Category: 1982

1982 ASA Industrial Major Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1982 held at Kansas City, Missouri on August 30-September 2.


Champion – Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, CT
Runner Up – Offutt Air Force Base, Bellevue, NE


  • MVP – ???

ASA INDUSTRIAL MAJOR ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • Information not provided

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, CT 11-1
2. Offutt AFB, Belleview, NE 5-2
3. Cains/3-M, Woodbury, MN 4-2
4. Miller Bucks/Delta, Fayetteville, GA 5-2
5. Armco Steel, Ashland, KY 3-2
5. CPS Livewire, San Antonio, TX 3-2
7. Phillips Petroleum, Bartlesville, OK 4-2
7. Armco Triangles, Middletown, OH 3-2
9. Cameron Iron Works, Berwick, LA 3-2
9. Southwestern Bell Roadrunners, Houston, TX 3-2
9. Worthing Industries, Columbus, OH 3-2
9. Allen Bradley, Milwaukee, WI 2-2
13. Dupont Rainbow, Chattanooga, TN 2-2
13. Russell Corporation Blue, Alex City, AL 2-2
13. Toledo Edison, Northwood, OH 2-2
13. Stickham Valves, Birmingham, AL 2-2
17. Leslie Fay, Wilkes-Barre, PA 1-2
17. FMC, Crystal, MN 1-2
17. U.S. Fuel, Price, UT 1-2
17. Grumman Tomcats, Bethpage, NY 1-2
17. Beech Flyers, Wichita, KS 1-2
17. Minneapolis Post Office, Minneapolis, MN 1-2
17. Wise Electric, Tulsa, OK 2-2
17. G.E. Falcons, Cincinnati, OH 1-2
25. Medtronic Blues, Blaine, MN 1-2
25. Houston Police, Houston, TX 1-2
25. Allen Bradley Swing Shift, Milwaukee, WI 0-2
25. Roth American, Wilkes Barre, PA 0-2
25. USPS, Eamond, RI 0-2
25. Avco-Lycoming, Bridgeport, CT 0-2
25. Raffield’s Fisheries, Port St. Joe, FL 0-2
25. Allen Bradley Texas, El Paso, TX 0-2
33. Government Employees, Belton, MS 0-2

1982 ASA A Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1982 held at Glenpool, Oklahoma on September 3-6.


Champion – Lawson Auto Parts, Altamonte Springs, FL
Runner Up – U.S. Armed Forces, Indiantown Gap, PA


Lawson Auto Parts beat the US Armed Forces 19-5 in the winners bracket final. Then the Armed Forces faced the third placed finisher Gregg Security (the Metro Pittsburgh champs) in the loser’s bracket final and won 17-9. The Armed Forces squared off against Lawson Auto Parts again and beat them soundly 24-9, setting up a championship title. The Armed Forces couldn’t beat the champs two straight, falling 28-11.

Samuel Bender of Lawson was named the tourney’s Most Valuable Player, clouting 10 home runs that Posey said traveled “out of sight.” Gurney Holley of the Armed Forces team hit eight round-trippers and teammates Joe Firova and Mike Norman had seven each.


Orlando’s Lawson Auto Parts walked away with the National ASA Men’s Class A Slow Pitch tournament in Tulsa, Oklahoma pounding the Armed Forces 28-11 in the finals.

A 15-run sevents inning, highlighted by a 3-run homer by Calvin Lingelbach, put the game out of reach. Armed Forces gave Lawson its first loss in the double-elimination tournament earlier in the day, 24-10, forcing a third game for the championship. Lawson opened the day with a 19-5 victory over the Armed Forces, their first loss.

“This was a goal we set at the beginning of the year, and it was incredible goal,” said Lawson manager John Emerson. “We got here through a lot of determination and talent from the whole team. It was a great team effort and we had a good sponsor.”


All the way back to Memorial Day weekend, it was obvious Lawson Auto Parts was a good softball team when they won the gigantic Richmond Round Robin.

So it was inevitable that Lawson would be one of the six or seven teams expected to compete for the ASA Men’s Class A slowpitch National Tournament title. They got to the finals, sputtered for a 24-10 loss to the Armed Forces, then dominated the Armed Forces 28-11 in the championship game.

Ironically enough, it was Lawson Auto’s 100th win of the season against 17 losses. Not bad for a team which had only one player on a team with any previous National Tournament playing exposure.

