Category: 1983

1983 ASA Industrial Major Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1983 tournament site unknown


Champion – Russell Corporation, Alexander City, AL
Runner Up – Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, CT


  • MVP – ???

ASA INDUSTRIAL MAJOR ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • information missing

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Russell Corporation, Alexander City, AL (7-1)
2. Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, CT (8-2)
3. Delta Bucks, Atlanta, GA (8-2)
4. Boise Cascade, Newhill, NC (7-2)
5t. Grumman Aerospace, Bethpage, NY (4-2)
5t. Southwestern Bell, Houston, TX (3-2)
7t. Raffield’s Fisheries, Port St. Joe, FL (4-2)
7t. Monsanto, Dayton, OH (4-2)
9t. Armco, Ashland, KY (4-2)
9t. Local 969, Columbus, OH (3-2)
9t. Armco Triangles, Middletown, OH (3-2)
9t. City Public Service, San Antonio, TX (3-2)
13t. Southern New England Telephone, New Haven, CT (3-2)
13t. 3M Cains, St. Paul, MN (3-2)
13t. Local 401, Wilkes-Barre, PA (3-2)
13t. Electric Boat, East Greenwich, RI (2-2)
17t. Proctor & Gamble, Albany, GA (2-2)
17t. Warner Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins, GA (2-2)
17t. NSP 52 Club, Minneapolis, MN (2-2)
17t. Anheuser Busch, St. Louis, MO (2-2)
17t. Amoco Oilers, Texas City, TX (2-2)
17t. Allen Bradley Company, Milwaukee, WI (2-2)
17t. Wichita Beech Flyers, Wichita, KS (1-2)
17t. Lakeside Press, Gallatin, TN, (1-2)
25t. Hitchcock Industries, Minneapolis, MN (2-2)
25t. Six Flags Over Georgia, Atlanta, GA (1-2)
25t. Bayou Steel, La Place, LA (1-2)
25t. Cameron Iron Works, Patterson, LA (1-2)
25t. Sunny’s/Sears, Minneapolis, MN (1-2)
25t. Champion Paper CEAA, Hamilton, OH (1-2)
25t. Kingsport Press, Kingsport, TN (1-2)
25t. Ortho, Raritan, NJ (0-2)
33t. Bob’s Athletic Wear, Moultrie, GA (0-2)
33t. First Bank A’s, New Haven, CT (0-2)
33t. Harder’s and Son Construction, Panama City, FL (0-2)
33t. Cat Pekin Lab, Pekin, IL (0-2)
33t. Cedar Rapids Firefighters, Cedar Rapids, IA (0-2)
33t. New York Telephone, East Meadow, NY (0-2)
33t. Smith and Wesson, Indian Orchard, MA (0-2)
33t. Detroit Police, Detroit, MI (0-2)
33t. General Dynamics, Warren, MI (0-2)
42t. American Rust? and Derrick, Maplewood, MN (0-2)
42t. Rumpke Parkers, Cincinnati, OH (0-2)
42t. Oklahoma Natural Gas, Tulsa, OK (0-2)
42t. Mostak, Aubrey, TX (0-2)
42t. Norfolk Tax Department, Norfolk, VA (0-2)

1983 ASA Major Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1983 held at Parma, Ohio


Champion – No. 1 Electric, Charlotte, NC
Runner Up – Stone City Stars, San Antonio, TX


  • MVP – Tim White, No. 1 Electric/Gastonia Heat & Air Conditioning (16-26, .640, 12 HRs, 25 RBIs, including 2 HRs in the championship game)
  • HR Leader – Tim Clemmons, Carroll Marathon – 16 (33-47, .702, 34 RBIs
  • Batting Leader – Tom Sommers, Sandy Creek – .904 (19-21, 1 HR, 10 RBIs)

Note: Buck Buchanan, No. 1 Electric (23-26, .885)


