Category: 1979

1979 ASA A Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1979 held at Burlington, North Carolina.


Champion – Clark & Sons, Providence, RI
Runner Up – Jack Matthews Realty, Las Vegas, NV


  • MVP – Charles Manz, Clark & Sons (14-24,.583, 9 RBI, 6 Runs)
  • Batting Champion – Gary Jones, Cody’s Justus (16-24, .667, 3 HRs, 9 RBI, 11 Runs)
  • HR Champion – Tim Rhinehart, Carolina A’s (7)

The Rhode Island squad won the Class A championship without hitting a single home run. They lost the first final to Jack Matthews Realty 4-3, but won the deciding game 12-4 behind their pitcher and Tournament MVP, Charles Manz, who had 2 hits and 3 RBI in the title game.


ASA A ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • 1B – Gary Jones, Cody’s Justus
  • 2B – Wayne Pyrtie, Atwater Ford
  • 3B – Mike Rose, Clark & Sons
  • SS – Tommy Cole, Atwater Ford
  • OF – Fred Long, Atwater Ford
  • OF – Mark Soloman, Clark & Sons
  • OF – John Huntington, Jack Matthews
  • OF – Robert Balkcom, Clark & Sons
  • UTIL – Pat Bolster, Jack Matthews
  • UTIL – Ken Taylor, Jack Matthews
  • C – Doug Armstrong, Cody’s Justus
  • C – Jerry Peters, Candlish Realty
  • P – Charles Manz, Clark & Sons
  • P – Steve Johnson, Atwater Ford

ASA A ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • 1B – Wayne King, Atwater Ford
  • 2B – Dave Nuttall, Crosby Homes
  • 3B – Gary Robertson, M&K Realty
  • SS – Tony DiCariano, Brothers A.C.
  • OF – Ricky Joyce, Atwater Ford
  • OF – Ed Kelly, Barbecue Kitchen
  • OF – John Johnson, Clark & Sons
  • OF – Floyd Wicker, Atwater Ford
  • UTIL – Barry Blomstedt, Clark & Sons
  • UTIL – Ron DiFrances, Brother A.C.
  • UTIL – Phil Seifert, Mid West Merchants
  • C – Steve Buckley, Clark & Sons
  • P – Dan Barber, Hans Taylor
  • P – Mike Lowe, Jack Matthews

FINAL STANDINGS

1st Clark & Sons, Providence, RI (6-1)
2nd Jack Matthews Realty, Las Vegas, NV (6-2)
3rd Atwater Ford, Burlington, NC (8-2)
4th Cody’s Justus, Tacoma, WA (5-2)
5th Candlish Realty, Logansport, IN (3-2)
5th Brothers A.C., Yonkers, NY (3-2)
7th Hans-Taylor Plumbing, Bargaintown, NJ (4-2)
7th Crosby Homes, Bristol, MD (4-2)
9th M.K. Realty, Merced, CA (4-2)
9th Barbecue Kitchen, Atlanta, GA (2-2)
9th Champlin Oilers, Enid, OK (2-2)
9th Carolina A’s, Kings Mountain, NC (2-2)
13th Midwest Merchants, Kansas City, MO (3-2)
13th Erieside Electric, Cleveland, OH (3-2)
13th San Mateo County Merchants, San Francisco, CA (3-2)
13th Sportsman Sporting Goods, Charleston, WV (3-2)
17th Maryland Pool & Patio, Bowie, MD (2-2)
17th Hancock Sports Center, Jonesboro, AR (1-2)
17th Armed Forces, Washington., DC (2-2)
17th Starcom, Cleveland, OH (2-2)
17th Green’s Jewelers, Corpus Christi, TX (1-2)
17th Bob Hoffman Products, York, PA (2-2)
17th Ridgemen, Paradise, CA (1-2)
17th Sackett Brick, Kalamazoo, MI (1-2)
25th Paco’s, Portland, OR (1-2)
25th Super Shoe, Corpus Christi, TX (1-2)
25th Cuevas Restaurant, Edinburg, TX (1-2)
25th Jimmy’s Bar N.E., Minneapolis., MI (1-2)
25th Houligans, Eau Claire, WI (1-2)
25th Menasha, Lakeville, MN (0-2)
25th East Construction, Bellevue, NE (1-2)
25th Addie’s, Rockville, MD (0-2)
33rd Burger King, Logan, UT (0-2)
33rd Quinn’s Corners, Rice Lake, WI (0-2)
33rd Petrel’s, Birmingham, AL (0-2)
33rd Jack’s Convenient Store, Louisville, KY (0-2)
33rd Joy-Ful Convenient Store, Jacksonville, FL (0-2)
33rd O.J. Shoemaker, South Bend, IN (0-2)
33rd Carson-Pirie-Scott, Columbus, OH (0-2)
33rd Elmer’s Place, New Britain, CT (0-2)