Lawson got into the finals by topping Deep South Trophies of West Monroe, LA., 30-8, Lingburgs Old South Coors of Saltillo, Miss., 16-6, Mecca Tavern of Auburn, Wash., 12-10, Seaside Memorial of Corpus Christi, Tex., 14-13, Central Ohio Welding of Reynoldsburg, Ohio 15-6 and Armed Forces 19-5 in the winner’s bracket finals.

Gregg Security of Pittsburgh, Pa., finished third. They earned every step, losing to Lansing Auto Glass of Hammond, Ind., 12-5 in the first game, and winning eight games. Armed Forces finally stopped Gregg 17-9. Gregg had beaten Coors, Vandergriffs of Arlington, Tex., 14-6, Mecca 4-3, S.S. Jakes of Colfax, Wis., 23-3, Armstrong Electric of Forest, Va., 11-7, Adams & Leonard of Tulsa, Okla., 11-4, Central Ohio 7-6 and Lansing 10-2.

Lansing, which was fourth, had its own string going in the loser’s bracket, taking six wins. They stopped Zipp-Fans of Indianapolis, Ind., 9-2 in the loser’s bracket, stopping Zipp-Fan’s five-game winning streak.

Samuel Bender of Lawson Auto Parts took home Most Valuable Player and most home runs award, with 10. Dave Pishker of Lansing Auto Glass (24 of 34) won the hitting trophy, with a .706 average. Gene Cirelli of Gregg Security was voted top pitcher.


  • MVP – Samuel Bender, Lawson’s Auto Parts (18-31, .580, 10 HR, 21 RBI)
  • HR Leader – Samuel Bender, Lawson’s Auto Parts (10)
  • Batting Leader – Dave Pishker, Lansing Auto Glass (24-34, .706)
  • Outstanding Pitcher Award – Gene Cerelli, Gregg Security

ASA A ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • 1B – Samuel Bender, Lawson’s Auto Parts (.580, 21 RBI)
  • 2B – Bob Stellini, Rivertown Builders
  • 3B – David Dale, Zipp-Fan
  • SS – Dave Pishker, Lansing Auto Glass
  • OF – Steve Garcia, Armed Forces
  • OF – James Jones, Gregg Security
  • OF – Curt Dusek, Lansing Auto Glass
  • OF – Robin Hackmeyer, Armstrong
  • OF – John Young, Zipp-Fin
  • P – Gene Cerelli, Gregg Security
  • P – David Alarcon, Lehigh
  • C – Mike McGraw, Adams & Leonard
  • C – Mike Barrett, Lawson’s Auto Parts (.588, 12 RBI)
  • UTIL – Dave Dillie, Central Ohio Welding

ASA A ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • 1B – Gurney Holley, Armed Forces
  • 2B – Robbie Gist, Zipp-Fan
  • 3B – John McGraw, Lawson’s Auto Parts (.645)
  • SS – Denny Brown, Gregg Security
  • OF – Leland Pierce, Herzog Construction
  • OF – Joe Benton, Lawson’s Auto Parts (.611, 18 RBI)
  • OF – Steve Shores, Ray Sears & Sons
  • OF – Richard Williamson, Zipp-Fan
  • P – Robert Davis, Armed Forces
  • P – David Ward, Lansing Auto Glass
  • C – Mike Johnson, Central Ohio Welding
  • C – Gary Kaiser, Thompson Sporting Goods
  • UTIL – Roger Stockton, Deep South

OTHERS

  • Doug Dyer, Lawson’s Auto Parts, (.656, 21 R)
  • Dave Pishkur, Lansing Auto Glass (24-34, .706) – Batting Leader
  • Rusty Brooks, Lansing Auto Glass (.645)
  • Dale Coleman, Lansing Auto Glass (.567)
  • Curt Dusek, Lansing Auto Glass (.525)
  • Pete Gojko, Lansing Auto Glass (.500, 18 RBI)
  • Gurney Holley, Armed Forces – 8 HR
  • Joe Firova, Armed Forces – 7 HR
  • Mike Norman, Armed Forces – 7 HR

FINAL STANDINGS (40 teams)

