafe became the first team from Cleveland to win the coveted ASA Slow pitch National Championship. They have had a couple runner-up finishes from Sheffield Bronze in 1958 and 1960, then Swing In finished third twice in 1965 and 1966.  But other than that, its been one heartbreak after another. This year was different, this year, Steve Loya’s name became legendary.

Winners Bracket Semi-Finals, Howard’s Furniture led 10-9 in bottom of 7th, Steve Loya comes up and hits a 3-run walk off home run to win the game 12-10. Dave Jakubs had 2-HRs and 5 RBIs in the Howard’s victory. Jakubs had 13 RBIs in the tournament.

Winners bracket final- Pyramid losing to Poindexter Lumber 9-8 in bottom of 7th inning, once again, Steve Loya hits a walk off homer, this, time a 2-run shot to give Pyramid a 10-9 win.

Poindexter went on to eliminate Howards 13-2 to get another crack at Pyramid.  Poindexter defeats Pyramid 14-8 to send the championship to the “if” game. The game started at 2:00 AM as mist was covering the field. Poindexter jumped out to a 7-6 lead, but Pyramid came back to take a 10-7 lead, added another run to make the final score 11-7.
Cleveland had its first Slow Pitch National Championship.

Fittingly, Steve Loya was the MVP. He played the whole weekend with 8 stitches in his wrist, due to a work accident that sliced his wrist down to the bone.  He wasn’t sure he was going to be able to play!


  • MVP – Steve Loya, Pyramid Café (12-27, .444, 3 HRs, 13 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • HR Leaders – Stan Harvey, Howard’s Furniture (17-27, .629, 19 RBIs, 14 Runs) – 7
  • HR Leaders – Don Arndt, Howard’s Furniture (15-27, .556, 16 RBIs, 14 Runs)  – 7
  • Batting Leader – Dave Rumppe, Cambridge Square  (14-19, 3 RBIs, 10 Runs) – .737

ASA OPEN ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P- Carroll Bonneau, Coastal Rental (8-15, .533, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • P- John Reilly, Preston Machine (12-26, .462, 10 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • C- Steve Loya, Pyramid Cafe (12-27, .444, 3 HRs, 13 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • C- John Crotty, Preston Machine (16-26, .615, 3 HRs, 13 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • 1B- Don Arndt, Howard’s Furniture (15-27, .556, 7 HRs, 16 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • 2B- Dave Obholz, Buck Alley Lumber (9-16, .563, 4 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • 3B- Dave Jakubs, Pyramid Cafe (12-27, .444, 3 HRs, 13 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • SS- Dave Rumppe, Cambridge Square (14-19, .737, 3 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • OF- Stan Harvey, Howard’s Furniture (17-27, .629, 7 HRs, 19 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • OF- Mickey Morrison, Poindexter Lumber (19-32, .594, 6 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • OF- Roger Snatchko, BYM Club (15-24, .625, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • OF- Gene Parrish, Goofy’s (9-14, .643, 2 Runs)
  • UT- Mike Foley, Empire County Sports (11-15, .733, 5 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • UT- Roger Brown, Howard‘s Furniture (no information listed in rule book)

ASA OPEN ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • P- Tony Fein, Cambridge Square (9-16, .563, 8 RBIs, 5 Runs_
  • P- Chuck Musgrave, Pyramid Cafe (6-14, .429, 2 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • C- Gene Fisher, Howard’s Furniture (12-25, .480, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • C- Wayne Hauser, Poindexter Lumber (11-28, .393, 1 HR, 11 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • 1B- Andy Loya, Pyyramid Cafe (13-24, .542, 5 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • 2B- Ray Corky Kruel, BYM Club (10-21, .476, 4 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • 3B- Mike Robertson, Poindexter Lumber (15-26, .577, 9 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • SS- Don Ragozzine, Preston Machine (22-32, .688, 1 HRs, 9 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • OF- Duane Butch Singer, Plaza 76 (8-13, .615, 5 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • OF- Richard Lee, Tate Chrysler (8-14, .571, 1 HR, 8 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • OF- Jim Sibert, Pyramid Cafe (13-22, .591, 8 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • OF- Gary Markland, Poindexter Lumber (13-23, .565, 7 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • UT- Jim Galloway, Empire County Sports (11-18, .611, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • UT- Russell Mundy, Poindexter Lumber (16-27, .592, 15 RBIs, 10 Runs)