ASA MAJOR ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • 1B – Mike Zadel, Teamsters #293
  • 2B – Wayne Dickey, Stone City Stars
  • 3B – Tom Sommers, Sandy Creek
  • SS – Buck Buchanan #1 Electric Heating & AC
  • SS – Tim White, No. #1 Electric Heating & AC
  • OF – Rick Linz, Bushelman Construction
  • OF – Tim Haley, Carroll Marathon
  • OF – Tim Clemmons, Carroll Marathon
  • OF – Terry Pyka, Stone City Stars
  • OF – Ken Loeri, Teamsters #293
  • C – Glenn Atkinson, Insulators
  • C – Darrell Misenheimer, #1 Electric Heating & AC
  • P – Ken Schrader, Stone City Stars
  • P – Tom Everette, Unique Cleaners

ASA MAJOR ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • 1B – Henry McBeth, Carroll Marathon
  • 1B – Wayne Cronister, Insulators
  • 1B – Mike Groner, #1 Electric Heating & AC
  • 2B – Dennis Crawford, Ray’s Metals
  • 2B – Mike Wagner, #1 Electric Heating & AC
  • 3B – Tony Haley, Carroll Marathon
  • SS – Gary Pyka, Stone City Stars
  • OF – Mark Brown, Teamsters #293
  • OF – Lloyd Allason, Stat Medical
  • OF – Bob Magallanez, Stone City Stars
  • OF – David Johnson, #1 Electric Heating & AC
  • OF – Ron Koval, R.W.H. Roofing
  • C – Ron Boling, Carroll Marathon
  • P – Dan Markoski, Bush’s Sport Shop

FINAL STANDINGS

1. No. 1 Electric/Gastonia Heat & Air Conditioning, Gastonia, NC, 8-0
2. Stone City Stars, San Antonio, TX, 5-2
3. Carroll Marathon, Columbus, OH, 9-2
4. Teamsters No. 293, Parma, OH, 5-2
5t. Stat Medical, Franklin, OH, 6-2
5t. RWH Roofing, Bloomington, MN, 3-2
7t. Bushelman’s Construction, Cincinnati, OH, 4-2
7t. Ray’s Metal, Waldo, FL, 4-2
9t. Insulators, Las Vegas, NV, 5-2
9t. Bush’s Sport Shop, Dundalk, MD, 3-2
9t. Sandy Creek, Plumboro, PA, 3-2
9t. Unique Cleaners, Maryville, TN, 3-2
13t. Kenmore/NY Eastern, Akron, OH 3-2
13t. Gray’s Aamaco, Montgomery, AL, 3-2
13t. Runner’s, Houston, TX, 3-2
13t. Hoffman Blue, York, PA, 2-2
17t. Ohio Sealants, Eastlake, OH, 3-2
17t. Alliance Trap/Wathers, Canton, OH, 3-2
17t. Budweiser, Crystal, MN, 2-2
17t. Chisholm, Malden, MA, 2-2
17t. Gartenhaus, Newington, CT, 2-2
17t. Lansing Auto Glass, Hammond, IN, 2-2
17t. McPhones, Parma, OH, 2-2
25t. Bud Light/Merchants, St. Louis, MO, 2-2
25t. J&L Floors, Hagerstown, MD, 2-2
25t. Bryan Tours, Jackson, MS, 1-2
25t. Chuck’s Off Sale, Wahpeton, ND, 1-2
25t. Paramount Preferred, Strongsville, OH 1-2
25t. Stuffery/Tracy Auto, Turlock, CA, 1-2
25t. Western Steer/Goodyear, Niceville, FL 1-2
25t. Ye Old Tavern, Alton, IL, 1-2
33t. County Sports, Levittown, NY, 1-2
33t. Keapea Texans, San Antonio, TX, 1-2
33t. O’Reilly Automotive, Springfield, MO, 1-2
33t. Taylor Bros., Providence, RI, 1-2
33t. Texas Caps/Morgan Boots, Waco, TX, 1-2
33t. B&C Lounge, Milan, MI, 0-2
33t. Bob’s/Stewart, Mount Vernon, WA, 0-2
33t. CSC, Detroit, MI, 0-2
33t. Dave Carrol, Pascagoula, MS, 0-2
33t. Grand Rapids, Wyoming, MI, 0-2
33t. Pace Electronics, Rochester, NY, 0-2
33t. Shetler Cougars, Lake Charles, LA, 0-2
33t. Triangle, Minneapolis, MN, 0-2
33t. White Star Cafe, Hamtramck, MI, 0-2
33t. Yard Birds, Centralia, WA, 0-2
49t. Cinema West, Houston, TX
49t. Jerry’s/Silver Dollar, Grandview, MO
49t. Pizza Co., Portland, OR, 0-2
49t. VFW Braves, Sauk Rapids, MN, 0-2