1. Lawson Auto Parts, Altamonte Springs, FL (7-1)
2. U.S. Armed Forces, Indiantown Gap, PA (6-2)
3. Gregg Security, Pittsburgh, PA (6-2)
4. Lansing Auto Glass, Hammond, IN (7-2)
5t. Central Ohio Welders, Reynoldsburg, OH (3-2)
5t. LeHigh, Miami, FL (3-2)
7t. Zipp-Fan, Indianapolis, IN (5-2)
7t. Armstrong Electric, Forest, VA (5-2)
9t. Empress Chill, Cincinnati, OH (2-2)
9t. Seaside Memorial, Corpus Christi, TX (2-2)
9t. Adams & Leonard, Tulsa, OK (2-2)
9t. Rivertown Builders, Granview, MI (2-2)
13t. Deep South Trophies, West Monroe, LA (3-2)
13t. Thompson Sporting Goods, Savannah, GA (3-2)
13t. SS Jakes, Colfax, WI (3-2)
13t. Ray Sears, Gambrills, MD (3-2)
17t. Roulette Pontiac/Honda, Painesville Township, OH (2-2)
17t. Rusty Scupper, San Mateo, CA (1-2)
17t. V Santoni & Co., Woodland, CA (2-2)
17t. Herzog Construction, St. Joseph, MO (2-2)
17t. Mecca Tavern, Auburn, WA (1-2)
17t. Bad News, Vermontville, MI (3-2)
17t. Sands Construction, Bloomington, MN (1-2)
25t. Action South, Nashville, IN (1-2)
25t. Prescott Plumbing, Sioux City, IA (0-2)
25t. Time Out Bros, Yonkers, NY (0-2)
25t. Marapess Construction, Cranston, RI (1-2)
25t. Mail House, Minneapolis, MN (0-2)
25t. Vandergriffs, Arlington, TX (1-2)
25t. Brooksville Electric, Yonkers, (1-2)
25t. T’s 13, Omaha, NE (0-2)
33t. Conti Bros, Johnstone, RI (0-2)
33t. Sidney Eagles, Sidney, OH (0-2)
33t. Don Poland Trucking, Carlea, CA (0-2)
33t. Peasoup Andersons, Lompoc, CA (0-2)
33t. Coors, Denton, TX (0-2)
33t. Athletes-in-Action, Honolulu, HI (0-2)
33t. Doc’s Sports Bar, West Pittston, PA (0-2)
33t. Stozek’s, Greeley, CO (0-2)

1982 ASA Major Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1982 held at Parma, Ohio


Champion – Triangle Sports, Minneapolis, MN
Runner Up – Teamsters #293, Parma, OH


  • MVP – Glen Bourquin, Triangle Sports(.647, 14 HRs, 24 RBIs)
  • HR Leader – Glen Bourquin, Triangle Sports- 14
  • Batting Leader – David Hensley, TNEMAC – .833 (15-18)

OTHERS

  • Steve Williams, Triangle Sports (.750, 9 HRs)
  • Herman Rathman, TMI (14-17, .823, 6 HRs)

ASA MAJOR ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • 1B – Mike Zadel, Teamsters 293
  • 2B – John Magnan, Eastwood Tavern
  • 3B – Gary Morris, Triangle Sports
  • SS – Steve Williams, Triangle Sports
  • OF – Mark Brown, Teamsters 293
  • OF – Mike Martin, Triangle Sports
  • OF – Jim Bowen, Triangle Sports
  • OF – Mike Foote, Kenmore, NY Eastern
  • UT – Glenn Bourquin, Triangle Sports
  • UT – Gene White, Runners
  • C – Louis Boone, Triangle Sports
  • C – Roger Wilt, Teamsters 293
  • P – Ron Wood, Teamsters 293
  • P – Ted Larson, Triangle Sports

ASA MAJOR ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • 1B – Jerry King, Danny’s Drilling
  • 2B – Dave Jakubs, Teamsters #293
  • 3B – Steve Wiley, Eastwood Tavern
  • SS – Ron Nordquist, Eastwood Tavern
  • OF – Steve O’Neil, Runners
  • OF – Gary Perkins, Danny’s Drilling
  • OF – Scott Donley, Bushelman Construction
  • OF – Bruce Dean, Kenmore NY Eastern Life
  • UT – Herman Rathman, Wichita TMI
  • UT – Charlie Neal, Runners
  • P – Pat Bolster, Nevada Insulators
  • P – Rick Flora, Kenmore N Y Eastern
  • C – Henry McBeth, Danny’s Drilling
  • C – Nick Farina, Runners