OTHERS

  • Oscar Steadman, Empire County Sports (3-3, 1.000)
  • Ron Soft, Buck Alley Lumber (11-16, .688, 3 HRs, 11 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Sam Molnar, Preston Machine (14-2, .636, 10 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Jon Johntony, Beef Corral (10-16, .625, 7 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Chic Downing, Buck Alley Lumber (12-20, .600, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Ron Ford, Copher Brothers (6-11, .545, 1 HRs, 5 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • David Beaird, Tom’s Foods (7-13, .538, 2 HRs, 2 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Bert Smith, Howards (17-32, .531, 4 HRs, 6 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Denny Hogan, Howards (11-21, .524, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Dick Jones, Preston Machine (18-35, .514, 7 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Tony Cloniger, Howards (13-26, .500, 3 HRs, 15 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Bruce Meade, Copher Brothers (5-10, .500, 3 HRs, 5 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Ken Nichols, Poindexter (15-31, .484, 1 HR, 7 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Larry Chiapetta, Empire County Sports (8-17, .471, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Mike Parrott, Coastal Rental (7-15, .467, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • John Davide, Empire County Sports (6-13, .462, 2 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Bill Malloy, Empire County Sports (6-13, .462, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 2 Runs)
  • Joe Konicki, Empire County Sports (5-11, .455, 2 RBIs, 1 Run)
  • Joe Czarnecki, Preston Machine (12-28, .429, 8 Runs)
  • Don Clatterbaugh, GL Howards (3-7, .429, 4 RBIs)
  • Lou Russo, Empire County Sports (8-19, .421, 1 RBI, 7 Runs)
  • Gary Richter, Empire County Sports (7-17, .412, 1 RBI, 2 Runs)
  • Herman Rathman, Buck Alley Lumber (6-15, .400, 4 HRs, 13 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Dave Carroll, Howard’s (7-19, .368, 5 RBIs, 3 Runs)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Pyramid Cafe, Cleveland, OH 6-1
2. Poindexter Lumber, Winston-Salem, NC 6-2
3. Howard Furniture, Denver, NC 5-2
4. Preston Machine, Hamden, CT 6-2
5. BYM Club, Pittsburgh, PA 4-2
6. Bell Pick Up, Wyoming, MI 3-2
7. Cambridge Square, Des Moines, IA 3-2
8. Tate Crysler, Pasadena, MD 3-2
9. Buck Alley Lumber, Wichita, KS 3-2
10. Goofy’s, Minneapolis, MN 3-2
11. Fiori’s Music, Santa Rosa, CA 3-2
12. Empire County Sports, Levittown, NY 3-2
13. Coastal Renting, Houston, TX 2-2
14. Plaza 76, Mansfield, OH 2-2
15. Beef Coral-Holy Name, Lakewood, OH 2-2
16. Teamsters #293, Cleveland, OH 2-2
17. Tom’s Foods, Phoenix City, AL 2-2
18. Stuart National Bank, Stuart, FL 1-2
19. Rockholt Furniture, Decatur, TN 1-2
20. Sorrento’s Pizza, Cincinnati, OH 1-2
21. Desjardins, Milton, VT 1-2
22. Flite-Line OBX, Fort Smith, AR 1-2
23. Copher Brothers, Bradenton, FL 1-2
24. Dugout Hal’s, Ithaca, NY 1-2
25. MCU Sports, Boise ID 1-2
26. Wilsman Trucking, Hamilton, OH 0-2
27. Atlantic Sales, Portsmouth, VA 0-2
28. Farnsworth Construction, Salt Lake City, UT 0-2
29. Sports West, Hopkins, MN 0-2
30. Sportsworld, Lexington, KY 0-2
31. Slitz of Fondy, Fond du Lac, WI 0-2
32. G.L. Howard Athletics, Richmond, VA 0-2
33. Kwajalein Islands, Marshall Islands 0-2
34. Tower Grove Bank, St. Louis, MO 0-2