1983 Southern Softball All-Star Team

Player of the Year – Craig Elliott, Elite Coatings, P (390 HRs, .765)

Finalists

Rick Scherr, Howard’s/Western Steer (314 HRs, .747)
Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Caterers (138 HRs, .738)

1983 USSSA Major World Series

1983 held at Greensboro, North Carolina


Champion – Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL
Runner Up – Steele’s Sports, Grafton, OH


Led by Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Caterers beat an upstart Steele’s Sports in the final. Jerry’s came through the losers bracket and beat Steele’s twice in the finals. The top 5 hitters on Jerry’s (Meade, Harold Kelley, Denny Jones, Mike Bowlin and Mike Cellura) totaled 64 home runs during the tournament. That was more then most teams hit total.

Don Arndt was 11-13 with an .846 average to lead all hitters, but was 2 at bats short from the minimum of 15 to qualify for the title.

Dennis Myers of J&R Roofing and Mike Parrot of Garret’s Raiders were both in the same boat as they both went 10-12 (.833).

This makes what Bruce Meade did that much more impressive as he shattered the USSSA HR record for a single World Series with 18.

Jerry’s beat Steeles 25-20 on Meade’s 4-5, 3 HR performance in the first final and then won the title going away 26-12 as Meade once again was 4-5 with 3 more HRs. Doug Brown and Mike Cellura also hit 3 homers in that game.

Here is something that will tell you why Meade was the MVP. On the last day of the tournament, Bruce Meade was 17-19 with 14 HRs.


  • MVP -Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Caterers (28-37, .757, 18 HRs, 35 RBIs, 31 Runs)
  • Home Run Leader – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s – 18
  • Batting Leader – Don Arndt, Howard’s (11-13, 6 HRs, 8 RBIs, 9 Runs) – .846
  • Batting Leader (over 15 At Bats) – Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Caterers – .757
  • Defensive MVP – Denny Jones, Jerry’s Caterers

USSSA MAJOR WORLD SERIES ALL WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Dana Andry – Steele’s Sports (15-25, .600, 6 HRs, 20 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Pitcher – Mike Parrott – Garrett’s Raiders (10-12, .833, 4 HRs, 6 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Catcher – Harold Kelley – Jerry’s Caterers (23-37, .622, 12 HRs, 25 RBIs, 23 Runs)
  • First Base – Dennis Graser – Steele’s Sports (14-19, .737, 8 HRs, 20 RBIs, 16 Runs)
  • First Base – Bill Pollock – Elite Coating (15-22, .682, 10 HRs, 13 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Second Base – Charles Wright – Elite Coatings (14-19, .737, 10 HRs, 12 RBIs, 15 Runs)
  • Second Base – Mike Bolen – Jerry’s Caterers (26-41, .634, 13 HRs, 25 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • Third Base – Dennis Meyers – J&R Roofing (10-12, .833, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Third Base – Rick Weiterman – Steele’s Sports (15-23, .652, 3 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Shortstop – Danny Basso – Jerry’s Caterers (18-29, .621, 4 HRs, 11 RBIs, 12 Runs
  • Outfield – Rick Wheeler – Capitol Insulation (15-22, .682, 9 HRs, 19 RBIs, 14 Runs)
  • Outfield – Ron Galvan – Capitol Insulation (12-19, .632, 6 HRs, 9 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Outfield – Bruce Meade – Jerry’s Caterers (28-37, .757, 18 HRs, 35 RBIs, 31 Runs)
  • Outfield – Bill Gatti – Elite Coating (15-20, .750, 10 HRs, 15 RBIs, 17 Runs)
  • Outfield – Denny Jones – Jerry’s Caterers (19-33, .576, 10 HRs, 19 RBIs, 17 Runs)
  • Outfield – Mike Cellura – Jerry’s Caterers (19-29, .655, 11 HRs, 27 RBIs, 20 Runs)
  • Utility – Frank Rodrigues – Capitol Insulation (9-20, .450, 4 HRs, 7 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Utility – Dan Arndt – Howard’s/Western Steer (11-13, .846, 6 HRs, 8 RBIs, 9 Runs)