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Triangle Sports, Minneapolis, Minnesota 9-1
2. Teamsters 293, Parma, Ohio 5-2
3. Kenmore NY Eastern Life, Akron, Ohio 4-2
4. Pierson-Runners, Houston, Texas 3-2
5t. Insulators of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada 4-2
5t. Danny’s Drilling, Newark, Ohio 4-2
7t. Eastwood Tavern, Kalamazoo, Michigan 5-2
7t. Bushelman Const., Cincinnati, Ohio 4-2
9t. Wilkens House, Baltimore, Maryland 3-2
9t. Stuffery-Cannizzaro, Modesto, Cal. 2-2
9t. Lee & Bueltel Const., Topeka, Kansas 2-2
9t. Cline Bros., Archbold, Ohio 3-2
13t. Chisolm Sports, Malden, Mass. 3-2
13t. Wichita TMI, Wichita, Kansas 2-2
13t. Pace Electronics, Rochester, N.Y. 2-2
13t. Hoffman Blue, York, Pa. 2-2
13t. TNEMEC, Franklin, Indiana 3-2
17t. Cable TV Services, Garland, Texas 1-2
17t. Ray’s Metal Works, Alachua, Fla 1-2
17t. “D” Sports Shop, Columbia, Mo 1-2
17t. Fred Weber Merchants, St. Louis, Mo. 2-2
17t. MTH-Master Pizza, Parma, Ohio 2-2
17t. Stark St. Pizza, Portland, Ore 1-2
17t. Fab Masters. Lexington, N C. 2-2
25t. Legion No. 39, St. Paul, Minn. 0-2
25t. Palmer Const., Tacoma, Wash 0-2
25t. Scott Co. Bank, Austin, Indiana 0-2
25t. County Sports, Levittown, N Y. 1-2
25t. Slocum Real Estate, Alexandria, La 1-2
25t. Bayou Oilfield Rentals, New Iberia, La. 1-2
25t. Gartenhaus Cafe, Plainville, Conn. 1-2
25t. Amer. Amicable Hol. Inn, Crestview, Ha 0-2
33t. No. 1 Elec.-Gast. Heating, Gastonia, N.C. 0-2
33t. Glenn’s Colony, Hagerstown, MD. 0-2
33t. Budweiser, Jackson, Miss 0-2
33t. Taylor Bros. Jewelers, Irving, Texas 0-2
33t. Burke’s Sport Haven, Warren, Michigan 0-2
33t. Cowan Equipment, Odessa, Texas 0-2

1982 Southern Softball All-Star Team

Player of the Year – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Caterers, OF (102 HRs, .705)

P – Greg Fuhrman, Jerry’s Caters
C – Craig Elliott, York Barbell/Ken Sanders
1B – James Washington, Jerry’s Caters
2B – Charles Wright, York Barbell/Ken Sanders
3B – Rich Scherr, Howard’s/Western Steer
SS – Steve Williams, York Barbell/Ken Sanders
OF – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Caterers
OF – Mike Nye, York Barbell/Ken Sanders
OF – Dick Bartel, Howard’s/Western Steer
OF – Tom Beall, Howard’s/Western Steer
UT – Mike Parrott, Jerry’s Caterers

1982 USSSA Major World Series

1982 held at Greensboro, NC


Champion – Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL
Runner Up – Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC


Mike Bolen came through in the clutch as his 2-run single in the top of the 7th inning gave Jerry’s a 6-5 lead in the championship game. Howard’s had two men on base in the bottom of the 7th, but pitching of Greg Fuhrman, combined with Jerry’s Defense sealed the deal and the World Series for Jerry’s Caterers. In that final game, Bruce Meade hit a 2 run homer for Jerry’s. Greg Fuhrman and Bill Meyer both had 2 hits. For Howard’s, Rick
Scherr was the batting star as he had 2 hits, including a 2-run home run. Stan Harvey, Mike Cellura and Buddy Slater all had 2 hits as well.