1979 ASA Industrial Major Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1979 held at Jacksonville, Florida.


Champion – Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, CT
Runner Up – General Electric Wacos, Louisville, KY


  • MVP – Dennis Appel, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • Batting Champion – John Anderson, Southwestern Bell Roadrunners (.778)
  • HR Champion – Dennis Appel, Sikorsky Aircraft (13)

ASA INDUSTRIAL MAJOR ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • 1B – Larry Brogan, Detroit Police
  • 2B – Jimmy Hardesty, GE-Wacos
  • 3B – Ronnie Barber, GE-Wacos
  • SS – John Anderson, Southwestern Bell Roadrunners
  • OF – Dennis Appel, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • OF – Gary Rice, GE-Wacos
  • OF – Preston McBride, Detroit Police
  • OF – Donnie Bratton, Southwestern Bell Roadrunners
  • UTIL – Louis Rizzo, Nassau County Police
  • UTIL – Ernis DiStazi, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • C – Carl Hardin, Southwestern Bell Roadrunners
  • C – Leary Gainey, Detroit Police
  • P – Butch Staggs, GE-Wacos
  • P – Mike Humeniuk, Sikorsky Aircraft

ASA INDUSTRIAL MAJOR ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • 1B – Dale Wallace, GE-Wacos
  • 2B – Darrel Gudenau, Detroit Police
  • 3B – Bob Hurd, Sikorsky Aircraft
  • SS – Caren Henry, Cummin’s Engine Company
  • OF – Jerome Gray, Detroit Police
  • OF – Gary Reed, Timken Golden Lodge
  • OF – Don Henry, Cummin’s Engine Company
  • OF – Bob Bennett, Nassau County Police
  • UTIL – Ken Wohlheter, Timken Golden Lodge
  • UTIL – Gene Perkins, GMAD
  • C – John Henry, Cummin’s Engine Company
  • C – Denis Dougherty, Nassau County Police
  • P – Robert Hadacz, Detroit Police
  • P – Bob Akeroyd, Southwestern Bell Roadrunners

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, CT 8-1
2. General Electric Wacos, Louisville, KY 6-2
3. Southwestern Bell Roadrunners, Houston, TX 4-2
4. Detroit Police, Detroit, MI 6-2
5t. Nassau County Police, Mineola, NY 5-2
5t. Timken Golden Lodge, Canton, OH 3-2
7t. Cummin’s Engine Company, North Vernon, IN 4-2
7t. G.M.A.D., Baltimore, MD 4-2
9t. Aetna Life & Casualty, Charlotte, NC 2-2
9t. C.P.S. Livewire, San Antonio, TX 2-2
9t. Glatco, Spring Grove, PA 2-2
9t. Kerr/McGee Reds, Oklahoma City, OK 2-2
13t. Armco Triangles, Middletown, OH 2-2
13t. Donattelle’s, Fridley, MN 2-2
13t. U.A.W. 1005, Cleveland, OH 2-2
13t. Anoka-Hennepin Teachers, Anoka, MN 2-2
17t. PRAC, Jacksonville, FL 1-2
17t. A.T. Cross, Providence, RI 2-2
17t. Budweiser, St. Louis, MO 1-2
17t. Reynolds Metal, Florence, AL 1-2
17t. Owen-Illinois, Huntington, WV 1-2
17t. Grumman Tomcats, Bethpage, NY 2-2
17t. Harnischfeger Corporation, Milwaukee, WI 1-2
17t. Phillips 66, Okmulgee, OK 1-2
25t. Armco Steel, Ashland, KY 0-2
25t. S.C.L. Yard, Jacksonville, FL 1-2
25t. 3M Company, St. Paul, MN 0-2
25t. McAdenville Reds, McAdenville, NC 0-2
25t. Frisco Railway, Springfield, MO 0-2
25t. Southern New England Telephone E. Haven, CT 0-2
25t. Sears, Minneapolis, MN 0-2
25t. Raffield’s Fisheries, Port St. Joe, FL 0-2
33t. Dupont, Chattanooga, TN 0-2
33t. Houston Post Office, Houston, TX 0-2