OTHERS

  • Stan Harvey, Howards (10-13, .769, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Bill Blake, Garrett’s Raiders (8-12, .667, 4 HRs, 5 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • James Washington, Jerrys (16-25, .640, 10 HRs, 19 RBIs, 17 Runs)
  • Tom Beall, Howards (10-16, .625, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Ron Ford, Elite (12-19, .632, 4 HRs, 11 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Doug Brown, Jerrys (22-36, .611, 10 HRs, 20 RBIs, 22 Runs)
  • Cecil Whitehead, Elite (12-20, .600, 6 HRs, 12 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Rick Scherr, Howards (9-15, .600, 7 HRs, 14 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Charles Pierce, Philly Steak Out (7-10, .700, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Doug Roberson, Apollo Parking (5-8, .625, 2 HRs, 2 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • Craig Elliott, Elite (14-24, .583, 8 HRs, 16 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Elby Bushong, J&R Roofing (7-12, .583, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Al White, Philly Steak Out (7-12, .583, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Fred Trice, Elite (13-23, .565, 9 HRs, 14 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • Curtis Williams, Howards (8-15, .533, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Mike Nye, Jerrys (21-41, .512, 5 RBIs, 18 Runs)
  • Phil Higgins, Steeles (10-20, .500, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Rick Trudeau, Steeles (10-20, .500, 7 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Richard Wilborn, Howards (8-16, .500, 2 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Ron Parnell, Capitol (9-19, .474, 5 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Dick Bartel, Howards (7-15, .467, 7 HRs, 10 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Ben Holt, Lilly Air (5-11, .455, 4 HRs, 5 RBIs, 5 Runs)
  • Steve Williams, Elite (8-18, .444, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Mike Macenko, Steeles (11-25, .440, 6 HRs, 14 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • Cruz Martinez, Capitol (9-21, .429, 5 HRs, 9 RBIs, 11 Runs)
  • Monty Tucker, Apollo Parking (3-7, .429, 2 HRs, 2 RBIs, 2 Runs)
  • Ricky Huggins, Elite (8-19, .421, 6 HRs, 9 RBIs, 8 Runs)
  • Steve Blanchette, Steeles (10-24, .417, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 6 Runs)
  • Jerry King, Philly Steak Out (4-11, .364, 1 RBI, 6 Runs)
  • Joe Young, Garrett’s Raiders (3-12, .250, 2 HRs, 3 RBIs, 4 Runs)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL 7-1
2. Steele’s Sports, Grafton, OH 4-2
3. Capitol Insulation, N. Hollywood, CA 3-2
4. Elite Coating, Gordon, GA 2-2
5t. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 2-2
5t. Garrett’s Raiders, Houston, TX 1-2
7t. J&R Roofing, Phoenix, AZ 1-2
7t. Lilly Industries, Chicago, IL 1-2
9t. PhiIly Steak Out, Mill Valley, CA 1-2
9t. Timothy’s Raiders, Houston, TX 1-2
9t. Philip Morris, Richmond, VA 0-2
9t. Apollo Parking, W. Palm Beach, FL 0-2

1983 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch Nationals

1983 at Burlington, North Carolina


Champion – Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC
Runner Up – Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA


Howard’s went undefeated winning 4 straight games to capture the ASA Super National Championship. In the winner’s bracket final, Howards beat Jerry’s Caterers of Miami 39-38. There was a total of 34 HRs hit by the 2 teams. Dick Bartel led Howards with a 6-6 game to go with 9 RBIs. Jerry’s now had to face Elite Coatings in the loser’s bracket final. Jerry’s hit 21 homers and Elite hit 20 homers for a total of 41 home runs hit in the game. Elite prevailed however 34-27. Fred Trice led the Elite attack with 5 HRs. James Washington, Mike Cellura, Bruce Meade and Mike Bolen all hit 3 apiece for Jerry’s. Howard’s, who was sitting back and waiting, jumped out to a 27-6 lead after 3 inning and coasted to the championship. MVP Rick Scherr led Howards all weekend going 15-17 (.882), with 12 HRs, 19 Runs Scored and 30 RBIs. Dick Bartel (13-17, .765 and 7 HRs, 12 RBIs, 19 Runs), Richard Wilborn (15-20, .750, 4 HRs, 10 RBIs), Russell Bradley (16-23, .696, 17 Runs), Ed Roth (12-18, .667, 6 HRs, 13 RBIs), Don Arndt (14-22, .636, 5 HRs, 13 RBIs), Clyde Guy (11-18, .611, 8 HRs, 19 RBIs) and Tom Beall (10-19, .556, 4 HRs, 14 RBIs) were all the big hitters for Howard’s. The North Carolina softball power scored 137 runs in the 4 games and hit 53 total HRs.