  • MVP -Greg Fuhrman, Jerry’s Caterers (17-22, .775, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Home Run Leader – Charles Wright, York Barbell/KSF (11-23, .478, 18 RBIs, 10 Runs) – 10
  • Batting Leader – Greg Fuhrman, Jerry’s Caterers – .775
  • Defensive MVP – James Washington, Jerry’s Caterers

USSSA MAJOR WORLD SERIES ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Greg Fuhrman – Jerry’s Caterers (17-22, .775, 1 HR, 6 RBIs, 9 Runs) – Also 5-0 Pitching
  • Pitcher – Craig Elliott – York Barbell/Ken Sanders (13-20, .650, 9 HRs, 22 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • First Base – James Washington – Jerry’s Caterers (10-20, .500, 2 HRs, 9 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • First Base – Bill Pollock – York Barbell/Ken Sanders (13-22, .590, 7 HRs, 17 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Second Base – Charles Wright – York Barbell/Ken Sanders (11-23, .478, 10 HRs, 18 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Third Base – Rick Scherr – Howard’s/Western Steer (14-21, .667, 9 HRs, 19 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Shortstop – Kenny Webb – Elite Coating (13-21, .619, 3 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Outfield – Mike Nye – York Barbell/Ken Sanders (14-23, .609, 4 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Outfield – Dick Bartel – Howard’s/Western Steer (11-19, .578, 4 HRs, 13 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Outfield – Denny Jones – Jerry’s Caterers (11-16, .688, 5 HRs, 6 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Outfield – Bruce Meade – Jerry’s Caterers (12-22, .545, 8 HRs, 13 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • Outfield – Don Arndt – Howard’s/Western Steer (10-19, .527, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Utility – Doug Brown – Elite Coating (13-20, .650, 4 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Utility – Tom Beall – Howard’s/Western Steer (9-18, .500, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Utility – Mike Parrott – Jerry’s Caterers (10-20, .500, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Utility – Chip Sheffield – Elite Coating (20-27, .741, 8 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Manager – Ernie Yaroshuk, Jerry’s Caterers

OTHERS

  • Mack Thompson, William Painting (12-16, .750, 5 HRs, 6 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Buddy Slater, Howards (8-11, .727, 2 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Ron Olesiak, Lilly Air (8-11, .727, 6 HRs, 7 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Mike Cellura, Howards (13-20, .650, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Ken Dain, Class Act (10-16, .625, 4 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Freddie Trice, Elite (13-22, .591, 6 HRs, 15 RBIs, 13 Runs)
  • Ron Ford, Elite (15-26, .576, 9 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Charles Neal, Runners (10-18, .556, 3 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Monty Tucker, Williams Painting (9-17, .529, 6 HRs, 12 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Ricky Huggins, York/Sanders (11-21, .524, 4 HRs, 10 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Clyde Guy, York/Sanders (10-20, .500, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Curtis WIlliams, York/Sanders (9-19, .473, 1 RBI, 6 Runs)
  • Cecil Whitehead, Elite (11-24, .454, 2 HRs, 14 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Stan Harvey, Howards (10-22, .455, 4 HRs, 8 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Richard Wilborn, Howards (8-19, .421, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Mike Bolen, Jerry’s (9-33, .409, 4 HRs, 8 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Steve Williams, York/Sanders (8-20, .400, 2 HRs, 3 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Harold Kelley, Jerry’s (7-18, .390, 2 HRs, 9 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • James Boyett, York/Sanders (6-16, .375, 2 RBIs, 3 Runs)
  • Ben Holt, Lilly Air (4-12, .333, 3 HRs, 4 RBIs, 4 Runs)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL 5-0
2. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 3-2
3. York Barbell-Ken Sanders, York, PA 3-2
4. Elite Coating, Gordon, GA 4-2
5t. The Runners, Houston, TX 2-2
5t. Class Act, Whittier, CA 2-2
7t. Williams Painting, Roanoke, VA 2-2
7t. Lilly Air Systems, Chicago, IL 1-2
9t. Fabmaster, Lexington, NC 0-2
9t. Garrett and Houck, Oklahoma City, OK 0-2
9t. The Saloon, Pittsburgh, PA 0-2
9t. Valley Players, Orem, UT 0-2

1982 ASA Men’s Super Nationals

1982 held at Burlington, North Carolina


Champion – Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL
Runner Up – Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC


This championship was a longtime coming for Jerry’s Caterers of Miami, FL.  After Jerry’s won their first game over Mann’s-Vada of Atlanta 10-2 with Bruce Meade going 3-4, they ran into trouble in their second game losing to defending champ, Howard’s/Western Steer 16-11.  Dick Bartell had 2 HRs and 5 RBIs to lead Howards. Meade was 3-4 again. But this put Jerry’s in the loser’s bracket.  York Barbell/Ken Sanders won two straight in the winner’s bracket 19-9 and 18-17. Charles Wright (3 HRs in 19-9 game) and Craig Elliott (3 HRs in 18-17 game) led the offense for the York/Sanders crew.  Howard’s won two more in the winner’s bracket as Rick Scherr broke the all time single season HR record set by Mighty Joe Young, playing for Steele’s Sports in 1980. Scherr hit number 338 to pass Young.  Rick Scherr and Stan Harvey combined for 7 HRs and 14 RBIs against York-Sanders to win the winners bracket final 33-8.  Meanwhile, defending Major Class Champion, Elite Coatings led by Cecil Whitehead won its second straight as well as Whitehead was 5-6 with 5 RBIs for Elite Coatings in its opening game victory.  Jerry’s started its run through the loser’s bracket by beating Copher Brothers 9-6 and Garrett & Houck 15-7. Jerry’s Mike Bolen had 6 RBIs in that last game. After eliminating Elite Coatings 47-13 (Meade was 8-8 in that game and Harold Kelly had 2 HRs and 6 RBIs in one inning) and York Barbell/Ken Sanders 26-19, Jerry’s had to defeat the might Howard’s squad two straight games.  Bruce Meade was a one man wrecking crew as he led Jerry’s to a 25-11 win in the first final as he clubbed 3 HRs and collected 7 RBIs. Then in the Final Championship Game, Jerry’s defeated Howards 10-8 to capture the ASA Super National Championship.  Meade was 2-3 in that last game with a double and a single.


  • MVP – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Caterers (26-37, .703, 12 HRs, 32 RBIs)
  • HR Leader – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Caterers – 12
  • Batting Leader – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Caterers – .703
  • Outstanding Pitcher Award – Greg Fuhrman, Jerry’s Caterers

ASA SUPER ALL-AMERICAN FIRST TEAM

  • P-Greg Fuhrman, Jerry’s (15-33, .455, 5 HRs)
  • C-Harold Kelley, Jerry’s (17-31, .548, 9 HRs)
  • 1B-Stan Harvey, Howard’s (13-22, .590, 6 HRs)
  • 2B-Bill Meyer, Jerry’s (20-34, .588, 0 HRs)
  • 3B-Rick Scherr, Howard’s (12-24, .500, 9 HRs)
  • SS-Charles Wright, York/Sanders (10-16, .625, 4 HRs)
  • OF-Richard Wilborn, Howard’s (11-18, .611, 1 HR)
  • OF-Dick Bartel, Howard’s (13-20, .650, 5 HRs)
  • OF-Curtis Williams, York/Sanders (9-13, .692, 0 HRs)
  • OF-Cecil Whitehead, Elite (12-19, .632, 3 HRs)
  • UT-Bruce Meade, Jerry’s (26-37, .703, 12 HRs)
  • UT-Mike Bolen, Jerry’s (19-33, .576, 4 HRs)
  • UT-James Washington, Jerry’s (19-28, .679, 6 HRs)
  • UT-Freddie Trice, Elite (11-16, .688, 6 HRs)