 

1979 Slo-Pitch News All Star Team

Player of the Year – Joe Young, Nelson’s/Nelco

P – Craig Elliott, Ken Sanders Ford
P – Greg Fuhrman, Campbell’s Carpets
C – Chic Downing, Nelson’s/Nelco
1B – Harold Kelley, Dave Carroll Sports
2B – Jerry King, Campbell’s Carpets
3B – Bill Ferguson, Nelson’s Painting
SS – Russell Bradley, Campbell’s Carpets
OF – Joe Young, Nelson’s/Nelco
OF – Tom Beall, Howard’s Furniture
OF – Denny Jones, Campbell’s Carpets
OF – Bruce Meade, Nelson’s/Nelco
OF – Mike Cellura, Campbell’s Carpets
UT – Denny Hogan, Howard’s Furniture
UT – Ed Roth, Howard’s Furniture
UT – Mike Parrott, Nelson’s/Port City

1979 USSSA Major World Series

1979 held at Kinston, NC

Champion – Nelson’s Painting, Oklahoma City, OK
Runner Up – Howard’s Furniture, Denver, NC

Nelson’s went undefeated, winning all four of their games in route to defeating defending champ, Howard’s  Furniture 20-11 in the championship game. Nelson out scored their opponent 84-40 in the four games. Howard’s
beat Dave Carroll Sports of North Carolina 12-6 and then upended Campbell Carpets of California 22-10 to get through the losers bracket to meet Nelson’s in the championship.

Tom Beall hit 2 HRs, while Stan Harvey, Don Arndt, Rick Scherr and Ray Fleetwood also hit HRs to led the way against DCS. Against Campbell’s, Howards collected 25 hits; Denny Hogan (4), Ed Roth, Stan Harvey, Don Arndt, Rick Scherr, Ray Fleetwood and HT Waller all had 3 hits apiece.

The championship game was another story as Chic Downing of Nelson’s had a monster game going 4-5, 3ith 3 HRs and 8 RBIs. Bruce Meade also had 4 hits for Nelson’s, including a home run. Meade was 12-18 (.667) with 5 HRs and 12 RBIs. Bill Ferguson had 6 HRs and Herman Rathman had 5 HRs for Nelson’s.

Terry Perryman (10-12, .833) led Nelson’s in batting. Stan Harvey and Don Arndt combined for 11 HRs and 30 RBIs for Howard’s.

In winning the USSSA World series, the Oklahoma City crew had the distinction of winning the first Triple Crown of Softball. They captured the NSPC title and won the ASA title as Nelco, Inc.