  • MVP – Rick Scherr, Howards (15-17, .882, 12 HRs, 30 RBIs, 19 Runs)
  • HR Leader – Craig Elliot, Elite Coatings – 14
  • Batting Leader – Rick Scherr, Howards – .882
  • Outstanding Pitcher Award – Don Arndt, Howard’s

ASA MEN’S SUPER ALL-AMERICAN FIRST TEAM

  • P-Don Arndt, Howard’s/Western Steer (14-22, .636, 5 HRs, 13 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • C-Bruce Meade, Jerry’s Catering
  • 1B-Bill Pollock, Elite Coatings
  • UT-Clyde Guy, Howard’s/Western Steer (11-18, .611, 6 HRs, 19 RBIs, 12 Runs)
  • 3B-Rich Scherr, Howard’s/Western Steer (15-17, .882, 12 HRs, 30 RBIs, 19 Runs)
  • SS-Danny Basso, Jerry’s Catering
  • OF-Richard Willborn, Howard’s/Western Steer (15-20, .750, 4 HRs, 10 RBIs, 9 Runs)
  • OF-Mike Cellura, Jerry’s Catering
  • OF-Dick Bartel, Howard’s/Western Steer (13-17, .765, 7 HRs, 12 RBIs, 19 Runs)
  • OF-Ronnie Ford, Elite Coatings
  • UT-Freddie Trice, Elite Coatings
  • UT-Cecil Whitehead, Elite Coatings
  • UT-Craig Elliott, Elite Coatings
  • UT-Ed Roth, Howard’s/Western Steer (12-18, .667, 6 HRs, 13 RBIs, 14 Runs)

ASA MEN’S SUPER ALL-AMERICAN SECOND TEAM

  • P-Greg Fuhrman, Jerry’s Catering
  • UT-Bill Meyer, Jerry’s Catering
  • 1B-Daryl Oldham, Poe & Associates
  • 2B-Russell Bradley, Howard’s/Western Steer (16-23, .696, 4 RBIs, 17 Runs)
  • 3B-Doug Brown, Jerry’s Catering
  • SS-Steve Howard, Howard’s/Western Steer (6-14, .429, 3 HRs, 6 RBIs, 4 Runs)
  • OF-Denny Jones, Jerry’s Catering
  • OF-Mike Nye, Jerry’s Catering
  • OF-Curtis Williams, Howard’s/Western Steer (10-19, .526, 2 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • OF-James Washington, Jerry’s Catering
  • UT-Ricky Huggins, Elite Coatings
  • UT-Charles Wright, Elite Coatings
  • UT-Mike Bolen, Jerry’s Catering
  • UT-Tom Beall, Howard’s/Western Steer (10-18, .556, 8 HRs, 19 RBIs, 12 Runs)

OTHERS:

  • Stan Harvey, Howard’s (6-9, .667, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs, 7 Runs)
  • Curtis Williams, Howard’s (10-19, .526, 2 RBIs, 10 Runs)
  • Steve Howard, Howard’s (6-14, .429, 3 HRs, 6 RBIs, 4 Runs)

GAME RESULTS

Winner’s Bracket

Jerrys 33- Elite 32 (Jerrys – Doug Brown 5 HRs, 13 RBIs)

Howards 17 – Cable TV 9 (Howards – Rick Scherr 3 HRs, 6 RBIs)

Jerrys 11 – Poe 8

Howards 36 – Dave Carrol 10 (Howards – Rick Scherr 3 HRs)