ASA SUPER ALL-AMERICAN SECOND TEAM

  • P-Craig Elliott, York/Sanders (8-15, .533, 5 HRs)
  • C-Mike Parrott, Jerry’s (16-30, .533, 3 HRs)
  • 1B-Bill Pollack, York/Sanders (9-17, .529, 6 HRs)
  • 2B-Dennis Myers, Howard’s (11-19, .579, 4 HRs)
  • 3B-Lacy Brumley, Mann’s-Vada (8-15, .533, 4 HRs)
  • OF-Mike Cellura, Howard’s (10-21, .476, 3 HRs)
  • OF-Clyde Guy, York/Sanders (7-14, .500, 1 HR)
  • OF-Tom Beall, Howard’s (10-20, .500, 5 HRs)
  • OF-Mike Nye, York/Sanders (9-18, .500, 1 HR)
  • OF-Homer Salazar, Garrett & Houck (9-12, .750, 3 HRs)
  • OF-Perry Kennington, Mann’s-Vada (10-15, .667, 0 HRs)
  • OF-Richard Mummaw, Elite Coatings (9-14, .643, 3 HRs)
  • UT-Myles Schexnayder, Jerry’s (9-19, .474, 3 HRs)
  • UT-Ronnie Ford, Elite Coatings (12-21, .571, 3 HRs)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL 7-1
2. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 3-2
3. York Barbell-Ken Sanders, York, PA 2-2
4. Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA 2-2
5t. Garrett & Houck, Oklahoma City, OK 1-2
5t. Mann’s-Vada, Atlanta, GA 2-2
7t. Copher Brothers, Tampa, FL 1-2
7t. T&K, Lexington, KY 1-2
9t. Dan’s Sports, Tampa, FL 0-2
9t. Alabama Sports, Birmingham, AL 0-2

1982 USSSA Men’s A Worlds

1982 held at Petersburg, Virginia


Champion – The Saloon, Pittsburgh, PA
Runner Up – Williams Painting, Roanoke, VA


  • MVP – Dave Snatchko, The Saloon (5 HRs on the last day of play)
  • HR Leader – Cruz Martinez, Capitol – 12
  • Batting Leader – not listed
  • Defensive MVP – Jim Picard, Saloon

1982 USSSA CLASS “A” ALL-WORLD TEAM 

  • Pitcher – Monty Tucker – Williams Painting
  • Pitcher – Mark Johnson – The Saloon
  • Catcher – Cruz Martinez – Capitol Insulation
  • Catcher – Dave Snatchko – The Saloon – Pittsburgh
  • First Base – James Childress – Williams Painting
  • First Base – Charles Burke – Southside Sports
  • Second Base – Jake Bentley – Capitol Insulation
  • Third Base – Dale Eavey – Williams Painting
  • Shortstop – Jim Picard – The Saloon
  • Shortstop – Donnie Rardin – Soutside Sports
  • Outfield – Don Clatterbaugh – Bradley’s
  • Outfield – Terry Kinney – Canal Point
  • Outfield – Pat Lauterback – Williams Painting
  • Outfield – Barry Glaser – The Saloon
  • Outfield – Roger Snatchko – The Saloon
  • Outfield – Bo Webber – Capitol Insulation
  • Outfield – Rick Wheeler – Capitol Insulation
  • Manager – Angie Capuano – The Saloon

1982 USPL All Pro Team

P-  Dana Andry, Cleveland (MVP)              (139-225, .618, 65 HRs, 128 RBIs, 125 Runs, 46-17 Pitching) – MVP
P-  Rick Weiterman, Milwaukee                 (.514,  7 HRs)
C-  Charles Mitchell, Detroit                         (59 HRs, 133 RBIs)
1B- Dennis Graser, Milwaukee                   (43 HRs, 122 RBIs)
2B- Mike Macenko, Cleveland                    (110-250, .440, 63 HRs, 140 RBIs, 122 Runs)
3B- Bill Gatti, Kentucky                                (97-175, .554, 46 HRs, 109 RBIs,  97 Runs)
SS- Greg Whitlock, Kentucky                       (125-236, .535,  5 HRS,  57 RBIs,  80 Runs)
SS- Paul Wright, Cleveland                           (105-185, .566,  1 HRs,  31 RBIs,  66 Runs)
OF- Steve Blanchett, Cleveland                  (134-240, .558, 42 HRs, 120 RBIs, 115 Runs)
OF- Ken Parker, Kentucky                             (114-211, .540, 36 HRs, 107 RBIs,  84 Runs)
OF- Phil Higgins, Milwaukee                        (.572, 40 HRs, 125 RBIs,  24 2Bs)
OF- Derek Gallagher, Milwaukee                (.560)
OF- Ron Dorsey, South Jersey                     (.547, 47 HRs,  95
OF- Joe Young, Lima Steele’s                       (.476, 40 HRs, 106 RBIs)

World Series MVP – Dick Laba, Milwaukee Schlitz (16-24, .667)

1983 – The Pro League was going to take a year off and reorganize, but then decided to Disband. Players that played could play USSSA and NSPC in 1983, Players had to sit out a year to play ASA in 1984