  • MVP – Chic Downing, Nelson’s Painting (13-19, .684, 8 HRs, 16 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Home Run Leader – Chic Downing, Nelson’s – 8
  • Home Run Leader – Harold Kelley, DCS (13-14, 14 RBIs, 10 Runs) – 8
  • Batting Leader – Harold Kelley, Dave Carroll (13-14, 8 HRs,14 RBIs) – .928

USSSA MAJOR SERIES ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Buddy Slater – Nelson’s Painting Service (6-13, .461, 2 RBIs, 8 Runs) – Also 4-0 Pitching
  • Catcher – Chic Downing – Nelson’s Painting Service (13-19, .684, 8 HRs, 16 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • First Base – Harold Kelley – Dave Carroll Sports (13-14, .928, 8 HRs,14 RBIs)
  • Second Base – Denny Hogan – Howard’s/Western Steer (13-22, .571, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Third Base – Bill Ferguson – Nelson’s Painting Service (10-17, .588, 6 HRs, 11 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Shortstop – Russell Bradley – Campbell’s Carpets (12-24, .500, 2 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Outfield – Bruce Meade – Nelson’s Painting Service (12-18, .667, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Outfield – Clyde Guy – Poindexter Lumber (12-19, .632, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Outfield – Denny Jones – Campbell’s Carpets (16-24, .667, 6 HRs, 19 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Outfield – Richard Wilborn – Nelson’s Painting Service (10-15, .667, 3 HRs, 5 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Outfield – Joe Young – Nelson’s Painting Service (7-16, .438, 4 HRs, 11 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Outfield – Stan Harvey – Howard’s/Western Steer (10-18, .556, 6 HRs, 16 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Utility – Don Arndt – Howard’s/Western Steer (10-24, .417, 5 HRs, 14 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Utility – John Braxton – Dave Carroll Sports (9-14, .643, 3 HRs, 5 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Utility – John Stephens – Dave Carroll Sports (9-14, .643, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Utility – Terry Perryman – Nelson’s Painting Service 10-12, .833, 2 HRs, 2 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Manager – RT Nelson – Nelson’s Painting Service

OTHERS

  • Braxton Speller, Softball City (5-7, .714, 2 HRs, 3 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Mickey Morrison, Dave Carroll (7-11, .636, 2 HRs, 3 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • James Boyette, Dave Carroll (8-13, .615, 6 HRs, 12 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Gordon Wheeler, Campbells (9-15, .600, 3 HRs, 6 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Ken Carlton, Green Machine (8-14, .571, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • HT Waller, Howards (5-9, .556, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 3 Runs)
  • Dennis Myers, Capitol (5-9, 556, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Randy Barlich, Campbells (11-20, .550, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Jerry King, Campbells (9-17, .529, 6 HRs, 13 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Ed Corum, Campbells (10-19, .526, 4 RBIs 6 Runs)
  • Gary Markland, Poindexter (10-19, .526, 1 RBI, 8 Runs)
  • Mark Thompson, Poindexter (10-19, .526, 4 HRS, 4 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Rick Scherr, Howards (11-22, .500, 4 HRs, 10 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Joe Seymour, Poindexter (9-18, .500, 3 HRs, 9 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Monty Tucker, Poindexter (9-18, .500, 5 HRs, 10 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Don Clatterbaugh, Dave Carroll (7-14, .500, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Rick Linz, Greater Cin. Sports (7-14, .500, 1 RBI, 5 Runs)
  • Ray Fleetwood, Howards (8-17, .471, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Greg Fuhrman, Campbells (9-20, .450, 2 HRs, 10 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Herman Rathman, Nelsons (8-18, .444, 5 HRs, 9 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Ed Roth, Howards (11-25, .440, 3 HRs, 9 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Dick Bartel, Campbells (10-24, .417, 5 HRs, 8 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Tom Beall, Howards (9-24, .375, 2 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Mike Jacobs, Howards (10-27, .370, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Rick Pinto, Softball City (2-6, .333, 2 RBIs)
  • Gee Fisher, Howards (1-3, .333,, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 Runs)
  • Steve Howard, Howards (6-19, .316, 4 Runs)
  • Elby Bushong, Capitol (3-10, .300, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 2 Runs)
  • Mike Cellura, Campbells (6-21, .286, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Gene Jones, Dave Carroll (3-11, .273, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Mike Parrott, Nelsons (0-4, .000)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Nelson’s Painting Service, Oklahoma City, OK 4-0
2. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 4-2
3. Campbell’s Carpets, Concord, CA 3-2
4. Dave Carroll Sports, Sherrills Ford, NC 2-2
5. Poindexter Lumber, Clemmons, NC 3-2
6. Green Machine, Starke, FL 2-2
7. Greater Cincinnati Sports, Cincinnati, OH 2-2
8. Ruth’s Realty, Seattle, WA 1-2
9. Capitol Insulation, N. Hollywood, CA 1-2
10. Softball City, Detroit, MI 0-2
11. Taylor Beverage, Goldsboro, NC 0-2
12. D.M. Construction, Punta Gorda, FL 0-2