Howards 39 – Jerry’s 38 (WB Final) (Howards – Dick Bartel 6-6 9 RBIs and Clyde Guy 2 HRs)

Loser’s Bracket

Elite 29 – Dave Carroll 11 (Elite – Charles Wright 4 HRs and Ron Ford 3 HRs)

Elite 24 – Poe 4

Elite 33 – Jerrys 32 (Elite – Fred Trice HRs; Craig Elliott and Cecil Whitehead 4 HRs – Jerrys – Bruce Meade, Mike Cellura, Mike Bolen and James Washington 3 HRs)

Howards 45 – Elite 41 (Championship – Howards – Clyde Guy and Rick Scherr 4 HRs; Tom Beall and Richard Wilborn 3 HRs – Elite – Craig Ellitt 6 HRs and Bill Pollock 5 HRs)

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Howard’s/Western Steer, Denver, NC 4-0
2. Elite Coatings, Gordon, GA 3-2
3. Jerry’s Caterers, Miami, FL 2-2
4. Poe & Associates/City Radiator, Tampa, FL 1-2
5t. Cable TV, Garland, TX 0-2
5t. Dave Carroll Sports, Birmingham, AL 0-2

1983 USSSA Men’s A Slow Pitch World Tournament

1983 held at Hutchinson, Kansas


Champion – J & R Roofing, Phoenix, AZ
Runner Up – Apollo Parking, West Palm Beach, FL


  • MVP – Dennis Myers, J & R Roofing (.837, 24 HRs)
  • HR Leader – Donnie Walden, J&R – 27
  • Batting Leader – Dennis Myers, J & R Roofing – .837
  • Defensive MVP – not listed

USSSA MEN’S CLASS A WORLD TEAM

  • Pitcher – Ric Terry – J&R Roofing
  • Catcher – Steve Ammons – Apollo Parking
  • Catcher – Elby Bushong – J&R Roofing
  • Catcher – Braxton Speller – Miller High Life
  • First Base – Donnie Walden – J&R Roofing
  • Second Base – Darwin Dillaird – Miller High Life
  • Third Base – Dennis Meyers – J&R Roofing
  • Third Base – Mack Thompson – Williams Painting
  • Third Base -Steve Johnson – Southwestern Fab
  • Shortstop – Danny Maus – Apollo Parking
  • Outfield – Rick Hasty – Apollo Parking
  • Outfield – Doug Roberson – Apollo Parking
  • Outfield – Roy Smith – J&R Roofing
  • Outfield – Ron Galvan – Capitol Insulation
  • Outfield – Don Clatterbaugh – Williams Painting
  • Outfield – Joe Young – Garrett’s Raiders
  • Utility – Tony Oddo – Miller High Life
  • Utility – Joe Antonazzo – Southwestern Fab
  • Utility – Bill Pinkham – T&K Bassett
  • Manager – Dick Leonard – J&R Roofing

1983 ASA A Men’s Slow Pitch Nationals

1983 held at Waterloo, Iowa.


Champion – Lawson Auto Parts, Altamonte Springs, FL
Runner Up – Burnette & Associations, Rossville, GA


  • MVP – Joe Benton, Lawson Auto Parts (.697, 9 HR)
  • HR Champion – Bill Newman, Burnette & Associations (20)
  • Batting Champion – Steve Blake, Knightly Travel (.815)
  • Most Valuable Pitcher – John Kaylor, Burnette & Associations

Bill Russell’s walk off homer in the bottom of the 7th inning won the championship game for Lawson’s 25-24.


ASA A NATIONALS ALL AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • 1B – Gene Cunningham – Technitrux
  • 2B – Larry Kennedy – Burnette & Associations
  • SS – Steve Blake – Knightly Travel
  • 3B – Mike Fitzgerald – Burnette & Associations
  • OF – Alex Coghan – Corner Distributing
  • OF – Mark Matlock – Burnette & Associations
  • OF – Joe Benton – Lawson Auto Parts
  • OF – Terry McGee – Athletic Shop
  • UT – Sam Bender – Lawson Auto Parts
  • UT – Bill Newman – Burnette & Associations
  • UT – John Stephen – Logan Tap
  • UT – Dan Schuck – North Central BJ’s
  • P – John Kaylor – Burnette & Associations
  • C – Bill Smoldt – North Central BJ’s