*By winning the 1979 World Series, Nelson’s—-(QUALIFIED for 1980 WORLD SERIES) they folded – 2nd place Howards received the defending champ berth.

1979 ASA Open Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1979 held at York, Pennsylvania


Champion – Nelco Manufacturing, Oklahoma City, OK
Runner Up – Campbell’s Carpets, Concord, CA


Nelco Manufacturing had a slim chance of winning this event. Most thought it was gonna be another Howard’s-Campbell final.  But these two teams met in a first round matchup. ASA’s residency rule limited Nelson’s Painting to just local guys from Oklahoma, so only 6 of the players on the USSSA/NSPC Nelson’s team were eligible to play.

Campbell’s defeated Howard’s 17-16 in that first round matchup. The North Carolina squad then reeled off 8 straight wins in the loser’s bracket before meeting Campbell’s in the loser’s bracket final. The Howard’s boys suffered the same fate, only this time, it wasn’t as close in the 27-8 decision Nelco want undefeated (7-0) as they defeated
Campbell’s in the Championship game 14-13 on the strength of Bruce Meade’s double that drove in the tying and winning runs in the game.

Meade was 5-5 in that game and finished the tournament 25-35 with a .714 batting average, including 7 HRs and 18 RBIs.  Nelco’s “Mighty” Joe Young was the tournament MVP as he batted only .559 (19-34), but had 10 HRs and 30 RBIs.  He also hit a grand slam in Nelco’s 18-15 winner’s bracket final victory over Campbell’s. The Nelso’s Painting
team went on to win the NSPC and USSSA Championships to win the first Triple Crown of Slow Pitch Softball for Sponsor RT Nelson.

Note: Craig Elliott of Ken Sanders Ford hit 3 HRs in one inning and 9 consecutive HRs during the tournament — a record that has yet to be broken.


  • MVP – ‘Mighty’ Joe Young, Nelco Mfg. (19-34, .559, 10 Hrs, 30 RBIs, 18 Runs)
  • HR Leader – David Beaird, Ken Sanders Ford (17-21, .810, 31 RBIs, 16 Runs)  – 14
  • Batting Leader – David Beaird, Ken Sanders Ford – .810

ASA OPEN ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Craig Elliott, Ken Sanders Ford (13-18, .722, 10 HRs, 21 RBIs, 8 BBs)
  • P – Earl Chambers, Nelco Manufacturing (18-32, .563, 10 RBIs)
  • C – Dean Brunken, Nelco Manufacturing (22-31, .710, 5 HRs, 14 RBIs)
  • C – Bob Brindamour, Shimers ( .750, 5 HRs, 23 RBIs)
  • 1B – Ed Berg, Nelco Manufacturing (19-30, .633, 7 HRs, 21 RBIs)
  • 2B – Denny Hogan, Howard’s Furniture (21-35, .600, 8 HRs, 17 RBIs)
  • 3B – Ed Roth, Howard’s Furniture (23-39, .590, 10 HRs, 30 RBIs)
  • SS – Russell Bradley, Campbell’s Carpets (22-31, .710, 1 HR, 14 RBIs)
  • OF – David Beaird, Ken Sanders Ford (17-21, .810, 14 HRs, 31 RBIs)
  • OF – Tom Beall, Howard’s Furniture (23-29, .793, 7 HRs, 25 RBIs)
  • OF – Joe Young, Nelco Manufacturing (19-34, .559, 10 HRs, 30 RBIs)
  • OF – Bruce Meade, Nelco Manufacturing (25-35, .714, 7 HRs, 18 RBIs)
  • UT – Dale Chenault, Dave Carroll Sports (13-18, .722, 4 HRs, 15 RBIs)
  • UT – Mike Cellura, Campbell’s Carpets (15-27, .556, 12 HRs, 15 RBIs)

ASA OPEN ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • P – Steve Kurman, County Sports (14-23, .609)
  • P – Greg Fuhrman, Campell’s Carpets (.457, 7 HRs)
  • C – Ray Fleetwood, Howard’s Furniture (19-37, .513, 9 HRs)
  • C – Lynn Navarre, Hans Hansen (11-16, .688)
  • 1B – Harold Kelly, Dave Carroll Sports (.657)
  • 2B – Jerry King, Campbell’s Carpets
  • 3B – John Braxton, Dave Carroll Sports (14-22, .636)
  • SS – Paul Wright, Ken Sanders Ford (12-17, .708)
  • OF – Denny Jones, Campbell’s Carpets (.543, 8 HRs)
  • OF – Gary Perkins, Hans Hansen (.650)
  • OF – Charles Pierce, Campbell’s Carpets (20-30, .667)
  • OF – Joel Todd, Nelco Manufacturing (6 HRs)
  • UT – Terry Perryman, Nelco Manufacturing
  • UT – Steve Williams, American Realty (14-21, .667)

OTHERS

  • Ken Slenker, York Barbell (.684, 7 HRs, 20 RBIs)
  • John Davide, York Barbell (15-23, .652)
  • Braxton Speller, Softbal City (.640, 6 HRs)
  • Denny Ellis, Shimers (.630)
  • Craig Seaman, Softball City (16-26, .615, 4 HRs)
  • James Boyett, Dave Carroll (.500, 7 HRs)
  • Stan Harvey, Howard’s (10 HRs)
  • Mike Macenko, Hillcrest (9-11, .818)
  • Don Arndt, Howard’s (11-14, .786, 4 HRs)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Nelco Manufacturing, Oklahoma City, OK 7-0
2. Campbell Carpets, Concord, CA 5-2
3. Howard’s-Western Steer, Denver, NC 8-2
4. Shimers, Minneapolis, MN 6-2
5. Hans Hansen, Toledo, OH 3-2
6. Dave Carroll Sports, Sherrills Ford, NC 3-2
7. Softball City, Detroit, MI 4-2
8. Ken Sanders Ford, Phoenix City, AL 3-2
9. American Realty, Concord, CA 4-2
10. County Sports, Levittown, NY 4-2
11. Dr. Bernards, Portland, OR 3-2
12. York Barbell, York, PA 3-2
13. Robert’s Display Data, Baltimore, MD 2-2
14. C&C Brick & Lumber, San Antonio, TX 3-2
15. John Thell Builders, Providence, RI 2-2
16. Mustangs, Wauseon, OH 2-2
17. Midstate Oil, Springfield, OH 1-2
18. Bunch Brothers, Arab, AL 2-2
19. O’Bannon Bank, Springfield, OH 1-2
20. Indiana Coal, Evansville, IN 1-2
21. Frierson Building Supplies, Jackson, MS 2-2
22. Steele’s, Lima, OH 1-2
23. Bob’s American, Ephrata, PA 2-2
24. Chuck’s Off-Sale, Wahpeton, ND 1-2
25. Ensign Homes, Salt Lake City, UT 1-2
26. GB Wilcher, Seymour, IN 1-2
27. Dan Belew Insurance, Turlock, CA 1-2
28. Ross Insurance, Houston, TX 1-2
29. Hillcrest Tavern, Cleveland, OH 0-2
30. North Central BJ’s, Waterloo, IA 0-2
31. Kentucky Sporting Goods, Lexington, KY 0-2
32. Maggini Outlaws, Riverside, CA 0-2
33. Olympic Sports Center, Seattle, WA 0-2
34. Gallina’s Auto Center, Monroe, MI 0-2
35. Gartenhaus Cafe, Plainville, CT 0-2
36. Trenton Caps, Trenton, NJ 0-2
37. BYM Club, Pittsburgh, PA 0-2
38. Diablos, Albuquerque, NM 0-2
39. Hamilton Bryan, Wichita Falls, TX 0-2
40. Red Jenkins Amoco, Richmond, VA 0-2