ASA A NATIONALS ALL AMERICANS SECOND TEAM

  • 1B – Glen Massengale – Burnette & Associations
  • 2B – Charlie Fonville – Technitrux
  • SS – Wayne Belt – Annapolis A’s
  • 3B – Bob Arnold – Corner Distributing
  • OF – Jim Franzen – North Central BJ’s
  • OF – Mark Martin – Lawson Auto Parts
  • OF – Alan Moffit – Wilkerson’s Diesel
  • OF – Jeff Poole – Thompson’s Sporting Goods
  • UT – Calvin Linglebach – Lawson Auto Parts
  • UT – Doug Dyer – Lawson Auto Parts
  • UT – Stan Owings – Knightly Travel
  • P – Gary Wyatt – Technitrux
  • C – Willie Darwin – Athletic Shop

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Lawson Auto Parts, Altamonte Springs, FL, 7-0
2. Burnette & Associations, Rossville, GA, 10-2
3. Annapolis A’s, Annapolis, MD, 4-2
4. Technitrux, Herndon, VA, 5-2
5t. North Central BJ’s, Waterloo, IA, 7-2
5t. Wilkerson’s Diesel, North Little Rock, AR, 4-2
7t. Knightly Travel, Issaqua, WA, 5-2
7t. Thompson’s Sporting Goods, Savannah, GA, 5-2
9t. Corner Distributing, Bronx, NY, 3-2
9t. Graham’s, Orlando, FL, 3-2
9t. T’s 13, Omaha, NE, 3-2
9t. Mailhouse, Burnsville, MN, 2-2
13t. Athletic Shop, Hammond, LA, 3-2
13t. Logan’s Tap, Cranston, RI, 3-2
13t. Armed Forces, Port Hueneme, CA, 3-2
13t. Century Engineering, Grand Blanc, MI, 2-2
17t. Coors, Kansas City, MO, 2-2
17t. Holiday Inn, Edinboro, PA, 2-2
17t. Sport Source, Colfax, WI, 2-2
17t. Time Out Brothers, Yonkers, NY, 2-2
17t. Vandergraff’s, Arlington, TX, 2-2
17t. Budweiser Lite, Jacksonville, IL, 1-2
17t. Hill County, San Marcos, TX, 1-2
17t. Pool & Pub, Willmar, MN, 1-2
25t. Adrian Big Boy, Manchester, MI, 2-2
25t. Alamance Fence, Burlington, NC, 2-2
25t. Teamsters 293-B, Brooklyn, OH, 2-2
25t. Tri-Collar Bullets, Highlands, TX, 2-2
25t. American A International Airways, May’s Landing, NJ, 1-2
25t. Dowland-Bach, Anchorage, AK, 1-2
25t. KXY Oilers, Oklahoma City, OK, 1-2
25t. Weber Farms, Farmsville, OH, 1-2
33t. Barbell Hall of Fame, York, PA, 1-2
33t. Berge Sports, Chatfield, MN, 1-2
33t. DE Huddleston, Chillicothe, IL, 1-2
33t. Hadanaka Farms, Woodland, CA, 1-2
33t. Insurance Restoration, Garden Grove, CA, 1-2
33t. Mary’s Restaurant, Ashaway, RI, 1-2
33t. Maxim Softball Club, Roseville, CA, 1-2
33t. Rusty Scupper, San Mateo, CA, 1-2
33t. Service Package Center, Akron, OH, 1-2
33t. Winchell Chiropractic Center, Evansville, IN, 1-2
33t. Bullets, Boise, ID, 0-2
33t. Mr. Joe’s, Southfield, MI, 0-2
33t. Marino-Legeres, Peabody, MA, 0-2
33t. Smithy’s Rainbow/Bazaan, Honolulu, HI, 0-2
33t. Stricker Service, Gillette, WY, 0-2
33t. Turley Brothers, Overland Park, KS, 0-2
49t. Ausiello’s Tavern, Belmont, CA, 0-2
49t. Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH, 0-2
49t. Chuck’s, Irving, TX, 0-2
49t. Huebner Trucking, Evansville, IN, 0-2
49t. Nite City Bandits, Sioux Falls, SD, 0-2