1979 ASPSL All Pro Team

P- Rick Weiterman, Milwaukee (MVP)                 (107-192, .557,  9 HRs,  69 RBIs, 56 Runs, 37-18 Pitching)  – MVP
P- Phil Schroer, Kentucky                              ( 86-179, .480,  0 HRs,  55 RBIs, 56 Runs, 40-8 Pitching, 3.84 ERA)
P- Don Brown, Rochester                              ( 95-177, .536,  0 HRs,  38 RBIs, 43 Runs, 30-21 Pitching)
C- Bill Gatti, Kentucky                     ( 88-165, .533, 20 HRs,  79 RBIs, 80 Runs, 46 BBs)
1B- Dennis Graser, Milwaukee                   (108-222, .486, 22 HRs,  87 RBIs, 86 Runs, 14 2Bs)
2B- Donnie Rardin, Kentucky                       (112-217, .516,  0 HRs,  43 RBIs, 80 Runs, 12 2Bs, 8-7 Pitching)
3B- Doug Gerdes, Detroit                              (104-208, .500, 31 HRs,  97 RBIs, 78 Runs)
SS- Rick Trudeau, Detroit                               (106-193, .549,  1 HRs,  34 RBIs, 56 Runs)
SS- Denny Brown, Pittsburgh                       (.504)
OF- Ronnie Ford, Detroit                               (100-162, .617, 43 HRs, 122 RBIs, 88 Runs, 20 BBs)
OF- Mike Nye, Detroit                                    ( 90-179, .503,  8 HRs,  51 RBIs, 78 Runs, 18 BBs)
OF- Phil Higgins, Milwaukee                        (119-224, .531, 18 HRs,  89 RBIs, 91 Runs, 19 2Bs, 7 3Bs)
OF- Barry Glaser, Pittsburgh                        (.527)
OF- Roger Wilt, Cleveland
OF- Gene Parrish, Minnesota                      (.511)
OF- Mike Lafever, Cincinnati
OF- Gary Richter, Trenton                             (.501)

1979 World Series MVP – Rick Weiterman, Milwaukee (19-24, .792, 6 RBIs, 10 Runs, 3 Doubles, HR)
1979 All Star Game East Co-MVP – Barry Glaser, East (Pittsburgh) – (5-8, .625)
1979 All Star Game East Co-MVP – Fred Miller, East (Cleveland) – (5-8, .625, 2 HRs, 2 3Bs, 5 RBIs)
1979 All Star Game West MVP – Gene Parrish, West (Minnesota) – (4-6, .667, 2 RBIs)

1979 NSPC All-National Team

Joe Young, Nelson’s Painting (14-23, .609, 9 HRs, 21 RBIs) – MVP
Rick Scherr, Howard’s Furniture (11 HRs, 21 RBIs)
Paul Wright, Ken Sander’s (12-15, .800)
Bruce Meade, Nelson’s Painting (12-23, .522, 6 HRs. 8 RBIs)
Mike Parrott, Nelson’s Painting (17-24, .708, 7 HRs, 17 RBIs)
Bill Ferguson, Nelson’s Painting (15-22, .682, 7 HRs, 15 RBIs)
Chic Downing, Nelson’s Painting (12-21, .571, 7 HRs, 10 RBIs)
Ed Roth, Howard’s/Western Steer (15-24, .625, 6 HRs)
Mike Jacobs, Howard’s/Western Steer (.600)
Tom Beall, Howard’s/Western Steer (22-30, .733, 9 HRs)
Mike Cellura, Campbell’s Carpets (10 HRs, 21 RBIs)
Jerry King, Campbell’s Carpets (13-20, .650, 6 HRs)
Craig Elliott, Ken Sander’s (11-13, .836, 6 HRs)